Since I just turned in my book, I’ve been in a movie-watching mood. I’m sort of distracted by catching up on episodes of True Blood right now, but after I finish those, I think I’m going on a historical movie binge. Last week, for my Fun Fridays contest, I asked you what your favorite historical movie was. I’ve seen a great majority of them, but some of them are brand-new to me, and I can’t wait to get started.
It was interesting–one movie got probably 10x the response of any of the others. Any guess what that one was? It was GONE WITH THE WIND! Ahh, yes, I can see why!
Here is the exhaustive list of all the movies that were listed by the entrants of the contest. If you entered, thanks so much for these! I’m keeping this list!
Gone With the Wind
Pride & Prejudice (Kiera Knightley Version)
Pride & Prejudice (Colin Firth Version)
The Three Musketeers (which version, I wonder?)
The Scarlet Pimpernel (I’ve never seen this one! Putting it on my Netflix!)
The Princess Bride
Ladyhawke (ooh, another one to add to my Netflix queue!)
Dances With Wolves
The Last of the Mohicans
The Great Gatsby
Pirates of the Caribbean
La Reine Margot (Queen Margot) (another one I haven’t seen, I’m intrigued!)
Wuthering Heights with Ralph Fiennes and Juliette Binoche.
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (with Gary Oldman)
The Color Purple
North And South
Sense and Sensibility
Forever Amber (another one I need to look up)
A Room with a View
Children of the Dust (another new-to-me!)
Lawrence of Arabia
The Last Mistress
Isn’t that a great list? What do you think? Some of these I love so much I want to watch them again, but I think I’m going to hit the new-to-me ones first! Thanks, everyone!
Congrats to Kirsten S., who won the Fun Fridays contest today (per random.org)!
I’m continuing this contest for two more weeks, then I’m moving on to another fun contest! For the last two weeks, I’m giving away 5 books per week!
Question for this week
Jennifer’s alter ego, Dawn, has a book release (in an anthology) on November 3. It’s a hot Highlander Christmas story, and she is so excited about it!
What’s the title of the anthology, and what is the title of Dawn’s story in the anthology?
Hint #1: visit www.dawnhalliday.com to find out!)
Hint #2: Look at this prettiness!
So head on over to my bonus features/contest page to enter to win four books–winner will be drawn on October 30!
Today’s winner, per random.org is….
First Name: Brenda
Last Name: R.
This week’s question is “What is your favorite historical movie?” Easy, right? So head on over to my contest page and enter.
So I’m researching what kind of eggs my hero and heroine would eat for breakfast, and I came upon this:
He goes on to recommend not eating fruit at breakfast (you might feel “heavyish” all day!) and eggs–yuck! He doesn’t want to have pullet-sperm in his stomach all day!
But cold pig’s face? YUM!!! (He recommends eating it with French mustard and shallot vinegar.)
Okay, I’ve got to get back to my revisions. Just had to share. LOL.
(this is from “The Maxims of Sir Morgan O’Doherty, Bart.”, Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Vol 16, 1824)
Today’s winner, per random.org is….(drumroll)….
First Name: Sue
Last Name: A.
The answer to the question, what are Jennifer’s next two books was:
Book #2: A TOUCH OF SCANDAL (the story of the man “left out” from A HINT OF WICKED)
Book #3: A SEASON OF SEDUCTION (Lady Rebecca’s story)
Congrats! Sue, please go to my contest page and select the FOUR books you’d like. Then email me with your books and your snail mail address.
Thanks to all who entered!
This week’s question is a personal one. If you were caught in a love triangle, like Sophie from A HINT OF WICKED, who do you think you’d choose?
The introvert–the scarred, brooding alpha hero (Garrett);
or the extrovert–the tall, dark, and handsome charmer (Tristan)?
So head on over to my contest page and enter! Have fun!
So I’ve been mired in this deadline for a couple of months now, and parts of my life have been sacrificed for the sake of this book. Probably the worst of it is that I see my family so infrequently that I feel like we’re ships passing in the night. I haven’t visited with my girlfriends in ages, and I’m horribly behind in emails/correspondence with all my friends and family who don’t live close.
One thing I’m also missing out on is entertainment. My days are simple: Wake up, take kids to school, work all day, feed and cart kids to their various sports, then go back to work until my eyes are crossing, then go to bed. I’ve taken an hour off here and there to relax. I got a pedicure with my daughter last weekend, and I went to the movies last week. But I need *more*! I need to relax, and I need to start interacting with humanity again!
I’m turning in this book early next week, then I have to go out of town for the rest of the week, then I’m presenting a workshop to an RWA group next Sunday. But as of the 19th of October, I’m a free woman! I’m taking a week off just to have fun…I really, really am…
I blogged today over at Pop Culture Divas about my pop culture deprivation. Please come on by and say hi. I’m especially interested in fall television must-sees as I haven’t watched TV in ages and I don’t even know what’s on anymore!
Okay, I’m crawling back into the cave! See you tomorrow for the Fun Fridays results.
