Contesty Goodness

I was thinking yesterday that it was about time for a contest. As some of you may know, I have two books coming out in July:

Desire is the most dangerous sensation of all.

With tensions between the Federation and Imperial ‘Verses rising, one woman may hold the key to victory. The dangerous mission to smuggle her out of Imperial Territory falls to Daniel Haws and his team, the ultra secret Phantom Corps. This elite squad of the Federation Military is the only one trusted and skilled enough to remove her from under the watchful eye of her father, the Supreme Commander of the Imperial ‘Verses.

Carina is used to wearing a mask. Her father and his men think her little more than a pretty prize to be won by a man more ruthless than the rest. When he announces his intention to marry her to one of his henchmen, a man known for his cruelty, Carina knows she has to move as soon as possible to get out. But getting secret information to the Federation has served her well for years and she appeals to them for help.

She expected rescue from a man who’d been her enemy. But she wasn’t prepared for just how intense her attraction to Daniel Haws would be. Born as adversaries into different ranks, and on the run for their lives, they now need each other to survive–by holding on to the only thing they have in common: a growing desire that is dangerous, irresistible, and insatiable…

and on the 20th, REVELATION, the next in the de La Vega Cats series

He has the one thing she never thought she deserved. A place to belong…

Blurb: De La Vega Cats, Book 2

At long last, Kendra Kellogg has found her sister—but she’s no closer to filling the gaps in her past. The magick that brought them together makes them targets for dark mages intent on finishing what started with their mother’s murder.

As if her life wasn’t chaotic enough, in barrels the one thing she doesn’t expect, Max de La Vega. He’s six-and-a-half-feet of cocoa-brown alpha male. He’s strong, intelligent, sexy and intense. Everything she’d wanted in a man. And he scares the hell out of her. Still healing from a disastrous past relationship, she wonders if she’ll ever have that kind of forever.

The next in line to run his jaguar jamboree, Max is unused to hearing “no”. Once he knows what he wants, he assumes he’ll get it. And he wants Kendra. She deserves happiness and it’s his mission to give it to her.

When dark mages attempt to steal her magickal energy, Max’s cat agrees with the man—Kendra is his to protect and he will stop at nothing to keep her safe. She can push him away as hard as she likes, he’s not going anywhere.

So yeah I guess I should, you know, give some away. What do you think?

How about I give away two digital ARCs of INSATIABLE and 2 of REVELATION? Yeah, that’s the ticket. SO here’s what you need to do if you want to enter: Reply with your favorite book to movie adaptation (can be graphic novels too)

I’ll choose the winners Friday June 11 at noon pacific. Winners must check back here to see if they’ve won and contact me within seven days of winning.

Good luck!

88 comments to “Contesty Goodness”

  1. Scorpio M.
    June 9th, 2010 at 7:39 pm · Link

    The Last of the Mohicans is a favorite of mine. Could have something to do with Daniel Day-Lewis, lol. I also loved Bridget Jones’ Diary.

  2. Angie Malone
    June 9th, 2010 at 9:38 pm · Link

    I can’t wait for these books! Thanks for giving us all a chance to win one!

    My favorite book to movie adaptation would be Sense and Sensibility, which was adapted by Emma Thompson. I love the relationship between the Dashwood sisters and the scene between Elinor and Edward towards the end of the movie gets me every time!

  3. Michelle Sandusky
    June 9th, 2010 at 11:05 pm · Link

    I’m looking forward to reading both of these books!

    For book to movie, I’ll go with the first Harry Potter.

    Now if it was a book series to say movie mini-series I will have to say North and South. I absolutely loved both the books and the movies.

  4. L
    June 10th, 2010 at 1:17 am · Link

    Pride and Prejudice for me. The BBC series first – maybe that can’t count because it was a series then the latest movie version with Matthew Macfadyen. Love the romantic tension in that one!

  5. Eva SB
    June 10th, 2010 at 3:47 am · Link

    To be honest if I’ve loved a book I will always finding the film dissapointing.
    The only film adaptations I have liked are for books I didn’t enjoy much at all.

