When writing a character, I like to have a picture of them in my mind (at least) so I know how to describe them for my reader. Sometimes, I’ll see a celebrity who really fits a character I’m working on or I’ll picture my character and look through for a photo that matches what I’m looking for.
I knew right off the bat when I saw Drew Van Acker that he’d make a perfect Reece. For me, it was the hair. Can’t you just picture Callie swiping those locks away from his eyes?
Speaking of Callie, I had a picture of her in my mind, but it wasn’t until I saw Kelsey Chow that I knew who’s I pick to play her. Kelsey has the girl-next-door look I was going for with Callie.
If you’ve seen some of my castings for other books, you’ll notice that Phoebe Tonkin is making a return. I love Phoebe, and she fits all the characters I’ve cast her for so perfectly. Partly for her looks, partly for the type of character she plays (which matches the characters I’d cast her for). In this case, give her sapphire blue eyes and she’d make a perfect Gwen.
Ryan was difficult to cast. If you’ve read the book, you’ll understand why (no spoilers here!) I needed something with that sporty look, but also one that hinted at a bit of mischief. Enter
Glen McCuen. Make his hair a little bit lighter, and turn his eyes green, and he’s the perfect fit for Ryan.
The upside? Reece Michaels, the boy she’s been crushing on for years, is her Guardian. Callie hopes that, by spending time with Reece, he’ll start to see her as more than just his best friend’s sister.
The downside? She’s in a race not only against time, but against another Champion, and a rogue Guardian?a Guardian who stands to threaten her developing relationship with Reece.
Magic, mistaken identities, and hidden agendas are the least of Callie’s worries when she learns that the Cordial requires a sacrifice. Will Callie be willing to risk everything?even Reece?to complete her task as Champion? Or will she let the portal open, and doom both realms?
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About the Author:
YA author Mary Waibel’s love for fairytales and happy-ever fill the pages of her works. Whether penning stories in a medieval setting or a modern day school, magic and romance weave their way inside every tale.
Strong female characters use both brain and brawn to save the day and win the heart of their men. Mary enjoys connecting with her readers through her website: marywaibel.blogspot.com