Blood & Sex FOUR – Discussion

I’ve had lots of questions about the next book. Right now, it’s rolling along and I expect to be finished with the first draft this month. But you want details, right? *eyebrow wiggle*

I can honestly say that I have no flippin clue what’s happening. Oh, I did when I started out, but the characters wrestled the steering wheel away from me. Now, I know that the two main characters are both from out of town, and new to the group. One is a childhood friend of Tori. The other is an assassin sent to kill Michael.

Will Michael die? I’m not sure. I hope not. He and Tori have issues to settle, one of them being Jonas.   I do know that one of the main characters is going to die other than the possible Michael.

I can also say with some certainty that Arracado and Tori will be title characters in upcoming books. He is bugging me silly as I write.

So, post a comment with your thoughts. I’m eager to hear from you.

New Moon – Casting Choices

I’m as eager as everyone else to see who the witch twins are portrayed by in the New Moon movie, the second installment in the Twilight series. I saw on several sites, including People Magazine’s, that Dakota Fanning is in the running to be Jane, the devious little vampire from Volterra. I’m a little surprised because I was imagining someone a little younger. Still, Fanning said that she anticipated that playing the part would be a “really fantastic experience”.

According to the L.A. Times and other sources, Annalynne McCord, who is rumored to be the real life girlfriend of Kellan Lutz (a.k.a. Emmett Cullen), is said to have auditioned for the part of Heidi, the Volturi’s seductive aid who gathers humans for their private feasts.

Vanessa Hudgens was also a possibility (or at least the rumor of a possibility) as the werewolf/Native American Leah Clearwater. I hope that they don’t go so young on the character. I really was expecting someone closer to the ages of the younger Cullens.

Hudgens isn’t quite right for other reasons, too.

Not that anyone in casting particularly cares for my opinion, but I’ll be very disappointed if Native American actors and actresses aren’t used here. The characters ARE a particular ethnic group—a tribe to be exact. Any deviation from that will be a failure to properly cast the movie in my opinion. It might not even be worth paying the money to see if they deviate to that extent. What if Edward Cullen were portrayed by a Native American? Wouldn’t that be too distracting? I think so…which is why Robert Pattinson was perfect.  See where I’m going with this?