Wednesday, March 09, 2011

PSB–Guest Post & Giveaway–Immortals After Dark by Kresley Cole

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Well today I’m super excited to have a Canadian fellow book blogger by my side <3 The fabulous Ashley from A & C Book Junkies accepted to join us and talk about one of our favorite series, Immortals After Dark by Kresley Cole. Please welcome her warmly & stick until the end for a fabulous giveaway!

Ash

Paranormal Spring Break is a fantastic chance to sink your teeth, or claws, into the amazing Paranormal worlds that these authors have created. Kresley Cole is genius when it comes to creating an entire world full of myth, lore, sex, and love. What better way to introduce yourself into her world by taking a look through my eyes, giving you a chance to see what my fantasy cast looks like! I believe they are all fierce and of course sexy, capturing the physical essence of Kresley's characters.

(please note the characters description were taken from Kresley’s website)


Lachlain MacRieve (Scott Speedman): The king and ruthless leader of the Lykae. He was imprisoned by the Horde for nearly two centuries in a pit of fire that could never quite kill him.


Emmaline Troy (Teresa Palmer): AKA: Emma the Lamb or Emma the Timid. Half-vampire, half-Valkyrie, she is exceedingly young at seventy years old and has been overprotected by her Valkyrie aunts and sheltered from the world. She fears developing blood lust like Horde vampires and has never drunk from another being.


Bowen MacRieve (Rick Malambri): Cousin to
Lachlain and Garreth, Bowe lost his fey mate over one hundred and eighty years ago and has done nothing since then but search for a way to bring her back to him. He enters the Talismans Hie seeking a prize that could allow him to prevent her death--he will do anything to win.


Mariketa the Awaited (Danneel Harris): Daughter of a fey druidess and a warlock of questionable repute, she is a young mystical mercenary. Even before her birth, she was predicted to be the Awaited One, the most powerful born to the House of Witches in centuries—but four years ago, it was also predicted that a male from the Lore would recognize her as his own and claim her. He would lock her away, guarding her with a ferocity that no magicks could defeat, thus robbing the House of her powers.


Sebastian Wroth (Rodrigo Santoro): A master strategist and harsh commanding officer who fought alongside his three brothers in the Great Northern War. Sebastian was turned into a vampire against his will by Nikolai and Murdoch.


Kaderin the Cold Hearted (Rose McGowan): A delicate, vulnerable, yet chilling assassin, Kaderin is the most prolific vampire killer the Valkyrie have ever known. Because of Kaderin's mercy to a vampire a millennium ago, both of her full-blood sisters (born with her as triplets) were murdered. She begged for oblivion from the sorrow and guilt, and some mysterious entity deadened her sorrow—accidentally extinguishing all of her emotions. Once known as Kaderin the Kind Hearted, she now represents the Valkyrie and the Furies in the Talisman's Hie.


Cadeon Woede (Matt Stone): AKA: Cadeon the Kingmaker. A brutal mercenary who specializes in usurping thrones, but can never reclaim his brother's. Cade acts as a self-appointed guard for Rydstrom. The two brothers rarely separate and are collectively called The Woede.


Holly the Bright (Helena Mattsson): AKA Holly Ashwin, PhD candidate in computational cryptography. A half-human daughter of a Valkyrie, she was struck by lightning to become a full-fledged Valkyrie. She suffers from obsessive compulsive tendencies and is the Vessel for this Accession.


Conrad Wroth (Ben Barnes): Youngest of the four Wroth brothers, Conrad is a Fallen vampire and master assassin who clings to the last of his sanity.

Néomi Laress (Alexandra Daddario): (b. approx. 1901—d. August 24, 1927) A prima ballerina--and former femme fatale and burlesque dancer--who was murdered and became a ghostly being, invisible to others. She haunts Elancourt, her empty estate.


Rydstrom Woede (Armie Hammer): AKA: King Rydstrom III. Deposed ruler of Rothkalina, the kingdom of the rage demons. The rare rage demon who worships logic, and rarely loses his temper or his control.

Sabine the Queen of Illusions (Blake Lively): Born of the Sorceri. Can cast illusions that are indistinguishable from reality, manipulating anything that can be seen, heard, or imagined.

