Book Giveaway & Author Interview: Prophecy of the Flame by Lynn Hardy

Welcome to Author Lynn Hardy

I am Lynn Hardy, a self-published author of the Prophecy of the Flame series. Book One became #1 on Amazon Kindle in 2010 and has recently been picked up for a movie.
However, it’s not like Spielberg called. This will be an independent film, but a film like none other. The purpose, of what we are calling the Prophecy Project, isn’t a political statement or a debut of some new special effect: The purpose of the Prophecy Project is to entertain millions across the nation with a movie whose net proceeds will help families that are struggling and have lost everything in this recession
As the author, I have donated 100% of my proceeds from Prophecy of the Flame – Book One to Agape Assistance – a 501 (c)(3) that I founded to help families in need. The proceeds from the movie will also go to this charity as well. With Kick-starter contributors funding the Prophecy Project – Agape will be able to receive the 100% of the proceeds from this nationwide film. Donations at the Kick-starter event will get supports a unique gift designed for the Prophecy Project.

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Interview:
Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.

It is mind candy – a fairytale for adults.

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?

Book Two in the Prophecy of the Flame series is already out. I am currently working on Book Three in the series.

If you could jump in to a book, and live in that world.. which would it be?

Prophecy of the Flame was based on a set of dreams, so that would definitely be my book of choice.

Is there a song you could list as the theme song for your book or any of your characters?
Despite what fate has dealt her, Reba, the main character in Book One and Two, is a hopeless romantic. In Book Two, she give a heart-rending interpretation of “I Will Always Love You.” That could easily be her theme song.

If you could invite any 5 people to dinner who would you choose?

Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, James Cameron, Joss Whedon, PeterJackson.

Until one of them calls about the Prophecy of the Flame movie, I’m working with a local producer, Laura Perkins, in Boise, Idaho to make a film that will help families all across the country.


What is your dream cast for your book?
I have pictured the characters in Prophecy of the Flame for so long… I often watch movies and ask myself – does this star have a part in my cast?
When I first saw Chris Hemsworth in the latest Star Trek movie, I thought I had found the main character for the altruistic, compassionate, brawny, Prince Szames in Prophecy of the Flame, the movie. But I wasn’t positive. I didn’t see him stand next to anyone… would he be tall enough? Then I saw him in Thor. He looked so much like the picture of Szames I had drawn for my book – I knew he was the perfect person for the part. When Chris took his shirt off, oh man, that massage scene between him and Reba took on a whole new perspective! We need massive fan support on our facebook page to get a star of his caliber for this role…
Prince Alexandros, with his mysterious ability to make the heroin swoon, regardless of any wedding vows, will be a fun character for any actor. Knowing who I want is easy. I originally pictured Peirce Brosnan, in his Remington Steel days, as Alex.  When I saw Brandon Roth as Superman, I knew I had found my dark, cunning, narcissistic prince.  I want to melt just looking at his picture!
The love triangle between the three main characters won’t be complete without a brave, brash, beautiful Reba. For me, picking a Reba is the greatest challenge. I love the fighting spirit that Adrianne Palicki shows in her few appearances, I look forward to seeing her as Wonder Woman! But Christina Hendricks has a look about her… something that says “Reba.” But Christina hasn’t done any green screen that I am aware and she isn’t quite as young as I would like for the role of Reba. One of my new favorites for Reba is Emma Stone. Her role as Hanna in Crazy, Stupid, Love really screamed Reba at me.
King Arturo is the father of Szames and Alex. Determined to save his first born, Alex, he embraces the magic Reba brings as well as the fulfillment of the Prophecy of the Flame, heralded by her arrival. Years of politics and training keep his fear of magic from showing, but Reba’s empathy reveals his unease. I could think of no one better to play the enigmatic, stoic, dashing king than Pierce Brosnan. I would be honored to have one of my favorite actors as this minor, yet complicated character.
Picking out the Crusaders of the Light has been fun. Chad, a med-student is morphed into Jamison the master healer.  Watching Devin on the TV series, Chuck, brings Jamison’s surfer background to life. Ryan McPartlin has the kind eyes and upbeat personality for this role.
Charles the Prince Charming is minor role with a huge following. Charles’s vibrant personality, mixed with a dash of humor, and much sex appeal will fit only a few actors on the market. I like Will I Am; his role in Knight and Day showed his aptitude for action and we all know comedic timing is awesome. I also like Edi Gathegi. The first time I saw him in Twilight, I knew he would make an awesome knight for Prophecy of the Flame.
Allinon the druid elf is an annoying, arrogant, know-it-all everyone loves to hate. Jim Parsons from Big Bang Theory is perfect for this role. Sheldon’s arrogant, snide, superior tone is just what this character calls for.
Jerik the Dwarf… who can play a good dwarf. If John Rhys Davies can be whittled down to size, I am sure many other actors can as well. My personal favorite is a guy I saw on the new series Grimm. Brad William Henke played a Blutbad named Hap. I’ve seen Brad in many roles. The way he speaks, like words don’t come easy, is exactly what I am looking for when I think of Jerik.
There are a couple of additional female roles that will round out the cast. Andrayia may seem like a minor role, but being the mistress of Prince Alexandros is only the beginning for this pintsized bombshell.  Andrayia will fight for her man, and demons will fall before her sword. Red Riding Hood was where I first spotted Amanda Seyfried. That fantasy movie showed that she has the combination of beauty and power that will make this role a success.
Crystal is a pleasure master who is assigned as Reba’s chambermaid. Her duties, to see to all… and I do mean… ALL of Reba’s needs. Amanda Bynes, from Easy A has the perfect look for the part. I will be interested to see if she has the seductive power to pull off this role.
As you can see, I have high hopes for the cast of the Prophecy of the Flame movie. With enough support at our facebook page, a successful fundraiser at Kick-starter, and a minor miracle, PotF could be a blockbuster that would help families get warm beds for their kids, all across the country.

