Archive for October 2012

Second Place Winner of the Halloween Book Trailer Contest

October 26, 2012

Congratulations to Samantha LaFantasie! Her book trailer for Heart Song, created with Makayla Yokley, placed second in the Keyhole Conversations Halloween Book Trailer Contest.

The criteria were the scary factor, plot, graphics, and sound. Heart Song received high marks for all. Is there anything scarier than magic, immortals, and werewolves? The book trailer, Heart Song, clearly depicts the plot through readable text that is enhanced with pictures and sound effects. The music varied with the shifts in mood as the calm of everyday life was shattered and fear was struck in the hearts of all. Click on the book trailer below and prepare to be scared

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

A Kansas native, Samantha spends her free time with her husband and three kids. Writing has always been a passion of hers, but she only took up writing seriously a few years ago. Among her writing credentials, she’s a board member of the Kansas Writer’s Association and has founded her own critique group lovingly named The Fighting Hamsters.

You can find her presence on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads. Read more about Samantha on her website.

Her novel, Heart Song, is available on Kindle eBook, Smashwords, and   in paperback on  CreateSpace.

SECOND PLACE WINNER: Heart Song by Samantha LaFantasie

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FIRST PLACE WINNER OF THE HALLOWEEN BOOK TRAILER CONTEST

October 7, 2012

Congratulations to Gordon Kessler! His book trailer for Jezebel placed first in the Keyhole Conversations Halloween Book Trailer Contest.

The four criteria were the scary factor, plot, graphics, and sound. Jezebel received high marks for all three. Is there anything scarier than a growling dog’s bared teeth? This book trailer, produced by Goddess Fish, clearly depicts the plot through readable text that is enhanced with pictures and sound effects. The music varied with the shifts in mood as the calm of everyday life was shattered and the dogs howl struck fear in the hearts of all. Click on the book trailer below and prepare to be scared.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Gordon Kessler is a thriller novelist, living in the Kansas City metro area with his golden retriever, Jazmin (Jazzy Brass). He’s taught novel writing for several community colleges, worked over twenty years for the BNSF Railway, and is a former US Marine Recon Scout, Super Squad team leader, parachutist and troop handler.

His thriller novels Jezebel, Dead Reckoning, and Brainstorm are all in both paper and eBook. His latest men’s action/adventure thriller, Knight’s Ransom, was released early 2012. Four or five more in “The E Z Knight Reports” series are scheduled for release yet this year. These novels are about half the size of his big thrillers and are fast, fun reads.

Along with his fiction, Gordon’s published a book for writers, Novel Writing Made Simple; a great primer for beginners and an excellent refresher for the experienced wordsmith. He’s a founder and past president of the Kansas Writers Association, a sixteen-year-old organization of some very special people. Last year, he started a group to help support independent authors called the Indie Writers Alliance–another group of great people. A second book on writing, EBook Writing Made Simple! focuses on the actual writing of eBook novels, and how they can be crafted more effectively for the eBook novel reader rather than as a work written for the traditional publishing industry.

His books can be found on amazon and smashwords. 

Visit his fan page, view his books and site here.

You can also find him on Facebook, Twitter, and Linked In.

FIRST PLACE WINNER: JEZEBEL by GORDON KESSLER

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