Half sister to Omort the Deathless, a sadistic sorcerer who wrested control of Rothkalina from Rydstrom. Sabine is fated to wed Rydstrom and bear him an heir.


Murdoch Wroth (Gabriel Aubry): Second eldest of the Wroth brothers, Murdoch has been a merciless warrior since he was old enough to go to battle. As a human, he was also a renowned rake. His motto that he'd never met a woman he couldn't seduce is about to be proved false.

Daniela the Ice Maiden (Kat Dennings): Born of an Ice Fey mother, beautiful, elven Danii has freezing skin that can only be touched by one of her kind. Yet because her mother attempted to assassinate their king, Danii is hunted by them. She has been untouched for centuries.


Garreth MacRieve (Taylor Kitsch): Loyal brother to Lachlain, Garreth is the prince of the Lykae, and held Lachlain's throne for over a century. Desires Lucia, but can never tell her.


Lucia the Huntress (Lesley Anne-Brandt): Never far from her bow, Lucia is as mysterious as her background. Cursed to feel indescribable pain whenever she misses a shot, she has become the world's most skilled archer. She is best friends with Regin the Radiant. Garreth, brother to the werewolf king, desires her from afar, trailing her and protecting her.


Malkom Slaine (Andy Whitfield)

Carrow (Mila Kunis): AKA: Carrow the Incarcerated. Best friend to Mariketa the Awaited, Carrow hails from the warrior class of witches and is skilled in love spells.


Aidan the Fierce (Chris Hemsworth): A berserker who died over a thousand years ago, trying to win Regin the Radiant. He reincarnates again and again, forever seeking to be with her.


Regin the Radiant (Amanda Seyfried): Her mother's people, The Radiant Ones, were exterminated by vampires, and Regin lives for retribution. Despite this, she has evolved into a wit and prankster, quick to laugh and striving to be the world's most immature immortal. Her kisses are as drugging and addictive as the most powerful mystical narcotics. It's rumored that centuries ago, she kissed Aidan the Fierce, a human berserker, and he's since been reincarnated at least four times, unknowingly defying death to seek her again and again. Yet always when he unconsciously returns for her, history repeats itself, and just when Aidan remembers who he was and what Regin meant to him, he is killed trying to win her.

 

 

 



 

During the summer I became a HUGE Kresley Cole fan, thanks to a fellow book lover and twitteree, Tori @book_faery. I became an absolute Kresley Cole aholic! With every book I found myself more immersed, interested, and obsessed. Being given a chance to guest post on Tynga’s blog during Paranormal Spring Break and be able to try and cast these beloved characters has been so much fun! Some characters are missing and you may not agree with my choices, but please share who you would pick :-)

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Thank you so much Ashley for taking the time to hand pick such an exquisite cast!

The Immortals After Dark Series

Every creature or being that was thought to be mythical . . . isn’t.

They all secretly exist alongside humans and enjoy the gift of immortality. There are hundreds of different kinds: from Vampires to Lykae, from Furies to Shifters, from the Fey to Valkyries.

These immortals call their world The Lore.

You may have had a brush with one of Lorekind already. The eccentric billionaire with hypnotic charisma—and an aversion to sunlight. The ethereal waif of impossible beauty—whose fingernails look more like claws. The Highlander with a seventeenth-century Scottish accent and animal magnetism—who can never be penciled in on the night of the full moon.

They walk among us, but they war among themselves. Each faction has its strengths, weaknesses, and age old prejudices against the others. Every five hundred years, the Accession, a battle for supremacy, rages. That time is now. . . .

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Click on the series title above for more info, including reading order.

Playing Easy to GetA Hunger Like No OtherNo Rest for the WickedWicked Deeds on a Winter's Night

Dark Needs at Night's EdgeDark Desires After DuskKiss of the Demon KingDeep Kiss of Winter

Pleasure of a Dark PrinceDemon from the DarkDreams of a Dark Warrior

Now I have some goodies to share with you!

Kresley Cole couldn’t participate due to her busy schedule, but she wanted to offer a prize!

I have copies of Pleasure of a Dark Prince and Deep Kiss of Winter to offer to one lucky reader!
They might be signed, I don’t know for sure because I haven’t received them yet.

