Cover Reveal: Liars, Inc. by Paula Stokes

I am SO EXCITED to share this news with you today! Paula Stokes asked me to help reveal the cover for her February 2015 release, Liars, Inc., and OF COURSE I said YES! Here’s more info about the book from Goodreads:

It all starts with one little lie…

Max Cantrell has never been a big fan of the truth, so when the opportunity arises to sell lies to his classmates, it sounds like a good way to make a little money and liven up a boring senior year. With the help of his friends Preston and Parvati, Max starts a business providing forged permission slips and cover stories for the students of Vista Palisades High. Liars, Inc. they call it. Suddenly everybody needs something and the cash starts pouring in. Who knew lying could be so lucrative?

When Preston wants his own cover story to go visit a girl he met online, Max doesn’t think twice about hooking him up. Until Preston never comes home. Then the evidence starts to pile up—terrifying clues that lead the cops to Preston’s body. Terrifying clues that point to Max as the murderer.

Can Max find the real killer before he goes to prison for a crime he didn’t commit? Paula Stokes starts with one single white lie and weaves a twisted tale that will have readers guessing until the explosive final chapters.

And now the moment you’ve been waiting for—THE COVER:

Liars, Inc.
by Paula Stokes
February 2015
Harper Teen


And now, a word from Paula:

OMG, I’ve been flailing about the awesomeness of this cover since April. I saw it and was basically like HOLY COVER LOTTERY!! :D

I’ve talked about how Liars, Inc. is very different from The Art of Lainey, and this cover really highlights that. Liars has first-person narration, a bit of romance, and similar fast-paced dialogue to Lainey, but that’s where the major similarities end. This book is a dark mystery for fans of I Hunt Killers, Pretty Little Liars (the TV show, because I’ve never read the books), or old-school Christopher Pike novels. I hope you love it, because if it does well I might get to write a companion novel, and I’m seriously not ready to let go of these characters. Max is a little aloof and slackerish so it might take you time to warm up to him, but his girlfriend Parvati is totally badass and fun, and both of them really grow and change over the course of the novel. (You know how I love me some character development!) And no worries, this is a total standalone book, plotted and written as a solo novel.

Mary here: Did you hear that?! If Liars, Inc. does well with sales, we may get another in the series!! Pre-order links are not yet available, but I promise I'll share when they are. I'm a huge fan of Paula's, and I'm so excited to share news of her upcoming books when I can. I think this cover is super cool. It's dark and a little bit twisted, and I can't wait to see how that tone is reflected is reflected in Liars. What do you think? Do you like this cover? Enter the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win a signed, personalized ARC of Liars, Inc. Giveaway is open INT!

About the Author
Paula Stokes is half writer, half RN, and totally thrilled to be part of the world of YA literature. She started out writing historical fiction under a pen name and is now branching out into other YA genres.

When she's not working (rare), she's kayaking, hiking, reading, or seeking out new adventures in faraway lands. She's petted tigers, snuggled snakes, snorkeled with stingrays, and once enjoyed the suction-cuppy feel of a baby elephant's trunk as it ate peanuts from her palm. Her future goals include diving with Great White sharks, learning Krav Maga, and writing a whole slew of novels, not necessarily in that order.

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  1. I think the cover is awesome! It definitely makes me want to pick it up.

  2. Love that cover, so mysterious! Thanks.

  3. I LOVE this cover! The cover of a book can completely play a part in how many people read it, so it's good this one got a winner!

  4. I like the cover, it really sparks your imagination.

  5. The cover is so alluring and intriguing. I can't wait to get my hands on it.