Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Guest Post & Giveaway by Terra Harmony: Books or Movies? Which are better?

Guest Post by Terra Harmony
Books or Movies? Which are better?

First a big thank you to Holly for hosting me on her blog! Show hands; who liked the Harry Potter movies better than the books? What about the Twilight series? Hunger Games? Oh - what about Mortal Instruments?

Chances are (especially because this is a book blog), most people are going with the book. I am with you. Take Hunger Games for example. They included most events from the book, and they were even spot on with what I imagined the characters to be. But something was off. I didn't get caught up emotionally with the movie as I did in the books (and I have yet to see Catching Fire, just so you know - hope it is a little better).

Films introduce new worlds - in intricate detail. They show us everything, even some things the book can't or doesn't. And I love going to movies, sitting in the dark with a giant tub of popcorn and just getting lost in the storyline.

But the one thing a film doesn't have that books do...is inclusion. You are watching the movie but you aren't IN the movie. In a book (or at least a good book), you feel everything the main character feels. You are privy to their thoughts, doubts, fears, and hopes. You are living the book and the connection is so much deeper.

In my newest release 'The Rising, Book One of the Painted Maidens Trilogy', many of my editors have said the books feels like a movie. Is that good or bad? I'm honestly not sure. Perhaps it is because I wrote the book in third person purposely using short, choppy sentences - almost like stage directions in a script. Of course, since much of the book takes place underwater, if it ever did get optioned for a movie we'd need one heck of a special effects team! Be sure to check out 'The Rising' and let me know what you think! And comment below with your favorite - book or movie?

Fifteen-year-old Serena is the youngest member of a dying race. The increasing acidity of the ocean is destroying her home, slowly eating away at the once thriving underwater landscape. But since the night of Serena’s birth, it is an outside force that most threatens their dwindling population. Werewolves, who once served as protectors for mermaids in the Kingdom of the Undine, now seek to eliminate all who dwell in the ocean — and Serena is about to find herself right in the middle of the deadly conflict.

Given the title of Werewolf Liaison, Serena is determined to make things right for her people. When she ventures to The Dry, she meets Liam, the werewolf with hazel eyes, and her whole world gets turned upside down. As Serena discovers the real history between werewolves and mermaids, she is left wondering who her true enemies are.
The Rising (The Painted Maidens #1)

Author Bio:
Terra is the author of the eco-fantasy novels in the Akasha Series, 'Water', 'Air', 'Fire', and 'Earth', as well as the Painted Maidens Trilogy. Terra was born and raised in Colorado but has since lived in California, Texas, Utah, North Carolina, and Virginia. Terra has served a 5 1/2 year enlistment in the Marine Corp, has earned her bachelor's and master's degree and presently runs the language services division of a small business.

Terra currently lives in the suburb of Washington, DC with her husband of 14 years and three children.

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GIVEAWAY TIME!
5 winners will each receive an ebook copy of The Rising.
To enter, just comment on this post answering Terra's question:
What's your favorite book or movie?
Ends 12/11.

11 comments:

  1. My favorite movie is Enchanted.

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  2. My favorite book is Outlander by Diana Gabaldon and my favorite movie is Atonement.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    mestith at gmail dot com

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  3. Wow..

    Great giveaway / contest.

    I hope I can have similar giveaway like this too.

    Good luck.

    Regards,

    Ardamus

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  4. My favourite book(s) is the Harry Potter series! Thanks for the giveaway! :D

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  5. My favourite books are the ones in the Lord of the Rings series .Thanks a lot for the giveaway! :)

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  6. Holly @ Words Fueled by LoveDecember 13, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    Congrats on winning an ebook! Please contact me (hollyraeharris(at)gmail(dot)com) with the email address you want it sent to.

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  7. Holly @ Words Fueled by LoveDecember 13, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    Congrats January on winning an ebook! Please contact me (hollyraeharris(at)gmail(dot)com) with the email address you want it sent to.

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  8. Holly @ Words Fueled by LoveDecember 13, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    Congrats Ardamus on winning an ebook! Please contact me (hollyraeharris(at)gmail(dot)com) with the email address you want it sent to.

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  9. Holly @ Words Fueled by LoveDecember 13, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    Congrats Ann on winning an ebook! Please contact me (hollyraeharris(at)gmail(dot)com) with the email address you want it sent to.

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  10. Holly @ Words Fueled by LoveDecember 13, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    Congrats Meghan on winning an ebook! Be watching for an email soon with your information.

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  11. Sent. Thank you holly..

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