Double Blind cover, this time in color

Today is supposed to be all about Special Delivery, but it’s actually a good day for all the boys all around. Hero was named book of the week at Whipped Cream reviews (thanks to all who voted!), Special Delivery went on sale, and when I went to my Google Reader to take a break between edits of TSV, I saw that Paul Richmond had posted the final cover of Double Blind. OH. MY. GOD.


Double Blind,
for those of you just joining the blog, is the sequel to Special Delivery and comes out in April. If you read SD and fall in love with Randy, take heart. He shines like the start he is in two months. And MAN is this cover right. Ethan and Randy look EXACTLY like this. My favorite is the expression on Randy’s face. And all the tiny details. God. Paul is so full of awesome.

He even made the felt on the table green. Randy so approves.

Double Blind blurb:

Poker player and professional smartass Randy Jansen believes in fate but doesn’t let it rule his life. Whether he’s at the table or between the sheets, Randy always knows the odds, and he only plays the games he can win—until he meets Ethan Ellison. Ethan came to Las Vegas with a broken heart and shattered spirit, and when he sits down at the roulette table with his last five dollars, he means this to be one of his last acts on earth. But Randy ropes him into first one bet, and then another, and then another…. Pretty soon they’re playing poker on the Strip and having the time of their lives—and all this even before Randy gets Ethan into his bed.

But before Ethan can plot out a new course for his life, they’re drafted into the schemes of Randy’s former lover, a tricky gangster who needs a fall guy. To survive, Ethan will have to stop waiting on fate and start making his own luck, and Randy will have to face the demons of his past and accept that to win this round, he’s going to have to put up a big ante. It isn’t money going into the pot this time, either: it’s his heart, and Ethan’s too—because for better or for worse, the game of love has a double blind.

Excerpt here.

4 Comments on “Double Blind cover, this time in color

  1. Special Delivery
    One moment I’m at Paul Richmond’s blog and next I order Special Delivery at Dreamspinner Press. And now I found your blog.
    BTW I love your avatar, timeless but a meaning of togetherness in it.

    • Re: Special Delivery
      Thank you! I like the avatar too. The image I bought from iStock, but the background (beyond the shirts) is a photo from our family vacation last year. It’s a field in either western Nebraska or eastern Colorado. I forget which!
      Hope you like the story.

    • I didn’t know Randy was going to show up when I first wrote it. He was just sort of there, and for awhile I just sort of followed around, not knowing what to do with him. But I pretty much fell in love. Dan (that’s my husband) just re-read SD for the galley, then said, “You know, Randy is SO much more likeable in Double Blind.” The weird thing is, it’s in SD where *I* fell in love with him. I guess I must like ’em a little nasty….
      I will admit, right now Double Blind is my favorite. It has a lot of special meaning for me in funny ways only I and a few other people will get, but I hope that translates into a good read. Special Delivery is always going to be Dan’s book, though. And yes, I’m quite proud that I’m married to a man who unabashedly loves a book about a boy trying to find his kink with a trucker! His heart, too, but Sam is a package deal, I say. So does Sam.

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