Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Casting The Lifeblood of Ill-fated Women - Kevin James Breaux


Hi all,

Been awhile. Sorry. I was super busy with the release of TWO POLLUTED BLACK-HEART ROMANCES. And before that, a new edition of ONE SMOKING HOT FAIRY TAIL. These jobs seemed to swallow up about two months of time.

But I am back to promoting everything. And I wanted to update this blog with something big. Something I have been holding on to...

You all know me, I like to cast my characters as I write...so I can better picture them. But to be honest, this time around, I had only really considered one actor for one character while I wrote. The rest of the characters I had images of, but had not directly connected anyone to them.

When I was done and the book was published I sat down and some of these characters had actors who were so perfect they picked themselves.

Here is my casting thoughts on a LBIFW movie.


Blake Lively as ASTRID.

Blake Lively. You've seen her shark movie right? She is amazing. Even has the braid.
 
Strong profile. She's very pretty but also looks like she could fight.

Astrid is equally strong as she is beautiful. When I look at Blake Lively, I see strength and beauty. I also see confidence and I see pride. She would make a perfect Astrid. She could put on a tiny bit of muscle and be ready. Nothing crazy. Just slight.

When I look at these pictures above, I truly see a viking princess warrior and more.



David Boreanaz as WARREN.

Look at that smile.

Warren is often referred to as "the smiling man" by Astrid. And David can smile! I think he is a perfect fit. Age. Build. Hair. Smile. Charming. Big but not too big. All of these are perfect matches for Lifeblood's Warren. And I like David as an actor too.  

Warren is troubled in parts of this book and I know Angel....I mean David....can brood. Yeah, wow, it would be cool to see him play Warren in the movie.



Tyler Labine as HAMMOND.

This guy has had some fun roles.

Oh Hammond. Oh Tyler. Both of you are comic relief. And Tyler here, he's a good looking brother for David. Not too much of a stretch to say they are related. Both have great smiles and good hair. Tyler could play that sleaziness in a very fun way. And offset David when David is brooding.



 Leelee Sobieski as YRSA.

Pretty much a perfect match.
Leelee would play Astrid's older sister, Yrsa pretty much perfectly. She is the right age and build for her. And she looks like she could be related to Blake. I think the two match as sisters. And she has that natural beauty that Yrsa shows in her parts of the book. From the movies I have seen her in, I think she could play troubled and unstable well. 



Alexander SkarsgÄrd as Jokul

One for the ladies...


Alexander is tall, handsome, tough looking, and is Nordic. So he's perfect. Yes, and perfect for playing Jokul. All you would need to do is have him wear some long hair and a beard. He would not even have to act. He would just walk around and pretty much BE Jokul... 

Yeah.... He's that cool. 


What do you think of my picks? Did you imagine someone else? I'd love to hear your thoughts. And if you have not read The Lifeblood of Ill-fated Women then you can grab a paperback or a ebook on Kindle. If you do Kindle Unlimited, it's there for your enjoyment. 

The Lifeblood of Ill-fated Women (The Blood, Sun, and Moon.) (Volume 1)
by Kevin James Breaux
Link: http://a.co/dFPmoIg

Thanks all!

Write Makes Might!

Kevin James Breaux
 
 

Friday, May 26, 2017

Grab it free now on Kindle!

Hi all,

The Lifeblood of Ill-fated Women is now FREE on Kindle. The deal ends 5/27. So go grab it now.

 “Fun characters on dangerous adventures in a well-developed world… what’s not to like?” - Michaelbrent Collings, bestselling author of The Sword Chronicles and The Colony Saga.


And please share with your friends.
 

The Lifeblood of Ill-fated Women (The Blood, Sun, and Moon. Book 1)
by Kevin James Breaux


Thanks!

Write Makes Might!

Kevin James Breaux
www.kevinbreaux.com

Monday, April 24, 2017

New LBIFW Review - 5 stars!

new award

Reviewed By Ruffina Oserio for Readers’ Favorite 5 Stars!

