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Friday, February 15, 2013


I am SO FAR beyond THRILLED with this cover I can't even!

Wait. Actually... Yes I can!!

Check it out:

The second book in the STARLING SAGA...


Fennrys drew his sword, sank into a crouch, and readied himself for the fight, the kill . . .
for the wave of blood-red battle madness that would carry him forward.

Because Fenn would be damned if he let Mason down again.

The last thing Mason Starling remembers is the train crossing a bridge. An explosion . . . a blinding light . . . then darkness. Now she is alone, stranded in Asgard—the realm of Norse legend—and the only way for her to get home is to find the Spear of Odin, a powerful relic left behind by vanished gods.

The Fennrys Wolf knows all about Asgard. He was once trapped there. And he’ll do whatever it takes to find the girl who’s stolen his heart and bring her back—even if it means a treacherous descent into the Underworld. But time is running out, and Fenn knows something Mason doesn’t: If she takes up the Spear, she’ll set in motion a terrible prophecy. And she won’t just return to her world . . . she’ll destroy it.

In this pulse-pounding sequel to Starling, Lesley Livingston delivers another electrifying blend of nonstop action and undeniable romance that will leave readers breathless.

And now...

I present to you...

Mason Starling in all her

I love this cover. I love how it goes with the cover of STARLING. I love how it shows the change in Mason from the first book to the second and hints at what's to come in the third...

I love the title. It is so fitting on multiple levels.

I love the LOVELY blurbs on the back:

Praise for STARLING

“Thrilling and intense; pulls you along like the inevitable rush toward Ragnarok.”—Julie Kagawa, New York Times bestselling author of the Iron Fey series

“I’d recommend anything by Lesley Livingston.”—Claudia Gray, New York Times bestselling author, in a USA Today article

“Livingston’s intense novel will satisfy eager readers.” —VOYA

“There are special effects and eye candy galore, making for a quick, pulse-pounding read.” —Publishers Weekly

And I LOVELOVELOVE the whole wraparound package, with the swords and green and trees:

In the throes of my LOVE, I'm putting up for grabs five copies of STARLING (for those of you who may not have gotten your hands on a copy yet, or want another one) and five ARC copies of DESCENDANT (for those of you itching to get your hands on book 2 in the series).    

All you have to do is leave me a note HERE in the comment thread.
If you have a preference for either STARLING or DESCENDANT, let me know.
If you add it to your Goodreads list, that's an extra entry. Follow me on Twitter? Extra entry. Facebook? That's an extra entry, too. Pinterest? Extra entry. Blog about it? Extra entry. Tweet it? Extra entry. Tumblr? Extra entry... You get the idea! Tally 'em up and mention it in your comment! Then I'll add 'em all up and choose winners by random number generator after the contest closes.

Open until Midnight, EST, March 15, 2013 - and... this one is open INTERNATIONALLY!
(Void where prohibited or otherwise altered by legal restrictions)

Because the thing I LOVE the most... is YOU GUYS.
(Fennrys and Mason are very fond of you, too.) 


Erin A. said...

I WOULD LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE TO WIN DESCENDANT!!!! I wrote that in all caps which means i'm excited and really want to win!

P.S. I follow you on twitter, I have tweeted about it and I'm adding it to goodreads.

For proof:

Andresa Dias said...

I'd Love to win STARLING!

Follow on Twitter: @desapd
Add on Goodreads:
Tweet it:


Cat Kars said...

Hello! I would love STARLING

I already have you on twitter @catkars
on pinterest as catkars (gargoyles picture)
and tweeted about your giveaway!

thanks for the opportunity!

MeaganTowle said...

This looks so good! I haven't read Starling yet, but it is definitely going on my list!

.Ambur. said...

