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Wednesday’s Want, Wed, Waste: Batmen

Hello and welcome to my version of the game, ‘F*@#’, Marry, Kill. This week we are WWW’ing actors who have played Batman.

Myself and some of my friends are sharing our Want, Wed, and Waste choices from this week’s list:

Adam West, Christian Bale, Michael Keaton

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Me (Alicia Dean). Author of KILLER LOVE – Boxed Set of Four Romantic Suspense titles ON SALE for 99¢ – Nothing to Fear, Truly Madly, Poetic Injustice, and Tears of the Wounded

Want: Michael Keaton – He’s attractive and, in addition to the Batman role, I’ve seen him in a lot of movies that I loved. He’s not the sexiest guy in the world, but he’s the sexiest guy on the list. 🙂

Wed: Adam West – Okay, mainly because it was between him and Christian Bale, and I am not the least attracted to Christian Bale. Adam West was the original (as far as I know), and I love the classics. I think it’s cute the way they did the bam, pow, stuff. The thought of Adam West as Batman takes me back to a simpler time. However, his role on Family Guy kind of spoils the image.

Waste: Christian Bale – He just doesn’t do it for me. I don’t find him attractive in the least, and his Batman voice in the Dark Knight movies annoyed me. If it weren’t for the villains of the Dark Knight movies (Mainly Heath Ledger and Tom Hardy), I probably wouldn’t have liked the movies at all.

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M.J. Schiller, author of TRAPPED UNDER ICECan love break the hold of this rock star’s past?  NOW FREE! Website: www.mjschillerauthor.blogspot.com

Want: Christian Bale. I’m not particularly attracted to him, but with that temper of his comes passion and a one night stand might be a lot of fun. Definitely wouldn’t want a relationship that lasted longer than that.

Wed: Michael Keaton. So. much. fun! We’d have a blast together!

Waste: Adam West. Too stiff to be much fun, in or out of the bedroom. Just sayin’.

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Diane Burton, author of ONE RED SHOE (wannabe writer rescues wounded spy while risking her heart). Buy link:    Website:  www.dianeburton.com

Want & Wed: Christian Bale. What a hottie! The ultimate bad boy, brooding, wounded, and oh so sexy.

Waste: Definitely Adam West. So goofy. The whole show was goofy. Camp was in then and Batman was definitely campy.

Undecided: Michael Keaton. I’ve never seen him as a hero. More like a sidekick. He doesn’t do anything for me.

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Nancy Fraser, author of A Saved WomanShe was used merchandise, stale bread. How could she hope for the love of a good man?

Want: Christian Bale. I mean, just look at him! He’s sexy, moody, and does that ‘dark knight’ thing perfectly. I wouldn’t mind seeing what he’s hiding under that utility belt!

Wed: Michael Keaton. He also brought a brooding, tortured soul to the part. However, I’ve also loved him in situation comedy and in family roles. He seems reliable, steadfast, and honorable.

Waste: Adam West. When I picture Adam as Batman, all I can see are the cartoon word balloons. POW! WHAM! Definitely not conducive to intimacy. Plus, the costume was just too baggy to hint at anything worth looking at!

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Nora Snowdon, author of The French ResolutionCan a philanthropist and a corporate raider find true love against all odds?

Want: Adam West –He’d be a campy fling with lots of laughs and easy enough to let go of afterwards.

Wed: Michael Keaton as he can be both humorous and the dark and brooding type (sort of one-stop shopping for all your heroic needs!)  he also seems like someone you’d need many years to just begin to understand–and I like puzzles.

Waste: Christian Bale. I just can’t get past what a hot-tempered jerk he seems to be in real life.  And I’m not a fan of actors who take the craft too seriously. Get over yourself, it ain’t brain surgery…

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Now we’d like to hear from you….which of these Caped Crusaders would you Want, Wed, and Waste?

Thanks for playing!

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Visiting with Cynthia Woolf

Today I would like to welcome author, Cynthia Woolf, as my guest. Cynthia is talking about her latest release, Redeemed by a Rebel. AND…she will give a FREE book to one luck commenter. (U.S. Residents will receive a print copy, while out of the country residents will receive an ebook)

Where did you get the idea for Redeemed by a Rebel?

I was watching the HBO series Deadwood and became enraptured with the time and the place. I thought it would make a great place to put a western romance. And, of course, I had to make a research trip. Unfortunately it rained, hard, the whole three days we were there, so I didn’t get to see as much of the old town as I would have liked. They do have a couple of really nice museums though.

