Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Online Book Trailers

As you can see from my previous post, I've been exploring the world of online book trailers. Lately, when I've been visiting the websites of my favorite authors, I've noticed that they've been featuring brief book trailers. The favored production company for these trailers is Circle of Seven Productions. However, given that the costs range from $250 to over $10,000, I decided to go with a less costly (read: free) version, which you can view below. If you're in the process of making your own book trailer, it helps to check out what other authors have done. If you visit YouTube, and type in "romance novel," a number of examples will pop up. When you're in the YouTube neighborhood, please do stop by and say 'hi'; you can find me at the following YouTube address:

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Kathleen E. Woodiwiss

According to an online message board, Kathleen Woodiwiss passed away on July 6, 2007. She inspired an entire generation of readers and writers and will not be soon forgotten. In a fan forum dedicated to Woodiwiss and her works, her son said the following:
"Hello. I am very sorry to inform you all of the death of my mother Kathleen. She took the death of my brother a bit harder than we thought and the cancer came back with a vengence. She passed away Friday morning at 0630 in Princeton, MN. I just want to thank you all for all of your support and being such great fans. My Mom was amazed at all of the people that supported her. Her final book is done, but not finished. We will be trying to polish it up for her. Her editor at Harper Collins has been a great source of stress for my Mom and the rest of us as well, so I am not sure how that will work out, but we are trying to get the book published as fast as possible. We all want this to be her greatest book ever. Thank you again for all of your support.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Review from Fallen Angel Reviews

More good news this week: I received a glowing review from Marlene at Fallen Angel Reviews. In the review, Marlene states that "I enjoyed The Earl’s Enchantment for a number of reasons, but mostly because Sara Freeze has written memorable characters that are still making me smile!" For the entire review, please visit the Fallen Angel Review site here.

My second bit of happy news is that THE EARL'S ENCHANTMENT is once again on the bestseller lists. It is currently #8 on The Wild Rose Press main page and #9 at The story was released over two months ago, so I'm very pleasantly surprised that readers are still finding it. You may find THE EARL'S ENCHANTMENT by visiting the Wild Rose Press here.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Coming Soon: A Seaside Enchantment

More good news- I signed a contract with The Wild Rose Press for my new story last week. A Seaside Enchantment will be a Miniature Rose (about 30 pages), and it is a time travel romance featuring the Regency era. Currently, the story is still in the editing stage, and I'm looking forward to seeing the new cover; The Wild Rose Press always has beautiful covers!

"Of all the seaside cottages in all the villages in all the world, she had to haunt the one I'm renting." After being seriously wounded in the line of duty, Justin has retreated from the world by renting an isolated cottage along the English coastline. The next thing he knows, he's plunged into a time-travel adventure as he meets the trapped spirit of a lovely nineteenth century lady, Julia.
As Julia explains, she's been awaiting her champion. All he has to do to free her from her entrapment as a spirit is to perform a spell, travel 200 years into the past, find the villain who first worked the spell, and then vanquish the fellow. Easy, right? Justin suspects not, but he's prepared to take on the world, in whatever time period, to fight for his new love.