Voted Breakout Author of the Year in the 2011 GraveTells Readers’ Choice Awards, Laura is the bestselling and award-winning author of over a half-dozen books in paranormal, contemporary and erotic romance. Hearts in Darkness is the EPIC eBook Award Winner for Best Novella and HOLT Medallion Award of Merit Winner for Best Romance Novella, Forever Freed is the NJRW Golden Leaf Winner for Best Paranormal of 2011 and is a finalist for two GDRWA Booksellers’ Best Awards, and North of Need, the first book in the Hearts of the Anemoi series, is a finalist for a FF&P PRISM award, was named GraveTells’ Best Book of 2011 and won their 5-STAR Gold Heart Award, and won Sizzling Hot Read of the Year at Sizzling Hot Books. Laura lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.
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Dream Casting WEST OF WANT!
It’s always fun to fantasize about your book being made into a movie. Imagine the glamour, the red carpet, the big, silver screen! Oh my! You’d wonder how your story might translate to film, and how exciting it would be to see everything come to life. And, of course, you’d wonder just which actors would play your characters.
In my latest book in my contemporary fantasy romance series, West of Want, Book 2 in the Hearts of the Anemoi series, the hero is an immortal, a Greek God named Zephyros Martius. His heroine is mortal, human woman named Ella Raines he meets after almost killing her. Fantasizing about these characters coming to life on the big screen is even more fun given all the fun mythology-based movies made lately. Some of my favorites include Immortals, Clash of the Titans, Thor, 300, and Troy (not all great movies, but entertaining, in my opinion!).
So, here’s more about Zeph and Ella, and who I think could play them:
MEET HERO ZEPHYROS MARTIUS:
Zeph’s Job: Supreme God of the West Wind and Spring, one of the four Cardinal Anemoi
3 Words that Describe Zeph: Loyal, Powerful, Tortured
3 Things he Loves about Heroine Ella Raines: Her acceptance, her belief in him, her passion
Who would play Zeph if the book was made into a movie? Hugh Jackman – mmm mmm good!
MEET HEROINE ELLA RAINES:
He was ancient. He was immortal. He was a god. Yet this slip of a mortal woman pulled the ground out from under him over and over again. And she didn’t even know he was there.
Or maybe she did?
Every time he convinced himself to go, she said or did something that intrigued him. Or, worse, concerned him, and he’d find himself negotiating for just a little more time. Her pleased reaction to his flowers, her lie to the doctor and nurses, her pain at seeing her own reflection, at having that young doctor poke and prod her ruined shoulder. He couldn’t leave. In truth, he didn’t want to.
Ella’s Job: Ella is between jobs, having recently come into an inheritance, but, a life-long sailor, she’s looking at volunteering full-time for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation
3 Words that Describe Ella: Survivor, Adventurous, Strong
3 Things she Loves about Hero Zephyros Martius: That he’s survived so many tragedies and is still so kind and loving, the man beneath the otherworldliness, his strength
Who would play Ella if the book was made into a movie? Kate Beckinsale – isn’t she so gorgeous here?
GIVEAWAY!: Let’s talk actors and movies! What do you think of my dream casting? And if you’ve read the book, who did you cast as Zeph and Ella while you read? Do you have a favorite mythology-based movie? One commenter who leaves an email address will win an ebook of West of Want and a swag set! Open to international! Good luck!
Don’t miss the West of Want in the Wild (thru 8/24) giveaway events, too!
Thanks for reading!
When Marcella Raines' twin brother dies, she honors his request to be buried at sea, never expecting the violent storm that swamps her boat. Though she's gravely injured--and still emotionally damaged from her recent divorce--Ella fights to survive.
Zephyros Martius is the Supreme God of the West Wind and Spring, but being the strongest Anemoi hasn't protected him from betrayal and loss. Worse, he's sure his brother Eurus is behind it. When Zeph's heartbreak whips up a storm that shipwrecks a human, his guilt forces him to save her.
Ella is drawn to the vulnerability Zeph hides beneath his otherworldly masculinity and ancient blue eyes. And her honesty, empathy, and unique, calming influence leave Zeph wanting...everything. When Eurus threatens Ella, she and Zeph struggle to let go of the past, defend their future, and embrace what they most want--a love that can be trusted.
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- 1 lucky winner will win a eBook copy of West Of Want + swag set.
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