Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Meet Stacy Hoff and enter for 2 giveaways.

Posted by Susan J Berger on 3:00:00 AM with 19 comments

First a reminder: I am giving away 5 paperback copies of Time and Forever on Goodreads. https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/167111-time-and-forever Giveaway ends Saturday, January 2nd
Next: Meet multi-published author Stacy Hoff who if offering an eBook copy of  Lawfully Yours.

 Stacy doesn't believe in posting personal pictures on the web, so she's come up with a clever avatar. Stacy, please tell us a little about yourself.
I am a wife, mother of two boys (ages 10 and 13), and a full-time attorney. I have been practicing law for two decades, primarily handling contracts. I write novels late into the night. My home-office is perpetually filled with draft manuscripts, a million books I can’t bear to part with, and as many cups of coffee as I can get my hands on. Holy cow! You are Wonder Woman!

I love firsts, so tell me about the moment when a publisher told you they wanted to publish your book.
I was sound asleep early in the morning on January 3rd, 2014My husband, an early riser, was checking work e-mail on an e-mail address he shares with me.  He was the first to see I got a message from the senior editor of Soul Mate Publishing Inc., telling me she was accepting my manuscriptHe burst open the bedroom door, came running in, and handed me the iPhone. It took me a minute to wake up, rub my eyes, and read the e-mail. I was dumbstruck for a little while. When I found myself able to form words again I called my mother. Soul Mate gave me a wonderful way to start a new year. 

If it isn’t too nosy. How about the first time you kissed your true love?
I was five years old and had the biggest crush on a boy in my music class. I still remember his name—Andrew. One day he leaned over and gave me a kiss on my cheek and I just about died from joy.  I had no idea he knew I liked him, and even less of a clue that he liked me. That was forty years ago, and I still remember it well. I love that. 

What is the most exciting moment, so far, in your writing career? 


BUY LINK FOR DESIRE IN THE EVERGLADES: http://amzn.to/1YEseie 
I’m lucky enough to have had a few highlights. I was just as excited to sell Soul Mate Publishing, Inc., my second and third books as I was the first. My first book being nominated by BTS emag for its 2015 Red Carpet Awards “Rising Star” category was pretty amazing, too.

What is your favorite pastime, other than writing? 
I am an artistic person. I went to an arts high school, took painting and sculpture in college, and have been taking figure sketching classes at night for the last couple of years. It was a relief for me to get back to my creative roots.When I’m not writing or drawing, I love to cook and bake. 

How do you motivate yourself when inspiration takes a vacation?
I grind through terrible prose, hoping the editing stage it will be less terrible than I think it’s going to be. 

Any advice for new writers just starting out? 
Join a writers’ group. I could not have gotten published with joining my local chapter of Romance Writers of America (RWA). I agree 100%

What genre or genres do you write? 
I have one dark romance I published in a “new adult” anthology. All my other work is contemporary romance, although my “Desire” series has quite a bit of action/adventure.

Tell us about your latest release. 
My upcoming release is DESIRE IN THE ARCTIC, the sequel to my first published novel, DESIRE IN THE EVERGLADES (BTS emag 2015 Red Carpet Award Nominee “Rising Star” Category). The book blurb for DESIRE IN THE ARCTIC sums up this action/adventure contemporary romance. ARCTIC is a stand-alone novel. Although readers may enjoy reading DESIRE IN THE EVERGLADES first, it is not necessary. 

ARCTIC will be e-released February 3rd, 2016, with print format to follow. EVERGLADES is currently available in both electronic and print formats. 
Book Blurb for 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 twenty-one 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?
Book Blurb for DESIRE IN THE EVERGLADES
Stephanie Lang’s successful career as a television producer can’t give her everything she wants out of life. Her personal goals of writing a romance novel and finding true love languish. Emotionally scarred by her fianc√©’s affair with her cousin, she doesn’t have the confidence to go after either goal again. At least she has professional confidence to fall back on—she is ready to produce the company’s next hit show. But when her boss reveals what the show is about, a survival documentary starring a sexy, modern version of Crocodile Dundee, Stephanie’s life is turned upside down.
 Colin Brandt, billed as “The Evergladiator,” will tackle Florida’s Everglades with nothing more than his bare hands and a knife. Stephanie, instantly attracted to handsome, rugged, enigmatic Colin, worries he will not survive his twelve-day odyssey. If he does, he’ll win a million dollars. If he fails, his beloved family’s farm will go into foreclosure. Can Colin conquer the Everglades? And can he conquer her heart?
What’s your current WIP? 
I’m working on a whole bunch of manuscripts right now. Talking about multi-tasking! 

