NOT IN THE SCRIPT by Amy Finnegan Cover Reveal and Giveaway

NOT IN THE SCRIPT, Amy Finnegan’s debut, sounds fun, and if the cover is any indication, it will be fun. We’re thrilled to reveal the cover for Amy’s debut, releasing this fall (October 7th, to be exact) from Bloomsbury’s If Only YA imprint! First, here’s the synopsis, then check out the cover and let us know what you think!

Millions of people witnessed Emma Taylor’s first kiss—a kiss that needed twelve takes and four camera angles to get right. After spending nearly all of her teen years performing on cue, Emma can’t help but wonder if any part of her life is real anymore . . . particularly her relationships. But her new costar, Jake Elliott, couldn’t care less about how many scenes he has to fake his way through; he needs the money. Toss in a reckless heartthrob, desperate for a comeback, and a resident diva who may or may not be as evil as she seems, and the production of Coyote Hills heats up in unexpected—and romantic—ways. Along with offering front row seats to the real life drama that often unfolds within the entertainment industry, NOT IN THE SCRIPT is a story about two not-so-typical teens who are searching for themselves, and just happen to find each other.

Amy Finnegan writes her own stories because she enjoys falling in love over and over again, and thinks everyone deserves a happy ending. She likes to travel the world—usually to locations where her favorite books take place—and owes her unquenchable thirst for reading to Jane Austen and J.K. Rowling. Her debut novel, NOT IN THE SCRIPT, came about after hearing several years of behind-the-scenes stories from her industry veteran brother. She’s also been lucky enough to visit dozens of film sets and sit in on major productions such as Parks and Recreation and Parenthood. You can follow Amy on Twitter @ajfinnegan, or Facebook (Amy Finnegan, Author).

And now for the cover! What do you think?

FINAL COVER Not_in_the_Script

Thanks to Amy, I have one SIGNED ARC of NOT IN THE SCRIPT for one lucky US winner (will be shipped when available)! Just fill out the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!

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Hafsah Faizal is a YA author, designer, and blogger. Her designs have graced the sites of New York Times bestselling authors, bloggers, and more. She resides in Texas, with her family.



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    Stephanie Faris

    March 20, 2014

    I love that cover and the story sounds fascinating. The title pulls it all together. I love Hollywood-set stories!

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    March 20, 2014

    The cover looks fun & playful with the black & white background and the bright colors, love!

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    March 20, 2014

    I love how the bright colors pop against the background. It will surely catch a reader’s attention.

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    March 20, 2014

    Great cover – sounds like a great story! Can’t wait to read it!

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    Stephanie G

    March 20, 2014

    Amy, I am so happy for you & so proud of you! The cover looks great! Can’t wait to read the final version of Not in the Script!

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    March 20, 2014

    Love this cover! The colors, the pose and the white background – makes it look as fun as it sounds. :)

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    March 20, 2014

    Looks cute :)

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    Stephen Howard

    March 20, 2014

    I’ve known Amy for years and have thoroughly enjoyed her work in other forms, which makes me all the more anxious to read this book.

    As for the cover itself, it’s light, bright, and the models are lovely.

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    March 20, 2014

    Sounds really cute! Thanks for the giveaway!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

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    susan beamon

    March 20, 2014

    nice cover, perfect high school.

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    Carmel @ Rabid Reads

    March 20, 2014

    Very nice! The colours and font are funky. <3 Thanks for the chance!

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    Zoe @ The Infinite To-Read Shelf

    March 21, 2014

    Oooh….I’m so excited for this one – especially being an actress myself! And the cover seems to capture the story perfectly, which is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing Hafsah! xD

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    March 21, 2014

    Looks cute

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    Maren Washburn

    March 21, 2014

    The book cover is super cute! I love the doodle art look!

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    March 22, 2014

    This book looks and sounds so cute! I love to read books like this when I’m in a reading slump, they usually pull me right out of it and get me back on track! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    March 22, 2014

    Cute cover. It reminds me of my fun days back in high school!!

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    March 23, 2014

    Congratulations Amy! I can’t wait to read it:)

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    Victoria Ball

    March 25, 2014

    I think the cover looks great! I like how the background is drawn in, that it’s fake, because the concept has to do with faking it when they’re acting. I like how they’re not drawn because they’re real, but they’re in this fake world and that is shown by the background.

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    Sarah K

    March 27, 2014

    I love all the covers in the If Only… series. They’re really pretty.

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    March 28, 2014

    Pretty cover! Very excited to read this book! :)

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    March 29, 2014

    Love the cover, very excited for this one!!

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    Holly Letson

    March 30, 2014

    The cover is nice. I admire the simplicity.

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    March 31, 2014

    Love it! And all the covers in this series are also very cute, can’t wait to read (:

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    Judy Cox

    March 31, 2014

    I like the cover, it is a little bit different than most covers. This really looks like a good read.

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    April 2, 2014

    The cover looks good. As a designer I would say its a little too “stock” for my tastes but thats totally my opinion

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    Brooke C

    April 2, 2014

    Looking forward to reading it!

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    Joanna Mae

    April 3, 2014

    The cover’s something that will totally make me pick the book up from the bookstore shelves :)

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