Soul Taker Secrets – Who Would I Cast For My Characters?

I have been asked not once, not twice, but many times: “If Soul Taker would become a movie, who would be your dream cast?”

Now that ain’t easy…

See, there are quite many characters, and in my case, I would hope every single actor of the ‘leading crew’ would stay through the entire series, which, of course, ‘The Council Of Twelve’ is.

Who are the leading characters in this particular book? I would say, we got 14 of them. Yes, fourteen. The entire Council Of Twelve, plus Katie, of course, and their main opponent, Lucifer.

So, let’s get started:

Michael – Chris Hemsworth

 

 

Raphael – Christian Kane

 

 

 

Uriel – Anthony Dale

 

 

 

 

Gabriel – Steve Howey

 

 

 

 

Benadrel – Laz Alonso

 

 

Tsechirel – Dwayne Johnson

 

 

 

Zachariel – Jason Momoa

 

 

Anghariel – Ian Somerhalder

 

 

 

 

Centriel – Ryan Reynolds

 

 

 

 

Deonur – Aaron Taylor Johnson

 

 

 

 

Simael – Orlando Bloom

 

 

Santanael – Daniel Dae Kim

 

 

Katie – Arielle Kebbel

 

 

 

 

 

Lucifer – Chris Pine

 

 

And of course, there is that one character in my series. A character I would never show or describe. But I secretly dream about His voice is the one of James Earl Jones.

 

 

(All pictures are courtesy of Google.com)


Of course, this post was born in an overtired good mood – and maybe tomorrow I would switch them all or replace them. But right now, these are my favorites.

That doesn’t mean I won’t be open to some recommendations or suggestions. Let me hear them in the comments.

Have you ever thought of casting your books? I’d be curious to hear that too.

 

 

Soul Taker 50% Off On Smashwords

The second book in ‘The Council Of Twelve’ series, ‘Sundance’ is going to be published in only a few days.

In case you didn’t read the first book in the series yet – now it’s the time.

I set up a Coupon Code for the Soul Taker e-book on Smashwords.

Smashwords is easy and free. Just register, pick your e-book and buy it.

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Soul Taker is available now 50% off.

Use the coupon code JP33W 

This offer is only valid for a very short time!

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Soul Taker Quiz – And The Winner Is:

July 1st I published a link to the ‘Soul Taker’ quiz for readers. The quiz was open until July 20, 2019.

Once again, I want to thank the participants for your efforts and for making me a happy and funny time with your responses.

The winner will get an e-book version of the next book in the series, ‘Sundance,’ which is going to be published August 10, 2019

Here are the quiz questions and the correct answers:

What is Katies most secret dream job?  To become a warrior

Who is Katie’s successor when she leaves her former job?   Nathan

What is Katie’s hair color?   Honey blonde

Katie meets a quite famous angel a while after she starts her new task. What is that angel’s job?   Warrior

What color are Raphael’s wings?   Similar to the wings of a hawk

One of Katie’s tasks is to help an older woman. What’s her husband’s first name? Jonathan

Katie meets the Council Of Twelve. Twelve of the most powerful individuals existing. Which are the names of four of the Council?   Zachariel, Gabriel, Santanael, Centriel

After the big battle, Katie meets a horrible bloodthirsty creature wearing a butcher’s apron. What’s its name?   Abbraxas

When Katie and Raphael celebrate, there is one Archangel quite sad and Katie comforts him. What’s that Archangel’s Nickname?  The Moon Angel

Katie makes a very nice female friend nicknamed needle. What is her real first name?  Aylah

(Yes, I know, the questions aren’t the easiest. But I wanted to quiz to be a challenge.)
The winner is:

Miss Jasmin Luethi, Switzerland

Congratulations!

I will personally contact you within the next few days.

 

It was such a pleasure to play with you all and I hope you will participate in my next quiz even more numerous and enthusiastic as in this one.

