Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Normal is Over!

Why? Because nasty things have totally messed up Kaylee Hensler’s life, that’s why. By the end of my new YA Horror novel, DFF: Dead Friend’s Forever, she barely escapes serving time in Juvie by going to a high-priced boarding school full of elite outcasts. Yeah, it’s not just homework, skating at the park, and hanging out with her best friend Davey anymore. She's been given the task of freeing trapped souls, whether she likes it or not.

While I can’t see ghosts and I don’t have to battle true evil on a fairly regular basis, Kaylee and I do have one thing in common. Both of us live in a small town in Wisconsin where everyone knows everyone. I didn’t always live here though. When I was eleven, we moved to the big city, and in Wisconsin, that means Milwaukee.

So when I went looking for music to accompany the trailer for DFF: Dead Friends Forever, I was ecstatic to run across The Etiquette. Not only do they have an awesome sound, they had the perfect song (One Fine Day) but they’re from Milwaukee as well.

“The Etiquette’s mix of hard-rock grime and refined pop has been a bright spot on the Milwaukee music scene for eight years, and Eugene III’s infectiously catchy songs, combined with the rest of the band’s all-out stage presence, led many to tip it as the city’s next big thing once upon a time. The Etiquette has been quiet for a while, spending a year working on its next record. But now that record, which is called Highly Unstable, is finally done and ready to go by early next year. Expect a hearty helping of that record at this show.”~Milwaukee Decider



Drop by MySpace and let The Etiquette know how awesome they sound. At my website you can read an excerpt of DFF and see what happens when Kaylee meets her first ghost!

Get Your Copy of DFF: Dead Friends Forever at Amazon.com, Kindle, Fictionwise and Echelon Press

13 comments:

Regan Black said...

How awesome! Love the trailer and the whole DFF concept. Way to go!

Regan

J.R. Turner said...

OMGosh!!! ;)

Regan Black loves MY trailer!!

That's sooo very cool :) Y'know I'm a big fan, don't you? Love your Justice Incarnate series.

This soooo Rocks!!!

Thank you!!!!!

Warmly,
Jenny:)

Mary Cunningham said...

Awesome video, Jenny!! Sorry, I know Regan used that term too, but it is really one of the best I've seen!!

J.R. Turner said...

Mary, you are SOOO welcome to use "awesome" any time you want when it comes to commenting on something I did! Lol!! :)

Thank you bunches for coming by to check it out :)

Warmly,
Jenny:)

©DGreer said...

I wish I could see it, but my dial-up is too slow today. Is there a link to where we can download this book? Is it available for the Kindle, do you know? Please let me know. A buy link at the end of the post would be nice.

:Dani

J.R. Turner said...

Got the links up on the blog--thanks Dani! :)

Here's the one for Kindle:

http://www.amazon.com/DFF-Dead-Friends-Forever/dp/B001JQLGZ2/ref=dp_kinw_strp_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1232133966&sr=1-20

Warmly,
Jenny:)

Regan Black said...

Jenny, you sure know how to make me feel all warm, fuzzy, and 'awesome'.

Smiles,
Regan

Norm Cowie said...

You set the bar high for trailers, Jenny

J.R. Turner said...

Regan--I'll see your warm fuzzy awesomeness and raise you a goofy grin! :) :) :)

Norm, thanks sooo much! That's a great compliment!!

Warmly,
Jenny

Iris said...

That was a really great trailer. I like your twist on BFF. I don't normally go for "ghost" stories per say, but this one definitely got my attention. Can't wait to read it!

J.R. Turner said...

Thanks so much, Iris!! :)

I thought The Etiquette really rocked it out. That was such a perfect song and I was very lucky they were willing to work with me.

Thanks bunches for reading and commenting!!

Warmly,
Jenny:)

Milli Thornton said...

GROUSE book trailer, Jenny!

(I used an Aussie term so I wouldn't be the third to say "Awesome." But it's pretty hard *not* to use that word for it.)

I agree with Norm. Your trailer is above and beyond most I've seen. I don't read books (or write) in this genre, but your compelling trailer makes me want to read your book! The images and superimposed words create a perfect flow of adrenalin. And the music you chose is full of thrills and chills of its own.

You can be very proud of this. Do you have it posted at YouTube? I'd like to vote and leave a comment.

J.R. Turner said...

Millikins!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My favorite Aussie!!! :D :D :D

So cool to see you here! Thanks so much for the kind words :)

Here's the YouTube link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAq4OZXXjhA

I'm sorry for the delay in responding--it's been a very eventful day! :)

Thank you bunches for stopping by and offering your support :) I'm eager to begin learning your awesome Screen Writing process:) (As soon as I can breathe!)

Warmly,
Jenny:)