Friday, March 29, 2013

HOTD Casting Call: Jade

Continuing with my dream cast for a Hunters of the Dark movie or TV show, I have some pretty strong candidates in mind for Jade.  As always, leave a comment if you have another actress in mind (or if you want to just second any of my awesome choices).  :)

Runners Up to play Jade

Lauren Cohan (The Walking Dead, The Vampire Diaries)
Michelle Trachtenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Gossip Girl)
My Choice for Jade
Phoebe Tonkin (The Secret Circle, The Vampire Diaries)
I envision a really strong, butt-kicking young actress in the role of the hotheaded hunter Jade, who loves action and reacts before really thinking things through.  All three of these actresses have been really confident in their various roles, but perhaps it's the idea of cute little Dawn from Buffy that has me leaning toward the other two girls, who I feel would be awesome as Jade.  Lauren and Phoebe also have more physical roles, and both have more of a dark, edgy, and sexy side to them, which matches up with Jade really well.  In the end, however, I can not get over the presence that Phoebe Tonkin had in The Secret Circle, and it's that playfulness and bad-girl edge that she showed off there that put her over the edge for me.  I feel strongly about this one - she would be perfect for the role.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

HOTD Casting Call: Rachel

I thought it would be fun to look at which actors I would like to play the characters from Hunters of the Dark, if it should ever be adapted into a movie or television series.  So, I'm choosing three actors for each character, who I think would do the role justice, with one that I think would be perfect for the role.  If you have any thoughts, feel free to leave them in the comments.  This is who I'm thinking for Rachel...

Runners Up to play Rachel

Zoey Deutch (Ringer, Beautiful Creatures)
Hayden Panettiere (Heroes, Nashville)
My Choice for Rachel

Maggie Grace (Lost, Taken)
I've loved Maggie Grace since I first saw her on Lost, and that self-absorbed, messed-up character that we saw in that show, that slowly became someone more sympathetic over her run, is in perfect synch with Rachel.  All three of the girls here certainly have the looks to play the prettiest of the hunters, and all three look great as blondes (loved Zoey Deutch as a blonde in Beautiful Creatures), and all of them have experience playing spoiled, bitchy characters, but as Rachel is supposed to be a bit older than the other hunters, I ruled Deutch out, and ultimately, I just love Maggie Grace and would love to see her step into Rachel's shoes!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Casting Call: Dark Genesis

One of my favorite questions from the blog tour was who I would cast to play the characters of Dark Genesis in the movie!  So, I thought I would extend that to the rest of the characters from the book.  Check out the original interview here!  And here's my dream cast...

Alyssa - Naya Rivera (Glee)

Parker - Ian Somerhalder (The Vampire Diaries, Lost)

Vessa - Emma Roberts (Scream 4, Nancy Drew)

Eric - Alex Pettyfer (I Am Number Four, Magic Mike)

Beth - Mandy Moore (Saved, Tangled)

Cory - Chase Crawford (Gossip Girl, Twelve)

Lace - Ellen Page (Juno, Super)

Flax - Teresa Palmer (Warm Bodies, I Am Number Four)

Mia - Christine Adams (Terra Nova, Batman Begins)

Kaitlyn - Kristin Bell (Veronica Mars, Forgetting Sarah Marshall)

Gray - Kellan Lutz (Twilight, Immortals)

The Queen - Morena Baccarin (Firefly, V)

Lady Blood - Amy Acker (Angel, Dollhouse)

Ice Queen - Angelina Jolie (Salt, Changeling)

Fire King - Joe Manganiello (True Blood, Magic Mike)

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Dark Genesis Blog Tour: Day Seven

The Dark Genesis Blog Tour is over! 

Seven days of stops and we ended on quite a high note at At Random, where Jen and Wendy posted an interview, as well as TWO glowing reviews of Dark Genesis!

I want to thank everyone who helped out with the blog tour, from organizing their sites, to entering the contest.  With your help, we've reached many people, who will be able to enjoy this book for free!  If you haven't grabbed your free copy yet, you have until the end of the day on Monday.  The winner of the $40 giftcard will be announced on Tuesday and I will contact the winner then.  Until then, keep spreading the word, and thank you for following the tour!  Please check out all of the sites involved!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Dark Genesis Blog Tour: Day Six

I can't believe we're already on day six of the tour!  Here's a recap of today's stops...

Liliana posted an interview over at Lili Lost in a Book, where she posed questions like what my protagonist would think of me!

