Happy book birthday to Caroline James’ ‘Jungle Rock’! I am super excited to be helping Caroline James celebrate her book birthday with today’s blog blitz. Alongside an extract from ‘Jungle Rock’, I also have a giveaway for you all!
Handsome young chef Zach Docherty is feeling the heat. Following an exposé in a national newspaper, his fiancée Poppy Dunlop has broken their engagement. Heartbroken at the thought of life without Poppy, Zach drowns his sorrows and, when his agent suggests that Zach becomes a contestant in a reality TV show, Jungle Survival, he reluctantly agrees. Plunged deep in the jungle, into a bizarre mix of talent and trials, Zach meets glamour model Cleo Petra, and the cameras go crazy. Will Zach survive and be crowned Jungle King? Or will his latest exploits push Poppy further away…
“If you’re looking for a highly entertaining story, look no further.” Linda’s Book Bag
“Another really good book from Caroline James.” Rachel’s Random Reads
“A fun romantic read – 5 stars!” My Chestnut Reading Tree
“Fans of ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here’ will love this book!” Nikki Ashton, best-selling romcom author
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We join Jo and Hattie as they prepare to watch Zach’s arrival in the Jungle…
“Come on Jo, it’s started!”
Hattie had arranged a sofa in prime position in front of the large screen in Jo’s lounge and sat on the edge as she waited for Jungle Survival to begin. The opening credits had rolled and the presenter was gibbering on about the new series and the celebrities entering the jungle.
“Bleedin’ hell, she’s thin.” Hattie studied the screen. “What’s with the drop-crotch jeans?”
Hattie held her head to one side and studied Ava’s outfit. “She looks ridiculous.”
Jo dashed into the room and flung herself on the sofa. “Be quiet!” she said and sat forward.
“They’re about to announce a contestant.”
The camera switched to an aerial shot and a helicopter came into view. On board, another camera was fixed on the pale and terrified face of Zach, as he sat on the edge of the open- doorway and stared with horror at the view beneath.
“Oh, my gawd!” Hattie covered her face with her fingers. “He’ll die before he’s even got there!”
Jo had her eyes closed and she gripped Hattie’s arm. They listened to the shrill voice of Ava as she explained that Zach was attached to an experienced parachutist who wouldn’t begin their descent until Zach gave the word.
“Jump!” They all yelled, chorusing from Marland and mid-air. Jo and Hattie opened their eyes and watched with horror as Zach leapt from a chilling height.
“He hates heights,” Jo whispered as they watched Zach’s face fill with fear. “He wouldn’t even sit on a stool when he was little.”
As Zach fell at terrifying speed they held their breath. A remote camera attached to his helmet recorded his contorted expression and rapid descent. Suddenly a parachute opened and Zach seemed to bounce before slowing to a glide. His eyes were wide and tear-stained as he gazed around and, realising that he was safe, began to hoot with joy as they came to a gentle landing on the soft brown earth below.
“Did you enjoy that?” Ava asked as Zach scrambled to his feet and an instructor reached over to unhook Zach from his flying kit.
“I want to do it again!” Zach cried and he grabbed the host in a bear hug.
“Blimey,” Hattie said.
“Thank God.” Jo sank back into the sofa.
They watched Zach begin to make his way on foot into camp and, as the camera panned away and an advert break began, both let out a sigh.
“I need a stiff one.” Hattie stood and poured two large brandies. “We’ve got three weeks of this, I’m not sure I can stand the tension.”
“That’s if he makes it to the final.” Jo took a gulp of her drink.
“Oh he will,” Hattie said. “Old Wonder Boy will sail through the tasks and the public will love him.” She sat back on the sofa. “Just you wait and see.”
Giveaway – Win a £20 Amazon Voucher
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Author Bio –
Caroline James has owned and run businesses encompassing all aspects of the hospitality
industry – a subject that features in her novels. She is based in the UK and spends her time writing, climbing mountains and running a consultancy business. Caroline has a great fondness for the Caribbean and escapes to the islands whenever she can. She is a public speaker, reviewer and food writer and loves cooking and baking, especially cake. Her next novel, The Best Boomerville Hotel is coming soon…