March 13, 2015

Blog Tour Interview & Giveaway: Adapted for Film by Stacey Rourke!

Title: Adapted for Film
Author: Stacey Rourke
Genre: Romantic Comedy

Aubrey Evans is living every author’s dream; her sizzling romance novel is being turned into a blockbuster film. She would be celebrating this momentous event, if she wasn’t busy fighting over every tiny production detail with the maddeningly cavalier director, Kole Camden.

When news of their heated rivalry hits the gossip columns, drastic measures must be taken to save their sinking project. In an elaborate PR hoax, she is publicly linked to Greyson Meyers, the swoon-worthy star of her movie. A whirl-wind love affair is staged for the couple to mirror the steamy chapters of her own books.

Can the introverted author resist the charms of Hollywood’s sexiest leading man? Or will love find her in the City of Angels? 


About the Author

-RONE Award Winner for Best YA Paranormal Work of 2012 for Embrace, a Gryphon Series Novel
-Young Adult and Teen Reader voted Author of the Year 2012
-Turning Pages Magazine Winner for Best YA book of 2013 & Best Teen Book of 2013 

Stacey Rourke is the author of the award winning YA Gryphon Series as well as the chillingly suspenseful Legends Saga. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant dogs. She loves to travel, has an unhealthy shoe addiction, and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head. 



When did you realize you wanted to become a writer? What was the very first thing you ever wrote?
While I have written my entire life, I didn't know I wanted to make a career out of it until after trying on many other career hats and THEN writing my first YA novel, The Conduit. In that moment it was as if a light went on over my head and I figured out what I should have been doing all along. As to what the first thing I ever wrote was, that would be a terribly unimaginative sequel to Beetleguise that I wrote back in elementary school. It was dreadful, but an act of love by an eight year old. 

Do you find it hard to kill off your characters?
I know readers wish I would say yes, but that's just not the case. Sometimes, for the sake of the story, even the most beloved characters have to go and the more attached readers are to them, the more they will feel the impact of their loss. Now pardon me whilst I duck before readers start throwing things.

Who designed your cover?
Najla Qamber Designs, she does amazing work and is a real treat to work with. 

If you could switch places with any of your characters, who would it be? Why?
Well, in Adapted for Film the main character is an author whose book is being turned into a major motion picture. I sure as heck wouldn't turn that down, so I would switch with her! 

Who would you cast for a movie/TV series as your main characters if given the chance? 
For the role of Aubrey I would cast Jennifer Lawrence, Greyson Meyers would be Chris Hemsworth, and Kole Camben I would cast Chris Pratt. Beautiful people abound! 

How different would you say the final version of Adapted for Film is from the first draft? 
My original intent was less humor and more steam and angst, but as my readers know less humor is not my style at all! As the story took on a life of its own the quippy humor and snappy one-liners weaved themselves in. I landed farther from 50 Shades and closer to When Harry Met Sally, which is totally okay with me! 

Tell us what comes to mind when you think about the release of Adapted? 
Stress, apprehension, and the desperate need for a bottle of wine and/or rum.

If you could bring one of your characters to life, who would it be? Any why?
Probably Rowan from my Gryphon Series. I have a soft spot for that arrogant pirate. Granted he's usually out for this own self-serving needs, but for the woman he loves he would give up anything and that--along with his golden boy charms--makes me swoon. 

This or That
Cat or Dog? Dog
Heels or flats? Stilettos baby!
Coffee or Tea? Yes please
Spring or Summer? Summer
Young Adult or New Adult? Young Adult
Action Movies or Chick Flicks? Action movies all the way
Mountain views or ocean views? Ocean

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1 comment:

  1. Wow, the interview was great just like those 10 interview questions on PBS; very informative and fascinating. I've talked with authors whose novellas and books were made into film. Thanks for the behind the scenes stuff, because we always want to know more.


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