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3-2-1 Blastoff! It’s Release Day for ASHES IN THE SKY! Alien Adventure Abounds!

Release day is finally here!

Omigosh, yes, I know it took forever, but here it is! Ashes in the Sky is FINALLY available in all formats at all booksellers.

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Here’s what early reviewers are saying on Goodreads:

85424-ashesinthesky-v6-book2-final-v3Ashes In The Sky is action-packed, fast-paced, and full of creative fun. It’s a book that’s out-of-this-world and will leave many with wanting more, and in a ironic twist probably craving tacos.
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I was so in love with the concept and the writing and the characters that I couldn’t put it down. This is shaping up to be one of my new favourite alien invasion stories and I cannot wait to see where the next book goes!
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After finishing this book I can safely say I’m now a huge/ massive fan of Jennifer M. Eaton’s books, boy does she know how to take you on an epic alien adventure. I absolutely adored this book and book one too it really is a no holds rip roaring ride of a book. I literally speed read this book in a few days, it’s brimming with action, heartbreak, romance and all out catastrophe.

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85424-ashesinthesky-v6-book2-final-v3I really devoured Ashes in the Sky, it was a wonderful sequel and this series is a breath of fresh air. If you don’t fall for Jess and David and if you don’t catch some feels then we were reading different books! Ashes in the Sky is a brilliant adventure, a perfect addition to the series
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If you enjoy young adult adventure stories (or romances) and haven’t read this series, you are missing hours of entertainment.
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I read this book in a day, ignoring all other responsibilities, 100% because the excitement started pretty early on and continued (and escalated) right to the very end. There were moments where I was sure David and Jess were goners, or at least various body parts were!
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85424-ashesinthesky-v6-book2-final-v3This book was breathtaking and I loved reading it. It more than fulfilled the promise of a fantastic book.
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WOW! Jennifer does it again!

I loved this sequel to Fire in the Woods so much! It is definitely on par with, if not better than, it’s predecessor. It was even more action packed and was completely out of this world, literally!

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 If you’d like to see all the Goodreads Reviews, click here.

ASHES IN THE SKY is finally available wherever books are sold

| Amazon | BookDepositoy.com | Barnes and Noble | Kobo | Chapters Indigo! | iBooks | iTunes |BooksAMillion | ChaptersIndigo | IndieBound |

So what the heck  is this book about, anyway?

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After inadvertently saving the world, 18-year-old Jessica Martinez is ready to put adventure behind her and settle back into the familiar routine of high school. But when she’s offered an opportunity to photograph the inside of an alien spaceship, Jess jumps at the chance. After all, she would be crazy to turn something like that down, right?
Ashes and FireBut when Jess discovers a plot to sabotage David’s efforts to establish a new home for his people on another planet, neither David’s advanced tech nor Jess’s smarts will be able to save them.

Young adult contemporary science fiction (Because you can’t get enough contemporary or science in your fiction)

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23344658-ashes-in-the-sky#other_reviews


Available wherever books are sold

Buy Links:  | Amazon | BookDepositoy.com | Barnes and Noble | Kobo | Chapters Indigo! | iBooks | iTunes |

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23344658-ashes-in-the-sky#other_reviews

15 Second Trailer for FIRE IN THE WOODS from Jess’s POV @month9books @Georgia_mcbride

For this mini-trailer, I went back to the closing statements of the original full-length book trailer. My hope was that this solidifies the story in the minds of people who heard of the book, but also peaks the interest of someone seeing it for the first time.

Again, I am seeing more and more feedback with each mini-video I post on Instagram. I’m not sure if that is because I am getting better at it, or if followers are just starting to get more comfortable with me.

I am having a ton of fun meeting people over there though, and I’m learning about tons of new books.

Anyway, here’s the latest.

Please let me know what you think!

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An eight-second trailer for FIRE IN THE WOODS @month9books @Georgia_mcbride

I cut my timing even closer on this one. This was mostly a test of a new software upgrade that came through. I messed with it, and when I saw the effect I was floored. I got a very nice response from this, and it is only a whopping EIGHT SECONDS long!  Super quick, but I think it gets my point across.

What do you think?

 

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My favorite 15 second trailer for FIRE IN THE WOODS @month9books @Georgia_Mcbride

The more I fiddle, I think the better I get at this. Yes, I could be writing, but these little suckers are so much fun!

I’ve gotten a great reaction to this particular trailer. I shot off the idea of the full-length David-POV trailer, and cut it down to 15 seconds. Tough, but I think the impact is totally there.

Please let me know what you think!

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A 15-Second Comedic Trailer for FIRE IN THE WOODS @month9books @Georgia_mcbride

Last week I introduced the idea of the 15 second trailer. (Here’s the link to the post if you missed it)

This week’s mini-trailer is a little comedy bit I built.  It started off as this still picture meme…

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but out of nowhere I started messing with elements moving around. Before I knew it I was adding music and sound effects.

This was a TON of work, because it is essentially stop-motion photography.  Hey, I’m learning. And having fun while I do it!

I really have no idea where I was going with this. FIRE IN THE WOODS is not a comedy… I guess I was just in a quirky mood.

