Friday, August 13, 2010

BOOK TRAILER WORLD PREMIERE! And a Latte Cup Giveaway from Cleo Coyle

And the winner of my Gimme Coffee Latte Cup is...
 Lura Works.
Lura posted her comment on my
Facebook page.
Congrats, Lura! I hope you enjoy the cup.

If you didn't win, don't despair. Hop on over to my website where I still have great Roast Mortem release party contests running.

And this weekend (Saturday and Sunday) if you leave a comment on my blog post at Fresh you will be entered to win another Gimme Coffee Latte Cup. 
Drink with joy! ~ Cleo

Cleo Coyle, world famous
Director of The Coffeehouse
Mysteries Book Trailer.

Today is a very exciting day at Mystery Lovers' Kitchen. Why? Because it's the World Premiere of the official Coffeehouse Mystery Book Trailer! Woot!

Today is also the kick-off of the Killer Cozy Tour in North Carolina. Want to know if the Tour is coming to a store near you? Just click here. Then get out to meet and greet Riley Adams (Elizabeth Spann Craig), Avery Aames, Krista Davis, and J.B. Stanley. These amazing women writers would love to meet and talk with you--and, of coarse, personally inscribe books for you. The tour looks like killer fun, so if you live nearby, don't miss it!

And now, back to today's World Premiere of The Coffeehouse Mystery Book Trailer!!!!!! (Don't you just love multiple exclams?)

Actually, creating your own book trailer is a fairly simple endeavor (as many authors already know). It just takes some time to storyboard the thing and the consumption of a great deal of caffeine--which is never, ever a problem at chez Coyle.

Anyway, after eight years, nine books, and countless cups of joe, The Coffeehouse Mystery trailer is finally finished. Just click the arrow in the window below and you can join me in celebrating the big release! (Film release, that is. Shame on you for thinking I'd resort to bathroom humor. This blog has standards, you know.)

Cleo Coyle's
Book Trailer
Rated G

for GEE, Cleo, isn't there any sex,
violence, or four-letter words in this thing?

(Answer: Not this version.
You'll have to wait for my Director's Cut.)


What do you think? Should I keep my spring 2011 calendar cleared for Oscar parties?

Maybe I better keep my day job . . . which is writing the Coffeehouse Mysteries (and Haunted Bookshop Mysteries, but that's another blog post--and I can already tell you, getting Jack the ghost to sit still for a thermal imaging photo is going to be a be-yotch.)

Finally, if this is your first time here, I have a brand new book that just hit store shelves last week.

Starting this week, Roast Mortem has been
selected for front of store, front table
placement at Barnes and Noble! Woot!

Photo taken last week at
Columbia, SC, B&N
Thank you to Deanna Spencer!
Thanks a million to Coffeehouse Mystery reader Deanna Spencer who lit up my evening earlier this week by sending me this photo from a Columbia, South Carolina, Barnes and Noble.

My book is the one in the middle, looking tres petite between the big, bad mystery men--hmmm...a little like my amateur sleuth, Clare Cosi. She goes toe-to-toe with some fairly large and intimidating firefighters in Roast Mortem. But I think Clare holds her own. And, thus far, my little mystery is, too. Barnes and Noble selected it for front table, front of store placement for an entire month (starting this week).

So if you go into a Barnes and Noble over the next few weeks, say hello to my little book on the front table. :)

“No one combines a cozy
atmosphere with a realistic
crime novel any better
than Cleo Coyle.”

~ Lesa Holstine,

contributing reviewer
to Library Journal
Mystery Readers

Click here to read the
complete review
at Lesa's Book Critiques
To find out more about Roast Mortem and the other eight books in my Coffeehouse Mystery series, just click here and visit my virtual coffeehouse website.

While you're there, be sure to scroll down and check out the contests, with wonderful prizes, still running to celebrate the release of my 9th Coffeehouse Mystery.

Thanks for joining me for my Book Trailer Premiere. See you next week with a new recipe. Until then...

Read with joy,
~ Cleo
author of
The Coffeehouse Mysteries


Every week, Cleo gives away a free package of her latest
Coffee Pick to a random subscriber of her E-newsletter.
The newsletter is free. To subscribe, simply send an e-mail
that says "Sign me up" and you'll be entered in all
of Cleo's weekly free coffee drawings. 

Leave a comment below and you might win the "Gimme Coffee"
Latte Cup and Saucer, pictured at the top of this blog post...
Drawing here tonight at 11 PM (EST)


  1. It looks so well done! I know I have to do one soon and i'm dreading it. I don't have any talent with that sort of thing.


  2. Wow, SUPER job on that trailer!

  3. I laughed, I cried, it touched me in an almost primal way. The trailer has changed the way I look at a cup of coffee forever.

    Actually, well done. Very talented eye for this.

  4. I loved it. You did an outstanding job! My favorite part was when night falls. Clare can take on the world. Great job Cleo.

  5. Love the trailer, you did a wonderful job. Very catchy. Best wishes on ROAST MORTEM. It's another great adventure for Clare.

    Thoughts in Progress

  6. Very nice, Cleo. I love book trailers that give you the sense of place. I enjoyed seeing Greenwich Village. Great job!

  7. I love it, especially the many views of the city.

  8. Wonderful trailer, Cleo!
    Love the placement of ROAST MORTEM on the bookshelf. Woo-hoo!!! Congrats on the release! Always fun to have a new Clare Cosi to look forward to!

    Julie (not on tour, but that's okay. Lots of work ahead here...)

  9. The trailer was really good!!!
    Can't wait to get the new book.

  10. I liked it. Cool idea to make a book trailer. I've never seen one before.

  11. I wanted to read the book before...the trailer made me even more anxious to read it. Will it out in paperback anytime soon?

