Friday, March 20, 2015

Author spotlight, interview with Julie Reece and #giveaway #M9BFridayReveals


Check out the interview with Julie Reece and the giveaway, be sure to continue to another great book released today. Yay, double post!


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Welcome to this week’s M9B Friday Reveal!
This week, we are spotlighting Julie Reece, author of
The Artisans
presented by Month9Books!
Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!
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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.
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Title: The Artisans
Publication date: May 2015
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Author: Julie Reece
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And thank you all so much for the awesome Blitz Day comments - what a spring surprise!

91 comments:

  1. What a cool profile! And the book sounds good too. Congrats to Julie on her new release.

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  2. She's looking forward to the new Mad Max? She's uber-cool then. And if her phobia is sharks, I don't recommend that she watch Sharknado.
    Happy Blitz day, Marlene!

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  3. Congrats to Julie! Ice cream is totally a food group. :) Happy Blitz Day, Marlene!

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    1. I agree on the ice cream! I also think Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are a complete food group.

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  4. It'd be interesting seeing which wins: spiders or ice cream. Enjoy the blitz!

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  5. I'd take tea, too. Happy Blitz Day!

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    1. I'd go off the board with Mountain Dew. Thanks for the post.

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  6. Happy Blitz Day! It's good for Julie Reece that she wounds up being featured today.

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    1. As much as I'm thrilled to get all these visits (and especially comments,) I'm really happy Blitz Day is putting so much focus on Julies book. Thanks for visiting.

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  7. Nice to meet you Julie...and good luck with your book. This was a great spotlight Marlene!

    BTW...you're being BLITZED on this first day of Spring! Enjoy!! :)

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    1. Thanks for creating such a fun way for people to "meet" DL. What an exciting day I'm having!

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    2. I'm late to the party, due to computer issues. But I wanted to say happy blitz day!

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  8. How fortunate for you and Julie that this post landed on BLITZ day! It's the first day of Spring, ladies. How cool is that?
    Life & Faith in Caneyhead

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    1. First day of spring, there's an eclipse today - and it's friday. How much better can it get?

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    2. It's my birthday (for realz it is) so I'm having a blast and you guys are making it even better! XOXOX

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    3. Well Happy Birthday, bookday, blitz day and spring equinox. Glad things turned out the way it did for your spotlight!

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  9. Happy blitz day, Marlene! Hope you have a great weekend.

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  10. I like the thought of ice cream as a food group! Interesting plot for the book! Good luck Julie with it!

    And Marlene, Happy Blitz!!!

    betty

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  11. Ooh, what an interesting premise.

    Gotta love girl who loves (the real) Sherlock!

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  12. I'm originally from Ohio, too! Great state!

    Happy Blitz day! Hope you enjoy all the visits!

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    1. My MG WIP is based in Ohio. The thing I love most about Ohio is buckeyes (chocolate/peanut butter yumm) and roller coasters. Flew there just to visit Cedar Point once.

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  13. Awesome author spotlight - congrats to Julie!

    Happy Blitz day!!

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  14. Hi! *waves* Thanks for sharing about my book today! :) And thanks to your followers for being so awesome and encouraging. Ya'll rock!

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    1. So happy to help. I love promoting other authors - it's the next best thing to being one!

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  15. Congrats to Julie on the new book. Good luck with the launch. Happy Blitz Day!

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  16. Hi-ya. This sounds like a super book. (Great author spotlight, too!) I've added it to my Goodreads wata read list, so hopefully, I'll be reminded when it's released. :)

    How ya feeling, Marlene? A little woozy? You should. Not because it's the first day of spring, and not because it's International Happiness Day, and not even because it's Julie's birthday. (Happy Birthday, Julie!) No, it's because you are getting BLITZED today! Enjoy.

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    1. International Happiness Day? That's awesome, I had no idea. Thanks for visiting!

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  17. This is a great author interview! Best of luck with the book, Julie.
    And Marlene, Happy Blitz Day!

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  18. Happy Blitz Day!
    (Sherlock is one of my favorites too :) )
    AJ @ ajlauer.net

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  19. Hi Julie, great interview and good info on your book.
    Marlene, I love your website, and you've just been Blitzed,
    Sylvie

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    1. Thanks for visiting Sylvie - see you back here of 3/28 for your book promo. I hope we'll get lots of visitors, but I probably can't arrange for another blitz day!

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  20. Month9Books has been releasing some great books lately.
    Happy Blitz Day!

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    1. Right? Very impressed with their publishing company. I've got a post coming at the end of the month for my review of I Heart Robot - 5 stars, excellent book from Month9.

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  21. Congrats to Julie on her book! I need to check out Sherlock if I get it. Happy Blitz Day!

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  22. Interesting take on Beauty and the Beast. You've been blitzed! :)

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  23. Nice interview & Happy Blitz!

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  24. Wow. Fantastic!

    BAZINGA!

