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THE HAUNTING OF HECK HOUSE — IT’S A LAUNCH PARTY!!!

AND YOU ARE INVITED!!

Come take your Halloween costume out for a test run and help us celebrate the launch of the second book in the Wiggins Weird Series at our Haunted House Costume Party happening at the beautiful An Sibin (pronounced AHN SHE-BEEN) Pub & Restaurant!

Tricks, Treats, Popcorn, Prizes, Food, Drink, Reading, Live Music, Book Signing, Ghost Busting… one HECK of a Good Time!

All ages welcome!

Wear a costume for a chance to win cool stuff!
(No pressure – all you non-costumed folk are welcome too!)

Cheryl, Tweed, Pilot and Artie look forward to seeing you there!

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“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!

 

 

 

NOW AND FOR NEVER BOOK LAUNCH!!

Please come help me celebrate the launch of the final book in my series which began with ONCE EVERY NEVER, continued on in EVERY NEVER AFTER, and now concludes with a rip-roaring adventure on the high seas of time travel for Clare Reid and Allie McAllister in… 
NOW AND FOR NEVER!

Food, drink, reading, signing, live music and lots of 

Time Monkey Shenanigans fun!
THE DOMINION ON QUEEN
500 QUEEN STREET EAST
TORONTO, ONTARIO
Thursday, May 29th, 2014
7:00pm

ALL AGES WELCOME!!

Books available for purchase provided by Bakka Phoenix!

Hope to see you there!

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!

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!

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 

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

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!!

GO 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!! 😀

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!


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.”
Sevensilver 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… washe?” 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.”