One of my recent projects was creating a trailer for Dark Companion. Although no one knows if trailers help promote a book at all, they can be fun to watch, and I wanted one that reflected the theme and mood of my book.  I love the quick thumbnail sketches that illustrator, Christian Nacorda sends me for other projects (see above), so I thought, "I'll ask Christian to illustrate my trailer!"

I'm so glad I did! Talented actress Patricia Fructuoso provides the narration and also edited. The music is by 700P3D and sets the right tense mood. I hope you like it and will share it with others!

Next week I'll post more about the audiobooks of the Casa Dracula series, which are now available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes. It's so exciting for me to hear my stories read aloud by Patricia, who can bring the funny, sexy, quirky characters to life. You can listen to samples of the books at Audible.

It's always wonderful to see that readers are enjoying my coloring-outside-the-lines writing, and here are a few new reviews of Dark Companion:

Kimberly at Sliced Open Reviews says, "Dark Companion does bloom into the promised Gothic Paranormal, there is also quite a bit of social issues brought up. Social and economic issues in inner cities, the effects of foster care on children and teens, constant changes in foster and group homes, women’s rights, abusive and potentially abusive relationships…I can keep going, but you can see, like WOW? (more)"

Becky at Stories & Sweeties says, "Dark Companion is such a unique, dark, and mesmerizing story with lots of twists and plot surprises, some really hilarious quick-witted dialogue and fantastic characters, but also some really frustrating moments where I absolutely loathed what was happening. I think my opinion of this book changed a million times while reading, but looking back on the story as a whole after I'd turned the last page---all I could think was... 'Wow'. (more)"

Becky LeJeune at No More Grumpy Bookseller says, "Marta Acosta has built a wonderful homage to Bronte in this unique and twisted version of Jane Eyre. Laced with quotes from classic gothic literature and filled with chilling atmosphere, Dark Companion is an all new and original tale contains just enough of the classic for fans to recognize. (more)."

Lydia at The Lost Entwife says, "I think Dark Companion is a book that will appeal to those lovers of gothic and boarding school novels out there, and may just do a little bit to redeem the vampire craze by providing us with a book that was intelligent, interesting, intriguing, and even funny when it needed to be. (more)"

Mary at Forever Young Adult says, "ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT... There are going to be the obvious comparisons to Jane Eyre and the story does follow it a bit with the characters and plot, but this dark Gothic with paranormal twists is updated and modern. (more)"

Enjoy your weekend!

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