Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Guest Post: Tracy Deebs, Author of Tempest Rising and Giveaway

I am so excited to have Tracy Deebs, author of Tempest Rising, here at the blog today.  I am in the middle of a "Summer Kickoff" feature and Tempest Rising looks like the ultimate beach read. I can't wait to check it out.  

Tracy Deebs is going to share with us her top ten favorite movies of all time and be sure to comment below in order to enter the giveaway.  But enough from me! Let's see what Tracy has to say:

Tracy Deebs' Favorite Movies:
Thanks so much for having me today.  I love Top Ten Lists!  I’m a huge movie fan, and a big believer that favorite movies tell you a lot about a person, so I thought I’d list my top ten favorite movies (though I am a little scared about what they say about me--I suspect, that I’ve never grown up ;)

10.  Across the Universe—I’m a huge Beatles fan and the cinematography, colors and everything else, honestly, in this movie just thrilled me.
9. Tangled—Rapunzel has always been my second favorite fairy tale (guess what’s first) and this new version is awesome!  So, so funny and who can resist a lizard named Pascal or a swordfighting horse named Maximus?
8.  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest—I love the Beats, and Ken Kesey particularly (another reason I loved Across the Universe—Bono’s interpretation of him was awesome).  Plus, Jack Nicholson was brilliant in this adaptation of Kesey’s novel.
7.  Finding Neverland—Such a sad, brilliant movie, and so hard to resist its Peter Pan like qualities …
6.  Grease—I know, I know.  But I fell in love with this movie when I was four and I’ve never gotten over the obsession.  I think I still know the words to all the songs …
5. A Knight’s Tale—I fell in love with this movie when it first came to theaters.  It’s another movie that I love everything about, particularly the modern music set over medieval scenes.
4. 10 Things I Hate About You—The Taming of the Shrew is my second favorite Shakespearian play, so I don’t think it’s strange that this movie is one of my all-time favorites.  Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles have incredible chemistry on-screen and her sonnet at the end gets me every time.
3. The Breakfast Club—OMG, I love this movie.  Love, love, love everything about this movie.  Especially Judd Nelson!
2. The Little Mermaid (Hans Christian Anderson version)-- Big surprise, huh ;) Though I’m a sucker for happy endings most of the time, there’s just something about this version, where she turns to sea foam instead of getting her prince, that has been touching me since I was a toddler.  I watched is to much when I was young that my mom swears she still knows every word to the entire movie.
1. Good Will Hunting—I don’t even know what to say about this movie, I love it that much.  Will Hunting is one of the most fascinating movie characters ever written and I adore ever second of this movie.  Also, I have to re-watch it at least twice a year.  The last time I saw it was early February, when I was stuck at home suffering from Chicken Pox (yes, Chicken Pox).  It was the only thing that cheered me up the whole week.
So, as I mentioned above, I shudder to think what this list of movies says about me.  But how about you?  What’s your favorite movie?  Leave a comment and be entered to win a copy of Tempest Rising.

Thanks so much for sharing with us your favorite movies, Tracy.  Good Will Hunting is one of my favorites as well. I hope to get my hands on a copy of Tempest Rising soon and I think it would be a perfect addition to everyone's beach bags this summer.  

*Special thanks to Teen Book Scene for setting up this tour


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  2. This sounds like a great summer read. I also enjoy most of these movies! I would love to be entered in this giveaway.

  3. Sounds like a good summer read. I also enjoy most of these movies!
    I would love to be entered in this giveaway. My contact email is

  4. i love tangled too!!

    thanks =]

    americangirlie1991 AT yahoo DOT com

  5. So many great movies on this list! I absolutely adored 10 Things I Hate About You, I can watch that one again and again. I may have nursed a spectacular crush on Heath Ledger for a very long time in high school/college:) And Tangled was too cute!

  6. My favourite movie has always been The Princess Bride. I have watched it so many times!

    I like Tracy's picks as well. Across the Universe was pretty awesome.


  7. I fell in love with Heath in A Knight's Tale....sigh...

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  8. Well, my favorite movie would be the classic Lion King! Hope to win! :D


  9. Great list of movies! I'd love to read this. Thanks for the giveaway.

    erinberry12 at charter dot net

  10. I thoroughly enjoyed Tempest Rising. And Good Will Hunting is one of my favorites. What a fun post!

    bookbutterfly9 at gmail dot com

  11. I really want to read Tempest Rising it has been on my wish list for months, I love mermaids so I have to read it. I would say my favorite movie is The Parent Trap.
    Thanks for the great interview/giveaway.

  12. My favorite movie is Casablanca :)


  13. I've always said Lion King was my favorite movie. I also love watching the Star Wars and Harry Potter movies.

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

  14. I love Finding Neverland too! One of my absolute faves though it reduces me to tears every time.

    Grease is the perfect feel good movie though. :D

  15. My favorite movie is Pride and Prejudice.

  16. Yay Disney! I love Tangled and The Little Mermaid! And of course I own them both, lol.

  17. I'm so with you on Tangled and the Little Mermaid.

    GREAT list.
    (not an entry)

  18. It's hard to pick just one favorite movie. So here are 10 of my all-time faves:

    1. Star Wars (original trilogy)
    2. Indiana Jones (original trilogy)
    3. Back to the Future
    4. Alice In Wonderland (animated movie)
    5. The Neverending Story
    6. The Goonies
    7. Home Alone
    8. Jurassic Park
    9. The Matrix
    10. Equilibrium

    Thanks for the giveaway!


  19. All good choices, but I have to agree on Tangled! I love that movie so much. And her book sounds so good I cannot wait to read it.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  20. i looooved this book!! no need to enter me :)

  21. This one sounds like a great summer read - looking forward to checking it out!

  22. All of those movies are great but I will watch Bridget Jones Diary over and over again.

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  23. I'd have to have The Shawshank Redemption on my movie list. It's the perfect movie!

  24. Oh, I don't think I can pick just ONE favorite movie... I loved the Harry Potter movies, though. I'm a huge HP nerd (: and Disney/Pixar movies are my favorites!!! Tangled is AMAZING, and I also love The Incredibles. But I've been obsessed with Peter Pan since I was 4 <3

    Thank you for the giveaway! This book sounds really interesting. It's been on my to-read list for a few weeks already.


  25. 9, 6, and 4 are some of my favorite movies as well! :) Awesome list!

    Thanks for the giveaway!


  26. So great when authors take the time to talk to fans!

    My favorite movie is Beauty & the Beast. I always loved that Belle was a smart girl who loved to read as much as I do.

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    I found your blog from someone else's blog and I'm glad I did. I think this is a wonderful idea and decided to take part. I am new to blogging reviews and am also a new follower.


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