The second online launch party on 25th July 2015. The first one was for Mark Edwards Follow Me Home. That was my first experience of a book launch held on Facebook, so it was interesting to see how another worked. This one was Robbie Cox, who lives in Florida.
I was lucky enough to be picked to read an advanced copy and agreed to leave a review on the day it was launched. It was sent as a PDF and I didn’t know what to expect from his writing style, as I hadn’t read any of his books before.
I originally found him on Twitter, and his posts are linked to his website. I particularly liked his article Why am I an Indie Author?, although there are many other interesting blog posts, too. Instead of taking the normal route of going with a publisher, Robbie prefers to act for himself and he explained why it works for him.
From my interactions on Twitter, I moved over to his Facebook page, where we occasionally talked through comments on posts. I still hadn’t read any of his work, I mean, there are so many books out there, you could literally spend a lifetime reading, and still not read them all. I was always reading something else when I caught sight of one of his stories. Then through his page updates, I had this opportunity to receive an advanced copy of Roll the Dice. It also said that I had one week to read it, which I thought was a bit tight, (time wise, not mean!) but gave it a go anyway. I was so lucky because Roll the Dice really was a good story and it an easy read. It took no time at all.
It had everything, – strong male and female leads, company politics, scandal, sex, romance and gossip. Perfect for me and Robbie does describe himself as a writer of fantasy, mystery and erotica ,and has a big following as a result.
The book reminded me a little of a modern day Harold Robbins, if you’re old enough to remember him, that is. He wrote big books full of sex, scandal and intrigue. One of my favourites was The Carpetbaggers which was also made into a film with George Peppard in 1964. It was a blockbuster of a story that you couldn’t put down, and Roll the Dice had a similar feel to it.
Roll The Dice description from Amazon reads:- Jacqui Karston has lost – her husband, her daughter, her mother. Now, she lives life with a purpose, playing it safe and leaving chance in the past. Her life is stable, predictable, that is until Rutherford Construction opens up an office in Biloxi.
Morgan Brewer, however, believes that unless you roll the dice, you’ll never achieve that big payoff. He lives his life on the edge, making the most of every opportunity that comes his way, taking every gamble he can and wasting his winnings. That is until his roll of the dice brings him across Jacqui’s path.
Can Morgan stop taking chances long enough to give Jacqui her chance? Does Jacqui even want a chance? Or does she just want to be left alone to grieve?
This is the second in the Rutherford Series.
I haven’t read the first in the Rutherford Series, but you don’t have to. I think there is a hint in the book of a sex scandal involving some of the characters who work for the Rutherford company, but by not knowing about it didn’t impact on this story at all. So feel free to read Roll the Dice without having to refer to the first book. Mind you, once you have read it, you’ll more that likely want to seek it out and read it!
The Roll the Dice Release party, as it was called, had several guest authors and plenty of giveaways, quizzes and fun pictures. It was great to be part of it.
So if you fancy a great read with all the thrills, clink this link and buy your copy of Roll the Dice now!