Saturday, June 28, 2008

Into the Shadow Christina Dodd Book Trailer

Blessedor cursedwith the ability to change into a cruel panther, Adrik Wilder excels at every vice, kidnapping Karen Sonnet and forcing her to welcome the pleasure only he can give her. But Karen's spirit makes him question the force of his family's curse, for she holds the key to their salvation Isbn #:978-0451224514 Genre: Paranormal Romance

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Through the Veil Shiloh Walker Book Trailer

Lee has ignored her bizarre dreams for years. Dreams about monsters. Dreams about sexy, silver-eyed soldiers. But when the sexy, silver-eyed soldier comes to her, she realizes she has to make a choicejoin with him a battle to save a dying worldor walk away from the man she was born to love. ISBN#9780425222478 Genre:Paranormal Romance, urban fantasy, science fiction

Aphrodisiac Allyson Roy Book Trailer

When Brooklyn sex therapist Dr. Saylor Oz discovers her friend was murdered for an ancient secret perfume that could topple the balance of power between men and women, Saylor and her roommate, Benita Morales, and daredevil boxer hunk, Eldridge Mace, are swept into a deadly seven-day race to find the killer. ISBN#:9780425223239 Genre: Romantic Suspense

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Tweak Nic Sheff Book Trailer

In Nic Sheff's New York Times bestselling memoir TWEAK: GROWING UP ON METHAMPHETAMINES, we watch Nic plunge the mental and physical depths of drug addiction, as he paints a picture for us of a person at odds with his past, with his family, with his substances, and with himself. It's a harrowing portrait -- but not one without hope. Published by ginee seo books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. Visit ISBN#:1-4169-1362-9Genre:Teen Memoir

Friday, June 13, 2008

My Wicked Enemy Carolyn Jewel Book Trailer

Carson Philips is a witch on the run from unspeakable evil. For years, Àlvaro Magellan has held her as his psychological prisoner. Now, her only hope for survival is the demon sworn to kill Magellan and his witch. Can Nikodemus save her before Magellan exacts his revenge? ISBN# 0-446-1782303 Genre: Paranormal Romance

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Turbulent Sea Book Trailer

About a month ago, Sheila English asked if I would be interested in directing Christine Feehan's upcoming book trailer for Turbulent Sea.

Without hesitation, I responded I would love to do it. Then she drop the really big news: it would be a music video! I immediately understood what she wanted. Turbulent Sea is based on Joley's life as a famous singer. Sheila wrote the song and when I heard it I was hooked.

My experience in producing and working on music videos matched perfectly with this request. I had worked on several of Gloria Estefan's music videos including "Turn the Beat Around", "I'm Not Giving You Up" and "Reach." I thought about Gloria's performance in the first two and knew that this was the look and feel we would go for.

As it turned out Gloria is one of Christine's favorite music artist and agreed that this was the feel that she wanted for the video. Cecilia, her daughter, would play Joley and I requested that she look at several of Gloria's videos in particular, I'm Not Giving You Up" which I coordinated (Bille Woodruff directing and Jeff Nelson producing).

I was looking for a lot of emotion which can be very hard to capture in music videos. Most of the time the music artist is "selling" to the camera too much or trying to hard, but Gloria, the pro, knows exactly how to bring it. I was a little concerned about Cecilia, because it takes years to perfect the skill of lip syncing and acting. But, Cecilia handled like she had been doing it all her life! She really just came right to it and from the first take I knew we had a natural performer in her.

The song has an emotional climax to it and Cecilia looks right into the camera and lets us see right into her soul. I was shaken when she gave the performance outside the stadium door (she takes the wig off and throws it down.)

She also was a real blast to work with. We had fun doing the explosion scene at the end and were joking and laughing around a lot right before we filmed it. I was concerned that she wasn't going to be in the right state for the scene, but as soon as we rolled camera she dropped the goofy kid act and went right to work, jumping high in the air and throwing herself down on the mat with all her energy. She is one athletic little lady!

