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Check out THE VALIANT Audiobook

Sometimes, you just want to sit back and have someone else read you that book, am I right? Well, let me tell you… the audiobook for THE VALIANT just might be one of those times. Narrated by the brilliant Fiona Hardingham, check out this sample. That’s some serious ear candy, right there!

 

Available from these fine retailers:

Amazon (physical CD)

Barnes & Noble (physical CD)

Audible (DN)

iTunes(DN)

Penguin Teen On Tour!

 

Penguin Teen is going on tour!

Here’s your chance to meet authors Renée Ahdieh (THE ROSE AND THE DAGGER, sequel to THE WRATH AND THE DAWN), Natalie C. Anderson (CITY OF SAINTS AND THIEVES), Alwyn Hamilton (TRAITOR TO THE THRONE, sequel to REBEL OF THE SANDS), and Lesley Livingston (THE VALIANT)!

 

Follow along with the tour and share your own experiences and photos on social using #PenguinTeenOnTour!

 

Wednesday, March 8th

6 PM                    

Books of Wonder in-store event

Location: 18 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011

 

Thursday, March 9th

6 PM                    

Wellesley Books in-store event

Location: Central Plaza, 82 Central St, Wellesley, MA 02482

 

Friday, March 10th

5 PM                    

Magic Tree Bookstore in-store event

Location: 141 N Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL 60301

 

Saturday, March 11th

NOVA Teen Book Festival

 

Sunday, March 12th

2 PM                    

Barnes & Noble Fairfax in-store event

Location: 12193 Fair Lakes Promenade Drive, Fairfax, VA 22033

 

Monday, March 13th

7 PM                    

Quail Ridge in-store event

Location: 4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road, Raleigh, NC 27609

 

Tuesday, March 14th

7 PM                    

Tattered Cover in-store event

Location: Aspen Grove, 7301 S Santa Fe Dr., Littleton, CO 80120

 

Wednesday, March 15th

 7 PM                    

King’s English in-store event

Location: 1511 1500 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84105

 

Thursday, March 16th

7 PM

University Bookstore in-store Event

Location: 4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

 

Friday, March 17th

7 PM

Barnes & Noble Clackamas in-store event

Location: Clackamas Town Center, 12000 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97086

New Book Deal — Sequel to THE VALIANT!!

I am beyond thrilled to announce that there will be a sequel to THE VALIANT! Here’s the official news as it went live in Publishers Marketplace today!! Razorbill and HarperCollins Canada have been a dream to work with and I’m ecstatic to be able to continue to chronicle Fallon’s journey with them in THE DEFIANT.

 

 

Add to your Goodreads TBR!

(Here it is again, if you can’t read the tiny PM type!)

THE DEFIANT, the sequel to Lesley Livingston’s highly-anticipated YA historical fantasy THE VALIANT, in which gladiator Fallon and her warrior sisters are thrust into a vicious conflict with a rival gladiator academy, one that will threaten not only Fallon’s heart – and her love for Roman soldier Cai – but the very heart of the ancient Roman Empire, again to Tiffany Liao at Razorbill and to Jennifer Lambert at Harper Canada, for publication in Spring 2018 (North American), by Jessica Regel at Foundry Literary +Media. 

THE VALIANT – Cover Reveal!!

I’m SO excited to share the cover of my upcoming YA Historical Fantasy, THE VALIANT!

Here’s the lowdown on what this bad girl is all about:

The youngest daughter of a proud Celtic king, Fallon has always lived in the shadow of her older sister Sorcha’s legendary reputation as a warrior. But when Fallon was a young child, the armies of Julius Caesar invaded the island of Britain and her beloved older sister was killed in battle.

On the eve of her seventeenth birthday, Fallon is excited to follow in her sister’s footsteps and earn her rightful place in her father’s royal war band. But she never gets the chance. Instead, Fallon is captured by a band of ruthless brigands who sell her to an exclusive training school for female gladiators—and its most influential patron is none other than Julius Caesar himself. In a cruel twist of fate, Fallon’s worst enemy, the man who destroyed her family, might be her only hope of survival.

Now, Fallon must overcome vicious rivalries, chilling threats and the dangerous attention of Caesar himself to survive the deadly fights that take place both in and out of the arena—and claim her place in history among the Valiant.

 

Intrigued? Sure you are! You can add THE VALIANT here on Goodreads, and pre-order it on Amazon!

Now, I freely admit that I’ve had some of the most amazing covers for my books. The Goddess of Glorious Book Covers has smiled upon me repeatedly. But – holy WOW! – she must have been grinning ear-to-ear on this one! I truly LOVE this cover and I hope you do to!

THE VALIANT - Cover Reveal!

 

Also – did you know you were DYING to read this book? You are! It says so right here:

5 Upcoming Books You didn’t Know You Were Dying To Read! 

 

NEW BOOK DEAL!!

Some of you might have been wondering why I’ve been so very quiet (er… very quieter? heh) on the internets of late… Well, I’ve been a little busy with a thing. A new, awesome, super-secret thing. Well, now the cat’s out of the bag! And the cat has a sword! And a brand new book deal! And isn’t really a cat!

