Friday, July 26, 2013

Movies and Books Guest blog and Giveaway with Michelle McLean

Reading and movies have always gone hand in hand for me. This might be because I see my stories in my head like a movie…complete with soundtracks sometimes :) So when a book I love is made into a movie, I’m always excited to see it.

I was surprised to find that not everyone feels the same way I do. Some refuse to see movie adaptations of books. Others will watch them, but prefer to see the movie first so they aren’t comparing the film to the book the entire time.

I, on the other hand, prefer to read the book first. Yes, sometimes I’m irritated by what has been left out or changed from the book, but I think it also helps fill in the blanks and gives a little added depth to the movie. Take Hunger Games, for instance. Jennifer Lawrence does an amazing job, but it’s hard to tell just from the movie how many of her actions are dictated by her will to survive and how many stem from her emotions. When the majority of a book takes place in a character’s head, I think that can be hard to convey on screen.

When it comes to my own books, I tend to see the scenes play out in my head like they would on a movie screen. So I try to translate what I “see” onto the page. Sometimes I’m more successful than others ;) but it’s always fun to be able to share that movie reel in my head with others :)

My Blood Blade Sisters series would make fun movies I think. The first book, A Bandit’s Stolen Heart, would be a fun, action-packed adventure movie. The newest release, A Bandit’s Broken Heart, would be one of my favorite types of movies…a historical romance with big, poofy dresses, ladies and gentleman verbally sparring in columned halls, and opposites attracting and falling in love despite the disdainful opinions of society’s elite. And of course, my main character Brynne being who she is, there is a fair amount of action as well. Not to mention romance *happy sigh* Nothing I love more than a good romance :)

What is your favorite book-to-movie adaptation?
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A Bandit’s Broken Heart
A Blood Blade Sisters Novel
Book Two
Michelle McLean

Publisher: Entangled: Scandalous Imprint

Genre: Historical Romance
Number of pages: 167

ISBN: 978-1-62266-228-9

Book Description:

A woman with a past

Widowed mother, Brynne Richardson, gave up her bandit activities when she left California to make a fresh start with her young daughter in Boston. Working for a handsome doctor fulfills her need to be useful and independent, but he creates another yearning she cant deny.

A man with a purpose

Dr. Richard Oliver assumes Brynne is just another debutante hunting for a rich husband, until she intrigues him with her steady hand for stitchesand guns. He cant put her out of his mind, but the young widow has mysteries hes determined to unravel.

A love in danger

When smugglers raid the much-needed supplies from the clinic, Brynne must resurrect her bandit persona for the good of the sick and the poor. Her secret life threatens to destroy everything shes worked so hard to protecther life, her family and her heart.

About the Author:

Romance and non-fiction author Michelle McLean spent 98% of her formative years with her nose in a book indulging in her love of reading and research. Expanding that love into writing was inevitable. Michelle has a B.S. in History, a M.A. in English, and tends to be a bit of an organized mess with an insatiable love of books and more weird quirks than you can shake a stick at.

She is the author of the historical romances To Trust a Thief and the Blood Blade Sisters trilogy, the non-fiction Homework Helpers: Essays and Term Papers, and several upcoming historical, paranormal, and contemporary romances. She is also a contributor on The Naked Hero, and the Operation Awesome, Scene 13, and Scandalous book blogs as well as maintaining her personal blog. If she's not editing, reading or chasing her kids around, she can usually be found in a quiet corner working on her next book. Michelle resides in PA with her husband and two young children, an insanely hyper dog, and two very spoiled cats.

If you would like Michelle's signature, you can request one for her ebooks through or request a signed bookplate through her website.

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Unknown said...

This book sounds great! Thank you for the excerpt!