Thursday, October 25, 2012

Blog Tour (Dream Casting+Giveaway): Determinant (Guardians of Vesturon #3) by A.M. Hargrove

Determinant #3
The Blurb

January St. Davis, on her own since the age of sixteen and struggling to stay in college, thinks she’s scored in a major way when she lands a paid summer internship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. One evening, after working an especially long shift, a chance encounter with a group of mysterious men alters the course of her life.

Rykerian Yarrister, a Guardian of Vesturon with unearthly powers and impossibly gorgeous looks, finds himself at odds over the human female he recently saved from certain death. When it seems he is on the verge of winning her over, she is ripped from his hands by a strange and powerful being, threatening to destroy her if his demands are not met.

Do Rykerian and the Guardians have the ability to meet this fierce barbarian’s ultimatums, or will January suffer a horrid demise?

When I write, I like to picture the main male character, in precise detail, from someone that exists in the real world.  So for Determinant, I based Rykerian on Jessie Pavelka. Blonde hair, blue eyed and muscles that are perfectly sculpted, Jessie was my ideal Rykerian from head to toe.  If a movie were ever made of Determinant, I’m not sure if Jessie can act, but I sure would like to see him try, because he would certainly fit the bill in the looks department.
Jessie Pavelka

As far as January goes, I think I would like to see someone like Jennifer Lawrence fill that role.  I love Jennifer’s personality and how she was able to pull off being so unsure of herself as Katniss in The Hunger Games.  January has no confidence in herself and that would have to be portrayed to the nth degree.  Of course, Jennifer would have to bleach her hair and become a platinum blonde, or perhaps wear a wig, but I think that would be doable.

Jennifer Lawrence
I wouldn’t want to commit to naming a character for Jurek because I’m about to finish up Dark Waltz, Book 1 of the Praestani Series, and that is Jurek’s series. So his dream cast character shall remain nameless for the present time ;-)

Since Therron has such a dramatic role in this book, I think his part should be played by Chris Hemsworth.  Their coloring matches, as well as their perfect physiques. Besides, what’s not to love about Chris, right? The only unfortunate thing is that (*SPOILER ALERT*) Therron meets an unfortunate demise so we would have to see Chris disappear as well.  
Chris Hemsworth

I guess I would be remiss if I didn’t mention Maddie and Rayn.  After all, they started the whole series, so they are entitled to their dream characters, too, right?

For Maddie, I would choose Blake Lively, particularly when she is a red head.  I think she is perfect with her long wavy locks and beautiful smile.  Her eyes are certainly not amber, but there are always contacts for that!  And finally for Rayn, I would choose Henry Cavill.  I always had him in mind when I first wrote Survival.  I first fell in love with Henry when he played Charles Brandon, in the series The Tudors. He, too, would need contacts since he doesn’t have those intense green eyes that Rayn has, isn’t that what contacts are really for?
Blake Lively
Henry Cavill
 Thanks so much for sharing Ms. A.M. Hargrove..these actors/actresses are fabolous!

Show some love to the author by commenting and possibly win a copy of any of the Guardians of Vesturon books. 
Plus for the tourwide giveaway.
1st prize:$15 GC Amazon plus Determinant and Resurrection
2nd prize:Determinant and Resurrection
3rd prize: Determinant
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  1. Hi Abby! Thanks so much for featuring Determinant on your amazing blog today as part of the tour. I'm glad you liked my Dream Cast…kinda hard not to though, right? LOL Thanks again for inviting me to drop in and visit for awhile. It was lots of fun! Annie xx

  2. Love your casting and all the photos! They're all perfect!

  3. Sounds really good and I love the dream cast! Thank you for the giveaway.


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