Thursday, June 6, 2013

Blog tour for Bluffing the Devil by C.L. Foster


After losing her fiancé to a freak accident, Alexia Riley decides to swear off relationships and focus her energy on conquering the male-dominated sport of professional poker.

When Alexia finds herself being visited in her dreams by a mysterious new man, she begins to wonder if her world is slowly starting to unravel around her.

Tested by a double-dealing nemesis on the tables and tempted by a mysterious "dream man", Alexia soon contemplates making a deal with the Devil to rid herself of these torments. What bargain will she strike with the Dark Prince to get what she wants? As temptation for a mysterious dream man weakens her resolve, a desire to defeat her greatest rival beckons her. Will she sacrifice her soul for victory? Love? Or does she want something else entirely?

The stakes have never been higher for Alexia than they are when she is bluffing the Devil.

Perfect combination of bitchy, nerd, and sexy. I loved this book! It hurt me when I had to put it down due to life, but when I picked it up again, I was sucked into a world that is unlike any other but still like ours.

Alexia is what appears to be a normal woman trying to live her life to the best of her ability after her fiancee died in a freak accident. She throws herself into spending time with her friends as well trying to win the poker tournament. Her best friends are somewhat normal besides the fact that they constantly protect her and are always making sure that she is okay.

While she's at the tournament, not only is she "stalked" by her nemesis, she also dreams of a sexy man that seems to always take away her fear and worries. Both are total opposites of each other yet in the same respect, they are similar in more ways than she's yet to realize.

God, the Devil, angels, demons and much more come into play in this book and make it the perfect concoction for a great book. Even while the reader might not know that much about the game of poker, they can still enjoy this book while not having to worry that too many poker terms are used. (There is a poker word guide in the front of the book. Helps a lot!)

In any book there is always a lesson to be learned and I think the biggest lesson in this book is that you shouldn't take life for granted or make promises you don't know if you can keep. We throw the words "I promise" so much that I don't think we realize that we may never actually complete those promises and then where does that leave our loved ones that we made the promise to? Always think before you say something that could end up not being true.


He slithered his way across the casino floor and instantly his predacious gaze locked onto me. In a spontaneous act of avoidance, I burrowed into the crowd a bit deeper and tunneled my way through the unsuspecting human-shields and headed toward the mock-safety of the elevators. Not that I am afraid of him, far from it, I just cannot stand cocky bastards that think they are God's gift to the game. Especially when it's obvious that the only reason he chats me up so often is he is trying to learn my strategy and make a place for himself as poker royalty. Not on my watch, chump. But wait, I am not prey in this situation! I am never going to be someone's doormat or stepping stone ever again! Resolve hit me suddenly and I pivoted on my heel quickly, nearly slamming into his eye-level chest. Man, he was fast! And tall, geez. When did he get so tall? How had I never noticed that before? Ahh yes, always sitting at a poker table and only having to deal with his consuming gazes. This was a new level of freak-out.
"Is there something I can help you with, Rey?" I said as I craned my neck to see the tower of man before me, "Or were you on a mad dash to bilk someone of their life savings or rob some unsuspecting college girl of her panties and possible virtue tonight?"
"You wound me, truffle." He drawled with his gorgeous Latin accented "r".
Seriously? What is up with everyone and their nicknames for me lately?
"I decided at the last moment to switch to this hotel so I could be away from the action over at Caesar's and as I was registering I couldn’t miss your glorious essence calling to me from the crowd."
As if I was "calling" to him? Pssh. As if!
"And I just had to come speak to you and make sure you are doing well. Are you busy? You seemed in a hurry."
Rey could fool most people into thinking he was innocent or sweet or whatever façade he wanted to wear today but I know poker players and I know men and he was not fooling me one bit. He always stayed at Caesar's, which was one of the most important reasons I never did. Had he followed me? There would be no point in that. I have to stop being so paranoid.
"I was in a hurry yes, I.. uh.. have a date." It was sort of the truth. I was planning on going to my room for a nap before the tournament and was also praying that I would have a few moments with my Dream Guy, that always settled my nerves and gave me a little something extra to smile about.
A flash of something crossed Rey's face. Amazingly, I couldn't decipher if it was anger, confusion, or some other emotion. Even though I have been training to read people's faces, actions, words, and other characteristics for years now, he somehow managed to show an emotion I hadn't seen before. Weird. Well-played, sir. Game on.

Dream Cast
Alexia could be played by Claudia Lynx  
or even Nina Dobrev 

Rey could be played by Kuno Becker

Devin could be played by Carlos Ponce

Jamison could be played by Alex Pettyfer

The Devil should be played by Federica Ridolfi

About the author
C.L.  Foster is a brand new writer with big dreams and lots of avenues she wants to travel.

Originally from Florida, she has lived all over the world, but has settled down in Pennsylvania.... for now! She has a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, minoring in Psychology and Forensics. Which means you don't want to cross her because she knows how and where to hide a body so it's never found!

She proudly admits to hearing voices in her head, but at times, her characters' impromptu visits can be rude and annoying. Thankfully, she has adequate patience for their shenanigans and can out ninja them any day of the week.  

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