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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Romance Book Casting Call with Elise Rome and Giveaway

Today I am happy to welcome to the Casting Call Elise Rome. Elise is absolutely one of my favorite people and is truly made of awesome. I <3 her and her books and I'm so happy that she was able to stop by and share in the celebration. =)

Welcome to the Casting Call Elise

Elise Rome has never forgiven Margaret Mitchell for making her fall in love with Scarlett and Rhett in Gone with the Wind and then not giving them a happy ending. She likes to think that she makes up for the injustice done to them with each romance novel she writes. When she isn't telling stories about sexy, headstrong heroes and intelligent, independent heroines, Elise stays busy chasing after her two young daughters, semi-attempting to do housework, and hiking in the beautiful foothills of Colorado.

Places to find Elise:



In SEDUCING THE DUCHESS, Philip Burgess, the Duke of Rutherford, is a man repressed by his role as duke. Nothing else in life seems as important as the dukedom…until he falls in love with his wife and kidnaps her. However, Philip doesn’t change overnight. Although he wants to be a man that Charlotte can love in return, he still has his stuffy moments of dukeliness (and yes, I did use that word in the book ;) ). To play the role of Philip, I’ve always imagined Clive Owen as the actor. I admit, part of this is my personal crush on Clive Owen, but I’ve also seen him in roles where his character breaks free from a rigid persona, and it was absolutely lovely to watch. =)


Charlotte, by comparison, has made herself into a seductress in the three years that they’ve been married. In the first line of the book, Philip describes her as “exquisite”. She is the woman that every man wants, a great beauty. The best actress I could think of to play Charlotte both for her looks and for her ability to act the seductress is Angelina Jolie.

I’ll be giving away one Kindle e-book copy of SEDUCING THE DUCHESS to a random winner!

Surprise! If you’re looking for Ashley, she’s changed her name to Elise Rome because she’ll soon be self-publishing her books.


It was just another scandalous night...

Gambling. Carousing. Flirting. Charlotte, Duchess of Rutherford, will do anything to create a scandal large enough to force her husband to finally petition for a divorce. Once madly in love with Philip, she is now determined to escape from their less than civil marriage and the reminders of his betrayal.

Until he stole her away...

Philip Burgess, Duke of Rutherford, is not a man to tolerate regrets. He wed Charlotte for revenge, not for love or convenience, knowing she would come to hate him. But he never expected he would one day find himself craving her attention or desiring her company.

And gave her something more...

Philip is no longer the cold, deceitful man she married years ago. And when he promises Charlotte a divorce if she will help him become a better husband for another woman, she wonders if she truly wants to lose him— and if Philip may still possess her heart after all.

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

Up for grabs:

To Enter:
  • Leave a comment answering the question:  What do you think of Elise's choices? Who would you cast?
  • Fill out the Rafflecopter form below. Please answer the question below or leave a meaningful comment. 

Good Luck =)

**Don't forget to enter the Grand Prize Giveaway**

**Don't forget to stop by Romancing Rakes For The Love of Romance to check out who Elise has cast for Romancing the Countess.

A huge thank you to Elise for stopping by the blog and sharing her casting picks as well as providing the book giveaways and including a book for the grand prize box. 

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48 comments :

  1. From the cover I think Elise's casting choices are spot on! Angelina really would be great for that character.

    yadkny@hotmail.com

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    1. Thank you, *yadkny*! =) Good luck with the giveaway!

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  2. They look good to me, would love to win

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    1. Thanks, LS! =) I personally think Clive *always* looks good. ;)

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  3. I love Clive Owen. He's perfect and so is Angelina .Excellent casting. :)
    Don't enter me as I can't read e-books.
    Carol L.
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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  4. I love Clive Owen. Great casting choices!

    e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

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    1. Glad you agree, Joanne! Have you ever seen his "cave man" scene in the movie Closer? *swoon* The only reason I'm glad I watched that movie. =)

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  5. I love Clive Owen, but would not pick Angelina. I don't know who I would pick, but not her. I am so excited that there is another Ashley March book coming out. I love all of Elise Rome's books. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Hi Mary! I agree with you in that a better woman could be cast in terms of personality for Angelina. Natalie Portman, perhaps. =) Thank you for your support!

