Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Teaser Tuesday: Meet the Maker - William Croft

One of the best parts of creating a new novel? Developing a new character. And it's particularly enjoyable when the new character is a "baddie."

If you've read The Deep Beneath (Book 1 of the H.A.L.F. Series), you may have a "love to hate" relationship with Commander Lilly Sturgis. She really can be a nasty wench, huh?

If the book were to ever be made into a movie, Charlize Theron would be a great Commander Sturgis. I wouldn't have thought that until I saw her in Snow White and the Huntsman. Theron's evil queen was the highlight of that movie (well, and Chris Hemsworth, of course ;-). Can you see her as Commander Sturgis?
Charlize Theron in  Snow White and the Huntsman
As nasty as Sturgis can be, I have something delicious in store for readers in book 2, The Makers.

Meet William Croft III, head of the covert organization known at The Makers. William people. Never call him Bill or Will or any such nonsense.
Jeremy Irons could play William Croft, III
The Makers, Book 2 of the H.A.L.F. Series
This British gentleman took over top spot of the most powerful organization in the world when his aging father met a - shall we say - unforeseen end (that William may or may not have had a hand in). William's father may have been the mastermind behind the secret deal with the greys back in 1953, but William is the one behind A.H.D.N.A. and the creation of Aphthartos.
Jeremy Irons
But what, exactly, is his plan? And what's the real story behind A.H.D.N.A.?

I'm not telling. Yet. You'll have to wait for Book 2 to find out.

In the meantime, feast on pics of Jeremy Irons who would be my pick to play William Croft. Jeremy is a dead ringer for how I've pictured William. Stately. Commanding. Good looking but not a "beautiful" person. Powerful. Smart.

And ruthless.
Jeremy Irons from The Borgias
Perfect to play William Croft, III in The Makers
Seriously, wouldn't you love to see Charliez Theron and Jeremy Irons in a film together?

Bonus points to anyone who knows what fictional character Williams Croft's name pays homage to. :-D

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