Blog Tour; Cash Plays

Thanks for checking out the blog tour for Cash Plays, the third book in the Seven of Spades series!

After the Seven of Spades returns at the end of Trick Roller, they resume their vigilante mission with a vengeance. Levi and Dominic do their best to keep up, but a bloodthirsty serial killer isn’t the only threat they face…

In this game, the stakes are life or death.

The Seven of Spades is back with a vengeance—the vigilante serial killer has resumed their murderous crusade, eluding the police at every turn. But a bloodthirsty killer isn’t the only threat facing Sin City. A devious saboteur is wreaking havoc in Las Vegas’s criminal underworld, and the entire city seems to be barreling toward an all-out gang war.

As Detective Levi Abrams is pushed ever closer to his breaking point, his control over his dangerous rage slips further every day. His relationship with PI Dominic Russo should be a source of comfort, but Dominic is secretly locked in his own downward spiral, confronting a nightmare he can’t bear to reveal.

Las Vegas is floundering. Levi and Dominic’s bond is cracking along the seams. And the Seven of Spades is still playing to win. How many bad hands can Levi and Dominic survive before it’s game over?
Las Vegas has never seen a serial killer like the Seven of Spades.

The self-styled vigilante is on a mission to cut down the wicked and treacherous, and Sin City has no shortage of targets for their bloody wrath. What happens in Vegas . . . ends with the Seven of Spades’s calling card on a grisly corpse.

Standing against the killer are Levi Abrams, a dedicated homicide detective locked in a constant struggle to restrain his own dark side, and bounty hunter Dominic Russo, a charming rogue with a heavy secret weighing on his shoulders.

The hunt for the Seven of Spades sends Levi and Dominic on a collision course, igniting a passionate relationship forged in conflict and sealed with blood. Together they’re stronger than the sum of their parts, but a wily, elusive serial killer isn’t the only threat that will strain their bond to the breaking point.
Ante up, because the Seven of Spades is all in. Are you?

God where do I start? I'll admit I held off on reading until release. I didn't want to read this book alone. One of the author groups I'm in read book one together a few months ago. That's how this series came on my radar. Romantic Suspense isn't something I normally gravitate to because I'm good at the "whodunit" game. I can't with this series, the Seven of Spades, Cordelia Kingsbridge, is too good. 
So once we started our group read of Cash Plays I dove in and didn't come up for air until I devoured every word. God this book scared me. And for good reason. Levi and Dominic go through it. With the Seven of Spades, Levi's new case, Dominic's new case, and their own personal demons. The biggest thing is, they need to work together, the need to face everything head on because they're stronger together. Did that happen? Sure in the beginning. And then chaos descended. 
I wanted to shake Levi at times. With how he dealt with certain things, I understood it. I loved him for how much he loved Dominic and wanted to protect him, but he also pissed me off with how he handled it internally. 
Dominic needs his ass kicked. I wanted to beat him up and then hold him until things became semi-okay. Because I'm not naive to not know that things will only go downhill before they get better. 
These two loved each other so much and it showed so much. The fierce love they harbored, however, made them both stupid. 
How Cordelia Kingsbridge was able to weave this story, I never want to know. From Levi and Dominic, to the Seven of Spades, each and every piece of not only this book but the entire series is so well thought out it's obvious it was written by an evil mastermind. 
I'm scared for book four for the fact that I know there will be a lot of pain, a lot of love, and a lot of heartbreak. And I don't think it'll go the way any reader of this series prays it does. Not until these characters break down to their rawest forms. And as beautiful as that will be-- as it takes a whole lot of skill to do that-- it'll hurt like hell at the same time. 
I may have to reread the entire series, something I never do. Because I know I'm missing something, and I have a feeling I'll need whatever insight, no matter how small it is, before I get the next book. 

About Cordelia Kingsbridge

Cordelia Kingsbridge has a master’s degree in social work from the University of Pittsburgh, but quickly discovered that direct practice in the field was not for her. Having written novels as a hobby throughout graduate school, she decided to turn her focus to writing as a full-time career. Now she explores her fascination with human behavior, motivation, and psychopathology through fiction. Her weaknesses include opposites-attract pairings and snarky banter.

Away from her desk, Cordelia is a fitness fanatic, and can be found strength training, cycling, and practicing Krav Maga. She lives in South Florida but spends most of her time indoors with the air conditioning on full blast!

Connect with Cordelia:



Twitter: @c_kingsbridge



To celebrate the release of Cash Plays, Cordelia is giving away a $15 Riptide credit! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on June 9, 2018. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following along, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!


  1. So looking forward to this series!
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  2. Sounds like it'll be a bit intense. Congrats on the new release!
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  3. I'm so intrigued!


    1. If you haven't read this series yet you should!

  4. I hope you're having an awesome release week! Thanks for the blogtour.

  5. Great review! I totally agree. Can't wait to find out what happens next as tough as it may be.

    1. I'm stocking up on tissues now. My heart already aches.

  6. Congrats, and thanks for the post. Sounds like another great addition to the series. - Purple Reader, TheWrote [at] aol [dot] com


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