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Author Guest / November 26, 2012

Nearly three years ago I took a trip to Las Vegas to do a writing weekend with friends. I had just finished one book and wanted to get started on a romantic suspense since I was in the mood to write a sexy, action-packed story. Just one problem. I needed an idea for it! The time with my friends was filled with everything books, as we discussed on what we were working, did critiques, and brainstormed all kinds of plot issues. But we did squeeze in time to take in the sights of Las Vegas, have a nice dinner, see a show, and spend some relaxing time at a spa. As we went from place to place, ideas started taking hold in my brain.  What would happen if my hero owned a casino?  What kind of casino would it be?  What would the suspense be about?  How would the hero and heroine react to a very sexy massage at the spa? Little by little THE PRINCE’S GAMBLE came to life in my head, but being a Jersey Girl, I decided to set the story in Atlantic City.  I’ve been there lots of times with my mother-in-law and I thought it would be fun…