Guest Blog from Author Kelvin O’Ralph

Today, I have something special for you. You know how Twilight started the…hmm, what word should I use to describe it…hmm, the division of fans into teams, i.e Team Jacob and Team Edward. In this blog, I will attempt to do the same for my new book, LS: The Beginning.

TEAM LISA

Lisa Morgan is the female MC of LS: The Beginning. She’s a young college student and the daughter of rich parents. Lisa has only one sibling, Calvin – her younger brother. In her spare time, Lisa loves playing with puzzles and sitting under the sun. She meets Stephen Wilson as a sophomore and they become connected in the strangest way unknown to man. Unlike Julie and Sharon, her classmates, Lisa doesn’t fall for Stephen at the first instance. She already had a handsome boyfriend who was a junior at that time. Lisa has a thing for red. You can never find her wearing a different color. Her phone’s red, her car’s red; even her room has a touch of red. Strange, right? Also, she has a phobia for water; cold water to be precise. The worst thing you can ever do to her is to throw her into a swimming pool. It’s a bit weird how she loves the cold weather but not cold water. Lisa loves wearing skimpy outfits because she gets hot easily, especially during summer. Although you won’t see her dressed in a bum-short and bra to college.

Why is Emma Watson’s picture there, one would ask? Well, my preferred cast for this character is no other than the girl who played the role of Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series. I like facing challenges, and I want her to do so as well. I’ve seen an intelligent young witch side of her, and I’d like to see a different side on her next film. She’ll have to be a little more romantic than she was in HP as Lisa ends up dating Stephen. Also, Lisa is an American girl from the fictional town Sloutenville. Luckily, Emma can make her own American accent as this isn’t a known city like the likes of L.A., Tennessee, etc.

TEAM JULIE

Julie Hitchens is Stephen’s course mate. She’s a British blonde girl who lives alone in her parents’ house in Sloutenville. Her parents seldom come over to the states, so she has the house to herself most of the time. Julie has a crush on Stephen the moment he arrives at college. Being best friends with Stephen’s cousin and housemate, Stacy Ford, Julie is able to get in touch with Stephen. Sadly, Stephen doesn’t like her the way she likes him; even with her gorgeous features and thundering accent, she can’t get him to fall for her. Although both parents are still alive, Julie loves wearing black outfits and drives her father’s black convertible Mercedes.

Why Dakota Fanning? Again, it’s the same reason why I chose Emma. Dakota is an amazing actress who’s stared with one of the world’s best actors and actresses, including Tom Cruz, Julia Roberts, etc. I would like to see her take on a more challenging and different role. Also, since Julie Hitchens is British, Dakota would have to learn how to speak like one. I believe she’ll be up to the task.

Well, these are the two teams. Which of the teams would you prefer to be in, Team Julie or Team Lisa? Leave your answers in the comment section below along with your e-mail address if you’d like to win a Smashwords coupon of the new edited version of LS: The Beginning.

P.S: You don’t need to enter your e-mails if you don’t wish to participate in the giveaway.

The Beginnning

LS Book 1

By Kelvin O’Ralph

A handshake between strangers has never held so much promise for discovery.

When Stephen Wilson meets Lisa Morgan at his new school in Sloutenville, it is the simple act of extending his hand in greeting that flips both of their worlds upside-down. With the gesture, both discover that in some way they are connected, and that they share the ability to manipulate the elements, fire and water. Though their abilities vary, they share the gift of telepathy allowing them to communicate without words, which creates a bond between them stronger than either had expected.

As the two begin to spend more and more time together, David, Lisa’s ex, becomes wild with jealousy and launches multiple attacks on Lisa. In the fight against the dangers that await them around every corner, Stephen and Lisa soon discover that they are up against much greater odds than they had originally known and their struggles are far from over.

About the Author:  

Kelvin O’Ralph is a student at the University of Wolverhampton, UK. He is an avid writer and reader, who loves writing Fantasy/Romance novels. LS: The Beginning is the first book in his fantasy series LS. He released the sequel early October 2011.

Kelvin is a huge admirer of Emma Watson, the Harry Potter star and hopes one day she gets to act as one of his characters. Personally, he’d love her to act the role of Lisa Morgan in this book. At least, that’s how he envisioned it while writing.

Still in his teens, Kelvin has released four books on Amazon Kindle in 2011. He’s working on the final book on the LS series and also on a new project. Like most authors, Kelvin hopes one day his books will be transformed onto the big screen.

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