Tuesday, January 5, 2010

It's still Tuesday in Hawaii, right? (Book trailers!)

Okay, I really fell off the horse on Book Trailer Tuesday! And I see my Trailer Tuesday inspiration at BirdBrain(ed) book blog has, too. Oh well, that's the great thing about blogs, huh? Not like she's going to get fired from her position as head blogger over there.

Okay, a few trailers that recently caught my eye! All three of these approaches are so different - the trailer for Release by Beth Kery (created by Lea of closetwriter) goes straight for the plot instead of being quirky or oblique, and sets a saucy mood with the music. I think it's a super smart choice to do it this way for this book, because, okay, let's face it, the plot is hot! And juicily mysterious, and Beth Kery totally delivers, so you know you will get the goods here. (Book releases in early February.) Anyway, trailer #1, for your perusal...



Our second trailer: Jeff Somers. A quirky, author-made trailer (or, it feels author-made) that I also really like. This trailer has little to do with the books at all. Really, I don't think it would be easy to describe the books in a trailer - they're these mad, wonderful, futuristic, breathless dystopian things. I can't help but wonder how many people will send him the bar code for pants.



Okay, I was reading about this last trailer on Avid Book Reader's Morning Report. I think it actually appeared on TV! Is that something new for a book trailer? I wonder what shows it ran on. Anyway, it's 15 seconds long. And again, it's nothing about the plot of the book, though you get a very sly nod to Stephen King's Misery here, don't you?



So what do you say? Seen any good trailers lately?

11 comments:

Deborah said...

I saw that commercial, was really surprised that it was on TV. Unfortunately I do not remember what show we were watching, didn't know there would be a test.

Chris said...

*waving* Just here to be here. You know.

Oh, my veri word: isman. Profound, no?

Anna said...

I've seen the Patterson ad air several times. LOL!

I believe TNT is a good one to catch it on.

Lea said...

Carolyn:

Thanks so much for posting the book trailer for Release! That is so kind of you..

The other two are great, it's amazing the varience in themes out there. And the Patterson one? lol

Chris: isman - vera profound...

Best to you Carolyn
L

Carolyn Crane said...

Deb: LOL. Uh oh, a test after all.

Chris: Sup, isman?

Anna: I bet you were surprised!

Lea: There are so many possible directions.

Leslie said...

I liked all three even though they are all different.

I've seen Sherrilyn Kenyon's trailers on TV, Acheron was on a number of times. Don't remember any other ones. :)

Kwana said...

Loved the Release trailer. Plot seems great but my first thought was of the crazy Italian trial with the American girl. Scary.

orannia said...

OMG! My first EVER book trailer (Beth Kerry's) and I saw it here! Is it bad that I was giggling madly throughout? I'm not sure why I was giggling..it just wasn't what I expected (not that I knew what to expect :)

I think I need to go to bed...

Mary G said...

Love the Release trailer. It suits the story perfectly. Hadn't seen the other 2 before this. Agree with Leslie that's it's nice they are not cookie cutter.

Ladytink_534 said...

I really like the James Patterson one. Thanks!

orannia said...

Back and can I saw I loved James Patterson's trailer!