Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Crux by Julie Reece Blog Tour Stop

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.

Okay where to begin with this review. Man oh man I would like to give a HUGE THANK YOU to J Taylor Publishing for allowing me to read this ARC copy of Crux. I have to say that this is a story that grips you right from the start. I will try and do this review without giving any spoilers. It is going to be very hard because I LOVED every aspect of this book and I need more from Julie.

Birdie is 18 years old and is homeless just trying to survive. She is on the streets one day when she sees this man throwing away money. She grabs the money unsuspecting that any thing will happen to her but boy was she wrong. Because Birdie's life is about to change and in some ways it will be good and other's it will be bad. See Birdie has a secretive heritage she is about to find out about and she will have to make some decisions about accepting her heritage or not. Along the way she meets Grey Mathews who will help her make her decisions and in the end Birdie will have the fight of her life.

Will Birdie brace her heritage or will she flee from it? Come along for a ride of a lifetime. Julie has crafted and weaved a story that is unforgettable. Plus there are some swoon worthy guys in it to. The message you walk away with is one that will stay with you long after you have read it. Happy Reading!

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!




Unknown said...

I would research and explore! It would be exciting and a bit scary at the same time. Thanks for the giveaway!

Tee said...

Thanks I can't wait to hear your story.

Julie Reece said...

Hi everybody, so nice to meet you all.

I just want to say thank you so much for having me on your blog today! I'm having a ball with my tour. It's fun and a bit scary at the same time to release your first book. Everything is so new. :)

Tee,(ps doesn't she have, like, the coolest name ever?)thanks for your support and all the nice things you said about Crux, you totally rock!


Good luck on the giveaway everyone. I truly hope you like the story, and I appreciate you stopping by.

BellaColella said...

WHat would I do go NUTS Nothing good ever happens to me!! hahah:):) Awesome giveaway!!!! TY TY Bella;)

Tee said...

Thank you for having me on your tour. Man oh man I loved Crux and I need more from you like ASAP!

You rock! I miss you :)

Tara said...

I think i would be happy!! but i dont know. i love history and i am lacking in a family heritage and i think it would be cool to be able to have that!

Unknown said...

i would be a little nervious. some shady ppl in my fam

Bella Doerres said...

I would investigate it

Anonymous said...

I would go all out and seek my new hertiage. You never know what you may find. Live life to the fullest.

CBarton said...

I would put my book digging skills to work to find out as much as possible. I think it would be awesome to find out where I am "really" from.

Erin said...

I would want to know everything I possibly could about it - and who it involves!