When I first offered my novel BMOC to readers, a lot of them assumed it was some libertarianish fantasy. Actually, its not a particularly serious book, just your normal everyday mystery for reading at the beach. The unique part of the book is the introduction of a number of oddball business models (I used to make these up as my occupation to share with people at cocktail parties when I got bored).
I am in the midst of a light edit of the book for a re-release (like my last story, we will have a limited time free-on-Kindle promotion, so watch for that). Anyway, I had forgotten this idea I had included for a reality TV show. I think it holds up pretty well.
Gladstone knew that most of Cupcake’s best-known work was in a reality TV show called “Seven Deadly Sins.” In that particular show, eight priests were brought together, tempted each week by one of the seven deadly sins. The viewing audience got to vote each week as to which priest succumbed the most and got kicked off the show. Cupcake was featured prominently in several of the weekly contests, including her now famous take-down of Father Stanley Vincenzo (who had up to that point been considered the shoe-in favorite to emerge victorious) in the “lust” episode.
It is amazing no sharp TV executive has yet snapped this idea up. You are all welcome to it, go and make your fortune.