Saturday, July 19, 2014

Cover Reveal! The Summer of Crossing Lines



Friends, today I'm so happy to reveal the cover for my next contemporary YA novel, The Summer of Crossing Lines.

Here's the blurb:

When her protective older brother disappears, sixteen-year-old Melody loses control of her orderly life. Her stuttering flares up, her parents are shrouded in a grief-induced fog, and she clings to the last shreds of her confidence.

The only lead to her brother's disappearance is a 30-second call from his cell phone to Rex, the leader of a crime ring. Frustrated by a slow investigation with too many obstacles, and desperate to mend her broken family, Melody crosses the line from wallflower to amateur spy. She infiltrates Rex's group and is partnered with Drew, a handsome pickpocket whose kindness doesn't fit her perception of a criminal. He doesn't need to steal her heart--she hands it to him. 

With each law Melody breaks, details of her brother's secret life emerge until she's on the cusp of finding him. But at what point does truth justify the crime?

The Summer of Crossing Lines is coming soon! You can add it to your Goodreads list here. If you're willing to help me spread the word when the time comes, just holler! Guest posts, interviews, tap dancing while juggling pineapples...you name it. I'll appreciate any help I can get :D

Are you looking for a new summer read? Have you enjoyed your summer reading so far? Wanna share some good news? I'd love to hear it!

24 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Julie!! You know you are welcome at my place for a guest post.

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    1. Alex, you're such a great guy. Thanks so much. Book is slated for an August release. Perhaps something in the 3rd or 4th week in August?

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  2. congrats

    nice cover, and sounds like a good read too :)

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    1. R. Mac, thanks so much! I appreciate your kind words.

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  3. congrats, congrats! Will tweet about it :)

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  4. Julie, first of all congrats!! Second, I would love to have you guest blog for me closer to your release date. I have two blogs: http://www.tracikenworth.wordpress.com and http://www.tracikrites.wordpress.com. The Traci Krites one is romance. You could do both blogs if you want, with either the same or a different guest post. I've been wanting to do guest posts for a while and this will be the perfect opportunity. It's your choice what to blog about. I'll also be adding your book to my links on both blogs and continue to promote it till publication. Hope this helps!!

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    1. Traci, you're such a sweetheart. Thanks so much! I'd be honored to write a guest post for either/both blogs. I'll come up with something and run it by you.

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  5. P.S. It's traci.kenworth@hushmail.com.

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  6. Great cover! I love the police tape and how it ties in with the title. Plus, the blue polka dots! =) Congrats!

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    1. Leandra, the police tape is what clinched it for me. And the polka dots were a happy accident. Thanks for the kind words!

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  7. Sounds like a great story! I look forward to reading it :)

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  8. Tweeted.You can be a guest on my blog at www.joylcampbell.com or on my kidlit blog @ jamaicankidlit.weebly.com Lovely cover BTW.

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    1. Joy, that is so perfect! Thank you. I'll connect with you later about what you'd like :)

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  9. Congratulations Julie! I added the book to my Goodreads and tweeted!
    doreenmcgettigan.com

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    1. Doreen, thanks so much for adding it to your list on Goodreads and tweeting about the cover. I appreciate it!

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  10. Count me in. And I've added it to my Goodreads want to read :)

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  11. Congrats, Julie! E-mail me the cover, a two sentence blurb and links and I'll announce it for you in follower news.

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  12. Congratulations. This sounds so intriguing and the cover is awesome!

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  13. Yay! Love the cover and the blurb is awesome! Can't wait :)

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  14. I'll add it to my goodreads list. If it's half as good as your first book, I'll be delighted! :-)

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