Monday, August 5, 2013

Angels of Omnific Event - Guest post & Giveaway

OMNIFIC ANGELS EVENTToday, I've got a guest post & giveaway from Carol Oates about the trailers of her two novels, Ember and Iridescent. I will go ahead and step aside so she can get to business.

Today, I’m going to talk trailers. In particular, The Omnific Angels trailer.

I’ve been using video editing softwear for years, ever since my brother presented me with my first Adobe program. I’ve edited the trailers for my own books, Ember and Iridescent, for Crushed Seraphim and Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia, as well as some, as yet, unreleased. So, I did have a little experience with book trailers when I set out to make this one. Book trailers are a visual representation of the heart of the book. They shouldn’t tell the entire story but should set a tone, and entice the reader to turn the first page and delve in.

Like books, they aren’t created in isolation. They’re a collaboration of the author, the editor and the many people who create stock images, motion graphics, music, and sound effects. The main challenge with this trailer was coming up with something that combines the heart of four very different stories in one fluid sequence, while conveying the information the viewer needs for the Angel Event.

The first thing I did was check out the trailer for each book and ask each author what one thing they felt could uniquely represent their story to readers. Satan Jack for Debra Anastasia. The city landscape for mine. Patricia Leever decided on colored lights. Nicki was open to my suggestion of the falling feather since the black and white tone combined with the cover font for text brought to my mind, as a reader, the softness, classic nature, and beauty of her angel, Evan. Each author also provided quotes.

Next, we needed common elements. The color red at the beginning to tie to the elements of the static promotional images and the book covers, the black and white feathers at the end also represent elements of the static images and muted tones of covers. The shattered glass and angel add drama and fluid movement between themes. Finally, the very appropriate quote from Divine Temptation conveys the overarching theme of all the books. Ending with essential contact information.

Now to blend. I turned to the musical talents of Jennifer DeLucy. It’s important to compliment visuals with an appropriate track. This is the glue and the backdrop for all the other elements. Luckily, Jennifer has a wide selection available and it wasn’t difficult to select a track to represent our little group.

Editing was the easy part, combining all the above elements while using continuous movement and music to, hopefully, take the viewer on a short journey through each scene and a glimpse of each book.

by Carol Oates
When Candra Ember wakes up in hospital after a dangerous encounter with a red-haired woman, she is shocked to discover that seeing a winged boy wasn’t her imagination. Candra is exposed to a world of rivalry and sacrifice she never knew existed, and the aftermath of a war to save humanity thousands of years ago. Soon she finds herself relentlessly stalked by Sebastian, a beautiful and arrogant Watcher Angel and romantically pursued by his darkly seductive rival, Draven. Ultimately, dubious about her own goodness, Candra’s very existence compromises a tentative peace in the city of Acheron.


by Carol Oates

Candra Ember used to dream of saving the world one person at a time. She never expected to become an angelic weapon and the last hope in the battle against ultimate darkness.

Falling for a Nephilim wasn’t part of Sebastian’s plan. Distraction is something he can’t afford when his rival, Draven, wants what Sebastian has.

Lies, manipulation, and corruption are twisting the lives of the citizens in Acheron. The Arch is missing from Heaven, and a demon is intent on claiming the city. At a time they should be growing closer, grief and paranoia is driving Candra and Sebastian apart.

If the price of restoring the Watchers to Heaven is a human soul, who deserves to be saved?


About the Author
Carol Oates
Carol Oates has never been one to remain still for long.
After her parents' mad dash to the hospital through the empty city streets of Dublin, Ireland, Carol made her debut into the world in the early hours of Christmas morning. Since then her pace has not slowed down in the least.

Carol was introduced to the world of supernatural books when, as a child, her family moved to a coastal suburb on the northern border of Dublin known as Clontarf, famous as the birthplace of Bram Stoker, the prolific author responsible for breathing life into the legendary story Dracula. This stirred in Carol an early passion for reading about all things supernatural. Combine that passion with a deep interest in the history and folklore of Ireland, as well as an active and vivid imagination, and Carol Oates the author was born. Carol's love of writing about anything not entirely "human" emerged, and the premise for her debut novel, Shades of Atlantis, was born.

Other links: Goodreads | Jennifer Delucy

The publisher/author is offering an Event Giveaway of (1) Print Copy of Ember and Iridescent, (1) Beaded angel wings bookmark, (1) Angel wings earrings (gold toned, hypoallergenic, nickel free). Please use the Rafflecopter code below if you would like to offer the event giveaway. – US Only
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  1. I have to admit that I don't watch book trailers all that often, but the Ember trailer got me hooked and I added this book to my TBR list. Thanks for sharing!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

    1. yeah! That's all I ever want. To help people add exciting new books to their TBR list! I will sometimes watch book trailer, if they are created by the author. I don't usually watch fan trailers though.

  2. Thank you for the great giveaway and I for one will be adding this book to my TBR list!!!

  3. Thanks so much for sharing these with us! Both books are now on my TBR list, and I can't wait to get to them. Thanks also for the great giveaway!

  4. The book covers are gorgeous and I really love the trailers too. Book trailers are really starting to make books more appealing. I've been seeing a lot more of them lately.
    Thanks for sharing with us and keep up the great work.
    Thank you for the great giveaway opportunity also 8)
    Michelle Hofacker