Look Who Dropped By: Rachael Stapleton

This morning, my special guest is Rachael Stapleton, one of my fellow authors at Solstice. logoHer newest book is Curse of the Purple Delhi Sapphire, Book Two of her Temple of Indra Series.

This book, a mystery, adventure, romance novel from Solstice Publishing was released on February 3rd, 2015, so it’s hot off the press. The cover artist, Rebecca Boyd did a super job, don’t you think?

curseAbout the Book::

As a librarian, Sophia Marcil loved reading, especially books about ancient curses and reincarnation, but she never imagined the legend of the Purple Delhi Sapphire was true until she inherited it and was transported back to a past life where she was murdered. Now she knows that not only is reincarnation real, but so is the devil’s magic locked inside the precious gem. Just as she’s about to tell her boyfriend Cullen about it, he proposes with an engagement ring made from a piece of the very sapphire that’s cursed her. Reeling from the shock and surrounded by his family, she allows him to place it on her ring finger. As soon as it touches her skin, she feels herself being wrenched back in time.

Before she knows it, she’s wandering the hallway of an old Victorian house in the body of her great aunt. Unfortunately, her nemesis has also reincarnated in 1920—as one of her family members. Sophia struggles to locate the Purple Delhi Sapphire in time to prevent the deaths of those she loves, but she fails and returns to her present-day life, to the precise moment she left, with a deep understanding that her killer’s soul is also tied to the sapphire and every life she has, he is resurrected as someone close to her.

Her stalker ex-boyfriend Nick seems like a prime candidate this time but she’s convinced she’s a step ahead of him, thanks to a tip from a medium, she knows that if she uses the magic of the stone correctly she can trap Nick’s soul in the sapphire and save herself. But when Nick is murdered, she finds evidence that has her questioning everything she thought she knew.

Is Cullen husband material or is history doomed to repeat itself?

Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/VCeG9eA09Fg

rachel2About the Author:

Rachel Stapleton spent her youth cultivating a vivid imagination inside the book lined walls of an old Victorian library where she consumed everything from mystery to biography, creating magical worlds, hidden elevators, and secret spiral staircases. At sixteen, she penned a column for the local newspaper and in 2006, wrote her first book featuring an adventurous librarian.

She lives in a Second Empire Victorian with her husband and two children in Ontario and enjoys writing in the comforts of aged wood and arched dormers. She is the author of The Temple of Indra’s Jewel and is currently working on a third book in the Temple of Indra series.

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Don’t miss your chance to enter here for the Tour giveaway

10 E-Copies of The Temple of Indra’s Jewel. (The first book in the series.)

Every author dreams of seeing their novel brought to the big screen.  This morning, Rachael would like to share her all-star cast with you. Need a Valentine’s Day gift? You can Order this newly released murder mystery romance today!

Dreaming up Curse of the Purple Delhi Sapphire’s All Star Cast

Sophia can feel the magic in the air when her strapping Irish boyfriend proposes or is that just the ring—made from the very sapphire that cursed her. Sometimes love is a dangerous thing.

While writing Curse of the Purple Delhi Sapphire, I often got asked about a certain burning question; that question being “Who would you include in the all-star cast if your work was in fact made into a movie?” Most people think it’s an extremely fun activity to sit down and match up characters. I found it tedious and rather difficult. Who could play these characters I’d spent so much time of my time conjuring.  Well here it is, the all-star cast for the movie version of Curse of the Purple Delhi Sapphire. (Apologies to Rachael since I wasn’t able to add all the images she sent of these brilliant choices.)
3In the role of Ms. Sophia Marcil, herself, I would indeed cast the beautiful and always endearing, Minka Kelly. With a pair of blue contacts and some freckles, she’d do nicely.

5Leslie was tough to cast because she is modeled after my girlfriend so I already have a specific image of her but Isla Fisher was a close second. She is petite and curvy and just enough of a quirky free spirit to bring the spontaneous best friend of Sophia to life.

8As the Irish heartthrob Cullen, I would most certainly cast handsome and talented Australian actor Alex O’Loughlin. He would need some red highlights, fiery green contacts and an Irish accent, but my goodness, isn’t that just the most perfect nose.
10Cullen’s rugged and mysterious brother Liam was a little trickier, I definitely see him as Collin Ferrell but I thought that might be the obvious choice so what about Justin Theroux?  His role in Charlie’s Angels was definitely bad boy sexy and we know he can do an Irish accent.

11As Penelope, the busty, flirtatious, blonde travel writer, I would without a doubt cast the buxom seductress of the moment Kate Upton.

12And who else but dark and dashing Jesse Metcalfe to play spoiled arrogant playboy extraordinaire, Nick Bexx Jr.

13That just leaves Nick’s celebrity rich bitch girlfriend. So how about Margot Robbie—not that she’s anything like the character, but she has the looks and the acting chops to pull it off.

And that, my friends, rounds out the perfect star-studded cast for my novel Curse of the Purple Delhi Sapphire. Now I just need to hear from Hollywood.

What’s up next for you?rachel

I’ll be going BEYOND THE  SKYLINE with Brody Lane Gregg http://www.brodylanegreggauthor.com/blog. Please feel free to stop by. All of my other Blog Tour Stops are listed on the media page of my website www.rachaelstapleton.com.  There will be a rafflecopter contest running from February 9th to 23rd for prizes. Hit the tour stops along the way to win.
Thanks for joining me today, Rachael.


Author: mhsusannematthews

Finally retired after more than 30 years as a teacher! Now, I get to spend my time gardening, enjoying my grandchildren, and writing. I finally completed the number one item in my bucket list and Crimson Romance published my first novel, Fire Angel, in April 2013. Since then I have sold 24 other manuscripts to date and don't plan to quit writing for a long time yet.

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