Saturday, January 20, 2018

Who’s Up For A Bet?

With: Kira Archer

Congratulations to "Colleen C.", the winner in Kira's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated!

I’ve never been much of a gambler. I tend to have horrible luck. And if I’m going to spend a bunch of money on something, I want something more entertaining for it than just the act of spending the money. My husband, on the other hand, is always the optimist when it comes to gambling. When we go to Vegas, he’s there for the casinos; I’m there for the shows. And we are both there for the buffets!

I did win something once. A few years ago, I was waiting for my kids to get out of school and heard on the radio about a contest where you could win $2500 worth of movie tickets. So, I entered just for fun (and to kill the time). And I actually won! However…the tickets were through Fandango, which my local theater did not accept at the time. The only time I’d ever won something and I couldn’t use it. That’s about my luck.

Still, I can see the appeal. We always get a lotto ticket every week. Just in case. Maybe someday my luck will change! And those betting pools where you pick a day on a calendar for whatever purpose—guessing when a baby will be born, for instance—is always fun.

My Winning the Billionaire series centers around a group of poker buddies who just can’t help running betting pools on each other’s loves lives. In the most recent release, The Billionaire’s Unexpected Baby (book #2), the hero, Brooks, volunteers to enter into a marriage of convenience with expectant mother Leah in order to save her job. Brooks is the class clown of the group and has never seen himself as husband, father, or really even boyfriend material. And his friends tend to agree. It doesn’t take long until everyone is placing bets to see how long the marriage will last, and even Brooks and Leah get in on the betting action. Only the stakes change the longer they are together. Still, Brooks is determined to win the pool and make it to Baby Day. And maybe beyond…Either way, trying to win the pool is a wild ride.

So tell me, are you like my husband and love to take your chances with Lady Luck? Or are you more like me and prefer to watch the action from the sideline?


One minute, pregnant Leah Andrews is throwing up over the side of a yacht and the next, she's married to party boy Brooks. It's an arrangement born of sheer desperation to save her job, but now the tabloids are all over them, their friends are running a pool betting on whether they'll actually stay married until Baby Day, and worst of all, she and her new husband might just be falling for one another. But they belong in opposite worlds. It'll never work.
Billionaire app developer Brooks Larson lives his life on the light side. Until he tries to play hero and claims to be Leah's husband. Now he's up to his ears in Lamaze classes, baby powder...and unexpected marital bliss. But he'd make a rotten husband and horrible father. Leah and the baby deserve so much better. Add in major baby daddy drama and the whole situation is the worst idea EVER. But sometimes those bad ideas might just be the best ones.
Each book in the Winning the Billionaire series is STANDALONE: 
* 69 Million Things I Hate About You
* The Billionaire's Unexpected Baby

About the Author:
I reside in Pennsylvania with my husband, two kiddos, and far too many animals in the house. I tend to laugh at inappropriate moments, break all the rules I give my kids (but only when they aren’t looking), and would rather be reading a book than doing almost anything else. I have odd, eclectic tastes in just about everything and often let my imagination run away with me. I love a vast variety of genres and write in quite a few. As Kira, I write contemporary and urban fantasy romance. If you love historical romances, check out my alter ego, Michelle McLean.

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  1. Sounds like my kinda read!

  2. Hi Kira! This sounds like such a fun book!

  3. I’m not a betting person. Well, unless joining in on this giveaway drawing counts as betting, LOL. Thanks for this interesting post, Kira - looking forward to read the book!

  4. I love books like these! They're so much fun to read.

  5. So excited to hear about your movie tickets win ($2500 worth of movies is a lot of flicks) until I found out you couldn't use them, what a bummer! I like to enter contests here and there too, my favorite win besides books was a Kindle! Congrats on your new book, can't wait to read it!


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