It's Live!! Cover Reveal: How to Disappear by Ann Redisch Stampler + Giveaway (International)

It's Live!! Cover Reveal: How to Disappear by Ann Redisch Stampler + Giveaway (International)

Hello, YABC!

Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for HOW TO DISAPPEAR by Ann Redisch Stampler, releasing June 14, 2016 from Simon Pulse. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Ann:

Yesterday How to Disappear had a good cover; today it has a great one, and I’m thrilled to reveal it on YABC! 

How to Disappear is a dark, twisty psychological thriller.  The story is told in chapters that alternate between the voices of Nicolette, a resilient small-town cheerleader on the run, and Jack, the Las Vegas hit man’s son who’s blackmailed into tracking her down and getting rid of her.  

It’s not completely clear which one we should be rooting for.  Because nothing in this story is exactly as it seems.  Nicolette’s harmless wild streak might not be so harmless.  Jack’s conscience might be more than theoretical.  Both of them have a lot to hide.  And neither one is telling the whole truth. 

What I love about this new cover is that, in addition to being beautiful, it offers up a mysterious image of a girl we can’t fully see, whose features are consumed by darkness, and who is obscured by a welter of scratches – an image that can be interpreted in several different was all of which work with the story.  Her face is illuminated by the glow of a flash of light; she might be moving toward it, but she isn’t there yet…I don’t think I can go any further with this without publishing a giant spoiler, so I’ll refrain. 

But I am so grateful to my editor and the design team at Simon Pulse for truly understanding the (partly scratched out) face this book should present to readers, to set the tone as they open the book and begin to read.

 
~ Ann Redisch Stampler (HOW TO DISAPPEAR, Simon Pulse)

 

 

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HOW TO DISAPPEAR

by Ann Redisch Stampler
Release date: June 14, 2016
Publisher: Simon Pulse
ISBN: 978-1481443937
 
 
About the Book
 

This electric cross-country thriller follows the game of cat and mouse between a girl on the run from a murder she witnessed—or committed? —and the boy who's sent to kill her.

Nicolette Holland is the girl everyone likes. Up for adventure. Loyal to a fault. And she's pretty sure she can get away with anything...until a young woman is brutally murdered in the woods near Nicolette's house. Which is why she has to disappear.

Jack Manx has always been the stand-up guy with the killer last name. But straight A's and athletic trophies can't make people forget that his father was a hit man and his brother is doing time for armed assault. Just when Jack is about to graduate from his Las Vegas high school and head east for college, his brother pulls him into the family business with inescapable instructions: find this ruthless Nicolette Holland and get rid of her. Or else Jack and everyone he loves will pay the price.

As Nicolette and Jack race to outsmart each other, tensions—and attractions—run high. Told in alternating voices, this tightly plotted mystery and tense love story challenges our assumptions about right and wrong, guilt and innocence, truth and lies.

 
To learn more about this book and see our review, go HERE.
 
 

b2ap3_thumbnail_photo-good-author-hand-on-face-duplicate1.jpgAbout the Author

Ann Redisch Stampler is the author of the young adult novels Afterparty , Where It Began, and the upcoming How To Disappear, as well as half a dozen picture books. Her work has garnered an Aesop accolade, the National Jewish Book Award, Sydney Taylor honors, the Middle East Book Award, and Bank Street Best Books of the Year mentions.  She worked as a lawyer and a therapist before she started writing books.  She lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband, Rick.

 

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Giveaway Details

One winner will receive a signed advance reader’s copy of How to Disappear as well as signed copies of Ann Stampler’s YA novels How to Disappear and Afterparty, all in a midnight-blue Afterparty carry bag. 

Entering is simple, just fill out the entry form below. Winners will be announced on this site and in our monthly newsletter (sign up now!) within 30 days after the giveaway ends.

