Something Strange & Deadly Book Trailer and Website Reveal!
So this technically wasn’t supposed to happen until tomorrow, but I fear the page was leaked early….
As such, I’ll just jump the gun and post my own reveal early! I feel like I should open this with a drum roll or something, but alas…you’ll just have to imagine it. 😉
The Official Something Strange and Deadly website is now live!
As some of you know, I spent a long time working on it and building up all the extra content to supplement (and hopefully enhance one’s enjoyment of) the book. And now, with 29 days until release, we’re opening the official website to the public.
In addition to the website, we’re kicking off a bunch of giveaways! Here’s what you can win this week:
a pre-order of Something Strange and Deadly
2 signed bookplates
But wait–THERE’S MORE.
If you complete the Scavenger Hunt (which is really quite easy), you can win
a spot on Holly Dodson’s ARC tour
a signed copy of Something Strange and Deadly
an official book swag pack (with trading cards, t-shirt, bookplates, and more!)
Possibly even more exciting than the secret giveaways, though, is the Official Book Trailer. If you complete the Scavenger Hunt, you get to be THE FIRST to see it! It won’t go public for another week or two, and only people who complete the Hunt get access to view it!
(Side note: remember when I talked about secret projects? Well, the book trailer was mine. I’m really pleased by how it turned out, but I’m both terrified and elated to finally share it with the world.)
You tell me: Do you like interactive websites and extra content for books? Or is that the sort of thing you’d never do…? (Be honest! I’d like to know this for future books!)
YA Book Queen
June 24, 2012 @ 6:08 pm
Just watched the trailer – it is so, so good (and I love the epic music)!
June 24, 2012 @ 6:12 pm
Oh yay!!!! Thank you so much for watching it (and doing the hunt to get there!). I appreciate that SO MUCH.
June 24, 2012 @ 6:15 pm
This was so much fun- and that trailer is totally getting me pumped for the release 🙂
June 24, 2012 @ 7:03 pm
How cool is that?! I haven’t actually met that many people yet who know Philly and recognize the places from the book. This makes me inordinately happy!!
And thank you so much for doing the Scavenger Hunt and watching the trailer. 😀
June 24, 2012 @ 8:51 pm
Yes! Haha I found it really awesome. Like the starting line for all of my races on the Schuylkill is right below Laurel Hill. I’ve always wanted to go investigate it, especially when there’s posters up for their Halloween gala in the fall 😉
June 25, 2012 @ 1:00 am
That is SO COOL–seriously. The giant climax of SS&D totally goes down right where your starting line is. This pleases me enormously.
June 24, 2012 @ 7:25 pm
I have to say that your trailer is most enthralling.
Let me begin with the clock: Firstly, it got me thinking of the end of Basil the Great Mouse Detective, and therefore – being terrified by Rattigan as a child – I became thrilled at the thought that maybe there would be a villain as vicious as the great rat himself.
And the music, it’s just this massive build up of awesomeness, but there are hints of it growing hopeful. We get this sense of Eleanor’s voice.
I liked the quotes that followed certain shadowyness. Especially about souls – are we allowed to mention actual quotes? Either way, your soul quote … ’twas intriguing.
We approach Eleanor’s shadow and it’s like … we’re going to see the book. I mean it’s already been unveiled but this was like a separate unveiling that had adjectives that I can’t even think of.
My vocabulary is stilted, but this trailer was just astounding. You’ve done yourself proud.
June 25, 2012 @ 12:57 am
You had me at “GREAT MOUSE DETECTIVE”–that take me back. Wow. <3
And thank you soooooo much for all the comments on the trailer. That really make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. 😉
June 24, 2012 @ 8:01 pm
Susan, the sound is temporarily AWOL on my computer, but even silent the trailer is stunning. You should be very proud.
June 25, 2012 @ 12:58 am
Hahaha–I’m sorry you have no sound, but thanks for watching the trailer anyway. 🙂
June 24, 2012 @ 8:36 pm
The site is so great! I loved the trailer! It was so spectacular…from the music..to the scenery…the quotes…it was all so fantastic! Oh, and I loved the interactive parts. Clicking on things, like the cool character cards, to find other parts of the site, are little hidden gems. I think you did the best on the site. You made it all yourself?! You’re so much more talented at things like that than I could ever be. Great work, Susan! It’s all wonderful 😀
June 25, 2012 @ 12:58 am
Thank you, Lori! I DID do it all myself, and though I’m sure some people will criticize, I’m quite proud of the results–both for the website and the trailer. Thank you for taking the time to watch and explore!! <3
June 25, 2012 @ 12:35 am
The trailer was SPECTACULAR. I can’t believe you made that all on your own! I swear, it seems anything you put your mind to, you do well!
I love the website btw, and the pictures of the characters are gorgeous! It’s wonderful to see them colored in.
June 25, 2012 @ 12:59 am
Oh, thank you, Rissa! Honestly, I’m just so pleased to hear you enjoy the trailer and the website. It’s so scary to finally “release” these things into the world.
June 25, 2012 @ 6:16 am
The scavenger hunt was pretty fun! I’d like to ask about a few things though– when you click on Joseph, you go to Eleanor’s page, and when you click on Jie Chen, you go to Daniel’s. Is that supposed to happen? When you hover over Daniel’s pic too, his last name is misspelled (Sheirdan instead of Sheridan).
Chills from the music in that trailer! May I know what it is? It sounds fantastic! And thanks for all the extra info about 1876 Philadelphia. It really adds depth to the story.
I love interactive websites! But I’m pretty impatient, so it only takes a while before I start going, “Is it done yet?” Haha, I need an information dump somewhere else, otherwise I’d get bored and not continue.
June 25, 2012 @ 12:52 pm
Hahaha! NOPE, not supposed to happen. Those are glitches I’ll fix immediately. Thank you for pointing them out, Rae. <3
The music is a stock audio piece called "Birth". It's pretty epic, huh?
June 25, 2012 @ 10:44 am
Love the trailer!! The music totally made it. Awesome job! I’m so looking forward to July 24th! I’m flying back to North America on the 25th and plan to save it for my ”plane reading”. I have a feeling it will take a lot of self-restraint to not just dive right in as soon as it appears on my kindle!
June 25, 2012 @ 12:59 pm
Thanks, Laura! And YAY for visits to North America–right after the book releases. 😉 Also, thanks for watching the trailer and doing the scavenger hunt! <3
June 25, 2012 @ 2:36 pm
Ok, the book trailer and website are AWESOME. I can’t believe you did both of them by yourself! (Well, actually, yes, I can believe it. I’m just hella impressed)!
I’m so excited to get my actual, real copy in the mail! Less than a month!
June 25, 2012 @ 9:41 pm
The trailer was so good! What was the music that was playing? I really can’t wait to hold a copy of this book in my grubby little hands!!