Friday, May 11, 2012

How I saw the characters of BEFORE THE MORNING

Hey beautiful people!

No progress report this week, as all my time's gone into the release of Before The Morning, Book 2 of the Corpus Brides series.

I've been with this story for the past year and a half, got it brewing inside my head for all this time, though I actually put fingers to keyboard and started it back in August of 2011.

And all this time, these characters have been with me. I heard them talk, I saw them in their daily lives - I could literally picture them, full-bodied people...

This could be because I work with real people stepping in as my characters - I 'cast' all my stories, and today I wanna share with you how I saw the people in this book. Join me? :)

So, you already know the heroine is Rayne Cheltham. Here's how I pictured her:



The hero - well, I've had this huge, huge crush on Josh Holloway ever since I saw him on Lost, and he just had to be cast into one of my heroes. Who better than Ash Gilfoy, the sexy former cop turned paramedic, a man who looks like a roguish pirate and screams "dangerous bad boy" from a mile away? Who can resist that smile, those dimples?


Then there's the family drama in this story - Rayne's sister Shannon is marrying Ash's brother, Duncan. Rayne and Ash come home for the wedding, and this opens the way for a slew of characters who peopled my every waking moment for a loooong time as I wrote their story.

Here's the families:



At the start of the book, we're introduced to Rayne who is impersonating Irina, the wife of a Russian mobster. Since these Russian men are pivotal to the start of the story, I'm showing you what they looked like.



Not to forget, the Corpus people...



And just FYI - Book 3 of the Corpus Brides series features the above characters, since the story centers on Anastasiya, and Scott who's sent to 'recover' her from wherever she went into hiding. These two make a stunning couple, don't they? (yes, the love story angle in Book 3 is theirs!)

So there you have them - the cast of Before The Morning as I pictured them.

Curious to know how you, the ones who are reding this, pictured them...

Hope ye all have a lovely weekend! Mine will be super busy as we're having all 3 blokes' birthdays tomorrow.

From Mauritius with love,

Zee

10 comments:

MJKane said...

I can never get tired of Ash's dimples or long hair...sigh

Zee Monodee said...

Lol MJ! I totally agree! :) xoxo

sue said...

Oh yes that is definitely Ash! My characters follow me around also. And I was glad to see it takes you quite a while to finish a story. It feels like forever that I've been working on mine. But the end is in sight....

Sheri Fredricks said...

I absolutely LOVED seeing the pictures of your characters. It's not easy finding the images, so thank you for all your work.

Jessica Subject said...

Wow, these pics are so close to how I pictured them. I may have pictured Rayne a bit differently, but the pics of both their families are spot on.

All the best and have fun at the big birthday party!

Zee Monodee said...

Lol Sue! That's him, all right!

Believe me, it can take me ages to write a story, just like sometimes (Lord knows how, really!) I can pound a 50K story out in 2 weeks. :)

Glad to hear the end is in sight for you! xoxo

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks, Sheri! Yep, not easy to find the perfect image, and I struggled for a long time with some of these. But in the end, the TV junkie in me came to the rescue, and I got to see those actors who would embody those characters so well :)

Zee Monodee said...

Lol Jess - glad to know it's pretty much what you saw. Someone else said they pictured Rayne differently... strange, coz to me, she's always been Yulia Volkova of Tatu :) XOXO

Natalie G. Owens said...

So much work that eventually pays off!!!! Everyone is so close to how I pictured them, especially - believe it or not - Boris and Carla!!!! I pictured them exactly like that. Of course, Ash is an old favorite of mine too...and Rayne is so stunning!

Zee Monodee said...

Lol Nat! I think I managed to get the description for Boris and Carla right - incidentally, while I worked with Alberta Watson always in my mind when I penned this, it never struck me that former England footballer Paul Gascoigne was the perfect Boris. I found him when I went looking for pics! :) xoxo

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