Jaded by the men she meets at the casino, Kira Marchi bets on Madame Eve to set her up with the right guy to work through her sexual bucket list. When her date turns out to be the sexy poker player who came to her rescue in the poker room, she can’t wait to get started on that list.
One night isn’t enough for Ian or Kira, but he has a past to face and she doesn’t think a future for them is in the cards. Can he convince her to go all in?
Have you considered chucking it all and running off to a fantasy world?
When I’m not escaping into a book I’m writing or reading, Las Vegas is my favorite place to do just that. I’ve played Texas Hold ‘em in many poker rooms both on and off the Strip. Most times, I’m not the only woman at the table. I’ve played in tournaments and cash games. I’ve won and I’ve lost. I’ve relished the feeling of scooping up a pot and tipping the dealer. I’ve had the nuts and I’ve buffed. I’ve read tells and displayed my own. I’ve dreamed of playing in the Ladies’ event of the World Series of Poker.
Going All In is my love poem to the game of poker.
I hope this story inspires you to take a chance and go all in to follow a dream or try something new. Win or lose, you’ll be enriched by the experience.
It was a typical evening at a mall outside Portland, Maine. Three teenage friends waited for the movie to start. A boy flirted with the girl selling sunglasses. Mothers and children shopped together, and the manager at video game store tended to customers. Then the shooters arrived.
The chaos and carnage lasted only eight minutes before the killers were taken down. But for those who lived through it, the effects would last forever. In the years that followed, one would dedicate himself to a law enforcement career. Another would close herself off, trying to bury the memory of huddling in a ladies' room, helplessly clutching her cell phone--until she finally found a way to pour her emotions into her art.
But one person wasn't satisfied with the shockingly high death toll at the DownEast Mall. And as the survivors slowly heal, find shelter, and rebuild, they will discover that another conspirator is lying in wait--and this time, there might be nowhere safe to hide.