Hubby (who is my writing partner) and I spend a lot of our time writing, especially on the weekends. In fact, we probably get about 80 percent of our actual writing done on the weekends. So we do everything we can to protect that time for writing. All that being said, sometimes you just have to get off the couch and out of the house every now and then just to keep from going crazy. One of the things we love to do when we go out is catch a movie. And of course, summer is absolutely the best time to do this with all the big summer releases hitting the theaters literally one weekend after the next.
So for this blog post, I dug through the Coming Soon pages and found three big summer blockbusters that are sure to drag hubby and me away from our laptops and down to the theater.
Warcraft. Okay, I have to admit, neither hubby nor I play WOW, but we did a bit of research for it when we were writing the third SWAT Book, IN THE COMPANY OF WOLVES. You know the part where the hero Becker talks about loving the game and naming all his fish after female characters in the WOW game? (Pretty sure he’s going to be dragging his mate and the Pack to see this movie too!). Well, all that research got us psyched to see the movie. We absolutely love paranormal and fantasy stuff anyway, so this movie looks right up our alley. And I’m glad that it seems like they’ve taken the source material seriously instead of making a joke out of all of it like so many other movies based off video games have done. The CGI for the orcs looks amazing, especially the way they were able to make the males all big and powerful looking, yet create women who look very feminine even though they have tusks that are really crazy. And did you see that little baby orc in the trailer? He is just cute as a button!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Out of the Shadows. First off, I love the TMNTs. I have since the cartoon came out in the 80’s. Some people thought the first movie in this new run at the series was goofy, but I totally loved it and I’m not embarrassed to admit it. I even think I have a thing for Leonardo, whom I can definitely see as the alpha hero type. Maybe I can get the Turtles to do a crossover with the SWAT Wolf Pack? That would be fun!
Legend of Tarzan. Now here’s a silly question. Who wouldn’t want to race to the theaters to see an attractive, well-built man run around the jungles in nothing but a loin cloth? Okay, that’s not why hubby is eager to see it, but I am! Hubby read the books as a kid and is way more interested in the action and CGI sequences. They do look amazing. And I can’t wait to see how they integrate Tarzan in with the animals (especially just having seen The Jungle Book). Can’t wait to hear that Tarzan yell for the first time too!
Captain America – Civil War. Okay, I’m cheating now. But I couldn’t limit myself to three movies. I’ve been keeping an eye on this Captain America movie too. I’m definitely on Captain America’s side in this one (sorry, but I’ve never liked Iron Man, so I’m hoping Stark gets his butt stomped). I’m also stoked over all the new characters they’ll be bringing into the storyline too. Black Panther looks cool!
What film will you be seeing this summer (or hope to see)? One commenter will win a copy of Paige’s TO LOVE A WOLF!
About Paige Tyler
Paige Tyler is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of sexy, romantic fiction. Paige writes books about hunky alpha males and the kick-butt heroines they fall in love with. She lives with her very own military hero (a.k.a. her husband) and their adorable dog on the beautiful Florida coast. Visit http://paigetylertheauthor.com/
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HE’S FOUND THE ONE…
SWAT officer Landry Cooper is certain Everly Danu is The One. The problem is, she has no idea what Cooper really is. And as much as he wants to trust her, he’s not sure he can share his deepest secret…
When Everly’s family discovers Cooper’s a werewolf, her brothers will do anything to keep them apart—they’ll kill him if they have to. Everly is falling hard for the ridiculously handsome SWAT officer, and she’s not about to let her brothers tell her who she can love… Until Cooper’s secret is exposed and she discovers the man she thought she knew is a monster in disguise.
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