Friday, August 29, 2014

The Artisans, by Julie Reece: Cover Reveal and Giveaway for a $10 Amazon Gift Card and eBook! #M9BFridayReveals

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The Artisans by Julie Reece

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The Artisans
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.
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Title: The Artisans
Publication date: May 2015
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Author: Julie Reece
Julie Reece
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 and 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!

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  1. I'm sorta 50-50 on this cover, love the color, not so enthusiastic about the cursive. Thanks for the giveaway.

  2. Sounds just as dysfunctional as my own family.

  3. I think the cover is simple but elegant. I also love the color.

  4. The cover is very pretty and reminds me of Christmas.

  5. I think it looks really classy.

  6. I love the cover design! The script looks elegant and intriguing.

  7. I love the green color. Thank you


  8. I love the green, and the cursive, it does not "say" anything about the story -and I often get my first impression about what a book is by the cover (a lot of us do ;) ) but that is ok, that is what the info on that back is for, right? Go with it, see how it does.

  9. I`m not a fan of this cover,,it doesn`t stand out,and too green!

  10. it's very green and subtle - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  11. It reminds me of how green the auroras can get.

  12. The book sounds so good, and I really like the cover. It is very clean and simple, and that is something I am a fan of. I love the color green, as well! Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. I like the simplicity and elegance of the cover.


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