All posts for the month April, 2012

Who’s who

Published 29/04/2012 by Lily Crussell

I got asked recently for my ideal cast if ‘Of Darkness and Light’ was ever made into a film so I have put together my dream cast. Some are obviously a little off as I’ve had to fill in blanks. They’re all wonderful imaginary friends, so no one really looks like them, but I’ve picked actors I love. They can always dye their hair or get contacts ;p


No one will ever fit this role if it’s made in Hollywood. She’s a NORMAL girl with no airs and graces who you could pass on the street and not look twice at. She is a REAL girl, no jabs, tucks, nothing. And she never would either. So I am completely stumped as all actresses are so pretty and made up etc that I can’t see anyone but me as her. Obviously I wrote her when thinking of myself. I’m too old and can’t act so Elora is a blank. If you have any ideas, please let me know as I’d be interested!


This one is easy, but I am torn between casting him as Lucifer or Barachiel as I think he would be perfect for both (obviously with some dye and contacts!) Jackson Rathbone! He was WASTED in Twilight. He is capable of so much more! Plus he has green eyes!

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He even has the angelic eyebrow raise down cold. Plus! He can sing! Very important for an Angel, and Lucifer does give us a little of Billy Idol’s Rebel Yell. Jackson would have that down cold. Check out his band ‘100 Monkeys’ the boys have a wicked sense of humour and their music is incredibly eclectic.


My dear Barachiel. Someone who is obsessive about their appearance to the point of almost arrogance. If the lovely Jackson could be cloned, I would have him as Barachiel as well. His build is perfect. But I must stop drooling over the lovely Jackson (who incidentally may or may not have been a physical inspiration for a character in one of my other books….)

So, we need; tall, slim, looks amazing in a suit, is capable of devastating sarcasm and an undercurrent of sweetness and compassion. Must have an obsesseion with espressos too… I’m struggling if I’m honest. My biggest problem is age. All the actors I can think of are too old which is a real shame.

The actor who plays Jamie Lannister in Game of Thrones is pretty damn near perfect apart from the age constraint;

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As Jamie he is arrogant, dashing and blonde…


I have two problems with my choice of Raziel. One being age. The other a slight case of Death. My beloved Brandon Lee. If you haven’t see The Crow (and are old enough) rent out a copy. Anyone who doesn’t fall in love with Eric Draven has no heart! It is the ultimate story of love, making Romeo and Juliet look like a case of bad teen angst!

Dark hair, tall, slim, toned from Jeet Kune Do (he’s the son of Bruce Lee) and Grey eyes! He ticks every box.

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Thomas was physically based on a guy I knew very briefly. He was a devout Christian and incredibly good. I didn’t know him well enough to find out if he was anything like Thomas, but it was enough for my imagination to run away with.

Actor wise…curly hair, blue eyes, slightly manic….

I can only think of someone who is much too old, by about 20 years. Plus, any excuse to talk about the lovely Tom Ellis. He’s an English actor who is most famous for being in the sitcom Miranda (look it up, it’s hilarious!) and he has brown eyes 😦 But here is a picture of the ridiculously handsome man himself, maybe I could get a time machine?;

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Well, all in all, that was an epic failure, but there is some nice eye candy for you all! Can any of you come up with a dream cast list?

Love and Hugs

Lily x


Sneak Peek!

Published 28/04/2012 by Lily Crussell

Sneak Peek of my next book in the ‘Shadow of the Nephilim’ Series, ‘Of Blood and Feathers’ the follow up to ‘Of Darkness and Light’

It’s the first chapter (still a work in progress) let me know what you think! It is still a way off unfortunately, but I really get excited and want to share things with you all! x

Part 2

Published 27/04/2012 by Lily Crussell

I totally need a ‘FAQs Friday’ theme tune lol. Something I could play in my head when I’m typing! As it is, I’m listening to Josh Groban – Ala Luce Del Sol. Love it!

Ok let’s get down to the questions!

What’s the next book in the series called? I saw on your FB you mentioned it..

I’ve actually made a whole load of new bookmarks for the new book…and it’s not even finished yet. Well, it’s finished, but it doesn’t work anymore due to the changes I had to make to the first book. It is going to be called ‘Of Blood and Feathers’ and will introduce a new bad boy for all those who love Lucy. I have written half of the third book too, but the characters are in limbo at the moment as I got so caught up in editing the first book, I abandoned the third. Now I have to go back to the second, fix that, copyedit, format etc etc ad infinitum. ebooks are a great idea, but formatting them is my own mini hell as it never works! It looks perfect…until I upload it to Amazon! Urgh!

When is you book going to be free again?

I’m not sure on this one. I get five days where I can put it up for free. I will have to wait until July to get more (If I sign up with Amazon exclusively again which I doubt I will) so it probably won’t be for a long while as I’ve only just had it free. I do give out free copies in giveaways for blogs and reviews so if you have either and want to do a giveaway let me know.

Can I have some Swag?

Only if you finish all your vegetables and tidy your room… I do a LOT of giveaways so keep an eye on my twitter @LilyCrussell and my facebook (just my name) sometimes I just give away sets of bookmarks on a spur of the moment in my statuses and whoever messages me first gets them. Unfortunately, I have a crappy retail job and don’t make a lot of money. I don’t buy things I need, I buy stamps, paper and ink. So sometimes I just can’t afford to be sending them out unfortunately. If I had the money, I would send EVERYONE some. I really do enjoy making them and love sending them out. It’s just a financial thing unfortunately. Keep an eye on my page as usually have some kind of giveaway going. I have two running at the mo, both end at the beginning of May. I’m looking into what I can do next.

I heard badges….?

I’m thinking of buying a badge making machine and I think it would be a lot of fun, plus I could make promo badges to send out to you all. Unfortunately it’s not cheap so it may have to be put on the back-burner for the time being.


FAQ Friday

Published 27/04/2012 by Lily Crussell

apologies for the lack of updates. I have been trying to post but WordPress is not happy at the moment. Not sure why but it hasn’t been letting me post anything. Hopefully it will work with this or I might have to throw my laptop across the room.

Anyhoo, FAQ Friday is upon us! Get your questions in and I’ll answer them when I get back from work!

Love and hugs

Lily x


Also the next 7 people who message me via FB with their address from the UK (either Like my fanpage or follow me on twitter) will get a set of bookmarks x


Published 25/04/2012 by Lily Crussell

Well it only took THREE BLOOMING DAYS to update my blog because wordpress was being such a pain! Sorry about that! x


Published 25/04/2012 by Lily Crussell

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