The Letter Book Trailer

Photo by Marina Martindale

Writing contemporary romance has its perks. One of my favorites is putting on my movie producer hat, such as it is, and creating a book trailer video. I get together with a few friends, such as Rob Resetar,  who has helped me produce all my book trailers. We hire a few actors, we borrow people’s houses, and then we play movie makers for a day. It’s so much fun, and we don’t take ourselves overly seriously. 

My latest contemporary romance novel, The Letter, is a story of misunderstandings and people who aren’t who they appear to be. Stephanie and Danny have been together for sometime. She wants to know where their relationship is going while he is happy with the status quo. Unfortunately for Danny, Stephanie accidentally stumbles on a love letter from Martha, his old flame, and she’ll soon jump to the wrong conclusion. 

Rob also creates original musical scores for all of my book trailer videos, and this is my favorite so far. Seelie Studios assisted with the casting, and I’m very pleased this video. I hope you’ll enjoy watching it.

Marina Martindale

The Letter is available at Amazon and BarnesandNoble.com

 
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A New Composite Video

I’ve now created enough book trailer videos to combine the footage into a cool little mini-trailer inspired by you, my readers.

The one comment I read time and time again in your reviews is that you couldn’t put the book down. This new video illustrates the point.


Thanks, you guys. You’re the best. I love hearing how much you enjoy my books.


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The Stalker Book Trailer

Drum roll please. The new book trailer video for my novel, The Stalker, has gone live. I couldn’t be happier.

My good friend Rob Resetar, has done it again. The Stalker is a much darker story than my other novels. Rob wanted to do it film noir style, to give it a more creepy feel. The result is amazing. He really has captured the essence of the novel.

Enjoy the video.

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Prescott, Arizona Travels

When I’m not writing contemporary romance I enjoy traveling and photography. One of my favorite places to visit is Prescott, Arizona. This scenic historic town is about a three hour drive from Tucson. Whenever I’m here I enjoy shopping, being pampered at the hotel spa, and, of course, photography. Courthouse Square is one of my favorite spots in Prescott. It offers plenty of shopping and unique restaurants. The historic Sharlot Hall Museum is also close by.

Another thing I do in Prescott is write. When I’m not shopping or taking photos I’m hanging out in my room and writing. There are fewer distractions here. I don’t have to stop in the middle of something to get to an appointment or run errands. More importantly, there’s no cooking or cleaning. The hotel is refreshingly quiet too. So please enjoy this video while I go to work on my next novel.

Marina Martindale

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Southern Arizona Wine Country

photo by Marina Martindale

When I’m not busy writing contemporary romance novels I enjoy photography and traveling. I got my first camera when I was nine, and I loved photography ever since. And now, with new digital technology, I’m now getting into video. I learned a lot from my good friend, Rob Resetar, who created my amazing book trailers.

Did you know that there are some wonderful wineries in southern Arizona? Here I was, an Arizona native, and I didn’t know about them until I moved to Tucson. They’re located near the Mexican border in a beautiful part of the state. From time to time I’ll pack a lunch and spend a day there. In fact, I liked them so much I also used this beautiful part of Arizona as a location in my contemporary romance novel, The Betrayal.

Here is a video montage I produced about southern Arizona wine country. You can see why it became the inspiration for McPherson Vineyards, the fictitious winery in The Betrayal.

One final note. I produce my videos as Gayle Martin

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Southern Arizona Wine Country

The Betrayal is available on Amazon and Barnesandnoble.com.

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The Book Trailer Banned by Amazon

As most of you probably know, I write sensual romance, and when Rob Resetar  and I produce a book trailer it may include a brief romance scene, but it’s hardly porn. But don’t tell that to Amazon.

The Deception is the story of a woman who’s been exploited, and I’ve been using this book trailer video on Amazon for sometime to do book promotions. However, they are no longer allowing me to use it. Their “official” reason is that the file format is out of date. However, I have another book trailer in that same format, and it works perfectly, so I’m not buying it. Someone at Amazon didn’t like this book trailer, so they flagged it.

So, for your viewing pleasure, here’s the book trailer that Amazon banned.

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THE BETRAYAL Book Trailer

 I’ve spent a busy summer producing a new book trailer with my good friend and fellow videographer, Rob Resetar, of Rob Resetar Video.  Like all my book trailers, it presented its own set challenges producing it. However, I still had a lot of fun. Rob and I got to work with some amazing actors. I even spent a day in the southern Arizona wine country shooting the road footage from my dashboard.

The Betrayal is the story of Emily St. Claire, a devoted wife who literally catches her husband in the act with another woman. Determined to rebuild her life, Emily returns home with her father to pursue her dream of being a concert pianist. But little does she know that a new, and deadly, betrayal is about to unfold.

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The Journey Book Trailer

Whew! It’s finally done, and I’m pleased with the final results.

I’ve become more hands on with my book trailer videos, and I’m loving it. Makes sense, as my background is in fine art. I’ve also studied photography. It too is one of my life’s passions. Granted, it’s taken me a little while to make the jump from 35mm to digital, but one of the great things about a DSLR camera is you can also shoot video. And there you have it.


I did most of the filming and nearly all of the editing. My good friend, Rob Resetar, of Rob Resetar Video, shot the kidnapping scene and did the musical score and final audio mix. Wish I could take credit for the drone footage, but it too was shot by another friend.


Enjoy the book trailer, and if you haven’t read it yet, you’ll like, The Journey, especially if you’ve read The Reunion. While not exactly a sequel, both books use the same cast of characters, and The Journey begins about eighteen months after the end of The Reunion.


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The Reunion Book Trailer

The Reunion book trailer has gone live. Thank goodness. We had some real challenges producing this video. However, we overcame them, and I’m please with the results. My good friend, Rob Resetar, hit this one out of the ballpark! And while the project took a lot longer than planned, it certainly worked out in the end.

I want to thank Rob, and everyone else who was involved with this project, for all your time and effort. We couldn’t have done this without you.

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