As the first winner I drew was comment 35 (oh wait, that’s me), we had a swift redraw.
Our lucky winners are:
Comment 22 – Nicole Farr
Comment 17 – Victoria S
Could you guys please let me know your addresses? Just email me at becmcmaster (at) bigpond (dot) com
Some great entries from the giveaway – I love that so many of you see Blade and Honoria in so many different ways and casting books is always fun. So I thought I’d showcase a few of the actors up for consideration from the giveaway comments (look it’s Sunday, everybody needs some hunks on a Sunday). I’m only showcasing a random few, because there were heaps and I need time to write today.
If anyone’s seen Vampire Diaries, you’d know that Joseph can play a deliciously evil character. There’s a certain swagger, an attitude that I think he could pull it off.
Mmm, Burlesque anyone? Total babe. Just love his delicious evilness and the cocky grin…
I don’t know Ken but I could come at that.
Now where did he come from? Phwoar!
And just because we can never get enough Chris Hemsworth…
Because evil never looked so good.
Now for Honoria
I love Rachel, she’s so kick-ass in some roles.
Definitely has the right physical attributes.
Total girl crush on Jennifer. She’s so down-to-earth and man, can she act.
Gorgeous, vulnerable, tough… That’s what I see when I see her image.
Has that perfect waifish look and can be strong in a role.
And, as promised, here’s the rough estimate of who I saw in the creation of Blade and Honoria.
I always ‘cast’ my books before I begin, and sometimes it doesn’t come down to the six-pack or sexy smile so much as the attitude. Sometimes I see a photo of someone and I’m like, “Yeah, that’s Blade, right there.” It might not be the perfect physicality, but there’s just something about it that appeals to the character I see.
For me it was the attitude, that slightly evil smile and the fact that he can play good or bad characters with equal aplomb. I needed someone who was ambiguous, who could be loyal and charming one minute and completely bad-ass the next. Someone who could steal every scene he was in. Gigandet fit the brief for me, and though that’s not 100% the Blade I see in my head, I think he could pull it off.
Honoria was completely different. Of course she’s attractive – what romance heroine isn’t? But her beauty for me was always that inner strength, that never-say-die attitude, even when she knew she was wrong. Someone who could show a kind of haunting vulnerability, whilst also being completely kick-ass. Someone of course, who was going to catch Blade’s eye, even if she didn’t want to. For me I could always kind of see Rose Byrnes filling the role.
Hope you all had as much fun as I in casting the role and thanks all for entering the giveaway! I’m looking so forward to May 7th when Heart of Iron is released and I can share the next part of London Steampunk with the world!