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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Guest post ~ On creating a book trailer for Death Rejoices, the new paranormal urban fantasy from AJ Aalto

On Creating a Book Trailer for Death Rejoices
by AJ Aalto
While on the couch recuperating after surgery, I’ve been working on a possible book trailer for my paranormal horror/comedy series, The Marnie Baranuik Files. You’ve seen book trailers, right? Thirteen second spots with some flashy words, appropriate backdrop music, a few graphic yummies to entertain the eye. I always pictured mine with full voice-over done by that guy with a baritone voice who does the intense movie trailers. I think I’ve finally nailed the script, too. Ready? (Since this is the only part I can do myself, consider this your sneak preview!)
What happens when you pit the world’s worst detective
Against the planet’s worst monsters?
The Marnie Baranuik Files.
See exploits expertly bungled and faces palmed.
See awkward, dorky seduction fails.
See shambling horrors thoroughly tromped…
Marnie Baranuik… She almost never gets people killed.
So, yeah, that’s how I see it. Maybe with a splat. Not a good splat. If I could get actors involved, I’d have most of them looking at the screen like “what are you, an idiot?” and “This bitch is gonna get me killed.” It’d be fun! Anyone got Jude Law’s phone number?

About The Book

Title: Death Rejoices
Author: AJ Aalto
Genre: Paranormal / Urban Fantasy

MarnieBaranuik is back, and this time, the Great White Shark of psychic investigations has “people skills” and a new assistant who seems to harbor an unhealthy curiosity about Harry, her revenant companion. Together, they’ve got a whole lot of questions that need answering. Is an ancient vampire hunting in Denver? Who is stalking Lord Dreppenstedt? How do you cure a slipper-humping bat, ditch an ogre, or give a demon king the slip? And what the hell was she thinking, swearing off cookies?

Teaming up with her sexual nemesis, Special Agent Mark Batten, and their long-suffering supervisor, Gary Chapel, Marnie discovers that vampire hunters aren’t easy to rescue, secrets don’t stay buried, and zombies sure are a pain in the ass to kill.

Author Bio
AJ Aalto is the author of the paranormal mystery series The MarnieBaranuik Files. Aalto is an unrepentant liar and a writer of  blathering nonsense offset by factual gore. When not working on her novels, you can find her singing Monty Python songs in the shower, eavesdropping on perfect strangers, stalking her eye doctor, or failing at one of her fruitless hobbies. Generally a fan of anyone with a passion for the ridiculous, she has a weak spot for smug pseudo-intellectuals and narcissistic jerks; readers will find her work littered with flawed monsters and oodles of snark.
AJ cannot say no to a Snickers bar and has been known to swallow her gum.


Marsha A. Moore is a writer of fantasy and fantasy romance. The magic of art and nature spark life into her writing. Read her ENCHANTED BOOKSTORE LEGENDS for adventurous, epic fantasy romance. Or enjoy a magical realism tale of a haunted yoga studio with SHADOWS OF SERENITY. For a FREE ebook sample of her writing, read her historic fantasy short story, LE CIRQUE DE MAGIE, available at Amazon and Smashwords.