Of course, I would be remiss not to mention Eric Holter who played Ilya, but I'm going to blog about that another time. Cheers - Victoria Arias Fraasa

42 Rules for Working Moms Laura Lowell Book Trailer

Written by real working moms, 42 Rules for Working Moms is a compilation of funny practical advice on surviving as a working mom. Laura Lowell brings together a diverse group of working moms: different cultures, industries, ages and perspectives. The contributors share personal stories about how they balance their personal and professional lives.ISBN#: SBN: Paperback: 0-9799428-4-5 (978-0-9799428-4-6) ISBN: eBook: 0-9799428-5-3 (978-0-9799428-5-3) LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CONTROL NUMBER: 2008928151 Genre: Business, Women in Business

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

COS Industry News June 11 - Magic Johnson

Magic Johnson is one of the greatest basketball players is now one of the greatest Urban entrepreneurs. This amazing man is brilliant and companssionate. COS CEO Sheila Clover English met Mr. Johnson during BEA.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Turbulent Sea - Christine Feehan Song Lyrics

It's been exciting working in the book trailer industry these last 6 years. One of the benefits to the job is that I get to read the books in advance.

One of our most popular authors that we create video and audio products for is #1 bestselling author Christine Feehan.

She has several series, each of them amazing. If you've never read her I urge you to pick up one of her books, but warn you that they are very addictive!

The Dark Series or Carpathian Series is a vampire hunter series with Carpathians who are vampire-like but not evil and who are in fact vampire hunters. These dark and brooding heroes are the stuff of legend and are, in my opinion, the reason vampire romance novels hit it so big over the last few years.

The Ghostwalker series is a military paranormal series that is a huge hit with men and with military personnel. I think the research that goes into these books is very extensive and it lends to the realism of the stories.

The Drake Sister Series is about 7 magical sisters and I have to say that I love this series so much! It is a wonderful feel good series that promotes the love of family while still bringing you action, adventure and even some scary moments.

The upcoming Drake Sister release is my favorite for many reasons. The couple in the book are hot! They conflict is believable and you spend so much of your time caught up in the romance and the intrigue it's amazing! The book trailer for the video is a music video! I wrote the script for the book trailer and I wrote the lyrics to the song.

For anyone interested in the words here they are-

Turbulent Sea lyrics by Sheila Clover English

Darkness lives inside me

A secret that I hide

The light that comes from all the rest

Is lost upon the tide

A touch of lightning – magic

Has left me marked and cold

I want…I need…I crave for me

A love that sells my soul

Like a turbulent sea

Pulling at me

I’m drowning in passion and fear

With all that I am – or ever will be

I must fight for what I hold dear

And I fight

For what is right

But shadows follow…

Me into the night

I sing and I cry and I scream at the night

To change an unchangeable fate

The wave crashes

In my heart

Darkness follows

Light departs

Like a turbulent sea

Pulling at me

I’m drowning

Friday, June 6, 2008

The Body Count is Up ThrillerFest 2008

A New York Thrill to remember! July 9 12 Sandra Brown, James Patterson and more will be talking thrills, chills and special weapons at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in NY City! Join them with dozens of other thriller writers will be at ThrillerFest this year talking about their craft and signing books! Find out more at

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Sweet Promptings Showing Compassion for Others Tracey ...

Sweetness, kindness and compassion are enduring realities, borne out by research, books of wisdom and living life. During this time of crisis and opportunity, “Sweet Promptings” inspires us to cultivate sweetness, kindness and compassion within ourselves while we invest in the well being of others. Join the Million Book Campaign of Inspiration now at ISBN # 978-1-60477-683-6 Genre Inspirational

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


A brazen gunman is targeting prominent African-American men on the streets of L.A. The victims are all quintessential family men. Well-educated. Attractive. Successful. But appearances can be deceiving. When the baffling murders are linked to a high-profile lawsuit, a savvy L.A. attorney and a tenacious female detective soon expose a scandalous tale of lust, lies and vengeance. isbn # 0981562701 genre Mystery

Monday, June 2, 2008

Turbulent Sea Christine Feehan Book Trailer

Music video book trailer for Christine Feehan's novel Turbulent Sea. Lyrics by Sheila Clover English, music by CORVO sung by NiNi Burkart.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Boneyard Michelle Gagnon Book Trailer

FBI Special Agent Kelly Jones has worked on many disturbing cases in her career, but nothing like this. A mass gravesite unearthed on the Appalachian Trail puts Kelly at the head of an investigation that crosses the line—from Massachusetts to Vermont, from wealthy vacationers to poor transients, from a serial killer to a copycat nemesis. ISBN# (10 Digit)-0778325393 http://www.michellegagnon.comGenre(s) of this book Mystery/Suspense/Thriller


Savvy L.A. attorney Vernetta Henderson takes center stage in another fast-paced legal thriller that erupts into a scandalous tale of vengeance. Prominent African-American men are being gunned down on the streets of Los Angeles, leaving police completely baffled. The victims are all quintessential family men. Well-educated. Attractive. Successful. But appearances can be deceiving. isbn # 0981562701 genre Mystery