August 28, 2014

Cover Reveal: The Artisans by Julie Reece and Giveaway #M9BFridayReveals


Welcome to the Cover Reveal for

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, 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. Bonnie Hilligoss

    I like the color and it’s very artistic, but I’m not sure that’s enough to entice me to pick it up and find out more.

  2. DJ Sakata


  3. Amie S

    Great color and font.

  4. nurmawati djuhawan

    the cover is very simple..but i like green i like it :)
    thx u

  5. stacey dempsey

    I like the cover , the green is very pretty although I dont know if it tells me enough I would pick it up as there as so many to choose from on the shelves I may pass it by

  6. Jessica

    The cover is really simple, which is a rarity in todays book world. I love the color, but what really made me interested wasn’t the cover, but instead the title. Hrmg, I need it, if only it was a physical copy though. I will suffer reading on my computer just for this book. ;-;

  7. Bregje

    The cover is pretty, but a little boring. Based on the cover I wouldn’t pick it up!

  8. Judy Cox

    The green color does jump out at you. I would take a second look at the author and the blurb about the book.

  9. Mary Preston

    I like the color, but it doesn’t tell me anything.

  10. Jessica Q

    This cover is beautiful, simple, and very organic looking

  11. Karen Bainbridge

    I love the emerald green color and the way it looks as if the words have been carved and have curls of satiny wood around them make me think of craftsmen.. and your craft of penmanship being forefront in this! I think but it is clear calm and collected in it’s simplicity, I love it!

  12. Laura Thomas

    I like the green color but I wish it had something more in it, it’s kind of monotonous.

  13. Karen H

    I like it. It grabbed my attention.

  14. Mary Mooney

    The cover simply grabs your attention just to see what the title is. And the font is great too.

  15. Jennifer Hiles

    I love the green and the font. But maybe it leaves a little too much to the imagination?

  16. Lisa Richards

    Not real impressive

  17. Emily

    The cover is lovely and the book sounds great!

  18. Sherry Hoernig

    I like the colors, & the font used for the cover but, I have to be honest & say that I’m just not sure that the cover does the storyline justice. If I were in a booksotre looking for a new book, I would probably skim right over it.

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