Welcome to The Cover Contessa's stop on the
Follow Me Through Darkness blog tour!
Less than a year ago, Neely Ambrose’s biggest worry was having the freedom to follow a path that wasn't chosen for her.
Less than a year ago, she believed she could trust the Elders who said they had everyone’s best interest at heart and who said they were keeping them safe from the outside.
Sixty days ago, she discovered what they had planned for everyone she loved—and that all of it centered around her.
Now she’s on the run through a dangerous wasteland full of killing machines, secret organizations, and people who want to sell her back to the Elders for their own safety. The whole world outside the Compound is living proof that everything in Neely’s life was a lie manufactured by the Elders, which may even include the boy she loves.
All Neely wants is the truth, but each new piece of it drives her further from what she thought she knew. With only forty days until everyone she loves falls under the Elders’ mind control, Neely must decipher who to trust, what questions to ask, and how to get one step ahead of the Elders, who will do anything to keep their secrets buried.
And now for Danielle's Fantasty cast: Neely
Back when I started drafting this book, I had a dream cast. I used to try to find actors and actress who fit my characters when I was writing and it sometimes kept me focused on them. Neely is my MC and she’s short, has red hair, and is spunky. She does everything with a relentless purpose and she’s a fighter, a seeker of truth, and she’s pretty fierce and fearless.
During drafting for Neely, I wanted Evan Rachel Wood—and she’s probably too old now but she was my original Neely inspiration.
Now I also love:
Holland Roland (also probably too old but everyone loves Lydia in Teen Wolf. Including me!)
Abigail Breslin (Even as a blonde I like her. She screams charm and kick-assery!)
Molly C. Quinn
Neely’s definitely a type, and I think all of these ladies could do her justice!
What do you think? Any suggestions?
When she’s not writing, Danielle is usually drinking coffee, fighting her nomadic urges, watching too much TV, or dreaming of the day when she can be British. Danielle is also the author of SALT and STORM, a series about a snarky witch without magic. She has settled in Northern Virginia, for now, but you can always find her on twitter @DanielleEWrites.