Casting Blood Lust
In an interview the other day, I was asked who I would want to play the lead in my paranormal romance, Blood Lust. It might sound silly, but I was surprised by the question. I hadn’t given a single thought to who I would want to play my characters in a Hollywood adaptation. In fact, maybe I’d be better off not putting any thought into it at all!
It’s become a well-known fact now that Stephenie Meyer’s first choice for Bella Swan was Emily Browning, who looks nothing like Kristen Stewart.
If someday my books are made into movies, I’d hate to have built up the characters’ physical appearances in my mind to the point where I can’t accept someone else in the role. I’m also a bit reluctant to spoil anyone’s personal ideas of what my characters look like. So before I start discussing who should play the three main characters in Blood Lust, let me iterate that these characters can look like whoever you want. Don’t feel like my personal vision of their physical appearances hold any sway whatsoever over your own mental image of them.
1. Eve Samuels – Teresa Palmer (pic 1)
Eve is the main character in Blood Lust. She’s an alpha wolf, so she needs to have a believable, authoritative presence. But she also needs to be beautiful in a girl-next-door kind of way. Australian actress Teresa Palmer fits the bill perfectly, and I say that only because I saw her in the film adaptation of Warm Bodies and truly adored her performance. When she was shooting zombies, it was totally believable. This girl is Eve Samuels, no doubt about it.
2. Jericho – Gabriel Garko (pic 2)
Jericho is the mysterious vampire who bewitches Eve shortly before she is turned into a werewolf. Their bond endures after her transformation, despite their status as mortal enemies. He is sexy, enigmatic and absolutely drop-dead gorgeous. Hello, Gabriel Garko! You are my perfect Jericho! Gabriel actually isn’t quite the right age for the role, but he does look much younger than he is, and I think if he could assume a somewhat ambiguous accent, he’d melt hearts as Jericho.
3. Max Good Crow – Adam Beach(pic 3)
Okay, this is a real stretch. Adam Beach is forty- far too old to portray twenty-nine-year-old Max. But it’s my fantasy cast, and I honestly can’t think of anyone else who would be more suited to this role. I still found him sexy in Cowboys and Aliens, so Adam Beach is at the top of my list for Max Good Crow, who is the town doctor and Eve’s beta werewolf.
Have you read Blood Lust? Who do you think the characters look like?
Let me know in the comments!
Rapid City Wolves, book 1
Rapid City Wolves, book 1
Genre: Paranormal romance
Number of pages: 95
Word Count: 37,550
Cover Artist: Charity Santiago
Eve came to Rapid City to escape her parents' messy divorce, but what she finds in South Dakota exceeds her wildest dreams- and nightmares. After Eve is attacked by a wolf outside her grandmother's house, she stumbles into a new and frightening existence as an alpha werewolf. Fated to lead the pack and obligated to choose a beta to lead beside her, Eve still cannot bring herself to forget Jericho, the mysterious vampire who saved her life. Will the wolves force Eve to choose between her destiny and her soulmate?
Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/EhcU78pr0y8
About the Author:
I first discovered the world of self-publishing in February 2011, when my 7-month-old son was admitted to the hospital with severe respiratory issues. During his stay in the hospital, I tried to keep us both entertained by downloading several books on my Kindle and reading them out loud.
I read a number of self-published books and realized that I had an opportunity to share my writings with the world. I soon decided to quit my full-time job in the insurance and financial services industry, stay home with my son and write. It was the best decision I've ever made. My son's health has improved drastically, and I've never been happier.
I prefer to read and write YA fantasy, romance, and paranormal romance. The next book in my Rapid City Wolves series, “Blood Oath,” will be released for Amazon Kindle on June 1, 2013.