Kelly Delaney marks her publishing debut with 'A Game of Chance'

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New book shares a true story that sheds light on the impact of gambling on families

MELBOURNE, Australia, Jan. 31, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- What would a woman do if the one she believed to be the man of her dreams turned out to be her worst nightmare? Debuting author Kelly Delaney shares her story finding hope after trauma in "A Game of Chance" (published by Balboa Press AU).

Delaney is naïve and impressionable. When she is introduced to a young man on a blind date, she is immediately taken in by him. On the surface, Luke is funny, smart and caring. He easily impresses her with his plans to settle down and have a family. She thought Luke was the man of her dreams — until his secret gambling addiction brought danger to their door.

"I went into this relationship with blinkers on as I was young and naïve, and on reflection I was escaping an unhappy home life," the author shares. "(But) I was strong and resilient and grew stronger during this time. I never gave in trying to find a better life for my family. Life throws us curve balls but we can choose to stop catching them."

Shedding light on the impact of gambling on families, "A Game of Chance" shows readers how no one wins when it comes to gambling addiction. Both the gamblers and their families are struggling, but there is hope. To get a copy of the book, visit

"A Game of Chance"
By Kelly Delaney
Softcover | 5 x 8in | 152 pages | ISBN 9781982296551
E-Book | 152 pages | ISBN 9781982296568
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Kelly Delaney is a pseudonym. She is a proud mother and grandmother who loves her life. She lives in rural Australia in peace with a husband whom she adores and who has supported her to write this book. Delaney wants people to realize that gambling is an addiction that it is as damaging as any other and can destroy lives. It leads the gambler on a path to destruction and, in this case, it was deadly. She wants other people struggling with partners who gamble to realize there is hope.

Balboa Press Australia is a division of Hay House, Inc., a leading provider in publishing products that specialise in self-help and the mind, body and spirit genre. Through an alliance with the worldwide self-publishing leader Author Solutions, LLC, authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages of the Author Solutions self-publishing model. For more information or to start publishing today, visit or call 1-800-844-925.

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