Thursday, 20 March 2014

A Bloodgifted Dream Cast For a Film - Hey I Can Dream, Can't I?

What writer doesn’t dream of having their book made into a movie? As soon as I began writing my gothic suspense Bloodgifted I went in search of my dream cast. From the beginning I decided on Australian actors—and maybe one American—as my story is set in Sydney, and although the supporting characters are originally Roman soldiers, they’ve been alive over eighteen hundred years and pick up the dialects around them. "Luc's Clan" has been living in Australia for over a hundred-and-fifty years, so you'd expect their accent to reflect that.  
The lead characters—Laura and Judith—are Australian born, while Alec, our hot male hero, has a Scottish background. He and his father moved here when he was a boy.

So, who’s my cast? Let’s see:

1. Justin Melvey as Alec Munro. He's perfect as the dark-haired, Scots-Australian doctor turned vampire. 

2. Teresa Palmer as Laura Dantonville - Laura has deep auburn hair and lavender eyes, and works as a primary school teacher.

Can't  you just see them together? But I digress.

3. Chris Hemsworth as Luc - Lucien (Luc) Lebrettan, the patriarch of the Dantonville Clan and leader of the Brethren.

4. Rebecca Gibney as Judith - Laura's aunt, and for a woman nearing her centenary, she looks easily forty years younger as a result of her unique blood - a condition she shares with Laura. 

As for Luc's men - here are the former Roman soldiers who are now the Ingenii's bodyguard.

5. Alex O'Loughlin as JakeHis long wavy brown hair, close-cropped beard and aquiline nose gives him an aristocratic appearance.

6. Taylor Kinney as Tribune Sextus Terentius (Terens)His straight deep-auburn hair falls into his eyes when he dips his head in greeting, and a diamond stud blinks in one ear. Next to Alec, Laura reckons he's the sexiest man she'd ever seen. He stands 6ft.1in.

7. Jesse Spenser as Sempronius (Sam) - He has light brown hair, gentle lavender eyes and with looks a male model would envy. Like all of Luc's men, he carries a serpent tattoo on breast. Height: 6ft.1ins.

8. Travis Fimmel as Calixtus (Cal)6 ft. tall with a stocky build and hair the colour of wet sand. He has dimples in both cheeks when his lips curl up into a closed-mouthed smile. He looks decidedly roguish. Serpent tattoo on chest.

9. Sam Worthington as Matt Sommers - Laura's police detective boyfriend.

10. Ryan Kwanten as Jean-Philippe - A former French Napoleonic soldier and part of Luc's Clan.

My dream team. I placed pictures of these actors on the notice board above my desk so that when I'm writing I "see" my characters in front of me.
And finally, here's the house they all live in—a magnificent neo-gothic mansion in the exclusive suburb of Vaucluse, and the perfect place for a family of vampires!

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Guest Author - CM Doporto

Today I'm doing something a little different and featuring another writer-friend of mine, CM Doporto, the author of a series of young adult, science fiction novels - The Eslites.
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The Eslites: The Arrival.
Book 1 from the Eslite Chronicles
by CM Doporto

Genre: Young Adult Sci-Fi/Dystopian (ages 12 and up)

ISBN: 978-0-9888299-6-1
Number of pages: 203pages
Word Count: 55,966
Cover Artist: Cora Graphics

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Book Description:
Can Miranda save the human race? 

An elegant, sophisticated alien species on the verge of extinction has invaded Earth and confined an entire generation of young women, after negotiating a treaty with the world’s governments. Eager to help the aliens reproduce, but frightened by her imprisonment at Nidus, the Eslite medical compound, sixteen-year-old Miranda Mays endures callous scientific experiments in the Eslite’s quest for survival. 

When Miranda discovers the ultimate consequences of her egg donations, she organizes a rebellion, enlisting fellow donors in her cause. But soon she realizes the mysterious headmaster, Dimas, knows of her plot. And there’s something about him that bothers Miranda, though she can’t describe it. The fate of humanity hangs in the balance, so she can’t back down. But will Dimas expose her defiance

 Will Miranda be able to convince gov’t officials the Eslites are endangering the human race? #Teen #SciFi
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The Eslites
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Can Miranda save the Eslites?

When an advanced alien species invades Earth, it negotiates an agreement with the world's leaders to provide cures for various human diseases in exchange for a generation of young women. Detained in an otherworldly facility named Nidus, sixteen-year-old Miranda Mays is designated a superior donor and must submit to risky egg extractions, which the Eslites fertilize in a last-ditch, desperate attempt to reproduce. While Miranda is more than willing to help the aliens survive, she soon wonders if there is more to their story.

Age: 12 and up

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About the Author:

CM Doporto lives in the great state of Texas with her husband and son enjoying life with their extensive family along with their Chihuahua, Mexican Redhead Parrot and several fish.
She writes Young Adult and New Adult Sci-Fi/Urban Fantasy stories about ordinary women who do extraordinary things, become a heroine, and find love along the way.


Twitter: @cm_doporto