Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Movie Of The Book

I’m gearing up for the release of my new book, It Happened One Night, and I’m really excited about it! I was holding my breath waiting for the new reviews to come in, and the first one came in last week. I’ll share it with you later on in this post.

But before I do that, I wanted to show you this cool book trailer that COS productions made for me.

I tend to think book trailers can be a little hit-or-miss. To me reading a book and watching a movie are as different as reading a play and seeing it performed. So a book trailer can sometimes feel like an artificial merging of two unlike things—spots and stripes.

But I think COS did a great job on this trailer. It’s text-driven (no voiceovers or moving pictures of characters). It feels like a book—it has plenty of room for the reader to use her own imagination to construct the story, but it’s still interesting to watch too.

Of course, I may be a little biased.

Anyway, here’s the first review!

Romantic Times says 4.5 Stars! “Lisa Dale is adept at weaving beautiful, romantic, heart-wrenching stories. She pays attention to the finest details, and the effect knocks the wind out of you. Every single scene, character conflict and reaction is perfect. The only downside is that the story concludes, which means our time with these wonderful characters comes to an end.”

That's one for Mom's fridge, I think.

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Emmanuelle said...

Lisa, this really is great trailer !!!
We don't get actual pictures of models so it leaves a lot to the reader's imagination. Love the snow effect too.
"What happens when true love hides in plain sight ??" *sigh* Who can resist that ??

host said...

I love the trailer - it made me order the book. Now I just have to wait for it to arrive :)

Linda Henderson said...

Great trailer ! I will have to get the book.

Mary said...

Ya know I love the trailer and I think it was done just right. The book is on my list to get :)

Lisa Dale said...

@Emmanuelle, @Host, @Linda, @Mary,

Thanks so much for your kind words. I really do think this book comes through on its promises. We worked really hard on it, and with any luck, this story will be tugging your heartstrings in the best way possible. I can't even WAIT for it to come out!

Alison said...

What a wonderful review - congratulations!

penney said...

I love the trailer Lisa your book sounds so good.

cheryl c said...

It's a lovely trailer, Lisa, and WOW, what an awesome review!!! I am wishing you great success with your second book. You know already that I loved the first one! :-)