Cursed is a paranormal romance set in Venice during the 10-day festival called Carnevale, so for much of the story, the hero is in full costume. For good reason -- Bruno diCesare is mysterious because he's hiding a secret. By the end of the story, you understand why he only mingles with people during the masquerade festival.
Goran Visnjic is Bruno. He first charmed me with his bad boy role in Practical Magic. If you haven't seen it, go grab a copy. This photo's a great portrayal of his intensity and general smolder, lol.
When she meets Bruno, she senses the alpha male hiding in the masquerade costume. His full-face mask allows her only to see his eyes - eyes that alternately reveal pain, and desire. She has little experience with men, but takes a chance and invites him back to her room. Once she enters his world, there's no going back.
Amanda Seyfried is the perfect Melina.
What's that? You say she resembles Melina? Hm, interesting.... :)
It does play into the story near the end. And the resemblance is only on the surface. Eldie doesn't mind using her manicured nails to claw her way to the top, or digging them into a competitor's flawless face.
Kate Hudson is Elda McVickar.
Jude Law has played such characters very well, and was always Philip in my mind.
There you have it - the cast of Cursed. There are a few other minor players, of course, and in the second book, Charmed, the cast will expand. I can't wait to reveal it! :)
Cursed is available from Decadent Publishing’s new Tease line
Coffee Time Romance: http://www.coffeetimeromance.com/BookStore/pubs_product_book_info/decadent-publishing-c-93/cursed-p-9911