I’m so excited to be a guest on Madelyn Hill’s blog. Even better (if possible) is being on this blog right before Valentine’s Day. In my opinion, February 14th—the day to celebrate love—is one of the best times of the year. Of course, as a romance writer, I’m admittedly biased. As far back as I can remember I have been a fan of love stories. No doubt the best part for me has always been, and still remains, the HEA (“happily ever after”).
Writing romance is not just my creative outlet, it’s my life outlet. By day, I’m a lawyer who focuses on contracts. My “day job” is all about business deals, terms and conditions. There is no room for any emotion in these hard-boiled transactions. So I have to wait until nighttime to let loose my desire for fictional matchmaking.
When I do finally get my chance, I revel in the precious little time I have on my Mac. I indulge my need to match up two characters who are seemingly at odds. The fun is getting the hero and the heroine to realize they truly belong together.
My latest novel, DESIRE IN THE ARCTIC, fits this theme perfectly. At first blush, my heroine, Ana Davis, and hero, William “Redd” Redding, are polar opposites. She is talkative while he is taciturn. She is cheerful while he seems determined to brood. She has never been camping. He is an expert survivalist. She is a TV producer from New York City (who has just been promoted from secretary) and he is a newly retired Special Ops Marine, desperate to finally go back to his home in a small, rural Texas town.
Ana and Redd will have to go through a lot emotionally in order to realize they are each other’s soul mate. But, as a writer, their emotional journey alone would not be enough of a challenge. To really put the thumbscrews on my characters I make them go through a strenuous physically journey, too. Specifically, having to survive in the Arctic Circle for twelve days. With limited camping gear. And with weather that is, let’s just say, not ideal.
The best part about DESIRE IN THE ARCTIC, as indeed with every romance novel ever written, is getting to the HEA. Most would agree that the harder the journey the characters go through, the sweeter their reward of love.
This upcoming Valentine’s Day I wish all of you endless love. Because everyone (not just my characters) needs an HEA.
Stacy's Latest Release - Desire in the Arctic!
Ana Davis has been given the promotion of the century—from secretary to television producer. But the new job is not without its problems.
The network will do anything for ratings. In the executive’s scramble to come out on top, they reveal Ana’s newest show—one she’s forced to star in herself. She’ll have to survive in the Arctic Circle for twelve days. If she wins, she’ll get the prize money she desperately needs. But the stakes are high, she could lose her very life. Good thing she’s been paired with expert survivalist William “Redd” Redding, a mysterious, solitary and very sexy man. Too bad she thinks he doesn’t even want to talk to her.
William “Redd” Redding is a former Special Ops Marine in need of cash to help a cause near and dear to his heart. What he’s not in need of, however, is Ana Davis—his clueless but captivating partner. It’s up to Redd to ensure the two of them survive in the most dangerous, hostile environment of all. But worse than snowstorms, predators, and a scarcity of food is an even greater danger—Ana. Resisting her, when he wants her more than anything, is his hardest challenge yet. How does he go about protecting her when his ultimate goal is to protect his heart?
DESIRE IN THE ARCTIC is the sequel to DESIRE IN THE EVERGLADES. Although it is helpful to read the books in order, it is not necessary.
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Desire in the Everglades: http://www.amazon.com/Desire-Everglades-Stacy-Hoff/dp/1619356554/
Lawfully Yours: http://www.amazon.com/Lawfully-Yours-Stacy-Hoff/dp/1619359790/
Season of Love: http://www.amazon.com/Season-Love-Box-Merry-Holly-ebook/dp/B00X3ZAR3E/
Hot Seduction: http://www.amazon.com/Hot-Seduction-Sizzling-Tales-Bundle-ebook/dp/B014RQX8GU/