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THE ARTISANS, by Julie Reece – a review


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Author, Julie Reece, has done it again. What an incredible journey she has taken me in her latest masterpiece, THE ARTISANS.

The writing is mature, intoxicating, the storyline haunting, and let’s not forget the unforgettable characters. After reading Ms. Reece’s previous novel, CRUX, I didn’t think her writing could get any better. I was wrong. THE ARTISANS blew me away.

What did I love the most? So hard to say. I adored Raven. Her story is not an easy one. She’s seen her share of bad times. I felt so bad for her. I was so emotionally attached. I wanted her to find her piece of happiness so much I wanted to jump in the book and give it to her. It turns out I didn’t have to, which is a good thing, but still, I would have if I could have. I mean, if any book character deserved a happy ending, it’s Rae.

About Gideon Maddox , well, that boy had to grow on me, but he was/is the perfect, sexy counterpart for Raven.

Then there was Mags and Dane, true friends to the end. They have so got Raven’s back.

The setting in the book is eerie and creepy, ghastly spooky and dark. There’s romance, mystery, suspense. There are just so many wonderful elements about this story that it would take pages to write them all. I think the best thing I can say is BUY THIS BOOK!! :-) You will be completely blown away by this fairytale retelling of Beauty and the Beast. It is definitely one of my fave reads. And even though I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review, I am soo buying a paperback version of this right now, today. That’s how much I love this book.

Ms. Reece, if you’re reading this, I love you!! Keep on writing novels like this and you’re going to bump the popular authors off the charts. I’m hooked on your writing. You’re one of my favorites for sure.

Five stars for this one, folks.

Link to the Tour Schedule:

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(Please do not post the actual tour list as it may change throughout the tour)

 Link to Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21944665-the-artisans

Purchase Links:

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | kobo | TBD

 Giveaway Information:  Winner will be drawn June 19, 2015

Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of The Artisans by Julie Reece (INT)

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ABOUT THE ARTISANS:

Title: The Artisans

Publication date: May 12, 2015
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Author: Julie Reece

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?

ABOUT JULIE REECE:

3e195-julie_reece_image_3-253x300Born 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

Lightning has struck!


JOSHUA AND THE LIGHTNING ROAD is here!  Finally!!

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Title: Joshua and the Lightning Road
Publication date: May 19, 2015
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Author: Donna Galanti

 Oh my gosh, I ‘ve been waiting for this for such a long time. This novel is sure to get Middle Grade students and YA fans talking. Check out the blurb.

BLURB

Stay away from the window, don’t go outside when it’s storming and whatever you do, do not touch the orb.

Twelve-year-old Joshua Cooper’s grandpa has always warned him about the dangers of lightning. But Joshua never put much stock in his grandpa’s rumblings as anything more than the ravings of an old man with a vast imagination. Then one night, when Joshua and his best friend are home alone during a frightful storm, Joshua learns his grandpa was right. A bolt of lightning strikes his house and whisks away his best friend—possibly forever.

To get him back, Joshua must travel the Lightning Road to a dark place that steals children for energy. But getting back home and saving his friend won’t be easy, as Joshua must face the terrifying Child Collector and fend off ferocious and unnatural beasts intent on destroying him.

In this world, Joshua possesses powers he never knew he had, and soon, Joshua’s mission becomes more than a search for his friend. He means to send all the stolen children home—and doing so becomes the battle of his life.

swirl and flower scrollDoesn’t that sound so chilling?  I mean, come on. A child collector?  Shiver. It just sounds so incredibly awesome, so awesome I actually asked for a few sneak peaks from the publisher … and I got them!!  And now I’m going to share them with you.   Ready?

EXCERPTS

“One hundred. Ready or not here I come!” I said with more courage than I felt, pushing the attic door open.

Inky black swallowed me up. I darted my flashlight about, but its small,round light didn’t reveal much. The mustiness of old things hidden away filled my nose. Bo Chez, hurry home. The hair prickled on my forearms as the stairs screeched with each step and the landing loomed in front of me. Could a ghost with an axe be waiting to chop off my head? I took a deep breath, waiting for a blade to fall, butt he only thing lying in wait was a dusty bookshelf.

“Finn-man, I know you’re up here.” I flicked the flashlight around the room, its cold metal warming in my sweaty palm. Thunder crashed over my head and my ears popped.

One more step forward.

“Gotya!” Finn jumped up, his shadow against the window. I tripped and landed hard on my butt.

My flashlight twirled across the floor.

