Then Came You

Author: Lisa Kleypas

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061758132

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 4386

A woman with a secret . . . Reckless beauty Lily Lawson delights in shocking London society. She will break any rule to get what she wants . . . and she is determined to stop her younger sister from marrying Alex, Lord Wolverton, a handsome and arrogant earl who has vowed never to fall in love. A man who will do anything to possess her . . . To Alex's fury, the headstrong hellion presents a temptation he can't resist. He vows to make her pay dearly for her interference—with her body, her soul, and her stubborn, well-guarded heart. As Alex and Lily challenge each other at every turn, they are caught up in a white-hot desire that burns through every defense and exposes the mystery of Lily's past . . . and together they discover that love is the most dangerous game of all.

Dreaming of You

Author: Lisa Kleypas

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061743511

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 5091

When shy and secluded author Sara Fielding ventures from her country cottage to research a novel, she inadvertently witnesses a crime in progress—and manages to save the life of the most dangerous man in London. Derek Craven is a powerful and near-legendary gambling club owner who was born a bastard and raised in the streets. His reputation is unsavory, his scruples nonexistent. But Sara senses that beneath Derek's cynical exterior, he is capable of a love more passionate than her deepest fantasies. Aware that he is the last man that an innocent young woman should ever want, Derek is determined to protect Sara from himself, no matter what it takes. But in a world where secrets lurk behind every shadow, he is the only man who can keep her safe. And as Derek and Sara surrender to an attraction too powerful to deny, a peril surfaces from his dark past to threaten their happiness . . . and perhaps even their lives. Together they will discover if love is enough to make dreams come true.

Gambling Wizards

Conversations with the World's Greatest Gamblers

Author: Richard W. Munchkin

Publisher: Huntington Press Inc

ISBN: 0929712684

Category: Games

Page: 306

View: 5338

Get into the minds of the greatest gamblers of all time. Read in-depth interviews with eight masters of the games. Learn how they think, how they play, and what made them successful. The interview subjects include: Billy Walters (sports betting), Chip Reese (poker), Doyle Brunson (poker), Mike Svobodny (backgammon), Stan Tomchin (backgammon and sports betting), Cathy Hulbert (blackjack and poker), Alan Woods (blackjack and horse racing), and Tommy Hyland (blackjack).

Where's My Hero?

Author: Lisa Kleypas,Kinley MacGregor,Julia Quinn

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061756030

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 4420

Dear Avon Books, Where are my heroes? Whenever I'm reading a book by one of my favorite authors I find I'm falling for the wrong guy -- not the hero, but the other man -- and what I really want is for him to have his own story. Like Jake Linley, from Someone to Watch Over Me by Lisa Kleypas…that doctor could sit by my bedside if I ever got sick. And Ned Blydon in Splendid by Julia Quinn...he makes me want to learn to waltz! I never thought living in a drafty castle would be much fun until Simon of Ravenswood in Master of Desire by Kinley MacGregor came along. Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that these are my men -- when do they get their stories? Sincerely, A Romance Fan Some books are so special that there is more than one hero to love, but only a single story is told. So if you find yourself asking, "Where is my hero?" you'll discover the answer right here in this delicious collection by New York Times bestseller Lisa Kleypas, New York Times bestseller Julia Quinn and USA Today bestseller Kinley MacGregor.

Gambling Theory and Other Topics

Author: Mason Malmuth

Publisher: Two Plus Two Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781880685037

Category: Games

Page: 313

View: 371

Absolutely must reading for all serious gamblers. Most people who gamble are basically attracted by the action and the excitement that this form of entertainment offers. But a small number of people are quite successful at it. How is this so? What helps these few to make decisions that devastate their opponents? And what do you need to do to become successful at this extremely challenging occupation? This text attempts to answer these questions. You will be introduced to the dynamic concept of non-self-weighting strategies and shown how these strategies apply not only at the "very exciting gaming tables" but in real life as well. In addition, risk and fluctuations are discussed in terms of the standard deviation and their relationship to each other and to your bankroll. Some of the other topics addressed are bankroll requirements, win-rate accuracy, free bets, which blackjack count is best, lottery fallacies, dangerous ideas, poker tournament strategies (including when it is correct to rebuy), settling up in tournaments, pai gow poker, super pan nine, the world's greatest gamblers, and building pyramids.

Gripped by Gambling

Author: Marilyn Lancelot

Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.

ISBN: 158736770X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 206

View: 4072

Lancelot takes a revealing look at the nightmare that had become her life--beginning with her alcohol addiction, followed by abuse of prescription drugs, overeating, and eventually gambling. This is her journey back from the hell she had created.

