Friday, 22 March 2013

International Bestselling Author, Cheryl Kaye Tardif

Will SUBMERGED, the movie, hit the big screen?


Today's special guest is Cheryl Kaye Tardif, international bestselling author of SUBMERGED, a psychological thriller that will have you holding your breath. As part of Cheryl's 10-day blog tour, she's stopping by today to share some thoughts on SUBMERGED, the movie…

Ever since the release of my first novel back in 2003, I've had very strong feelings that one day I'll see one of my books on the big screen. WHALE SONG (2003) has had a LOT of film interest over the past 10 years, and even came close to a major film deal, complete with a major book deal. But since the release of my thriller, SUBMERGED, on February 26, 2013, I am even surer that this new book will be "the one." Readers and reviewers are loving it. They're already demanding to see the movie!

With WHALE SONG, once I start imaging the movie, I can actually smell popcorn. It has been that way since the thought of a film entered my mind, as I imagined the people sitting in the theater, listening, watching, laughing, crying. And now the scent of hot buttered popcorn comes to mind the instant I think of watching SUBMERGED on the big screen. I can almost taste it now.

I imagine sitting in the back row, watching people file in, chattering about how excited they are to see this movie. I imagine the music, so dramatic and suspenseful. I envision the actors playing their roles so convincingly that people in the audience are laughing, crying, shrieking, holding their breath as Rebecca and her children are trapped in a submerged vehicle. And I can imagine their reactions once the film is over. A collective released breath escaping into the theater. Some won't want to drive home after.

When creating the character of Marcus Taylor, actor Gerard Butler came to mind. Handsome but scruffy. Not overly fit. Butler would be perfect as Marcus, the reclusive recovering addict who hides away as the faceless voice on the other end of a 911 call. He's making himself pay for past crimes by not looking after himself.

Strangely enough, I had no clear vision of Rebecca. Pretty, blonde, a mother of two. I'm a Katherine Heigl fan so she would fit Rebecca's character. But maybe someone a bit grittier…

If you've read SUBMERGED, tell us who you'd cast for the roles of Marcus Taylor and Rebecca Kingston.

And now, here's a bit about SUBMERGED…

From Cheryl Kaye Tardif, the international bestselling author that brought you CHILDREN OF THE FOG, comes a terrifying psychological thriller that will leave you breathless…

 "Submerged reads like an approaching storm, full of darkness, dread and electricity. Prepare for your skin to crawl."   —Andrew Gross, New York Times bestselling author of 15 Seconds
Two strangers submerged in guilt, brought together by fate…

After a tragic car accident claims the lives of his wife, Jane, and son, Ryan, Marcus Taylor is immersed in grief. But his family isn't the only thing he has lost. An addiction to painkillers has taken away his career as a paramedic. Working as a 911 operator is now the closest he gets to redemption—until he gets a call from a woman trapped in a car.

Rebecca Kingston yearns for a quiet weekend getaway, so she can think about her impending divorce from her abusive husband. When a mysterious truck runs her off the road, she is pinned behind the steering wheel, unable to help her two children in the back seat. Her only lifeline is a cell phone with a quickly depleting battery and a stranger's calm voice on the other end telling her everything will be all right.

*SUBMERGED has a unique tie-in to Tardif`s international bestseller,

More Reviews:

"From the first page, you know you are in the hands of a seasoned and expert storyteller who is going to keep you up at night turning the pages. Tardif knows her stuff. There's a reason she sells like wildfire—her words burn up the pages. A wonderful, scary, heart-pumping writer." —M.J. Rose, international bestselling author of Seduction

"Tardif once again delivers a suspenseful supernatural masterpiece." —Scott Nicholson, international bestselling author of The Home
"From the first page, Cheryl Kaye Tardif takes you hostage with Submerged—a compelling tale of anguish and redemption." —Rick Mofina, bestselling author of Into the Dark

"Cheryl Kaye Tardif's latest novel SUBMERGED will leave you as haunted as its characters." —Joshua Corin, bestselling author of Before Cain Strikes

"Submerged will leave you breathless—an edge of your seat, supernatural thrill ride." —Jeff Bennington, bestselling author of Twisted Vengeance

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  1. Thanks, Kat, for hosting me during my Blog Tour. I really appreciate it. :-)

  2. Anytime, Cheryl. SUBMERGED is an awesome book. I loved it! :)