First...I LOVE THE COVER! It's gorgeous....and I love how badass Mason looks! She's fierce! ;D

I borrowed Starling from the library, so I would LOVE to win a copy...and I'd be totally thrilled for an arc of Descendant since I can't wait to read more about Mason and Fenn! :D

Added to Goodreads +1 (
Twitter follower +1 (@AmburHostyn)
Like on Facebook +1 (Ambur Hostyn) Shared on Pinterest +1 (
Tweet +1 (

Total = 6

Thanks for the awesome giveaway, Lesley, and for sharing Descendant's beautiful cover! :D

Megan Conway said...

SO PRETTY! I think that is the most coherent thought I had other than squeals when I saw the cover :D LOVE Mason's badass expression. Cannot wait for August!

Follow: @MeganDConway

- Megan Conway

LadySaotome said...

I'd love to enter for Descendant! (since I already have my copy of Starling - though I could always share the love if I got that instead. :) The cover is amazing!! .

But I have a question - did winners ever get picked for the last giveaway in October?

I have added it to my goodreads list.

- I already follow you on twitter - ladysaotome again.
- I already follow you on Facebook. Katherine Vinson there.
- It took me a while to find your pinterest but I am now following it! Katherine Vinson again.
- Or did you mean pin it? Done!
- Tweeted!
- Tumbled!
- Blogged!

That's 8 entries, I believe.

~Tina~ said...

I would love to get an advance copy of Descendant! Starling was excellent and I can't wait to see what happens next. The NY backdrop just makes it all that much more sweet!

JWong said...

All you have to do is:
Leave me a note HERE in the comment thread: CHECK!
If you have a preference for either STARLING or DESCENDANT, let me know: DESCENDANT!! :D
Goodreads list: CHECK!
Follow me on Twitter: CHECK! @jessjaywong
Facebook: CHECK!
Tweet it: CHECK!

Isabel Gomez said...

I'd love to win DESCENDANT!!!

I followed you on Twitter (sabthebookeater)

Tweeted about it (

Liked you on Facebook (Isabel Gomez)

Shared it on Facebook (

Added both books on Goodreads (


Mel said...
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Jennifer @ YA Sisterhood said...

I would love to win Descendant!!! I loved Starling, and that ENDING!!! Killed me!

Follower on Twitter @jennrenaemccoy
Add on Goodreads:

Mel said...

I love her expression!
I would like to win Starling.

Follow you on:
- Twitter @Besosdeunangel
- Goodreads
- Post about Descendant:

Thanks for this amazing giveaway!

Caleb said...

Would LOVE a copy of DESCENDANT!

Page post:
Twitter: @BiblioFiendWeb

Natalie Cleary said...

I would love Starling!!! Love the cover of Descendant :)

Shared on FB


Follow on twitter @natcleary

Like on FB Natalie Cleary

Add on Goodreads (both Books) as nat cleary

Follow on pinterest as nat cleary and pinned image

Posted to Tumbler

natcleary at gmail dot com

Ana Lucía said...

I would love Starling, thank you for the international giveaway. The covers are gorgeous.

+1 Tweeted:
+1 follow Twitter @luarroyave
+1 Facebook
+1 Add Descendant to Goodreads

Total = 6

Fingers crossed and thanks for the chance.


Lani said...

Wow the new cover looks amazing! I'd like to win a copy of Starling :)

Added both books to my Goodreads "want to read" list, and also followed/re-pinned on Pinterest!

SarahO. (Krazy Elfs Bookshelf) said...

Awesome cover!!! I would love to win STARLING cause I haven't had the chance to read it yet! Both books are on my to-read shelf!


Laura J. said...

I would LOVE to win Starling.

My entries are as follows:
- Shared on FB
- Follow on Twitter (@LauraKDJohnson)
- Added Descendant and Starling to Goodreads (
- Tweeted (
- Liked your page on FB (

Thats 5 (6 if you count the Goodreads likes separately)

Maria Nazareth Alves said...

