I’m so excited to be starting 2019 with the first book in my new series Jokers Wild. ONE NIGHT GAMBLE is a sexy, emotional story that proves that we make our own luck. I love setting books in Las Vegas because I like playing around the idea of illusion that what you see isn’t what’s really on the inside. And no city typifies that for me more than Sin City! My hero and heroine both grew up in Las Vegas and have seen the seamier side of the city. Their childhoods were very different and yet they both were shaped by them into the person we see today.
Casey took a gamble on himself when he left the group home he was living in and struck out on his own. He was determined that with his belief in himself and the luck he made he could make a fortune using only his skills with cards and his ability to read people. He’s done it. He’s made more money than anyone ever expected him to and he’s one of the top poker players in the world.
When he meets Talia he takes another risk. She’s different, she works for him, but he wants her. And he likes her. She could be someone for him to lavish all of his earnings on, except…she hates gamblers.
Casey has never just stopped bluffing and let himself be and he knows in order to win Talia over he’s going to have to, but the only version of himself he likes is the world famous poker player. And that’s not enough for her.
This book was so much fun to write. I really enjoyed using gambling and luck and fate as elements in the story.
In my personal life, I love playing poker around the kitchen table with my family but I don’t like playing in casinos. They just aren’t for me. What about you?
I’m giving away an e-book copy of ONE NIGHT GAMBLE and a deck of ONE NIGHT GAMBLE playing cards!
Joker’s Wild #1
Talia Spencer’s life is the epitome of boring and predictable. But then
she meets him…
The first time she meets Casey Waltham, she’s buying condoms…for
her grandmother. And of course drops them accidentally at his feet.
The second time she sees him, she’s this close to landing her dream
job and is celebrating at a club. Two chance encounters in the same
day–that’s got to be a sign, right?
He’s charming and flirty and just what Talia needs for the night.
But it was just supposed to be a hook-up. At least, that’s what she
thought…until he turns out to be her new boss…
About Katherine Garbera
Katherine Garbera is the USA Today national best-selling author of more than 75 books. Writing is the chief focus of her time after her family and the only thing she likes more than working on her own books is reading other authors. She is a frequent speaker at conferences and loves the opportunity to talk about writing with anyone who’ll listen.
Garbera started making up stories for her own benefit when she was on a competitive swim team in high school. Though she went to State and usually medaled at swim meets, Katherine says her heart wasn’t in swimming but rather in the stories she created as she swam laps at practice.
She worked for The Walt Disney World Company for 15 years and did everything from being a hostess on It’s a Small World, to saving swimmers at the Grand Floridian Resort, to touring around VIPs such as Jack Valenti at the Disney-MGM Studios and being a production page on the New Mickey Mouse Club–yes, it might be possible that Britney, Justine and Christina owe her a nod of thanks for keeping all those kids who had to go to the bathroom from interrupting their performances.
A Florida native who grew up to travel the globe, Katherine now makes her home in the Midlands of the UK with her husband, two children and a very spoiled miniature dachshund.