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Books to Movies Blog Hop

Books to movies August

A little known thing about me…the first time I read Twilight was right before the third movie was released in theaters.  I’ve been writing for years, but usually write adult books (I publish erotica under another name). I’d had an idea for a younger audience series and didn’t want anything in that genre to taint my muse, so I’d gone against the usual advice of authors—read as much as you can in a genre before you write in it—in favor of reading only obscure pieces (or just reading whatever I wanted).

That goal came to a crashing halt when I was at my sister’s house for my niece’s birthday party. Twilight was playing on cable in the background while my mom and I chatting about General Hospital. When Edward stopped the van, we (and the other people in the room) stopped what we were doing and stared at the TV, mesmerized. Somebody asked what it was, and my sister explained it. Knowing I’d missed the beginning but was now into it, I stopped at the store on my way home and bought the first one. I ordered pizza and started watching it. When it was over, I checked On-Demand features and rented the second one. I didn’t go to bed until after 1:00 that night.

It still wasn’t enough. Since the last two movies weren’t out yet, I threw caution to the wind and bought all of the books in the series. I spent a week reading them, and realized lots of details had been left out. As “they” say, the books were better than the movies. But I might not have read the books then had I not seen the movie clip. Who knows if I’d have ever read them otherwise? As I’ve mentioned, I write erotica also, but I’ve never read Fifty Shades of anything…and I was even asked my opinion of it during an interview for my local paper. Whoops. But who knows… Maybe I’ll see the movie and finally get those books, too.

Goddess Legacy_edited-2 copyHave you ever seen a movie first and THEN read the book? Which was better? Don’t forget to enter my contest. You can go here for entry options. Since I tend to see movies before reading the book, I’m going to giveaway two of my favor movies that were originally books: THE PRINCESS BRIDE and BRIDGET JONES’ DIARY. Love them!! And since Hollywood came knocking after the first book in my Goddess Series, GODDESS LEGACY reached number one in Teen Romance, I’m going to give away a signed  copy of that (but no fear… you can download the ebook for FREE for a limited time at your favorite ebook retailer).

And don’t forget to visit the other blogs and see what cool prizes you can win!

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