Awesome cover!! Super badass! :D
I'd love to get a copy of STARLING here in Argentina.
I followed you on Twitter: @MariaNazareth and retweeted the contest:
Liked you on Facebook: Maria Nazareth Alves
Shared it on Facebook:
Added both books to Goodreads:
Pinned it:
Please, Random Number Generator, choose me!! ;P

Jessica said...

I've read Starling and I loved it so I would love Descendant !

+1 Added on goodreads
+1 Facebook
+1 Tweeted
+1 Pinterest
+1 Follow on Twitter @JessCGraham

**~{KARiSXox.}~** said...

FOR the Love of FENN!!!! <3 <3 <3i must obtain Descendant...i have Descendant as to read on GR, i follow on Twitter: KaRiSxo,i love you on FB: Karis Valentine Cole
i tweet of your wonder!! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 Fenn <3

Sara said...

Your covers are always gorgeous! :)

I'd love to win an arc of DESCENDANT!


Sara @ The Hiding Spot

Valia Lind said...

LOVE the cover!!! I still haven't gotten my hands on book one but I've heard awesome things! Not that I'm surprised, love your writing :)

Follow on facebook and goodreads

Petra @ Safari Poet said...

The cover for Descendant is fierce! I'd love a copy :-D

+1 Follow on Twitter
+1 Liked on Facebook
+1 Follow on Pinterest
+1 Pinned cover on Pinterest
+1 Posted cover on Tumblr
+1 Added Descendant on Goodreads
+1 Tweeted about reveal & giveaway
+1 Commented

Total = 8

Canadian Lib Genie (aka Elise) said...
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Canadian Lib Genie (aka Elise) said...

Starling was amazing, and I've recommended it to both teens and adults!

I've asked Oakville Public Library to post on our FB page and hopefully that will count as 2 entries?

All the best, Lesley. Hope to see you soon!


Lea Krnjeta said...

The cover is amazing :) I'd live the copy of either Starlibg or Descendant.
+1 Goodreads (Lea)
+1 Facebook
+1 Twitter ( @Lena_Reve)
+1 Tweeted (

Total: 4

rinib said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I'd love Starling please. Thanks!

rinib2 (at) yahoo dot com

Two Chicks On Books said...

I would love, love, love Descendant!!! I need more Fenn in my life! Thanks so much for the giveaway Lesley <3333

It's on mt Goodreads Tbr +1

I follow you on twitter (@arnoldjaime13)and we're friends on Facebook arnoldjaime13 so +2

so that's a +4? :D


Carmelita Shea said...

Love your books..........can't wait to read the Descendant, whether or not I win one! Your books are truly amazing..........

Nikki R said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love to get my hands on Descendant. :D

It's on my Goodreads shelf...
I follow you on Twitter...
Tweeted about it...
And I follow you on Facebook!

Shelver506 said...

Oh my lands. I'd pick STARLING, because I haven't read it yet, but that is a gorgeous cover! You hit the jackpot!

crub62 said...

I love the cover of Descendant, it would be great to win it too!

crub62 said...

I added Descendant on my Goodreads list as well!

Anonymous said...

I would LOVE to win "Decedent"!
I also: Like you on facebook (I'm Vivianna), follow you on twitter (@ginevraverinsky), and tweeted about the giveaway (Lesley Livingston is having a giveaway for "Starling" and the second book in the series "Descendant"! Check it out:

Tyanna Pridge said...

Hey Lesley! I'm soo excited for the book Descendant! The cover looks AMAZING!

1.To-read on Goodreads (username:tyanna2000)

2.I liked you on Facebook/also commented on your page.(Tyanna Pridge)

Sincerely your #1 fan, Tyanna.

Amanda Scarberry said...

I would love to win Descendant. I absolutely adore your books and I can't wait to read the sequel to Starling!

Lacey T said...

I would love to win Descendant!! Loved Starling :)
+1 comment
+1 added to GR: laceyblossom (
+1 follow via twitter: @laceyblossom
+1 liked on FB: Lacey Thach
+1 tweeted:
+1 follow via Pinterest: laceyblossom
+1 pinned on Pinterest:

Total: +7!!