    The exception would be some of Jane Austen’s works. The BBC TV adaptations are best but as far as films go:
    I think Keira Knightly’s P&P should be trashed and I’m not sure whether is it the character of Emma or Gwyneth Paltrow’s portrayl of her that I find so irritating.
    On the positive side the new version of Sense & Sensibilty is quite good and Emma Thompson’s version is great as is Persuasion with Amanda Root.

    But the best one, with a hero even challenging Colin Firth’s Darcy, is the 2007 version of Northanger Abbey.

  6. B Burke
    June 10th, 2010 at 5:56 am · Link

    My choice would probably be The Notebook.

  7. C A
    June 10th, 2010 at 6:12 am · Link

    I do believe it would be the Harry Potter series.

  8. Jimena Diez
    June 10th, 2010 at 11:13 am · Link

    One of my favorites has to be Atonement. It stayed very close to the story and the acting was great.

  9. ilona
    June 10th, 2010 at 11:17 am · Link

    My favourite book to movie adaptation would have to be Lord Of The Rings as directed by Peter Jackson (closely followed by Eregon starring Ed Speleers).

    Just want to add I LOVE those covers 😀

  10. Tiffany @ KindleVixen
    June 10th, 2010 at 11:52 am · Link

    oh how I love that Insatiable cover. *drool*

    My favorite book to movie adaption? There are so few I enjoy, I will have to go with Gone with the Wind. Classic in so many ways!

  11. Jessica
    June 10th, 2010 at 11:53 am · Link

    While I was disappointed in the film adaptation of Twilight, I thought Chris Weitz did a brilliant job on the New Moon film. He stuck to the book fairly well and only made thoughtful changes. Can’t wait to see how Eclipse turns out!

  12. Eva
    June 10th, 2010 at 11:54 am · Link

    This is a hard question for me. I guess Pride & Prejudice or any of the Harry Potter movies would be my pick.

  13. Insane Hussein
    June 10th, 2010 at 11:54 am · Link

    My favorite book to movie adaptation is Green Mile. What a great movie and a great book! Stephen King never fails to please and this movie was great. Hands down.

    I agree that the Harry potter movies were great also, except for HP #6–WTF was that? They did NOT stay true to the storyline at all.

  14. Christie
    June 10th, 2010 at 11:54 am · Link

    I usually don’t enjoy books made into movies. The exception would be Atonement with The Notebook coming in a close second.

  15. Jen Wylie
    June 10th, 2010 at 11:54 am · Link

    Definetly Lord of the Rings!!

    Twilight a very close second 🙂

    Love your site by the way!!

  16. Insane Hussein
    June 10th, 2010 at 11:55 am · Link

    PS: I wantz Insatiable!! 🙂

  17. mbot565
    June 10th, 2010 at 11:56 am · Link

    My favs that I can think on top of my head are Princes’ Bride, Eragon, Pride & Prejudice, Emma and Bridget Jones’ Diary.

  18. Marlene Breakfield
    June 10th, 2010 at 11:57 am · Link

    My favorite book to movie is Pride and Prejudice (the Firth version) and The Lord of the Rings is a close second.

  19. Nicole
    June 10th, 2010 at 11:59 am · Link

    My favorite book to movie is probably also Pride & Prejudice, though I actually think I prefer the Keira version to the Firth. I love both, but I just really adore the Keira one.

  20. Angie
    June 10th, 2010 at 12:02 pm · Link

    I would have to say 300. I loved everything about that movie! I thought the visuals were just stunning and the bodies on those Spartans…. Plus – it had me on the edge of my seat and it made me cry. So I give it two thumbs way up. :mrgreen:

  21. Insane Hussein
    June 10th, 2010 at 12:05 pm · Link

    Favorite book to movie adaptation is Green Mile. Stephen King NEVER fails to please… or terrorize. For that very reason IT was at bottom of fave adaptations. :X

    And I wantz Insatiable–love the Federation series and the cover is so drool worthy!

