Blog Tour: Joined by Mara Gan Giveaway and Dreamcast

by Mara Gan
Genre: YA/NA Sci-fi Romance
Release Date: September 12th 2017
Inkspell Publishing


Duty and prophecy get in the way of everything.
All I ever wanted to do was read my books, play my sports, and help people. Life and prophecy had other things in mind.
Helping people is what I do; as an empath and semi-frequent telepath, I can easily sense and understand people's needs and emotions. Sometimes even before they do. Being able to read everyone’s thoughts and feelings all the time can drive me crazy with anxiety, but that moment when I can finally make someone’s life better makes everything worth it.
Unfortunately, I’m also the next in line to rule the galaxy, I’m the only diplomat most planets will listen to, assassins try to kill me on an annoyingly regular basis, and a much-vaunted Prophecy has decreed that I’m going to die. Oh, and someone blew up my home planet.
Kind of a lot to deal with, right?
Too bad I just got another problem: a big, irritating, overbearing bodyguard with serious anger management issues.

And I think I’m falling for him.

Joined dream cast

Oh, good question. That’s a hard one (although I suppose the easy questions aren’t much fun, are they?). A part of me would prefer newer actors, because I like the lack of stigma that comes with an unknown. Nevertheless…

Perseus: I kind of had Jason Momoa in mind when I was picturing Perseus, and I love the actor’s sense of humor off stage. He’d be so fantastic. I would also love Clive Standen.

Andromeda: This is a hard one, since being short is oddly important, but I loved AnnaSophia Robb in Bridge to Terabithia. I think she’d be old enough now. 

Kos: Someone like Antonio Cupo or Kit Harington, who manage to be dark, handsome, and yet utterly confusing. They have a knack for looking at you like they already know everything but are just asking to make you squirm. 

Synie: Halle Berry or Jennifer Garner. For me, how Synie looks is far less important than the kind of persona the actress herself exudes. Jennifer Garner and Halle Berry are both women who have done decades of action fighting, and the even temperament and level of experience they bring to their roles on screen is the kind of actress I’d like to see. I could also see Zoe Saldana being an incredible choice.

Clee: Someone like Emily Browning or Margot Robbie would be fabulous. They are both visual chameleons, can look both insane and tempered, and have the ability to look like she’s thinking about beating up a room full of people- because she could, if she wanted to. 

Gi: Gi needs to be a total mischief maker. I would love to see someone like Neil Patrick Harris in this part; he has the deadpan sense of humor down so well that it would practically be typecasting, but still. 

Yalan: Jensen Ackles or Travis Fimmel. Both are badass, beautiful, and play the part of the mean guy quite perfectly when they need to.

For the rest of the Mousai, I would do exactly what the director for Wonder Woman did and hire athletes. Olympic fencers, martial arts champions, or archers. I loved seeing such strong, real-world women in that movie, and it reinforced so much of how I had always envisioned the Mousai while writing them. I’d also go to the casting director for the TV show Vikings and ask for their lists, because the women on that show are outstanding. Beautiful, strong, and beautiful because they’re strong. And I would love to see anything with Katheryn Winnick or Gal Gadot! 

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About the Author

A Pacific Northwesterner by birth and disposition, Mara has lived in Washington DC, Oregon, Japan, and most recently the beautiful Pacific Grove, California, before returning to her roots in Seattle. By day she teaches history to unsuspecting teenagers, and by night she writes books and travels to far-flung places. She loves to be with animals, read, play sports, and drink more London Fogs than is likely good for her.

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