Monday, January 7, 2013

{My Indie Monday} Julie Reece


Welcome back to My Indie Monday!
We took a short break through December, as most of the Mondays fell on holidays and, well we were all generally busy! But we are back! Happy New Year!

For those of you who didn’t catch My Indie Monday in 2012, let me break it down for you: There are so many great Independent Authors who often don’t get the reviews or feature time they deserve out there in the Blogasphere. Yvette came up with My Indie Monday to give them a weekly home where they can talk about themselves, their book and give stuff away if they want Each week we have a new Indie Author to feature.

If you are an Independent author who has a Young Adult book currently available for purchase and want to be featured, CLICK HERE to fill out the form!

Kicking off 2013 is:
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!





She should have run. Now, she’ll have to fight.
Eighteen year old Birdie may be homeless, but she’s surviving, that is until a mysterious guy throws money in the air like a crazy game show host and she grabs some with the idea she’ll be able to buy dinner that night.
In that singular moment, unassuming Birdie becomes the girl in everyone’s viewfinder. Thugs want to kill her. Money-guy wants to recruit her. The very hot, very rich and very out of her league Grey Mathews wants to save her.
Birdie, though, wants nothing to do with any of them until she realizes fate didn’t bring them all together.
Her heritage did.
Now, with only twenty-one days left, she’s got to decide whether to follow in the footsteps of those before her or risk her life for people she’s only just met.





Many authors listen to music when they write, and many have a playlist that goes along specifically with each book. Julie Reece sent us a play list, with each song set for her characters and specific moments in the book – which I think is SO cool!

Click the name to see the YouTube video for each song!

Grey MathewsMy Hero, Foo Fighters

Rebecca OrinFighter, Christina Aguilera

After Birdie meets GreySoul Back, Butterfly Boucher

Shondra and the girlsThe A Team, Ed Sheeran 

FenrisThe Beautiful People (District 78 Remix) Marilyn Manson

Jeff —  Barton Hollow , The Civil Wars and No Excuses, Alice In Chains

HaddrDevour, Shinedown

The final battleLed Zeppelin-kashmir 


One lucky winner will get prize pack below! Complete with Autographed book & bookmark, and a water bottle!


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  1. Sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

  2. The book sounds amazing, very original it seems! And I just love the play list, thanks for the giveaway! ^_^

  3. Thank you SO much for answering the question of what I should read next! This sounds excellent.

  4. Never heard of this book, but it sounds great! Can you recommend something similar?

  5. I went and Read the Synopsis on GoodReads and OMG I Loved it and I was just like why Haven't I heard about this before, I Added it to my Never Ending To-Read/Wish List :D

  6. Awesome prize pack! I've had Crux on my TBR for entirely too long!

  7. this looks so cute i would love it

  8. Added on my TBR List! :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. OH MY GOODNESS. Thanks so much for this awesome giveaway!!!!! I really want to read Crux. ^_^

  10. Sounds SO good! Can't wait to read it :)


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