Thursday, March 31, 2011

PSB: Guest Post & Giveaway with Andrea Cremer

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If you’ve been following me for a while you know I LOVE Andrea Creamer and her first book, Nightshade. Now her second book, Wolfsbane, releases only in July but I though inviting her to close the fest with me was a great way to tease ourselves with a taste of what’s to come this summer! Before I give the stage to Andrea, here’s a bit about Nightshade:

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Calla Tor has always know her destiny: After graduating from the Mountain School, she’ll be the mate of sexy alpha wolf Ren Laroche and fight with him, side by side, ruling their pack and guarding scared sites for the keepers. But when she violate her masters’ by saving a beautiful human boy out for a hike, Calla begins to question her fate, her existence, and the very essence of the world she has known. By following her heart, she might loose everything- including her own life. Is forbidden love worth the ultimate sacrifice?

Purchase: Amazon | Amazon Can | Book Depository

Now let’s welcome Andrea!

A frequent question I get is "if there was a movie who would your dream Nightshade cast be"?

It's a super fun game to play and I do have answers. But before I give them, I have a qualifier:

It's really, really important to me that readers envision characters the way they want to. The people I'll mention here are just my ideas - but I love that every person that encounters the Nightshade pack will have their own picks.

Those who follow me on Twitter know that I've had Ren pegged for a long time.

 

(Ben Barnes)

Shay was eluding me. And how it pained me that I couldn't find anyone who captured the way I'd imagined him!! Then the lovely Mitali (aka AlleyofBooks) introduced me to this guy:

Max Irons.
And he is PERFECT for Shay. *Swoons* I am sooooo happy. Thanks, Mitali!!
So there are the two lovely boys vying for Calla.


As for Calla herself, She was tricky too and I’m still not 100% convinced about this pick. The model they found for the cover was perfect. But in terms of actresses, the closest I've seen of the way I imagine Calla is this photo of Dianna Agron:

And there you have it.

And special treat - A WOLFSBANE excerpt:
Someone else. Now I wasn’t just hearing Ren’s teasing whisper. I could see his face and remember the way he’d pulled me against him the night I’d run from Vail. From the ceremony where I should have become his mate. He’d kissed me, pleaded with me to say. Where was he now? He’d lied to help us escape. I didn’t want to think about the price he’d paid for that lie.

 

Before you leave us Andrea, What’s your best spring break memory?

My favorite spring break memory happened in my third year of graduate school right after my now-husband I and got engaged we took a trip to Arizona. I found my wedding dress in Tuscon!

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Thank you so much Andrea for stopping by! I love your cast and I really can’t wait for Wolfsbane!

Release: July 26th, 2011

This thrilling sequel to the much-talked-about Nightshade begins just where it ended.Calla Tor wakes up in the lair of the Searchers, her sworn enemy, and she's certain her days are numbered.

But then the Searchers make her an offer,one that gives her the chance to destroy her former masters and save the pack and the man she left behind. Is Ren worth the price of her freedom? And will Shay stand by her side no matter what? Now in control of her own destiny, Calla must decide which battles are worth fighting and how many trials true love can endure and still survive.

Purchase: Amazon | Amazon Can | Book Depository

 

Andrea would like to offer one (1) Signed UK copy of Nightshade to one lucky winner!

What a great opportunity to start the series before Wolfsbane’s release!

  • This giveaway is open Internationally

  • To enter, just leave a comment letting us know  who would YOU cast for Ren, Shay and/or Calla ^^

  • Don’t forget to include a way to contact you!

If you want to earn an extra entry, spread the word and provide a link in a different comment =)

Tweet: Win! Nightshade by @andreacremer http://bit.ly/huQPYf #giveaway hosted by @Tynga & @parajunkee #giveaway #paranormalspringbreak PLZ RT

Ends April 6th, 2011.

