Friday, May 2, 2014

FIRST FRIDAY with the Crew

It's FIRST FRIDAY already.

May is here and the bluebonnets popped in Texas like crazy.
But we're not here to talk about April showers or May flowers. This month I asked Crew members, "What’s your favorite movie and do you have a favorite line from it?"

Anyone who's asked me in the past knows that my favorite movie depends on the day of the week and what mood I'm in. But honestly, there's one movie that I've watched so many times, I really do know all the lines. I watch it when I'm down, when I want to have fun, when I want to introduce a friend to it. I never say no to watching it...sometimes, I run the scenes in my head for a laugh.
UNDERCOVER BLUES
1993 Dennis Quaid & Kathleen Turner

Angi's favorite quotes (okay, I couldn't decide on just one:
JANE BLUE: "Let me get this straight. You took our child into a knife fight?"
JEFFERSON BLUE: "It was a fair fight. Two of us. Two of them."
THUG HOLDING A GUN: "Don't make any sudden moves."
JEFFERSON BLUE: "Why? Is there a bee on me?"
THUG HOLDING A GUN: "Get up from the table very, very slowly."
JEFFERSON BLUE: "Very very, not just very?"

For May & June, I have my first connected mini series: Texas Family Reckoning
Favorite line from THE RENEGADE RANCHER (psst...identical twin heroes):


JOHN SLOANE: “Whoever stitched you up did a crappy job, bro. That’s going to leave a scar. And don’t think Im slicing my forehead so we can switch places again.”
BRIAN SLOANE: “Seems like every time we’ve switched it was your idea and I was getting you out of trouble.”
Angi
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One of my favorite movies is THE PRINCESS BRIDE.  It's got everything--True Love, pirates, poisoning, sword fights, revenge--what's not to like?  There are so many quotable moments in this movie, but ... Lara's favorite quote:
VIZZINI: HE DIDN'T FALL? INCONCEIVABLE.
INIGO MONTOYA: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
And bonus points because as a professor, I get to actually say this to my students at times!
THE PRINCESS BRIDE

I've got a lot of traveling planned during the summer, and release-wise, my second book, FATAL FALLOUT, comes out in August.  I'm practically counting the days!  It's already up for pre-order at Amazon and Barnes & Noble, if you're interested.

As for my current project... Well, I'm getting married this month!  A week from today, in fact.  Wedding plans have been keeping my busy, but I have managed to write a bit here and there.  I'm hoping after the wedding I can go back to working on my latest project (tentatively titled KILLER EXPOSURE).  Wish me luck!
~ Lara
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Oh, gosh, so many movies, so little time.  But one movie, I will always drop every thing for and watch is OVERBOARD with Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell.  DONNELL'S favorite line:  is when Goldie Hawn aka wealthy Joanna Stanton who has amnesia is tricked into believing she's Kurt Russell's wife Annie Procter.  As she sits on the porch and contemplates her life.
ANNIE: "I didn't marry well, did I?"  
OVERBOARD

That line always, always cracks me up.  A really good feel good movie and romance.

Currently, I'm doing edits for a single title novel called BURIED AGENDAS and writing a series, working title for book one, WHATEVER HAPPENED TO RAE DAWN WALKER?  

And this just in:  Tomorrow, May 3, my newest release BETRAYED, is an Amazon Kindle's Deal of the Day. Saturday ONLY you can purchase the book for $1.99.
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Hello! I'm, Kathleen Baldwin, and I'm a new member of Get Lost in a Story. I write humorous Regency Romance. My latest release is MISTAKEN KISS - an Amazon bestseller. But let's talk movies... I love so many it's hard to pick a favorite, but right now I'd have to say it's The Three Musketeers.  Here's a really fun clip of the quasi/villian played by the fabulous Milla Jovovich. I love the humor. You'll be able to guess one of my favorite lines...
 THE THREE MUSKETEERS
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Jillian: Whenever I am asked whether I would like to see The Gentlemen of Scotland Yard made into a movie, I always say that I would rather have the books made into a series on HBO, Showtime, or Starz. The episodic series format tells a richer, more complex story, with plenty of time for interesting twists and turns. Not to mention the opportunity to tell a mature love story. So, truthfully, I no longer have movie favorites. I have series favorites: Game of Thrones, The Blacklist, The Americans, Justified. And I am so looking forward to Outlander. I'm a huge fan of the Diana Gabaldon books, and have a feeling the series is going to be great! 


