Guest Blog: Welcome, Stacy Hoff, author of JOCKEYING FOR YOU!

I have contemporary and sports romance author, Stacy Hoff, on my blog today! She and a “handsome dancer” are here to share her latest release, JOCKEYING FOR YOU. 😉 Check out her super fun post! 😀

Linda invited me to interview one of the characters in my new release, JOCKEYING FOR YOU. Although JOCKEYING is my fourth novel, I have never done a character interview before. So, for my first ever attempt at journalism, I decided to have a “chat’ with one of the main characters – who happens to be a horse. Luckily, for the brief time during this interview, the horse was able to speak English.

Stacy Hoff: Folks, please meet Handsome Dancer, a thoroughbred stallion with a bit of an attitude problem.

Handsome Dancer: Hey, that’s not fair! I don’t have an attitude problem. It’s everyone around me who is a nay-sayer.

Stacy Hoff: Neigh-sayer? Is that a pun?

Handsome Dancer: I guess so. It was inadvertent. I don’t joke around much; I’m a very serious guy.

Stacy Hoff: Serious about what?

Handsome Dancer: I have my heart set on winning the Belmont Stakes. But the humans in my life don’t have a clue how to get me to reach my true potential – or theirs.

Stacy Hoff: You must find that frustrating.

Handsome Dancer: You have no idea! I’ve got the drive, the talent, and the genealogy, all in my favor. Still, most humans have marked me off as a “loser.”

Stacy Hoff: Wow. That’s a harsh assessment. Why would they write you off like that?

Handsome Dancer: Because I’ve been depressed lately. I either sulk around the track, or throw jockeys off me.

Stacy Hoff: I can’t imagine the jockeys enjoy that. How’s it working out for you?

Handsome Dancer: It’s not good for me either. The racing association has threatened to take away my “gate card.” Without this, I’ll be sent back to racing school, instead of where I want to go, which is Belmont Park.

Stacy Hoff: Sounds like a serious problem. Anything the humans can do to help you? Maybe ease your depression somehow?

Handsome Dancer: Well, my new trainer, Ryder Hannon, seems real nice. She’s given me some farm friends to play with, so I don’t feel alone anymore. She’s real patient with me, too. It’s like she understands I’ve been longing for companionship. Now that I have friends, I’m finally thinking about getting back on track. Literally and figuratively.

Stacy Hoff: Have you started racing yet?

Handsome Dancer: Not yet, but my practice sessions with Ryder have me going at such fast speeds, I’m no more than a blur to the spectators. Ryder is the only person I’ll let ride me. Unfortunately for my Belmont goals, she’s a trainer, not a jockey. Well, she used to be a jockey, but she’s not any more. She says she fell off a horse once, so she won’t race again.

Stacy Hoff: Do you think she’ll ever be a jockey again? Your jockey, perhaps?

Handsome Dancer: Hard to say. I guess she and I both have a hurdles to overcome.

Stacy Hoff: There are no hurdles in thoroughbred horseracing. Only English riding events like “show jumping” use hurdles.

Handsome Dancer: Yeesh, I know that. I already said I’m not a pun-ny guy. I’m a racer, not a jokester.

Stacy Hoff: Duly noted. Thanks so much for your time, Handsome Dancer. I hope both you and Ryder Hannon make it to the Belmont Stakes one day.

Handsome Dancer: Thank you for your time, Stacy. If you don’t mind, please pass me a bag of carrots on your way out.

Stacy Hoff: Sure thing!



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?
Stacy Hoff is a writer, as well as an attorney. She has practiced law for two decades, primarily handling contracts. Romance novels have always been her secret passion. She writes her romantic stories until the wee hours of the night while her husband and two boys are fast asleep.

About L.D. Rose

Physician by day, award-winning author of dark PNR/UF by night. Music addict. Wannabe superhero. Amazon author page:
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2 Responses to Guest Blog: Welcome, Stacy Hoff, author of JOCKEYING FOR YOU!

  1. stacyhoff says:

    Thanks so much for having me on your blog, L.D.!!!

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