A Cast of Characters!

You must have thought about it – who you’d cast to play your favorite characters… as in, back in the day when he was young and hot and unknown Gerard Butler would have made the perfect Jamie Fraser from Outlander.  C’mon, you know it’s true.

I have a tough time with this.  My mind’s eye sees female protagonists more clearly than it does males.  For instance, I can imagine Emma Stone in the role of Mari Damon from Captured.  I would definitely cast Emma Stone as Mari.  Ekkatt?  Your guess is as good as mine.

Emma Stone as Mari Damon.

Emma Stone as Mari Damon.

The young Eleanor Devlin Barre from Anytime Darlin’?  Taylor Swift, or someone tall and willowy like her.

Taylor Swift as Eleanor Devlin Barre.

Taylor Swift as Eleanor Devlin Barre in Anytime Darlin’.

Jennifer Lawrence as Eva Raines from Beauty and the Feast?  What do you think?  With chestnut brown hair.  I can see Jennifer Lawrence on a mountain bike.  Don’t know how she’d be in the kitchen though.

Jennifer Lawrence as Eva Raines from Beauty and the Feast.

Jennifer Lawrence as Eva Raines from Beauty and the Feast.

Rachel Weisz as Grace Adams in My Everything.

Rachel Weisz as Grace Adams in My Everything.

Rachel Weisz as Grace Adams in My Everything.

Cara in Come Back to Me would have to be very vulnerable.

Sara Wise in Incorporeal would have to be very determined.

All right, that’s the best I can do for now.  I’m wondering if everyone casts their characters or if it’s just me?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some Assembly Required.

Lately I’ve been thinking I should post an explanation, or rather  a breakdown, of my books according to genre and relation, or interrelation, i.e., series.

Right off the bat you should know I’m not ‘branded‘, as in I don’t write in one specific genre.  Which is not a good thing for an author, or so I’ve been told.  Branded authors sell better.

Not being branded is fine for me.  It’s like this, when you are as ADD-ish as I am, easily bored and have an interest in all kinds of literature… I mean, what else am I supposed to do?  I like my stories to come in all shapes and sizes so I write Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, Paranormal Romance and SFR or Science Fiction Romance- all with some overlap.  And I throw in a few short stories, some of which have nothing at all to do with Romance.

I plan to expand into plain old Science Fiction/Fantasy and Lit Fic.  Because that’s where I began.  All things eventually return to their roots, at least that’s what I believe.

(Oh, by the way – my dad is doing much better.  He’s turned a corner.  Thank you god, gods, fates, doctors… everyone.  I’m feeling optimistic for the first time in a month, and more important, so is he.)

1.  Contemporary Romance:

Beauty and the Feast – which is also a bit of a Romantic Comedy and definitely erotic.

Pushing Her Boundaries – another Contemp that is weighted pretty heavily toward erotica.

Come Back to Me – which overlaps into the category of Romantic Suspense in addition to Women’s Fiction and Coming of Age.

Anytime Darlin’ – another Contemporary which also fits into the category of Romantic Suspense.

My Everything – ditto!  Contemp and Romantic Suspense with a Special Forces theme.

2.  Paranormal Romance:  A progression of the dead, ghosts and heavenly hosts~ all three can also be considered Contemporary Romance and works of Romantic Suspense.

Incorporeal, Book One, The Soul Series.  

In the Flesh, Book Two, The Soul Series.

Stay, Book Three, The Soul Series.

The Soul Series Special Edition – contains all three of the above books.

3.  Science Fiction/Fantasy Romance (SFR):

Captured – Writing this book was fun.  Tops my list of writing experiences.  I will eventually revisit the world of Mari and Ekkatt.

One Four All – my foray into the world of Menage – had to make it sci fi in order to stop giggling.

Daughters of Perserphone, Book One, Exile.

Daughters of Persephone, Book Two, Return.

Coming soon -

Daughters of Persephone, Book Three, Reborn.

Daughters of Persephone, Book Four, The Red Demon.

I’ll probably release an anthology containing all four books as well.  The Daughters series began as a self-challenge and ended as a very satisfying Space Opera.

