Cover Reveal: The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich

Happy Friday, friends! Today, I have the immense pleasure of hosting the exclusive cover reveal for Cale Dietrich’s forthcoming 2017 young adult debut, The Love Interest! Coming to a bookstore and library near you May 16th, 2017 from Feiwel & Friends, The Love Interest is an #OwnVoices M/M romance that has been described by early readers on Goodreads as The Hunger Games meets Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda as two boys compete in a high stakes competition for one girl’s heart, only to find themselves falling in love with one another instead. I absolutely can’t wait to read this novel and I feel so very lucky to have been given the privilege of sharing the cover of The Love Interest with you today. Please read on learn more about this exciting young adult debut, including an exclusive cover reveal along with a personal note from the author about the story’s origins and its journey to publication.

I can’t believe this is finally here! The The Love Interest cover reveal! I don’t really know what to say about it here – because this book has been such a huge part of my life for the past few years, and it’s so intensely and wonderfully personal that saying anything feels scarily revealing. But oh well, here it goes!

Basically, this book was the catalyst for a bunch of HUGE changes in my life. Like, even pre-agent and book deal, working on this was slowly turning my life into the one I wanted. This book gave me the confidence to quit the degree I hated to focus on writing. This book is the reason I now feel about myself the way I do. Specifically, talking about/sending the manuscript to people was the first time I EVER talked about being gay to anyone – I’m not even sure if the CPs I sent it to know this, but yeah, sending them this was my first ever coming out experience. And I’m never going to not associate The Love Interest with that.

Before this book, I was nowhere near as secure with myself as I am now. This book gave me buckets of confidence in that regard (I’m still a mess everywhere else, but sexuality wise, I’m good), in a way that felt totally out of nowhere and totally perfect for my life. Confirming my mess status: I’m crying writing this! And I’m not even a cry-er!

Embarrassing over confessional aside, this cover: I f*cking love it. And I really hope you do as well!


About Cale Dietrich

Cale Dietrich is a YA devotee, lifelong gamer, and tragic pop punk enthusiast. He was born in Perth, grew up on the Gold Coast, and now lives in Brisbane, Australia. The Love Interest is his first novel.

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Title The Love Interest
Author Cale Dietrich
Pages 384 Pages
Intended Target Audience Young Adult
Genre & Keywords Romance, LGBTQ
To Be Published May 16th, 2017 by Feiwel & Friends
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There is a secret organization that cultivates teenage spies. The agents are called Love Interests because getting close to people destined for great power means getting valuable secrets.

Caden is a Nice: The boy next door, sculpted to physical perfection. Dylan is a Bad: The brooding, dark-souled guy, and dangerously handsome. The girl they are competing for is important to the organization, and each boy will pursue her. Will she choose a Nice or the Bad?

Both Caden and Dylan are living in the outside world for the first time. They are well-trained and at the top of their games. They have to be – whoever the girl doesn’t choose will die.

What the boys don’t expect are feelings that are outside of their training. Feelings that could kill them both.

2 responses to “Cover Reveal: The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich”

  1. Rosalyn says:

    This looks –and sounds–amazing!

  2. I’ve been hearing so much about this book and the blurb is just awesome. I love the cover!

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