High Stakes

The Rising Cost of America's Gambling Addiction

Author: Sam Skolnik

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807006297

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 256

View: 6422

Examines the impact of legalized gambling on American culture, describing the appeal of legalized gambling as a tool for politicians to raise revenues and create jobs, discussing a rise in gambling addictions, and explaining how gambling addiction can lead to higher indebtedness and increased amounts of divorces, suicides, and gambling-related crime.

The Easy Way to Stop Gambling

Take control of your life

Author: Allen Carr

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 1782129219

Category: Games

Page: N.A

View: 3236

Allen Carr's Easy Way has helped over 14 million people to date and counting! His revolutionary approach to the problem of addiction allows addicts to take back control of their lives. Here in this brand new book the renowned Easy Way method is applied to the subject of gambling. Most gamblers are convinced that it's almost impossible to stop gambling and free themselves from debt; they also feel unable to solve the widespread problems gambling causes. The wonderful news is that this book shows you how to stop immediately, painlessly and permanently. This book understands gamblers and how they think and, without being judgemental or patronising, takes them step-by-step through the process of how to free themselves of the gambling addiction. It demonstrates how gamblers fall into the trap of gambling, the psychology behind being addicted to risk and how to quit gambling once and for all.

Gambling On A Secret

Author: Sara Walter Ellwood

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 1616504439

Category: Fiction

Page: 363

View: 8500

Colton Gamblers, #1 When Charli bets everything on a secret, will she find the deck stacked against her? Former runaway-turned heiress Charli Monroe is hiding her sordid past and planning a future in Colton, Texas. Attending the local college for a degree in social work, she intends to raise cattle on her newly purchased ranch, which she plans to open as a home for troubled teens. Only a few glitches—the Victorian mansion is crumbling, the barn needs a roof, and her oilman neighbor wants more than friendship. When she meets Dylan Quinn, Charli is willing to take a chance on the town drunk to help her rebuild the rundown ranch. Dylan has his demons, too. The former Special Forces commander can't get past his ex-wife's betrayal and the botched mission that left him with much more than a bad limp. Certain the greedy oilman next door to Charli wants much more than just her heart, Dylan's even willing to stop drinking in order to protect her. When things get dangerous and secrets of the past are revealed, is he only looking out for his new employer, or is she the new start he so desperately needs? CONTENT WARNING: Details abuse of a minor, drug abuse, alcoholism, swearing, spicy sex, murder 99,000 Words

Den of Shadows (Gambler’s Den series, Book 1)

Author: Christopher Byford

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008257485

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 9838

“Den of Shadows was absolutely amazing. It is full of mystery, intrigue and felt a little bit magical.” Rebecca Evans The Gambler’s Den weaves its away across the desert... But will it stop at your station?

Behind the 8-Ball: A Recovery Guide for the Families of Gamblers: 2011 Edition

Author: Linda Berman M. S. W.,Mary-Ellen Siegel M. S. W.

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462048544

Category: Self-Help

Page: 280

View: 2669

Is someone you care about gambling your life away? You don't have to be a gambler yourself to suffer from the often disastrous effects of excessive gambling. "Behind the 8-Ball" is the must-have guide to reclaiming your financial, legal, and emotional freedom. Spouses, parents, siblings, children, friends, and coworkers of the gambler will learn how to: Understand why some people lose control of their gambling Recognize the compulsive gambler and realistically assess the financial and emotional damage he or she is causing you and others Accept that you can't control someone else's gambling Encourage the gambler to seek help Recover from being involved with a gambler For anyone who is or has ever been involved with someone who gambles too much, this supportive, informative volume delivers all the tools and motivation you need to rebuild your life. "This book is essential for gamblers, families, friends, and professionals who need to know more about the personalities of gamblers ... It is a precise, updated, and accurate look at how gambling affects families." - Timothy W. Fong, MD, co-director, UCLA Gambling Studies Program "This book remains as important today as ever and has remained the standard reference for family members of gamblers." - Keith Whyte, executive director, National Council on Problem Gambling

A Gambler's Anatomy

A Novel

Author: Jonathan Lethem

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1101873671

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 1998

Alexander Bruno travels the world playing high stakes backgammon and hunting for amateur "whales" who think they can challenge him. Lately he's had a run of bad luck, not helped by the blot that has emerged in his field of vision, forcing him to look at the board sideways. As the blot grows larger, his game worsens, until he passes out in the middle of a match and receives an alarming diagnosis. Out of money and out of friends, he turns to the only person who can help and the last person he wants to see: a high-rolling former childhood acquaintance who agrees to pay for Bruno's experimental surgery in Berkeley. But Berkeley is the place where Bruno discovered his psychic gift and where he vowed never to return. There, forced to confront patchouli flashbacks and his uncertain future, Bruno confronts two existential questions: Is the gambler being played by life? And what if you're telepathic, but it doesn't do you any good?