Oh yes, almost forgot – I have a book of poetry out:

Poems of Love and Hate.  I’m a big fan of poetry.

4.  Shorties:

Is It Spicy?  (Non-Romance)

You Might Just Get It.

Liz and Me.

The Artist.

So there you have it.  Can’t wait to get to the next book – Kerosene!

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Make sure to mention me, @JuliaRBarrett in your tweet (please not at the front or your followers won’t see it) so I know you’ve tweeted about the contest.
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You have three days – Friday, Saturday and Sunday to Tweet This!

Grand Prize:  A signed paperback copy of my EPIC Finalist, Captured.  A signed paperback copy of my romantic suspense, Anytime Darlin’.  A pdf copy of my EPIC Finalist, Beauty and the Feast.  A pdf copy of my romantic suspense, My Everything.  A pdf copy of my futuristic menage, One Four All.  A pdf copy of my romantic suspense, Come Back to Me.  A pdf copy of my latest contemporary, Pushing Her Boundaries.  A $20.00 Amazon gift certificate.

First Prize:  A signed paperback copy of my EPIC Finalist, Captured.  A signed paperback copy of my romantic suspense, Anytime Darlin’.  A pdf copy of my fun menage, One Four All.  A pdf copy of my science fiction series, Daughters of Persephone.  A pdf copy of my latest contemporary, Pushing Her Boundaries.  A $10.00 Amazon gift certificate.

Second Prize:  A signed paperback copy of my EPIC Finalist, Captured.  A signed copy of The Cougar Book, an anthology which includes my story ‘You Might Just Get It’.  A pdf copy of my EPIC Finalist contemporary, Beauty and the Feast. A pdf copy of my science fiction series, Daughters of Persephone.  A $5.00 Amazon gift certificate.

Third Prize:  A signed paperback copy of my EPIC Finalist, Captured.  A signed copy of The Cougar Book, an anthology which includes my story ‘You Might Just Get It’.  A pdf copy of my romantic suspense, Come Back to Me.
Enter as many times as you like…Please!

***If you live outside of the U.S., all prizes will be sent as pdf copies.

It’s Monday Again…

Monday morning updates:

I’m hoping you’ve received my Newsletter!  Thanks so much for signing up.  I have 107 unconfirmed emails in my queue.  So sorry – I can only send you a newsletter if you’ve confirmed.  If you did confirm and you haven’t receive a Newsletter, let me know ASAP – I’ve got a great Valentines Day book giveaway.  I’m sending out plain old emails this time instead of an attachment – make sure to check your spam folder.

I’ll be traveling until Feb. 6th.  I hope to have internet, but my response time might be spotty.

Two works in progress are progressing nicely.  I’ll keep you updated.

Remember – I have some stellar books on my back-list and I would love for you to read them.

For the reader who enjoys contemporary romance, this one is about food, wine and love – Beauty and the Feast, available with Resplendence Publishing, on Fictionwise, All Romance Ebooks and for Amazon Kindle.  The book is an EPIC finalist!

For the sexy menage lover – One Four All, available at Siren, for Nook, and for Amazon Kindle.

For the science fiction romance fan, another EPIC finalist – Captured, available at Siren, for Nook, All Romance Ebooks, and on Amazon – for your Kindle or in trade paperback.  Or, how about the two-volume four-book science fiction series, Daughters of Persephone?  You can get four books for the price of two, at Resplendence, on Amazon, Fictionwise and at All Romance Ebooks.

Like romantic-suspense?  Meet the very sexy former security agent, Ben McCall in My Everything, from Cobblestone Press, available at Cobblestone, on Fictionwise, and at All Romance Ebooks.  If you’re partial to cowboys, check out Jake McKenna in Anytime Darlin’, available from Siren, for your Nook, and on Amazon.  Or read about Dr. James Mackie in my newest, Come Back To Me, especially if you’re into a good cry – available at Evernight, on Amazon, for your Nook, and All Romance Ebooks.

Or…you can read my newsletter and maybe get a freebie?  Have a great week!