Welcome to this week’s M9B Friday Reveal!
This week, we are spotlighting Julie Reece, author of
presented by Month9Books!
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Get to Know Julie Reece in 10 Questions or Less!
Twitter or Facebook? -Both
Favorite Superhero? –One hero to rule them all: Thor
Favorite TV show? -Sherlock (British)
Sweet or Salty? -Ice cream is a food group.
Coke or Pepsi? -Tea (I’m a rebel)
Any Phobias? –Sharks and, ew, spiders … oh and drowning.
Song you can’t get enough of right now? –Caroline (or anything) by Kill It Kid *dies*
Who is your ultimate Book Boyfriend? ‘Weaver’ from May Webb’s, Precious Bane *swoons*
What are you reading right now or what’s on your TBR? -Saving Francesca , by Melina Marchetta
Fall Movie you’re most looking forward to? –OMG! Crimson Peak and Mad Max:Fury Road
Born in Ohio, I lived next to my grandfather’s horse farm until the fourth grade. Summers were about riding, fishing and make-believe, while winter brought sledding and ice-skating on frozen ponds. Most of life was magical, but not all.
I struggled with multiple learning disabilities, did not excel in school. I spent much of my time looking out windows and daydreaming. In the fourth grade (with the help of one very nice teacher) I fought dyslexia for my right to read, like a prince fights a dragon in order to free the princess locked in a tower, and I won.
Afterwards, I read like a fiend. I invented stories where I could be the princess… or a gifted heroine from another world who kicked bad guy butt to win the heart of a charismatic hero. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that? Later, I moved to Florida where I continued to fantasize about superpowers and monsters, fabricating stories (my mother called it lying) and sharing them with my friends.
Then I thought I’d write one down…
Hooked, I’ve been writing ever since. I write historical, contemporary, urban fantasy, adventure, and young adult romances. I love strong heroines, sweeping tales of mystery and epic adventure… which must include a really hot guy. My writing is proof you can work hard to overcome any obstacle. Don’t give up. I say, if you write, write on!
Connect with the Author: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads
They say death can be beautiful. But after the death of her mother, seventeen-year-old RAVEN WEATHERSBY gives up her dream of becoming a fashion designer, barely surviving life in the South Carolina lowlands.
To make ends meet, Raven works after school as a seamstress creating stunning works of fashion that often rival the great names of the day.
Instead of making things easier on the high school senior, her stepdad’s drinking leads to a run in with the highly reclusive heir to the Maddox family fortune, Gideon Maddox.
But Raven’s stepdad’s drying out and in no condition to attend the meeting with Maddox. So Raven volunteers to take his place and offers to repay the debt in order to keep the only father she’s ever known out of jail, or worse.
Gideon Maddox agrees, outlining an outrageous demand: Raven must live in his home for a year while she designs for Maddox Industries’ clothing line, signing over her creative rights.
Her handsome young captor is arrogant and infuriating to the nth degree, and Raven can’t imagine working for him, let alone sharing the same space for more than five minutes.
But nothing is ever as it seems. Is Gideon Maddox the monster the world believes him to be? And can he stand to let the young seamstress see him as he really is?
The Artisans is a delectably rich, layered and dark YA Southern Gothic inspired by Jeanne Marie Leprince de Beaumont’s classic Beauty and the Beast.
“The Artisans has all the elements I love – spooky intrigue, strong friendships, and a romantic tension to be savored.” ~ Wendy Higgins, New York Times bestselling author of the Sweet Evil trilogy.
Title: The Artisans
Publication date: May 2015
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Author: Julie Reece
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Emily-Ann Walsj says
This book looks fun and interesting. >.<
Hope you have a wicket weekend!
I enjoyed meeting Julie and here Q&A! I too, have come to prefer tea or coffee or Coke. Never thought I’d see that day arrive! Looking forward to her new release. Thanks.
Sorry, Mary. It’s early and I don’t seem to have the proper amount of words in that first sentence. But I’m sure you catch my drift and my excitement! Happy Friday to you and Schatze!
julie reece says
Thank you so much for sharing! I hope you enjoy the story <3
Sarah M says
Love this version of the Beauty and the Beast classic 🙂 Most of the stories like this I’ve read, things work out well in the end. But I can’t imagine being in that position myself and agreeing to do it. Too many crazies out there, and you could basically be walking into a killer’s arms. I like that Raven’s so caring about her stepdad, even if he’s got a drinking issue and isn’t related by blood. Does the book mention if she can’t remember a time without him in their home (so her mom remarried when Raven was really little), or did he come in later in life?
I love fairytale retellings, or even stories just loosely based on fairy tales, so this should be an interesting read.
SHELLEY S says
GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR UPCOMING BOOK AND THANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY!
Your new book sounds brilliant and I can’t wait to read it! Thank you for this generous opportunity to win a copy. I bet you can’t wait for Release Day!
All the best to you,