Sunday, July 8, 2012

Casting Call for Amber Lin's Giving It Up

I've had three people say that Giving It Up should be made into a movie, and I think all three of those people are very smart and awesome ;-) Coincidence? I THINK NOT.

Well okay, there's a lot of sex. Could it work? Honestly, if they wanted to make an X-rated movie, I would not be averse ;-)

One personal actually specified that it could be made by Tim Burton, and if it were animated, that would at least solve the issue of how to get all that sexytime angst onto the big screen. Plus there's the fact that he's an all around film-making genius, so I'm sure he could make anything work.

But in the case of a regular silver screen movie, let's talk casting. First I need someone to play Allie. She's young-ish with a girl next door appeal. However, she's also a bit sarcastic at times, and brash, and VULNERABLE. Contradictions, she has them. Plus she needs to go sexpot when she's all dolled up.

I think Ellen Paige would be fantastic in this role, because she's got the perfect look and of course she's a great actress.

Colin's a little more difficult. He's really rough, looks mean and cold. Basically he's a lot more rugged than any of the guys in Hollywood :) However, someone who I think would be great in this role is Channing Tatum. He definitely has the bulk required to fit the role, and he could probably be muddied up to suit Colin's rugged appeal ;-)

I love how serious he is in that picture... *shivers*

So that was a fun trip down imaginary lane. Hmm, now I'm comparing their pictures to my book cover...what do you think? It could work, right? ;-) Don't forget to stop by my first post of the day, where you can comment to win a copy of Giving It Up.

GIVING IT UP by Amber Lin

Allie prowls the club for a man who will use her hard and then ditch her. Hey, it's not rape if she wants it. Instead she finds Colin, who looks tough but treats her tenderly, despite her protests.

He tempts her, but kindness and a few mindblowing orgasms aren't enough to put her back together again. Allie has no hope for a real relationship. Two years ago her best friend betrayed her in the worst possible way – she’d be stupid to trust a man again. Besides, she has her daughter to think of, the only good thing to have come from that dark night.

But when her rapist returns, threatening her sanity and custody of her daughter, Allie turns to Colin. Under his protection and patient touch, Allie begins to heal and learns to hope. Colin’s no saint, though, and his criminal past draws danger of its own. Allie must fight to protect her child and the man she loves, hoping her newfound power will be enough to save them all.

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual situations, graphic language, and material that some readers may find objectionable: dubious consent.

“Giving It Up is original, affecting, emotionally draining, but well worth reading if you are brave enough to go along for the ride.”
Annabel Joseph, author of Comfort Object

“A ballsy departure from romantic conventions. At once gritty and tender, stark and hopeful.”
Cara McKenna, author of Willing Victim

“Giving It Up is an erotic, compelling story that takes us to the shadowy, lonely places but doesn’t leave us there. Amber Lin shows us that romance isn’t just for the rich and shiny. Love can find its way even into the dark corners of the most damaged hearts.”
Tiffany Reisz, author of The Siren

“This is a book you MUST read if you like gritty, edgier romance that makes you think as well as turns you on.”
Cari Quinn, USA Today Bestselling Author of No Dress Required

“Every page is chock full of sexy, angsty must-read-moreness.”
Karla Doyle, author of Game Plan

“Giving It Up is a gritty, real romance that deals in an honest way with what happens to sexuality in the aftermath of rape…. Read it. You won’t be sorry.”
Ruthie Knox, author of About Last Night

“Dark and edgy…but don’t be fooled. There’s a wonderful love story running through this book. Sharp, intense writing, sexy as hell, and such a cool idea!”
Charlotte Stein, author of Sheltered

Book trailer and excerpt:

Also, be sure to check out the Giving It Up release giveaway, where you can win cool prizes whether you've read Giving It Up or not!


Catherine Lee said...

Channing Tatum looks so great in that picture...I haven't seen it before.
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Molly said...

Oh yes! Definitely a sexy Channing!!! LOVE HIM. I would seriously watch ANYTHING, even if it was the worst movie ever, just to drool over him. And great choice for Allie!

Thanks for sharing your thoughts and more about your book :D

June M. said...

Yum! I will definitely be picturing Channing when I read this book. Although I feel a little creepy since I am like 5 years older than him, lol.
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