  • Open Internationally
    Please take note: If you live outside of Canada, you might have to pay shipping for that prize, if I don’t get enough donations to cover the shipping cost
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  • To enter, Leave a comment telling me what you think of Ashley’s cast.
  • 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! 2 Kresley Cole books http://tinyurl.com/46q5rpn hosted by @Tynga & @parajunkee #ParanormalSpringBreak #giveaway 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. Hi there,
    I have only read "A Hunger Like No Other" but so far I like the looks of the cast you have selected. I always imagined Lachlain as Hugh Jackman but Scott Speedman works as well. :) Thanks for the contest.

    Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/engarde99/status/45352632633655296

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  2. All Very Good Looking.I think you did well.I love her books two Got most of them just missing 3of them.
    sasluvbooks(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  3. Love the cast. Bowen & Mariketa and Aidan & Regin are great.

    wade2121 atgmaildotcom

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  4. Hooooly!!! That's just a who's who of hotness! I mean, if that movie got made, people who never even heard of the book would clamor just to see that many good-looking people in ONE movie!!! lol :P

    I agree with the entirety of the cast, except for Blake Lively - never thought she had a talent for acting. I mean, she can act, but she's not the best actress, if you know what I mean. But that's just my opinion. The REST of the cast...couldn't have chosen better!!! LOVE IT!!!! :D

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  5. Oh I like, I like. Especially Adian & Malkom.

    queen_tui@hotmail.com

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  6. Ooooh, I am also a die-hard Kresley Cole aholic! ;D Adooooore her books like WOW. LMAO.

    I think my fave of Ashley's pick of cast would be the ones cast for Carrow, Bowen, and Mariketa. I was like "SHE NAILED MY THOUGHTS!" ;)

    ~Juliann Hilton
    bibliocrazed@gmail.com
    http://twitter.com/#!/InsaneGrizzlies/status/45417262357823489 <Tweeted. ;)

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  7. Ashley's cast is perfect and so appropriated! I love Mila Kunis and Amanda Seyfried.

    mika.apostrophe@gmail.com

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  8. cadeon and Holly where the hottest couple but in the books my favorite couple is conrad and Neom. I really liked the cast I could not have picked hotter actors.
    elizabethcerna2011@gmail.com

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  9. I like especially Amanda Seyfried and Kat Dennings. Guys aren´t so appealing to me, I like rather boyish types thas such muscular supermodels :D

    chidor(at)seznam(dot)cz

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  10. Ashley's cast is awesome!There are a lot of talented actors and actresses in her list! Thank you for sharing!!!

    And thank you for this awesome giveaway!

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  11. Tweet Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/MoonlightGleams/status/45489137700184064

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  12. I have never read any of the books but I would like too. But the cast looks really good. Thanks for the giveaway. m.ramey@ymail.com

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  13. Thanks for the giveaway. The cast is great.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

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  14. Mostly like the cast but Blake Lively is nothing like how I pictured Sabine. But then, she is my favourite character, so perhaps I'm biased.

    faefever25@hotmail.com

    tweeted here: http://twitter.com/Parakiss25

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  15. All very good looking cast members. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

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  16. I haven't read this series, but they sound good. The cast is very large! But I love some of the actors and actresses chosen to play the characters. If I DO read the books, I'll definitely have these faces in my mind now.

    Thanks for the giveaway! Maybe I'll win and get a chance to read the series!

    green.pamd(at) gmail (dot) com

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  17. The cast? Ummm... Super hot!
    ;)

    Avery
    averys.book.nook@hotmail.ca

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  18. I have only read A Hunger For No other but I like your cast selection for these characters.

    Please enter me into the giveaway! =)

    Naomi aka Supernatural Bookworm

    shoutnaomi at googlemail dot com

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  19. I tweeted about the giveaway: @AverysBookNook

    Avery
    averys.book.nook@hotmail.ca

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  20. Wow. That is some cast. Very beautiful folks. Very talented too.
    Excellent choosing. :)

    dorcontest at gmail dot com

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  21. tweet
    http://twitter.com/DoreenRiopel/status/45516174204735488

    dorcontest at gmail dot com

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  22. Great cast. Thanks for the giveaway.

    sgiden at verizon.net

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  23. the cast is PERFECT!!!
    they are all smokin hot!!!
    Very close to what I had in my head....
    Thank you so much for sharing and I would totally love to win this book.

