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Nicole Flockton on Movies and Books and Giveaway!

We have Texas based, Australian author Nicole Flockton and she's talking about the connection between movies and books. She also came with one eCopy giveaway of her BOUND BY HER RING!

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Over to Nicole now...


Movies & Books – The Connection

 

Nowadays so many books are being made into movies, they range from the Harry Potter books to Twilight to Hunger Games and to Nicholas Sparks’s books.

 

As an author this would be the ultimate dream. To see your book released worldwide as a movie. Of course then getting nominated for all the awards possible for said movie would be the icing on the cake.  But I’m a realist and the chances of my books making it into a movie would be slim but I’m ever hopeful.

 

My latest release “Bound by Her Ring” has been compared to the movie “The Vow” when I’ve spoken to various people about it. I will say that I’ve never seen “The Vow”. I started my book back in 2002 – way before that movie hit the screens. It’s funny how similar the stories are.

 

If Bound By Her Ring got made into a movie I’d have a hard time thinking about who I would cast in the role of Luciano, he is an Australian/Italian, his arrogant, his sexy and dreamy but he is also caring and has a soft side that only Jasmine brings out in him. So based on the well known actors today, I’d go for Chris Hemsworth, but he’d have to dye his hair dark. For the female character I’d have to say I’d want Isobel Lucas. She’s the right combination of vulnerable but feisty. And yes I chose an Australian cast because I’m an Aussie. J

 


It’s fun to dream about what may happen. Share with me what you think and I will be giving away one eCopy of Bound By Her Ring!
 
 
 
 
 

51 comments:

  1. It's fun to imagine who would play the characters in your book if it were to be made into a movie!

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    1. Hello Sherry!

      So true! Thanks for dropping by!

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    2. I'd love to find a couple of unknowns to star in the movie - that would be cool we could all have great success!

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  2. I always have a hard time picking out actors and actresses to play main characters - probably because I can never seem the characters as anyone else :)

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    1. Hi Jemi!

      Thanks for coming along to chat with Nicole here today!

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  3. Now that's a really fun kind of challenge, to imagine your book as a movie! And if it invokes the same feelings as The Vow, then I know it will be a big hit~

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    1. It is kind of fun. Although what would be really cool would be to discover unknown actors and then everyone wins!

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    2. Hi Shelley!

      It's fun to try to match a character from your imagination to a living person! Thanks for reading along!

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  4. I think I've seen The Vow. It was sweet! This looks sweet too.

    I say dream big!

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    1. I'm now going to have to find "The Vow" and see if my book does compare to the movie! LOL

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    2. Hi Emily!

      Now I need to watch 'The Vow' too!

      Lucky for you Nicole, I didn't see it before your book landed to me!

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  5. Hello everyone! Thanks for commenting! It was really hard to imagine who would play my characters mainly because I'm so in love with my cover that the people on the front ARE Luciano and Jasmine!!

    I've got a friend who is starting a band, they are awesome. I've already told her she is writing the songs for my movies and we were going to win Oscars. Her first best original song and mine for best original screenplay. LOL

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  6. Oh and I have to say a big thank you to Nas for having me here today!!

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    1. You welcome, Nicole! I hope you will enjoy chatting with all our friends here!

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  7. Love that kind of hero! Nice to meet you.
    Hi, Nas!

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    1. Hi Carol! Thanks for stopping by. Luciano is my favourite hero.

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  8. I usually dream of who would play in my MG novels. I have chosen them. So now I'm ready. If Hollywood would only call. Hahaha. Nice to meet you, Nicole! *waving to Nas* :-)

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    1. Hi Robyn! Great to meet you too. I love that you have your stars chosen already! Good luck!

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    2. *waves* at Robyn Campbell!

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  9. It's so fun to imagine that happening. The ultimate compliment to a writer. The Vow is an awesome movie. So romantic in a really genuine way. Sounds like your book is also. :)

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    1. Hi there PK, I like to think it is romantic, although Luciano put Jasmine through the ringer so I'm guessing some readers might be ready to have a go at him, but he pulls through at the end!

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    2. Hi PK,

      Thanks for coming by!

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  10. What author hasn't had fun imagining their book on the big screen? :)

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    1. Very true! LOL Thanks for dropping by!

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    2. Thanks for coming by Golden!

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  11. It is fun to dream. Nicole, I wish you the best with 'Bound by Her Ring' and Nas, as always, thank you for hosting such a wonderful forum for all of these writers with their dreams poised to leap into success.

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    1. Hi Suze! Thanks for dropping by. Nas is wonderful for supporting authors. Love her!!

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    2. Aww...Suze and Nicole!

      *am blushing*

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  12. I'm always terrible about thinking who would play such-and-such character in a movie, but I do often think about what would happen if one of my books would be turned into a movie. It's fun to pretend.

    Congrats on your book, Nicole!

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    1. Hi Cherie,

      I'm with you, I don't use collage boards or look through images to 'see' my characters, when it comes to cover art I sometimes feel like saying, I've know idea - you come up with it. LOL

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    2. Oh, Cherie! It is such fun to pretend which star would play in your book!

      All the best!

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  13. Wouldn't it be fun to see something we'd written on the screen!

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    1. Patsy it would be the absolute best thing!

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    2. Thanks for coming by Patsy!

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  14. I'm surprised it took a big name like Orson Scott Card so long to have his book turned into a movie. He's been pursuing that dream for decades. I think he was pretty miffed Stephanie Meyer trumped him so easily both in book sales and in a race to the box office, because he's spoken about those feelings on his blogs.

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    1. Hi Michael,

      Yes, it does take long for a writer's name to end up on screen.

      It's just fun to pretend! Thanks for coming by!

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    2. Hi Michael, thank you for stopping by. Sometimes you just have to be in the right place and the right time for everything. It's a matter of never giving up :)

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  15. sounds like an interesting story! Fun to think about who would play our characters on the big screen:)
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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    1. It makes a writer's life more interesting to have all these dreams to indulge in, Nutshell!

      Thanks for coming by!

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    2. It is definitely fun, but I tell you, I struggled to come up with some names! LOL

      Good to see you here.

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  16. just picked up my copy, Nicole...now to carve out some reading time to enjoy.

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    1. Thanks so much Kristina!! Hope you enjoy it :)

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  17. I'm one of those who can never pick out actors to star in a film version of my book, but it would be an awesome feeling knowing people were going to see "my" movie! (As long as they buy the book afterwards, lol.) :)

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    1. Or buy it before!! It would definitely be a cool feeling. Thanks for stopping by.

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  18. Like Nick, I'm not good at casting actors as my characters, but I would be thrilled if one my books became a movie.

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    1. It's a hard task like sometimes you get a cover and go, hmm that's now how I imagined the hero/heroine.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  19. Nice to meet Nicole! SO interesting to contemplate our books as movies, isn't it? Best wishes for the book! :)

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    1. Hi Carol, thanks for stopping by and the good wishes!

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  20. Ok the contest has closed and thank you so much to everyone who stopped by and shared their thoughts about books being made into movies.

    And the winner is ............

    Carol Riggs!!!

    Congratulations Carol you've won a copy of "Bound By Her Ring". I'll be in touch!

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