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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Book Trailer Breather. Time to kick back and watch Hywela Lyn's trailers. Last chance to win!

It’s the weekend at last! Time to wind down at A Writer’s Mind. How so? By enjoying a Book Trailer Breather! If you’ve been popping in throughout the week you know that I’ve been featuring romance author Hywela Lyn and her fabulous characters from Dancing with Fate. Well, today I’ll be sharing the book trailer for that title as well as a few others.

CONTEST ~ Be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win an Ecopy of Dancing with Fate. Two winners drawn.

What Lyn had to say about Dancing with Fate’s trailer…

"This was fun to make, and although trailers are quite time consuming, didn’t take as long as the first one I made. Since this edition is a re-publication of the story originally published with The Wild Rose Press, I wanted it to be different, but to still have similar elements of legend and mystique. I was able to use several of the original pictures, but also incorporated one or two new ones. I tried to put as much movement in as possible, by incorporating a video of clouds and one of flames and a fireball. The clouds were also used in my futuristic novel ‘Children Of The Mist’ but I tinted it different colours and used it in a later frame.

The music was the most time consuming part. I went back to Kevin Mcleod’s great site http://incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/ and spent a happy hour or so searching for the right piece. (It’s easy to get sidetracked there, because he has so much great music for all genres and moods.) I really liked the piece I had for the original trailer, but of course didn’t want to use that again. I found a piece of Celtic music which I like but unfortunately each time I tried to download it for some reason it only downloaded a short section which was not long enough for the trailer. I hope you like the one I finally came up with – another Celtic piece – Skye Cuillin (I’ve been to the Cuillin hills, they’re on the Isle of Skye and quite spectacular, cutting across the whole of the island. Although the Cuillins are Scottish and my story takes place in 5th Century Wales, I felt it had the right ‘feel’ for the story, and I could imagine Terpsichore dancing languorously to it."

DANCING WITH FATE. Purchase now through Smashwords.



STARQUEST



CHILDREN OF THE MIST



Learn more about Hywela Lyn, her books and everything she's up to at her Website.

Lyn is also one of the owners of Author Roast & Toast Blogspot. Swing over to meet tons of top-notch authors every week!

Enjoy your weekend everyone!

Sky

10 comments:

Sky Purington said...

You did a really great job with these trailers, Lyn! And I LOVE the music!!! :-)

Hywela Lyn said...
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Hywela Lyn said...

Thanks so much Sky, my friend, you're so kind!

As I mentioned, he music is by Kevin Mcleod, who is amazing, he seems to have a piece suitable for all genres! I think a lot of writers use his work for their trailers, and there is a huge amount to choose from.

Paula Martin said...

Great trailers, Ly, and fantastic music. I really must challenge my technology know-how and work out how to make a trailer!

Lisa said...

The music is so lovely, enchanting, makes one think the book must be too!

Caroline Clemmons said...

Lyn, I'm so impressed with your beautiful videos.

Hywela Lyn said...

Paula, Lisa and Caroline, thank you so much for your lovely comments, I'm so glad you enjoyed the videos.
They're fun to make, although a bit of a time suck!
Sky, dear friend, thank you so much for having me here it's been a delight, as always to visit your blog.

I'll choose my winners soon.

Lyn

Mary Ricksen said...

Great videos Lyn! I didn't know you made them yourself! Good stuff girl!!

Hywela Lyn said...

Hi Mary dear friend

Thank you so much, I enjoy making my trailers, although I usually look at them later and see things I wish I'd done differently (a bit like writing really!:) )

Sky Purington said...

Lyn, it was a pleasure having you over. Can't wait to see you again in December during the Christmas Event! Woo hoo! :-)