Friday, January 24, 2014

Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Dream Boy by Mary Crockett and Madelyn Rosenburg

Today on WinterHaven Books we are excited to participate in the cover reveal for Dream Boy by Mary Crockett & Madelyn Rosenburg!  I absolutely love this cover!  It is so stunning and beautiful!  Take a look!
Dream Boy by Mary Crockett & Madelyn Rosenburg
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release Date: July 1, 2014
Purchase: Amazon / Barnes & Noble
Annabelle Manning feels like she’s doing time at her high school in Chilton, Virginia. She has her friends at her lunchtime table of nobodies. What she doesn’t have are possibilities. Or a date for Homecoming. Things get more interesting at night, when she spends time with the boy of her dreams. But the blue-eyed boy with the fairytale smile is just that—a dream. Until the Friday afternoon he walks into her chemistry class.

One of friends suspects he’s an alien. Another is pretty sure it’s all one big case of deja vu. While Annabelle doesn’t know what to think, she’s willing to believe that the charming Martin Zirkle may just be her dream come true. But as Annabelle discovers the truth behind dreams—where they come from and what they mean—she is forced to face a dark reality she had not expected. More than just Martin has arrived in Chilton. As Annabelle learns, if dreams can come true, so can nightmares

A little bit from the authors:
Like the small southern town where it's set, Dream Boy is edged by wilderness, mysticism and mystery. The bottle tree on the cover perfectly captures the novel's mix of dream and nightmare.
So what is a bottle tree?
Simply put, it's an ancient folk-magic practice intended to capture evil spirits. Southerners adapted the tradition—outfitting tree limbs with colored bottles.
In Dream Boy, the bottle tree creates a connection point between the real world and what lies beyond.
“We were beyond excited with how the cover turned out,” says Mary Crockett. “It was a serious thrill to see something from our imaginations become real. And not only real, but gorgeous.”
Madelyn Rosenberg agrees, “We're lucky we had such excellent people working on it—with designer Eileen Carey and Sourcebooks creative services manager Adrienne Krogh at the top of the list.”

About the Authors:
Mary Crockett is author of several award-winning books of poetry and co-author of a history of Salem, Virginia, her hometown. Mary taught writing at Roanoke College and served as director of the Salem Museum. She now lives with her family in an old house along Virginia's Wilderness Road.

Madelyn Rosenberg grew up 32 miles away in Blacksburg, Va. She spent a decade as a newspaper reporter before she began writing fiction. Her books include The Schmutzy Family and Canary in the Coal Mine. She lives with her family in Arlington.

Mary and Madelyn first met about 15 years ago co-teaching a creative writing class for teens.

Follow Madeyln Rosenberg and Mary Crockett on Twitter!
@madrosenberg @MaryLovesBooks
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  1. This book sounds interesting. I haven't read anything dealing with dreams and I would love to experience these two authors' story. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Thanks so much for helping us celebrate our new cover! Madelyn and I really appreciate it!

  3. I love the premise, and the spooky hint about nightmares is awesome! Good luck with the launch!

  4. Great cover. This book sounds really interesting!

  5. Dream Boy sounds really intriguing. I love the concept behind the trees
    And the spooky elements. Really liking this and I don't want to wait until July!!!

  6. This book sounds amazing! I can't wait to read it when it comes out.

  7. I love how sounds this book!
    And the cover is gorgeous!
    Can't wait to read :)

    Thanks for this wonderful post :)

  8. The premise sounds intriguing. How do you know what's real and what's a dream?

  9. Absolutely love the cover! Book sounds great!

  10. This book sounds absolutely amazing. And I really just have to say, I am absolutely blown away by the cover. It is stunning, and made even more so because it has meaning. It matches the story! It isn't just a chick in a pretty dress. This might be one of my favorite covers ever. It really is gorgeous. I would love a poster of it to put on my wall!

  11. Dream Boy sounds awesome and looks beautiful! Love the cover, it's soooooo gorgeous! And the synopsis makes me very excited for this read. I love books set in small southern towns. They have this awesome, mysterious vibe that I just can't resist! Can't wait for this to be out! Thanks for sharing!!!

    Evie @Bookish

  12. The book sounds wonderful and I LOVE the cover! I've seen bottle trees on tv for years and always wanted to try it but my trees are all still too small, lol.

  13. This book looks absolutely PHENOMENAL. Can't wait to read!

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