Outlander, coming soon from Starz.


Jamie Fraser:

“I dinna know what's a sadist. And if I forgive you for this afternoon, I reckon you'll forgive me, too, as soon as ye can sit down again."
"As for my pleasure..." His lip twitched. "I said I would have to punish you. I did not say I wasna going to enjoy it." He crooked a finger at me. "Come here.”   


Currently, I am writing the first novel in the spin off series to The Gentlemen of Scotland Yard. The new book, CODENAME: DRAGON, follows Detective Flynn Rhys, an operative who has gone rogue––or has he? Here's a brief excerpt:

She straightened in a huff. “The least you might do is deprive me of my virginity.” As brazen as she was, she could not quite hold his gaze. “Ruin me––deflower the rose––whatever you call it.”
He tilted his head, admiring her. “Lovely Alice, still desperate to get the engagement called off. Am I to be your unwitting lover? What would you have me do, take your maidenhead and declare my love to your uncle?” 
Eyebrows clashed as she drew her lips together. “Would that be so terrible? We could be together at last.” 
Flynn snorted. “The second your uncle cancelled your charge privileges at Harrods, you’d leave me flat.” He fastened his gaze on her pout. “As for your betrothed, Lord Chilton, if I did as you request the self-aggrandizing fool would call me out. Pistols at dawn. And suppose he gets the better of me, what then?”
“But he won’t. You’re a crack shot. Everyone knows it.” Her beguiling grin had returned. “You could wound Clive and we’d be done with it.” 
“Entirely too romantic. I’m afraid I’d have to kill him. And then where would I be? Locked up in Her Majesty’s Prison Wormwood Scrubs. I believe visitation is on Saturdays.” His gaze roamed over her. “With enough cash we could arrange for conjugal visits.”
Alice appeared deflated, then her eyes narrowed. “Remember, I’m a budding adventuress and rather excellent at investigations and jail breaks.”
“On the run together, yet another romantic notion.” He lay back, amused. “Ask me again in a year or two, if you manage to sink the marriage.”


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Hi, hi! Alexa here to share one of my favorite movies with you, too! I’m probably dating myself here, but I love the original Highlander movie from 1986. The first time I saw it was many years after ’86, though. I was with a bunch of friends who claimed it was outstanding. Honestly, I didn’t think much of it, but then I watched it a second time and started to really “get it”. 


I’ve seen it many times since then. I love it because of the historical beautiful Scottish Highland scenery and the suspense of the modern-day NYC setting. And of course I love the Scottish accents! I know this movie is the reason I started writing books set in Scotland. In fact, the setting of my books, Glenhalish, is my fictional version of the movie hero’s home village, Glenfinnan.

HIGHLANDER


I can’t write any one specific line I love for 2 reasons: I haven’t watched it in a few years and I’m too busy! At the moment, I’m working on a new romantic suspense novella, I’ve got 2 more novellas to write by August and of course I have the real world job. Also, at the moment, I’m having a Goodreads UK giveaway. Come on by and take a chance to win a print copy of my first 3 Scottish novellas AND some UK treats!  


Alexa
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Movies and movie quoting is like an Olympic sport in my family. Do not take my brothers or children on in a favorite lines contest! I'm not a gold medalist in the competitions, but I have my dozen or so movies that I can quote at will:  The Hunt For Red October: "Captain, I think they just shot a torpedo at us!"  A Hard Day's Night, "Pardon me for asking, but who's that little old man?" Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid: "Morons, I've got morons on my team." Monty Python and the Holy Grail: "Go away or I shall taunt you a second time."  Love Actually: "Say 'yes,' you skinny moron!"  