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  6. I love Clive Owen! I can see him having moments of dukeliness ;)

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    1. Lol! Thanks, Krista. And also when his "dukeliness" starts to come undone. ;)

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  7. I love your casting choices...and who better than an author to choose! Please do not enter me for e-books. I would love to have a PB though. ;o)

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    1. =D Thanks, Betty! Good luck with the pb giveaway for the other book!

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  8. Ohhhh... I love Clive and Angelina! Great casting :)

    I also love Ashley/Elise's books! They are must reads!

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    1. *big smile* Thank you, Erin! Can't wait to hear what you think of my first Elise book! =)

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  9. I love Clive Owen... He's just moody-looking enough for me.... :)

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    1. Oh, yes. =) There's just something a little uncivilized about him that I love.

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  10. I agree!!!! I think they are perfect:)

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    1. Thanks, Filia! =) So happy to "see" you again!

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  11. Oh no, I disagree, because I want to be Charlotte! I really has this huge crush on Clive but I have to have Angie's "seductive" prowess first (sigh). But seriously, they're the perfect choice for the characters. Good job! :D

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    1. Lol! Okay, Lory, just because you asked. ;) Move over, Angelina! =)

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  12. Great casting choices! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    1. Thanks, Natasha! Good luck with the giveaway! =)

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    1. Lol. Glad you agree. ;) Thanks for visiting with me, Sophia!

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  14. Clive Owen :) is a great choice!! Loved him since King author I like Jolie another great choice would be Vanessa Williams I think she really fits Charlotte personality.

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    1. Hi Savannah! =) Oh, great point about Vanessa Williams. I'll put her on my list of "alternates". ;)

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  15. I Love The Choices They Are Great. butterfli262002@yahoo.com

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    1. Thank you, April! =) And thanks for visiting with me!

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  16. Those are great acting choices.

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  17. I like Clive so he's a good choice. On the other hand, I don't care for Angelina so there would need to be a change. I haven't read the book yet so I am not sure who would work. I think I need to watch less Nick Jr and more movies.

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    1. Lol! I hear you. I only wish we still had Nick Jr. We have Qubo now, and I am not really a fan. ;) I really think Natalie Portman would be my second choice for Charlotte. <3 her. =)

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  18. Love Clive Owens! Not sure about Angelina. Not a big fan of hers. I am thinking maybe Rachael Weisz. I like her so much better. Just a thought.
    Mel
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

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    1. Oh, Mel! I have Rachel Weisz down as inspiration for an upcoming book. =) Love her so much.

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  19. Thanks so much for hosting me today and for that amazing introduction, Dani! *blushes* So great to be here, as always. =)

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  20. Clive Owen is a particular favorite of mine.

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  21. always like angelina jolie :)

    love your choice

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  22. Clive Owen - YES YES YES. And that picture makes him look brooding. Love it! And I can even picture him with Angelina.

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  23. Oh yes great choices they would be so hot together!

    andieleah78@gmail.com

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  24. wow great choice....love them both :)

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  25. I have had this book in my TBR list for a while now, the story line just grabs me. I am expecting some heartache, but if it is all good in the end I think it will be worth it.
    Clive sure fits the role of Duke, yummy.
    And as a seductress Angelina is a great choice. Well done Elise!

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  26. I loved Clive Owen in 'Arthur' & recently saw Angelina Jolie in 'Salt' - I think I like that pairing. fyi - I'm not eEnabled.
    sallans d at yahoo dot com

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  27. The casting choices are absolutely perfect!

    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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  28. wow great choice....love them both :) nexian android

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