New Book Trailer for Mariah’s Revenge!


I just made my first book trailer on Word! I can’t believe I did it myself! LOL! My usual go to guy, Chris Graham, no longer does book trailers. Sigh! I was forced to made one myself or hunt for someone else to do it. It was fun to do – but at first I felt a little daunted by the prospect of putting it all together. It really wasn’t too bad. I worked on it over two days until I got what I thought was pretty good for the first time. I would love to hear what you think about it!

MARIAH’S REVENGE Book Trailer by Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Mariah’s Revenge 


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This book begins where the first book, Hunting Mariah, left off. This suspense/thriller/crime novel will keep you turning pages as the tension grows. There will be twists and turns and some surprises. Many of the same characters will be in play to give support and encouragement to Mariah along the way.
A new man comes into Mariah’s life that reminds her of someone she wants to forget. He threatens to bring back the horrors that she and her family once endured. While the one she wants to forget suffers from a horrendous attack that puts his life in jeopardy.
Mariah must draw on her strength and resilience to survive danger at every turn. How much more can Mariah endure? How far will Mariah go to protect her family?

Reviews of Mariah’s Revenge:

Michele Rolfe
5.0 out of 5 stars
Mariah’s Stalker is Back!
March 17, 2018
Format: Kindle Edition
WOW! I am a beta reader & lucky enough to have already read this. I did not read the prequel Hunting Mariah, but was still able to follow this 1. Mariah is again in danger & this time through all the twists & turns, she takes matters into her own hands. I was shocked by the violence of being in a serial killers mind! Janice did a wonderful job of making it so suspenseful, I found it hard to put the book down!

5.0 out of 5 stars
Full of suspense! Hard to put down!
March 14, 2018
Format: Paperback
A great read! I am a beta reader and was lucky enough to already read this book. The sequel to Hunting Mariah, is in my opinion, even more suspenseful and action packed than the first book. We find Mariah in danger again but this time, she will take matters into her own hands. I truly think this is Janice Spina’s best work to date.

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Hunting Mariah 



Hunting Mariah Book Trailer by Chris Graham


An insane killer, obsessed with blood and death, seeks revenge with those he perceives wronged him. He is now on the loose. His next victim may be Mariah.

Mariah has lost her memory. Will she remember what has transpired in her past? Can Mariah escape this deadly killer’s grasp. Will she finally be safe? Will the killer be apprehended?

Reviews of Hunting Mariah:

Clark Slomin
5.0 out of 5 stars
A heart-pounding thriller
March 28, 2015
Format: Paperback

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I had known Janice Spina as the author of charming, award-winning children’s picture books. So when her thriller novel “Hunting Mariah” hit the market, I was quite surprised! The next surprise (shock, in fact), came in reading the book’s opening. Raw and brutal, yet Spina tells it like it’s completely natural –thereby setting up getting the reader into the mind of the killer. This book started off with a bang!

The twists and turns this tale takes keep the reader off-guard as Mariah retells the events she slowly recalls after surviving her attacker – a man (and there are several men in Mariah’s life in the story) whose identity the reader is unsure of for most of the book. Devious poetry accompanies the text, as the killer verbalizes his justification for his savage desires, intentions, and actions.

This story runs the reader through the gamut of human emotions as Mariah, her friends, and family experience and endure what would be life’s normal course shattered by tragedy at the hands of a psychopath. I found myself deeply moved at one completely unexpected tragic point in the story.

I won’t give much more of the story away. After all, it IS a mystery/thriller, and I want you to be as surprised and entertained as I was.

Tina Frisco
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Mystery Fan’s Delight
January 21, 2015
Format: Paperback

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This book held me on the edge of my seat from page one. The serial killer is introduced in a blood-curdling prologue rife with suspense, leaving the reader most eager to turn the page. When Mariah makes her appearance, she finds herself in a strange place, terrified and suffering from amnesia. This spawns the question: Is she already in the clutches of the “school girl killer”?

The author impregnates her story with intrigue by shrouding her main characters in mystery. Unknown to Mariah, their lives are intertwined and bear on each other significantly. Suspense builds as the veil is slowly lifted on each one’s secret, closely guarded for the sake of Mariah’s safety. Deeply rooted in the past, these secrets now threaten to explode into the present.

With a shocking introduction and seeding her story with crumbs of revelation, J. E. Spina captures and holds the reader’s interest throughout this action-packed tale of mystery and suspense. She gives nothing away until the very end, and then adds an epilogue that will delight horror fans.

I closed this book feeling that I’d just seen a very entertaining movie ~ and wearing a smile of utter satisfaction.

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Happy Reading! I love to hear from readers and always welcome reviews.

Blessings & Hugs!


About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 37 books: 18 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, one young adult book, written under Janice Spina, and 5 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 31 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: 6 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear, Lucy the Talented Toy Terrier, The First Star 11 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-6 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION - Davey & Derek Book 1, READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Book 3 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - BRONZE MEDAL - Abby & Holly Book 1 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION — Abby & Holly Book 2 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 7 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey, Clarence Henry the Hermit Crab, Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series Book 1 (Drystan and Durward Save the Day) BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 Authorsdb Cover Contest Silver Medal - Davey & Derek Book 5 FINALISTS: Authorsdb First Lines Contest, - Hunting Mariah and Mariah's Revenge were Finalists Red City Review Awards - Finalist - Davey & Derek Book 4 READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS - 5-STAR REVIEW - Davey & Derek Book 4 All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 2 of a YA fantasy series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. There are books in the works about an angel and another about a dog for ages 15+. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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22 Responses to New Book Trailer for Mariah’s Revenge!

  1. Annika Perry says:

    Janice, Good for you for tackling a promotional video yourself … I wouldn’t know where to start! This is terrific, haunting music, great merging of images and words … giving a hint of the book, leaving us hungry to know more! Just about to start your first Mariah book … I see I’ll be back for the next one!

    • jjspina says:

      Thank you, Annika! I had to try even if I didn’t succeed. It wasn’t too bad doing it on Word Photo Video Player. I hope you enjoy the first one that will make you want to read the second. Hugs xx

  2. WELL DONE, JANICE – You did a GREAT JOB ❤

  3. Congratulations! This is well done and I can feel the joy of your accomplishment.

  4. Jennie says:

    Wonderful, Janice. Way to go tackling this yourself, and it is terrific. 😀

  5. Tina Frisco says:

    Fantastic videos, Janice! I love the music. I couldn’t find Word Photo Video Player in the Microsoft Store. The closest thing I could find was Photo Slideshow with Music. Do you have a link you could give me? ❤

    • jjspina says:

      It was under photos. That’s where I found it. It is limited to what you can do. It let’s you put duration of each slide, adds music, and font type and saves to YouTube. It offers you three sizes – small one for email, medium for online viewing and large for large screening. Have fun with it! Thank you for the kind words. I hope to use it again but will get better with each one I do. I am also checking out a 3D link to do more. ❤️

  6. Well done, Janice. I think you’ve done an amazing job. In fact, you could even write a tutorial on how to create a book trailer. I’m sure it would be a big hit and help many indie authors.
    Have a lovely weekend.

    • jjspina says:

      I just might do that after a few more! But you are the tutorial king, Hugh! I guess I could be second to you! HA! I don’t want to dethrone you. LOL! Hugs x

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