Monthly Archives: January 2014
Okay, so it’s been out for a while, but I thought I’d make it official and let those of you who prefer a print book know it’s out. I get so caught up in moving right from one book to the next, I sometimes forget to stop and go back and make announcements like this! You can buy it here at Amazon.
The planning is going well for The Company of Darkness, I’m hoping to start the actual writing later this week. Right now I’m just making some last minute casting decisions and fleshing out a few bits, but the basic outline is done.
It’s time for a new dream casting post since I have a new Forged Bloodlines book out. As you know, I ALWAYS cast these suckers in my head when I’m in the process of writing, so I thought I’d share my picks for how I see the characters in my head. I’ll include Bishop, Rob and Anja as a refresher, but you can see the rest of the cast from my previous dreamcasting posts here:
Anja Evans: Teresa Palmer – So I hadn’t cast a female lead as a blonde before, but since it went with the Viking ancestry link for this series, I decided to try something new. I like Teresa Palmer because she can play innocence well, but you get the feeling like she could seriously kick a little ass once she comes into her own. (see her with a shotgun in Warm Bodies)
Rob: Jason Statham – Rob is a character I borrowed from my True Blood fanfic, and I pictured him as Handsome Rob from The Italian Job at the time and the name just stuck. He looks like he could hold his own against a vampire and I just love his voice with the accent.
Bishop: Chris Evans – Before I even nailed down this character I had Chris Evans in mind, as he looks in the movie Push, which is a little rough around the edges, but definitely formidable. He’s got that ability to play tough, but with a vulnerability that makes him relatable. Plus, he’s so damn pretty to look at.
Corazon: Michelle Rodriguez – One of the few women I know who can scare the crap out of you with a single flat stare. She would be perfect to play the prickly Order member.
Amunet: Morena Baccarin – Okay, so I know she’s Brazillian born and of Italian descent (not Egyptian), but I still think she could pull off Amunet’s exotic sensuality and give Anja something to be jealous over.
Chad: Josh Hartnett – Yep, Chad makes his way back into the series though not in the way you might think. I wanted someone who could be strong and rough around the edges, but pretty underneath.
Cordelia: Carla Gugino – because she looks so capable and strong but still sexy, it’s easy to picture her as a vampire who’s been around for a while.
Holt: Mark Strong – because he is in every movie.
Anders: Ron Glass – He just feels wise to me. Okay, so that’s probably just because of Firefly, but whatever.
Powell: Billy Burke – I first liked him as Bella’s dad and then even more in Revolution.
Durand: Michael Rosenbaum – Okay, I admit I had a total crush on Lex Luthor. Can you just see him as a powerful vampire?
After about a week of sales, Hear Me When the Sun Goes Down is currently 11 in Hot New Releases for Occult and 22 in Hot New Releases for Horror!
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,092 Paid in Kindle Store
#22 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Horror > Occult
#23 in Books > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Horror > Occult
#54 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Paranormal > Vampires
This places my current Amazon Author Rank at:
#55 in Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Horror
Thanks to everyone for their amazing support. I couldn’t do it without you!
My new book is out! Hear Me When the Sun Goes Down is now available for sale on Amazon and Barnes and Noble! It’s out as an e-book for $3.99 but you don’t have to have a Kindle or Nook to read it, they have free downloadable apps so you can read it on your PC, or even your phone. It’ll be available in print as well in a few weeks through Amazon. I can’t wait for you all to read how Anja handles Jakob stepping forth to claim her as his as both Rob and Bishop vie for a place in her heart. Check out the website for a little taste to whet your appetite. Here is the blurb:
“I’d made my bed, now I had to lie in it and hope Jakob didn’t climb in beside me.”
Anja is saved from torture and death only to find a new kind of imprisonment at Jakob’s side. Thanks to his stifling restrictions, Anja feels more like she’s under house arrest than ever, unable to so much as share an honest conversation with Rob, let alone act on what her heart wants. Desperate to assert her control and avoid Jakob’s oppressive influence, Anja returns to the West as war erupts, forcing the Order underground and under her protection. Determined to win her love back, Bishop leaves everything behind to be by her side, making it difficult for Anja to choose who to let into her heart. But there’s a reason for Jakob’s obsession with Anja’s safety, an old enemy that frightens even the powerful Ellri himself. It’s never been a more dangerous time for those Anja loves.
Thanks to everyone who voted on the cover art and Raylene look for your free copy of the book in your email. Special thanks to Laveda Kasch who won the contest to become a character in the book, I think Laveda turned into an interesting addition to the Forged Bloodlines family.
Next up… Book 2 of The Company series: The Company of Darkness
Cady and Ethan beat the bad guy and saved the day… or did they? Ash is bound but not destroyed and Ethan’s moods have taken on a distinctly darker turn since absorbing his energy. And then there’s the Company – how much will Cady come to regret showing up on their radar?