Monday, November 4, 2013

Julie Musil Reveals Her Cover! AND Great UncommonYA Giveaway.



YA contemporary with a splash of ghosts!

Manny O’Donnell revels in his status at the top of his high school food chain. He and his friends party in the mountains on a blustery night, sharing liquor and lame ghost stories around a campfire. The next morning, as a wild fire rages in those same mountains, Manny experiences doubt. He was the last of the drunken crew to leave the cave, and he’s uncertain if he extinguished the flames. Within hours, he becomes the number one arson suspect.

Santa Ana winds + matches = disaster. You’d think he would've learned that the first time he started a fire.

As he evades a determined arson investigator, Manny, a modern-day Scrooge, is visited by ghosts of the past, present, and future. He’s forced to witness the fate of his inadvertent victims, including Abigail, the scarred beauty who softens his heart. Manny must choose between turning around his callous, self-centered attitude, or protecting his own skin at the expense of anyone who gets in his way.

Julie Musil, author of YA fiction, is a chocoholic and obsessive reader. As the mother of three teen boys, she’s immersed in teen speak, drama, and gym socks. She loves to chat! Connect with her on her blog, Twitter, or Facebook


We are a collective of YA authors who have come together to spread the word about the newest, bold, gritty fiction. Our genres include realistic, contemporary, historical, magical realism, and paranormal--with a healthy dose of suspense woven through all of them. 

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For a short time Uncommon YA is offering YOU the chance to choose your prize. Click on the titles below to learn more about each one. 
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WARNING. It will be a tough choice choosing just one to win!
The 6 titles you can choose from.
Sliding on the Edge    
 Escape from Eden Vigilante Nights


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3 people will win their choice of 1 Ebook of selected titles. Or a 10 page critique of your work-in-progress is also available from an UncommonYA author!

What do you think about Julie's cover? Are you excited to see covers revealed? What catches your eye on a book cover? Color? Design? Are you going to enter to win an UncommonYA book? Hope so.


  1. Your book cover fits right in with the others! It WAS hard to choose.

  2. Yup, I like Julie's cover as well as the synopsis. Sounds like an interesting read.

  3. YA and yay!

    Nothing like a splash of ghosts. They splashed against the shore and then the ghost was clear.

    Julie has a one hot cover. And the book's cover is really hot also.

    I can't think of anything more exciting that revealing covers. Even the ones on books. Those six choices are tough, indeed. I will have to give it a miss, or misses.

    Now then, must now remove my eye from a book cover. It's a book about a pupil named Iris.

    Your starstruckest doggy fan,

    Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar! :)

  4. Julie's cover is great but I really like the concept presented in the description :-)

  5. Julie's cover is great!! Very excited for her.
    Excellent giveaway as well.

  6. I'm seeing this books all over! I love how the title "Fire" is fire-y but still easy to read.

  7. Congrats to Julie! Sounds like an exciting book.

    Happy Monday, Lee!

  8. Lee, thanks so much for sharing my cover!

    And I love the idea of Uncommon YA! Will enter now. And tweet.

  9. Thanks for the kind words about the cover, everyone. I appreciate it!

  10. Excellent cover and the book sounds like a great read. Congrats to Julie!

  11. So many fantastic covers to choose from...I can't do it! Going for the critique instead :D


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