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Cover Reveal: Insomnia by J.R. Johansson + Giveaway (International)

Cover Reveal: Insomnia by J.R. Johansson + Giveaway (International)

Today we're hosting the cover reveal for INSOMNIA by J.R. Johansson! 

Let me tell you, this cover is CREEPTASTIC. I can't wait to hear what you think of it!

Before we get to the goods, here's a message from Jenn:

Hello YABC! Welcome to the exclusive cover reveal for INSOMNIA!

I consider myself a creative person, but I cannot draw/paint/sculpt or anything of that nature. My handwriting is barely this side of legible. If I’d created a cover for my book, it probably would’ve featured stick figures hiding in shadowy hallways or darkness-filled dreams. In short, it would’ve been terrible blobs of pencil-scribbles. So, I’m very grateful to my amazing cover designer, Lisa Novak, and the genius people at Flux for crafting this gorgeously creepy cover for my debut novel, INSOMNIA. I love the eye, the kissable lips, and the way the cracks radiate out. But more than anything, I love that it conveys the perfect atmosphere for my book. My response when I first saw this was as follows:

1 – Shiver

2 – Whisper, “Whoa…”

3 – Lean in to study it closer

Feel free to do the same. :)

Cheers!
J.R. Johansson

 

Are you ready to see what Jenn's talking about? Scroll down! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insomnia final

 

See what I mean?! CREEPTASTIC! EEP!

Here's what INSOMNIA's all about:

It’s been four years since I slept, and I suspect it is killing me.

 
Instead of sleeping, Parker Chipp enters the dream of the last person he’s had eye contact with. He spends his nights crushed by other people’s fear and pain, by their disturbing secrets—and Parker can never have dreams of his own. The severe exhaustion is crippling him. If nothing changes, Parker could soon be facing psychosis and even death.
 
Then he meets Mia. Her dreams, calm and beautifully uncomplicated, allow him blissful rest that is utterly addictive. Parker starts going to bizarre lengths to catch Mia’s eye every day. Everyone at school thinks he’s gone over the edge, even his best friend. And when Mia is threatened by a true stalker, everyone thinks it’s Parker.
 
Suffering blackouts, Parker begins to wonder if he is turning into someone dangerous. What if the monster stalking Mia is him after all?

 

Doesn't that sound fascinating? And just as creepy as the cover suggests... Now it's time for a giveaway! Jenn is giving away an ARC of INSOMNIA (when they are available) to one lucky international winner, plus a sweet prize pack! 

The prize pack will include: A dream dictionary, pills for INSOMNIA (a.k.a. Tic Tacs), a bookmark, chocolates (may or may not be from Finland – YUM!) and other assorted stuff Jenn finds around her house.

Also, the winner can choose who will sign the ARC! Jenn, Jenn's cat, or Jenn's 7-year-old son. I'd personally choose the cat... :)

To enter, fill out the form below. Good luck!

 

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Vivien on Wednesday, 14 November 2012 12:06

Love the creepy cover!!

Love the creepy cover!!
YABC on Wednesday, 14 November 2012 12:06

I'm not a fan of the font and placement of the text on the right, but the black pinwheel effect around the eye is cool.

I'm not a fan of the font and placement of the text on the right, but the black pinwheel effect around the eye is cool.
YABC on Wednesday, 14 November 2012 12:16

This is so amazing! I love it

This is so amazing! I love it
YABC on Wednesday, 14 November 2012 12:22

Eep! Creepy! But I'm excited to read this! :)

Eep! Creepy! But I'm excited to read this! :)
Cayce on Wednesday, 14 November 2012 12:26

3 it! Looks positively creepy ;)

3 it! Looks positively creepy ;)
YABC on Wednesday, 14 November 2012 12:29

Fantastic cover. Very creepy.

Fantastic cover. Very creepy.
YABC on Wednesday, 14 November 2012 12:38

I think this cover is AMAZING! Creepy and eye catching and Ah!

I think this cover is AMAZING! Creepy and eye catching and Ah!
YABC on Wednesday, 14 November 2012 12:56

This cover is so intriguing! I've never seen one like it. I love it!!!

This cover is so intriguing! I've never seen one like it. I love it!!!
YABC on Wednesday, 14 November 2012 12:56

Gorgeous cover! I can't wait to read this one!

Gorgeous cover! I can't wait to read this one!
YABC on Wednesday, 14 November 2012 13:04

Thank you for hosting my cover reveal YABC! It's been so fun to see the responses and share my excitement!

Thank you for hosting my cover reveal YABC! It's been so fun to see the responses and share my excitement!
YABC on Wednesday, 14 November 2012 13:14

So eerie and cool, J.R.!

So eerie and cool, J.R.!
Kelley on Wednesday, 14 November 2012 13:48

Holy crap! This book sounds AMAZING, and I love the cover!!

Holy crap! This book sounds AMAZING, and I love the cover!!
YABC on Wednesday, 14 November 2012 13:53

Amazing cover, Jenn. I'm very excited for you. I can't wait to read this. I love spooky!

Amazing cover, Jenn. I'm very excited for you. I can't wait to read this. I love spooky!
YABC on Wednesday, 14 November 2012 13:56

If you want to see the out-takes of INSOMNIA that didn't make the grade check out my website. 2nd book down on the Young Adult Fiction 1 page. http://www.lisanovakdesign.com/

If you want to see the out-takes of INSOMNIA that didn't make the grade check out my website. 2nd book down on the Young Adult Fiction 1 page. http://www.lisanovakdesign.com/
YABC on Wednesday, 14 November 2012 14:09

I do love the image, especially the fragments of glass, but all the fonts are rather cliche, the skinny crackly title font in particular.

I do love the image, especially the fragments of glass, but all the fonts are rather cliche, the skinny crackly title font in particular.
YABC on Wednesday, 14 November 2012 14:12

I love this cover so much, Jenn. Can't wait to stare at it in person!

I love this cover so much, Jenn. Can't wait to stare at it in person!
YABC on Wednesday, 14 November 2012 14:21

LOVE the cover and LOVE the first two sentences of the blurb even more! Can't wait to read this! Congrats, Jenn!!!

LOVE the cover and LOVE the first two sentences of the blurb even more! Can't wait to read this! Congrats, Jenn!!!
YABC on Wednesday, 14 November 2012 14:21

Sounds amazing.

I pressed enter before I got my mailing address down on the first entry, so here it is:
Elle Strauss
1355 Scott Crescent
Kelowna, BC
V1Z 2P7

Sounds amazing. I pressed enter before I got my mailing address down on the first entry, so here it is: Elle Strauss 1355 Scott Crescent Kelowna, BC V1Z 2P7
Andrew Patterson on Wednesday, 14 November 2012 14:23

That is a seriously creepy cover! Love it. :D Also really want to read this book. What an interesting concept.

That is a seriously creepy cover! Love it. :D Also really want to read this book. What an interesting concept.
YABC on Wednesday, 14 November 2012 14:40

This is something I'll dream about tonight, I'm sure. So creepy and so cool! Can't wait to read!!

This is something I'll dream about tonight, I'm sure. So creepy and so cool! Can't wait to read!!

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