Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A is for Alanna McLeod

My theme for A- Z is the year my book takes place: 1881. I"ll be posting about people, places, and random facts about the year as it relates - however distantly - to my book.*



In my novel, West of Paradise, Alanna McLeod is the beautiful but deadly leader of a gang of train robbers. In this scene, she has just forced the telegraph operator to send a message... 


     “I’m finished,” the young man said.
     “Indeed you are,” Alanna whispered, drawing the knife swiftly across his throat and stepping aside quick to avoid the blood spray.
     He gurgled a cry as he fell, his hands going to his throat in a useless effort to stop the bleeding. But it was already too late. This wasn’t her first time.

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As for who might play her in the movie version (hey, I can dream big if I want!), I think Jaime Murray (from Warehouse 13 and Dexter) would suit.


 She plays sexy bad so good.


* with the exception of x, y, z (the trouble makers)...but I have time yet...



25 comments:

  1. She shows no mercy! I won't get in her way.

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  2. Oh yeah. I completely agree with your choice of actress.

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  3. Stopping by from Petnet.io for the A to Z Challenge. We are all about healthy pets and focus on pet food.

    Can't wait to see the movie!

    -Petnet.io

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  4. Your Alanna is the villain we all love to hate, or hate to love-- either way she's awesome!

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  5. Good Luck on the a-to-z! Blood splattered everywhere!

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  6. Good pick for actress! Alanna sounds deadly interesting! I look forward to reading your A-Z (and your book!) :)

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  7. Yikes. She is definitely someone I wouldn't want to meet... anywhere.

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  8. Yikes. Wouldn't want to encounter her in a dark alley...

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  9. This is such a great way to incorporate your story with the challenge! She looks like a total sexy bad vixen! Stopping by from the challenge - xoxo, heather My Little HEA Adding your book to my TBR list!

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  10. What an evil character. You can see the coldness of her soul.

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  11. Hard to top this beginning!

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  12. Great idea for your posts. I love the excerpt. It is great to see a strong woman character who is the bad guy. You found a truth not too many have written about.

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  13. She's ruthless and pretty!

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  14. Oh, she's a good actress. Alanna sounds like such an evil but also cool character - villains can be so fun. Great start!

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  15. Allana's not kidding around. It will be intriguing to see what happens, as I seem to recall your MC is being confused with her. Great start to the A-Z.

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  16. Thanks all for coming by and fyi, tomorrow's post concerns an historical character who died in 1881. His initials are WHB. Can you guess who he might be?

    If you can, AND you're interested in a copy of my book, tell me who WHB is and I'll send your prize...first response wins.

    Just for fun.

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  17. Alanna is ruthless! And as for the operator...you have to stall for Christ sake! Don't ever finish or you're done! Jeez! LOL!

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  18. Nice, bloody start to A to Z!

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  19. It's fun to dream big and I think you have a great theme. I look forward to reading more of your post as the month goes on :)

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  20. She is great fun to watch. Loved her in Warehouse 13, but I can't really handle Dexter. Tim likes it though.

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  21. That Alanna is serious and deadly.

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