During each giveaway, we ask entrants a question pertaining to the book. Here is the question they'll be answering in the comments below for extra entries:

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Comments 54

Ann Stampler on Thursday, 17 December 2015 13:22

Thank you, YABC, for hosting this cover reveal!!! Getting a second cover for How to Disappear was amazing, and getting this cover was beyond amazing! I hope YABC readers will love it as much as I do!
Best,
Ann

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Thank you, YABC, for hosting this cover reveal!!! Getting a second cover for How to Disappear was amazing, and getting this cover was beyond amazing! I hope YABC readers will love it as much as I do! Best, Ann
Guest - Kristy on Thursday, 17 December 2015 18:12

Awesome cover and intriguing synopsis.

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Awesome cover and intriguing synopsis.
Ann Stampler on Thursday, 17 December 2015 19:26

Thanks, Kristy! I think it's awesome, too. The designers at Simon Pulse had several different ideas -- all winners -- but this is the one that really got to me. It represents How to Disappear so well;I hope you'll enjoy the book!
Best,
Ann

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Thanks, Kristy! I think it's awesome, too. The designers at Simon Pulse had several different ideas -- all winners -- but this is the one that really got to me. It represents How to Disappear so well;I hope you'll enjoy the book! Best, Ann
Guest - Penny Olson on Sunday, 20 December 2015 10:59

The cover is great and the premise of the book is very intriguing. Looks very suspenseful.

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The cover is great and the premise of the book is very intriguing. Looks very suspenseful.
Ann Stampler on Sunday, 20 December 2015 16:03

Thank you so much, Penny! I was going for intriguing that built to shocking, for reasons that have as much to do with who Nicolette and Jack are as people as the situation they're sucked into. I hope you'll see what I mean in the book itself!

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Thank you so much, Penny! I was going for intriguing that built to shocking, for reasons that have as much to do with who Nicolette and Jack are as people as the situation they're sucked into. I hope you'll see what I mean in the book itself!
Guest - bn100 on Monday, 21 December 2015 22:49

interesting cover

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interesting cover
Ann Stampler on Tuesday, 22 December 2015 22:02

Thanks so much, bn100!

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Thanks so much, bn100!
Tania Nelzy on Tuesday, 22 December 2015 21:06

I've never seen a cover that matches a book so perfectly. (I find it ironic how she started going by Cat and her face on the cover is partly scratched.) I love how you made both of the characters seem mysterious by not directly pointing out who the villain or if there's one at all. That definitely piqued my interest in the book. It seems like it has a well thought out plot and I hope to read it in the nearby future! Congratulations!

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I've never seen a cover that matches a book so perfectly. (I find it ironic how she started going by Cat and her face on the cover is partly scratched.) I love how you made both of the characters seem mysterious by not directly pointing out who the villain or if there's one at all. That definitely piqued my interest in the book. It seems like it has a well thought out plot and I hope to read it in the nearby future! Congratulations!
Ann Stampler on Tuesday, 22 December 2015 22:10

Thanks, Tania! I so appreciate your reaction to the cover and synopsis, and I agree, those scratches that partly obscure the girl's face -- this design couldn't be a more perfect fit for the story!!!

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Thanks, Tania! I so appreciate your reaction to the cover and synopsis, and I agree, those scratches that partly obscure the girl's face -- this design couldn't be a more perfect fit for the story!!!
Guest - Sharon Kaminski on Wednesday, 23 December 2015 13:06

I love it. It reminds of ghost and like the color purple.

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I love it. It reminds of ghost and like the color purple.
Ann Stampler on Friday, 25 December 2015 04:24

Thanks, Sharon! The designer, Regina Flath (love her!!!), put a lot of work into arriving at the perfect colors; several others were tried, and this dark purple with the faintly glowing light won by a landslide. I'm so glad you like it!

