Stacy Hoff's New Release - Jockeying for You!

I’m grateful to Madelyn Hill for once again having me on as her guest, after showcasing my action/adventure DESIRE series this past February. This time around though, I’m talking about a very different kind of book—sports romance.

Sports romance is new to me, so writing JOCKEYING FOR YOU was a real challenge.  Especially since I knew nothing about horse racing, the foundation for this new story. Now that JOCKEYING FOR YOU is out, I feel like I’ve crossed my own finish line. That’s because there was a lot of information for me to learn. I spent a lot of time drafting, too, in order to express everything correctly. (Being an attorney, I get very persnickety on details. My kids call it a curse.)

Deciding when, and how, to infuse sports-specific detail was yet another challenge. Authors don’t want to overwhelm their readers. Or bore them. My goal was to give just enough facts to make the storyline understandable and believable. Yet with enough detail so the story is sufficiently “fleshed out.”

Did my plan work? I included an excerpt here. Let me know what you think. I love reader feedback!

A Bit About The Book!

Jake Carter is on a mission—to prove his family wrong. He may have bought a troubled horse, but he’s hired Ryder Hannon, a “horse whisperer,” to get his horse back on track.  She’s more than just a trainer to him, she’s the woman he’s been looking for.
Ryder Hannon, a thoroughbred horse trainer, has a big problem—fighting her fear of racing again. Her emotional scars run deeper than her physical ones. But her romantic feelings towards handsome, uber-rich, stable owner Jake Carter is a bigger problem.  Is Jake truly in love with her or is he using her to get back at his smug family? ­
When Jake’s jockey gets injured, he wants Ryder to race. He knows deep down she wants to live up to her family’s legacy. So why does she keep fighting him—and her destiny—so hard?


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  1. Thanks so much for having me on your blog, Madelyn!

  2. You are welcome! Any time!

  3. Good luck with the sales. The book sounds great Stacy x

  4. Kim Compo1:43 PM

    the excerpt is really good! cant wait to read the entire book!! You did good!

    1. I'm excited to have you read it, Kim!

  5. Love the excerpt and cover. Best of luck with sales, Stacy :)

  6. Hi Stacy,
    I'm sure the research is on the mark. I enjoy the fact that the horse whisperer is a woman.

    1. Glad to hear it. Annette! I liked creating a female horse whisperer!

  7. Sorry to all for the dealy in responding to some of you - Google had blocked my abillity to responsd for a while!


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