We’re so pleased to welcome author Kate Sherwood and the Long Shadows blog tour to TNA today. Kate’s talking about casting characters in the book and is also offering a giveaway, so be sure to check out those details below.
I’m not a terribly visual person (as I’m sure all cover artists I’ve worked with have discovered to their dismay). But one of the suggested blog topics for this tour was for me to cast my book if it were made into a movie, and I can definitely get behind that kind of visual!
Of course, once the cover models are chosen it’s hard for me to see anyone else in the role, but…hmm…
Jericho needs to be somebody well-built, tough, but still a little goofy. No, not goofy, but… someone who doesn’t take himself too seriously. Chris Pratt is usually too goofy, but maybe the Jurassic Park version of Chris Pratt? Yeah, that might work.
And Wade needs to be darker than Jericho, physically and emotionally, but he has to have a pure core of sweetness that he’s keeping covered up. Jonathan Rhys Meyers? Yeah, maybe! Someone who can go from sexy to dangerous without missing a beat.
Nikki needs to be played by someone who can be rough and tough and keep any vulnerability buried way, way, way down (so far down it may not even exist…). Kelly Lynch could probably do it, or Rebecca deMornay… a woman who could point a shotgun at a stranger and have the audience absolutely believe she’s ready to pull the trigger. That’d be cool! [I don’t know what Kelly’s doing in that round thing, but I love her arms!]
And Kayla? She’s got to be a believable cop, but not as hard a Nikki. And about the same age as whoever’s playing Jericho and Wade, because they all went to school together. But wouldn’t it be fun if Hollywood cast an older women with younger men for a change? So maybe Carrie-Anne Moss or Mariska Hargitay? But maybe I’m type-casting them because they’ve played no-nonsense women of action in the past. How about Charisma Carpenter? She’s a bit too old, but she could do it! She’d look all sweet and kind, and then if you pushed her too far, BAM, stone wall. Yeah, she’d be good.
I can’t even begin to cast the kids—they’re far too savage to be represented by standard human children…
Do you guys ever play this game with books you read? What actors would you picture playing your favourite book characters?
About the Book
LA cop Jericho Crewe got the hell out of Mosely, Montana, when he was seventeen. Fifteen years later, he’s back, and everything is just as messed up as when he left. He planned a quick visit to deal with his injured father, but of course things are never that simple. Family complications, police complications, social complications—and, as always, Wade Granger complications.
Jericho and Wade had been so close, once upon a time. First friends, then more than friends—and then, after Jericho’s escape, nothing. Wade’s magnetism hasn’t been lessened by a decade and a half apart; even when Jericho learns that Wade is the prime suspect in the death of Jericho’s father, the old connection still sparks.
When Jericho’s newly discovered half siblings are kidnapped, he needs to trust someone to help him find them. Wade’s a terrible choice, but Jericho’s never been known for his good judgment. Anyway, he’d rather make a bad decision with Wade than a good one with anybody else.
Now available from Riptide Publishing
Kate Sherwood started writing about the same time she got back on a horse after almost twenty years away from riding. She’d like to think she was too young for it to be a midlife crisis, but apparently she was ready for some changes!
Kate grew up near Toronto, Ontario (Canada) and went to school in Montreal, then Vancouver. But for the last decade or so she’s been a country girl. Sure, she misses some of the conveniences of the city, but living close to nature makes up for those lacks. She’s living in Ontario’s “cottage country”–other people save up their time and come to spend their vacations in her neighborhood, but she gets to live there all year round!
Since her first book was published in 2010, she’s kept herself busy with novels, novellas, and short stories in almost all the sub-genres of m/m romance. Contemporary, suspense, scifi or fantasy–the settings are just the backdrop for her characters to answer the important questions. How much can they share, and what do they need to keep? Can they bring themselves to trust someone, after being disappointed so many times? Are they brave enough to take a chance on love?
Kate’s books balance drama with humor, angst with optimism. They feature strong, damaged men who fight themselves harder than they fight anyone else. And, wherever possible, there are animals: horses, dogs, cats ferrets, squirrels… sometimes it’s easier to bond with a non-human, and most of Kate’s men need all the help they can get.
After five years of writing, Kate is still learning, still stretching herself, and still enjoying what she does. She’s looking forward to sharing a lot more stories in the future.
To celebrate the release of all four books in the Common Law series, we’re giving away one four-tour-wide GRAND PRIZE of $100 in Riptide credit! Enter at each stop on each tour (once they go live) to maximize your chances to win! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on April 8, 2017. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the Long Shadows tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!