Friday, March 13, 2015

Blog Tour + Excerpt + Giveaway + Review: Adapted for Film by Stacey Rourke

Title: Adapted for Film
Author: Stacey Rourke
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 9, 2015
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?


I freaking LOVE this book .... LOVE!!!

In Adapted for Film, we meet the beautiful, ever talented, witty and hilarious Aubrey Williams. She has written True Love, a novel, which has been "adapted for film", which is going to be a huge blockbuster hit. On her way to set to meet the characters, director and of course the studio where everything takes place, her PA advises her to be on her best behavior, and not be a directing diva (although she definitely has those tendencies throughout). Funny enough ... this PA is a self proclaimed PA and best friend, Tandy Owens. She is gorgeous and oh  my lord .... sarcastic and extremely quick witted.

Upon her interview of the movie and first moments on set, Aubrey plays a game with Tandy called "Descriptive Narrative", where Aubrey has to choose someone out of a crowd and describe how she sees him/her. Well .. she chooses Kole Camden, the director. Aubrey's description of Kole is  "He was the kind of guy you would ask to help you move, just so you could watch him work." Little did she realize - his mic was on and the whole room could hear her description of him. She wanted to crawl into a hole, but she held her own and played it off. This starts the banter between the two. Aubrey acts like he makes her skin crawl, but I believe that she had always secretly enjoyed him. Who wouldn't? Kole is tall, with a well chiseled physique and a sexy, ruffled look. He's hot!

Later, Aubrey and Tandy meet the main characters of the movie, "Aiden" and "Paige", played by Greyson and Willa. Greyson is a big Hollywood heart-throb. Every woman swoons over him with his blonde hair and steamy, espresso colored eyes. He was the epitome of a God-like creature. His sexy counterpart ... not so much. Willa is not very liked by many, with her diva-esque qualities. During rehearsals, the production team was not feeling their chemistry, however - they did lock in on a dry run of lines and how it should look and feel, as demonstrated by Aubrey and Greyson.

That was it for the crew. They knew that was the time to make the movie a phenomenon. They will cast Aubrey in her own film, as Paige! What? An author gone actor? Crazy you say! Crazy ... or ... brilliant? This is where everything becomes intriguing. What will happen when Aubrey takes on this role? Will their on screen/off screen romance be believable? Does she truly fall for Greyson, or does her heart belong to another? How does "True Love" play out?

One thing that drew me in with Adapted for Film was not only how funny and natural the scenes came, but the fact that it is set up as an interview. The book starts out with Aubrey being interviewed about her life and her upcoming nuptials. Throughout the book, you keep thinking you know how things will play out. Nope. Stacey keeps you on your toes!! Brilliant, phenomenal writing. This is my first read by Stacey Rourke and I am so thrilled that this was it. I could not put this book down. It is just so different than the typical, everyday romance. It has so much comedy in it that you don't realize how long you've been sitting and reading. You lose track of time. It's so great .. LOVE it!

Pick up your copy of Adapted for Film. I am sure you just may message me and thank me for the recommendation.  Happy Reading!


“I think I get it. If a butterfly were to land on you, its touch would be so delicate that you would wonder if it had really happened at all, or if it was merely your mind fantasizing that such a rare beauty would honor you with the gift of their touch.”
A gorgeous man uttering such poetry temporarily short circuited my brain. Catching myself doing the slack-jawed fan-girl thing, I quickly snapped my mouth shut and averted my gaze to a nonthreatening cement turtle by the edge of the gazebo.
“Yep,” I muttered to the turtle. “I think you’ve got it.”
Unfortunately for my last remaining shred of dignity, Greyson wasn’t done with his tutorial. He closed the distance between us with a burning hunger blazing in his eyes. A hot flush rose in my cheeks, creeping clear up to my earlobes as his sculpted body skimmed against mine. Toned, rigid perfection only a few thin layers of fabric away …
“What are you doing?” My voice failed me, coming out in a raspy yelp.
“Making sure I’ve got this right.” Temptation, of the most carnal variety, emanated off of him. His focused gaze followed the curve of my lips, the lift of one brow promising toe-curling fun.
It had been a really long time since someone had looked at me like that. Much less one of the sexiest men on the planet. That almost never happened.
“Aiden wouldn’t grab Paige, wouldn’t pull her to him.” Raising one hand, he traced the length of my arm with two fingers.
Starting at my wrist, he worked his way up. His skin never actually made contact, but whispered over mine in an electrifying rush that rolled and built. Bowing his head, his silky locks tickled my cheek. Hot breath teased over my collarbone, awakening a need so powerful my hands curled into tight fists at my sides. Agonizingly slow, he raised his head. The blissful torment of his lips teased over mine, setting the veil of energy between us alive with desire.
“He wouldn’t want to crush her lips with his need,” he murmured against my mouth, “but would wait … patiently for her to close that last … remaining … space.”

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 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.


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