Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween pics, Fantasy Casting THE DARK DIVINE movie: Talbot, plus an exclusive exerpt from TLS


***Upcoming Event: I'll be speaking and signing at the Bingham Creek Library in West Jordan at 7 pm on November 15th. If you come, you may get a chance to get your hands on a paperback copy of TDD that includes the 1st chapter of TLS.***

Happy Halloween, friends! I hope you've had a great weekend. In honor of TLS, I donned a Little Red Riding Hood costume and went out on the town with my very own wolfman/woodsman and a couple of tiny Clone Troopers.

(Is hubs the woodsman who killed the wolf, or the wolf who killed the woodsman?--You decide.)

(Little Red, post kicking some wolf butt)

(KidA felt very empowered by that Clone Trooper gun. He blasted anything remotely scary away with it--including every sweet grandma who opened the door while we were trick or treating--in the pouring rain.)

I have to apologize for all silence and slowness on the blog lately. I got hit with an unexpected deadline this past week that totally took over my life. And I'm so ashamed that I missed October's Countdown to THE LOST SAINT contest. Since we haven't finished our Fantasy Casting fun, I've decided to wait until we're done with that before starting a new giveaway. (But I promise it'll be worth the wait!)

So Nathan Fillion won our poll for playing Pastor Divine with 46 votes (40%) and Tim Daly came in second with 36 votes (31%).

Our next contestant for our fantasy casting is a new one for most of you:


Talbot is a new character in THE LOST SAINT and plenty tasty--and instead of just giving you a physical description, I thought I'd give you an exclusive excerpt from TLS (Eep!--at least that's how I feel about sharing it.)

So are you ready to meet Talbot?

I turned to dash from the scene, but I’d taken only a few
stumbling steps in my stupid heels when I ran straight into
what seemed to be a flannel-covered brick wall.

“Whoa, there. You okay?”

The brick wall speaks?

I took a slight step back and looked up to see that I’d
smacked right into the chest of a guy wearing a flannel
shirt. He looked down at me with wide green eyes.

“I’m sorry,” I said, and took another step back. “I
didn’t see you there.”

But really, I didn’t know how I hadn’t noticed this guy
before. I mean, if I thought I stood out here, how had I
not noticed someone like him in a place like this? While
the current fashion statement in the club involved ink
and an abundance of black, this guy wore a green flannel
shirt, light blue jeans, and a large bronze antiquey-looking
belt buckle that resembled a Texas marshal’s
star. He had wavy hair the color of milk chocolate that
stuck out from under the edges of his blue baseball cap,
and his tan face was completely free of weird markings
or bad facial hair, unlike most of the guys here. I looked
down, expecting him to be wearing cowboy boots, but
instead he had on a pair of gray Nike running shoes—
otherwise, he would have looked like he’d sauntered
right in here off a ranch or farm or something.

He gave me a friendly smile—making his tanned,
chiseled cheeks dimple—and he wrapped his warm fingers
around my elbow. “A pretty girl like you should be
more careful in a place like this,” he said, and pulled
me farther away from the fight that brewed behind me.

“Yeah. Um. I know. Sorry.”

His large, callused hand was still on my elbow. His
words—pretty girl like you—finally sank into my brain.
I bit my lip as heat rushed into my cheeks. I wanted to
excuse myself and run off to hide in the bathroom or

The guy’s smile widened, and it struck me that there
was something about him—perhaps the shape of his
mouth, or the tone of his voice—that seemed inexplicably,
yet comfortingly, familiar. Like the first wafting
scent of warm caramel-apple pie on Thanksgiving Day
after a full year of not having tasted it. . .

(Oh, and also of note, Talbot is in his early 20s.)

Now are you ready to pick an actor to play our "tasty new treat" (as April calls him) in a TLS movie?

Kellan Lutz (Cute, and got the most nominations [8] but is he too Twilight famous?)

Matt Lanter (Yes, I know, Matt was the winner for Pete Bradshaw, but this pic of him looks so much like the Talbot in my head that I couldn't not include him.)

Channing Tatum (Nice jawline--may be a bit too old, though.)

Jared Padalecki (Looks hott! in plaid flannel)

Jensen Ackles (also hott!)