Tynga is a 28 years old mom from Montreal, working as a lab technician in an hospital specialized in heart disease. In her free time, she enjoys reading all things Paranormal and blogging about them. You might also catch her watching an hockey game. Make sure to say hi on twitter!

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  1. Hmmm... I'm not sure who I would cast, but Ben Barnes definitely seems like a great pick, especially from that specific picture.

    I find it hard to cast actors in book roles, mostly because I do have my own picture of the people in my head as I read.

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  2. I'd probably cast the same :) In the interview i did with Andrea last year she said Chase Crawford for Shay and I completly agree with THAT! :P

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  3. I love how Ben Barnes is a top choice for so many YA adaptations, but look at that face ;) I totally want him as Ren. Still deciding on the others. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  4. Can't possibly decide for the guys, but I think Kristen Bell would be a great Calla!

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  5. I don't really keep up with new young actors/actresses so this is difficult for me.

    Only one I can suggest is Ashley Tisdale for Calla.

    Thanks for the giveaway and for opening it to worldwide entries.

    Carol T

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  6. My cast:

    Ren - Steven Strait
    Shay - Robert Pattinson
    Calla - Emma Watson

    Thank you for this great chance!!! :D

    Giada M.

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  7. WOW !!! Super awesome !! Thank you so much Tynga !! You always have awesome giveaways going on on your blog !!
    Ben Barnes is my Dimitri Belikov so I wouldn't cast him for Ren. I'd see an actor like the one playing Caleb in the Pretty Little Liars show, I can't remember his name !
    For Shay,very tough choice, maybe the guy who plays Stefan in The Vampire Diaries show (even if he may be a bit too old) !!
    For Calla, I think Dianna Agron would be a great choice !! I love this actress (I can't wait to see I Am Number Four btw) !!

    Thanks again for this great giveaway Tynga

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  8. I would totally love the ide of Ben Barnes to being Ren as well as Max Irons for Shay as for Calla I still don't know but Dianna Agron would be good too.




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  9. Posted on Facebook:
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    Tweet:
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  10. I love Jason Gaston (from Taylor Swift's music video Love story)as Ren...but whew...Ben Barnes=gorgeous :D

    thanks for the chance to win!

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  11. I tweeted :D

    http://twitter.com/#!/hense1kk/status/53443675258232832

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  12. I think those are pretty good selections. Not having read the book yet I can't say I know who would do better. Hope to get a chance to read it.
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  13. I haven't read any of the series so I don't know the characters so I am not sure who I would cast. I would love to read ths series.Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

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  14. I haven't read any of the books yet, so I'm not certain. But I do like the choices you made in this post!

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  15. Oh! If I had my choice - it would definitely be Alona Tal! Have you seen her in "Supernatural"? I think she would be an excellent Calla! Thanks so much for the contest and happy paranormal spring break! :)
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  16. For Ren I'd also cast Ben Barnes,but for Shay I don't have any idea.The guy Andrea chose seemes to be OK. As for Calla I'd cast Ashley Benson(Pretty Little Liars).
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  17. OH yum Ben Barnes for Ren totally!
    Calla I am shooting for Dianna Agron too nice choices!

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  18. As I have not had the pleasure of reading this series yet...I will have to trust your choices!

    Thanks! mmafsmith@gmail.com

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  19. Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/#!/Maria_Smith_76/status/53487314210533376

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  20. I haven't read these books yet but the cast in the post sounds good.

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  21. Great giveaway!!

    I loved your choice for Dianna Agron as Calla and Ben Barnes as Ren!
    So I'd cast them!

    Thanks!

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  22. I've not yet read the books either, but that Ben Barnes would fit for a number of characters I have read about. A younger Travis Fimmel would work for me too.

    cheleooc at yahoo dot com

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  23. Tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/#!/desapd/status/53493688210423808

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  24. Great giveaway! I've been wanting to read this book for a long time! As I haven't read the book I can't envision the characters in my head. But Ben Barnes & Max Irons looks really hot and mysterious, so I wouldn't mind seeing those two in a movie! ;)

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  25. For Calla, I would go back in time and cast a teenaged Julia Stiles or Erica Christianson (I probably spelled that wrong. I also lack the ability to travel through time.)

