Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Lindy DeKoven shares her "Princess Diaries"...plus a book giveaway

Introduction by Kathryn Hamilton

**Giveaway is now closed**

Give a warm welcome to Lindy DeKoven as she joins us here at CLC to celebrate her debut novel and share her dream cast (and what a cast that would be!). Lindy is a force to be reckoned with. She has experienced immense success in the television world with such titles as Executive Producer (CBS), Television Executive (Disney/Warner Bros.) and Executive Vice President (NBC). Lindy is also passionate about women’s issues, serving on several boards and most notably, being appointed to the California Commission on the Status of Women by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. So what is the next step for someone who has an obvious passion for the television world? Writing a novel inspired by her years behind the scenes. The end result is Primetime Princess, which has already garnered high praise. We look forward to hearing more from Lindy!

Thanks to Amazon Publishing, we have TWO signed copies to share with some lucky readers in the US.

Visit Lindy at her website, Facebook and Twitter.

(Please note that this post contains potential spoilers for the novel.)

Amy Adams. Alexa Ross is an easy role to cast as she represents a lot of women who are struggling to launch their careers while overcoming obstacles in the workplace. I really enjoyed Leap Year, starring Amy Adams as a high-powered woman having to take life a little slower. Like Adams’ character, Alexa takes her job very seriously but also yearns for a great relationship with a good man. She’d sure like to have it all if she could. And like most women in that situation, it ain’t easy.

Robert Downey Jr. Jerry Kellner is similar to Miranda Priestly, in The Devil Wears Prada. The antagonistic relationship that ensues between Alexa and Jerry is often shocking and heart wrenching. Jerry’s timing is impeccable. Just when Alexa thinks she has him under control, he emerges from the shadows turning Alexa’s world upside down. Downey’s sometimes charming yet sleazy, smarmy attitude depicted in a few roles he’s played in the past calls out to Jerry. Jerry is the co-worker from hell. But unfortunately everyone has one. I’ll bet you can name one right now!

Bradley Cooper. Gordon Harrison has a wonderful disposition. It takes a lot to get him riled up. He’s secure, confident and passionate. He couldn’t be more different than Jerry. Like Cooper’s character in Silver Linings Playbook, he’s not met anyone quite like Alexa Ross. He finds her sexy, exciting, and challenging. Because Cooper is so charming and likeable in Silver Lining Playbook, I couldn’t help but think of him for this role.

Kerry Washington. Sylvia is spirited, ballsy, and has plenty of ‘tude. She doesn’t take you-know-what from no one. Kunis displays some of that spunk in Scandal on ABC. Sylvia says what she thinks and has few regrets. She’s the yin to Alexa’s yang. But, as close as they are, Sylvia and Alexa almost come to blows when Alexa starts making changes in her life.

George Clooney. I had the pleasure of working with this handsome dude many years ago, and he is as wonderful today as he was then. It would be really exciting if he wanted to play Chester King, the president of a broadcast network. Clooney certainly looks the part, and based on past roles I expect he could take on this character with ease. Like I said, we should be so lucky!

Thanks to Lindy for sharing her cast list with us and to Amazon Publishing for sharing Primetime Princess with our readers.

How to win Primetime Princess:
Please comment below with your e-mail address. (Please note: Entries without an e-mail address will NOT be counted. You can use AT and DOT to avoid spam. Or provide a link to your Facebook page or blog if you can receive messages there.)

1. Since this book has "Princess" in the title, please tell us: What is your favorite movie that features a fairy tale?
2. Follow this blog and post a comment saying you are a follower (if you already follow, that's fine too).
3. Post this contest on Facebook or Twitter or in your blog, and leave a comment saying where you've posted it.
4. Join Chick Lit Central on Facebook. Edit settings if you don't want to receive a lot of messages at your e-mail account. Please read our posting guidelines as well. (If you're already a member, let us know that too.)

5. Follow us on Twitter and/or Pinterest.
6. Add a friend to our Facebook group. (Tell us who you added.) Be sure to remind them to edit their settings.

US only. Giveaway ends June 2nd at midnight EST.


TinaB said...

I love all the Disney fairy tales. Cinderella is still my fave.
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Book Mama said...

I love Beauty and the Beast.
I follow this blog
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I added Janine Rowe to CLC FB page

JROSEN60 said...

1. A Cinderella Story
2. I follow this blog
4. I'm a member on FB
5. I follow on Twitter

pascale said...

I love The Princess Diaries


I follow the blog
I am a facebook fan

rubynreba said...

Cinderella is my favorite.

I am a follower.

Facebook member.


Connie said...

My favorite movie would have to be Cinderella. I’ve always simply sighed about that story.
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Nova said...

I love the Princess Diaries. I have watched it with my daughter.
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I am a fan of CLC on facebook.
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Unknown said...

The Princess Bride is my favorite fairy tale movie.
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Linda Kish said...


I am a GFC follower

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Preet said...

1.Ever After, the retelling of Cinderella has to be my favorite.


2. I follow the blog via e-mail.

3.I tweeted and tagged y'all. https://twitter.com/chanpreetsingh/status/339547219294318592

4.I'm a member of the group.

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Anonymous said...

Cinderella for sure!

I follow ths blog.
I follow on FB and am a CLC member.
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Kimberlyindy said...

Cinderella was my first movie Princess that I fell in love with, but I admit, I watch almost anything with a princess in it....

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bn100 said...


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Chris said...

My favorite fairy tale movie....That's a tough one. I love Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast. More modern, I really like The Princess Diaries but I'm not sure that is really a fairy tale, but I guess it is.

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Lauren McCormick said...

My all time favorite would have to Beauty and The Beast. My son at that time loved to watch it over and over. One day my father came over and my lil guy looked right at him and said, "Papa", which is what Belle called her dad. And so my dad was then called Papa for all my siblings kids to call him thereafter.

I'm a proud member of CLC. I follow the blog on FB and Pinterest.
I will post this giveaway as I always post all contests and free downloads of my FB page.
Thank you for a wonderful interview and a chance to win a copy of this book!


Mrs Mommy Booknerd said...

A Cinderella Story is my all time favorite EVER! Love Drew Barrymore
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Anonymous said...

I love "Enchanted" starring Amy Adams
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Anonymous said...

Hey, I thought I was going to be the casting director on this movie!!

Hailey Fish said...

I love all the Disney movies that feature the princesses. My favorite though is The Little Mermaid.

I follow this blog

I follow on Twitter/Pinterest

I'm a member of CLC on FB


Erica said...

My favorite is Ever After with Drew Barrymore. Love that movie. Almost an anti-fairy tale!!

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Melissa said...

Thanks to everyone for participating and telling us about your favorite fairy tale movies.

Thanks to Lindy for visiting with us and Amazon for sharing her book with our winners.

Random.org chose TWO winners from all entries with contact info.

Congrats to Book Mama and Kim Pinch!