But my absolute favorite quote--one that guides every romance I ever write comes from Pretty Woman at the end of the movie when 

Richard Gere asks Julia Roberts: "What happens after he climbs up the tower and rescues her?" 
And she says, "She rescues him right back." 
Rescuing each other is at the heart of the best romantic stories! 

PRETTY WOMAN

My newest book will be coming out this fall (date to be announced) from Avon. It will be titled "Beauty and the Brit" and is the story of riding stable owner David  Pitts-Matherson (from my book "Rescued by a Stranger). David's heroine is feisty, tattooed, inner city red-head Rio Montoya, who arrives at David's farm with a lot of dreams but a lot of big city problems that may keep her from realizing them. Here's a short excerpt:


Rio quit listening when a third figure emerged from the barn. For an instant she watched casually, but then his movements, his wave of thick, dark hair, and a smile flashing across the distance shocked her into recognition.

David.

She took him all in, and her heart fell in helpless disillusionment. In tight-fitting breeches, a pale green-and-white striped polo shirt, and tall black boots hugging his lower legs all the way to his knees, he looked as un-western, as un-macho as the two stylish girls who’d just passed by.  If she could have created a picture that screamed “I am the opposite of a cowboy,” this would have been it. For once, even Bonnie was quiet.

And yet, as the length of his confident stride carried him closer, the contours of his thighs and breadth of his shoulders erased anything she’d mistaken for effeminate about him. Her disenchantment began to fade.

“Rio. Bonnie.” He called out. “I’m glad to see you’ve made it safely. How was the ride down? Construction traffic?”

Jill shook her head. “Easy peasy.”

“Brilliant.” His accent and warm smile gave the word an onomatopoeic brightness.

He faced Rio directly, and all her memories of him turned to pale shadows. The living man with his sculpted cheeks and rich, glinting brown eyes turned her heart and pulse into a marimba band, drowning out her heavy regret with the music of gut-deep attraction. Tight riding pants were suddenly her new favorite male clothing. He was flat-out gorgeous. How could she have forgotten?
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DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE QUOTE FROM A MOVIE OR BOOK?  We have a couple of books to giveaway...winner's choice from a list of Angi's TBR pile. Just leave a comment to be eligible.

35 comments:

  1. There are quite a few quotes that I like, some I tend to use all the time. One case in point is “Houston, we have a problem.” (Apollo 13).

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. We just rewatched APOLLO 13 last week. It's such a well-done movie !
      ~Angi

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    2. Mary, thanks for stopping by! We love Apollo 13--it's on at least twice a month somewhere--and I've seen that ending at least 35 times I'm sure! Great movie.

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  2. Very fun movies y'all picked. Donnell, Overboard is one of my favorites , too. So funny. Loved the Outlander sneak peek, Jillian.

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    1. Overboard is a must have ! Family favorite.
      Loved all the movies.
      ~Angi

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    2. I'm so embarrassed to admit that I missed that movie. I'm going to find it this weekend--looks like a winner!

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    3. Overboard is one of my mom's favorites--I remember watching it a lot as a kid :)

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    4. oh Lara....that's just what my daughter would say...
      LOL
      Sheeze, I hate getting old.
      ~Angi

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  3. not really

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  4. Basically any line from The Princess Bride is my favorite. But for pure romance, I like "As You Wish". My husband is a big star wars fan but he loves:
    I love you...
    I know...

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    1. Those are both big hits with My Guy, too.
      ~Angi

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    2. That's one of the reasons I love it so much--it's appealing to both men and women :)

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  5. Huge fan of old John Wayne movies... saw one last weekend..Big Jake... and every bad guy asks who he is and when he replies Jacob McCandles the bad guy replies, I though you were dead... after about the 3rd time Big Jake says that he's going to kill the next person who says that... and it is the bad guy who kidnapped Big Jake's grandson who was played by Richard Boone..

