Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Blog tour (guest post): Before He Was Gone by Becky Wicks

  Blog tour post:

I wasn’t sure whether or not to make a book trailer for Before He Was Gone. After all I’m not Steven Spielberg and I don’t exactly have a massive budget. Whatever I did was likely to come out as the digital equivalent of taking some sticky tape, paper and glitter and throwing it all at a wall.

But I got on the case anyway and decided that the best approach was probably going to be the honest one. Why not be straight up about the fact that making trailers is kind of hard for authors? Cos it is. It’s reeeeeally hard. It’s not only expensive, it’s time-consuming and we don’t all have the tools either. All I had was iMovie on my MacBook… oh and a bunch of photos, mostly of me looking awful. I spend a lot of time hiding out when I’m writing. And drinking coffee.
 
My video would be fueled by coffee…

I found a decent photo of what I imagined the Deserted island to look like. Then I sourced some free music from YouTube, and went about creating a little script to accompany all that. I added the photos of myself (bleurgh) and it turned out as a more honest approach that I think my mom might approve of more than the book (ahem).

Here’s the finished homemade trailer for Before He Was Gone:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-b-SSkc0Vs
Behind the scenes: The making of the Before He Was Gone book trailer
 
 
Book details:

Before He Was Gone by Becky Wicks
(Starstruck #2)
Publication date: Summer 2014
Genres: New Adult, Romance

Synopsis:
Sometimes, you have to get lost to find yourself…
When her rock star boyfriend breaks things off out of the blue, Alyssa applies to hit reality TV show Deserted and to her shock she gets through. Abandoned on a remote island with a bunch of strangers and none of the luxuries she’s become accustomed to, it’s not long before an undeniable attraction to the mysterious Joshua starts complicating things even further.
Joshua’s different to everyone she’s ever known – a traveller, a man with no plan, a world away from the celebrity life she’s left behind. As a series of challenges test their wits and weaknesses, things start heating up in paradise, but in a game designed to break people down, it soon becomes clear that Joshua is hiding a painful secret – one he won’t risk anyone finding out.
Struggling to know where she belongs, Alyssa will have to choose – a life she once loved that wants her back, or a brand new reality that heartbreakingly may just have its limits.
˃˃˃ “Becky does it again, delivering a searingly hot, emotionally intense and brilliantly written book. I loved it.” – Sarah Alderson (author of Hunting Lila, Fated, The Sound)
***Warning: this book contains graphic language, sex, and mature situations. Not intended for young adult readers.***


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AUTHOR BIO
Becky Wicks lives in Bali and scribbles books, and she’s mostly powered by coffee. Her first book in the Starstruck Series, Before He Was Famous recently reached #1 in Amazon’s Coming of Age and New Adult & College categories, and her three travel books, published by HarperCollins are online to make feet nice and itchy. Mostly though, she loves to write love stories. She blogs most days at beckywicks.com and always welcomes distractions on Twitter @bex_wicks. Especially if you have photos of cats.

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Giveaway:


Tour-wide giveaway (INTL)
--50$ Amazon gift card
--A character named after the winner in book 3 - Before He Was a Secret
a Rafflecopter giveaway