Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Romance Weekly - #lovewritechat
Welcome back for another fun-filled edition of Romance Weekly. Each week, a group of romance writers will answer three questions for your reading pleasure. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to travel from blog to blog, learning more about our eclectic group of authors who span the globe. And don't forget to leave a comment. We love comments.
This week's questions come from author Joanne Guidoccio. You can learn more about Joanne's books on her website:
Ready? Here we go!
1. Scenario: A Hollywood producer is interested in your book. Can you come up with an enticing logline (plot summary of 25 words or less)?
Here's my logline for my current work in progress, Assassin P.I.
The vigilante justice business gets mighty complicated when the killer you’re tracking . . . turns out to be you.
2. Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Gerard Butler has always been my inspiration for down-on-his-luck assassin Jack Gaines. Jack is an old-fashioned kind of guy, who values justice above all else. Unfortunately he's living in a corrupt city where the cops are as dirty as the streets. Think Chicago, circa 1940's.
Gerard Butler has got the right amount of alpha male sex appeal that will make the ladies swoon, balanced with the acting chops that would allow him to pull Assassin P.I. off.
And did I mention that he's damn sexy? He just might be yummy enough to help everyone forget that his character is a serial killer. And a little bit of eye candy never hurt anyone.
When it comes to Angie's character, I picture Monica Bellucci in the role. When I first started looking for inspiration, this photo immediately grabbed my eye. She's got the whole wide-eyed innocence act down pat, which is the perfect description of my Greek goddess, Angie.
Angie is a gal who knows how to use her good looks and charm to get anything she wants. As a burlesque performer-turned Gal Friday, it's a skill that served her well. Especially when it comes to dealing with her ex-lover, Jack. Whenever the two are together, the flame is reignited.
Too bad she's setting Jack up.
3. Does the storyline of your novel compare with any films out there?
Someone once compared the storyline to Dirty Harry meets Dexter. I'm not sure if that's an accurate depiction, but I love the comparison. Vigilante justice at its finest!
That's it for today. Now it's time to head on over to Collette Cameron's website to see how she answered these questions. And while you're there, check out the cover of her upcoming book. http://blueroseromance.com.
See y'all next week!