    PS: Harry Potter #6 movie made me sad cuz it did NOT follow storyline at all! What was JK thinking?

  22. Sharon K
    June 10th, 2010 at 12:07 pm · Link

    I’d say Cuckoo’s Nest would be the best adaptation IMHO.
    Congrats on your up coming releases!!!

  23. Rossy
    June 10th, 2010 at 1:40 pm · Link

    Bridget Jone’s Diary along with Pride & Prejudice, are classics for me. Those two should be in everyones home in book and DVD format.
    Then there are the Harry Potter & Lord of the Ring books. I think i enjoyed them more in movie than the books. Then again, maybe if i had started reading them as a child i would have liked them better.

  24. Pamela
    June 11th, 2010 at 6:46 am · Link


    My favorite book to movie adaptation is Sin City! 😛

  25. Carrie F.
    June 11th, 2010 at 6:46 am · Link

    hmmmm…well i just finished watching Dear John which was good (although i like the book more) and then there are the Twilight Movies…liked those to0 (still like the books better …seems to be my issue, the books are always better than the movies)

  26. ms bookjunkie
    June 11th, 2010 at 6:51 am · Link

    Ooh, second chance! *fingers crossed* *toes crossed* *concentrating hard* Pick me! me! me! please.

  27. ms bookjunkie
    June 11th, 2010 at 6:55 am · Link

    Btw, do book-to-tv-series count? I love the six hour BBC Pride and Prejudice miniseries with Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy *swoon*

    IMO most movies just don’t come close to the awesome that was the original book.

    June 11th, 2010 at 7:18 am · Link


  29. Mary Lotspeich
    June 11th, 2010 at 7:47 am · Link

    I usually prefer the book to the movie – something is always left out. But I liked the Bridget Jones books. Like another comment I looking forward to the Stephanie Plum movie adaption.

    Can’t wait for you 2 new books!

  30. Amanda
    June 11th, 2010 at 8:10 am · Link

    Book to Movie, I’d have to say “dear John” and the Twilight Sagas, I LOVE the books, and was happy with the movies pretty much, though as usual the books are always better.

    OH and True Blood/Sookei Stackhouse Series LOVE both the books and show

  31. Joyce Zahariades
    June 11th, 2010 at 8:22 am · Link

    My favorite book to movie was “P.S. I Love You”

  32. Michele Adams
    June 11th, 2010 at 8:30 am · Link

    well …

    The English Patient

    Herman Wouk’s – made for tv mini series,
    Winds of War and War and Remembrance

    The Hunt for Red October

    All exceptionally great!

  33. Amanda
    June 11th, 2010 at 8:56 am · Link

    Am I a nerd if I say Harry potter? Lol

  34. azteclady
    June 11th, 2010 at 9:02 am · Link

    *jumping up and down* me, me, mememememememememememe!!!!


    Oooopppsssss… that’s not an entry, is it? Hold on, lemme see…

    The Shawshank Redemption, hands down. Best use of voice over narration, ever, and the chemistry between Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman is just amazing. The story is great (but then I believe Stephen King is at his best on short stories).

  35. Cheryl McInnis
    June 11th, 2010 at 10:09 am · Link

    Lord of The Rings, for sure-the entire trilogy, but especially Fellowship of the Ring.
    I thought it was just spot on, and perfectly true to the book. I’m very excited that Peter Jackson will also be involved in making a movie version of The Hobbit 😀

  36. teri jackson
    June 11th, 2010 at 10:23 am · Link

    hmmmmmm let me see
    i would have to go with….. between harry potter and Twilight Sagas,
    i like the book better but they were good

  37. Kristin Platts
    June 11th, 2010 at 11:31 am · Link

    How about book to TV show? The Sookie Stackhouse series being turned into True Blood. Otherwise, probably My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult.

    Can’t WAIT for your new books, but I’m really excited for the next Brown siblings 🙂

  38. OmNe
    June 11th, 2010 at 12:16 pm · Link

    *posting here just in case* for that second chance!