Author Interview & Book Giveaway: Tempestuous by Lesley Livingston #BIR2011

Welcome back Author Lesley Livingston!

Lesley is a writer and actor living in Toronto, Canada. Captivated at a young age by stories of mythology and folk lore, past civilizations, and legendary heroes, she developed into a full-fledged Celtic Mythology Geek, steeped in stories of the Otherworld, Faeries and King Arthur. Lesley went on to earn a Master’s Degree in English from the University of Toronto specializing in Shakespeare and Arthurian literature.

For almost three years, Lesley hosted weekly late-night movie marathons on the nationally broadcast television show, SPACEBAR, as the Waitron-9000, a sparkly holographic waitress with an encyclopedic knowledge of obscure B-movie trivia. She is also a founding member and principal performer with Tempest Theatre Group.

Lesley is an unrepentant egghead – a character-trait that somehow doesn’t interfere with a love of shoes and shiny things.  Lesley is the author of the Wondrous Strange Trilogy: Wondrous Strange 2008, Darklight 2009, Tempestous 2010.

If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future? 
The past. I spend a lot of time there anyway and know my way around the place!

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book. 
If it’s a ONCE EVERY NEVER book: Time-travel-romance-adventure-historical-fantasy-teen-chick-lit-sci-fi-rom-com-romp! If it’s a WONDROUS STRANGE book: Urban-Faerie-breathtaking-romance-adventure-Otherworldly-shenanigans-with-a-touch-of–Shakespeare-and-wicked-cool-fight-scenes!

Any other books in the works? 
I just finished the first book in the (brand new, set in the same universe as the WS books) STARLING series, working on the second book in ONCE EVERY NEVER trilogy, starting in on a co-writing project.  

Goals for future projects? 
Does a nap count as a goal?

Is there a song you could list as the theme song for your book or any of your characters? 
Not a single song but the Roxy Music album AVALON soundtracked the WONDROUS STRANGE trilogy.

What is your favorite Quote? 
“There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” Hamlet, Act 1 Scene 5


If you could have a signed copy of any novel what would it be and why? 
FIRELORD by Parke Godwin. It made me want to be a writer.

What do you do in your free time? 
Free what now?

If someone wrote a book about your life, what would the title be? 
See favorite movie quote, below.

How did you celebrate the sale of your first book? 
I bought a pair of boots named “Lucky”.

Favorite sport? 
Yelling at the TV during a hockey game.

Print or Ebook? 
I think both can co-exist quite nicely!

Chocolate or Vanilla? 
Chocolate/vanilla swirl. In a sugar cone.

Horror or Romance? 

Action or Drama? 

Summer or Winter? 

City or Country? 
Central Park in NYC – it’s both.

PC or Mac? 
Mac. His name is “Bob”.

Shoes or Sandals? 
Green suede cowboy boots.

Cats or Dog? 
Cats. Yes, with an “s”. 3 of them.

Favorite quote from a movie? 
“I don’t know, I’m making this up as I go!” – Indiana Jones, Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Title: Tempestuous
Author: Lesley Livingston
Series: Wondrous Strange Book 3 of 3
Released: December 21, 2010
Publisher: HarperTeen
Tags: Young Adult, Fantasy, Faeries

Book Summary contains Spoilers if you have not read Darklight.

“I don’t love Sonny Flannery.”
That’s the lie Kelley Winslow told to protect the boy she loves from a power he doesn’t know he possesses. Devastated, Sonny retreats—to a haven for Lost Fae that’s hidden deep underneath New York City.
But Kelley’s not about to let things end in heartbreak. To get Sonny back, she’s got to find out who’s after his magick—and how to use her own. She’s got to uncover who’s recruiting Janus Guards to murderously hunt innocent Faerie. She’s got to help rebuild the shattered theater company she called family. And she’s got to do it all without getting dangerously distracted by the Fennrys Wolf, whose legendary heart of stone seems to melt whenever he’s around Kelley.
The intrigue and romance that began with Wondrous strange andDarklight come to a stormy head in Tempestuous, the breathtaking conclusion to Lesley Livingston’s ravishing urban Faerie trilogy.

I really enjoyed the Wondrous Strange Series.  The final book was published in December of 2010.  Thankfully December books are eligible for entry in the 2011 BIR event.

You can read my review of Wondrous Strange HERE, Darklight HERE and Tempestous HERE.

Rating: 4.5 Stars – Highly Recommend

Content: Some Language

Giveaway Details:
1 personalized signed copy of Tempestous
Open to US & Canada
Ends 12/31/11

Optional Extra Entry
+1 Follow Lesley on Twitter:!/LesLivingston

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