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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

THE WIGGINS WEIRD BOOK 2 - HAS A TITLE!! AND A COVER!!!

Jonathan and I are thrilled to reveal the title and cover of the second book in THE WIGGINS WEIRD SERIES!

BEHOLD...

THE HAUNTING OF HECK HOUSE
 
"CAMERAS ROLLING..."
"AAAAAAND..."
"ACTION!!"
  
Monster-mashers and babysitters extraordinaire Cheryl and Tweed are back, along with their friends Pilot and Artie – and they’re in trouble again!  
This time, they’re tangled up in some ghostly goings-on: solving the mystery that lies behind the creepy doors of Hecklestone Manor, Wiggins Cross’s only genuine haunted house. The gang must face off against a whole new host of horrors, including gargoyles, possessed drive-in movie speakers, and a gaggle of ghoulish ghosts. 
At the same time, Cheryl and Tweed must defend their babysitting turf against the rival sitters in the town – in a contest of wits, guts and sitter-fu!

  





BOOK 2 IN THE WIGGINS WEIRD SERIES WILL BE OUT THIS FALL, FROM PENGUIN CANADA! 
SPREAD THE WIGGINS WORD!


Thursday, January 23, 2014

NOW AND FOR NEVER has a cover! And a CONTEST!!

And it's a BEAUTY!!!

Check it out. Once again the fine folks at Razorbill/ Penguin Canada have gone waaaaayy above and beyond with cover art for the third installment in the NEVER trilogy. 

It's perfect. It's pretty. It's purple.


 


Past and present collide on the high seas when Clare and Allie hurtle back in time once more in a perilous attempt to retrieve Marcus Donatus—Allie’s blast-from-the-past crush—and put an end, once and for all, to the Time Monkey Shenanigans. But when Clare and Allie unexpectedly find themselves temporal stowaways on a Roman warship full of looted Celtic gold, sailing straight for the heart of a magic-fuelled maelstrom, there’s not much they can do but hang on for the ride—and hope Milo can tap into the Druid lore trapped in his genius brain to help bring them home, before it’s too late. The only thing that’s going to save Clarinet Reid and Allie McAllister now is if they join forces with old enemies, new loves… and unexpected friends.


NOW AND FOR NEVER will hit bookstore shelves in April of this year and I couldn't be more thrilled. Come join Clare, Allie, Milo, Marcus and the rest of the Time Monkeys on the wildest ride of their lives!

Here are all three of these beauties side by side! Collect them all! And, while you're at it...

Add NOW AND FOR NEVER on Goodreads!





And, hey! For those of you who may not have gotten your hands on the first two books yet -- or want more copies to love and/or lend...

I'm giving away a set of 
the first 2 NEVER books 
to one lucky winner!

All you have to do is leave me a note HERE in the comment thread.
If you add NOW AND FOR NEVER -- or any of the NEVER books -- 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, February 28, 2014 - and... this one is open INTERNATIONALLY!
(Void where prohibited or otherwise altered by legal restrictions)

GOOD LUCK!

Friday, October 4, 2013

COME JOIN THE PARTY!!

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED!!
If you're going to be in the Toronto Area on Saturday afternoon, October 19, 
Jonathan Llyr and I would be DELIGHTED if you would COME ON OUT and 
help us CELEBRATE the release of 
HOW TO CURSE IN HIEROGLYPHICS
the 1st book in our brand-new, co-written series,
THE WIGGINS WEIRD! 

We're pretty crazy excited about this one, guys--it's fun, fantastic, and full of 
awesome storyboard art by STEVEN BURLEY!

Everyone--especially kids!--are welcome!   
 Here is your OFFICIAL INVITATION! Click for all the details.
Hope to see you there!



There will be reading and signing! 
Live music! Prizes! Fun Drive-in themed food! 

