more cool book trailers

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Last month I shared some cool book trailers from my buddies (click HERE to see them). And guess what? I’ve discovered more!

Jordan K. Rose  has a very cool trailer for her book Perpetual Light.

A reincarnated woman must trust the husband she condemned three hundred and fifty years ago to help her defeat a power-hungry vampire hell-bent on ruling the world. As a Pharo of Redemption Lucia DiComano must destroy Samuel, a master vampire who’ll stop at nothing to possess her powers. But centuries of avoiding this task have weakened her. Now, in order to save all of creation she must rely on Vittorio, the man who holds the key to her soul, the very same vampire who changed her destiny.

I have to say that the trailer for Infinite Sacrifice by LE Waters had me curious about the book, and then I went to Goodreads and discovered it’s well rated, so I may have to add it to my TBR pile. Love the way those book trailers work!

Maya’s shocked to discover it’s not the heaven she imagined;in fact, a life of adventure begins the moment you die. 

Zachariah, her faithful spirit guide, explains the rules of the dead: in order to regain complete awareness and reunite with loved ones all souls must review their previous lives. 

Maya plunges warily into her turbulent pasts as a sociopathic High Priest in ancient Egypt; an independent mother protecting a dangerous secret in glorious Sparta; an Irish boy kidnapped and enslaved by Vikings; and a doctor’s wife forced to make an ethical stand in plague-ridden England. 

All the while, Maya yearns to be with those she cares about most and worries that she hasn’t learned all of heaven’s most vital lessons. Will she be forced to leave the tranquility of heaven to survive yet another painful and tumultuous life? Or worse, accept the bitter reality of having to go back alone?

Sherrilyn Kenyon’s promo for her new Dark Hunter novel, The Guardian, is very short, but very cool, with live action it feels like a movie trailer.

As a Dream-Hunter, Lydia has been charged with the most sacred and dangerous of missions. She’s to descend into the Nether Realm and find the missing god of dreams before he betrays the secrets that could kill all of them. What she never expects is to be taken prisoner by the Realm’s most vicious guardian.

Seth’s time is running out. If he can’t hand over the key to Olympus and the heart of Zeus, then his own life and soul will be forfeit. No matter the torture, he hasn’t been able to break the god in his custody. But when a rescuer appears, he decides to try a new tactic.

When these two lock wills, one of them must give. But Lydia isn’t just guarding the gates of Olympus, she’s holding back the darkest of powers. If she fails, an ancient evil will roam the earth once more and no one.

I’d love to post some more cool book trailers next month, so leave me some ideas and links to discover the book trailers that turn you on.

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15 Comments

by | March 22, 2012 · 6:54 am

15 responses to “more cool book trailers

  1. I love book trailers and these are great. I love the images in Jordan’s trailer. The falling leaves are so pretty.

    • I’ve decided that book trailers are fun and the more the merrier! I know you are have a big YouTube presence. Have you done a trailer for your new release, Whisper of Memory?

  2. Book trailers. Isn’t it amazing how that expression which started out meaning the exciting library-on-wheels that came to my one-room schoolhouse once a month to be stampeded by me and my bookish friends, now means video clips about a person’s book. The visual world is gaining momentum because, truly, a picture is worth a thousand words. At least in advertising. Interesting post, Jessica!

    • I had no idea you called mobile libraries “book trailers”. We had one a few years ago in the rural Colorado town we lived in for about two years, so they’re still out there, but it had some fancy name like, the Bookmobile!

  3. Amazing trailers. I love that Sherrilyn’s is so concise. (I know, a weird comment since my trailer is 2 mins). It does sound like a movie trailer, but I think that is mostly due to the announcer’s voice.

    How much you wanna bet Sherrilyn didn’t have to make hers herself? LOL

    • Ah, that’s the benefit of being a top-selling author. NYT here we come! Sherrilyn has been at the bottom too, she’s paid her dues. I actually thought hers went a little fast for me, it was over before I’d hardly realized it had begun. But very cool!

  4. Hi Jessica. Thanks for including my trailer in your post. I’m so happy you like it. And Brinda, thanks for the compliments.

    I have to admit until about a year ago I had never even heard of a book trailer. And then when I learned about them I thought it was a crazy idea. I mean, isn’t the blurb supposed to work like a trailer? But, of course, if that’s what readers want, than I’m in. Now, I love them! So funny to watch a little movie about the book you want to read. I could never have made mine. I don’t have any talent in that area. Kayden McLeod deserves all the kudos. 🙂

    • I should have added credit for the designer. Thanks for doing that Jordan! I do think readers look at these and while you may not see a direct sales link, they are a fun interactive thing to have on your blog. Books are not very interactive so we have to get creative!

  5. Hi Jessica,

    Thank you so much for posting my book trailer on your site. I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Some say that book trailers fail to sell books, but I think they’re so much fun—to create and to watch!

    Infinite Sacrifice is free right now on Smashwords if you are interested in giving it a try 🙂

    • That’s fantastic! It looks wonderful and free is always nice. Thanks for letting me and my readers know. I loved your trailer and I thought it was very effective in getting me interested in the book. Can you see someone click on a trailer and then buy the book? No. But I think it might take several exposures to a book or an author to get people interested, so every opportunity builds on the next one. I see your trailer, then I blog about your trailer, then you come to my site and talk to me about the book, then I buy the book. It being free right now is just a happy circumstance for me! Thanks for coming by and best of luck with Infinite Sacrifice

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  7. I’m so late in replying to this blog post, Jessica, but I’m so glad I flagged to watch when I had time. Some great trailers here! I especially loved the effects of the first one. But we don’t need huge budgets to make a video as seen in Infinite Sacrifice. She appears to use illustrations/paintings, great idea!

  8. I loved what she did, especially since her book travels through time. Using historical artwork evokes a stronger imagery for her book than I think purely new creations would. And yes, I don’t think a big budget always equals a strong trailer. It’s the way the whole comes together that makes the difference.

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