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    1. AWESOME movie and what a great line !!
      ~Angi

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  6. So many great movies here. I adore Undercover Blues--it's also my mom's favorite movie. We love walking around saying "My name ... is Muerte." To me it's Stanley Tucci's defining role. LOL.

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    1. His scream !!! So classic Beethovan.
      LOL
      "Coffee, tea?"
      "No nothing for me."
      ~Angi

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  7. Good boys don't kiss like, that, yrs the f@@kin do, from birdget jones diary
    Kimh

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    1. This is one I missed. I've never been in the right mood to read or watch it. Going to have to remedy that one day.
      ~Angi

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  8. When I saw everyone's choices, I was like, Me too! But I have to stick with Overboard. Such a classic!

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    1. I could have said yes to every movie too. but Undercover Blues is my go-to movie when I need a pick-me-up. Works every time.
      ~Angi

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  9. Jerry Maguire: "You had me at Hello"

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    1. LOVE LOVE LOVE that line.
      And my 2nd favorite variation: YOU HAD ME AT WOOF.
      ~Angi, who fosters labradors

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  10. From Last of the Mohicans - Hawyeye to Cora, No, you submit, do you hear? You be strong, you survive... You stay alive, no matter what occurs! I will find you. No matter how long it takes, no matter how far, I will find you.

    yenastone at aol dot com

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  11. There are so many...but here are a couple of my favorites
    A quote from Ever After....
    Danielle: A bird may love a fish, signore, but where will they live?
    And from Ella Enchanted....
    Char: You're the first maiden who hasn't swooned at the sight of me.
    Ella: Then maybe I've done you some good.

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    1. Great lines, Brenda !!
      LOVE BOTH OF THOSE MOVIES
      ~Angi

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  12. I like this post because it made me think about some of my favorite movies. Too many to mention, but here are a few that I love. For some you'd have to see the movie to get it.

    Parenthood: (Mother says to daughter after her son in law was in a race car accident and her daughter is flipping out and can't handle it). "This is marriage, now get in the truck!!"

    The Holiday: (Iris to Arthur) "You should be the leading lady of your own life for God's sake!"

    City Slickers: (Wife says to husband, Billy Crystal's character when he's going through a mid-life crisis) "Go and find your smile."

    Temple Grandin: (Regarding how people should view those with autism) "DIFFERENT, but not less!!"

    Arthur: (Arthur says to Linda after he dumps her, but wants to give her money to help her out. Quote may be slightly off) Arthur - "Now take this money, it will help you". Linda - "Yeah, look what it's done for you.....now tell your story walking before I call a cop. Get outta' here!!"

    Arthur: (Butler, Hobson says to Arthur on his death bed). "Arthur.....you're a good son".

    I could go on all day, but truly glad to share. Thx for a great blog!!
    Liglesias3 [at] gmail [dot] com

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    1. These are great, Laurie. I'm so glad you had fun with it !!
      ~Angi

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    2. These are some very fun lines! Especial loved: "This is marriage, now get in the truck!!" Parenthood was a great movie.
      Thank you Laurie!

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    3. Oh yeah, forgot to mention that I LOVE Overboard...so funny. "A falsetto child?" Lol!!!!

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  13. I have two favorite quotes. The first one is, I'm off to see a man about a horse, from Something to Talk About. My second favorite quote is Come back to me, from Somewhere in Time.

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  14. I always liked the whole speech by Michelle Pfeiffer in Story of us: "I'm saying Chow Funs because we're an us. There's a history here, and histories don't happen overnight. In Mesopotamia or Ancient Troy there are cities built on top of other cities, but I don't want another city, I like this city....."

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    1. I haven't seen this one...Looks like I'll have to check it out !
      ~Angi

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  15. LINDA & BN
    CONGRATULATIONS
    you guys can choose a book

    email me at GetLostInAStory@gmail.com
    ~Angi

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