Top Romantic Adventure Movies by Virginia Kelly #GuestPost #Giveaway

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A dangerous man on the run…

Wounded and accused of treason, CIA operative JP Blackmon is on the run from his own agency and desperate to clear his name. When he finds out his old partner is dead, he’ll do anything to get to the truth…including using his partner’s widow.

Finds a vulnerable woman looking for answers…

Abby Price wanted nothing more than a family and a safe home. But her late husband kept big secrets from her—secrets that got him killed and has government agents watching her every move. And she’s started fearing for her life. The only man who can help her is a mysterious stranger who suddenly appears out of nowhere. But can she trust him?

Together they discover a passion worth dying for.

As danger stalks them at every turn, unexpected passion flares between JP and Abby. But the last thing either wants or needs is more complications. Romance? No. Way. That would involve trust—something neither is willing to do. But in the end, sharing their deadly secrets is their only hope for survival…their only hope to hold onto the love they’ve just begun to share…

Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Length: 250 pages
Release Date: October 28, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-62266-195-4 

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Just Romantic Suspense

The Book Excerpt

In the Arms of a Stranger Cover

“Is JP your real name?”

He smiled, and she realized she hadn’t seen one of his real smiles before. This one lit up his face, made his eyes laugh. There was devilment in the smile. “I don’t know you well enough to tell you that yet.”


The look of him, the timbre of his voice, as if he really would know her well enough to—

Her breath caught. She couldn’t look away. That well?

She wanted to frown, to be outraged. But his eyes… Good heavens, his eyes. Everything about him, from his short dark hair, to his smile, to his broad shoulders, he was all captivating male.

Instead, she laughed. It was a totally unexpected reaction. She’d never reacted to anyone the way she did to JP. If that was his name…

And what came out of her mouth next was a total surprise. “When do you think you will?”

The Guest Post

A Romantic Adventure: What Does it Take?

What’s at the core of romantic adventure? Romance, adventure, danger. That’s what I hope In the Arms of a Stranger brings to readers. I love big sweeping stories that grab my attention, the race against danger, the fabulous characters, and the HEA (happily ever after) ending. Oh, and a fabulous hero. JHere’s my list of top romantic adventure movies.

The Last of the Mohicans (1992): My absolute favorite romantic adventure movie of all time. The French and Indian War (mid 1700’s) is the backdrop for this love story. The adventure involves Hawkeye, the adopted white son of a Mohican, who falls in love with Cora, the daughter of an English general. They escape an attack by a determined Indian warrior, only to seek refuge in an English fort that cannot be held. The faith Cora has in Hawkeye to rescue her is inspiring, as is his utter determination to save her. Daniel Day-Lewis and Madeleine Stowe are the main actors. Beautifully filmed and acted, an absolute must see.

Speed (1994): Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves race against a mad bomber in this classic movie. Sandra drives a bus that cannot go under 50 MPH or it will explode. Keanu is determined to save the passengers and Sandra. The romance itself isn’t the focus, but of course they fall in love.

Romancing the Stone (1984): the classic romantic adventure about a reclusive romance writer who travels to South America to rescue her sister only to find herself in the jungle and at the mercy of a no-nonsense guide. Fun, funny, romantic. Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner star.

Australia (2008): Hugh Jackman, need I say more? Actually, I do. Hugh is paired with Nicole Kidman. Australia is (obviously) the setting. There’s a cattle drive, the history of aboriginal children taken from their mothers, the beginning of WWII in Australia, and a great reunion between Hugh and Nicole. Beautiful movie.

Avatar (2009): A science fiction film in which a paralyzed ex-soldier is given the chance to travel to another world in the 22nd century. Sam Worthington is the lead character, who, as a native-human hybrid on the planet Pandora, meets and falls in love with the daughter of the spiritual leader of Pandora. There’s an over-the-top villain, a wild airborne chase, and a battle. And the love story.

And one more…

Starman (1984): Jeff Bridges (yes, Jeff Bridges who played the old cowboy in True Grit) plays an alien who crashes to earth. He clones himself and becomes the heroine’s late husband. Together they try to elude the villain trying to capture him. Jeff Bridges plays the somewhat clueless alien very well in some funny scenes. The ending is a beautiful—I won’t give it away because, despite being a tear jerker, it is the most romantic ending ever. I was convinced there would be a sequel. I’m still waiting. Oh, this was Jeff Bridges’ first Oscar nomination. A real must see.

Have you watched any of these? Is there another or several more that you believe are as good or better? Please leave a comment (I’m building my Netflix queue<g>) for a chance to win. Be sure to enter the Rafflecopter.

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About Virginia Kelly

Author Picture - Virginia KellyAn RWA Golden Heart® finalist, Virginia Kelly’s first book was published as To the Limit and finaled in several contests such as the Holt Medallion, The Golden Quill and The Aspen Gold.

Virginia has always loved adventure novels, but romance is at the core of her stories—romance with the adrenalin rush of danger. Against the Wind, a full-length novel, and Dancing in the Dark, the prequel novella to In the Arms of a Stranger, are about dangerous men and the adventurous women willing to take a chance on them.

Traveling is a passion that came early in life. Her first airplane ride was a trip over the Andes Mountains in Peru at the ripe old age of two months. Her travels provide the settings for her novels, whether it’s a fictitious Latin American country based on Peru, the country of her birth, or Florida and the American South where she now lives.

A graduate of the University of Alabama with a master’s degree in Library Science, Virginia is an academic librarian. She tries to include a librarian in all of her books as either the heroine or as a minor character. Having taught high school and college, she has a great appreciation for teachers and often uses that as the profession for her heroines.

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