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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Romance Book Casting Call with Dianne Duvall and Giveaway


Today I would like to welcome to the Casting Call Dianne Duvall. I'm so happy that Dianne was able to join us for the Blog Party. I admit I totally adore her. She has always been super nice and I LOVE her Immortal Guardians series.

Dianne Duvall earned a BA in English from the University of St. Thomas and has won multiple awards as a romance writer. Her debut paranormal romance novel Darkness Dawns was awarded 4 1/2 stars by RT Book Reviews, received 5-star reviews and was declared a Top Pick by The Romance Reviews and a Best Book by Long and Short Reviews, and received 5-star reviews from Bitten by Paranormal Romance, Reading Between the Wines, Books and Things and Paranormal Romance Addict. It also won first place in the Romance Writers of America Indiana Golden Opportunity contest, then was chosen as Best of the Best. It is the first book in her Immortal Guardians series.

When she isn't writing, Dianne is very active in the independent film industry and once even appeared onscreen as a machete-wielding maniac not unlike the vampires she so loves to create in her novels.

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I’m so excited to be here today! When Danielle asked me if I would like to cast my books for her big blogaversary celebration (Thank you, Danielle!), I jumped at the chance. When I’m not writing, I work in the local independent film industry. And, while I help directors cast their feature film, short film, and music video projects, I admit I spend a lot of time imagining casting my own projects, namely film versions of my books. No production companies have come calling yet, but – when they do – these are the actors I would love to see them recruit. :-)

Hugh Jackman as Roland Warbrook

Roland Warbrook (Hero): A nine-hundred-and-thirty-six-year-old immortal born with the ability to heal with his hands. Betrayed one too many times in the past by those he loved the most, he now distances himself from relationships of any kind and trusts no one . . . until Sarah charges into his life.



Michelle Monaghan as Sarah Bingham

Sarah Bingham (Heroine): A music theory professor at UNC Chapel Hill. The spring semester has ended and her only desire is rest and relaxation . . . until she finds Roland staked to the ground being tortured by two others in the meadow behind her home, and uses her trusty shovel to liberate him, becoming the target of a vicious vampire army.


Jake Gyllenhaal as Bastien

Bastien (Sebastien Newcombe): Roland’s nemesis. He has done what was previously considered impossible — raised a vampire army large enough to pose a serious threat to the Immortal Guardians — and intends to eradicate them one victim at a time while pursuing a personal vendetta against Roland. While doing so, he will become hated by immortal, vampire, and human alike.



Johnny Depp as Marcus Grayden

Marcus Grayden: An immortal who disregards Roland’s reclusive disposition and calls him friend. He recently lost the woman he has loved for eight centuries and, consumed with grief, is skating the edge as he aids Roland in battling Bastien and his vicious army.




Alexander Skarsgård as Seth

Seth: The eldest and most powerful Immortal Guardian. He possesses all of the paranormal abilities the others boast combined and then some. As their self-proclaimed leader, he considers it his responsibility to seek out all newly transformed immortals, ease their transition into their new life, train them, guide them, give them a new purpose, and – if necessary – punish them should they stray from the boundaries he sets for them.


Morris Chestnut as David

David: The second eldest and most powerful Immortal Guardian. Like Seth, he considers all Immortals and their Seconds family and opens his homes to them, aiding them in any way he can and putting their safety and happiness above his own. He is a very powerful healer and telepath, but possesses other interesting gifts as well.




Milla Jovovitch as Ami

Ami (Amiriska): A mysterious woman of unknown origins Seth and David rescue from a facility heavily guarded by mercenaries. Brutally tortured for months, she sometimes questions her own sanity and must fight to overcome the fear instilled in her by her captors.




Damon Wayans Jr. as Darnell

Darnell: David’s Second, or human assistant, who plays an integral role in helping Ami recover from the tortured she endured.






Ryan Reynolds as Chris Reordon

Chris Reordon: Head of the East Coast division of the network of humans who aid the Immortal Guardians. He is fiercely protective of both the immortals and his employees and will do anything to ensure their safety.





Angelina Jolie as Lisette d’Alençon

Lisette d’Alençon: A French immortal and telepath, roughly two hundred years old. After being infected and nearly slain by her husband, she inadvertently infected both of her brothers and still labors beneath the guilt.





