Thursday, January 11, 2018

Movie Magic by Michelle Garren Flye


Movie Magic
by Michelle Garren Flye

GENRE:   contemporary romance
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BLURB:  Lights…camera…magic!

Sabrina Parker has spent her professional life creating unbelievable stunts and magical effects for movies and stage magicians. Now she needs some special magic to help her bring her movie to life. Her search leads her to the very unlikely stage of Walt Bryson, host of a long-running children’s television show in Beaufort, North Carolina.

Walt isn’t terribly happy about taking Hollywood’s call. He’s never sought the same notoriety as his colleagues Ian Logan and Andre Hawke. But there’s something about the beautiful, levelheaded Ms. Parker, and when he reads her screenplay, he knows he wants to work with her. For the first time in years, he’s willing to put tragedy behind him and make real magic.

Can Walt and Sabrina use love as their guide or will their past mistakes haunt their future?

Excerpt :

“How long can you stay?”

He drew away and looked at her in amusement. “I’m here all night.”

“No, I mean this trip. How long is it?” 

“Just til day after tomorrow, why?”

She couldn’t hide her disappointment. “Oh. Okay.”

He sat up on his elbows, looking down at her. “Why do I get the feeling that’s not the answer you wanted from me?”

She shook her head, trying—too late—to reassure him. “No, it’s just that Dylan has this actor who’s looking at a part in the movie. The male lead. And it’s kind of a big thing for the movie, and if you were there, you could see if he would even be able to learn the tricks. You know. For the movie. But it’s not—”

“I can stay.” 

“What?” She looked at him incredulously.

“I can stay.” He brushed her hair back from her face with a gentle smoothing motion. “The show’s wrapped up, and I’ve got no plans for the rest of my life. What’s another couple of days?”

“Oh. Fantastic.” She relaxed into his arms. “That means there’ll be more time for this, then.”

“And that is the best news I’ve heard all day.”

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Michelle Garren Flye is an award-winning author of romance and women’s fiction. Reviewers have described her work as: “an engaging novel with charming and likable characters”, a story that “will make you believe in love and second chances”, and a “well-written and thought-provoking novel.”
Michelle placed third in the Hyperink Romance Writing Contest for her short story “Life After”. Her short stories have been published by the romance anthology Foreign Affairs, Opium.com, SmokelongQuarterly.com and Flashquake.com. She has served on the editorial staffs of Horror Library, Butcher Shop Quartet and Tattered Souls.
Michelle has a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is the mother of three and lives in North Carolina with her husband and their rapidly growing collection of pets.

Links:
Blog: BREATHE: http://michellegflye.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/michellegarrenflye/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/michellegflye
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Movie-Magic-Sleight-Hand-4/dp/1976147190

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: Michelle Garren Flye will be awarding $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Review: 
Movie Magic is a very enjoyable romance. The main character, Sabrina, is not very likeable at the start, but at the same time, you want her to succeed. Her job is fascinating - who wouldn't want to work in the film business making special effects come to life? Sabrina's job is to find the people who can work that magic, and her quest leads her to a sleepy little town where Walt, a magician, works in a a local theater that also doubles as a television show.

Although Walt is immediately engaging as a character, he's harder to get to know. He is secretive and reclusive. The author did an amazing job bringing both characters to life. At first Sabrina is snobbish and shallow - but as she gets to know the town and the people, we discover new depths to her personality. Walt is mysterious and almost cold - but he too changes when he meets Sabrina. In fact, the book is less about the illusion of movie magic and more about the transformational magic of love!

 A sudden storm brings the characters together, and very much like the Shakespearean play, "The Tempest", the characters are introduced and the story unfolds against a background of nature, the elements, and magic. Movie Magic is a charming romance!


8 comments:

  1. Thank you for the review and for hosting my book today, Jennifer! I'll stop by later to see if there are any comments. :)

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  2. Well, it's the last day of your tour and I must say I've enjoyed meeting you and getting to know you and your book. Hope to see you on tour again soon.

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    1. Hi Karen! Sorry, thought I'd replied earlier. This tour has been great. I've loved meeting new people. Hope you'll come by my blog sometime to see what's up there. But yes, a new tour would be nice...

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  3. I've really enjoyed following the tour for Movie Magic and I'm looking forward to reading it. Thanks for sharing all of the great posts along the way :)

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  4. Thank you for your honest review, it's much appreciated!

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  5. Thank you for your honest review, it's much appreciated!

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  6. As my tour is over, I'm just stopping by one last time to thank everyone (hosts and visitors!) for reading and/or commenting! It's been great getting to know some new folks, and I hope to see you again. :)

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