Cover Reveal (+ Giveaway): Anyone But You by Kim Askew and Amy Helmes


Authors Kim Askew and Amy Helmes are excited to offer a sneak peak at the third book in their “Twisted Lit” series of Shakespeare-inspired YA novels. This time around, they’ve put their unique spin on Romeo & Juliet. Published by Merit Press, Anyone But You will be released in January, and is currently available for pre-order at, Barnes & Noble and Powell’s.

Anyone But You:

A Modern-Day Spin on Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet

by Kim Askew and Amy Helmes
(Book #3 in the Twisted Lit series)


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.

Giveaway: Win a Twisted Lit novel!


To celebrate the cover reveal of Anyone But You, Kim Askew and Amy Helmes are giving away signed copies of their first two books, Tempestuous and Exposure.  At Pages Unbound, you can enter to win Tempestuous (click here to see Briana’s review).


  • The giveaway is open to United States residents only.
  • The winner must be 13 years or older.
  • The giveaway winner has 48 hrs to respond after being informed he or she has won.  In the case of no response, we will choose another winner.
  • We will pass the winner’s contact information along to the authors, Kim Askew and Amy Helmes, who will mail the prize.  We will use your personal information in no other way.
  • We are not responsible for any damage or nondelivery of the prize.


9 thoughts on “Cover Reveal (+ Giveaway): Anyone But You by Kim Askew and Amy Helmes

  1. denise320 says:

    Okay, Okay — I’ll play along. Commenting on my fave Shakespeare play? Hmm… Not sure about a favorite — I don’t feel like I’ve read enough of them to commit to a favorite. But I’m a fan of Measure for Measure, of the ones I have read!


    • Briana says:

      No worries! No one’s judging. I just wanted to put an easy way for anyone to enter the giveaway. 😉

      There are a lot I haven’t read, as well, including Measure for Measure!


  2. Maria P says:

    This looks like an enjoyable series. For my favorite Shakespeare play, I think I’ll go with Taming of the Shrew partly because 10 Things I Hate About You is loosely based on it ( it’s one of my favorite teen movies).



    • Briana says:

      The Taming of the Shrew is a good one! I’ve yet to see 10 Things I Hate About You, even though tons of people have recommended it to me.

      I’ve also read John Fletcher’s unofficial sequel to The Taming of the Shrew, The Tamer Tamed, and it’s…interesting. He clearly interprets Shakespeare’s work differently than I do!

      Thanks for entering!


      • Maria P says:

        Well you can add me to the list of people who recommend 10 Thing I Hate About You.

        I’m going to have to look into The Tamer Tamed. Call me curious, lol.



  3. ashley says:

    i actually really like romeo and juliet; we’re gonnna be choosing shakespeare’s in english soon as well cx


    • Briana says:

      I haven’t read Romeo and Juliet since freshman year of high school, so it might be time for a reread. Generally I’m more drawn to the tragedies like Hamlet and Macbeth. (Technically, Romeo and Juliet is probably tragic, but few people seem to categorize it that way.)

      Thanks for stopping by and entering!


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