June 21, 2014

Essence Blog Tour: Dream Cast + Giveaway

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Welcome to my stop on the official blog tour for ESSENCE by Lisa Ann O'Kane! Today I have the author's dream cast to share - and don't forget to enter the tour wide giveaway! To follow the rest of the tour, click on the banner above.


Essence
Author: Lisa Ann O'Kane
Genre: YA Science Fiction/Dystopia
Release Date: June 3, 2014
Publisher: Strange Chemistry

Description:

Autumn escaped a cult, but now she realizes she's fallen into another.

Growing up in San Francisco’s Centrist Movement, sixteen year-old Autumn Grace has always believed emotions—adrenaline, endorphins, even happiness—drain your Essence and lead to an early death. But her younger brother’s passing and a run-in with a group of Outsiders casts her faith into question.

Ryder Stone, the sexy, rebellious leader of the Outsiders, claims Essence drain is nothing more than a Centrist scare tactic -- and he can prove it.

Autumn follows Ryder to his Community of adrenaline junkies and free spirits in Yosemite National Park, and they introduce her to a life of adventure, romance, sex, drugs and freedom. But as she discovers dark secrets beneath the Community’s perfect exterior, she realizes the more she risks in search of the perfect rush, the further she has to fall. 
 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18456082-essence?ac=1
I am a very visual person, so I have spent a lot of time thinking about my characters’ appearances. I haven’t picked celebrity doppelgängers for everyone, but I definitely have a short-list of actors and actresses I think would be perfect for my dream ESSENCE cast:

AUTUMN – JANE LEVY
Photo Courtesy of Anomoly110

RYDER – ALEX PETTYFER
Photo Courtesy of Etlfc1999

JAVI – TYLER POSEY
Photo Courtesy of MyCanon 

JETT – ASHLEE SIMPSON
Photo Courtesy of LGEPR 

CODY – MATT LANTER
Photo Courtesy of MingleMediaTV 

Lisa Ann O’Kane is a young adult author and former vagabond who once camped out in Yosemite National Park for an entire summer, an experience that inspired her debut novel ESSENCE.

Her background is in zookeeping and environmental education, and she has been kicked, cornered, bitten and chased by nearly every animal she has ever loved. She currently resides in Florida, and she is now a huge fan of shooting stars, indoor plumbing and keeping both her feet planted firmly on the trail.

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 You can purchase ESSENCE at the following Retailers:
  
(1) Winner will receive an E-Copy of ESSENCE, a Vintage Yosemite Map Pendant, Two collectible ESSENCE Buttons and a Metal Cuff.  

Must be 13+ to Enter / International Giveaway
 
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