Last night, Publishers Weekly announced my new book deal with Razorbill in the US!

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This morning, I can add to the good news by telling you that the book will be published simultaneously in Canada by HarperCollins Canada, my fantastic publishers for the Wondrous Strange and Starling series! Here’s the announcement as it appeared in Publishers Marketplace (it’s a subscription site):

November 3, 2015 – THE VALIANT by Lesley Livingston
Children’s: Young Adult
WONDROUS STRANGE trilogy author Lesley Livingston’s THE VALIANT, the story of a seventeen-year old’s tumultuous journey from fierce Celtic princess to legendary female gladiator and the darling of the Roman Empire, to Tiffany Liao at Razorbill and to Jennifer Lambert at Harper Canada, for publication in Spring 2017, by Jessica Regel at Foundry Literary + Media (NA).

I am SO thrilled and delighted to be working with these two outstanding publishers on this project and can’t wait for you all to meet Fallon, my fierce and feisty girl gladiator!

So draw your swords and pop the bubbly! Ave!

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FANEXPO Canada 2015!

Hey all!

Poking my head out of the Cavern of Revisions (directly below the Cliffs of Insanity — who knew?!) to remind you all that JONATHAN LLYR and I will once again be signing and doing a panel at Fan Expo in Toronto!

Things are a little different this year — there are no Authors Alley tables — so we’ll only be doing these scheduled events:

The “Bestselling Authors Panel” is on Saturday, September 5th at 11:45am, rm 705.

We will also be doing a signing on Saturday from 2-4pm.

And another signing on Sunday, September 6th from 2-3pm.

We will have the WIGGINS WEIRD books available for purchase, along with the entire hardcover WONDROUS STRANGE series. If you would like to pick up something other than those books, please message me ahead of time!

Also — I’ve attached a handy graphic to help you find the author signing tables!

Hope to see you there!

FANEXPO AUTHOR SIGNINGS

TRANSCENDENT LAUNCH PARTY!! (ALSO? MY BIRTHDAY PARTY!)

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I would be delighted if you would come help me celebrate the launch of the third and final book in  STARLING Saga…

TRANSCENDENT!

Need added incentive to party? It’s also my birthday! Kill two birds with one stone!! And chase away the post-holiday blues with a mid-January bash!

Signing, reading, live music, food, drink, an impending apocalypse! FUN TIMES!!

Also, a brand new, easy-to-get-to, shiny location — JOY BISTRO, 884 Queen Street East, Toronto on January 14, 7:00pm

Hope to see you there!

 

TRANSCENDENT BLOG TOUR!!!

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TRANSCENDENT IS ON TOUR!!

The lovely ladies at ROCK STAR BOOK TOURS are sending me hither and yon across the blogosphere for the next two weeks — check out these fantastic book blog sites for reviews, interviews, fun features and a CHANCE TO WIN A COPY OF THE BOOK! Here’s the schedule of stops — GO NOW! CHECK IT OUT! WIN!!!

Week One

12/15/2014- Wholly Books– Review

12/16/2014- Reading YA Rocks– Interview

12/17/2014- Reading Lark– Review

12/18/2014- Two Chicks on Books– Guest Post

12/19/2014- Please Feed The BookwormReview

Week Two

12/22/2014- Parajunkee– Interview

12/23/2014- Wishful Endings– Review

12/24/2014- Mom With A Kindle– Interview

12/25/2014- Crossroad Reviews – Review

12/26/2014- Bewitched Bookworms– Guest Post

SAVE FENNRYS! (With loving apologies to Ferris Bueller’s Day Off…)

TRANSCENDENT, book 3 in the Starling Saga, fast approaches!

 

SAVE FENNRYS!</p>
<p>(With loving apologies to Ferris Bueller's Day Off...)</p>
<p>"Here's where Mason goes berserk."</p>
<p>Have you been dying to read the STARLING trilogy, but wanted to wait until all three books were available so you could rip through 'em like a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder convertible ripping through downtown Chicago in the 80s?</p>
<p>Well... here's your chance. For a limited time only, the STARLING ebook is available for the low low price of only $1.99! (US only - sorry my Canucklings!)</p>
<p>http://www.harpercollins.com/9780062063090/starling</p>
<p>By the time you're done reading that, and DESCENDANT, the third book -- TRANSCENDENT -- book will be on the shelves at your local fave bookseller! </p>
<p>"So choice."

 

 

 

 

“Here’s where Mason goes berserk.”

Have you been dying to read the STARLING trilogy, but wanted to wait until all three books were available so you could rip through ’em like a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder convertible ripping through downtown Chicago in the 80s?

Well… here’s your chance. For a limited time only, the STARLING ebook is available for the low low price of only $1.99! (US only – sorry my Canucklings!)

HarperCollins

Barnes and Noble

Amazon

iTunes

By the time you’re done reading that, and DESCENDANT, the third book — TRANSCENDENT — book will be on the shelves at your local fave bookseller!

“So choice.”