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Juliana Stone: Movie Adaptations of Books

My lovelies! Today we have awesome author Juliana Stone with us, talking about books and movies. Whoo!

Hey all!  I’d like to thank Limecello for letting me take up space and time here today at her blog! She told me that I could talk about pretty much anything, so I thought that for today, I’d talk about books and movies, in particular a book that needs to be made into a movie.

Why, you might ask? Well, I’ve just finished reading The Bronze Horseman, then onto book 2, Tatiana and Alexander, and immediately had to start in on the last book in this series, The Summer Garden.  First off, you have to know that these books are long.  The first and last are over 700 pages and the second is over 500.

Doesn’t matter. At all. From the first chapters these characters captivated me, but most importantly the characters stayed with me when I was done reading.  I ached for them.  I would randomly think of Alexander and get upset…that’s how real he was to me. That’s how good Paullina Simons, the author is.

I’m not going to get into the plot details of The Bronze Horseman, because I don’t want to spoil it for any of you who haven’t read the book yet, but I can tell you it takes place during World War 2, inside the Soviet Union. It’s an epic love story revolving around a young Soviet girl and an officer in the Red Army.

When I say epic love story?  I mean epic. It has all the thrills, heartache, want, need, danger, and anguish that an epic love story has.  Think Gone With the Wind X 10. (at least for me). When I was done reading book 1, I immediately Googled the author to see if film rights have been sold. They were, but nothing came of them.  So as of now, my Alexander and Tatiana will remain just for me in my kindle, where I can read the pages over again whenever I wish.  But man, I want to see this on the big screen.

So, my question to you all is, what book have you read recently that you are dying to see on the big screen?  I’ve just read Warm Bodies, and am anxiously awaiting its release on February 1.  (If you’ve not heard of it, youtube the movie trailer, hilarious…well, if you like zombies!)

I’ll award one commentator an ebook copy of my latest release, Collide.  You can read an exclusive excerpt here.

Bobbi-Jo Barker has been in love with the wrong man for years. A man who doesn’t fit into the perfect, controlled life she’s created. A man who not only broke her heart but nearly destroyed her. So the fact that he’s back in town shouldn’t matter because he’s all wrong for her, or so she thinks…

Shane Gallagher, prodigal son, ex-con, and all around hellion, has returned to the small town of New Waterford to mend fences and get his life back. What he doesn’t count on are the feelings he still has for the one woman who can break him—the one woman who is totally wrong for him.

And yet, as Bobbi and Shane are thrown together and begin to navigate a life with each other in it, neither can deny the attraction they feel, or the emotions that come with it—the good and the bad. And so the question becomes… can these two damaged souls survive a second chance at love?

So books? Movies? Books into movies? What’s your poison? (Or your pick?) Join our discussion ’cause there’s an awesome book up for grabs! (And if you missed the first book, you can get Offsides here!)