Aug 15, 2011

Guest Blog with AC Ruttan and Giveaway!

Posted by Rebs @ Book-Rants at Monday, August 15, 2011
Please welcome author A.C. Ruttan! Thanks A.C. for taking the time to visit my blog! (P.S. My thoughts are in red below)

I want to thank Rebs for inviting me to guest on her blog. I am deeply honoured.

Of course then I had to think of something to actually say. ACK!

So I thought I would talk about who I would cast, what actors I would have play my characters from my release Incarnate.

This is an easy casting call for me because when I was writing Incarnate the characters were pretty much clear in my head.

Cia. I would cast Cia as Liv Tyler. She has the perfect look. The dark hair, the eyes, and the complexion it just fits so well with my heroine. The only thing I would change is … well Cia has long red streaks in her hair. So that’s the only thing I would change about Liv Tyler’s appearance for the sake of my character.

(Can I just say how much I happen to love Liv Tyler! Awesome pick A.C.)

Next up is Arthur. Cia’s ex-husband. This is the guy everyone thinks is the murderer. Cia is trying to protect him…did I also mention that he turns into a demon when he gets really worked up? Umm yeah. Anyways, the perfect fit for Arthur is Henry Cavill. Just that jaunty, devil may care attitude about him and did I mention he is delish?

(I'll have to agree with you on this one, he looks good enough to eat, lol)

Now for the villain, well, he’s not really the villain because if I talk about who I would cast for the real villain then that kind of gives away the book and that’s no good *insert evil laugh*. Nicholas is a pretty antagonistic character and fallen angel and I would have to cast Jude Law as him. The plumy accent, the polished veneer, Jude would be the perfect Nicholas.

(Another very good choice, I'm beginning to think I would be first in line at this movie!)

Next up is Michael. Cia’s boss. I really can’t say a whole lot about him, because it would also give away the book, but I would cast Michael as Gerard Butler in a heartbeat.

Okay, I will admit that I would cast Gerard Butler in anything if I could.

He played the Phantom of the Opera and that’s what did it for me. That’s when I became twitter-patted with him. Especially as a character actor.

I will stop talking about Gerard Butler now. I could start rambling here for a long, long, LONG time.

So that is who I would cast if Incarnate was to be a movie and if I was given free-range. I find when I do write I troll actor’s photos when I picture my characters. It helps keep them real in my head and helps with the writing process.

Even in reading I can picture the characters and who I would cast. When I read the Harry Potter series and heard they were making a movie I went instantly to the movie page and saw who would be playing who.

I was spot on for four actors. One was never shown in the movie … which SUCKS because Peeves the Poltergeist would’ve been AWESOME.
Anyways, I pictured Dame Maggie Smith as Minerva McGonagall. Robbie Coltrane was spot on as Rubeus Hagrid and when I was reading the series I always pictured him. He actually played a similar looking and sounding character in Blackadder’s Christmas Carol, but I digress. Robbie Coltrane is who I picture. Severus Snape, spot on with Alan Rickman (I also have a huge fan girl like crush on him too. Especially in Sense and Sensibility and the moment he sees Marianne Dashwood *sigh*) and the last was of course the guy they wanted to play Peeves, but ultimately cut from the movies, Rik Mayall. He would’ve been perfect as Peeves.

Once I saw the others, I understood the decision. I did enjoy Richard Harris as Dumbledore, but Michael Gambon did a fantastic job afterwards. Sorry, rambling again. Rebs will never want me back here. *grin*

So, my question for all of you is have you ever read a book or written a book where you pictured who you would cast?

Incarnate is available here

About the Book:

Cia is serving her sentence in the Canadian Arctic, guarding one of the many portals that seal off Earth from Heaven and Hell. She doesn’t mind the cold. What she does mind? Someone’s bumping off other Incarnates, the dual-souled beings who hold the Apocalypse at bay. And she’s next on the list.

Worse, she learns the prime suspect is Arthur, her ex. Arthur is many things, but despite their history, he’s no murderer. Cia has only thirty days to find him and prove it before the Wrath is unleashed to mete out justice.

It’s no relief when he shows up in her truck’s headlights on the side of the ice road. He stirs turmoil between her volatile old soul and the younger one that keeps it in line. Worse, he shows all the signs of turning into a demon.

The closer they get to Yellowknife, the more rogue demons pour out of Hell, dragging with them a past she thought would never haunt her again. Another murder, and the elders prepare to summon the Wrath ahead of schedule. A move that will, literally, let all Hell break loose. Unless Cia makes a soul-tearing choice.


A.C. Ruttan has been kind enough to offer a e-copy of her book Incarnate to one commenter, this is in e-format so giveaway is open to everyone! Just leave a comment for A.C. and a way to contact you, email, twitter etc and you're entered! Giveaway ends Sunday August 21st.



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