Today we get to meet Madelle Morgan who hails from up north, Canada. And she's studied screenwriting...which, as you all know, is one of my major passions! Check out the title, Caught On Camera. And read Secret 1. (Well, read all of them.)
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Hi Madelle, introduce yourself to our readers.
Hi L.A., thanks for having me on your blog. Like Rachel in Caught on Camera, I have a lifelong love of Hollywood films and TV shows. I've studied screenwriting techniques and crafted the book’s three act structure and plot based on the madcap Hollywood romantic comedies you know and love. This is the book for movie-lovers!
Please tell us Five Secrets we may not know about Caught on Camera or you, but will after today!
1) There’s a SOUNDTRACK in Caught on Camera, Book 1 in the Hollywood in Muskoka series! Actually, the ebook has a playlist with links to YouTube videos. I took this approach because, first, I love music, and second, many people are reading on smartphones or tablets with wi-fi and Internet access. Also, a recent survey said millions of people listen to music on YouTube because it’s free.
I had a lot of fun selecting songs to reflect the storyline. It’s a Cinderella-themed story, so I linked to “The Work Song” from the Disney movie Cinderella. Who hasn’t watched that movie? Some of playlist songs are nostalgic, but others are by new, award-winning artists, including Eva Avila, an awesome talent who won Canadian Idol.
2) The playlist includes a link to the Victoria’s Secret video of Seal and Heidi Klum singing the hit “Wedding Day”. Heidi Klum’s sparkly, tight short dress inspired the dress Rachel borrows from the bride, a former model, to wear to the wedding rehearsal dinner.
3) The CHAPTER TITLES in Caught on Camera are spoofs of actual movie titles. Rom-com fans will recognize the movies that these chapter titles reference: “Pretty Women”, “Gone with the Police Dog”, “There’s Something about Rachel”—you get the picture.
4) There are TELEVISION REFERENCES too. Batman is of course, a fan-favorite in recent movies, but readers may remember the campy 1960s Batman television series. Batman’s sidekick Robin was famous for his exclamations in the form of “Holy —, Batman!” There’s even a list of Robin’s expressions on Wikipedia.
Caught on Camera’s hero Mickey is a huge fan of those Batman reruns, and puts his own spin on Robin’s exclamations.
5) TITAN, the retired German shepherd police service dog in Caught on Camera, is inspired by a real, enormous dog who retired from a police force in Canada and now lives with my sister. Titan is featured in Sex and the Screenwriter, Book 2 in the series, coming in 2017.
Caught on Camera is a New Adult romantic comedy with a playlist!
To achieve her dream of working on Hollywood film sets, star struck chambermaid Rachel Lehmann needs $35,000 for film school tuition by the end of the summer. When she’s asked to stand in for a missing bridesmaid at a movie star’s wedding and pretend to be the bride's cousin, it’s her big chance to secretly take photos of celebrities and sell them to the entertainment media! Then Mickey, one of the groomsmen, sweeps her off her feet.
Mickey McNichol, talent agent to the stars, believes everyone in show business is out for what they can get. When he falls for the bride’s "cousin", he thinks he’s finally met a beautiful woman he can trust. But if Rachel betrays the wedding party, Mickey will ensure she never works in Hollywood.
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Canadian author Madelle Morgan set this novel in the District of Muskoka, Ontario, Canada, named by National Geographic Traveler magazine as one of their top 20 Best of the World Must-see Places. She also wrote Diamond Hunter, a romantic suspense about diamond smuggling set at a northern mine—a hot romance that heats up the arctic.
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