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!
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
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.
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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 :-)
Thank you so much Ashley for taking the time to hand pick such an exquisite cast!
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. . . .
Click on the series title above for more info, including reading order.
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
- 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 =)
Ends April 6th, 2011.