Alright, I am so, so excited about this post. My writer pal Corrine Jackson is letting me help spread the word about her debut novel, IF I LIE, which comes out on August 28, 2012. And not just "the word"...but the cover too! Squee!!
I met Corrine last February when I was in San Francisco for a writer's conference. We'd "met" online and had bonded over our mutual love for Christian Slater and cheesy 90s movies, so we decided to meet for real. And proceeded to have one of the best conversations about writing and publishing and life that I've ever had. It was fantastic. Corrine is the real deal...super smart, talented, and one of the nicest people you'll ever meet. She even invited me to lunch with her Bookanista gals, who were fabulous themselves!
Since then, Corrine and I have kept in touch, and she's been a wonderful writing/pub resource, cheerleader, and provider of awesome videos (check out her YA Rebels gig!)
Wait...were you waiting to see her cover? You mean you didn't want to read about how we know each other and how cool she is? You want to hear about her BOOK?
Oh, alright. ;-)
I could shut up
And get to the good stuff...
Corrine Jackson's debut, IF I LIE, comes out on AUGUST 28, 2012 from Simon Pulse.
And THIS is what it's about:
A powerful debut novel about the gray space between truth and perception.
Quinn’s done the unthinkable: she kissed a guy who is not Carey, her boyfriend. And she got caught. Being branded a cheater would be bad enough, but Quinn is deemed a traitor, and shunned by all of her friends. Because Carey’s not just any guy—he’s serving in Afghanistan and revered by everyone in their small, military town.
Quinn could clear her name, but that would mean revealing secrets that she’s vowed to keep—secrets that aren’t hers to share. And when Carey goes MIA, Quinn must decide how far she’ll go to protect her boyfriend…and her promise.
Sounds AMAZING, right? When Corrine first told me about this book, MAJOR HOTSAUCE was deployed in Iraq, so I was particularly interested to hear how she was approaching a situation I had so much personal experience with...and listening to her talk about it, I couldn't WAIT to read it. Still can't!! (Hurry up August!)
And now that I've seen the cover, I'm even MORE excited!
What's that? YOU want to see the cover too? You don't want ME to have all the fun?
Oh, all right....
Wait for it....
Is this getting annoying yet? ;-)
Isn't it GORGEOUS?? I love the physical tension between the girl and the boy, and the blurred edges, with that one bright splash of color in the title. LOVE IT! Plus, I don't know if this is intentional or not, but I find the fact that the guy pictured on the cover does NOT have a military haircut VERY intriguing.....