Reality television series always seem over the top. The costars constantly play to the camera – even if they’re not looking directly into the lens, they’re aware of it. They have to be. It’s their job.
If you haven’t guessed, I don’t watch them, but they can be fun inspiration for stories.
For my heroine Melanie Michaels, a reality show wasn’t a way to attain fame and fortune. Not until her fiancee died in an accident did she launch an extreme sports reality show. While her crew accompanies her in performing the stunts, Melanie’s the one taking a risk. Sometimes she pushes the limit.
Life without her fiancee is too painful, and she’s ready to leap the boundary into the next world if her number comes up. She even named her show No Boundaries.
But after she meets the hero, Joe “Buck” Wright, she must rethink her future, and decide once and for all if she wants her life to have more meaning, and whether she’s ready to take the biggest risk of all—to love again.
Do you like stories about reality TV shows? Are you a fan of any reality shows?
TWICE IN A BLUE MOON by Cate Masters
Can true love strike twice?
After the death of her first love, Melanie Michaels buries her grief in the risky demands of a reality show, where her extreme stunts leave her teetering on the edge of danger. That’s exactly where she wants to be—until she arranges for her crew to traverse the Swedish Lapland in the dead of winter. It’s the one place she shouldn’t go, on the one day she should avoid—her would-be wedding anniversary.
Instead of romantic nights spent in the Ice Hotel or under the Northern Lights, Melanie is stuck with Joe “Buck” Wright, a snarky loner tour guide who loves his sled dogs and nothing and no one else. But Buck is also trying to numb a painful past. Can two people skilled at pushing others away find warmth at the edge of the Arctic?
Cate Masters is a hopeless romantic who loves a bit of adventure in her stories, whether contemporary, historical or paranormal/fantasy. Connect with her online at her blog, Facebook and Twitter.
Advance praise for TWICE IN A BLUE MOON
“...a great read. It is fun, it is romantic, it is moving.” – Dan Curnett, 5 stars
“...a quick romance read that will undoubtedly leave them wanting more” – Maria, 4 stars
“... a satisfying and enjoyable read” – Jennifer Schultheis, 4 stars
“I really liked this book! It had a unique setting and a hero with a lot of baggage” – JoMarie DeGioia, 4 stars