Crystal Fire (The Hunted #2)
by Jordan Dane
Release Date: 11/26/13
Summary from Goodreads:
Because of what you are, the Believers will hunt you down.
A storm is brewing on the streets of LA, one that has intensified since a tragic and deadly confrontation claimed an innocent life.
While Gabriel Stewart trains his army of teen psychics to stop Alexander Reese--the obsessed leader of the Believers--the fanatical church becomes more bent on the annihilation of all Indigo and Crystal children. They're silencing the voices of the telepathic hive, one soul at a time, with frightening experiments cruelly executed on vulnerable minds.
When the Believers torture a mysterious homeless boy, Oliver Blue, they brainwash him into betraying his own. The boy becomes a deadly pawn to take Gabriel down. As the fires of chaos burn around him, Gabe is running out of time. He'll need to confront his past--and the man who made him--before the hope of peace for the future is silenced forever.
Crystal Fire’s Film Casting for Oliver Blue & Caila Ferrie
I’ll be posting my thoughts on film casting the Hunted series characters in the near future, but since I have introduced two new characters in Crystal Fire – Oliver Blue and Caila Ferrie – I thought it would be fun to focus on them for this post. Oliver and Caila open the book and their lives cross in a way that will change them forever.
Oliver is 19-years old and has been alone, living off the grid in various deserted warehouses in LA. He doesn’t trust many people and he’s a bit intimidating with his fierce eyes. You don’t know if he will be a friend or foe.
Here is an excerpt of what Caila Ferrie thought when she first saw Oliver in the warehouse:
That’s what she’d remembered most about him. His eyes were smoky green, intense and unforgettable. When they first met, she wanted him to look at her, but whenever he did, she felt raw and exposed as if he knew all her sins. Seeing him in the shadows magnified that feeling.
He was bigger than she recalled and towered over her with his broad shoulders and long legs. His scruffy black hair and bristled chin made him look older, even though Zack had told her that he was nineteen—only three years older than her. He had an upward turn to the corners of his lips that made her believe smiling had once been easy for him, but an unshakable sadness in his eyes weighed heavier now.
In another life she could picture him being a good son, tolerable brother and anyone’s trusted best friend, but too much had happened to change him.
Here are two candidates who inspired me for Oliver (Mark Salling from Glee and Grey Damon from Friday Night Lights, among other things). Both have dark good looks and smoldering eyes that could melt a girl or scare her half to death.
As for the character of Caila Ferrie, my retro-cognition teen, I wanted someone who could show her vulnerability in their eyes and go from dark to light at the flip of a switch. Bex Taylor is best known for her street urchin in the Killing. She can go from cute to edgy and intense in a heartbeat. She stunned me in the Killing. And many of you will recognize Dakota Fanning. She is a strong actress and I love her range.
Let me know your thoughts on the young actors you like for a film role. Share your wish list for hotties (and great actors) who are made for the big screen.
Bestselling, critically-acclaimed author Jordan Dane’s gritty romantic thrillers are ripped from the headlines with vivid settings, intrigue, and dark humor. Publishers Weekly compared her intense novels to Lisa Jackson, Lisa Gardner, and Tami Hoag, naming her debut novel NO ONE HEARD HER SCREAM as Best Books of 2008. She also pens young-adult novels for Harlequin Teen. Formerly an energy sales manager, she now writes full time. Jordan and her husband share their Texas residence with two lucky rescue dogs.
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