What book have you read that you wish you would have written?

Any and all by Johanna Lindsey or Julie Garwood or any of my other favorite authors.

What’s the main thing that you could get rid of in your life that would give you more writing time?

Cleaning house. I hate it and finally have hired Merry Maids to come in twice a month. It’s wonderful.

What do you want readers to come away with after they read Redeemed by a Rebel?

I want them to feel good. Know that the good guy won and the bad guy lost. Know that the hero and heroine are going to be happy together.

Would you rather have a bad review or no review?

In general no review because a bad review will bring down your overall rating. Although I’ve seen some one star reviews that weren’t that bad, but I still wouldn’t want them on my book.

If you could change something about one of your books that’s already released, what would it be?

I am changing them. My first books didn’t have proper editing and I’m redoing them. Although they are my most popular, there are some things I’m changing about them. Clarifying the story line, that kind of thing.

Thank you for joining Cynthia and I. We hope you enjoyed learning more about her. Now, for a little more about her book. (quite frankly, I’d like to get to know the shirtless hottie on the cover a little better ;))

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Blurb:

Jake Anderson killed a man defending his fiancée from a brutal attack, but lost her and his freedom in the process.  Now he’s on the run, tormented by the need for vengeance.

Becky Finnegan will do anything to escape her drunken father’s fists, including slave away at their mine.  Her only hope is to strike gold and make a new life for herself somewhere far, far away from Deadwood.  But then Jake arrives and does the unthinkable…forces her to feel, to hope…and to love.

Jake would give his life to protect Becky, but all he can offer her is a broken heart, a criminal’s life, and a past haunted by failure.  How can he save her when he’s already lost himself?  Will he destroy everything, or can the beautiful rebel redeem Jake’s lost soul?

 Excerpt:

April 1876

St. Louis, Missouri

The iron pressed against Jake Anderson’s back was almost as cold as the rain pouring out of the night sky.

“Knock on the door,” demanded his brother Zach, his voice angry and on edge.

Jake did as he was told and pounded on the front door, hard enough to be heard over the din of the rain.

“What the hell?” said his eldest brother, Liam, when he opened the door. “Jake? Zach? What are you two doing here? It’s the middle of the night.”

Zach growled from behind Jake. “Are you going to let us in or make us stand in this rain all night?”

“Come in. Zach, put that gun away.”

“Can’t until the kid here,” he poked Jake in the back with the gun, “is inside and we’ve talked to you.”

Jake walked into the foyer of the house his oldest brother owned in St. Louis. Steamer trunks and carpet bags lined the hallway down to the parlor.

“Sorry to do this to you, Liam. I know you’re leaving tomorrow,” said Zach, laying his hat on one of the trunks.

Jake threw his hat on the trunk next to Zach’s.

“Yes. At first light. Now, tell me what’s going on and why you brought Jake here at gun point,” said Liam.

“Only way I could get him to come.”

“And?” Liam said, exasperated. “Don’t make me beat the story out of you word by word, little brother. Just tell me the problem.”

Liam pointed at the two chairs in front of the fire, then went to the fireplace and stoked the banked coals to life. He added a piece of wood to the tiny flames before he turned once again to face them. “Jake. You first,” he said in a tone that brooked no argument.

“I killed an army captain,” Jake said, refusing to sit. He couldn’t sit. Couldn’t be still. He wanted to scream at the injustice, shout at God for his betrayal.

“Why’d you do a damn fool thing like that?”

Jake shrugged. “I didn’t have a choice.”

“There’s always a choice,” countered Liam.

Zach put away his gun. “No, there’s not,” said Zach. “There was reason for it, but he did kill the man. I use the word ‘man’ loosely.”

“Damn it, Jake. They’ll hunt you down and hang you for this.”  Liam had been a colonel with seventeen years service, Jake knew he was familiar with military justice.

“The son of a bitch deserved to die. And as soon as I can, I’m going to kill the other bastard, too.”

“He’s mine,” snarled Zach.

“Who?” asked Liam.

“The colonel.”

“Jesus!  You two had better tell me what’s going on. Start at the beginning.”

You can find Redeemed by a Rebel here:

Amazon – http://amzn.com/B00I1GZAU0

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Kobo – http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/redeemed-by-a-rebel

Apple – https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/redeemed-by-a-rebel/id806815888?mt=11

Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Cynthia_Woolf_Redeemed_by_a_Rebel?id=OXGpAgAAQBAJ

Website – www.cynthiawoolf.com

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