And finally, where can we find  you? 
WEBSITE & SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS FOR STACY HOFF:

BUY LINKS
BUY LINK FOR DESIRE IN THE EVERGLADES: http://amzn.to/1YEseie 
BUY LINK FOR SEASON OF LOVE (anthology with short story, “Love Delights” by Stacy Hoff): http://amzn.to/1H4wnlS

BUY LINK FOR HOT SEDUCTION—SIX SIZZLING TALES (New Adult anthology with full-length dark romance “Art and Seduction” by Stacy Hoff) http://amzn.to/1PIcKUm

Thank you, Stacy. Stacy has offered to give away an eBook copy of Lawfully Yours. Here's the blurb. I don't know about you, but this book sounds right up my alley.
Thanks so much for having me on your blog, Susan!!!!

My pleasure. 
Dearest reader, mark February 3rd on  your calendar for Desire in the Arctic. Leave Stacy and me a comment to enter  the eBook giveaway for Lawfully Yours.
Book Blurb for Lawfully Yours
The prestigious Connecticut law firm of Grovas & Cleval has always been rife with office drama and crazy clients. But an office affair between a young associate and a powerful partner—her boss—might be the biggest scandal of all. 
Quirky, quiet Sue Linkovitch is Jordan Grant’s newest hire. Barely out of law school and hired on a fluke, she has no idea what she’s gotten herself into. Unfortunately, Jordan isn’t sympathetic to her professional “growing pains.” In fact, he’s downright frosty. The only time he thaws is when he’s around his five-year-old daughter. So why is she so attracted to him? 
Jordan Grant sees Sue as bright, bookish, and a terrible temptation. Yet he knows not to get involved with a woman again—he learned this from his divorce. And if that hard-knock lesson wasn’t enough, he’s been falsely accused of sexual harassment in the past. If a colleague even think he’s interested, it will be the death of his career—and hers.


19 comments :

  1. I love your first kiss story. I have one similar, but he lived next door and took me to see Snow White. Then ran up my back steps and kissed me goodnight in front of all our parents. His name was Sean and moved to Minnesota shortly thereafter...I wonder where he is now. The book looks great...cold, but great! ;)

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    1. Katy, I love your story, too! Amazing what memories stay with us!
      Thanks for the kudos on the book!!!!

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  2. Stacy, I work on several projects at once as well. Multi-tasking at its finest. Great post, ladies.

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    1. Good to know multi-tasking works for you, too, Fawn. I do try my best at it. Thanks so much for comment & the positivity!

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  3. Hi Stacy, Great interview! I enjoyed Desire in the Everglades and look forward to reading Desire in the Arctic. Best wishes for 2016. :)

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    1. Thank you, Joanne!!!! Best wishes to you, too!

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  4. I wish I could multi-task and write more than one book at a time. Alas, I have my hands full with writing with writing and editing two books. You're books sound like fun reads. Love the idea for Desire: in every godforsaken, dangerous place in the world, and endless series for sure! Good luck!
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    1. Tema, thank you so much! I hope my books are fun reads! Sounds like you are as busy as I am!

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  5. Your interview was great fun to read and the books sound fantastic. I am like you and have multiple books on the go. I reckon we have to get those stories down or start taking the medication.

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    1. Lol, Maggie! Medication costs too much, so I guess we'll have to keep writing.

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  6. Looking forward to reading your newest Desire---Love how you multitask. My kids tell me I have ADD because I do several things at once and they can only focus on one at a time---an acquired trait, not lack of attention:) Write on!

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    1. Thanks so much, Anne! Here's to more mult-talking in 2016!

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  7. I wish I could you even a tenth as much as you do! I have one book ix seventh draft and one book ready to go into second draft. Then there are my children's books which need to be submitted. I am amazed by humans who can multi task and very much in awe of them

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    1. You are every bit as busy as I am, Susan!!!!! The awe is mutual!

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  8. Don't know how you get as much done as you do. Course, I used to get more done in my younger days. Goodluck with all your efforts.

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    1. The secret, Nancy is lots & lots of coffee!!! Thanks so much for the kind comment!!!

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  9. Tema Merback, by random drawing, you won an e-copy of LAWFULLY YOURS! Congratulations!!!! Contact me at stacy@stacyhoff.com to claim your prize. :)

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