Monday, July 22, 2013


I am excited to be taking part in the Sizzling Summer Giveaway, hosted by YA Bound.
My guest today is author Eliza Tilton, who has the dream cast from her book, Broken Forest. As part of the event, there is a giveaway for two Kindle Fires!
Follow the entire event here.


Hopeless he'll never be more than the boy who didn't save his brother, 17-year-old Avikar accepts his life as the family stable boy, trying to forget the past. But when his sister, Jeslyn, is kidnapped, the thought of losing another sibling catapults him on a desperate quest. With his best friend by his side, and using the tracking skills he learned from his father, he discovers Jeslyn has been taken, kidnapped by one Lucino, the young lord of Daath, a mystical place thought only to exist in fables.

And Lucino has plans for Jeslyn.



A YA Fantasy where the perspective alternates between the hero, the kidnapped sister, and a young, enchanting lord who may or may not be human.

Dream Movie Cast

After publishing my book, I couldn’t stop thinking about seeing my story on the big screen. Who would play the characters I created and loved? At first, no one, but then I would see a movie or watch a show and go, “Look honey! There’s Lucino! And don’t you think she would make a great Raven?”

My husband would stare at me, then go into a discussion about how so and so was a bite off his D&D character—we stopped playing tabletop years ago. Anyway, I finally figured out who I would cast if given the chance.

Hmm, yummy right?

Avikar (Logan Lerman): I needed someone with a boyish charm, sweet on the eyes and who had a lean, athletic build, and who could hide his fears and doubts behind a smile.

Derrick (Kellan Lutz): Derrick is a big, muscular guy with a big heart. He’s stoic but has a sense of humor which goes hand in hand with Avikar’s jokester attitude. There’s a reason these two are best friends; although, Avikar isn’t too happy about Derrick courting his younger sister.

Jericho (James Purefoy): Oh, Jericho, why are you always so serious! I can’t blame him. He’s got a lot on his mind. I’d love to share with you WHY, but that would give away a big spoiler : )

Lucino (Ed Skrein): This bad boy was the hardest. I needed a villain who was charismatic, snarky with a big ego, while still being likable. Enter in season three of GOT. I saw Ed playing Daario Naharis and knew he was my perfect Lucino.


Jeslyn (Imogen Poots): Jeslyn is a classic beauty. I wanted a girl who could be innocent, vulnerable, and strong.  Her looks were specific because Lucino is picky when it comes to women. She was a tough cast.

Lucy (Megan Fox): Lucy is sexy and vicious. She’s Lucino’s twin sister and just as dangerous which Avikar will discover on his own.

Raven (Nina Dobrev): A feisty girl with deep chocolate eyes, long hair, and handy lock picking skills who insists on wearing pants. She might not act like a lady, but when Avikar’s around her, she feels like one.



Eliza TiltonEliza Tilton is the author of the YA Fantasy, BROKEN FOREST, published by Curiosity Quills Press. You can find her blogging about video games and writing on her blog and doing bi-weekly posts on author media over at YAStands.


She graduated from Dowling College with a BS in Visual Communications. When she’s not arguing with excel at her day job, or playing Dragon Age 2, again, she’s writing. Her stories hold a bit of the fantastical and there’s always a romance. She resides on Long Island with her husband, two kids and one very snuggly pit bull.



 1 - Kindle Fire HD with NA/Adult e-book prize pack (shown)
1 - Kindle Fire HD with YA e-book prize pack (shown)





  1. omg! this is awesome! thanks...

  2. I'm participating in this as well! How fun! I love the dream cast! Very yummy!!!

    Thanks for sharing friend!!!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  3. This sounds interesting. I like the dream cast!! Thanks for sharing hon!!

  4. Great dream cast. What a movie it would be. Thanks!

  5. I adore Logan Lerman and Kellan Lutz, so I'm so happy to see them as part of your cast list! Thanks for sharing such a fun post with us ladies! :)

  6. I love to read & without the authors, that would not be possible!! Thanks to them & to the bloggers that inform us readers about all these great books!!
    ag_girl76 at yahoo dot com

  7. Nice guest post! It's always fun to imagine what actors would suit a character in a movie version. Love to see Logan Lerman mentioned.

  8. Looks good. Thanks for sharing.

  9. This is new to me. Love the dream cast. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Wow crazy awesome casting.. hot! Thanks for sharing and the giveaway .. you all are awesome!
    vals_hemi at yahoo dot com

  11. Logan Lerman has such a cute face. I'm pretty sure I'd watch anything with him in it. I really like the sound of this book! It's nice to get the author's dream cast. :) Thanks for sharing!

  12. Thanks for this great giveaway! Love the dream cast. :)

  13. This was a lot of fun, Andrea! Thanks for sharing it!

  14. Great giveaway, Looks like an fun read.

  15. This book sounds pretty good and I love the cast picked out!

  16. Super Awesome giveaway! Thank you for all your wonderful reviews!!

  17. Y'all rock!! Awesome giveaway!!

  18. What a great giveaway! Thanks for participating.


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