ABOUT LYNN HARDY

Led by a series of dreams and encouraged by friends, Lynn Hardy began the journey to become an author. She stored her work in a computer file labeled “second job.” Writing began as a passion she could not contain and has become much more than she ever expected.
In the Fall of 2010 Prophecy of the Flame – Book One reached #1 on Amazon kindle, shortly after Book Two in the series released. In the spring of 2011, Lynn released the Full Cast unabridged audio book of Book One. Now both fans and newcomers can hear the book come to life as every character jumps of the page with their own unique voice.
In reality, Lynn is overcome with compassion for families who are suffering through the recession and so she has created Agape Assistance – Shelter for Families One Book at a Time. (AgapeAssistance.org) Prophecy of the Flame has now attracted the attention of Hollywood. With 100% of the proceeds from Book One in the series going to Agape Assistance, there is now a full length movie now in the works.
Lynn has attended many science fiction conventions and has had the privilege of serving on panels about writing. Renaissance fairs are another favorite event for the author. Seeing others dressed in costume (as she always is during book signings) makes her feel right at home. Meeting other writers at these conventions and events who are struggling to break into the publishing field has led Lynn to merge Resilient Publishing with Borderline – a unique type of publisher that offers the individual attention to their authors that the big publishing houses give, with the control and increased payouts of self-publishing. As marketing director of Borderline, Lynn is blazing a new path for authors to follow.
The road has been longer and more complicated than she would have ever guessed–not always smooth, but filled with wonderful surprises. Like most stories, Lynn is sure that her journey has only just begun.
Visit her website at www.lynnhardy.com.

MESSAGE FROM LYNN

The Prophecy Project

No, it not a religious nut job’s agenda or an end of the world group. The Prophecy Project is trying to revolutionize the way we are entertained, specifically with movies. How would you like to go to a movie and know that somewhere, a family who has hit a rough patch, lost their job, and are homeless, will be given a hand up – not a hand out? That a family will be back on its feet and self-sufficient in six months?
The Prophecy Project will produce a full-length fantasy film, like Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter, based on the Kindle Bestseller, Prophecy of the Flame – Book One.  Lynn Hardy, the author of the book, has dedicated 100% of the proceeds from the first book in her series to a charity that helps homeless families with children. This includes the author proceeds from the movie, too!
Recently, Lynn has heard from a MAJOR DIRECTOR, one who was nominated for an ACADEMY AWARD… Hollywood is watching the kickstarter event she launched.  If there is support for the Prophecy Project, if the event is a success and shows that thousands of people are waiting for the movie then the big boys will come in with millions to make a fantastic, blockbuster movie!
With that kind of support, the Prophecy Project will launch a quality film. Thousands of families will have a warm bed for their kids, all across the country, with the small percentage the charity gets from a film of this caliper. But we need your help.
What can you do? As little as $1 donated to the Prophecy Project Kickstarter event will tell Hollywood producers that you want this movie to be made. For your donation, you will be emailed a CRUSADER CERTIFICATE from the PROPHECY PROJECT so that the world will know that YOU made this happen, that YOU helped homeless families get a warm bed for their kids.
You can also help by spreading the word. Repost this guest post on your blog or share this blog with your friends. Email friends and family and let them know about this movement that is spreading across America.
THE SUCCESS OF THIS EVENT LIES IN YOUR HANDS.
Here’s a link to the Kickstarter event:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/517070293/hollywood-helps-homeless-families-the-prophecy-pro?ref=menu
More info about the Prophecy Project can be found at:
LynnHardy.com
AgapeAssistance.org

Prophecy of the Flame

In a blinding flash of light, five nondescript strangers are yanked from this world and thrust into a land of sorcery as they are granted the looks and abilities of the people they were playing. This band of wannabe heroes soon discovers that having the powers they have always dreamed of, does not make life a dream come true. The Crusaders of the Light struggle to form a cohesive band as they blend twentieth century technology with the supernatural powers of this new world, fighting to liberate the kingdom of Cuthburan from the evil horde threatening humanity.
Battle is also waged within Reba, an ordinary housewife who has become the most powerful mage on the planet, as she struggles to remain true to her wedding vows. Drawn against her will to the arms of Prince Alexandros, Reba must choose between a marriage to a handsome prince in a magical world or returning to the husband she left behind.

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1 copy of Prophecy of Flame
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Ends 3/26/12

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