Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Meet the Women of Power in SOULLESS by Crystal Collier . . . & Giveaway!

Women of Power
by Crystal Collier

Casting is especially difficult for me because I'm a SUPER visual person, so when I create characters, I have a VERY specific image in mind. It's almost impossible to find a match. Because of that, there are no easy-fit actors or actresses for my characters. (Contains spoilers for those who haven't read MOONLESS. Get your copy October 13, 20, 27, 31 or November 7 for FREE.)


(Jenna Coleman--not a true match, but as close as we can get.)

Alexia's world has been a whirlwind of upsets since her first prophetic nightmare came truth with the death of a neighboring nobleman. (Say nothing about how she's begun manipulating time.) She's a determined young woman, a bit against the grain (especially for her era), who challenges the dark and fears only that the man of her dreams will come to his senses and realize she's more of a weakness and burden than an appropriate future wife. 


(Carey Mulligan, but give her light blue eyes, and one eye that droops.)

Mae is a gentle, blind soul who manages an inn on the outskirts of civilization...but don't let her easy manner fool you. With a smart tongue, she is a woman of great and deadly power. She is trusted by the leader of the Passionate with some of the greatest assets their people possess. 


(Helen Mirren)
Ethel has been around for much longer than one might guess by looking at her. With the gift to travel by mist, she's the right-hand asset of the Passionate--although she fains living as a "seamstress." She serves as a surrogate mother to Alexia and will also claim she's in retirement. (She's not.) 

(Leslie Nicol)

Nelly has a nasty history and has fallen under the protection of the Passionate leader. By his decree, she will never be asked to use her gifts, ever, but that doesn't mean she won't use them to protect those she loves.


The Soulless are coming.

Alexia manipulated time to save the man of her dreams, and lost her best friend to red-eyed wraiths. Still grieving, she struggles to reconcile her loss with what was gained: her impending marriage. But when her wedding is destroyed by the Soullessówho then steal the only protection her people haveósheís forced to unleash her true power.

And risk losing everything.

Book 2 in the Maiden of Time trilogy.

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  1. I can never find actors to fit my characters...

  2. I often use comparisons to actresses or actors to help me describe my characters, so "casting" is never much of a problem.

    1. That's awesome. I think this might have been easier if I did that.

  3. I never noticed Carey's eye drooped.

    I've always loved picking actors and actresses for my characters.

    1. I wish I did. This was a difficult exercise.

  4. I don't know who Jenna Coleman is, but I love the other choices.


  5. I didn't know Jenna Coleman either, but she's very attractive! I see above that I'm not the only one, so I don't feel so bad!

    1. LOL! I wouldn't know who she was if not for my Doctor Who obsessed teen. =)