A Gambler's Heart

Author: Kay P. Dawson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539981787


Page: 192

View: 9480

**A Sweet, Mail Order Bride Western Romance** Is Love Worth the Gamble? Fiona is tired of the London society, where status and looks are the most important traits a man is looking for in a woman. Wanting a chance at a new life, away from the pitying stares and loneliness of her life in England, she answers an ad as a mail order bride in America. Brooks is a gambling man, who wants revenge against his father's killer. His plans are complicated when Fiona lands in his lap after a winning hand. He doesn't have time to be looking after a woman, especially one who should have known better than to come to a strange country on her own. But, somehow, she has become his problem. Will the final wager cost him his heart?

A Gambler's Jury

Author: Victor Methos

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

ISBN: 9781503949041

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 9110

Attorney Dani Rollins is bullish in the courtroom--pushing judges and prosecutors to their limits in defense of the innocent. So when she meets Teddy Thorne, a mentally challenged teen accused of selling drugs, Dani knows she's got this in the bag. She can easily settle the case with a couple of court appearances. But when prosecutors move for an adult felony conviction, Dani suspects Teddy's being used as a pawn in a sinister game. As the case moves forward, Dani is certain the judge and district attorney's office have motivations beyond the crime--a fair trial isn't in the cards. And when she takes on guardianship of Teddy, the case becomes personal as she fights her own demons and the government. Dani will stop at nothing to protect this innocent boy--there's no other option. Because if she loses, both she and Teddy could lose far more than just the case...

Wanna Bet?

A Degenerate Gambler's Guide to Living on the Edge

Author: Artie Lange,Anthony Bozza

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250181771

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 7355

"Lange’s entertaining book makes it clear that, no matter how wild and risky his lifestyle may be, he takes comedy more seriously than anything else." —Publishers Weekly When Artie Lange's first book, the #1 New York Times bestseller, Too Fat To Fish, hit the top of the charts, audiences learned what Howard Stern listeners already knew: that Artie is one of the funniest people alive. He is also an artist haunted by his fair share of demons, which overtook him in the years that followed. After a suicide attempt, a two-year struggle with depression, and years of chronic opiate addiction, Artie entered recovery and built himself back up, chronicling his struggle in brave detail in his next book and second New York Times bestseller, Crash and Burn. In his hilarious third book, the two-time bestselling author, comedian, actor, and radio icon explains the philosophy that has kept his existence boredom-free since the age of 13—the love of risk. An avid sports better and frequent card player, Lange believes that the true gambler gets high not from winning, but from the chaotic unknown of betting itself. He recounts some of his favorite moments, many of which haven't involved money at all. In this candid and entertaining memoir, he looks back at the times he's wagered the intangible and priceless things in life: his health, his career, and his relationships. The stories found in Wanna Bet? paint a portrait of a man who would just as quickly bet tens of thousands of dollars on a coin toss as he would a well thought out NBA or NFL wager. Along for the ride are colorful characters from Artie's life who live by the same creed, from a cast of childhood friends to peers like comedian and known gambler Norm McDonald. The book is a tour of a subculture where bookies and mobsters, athletes and celebrities ride the gambling roller coaster for the love of the rush. Through it all, somehow Artie has come out ahead, though he does take a few moments to imagine his life if things hadn't quite gone his way. Unrepentant and unrestrained, the book is Lange at his finest.

All Bets Are Off

Losers, Liars, and Recovery from Gambling Addiction

Author: Arnie Wexler

Publisher: Central Recovery Press, LLC

ISBN: 1937612759

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 252

View: 5685

Wexler's compulsive gambling spiraled out of control....after forty-plus years in recovery, he's become a nationally known expert on gambling addiction.

Scarne's New Complete Guide to Gambling

Author: John Scarne

Publisher: Fireside

ISBN: 9780671630638

Category: Games

Page: 871

View: 4211

Provides detailed information on strategy, methods of play, and rules in all games of chance and skill as well as explaining odds and house percentages, swindling methods, and sleight-of-hand tricks.

All In: Double or Nothing

Author: Lane Hart

Publisher: Editor's Choice Publishing

ISBN: 0692343423

Category: Fiction

Page: 225

View: 590

Which man will she choose? Tyler and Caleb have been best friends for years, so they never imagined that anything, especially women, would ever come between them. How could they have known that they would both meet Lauren, the woman of their dreams, on the exact same day? Caught up in a confusing love triangle, Lauren can't stop thinking about Tyler, but at the same time, she also finds herself falling for Caleb. Since neither man is willing to give up on Lauren, they decide to take a gamble and share her until she chooses one of them. All bets are off, and emotions run high when these two men end up in a no-holds-barred game where the winner takes all.