    You've been blitzed!
    Have a great day!
    Heather

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    1. I've got the t-shirt! Thanks for the visit.

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  25. Sounds like a great book!

    Happy Blitz Day!

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  26. Hello, Marlene -- Happy Blitz Day! And congratulations to Julie on her upcoming release!

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  27. Julie's book sounds awesome, I gotta check out Sherlock! and happy Blitz Marlene!

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  28. Happy Blitz Day and congrats to Julie! I have to agree that BBC Sherlock is the best show ;)

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  29. Sounds like an interesting book. Congrats and wishing much success for Julie. Happy Blitz Day to you.

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  30. Best wishes, Julie, from a fellow Ohioan (well I was born there).

    And Happy Blitz Day to you, Marlene!

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

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  31. Congrats to Julie and Happy Blitz Day to you!

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  32. Happy blitz day and congrats to Julie! I approve of the mention of Sherlock. :P

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  33. What a great cover :) Congrats Julie!

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  34. Totally rad cover. Enjoy your Blitz Day.

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  35. I'd pick a nice cup of tea every time too!
    Happy blog blitz day :)

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  36. Congratulations to Julie! I love the original, simple cover.

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  37. Congrats to Julie! Story sounds lovely!

    Happy Blog Blitz Day to Marlene!!

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  38. Hi, Marlene,

    The book has an interesting premise
    Here's hoping the book is doing well.

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  39. Julie: that's a cool take on the Beauty and Beast story concept. Sounds intriguing. Nice to meet you.

    Hi Marlene :) Have a wonderful weekend.

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  40. Julie - I'm glad you beat dyslexia for the write to read and write awesome books!

    Happy Blitz Day, Marlene!

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  41. Thor is also my favorite hero and I do love the Sherlock series so much I've seen season 1 like 3 or 4 times. Also hate spiders. I send my dwarves to kill them.
    Happy Blitz Day!

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    1. Oh, please send dwarves to kill my spiders! I've got all my Daleks busy preventing me from getting the nasty flu going around.
      Thanks for the visit and comment!

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  42. I guess I'm the odd one. My favorite superhero is Superman, but the old black and white movies. I like quirk!
    Happy blitzering!!

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  43. Happy Blitz Day! Congratulations to Julie on her book!

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  44. Hey Marlene! Happy Blitz day! You have such a fabulous blog. And congrats to Julie on her release!

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    1. Thanks for visiting - and YOU have a fabulous blog!

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  45. The book sounds very interesting. I'll be looking for it.

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  46. Great story about overcoming a learning disability. Good luck, Julie. Happy Blitz Day, Marlene!

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  47. Happy blitz day!! Great meeting you

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  48. Sherlock is an aweseome show. Congrats to Julie! Happy Blitz!

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  49. So nice to meet Julie! Her book sounds terrific, but I think her own story rivals it. Best of luck to Julie, and to you too Marlene. And happy Blitz!

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  50. Ice cream is definitely a food group. Happy Blitz Day!

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  51. I'm a big tea fan, too, Julie. I guess that makes us both rebels. ;)


    Happy Blitz Day!!!! :)

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  52. I love those questions! I just did my first interview as a blogger today, and I love to see bloggers interviewing people.

    Happy Blitz Day!

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    1. Interviews and reviews are the best part of blogging!

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  53. Love the interview questions. Hope you had a fun day getting BLITZED! :O)

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  54. Great interview! Happy Blitz Day!

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  55. I am also a tea person and like strong heroines too. It was great knowing Julie Reece.
    Happy Blitz day!!!

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  56. OMG - speaking of ice cream as a food group - Cold Stone has red velvet cake ice cream. Fudge, marshmallow cream and brownie bits. I won't ever beat that taste!

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  57. What a nice bonus for Julie, that you would be blitzed on the day you showcase her new release. 'The Artisans' sounds interesting and so do you. Enjoy being blitzed.

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  58. Happy Blitz Day! Julie sounds like a lot of fun!

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  59. Happy blitz day! The artisans reads like a dream.
    All the best with the book.

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    1. Thanks for posting and especially the great comment on Julie's book

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  60. Happy Blog Blitz Day! Hope you enjoyed it! Have a great night. Eva

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  61. Congrats to Julie on the new book!
    Btw, I also love my tea, although the coffee seems to be dominating at the moment...
    Happy Blog Blitz Day!
    Hope you enjoyed the flood of comments!
    Writer In Transit

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    1. Comments are wonderful. I don't live in a vacuum after all!

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  62. Happy Belated Blog Blitz Day! You got double blitzed by me... Unfortunately, I was kicked off last night so I had to try again now.. :) I'll help clean up the * glitter *. Have a great day! Eva

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    1. naughty computer! thanks for trying again!

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  63. Whew! The ol' wormhole worked. It's a older model and getting up there in mileage. But it's still dependable as I usually use it on Sunday's only. Happy blog Blitz Day!

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  64. Beautiful.. Happy belated blitz day... ;)

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