The Novel Approach welcomes author Lexi Ander today on the Dreams of the Forgotten (Sumeria’s Sons: Book Three) blog tour. I’ve asked Lexi a few questions about which of her series she’d love to see hit the big screen, and she’s also offering the chance at some great giveaway items, including:
1. $20 Amazon Gift card, $20 All Romance Gift card, hard copy of Dreams of the Forgotten, swag (pens, bookmarks, and such)
2. $20 All Romance Gift card, hard copy of Dreams of the Forgotten, swag (pens, bookmarks, and such)
3. Hard copy of Dreams of the Forgotten, swag (pens, bookmarks)
4. An e-book copy of Dreams of the Forgotten to two winners
Just click on the Rafflecopter widget below to enter.
TNA: Hi, Lexi! Just when you thought you were done with blog posts… :)
Lexi: LOL! I know! I thought all the hard work was done. Thank you for having me on the blog today.
TNA: You’re very welcome. It’s great to have you back with us!
Let’s pretend one of your book series has been optioned for the big screen. Which series would you wish it to be, and why do you think it would translate so well to film?
Lexi: What a great set of questions! I think The Valespian Pact would translate better to the big screen than Sumeria’s Sons. The first couple of Books of Sumeria’s Sons has a good deal of internal thoughts and growth that won’t do well in a movie. (At least I think so.) Although there were definitely a couple of scenes that would be awesome to see. Like Ushna fighting in the ring against Enki or the battle against Craig Stoiler. The Valespian Pact is more active. As I thought about it, I could defiantly see it play out movie style.
TNA: Who would you choose to star in the movies?
Lexi: Oh… Hard question. I think Jason Momoa would make a great Dargon. I can envision him moving like the lion Dargon is. Oh, I’m getting the hang of this.Shaneva: Lena Headly. Ashari: Gina Torres. Azaes and Mestor: Samuel L. Jackson (that would completely rock) I have combed the IMB website and I couldn’t find any one I would cast as Zeus. How he is and what he looks like in my head is all… Zeus. I mean, his identity didn’t derive from photo inspiration. I took his hair and eyes from other places, but he was basically already there when I picked up the pen, so trying to pick someone who I thought could portray him was hard. If Sumeria’s Sons actually made it to the big screen… you’re going to laugh. Jason Momoa as Ushna. Yes, it seems the love interests all have a type, even if they differ on the outside. Jason has that intensity that Ushna exudes. For Tristan, I think Kit Harrington would be a good choice.
TNA: What scene(s) do you think would be the most fun to see up on the big screen, and why?
Lexi: I love action movies and so I’d pick the scene with Zeus and the Monticore protecting the mountain pass to Haven. That was such a huge scene with so much happening at one time. I’d love to hear Canry’s siren songs and to see Zeus slay the Hunter, and watch the Feteine pop in the battle out of thin air.
TNA: What are you working on now/have coming up next?
Lexi: The release schedule is pretty busy the next couple of months. April’s release was Dreams of the Forgotten. In May, The Aurora Conspiracy in the Keeping the Stars Running anthology releases. Starting Fires and Surrounded by Crimson is coming this summer. For writing, I’m working on the last book of Sumeria’s Sons then I’m diving into the Valespian Pact.
Again, thank you for having me. I have a great time envisioning my books as movies was fun. Thanks everybody for stopping by and reading. Good luck with the giveaway!
Blurb: For Tristan and Ushna, nothing comes easy and with each passing day the challenges grow and the dangers multiply. The safe home they are building for their family and tribe is threatened from all sides, and the peace they seek is being torn apart by enemies and internal strife. Tristan dares not reveal his condition to any but those closest to him, all the while he’s plagued by dreams he cannot remember upon waking…
And over all of it hangs the knowledge that his time with Ushna is running out. Because Ushna already has a Flame awaiting rebirth, and though Tristan would die to protect that bond, he constantly struggles against his beast who demands they bind Ushna to their side.
About the Author: Lexi has always been an avid reader, and at a young age started reading (secretly) her mother’s romances (the ones she was told not to touch). She was the only teenager she knew of who would be grounded from reading. Later, with a pencil and a note book, she wrote her own stories and shared them with friends because she loved to see their reactions. A Texas transplant, Lexi now kicks her boots up in the Midwest with her Yankee husband and her eighty-pound puppies named after vacuum cleaners.