Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Guest Post: Trisha Wolfe, author of Destiny's Fire

I'm excited to have Trisha Wolfe, author of the young adult steampunk novel, Destiny's Fire here with us today talking about her perfect dream cast. 

Please give a warm welcome to Trisha.

Finding the perfect cast for your characters is a daunting task. I’ve spent so much time with these guys, and when I wrote the story, I definitely had their images seared into my mind. So when you’re seeking the perfect person to replace what you have branded in your brain, it’s not easy. But I believe these guys right here come pretty close.

Chad Michael is a nearly perfect match for Jace. His squinty-eyed glare and pouty lips is just how I envision Jace’s “look”.

Chase Crawford. Oh, baby, oh. Put some red eyes on him and we have a close match for Reese. Especially the way his face lights up when he smiles. That’s how I picture him when he looks into Dez’s eyes. And he can look pretty scary when he’s all mean like.

Dez was really hard to find. I’m still not sure Emma Roberts is the perfect match. I don’t want Dez to be a model, and Emma has that girl next door appeal. Dez to me is beautiful, but not in that “perfect” plastic way. She just has naturalness about her, a freshness. So I think Emma comes pretty close.

Would love to hear your thoughts! Who do you think would make the perfect cast? I love that people can read the same book, take in the author’s description, and come away with completely different images in their mind. Sometimes I ignore the description altogether and dream up my own. That’s the amazing thing about books. It becomes your world and your characters.


Destiny's Fire
by Trisha Wolfe
Publication: January 10th 2012 by Omnific Publishing

It's the year 2040, and sixteen-year-old Dez Harkly is one of the last of her kind--part of a nearly extinct race of shape-shifters descended from guardians to the Egyptian pharaohs. Her home and her secret are threatened when the Council lowers the barrier, allowing the enemy race to enter the Shythe haven.

As the Narcolym airships approach, Dez and her friends rebel against their Council and secretly train for battle. Not only is Dez wary of war and her growing affection for her best friend Jace, but she fears the change her birthday will bring. When Dez's newfound power rockets out of control, it's a Narcolym who could change her fate… if she can trust him.

Dez's guarded world crumbles when she discovers why the Narcos have really come to Haven Falls, and she's forced to choose between the race who raised her and the enemy she's feared her whole life.

About the author:

Trisha Wolfe is the author of the YA Steampunk/Paranormal Romance DESTINY'S FIRE. Her published short stories have appeared in YA literary journals and Fantasy magazines. UNVEILED is her first novelette and part of a Dystopian series releasing TBA. She’s written four books in the past two years, and is currently working on the sequel to DF and a new project. She’s represented by Lauren Hammond of ADA Management.

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  1. Ooooh, hunky cast! I thoroughly approve!! This has been on my tbr pile for a while now. Time to bump it up!

  2. Just started reading this and I'm already hooked. Gotta say your image of Reese is hawt!

  3. Aw, thanks ladies!! I have pics of these guys on my desktop and it makes it hard to get any work done, ha! ;) And thanks so much to Cherie for hosting me!

  4. Very cool premise and I love the cover. Emma Roberts is so cute, I'm tempted to watch the Nancy Drew movie because she's in it even though I'm a grown woman (well, it doesn't stop me from reading YA or watching The Vampire Diaries...)

    1. I've seen that movie and I loved it. And TVD too!

  5. Ooh, Trisha, you did awesome on the casting! Now it's gotta go on the big screen. And guest what, when my book came out I cast Chad Michael as Dave #2! A totally different kinda guy than Jace, but Chaddy has range. ;)