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Blog Tour: Bluff by Julie Dill [Review + Giveaway!]

Hi everyone! Good day to all of you! So this is my very first Blog Tour ever and I’m really excited to do this! But also I don’t have any idea what to include but hey, I will just blog like a normal blogger 😉

This blog will have:

  • Giveaway
  • Book review
  • About the author

20adf4_df1db29699fc459a8480746d5e7c0908 GIVEAWAY 20adf4_df1db29699fc459a8480746d5e7c0908

Enter and win a Bluff-themed box! The Giveaway runs until March 16 2017. If you haven’t got entered yet, you better be! The link is provided below!

Enter to win Bluff-Themed Box!

20adf4_df1db29699fc459a8480746d5e7c0908 Book Review 20adf4_df1db29699fc459a8480746d5e7c0908


Title: Bluff
Author: Julie Dill
Page count: 250 pages
Format availability: Paperback
Publisher: Amberjack Publishing
Release date: February 17th 2017
Series / anthology / stand alone: Stand alone


20adf4_df1db29699fc459a8480746d5e7c0908 Goodreads synopsis 20adf4_df1db29699fc459a8480746d5e7c0908

Seventeen-year-old Chelsea Knowles is surrounded by the privileged. Michael Kors gym bags and designer shoes are part of her daily scene, but the talented cheerleader has a secret: she and her dad can barely pay the bills. Broken by his wife walking out on their family, Chelsea’s father ignores his responsibilities. Between cheer costs, grocery bills, electricity, and other regular financial burdens, it’s no surprise when a cut-off notice arrives in the mail. Chelsea knows it’ll be up to her to keep the lights on.

With the deck stacked against her, Chelsea decides to bet their future on the dubious poker knowledge she learned from her father before he gave up on parenting. Nervous but determined, Chelsea heads to a casino with very little security and wins big. Thrilled by her win, she’s quickly drawn to the casino again and again. She risks it all, especially when the attractive, young pit boss takes an interest in her.

Chelsea’s life, no longer filled with cheerleading, school, and hanging out with her friends, is now consumed by smoky casino floors and the ups and downs of a gambler’s life. True gamblers know when to fold, but Chelsea keeps betting long after her needs are met. The complicated web of lies soon begins to spin out of control, threatening to expose everything. Will someone see through her bluff?

20adf4_df1db29699fc459a8480746d5e7c0908 My thoughts 20adf4_df1db29699fc459a8480746d5e7c0908

Chelsea’s story surrounds in gambling world where she has to find money to help her father out in pay bills in house and school. She uses her technique in playing poker before with her father and uses it as a gaming strategy in casino. Digging to her more, she met a guy that totally turns her world around too. She’s been eager to get money and explore with this guy in underage teenager.

Wow, this book is mind blowing. I mean, this is a really good start of reading this book and I absolutely loving it so far. First, I really don’t know how to play poker but once I read this book, it is really excites me and I think I learn some of points on how to play in the Casino. Second, the thrill for the character getting in my veins when she starts playing and I can see that playing poker is addictive and I AM TOTALLY ADDICTIVE READING THIS BOOK!

So by all mean in the story, I frankly love it. Well I thought it will bore me since it is gambling and I don’t know much about it. But I dig in to the story, I learn a lot. Julie Dill totally write it beautifully for the young readers that gambling hidden for money, but she’s also giving us warning that gambling is pretty addictive since you can’t stop it once you started playing it. I actually love how Chelsea turned out in the end of the story, she knows somehow that she will be stable, one way or the other, she can totally escape what she and her dad dealing with.

As for the romance, I didn’t look much to it because I am more focused on Chelsea’s gambling story but when she started knowing the guy in the Casino, I already know that she got this thing that she wanted to know him more. I got more giggles and irritation and of course, heartache a little, but still I know her romance will never affect one way or the other.

Overall, I absolutely loving it. I will probably look for a physical copy of this book as publish and I’m excited that everyone will read it!

20adf4_df1db29699fc459a8480746d5e7c0908 About the Author 20adf4_df1db29699fc459a8480746d5e7c0908

15697994Julie Dill lives in Oklahoma City where the wind always comes sweeping down the plains—literally. As a young girl she always wanted to be a teacher, so she went on to receive her Bachelor’s of Science in Education from the University of Central Oklahoma and taught in elementary schools for ten years. Currently, she serves as an adjunct professor and loves helping students achieve success. One of her greatest professional accomplishments is earning her National Board Certification. She holds a Master’s of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Oklahoma City University and continues to work on various writing projects. From hiking in Colorado, to playing poker in Vegas, she’s always up for a new challenge. Julie is a busy mom of two teenage daughters, and any extra time that she may carve out is spent reading, writing, and rooting for the Oklahoma City Thunder.


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