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. Anonymous