So fun fact, I hated EVERYTHING romance until about two years ago. Seriously, I didn’t watch sappy movies (outside of the Notebook of course). I didn’t read anything with love as the main plot line (besides Twilight because let’s face it, who hasn’t read or seen the movies). And I had zero interest, until one magical book. That singular book opened the door to steamy book boyfriends and I’ve never looked back. Shhh…don’t tell my husband. So that being said, here are my top ten go-to movies when I’ve got a hankering for a great plot line…but don’t have the energy to read.
1. A Walk to Remember- I watched this before I read the book. Both were amazing. I highly recommend. Not a happily ever after tho.
2. Forever Your Girl- who doesn’t love a “you broke my heart/I hate you/ maybe I still love you/I definatly love you” story.
3. To all the boys I’ve loved before- Seriously Netflix…you are amazing. A feelgood love story that’s appropriate for all ages
4. Before I Go- ok this movie was sad. Like I cried, a lot. But It was so great.
5. Safe Haven- Nicholas Sparks, if you ever read this, your wife must be the luckiest woman ever.
6. Midnight Sun- I loved it until I hated it. And I hated it because I cried. Like whyyyy? Why couldn’t everyone live happily ever after?
7. The Choice- Again with Nicholas Sparks…I’m starting to see a pattern here...
8. Brooklyn- I think I might go watch this movie again…right now…
9. 10 Things I hate about you- first of all, Heath ledger. Um… yeah. And secondly if you haven’t seen it yet, go. Now.
10. Dirty Dancing- The first naughty movie I ever saw. I loved it. I wanted to dance like Baby. I never learned. Perhaps dance lessons are in my near future.
Well there you have it. I know am about to binge watch every single movie on this list. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
1. WAS HE NAMED AFTER ANYONE? Yes, His great great grandfather General Beau Massey. 2. WHAT HIS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? Italian Meats like Pancetta, Proscutto, Sopresatta and Chorizo Sausage as well as good ole Black Forest Ham and Hungarian Salami!
3. DOES HE STILL HAVE HIS TONSILS? Yes!
4 . FAVORITE CEREAL? Cinnamon toast crunch
5. DOES HE UNTIE HIS SHOES WHEN HE TAKES THEM OFF? kinda of hard to untie boots...
6. FAVORITE ICE CREAM? Any good Cheesecake Flavor or Christmas Themed! 7. WHAT IS HE LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? Shotgun by George Ezra
8. FAVORITE DESSERT? Anything with Liqour, Large amounts of Sugar/chocolate or Espresso or all of the above together! A Torta Di Chocolata or Decacant Tiramisu or the best cheesecake!
Can't Let go came together fairly quickly. In just over three months, I had the story down on paper (so to speak) and ready for what has felt like never-ending revisions. Even recently, I went back in and added the beginning chapter of Kevin's story. Seriously, If you haven't read it..omg...I'm so excited for it to come out in a few months. Anyways, music is the only thing that kept my sanity. So here are my top ten played songs whilee writing Can't Let go:
I hold the story of Beau and Mallory close to my heart because there are three scenes that were inspired by true event. Now, the way these events play out in the novel aren't exact to my life, but they come close. The scene I want to talk about is the part where Beau takes Mallory shooting on Kevin's property. That man, holding the shot gun, is my personal Beau Cooper. It was the first time I'd ever held a gun. Let me tell you, I was terrified! Truth be told, shooting a gun still scares me. It hurts when it goes off and I am a big baby. BUT shooting is a lot of fun. We shot at a handful of targets (I don't remember what they were, it was over 10 years ago!). I of course missed mine....by a lot. Where as Mark (the one shooting with the amazing ass) and Kyle (the guy beside him) hit almost every one. Needless to say, I loved this memory so much Mallory and Beau had to do it too. I hope you enjoyed this snippet! Subscribe to my monthly newsletter for first looks and updates on all things Georgia Boys and Ethereal <3
Blogging is something I never thought I would do, then again I never thought I'd bring my words out of their dungeon for the world to see either. As some of you know, I write both contemporary romance and fantasy. I've been asked "Chrissy, why write in such different genres? Your going to have two different audiences." My response is always I write what I like. Yes, from an authors point of view it is harder to find a fan base when you have two different concepts. For me though, that makes it more fun. No one should ever conform to being just one thing. Be what ever you want. It's your life. Do what makes you happy. Writing makes me happy. Fairies and magic and witches have made me happy since I was a kid. As I've grown up they still make me happy, but a down-home boy I can fall in love with makes me happy too. If you've found my blog I hope you stick around, subscribe to my newsletter, and read my books. See you soon!