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Casting a Novel: Zodiac’s Jessyn Breeshandra

A Naihad’s Work is Never Done The role of Jessyn Breeshandra in The Zodiac Files is arguably one of the more difficult to cast. As the half-breed daughter of a Human and As a Rasalkan empath, trained in the famed Naihad Academy, the character must embody grace, compassion, intelligence, and sensuality. Sworn to the service …

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Casting a Novel: Fortune’s Renny Boucher

When You Least Expect it, Expect it… Words to live by, or at least they are for one Renny Boucher, who we meet in  The Longest Shard (now availabile on Kindle Unlimited). To avoid spoilers, I dare not say much about Renny, beyond the fact that casting a truly effective  foil for Gideon was tough. I wanted someone who …

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Casting a Novel: Fortune’s Horatio Alva

All the World’s a Stage At least it is to Horatio Alva, ex-con, grifter, and actor-manager of The Queen’s Rogues. Horatio’s presence on the Fortune stage has been ancillary, so far, but his time is coming, as readers will get to know him better in the  The Longest Shard (avialable on Kindle Unlimited May 31, 2020). From the …

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Casting a Novel: Fortune’s Lekan

In Fortune’s Fool, Gideon is faced with a number of adversaries, but one in particular shares a lot of formative DNA with Gideon, which makes him the most dangerous of Gideon’s enemies. For such a role, a certain amount of gravitas was required, and for Lekan to accomplish what he has accomplished prior to meeting …

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Casting a Novel: Zodiac’s Fayla Szado

Szado Play Where do you go when you need a powerful woman? A woman with secrets? A woman with poise, cunning and an exquisite level of control, both physically and psionically? Where do you go when you need to present someone who makes men’s minds deep six and,  as Harry thought in the novel, is …

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Casting a Novel: Fortune’s Tariq Al-Karim

Smooth Criminal Casting shadow trader Tariq Al Karim for Outrageous Fortune was one of those rare cases where the actor informed the character. I mean, I knew I was writing someone with intelligence, charm and a hefty dose of menace, and who I could believe was in charge of a crew of shadow traders (those …

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Casting a Novel: Fortune’s Freya Ohmdahl

From Stolichnaya, With Love It’s possible that when the Ohmdahl triplets made their first, rambunctious appearance in Soldier of Fortune, I was thinking of casting this actress. For sure, whenever I’m writing them now, this is who comes to mind. I mean, you need a six foot plus ass-kicker with a heart (and hair) of …

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