Book 1: Outback Hearts
Sam travels to Australia to take part in a reality show to find her true love. She doesn’t expect to find that the other contestants are all model-beautiful and ready to lie their way into the bachelor’s heart. Sam desperately wants to be loved for who she is, plain and simple.
Alex never expects to find his one true match on a reality show, but figures he’s got nothing to lose. Spending a few weeks with beautiful women won’t be a hardship. At least, until he meets the contestants and realizes things will be harder than he thought.
Sam struggles through the Australian wildlife and crazy competitions while Alex struggles to figure out what is real and what isn’t when dealing with the contestants. Sam and Alex fight to find true love while beating back the odds, producers, contestants, and deadly animals to find each other and their destinies.
"Whether or not you enjoy reality tv (I do!), the characters kept you captivated. It was interesting to see a "behinds the scenes" look at reality dating shows."~Amazon reviewer
"Sweet story. I fell in love with Sam and Alex."~Amazon reviewer
"The more I read, the more I wanted!!!!"~Amazon reviewer
Book 2: Flaming Hearts
Becky and her mom used to watch reality shows together all the time. Her mom passed away before she could see Becky on her very own show.
Dean always knew he’d find the one woman meant for him, but he had no idea he’d find her competing on a reality show. He’d have to find a way to make sure she didn’t choose any of the prospects on the show, but would decide to be with him instead.
Becky has to figure out a way to trust Dean to help her, and Dean will do whatever it takes for Becky to realize she’s his… forever.
"I read the complete book in one sitting, unable to put it down. It had me smiling like an idiot, it bought a tear to my eyes, it had me on the edge of my seat."~Amazon reviewer
"Really cuts in to my sleep time but, I love it!!!"~Amazon reviewer
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CIR: What gave you the idea for this series about reality TV?
STOKER: The Beyond Reality series came about because of all the reality shows on television today. I think there's a little part in all of us that watch those shows that think about what it's really like. My books give a behind-the-scenes look at what they might be like.
CIR: What do you hope your readers will get out of the books?
STOKER: Outback Hearts is a feel-good story about two people who somehow have to get to know each other and wade through all the social niceties that are thrown down our throats all the time. I hope readers can be entertained for a few hours.
CIR: What are the main characters like?
STOKER: Sam is an ordinary woman. She isn't rich, she isn't an actress or model or former beauty queen. She's just like most women today. She would love to find a man to love her, and that she could love in return. Alex is a guy who would like to be loved for who he is. He doesn't really think he'll find that woman on a reality show, but goes along with the premise anyway.
CIR: Are they based on anyone you know?
STOKER: Sam in this book has a lot of me in her. One of my friends read the book and said she could tell right away that a lot of the things in the book were things I have done, or said, or that I like. (i.e. the movie Speed, swimming, etc.
CIR: Is there any content that some readers might find questionable despite the overall clean feel of the book?
STOKER: The second book, Flaming Hearts, has an implied attack of the main character. She is beaten up, but not sexually assaulted.
CIR: Is there more coming?
STOKER: Frozen Hearts (book 3) is completed and is at the editor. So hopefully by September that one will be published as well.