Monday, July 23, 2007

CSFF Blog Tour: Fearless Day One

I've been a bad, bad boy.

Mea culpa, mea maxima culpa, I have not read the book for this month's blog tour, which is Fearless by Robin Parrish.

Oh, I could make all sorts of excuses as to why, such as I couldn't get ahold of the books (since this is book two in a trilogy, you know). Or I could go for the sympathy factor and say that I had my appendix out recently and haven't been totally "with it" for two weeks (but really, that's no excuse since you don't need your appendix to read a book). Or I could say that my mind has been elsewhere (like Hogwarts).

But those aren't good enough.

I especially feel bad after seeing this:

After watching this trailer, I realized that this is the sort of book that I'd probably get a bang out of reading.

But this brings up an interesting question: when's the last time you saw a trailer for a book? When I interviewed Sharon Hinck back in April, she mentioned that her son was putting together a YouTube trailer for one of her books and that just struck me as odd. But then, after watching the trailer for the Fantasy Tour and now this one, it's making sense.

We need to get the word out about our often overlooked genres. If that means producing viral videos, so be it!

I don't know what I'll do tomorrow. Maybe some more grovelling. Or maybe I'll take a spin through the other blog tour participants and see what they're up to.

Of course, you can always steal my thunder by doing that now:

Trish Anderson
Brandon Barr
Wayne Thomas Batson
Jim Black
Justin Boyer
Grace Bridges
Amy Browning
Jackie Castle
Valerie Comer
Karri Compton
Frank Creed
Lisa Cromwell
CSFF Blog Tour
Gene Curtis
D. G. D. Davidson
Merrie Destefano
Jeff Draper
April Erwin
Beth Goddard
Marcus Goodyear
Andrea Graham
Russell Griffith
Jill Hart
Katie Hart
Sherrie Hibbs
Christopher Hopper
Jason Joyner
Dawn King
Tina Kulesa
Lost Genre Guild
Rachel Marks
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Eve Nielsen
John W. Otte
John Ottinger
Lyn Perry
Cheryl Russel
Hanna Sandvig
Chawna Schroeder
Mirtika Schultz
James Somers
Steve Trower
Speculative Faith
Jason Waguespac
Daniel I. Weaver


Rebecca LuElla Miller said...

You're funny, John.

The thing about the trailers? I read on one site--not specific to book promotion or anything--that blogging is "so last year," meaning that video is the current mode of communication.

It does seem a little odd to promote the written word with pictures, but I say we should use technology as much as we can.


Valerie Comer said...

It's a good thing one doesn't need an appendix to read, as I had mine out when I was 9. I think you want to read this book--go ahead, give yourself permission.

And being as you're behind anyway, you might as well start with Relentless! :P

Mirtika said...

Hey, joined the appendixless crowd, did you?

If we ever convene at a convention, we can flash out scars!

Happy mending.