In a perfect world, authors would choose the casting of their books
if when they are made into movies. If ‘The Traveler’ became a movie, here are
my choices *swoon*:
DEX: Ian Somerhalder
Why, you ask? I say: WHY NOT? How did this man not land the role of Christian Grey? Ian is dark, brooding and plays a perfect bad-boy. Now, the only problem is that Dex is very tall, but if you can recall, Jacob Black in New Moon was well over 6 feet. Taylor Lautner is only 5ft7, and yet, I didn’t hear anyone complaining. I certainly wasn’t, when he took off that shirt! *sigh* Throw is a pair of green contacts, and some built-up shoes, and we have the perfect Dex.
RACHEL: Julianne Hough
Julianne is a perfect Rachel. She is all-American, gorgeous, and all that dancing keeps her fit, so she would be able to keep up with Rachel’s running! She has a vulnerability about her that is endearing, and yet she is a feisty little thing. I would also love to see the drama unfold during filming, seeing as Julianne is BFF’s with Ian’s ex, Nina Dobrev. Awkward!
AMAROX: Matt Bomer
I am more than happy to grab yet another Christian Grey cast-off to play the role of Dex’s bigger, badder older brother. Matt is tall and mysterious, and fits the bill perfectly for the heir to the throne of Venon. Lucky, lucky Rachel!
JASON: Jensen Ackles
Jensen could easily pull off the quirky, cocky ladies’ man that is Jason Masters, “anchorman extraordinaire”. He is far too good-looking for his own good, but I think that Dex still has Rachel’s vote in the “hottie” department. Jason will have to keep trying to charm the sullen, sexy Voka.
VOKA: Jessica Lowndes
Best known for her role in 90210, I couldn’t think of anyone better to play Voka, Dex’s angry, sullen sister. Although she has a good heart, Voka is a “mean girl.” I think this picture speaks for itself.
DARREN: Chase Crawford
Oh, Chase! Young, good-looking, the world at your feet… Please be my Darren! As we know, Darren forms a relationship with Kate during The Traveler, and I think that Chase and Emmy would make the cutest couple!
KATE: Emmy Rossum
Emmy has a sweet, innocent vibe that suits “scaredy-Kate” perfectly. Kate’s character develops throughout the book, and she certainly comes out of her shell, but she is always the timid girl that brings out the protective instincts of all the other characters. Who wouldn’t want to protect Emmy – just look at that face!
So, that is my dream cast for The Traveler. What do you think? I’d love to hear your ideas!
The Traveller Series
Genre: Sci-fi romance/action
Number of pages: approx 253
Word Count: 89500
Available on Amazon
Seven years ago, Rachel gave her heart to a dark, intense stranger, who left her broken and alone.
Every day since then Rachel has thought about Dex, her memories refusing to be silenced.
Now, Dex is back, but this time he is not alone. He has brought a formidable army – their sole purpose to conquer. Fate will bring Rachel and Dex back together, but on opposing sides of a war that threatens to obliterate her world.
Pitted against the power of the elements, Rachel and her friends must survive tsunamis, earthquakes, tornadoes and fire, all the while being hunted by a powerful enemy who will stop at nothing to pillage her planet.
Fleeing for her life amidst the chaos of a raging, burning city, Rachel realizes man’s only chance of survival lies in the hands of the very person who betrayed her all those years ago.
Earth is destined to fall, but Rachel is determined to save mankind, no matter the sacrifice.
About the Author:
Wife, mother of 3, businesswoman by day and author by night, Melissa Delport is the author of The Legacy Series and Rainfall. She graduated from the University of South Africa with a Bachelors Degree in English in 2000. She currently lives with her husband and three children in Hillcrest, South Africa.
Her first novel, The Legacy, published in 2013, is the first in The Legacy Series trilogy, and is followed by the sequel The Legion. The final book, The Legend is due out in 2014. She has also written an independent novel entitled Rainfall, a psychological romance, and a science-fiction, action-adventure called The Traveler.
An avid reader herself, Melissa finally decided to stop “watching from the sidelines” and to do what is her passion.
“I was driving home from work when inspiration struck, and a storyline started unravelling in my head. For a few days, it was all I could think about and eventually I realised that the only way to get it out of my head, was to put it all down on paper. I started writing, and that was that.”
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