“Everyone trusted me back then. Good old, dependable Diana. Which is why most people didn’t notice at first.”

     I know what your thinking. A cover reveal? Sweet! And another giveaway? Ahhhhhh! I love giveaways! Who doesn't? The chance to win free stuff can give some people pretty big highs. Giveaways totally rock.
     Usually I have the giveaway fairly close to the top of my post, but since this is a cover reveal as well, the giveaway is going to be near the bottom. Don't let that discourage you, it means there's going to be lots of exciting stuff in front of the giveaway! Namely, the big and exciting cover reveal.
     Now what is The Obvious Game? What is it about? Look at the synopsis below:

"Your shirt is yellow."

"Your eyes are blue."

"You have to stop running away from your problems."

"You're too skinny."

Fifteen-year-old Diana Keller accidentally begins teaching The Obvious Game to new kid Jesse on his sixteenth birthday. As their relationship deepens, Diana avoids Jesse's past with her own secrets -- which she'll protect at any cost.

Praise for The Obvious Game:

“I couldn’t put down The Obvious Game. Arens perfectly captures the hunger, pain and uncertainty of adolescence.” -- Ann Napolitano, author of A GOOD HARD LOOK and WITHIN ARM'S REACH
"THE OBVIOUS GAME is a fearless, honest, and intense look into the psychology of anorexia. The characters—especially Diana--are so natural and emotionally authentic that you’ll find yourself yelling at the page even as you’re compelled to turn it." -- Coert Voorhees, author of LUCKY FOOLS and THE BROTHERS TORRES

"Let’s be clear about one thing: there’s nothing obvious about The Obvious Game. Arens has written a moving, sometimes heart-breaking story about one girl’s attempt to control the uncontrollable. You can’t help but relate to Diana and her struggles as you delve into this gem of a novel." -- Risa Green, author of THE SECRET SOCIETY OF THE PINK CRYSTAL BALL

     I suspect that all of that information should have enticed you to want to read the book. I know it definitely sounds up my alley. The Obvious Game by Rita Arens is going to be published on February 7th 2013 by Inkspell Publishing. Full book information below:

Book Information:
Publisher: Inkspell Publishing
Release Date: Feb 7th, 2013
ISBN: 978-0-9856562-7-0 (ebook), 978-0-9856562-8-7 (Paperback)
Paperback Price: $13.99
Kindle: $4.99
To be available at all major online outlets: Amazon, B&N, The Book Depository

     If you pre-order The Obvious Game by Rita Arens on the Inkspell Publishing Website now then you can get a 30% discount on both the eBook and the paperback.

About The Author:

Rita Arens is the author of The Obvious Game and the editor of the award-winning parenting anthology Sleep Is for the Weak. She writes the popular blog Surrender, Dorothy ( and lives in Kansas City with her husband and daughter. The Obvious Game is her first young adult novel. She is at work on a second.

She’s been quoted by Bloomberg Businessweek, The Associated Press, Forbes Woman, the Wall Street Journal, Businessweek and Businessweek Online and featured in Breathe magazine, Get Your Biz Savvy, The Kansas City Star (archived material available on request), Today Moms (Today Show blog) and Ink KC.

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