Sam Worthington as Richart d’Alençon

Richart d’Alençon: A French immortal, roughly two hundred years old. He is Lisette’s brother and Étienne’s twin. Born with the ability to teleport, he is a strong ally in any battle.





Sam Worthington as Étienne d’Alençon

Étienne d’Alençon: A French immortal and telepath, roughly two hundred years old. He is Lisette’s brother and Richart’s twin.







Once, Sarah Bingham's biggest challenge was making her students pay attention in class. Now, after rescuing a wounded stranger, she's landed in the middle of a battle between corrupt vampires and powerful immortals who also need blood to survive. Roland Warbrook is the most compelling man Sarah has ever laid hands on. But his desire for her is mingled with a hunger he can barely control . . .

In his nine centuries of immortal existence, no woman has tempted Roland as much as Sarah. But asking her to love him is impossible -- when it mean forfeiting the world she's always known, and the life he would do anything to protect.

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Inside the Series:

In my Immortal Guardians series, vampires aren’t dead. Or undead. They are humans who have been infected with a very rare symbiotic virus that lends them dramatically increased speed, strength, and senses. It also bestows upon them an unfortunate photosensitivity and need for blood. Immortals in my series are gifted ones (men and women born with extremely advanced DNA) who are infected with the same virus and boast the same enhanced abilities, photosensitivity, and need for blood. But the similarities end there.

Vampires also suffer progressive brain damage, as a result of the virus, that causes them to rapidly descend into madness. The advanced DNA immortals possess protects them from this. It also lends them special abilities vampires lack, such as telepathy, telekinesis, teleportation, and others. Immortals have, therefore, taken it upon themselves to hunt down the insane vampires who prey upon humans, and enlist the aid of a network of human assistants to do so. The employees of the network range from Seconds (personal assistants and guards of individual immortals) to cleaners (those who “clean up” the messes immortals sometimes leave behind when hunting vampires) to doctors and scientists who are searching for a cure for the virus or at least some way to prevent the brain damage that occurs in vampires.

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

Up for grabs:
Darkness Dawns + swag
Night Reigns + swag

To Enter:
  • Leave a comment answering the question: What do you think of Dianne's cast?
  • 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 to check out who Dianne cast for Night Reigns.

A huge thank you to Dianne for stopping by the blog and sharing her casting picks as well as providing the book giveaway and including a copy of Night Reigns for the grand prize box. 

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79 comments :

  1. love the cast. i like the guy for seth and the two guys above him! Awesome

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    1. Seth was one of the hardest characters to cast because he's roughly six and a half feet tall. LOL.

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  2. wow.. can i being a part of the movie, lol

    that's great casting and a great actor/actress you choice :)

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  3. i want to be Ami (Amiriska) ;)

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  4. wow, what a cast. with a Hugh as the hero you know it'll be good, add in the rest of the cast & looking at blockbuster (or at least many a lady's fantasy *g*)

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    1. Wouldn't you love to be on the set with this cast?

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  5. This cast is perfect really, hugh jackman *hum***** the ladies will want to go to see it that 's sure

    thanks you a lot for this new opporutiny to win darkness dawn

    all the best

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    1. Hi, Miki! Hugh Jackman is admired by many a lady. LOL. Thanks for joining us!

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  6. I think the casting is spot on. Nothing could go wrong with the delicious Mr Jackman in the lead.

    Thanks for the giveaway. I loved Darkness Dawns and am keen to read Night Reigns now too.

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    1. I'm so glad you liked, Darkness Dawns, Nicki! I thought Hugh would just be perfect as Roland. Intense, but with that lighter side Sarah brings out in him. :-)

      I hope you'll like Night Reigns!

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  7. Excellent casting Dianne. With Johnny Depp and Hugh Jackman alone I'm impressed. Love them both.I can't wait to read both of these books. Thanks for the opportunity.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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    1. Thanks, Carol! If only Depp and Jackman really WOULD be cast in the movie . . . *sigh* I can dream. ;-) Glad I've intrigued you! I hope you'll like my Immortal Guardians!

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  8. I totally agree with Diane's casting! Hugh Jackman, Johnny Depp need I say more??? I have both books so can I be entered for a chance to win a book and swag for a friend??? PLEASE!!!

