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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

THE CHEMISTRY OF FATE Guest Post & Giveaway

You know I LOVE seeing an author's vision for her story, so today I'm really excited to have Meradeth Houston with us today, sharing her dream cast!  But first, a little about the book.

Book Blurb: 
“They are everywhere, can be anyone, and are always the last person you’d expect.” When Tom stumbles across his grandfather’s journal, he’s convinced the old man was crazier than he thought. The book contains references to beings called the Sary, immortals who are assigned to save humans on the verge of suicide. They certainly aren’t allowed to fall in love with mortals. Which the journal claims Tom’s grandfather did, resulting in his expulsion from the Sary. As strange as the journal seems, Tom can’t get the stories out of his head; especially when he finds the photo of his grandfather’s wings.

Tom’s only distraction is Ari, the girl he studies with for their chemistry class.

Ari has one goal when she arrives in town: see how much Tom knows about the Sary and neutralize the situation. This isn’t a normal job, but protecting the secrecy of the Sary is vital. If Tom is a threat to exposing the Sary to the public, fate has a way of taking care of the situation, usually ending with the mortal’s death. While Ari spends time with Tom, he becomes more than just an assignment, but how far can a relationship go when she can’t tell him who she really is? When she finds out just how much Tom actually knows about the Sary, Ari is forced to choose between her wings, and her heart.

THE CHEMISTRY OF FATE is a companion to COLORS LIKE MEMORIES and is set before the latter takes place. It is geared toward an upper YA, or New Adult audience.  During the tour, CHEMISTRY will be only $2.99 in ebook format.

Dream Cast for The Chemistry of Fate

Thanks so much for hosting me! I thought it might be kind of fun to show off a bit of what the characters from The Chemistry of Fate look like—or, what my dream cast would look like (should, you know, a more “southerly” place freeze over and someone took interest in the movie rights). 

There’s just one small problem: while I was writing this post, I came to realize how ridiculously bad I am at choosing actors. This may have something to do with my addiction to Netflix and choice to watch re-runs of the X-Files over current TV, and also my total inability to ever remember actor’s names. The roles they played? No problem. What their names are in real life? Ummmm. Yeah.

So, after soliciting the help of some amazing friends, I have a few actors to share, but I’d LOVE to hear if you have any better ideas! 

The Chemistry of Fate is told from the dual points of view of Tom and Ari (short for Arianne):
Steven McQueen who plays Jeremy Gilbert in Vampire Diaries. Tom’s a pretty studious college freshman, good looking, but not in an over-the-top kind of way. His charm is his better asset—if you can get him away from his books. 
Emmanuelle Chriqui would make a great Ari, who’s a petite woman and described as having Mediterranean looks. Tom can’t get enough, especially of the love of life Ari has about everything.

There are two other players in the story that I thought I’d pick faces for too:
Gabriel Mann as Oliver. Oliver is Tom’s boss, and the slightly eccentric lab manager who has become Tom’s good friend. Known for singing (and occasionally dancing) to pop songs, and a few other random quirks, Oliver was a crazy character to write. He’s also the only character I’ve ever written that’s based on a real-life person I know, which is a story in and of itself!
Lyndsy Fonseca as Ari’s roommate and friend, Amanda. I’ve always imagined Amanda with a little more reddish hair, but otherwise she’s a college freshman with a big heart and a great closet. 

I’d love to hear other suggestions (and maybe shows I need to add to my Netflix queue!). 

You in?  Well, here are some links.  And don't forget about the Rafflecopter giveaway too!

MuseItUp Publishing |  Amazon |  iBooks  |  Barnes and Noble

Rafflecopter giveaway: A really nice leather journal, which fits with the story, and a $10 Amazon gift card.
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About Meradeth: Meradeth’s never been a big fan of talking about herself, but if you really want to know, here are some random tidbits about her:
*  She’s a Northern California girl, but now lives and teaches anthropology in Montana.
*  When she’s not writing, she’s sequencing dead people’s DNA. For fun!
*  She’s been writing since she was 11 years old. It's her hobby, her passion, and she’s so happy to get to share her work!
*  If she could have a super-power, it would totally be flying. Which is a little strange, because she’s terrified of heights.

 Find Meradeth here:
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Janhvi said...

I have kept a journal :)

SA Larsenッ said...

I am simply in love with the look and sound of Meradeth's book. I've seen it loads of places. It was fun seeing her give us visual descriptions of her characters.

Great post!

Kelly Hashway said...

I LOVE Meradeth's dream cast!

Meradeth Houston said...

Thank you SO much for hosting me and letting me have a little fun with my dream cast :)

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