Book Tours: Starter Day Party for River Card


I’m hosting the starter day party today for the book tour for psychological thriller “River Card”. The tour runs from December 10 to January 10. I’ll review the book on January 6. Stay tuned for the review, and in the mean time, visit the other tour stops.

Tour Schedule

December 10th: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading

December 12th: Book Excerpt @ The Book Gazette

December 14th: Book Excerpt @ I’m an Eclectic Reader

December 16th: Book Excerpt @ Indy Book Fairy

December 17th: Author Interview @ The Single Librarian

December 18th: Book Excerpt @ Bedazzled Reading

December 19th:  Book Review @ I’m an Eclectic Reader

December 20th: Book Excerpt @ Editor Charlene’s Blog

December 22nd: Author Interview @ The Book Daily

December 24th: Book Excerpt @ Bookaholic Ramblings

December 26th: Book Review @ Books are Forever

December 28th: Book Review @ Bedazzled Reading

December 30th: Author Interview @ Majanka’s Blog

January 1st: Book Excerpt @ Hollow Readers

January 2nd: Book Review @ Books are Love

January 3rd: Book Excerpt @ Bookish Madness

January 4th: Author Interview @ Cassidy Crimson’s Blog

January 5th: Book Excerpt @ The Reading Guru

January 6th: Book Review @ I Heart Reading

January 8th: Book Excerpt @ 365 Days of Reading

January 10th: Author Interview @ Editor Charlene’s Blog

About The Book

22583680Title: River Card

Author: Joan Destino

Genre:  Psychological Thriller

“Who was she trying to fool? Herself? A little late for that. She had to win; her survival depended on it.”

Do you have what it takes to lose it all? Find out in Joan Destino’s stunning debut novel, “River Card.”

Georgia Kassov Cates is a business woman, a wife, a mother…and a gambling addict. Desperate to recoup a devastating string of losses, she risks it all for one last game- a game that’s abruptly halted when the Las Vegas casino succumbs to a freak blackout.

Georgia meets some fellow patrons of the Las Vegas casino, including the wealthy Melanie Nallis, a woman haunted by her horrific childhood;  Zivah Koski, an enigmatic elderly holocaust survivor; Phillip Vance, a billionaire casino developer; and Milt Braverman, a professional poker player.

As they get to know each other, a connection is slowly revealed: postwar Germany, a time and place that is reflected in” River Card’s novel-within-a-novel, “Alexandra.”

Alternating between the opulence and depravity of 1940s Germany, and the glamor and baseness of 1990s Las Vegas, “River Card” reflects Georgia’s mounting fears-both past and present-as she plays one last hand…

Author Bio

JoanDestinoAs the daughter of an Army Officer, Joan Destino traveled throughout her childhood, living in many parts of the U.S. as well as Germany. After high school and college in New England, she taught kindergarten in Boston while her husband attended law school. In the early seventies she moved to the Los Angeles area, raising her family in San Marino. She participated in the UCLA Writers’ Program for several years, culminating with several semesters in their Master Novel Writing Class. After playingTournament Bridge for years, shebegan playing casino poker in the mid-eighties. She bought a second home in Las Vegas in the mid-nineties and moved there permanently when her husband retired in 2004. Joan plays both cash and tournament poker including the World Series of Poker at the Rio Casino.




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