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    1. Hi, Susan! Glad you like my choices! I'd love for you to win a book for a friend. :-) Good luck! Thanks for entering!

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  9. Great cast choices. I think we should all get to try out.

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    1. I'd try out just to rub elbows with the others. :-) Thanks for entering!

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  10. I love Hugh Jackman as Roland and Ryan Reynolds as Chris. Also, Sam Worthington is a great pick too! I have read the first book in this series and loved it. Can't wait to read the 2nd one. thanks!

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    1. Hi, Kelly! I'm so glad you enjoyed Darkness Dawns! And that you liked my cast, too. ;-) Ryan was the first actor who came to mind for Chris. I thought him a perfect match.

      I hope you'll like Night Reigns!

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  11. Excellent choices for the casting. Johnny Depp and Morris Chestnut are perfect for their rolls. I love this series and am trying to wait patiently till fall when the 3rd book comes out. Basiten's story is going to to be so good. He needs tohe chance to show he's a good guy too.

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    1. Yay! I'm so glad you're enjoying the series, Patricia! Thank you! I hope you'll like Phantom Shadows! I had so much fun writing Bastien's story. :-)

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  12. I like Diane's cast. Only one I might change is Milla Jovovitch not because I don't think she is a good actress its just my brain associates her with zombies. Sorry I know that not a good reason :(
    Johnny Depp is my favorite of her selected cast I seen a preview for him in Dark shadows and yes he would def. be a good actor for this kind of role :) Than again is there a role he wouldn't be good in?? lol

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    1. I know what you mean about the zombies. I'm a Resident Evil fan. LOL. But the first thing I saw Milla in was The Fifth Element; and she showed the perfect combination of innocence and vulnerability coupled with total kick-assitude in that. I picture Ami the same way. :-) And I agree with you about Johnny Depp. What role CAN'T he play? LOL.

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  13. I think it's perfect... Sarah is perfect...

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  14. Oh yes, great choices! Anything with Sam in it (twice, no less!) is automatically great in my book. LOL. :D

    I look forward to reading this series, it sounds great!

    Enjoy,
    TBQ
    TBQ's Book Palace

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    1. LOL! I couldn't resist giving Sam the role of the twins. I hope you'll like my Immortal Guardians!

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  15. Awesome "casting" I wouldn't change a thing :) Looking forward to the release of this book/1

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    1. Thanks, Erin! Glad you like it! Darkness Dawns is actually already out. Phantom Shadows (Book 3) is the one that won't be released until October. :-) THanks for entering!

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  16. That was excellent choices for the casting. I will not change a thing, it was perfect.

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    1. Thanks! Glad you like the actors I chose! Good luck with the contest!

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  17. you seriously could not get a more gorgeous cast :P it's like a top ten list of Sexiest People alive lol

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    1. LOL. I know. It was hard to narrow down the pictures I wanted to use for the post. ;-) Thanks for entering!

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  18. Very cool cast! Some I would not have originally thought to cast, but I can definitely see their appeal:)

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    1. I know what you mean. It's hard to find actors that match perfectly the image in your head. :-) Especially when you want them to be over six feet tall and have black hair. LOL. Great to see you here! Good luck with the contest!

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  19. Love them all! Now if only you could cast them in a movie about your books - Wow.

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    1. That would be awesome, Sue! Good luck with the contest!

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  20. Love the cast, but would love to see a role for Gerard Butler and Max for Dancing with the stars. I think he would be a great villian!

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    1. I actually considered Gerard for a couple of the roles. Don't be surprised if he shows up in the cast of future books. LOL.

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  21. Where is James Marsters on this list of sexy people??? And I second Sue... Maksim from DWTS!

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    1. I forgot about James! Hmm. He might not be bad as Dennis, the Self-Proclaimed Vampire King in NIGHT REIGNS. And I admit I don't watch DWTS, so Maksim wasn't on my radar. Sorry. :-(

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  22. Great cast - love Ryan Reynolds. Since I'm a huge Christian Bale fan, I would also love to see him in this - maybe as Marcus?

