Saturday, November 03, 2012

Bounty Hunter by Kate Lynd

I love film. Adore it. But I think the words concerning it which drive me absolutely insane are, oh the book is always better than the movie. It’s not whether or not this statement is true. Because you simply can’t quantify a statement like that, art is too subjective a medium to say such ludicrous things, so when I do hear critics or reviewers doing it I think a part of me wants to scream, ‘I’ve done both and it’s impossible to compare apples to oranges!’.

Allow me to explain, Bounty Hunter was born in my head and my heart after seeing Cowboys & Aliens at the Cineplex. And I what I liked most about it was that the writers, director, actors, and producers played it straight. But the rights they bought were from the graphic novel which played it for camp. The writer of the graphic novel was the creative force behind Men In Black with Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones. And I didn’t care for that at all.

But when I heard that the writers behind the reboot of the Star Trek movies were writing Cowboys & Aliens and Stephen Speilberg was producing, and Jon Favreau was directing I got excited. The icing on the cake was when I heard about the casting of Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford as enemies forced to work together in a western/scifi mashup I was all in. A campy movie would have disappointed me. What I got instead exceeded all of my expectations. So is the movie better than the book. No. It’s just more my cup of tea and it a terrific film and stands on its own right.

Bounty Hunter’s film rights have not been purchased. So I’m penning a script loosely based on it. It has Lonegals (aliens), half-breeds, romance, action, danger, treachery by humans and aliens alike. But the characters from the book are periphery and a whole different tale is being told. And I’m playing it straight. So what if someone came along and wanted to buy the screenplay and gutted it and turned it into a campy film? As an indie filmmaker I know the writer has little to no power in Hollywood. And I’m not in a financial position to make that much of a fuss. But a few industry awards from the scifi/fantasy/futuristic community is nice to dream about.

Bounty Hunter tells the tale of how he must come to terms with his mixed heritage and love himself enough to save the half-breed girl who would try to change the world. I hope you’ll leave a comment and check it out.

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Bounty Hunter
Kate Lynd

Genre: Sci-fi erotic romance

Publisher: Hydra Publications

Number of pages: 142
Word Count: 41,559
Cover Artist: Frank Hall           

Book Description:

Dare to fall in love. Dare to change the world.

Logan Mitchell doesn’t like to mess around when it comes to business. He is a rarity, a half-breed human/alien who has survived the purge. The product of an illicit affair between a charismatic human rebel and a sympathetic female alien from the planet Lonegal he is an outsider. He is a bounty hunter, and he is the best at what he does.

Enslaved from the age of fifteen, Alabama Newsome is a half-breed who’s managed to escape once and exact her revenge on the killer of her human mother and Lonegal father. Labeled a terrorist she was recaptured, tortured, and made to suffer for her actions. With the help of Logan’s imprisoned father she escapes once again and General Runyon wants her back. She’s pregnant with his child and he’s sure she’ll abort it.

When her case file comes across Logan’s desk he’s forced to deal with the truth mixed in with the lies. And he must decide, bring her in, or risk everything just to save her life.

 Author Bio:

Kate Lynd is an award winning blogger and 2nd place finisher in the 2011 Preditors & Editors Reader’s Choice Award for Best Romance Short Story for No Ordinary Love. She also writes as Amy McCorkle. Her books include 2012 Moondance International Film Festival Semi-Finalist Another Way to Die, and Set Fire to the Rain. GLADIATOR is her most recent release with Bounty Hunter, her first print book due out in October.

Her official website is, reviews, guest posts, and her random thoughts are posted at her blog,, and she is peppered all over Facebook and Twitter under Amy Leigh McCorkle and @Kate_Lynd.