Cover Reveal: Anyone But You

I read the first two Twisted Lit books earlier this year. I'm looking forward to reading this one and seeing how the authors spin Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. I'm hoping it won't be quite so tragic.
Anyone But You
(Twisted Lit #3)
by Kim Askew and Amy Helmes
YA Contemporary
January 18th 2014 by Merit Press
Two Italian restaurants, both alike in dignity, in Chicago’s Little Italy where we lay our scene... After her family’s struggling eatery, Cap’s, falls prey to another of the Monte clan’s vicious and destructive pranks, sixteen-year-old Gigi Caputo finds herself courting danger during a clandestine encounter with Roman Monte, the very boy whose relatives have brought her family such grief. When the daughter and son of these two warring factions fall for each other, their quest to mend this bitter family feud turns out to be a recipe for disaster. Their story is irrevocably linked to the summer of 1933, when two twelve-year-olds, Benny and Nick, hop the turnstile at the Chicago World’s Fair. While enjoying some of the fair’s legendary amusements, Nick has a “love at first sight” encounter with Stella, a young girl who unintentionally causes a lasting rift between the two boyhood pals. Deftly winding its way through past and present day, this modern take on Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet has much to do with hate — but more with love.
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Cover Reveal

About the Authors

Amy Helmes and Kim Askew have been writing together since 2004, when they launched Romancing the Tome, a blog dedicated to their obsession with book-to-film adaptations.

Kim Askew is a contributor to the anthology The May Queen. Her writing has appeared in literary journals and other publications, including the SoMa Literary Review and Elle Magazine. An expert on teen fashion and pop culture, Kim has been the content director for the Webby-award winning teen site since 2003. As such, she’s been interviewed by dozens of national newspapers and has been a return guest on morning radio shows. She’s covered the Teen Choice Award and the MTV Movie Awards, interviewing such disparate celebrities as Brittany Murphy and Dakota Fanning. With the Twisted Lit series, she can finally deliver on the promise she made her parents that a degree in Renaissance literature would come in handy someday.

Amy Helmes is the author of Boys of a Feather: A Field Guide to North American Males and Voodoo You Love as well as collection of books for Cider Mill Press that includes The Bathtub Reader, The Good Wife Guide, The Good Husband Guide, Boyfriend Training Flashcards, The Wisdom of Nancy Drew, Lois Lane’s Guide to Life, Betty & Veronica, and Boyfriend Wisdom. She’s a West Coast news editor for the nationally published Soaps In Depth magazine, has worked as a writing consultant for the Oxygen network and is a weekly contributor to The Rundown, a free daily email service that keeps subscribers informed about what’s new and cool in Los Angeles. She has been sugarcoating Shakespeare from a young age, having rewritten Macbeth as an epic rhyming poem in junior high. She can still recite most of it by heart.

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