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  26. I can't picture the boys, but I'd find someone closer to Blake Lively/the cover model for Calla. They've both really strong faces and lithe, athletic bodies. Diana looks a little too sweet, in my opinion.

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  27. Hi, thank you for this international giveaway !

    I like the choice for Dianna Agron as Calla. For Ren I think it's harder to choose, and for Shay... I don't know :p I didn't really think about it before and no better actor comes to my mind
    (sorry if I make mistakes, I'm french ^^)

    Thank you !!
    Laura (noevus32@orange.fr)

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  28. I tweeted : http://twitter.com/l0raah_/status/53498307942682625

    xoxo

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  29. Those actors are probably the best selection. I honestly have a hard time trying to choose actors to play characters from novels. It's hard to find the right one that looks like them.

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  30. Awesome give away. Andrea's picks for Ren and Shay are pretty good. Although I can't really see Diana A. for Calla. But I don't have anyone else to suggest so...I picture her more Buffy like, you know kick butt tough and full of underlying emotion.

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  31. I would cast Aidan Turner as Ren. He played Mitchell in Being human UK version.

    Thanks for making this international!

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  32. I don't know if I could cast the leads since I have not read Nightshade yet. It is one of the books that I am absolutely dying to read, so I would be extremely happy to win this.


    I saw someone else mentioned Chase Crawford for Shay. Love him.

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  33. tweet:
    http://twitter.com/#!/jlkalman26/status/53539873377890305

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  34. I love Ben Barnes as a choice. love him so much! I'm not really sure who I would cast for the rest though.

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  35. Hmm... I'm not sure but I love Miley cryrus so I would probably cast her for calla.
    Ren- chance crawford:))))
    Shay- Alex Pettyfer


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  36. I have no idea who I would cast cause I haven't had the pleasure of reading Nightshade, so I would love to read it!
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  37. I haven't read the book yet, so I can't really pick out a cast for the characters. I like your choices though, they all look great. And I do really want to read Nightshade.

    Barbed1951 at aol dot com

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  38. new author to me, an new books YAY
    and i havnt a clue :)))

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  39. I haven't read the books yet (hence entering to win a copy!), so I don't really know who I'd cast for these three characters. However, I'm pretty much happy that Ben Barnes was cast as one of the main male characters, because I love him. He's so attractive. lol

    Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  40. I've been dying to read this! Thanks so much for the giveaway :)

    Tweet:
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  41. I haven't read the book yet so I wouldn't know who to cast. But I love her picks though!

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  42. I haven't read the book so i can't cast them. that being said i can never find some one to match the person I picture in my head but some times if I look really hard I find some one that kind of resembles him/her. I love Andrea Cremer's pick of Ben (Hot!) makes me want to read this book even more lol.

    as always ♥, Carol

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  43. Ren - Steven Strait
    Shay - Alex Pettyfer
    Calla - Emma Roberts

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  44. Now that you've mentioned Max Irons..he is PERFECT as SHAY. I know some people are now rooting for him as Jace but wow, the guy is SHAY to me.

    TEAM SHAY!!

    -Len-
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  45. OMG! *-*
    I fell in love with Nightshade's cover.
    And I have no idea on who to cast since I haven't read the book yet :/ Been meaning to, but having to import all the books I want? Yeah, not cheap. Oh well, let's hope I'm lucky, hahaha

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  46. Tweeted!
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  47. It's hard for me to visualize ren, shay and calla.
    I think the closest I could picture Ren would be Ben Barnes or Alex Meraz.
    I love Max Irons way to much so me to picture him as Shay. [Take note that I'm a Team Ren kind of girl] So I'd probably say william mosely maybe? I honestly have no clue.
    Calla's like impossible for me to imagine! I would really have to go with the cover model. Diana just seems to sweet face to me.