Then a blue arc of light struck the window. Glass exploded. Finn’s mouth froze in a wide ‘O’. I yelled and reached out to pull him down, but another zap of light blinded me. Finn screamed. Rain splattered my face, stinging with each drop. White dots floated in the air. Something gray billowed past me carrying a familiar, rotten stench that made me gag. A knobby hand grabbed me. I bit it and shoved it away, gagging again, and the hand dropped me back on the floor with the taste of salty dirt on my tongue. An angry howl blasted the air.

Zap. Zap.

Daggers of light shot everywhere as sharp glass cut into me.

“Finn!”

He floated in the shadows. Light erupted all around him, his eyes round with fear. The sky boomed overhead, and a deep laugh bellowed out as if the thunder itself were taunting me.

“Next time it’s you, boy,” a raspy voice said.

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I am sooo ready to read this book, are you?

If so, scoot on over to one of the links below and grab you a copy.

PURCHASE LINKS

Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iBooks

 ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Galanti_DonnaDonna is the author of the Joshua and The Lightning Road series and the Element Trilogy. She is a contributing editor to International Thriller Writers the Big Thrill magazine and blogs at http://www.project-middle-grade-mayhem.blogs…, a cooperative of published middle grade authors. Visit her at www.donnagalanti.com and www.ElementTrilogy.com. Donna wanted to be a writer ever since she wrote a murder mystery screenplay at seven and acted it out with the neighborhood kids. She attended an English school housed in a magical castle, where her wild imagination was held back only by her itchy uniform (bowler hat and tie included!). There she fell in love with the worlds of C.S. Lewis and Roald Dahl, and wrote her first fantasy about Dodo birds, wizards, and a flying ship (and has been writing fantasy ever since). She’s lived in other exotic locations, including her family-owned campground in New Hampshire and in Hawaii where she served as a U.S. Navy photographer. She now lives with her family and two crazy cats in an old farmhouse and dreams of returning one day to a castle.

Author Links:  Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

Would you like to try to win a copy?  Go for it and follow the Rafflecopter Link below.

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Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of Joshua and the Lightning Road by Donna Galanti (INT)

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M9B Friday Reveal: Book Trailer Reveal for Joshua and the Lightning Road by Donna Galanti with Giveaways #M9BFridayReveals


It’s coming!  It’s coming!

Folks, I’m super, duper excited over this one. I’m not huge into MG but there are some MG authors I like such as Ty Drago and Shannon Messenger. Well, I’ve just added a new author to my fave MG author list:  Donna Galanti.  You have GOT to keep reading and watching and looking and buying because this book is phenomenal on so many levels.  Check it out.

Welcome to this week’s M9B Friday Reveal! This week, we are featuring the book trailer for

Joshua and the Lightning Road by Donna Galanti

presented by Tantrum Books/Month9Books!

There are two (2) giveaway opportunities available.

Find out more information at the end of the post!

Enjoy the Trailer!!

Joshua and The Lightning Road

Stay away from the window, don’t go outside when it’s storming and whatever you do, do not touch the orb.

Twelve-year-old Joshua Cooper’s grandpa has always warned him about the dangers of lightning. But Joshua never put much stock in his grandpa’s rumblings as anything more than the ravings of an old man with a vast imagination. Then one night, when Joshua and his best friend are home alone during a frightful storm, Joshua learns his grandpa was right. A bolt of lightning strikes his house and whisks away his best friend—possibly forever.

To get him back, Joshua must travel the Lightning Road to a dark place that steals children for energy. But getting back home and saving his friend won’t be easy, as Joshua must face the terrifying Child Collector and fend off ferocious and unnatural beasts intent on destroying him.

In this world, Joshua possesses powers he never knew he had, and soon, Joshua’s mission becomes more than a search for his friend. He means to send all the stolen children home—and doing so becomes the battle of his life.

add to goodreadsTitle: Joshua and the Lightning Road
Publication date: May 19, 2015
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Author: Donna Galanti

Pre-order Links:

Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iBooks

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Donna Galanti

Donna is the author of the Joshua and The Lightning Road series and the Element Trilogy. She is a contributing editor to International Thriller Writers the Big Thrill magazine and blogs at http://www.project-middle-grade-mayhem.blogs…, a cooperative of published middle grade authors. Visit her at http://www.donnagalanti.com and http://www.ElementTrilogy.com. Donna wanted to be a writer ever since she wrote a murder mystery screenplay at seven and acted it out with the neighborhood kids. She attended an English school housed in a magical castle, where her wild imagination was held back only by her itchy uniform (bowler hat and tie included!). There she fell in love with the worlds of C.S. Lewis and Roald Dahl, and wrote her first fantasy about Dodo birds, wizards, and a flying ship (and has been writing fantasy ever since). She’s lived in other exotic locations, including her family-owned campground in New Hampshire and in Hawaii where she served as a U.S. Navy photographer. She now lives with her family and two crazy cats in an old farmhouse and dreams of returning one day to a castle.