    Kelly M
    crazybookfairy(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  24. I love this series and I love your picks! Especially the ones for Lachlain, Emma, Sebastian, and Kaderin!

    Thanks for the giveaway. :)

    April
    inspector.librarian@gmail.com

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  25. I like the cast and wouldn't have been able to do much of a job pulling one together myself.

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  26. I like her choices, but I hadn't heard of/seen 4/5ths of them before.

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  27. I'm drooling over the cast!

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  28. I think she did a fantastic job picking the cast my faves are Bowen and Mariketa and Murdoch and Daniela

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  29. I tweeted

    http://twitter.com/#!/BookLovershaway/status/45560626424193024

    vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. I have all of her books so please don't enter me. The only one I would change is Sebastian. I don't know who I'd place there but my guy looks different in my head. More rugged.

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  31. Wow! the cast is amazing! I especially like Rose McGowan...I definitely wasnt thinking of her, but now that I see it she totally fits!! lol

    hense1kk@cmich.edu

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  32. wow their is some major hotness going on! I love Bowen MacRieve yummy!

    bookflamereviews@gmail.com

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  33. I love love love Kresley Cole. I think the pic's of the cast members are total hotness!! wowza!

    Thanks.

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  34. Wow I have not read this series but I am now:)
    I love your cast the people are hot:)

    life_is_unpredictable29@yahoo.com

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  35. Nice looking cast!!! I am not good at deciding who should play who, but these look very good to me.



    Judy
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  36. I think she picked some good looking people, some drool worthy guys to be the cast of characters. I just recently started getting books in this series and would love to continue on with it.
    Thanks for the giveaway
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  37. That would be one beautiful cast!

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  38. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/BooksThings/status/45651104817614848

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  39. Love the cast! Mesmerizing!

    robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

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  40. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/IntenseWhisper/statuses/45652187799490560

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  41. What a lineup! People I've heard of and people I haven't heard of. That is one of the things that makes a great cast. Wonderful.

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  42. + Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/PelicanJL/status/45654948888846336

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  43. What a cast! A couple of those I didn't even think to connect.


    Stephanie G
    sgradel(at)gmail(dot)com

    Paranormal Haven

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  44. Love the cast! Andy Whitfield is my favorite, and I was so sad to hear about his cancer. He's such a brilliant (and gorgeous) actor.

    stephanie AT stephaniemloree DOT com

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  45. I love your choices for Bowen/Mariketa, Malkom, Carrow and Aiden...however I always pictured Lachlain much beefier and Emmaline much meeker then the actors you picked! This was fun...I love this series! Thanks!

    mmafsmith@gmail.com

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  46. I also Tweet'd http://twitter.com/#!/Maria_Smith_76/status/46321929967247360

    mmafsmith@gmail.com

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  47. I'm going to be honest and admit that I haven't read this series yet but I'm certainly interested. What a good looking cast! Please enter me in your contest!

    clderwee at gmail dot com

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  48. I also tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/#!/clderwee/status/46372016416243713

    clderwee at gmail dot com

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  49. I love Ben Barnes so I love her casting too:D

    misadevilgirl at seznam dot cz

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  50. I love this cast-please i need a copy of this book thanx
    audie@wickerness.com

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  51. I can't really comment on the casting because I haven't read this series yet (but it's already in my TBR list and I hope to get to it soon). So thanks for the opportunity to win a couple of these books!

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  52. I cant say if I would have picked the same people or not since I havent had the chance to start this series yet. But it looks good and there is some definite talent there.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  53. tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/DonnaS1/status/46821849140703233

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  54. This is a beautiful cast!!!
    I love Murdoch Wroth!! I think Gabriel is the perfect person for the character.

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  55. It's pretty good, and I'm really liking Mila Kunis at the moment.

    jessicamariesutton@msn.com

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  56. My sister inlaw got me into the Immortals after Dark... and WOW HAWT! I love the casting :)
    I tweeted - @VishousRaven28
    my email is- scottsgirl1982@gmail.com

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  57. I love the cast she picked very good! What a great giveaway thank you so much! I have read some of them and really enjoyed her books!
    tweeted too
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    tishajean@ charter.net

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  58. I haven't really read much of this series so I can't really tell if this is a good selection but I do like a lot of these actors/actresses in general!

