Monday, April 29, 2013

Casting Call for Quest of the Hart by Mary Waibel

Mary Waibel is one of my critique partners and let me tell you, Quest of the Hart is an amazing story. I love it! Seriously, guys, you should check it out. You will not be disappointed!
Mary played the role of a casting agent and pick out talents to portray the MCs in Quest of the Hart.

First up is Kaylee, the princess who goes on the quest to save the sleeping prince. Kaylee is Britt Robertson.

Mario Lopez and Britt Robertson

Next up is the sleeping prince - Devlin. If only Chace Crawford had longer hair, he would be perfect for the part!

Chace Crawford

Sabrina plays a crucial role in helping Kaylee on her quest. She's Shelley Hennig. (I'm starting to think Mary's a fan of Secret Circle. There's nothing wrong with that! I enjoyed the show and was upset when they cancelled it.) 

Shelley Hennig

Finally, there's Princess Arabella - the villainess. If Phoebe Tonkin had violet eyes and blacker hair, she'd be a dead ringer for Arabella. 

Phoebe Tonkin

And bonus - Thaddues, a knight, played by Jake Sandvig.

Jake Sandvig

A reverse Sleeping Beauty tale where the princess goes on the quest to save the prince.

Princess Kaylee has never had to fight for anything. Her entire life has been arranged, even her marriage. But when Prince Devlin falls under an enchantment, she finds she is willing to do anything to save him, even if it means fighting a dragon.

Devlin's own sister, Princess Arabella, is behind the deadly plot. She wants the throne and will use any means necessary to gain it. Her perfect plan unravels, leaving Devlin caught in a magical sleep that is slowly spreading through the kingdom of Breniera. All Arabella needs to finish her spell and claim the crown is a drop of Kaylee's blood, but obtaining the single drop is proving more difficult than expected.

To save her betrothed, Kaylee embarks on a quest to find an ancient sword and gather a drop of dragon's blood, while trying to stay out of Arabella's traps. But Arabella's traps aren't the only danger. Time is everything. For once the last inhabitant of the kingdom falls asleep, the spell will be sealed, and not even true love's kiss will break it.

Mary lives with her husband, son and two cats. When she isn't twisting fairytales, she enjoys reading, playing games, watching hockey, and camping. Her debut novel, Quest of the Hart, will be available from MuseItUp Publishing April 19, 2013. The Lost Princess, a companion novel, will be available from MuseItUp Publishing in August 2013

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          Arabella’s fingers trembled on the hilt of the dagger as desire for the animal swept through her. He was perfect, not a point out of place or a blemish on his coat. She gazed longingly at him, until a sound from Kaylee brought her back to the task at hand.
          Shaking her head to clear it, she watched Kaylee speak to the creature. Did she honestly expect him to answer? Arabella stopped her snort before it gave away her presence. There would be no better chance than this.
          Holding the dagger before her, she lined up Kaylee with the tip of the blade. It had to be a perfect throw, as she would not get another chance. She dipped the blade forward once, twice, thrice, then let it fly through the air with a flick of her wrist. The blade spun, end over end, sailing forward. Arabella held her breath, watching, praying her aim was true.
          The dagger flew on target, but just before it buried itself in Kaylee’s back, the princess moved, and the dagger embedded itself into the chest of the hart.


LM Preston said...

Oh I love the cast and the story line. Adding to my TBR list. Thanks for sharing.

Mary Waibel said...

Thanks for having me here today, Nicole!

LM- Thanks for the add! It was fun looking for people to fit my characters.

SA Larsenッ said...

Hi Mary! I know she's awesome.

Boo...I couldn't see the images. I reload the page, too.

Mary Waibel said...

Hey, Shari!

They aren't showing for me either. If you want, I can send you (and anyone else who they don't show for) the links. Just e-mail me at mewaibel(at)gmail(dot)com and ask.

Angela Brown said...

The concept of a reverse Sleeping Beauty adventure really captures me. Wishing Mary the very best with this and other publications.

Pk Hrezo said...

Yay Mary!!!