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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Romance Book Casting Call with Darynda Jones and Giveaway


Today I would like to welcome to the casting call Darynda Jones. Let me just say that I <3 Darynda's books and I have a serious girl crush on Charley Davidson, the lead in her series. Darynda is made of awesome and her book First Grave On The Right is double finalist in this years RWA Ritas. Seriously, if you haven't picked up this series yet you are surely missing out.

NYTimes and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones won the 2009 Golden Heart® in the paranormal category for her manuscript FIRST GRAVE ON THE RIGHT. As a born storyteller, she grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike. After the Golden Heart final, she pimped herself as best she could, landed an amazing agent and has sold 8 books to St. Martin's Press. Darynda lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband of more than 25 years and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys
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Paranormal private eye. Grim reaper extraordinaire. Whatever. Charley Davidson is back! And she’s drinking copious amounts of caffeine to stay awake because, every time she closes her eyes, she sees him: Reyes Farrow, the parthuman, part-supermodel son of Satan. Yes, she did imprison him for all eternity, but come on. How is she supposed to solve a missing persons case, deal with an ego-driven doctor, calm her curmudgeonly dad, and take on a motorcycle gang hellbent on murder when the devil’s son just won’t give up?

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CAST OF CHARACTERS:

The Usual Suspects:

Charley: Hilary Duff
Reyes: Jason Behr
Cookie: Melissa McCarthy
Garrett: Shemar Moore
Uncle Bob: Jim Beaver
Angel: Enchong Dee

Rocket: Pruitt Taylor Vince
Amber (Cookie's Daughter): Madison McLaughlin

Pari: Kat Von D
Kim Millar: Bitsy Tulloch

FROM THIRD GRAVE DEAD AHEAD:

The Biker Dudes: Larry Bishop, Michael Madsen, Eric Balfour

Dr. Nathan Yost: Mark Pellegrino
Teresa Yost: Selma Blair

Luther Dean: Mark Paul-Gosselear
Monica Dean: Camille Belle

Check out the rest of the books in the series:

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Want to win some goodies from Darynda? 2 winners (International Shipping available) will win a copy of one of Darynda's books.

Up for grabs:


To Enter:
  • Leave a comment answering the question: What do you think of Darynda's picks? Who would you cast in the roles?
  • Fill out the Rafflecopter form below. Please answer the question below or leave a meaningful comment. 
Good Luck =)

**Don't forget to stop by Romancing Rakes For The Love of Romance and check out who Darynda chose to cast for her book Second Grave On The Left.

A huge thank you to Darynda for stopping by the blog and sharing her casting picks as well as providing the book giveaways and including a copy of books 1-3 in her Charley Davidson series for the grand prize box. 

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48 comments :

  1. I have the first two books in my TBR pile. I just got them and can't wait to read em! So I can't really say who I would pick but I love all those characters you chose! You really lost me at Shemar Moore though. I'm still drooling over his pic! Total hottie! Thanks for sharing I would love a chance to win!

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  2. definetely want to be charley. great actor and actress for this cast :)

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  3. I finally got the first two books so i would be delighted to win book3.*___* thanks you a lot for opening this to international

    The cast is exactly what i imagined

    all the best

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  4. I like Hillary Duff... always have ever since Lizzie... Think she's a terrifc choice for a terrific character

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  5. I have the first book in the series but have not read it yet. I have read multiple blurbs and reviews for the books and the actors and actresses you chose seem great. Can't wait to read the books in this series. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Joanne B
    e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

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  6. Great cast :) This looks like it would be a very interesting movie she put a lot of talented people in her cast :)

    savannahm1987@gmail.com

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  7. You have Eric Balfour on your cast list! Awesome! I adore him!!! Darynda, you cast this very well! :D

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  8. I totally agree with the cast! Great series. :)

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  9. Melissa McCarthy would be a great Cookie. Thumbs up for Jason Behr. Charley is a tough one. I've always pictured her a bit older than Hilary, but she'd be a good choice. Of course I still see her as a kid because I'm still 25 *snort* great cast.

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  10. I LOVE her picks and wouldn't pick anyone different.

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  11. AWESOME cast!!!! I haven't read the books, yet so I leave it to Darynda's expertise :)

    I have the first and second book in this series and I'm saving them for my vacation. Can't wait!!!!

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  12. I think the casting choices are just right!

    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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  13. Swoon! I love these guys! I mean who could go wrong with Shemar Moore - yum! And Mark-Paul Gosselear! And Eric Balfour! Jason Behr is new to me but I'll remedy that soon.
    And giving the ladies love too - not bad choices.

    I like it!

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  14. Hi!
    Since I didn't read this series yet, I'm pretty sure the pics she choose fit well! Jason Behr is super sexy! :P Thanks for this chance!