All ages!
At THE DOMINION ON QUEEN
500 QUEEN STREET EAST
Toronto
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 3:00 PM
Book available for purchase from Bakka Phoenix 




Tuesday, August 13, 2013

COME PARTY LIKE A VIKING IN VALHALLA!

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED!!

If you're going to be in the Toronto Area on AUGUST 27, 
I would be DELIGHTED if you would COME ON OUT and 
help me CELEBRATE the release of DESCENDANT, 
the 2nd book in the STARLING SAGA! 
 
 Here is your OFFICIAL INVITATION! Hope to see you there!

 

I'll be reading and signing! There will be live music, a patio fit for Odin's Finest, 
Ragnarok-themed cocktails and the Chef's special Mythic Menu items!

All ages welcome!

At THE DOMINION ON QUEEN
500 QUEEN STREET EAST
Toronto

TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 7:00 PM

Book available for purchase from Bakka Phoenix




Friday, August 9, 2013



GUYS! GUYS!

Check it out!

HarperTeen is giving away 10 ADVANCE READER COPIES of DESCENDANT (Book 2 in my STARLING SAGA) over on GOODREADS! You have until August 13th to enter!!












Magick! Mythology! Danger! Romance! Gods, goddesses, monsters and mayhem in the heart of New York City...

And hey - 10 COPIES!! Those are good odds!! :-D

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

CONTEST(S) WINNERS!! (Yes... finally!)

I have no excuse for the tardy posting of the winners of my two giveaways other than I've been busy writing. More books. And... um... you guys are okay with that, right?

Okay! I'll assume the answer is "yes!" and get right to it.
The Random Number Generator has spoken and the results are in!

The first contest was for:


FIVE COPIES of the Digest Format 
version of the first book in the NEVER series...
ONCE EVERY NEVER!


And the winners are...

Ashley G.
Cassie S.
Lady Saotome
Whitney (the Book Garden)
Hannah T.

CONGRATULATIONS!

The second contest was for:

FIVE COPIES of STARLING, 
the first book in the series of the same name and  
FIVE ARC COPIES of DESCENDANT, 
the second book - out in the fall, 2013


The STARLING Winners are:

Nat Cleary
Angie Saylor
Dianne (Oops I read a book again)
Magan Bagan
Maria Nazareth Alves

The DESCENDANT Winners are:

Lacey Thach
KaRiS 
Petra (Safari Poet)
Erin Boe
Vivian Mah

Congratulations to all winners!!

I will be contacting you guys individually but, if you see this first, feel free to email me your mailing address to lesley (at) lesleylivingston (dot) com.

Enjoy!


Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy Leprechaun Appreciation Day!

Okay!! Both contests are now closed and I will be tallying the entries, firing up the random number generator and announcing the winners early next week! Hang tight!

In the meantime, in honor of this Greenest of days, I'd like to share with you a wee (green man) snippet from DARKLIGHT - Book 2 in my WONDROUS STRANGE series, wherein Kelley Winslow describes an unpleasant encounter she had in Central Park to Bob, otherwise known as Puck.

Enjoy! 



