Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Coming Soon: THE WEDDING GAMBLE

While A LADY'S CHOICE remains on sale until 4/20, THE WEDDING GAMBLE will soon be available for your ereader.

First published by Dell Books, it's one of my favorites and others, as you can see by the following reviews.

More about THE WEDDING GAMBLE when it's actually epublished, but here's the blurb:

1881 Montana
Top billiardist Cairo Brown owns her own elegant parlor and she's on her way to her dreams. But she takes a down-on-his luck gunslinger as a challenger and the game is on. Solomon Wolfe needs a grubstake to give his not-sweet six-year old niece the home he's promised. And she's needing a temporary "Ma". When he bets a battered wedding ring and a run-down ranch against everything the lady has and wants, Solomon and Cairo are in for a collision of sexy, humorous surprises against a backdrop of deadly revenge.

The backstory on the research for this book involved antique billiards cues, balls, tables, let alone the game. Mike Shamos of The Billiards Archieve helped with technical points of this historic game. More about that later. Meanwhile, here's the reviews:

Publisher's Weekly
The unusual twist on the "marriage of convenience" device provides an extra dollop of delight while the carefully detailed background adds richness to a satisfying story about two survivors surprised by love. Complex family entanglements and revenge culminate in a rousing finish to this thoroughly enjoyable western romance.

Romantic Times, Frances L. Trainor
Though an emotional read, THE WEDDING GAMBLE is not without humor. On the surface, Solomon is a hardened gunfighter and Cairo a driven lady. Ms. Logan [London] one of the most popular writers in the genre, delivers reading pleasure while peeling away the layers to expose Solomon and Cairo's true worth.

More reviews. I hope you read them all:


Affaire de Coeur, Laurel Gainer

I just couldn't put the book down! The plot was just full to overflowing with wonderful characters, hilarious trouble and tempestuous passion!

Rendezvous

Feel and understand life in the old west as Cait Logan [London] takes you on this adventure in a great detail. Call the shot--every turn of the page is another match you do not want to miss. And all for the love of the game.

B. Dalton's Heart to Heart

This sexy, captivating historical romance is filled with unforgettable characters, so The Wedding Gamble is no gamble--it's a winner all the way.
****

THE WEDDING GAMBLE was closely edited by Mary Ellen O'Neil, and thank you again, Mary Ellen, for one of the best books of my career.

Watch for more soon...

10 comments:

Phoebe Conn said...

What a beautiful cover! I wouldn't have recognized THE WEDDING GAMBLE as a Western romance, so the PW quote works well to describe the story.

Cait said...

You're kind, Phoebe. Thank you. I hope someone is interested in the quote, too. :)

Angelique Armae said...

Gorgeous cover, Cait! I love the colors. I don't read a lot of Westerns, but this one sounds great. It will be added to my list of books. Will it be available for NOOK?

Cait said...

Yes, it will be Nook ready. I'm working on that now. It is a very different story as the reviews say. I'll post more later, so keep watching...

dkraymer said...

Cait -
LOVE this new cover! The rose is gorgeous and I love the warm canvas. Thanks for trailblazing into the e-publshing frontier.

dkraymer said...

Cait -
LOVE this new cover! The rose is gorgeous and I love the warm canvas. Thanks for trailblazing into the e-publshing frontier.

Kathy said...

I noticed that you used Jimmy Thomas on a couple of your covers. Do you have to pay for using real models. I have met Jimmy a number of times and he is a fine person that makes a living at modeling.

Janet Kay Gallagher said...

Beautiful Cover. Like the Review,too. Interesting story line.

Cait said...

Thanks 2Xs, DK. :) Best on your own book. I know you're working really hard all the way around your life.

Kathy: Jimmy Thomas sells his stockphotos for $10 at romancenovelcovers.com But I also found some of his at istockpho.

Janet: I'm so pleased you noticed the reviews. Rarely does any book receive such good ones all the way around. I'll be posting more on this, but a lady billiardist historically, is rarely done. The history is fascinating.

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