I thought I'd do something a little different to just posting an excerpt. I've been having fun making 'teasers' for the third book in the Destiny Trilogy - Beloved Enemy.
Cat Kincaid is obsessed with killing the man she believes is responsible for the torture and death of her sister, but when she eventually catches up with him, survival becomes a greater priority than revenge.
Kerry Marchant, haunted by memories, regret and self-blame, shields himself from the pain of the past by committing himself totally to the starship, Destiny, of which he is part owner. However, the beautiful, red haired woman who reminds him of his lost love, and who he suspects is working for a corrupt regime, represents a possible threat not only to the ship, but to his heart.
And I've had some lovely five star reviews - these are snippets from just a couple
The other two books in the Trilogy are Starquest and Children Of The Mist
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I did a teaser image for one of my books. It garnered a lot of attention. I need to do more. One suggestion. Your text is often too small to read easily. The bottom image was the best. Some of the problem was the contrast between background and text. If I saw the top image of the woman out and about, I'd ignore it because of the text size. Design as though everyone is mildly visually impaired. You'll grab more people.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the suggestion, Cailin, yes, I have to admit I have a problem getting the text big enough to read without it filling the whole space. You're right about the background as well, I will keep that in mind in future, perhaps I need to keep the background simpler! (The first one should be an easy fix!) I appreciate your help!Delete
I enjoyed your teaser images. I have a question about them -- where do you find is the best place to deploy them?ReplyDelete
Hi Ed, thanks so much - To answer your question, I sometimes tweet them or put them on my Facebook page - and my Newsletter. I don't think one can use the same one too often though or it gets stale, so I need to find time to do some more (and incorporate what Cailin said, above!)Delete
Enemy to lover makes a fun story.ReplyDelete
Thanks Aurora - yes this was fun to write, there are times when they literally want to kill each other - when they're not fantasizing about ripping each others' clothes off! :)ReplyDelete
Enemies to lover stories are super fun! Cailin brought up some good points about the teasers. I should try making these one day. What program do you use?ReplyDelete
Thanks KM - Yes, I loved writing about these two. I use Photoshop Elements but I'm still on a learning curve! :)Delete
Love the teasers. Depending on what program you use, it should be easy to fix the font size and switching up the color of the font will make it show up perfectly on your backgrounds. :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Siren, yes, I'll play about a bit more with them when I get some time.Thanks for stopping by.Delete
Fun idea to share the teasers - they can definitely be attention grabbing!ReplyDelete
Hi Veronica, thanks, I do enjoy making these but I'm grateful for the advice about the fonts not being clear, I hadn't realised how hard they were to read, but I'll know for next time!Delete
I enjoyed the teasers-fun way to share. What's next for you, Lyn? Is your work in progress a fourth to this trilogy or something new?ReplyDelete
Hi Caroline, thanks so much, I'm actually working on a 'fun ghost story' at the moment for TWRP and although I wasn't thinking about doing any more in the trilogy - the characters are still with me ... nagging! *wink*Delete