It’s live!! Cover Reveal: South of Sunshine by Dana Elmendorf + Giveaway (US/Canada)



Happy Wednesday, YABC! Are our US readers ready for Thanksgiving tomorrow?!

Today we’re super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for SOUTH OF SUNSHINE by Dana Elmendorf, releasing April 1, 2016 from Albert Whitman & Company: AW Teen. Before we get to the cover, here’s a note from Dana:

Hey, YABC! I’ve waited for this day for so long, and now I finally get to share SOUTH OF SUNSHINE’s cover with y’all. I have so much love for this story and my characters.  LGBT romances are so underrepresented, and I’m glad my book is finding a place in the world. The overall feel of the cover perfectly captures the romance and southern setting. The title treatment is absolutely gorgeous. And I’m so glad my publisher made the decision to put two girls on the cover. It’s done in such a classy way, and I couldn’t be prouder.

~ Dana Elmendorf (SOUTH OF SUNSHINE, Albert Whitman & Company: AW Teen)



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Here it is!



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by Dana Elmendorf
Release date: April 1, 2016
Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company: AW Teen
ISBN: 978-0807575680
About the Book
What is Kaycee willing to risk for the sake of love? And what will she risk for acceptance? 
In Sunshine, Tennessee, the main event in town is Friday night football, the biggest party of the year is held in a field filled with pickup trucks, and church attendance is mandatory. For Kaycee Jean McCoy, life in Sunshine means dating guys she has no interest in, saying only “yes, ma’am” when the local bigots gossip at her mom’s cosmetics salon, and avoiding certain girls at all costs. Girls like Bren Dawson. 
Unlike Kaycee, Bren doesn’t really conceal who she is. But as the cool, worldly new girl, nobody at school seems to give her any trouble. Maybe there’s no harm if Kaycee gets closer to her too, as long as she can keep that part of her life a secret, especially from her family and her best friend. But the more serious things get with Bren, the harder it is to hide from everyone else. Kaycee knows Sunshine has a darker side for people like her, and she’s risking everything for the chance to truly be herself.

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

b2ap3_thumbnail__DSC0603-1.jpgAbout the Author

Born and raised in small town in Tennessee, Dana now lives in southern California with her husband, two boys and her tiny dog Sookie. When she isn’t exercising, she can be found geeking out with Mother Nature or scouring the internet for foreign indie bands. After her family’s needs are met, you can find her dreaming up contemporary YA romances with plenty of kissing.


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Giveaway Details

Five winners will each receive a signed ARC of SOUTH OF SUNSHINE (when available). 

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:

What do you think about the cover and synopsis?

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14 thoughts on “It’s live!! Cover Reveal: South of Sunshine by Dana Elmendorf + Giveaway (US/Canada)”

  1. Ashley says:

    GORGEOUS cover and I feel like I’ve been waiting my whole life for this book!

  2. Soooooo excited for Dana!

  3. Beverly says:

    Congratulations, Dana. The cover is intriguing and the plot sounds like a must read. Best of luck to you.

  4. Whitney Hensley says:

    I think the cover is beautiful and I love the synopsis. I am also from a small town in TN so I think that I will have a lot in common with the characters in this book.

  5. Shannon Mizikoski says:

    The cover is gorgeous, but the synopsis sounds absolutely amazing!!

  6. Cindy says:

    I like the colors and simplicity of the cover. It’s pretty! The synopsis sounds great. This is a book I will definitely watch out for.

  7. bn100 says:

    sounds interesting

  8. I love this cover! and this sounds like a book I will love!!!!

  9. Sharon Kaminski says:

    I like the cover and synopsis. It gives a feeling of feeling free and happy.

  10. bn100 says:

    both interesting

  11. Linda Romer says:

    South of sunshine sounds like a great book ♡ and the cover is beautiful! Thank you

  12. the cover is beautiful i can’t wait to read the book

  13. danielle hammelef says:

    I think the cover ties in well–setting sun and secrets! This sounds really good. Well done on the synopsis!

  14. shelby says:

    The cover and synopsis are both very intriguing!

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