Congrats to Denise B., who won the Fun Fridays contest today (per random.org)!
Okay, since I’ve been deep in this dark, dank writer’s cave and I’m late on this today, I feel like making up for my lack of timeliness to y’all by doubling the winnings for next week. So for next week, I’m going to give four books–yes, four!–to the winner! They just need to be chosen from the remaining books listed over on the bonus features page.
Here is this week’s question: What are the titles of Jennifer’s 2nd and 3rd books? (Hint: Both are sequels to A HINT OF WICKED, and both will be released in 2010! And did you know the third book has a Christmas theme? I’m so excited! Bigger Hint: You can find the answers on the FAQ page!)
So head on over to my bonus features/contest page to enter to win four books–winner will be drawn on October 9!
Well, I’m drowning in this deadline, but I have a fun contest going on over at the Dawn Halliday site! Go check it out at www.dawnhalliday.com. You could win an advance copy of A HIGHLANDER CHRISTMAS, an anthology containing one of Dawn’s stories that will be released in November.
I’ve been doing a lot of research and learning a lot about the medicine of the time (remember, pus is a good thing! They wanted to see lots of nice, healthy pus! LOL!). Once I have a moment, I can’t wait to post some of the other wild and crazy stuff I’m reading on the blog!
Until then, wish me luck. Must…finish…book……….
Oh man, it’s been a crazy week. I finished A SEASON OF SEDUCTION only to realize almost instantly that a big chunk out of the middle of the book needs to be rewritten! So I’m scrambling to get this done before the October deadline. It hasn’t been pretty around here!
In any case, I took a short break today to look at all the contest entries, in which you all took the time to send me some fabulous historical romance titles. Many I’ve already read (and yes, I loved all the ones you mentioned–authors like Loretta Chase, Elizabeth Hoyt, Julie Garwood, Laura Kinsale, Judith McNaught, Sarah McCarty, Diana Gabaldon all of whom I’ve glommed in the past. ) and titles like Outlander, Gone With the Wind, and Wuthering Heights. Many of the above titles/authors were listed more than once!
Some additions to the list:
The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie by Jennifer Ashley (I’m in the middle of this one right now! So good!)
Seduce Me at Sunrise by Lisa Kleypas
Shana by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
Ashes in the Wind by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
The Wolf and the Dove by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss (2 recommendations!)
A Rose at Midnight by Anne Stuart
Scandal by Carolyn Jewel.
Winter Garden by Adele Ashworth
Dreaming by Jill Barnett
Tender Is The Storm by Johanna Lindsey
A Kiss in the Dark by Kimberly Logan
Candle in the Window by Christina Dodd
The Heart’s Desire by Gayle Wilson
Dr Zhivago by Boris Pasternak (we have the movie and I love it, but I haven’t read the book!)
Rosamund by Bertrice Small
Skye O’Malley by Bertrice Small
The China Bride by Mary Jo Putney
A Knight In Shining Armour by Jude Deveraux (2 recommendations!)
The Velvet Promise by Jude Deveraux
anything by Hannah Howell
Kresley Cole’s MacCarrick Brothers Series (I actually have the first one at the top of my TBR!)
After Innocence by Brenda Joyce
The Fulfillment by LaVyrle Spencer
Night Fire and Rebel Bride by Catherine Coulter
Persuasion by Jane Austen (also on my list–I have 2 more Austen books to read and this is one of them)
Stormfire by Christine Monson (I looked this one up…wow! I don’t have the fortitude to read it now, but maybe someday! LOL!)
Cambridge Fellows series by Charlie Cochran
Lady Jane’s Ribbons by Sandra Heath
The Merry Widow Trilogy by Candice Hern
Rhett Butler’s People by Donald McCraig
Marry in Haste by Jane Aiken Hodge
The Wicked Ways of A True Hero by Barbara Metzger
Today’s winner, selected by random.org:
First Name: Bonnie
Last Name: F.
Congratulations, Bonnie! Please go to my contest page and select the two books you’d like. Then email me with your books and your snail mail address.
This week’s question is:
Name one of the authors Jennifer is currently reading and enjoying.
(Hint: check the the top ten lists at the bottom of the About Jennifer page.)
Please head on over to my contest page and enter! Have fun!
Hi, everyone! I’m over at Petit Fours and Hot Tamales today, and I’m giving away a copy of A HINT OF WICKED, so please come on over and say hi!
And now for the Fun Fridays Winner:
First Name: Jo
Last Name: W.
Congrats! Jo, please go to my contest page and select the two books you’d like. Then email me with your books and your snail mail address.
Thanks to all of you who entered! And–yay!–almost everyone had the right answer! Tristan is the hero who had dreams of traveling to Egypt when he was young.
Here is the question for this week:
What is your favorite historical romance or historical fiction book of all time?
You can also let me know why you loved it so much if you like (but this is not a requirement!). I’m looking for new books for my to-be-read pile!
So head over to my contest page and enter! Have fun!