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Book Trailer Black Hole
I’m falling into a black hole. For a year I’ve agonized over the final version of Forbidden’s book trailer. Some of my most trusted advisers have provided sound advice. And yet, with each edit of the one minute fifty two second video, I’m not getting that, that “ah ha” feeling. You know what I mean? Knowing that you’ve reached the pinnacle of perfection.
So far, all edits get scraped and flushed into oblivion.
NOTE: Video images will be purchased once the draft is finalized.
Now, I’ve also heard via the cyber grape vine that book trailers are passe. I suspect that has a smidgen of reality. But then, why not put every effort possible that gets a book in front of readers. Stir up their senses. Hell, make them so enraptured with teasers that they can’t help but hit the ‘order’ button.
FORBIDDEN – Book Trailer Draft
Comments and suggestions are welcome.
- If you read suspense/thriller/romance genre, would this trailer entice you to buy the book?
- Do the images and text give away too much; not enough?
- Are the messages confusing?
- Fail to hint at the characters’ dilemma, plot?
Year 2047, war torn city of Samarra, Republic of Islamic Provinces & Territories
Witness to a monstrous crime, Eliza MacKay is trapped in a Middle East government cover-up. Survival depends upon her skill and courage to dodge CIA detection, harness her PTSD triggers, and obey a ruthless cop by the name of Captain Hashim Sharif. There is no hope for rescue. No one is looking for the impetuous and insane MacKay woman.
Captain Sharif’s world plunges into a lethal abyss when he’s becomes the keeper of MacKay. Conflicted by his devotion to Allah and the need to prove his loyalty to his corrupt superiors, Sharif faces an impossible choice. When his family disappears, he becomes the beast his enemies dread.
Sharif and Eliza are immersed into the shadowy world of espionage, murder, and kidnapping. From shabby back alleys, a crumbling mosque, mountain caves, to the splendor of the marble columns in the federal building, Captain Sharif hunts for the killers. When he discovers the truth, he and Eliza become the hunted. Compelled to trust each other, they hold back feelings they’ve considered forbidden.
Feather Stone takes you on a richly textured epic adventure through stunning landscape and into the minds of desperate men. She delivers a taste of the beautiful Islamic culture. A strong cast of characters will grab and hurl you into a plot full of treachery, and passion that refuses to be silenced.