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Tour: Bluff by Julie Dill

Julie Dill
Publication date: February 7th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult

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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?


About the Author

Julie 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.

Her debut novel, Bluff, is scheduled to be released on February 7th, 2017.

The Tour

February 27th
blogs and coffee >> Guest post
Worth Reading It? >> Review
The Avid Reader >> Interview

February 28th
Adventures in Writing >> Excerpt
Olivia’s Catastrophe >> Review
Rockin’ Book Reviews >> Review

March 1st
Life at 17 >> Review
The Phantom Paragrapher >> Review
Omg Books and More Books >> Review

March 2nd
underneath the covers >> Excerpt
Writers and Authors >> Guest post
The Jinxed Goblet >> Excerpt
Loves Great Reads >> Excerpt

March 3rd
Captivated Reading >> Excerpt
Abooktropolis >> Review
Bibliobibuli YA >> Guest post

March 6th
Mello & June, It’s a Book Thang >> Playlist
Lynchburg Mama >> Review
The Cover Contessa >> Interview

March 7th
Girls With Books >> Excerpt
Shawna Shauntia >> Review
Archaeolibrarian – I Dig Good Books! >> Review

March 8th
Just Us Book Blog >> Excerpt
dmcireads >> Review
Book Sniffers Anonymous >> Excerpt

March 9th
Reads and Treats >> Excerpt
Smada’s Book Smack >> Review
Bookworm for Kids >> Interview

March 10th
Dreamland Teenage Fantasy >> Excerpt
English Blonde >> Review
Whoo Gives A Hoot >> Review