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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35 thoughts on “Books to Movies Blog Hop

  1. Awesome giveaway! I LOVE the Princess Bride!!!

  2. Jessica D

    This is such a great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity

  3. The Princess Bride is one of my favorites.

  4. cnd21

    I keep hearing about both of these movies, just never had the time to check them out. Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. The Princess Bride is a great film… I adore the cover of that book!

    Thanks so much for the chance to win ❤

  6. bn100

    don’t have a preference if read the book first

  7. Hannah L.

    i always read the book before seeing the movie

  8. Jessica

    Most the time I read the book first… not always.
    Thanks for this GREAT giveaway!


  9. Pam

    Thanks for participating in the hop.

  10. Great giveaway! Thanks!
    -Jamie J.

  11. Natasha

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  12. Your books look really nice.

  13. Les Johnson

    I usually try to read the book before seeing the movie. The book is usually always better. However, I haven’t read The Princess Bride book, but it is my favorite movie.

  14. amy williams

    I have done both read the book first then the movie and vice versa thanks for the great giveaway I love these movies.

  15. Kim

    I saw Stardust before I read the book and I liked the movie much more than the book.

  16. Thanks for hosting such an awesome giveaway! 😀

    Andy @ Owl Always Be Reading

  17. Joy F

    Would love to read the book, thanks for the chance.

  18. Great ideas for giveaway thank you!! I like to read book first but sometimes I do see movie first.

  19. I don’t have a preference. Most of the time, I read the book first. But that’s probably because books are easier to get. Thanks for the free copy of GODDESS LEGACY.

  20. I’m don’t really have a preference.. either.. I try to read the book first but I enjoy both ways.

  21. Wendy R

    Thanks for the giveaway! It’s a great lineup of books/movies!

  22. Thank you, I was just talking about The Princess Bride such a classic

  23. BookLady

    I usually read the book first. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  24. ariel2417

    I haven’t read Goddess Legacy yet, but it looks really good! I loved the Princess Bride though! Thanks for the giveaway!

  25. Thanks so much for your giveaway! I love the choices!!

  26. Love the cover of your book BTW!

  27. Kathy O

    I tend to watch the movie, then read the book. Thanks for the hop and giveaway

  28. Daniel M

    yep watched all the lord of the rings movies then read the books, like the movies better

  29. diamondnazaneen

    I try to read the book first then the movie! Like with Beautiful Creatures I waited until it was on DVD bc I made sure to rd the book first and boy am I glad that I did! >.<

  30. I almost always read the book before watching the movie–I hate having book endings spoiled by watching the movie first, but I don’t mind watching the movie after reading the book.

  31. Janie McGaugh

    I love The Princess Bride and Bridget Jones’ Diary, too.

  32. Jessica Whitehouse

    The Princess Bride is one of my favorite movies! I’d love to win!

  33. My daughter loves the Princess Bride. Its one of her favs.

  34. Kayla C

    Who doesn’t love The Princess Bride?? I haven’t had the chance to read your books yet, but I’d love to. Thanks for the chance to win 😀

  35. Diane S

    seen the movie for howl’s moving castle…now i have to find and read the book. Princess Bride…book and movie were great…but the movie was a bit better…come on now who doesn’t love Billy Crystal?

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