A Picture is Worth...

a thousand words, they say. Usually, I’m not a fan of book trailers, but Jo Beverley has put together one that piqued my interest. It features pictures of the actual places mentioned in her upcoming novel, An Unlikely Countess. Check it out.

Of course, I’ve always been a fan of Ms. Beverley’s smart, sexy historicals, so perhaps that’s why this trailer works for me.  Grounding a story in actual places makes sense. When I pick up a Jo Beverley novel, I know I’ll enjoy a well-researched, historically accurate tale. Being able to armchair travel with her is icing on the cake!

The problem with trailers is that they take away my right to imagine the hero and heroine as I wish, but this one simply takes me on a tour of the setting for the book. What do you think? Would a trailer that features actual places in the story make you want to pick up the book?

4 thoughts on “A Picture is Worth…

  1. Nynke says:

    Yes, this is exactly the kind of thing I meant when I commented on your book trailer a discussion a while back! And the social class issues are a really interesting feature, too. This definitely makes me want to pick up the book.

    1. Mia Marlowe says:

      I’ve yet to be disappointed by a Jo Beverley book. The first one I read of hers was a medieval called THE SHATTERED ROSE. It broke several rules. The hero returns from the Crusades to discover his wife had a child by another man (in fairness, she thought he was dead.) Then the hero cuffed her to keep his father from doing worse to her. Both things are serious no-no’s in romance, but the way the characters grew and worked through their serious conflicts kept me turning pages late into the night.

  2. I liked it. It’s interesting that it has a lot of text, usually “books” trailers don’t have much text. Only images which usually say nothing about the book. I’m always wondering what is the book’s premise.

    1. Mia Marlowe says:

      I think Jo did a good job of giving us enough information to raise questions in our minds. The contrast between the “have’s” and “have not’s” means her story lives in a place where conflict already exists.

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