Movie Night with Author Juliana Haygert

It’s Friday! And today we have New Adult author Juliana Haygert and her fantasy, Destiny Gift. (Which, by the way, for a limited time is less than a dollar!)

Destiny Gift, the first in the Everlast trilogy, follows nineteen-year-old Nadine lives in a dark New York City and has the visions to bring sunlight back, if the forces behind the darkness don’t stop her first.

1.) Yay! I’m so excited to have you and I’m so excited to see your cast! Who’s playing who in the movie?

Nadine = Alexis Knapp (darker hair version). Nadine is so perfect in my head, and I don’t mean perfect = flawless. I mean perfect, that the way I imagine her is so vivid … it was hard trying to find an actress to match her. I think Alexis Knapp was the closest I could get to.

Victor = Evandro Soldati (his lighter hair version). Well, I just always had Evandro, a Brazilian model, as Victor in my mind. He isn’t an actor, but he’s a goddamn great (aka yummy) model 😉

Micah = Sean O’Pry (with dark contacts). Okay, this one is near and dear to my heart. I love, love Micah. Well, Sean O’Pry is so handsome, in a rough kinda way, just like I imagine Micah. Micah is also mysterious … now look at the pic. Perfect, right?

Ceris = Taylor Schilling. This was also a hard one. Ceris is older than the others (just like Imha and Omi), but she’s equally beautiful. And her face, her features, are supposed to be lovely. I think Taylor Schilling has this sweet air about her that makes her a good choice for Ceris.

Imha = Scarlett Johansson (with pitch black hair). I love this pic of Scarlett. It screams CRAZY! Just like Imha is.

Omi = Karl Urban (with goatee and scruffy hair). Karl can pull off the hard, unscrupulous gaze of Omi as if he was born for that. Plus, he is very handsome, and although he Omi is kinda evil, all gods and goddesses are stunning, powerful.

Morgan = Viggo Mortensen (with longish, shaggy hair). Viggo can morph into any kind of character he wants, and I can easily see him as an easy-going Morgan, talking about the Everlast all the time 😉

Fates = Gwyneth Paltrow (with white hair). Another hard one. The fates are three identical women with ageless features. With a dull makeup, Gwyneth sure does get that look. And I can see her doing the whole I’m-so-powerful-and-I-don’t-need-to-show-it-off vibe of the Fates.

2. That’s amazing! I want to see this movie! Who’s writing the screenplay?

Me? HAHAHA Yeah, but I would like to be consulted, at least, you know.

Can I have a combo, like Joss Whedon does everything? Writing, directing and producing? lol

Other than Mr. Whedon, I confess I don’t pay attention to this. Wait, maybe I do since I think Julie Plec is doing a great job with The Vampire Diaries, and Steven S. DeKnight did an AWESOME job with the Spartacus series. So, yeah, if Mr. Whedon isn’t available, I’ll be happy with either Julie Plec or Steven S. DeKnight.

Ooh! Excellent choice! I’d want to work with someone too.

3. Director? (Like I really need to ask.)

Joss Whedon please! No explanations needed …

If he’s too busy, Christopher Nolan will do 😉

(CHRISTOPHER NOLAN!) *Acts professional*

4. Eh-hmm. Wanna change your mind on the Joss Hurricane? Maybe for producer?

Another thing I don’t pay much attention to, but I keep my statement from above: Joss Whedon.

Or hm, Jared Leto? I love all of the Thirty Seconds to Mars videos and he’s the one behind them 😉


5. Who HAS TO be on the soundtrack?

Florence and the Machine would sing the main song, for sure. Another song by Leona Lewis (love her voice), and OneRepublic. Also, Breaking Benjamin and Daughtry lol Oh, jeez, this list could go on for a while.

One thing I know for sure about the music, though: the score has to be by Two Steps From Hell – love them!

WE’RE SOUNDTRACK TWINS! (Except Daughtry.)

6. What’s the line on the poster?

The same one that is on the bookmark: “Her gift will bring light to a world of darkness.”

 *gets the willies/shivers*


7. This is all you. Did I miss something?

Wow, this was too much fun! Thank you for having me! 🙂



You’re made of awesome! Thanks for stopping by, Juliana!

And the rest of you can get your paws on Destiny Gift here!