Giselle @ Book Nerd Canada said...

WONDERFUL cover Lesley!! :D

May said...

Love the series!

+1 comment
+1 follow on Twitter (MayPau531)
+1 twitter
+1 FB (Mabel)

Total +4

Myra White said...

Thanks for the competition!! I'd be really happy with either book!

Followed on Twitter: @piecesofwhimsy
Add on Goodreads:

Teresa Salvatore said...

Lesley, the cover is gorgeous! I've been hanging onto Starling in desperate anticipation of Descendant. I'm the kinda gal with absolutely no patience when waiting for the next book in a series so, I tie my hands and wear blinders till I have at least two to read. Yes, a little crazy. I'm aware. ;)

Here's to your continued success!
Cheers! Teresa
Teresa Ptasiuk Salvatore (Facebook)
Goodreads: Teresa Salvatore
Pinterest: Teresa Salvatore (NeedNewSpace)
And wherever else you need me to be!!! ;)

jen7waters said...

My entries:

Added both books on Goodreads +1 (

Twitter follower +1 (@Jen7waters)

Like & followed on Facebook +1 (Carla Costa)

Tweeted +1 (

Shared on Tumblr +1 (

Shared on Facebook +1(

6 entries for me if you please :D

Either book is fine by me, I don't have Starling but if I win the second one (what a gorgeous cover) I'll just get myself a copy of the first. Thank you for the international giveaway, Lesley. :)

jen7waters at gmail dot com

Angie Saylor said...

Added both books to my goodreads. Liked on FB(Angie Saylor). Will share on our YAfictionfreaks fb page.
Love the covers for both books.

Loie Dunn said...

Lesley, this cover IS GORGEOUS! AWESOME title as well. Wow.

I follow you on twitter @loiedunn
and here I am posting a comment hehe.


Cherry said...

Beautiful cover!!! I would prefer an ARC but a copy of Starling would be AWESOME too!!!
+1 comment
+1 added on goodreads as Vivian Mah
+1 follow on twitter @v97_
+1 liked on FB as Cherry Pie
+1 tweet

Total of 5 entries
Can't wait to read it!

SweetMarie83 said...

WOW, the cover is incredible! I still need to read Starling, but I'm hoping to get to it soon!
Liked on FB -Marie Landry
=5 entries

Erin @ YA Book Crush said...

So excited about this since I loved Starling. It would be great to get an early look at Descendant! (hint, hint. LOL)

+1 I follow you on Twitter (@RiffsAndReviews)
+1 Added to Goodreads shelf (
+1 Tweeted it (
+1 Blogged about it @ YA Book Crush (

ChristasBooks said...

LOVE the Descendant cover!! I think I even like it better than Starling!

Added it to Goodreads
Follow you on Twitter
Tweeted about the cover reveal (
Posted the cover reveal on my Facebook page (

Hannah said...

Love Love Love the cover! It's GORG!!! I haven't been able to snag book one yet to I WOULD PICK STARLING!

I have added Starling on Goodreads +1
I follow you on Twitter as @InkyReads +1
I tweeted about it: +1

So...that's a total of THREE! :D Haha thanks so much! Congrats on a BEE-YOO-TI-FUL cover!
XX, Hannah

Kim E said...

Would love to win! I have loved all your books so far.

Ash said...

Thank you so much for the Int giveaway. The cover is gorgeous!! Love it! :)

Added Starling and Descendant on goodreads:


Pinned it:

Posted on Tumblr:

Shared on Facebook:

Following on Twitter: @TopsyTurvy_Ash
Fan on Goodreads: Ashfa Anwer
Following on Pinterest: NashraAnwer
Liked on Facebook: Cricket Purists NZ

Book preference: Starling.

So that's 9 entries with the comment entry I think. :)

Sam said...

I would love to win Descendant.

I added it to goodreads, follow you on Facebook, twitter, and Pinterest.

