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.) 

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  1. Cat Kars says:

    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!

  2. .Ambur. says:

    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! 😀

    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! 😀

  3. LadySaotome says:

    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.

  4. ~Tina~ says:

    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!

  5. Natalie Cleary says:

    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

  6. Lani says:

    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!

  7. Maria Nazareth Alves says:

    Awesome cover!! Super badass! 😀
    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

  8. Canadian Lib Genie (aka Elise) says:

    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!


  9. Carmelita Shea says:

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

  10. Tyanna Pridge says:

    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.

  11. Amanda Scarberry says:

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

  12. Teresa Salvatore says:

    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!!! 😉

  13. jen7waters says:

    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 😀

    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

  14. Loie Dunn says:

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

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


  15. Erin @ YA Book Crush says:

    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 (

  16. Ash says:

    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. 🙂

  17. Sam says:

    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

  18. Hayley says:

    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.

  19. Jane Speare says:

    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! 🙂

  20. Ciara (Lost at Midnight) says:

    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:

    Blogged about it:

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

    Thank youuuu! 😀

  21. magan bagan says:

    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:

  22. Jenny N. says:

    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)


  23. Ashley Stagner says:

    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!

  24. Ashley Stagner says:

    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!

  25. Ashley Stagner says:

    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!

  26. Amie L. says:

    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.

  27. Vicki Comeau says:

    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.

  28. Tahleigha says:

    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? 😀

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

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

  29. Doug A Scott says:

    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!

  30. Tanya Schefter says:

    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!!

  31. Tim Bowie says:

    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.

  32. Melanie W. says:

    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 🙂

  33. Hannah says:

    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




  34. Brenna says:

    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!

  35. jazmin says:

    I would love to win Starling!

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