This Week’s Video

Normally, I post a winning book trailer, but I didn’t receive any entries this week. I guess I haven’t promoted the site enough, so I’ll have to do better. Maybe this video will encourage some of you out there to create a video trailer for your book and enter it here. If your trailer qualifies, it will be posted, free, for one week.

This is a video I made from a Power Point presentation about how to make a video from a Power Point presentation! This is a class I prepared, but was unable to teach because I came down with a respiratory virus and had to cancel the class. 😦

In lieu of that, I narrated the power point, turned it into a video, and posted it to YouTube so people who’d signed up for the class could still have the information I’d prepared. I’ll warn you, my voice isn’t ideal for audio, but I believe the video has solid information. So. If you’ve been considering creating a book trailer to help promote your book, the following video may be helpful to you.


This Week’s Winning Book Trailer

Book Title: Deity’s Soulmate

Author’s Name: Angelina Kerner

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About the Author: Angelina Kerner’s writing career started at a young age when she discovered that her creativity could be channeled through a bit of ink and paper.

She moved around during her younger years from Novosibirsk and Kaluga Russia to finally settle in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. This startling contrast between the fierce snow of Siberia and the bright sun of the American West is a crucial source of inspiration and humility: the forces of people is to be found not only in their spirits, but in their land too.

Angelina’s curiosity in the human condition led her to pursue courses in psychology and blossomed into a master’s degree in Topographical science. It was with a burning fire that she rejected the status quo offered to her generation, and after many meaningless jobs, she decided that writing could be the canvas in which she could express this dichotomy. While working full-time behind counters and registers, she persisted in supporting her family, her full-time coursework, and her creative dreams.

She dared to believe in her talents, and most importantly, in her ability to make a real mark on this world.

Like any creative soul, there was time for doubts, self-loathing, and loneliness, but never fear. She worked on countless experimental narratives, universes, genres, until her voice crystallized into her first published narrative. She is now the author of Deity’s Soulmate and Seven Hours: Challenge Accepted. Her next project involves a competition for a beautiful phoenix. Angelina currently divides her time between her family, work, writing, lots of cats, and two celestial dragons.

About the Book: From author Angelina Kerner (Seven Hours: Challenge Accepted) comes an all-new fantasy series about Gardenia, a daughter of Athena, and her 100 years of coursework on how to create whole new worlds and subjects of her own.

A sheltered school child in a realm of condescending gods and goddesses, Gardenia goes to Earth on a dare to witness the unsavory side of mankind for herself. Believing she can do better, she undertakes the formation of an entire galaxy, but without permission from Zeus.

Zeus disciplines her by assigning an epic 13-fold creational lesson destined to take her a century to complete. But he is taken aback once more when she makes an odd choice. She vows to fulfill this knowledge quest by tracking down a lost race of dragons, and discovering the secrets they’ve kept since time began.

Searching the universe to meet even one dragon may be a fool’s errand, but that’s the least of her worries. For ancient wartime resentments linger between the nations of dragons and deities, and some dragons would attack Gardenia on sight!

Yet she ventures out undaunted, learning unexpected things about nomadic life, tender love, and mortal peril along the way. The biggest surprise of all, though, goes by the name of Ri. Ri may be the man of her dreams, the voice in her head, the dragon she’s seeking, or all these things and more…

Meanwhile, the Fates brew sordid plans of their own and Hera jealously sets traps and trials for Gardenia at every chance. What’s a young goddess to do? Flight or fight?

Amazon Link to buy the book

This Week’s Winning Trailer

The book for this week’s winning book trailer will be out soon. Normally I don’t promote trailers which aren’t already published, but this one is special. My friend, C.K. Volnek is the author, and she created this book trailer using Power Point, after reading through my How-To Guidelines. I think it came out great!

Enjoy watching this trailer by Nebraska author, C.K. Volnek, and sign up for her newsletter to be the first to know when the book comes out.