  12. I like the trailer and I'm going to share it with some friends. The music for the "night falls" scene is spot on.

  13. Love it! Makes me homesick!
    Peg (on exile in Grand Rapids)

  14. It's great! Where can I get one of those mocha muffins?

    dlodden at frontiernet dot net

  15. Good job on the trailer...very impressive!

    littleone AT shaw DOT ca

  16. I just got my E book from Amazon for my Kindle. Can't wait to begin reading it and then putting it on the shelf with all the rest of the Village Blend books

  17. Cleo, you did a fabulous job with the trailer. Good luck with the new book. I'm sure it will be a success!!

  18. I have just heard about your book series and I am so excited to start reading it. I love coffee and I know this is going to be great reading when I sit down with my coffee and relax.

  19. Well done, on the trailer! You realize, of course, that the next time you'll have to top this. Start planning NOW! ;-)

  20. LOVE LOVE LOVE your trailer! I've been playing with one for the Cupcake Bakery Mysteries, but
    it doesn't hold a cuppa compared to yours. Very

  21. Love the trailer! My friend loves baking so I'm definitely showing her this site :)

  22. What a swell flick! And ROAST MORTEM may look petite, but it's feisty.

  23. "From tiny acorns the mighty oak grows"...or perhaps it's not the size of the book but the size of the story??? LOL...either way the trailer is wonderful, makes me almost want to leave hot and humid MI for hot and humid new York :-) I hope Jack calms down enough to give you some good material for him!!!

  24. Replies to

    @Clarissa Draper: Just jump right in and give it a try, Clarissa. It’s a lot of fun to put one together.

    @Shel: Aw, thanks, Shel, glad you liked it.

    @A Year on the Grill: I accept this Academy Award not for myself, but for all those struggling culinary writers and food bloggers everywhere. (kidding, kidding). Glad you liked it. In my world, wired is good. :)

    @Babs: Oh, I’m glad you liked the “night falls” part. And you should see what I edited out to avoid an R rating!

    @Lesa: Greenwich Village is a legendary neighborhood, and like the City around it, the Village changes all the time—providing me with great new locations for my next trailer (Gulp, I think I’m,rather getting ahead of myself!) Thanks for your kind words.

    @Dru: Thanks, Dru. I agree. Gotta love the Big Apple.

    More replies to come...

    ~ Cleo

  25. Replies to

    @Julie Hyzy - I’m thrilled RM is finally in stores. Your GRACE UNDER PRESSURE is still going strong, too, and with the Killer Cozy Book Tour under way, I’d say the Sisters in Crime are really out there swinging. :)

    @June - So glad you enjoyed it. Thanks so much for stopping by ~ read with joy. :)

    @Jen - Thanks! I’m sure you’re going to see more book trailers in the future.

    @Bonita - Wow. I whetted your appetite! I guess my trailer was effective. RM will be in hardcover for some time, but HOLIDAY GRIND, the Coffeehouse Mystery that comes before this one will be out in paperback in November. And ESPRESSO SHOT is available in paper now. So there's lots to choose from and you really can start anywhere with the series.

    @Candace - John Williams and Lady GaGa were my first choices, but they proved a bit off my (non-existent) budget. So happy you loved the music anyway!

    @Peg - Thanks, I’m thilled that I can send out a little piece of the Big Apple to you in Grand Rapids. Eat with joy. :)

    @DarcyO – Stay tuned. Mocha Muffins are going to be in my next book (coming in 2011). Best I can do for now.

    @PoCoKat - Many thanks. Glad you dropped in to check it out.

    More replies to come...

    ~ Cleo

  26. Replies to...

    @Anonymous - LOL on the Kindle. Lots of e-book readers these days, and it's an amazing evolution (and revolution). But I still do love holding the actual book. (I think most authors feel that way.)

    @Janel - Thank you so much for your sweet words.

    @jcdunn - Read with joy, and I hope you’ll like it enough to return to Clare's Village Blend again and again.

    @PattieT - LOL! That’s quite a challenge. I hope I can live up to it.

    @Jenn McKinlay - BOOM! There it went. My head swellled so much it finally exploded! (kidding, kidding). I can’t wait to see your Cupcake trailer. Like your new cover, and SPRINKLE WITH MURDER, I’m sure it will be an absolutely awesome treat. :)

    @NCP - Wonderful! Please tell you friend that we love our follower and commenters. The more the merrier -- especially when it comes to cooks and bakers!

    @Vickie - Oh, feisty is the perfect word for describing my little mystery - love it!

    @Nancy - Wonderful thought. And I agree, the measure of a good story is never in length, the measure of a good book never in size. Wise words indeed. Always love to see you comments, Nanc.

    Cheers, everyone. Thank you for dropping by my big *World Premiere*!

    ~ Cleo
    Cleo Coyle on Twitter

  27. Now it's time to randomly draw a winner!

    Good luck, everyone.

    Winner's name to be posted her shortly...

  28. And tonight's winner of the "Gimme Coffee" Latte Cup is...LURA WORKS! Lura is the 7th comment down on my Facebook Page. (Her second comment was not counted, but her first comment did win.)

    Congratulations, Lura!

    To everyone else, thank you for entering and be sure to stop by my website. Saturday and Sunday I'll be blogging at and giving away another Latte Cup -- all you have to do is leave a comment.

    Cheers and thanks again for joining me for my Coffeehouse Mystery Book Trailer *World Premiere* :)

    ~ Cleo
    Cleo Coyle on Twitter

  29. Fantastic trailer, Cleo! Yes, I think you DO need to make sure your schedule is clear around the Oscars! Wow. Love it!