Thursday, May 1, 2014

Must-See Book Trailers: 'Every Kiss a War,' 'Jessie's Girl,' 'Just Sing'

by Robin Covington)


April showers bring May flowers — and muddy feet on my brand new (ivory) carpet — overgrown grass that is too wet to mow — and extra time to stay inside and curl up with a good book and marathon Nashville on Hulu. (Why did you not tell me what a great show it is?)

I am a huge fan of all the trailers made by Red14 Films — they are cinematic, evocative and beautifully bring to life the words on the page. The trailer for Every Kiss a War by Leesa Cross-Smith is all of these things and more. The live-action film is sensual and riveting and the narration is pitch perfect to set the tone for this collection of short stories. This video is heartbreakingly tender, and I had to watch it twice right away.

Mojave River Press - Every Kiss A War

The trailer for Jesse's Girl (OK — who else is humming that old Rick Springfield song right now?) by Char Chaffin is simplicity that showcases the story. A tale of lost love, betrayal, lies, and reclaiming a life lost is perfectly highlighted by an unpretentious guitar soundtrack that doesn't take away from the images or the script. It was lovely.

Jessie's Girl - Char Chaffin

Being a singer myself, I have a soft spot for books about them, and the trailer for Just Sing by Rene Gilley is about a young girl whose dreams about achieving her dreams and saving her home collide when she meets the boy who turns her life upside down. I really love the images on this video — they are sharp, modern, colorful and youthful and I think they scream Young Adult. I made a note to grab this one for my niece — and aspiring vocalist.

Just Sing by Renee Giley

Robin Covington writes sizzling contemporary romance. Her stories burn up the sheets ... one page at a time. She loves her family, tasty man eye candy and comic books. Her website is

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