 

The Soul Taker Quiz Is Closed

July 1st I published a link to the ‘Soul Taker’ quiz for readers. Thank you very much for your vivid responses, which were as fantastic as also manifold, and I had a good time.

The quiz is now closed, and I am going to determine the winner and will announce it July 25, 2019, here on Writer’s Treasure Chest.

The winner will get an e-book version of the next book in the series, ‘Sundance,’ which is going to be published next month.

Stay tuned!

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To the ones who didn’t yet read ‘Soul Taker’:

You might want to think about reading it before the ‘Sundance’ release day. You can buy it here:

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Three Days Left To Take The ‘Soul Taker Quiz’ And Win!

Check out the quiz blog post and find out how to take the quiz and win!


In the first book of ‘The Council Of Twelve’ series, we meet Kate, a Soul Taker who desperately wants a new job.

Today I prepared a quiz for the ‘Soul Taker’ readers and fans.

‘Soul Taker’ is the first book in the series. The winner of this ‘Soul Taker’ quiz will get an e-book of the second title in ‘The Council Of Twelve’ series, which will be published in August 2019.

 

Take the quiz here

‘The Council Of Twelve Series’ Continues

It’s time – finally!!

The second book in ‘The Council Of Twelve’ series got its copyright and was sent out to the beta readers. I’m very curious about what they will say and if they are going to like the book.

Within the shortest time, I am going to reveal the cover of the second book. I find it as beautiful as the first one and I’m grateful for my talented cover designer.

Book three in the series is with the copyright lawyer currently. He said he expects it will get the copyright by the end of the year. We will see.

I’m very, very excited about what will come in my writing and publishing and, of course, I pray my readers will like the new, soon to be published, books.

Once again, KJ Magical design has created the book cover. Kathryn Jenkins is a very talented, almost magical graphic designer and has done an amazing job.

I’m very proud of her work, as well as my book and I’m curious how the readers like it.

Watch out for the cover reveal of the second book in ‘The Council Of Twelve’ series.

In the meantime, check out the ‘Soul Taker’ quiz! You will find it here on ‘Writer’s Treasure Chest’. It started July 1 and will end on July 20. The winner will be announced July 25 and will win the second book in the series as an e-book.

Continue to the ‘Soul Taker’ quiz here

Soul Taker Secrets: Take The Quiz And Win

In the first book of ‘The Council Of Twelve’ series, we meet Kate, a Soul Taker who desperately wants a new job.

Today I prepared a quiz for the ‘Soul Taker’ readers and fans.

‘Soul Taker’ is the first book in the series. The winner of this ‘Soul Taker’ quiz will get an e-book of the second title in ‘The Council Of Twelve’ series, which will be published in August 2019.

The quiz is going to start today, July 1, 2019 06.00 Pacific Time and will end July 20, 2019. The winner will be announced on July 25, 2019.


Take the quiz here:

http://www.quiz-maker.com/QG6UXFX

 


In case you would like to take the quiz but never read the book, you can buy it here:

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Amazon Paperback US
Amazon Paperback UK
Amazon Kindle DE
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Good Luck!

The Story And The Cover – Finding The Right Model

While working on ‘The Council Of Twelve’ series, I built character by character, developed, considered their look, decided who they are and in what direction they would head within their story.

But also, I was ‘creating’ their look; dark hair, blue eyes, black hair, bronze eyes, tall, muscular, petite, almost ethereal. I will deliver many descriptions while ‘The Council Of Twelve’ series progresses.

In my head, the characters and their personality formed together with their look, and while creating them, I didn’t consider any consequences – like the book cover to the story.

Let me give you an example:
Katie is a breathtaking beauty with caramel colored hair and brown eyes; her cream skin makes her look almost fragile.

To find ‘Katie’ I was busy looking through hundreds of pictures on several websites. In a way, it was an exciting task, and my excitement grew with every picture. But after a while I got slightly bored, my hope slowly dying that I would find “THE” Katie… the woman I had created in my head.

