Friday, April 10, 2015

Help me find the perfect picture for my next heroine!

Since it's only three months until the release of my next book, The Reckoning, I would love some help picking out the perfect representation of my heroine, Morgan Shaw.  I have a visual of her in my mind, but I can never find a good picture of an actress or model that fits!!  Since you all have done so well in the past, I'm putting out this call again!! 

Here's the deal. Below, I will give you a description of my heroine, both physically and in her personality. If you can think of someone, an actress, singer, model, etc and you can find a good picture of her online, post her name here and the link to her picture. I'll also put this on Facebook where you can also post a picture.  Then if I choose your picture, you will win a FREE paperback copy of the book when it comes out. In addition, your name will appear inside the front cover with the acknowledgements!  Sound good?? 

First, here's a tiny peek at the storyline. 


When Morgan Shaw crept into the hold of an old pirate ship replica at San Diego’s Annual Tall Ship Festival, her only intention was to avoid the guy who had just dumped her and who was now boarding the ship with two women on his arm. What she didn’t expect was to wake up aboard a real pirate ship three-hundred years in the past. But of course, it wasn’t real. Her wealthy father had obviously staged it all in an effort to get her mind off her upcoming chemo. Or had he? 

Rowan Dutton seeks enough treasure to repay a debt to his sister and reinstate the Dutton name among British Jamaican Society. He is but one major haul away from accomplishing his goal when a strange woman appears on his ship and causes him to lose his prey. Despite his anger, he is enthralled with the little minx, her strange clothing, odd speech, and her insistence that they are all actors playing a charade paid for by her father.

Yet when the brazen little lady divulges Rowan’s secret to a longtime nemesis, events are triggered that could cost them both their lives and change the course of history forever.




Now, let's meet Morgan Shaw. 

Age 24
Long straight brown hair and green eyes. Morgan is medium height, thin, and not very curvy. She's always been self-conscious of her small chest.

Morgan has many good qualities. She's dependable, loyal, follows the rules, efficient, and kind-hearted. She likes a safe, controlled environment and doesn't like to take risks or chances.  Because she's a software engineer by trade, she's smart, serious, solitary, analytical, and detail-oriented. Unfortunately coming from a difficult childhood which involved the divorce of her parents, Morgan also suffers from OCD and Anxiety, so she's normally uptight, rigid, and repressed.


So, give it your best shot!! I'll pick a winner next Friday! 


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49 comments:

  1. Friday 10th,
    "Morning, MaryLu."
    Thrilled about the next novel coming out. But alas, no one comes instantly to mind re - the "chosen actress/picture". I'm sure many others will think of someone.
    Thanks for sharing. Take care, and, God Bless, In Him, Brenda

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  2. I would like to suggest Kristin Kreuk. She was on a show called "Beauty and the Beast" as Catherine Chandler and also "Smallville" as Lana Lang . She has a very unique look to her and is very beautiful (in my opinion). Here is her IMDB link: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0471036/?ref_=tt_ov_st.

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    1. Ooh... I could see her as Morgan! Good choice!

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    2. This is who I thought of, too!! http://www.celebritypic.tk/kristin-kreuk/kristin-kreuk-7/

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    3. Excellent choice, Amy, just love her and she would definitely be a super cool choice for MaryLu's character :)

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    4. Yes I love her! Hubby and I used to watch Beauty and the Beast. Great Choice!

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  3. Are you looking for someone with a more angular or more rounded face?

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    1. Hmm. I don't think it matters.. You can suggest more than one picture too!

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  4. How about Katie McGrath? http://tiviseries.mobi/wp-content/uploads/katie-mcgrath-wallpapers-3.jpg

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    1. Oh yes!! She's a Wonderful choice too!

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  5. How about her?

    http://www.funutilities.com/SSaver_detail/PIC/011201/11929/detail/PIC_011201_11929_prev.jpg

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  6. I think this is the same girl in another shot:

    http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/5728/adriana117gm.jpg

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  7. Barbara Mori may be a good fit: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0605224/
    Or maybe Jennifer Connelly? http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000124/?ref_=nv_sr_1
    I'm looking forward to your newest release!

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  8. Maybe Eden Sher from The Middle http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1311329/?ref_=nv_sr_1 or Kaya Scodelario from the Maze Runner

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  9. Not sure who to pick at the moment. But the ones listed are pretty good, of them I think Katie McGrath is perfect for Morgan.

    Have been looking for "Morgan" and came across Cote de Pablo, http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1580243/
    and Mila Kunis, http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005109/

    Blessings,Tina

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    1. Thanks Tina! Both of those are good choices. :-)

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  10. Brown hair and green eyes? "Dependable, loyal, follows the rules, efficient, and kind-hearted... smart, serious, analytical, and detail-oriented"? Sounds like Lora. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1795351612804&set=a.1795350012764.2082345.1510118538&type=3&theater

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    1. Love that, Pamela!!! How fun! Thanks

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    2. Pamela - you are too sweet! <3 I think some of the other choices are better, though!

