Clarissa Johal: Tangled Tuesday - Shadow Eyes by Dusty Crabtree #YA #paranormal #giveaway #blogtour

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Tangled Tuesday - Shadow Eyes by Dusty Crabtree #YA #paranormal #giveaway #blogtour

Cast for Hypothetical Shadow Eyes movie

Shadow Eyes Re-Release Blog Tour and $50 Amazon Card Giveaway

Thank you for hosting me! I’m thrilled to finally be re-releasing my young adult, urban fantasy, Shadow Eyes! It was first released in 2012 by Musa Publishing. Musa closed in 2015, so I decided to self-publish Shadow Eyes this time around. I had this cast in mind since 2012, so when I started putting this post together, I thought I may want to change someone since it’s been 4 years. But no. They’re all still perfect. J

(Everyone, don’t forget to enter the rafflecopter below for a chance to win a print copy of Shadow Eyes and a $50 gift card to Amazon!)

Let’s check out the synopsis for Shadow Eyes first…

Iris thought she could ignore the shadows…until they came after everyone she loved.

Seventeen-year- old Iris Kohl has been able to see both dark and light figures ever since a tragic incident three years ago. The problem is, no one else seems to see them, and even worse…the dark figures terrorize humans, but Iris is powerless to stop them.

Although she’s learned to deal with watching shadows harass everyone around her, Iris is soon forced to question everything she thinks she knows about her world and herself. Her sanity, strength, and will power are tested to the limits by not only the shadows, but also a handsome new teacher whose presence scares away shadows, a new friend with an awe-inspiriting aura, and a mysterious, alluring new student whom Iris has a hard time resisting despite already having a boyfriend. As the shadows invade and terrorize her own life and family, Iris must ultimately accept the guidance of an angel to revisit the most horrific event of her life and become the hero she was meant to be.

Cast List:

Iris – Emma Roberts (Valentine’s Day, We’re the Millers, Hotel for Dogs, Nancy Drew)
I love this look for Iris.  Emma Roberts has that endearing yet somewhat conflicted look.  She’s gorgeous enough for a main character but still relatable like the girl next door.  Her hair is an awesome fit too, and I can see her with violet contacts!

Josh – Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Fury)

This was a no-brainer for me (although I toyed with Josh Hutcherson), because ever since I started writing Shadow Eyes I thought of Logan Lerman.  He was so cute and adorable in Percy Jackson.  I can see him being somewhat shy but then coming out of his comfort zone for a girl. 

Patrick – Alex Pettyfer (I am Number Four, Beastly)

Almost as fast as I thought of Logan Lerman for Josh, I thought of Alex Pettyfer for Patrick.  Who else could take the role of the hot, mysterious new guy with messy, surfer blonde hair, green eyes (I think his are blue, but there are contacts), lean yet sculpted?  I can definitely see Iris falling for him, but who wouldn’t?  He’s the perfect Patrick!!!

Mr. Delaney –Josh Lucas (The Lincoln Lawyer, Glory Road, Life as We Know It)

I toyed with Ryan Gosling and Chris Pine for Mr. Delaney, but they looked too young to be the teacher/mentor figure.  Josh Lucas is actually in his 40s while Mr. Delaney is supposed to be early to mid-30s, but Josh Lucas just looks the part – handsome, sweet and caring, charismatic, yet calm and mysterious…love it!

Kyra – Emma Watson (Harry Potter, The Perks of Being a Wallflower)  

I like her in this picture with the short, cropped hair, although I might have it just a little longer.  Simple, yet fashionable - very Kyra!  I think Emma could definitely be the confident, friendly, and attractive, yet humble and selfless Kyra.  Then imagine Emma Watson with Kyra’s aura?  Awesome!

Iris’s mom – Catherine Keener (40 Year-old Virgin, Percy Jackson)

In both of these movies she plays a strong, independent, yet somewhat eccentric and spunky mother of teens.  I think she’d make an awesome mother for Iris!

Lexie – Georgie Henley (Chronicles of Narnia – Lucy)

I love Georgia’s curly red hair for Lexi, and I can see her being a super sweet, easygoing, girly, and bubbly friend to Iris.

Nicole – Lily Collins (Mirror Mirror, The Blind Side, Abduction)

Besides the fact that Lily’s hair is too long, I think she’d make a great Nicole - Iris’s other friend who cares a little bit too much about her looks and fitting in.  She’s fashionable, fun, and sometimes dramatic.

HannaEmma Stone (The Help, Spiderman, Easy A)

Why don’t we just have a whole cast of Emma’s, shall we?  Hanna is that awesome, goofy, fun, optimistic and caring sister everyone wishes they had.  Who wouldn’t want to hang around and get advice from Emma Stone?

Tyler – Michael Cera (Juno, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World)

Tyler is the outgoing goofball and class clown that can never be serious. I’m pretty sure that face just says goofball.

Sam – Sterling Knight (17 Again)

The kind of awkward one of the bunch, Sam is a gamer with short blond hair (that aspect would have to change); Sterling’s character in 17 Again fits perfectly!


Author Bio 

Dusty Crabtree loves a good story, but she also loves young people. These two loves are evident in all parts of her life. She has been a high school English teacher since 2006 and a creative writing teacher since 2014. She's also been a youth sponsor at her local church for as long as she’s been teaching. She feels very blessed with the amazing opportunities she has to develop meaningful relationships with teens on a daily basis. With her love of reading in the mix, becoming an author of young adult books was just a natural development of those two passions in her life. She lives with her husband, Clayton, in Yukon, Oklahoma, where they often serve their community as foster parents.

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Dusty Crabtree said...

Thanks for having me!

Clarissa Johal, Author said...

You are very welcome, Dusty!

Danielle H. said...

I recognize and like the work of many of these actors. Excellent cast. I think this will be an exciting book to read.