Author Links: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

Giveaway

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To enter: Pre-order Joshua and the Lightning Road from your favorite bookseller and email proof of purchase to LightningRoadContest@gmail.com.

First Prize: Apple iPad Mini 16GB

Second Prize: $25 B&N Gift Card

Third Prize: Signed map of the book’s world, the Lost Realm

Proof of purchase must be received before May 17th, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. EST to qualify. Open to U.S. residents only. Winners will be chosen using a random number generator and notified by May 22, 2015.

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THE ARTISANS – a must-have book


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I am so excited that THE ARTISANS by Julie Reece releases today and that I get to share the news, along with an awesome giveaway!

If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author Julie Reece, be sure to check out all the details below. 

This blitz also includes a giveaway for 2 eBooks of THE ARTISANS (International) So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.

 About The Book:
Title: THE ARTISANS
Author: Julie Reece
Pub. Date: May 12, 2015
Publisher: Month9Books
Pages: 300

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?

Praise for THE ARTISANS

“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.“Read The Artisans in the middle of the night with a flashlight if you dare. The perfect blend of romance and horror with a strong female lead kept me reading through the night.”~ L.S. Murphy author of PIXELATED Bloomsbury Spark and REAPERJ. Taylor Publishing

“Wowza!!!! That book was so freakin’ good! Intense, insane, freaky at parts and sooooo good! I haven’t had emotions like this about a book in a long time!”~ Mindy Blogger @ Magical Urban Fantasy Reads

“The first thing I thought when I finished this book was ‘dang, I would love to see this as a movie’. The Artisans has such an awesome and haunting concept to it plus I just adore all of the characters.”~Jena Blogger @ Shortie Says

“The Artisans was a unique modern day retelling of Beauty and the Beast filled with mystery, romance and wonderful characters. From the first page I was completely lost in the wonderful setting that Reece created.”~Bridget Blogger @ Dark Faerie Tales


 

About Julie:

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:
Giveaway Details:
3 eBooks of
THE ARTISANS International
Ends on May
22
nd at Midnight EST!

Happy Superhero, I mean, Mother’s Day


Today is a day to honor all moms. Guys, this doesn’t just mean your mom. It means all moms, including:

–  the lady with the crying baby in the grocery store. Don’t be angry at her for not ‘shutting it up’. She’s more than likely not slept an entire night since giving birth. She’s zombie-fied, tired, irritable and may break out in tears if you look at her the wrong way. Or she could snap and take your head off. Either way, she’s a mom. Honor her.

–  the mom in the clothing store trying to be diplomatic with her eye-rolling, snarky teen.  As an observer, you may want to give the kid a quick kick in the behind, until you remember you were the same way at that age. Some things never change, right?

–  the mom at the kitchen table trying to help her child with math homework she hasn’t seen in maybe – ever. Throw core teaching methods on top it and well, give that woman a glass bottle of wine.

–  the single mom who is working two jobs to make ends meet, the same mom who sacrifices what she wants so that her kids can have. In case you haven’t realized, moms do this from the moment they hold that baby in their arms. Their life is no longer their own, and it never will be again.

–  your wife, the woman who takes care of you, makes your dinners, washes your clothes, makes sure your prodigies are well taken care of before somehow finding the energy to be alluring in the bedroom without falling asleep from sheer exhaustion.

And let’s not forget all the the moms who hold the following positions 24/7, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year:

  • CEO of household
  • doctor
  • nurse
  • teacher
  • referee
  • taxi driver
  • personal chef
  • professional cheerleader
  • food tester
  • family therapist
  • search and rescuer of lost toys
  • accountant
  • boo boo kisser
  • lullaby singer
  • dramatic story-teller
  • banker
  • hair stylist
  • makeup specialist,
  • bargain shopper
  • pet sitter
  • maid
  • laundry queen
  • housekeeper
  • janitor
  • art director
  • potty trainer
  • personal assistant to all family members
  • birthday event coordinator
  • wardrobe stylist
  • personal shopper
  • stain removal expert
  • vacation coordinator and tour guide, and
  • scary monster destroyer.

To all you moms out there, remember this:  you’re beautiful and special to those around you, even when your hair is a mess, you don’t have time to put on makeup, you can’t sing a lullaby on key,  and your house looks like an earthquake and a hurricane passed through it at the same time.  Be kind to yourself. You’re amazing. Don’t let anyone undermine all that you do, all you have sacrificed, all you have become. There is nothing more wonderful than a mom.  Take pride in what you are.  You’ve earned this hallowed spot. Show off your battle scars with pride. Today is your day.

