Friday, September 26, 2014

Carnelian by B. Kristin McMichael ~ Dream Cast


Carnelian (Chalcedony Chronicles #1)


B. Kristin McMichael

Everyone has a past, but for most it isn’t as long ago as Seth Sangre. His past is literally thousands of years ago. Seth’s life led him to the present seeking something that might help him save his country from destruction. He has been in the present for over three years now and just found exactly what he has been looking for.

Mari had dreams that college will be a fresh start, one where she would start over and not fall for the good looking player like high school. Unfortunately for her, that’s exactly what ends up falling into her lap on the first day she moves into the dorms. Now she has to hold to her promise to herself and not fall for the handsome Seth. But he doesn’t plan to make it easy for her. Seth has already marked her as his next conquest. As the semester progresses, Mari learns that Seth might just have a life of his own that’s actually from the past. Suddenly Mari finds her future along with her past put into question. She’s connected to Seth far more than she ever wanted to be and maybe the player isn’t who she thought he was. If Mari can trust her heart enough to follow him, Seth will lead Mari on an adventure of a lifetime and reveal family secrets she never knew existed

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The Dream Cast:

Monica asked me if I could make a dream cast for this book. I know as a reader it is fun to a put a face with a character and to see if how you picture them is the same as the author. This is really much harder for me than it should be. As an author- I have a distinctive picture in my mind of what the people look like- so I kind of chose a couple for a few of them as it really is hard to figure out that perfect person that fits the character. I’ve actually thought about this a few times and can’t come up with actors for all the spots. So for my cast- I’ve picked put some beautiful models and I’d also have to dream that some of them can act also ;) I’d say my second hardest problem with choosing people is the guys. I work on a college campus. I know what college guys look like, but most of them are not even close to being as fit as these men are. So I guess we need to imagine all of these guys just a tad bit younger for their roles, but oh well. Who doesn’t like eye candy?!
For everyone who has read the books- what do you think? Is there someone else you would suggest?


She is the red headed and opinionated lead female. The entire book is her adventure and from her perspective as she learns about the ancient past, and her past, in the process. I found two actresses that fit with what I had in mind when developing Mari as a character.
Amy Davidson (1) OR Sarah Snook (2)

Mari (1) (1) Amy Davidson
Mari(2) (2) Sarah Snook


He is the mysterious player that decides to chase Mari and convince her to date him. He says he is of Indian descent, but Mari knows otherwise. Where he is from is a mystery and one that leads Mari to the past. Mari describes him as the perfect underwear model type- so why not actually use an underwear model? Here are a couple that fit with Seth.
Bernardo Velasco
Seth (1)


For some reason Ty was the hardest for me to cast. Most Hollywood actor types are not as large as I picture him. I think he’s the size of Michael Clarke Duncan in Armageddon (not The Green Mile). Character wise, Ty is from central Africa and he’s a large linebacker with a gentle side and personality to go with it. He is like a best friend to Mari and always looking after her.
I looked through tons of pics and think that a younger Henry Simmons would fit
Ty (1)

Dee –

He is the third brother of the mysterious Sangre household. While Seth is supposedly from India and Ty is from Africa, Dee’s files say he is from the Middle East. Where Ty is large overall, Dee is tall and thin.
Zachary Collins


The roommate of Mari, she was born in America to two parents that immigrated to the US from India. She is the new best friend that Mari is happy to have found off at college. She is short and bubbly and just plain fun to be around.
Mindy Kaling
Sim (1)


While this character doesn’t show up in the first book except for passing references, I’ve included this next character as a teaser. Logan Jones is a major player in the following books. I can’t say who he is or it will give it away, but I figure another cute guy would peak your interest……
Theo James
Logan (1)

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Originally from Wisconsin, B. Kristin currently resides in Ohio with her husband, two small children, and three cats. When not doing the mom thing of chasing kids, baking cookies, and playing outside, she is using her PhD in biology as a scientist. In her free time, she is currently hard at work on multiple novels. Every day is a new writing adventure. She is a fan of all YA fantasy and science fiction and continues to promote good books on her own blog at You can find her on Twitter, Facebook, and Goodreads.


  1. I love this! Dream casts are so much fun. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Beautiful cover! I made sure to snag it up! :)


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