    Proserpine

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  15. I love the list of cast members. I haven't read this series yet, but First Grave on the Right has been on my TBR list for a while. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  16. I haven't read the books, so i don't know what to say. But i am sure the casting choices are just right! Thanks for the chance to win and making international!!

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  17. I've not read this series before, but I am excited to see how the characters and her choices match.

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  18. Ah, Suki. :) That's what I will always think of Melissa McCarthy as, Suki from Gilmore Girls. Love that show!

    Looks like some good choices you have!

    Enjoy,
    TBQ
    TBQ's Book Palace

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  19. I haven't read any of this series yet, but that will change. I love this cast. Shear Moore is amazing and so hot. Melissa McCarthy is so funny and Jim Beaver is just so older guy cute. I need to read thilese books because if Kat Von D can be a character they will be awesome.

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  20. I haven't read this series but if it has a character that looks like Shamar Moore I have been missing out for sure!!!

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  21. Love your cast, especially Jason Behr(YUM) as Reyes and Shamar Moore as Garrett!! But.... for Monica Dean... I kinda visualize Sarah Shahi from Fairly legal.
    Thank you, Darynda for the giveaway and for your BOOKS!!!
    brandypm(at)optonline(dot)net

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  22. Love the cast! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  23. Shemar Moore is exactly who I imagined as Garrett through reading all three novels. I'm not really feeling Jason Behr for Reyes though I don't have a good replacement to recommend. I think he's on such a pedestal in my mind that I can't commit. :)

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  24. I have no other suggestions, but I was surprised by Hillary Duff. I had not heard of Jason Behr, but I do like Shemar Moore.

    Thanks for the fun post and for the giveaway opportunity.

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  25. Omg Yes I am in heaven i love the choices they are great. Thanks for the giveaway my email is butterfli262002@yahoo.com

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  26. My only change would be to add Nathan Fillion as any character you seem fitting lol.

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  27. I haven't had a chance to start this series yet. I think Darynda's choices were great - after seeing them I'm even more eager to read the books now. I have no idea who to suggest for the characters, I think I'll go with the author's choices, she knows the best who the characters resemble.

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  28. Thanks so much, all!!!! And I am ALL for Nathan Fillion filling any role he saw fit. Sigh....

    HUGS! ~D~

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  29. Very nice casting choices.

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  30. Love the choices, love the series. Can't wait to read #3.

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  31. NOPE! Jason Behr is NOT Reyes! NOPE! NOPE! NOPE! (can you tell I work with preschoolers?)
    I could agree to all of the other characters - but not Reyes.

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  32. Hillary Duff??she seems wholesome, sweet. How about Selma Blair for Charley? Love Melissa Mcarthy as Cookie, and I like your other picks..eeeek can't wait.
    Beads_33@yahoo.com

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  33. I am really really bad at picking casting, But I really like the picks above.

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  34. All them are fantastic!! But can I have Jason Behr just for me, pretty please!! *__* (ileana on Rf)

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  35. i tottally agree with the cast..

    thanks for the giveaway ^^

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  36. I haven't read the books yet but I'm fine with most of Darynda's casting choices (Hilary Duff as a brunette looks great!), but instead of Jason Behr I would suggest Brandan Fehr, his Roswell co-star ;-) and though Selma Blair is a great choice, I don't like Camilla Belle, so I could only accept her if she plays an evil character ;-)

    Thank you for the generous giveaway Darynda, your series has been on my wishlist!! :-)

    stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

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  37. She totally gets my vote for Jason Behr; especially if he looks the way he did in Skinwalkers (didn't like him in the Dragonwars). Man I'd be watching and panting.

    Raonaid at gmail dot com

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  38. Great choices! Definitely love all those actors/actresses!

    Thanks,
    Leanne

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  39. I agree with everyone except Reyes and Swopes. I am not sure who I would choose to play them. They are hard characters for me to put an actor with!

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  40. ps. I had another idea for Charley: Eliza Dushku! :-D

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  41. Great casting choices! Thank you for the casting info, excerpts, and giveaway! I've got to read this series!!! This blog information seals the deal!

    Phoenix
    PhoenixCarvelli at gmail dot com

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  42. Haven't read the books yet so I'll go with Darynda's choices. Shemar :)
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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  43. Haven't read the books yet so I'll go with Darynda's choices. Shemar :)
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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  44. haven't finished reading this one yet, so i can't say much for the casting. but still, i'm not sure charley's cast..

    smile_1773@yahoo.com

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  45. I think she has an interesting cast of characters.

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  46. I have the first two books in my TBR pile. I hope to read them soon.

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  47. I love anything with Shemar Moore!

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  48. That's quite a cast of characters - I know a few of them.

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