I am so excited to have Jocelyn Adams here today to discuss her exciting book, Darkside Sun, the first in the Mortal Machine series! I asked her to perform a tough task, but I am very excited to share it with you!
If you haven’t checked out Darkside Sun, you definitely should!
Darkside Sun by Jocelyn Adams
Published March 10th 2014 by Entangled Publishing (Embrace)
ebook, 291 pages
The dead have been waiting for her…
Addison Beckett tries hard to pretend she’s normal, but she’s far from it. Since she was six years old, she’s seen the world around her unraveling, as if someone is pulling a thread from a sweater and it’s all slowly coming undone. When she ignores it, it goes away, so that’s what she does.
Enter her arrogant-but-hot professor Asher Green. He knows all about her special brand of crazy. In fact, he might be just as nuts as she is. Asher insists that the dead from a parallel dimension are trying to possess the living in this one. And since Addison seems to be the only one who can see these “wraiths,” she just might be the key to saving the world.
Addison wants nothing to do with Asher or his secret society, The Mortal Machine. But as their animosity grows, she finds it harder and harder to ignore the chemistry between them. And when she discovers that Machine laws forbid her from touching him, she realizes that’s all she wants to do.
Stop the wraiths. Break the rules. Save the world. All in a day’s work.
Normal was overrated, anyway.
So I asked Ms. Adams to cast the characters in Darkside Sun and also come up with what their theme song would be! So now I hand it over to Ms. Adams!
Thanks for hosting me today, Michelle. Wow, you really stretched my brain on this one. My characters are alive in my head, but I never imagined who might play them in a movie version of Darkside Sun before now. It was great fun. Here’s what I’ve come up with.
Actor: Ian Somerhalder. This was a hard one for me to choose, as most of the images I found for inspiration weren’t actors, and I couldn’t find their names. There are certain “looks” Ian pulls off that totally remind me of Asher Green, like the one below. Add his brilliant sentinel eyes, and… *sigh* Yeah, Ian could make a believable broody Asher.
Theme Song: Strange and beautiful, Aqua Lung
Excerpt from the lyrics that totally makes this right for Asher:
I’ve been watching your world from afar,
I’ve been trying to be where you are,
And I’ve been secretly falling apart,
To me, you’re strange and you’re beautiful,
You’d be so perfect with me but you just can’t see,
You turn every head but you don’t see me.
Actress: Mila Kunis. This one was also hard, because the actress would have to be able to pull off Addison’s quirky voice, look the part, and also had to be strong when things heat up. Mila kept coming to mind because of her That Seventies Show days, and also her seriousness in The Book of Eli.
Theme Song: Amy Winehouse — Some Unholy War. I’ve shared some lyrics that hit Addison at her heart and soul, and not just for Asher, but for everyone she loves:
If my man was fighting
Some unholy war
I would be behind him
Straight shook up beside him
With strength he didn’t know
It’s you I’m fighting for
He can’t lose with me in tow
I refuse to let him go
At his side and drunk on pride
We wait for the blow
Actress: Hilary Duff. This actress needs to be able to pull off meek and fierce, depending on her surroundings. She’s sweet through and through, and Hilary could totally pull off Sophia’s wild hair.
Theme Song: Firework, Katy Perry (There’s a spark in you / You just gotta ignite the light and let it shine) This is more relevant to Sophia in Midnight Dawn than Darkside Sun, but I won’t spoil it for those who will read it. 😉
Actor: Jason Mamoa. I searched high and low for a good Remy, and his are hard shoes to fill. I watched videos and did research on Hawaiian warriors, which led me to Jason Mamoa and his many different looks. Shave his head, give half of his body tribal tattoos,and oh yeah. We had a winner.
Theme Song: Go With The Flow, Queens Of The Stone Age. The title sums up Remy perfectly. He’s a gentle giant who moves at whatever speed life is travelling without complaint.
Jocelyn is an office grunt by day and creator of romance and adventure by night. Born a farmer’s daughter with a vivid imagination, she spent her childhood dreaming up stories that remained untold until 2010.
With no formal training, she relied on the honest feedback of her writing group to take her from that first short story all the way to THE END of her first novel. She now has eight published novels and has recently signed a 3-book deal with Entangled Publishing.
When she isn’t slinging words, you can find her shooting her bow or enjoying the serenity of family life in her little house in the woods.