July 23, 2013

SHELF LIFE by Stephanie Lawton Cover/Blurb Reveal & Giveaway!

Expected publication: December 2013 by IJP Press

It’s impossible to focus on college biology when your family believes doomsday is imminent and the government is out to get you.

All Pete Wilson’s ever wanted is to become a veterinarian, but those dreams are going up in flames. Commuting to an urban college and helping his parents with their apocalyptic prepper crap is more than he can handle.

Worse, Pete’s asshole neighbor is stirring up trouble, his family’s stockpile has been destroyed and farm animals are turning up dead.

Lindsey Linger is the tomboy sister of his best friend. Now a sexy spitfire, she and Pete are liable to set the barn ablaze as their romance finally heats up. But she’s hiding a terrible secret, and rural life isn’t all bonfires and hayloft romps. That becomes clear one icy winter night when the survival of everyone Pete loves hangs in the balance.

Can Pete be the hero they need, or will this be the end of the world as he knows it?

After collecting a couple English degrees in the Midwest and learning more about agriculture and farming than she ever wanted to know, Stephanie Lawton suddenly awoke in the deepest reaches of the Deep South. Culture shock inspired her to write about Mobile, Alabama, her adopted city, and all the ways Southern culture, history and attitudes seduce the unsuspecting.

A lover of all things gothic, she can often be spotted photographing old cemeteries, historic buildings and, ironically, the beautiful beaches of the Gulf Coast. She also has a tendency to psychoanalyze people, which comes in handy when creating character profiles.


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  1. I really like the cover. It's different in the fact that I'm not sure I've seen a couple standing with their backs to each other. I'm looking forward to reading this book. This author is a new one for me & I thank you for having her here.

  2. I think the cover makes the book look intriguing. Looking forward to reading it!

  3. Love it! I totally dig book covers that hide faces. It leaves so much to the imagination. Thanks for sharing!

    Amy xx

  4. I like the cover. It looks like someone thought about it, not just threw something together.

  5. This cover is so sweet. I love the font and the couple. Plaid is always good. Can't wait to read it.

  6. Like it! I love the light colors and how the fonts are used. Cover designing is something I like to do, and I just love books with beautiful covers. This here is what I'd call simple, but nicely done (:

  7. I love the cover!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  8. I love it!!! I'm so glad it's not featuring a couple ( They had a time when it was cool but now it's just plain boring, and repetitive cause really everyone is doing it). It peaked my interest cause we really can't see the face of the girl just the back/side of her head. Plus I love the shirt she's wearing I just bought one kindda like it.

  9. I love the cover. The book looks really good. I can't wait to read it!!!

  10. The cover gives a vintage look and the desing is elegant. :)

  11. It's very pretty. Love the colors and I'm psyched that the main focus is the guy instead of the girl for once. Can't wait to read it!

    oreo_93 at hotmail dot com

  12. First thing I noticed was the plaid. Not a bad thing. Then that the boy is more centered, with the girl standing with her back to him. No faces, but those crossed arms (and standing back to back) leaves the impression they're not happy with one another.
    ** What might the story be that brought them to this point? And how do they get back together? **


  13. I love the cover. I love that you don't see their faces then you imagine what they look like themselves.

  14. Love the cover!!! I really like how the colors pop and make Pete stand out!! The book sounds amazing!! Thank you for the giveaway!!

  15. I love the instagram feel of the cover. LOL. That's what I thought when I first saw it. It's very eye catching.

  16. I like the cover. It gives the book a nice rural feel :)

  17. like the colors

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  18. I think the cover has a very retro feel to it...I think I like it. :-) Thanks for sharing it with us.



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