Guest blog by Shawntelle Madison, author of Repossessed
My latest release, Repossessed , is a zany paranormal romance with urban fantasy elements featuring witches and warlocks. When I wrote the story, I couldn’t help but imagine seeing the Asian actor Bi Rain as Rob and Jessica Alba as Tessa. I’d definitely want a nice special effects budget for the spellcasting and the creatures you’d find in my book.
In the spirit of books to movie adaptations, I thought I’d share my favorites from 2013 and what I’m looking forward to watching in 2014.
- World War Z: I loved the movie! Okay, I will admit, I love Brad Pitt, too. Fast-moving zombies are crazy scary, yet awesome. Seeing the way Brad Pitt did anything to protect his family was easy to relate to also.
- Catching Fire: I have read all the Hunger Games books. All of them. So I was so excited to watch Catching Fire and I wasn’t disappointed. If you liked the first movie you will like the second. Seeing the book brought to life made me eagerly open my wallet at the theater.
- The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones: I was initially concerned that this would be another Twilight movie, but the movie was actually entertaining and the special effects were great. If you’re a fan of the series you’ll love the movie.
- So what about 2014? In 2014 I want to watch the Maze Runner (I can’t wait! I can’t wait!), Divergent, Gone Girl, and the Fault is in our Stars adaptation. I’m also stoked about Horns from Joe Hill.
So what book adaptations do you want to watch that I didn’t mention?
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Shawntelle Madison is a web developer who loves to weave words as well as code. She’d never admit it, but if asked she’d say she covets and collects source code. After losing her first summer job detasseling corn, Shawntelle performed various jobs–from fast-food clerk to grunt programmer to university webmaster. Writing eccentric characters is her most favorite job of them all. On any particular day when she’s not surgically attached to her computer, she can be found watching cheesy horror movies or the latest action-packed anime. She lives in Missouri with her husband and children.