Today’s book promotion comes from Lauren Linwood and her book called A Game of Chance. If you like historical romances, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!
Book: A Game of Chance
Author: Lauren Linwood
Genre: historical romance
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing
Release Date: 8 January 2014
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Gambler Jed Stone journeys to California to track down Simon Morgan, the man responsible for his best friend’s death. Arrested for robbery and murder upon arrival, Jed is shocked to see his face on a wanted poster. He escapes before his hanging, unaware that the man guilty of those crimes is the twin brother he never knew existed. In a case of mistaken identity, Jed acquires the most famous whorehouse in San Francisco in a rigged card game his twin is meant to win.
Lily Frontiere takes over running Lucky Lil’s from her dying mother, the house madam who shielded her by sending her away to boarding school. Lily’s intelligence and astonishing resemblance to her mother help in her charade, but she’s entered a world she knows little about. She clashes with the handsome stranger who turns up with the deed to Lucky Lil’s in hand, yet she is attracted to the charming risk taker.
Jed asks Madam Lil to stay on as he learns the business and is fooled by Lily’s performance until he stumbles upon the real Madam Lil and learns the truth behind Lily’s deception. His admiration for Lily blossoms into love.
But Simon Morgan seeks both Lily’s hand and ownership of Lucky Lil’s—and he will go to any means to possess both. Will Jed foil his nemesis while bringing his outlaw brother to justice and win Lily’s love?
Q & A:
The best thing about writing this book?
It was fun writing a western that wasn’t a typical western. While I do love a sexy cowboy, I set A GAME OF CHANCE is the very cosmopolitan city of San Francisco. By 1870, it rivaled even the best of European cities for its culture, business, and diverse population.
Where did you get your idea for this story?
I played around with the phrase we’ve all heard – separated at birth – and decided to take that literally! My hero Jed has a twin brother he never knew about because his father took the first baby born and ran. Minutes later, Jed was born and his mother died. It will be quite a surprise when he runs into someone who is his mirror image – at least physically.
What would you tell aspiring writers out there?
Enjoy what you do. Write as often as possible. Read voraciously. And keep on submitting! You’ll find the right editor for you and your story!
What is your favorite book?
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. I re-read it every year.
Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate?
I have to go with hot tea since I drink 3-4 cups of it a day! I love herbal flavors – pomegranate, orange, blueberry, and peach.
I want to thank Lauren Linwood for allowing me to promote her book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read A Game of Chance!