For the King: the book trailer is out!
Do book trailers work? The jury is still out on this one, but these short segments are certainly fun to watch, and I have heard many readers say they buy books based on them. So I asked fellow writer, and designer, Kris Waldherr to craft one for me.
I spared no expense for this lavish production: Kris and I did not hesitate a moment before enlisting the help of the very best talent available. Hector Berlioz provided an excerpt of his Symphonie Fantastique for the score. One of my favorite 18th century painters, Louis-Léopold Boilly, often featured on this blog, kindly offered his Paris street scenes.
The portraits of my protagonists, Roch (pronounced rock) Miquel and his beautiful mistress Blanche Coudert are works of François Gérard. I will tell you more about the choice of these portraits, and my own mental image of my characters, in a later post. And the image of the youthful Napoléon Bonaparte in his First Consul uniform (he was not yet Emperor, though already imperious) is by Antoine-Jean Gros.
Here is the YouTube link. And this book trailer is also posted to the sidebar of this blog.
Let me know what you think!