Friday, September 21, 2012

Cast of Characters with Justine Dell!

Hey, all! Happy Friday!

We're taking a short break from Book Fuss Friday so I can bring you my blogger friend,
Justine Dell!
In case you don't know Justine, here's a little bit about her:

Author Bio:
Justine lives in the Midwest, happily catering to her family, which consists of a horse-obsessed teenage daughter and four crazy dogs. She’s never moved from her hometown, but hopes to grow old in a much warmer climate.
During the day she works a normal job with college students who try their best to keep her young. They’ve done a good job thus far.  At night, said teenage daughter and her horse require mounds of love and attention. The weekends belong solely to her and her writing. That’s when she morphs into a sticky bug, unable to leave the confines of her computer chair.
She started writing three years ago after seeing a movie that set off a chain reaction she couldn’t have stopped if she’d wanted. It’s not a hobby for her; it’s an obsession. One she loves and one she loves to share.

You can check out her blog HERE.
Find her on Twitter.
Find Recaptured Dreams on Goodreads
And don't forget to check out Omnific Publishing. Romance ... without the rules.

Justine is on blog tour right now with her new romance out: RECAPTURED DREAMS.

Ten years, the Atlantic Ocean, and several rungs in society have kept Xavier Cain from having Sophia Montel. Now twenty-seven, he’s spent his entire adult life building a fashion empire that could finally prove his worth to her family. When fate reunites him with Sophia at London’s premiere fashion show, one problem lodges in Xavier’s path: Sophia doesn’t remember him.

The only obstacle that has kept Sophia from Xavier is a horrific car crash that erased her memory at seventeen. She’s spent the last ten years fighting to reclaim a sliver of her past that her mother refuses to help her remember. When Sophia meets Xavier at the London show, however, all her fantasies come to life in one night of passion. Discovering he is the missing link, she is determined to find all the pieces to their love story and her memory.

Xavier wants forever. Sophia wants her memory. If they take this chance, they’ll have to start over. How far are they willing to go get what they want? And when the past catches up to them, can they handle the truths it has hidden?

She and I thought it would be fun to SEE her characters, so I asked her to put some pictures up of how she saw her characters if her book was made into a movie. Sound fun?
Well it is.

And away we go!

Liam Hemsworth as Xavier Cain (hero)
He’s got the look and I think he could definitely pull off the brooding but determined hero. He’s tall, lean (but with some muscle), and his voice is just what I pictured for the leading man.

Emma Watson as Sophia Montel (heroine)
Her innocence would be perfect this role. Yet she can be strong, determined. And she’s beautiful!


Zoey Deschanel as Anne Marie (Sophia’s best friend)

Sophia’s best friend is a little quirky and fun and pushes Sophia like she needs to be pushed. Zoey is perfect for that. Plus, I think she would look wonderful as a red head. J


Ian Somerhalder as Bryant Montel (Xavier’s brother)

Bryant (who will evidently have his own spot as an MC in a book) is cocky and doesn’t let things just slide. Just as determined as Xavier, but more alpha, he keeps his big brother in check as Xavier pines for Sophia.  
**Oooh, can't wait for HIS book

Meryl Streep as Katherine Montel (Sophia’s Countess Mum)

Sophia’s mum is kind of a pain in the rump. Enter Meryl. Picture her calm and detached and thinking she knows what is best for everyone—especially her daughter, Sophia. 


GREAT choices!! That WAS fun!!

As one more fun thing, here's Justine's favorite line from her book:

Xavier had thought he was in paradise before. He’d been wrong. Sophia was more than paradise. She was the very reason he breathed. 


Recaptured Dreams is available at these fine retailers: Amazon, B&N, and Omnific.

GIVEWAY: Justine is generously offering an ebook copy of her book to some lucky commenter!! Contest runs now through the weekend. Winner will be announced Monday!!

Congrats, Justine!!


Heather Sunseri said...

I am super excited about this book. I've been seeing it in many places. Congrats!!

Oh, and Jennifer, I'm also way, uber excited about your deal with Entangled! Congrats to you!!!

Connie Keller said...

Congrats to Justine!! And the cover art is beautiful.

Old Kitty said...

Yay for JD and her most talented and gorgeous cast for her novel!! Take care

Laura Marcella said...

Ooo, wonderful cast of characters! The novel sounds fantastic. Congrats to Justine!!!

Justine Dell said...

Oh, you are SO right about Ian's book. I should write it right now just so I can picture him the entire way through. ;-)

Thanks for having me today, Jennifer!


KatieO said...

Love the "cast" - the book sounds great! Big congrats to Justine!

Diane Estrella said...

Swooning over those pictures. That alone makes me want to read this book. Love the story premise too. Great book and congrats Justine! :O)

Debora Dennis said...

Ian Somerhalder *sigh*
What a fabulous favorite line too - sounds great and I love meeting the characters. Fun. :)

Jennifer Shirk said...

Diane: I KNOW! Makes want to read the book even more too!!

Tamara Narayan said...

Perfect casting. When's the movie coming out? ;)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

The cover for the book is just beautiful.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Wonderful post! Love the pics, and the sticky bug part about writing . . .not being able to move away from the PC.

Linda Kage said...

Oooh! I'm loving that teaser line. And that cover too! Actually, it all sounds good. Congrats on your release! I'd watch--er, read--anything staring Liam and Emma-like characters!

Karen Lange said...

Congrats, Justine! Thanks, Jennifer, for all the info. I need to check this one out. :)

Sandra Cox said...

Sounds like a great read. I love the cover. Good luck with this.

Carolyn V said...

Wow! That's awesome! I love her cast of characters.

Nas said...

Congrats to Justine!! And the cover art is beautiful. Love the cast!

Congratulations Jennifer on your Entangled deal!

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