Friday, July 29, 2016

Feature Friday: Colleen Houck on her RECREATED Dream Cast

Today we've got Colleen Houck giving us a guest post on her "dream cast" for her new novel, RECREATED.

Recreated:  From Colleen Houck, New York Times bestselling author of The Tiger’s Curse, comes Recreated, the second book in the epic Egyptian-inspired Reawakened series, in which a seventeen-year-old must literally go to hell to save the love of her life.

Lily Young thought traveling across the globe with a reawakened sun prince was a grand adventure. Now she’s about to embark on the journey of a lifetime.

When Amon and Lily part tragically, he transports himself to the Netherworld—what mortals call hell. Tormented by the loss of his one true love, he’d rather suffer in agony during Lily’s mortal years than fulfill his duty to protect humanity.

Heartbroken, Lily seeks refuge on her grandmother’s farm. Yet she can feel Amon’s pain, and she has been having dreams—dreams of Amon continually suffering.

For before he departed, Amon gave Lily something very special, an item that connects them even though they are worlds apart. Now Lily must use this object to free him, and to free their realms from darkness and utter chaos. She will do whatever it takes.

Recreated Dream Cast
If I had any say about which actors and actresses would play in the Reawakened series movie, should I be fortunate enough to make that a reality, I might choose something like this:

Lilliana Young
              Chloe Moretz                                Hailey Steinfeld
I chose these actresses because I wanted Lily to be strong, confident, and have the look of a girl sophisticated enough to walk down a New York City street and look like she belonged there. These two actresses look like they’d be comfortable in Manhattan but they would also fit in just fine on grandma’s farm in Iowa. That takes a special girl.

Lily’s Nana
Blythe Danner

Lily’s Nana is a spunky lady. She’s still very pretty for her age but she’s also a bit stubborn and tells it like it is. She’s the type of woman who might have raised a son to be tough enough to make it in NYC but she has the values of a farmer’s wife. She guides Lily through some difficult times in the series and she’s a great judge of character.

Amon
              Kostas Martakis                            Sean O’Pry

I chose these models for Amon because I like their look, especially in the shots where one is dressed up to look more Egyptian. I’ve also seen this model look very American so I’m not sure that he’s exactly the right fit but Amon has his lips and cheekbones.

Asten
Carmine Signorelli

I imagine a slightly younger version of this guy for Asten. He’s mischievous and handsome and he’s a powerful magician in his own right.
Ahmose
Khaled Selim

Ahmose is a little bigger than his brothers. His smile is less frequent but he’s a solid rock that Lily comes to lean on. This guy has the eyes.

Dr. Hassan
Zahi Hawass
When I first began researching Egypt, I watched a lot of documentaries that were hosted by Zahi Hawass. He is exactly how I imagine Dr. Hassan, right down to the hat.

Amun-Ra
 Will Lemay
Amun-Ra is a tall, gorgeous black man. He's the main god that all the others obey. He rules the cosmos from his palace in the city of the gods, Heliopolis.

Horus
 Goksun Ergur
Horus is the son of Isis and Osiris. He has been the thorn in the side of Seth for centuries. In RECREATED he is in exile under the protection of Amun-Ra. He's a bit of a womanizer and his actor seems to fit the part perfectly.

Anubis
James Gandy
Anubis is the dark lord of mummification. He's cheeky, has a lot of secrets, and loves his dog. This actor seems just about right.
 
Osiris
Lee Thompson Young
Osiris is the god of agriculture. He's a bit of the handsome football captain/student body president type that everyone admires. Seth hates him because of this. Isis falls for him but he's too much of a rule follower to jump into the forbidden relationship right away.

Isis
K.D. Aubert                                           Sydney Tamiia Poitier
Isis is tall and strikingly beautiful. She falls for Osiris but has to talk him into the relationship since the gods are not allowed to be together. She is a master spell caster and Seth desire her not just for her beauty but for her ability.

Nephthys
Elisha Cuthbert                             Skylar Day
Nephthys is Isis' sister. She's a gifted seer. She is Seth's wife but not all is as it seems in their relationship. Nephthys works in the Netherworld to help keep things in order but she lives in Heliopolis most of the time.

Cherty
 Stephen Root


Cherty is a ferryman better known as Charon. He's a surly boat captain who takes the ghosts of the dead to the Afterlife for judgment. He's a bit crusty and rough around the edges.

Ma’at
Emilia Clarke                         Camilla Belle
Ma'at is beautiful but she's very stern and unapproachable. Her role is the judge in the Afterlife. She can weave spells too but not as well as Isis.

The Giveaway:
Colleen Houck will be giving away FIVE REAWAKENED & RECREATED BOOK SETS!
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