What do you think?

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15 second trailers. Don’t laugh. They are worse than a query.

I’ve been spending a lot of time on Instagram. It’s been great talking books with readers.  Tons of fun.

But of course, I’m also there to mention my book once in a while. Mostly this is with pictures of my book, or with snappy memes.

But I’ve also started enjoying 15 second or less mini-trailers.

Hey, you thought querying was bad!

This has been a huge challenge, and I have to admit… a little bit of fun.

Think it over… how can you entice a reader to check out your book in 15 seconds or less. It’s flash fiction, with videos!

For the next few weeks I’ll be showing these videos here on Fridays. I hope you enjoy them!

Here’s number one. This was really an experiment to see how it was received. I took for granted most people have at least heard of my book (Because they followed me)

What do you think?

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Second Trailer for FIRE IN THE WOODS, From David’s Point Of View

Since I seem to be on this Friday Vlog kick, I figured I’d show off another piece of “exclusive content” I created for one of the vlog appearances.  This is a teaser trailer told from David’s point of view.

And in case you have not seen the actual trailer for FIRE IN THE WOODS, here it is.  This one I am super proud of. I think it really shows off Jess’s voice, and what the book is all about. Enjoy!

Wahoo! Time for a little fun! Here’s the Official Trailer for FIRE IN THE WOODS by @month9books

After toiling through edits and writing book two at a maddening pace, it’s time to stop, take a breather, and enjoy one of the more fun parts of book promotion.

Fire in the Woods Revised CoverThe countdown is on for the release of my debut YA novel FIRE IN THE WOODS.

Just ten more days! Yipee!

I am super excited to finally premier the official book trailer for FIRE IN THE WOODS.Yay1!

I hope you enjoy it!

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A Book Trailer Debut!

Okay, Okay, I know I normally don’t do stuff like this, but it has been a long time since I have actually looked forward to a book coming out.

About a year ago, I reviewed a book called The P.U.R.E by Claire Gillian.  I raved about the “voice” in the novel.  I liked it so much that it inspired my to use first person in my current baby “Fire in the Woods.”

Well, the sequel to the PURE is coming out shortly, and I can’t wait.

The lovely Miss Gillian asked if I would  be interested is debuting her trailer, and I said “Sneak Peak? Oh Yeah”

So here we have it.  The Trailer for the Sequel to The PURE.

Purely Relative will be available for me to cuddle up with on my Kindle on April 30th.  Let’s all go meet the folks!

Book Trailer. Friend or Fiend?

Book Trailers.  What do you think of them?  Are they valuable?  Is this the next best way to use the wonderful free media  outlets out there to help promote yourself, or is this the next best way to shoot yourself in the foot?

Which camp are you in?

My answer (Surprise!  I have an opinion!) is that it can really go both ways.  As in any marketing idea, it depends on what you put into it.  The best book trailer I have ever seen is actually a FAKE one put together by Nathan Bransford to show how easy it was to make one.  Unfortunately, I searched through his site, and I cannot find it.  Anyone have it?

Here is a great one I can link up to.  It is a little long for my tastes.  They probably could have edited it down under two minutes, especially without music —  but WOW does it pack a punch.  Take a look.  This is definitely one of the five best I’ve seen, despite the length.

Here’s another live-action one, with voice-over.  This one I think is pretty good too.  And it’s short enough that it does not annoy you out of buying the book.

The worst one I have seen?  Hmmmm.  Out of the 30 Book Trailers I have watched preparing for this article, you actually want me to pick the worst out of the 27 that were just horrible?

I think the numbers make my point without picking on any one person.  I don’t want to embarrass anyone.

This is the thing.  You are going to get out of it what you put into it.  Let’s take a look at another one that I think is pretty good.  This one does not have expensive live-action.  It’s just pictures, graphics and swipes, and a really good soundtrack.  The pictures are perfect, and it doesn’t look thrown together.

Wow.  Good, huh?  Even if you don’t like the genre, you are tempted… aren’t you?  So what made this so much better than the other 28?  I will take a wild guess and say PRICE.  I don’t know if it was professionally done or not, but the person who did it knew what they were doing, and took their time to make sure it was RIGHT.

The other 28?  Well, they look like they were thrown together on someone’s home computer.

What does this say about your work?

As a consumer looking at a book trailer… this is what goes through my head when I see a bad book trailer.

“Is the book as lame as that trailer was?”

“Is that the best they could do?”

“Is the book going to be as bad as that trailer?”

These are all normal, honest reactions.  On the flip side, for the really good trailer… something professionally done means someone believed in the work enough that they spent the time, and maybe money, to produce a quality product.  If they took the time to do this, the book must have been worth it.

Is a bad book trailer going to make you pass over the book?  In my eyes… YES.  Others may have a different opinion, but for the reasons I listed above… yes.

My Opinion?  If you are going to do it at all… do it right.  Get a professional to do it.  If you are going to get a bunch of stock photography that is mismatched and does not flow together, and glue it together with a cheesy free soundtrack in the background you are not doing your novel any justice.

You are better off not having a book trailer at all.