Tia was very flattering in her review of Dark Genesis at Mom In Love With Fiction!  Another five star review - check out what she had to say!

Then, over at Paranormal Pages, Suzanne offered an excerpt for her readers, in a scene that offered a glimpse of The Fire King!

Next, we had the second blog tour stop at Writings, Musings and Other Such Nonsense, where Mel featured a new sample from Dark Genesis, as Alyssa and her allies prepare for battle.

Ren at Ren's Rambles posted an excerpt of a rescue scene, and talked about the giveaway!

And winding things down for the day, Alyssa first encounters vampires in the excerpt at the final stop, Kassandra's Pinky Just Listen blog.

Only one day left in the tour, with just one more stop to go!  Thank you to everyone who's been following the tour, and check out these bloggers' sites!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Dark Genesis Blog Tour: Day Five

The Dark Genesis Blog Tour is still going strong!  Here are today's highlights...

Karla started things off with a spotlight on Dark Genesis over at Book Addict, recalling her love for the Hunters of the Dark series too!  She also has some mini-banners for the first three Hunters of the Dark books available.

Then Emily at Icy Cold Reads featured an excerpt from Dark Genesis, featuring those bothersome ticks!

Over at Little Hyuts, I had a new experience for this tour - a guest post!  Jill Marie was gracious enough to put up a post where I spoke to my writing experiences over the years!  There are some pretty intimate moments in there, and it was a lot of fun to write!

And wrapping things up, Tess at My Pathway To Books provided readers with a new sample from Dark Genesis, with a look at werewolves!

Don't forget to enter for your free copy of Dark Genesis, and a chance to win a $40 giftcard to Amazon or Barnes & Noble.  And please take a moment to follow these bloggers who have put so much effort into the tour!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Dark Genesis Blog Tour: Day Four

Another great day for the Dark Genesis Blog Tour!  Here's the recap...

Another great review went up on Dark Obsession Chronicles, kicking off the day!  Check out what Alana had to say about Dark Genesis!

Natasha at Primrose Musings had an interview in store for her readers, where I answered who I would want to play the lead in a movie about my life (Hint: He's hot! lol - had to make it realistic, you know).

Then Tana, who's no stranger to my books, featured Dark Genesis and the giveaway over at her blog, Tana Rae Reads!

Next, Cassay featured an excerpt from Dark Genesis at Vamps, Weres and Cassay, featuring one of the more chilling scenes from the book.  She also points to her review of Her Dark Destiny, the first book in the Hunters of the Dark series, reminding people that it was her favorite novel of 2011!

And rounding out the day was the first tour stop at Writing, Musings & Other Such Nonsense, where Mel posted an interview.  Stop back at her site on Friday, when a new sample from Dark Genesis goes up!

There's still lots of good stuff to come on the tour!  Be sure to check out these bloggers' sites, and follow them!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Dark Genesis Blog Tour: Day Three

Here are the highlights from the third day of the Dark Genesis Blog Tour...

The first "Dark Genesis" review is up!!  Tiffany at Book-Marks the Spot gave it a glowing review, with five stars (or blood moons, really - you'll have to read the book to understand that nod!).  Check out what she had to say about it!

Emily at Doodle's Book Blog presented readers with an excerpt (featuring my favorite villain from the book, The Ice Queen), and an interview!

Then we had Jamie at Fantasy Book Chick post a sample, as well as an interview, asking when I started writing, among other things!

Over at Ginger-Read Reviews, Ali and Jade put up an excerpt of one of my favorite scenes from "Dark Genesis" (featuring ticks!).

Next, Joie at Joie de Lire had a Q&A session posted for readers, where I got to cast actors in the roles of the main characters of "Dark Genesis!"  (Something I put way too much thought into, but it was a lot of fun!!!)

And last, but not least, Terri at My Book Boyfriend had an excerpt and an interview, uncovering my inspiration for "Dark Genesis" and a tidbit about another book that I'll probably be releasing in the coming months!

As always, thank you all for following the blog tour, and check out these bloggers' sites!!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Dark Genesis Blog Tour: Day Two

Here's a recap of the second day of the Dark Genesis Blog Tour...

Jennifer at Dream Reads started things out with an interview, asking about the biggest lesson I've learned as an indie author, and what advice I have for aspiring writers, among other things.