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  59. Twitter: http://twitter.com/jmspettoli/status/47604440919846912

    spettolij AT gmail DOT com

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  60. I haven't read any of these books, but I've heard lots of good about them! I noticed Ben Barnes, Scott Speedman, Taylor Kitsch, and Chris Hemsowrth in the fantasy cast, so I HIGHLY approve. Any cast with that many sexy boys has to be a good one!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  61. I LOVE your books. What a great cast you've chose. :) Great choices!~

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  62. I've seen most of these actors, well, act; and honestly the casting is a good idea. For some like Alexandra, it would be interesting to see how they'd play such a role :)
    Loved to read more of Kresley Cole's books!
    Thank you so much for this giveaway!

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  63. I, I, I---*picks jaw up off the floor*
    I----I like Ashley's cast *grins*

    There are pleantly of sexy actors to play all those great characters, especially those men that a literally drool worthy

    Rachel
    rachybee101@live.com.au

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  64. Oh...hi again =)

    I tweeted too:
    http://twitter.com/#!/RachyBee/status/50123269206052864

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  65. I haven't read this series yet but would LOVE to! Thanks for the giveaway.
    asiancocoa94 at aol dot com

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  66. I think that they're okay... I would've thought of Mila Kunis as Nix. she seems like the type.
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  67. This cast of characters looks great! Fun to picture some of them. I love Kresley Cole but seem to be reading this series all out of order and haphazardly. I just finished Dreams of a Dark Prince. Wow.

    Patrice
    islandgirl33774 @ yahoodotcom

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  68. Ashley’s cast looks great. I especially like her choices for Aidan and Regin. Thanks for the giveaway. (Email in profile.)

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  69. I have read all of Kresley's book and love them all. I think you did a great job with the casting.

    iqb99@yahoo.com

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  70. I've read just about all of this series and I think the casting is awesome! I'd love to see this series as a tv show. :)

    thecozyreader @ gmail.com

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  71. I Tweeted this giveaway!

    thecozyreader @ gmail.com

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  72. I love this cast! It includes a lot of my favorites, especially the males!

    Thanks so much!
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  73. WOW I was blown away by the cast. Very breath taking!
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  74. I tweeted your contest
    http://twitter.com/#!/Lora1967/status/52447094421729280

    chaarmedone1512@aol.com

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  75. I think she did a pretty good job of casting some of the people. :) amazing_alex.0818[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  76. Now thats what i call a beautiful cast. All those hott men lol.
    officiallyjewels@gmail.com
    thanks julie

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  77. +1 tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/officiallyjewel/status/52781470951026689
    officiallyjewels@gmail.com
    thanks julie

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  78. I like this cast! They seem to fit the roles well.

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  79. Great post and cast line up! Especially liked Bowe and Murdoch.

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  80. http://twitter.com/#!/pams00/status/54212517785894915

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  81. I see Gerard Butler as Lachlan, but other than that I liked her choices.
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  82. There are bunch of great actors listed

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  83. What a great cast!!! I especially love Ben Barnes :D and it would be great to win the book!

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  84. I love Ashley's cast, I sure couldn't have picked a better one. Love to read the books. Please enter me. Thanks!

    ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

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  85. I love em. Great mix of hot, sexy and beautiful!!

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  86. I tweeted

    http://twitter.com/#!/joleneallcock/status/55502900331413504

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  87. Love Kresley Cole and this series. Great casting job.

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  88. Hi Tynga, sadly I can't see all of your pictures, but I like your picks for Mariketa, Cadeon, and Sabine. My Cadeon is Josh Kloss.
    I imagine Murdoch differently, but Gabriel Aubrey is really hot! My Murdoch is Raoul Bova.
    I think, Daniela is blonde. By the way, do you have any idea for the role of Nïx?
    Your picks for Lucia, Carrow and Regin are perfect!
    I've read Garreth book recently, my Garreth is Tommy Dunn.

    Thanks for this post, it is great!

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    1. Great picks! I dont know for Nix, shes so special!

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