Reading: Desire Untamed, Pamela Palmer
Listening to: no one in particular
Making me smile: Working on a new story!!
I have been doing a lot of research into trailers lately for a workshop. I love them. They are mini movies and if done well, can give a bit of an insight into the books potential story. But I have seen some shockers too – drawn out, long, take so long to get to the point. Those ones not only bore me so that I can’t watch to the end – but they kind of turn me off the book too.
The first one that really caught my eye was the one for Erica Hayes's Shadowfae.
It had great music, great images and told a great story in minuture. It set the tone of the book for me. It made me want to go out and buy it. The other day Jess Anastasi sent me one for Sherrilyn Kenyon's League series.
It is really good - really professional - very slick. But is it really any more effective than Erica's low budget version? Not to me.
And while we are here - let's look at one of our own. Mel Teshco's HER DARK LORD trailer which I love.
Again - effective uses of images and music. It tells a story - one that intrigues me. I have read HER DARK LORD and it was brilliant.
So what do you think of Trailers - do you like them, hate them or are indifferent? Do they influence you in at least taking asecond look at a book or they have no impact at all?