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Leanne

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    1. I like Ryan Reynolds, too. I just watched him in The Green Lantern, in fact. :-)

      And I almost cast Christian Bale as the French twins. :-) He'd be great in a dual role, don't you think?

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  23. I have not read the books, but I am familiar with these actors. I think they would make great paranormal action heroes. I've got these books on my wish list because they sound great.

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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    1. Hi, Sophia! I'm glad my Immortal Guardians have caught your interest. I hope you'll like them! Good luck with the contest!

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  24. OMG I LOVE THE CAST ITS GREAT THE WAY IT IS. MY EMAIL IS BUTTERFLI262002@YAHOO.COM

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    1. Yay! I'm glad you like it, April! Good luck with the contest!

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  25. Michelle Monaghan fits music teacher to a T. And Alexander Skarsgård as one of the eldest, great choice. Nice to see pics to go along with them too.

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    1. Glad you like my cast! As soon as Michelle came to mind, I stopped looking for a Sarah. I just thought she'd be perfect. :-) If Alexander had black hair down to his waist, he'd be perfect for the role of Seth, too. :-) Thanks for joining us!

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  26. I especially like Hugh and Milla.

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    1. Yay! Hugh was the easiest choice. I don't think anyone else would play Roland as well as he could. :-) Good luck with the contest!

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    I haven't read any of the books, but I think these actors fit well together and could bring the book to life in a new way. Nice picks.
    bas1chsemail at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks! I'm glad you like them. I hope you'll enjoy the books! Thanks for entering!

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  28. I really like her casting choices.

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    1. Hi, Donna! Glad you like the cast! Good luck!

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  30. I haven't read any of this series.....yet. But I really would like to. I like the casting choices. Jake is so hot and sexy, but so is Johnny Depp. Milla is awesome, she kicks ass.
    luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

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    1. Hi, Julianne! Glad my Immortal Guardians have intrigued you! I hope you'll like them. Good luck!

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    2. Hi, Julianne! Glad you like my choices. I thought Milla was perfect for the part because Ami totally kicks ass. :-) Good luck with the contest!

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  31. Very nice choices. Maybe Marion Cotillard as Ami.

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    1. Glad you like them. I forgot about Marion. I'm still new to her work. :-) Good luck with the contest!

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  32. wouwwww... what a good choice especially for Seth and Richart casts. Alexander skarsgard and Sam worthington are damn hot. i also like ami cast, milla is awesome and tough.

    sunshine_pinkystar at yahoo dot com

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    1. Thanks, Leev! I couldn't resist making Sam twins. ;-) Good luck with the contest!

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  33. Love her choices .Thank you for this chance to win.Have a great week

    flanagan@mebtel.net

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    1. Thanks for joining us, Wanda! Good luck!

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  34. LOVE! LOVE! LOVE the cast! Jake Gyllenhaal :3 Alexander Skarsgård OOOMG!!! He's so hot!, Milla Jovovitch and Angelina Jolie they look like girls who can kick some butts, so I love the Girl Power (Y), Sam Worthington *__* He's so handsome! This is sooo my dream cast!

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    1. LOL! Glad you like my cast. Now, if only they'd make the movies . . . :-) Good luck with the contest!

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  35. Love that cast! Now if it would only happen! I'd make that movie series a keeper!
    sallans d at yahoo dot com

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    1. LOL! I wish! With this cast, I think the series would be an instant hit. :-) Good luck with the contest!

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  36. The casting is absolutely perfect! A great option for David would be Keith Hamilton Cobb (LOVED him as Tyr Anasazi on Andromeda!) --

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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    1. Ooh! Excellent choice! I don't think I've ever watched an episode of Andromeda. I'll have to check it out. Good luck with the contest!

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  37. Ooh you have me intrigued Dianne, the cast looks wonderful! :-D

    Have a lovely Easter weekend!

    stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

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  38. I love the casting choices! Hugh Jackman and Johnny Depp in the same series...oh, yeah!!! Thank you for the casting information, excerpts and giveaway! You rock!

    PhoenixCarvelli at gmail dot com

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  39. Love the choices but I think I'd probably use Sarah Michelle Gellar for Ami - think she'd pull off bruised and battered tiny innocent better than Mila and we all know she can kick vampire ass!!

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  40. I think Hugh Jackman should play all the heroes!

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