I wish I could say, ‘suddenly’ I found her, just as she was in my fantasy… but the fact is, I didn’t. Katie was not one of the models, but the Model I found has caramel colored hair and is stunningly beautiful. I set the first mark on her picture. Whenever I discovered a model who got close to her beauty or my description, I tagged her. In the end, I compared all the models and by process of elimination, I ‘rejected’ one model after the next until I got ‘my Katie.’

I took some time to get used to ‘combine’ my fantasy with the model and then went through the different pictures of the model. Finally, I picked the one that’s on the cover now.

By now that’s ‘my Katie’ on the cover.

I was talking with my cover designer about the cover. I could deliver her Katie, but what about the rest of the cover? The man, the background, the font? I’m lucky to have a cover designer who knows her stuff. I informed her that I couldn’t go through the model search again. I wanted some mystery, some secret.

Soul Taker isn’t a love-story-romance where a man and a woman are kissing on the cover…


I wanted something different; a man every reader can connect to, and has the chance to create the character’s look in their own fantasy. And my cover designer found the solution. I’m very proud of the ‘Soul Taker’ cover.

Since the second book in the series is completed and only needs to return from the Copyright Lawyer, we had to get together and discuss the next cover.

Believe it or not – I was sitting on the monitor and dully clicked through hundreds of pictures.

Let me tell you – the thought of ‘The Council Of Twelve’ series is planned to contain 13 books, scares me.

How are you designing your covers? At what point do you start considering what should be on the cover, and if you have cover models – how do you pick them? Let us know about it in the comments. We’re curious.


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BOOK REVIEW: Soul Taker (The Council of Twelve Series Book 1) by A.J. Alexander – Written By Janis Beck

I was informed today that Janis Beck’s ‘Soul Taker’ review can be found on her blog. Thank you so much for your efforts and support, Janis!


After long years in the line of duty as a ‘Soul Taker’, Kate is worn out.
When she gets a new job offer from the ‘Powers Above’, she accepts her new job as a Guardian gratefully without knowing that her teacher is one of the most powerful beings in existence, the Archangel Raphael.
Along with Raphael, she takes on her new task and the connection between them grows.
Raphael helps, protects and supports Kate, but suddenly, she becomes a target for the Demons of Hell.

Raphael realizes that Kate means more to him than he expected, which causes him to fight furiously against danger. If he fails, Kate’s future will contain eternal darkness, evil, and torture.

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REVIEW

New author A.J. Alexander excites us with her debut novella Soul Taker. Kate is an angel of death, taking the soul into the afterlife. After a job that went bad Kate wants to call it quits.

Continue reading here

Soul Taker Got Its Third 5-Star Review

I’m very excited to let you all know that ‘Soul Taker’, the first book in ‘The Council Of Twelve’ series, got its third 5-star review. This is wonderful, I’m literally bouncing through my day.


Nice Debut!

New author A.J. Alexander excites us with her debut novella Soul Taker. Kate is an angel of death, taking the soul into the afterlife. After a job that went bad Kate wants to call it quits. Her request is granted in that she is now a Guardian angel and will learn under the tutelage of the great charming, and alluring Archangel Raphael. While Kate is being trained to be a Guardian demons attack kidnapping Kate. She has something they want. After her rescue by the Council of Twelve, we learn Kate does not have something hell and Lucifer want she IS what they want. You have to read the rest of the book to find out why.

Soul Taker is nicely written. Alexander pulls you into her world that is warm and welcoming. The characters are well written. Kate is written with a large innocence and vulnerability, yet it is also her strength as well. Lucifer is luxurious and I love him and Kate’s banter. This book is to be a series and it’s a nice beginning. Alexander is on my radar and will be interested in what else this series brings.

Check out where to find the book:

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Amazon Paperback US
Amazon Paperback UK
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