Why do we love Survivor, the TV show? Is it the skimpy outfits? Watching the infighting and the backstabbing to win several million dollars? The silly challenge games the contestants are put through? Maybe it’s that the show proves stereotypes and frontrunners don’t always win?
Whatever draws us to this granddaddy of TV shows, it has survived thirty-two seasons…yeah, not kidding. We still love to see a group of strangers plunked into the middle of nowhere and forced to survive without shelter or food and participate in ridiculously difficult physical challenges. What if you took away the fake challenges and forced the contestants into situations with real, life-threatening dangers (“Extreme” Survivor) such as Snake Island off the coast of South America where the most venomous snakes in the world live? Then toss in it’s a couples show where our underprepared and undertrained main characters are pretending to be a couple. And, they both have some preternatural talents. Aaha! You’ve got the premise for the next in my Keepers of the Veil Series, PLAYING THE WITCH’S GAME.
Like the real Survivor TV show, viewers/readers might think the most in shape, the most prepared, and the most trained would “survive” out the rest to win the cash prize, but you just might be surprised.
“What kind of job?” His gaze swung to her, the wariness back in his eyes. “To protect you from whatever might come after you? I’m not a bodyguard.” He folded his arms over his chest. “You obviously need a better bodyguard, if tonight is any indication of his skill.”
“There’s nothing wrong with my bodyguard. I didn’t invite him along tonight. I have a different job for you.”
His eyebrows shot upward.
She cleared her throat and then forced out quickly, “I would like to hire you to be my fake boyfriend on TV.”
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Zoe Forward is a hopeless romantic who can’t decide between paranormal and contemporary romance. So, she writes both. In addition to being a mom to one rambunctious kindergartener and wife to a conservation ecologist who plans to save all the big cats on the planet, she’s a small animal veterinarian caring for all the small furries, although there is the occasional hermit crab.
When she’s not typing at her laptop she’s tying on a karate belt for her son or cleaning up the newest pet mess from the menagerie that occupies her house. She’s madly in love with her globe trotting husband of ten years and happiest when he returns to their home base in North Carolina.
Even a good witch knows how to play dirty…
Pleiades witch Jennifer Marcos is certain that the host of Extreme Survivor is her soulmate. All she has to do is find a fake boyfriend, get on the show, and voila! She’ll have her destiny. Unfortunately, she has to rely on ex-Russian spy Nikolai Jovec’s six-foot-something of gorgeous, infuriating hotness. To make matters worse, the electric attraction between Jen and Nikolai is hotter than ever. But the only way Nikolai can protect Jen is by hiding the identity of her true Destined…him.
Not a survivor fan, not ever watched one season, but I like romances. 🙂 Not sure I have heard of this series but might look it up. 🙂
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I wonder how often the people on the real survivor hook up. LOL
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I watched it…in the olden days 😉
Not a huge reality show fan, but this one sounds like it would be fun to read.
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