Enjoy.

BETWEEN DREAMS – an excerpt and giveaway


YA/NA author, Cynthia Austin, proudly presents her new book, BETWEEN DREAMS.

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The Pendant Series #1
Publication Date: April 28, 2015
Genres: Fiction, Paranormal, Romance, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult

Buy: AmazonPrint

Synopsis:

Sidney Sinclair was living the dream of any eighteen year-old girl…

A handsome rock star boyfriend, a closet full of designer clothes, a limousine service at her beck and call, and a mansion in the hills of Los Angeles.

Even will all of that glamour and excitement at her fingertips, she still feels as if she’s been missing something in her life so she decides to leave.

While trying her best to put her dysfunctional romantic relationship aside and tend to her beloved Granny, Sidney unexpectedly stumbles upon an intriguing emerald pendant boxed away in her grandmother’s closet.

Soon she learns it once belonged to her long-lost mother who committed suicide when she was just a baby. Suddenly feeling emotionally connected to the woman who had birthed her, Sidney begins to wear the necklace.

This sends her on a whirlwind journey that alternates between fantasy and reality…

Almost immediately, she starts having dreams linked to the mysterious pendant. As danger begins to seep into her life, Sidney refuses to remove the necklace and instead documents each dream to help her further understand them. However, she soon begins to wonder if they are dreams meant to bond her to a mother who she never knew, or a subconscious warning that threatens her very life.

EXCERPT

Then I noticed someone approaching my line. As I turned to greet the new customer my heart stopped as my eyes drank in the sight of pure perfection. I couldn’t breathe. The instant attraction I had felt for this stranger was overwhelming. I just stood there frozen, completely stupefied and unable to move. Our eyes locked on each other as if we were setting up for a fatal duel. We were both frozen in time, waiting on the other to make the first move.

He wasn’t very tall, five feet nine at the most. But his face made up for the height he lacked.

He had a pale, round face that was shaped like a heart with a high forehead and dark eyebrows that cast a shadow over his big green eyes. He had a tiny mouth with perfectly lined white teeth. His hair was straight and jet black. It was messy and slightly long, reaching his neckline, as it defiantly fell in his face. My mind focused on one thing only.

His eyes. They were the same eyes that had been haunting my dreams for the past six months. The pendant eyes.

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About Cynthia Austin

Cynthia Austin

Cynthia Austin lives in Northern California with her husband, two boys, and Olde English Bulldogge named Count Dogula. They love all things horror, gothic, and Victorian which prompts her friends to dub them as “The Adams Family.”

She is an avid reader who may be slightly obsessed with music. She hears music in a way that she believes the artist intended it to be heard: visually, with a storyline that follows. Listening to the songs by her favorite artists, she was inspired to write her first series titled “The Pendant.”

Cynthia has been published twice in The Writer’s Monthly Magazine as well as the online news site, Yahoo! Voices. She currently attends Diablo Valley College, in Pleasant Hill, California, where she is working to achieve her degree in English.

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YA Fantasy Readers: are you ready to win??


Hi everyone.

In case you haven’t heard, I’m giving away one YA fantasy novel in either Kindle or Nook format on June 4.  All you have to do to enter for your chance to win is subscribe to my Newsletter between May 3 and June 3, 2015.

Want to see what’s up for grabs?  Take a walk to the wild side and check out my Newsletter page on my website for a list of all the goodies along with Goodreads links so you can pick early.

Good luck to all who sign up and enter. This is going to be a fantastic and fun giveaway! Oh, and don’t forget to tell all your friends!

 

YA Fantasy/Sci-fi ebook giveaway with signup to newsletter


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Happy Saturday everyone!

I’m planning a new giveaway open to subscribers of my newsletter, but I need your imput first.

On June 1st I will give away one YA fantasy/sci-fi ebook to one lucky subscriber of my newsletter, but I need a list of five books for the winner to choose from. If you could win your choice of one YA fantasy/sci fi ebooks, what would you want to win? The top 5 choices will be up for grabs for US/Canadian subscribers of my newsletter. Contest will go live tomorrow and will end May 31.

Leave your suggestions in the comments below. I will have another post tomorrow showing the top five YA fantasy/sci-fi books picked by you, along with a link to my newsletter and giveaway.

Thanks for playing along. I will take suggestion until midnight tonight, EST.

 

#MINOTAUR cover reveal and 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!

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“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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Publication Date: September 29, 2015
Publisher: Month9books

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About-the-Author

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 Masters (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

Giveaway

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