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Cover Reveal: Faking Normal by Courtney Stevens

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Eeep! I am so excited to share this cover reveal with you guys today! I am always so excited to help out a debut author!

Designed by Laura Lyn DiSiena
 Three Reasons to LOVE the cover:

1. It's beautiful.
2. It tells a story without words.
3. Have you seen the awesome paper cut trees?
Here's what the publisher (HarperTeen) has to say about Faking Normal:
Alexi Littrell hasn’t told anyone what happened to her over the summer. Ashamed and embarrassed, she hides in her closet and compulsively scratches the back of her neck, trying to make the outside hurt more than the inside does. At school, nobody sees the scratches or her pain. The only person she connects with is the mysterious Captain Lyric, who writes song lyrics on her fourth-period desk for her to complete. With pencil marks and music, Alexi carves out a comfortable space for herself as she and the Captain finish each other’s songs – words on a desk feel safer than words spoken aloud. But when Bodee Lennox, the quiet and awkward boy next door, comes to live with the Littrells, Alexi discovers an unlikely friend who understands her better than anyone. He has secrets of his own and knows all about suffering in silence. As they lean on each other for support, Alexi gives him the strength to deal with his past, and Bodee helps her find the courage to finally speak up.

With her powerful, moving debut novel, author Courtney C. Stevens emerges as an extraordinary new talent to watch.
Faking Normal will be released from HarperTeen on February 25, 2014. Yes, this is earlier than the date listed on Amazon.
About the author:
Courtney C. Stevens grew up in Kentucky and lives in Nashville, Tennessee. She is an adjunct professor and a former youth minister. Her other skills include playing hide-and-seek, climbing trees, and being an Olympic torch bearer. Faking Normal is her first novel.
The goods on the Cover Reveal Contest: You don’t know me. Twitter doesn’t know me. Facebook doesn’t know me. Goodreads doesn’t know me. Amazon pre-sales doesn’t know me. (This is one of the great challenges of being a debut author.) Please help change my anonymity by placing Faking Normal on the radar of readers, bloggers, reviewers, and you know … people who like to win stuff. A few deets on the prize package-

The winner receives: -
A signed ARC of Faking Normal -
A hand-painted cover rock by Court -
Signed postcard -
Silicone “Channel Your Brave” bracelet

Since hand-painted cover rock isn’t usual book swag, I thought you might want a little background. In my little family, we paint rocks for significant events. I currently have three different book rocks that someone in my family made. One for when I got an agent, another for when I went out on submission, and finally one for when we sold Faking Normal. I thought it would be cool if I shared the tradition with one lucky winner by making a cover-inspired rock. (You might also be interested to know the bottom of the rock contains a spoiler: some of the first lyric quotes written by the main character and her Captain Lyric.)

Enter by filling out the Rafflecopter below. (U.S. only. Giveaway ends July 8, 2013.) a Rafflecopter giveaway

You can find Courtney here: Email – channelingbrave@gmail.com

And she would love if you would add Faking Normal to your Goodreads shelf and pre-order Faking Normal on Amazon.

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  1. Love the cover! How cute is Courtney? And a Nashville girl!

    1. Yes! She's adorable! I actually saw her once before at Katie McGarry and CJ Redwine's book signing. I didn't know she was an author though. So this was awesome!

  2. Love the cover, too, and I added Faking Normal to my TBR even before I saw that was part of the giveaway!

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway, and for sharing your love for debut authors - I look forward to reading Faking It next year :)

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

    1. :D Thanks Lexxie! I love helping indie/debut authors out- we always need more books in the world!

  3. So cool! Loove the cover(:

  4. Wow, this book sounds really interesting! Thanks for sharing it :)

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

    1. Thanks for stopping by and peeking at it Lindy! :D


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