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Thanks, Sharon! The designer, Regina Flath (love her!!!), put a lot of work into arriving at the perfect colors; several others were tried, and this dark purple with the faintly glowing light won by a landslide. I'm so glad you like it!
Guest - Anastasia on Wednesday, 23 December 2015 16:24

The book cover is simply amazing! I really gives the scattered thoughts and kind of dark twist vibe that the synopsis talks about. Psychological thrillers are something I love reading and I can't wait for this book to come out!

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The book cover is simply amazing! I really gives the scattered thoughts and kind of dark twist vibe that the synopsis talks about. Psychological thrillers are something I love reading and I can't wait for this book to come out! :)
Ann Stampler on Friday, 25 December 2015 04:33

Thank you, Anastasia! I grew up loving classic psychological thrillers (think Daphne du Maurier's "Rebecca") and it was always in the back of my mind that someday I'd write one. I love the fact that this thriller has a cover that suggests the dark twist that you picked up on, and I hope you'll think the book lives up to its jacket once you've read it.

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Thank you, Anastasia! I grew up loving classic psychological thrillers (think Daphne du Maurier's "Rebecca") and it was always in the back of my mind that someday I'd write one. I love the fact that this thriller has a cover that suggests the dark twist that you picked up on, and I hope you'll think the book lives up to its jacket once you've read it.
Linda Romer on Thursday, 24 December 2015 22:04

How to Disappear sounds like an exciting read and I love the cover it reminds me of an intricate spiderweb ♡ Thank you

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How to Disappear sounds like an exciting read and I love the cover it reminds me of an intricate spiderweb ♡ Thank you
Ann Stampler on Friday, 25 December 2015 04:42

Thanks, Linda! And yes, that spider-web effect of the thin scratches and the suggestion of the girl being caught in that web are so right for the book! As for excitement, I have to say that How to Disappear was exciting to write, andI hope that carries over into the reader's experience. It was one of those books in which the characters start to take over, and things showed up on the page that I wasn't expecting as Jack and Nicolette kept upping the ante.

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Thanks, Linda! And yes, that spider-web effect of the thin scratches and the suggestion of the girl being caught in that web are so right for the book! As for excitement, I have to say that How to Disappear was exciting to write, andI hope that carries over into the reader's experience. It was one of those books in which the characters start to take over, and things showed up on the page that I wasn't expecting as Jack and Nicolette kept upping the ante.
Guest - Sam on Friday, 25 December 2015 07:56

The cover definitely does a good job capturing the feeling of the synopsis

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The cover definitely does a good job capturing the feeling of the synopsis
Ann Stampler on Monday, 28 December 2015 23:33

Thank you, Sam! And I agree, the cover not only captures the feel of the synopsis, but the feel of the book itself.

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Thank you, Sam! And I agree, the cover not only captures the feel of the synopsis, but the feel of the book itself.
Guest - Ali Goff on Friday, 25 December 2015 09:10

I think that the cover is gorgeous. I love the color and the silhouette. And the synopsis makes this sound like my kind of book. Thanks for the chance.

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I think that the cover is gorgeous. I love the color and the silhouette. And the synopsis makes this sound like my kind of book. Thanks for the chance.
Ann Stampler on Monday, 28 December 2015 23:35

Thank you AG! I'm so happy that How to Disappear sounds like your kind of book. As a lover of thrillers and of YA contemporary, I wrote the book I wanted to read -- I hope you'll enjoy it too! As for the cover, yes, to me, everything about it works. (And being gorgeous doesn't hurt!)

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Thank you AG! I'm so happy that How to Disappear sounds like your kind of book. As a lover of thrillers and of YA contemporary, I wrote the book I wanted to read -- I hope you'll enjoy it too! As for the cover, yes, to me, everything about it works. (And being gorgeous doesn't hurt!)
Guest - Dianna on Friday, 25 December 2015 10:54

The cover is beautiful. It is the perfect image to go with this title! The synopsis has me a little bit scared.

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The cover is beautiful. It is the perfect image to go with this title! The synopsis has me a little bit scared.

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