Then, Tiffany at A Purrfect Read and Atmika at I Talk Books featured Dark Genesis and highlighted the giveaway.

Emily from Falling For YA featured an interview at the next stop, where I discussed how long it took to write Dark Genesis from inception to publication.

And wrapping up day two, YA author David James of Light Side of the Moon took time out of his busy schedule to ask me some questions at Paper Breaths.

Visit all of the stops so you don't miss a thing!  And take the time to check out these bloggers' sites, and David James' books!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Dark Genesis Blog Tour: Day One

In case you missed the first day of the Dark Genesis Blog Tour, here's the recap...

Natasha at Dreamland: A Teenage Fantasy kicked the blog tour off with an interview, where she asked questions about overcoming writer's wall and whether I had a favorite witch or wizard growing up, among other things.

Dianne from Oops! I Read a Book Again had a Dark Genesis spotlight, posting the synopsis and contest information, to help get the word out.

The fun continued at Lizzy's Dark Fiction, where Lizzy posted "10 Things You're Too Scared to ask Dave Ferraro," putting me to the test with interview questions like what book I would rewrite the ending to.

Heather put up an excerpt from Dark Genesis at SupaGurl Books, featuring Alyssa and her friends at the city Frankenstein.

And finally, Ashley at Wholly Books posted an interview, where I revealed what my favorite book is right now, and what I'm currently working on.

Thank you to everyone who's following the blog tour stops, and take a moment to check out these blogger's sites.  And there's more to come!  Follow the entire tour and enter to win that $40 giftcard here.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Dark Genesis Giveaway

No memories. A foreign world. One epic adventure.

Dark Genesis is a new YA paranormal fantasy from the creator of the Hunters of the Dark series.  You can get your copy of Dark Genesis now for FREE by filling out the Rafflecopter below.  Everyone who enters also has a chance to win a $40 gift card to Amazon or Barnes & Noble – it’s your choice!! This is an international contest and everyone who enters can choose their e-format of choice to receive their copy of Dark Genesis for free from Smashwords! And did I mention the $40 gift card?!

Here's the synopsis:

"Alyssa opened her eyes to darkness. And in the first flash of light provided by a gathering storm, she could make out a ring of bodies surrounding her.

With no memory of who she is, Alyssa stumbles into a dark world populated by witches. The witches are powerful, and demonstrate frightening powers, but even more terrifying are the monsters who rule over the land. Vampires, werewolves and other awful creatures of the night have taken over, forcing the witches behind stone walls, afraid to venture outdoors. But Alyssa finds that as she kills certain monsters, memories return to her, memories of a life on Earth, and the boy she left behind.

The quest to collect her memories and piece together the puzzle of what has happened to her is a daunting one, with betrayals and sacrifices every step of the way. But Alyssa is determined to fight for a world that is not her own, destroying powerful monsters along the way, so that she can return home to the boy she is coming to love through the memories she recollects."

One lucky entrant will also win a $40 gift card to Amazon or Barnes & Noble (their choice), which will be selected at random by the Rafflecopter.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway runs from now until Monday, March 18th. Please remember to enter the website or person who referred you to this giveaway in the Rafflecopter form, and check out the websites participating the blog tour, as you will be seeing interviews, various excerpts and more!

Blog Stops:

Sunday, March 10th:

Dreamland: A Teen Fantasy

Lizzy's Dark Fiction

Oops! I Read a Book Again

SupaGurl Books

Wholly Books

Monday, March 11th:

Dream Reads

Falling For YA

I Talk Books

Paper Breaths

A Purrfect Read

Tuesday, March 12th:

Book-Marks the Spot

Doodle's Book Blog

Fantasy Book Chick

Ginger-Read Reviews

Joie de Lire

My Book Boyfriend

Wednesday, March 13th:

Dark Obsession Chronicles

Primrose Musings

Tana Rae Reads

Vamps, Weres and Cassay

Writings, Musings & Other Such Nonsense (Stop #1)

Thursday, March 14th:

Book Addict

Icy Cold Reads

Little Hyuts

My Pathway To Books

Friday, March 15th:

Lili Lost in a Book

Mom in Love with Fiction

Paranormal Pages

Pinky Just Listen

Ren's Rambles

Writings, Musings & Other Such Nonsense (Stop #2)

Saturday, March 16th:

At Random

Promo Images

There are three different colors of the promo posters for the upcoming giveaway.  Hopefully you'll be seeing these all over soon!  :)