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  48. I'm horrible at picking actors/actresses to play specific parts. I think you did a fantastic job! I love each of the people you picked for their specific roles!

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  49. I haven't had the chance to read the series yet but I am loving the cast in your post

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  50. http://twitter.com/#!/bookflamereview/status/54026016229830656

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  51. Hello Hello

    Ren-Jared Padalecki
    Shay-Chase Crawford
    Calla-Scarlett Johansson

    I think. I also tweeted. (http://twitter.com/#!/JstAnotherStory)

    Thanks for the give away.

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  52. http://twitter.com/#!/desapd/status/54214688845742080

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  53. I'm not sure on whom to cast, but I think you did a great job pick your cast.
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  54. I think you did a brilliant job with picking cast. I have no idea who I'd pick.

    pams00 @ aol.com

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  55. http://twitter.com/#!/pams00/status/54397154025938944

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  56. Hmmm... Ben Barnes is perfect for Ren, for Shay I'd pick Drew Van Acker, and Elisha Cuthbert for Calla

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  57. tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/YearofTiger86/status/54436923380465664

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  58. thanks! I haven't read the book, I wouldn't know! But the picks are pretty good looking, I wouldn't argue :D

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  59. +1 tweet: http://twitter.com/FionaChan/statuses/54441798847836160

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  60. sidebar: http://bookish-escape.blogspot.com/

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  61. I haven't read it yet, so I don't know who'd suit, but I like the cast in the post!
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  62. I haven't had a chance to read this series yet, so i don't have any picks, but i would love to be entered into the contest.
    audie@wickerness.com

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  63. http://twitter.com/#!/desapd/status/54718604482052096

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  64. Alex Pettyfer for Shay, Aaron Johnson for Ren and Emma Watson for Calla would be my choices.

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  65. I agree that I love the cover model that they have for Calla. I wonder if she can act? I think she looks the part from what I know about her. Of course I approve of Ben Barnes for Ren but then, what don't I approve of him being in? :) Shay is tougher... perhaps Chace Crawford?

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  66. Shaw would have to be...... ben barnes and calla....bridgit mendler( dont ask me why)

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  67. This is a good question and a tough one.

    I think I would pick:

    Ren; Ben Barnes
    Shay: Chase Crawford
    Calla: I like Dianna Agron (she might be able to pull it off)

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  68. http://twitter.com/#!/desapd/status/55262567882424320

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  69. Those look good to me. I don't really know, that many younger actors.
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  70. tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/mbreakfield/statuses/55354885947916288
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  71. I haven't read this book yet so I don't yet know the personalities of the characters. The people you picked to play them are beautiful tho!
    officiallyjewels@gmail.com
    thanks julie

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  72. I also tweeted the giveaway!
    http://twitter.com/#!/officiallyjewel/status/55478928202153984

    officiallyjewels@gmail.com
    thanks julie

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  73. I haven't read the book, so I can't pick any character, but the ones you picked are very beatiful!

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  74. I spread the word here: http://twitter.com/#!/simpleandreea/status/55657363939663872

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  75. ooh i would say Ben Barnes for sure.. and Chase Crawford for shay.
    I think Kristen Bell or bridget mendler would be awesome as calla..

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  76. http://twitter.com/#!/desapd/status/55753657567813634

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  77. I can't think of anyone different for the guys. But for some reason a classic beauty and actress popped into my head for Calla. So of course this could only happen with time travel or if we find someone new like her. The French actress Catherine Deneuve, she had this allure, strength yet vulnerability, with a mysterious quality. I know many may not even know who she is but look at some of her photos or movies from the 50's - 70's. I know my classic movie obsession and addiction is showing now, which I freely admit to.

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