Local author’s ‘The House Always Wins’ scheduled for mid-summer release

LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas author Brian Rouff (@BrianRouff) has entered into a publishing agreement with venerable gaming publisher Huntington Press to relaunch the company’s fiction division with Rouff’s newest novel, “The House Always Wins.”

The genre-busting book, which Rouff describes as part road trip, part coming-of-age saga, part mystery and part ghost story, is scheduled for a mid-summer release.

Huntington Press is affiliated with Publishers Group West, which represents more than 100 independent client publishers in the United States and is a top-ten vendor to book retailers and wholesalers.

“I’m happy to have reached this agreement with Huntington,” said Rouff, also author of Las Vegas-based novels “Dice Angel” and “Money Shot.” “Nobody knows Las Vegas like Huntington does. It’s an honor ‘The House Always Wins’ was chosen to be the initial offering in the press’s fiction division relaunch. It shows a high degree of confidence in the quality of the book.”

As such, “The House Always Wins” will be available in Barnes & Noble stores and other retail outlets nationwide.

“We couldn’t think of a better story to launch our big jump back into fiction,” said Anthony Curtis, Huntington Press founder and CEO. “It’s pure Vegas, told from an insider’s perspective. I’m confident it will appeal to locals and visitors alike. Not to mention haunted house aficionados and devotees of dead Las Vegas mobsters.”

“The House Always Wins” tells the story of Anna Christiansen, a young reporter whose small-town life takes a 180 when she moves to Las Vegas, gets married and pregnant, and moves into a big fixer-upper haunted by the ghost of a Sin City racketeer.

That’s when she gets notice from a corrupt casino owner that he’s buying up all the properties on her street to make way for a parking lot. But Anna has poured her heart and soul into the house and digs in hard to fight the powers that be, not the easiest of tasks in a city where bribery, mayhem and murder are standard operating procedures.

Can Anna’s tough-guy ghost provide the help she needs to prevail in this dangerous cat-and-mouse game? Will Anna’s life be left in ruins? Or worse?

Part road trip, part coming-of-age saga, part mystery, part ghost story, “The House Always Wins” is all Vegas.

Born in Detroit and raised in Southern California, Brian Rouff has lived in Las Vegas since 1981, which makes him a long-timer by local standards. When he’s not writing articles, screenplays and Las Vegas-based novels, he runs Imagine Communications, a marketing and public relations firm in Henderson, Nevada. On a personal note, Brian is married with two daughters and five grandchildren. He enjoys movies, playing guitar and the occasional trip to the casino buffet line.

For more information, call Rouff at 702-837-8996 or visit brianrouff.com.