“You killed a tree?”
“It tried to kill me first.”
“Perhaps you should tell me just what—exactly—happened to you, Princess.”
Kelley sighed gustily and gave Bob the ‘Cliff’s Notes’ version of her adventure in the park, while all around her Sonny’s fire sprites danced in her hair. The evening stars began to peep through the creeping dark and the trees in the woods gleamed with the reflected glow of the rising moon.
“This man who attacked you,” Bob said finally, once she was finished her tale. “describe him for me.”
“He was some whacked-out Faerie guy.” Kelley shuddered a bit, remembering how frightened she’d been, but tried not to sound that way in front of Bob. “I thought he was just a mugger that first night.”
“And both times he appeared you were just walking through the park?” Bob asked.
“Yes.”
“On the path?”
“Yes!”
“You didn’t kick over a toadstool in a Faerie Ring or step on a patch of bluebells or anything?”
“No, Bob. I left the park flora entirely unmolested.” Kelley laughed without humor. “Which is not to say that it returned the favor.”
“Hmm,” Bob grunted. “What did this ‘whacked-out Faerie guy’ look like?”
“Biker couture. Skinny, shaggy hair, jeans and tattoos... plus, y’know, the aggressively green thumb.”
“Vivification, yes,” Bob said. “Impressive. Especially on that kind of scale...”
“Vivi—?” Kelley blew a strand of hair out of her eyes. “Okay. Whatever.”
Bob’s pale green forehead furrowed faintly. “I don’t suppose your assailant was wearing exceptional quality footwear?”
“Yeah,” Kelley answered, startled. “Boots. Like motorcycle boots. Shiny black leather, silver buckles.”
Seven silver buckles.”
“I didn’t exactly stop to count.”
Bob didn’t even crack a smile at her joke. “If you run into him again, I suggest you don’t.”
“What... was he?” Kelley asked, wavering between being intrigued and a little spooked. Bob, in her experience, didn’t exactly scare easy, but the ancient Fae’s expression had grown very dark, indeed.
“Leprechaun,” he said. “Bad one.”




Monday, March 4, 2013

EVERY NEVER AFTER Launch Party!!!...

...And you're all invited!!

 

Come on out and party with me and Clare and Allie and Milo!
If you're in the Toronto area on March 22, 
we would LOVE to see you!

 ~~~

 By the way... speaking of EVERY NEVER AFTER... remember that Cover Reveal contest I announced here? The one I never mentioned a closing date for so... it never kinda ended? Yeah - that's why I shouldn't be allowed to organize things (don't worry! other people are handling the party!). But, in honour of the full, fabulous cover art (see below) and impending launch, I'm declaring that contest STILL OPEN, with all entries still valid, and a closing date of March 15 - when I WILL CHOOSE, for realsies, the winners! 

SO, for all of you who haven't entered yet 
(and for all of you who have and would like to enter again, I'll totally count it) 



Friday, February 15, 2013

DESCENDANT COVER REVEAL and GIVEAWAY!!!

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...

DESCENDANT

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
BADASS, NIGHTMARE FOREST-Y GLORY!




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:



 
THE CONTEST
 
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.) 
   

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

YA Apocalypse Book Tour!

Hey hey, guys! I totally yoinked this from the blog of the fabulous Megan Crewe, whose brainchild this fabulous tour is!!

Check it out:

This news has been in the works for more than a month, and I’m so excited to finally be able to share it with you. This November, preparation for the 2012 apocalypse, six Ontario authors of apocalyptic and dystopian YA fiction will be touring around the province, chatting with readers, signing books, and offering great prizes to those who attend!







The dates and details, if you have trouble reading the poster:

Tuesday Nov 6, 7pm – Indigo Yorkdale, Yorkdale Mall (Toronto) – Leah Bobet, Megan Crewe, Lesley Livingston, Maureen McGowan, Cheryl Rainfield. RSVP on Facebook!

Saturday Nov 10, 2pm – Chapters Belleville, Quinte Mall – Megan Crewe, Lesley Livingston, Maureen McGowan, Cheryl Rainfield, Courtney Summers. RSVP on Facebook!

Saturday Nov 17, 2pm – Chapters Brampton, 52 Quarry Edge Drive – Leah Bobet, Megan Crewe, Lesley Livingston, Maureen McGowan, Cheryl Rainfield. RSVP on Facebook!

Saturday Nov 24, 2pm – Chapters Barrie, 76 Barrie View Drive – Leah Bobet, Megan Crewe, Lesley Livingston, Maureen McGowan, Cheryl Rainfield. RSVP on Facebook!

You’ll notice I mentioned prizes? As long as you show up some time while we’re there (I expect we’ll be at least two hours at each location), you can add your name to the entry list to be eligible for fabulous prizes!

If you’d like to help spread the word, you’re welcome to borrow that e-poster and any text from this post.

Hope to see you there!