I've pondered this before, when trying to make the cover for All Hallows Blood, and it came back up in my thoughts because Lorelei likes All Hallows Blood's cover.
So what does everyone look like? Not like the cover models that were picked, that's for certain.
Unlike some of my other stories, there is no basis for Varick and Keila. I held them entirely in my imagination, and described them from there. Makes it a little difficult when you're trying to find pics for the cover. >.<
People have flitted across my radar since then, and become the characters.
Like Heiko Wittek. Only long after I had the vampire written did my sis-in-law find him. Other than being four inches taller, Heiko is the perfect Varick. Especially his intense stares. Put long white hair on him, and I'd friggin die. I actually did one of my sketches based on Herr Wittek.
I have no pictures of Chris, but he looks like my best friend/roommate/heartbrother. And you'll probably never get to see him.
Keila has been, and always will be the hardest to cast. Truth be told, she looks like me. *gasps* A character who looks like her author? No way! Yes, way.
But she's younger, and in better shape. And without the blond streak, of course. I even gave her my color changing eyes. Making her like me made it easy to deal with her height, and feeling like a lummox next to petite Amber, or being worried about fitting into Varick's clothes when they first meet. Those are all things I have to deal with.
I did some internet searching, because if I had celebs for (nearly) everyone else, I needed some celebs for Keila. it kinda came up as a tie. Model Susan Loughnane and a young Lynda Carter. Susan needs black hair to go with her Irish good looks, and she could definitely be more Amazonian, but I love her eyes.
Lynda overall has the look. People keep comparing Megan Fox to her, but Miss Fox is certainly not the same as my character. Were there an All Hallows Blood movie, there could be no Megan Fox for Keila.
So there's my pleasantly random post today. Just some of the things that go through a writer's head.