ALTERED Hot Guys: Cas

Tuesday, February 21, 2012
I just finished up the ALTERED first pass pages and sent them on their way to Editor Julie. Because of that, I thought I'd celebrate a bit with a post about hot guys. Specifically ALTERED hot guys.

I went back and forth on whether I wanted to talk about all four boys, or do one post per boy. I finally decided to go with the latter, because that will give you and me more time (and posts) to consume.

So, first up:

Oh Cas. Where even to begin with him. 

If I was to be lazy and label him with one word it would be HILARIOUS. He doesn't take anything seriously. He hates when people fight. He's the kind of guy that wants everyone to get along. 

He is always, ALWAYS eating. And I suspect if he'd been properly diagnosed as a kid, they would have found a lot of ADHD symptoms in him. He hates sitting still. He's bored easily. You will never see Cas sitting poetically on a park bench watching the sun set. 

Before he became involved with the Branch (the company Anna's dad works for in ALTERED), Cas was close to becoming a pro snowboarder. He liked all kinds of extreme sports, but snowboarding was definitely his favorite. Unfortunately for him, that dream was crushed when...well, I will stop there, because I have written Cas's origin story and I fancy letting you all read it someday too. I don't want to spoil it. 

Let's just say Something Happened, and Cas's dream of being a pro-boarder ended abruptly. That's where his story with the Branch begins.

And because I like to entertain myself by letting the boys answer ridiculous interview questions do very important, and extremely serious, exercises in character development as a way to get in touch with their inner souls, I'll have each boy answer four questions in the ALTERED hot guy posts.


1. If you could be any animal, what would you be?

Isn't it obvious? Look at this face. I'd be a golden retriever. The most beloved dog of all time. 

2.  Let's say you're walking down the street. You're wearing a thick coat. You have a sandwich in your hand and a $20 bill in your pocket and a frail man stops you, begging for some change. Do you give him anything?

I'd be willing to part with the coat and the cash, but nothing comes between me and my food. 

3. You've won the lottery. What's the first thing you buy?

A helicopter. 

4. What's the one thing you couldn't live without?

Barbecue spare ribs 


I can't wait for you all to read ALTERED, and to officially meet the boys. 
Next ALTERED hot guy---TREV.

[RE: Picture of Cas---I change my mind a lot about who I think looks most like Cas. The picture above of Charlie Hunnam reminds me a lot of Cas, but Cas's hair isn't as long and wavy. He does have a boyish look to him though, kind of like Charlie. Other sort of accurate representations---

17 comments on "ALTERED Hot Guys: Cas"
  1. This was fun! I love it when authors do character profiles like this. Cas sounds interesting--can't wait to learn about the other boys! :)

    I totally LOLed when seeing Colton Haynes as a potential Cas. I've always thought that same actor resembles one of my characters. XD

    That Cas interview was priceless. Boy certainly loves his food, doesn't he?!

    Also, before I forget...congrats on finishing the first pass pages! ~\o/~

    1. Thanks! And YAY! I'm glad you mentioned liking character profiles, because I was hesitant about doing this post at all. I wasn't sure if anyone would really care to read! So I'm glad you enjoyed it. I'm looking forward to posting the others.

      And Colton Haynes. OMG that boy is so sexy. I suspect I will recycle his face for at least one more character. He's not a perfect fit for Cas, so I think I can get away with using him again!

  2. Waaaaa
    I can't wait to get my hands on your book. So many hot guys. Woot! :D
    Looking forward to next interview.

    1. Thanks! I can't wait till everyone can read. :D

  3. I always enjoy character profiles and Cas sounds like a cool guy. Looking forward to meeting the others :-)

    Congrats on finishing the first pass pages.

    1. Thanks! I'm so glad you liked the post. I wasn't sure if anyone would care to read a character profile. I'm looking forward to posting the others!

  4. Oh hot damn. Cas is a mash-up of a Garrett and Charlie?

    Mama likkkesss!!

    *wipes off drool* Besides all of that, I LOVE this! Obviously I want to read your book ASAP so I'm looking forward to reading more posts about your characters. I like the idea of the interviews too!

    1. Mama likes. HAHAH! I think Garrett has a similar personality to Cas, that's why I think he's a pretty good fit, not just because of his sexy face. :D

      And I can't wait till you can read Altered!

  5. I LOVE THIS. I'm so excited to get a glimpse at each of your super hot Altered guys. And um, you sure know how to visually display the sexy :D *OGGLES PICTURES*


    Ahem. Cas sounds AWESOME. I love me a hilarious guy, with a sense of adventure and likes to keep the peace. Seriously, you're describing my dream boy. Is Cas free later??

    No words to describe my excitement for Altered! <3

    1. I'm pretty sure he's free! :D

      I'm glad you stopped by to read and comment. Nothing makes me happier! Plus, super stoked that you're excited to read Altered. YAY!

      Looking forward to posting the rest of the boys. So much sexy to share.

  6. Couldn't help but notice on Twitter yesterday that your agent mentioned emailing you something exciting ;-) Was it...the ALTERED cover? (Yes, I'm nosy. Feel free to tell me to rack off ;-) )

    1. I would never! :)

      I've actually had the Altered cover for a few months. No word yet on the reveal, but I am dying to show people. My agent showed me something *else* ALTERED related that was very exciting and appealing to my eyes. Not sure when I can share that either. I apologize for being such a tease!

  7. I heart you 4EVA Cas!!! <3333

  8. I like him already b/c his name is Cas.

    and he IS funny.