Today I have Stacy Hoff on my blog with a look at her romantic suspense that takes the reader behinds the scenes of an extremely dangerous reality show.
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Desire in the Everglades
Timid New York City television producer Stephanie Lang is forced to produce a survival-competition show—with a twist. Stephanie’s show will challenge former Special Ops Marine—handsome, enigmatic, Colin Brandt—to tackle Florida’s Everglades with nothing but a small knife. If he survives, he’ll the win a million-dollar prize and save his family’s farm from foreclosure. But Stephanie and Colin quickly learn that filming the show is more dangerous than either of them had thought—and a freak Florida storm forces Stephanie to survive these dangers with him.
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DESIRE IN THE EVERGLADES---
My husband, kids and I, love watching survival shows on TV, like Survivorman and Naked and Afraid. One night we started wondering if we would be able to last even one night out in the wild. Growing up in New York City as my husband and I did, the outcome is doubtful. I started wondering what would happen if I really was stranded in a wild and dangerous place like the Everglades. The concept sounded like a wonderful basis for a story, and even better if the story was centered on romance.
Desire in the Everglades!
Here's a bit about Stacy---
Her second novel, LAWFULLY YOURS, will be released by Soul Mate Publishing on March 11, 2015. Here's a sneak peek at the cover!
And NOW....an excerpt from Desire in the Everglades---
“Did I hear you right?” Stephanie Lang sputtered. “You’re saying our next reality TV series is about a modern day ‘Crocodile Dundee’ guy. Only sexier.” Could her job get any more insane? Thankfully, the big fancy desk the Teleworld Broadcasting Company bestowed concealed her shaky hands and white knuckles.
Her boss nodded with enthusiasm.
She cleared her throat, enlarging the gateway for her stuck, strangled words. “I’m having a hard time believing this, Mark. You want croc guy to tackle the Everglades. Alone. For twelve days. No camping or hunting equipment allowed and only a knife to protect himself. That’s what you’re seriously proposing?”
“That’s right. Though we’ll let him use more than a knife.” Mark stopped nodding and let loose a large grin. “He can always use his bare hands.”
Stephanie wanted to use her bare hands, too. Wrapping them tightly around Mark’s neck. Was this guy kidding, or what? Stifling a sigh, she garnered her patience and tried to look at the bright side. Mark was less stuffy than the other executives, which was good. Not afraid to crack a joke. Also good. Not concerned about anybody but himself. Bad. Very bad. And he steamrolled people to get his way. Much, much worse.
She hoped he didn’t steamroll her now, because this idea was plain old crazy. Seriously whack-a-doodle. “Is this show going to be safe to shoot?” she asked tenuously. If she showed too much emotion, she would join the thousands of New Yorkers standing on the unemployment line waving pink slips. Teleworld did not welcome emotional reactions to their business directives.
“Of course it’ll be safe to shoot,” he answered breezily. “We’re not even having our crew film it. Once they set up the cameras, we’re outta there. Of course, while they’re setting them up, there will be some risk. We’ll make sure they’re protected as best as can be reasonably expected.”
Cringing, she tried to ignore the word “reasonably.” Worst. Qualifier. Ever. Before this meeting was over, her whole body would be twitching. “I meant whether this was going to be safe for the guy we’re filming. He’ll be the one left out there, unprotected.”
“Dunno. Luckily, that’s not our problem. The guy’s willing to take the gamble, so I guess it’ll be safe enough. He’d know best how to calculate his player handicap.”
“This isn’t a round of leisurely golf. I don’t want this guy to wind up handicapped at all.”
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