Thursday, 11 October 2012

Blog Tour: Phantom - Laura DeLuca


Title: Phantom
Author: Laura De Luca
Publisher: Pagan Writers Press
Pages: 270

The “Phantom” was a musical phenomenon that Rebecca had always found enchanting. She had no idea that her life was about to mirror the play that was her obsession. When her high school drama club chooses “Phantom” as their annual production, Rebecca finds herself in the middle of an unlikely love triangle and the target of a sadistic stalker who uses the lines from the play as their calling card.

Rebecca lands the lead role of Christine, the opera diva, and like her character, she is torn between her two co-stars—Tom the surfer and basketball star who plays the lovable hero, and Justyn, the strangely appealing Goth who is more than realistic in the role of the tortured artist.

Almost immediately after casting, strange things start to happen both on and off the stage. Curtains fall. Mirrors are shattered. People are hurt in true phantom style. They all seem like accidents until Rebecca receives notes and phone calls that hint at something more sinister. Is Justyn bringing to life the twisted character of the phantom? Or in real life are the roles of the hero and the villain reversed? Rebecca doesn’t know who to trust, but she knows she’s running out of time as she gets closer and closer to opening night. Only when the mask is stripped away, will the twenty first century phantom finally be revealed.

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Author Laura DeLuca has stopped by with a guest post for the Phantom blog tour.
I had so much fun with the Destiny cast, I had to start one for Phantom. I just picked all these out with a little help from my twelve year old daughter, but I still think it turned out pretty well. So, here you go. Meet my picks for the cast of Phantom.

Rebecca (Becca) Hope-Allison Miller
Alison was on Terra Nova, which my kids were watching before it got cancelled. Her hair was longer and curlier in that show, which made her look even more like Becca.

Lord Justyn Patko - Robbie Amell Of course, we need to Goth him up a bit, but Robbie could definitely pull of Lord Justyn. I can even visualize the tribal tattoo around those muscular arms. He was in one of the more recent versions of Scooby Doo, so again, I have to thank my kids for finding him.

   Tom Rittenhouse-Jason Dolley Yes, we watch the Disney channel, and its a good place to find teen actors. Jason is in Good Luck Charlie, and he definitely has the boy next door thing going on.
He'd be perfect to play Tom.

 Jay Kopp - Calum Worthy
Another pick from Disney, Calum is one of the characters on Austin & Ally. I'm not sure of his name on there, but he's always goofing around, just like Jay.

Carmen Webber-Alyssa Diaz This Latino beauty looks exactly the way I envisioned Carmen--beautiful, but with a tough edge to her. I found her courtesy of

. Debbie O'Neil-Nicky Blonsky I had a really hard time finding someone to play Debbie, but finally remembered the star of Hairspray. She can even sing, so she's definitely a great choice.

. Wendy Wright - Aly Michalka We needed a blonde bombshell, and Aly is a beauty. Hopefully in real life she's a little nicer than Wendy.

 Tempest/Darlene- Laura "Tempest" Schmidt Of course, Tempest would have to play herself. No one else could possibly do justice to her artistic dance moves. And since she has been on stage and making belly dance videos for years, I'm sure it wouldn't be that much of a challenge.

 Well, that pretty much wraps up the main characters. I thought about doing a soundtrack for this book too, but really, you just need to listen to the Phantom of the Opera soundtrack. That's what I did every single night while I was writing it. LOL So, what do you think of my picks? If you read the book and can think of other actors and actresses who would be a better fit, I'd love to hear about it.              
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About Laura DeLuca.

Laura “Luna” DeLuca lives at the beautiful Jersey shore with her husband and four children. She loves writing in the young adult genre because it keeps her young at heart.  In addition to writing fiction, Laura is also the sole author of a popular review blog called New Age Mama. She is an active member of her local pagan community, and has been studying Wicca for close to eight years. Visit her on her websites at or .

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for sharing my book and my dream cast on your blog!

    Laura DeLuca