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If you don’t understand the term, in gambling, doubling down means to double the first bet. In life, it means to strengthen one’s commitment to a particular strategy or course of action, typically one that is risky. Since The Lucky Lady first five short stories sold well, I decided to write five more. These will be released one at a time, though.

To celebrate story 6’s release, I’m offering Story 1, The Big Gamble, free for a couple of weeks. If you haven’t tried the series, this is the time to do it.



The Winning Ticket

Book 6: The Lucky Lady Casino Short Stories

He’s the head cashier at The Lucky Lady Casino, supervising twenty-five people.

She’s one of those cashiers, just trying to earn a living for her daughter and stay away from trouble.

Trey Sutcliff finally took the plunge and ditched his boring accounting job to get on the administrative track at a casino. But when he meets Annie Evans, one of his employees, he’s attracted to her sweet ways and selfless manner. Annie feels the same about Trey. He’s the kindest man she’s ever known.

Despite their best efforts to stay away from each other, their relationship grows. But how can they be together when the revelation of their feelings will get her fired from a job she desperately needs and simultaneously ruin his career?

Fans will root for Trey and Annie and their desire to be together despite the impossible odds, even at The Lucky Lady.

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The Big Gamble

Book 1: The Lucky Lady Casino Short Stories

He’s a lonely single dad who frequents the casino to escape his dreary life.

She’s a full-time caregiver for her beloved mother and seeks a night of respite at a gaming house.

In “The Big Gamble,” Jane Remington and John Murphy meet one Friday night while playing slot machines. At first, they don’t share personal information and know each other as Jane Doe and John Doe.

Then they get close. But can a guy with too much responsibility as it is, and a woman who has already given up her freedom for another, find happiness together at The Lucky Lady Casino?

Find out in Kathryn Shay’s poignant short story which takes place in this unusual setting.


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