Livia Blackburne’s MIDNIGHT THEIF was inspired by Livia’s love for Tamora Pierce! While I haven’t read any of Pierce’s work, I’ve heard it’s nothing but amazing, and I’m sure Livia’s debut will be just as awesome. Today, I’m excited to reveal the cover for her debut, which hits shelves from Disney-Hyperion Summer 2014! First, here’s a little bit about the book. Stay tuned for the giveaway!
Growing up on Forge’s streets has taught Kyra how to stretch a coin. And when that’s not enough, her uncanny ability to scale walls and bypass guards helps her take what she needs.
But when the leader of the Assassins Guild offers Kyra a lucrative job, she hesitates. She knows how to get by on her own, and she’s not sure she wants to play by his rules. But he’s persistent—and darkly attractive—and Kyra can’t quite resist his pull.
Tristam of Brancel is a young Palace knight on a mission. After his best friend is brutally murdered by Demon Riders, a clan of vicious warriors who ride bloodthirsty wildcats, Tristam vows to take them down. But as his investigation deepens, he finds his efforts thwarted by a talented thief, one who sneaks past Palace defenses with uncanny ease.
When a fateful raid throws Kyra and Tristam together, the two enemies realize that their best chance at survival—and vengeance—might be to join forces. And as their loyalties are tested to the breaking point, they learn a startling secret about Kyra’s past that threatens to reshape both their lives.
In her arresting debut novel, Livia Blackburne creates a captivating world where intrigue prowls around every corner—and danger is a way of life.
Livia Blackburne started writing her debut novel MIDNIGHT THIEF while conducting research on the neuroscience of reading at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Since then, she’s switched to full time writing, which also involves getting into peoples’ heads but without the help of a three tesla MRI scanner. She still blogs about the intersection of psychology, neuroscience, and writing.
Thanks to Livia, I have an ARC of MIDNIGHT THIEF to giveaway to one lucky US winner, plus an e-copy of the prequel novella for one lucky international resident! Just fill out the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!
If you don’t win, the prequel novella, POISON DANCE, it’s now on sale for just $0.99 from major retailers!