The Lifeblood of Ill-fated Women by Kevin James Breaux is a glorious tale of war and bravery, a story of a female Viking warrior who finds herself in a very tight and challenging situation. Growing up beside her father, Astrid the White has learned the art of war from the very best in the land, and has harnessed her skills so well that she gains the reputation as one of the finest fighters among the Vikings. But when she wakes up in the strange city of Birka, to the sound of war, she knows something must be wrong. She quickly discovers that it’s not a test from the gods or her father to have her prove herself, but staying alive. But can she win a battle against the monsters, the creatures seething with darkness and inconceivable strength?

This is an incredible book that poignantly represents the Viking spirit, crafted with wonderful characters like Astrid, Kol, Yrsa and many others. The Lifeblood of Ill-fated Women will transport readers into a world with the kind of violence and warfare only the Vikings know. The plot is fast-paced, constructed with short chapters that are quick to read, all packed with intense action. Kevin James Breaux stands out as a master of his craft, and the writing is exquisite, laced with vivid descriptions that allow readers to penetrate the minds of the characters and to relive the electrifying actions in their imaginations. I enjoyed the references to Viking lore and mythology, especially the part that Odin, the father of all the Vikings, plays in the life of the characters, and the powerful quest for Valhalla that throbs within their breasts. This is a gripping story that reads like a great movie.

Thanks for reading this new review!

Write Makes Might!

Kevin James Breaux
www.kevinbreaux.com 

Monday, April 17, 2017

Signed book Giveaway with Amazon GC now live!

Hi all,

My friend, author E.J. Stevens is hosting a signed book and Amazon GC giveaway on her site. E.J. has often helped me promote my works. She is good people!



Here is the link to the current and active giveaway:

http://www.fromtheshadows.info/2017/04/the-lifeblood-of-ill-fated-women-viking-dark-fantasy-book-giveaway.html

If you don't have a copy yet, enter. And please remember to post reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. I need more feedback about this novel. Thanks!

Write Makes Might!

Kevin James Breaux
www.kevinbreaux.com

Monday, March 20, 2017

99 cent deal for this Award-Winning Dark Fantasy Horror Novel

Hi all,

This week, March 20-24, THE LIFEBLOOD OF ILL-FATED WOMEN will be on a Kindle Deal and only 99 cents! This is the first time my new novel has been discounted. So I am hoping a lot of people buy it and review it.

The Lifeblood of Ill-fated Women (The Blood, Sun, and Moon. Book 1)
by Kevin James Breaux
Link: http://a.co/eBEjZ6K




With over 100,000 words... that is a lot of reading for only 99cents. Not to mention, the book just won and award last month.

Thanks!

Write Makes Might!

Kevin James Breaux
www.kevinbreaux.com



Tuesday, March 7, 2017

New edition LIVE on Kindle now.

Hi all,

The new edition of THE LIFEBLOOD OF ILL-FATED WOMEN is now live on Kindle. Remember, the book is currently in the Kindle Unlimited program too. But not forever.





 Thanks all.

Kevin James Breaux
www.kevinbreaux.com

Monday, February 27, 2017

New Edition of LBIFW out this week!

Hi all,

It was brought to my attention about two weeks ago, that The Lifeblood of Ill-fated Women had some typos and mistakes in it.

This, of course, drives me crazy. As a perfectionist, it makes me fully mental. :)

How does this happen? The book was edited by me several times. Then it was professionally edited. And again read and re-read by me. It was even given to someone to proof after I became fully blind to any typos. At that point, I was sure it was good and clean...but it wasn't.

There are over 103,000 words in that book, and 20 of them are messed up? Does not seem like much. But if the reader has their flow slowed twenty times...that's too much.

So I quickly went to work and fixed the 20 mistakes that were found. And submitted a new clean edition to the publisher. Right now a few first edition books might be in circulation, but the new ones are ready to be sold.

Kindle? They are about a week behind. The new edition should be live on Kindle next week. I will post an update.

I am relieved that the mistakes were found and corrected so quickly. I am sorry if anyone encountered them and it spoiled the reading for them. Please contact me if it did.

Rest assured my future works will have another added layer of scrutiny. I don't want this to happen again. 3-4 typos, I can live with. 20... no.

Thanks all,

Write Makes Might!


Kevin James Breaux
www.kevinbreaux.com