June 1, 2020

Turn Your Speakers Up: the FORETOLD #Trailer is Here!

The usefulness of book trailers for promotional purposes is a subject of great debate in the writing community. Personally, I’m of the mindset that as long as they’re done at least marginally well, they certainly don’t hurt!

My book trailers were created by a friend of mine, Erin, who dabbles in video and has a remarkably creative mind. Especially considering the price (read: free), she’s done such a spectacular job! Truly, so much better than anything I could have done. I’ll be forever grateful to her for her time and effort.

Adding to the success of the trailers is the custom music done by Erin’s brother, Austin, owner of NME Studios. Every time I see a trailer for the first time and I hear the music he created, it gives me goosebumps. He’s a cinematic genius!

In particular, Erin and Austin outdid themselves on the trailer for Foretold: Book Three of the Daughters of Saraqael Trilogy. I was so excited when they were able to get the trailer done before Defy releases! Although Defy was written with the intent that new readers could pick up the story and read it without having read the Daughters of Saraqael trilogy first, I think that reading the stories in order does add to the experience.

If you haven’t yet read the first trilogy, here is the blurb about Foretold to pique your interest:

Centuries before she was born, Skye Tomaganuk was a subject of the most important prophecy in Estilorian history. As one of three half-human daughters born of the Corgloresti, Saraqael, she is part of the fulfillment of Knorbis’ Great Foretelling. What she doesn’t know is just what the Foretelling entails for her and her sisters.

As Skye and her sisters continue their training and visit each of the Estilorian class homelands, they soon learn how much impact their human emotions have on their father’s kind. Skye is particularly interested in the effect of emotions on her Gloresti, Caleb. Although she wants their relationship to progress beyond just that of protector and assignment, he proves particularly resistant to the idea.

She’ll soon have much more to worry about than a lack of romance, however. With the help of a traitor, Grolkinei infiltrates the Estilorian stronghold, imprisoning Skye’s mind and putting all Estilorians at risk. It leads them all toward the greatest battle of their kind, and puts Skye’s faith to the ultimate test.

If you haven’t yet read Becoming, Central and Foretold, perhaps watching this amazing trailer will convince you. Be sure to turn your speakers up…and please let me know what you think!