Beautiful cover. I think that makes 5.

Slr2007 at aol dot com

Hayley said...

I'd love to win Descendant! I follow you on twitter, like you on Facebook, and like you/added Descendant to my "To Read" list on Goodreads.

Rachel L. said...

I'd love to win Descendant :D

I'm already following you on Twitter and have added the book on Goodreads (:

Twitter: hecatedarkmagic

Thank you! (:

Jane Speare said...

I already have an ARC of Starling, so I'd love one of Descendant! Excellent cover!

I'm following you on Facebook (as Leah Atlee)
Also on Twitter- @JaneSpeareBlog
Both books are added on Goodreads! (Jane Speare)

I think that's 6 entries including one for commenting here? :)

Thanks! :)

Ciara (Lost at Midnight) said...

YAY! The cover is insanely gorgeous and I love it! Can't wait until I can have my own pretty copy! If I did win the contest I would want an ARC of Descendant!

Ways I entered...


Added to Goodreads:[query]=descendant

Blogged about it:

I follow on Twitter and liked on Facebook! So that's five? Yup, five.

Thank youuuu! :D

magan bagan said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

I haven't read Starling yet, so I would love to win that.

I follow you on Twitter: @maganbagan
and Tweeted:

On Pinterest:

On Facebook:
And I shared on there:

PLUS I've added both books on Goodreads:

Jenny N. said...

I loved Wondrous Strange and still can't believe I haven't read Starling yet. The cover for Descendant is gorgeous!!

-follow on twitter (@Jullysay)
-liked on facebook (Ng Jen)


Ashley Stagner said...

I love this series so much and cannot wait for Descendent to come out. I'm so excited! I would love and arc of Descendant! Thanks so much for the contest!

Ashley Stagner said...

I love this series so much and cannot wait for Descendent to come out. I'm so excited! I would love and arc of Descendant! Thanks so much for the contest!

Ashley Stagner said...

I love this series so much and cannot wait for Descendent to come out. I'm so excited! I would love and arc of Descendant! Thanks so much for the contest!

Verb Vixen (aka Kate T) said...

I'd LOVE to get my hands on Descendent!!!
+1 Twitter
+1 Facebook
+1 Goodreads

Total: 4 entries. verbvixen @ Thanks!!

Amie L. said...

Hullo Miss Livingston,

Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! If possible, I would absolutely love to receive DESCENDANT from you and can't wait for it to come out! And yet another beautiful cover if I may say so... Bravo!

I have shared the image on Facebook if you check my profile:
...Posted about it on Tumblr:
...and does it count that I already like your page and follow you on Twitter? (@GlitterGloom)

3 or 5 entries (includes the note), depending above, and thanks again! :)

——Amie L.

Anonymous said...

PERFECT COVER FOR AN AWESOME STORY! CAN. NOT. WAIT. TO READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Descendent please please please!

I follow on pinterest, twitter, and like on fb!!


Happy writing! Thank you!

pumacats6 said...

Lesley Livingston, I would read ANYTHING and will read EVERY THING YOU write. Your books are incredible.

Vicki Comeau said...

I have no preference, I'll read anything you write! I met you in Wolfville, NS!!

I follow you on facebook and I've added it on goodreads.

I don't do any of the others.

Dianne said...

Starling has been on my wishlist for a while! Here are my entries:

+1 Added Starling on Goodreads
+1 Added Descendant on Goodreads (oopsireadabookagain aka Dianne)

+1 Tweeted

+1 Followed you (@oopsireadagain)

5 points along with the comment!

Thank you!

Tahleigha said...

Hey Lesley, long time no see! Though then again every time I read one of your books I just imagine you standing on a small stage with dim lights, reading aloud. Especially when the excitement starts to stir! Oh how I just canNOT wait for Descendant! I'm dying to know what happens to Starling and of course, everyone's favorite pantsless, Fennrys. Am I right? ;)

Even if I don't win, I'm still going to get your book, I mean. Who wouldn't!? If someone doesn't get your book, because they "don't like it" then they are crazy! It's their opinon yeah.... but still... COME ON! I have not one, but TWO versions of Starling! An ARC and a regular copy. Aaaawwww yyyyyeeeeaeaaa! You mad bro? :D

Love you Lesley and I can't wait to see you again!

