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WIP Spotlight: Show No Mercy

I’ve been scrolling through my current Works in Progress, to see what I might be able to share with you.

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Show No Mercy

a five book series

Every day, the dream of fame and fortune grows.

Every year, someone hits the jackpot and is talent spotted, auditioned, and seen for their individual talents.

Show No Mercy is the hot new reality show, that aims to give young hopefuls the chance to show what they’re capable of. With ten rounds of challenges, live performances, recording sessions and public appearances, these young wannabe-stars will finally have the chance to audition for the three biggest music agencies in the business.

The survivors will win a place in the new boyband, Trespass…if they can Show No Mercy to their fellow contestants and fight their way to the top.

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Every day, the dream of fame and fortune grows.

Every year, someone hits the jackpot and is talent spotted, auditioned, and seen for their individual talents.

Show No Mercy is the hot new reality show, that aims to give young hopefuls the chance to show what they’re capable of. With ten rounds of challenges, live performances, recording sessions and public appearances, these young wannabe-stars will finally have the chance to audition for the three biggest music agencies in the business.

The survivors will win a place in the new boyband, Trespass…if they can Show No Mercy to their fellow contestants and fight their way to the top.

When fame does more than make you famous, it exposes secrets best left buried.

All Eli ever wanted was to be in a band, be a singer, and write lyrics for songs that touched people’s hearts. That dream came true when indie band Graceless Nights rebranded themselves with a new name and a new lead singer – Eli.

But fame comes at a price. And the price, for Eli, is not worth the rewards.

A threat of blackmail, from a blogger with a story to sell, leaves Eli unbalanced, lost in a haze of secrets that he must expose before the blogger can.

Even if it means losing himself, his privacy, and everyone he’s ever held dear.

When Lucas recruits lifelong friend Noah into his band, Trespass, they find a new groove, new fans, and a lot of new attention from Noah’s naturally bouncy personality. Tactile, lively, and openly gay, Noah is the breath of fresh air the band needed to recover from losing their lead singer just as they gained a life-changing recording contract.

As the youngest of the group, Trespass rally round Noah to welcome him, learning how to accept his love of physical contact. From hugs, casual kisses, using them as pillows and holding hands, these lads lads find themselves in Big Brother territory.

That changes at a rare charity concert. Considered the biggest upcoming band of the last five years, Noah has catapulted them into the limelight. And gained the attention of their chart rivals, Live A Lie. Particularly from their lead rapper, Ezra.

Noah’s fanboy ship may be about to set sail…or sink the two hottest bands of the decade.

Answering an ad looking for a new singer for the rock band Pleading Ignorance, Felix is sure it’s a dream come true to even get the opportunity to audition. Until he arrives and discovers dark secrets lurking in the personal lives of the band members.

He could be exactly what they need, to show their fans he can be a better singer than the guy who wrecked their reputation, but that won’t do much good if the band kill each other, first.

Somehow, he has to find a way to resolve their differences and hold this band of ruffians together, because, despite their name, Pleading Ignorance could be the best home he’s ever known.

Seeing his ex-girlfriend reach the peak of fame and fortune was bad. Seeing her cast in the latest big drama, with her new rich boyfriend playing her love interest, is beyond sickening. How can Nita be happy, when it hadn’t been a year since she said she couldn’t live without him?

The announcement of Season 2 of Show No Mercy gives Patton a new lease on life, until his successful audition is overshadowed by a scandal. The entire cast watch Nita’s newfound fame crumble in real time, as an interview nosedives to reveal a surprise guest – Nita’s lover. A lover happy to expose their year-long affair, behind the back of her media-darling boyfriend, Leon Wilder.

When the producers call a meeting, Patton’s dreams implode along with Nita’s career. They’re afraid the media will link Patton and Nita, exposing the show to negative attention. Worse, Leon Wilder will step into his spot.

The only thing they didn’t plan on was Patton’s ability to survive rock-bottom. Even if that means suggesting a new spin to the producers – Patton will fake a relationship with Leon, to save his spot on the show, and rescue Leon’s reputation from the gutter.

As long as Leon agrees, this could be a chance for them both to move on from Nita, and to protect the new step in their careers.

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