Friday, May 1, 2015

M9B Friday Reveal: Cover Reveal for "Minotaur" by Phillip W. Simpson with Giveaway #M9BFridayReveals

Welcome to this week’s M9B Friday Reveal!
This week, we are revealing the cover for
Minotaur by Phillip W. Simpson
presented by Month9Books!
Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!
“Where shall I start?” asked Minotaur.

Ovid made an expansive gesture with both hands. “Where else but the beginning, of course.”

Minotaur nodded his huge head. “Yes,” he said. “Yes,” his eyes already glazing over with the weight of thousand-year-old memories. And then he began.

So begins the story of Asterion, later known as Minotaur, the supposed half-bull creature of Greek legend. Recorded by the famous Roman poet, Ovid, Asterion tells of his boyhood in Crete under the cruel hand of his stepfather Minos, his adventures with his friend, Theseus, and his growing love for the beautiful Phaedra. And, of course, what really happened in the labyrinth.

This is the true story of the Minotaur.
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Minotaur by Phillip W. Simpson
Publication Date: September 29, 2015
Publisher: Month9books

Phillip W Simpson

Phillip W. Simpson is the author of many novels, chapter books and other stories for children. His publishers include Macmillan, Penguin, Pearson, Cengage, Raintree and Oxford University Press. 
He received both his undergraduate degree in Ancient History and Archaeology and his Master's (Hons) degree in Archaeology from the University of Auckland. 
Before embarking on his writing career, he joined the army as an officer cadet, owned a comic shop and worked in recruitment in both the UK and Australia. 
His first young adult novel, Rapture (Rapture Trilogy #1), was shortlisted for the Sir Julius Vogel Awards for best youth novel in 2012.

He is represented by Vicki Marsdon at Wordlink literary agency.

When not writing, he works as a school teacher. Phillip lives and writes in Auckland, New Zealand, with his wife Rose, their son Jack and their two border terriers, Whiskey and Raffles. He loves fishing, reading, movies, football (soccer) and single malt whiskeys.

Connect with the Author: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

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  1. I love the cover!! It captures an idea of what the Minotaur looks like perfectly

  2. I like the cover its great

  3. I actually like it and think it is very intriguing.

  4. I confess, I want this book based on its catchy title and intriguing cover art.

  5. I love the cover too. That minotaur is definitely not a slow, chunky bovine.

  6. I think the cover is so neat! It does make me want to read it!

  7. I think the cover is awesome!


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