Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Books Now Publicized on Television?

I was just watching last night’s episode of Gossip Girl (my mum recorded it for me) and a commercial caught my eye; one promoting the novel Vixen by Jillian Larkin. I actually had to pause and rewind to watch the commercial from the beginning. Let me tell you, it’s gorgeous. I’m still undecided on reading the book, but this television spot has left me incredibly intrigued.


Vixen

Released: December 13, 2010 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers

Summary: Jazz... Booze... Boys... It’s a dangerous combination.

Every girl wants what she can’t have. Seventeen-year-old Gloria Carmody wants the flapper lifestyle—and the bobbed hair, cigarettes, and music-filled nights that go with it. Now that she’s engaged to Sebastian Grey, scion of one of Chicago’s most powerful families, Gloria’s party days are over before they’ve even begun... or are they?

Clara Knowles, Gloria’s goody-two-shoes cousin, has arrived to make sure the high-society wedding comes off without a hitch—but Clara isn’t as lily-white as she appears. Seems she has some dirty little secrets of her own that she’ll do anything to keep hidden...

Lorraine Dyer, Gloria’s social-climbing best friend, is tired of living in Gloria’s shadow. When Lorraine’s envy spills over into desperate spite, no one is safe. And someone’s going to be very sorry...

From debut author Jillian Larkin, VIXEN is the first novel in the sexy, dangerous, and ridiculously romantic new series set in the Roaring Twenties... when anything goes.


I tried to find a version online of the commercial to share, but it’s incredibly difficult to do that with dial-up. Still, I think that’s the first time that I’ve ever seen a book promoted on TV. Personally, I think that it’s an interesting idea and would be a great way to get them out there.

If you want to check out the book for yourself, there’s an Amazon LOOK INSIDE where you can read the first bit of the book. It's also now available at a bookstore near you.

2 comments:

SH said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqWhLaIgals

I found a trailer for you; I don't know if it's the only one. That's really cool that there's a trailer of this book that came on TV. Maybe it's because Randomhouse published it.

Alexa said...

I loved Vixen! If you like historical YA novels then this one will be one that you love. It has mystery, drama and romance set in the 1920s during the era of the flappers.