Saturday, March 23, 2013

EXPOSURE: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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EXPOSURE
The Twisted Lit Seies
BY KIM ASKEW
AND AMY HELMES
ABOUT THE BOOK: 
Double, double, toil and trouble. Sometimes, the quest for high school royalty can be deadly! In this emotionally-charged twist on Shakespeare’s Macbeth, a self-conscious shutterbug named Skye Kingston navigates a treacherous school year in Alaska fraught with unspoken secrets and tragic twists of fate. Along the way she encounters three strangely prophetic BFFs; one social-climbing, sociopathic cheerleader; and a heart-stopping hottie named Craig MacKenzie: the man who would be Prom King. Can Skye save the boy she loves — and herself — before they get caught in the crosshairs? 

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
KIM ASKEW: Kim has been in love with Shakespeare's plays since middle school (and she's even dated several Hamlet-types). Her mom is thrilled that Kim is finally putting her BA in Renaissance Lit to good use.

A contributor to the anthology The May Queen, Kim's writing has appeared in literary journals and other publications, including the SoMa Literary Review, Kitchen Sink, and Elle Magazine. She is currently working on her Master's thesis on Henry James at Mount St. Mary's College, Los Angeles. With her friend and Twisted Lit series co-author Amy, she writes the popular blog about book-to-film adaptations, Romancing the Tome.


AMY HELMES: Amy Helmes is the author of Boys of a Feather: A Field Guide to North American Males and Voodoo You Love as well as collection of books for Cider Mill Press that includes The Bathtub Reader, The Good Wife Guide, The Good Husband Guide, Boyfriend Training Flashcards, The Wisdom of Nancy Drew, Lois Lane’s Guide to Life, Betty & Veronica, and Boyfriend Wisdom. She’s a West Coast news editor for the nationally published Soaps In Depth magazine, has worked as a writing consultant for the Oxygen network and is a weekly contributor to The Rundown, a free daily email service that keeps subscribers informed about what’s new and cool in Los Angeles. She has been sugarcoating Shakespeare from a young age, having rewritten Macbeth as an epic rhyming poem in junior high. She can still recite most of it by heart. 

PRAISE FOR EXPOSURE:
"Death, betrayal, ruthless plots to seize the "crown"—all the seeds of stage tragedy take root and flourish in this clever modern-day homage to Macbeth." --Kirkus Reviews

"This haunting novel will keep you on the edge of your seat!"
--Melissa Walker, author of Unbreak My Heart

"Authors Askew and Helmes have created funny, sharp, and fast paced characters in the midst of a hair raising story you won’t be able to put down. Exposure makes you feel you as if the characters are speaking right to you and you can’t wait to hear what they say."
--Ann Garvin, author of On Maggie's Watch

"Exposure is an intelligent, poignant, and riveting mash-up of Shakespearean tragedy and high school politics, which, as it turns out, have a lot in common."
--Daria Snadowsky, author of Anatomy of a Boyfriend and Anatomy of a Single Girl

"Exposure clicked with me right away. I've never seen a Macbeth from the perspective of the Banquo character, much less a female Banquo... Equal parts teen drama and classic adaptation, I could definitely see this actually being a movie on par with 10 Things I Hate About You."
--Caitlin Griffin, Education Administrative Assistant at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC


GIVEAWAY
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THE TWISTED LIT SERIES, EXPOSURE, TO 
GIVE AWAY TO ONE LUCKY WINNER!
   
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