Book Reviews

Luck of the Dice by Pinkie Rae Parker at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 05-June-2013

Book Blurb

Gavin Gage has never been much for sports, but he does love fantasy-based role-playing games. Though his social life is quite active, Gavin feels like he’s botched his roll in the love department. Then he receives a mysterious invitation to an exclusive gaming tournament at a comic book convention, and Gavin meets a mysterious suitor. Between one roll and the next, Gavin realizes that when it comes to love, everything is just a game of chance.

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2013 Daily Dose package "Make a Play".   


Book Review

Built around a "sport" of a different kind, this story is about the adventures of a dedicated fantasy-based role play gamer (RPG) named Gavin. I loved the fact that role playing was presented as a sport, including some players coming equipped with energy drinks, and while this made me smile at first, once I started thinking about it, I have to say that the description actually fits. This very modern-day sport, after all, is all about competition and winning, even though it's a game of the mind. So is chess though, and that is considered a sport as well. It’s kind of amusing to think that RPG might become an officially recognized sport one of these days.

Gavin may not have much of a social life, and is too much of a nerd to have much courage and luck in the romantic department, but give him a game character, and his confidence knows no bounds. Within his group of friends he's often the game master, so when he gets the chance to be a player at a major fantasy/comic convention, he grabs his chance with both hands. Once there, what he finds is far more exciting than he expected, and he jumps at the mix of reality and gaming that presents itself to him.

If you like stories about nerds and what they get up to, if you enjoy reading about situations that are half real, half game, and if you're looking for a short, fun read about a gamer and his luck changing for the better, then you will probably like this short story.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 30 pages/6566 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 01-June-2013
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