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Not a Game

Not a Game
  • Word Count: 55,872
  • Price: $4.99
  • Release Date: 07/15/2016
  • ISBN: 978-1-942184-58-4
  • ASIN: B01IC2BGB4

An accidental meeting and a misunderstanding lead to a life-altering connection.

A new job, a new city, and hopefully a new life. When chubby gamer Oliver Barnaby receives a job offer from the best boutique game developer in the country, he leaves his family and his less than spectacular existence in Oklahoma without a second’s hesitation. Determined to change more than his career and his geography, Oliver implements a plan to finally land a boyfriend. Step one is improving his skills in the bedroom.

A life that looks perfect on paper, but feels empty in reality. Attractive, successful, charismatic Jaime Snow has a life other people envy. His already booming business is growing. He isn’t lacking in friends. And he has no trouble finding a date. But there’s an emptiness in Jaime’s heart and a hole in his life that only the right man can fill.

An accidental meeting, a misunderstanding, and falling in love. When Oliver and Jaime end up at the same bar at the same time, they each see something they want in the other. Going to bed together that first night is easy. Building the lifetime relationship they both desperately crave will require trust, time, and a little misunderstanding.

Word count: 55,872

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  • Length: 6 hours and 4 minutes
  • Price: $19.95
  • Release Date: 11/07/2016
  • ASIN: B01MREJXV0
Not a Game
  • Page Count: 220
  • Price: $13.99
  • Release Date: 07/16/2016
  • ISBN: 1-942184-60-3

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Chapter 1

 

He had chosen the bar because of its name: The Bookstore. It was clever and unusual and he had laughed internally at how happy his mother would be if he told her he was spending time at the Bookstore instead of in front of his computer. Oliver’s entire life, she had mourned the fact he wasn’t a reader, and even though he had now moved two thousand miles away from their home in Oklahoma City, she still sent him books she was sure he’d love. Maybe someday he’d open one of them.

For now, he glanced down at the only book he had read countless times and adjusted it at the edge of his table to make the spine as visible as possible. The title—Coding—wasn’t as clever as the bar name, but the information and the way it was phrased had clicked perfectly in Oliver’s…

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This was a lovely and sweet story of acceptance and finding the right love 

Night Owl Reviews

Oliver might not see himself as an adonis and to be perfectly honest he doesn’t sound like one, but that’s what makes this story so great, he’s just a normal guy looking for love with someone that he feels comfortable with. Jaimie loves everything about Oliver so to him, he’s perfect. You see, there is someone for everyone in this world. This was such a beautiful read. Once I started I just couldn’t put it down.

Jo and Isa Love Books

Jay: Sometimes a cute, sweet, and low-drama story with an unlikely pairing is the perfect way to spend the day. That’s exactly the sort of book Cardeno C.’s Not a Game is. Kim: The author has an engaging writing style that pulled me right in and made me fall in love with these characters. Oliver was a unique hero, and I could not help but feel for him....This book made me smile often and believe in the saying that "beauty is in the eye of the beholder."

Reviews by Tammy and Kim

I love that Cardeno writes stories with characters who aren’t perfect and they have flaws and problems just like real people. The characters are realistic and the storylines are interesting plus the sex is hot as hell. I love Cardeno and jump at the chance to read every one, these keep me reading into the wee hours to finish them.

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