Today is a very special Fantastical Friday. A couple of my Indie Eclective peeps have new books out, so we are celebrating! And what better way to celebrate the new redneck comedy by the fabulous PJ Jones than with a classic Ray Stevens UFO tribute!
If only all UFO abductions were so much fun.
And talking about fun, check out the new release by PJ Jones, Driving Me Nuts. While PJ is normally known for her parodies, this one is a deeply moving and yet hilariously funny tale of loss, love and discovery.
Three mental patients, two loaded guns, one stolen car, and a whole lot of trouble.
Check it out over on The Zon.
As if that weren’t enough, Lizzy Ford’s latest paranormal romance novella is live on Smashwords!
Emma crossed paths with a black witch in an ill-fated love triangle that ended in Emma fleeing and the death of the man they both loved. Two years later, the witch is seeking revenge and strikes against Emma’s family. Emma turns to the only person who can help her: a man rumored to be half-demon with the power to control the shadows. Tristan agrees to help her lift the curse on her family but isn’t prepared for what he finds hidden in Emma’s secrets.
And now I thought I’d do something a wee bit special for ya’ll.
I think most writers like to imagine who they’d cast in the film version of their books. (You know, just in case.) Just me? Well, all right then.
In my case, the cast of the Sunwalker Saga was actually pretty much predetermined as each character was, as least in looks, inspired by an actor. So, I present to you the cast of Kissed by Darkness and Kissed by Fire!
Morgan is our main character. She’s a Hunter and as such spends most of her time kicking bad-guy ass. She’s about the only character for whom I didn’t have an actress in mind.
Me the divinely delicious Christina Hendricks. The minute I saw her in THAT dress, I knew.
With Morgan’s dangerous curves and pixie face (not to mention the RED hair – though we’re going to have to darken it), she’s the PERFECT choice. There’s even a pic of her in a green dress not unlike the one Morgan wore to her disastrous blind date. Minus the train, of course. Can’t kick vampire butt with a train trailing along behind you.
And while Christina is generally scene in fabulous vintage-inspired dresses (so not Morgan’s style), she can also rock a wicked steampunky Gothic look, which is definitely Morgan’s style.
I can see her beheading a demon in this outfit. Can’t you?
Yep, I think I’ve found the perfect Morgan Bailey.
What do you think? Does she fit your vision of Morgan?
Yes, Virginia. There really is a Kabita. Her surname isn’t Jones, but she is a real person and she definitely inspired the personality of Kabita Jones. But there’s someone else who inspired the physicality and that would be the fabulous Claudia Black.
Sci-Fi fans will recognize Claudia from Farscape, Pitch Black, and Stargate: SG1. She’s brilliantly talented and has proven she can play both tough and vulnerable with a huge side of sexy.
She’s what I see in my head when I think “Kabita Jones”. What do you think?
Jackson “Jack” Keel:
There is only ever going to be one man for me who embodies everything that is our resident Sunwalker, Jackson Keel. And that man would be the seriously tasty Mr. Gerard Butler!
In fact, it was this picture of him that sparked the idea of Jack having been a Templar Knight. Seriously, could there be anything more yummy?
I love the sort of juxtaposition of the “ancient” garb and his usual modern look. And, oh, baby those eyes!
I really focus a lot on those eyes, especially in KbD. Who wouldn’t?
Oh, and also he looks ridiculously good in a kilt. Granted this has NOTHING to do with the series. I just wanted to post a picture of him in a kilt. BWAHAHAHA! Frankly, I think more men should wear kilts. They are seriously sexy!
What’s your take? Gerard Butler as the Sunwalker? Gerard Butler in a kilt?
Inigo Jones is, in a way, the exact opposite of Jack. Where Jack is a warrior, hardened and rugged and oozing with sex appeal, Inigo is young and pretty and sexy in a totally different way.
He’s sunny and happy-go-lucky. Or is he?
Readers of Kissed by Fire will know there’s a darker side to Inigo Jones and that things are not always as they appear.
This is why I love Kyle Schmid for Inigo. He was that wonderfully sunshiny smile, yet (as he proved in Blood Ties) he can definitely channel the Dark Side.
So, is Kyle Schmid the perfect Inigo? Or is he just too damn pretty?
“We’re not gonna die. We can’t die, Bendis. You know why? Because we are so…very…pretty. We are just too pretty for God to let us die.” – Mal on Firefly
Trevor is the newcomer to the group. He doesn’t put in his appearance until the very end of Kissed by Darkness. Thing is, he’ll become integral to Morgan’s life as the series progresses.
The seriously tasty Shemar Moore was my inspiration for this gun-toting government agent. So far I haven’t really gotten into Trevor’s sex appeal (and Shemar is all about sex appeal), but trust me, it will come up later in the series.
And if you’ve any doubt as to why I was inspired by Mr. Moore, well, here’s your answer.
So, there you go. My Fantastical Friday line-up.
Next week I’m going to have lots of Halloween/Samhain themed posts. There will be lots of sexy special guests and maybe even cake! So stop by and say hey and join in the fun.
And as if all that wasn’t enough, how about some of this!
Dragon Wars Book One
A man without a past.
A woman without a future.
A world destroyed by monsters.
All that’s left is hope.
In Rain Mauri’s post-apocalyptic world there are no shades of gray to survival. Until she meets a Dragon Warrior and discovers nothing is as simple as it seems.
Together, Rain and the Dragon Warrior must uncover the truth behind the nightmare their world has become. Their quest will put them in the crosshairs of a ruthless enemy, but with her determination and his skill, they might just save their race from destruction. If they can save each other first.
(Contains a sneak peek at Jack Wallen’s zombie apocalypse tale, I Zombie I.)
AVAILABLE IN ALL FORMATS ON SMASHWORDS
Have a fabulous, fun-filled weekend.