Monday, February 3, 2014

{Blog Tour} If I Speak True Dream Cast!

Hey guys! Today, I am super excited to be part of the blog tour for If I Speak True. I think dream casts are so much fun, so I can't wait to see how Jessica imagined her characters while writing them. So here's Jessica with her dream cast for the Ambrosian side of the characters in If I Speak True!

Dream Cast:

Hi, guys! Today I get to introduce you to my Ambrosian “dream cast” for IF I SPEAK TRUE, and I am SO excited! :) First, I’d like to explain that I began writing/casting the characters a few years ago, and a lot of times the movies/shows I used for inspiration were also a few years old at that time, so while some of these people are still at the appropriate character age in real life, many are now technically older than their character counterparts. Still, I hope the photos speak for themselves, as their features and gestures are what inspired me to write them as they are. And now, without further ado… 

Rowan Rochfort:
a young Sean Faris

Sean Faris has been in quite a few things over the years, but the one that sold me was Forever Strong. If you haven’t seen this movie, I highly recommend it! Sadly, Dahlia doesn’t really get to see much of this sweet face for quite a while, but we do, so woo-hoo!

Hawthorne Rochfort:
Henry Cavill

I first saw Henry in Tristan and Isolde, then The Count of Monte Cristo. He has this sense of surety about him that can work in either a heroic or villainous way; not to mention a charming smile that, when used correctly, can probably get anyone to do whatever he wants. Which works well for Hawthorne, as Dahlia can’t exactly put her finger on how genuine he really is.

Michelle Trachtenberg

Oh, that look. Change that bit of an upward curve of a smile into more of a glare, and that’s Tuberose’s signature icy cold stare. ;)

Queen Sage:
Vera Farmiga

Have you ever seen The Boy in the Striped Pajamas? Ugh. Vera is a wonderful, gorgeous actress. She is *the* perfect Queen Sage.

Briscoe Caddock:
a young James McAvoy

The perfect sidekick, protector, and friend. Yep. That’s Briscoe.

Daphne Caddock:
Brie Larson

Durian Blythe:
Ben Foster

I imagine Ben as Durian with tall, with broad shoulders & longer, bright red hair. If you’ve ever seen Ben, he can do a mean serious face. And that’s what Durian does most of the time, let me tell ya. ;)

And there ya have it! The main characters in Ambrosia for IF I SPEAK TRUE. If you’d like to see more photos that inspired me whilst writing this book, check out my board on Pinterest: Thanks for having me, Rachel! :)

Photo credits:
Sean Faris: Photo by Jesse Grant - © - Image courtesy
James McAvoy: Photo by Zdeneck Vavara - © 2003 - The Sci Fi Channel and Touchstone Television - All Rights Reserved
Brie Larson: Photo by Jeff Vespa - © 2012 Jeff Vespa - Image courtesy
Ben Foster: Photo: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images

And thank YOU, Jessica for sharing your inspiration and dream cast with us! And make sure to visit Chasm of Books for the Shaver side dreamcast! 

Read my review of If I Speak True here

The Book:

Title: If I Speak True
Author: Jessica L. Brooks
Series: Flora, #1
Published: January 27, 2014
Purchase: Amazon

Dahlia Kennedy's sixteenth birthday marks a decade of mysterious dahlias arriving and strange, lonely dreams of being in a forest. The only difference this birthday, however, is that for the first time, someone is there with her. And he's practically from a whole other era.

The more often Dahlia visits Rowan in his land of Ambrosia, the stronger their connection grows. But... is Ambrosia real? Is he real? What is going on between the two of them, exactly, and why does he insist that she keep it to herself?

As secrets usually go, however, it's only a matter of time before everything comes out. And when Dahlia finds out the truth of who Rowan is, who she is, and how he really feels -- it’s beyond anything she could have ever imagined.

The Author:

Jessica L. Brooks resides with her husband of over sixteen years, three awesome daughters, and a plethora of pets in Central California, where fog, frost, triple-digit heat and various items of produce arrive bountifully, depending on the season. She has an affinity for both coffee and owls, and loves to connect with fellow readers and writers on most social networks like Goodreads, Twitter and Pinterest. You can also connect with her on her blog, Let Me Tell You A Story. 

Jessica shares reviews for her favorite books on Afterglow Book Reviews, spreads writing and author love for independently-published authors at Indie Ignites, and salutes all writers (no matter what stage in their writerly journey) at Operation Awesome.

IF I SPEAK TRUE, the first in the Flora series, will be available 1/27/14. PITY ISN'T AN OPTION (Cozenage, #1) is her debut novel.

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Thank you for checking out my stop on this blog tour! Jessica is such a wonderful person, and I am so glad I got the chance to be part of it. I hope you check out her book, and enjoy it :)

Check out the rest of the stops on the tour!

January 27th – Kristalyn Thornock at The Sarcastic Palmtree (Release Day/DVD giveaway)
January 27th – Cassandra at Cassandra Lost in Books (Release Day)
January 27th – Meg at Book Groupies (Release Day)
January 28th – Kaitlin at Reading is My Treasure (Review)
January 28th – Lisa at Dizneeee's World of Books
January 29th – Kathy at I Am A Reader, Not A Writer (Author Interview)
January 29th – Cheyanne at Cheyanne Young (Author interview)
January 30th – Eugenia at Chasm of Books (Author Interview and Review)
January 30th – A. Kerr at Kerrific (Review)
January 31st – Jenna (JL) at Avid Reader Musings (Writing Playlist)
January 31st – Ella Johnson at Mymcbooks Blog (Spotlight/giveaway)
February 1rd -Eugenia at Chasm of Books (Shaver dream cast)
February 3rd – Heather Rosdol at Buried in Books (Review)
February 3rd – Rachel at The NerdHerd Reads (Dream cast)
February 4th – Penny at One Writer's Journey (Author Interview)
February 4th – Dana at Dana Square (character interview)
February 5th – Beverly at The Wormhole (Author interview and book promo spot)
February 5th – Kaycee at My Crafty Zoo (Deleted scene and recipe)
February 6th – Kimberly Lim at Kim's Reading Lounge (Review)
February 6th – Dianne at Oops! I Read A Book Again (Review)
February 7th – Janie Junebug at Women: We Shall Overcome (Guest Post)
February 7th – Jodie at Books for Company (Lyrics written for If I Speak True)
February 7th - Colleen at Cici's Theories (Plant meanings and their correlations to the characters) 


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