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Shiny New Cover Reveal & Giveaway – THE ONE THING

We at the BookYArd are super excited today to reveal the gorgeous new cover for the 2015 debut THE ONE THING by Marci Lyn Curtis.


The One Thing Marci Lyn Curtis Cover

Beautiful, right? And while we’re at it, take a look at these little beauties, which Marci is giving to some lucky soul! Click here to enter the giveaway.

custom earrings book swag


A soaring tale of life and love, of sacrifice and renewal, and learning to see people as they really are.

Maggie Sanders might be blind, but she won’t invite anyone to her pity party. Ever since losing her sight six months ago, Maggie’s rebellious streak has taken on a life of its own, culminating with an elaborate school prank. Maggie called it genius. The judge called it illegal.

Now Maggie has a probation officer. But she isn’t interested in rehabilitation, not when she’s still mourning the loss of her professional soccer dreams, and furious at her so-called friends, who lost interest in her as soon as she could no longer lead the team to victory.

When Maggie first meets Ben, she thinks she can add crazy to her list of problems. But the precocious ten-year-old isn’t a hallucination. Maggie can actually see him. She immediately befriends the kid, desperate for any chance to see again.

It turns out Ben’s older brother is Mason Milton, the ridiculously hot lead singer of Maggie’s new favorite band. Music is the first thing that has made Maggie feel alive since losing her sight. But when she learns the real reason she can see Ben, Maggie must find the courage to face a once-unimaginable future…before she loses everything she has grown to love.


Marci Lyn Curtis author photoMarci Curtis grew up in Northern California, where she went to college and met an amazing guy in a military uniform. Two college-aged kids and one dachshund later, she lives in Maryland, where she laughs too loudly and eats peanut butter off spoons. Her YA contemporary debut, The One Thing, comes out September 8th, 2015 via Disney-Hyperion.


Behind the Cover of DREAM BOY

When I first saw the cover for Dream Boy,  I was stunned.

In a great way… the best way. Stunned. I’m not sure I breathed for a full minute. I could feel my eyes literally widen and my jaw literally drop. I was like a caricature for the word “Whoa!”

Now, after keeping it to myself for eons (or at least a few months that felt like eons), I am thrilled to announce that my coauthor Madelyn Rosenberg and I will be sharing our gorgeous cover with the world for the first time!

DREAM BOY by Mary Crockett and Madelyn Rosenberg

Pretty, no?

I especially love the way dreamlike elements combine with folklore here. Like the small southern town where the novel is 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?

You southerners probably already know. It’s a sort of ancient folk-magic practice intended to capture evil spirits. The idea was that “haints” would become trapped in the bottles at night and could be sent off down the river come daybreak.

In Dream Boy , the bottle tree creates a connection point between the real world and what lies beyond.

I want to give a big thanks to Sourcebooks creative services manager Adrienne Krogh, designer Eileen Carey, and marketer extraordinaire Abbie Digel for their vision and hard work thoughout this process.

Before starting out, I’d heard horror stories about cover disasters–especially for new authors. People told me that we wouldn’t have any input at any stage of the cover creation of selection, and that my job as an author was just to keep my mouth shut.

What I found at Sourcebooks, though, was the quite another story. Their team started the conversation by asking us what we envisioned on the cover–and then proceeded to develop the design according to one of our suggestions. Everyone was amazingly responsive and supportive throughout the entire process, from that first brainstorming for ideas to their help in celebrating the cover’s release!

So, without further ado, starting Saturday, here is where you’ll be able to find Dream Boy‘s cover in all its glory:

1/18/2014 – Tome Tender and What’s Beyond Forks

1/19/2014 – Mundie Moms

1/20/2014 – Paranormal Book Club and Book Twirps

1/21/2014 – Wondrous Reads and The Bookish DayDreamer

1/22/2014 – The Book Mark

1/23/2014 – Jessabella Reads 

1/24/2014 – Winter Haven Books

1/25/2014 – Young Adult Book Haven and Book Fairy’s Haven
and Teen Fire Giveaway

1/26/2014 – My Guilty Obsession

1/27/2014 – Read Your Bookcase

1/28/2014 – Just Heard Read Seen

1/29/2014 – Book Addict 24/7

2/1/2014    Aleksandra’s Corner

… oh yes, and at the BookYArd of course!