Monday, November 14, 2022

Blog Tour + #Giveaway: Never Play Fair by Leah Cupps @XpressoTours

Never Play Fair
Leah Cupps
(Sydney Evans Mystery Series, #2)
Publication date: September 1st 2022
Genres: Adult, Mystery, Thriller

Can Sydney find her FBI boyfriend in time, or will this gamble be here last?

Instagram Influencer Sydney Evans has seen and lived her share of photo-worthy experiences, but now, she’s found herself entangled in a situation she never saw coming.

After her FBI agent boyfriend, Alex, disappears while working a case involving a notorious Latin gangster, Vincent Estavez, the Department of Defense is forced to change tactics. Determined to bring down Estavez and the illegal online casino crime ring he’s been running by any means necessary, the FBI orchestrates an operation to infiltrate the gangster’s stronghold.

But Sydney only has one motivation for her own investigation: find Alex before he becomes collateral damage.

Desperate to locate her boyfriend in time, she flies to Costa Rica and is forced to seek help from an unlikely ally: her criminal ex-husband, Jack. He may be the last person she wants to see, but she’ll do whatever it takes to find Alex alive.

But Sydney isn’t the only one with a motivation against Vincent Estavez.

Never Play Fair is a fast-paced standalone thriller. If you like real-world issues, lavish socialite parties, and electrifying twists and turns, then you’ll love Leah Cupps’ provocative cozy mystery.

NEVER PLAY FAIR is the second book in the Sydney Evans Mystery Series and can be read as a standalone.

Goodreads / Amazon

Interview with Leah Cupps

How did you become involved with the subject or theme of your book?

I have always been fascinated by Mega yachts, gambling and of course, the role of social media in everything. So following my character down to Central America and having her become entangled in a elaborate Casino Royale type of party sounded like a lot of fun.

What were your goals and intentions in this book, and how well do you feel you achieved them?

My goal with this book was to continue the story of the characters I created with What Lies in Paradise. Many readers wondered what happened to them, and so this was a way of completing the story.

What was the hardest part of writing this book?

The hardest part about writing this book was bringing it to the finish line. There were so many decisions I need to make on what to do with the characters so that they could fulfill their destinies.

What did you enjoy most about writing this book?

I enjoyed writing more action in this story.

Were there alternate endings you considered?

Yes. I knew I wanted to end the story with a bang, but I wasn’t sure how many casualties there would be.

Can you share some stories about people you met while researching this book?

None that I can think of.

What genre of books do you enjoy reading?

Right now I am really into Psychological thrillers.

Author Bio:

Leah Cupps is an entrepreneur and author. She writes Middle Grade Mystery Adventure Books as well as Thriller, Mystery, Suspense for Adults.

Leah’s novels are fast-paced mysteries that will keep you up at night as you can’t wait to see what happens in the next chapter.

Leah lives in Indiana with her husband, three young children and three dogs. When she isn’t losing sleep writing her next novel or scaling her next business, she enjoys reading, golfing working out and spending time with her family.

Website / Goodreads / Facebook / Instagram / Newsletter


a Rafflecopter giveaway



Stormy Vixen said...

Congratulations on your release of Never Play Fair, Leah, I enjoyed the interview and your book sounds like a thrilling read! Good luck with your book and the blitz!

Thanks for sharing it with me and have a spectacular week!

Giselle said...

Thanks for sharing! :)

Sherry said...

I love the cover and look forward to reading the book.