Keep smiling!
Your little blogger fan;
~Alina <3

Doug A Scott said...

I know it's greedy of me, as I was fortunate enough to get an ARC copy of Tempestuous... but I'm entering anyway!

And I added it to my Goodreads list quite some time ago. :-)

And, while I'm at it, how the hell are ya? Hoping we will visit again for Halloween!

Tanya Schefter said...

I LOVE your books and I would LOVE a copy of Descendant or Starling to add to my library. I follow on facebook, twitter, Pinterest and have your books on my Goodreads lists.
To get your books from you would be so awesome but even if I don't, I will be at the book store on release day!!

Anonymous said...

I would love to win a copy of Descendant. It looks beautiful, and I loved Starling :)

5 entries please!

I added it to good reads and I follow you on twitter, pininterest, and facebook.
Erin Ren (facebook)

Thank you!

ren.the.great (at) hotmail (dot) com

Tim Bowie said...

Win or lose, I'll still buy at least one copy of your newest offering, Lesley. I like to add to the support of "my" authors.

Melanie W. said...

I'm so excited to start reading your books!! This just made me realize I need to read Every Never After by friday D; IT WILL BE DONE!

I would love to enter to win a copy of Starling!

I really enjoyed meeting you at the con this weekend and I'm really excited to go to the launch on friday!

Followed on Twitter +1
Tweeted about the book/giveaway +1
Followed on Pinterest +1
Followed on Facebook +1
Added to Goodreads To Read list +1
Commented here +1

Total number of entries is 6!

My preference is Starling :)

Hannah said...

How exciting! Yay! I would love a pretty, shiny copy of Starling. :)

Follow on Twitter - +1 @irish_banana
Tweeted about giveaway - +1
Follow on Facebook - +1




chelleyreads said...

i really, really want to read starling.

Followed on Twitter +1
Tweeted about the book/giveaway +1:
Commented here +1

Total: 3

Brenna said...

Oh, Lesley! You must love both of these covers so much :) Mason looks totally BAMF in both of them.

Preference: Descendent (because I got Starling from our blogger Secret Santa hehe)
+1 Goodreads list (
+1 Twitter follow (@EverAfterEsther)
+1 Pinterest follow (legallyzombie)
+1 Tweet (

So I suppose that's a total of...5!

Ashley G. said...

I follow you on twitter: @whollybooks

Added Descendant on Goodreads:

Like your page on Facebook: Ashley Gafford

Posted on my facebook page:

Posted on Twitter:

I would love an ARC of Descendant!

Total: 5 Entries

Thanks for the giveaway!

jazmin said...

I would love to win Starling!

+1 Twitter/ jazmin9027
+1 Facebook/ jazmin
+1 Goodreads/ jazmin luna
+1 Pintrest/ jazmin981

Jolene and Family said...

I would love Starling! Thanks for the chance to win

*Added on goodreads- Jolene Allcock
friend requested on FB- Jolene Allcock
*follow on Pinterest- Jolene Allcock


Erin Boe said...

Hi Lesley.
You are an amazing writer. Please keep writing more books!
I have posted on:
Facebook -
Twitter -
Goodreads -
Plus the site.
I think this makes a total of 4 votes. I would love to receive a copy of Descendant. Please come to Vancouver, BC for a visit sometime! Would really love to see you!

dragongirl said...

I would love Descendant!
Followed on Twitter, username is @KTheBookworm
Also added Descendant on Goodreads:

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Added on Goodreads: Christine
twitter: @JustAChri
Extra entries: +2

sarah said...

Hi, I would love to read Starling,thanks for the chance.

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