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  11. I don't watch tv much so am not sure who this is. The rest of you may recognize her. http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130402225707/beauxbatonsacademy/images/5/54/Brown_hair_green_eyes_girl.jpg

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    1. Her hair looks auburn tho in this pic. :/

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    2. That's Alexis Bledel. She was in the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants movies and the show Gilmore Girls, among other things :)

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  12. Emma Roberts? http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-9qIfPAG455s/T6U8U7Hqw6I/AAAAAAAABRo/8e1k81F9uNA/s1600/3.jpg

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    1. Here's a pretty one. http://www.wall321.com/thumbnails/detail/20120520/brunettes%20women%20models%20green%20eyes%20lorena%20garcia%20faces%202560x1600%20wallpaper_www.wall321.com_81.jpg

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  13. How abut Marie Avgeropoulos? She plays Octavia in the show THE 100.
    http://peanutchuck.com/photos/2014/11/Marie-Avgeropoulos-actress-259.jpg

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  14. Here's another pretty one. You would need to button her top, tho. LOL
    http://cdnimg.visualizeus.com/thumbs/8b/8e/females,girl,lips,art,artist,beautiful-8b8ee2499215278d5006ddc30c8f5bb9_h.jpg

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  15. How about Rachel McAdams?? She is beautiful - has had both blonde and brunette hair color in her movies - I think she may have blonde hair now, however, if you check out the photos on her FB page, you will find some with brunette.

    Looking forward to "The Reckoning"!!

    Love, prayers, and hugs - MaryLu!!

    Shared post!!

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  16. Wow, see I told you you all were good at this!! Diana, love all your entries!! And yours too, Elizabeth and Bonnie! Thank you so much for taking the time to help me. :-)

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  17. How about Emma Stone? https://www.google.com/search?q=emma+stone&espv=2&biw=1366&bih=643&tbm=isch&imgil=ulOFlDdVC8ECUM%253A%253BEJdVe9SuYy3zbM%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fjewishornot.blogspot.com%25252F2013%25252F01%25252Fis-emma-stone-jewish.html&source=iu&pf=m&fir=ulOFlDdVC8ECUM%253A%252CEJdVe9SuYy3zbM%252C_&usg=__Ssjr4Wn3DoESrPmaCl_bmeUzX9w%3D&ved=0CIkBEMo3&ei=h4QoVfH5BcSyoQTzv4HoDQ#imgrc=ulOFlDdVC8ECUM%253A%3BEJdVe9SuYy3zbM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252F4.bp.blogspot.com%252F-4i-WD9J6QkM%252FUOT0XTUtQaI%252FAAAAAAAAADI%252FEuBrJg5Rsmk%252Fs1600%252FEmma-Stone-Jewish.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fjewishornot.blogspot.com%252F2013%252F01%252Fis-emma-stone-jewish.html%3B936%3B988

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    1. lol didn't know it was going to look like that when I copy and pasted. haha

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    2. LOL Debra.. but she's a great choice!

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  18. Fun contest! My suggestion is Kristen Stewart. I'm not a particular fan but when I read your description of Morgan, this actress came into mind. She hardly smiles when photographed so she appears serious and uptight (don't know if she really is) and she is thin/not too curvy. In some pictures, she has brown hair and green eyes. I found one at:
    http://en.unifrance.org/directories/person/365593/kristen-stewart#photo-77983

    garfsgirl AT hotmail DOT com

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    1. You know she's the first actress who came to mind for me as well.

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  19. What about Stana Katic from Castle? http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-aIMC-3vz9mw/UXqL22QbXtI/AAAAAAAAEBU/-vtrIkPp47E/s1600/Stana+Katic+photo.jpg Brown hair, hazel eyes, tough and vulnerable at the same time. "Dependable, loyal, follows the rules, efficient, and kind-hearted... smart, serious, analytical, and detail-oriented" all describes her.

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  20. How about these? Jaimie Alexander: http://i500.listal.com/image/3355560/500full.jpg
    Marie Avgeropoulos: http://images6.fanpop.com/image/photos/37100000/Marie-Avgeropoulos-the-100-tv-show-37127445-1280-1707.jpg
    Nora Tschirner: http://i500.listal.com/image/3818973/500full.jpg

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  21. All of these are SO GOOD!!! Thanks everyone!! So many excellent choices I don't know how I'm going to pick one. :-)

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  22. What about Anna Kendrick? Just add green eyes!

    https://www.fimfiction.net/group/197441/harry-potter-crossovers/thread/54062/anna-kendrick-as-astoria-greengrass

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  23. I suggest Hailee Steinfeld. She looks so much like your cover model! I know she's got curly hair in this picture, but the actress often has straight hair, too. She was in the remake of True Grit.

    http://img.poptower.com/pic-39800/hailee-steinfeld.jpg?d=600

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  24. Here's another one I found, although I don't know her name:
    https://p.gr-assets.com/540x540/fit/hostedimages/1379793834/583219.jpg

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  25. These two actresses came to mind.
    Nicola Peltz- http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2630139136/nm2443758?ref_=nmmi_mi_all_evt_79
    Willa Holland- http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3071641856/nm1473267?ref_=nmmi_mi_all_evt_53

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    1. Excellent choices! Both of them are great! Ugggg.. having a hard time deciding. :-)

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