Now be sure to vote in the poll up over in the sidebar and leave comment on this post for another entry to win 1 of 10 bottles of TLS nail polish. The poll will be open until Tuesday (11/2/2010) at 6:30 pm.

Also, keep spreading the word about the $2.99 ebook promotion of THE DARK DIVINE and leave a comment telling me what you did in order to win 1 of 5 additional bottles of nail polish. (I'll announce winners for this sometime next week.)

Now go vote!

P.S. What did you dress up as for Halloween?


Vivien said...

I voted!! for Jared... he does look great! I went as the Queen of Hearts. It was so much fun. My husband wend as Hunter S Thompson from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas! I had a blast!!

Crazy for words said...

I voted for Jensen Ackles. ^_^

I was myself for Halloween because I stayed home and relaxed. That and I'm a character enough in myself without having to dress up as anyone else. Lol. Your costume was adorable though. Probably not something a grown woman wants to hear but there's no better way to say it.

Becky said...

Matt. I didn't vote for him for Pete so I feel no shame in voting him for the new Talbot. ^_^
Also, I love your Halloween costume.

Anne said...

I voted for Jared (I also had him as Talbot in my fantasy cast).... I mean can you have a fantasy anything without Jared?! I think not! lol

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KM said...

I do love me some Jensen Ackles, but from the excerpt, I'd have to go with Kellan Lutz.

Dude, now I am even MORE excited for TLS!!!! Can't wait until it comes out! :)

Jenni Elyse said...

I love your costumes. You all look great.

I voted for Matt Lanter.

Jami Gold said...

I voted for Kellan. That's just such a great picture of him, I couldn't help it.

We had a girly-skeleton and an underworld gatekeeper in our house this year. Loved your costumes! :)

Kailia Sage said...

I could decide between Jared and Jensen so I went with Kellan!

Misty (Mistys Book Mess) said...

Kellan Lutz all the way!!


Vivian N said...

I voted for Jensen Ackles. He just looks so AMAZING.

Chloe said...

Kellan Lutz. Hot and confident, haha.

Aaand I was a mermaid for Halloween :D


Lea (YA Book Queen) said...

I gotta go with Jared ;)

Adriana said...

I love your and your husband's costumes!

My vote goes to Jensen even though he looks a bit older for the part. He's gorge though so age shouldn't matter. :D

Bella said...

Voted for Jared Padalecki! Matt Lanter reminds me of 90210 too much, and I can only imagine him surfing... Kellan Lutz is too Twilight famous, and never heard of the other too hehe. =]

I Heart Monster said...

I vote for Lutz. Because I think he's a pretty versatile actor and I'd like to see him outside of the Twilight ick.

I just wore my Edgar Allan Poe shirt last night and handed out candy to the very few kids that came trick-or-treating last night. I dunno, maybe 'cause it was Sunday a lot of kids had events at their churches?

Will promote $2.99 ebook on Twitter and Tumblr :o)

Mary not so Contrary said...

I voted for Jared because hes super cute! Only 57 more days till TLS comes out! I can't wait!!! YAY!!

Bree Biesinger Despain said...

That for the costume love! Sounds like lots of you had great costume fun, too.

I'm having a hard time deciding on this a Talbot actor, too. They're all so darn cute.

And woo hoo to there only being 57 days until TLS!

HeatherCherry said...

Voted! And still having fun. And excited for that new character in the book. Yay!

Brooke said...

I voted for Jared!!! i love him in supernatural! I think he is the perfect look and age!

oh and i was "facebook" for halloween! :)

Jessy said...

Had to go with Jensen. He is super hot!

Juju at Tales of said...

LOVE the pictures and LOVE Nathan :)

Kim said...

Voted. Cute costumes!

Anonymous said...

Haha. I LOVE Jared Padalecki (and Jensen too) from Supernatural. Jared was so hot in the first two seasons.

Meg said...

I voted for Matt Lanter. So hot, he could play both parts :)

JLynn said...

Matt Lanter sounds perfect for the part! (although Jared Padalecki is just plain PERFECT!!♥)

Cassie said...

I voted for Jared.
P.s. Cute costume.