MIDNIGHT THIEF by Livia Blackburne Cover Reveal and Giveaway

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.

And now for the cover! What do you think?


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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!

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Hafsah Faizal is a YA author, designer, and blogger. Her designs have graced the sites of New York Times bestselling authors, bloggers, and more. She resides in Texas, with her family.



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    November 8, 2013

    Great cover! I’m excited for a new fantasy read.

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    November 8, 2013

    The cover looks absolutely incredible and seems to hint toward the synopsis of the book, which also sounds awesome! I’m excited to see what this story is all about!

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    Dahlia Adler

    November 8, 2013

    Aaahhh that looks dark and chilling and awesome!!

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    November 8, 2013

    This book looks so good and I love that she was inspired by Tamora Pierce! I’ve been looking for some great fantasy books and this looks like it will be a fun read. :)

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    Alyssa Susanna (The Eater of Books!)

    November 8, 2013

    I AM VERY EXCITED! Livia know just how excited I am. Love the cover! :D

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    Meghan Stith

    November 8, 2013

    I am! Thanks for sharing with us!

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    Mary Crockett

    November 8, 2013

    Great cover! Can’t wait to read this one!

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    R Pratt

    November 8, 2013

    Awesome cover!
    Good luck to everyone.

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    November 8, 2013

    I am excited!! It’s sounds fabulous.

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    November 8, 2013

    Yes, I love books about assassins. :D

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    November 8, 2013

    congrats to Livia on the upcoming release! Sounds fantastic :)

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    Katiria Rodriguez

    November 8, 2013

    Yes very excited this book looks and sounds awesome thanks for the great giveaway!

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    Michelle Willms

    November 9, 2013

    I love the cover and the book itself sounds wonderful. I cannot wait read it so I can delve into all its many secrets.

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    Mary Preston

    November 9, 2013

    This looks like an amazing debut novel.

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    susan beamon

    November 10, 2013

    this looks like a good read.

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    Joanne Fritz

    November 10, 2013

    What a fantastic cover! Go, Livia! Can’t wait to read this book.

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    Heidi Schulz

    November 10, 2013

    This is GORGEOUS! Love it!

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    Amanda @ Late Nights with Good Books

    November 11, 2013

    This sounds great! I read the synopsis a few weeks ago and was intrigued. Now I’m even more so after reading that the author was inspired by Tamora Pierce. Can’t wait to read this one!

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    Tiana Smith

    November 14, 2013

    I’ve been following Livia’s book progress on Twitter for some time now – I’m super excited for her book!

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    November 16, 2013

    I’ve loved Livia’s blog and it’s perspective of science and book magic. I can’t wait to see how that translates into her novel.

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    November 17, 2013

    I have to say, this is a very tasteful and great cover, especially for a YA fantasy. Read the beta version and now really looking forward to the real thing!

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    Abby @ abbbzandbookz

    November 20, 2013

    This book sounds good! I bet it is fast-paced! <3

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    Bonnie @ A Backwards Story

    November 20, 2013

    I never heard of MIDNIGHT THIEF before today. Someone tweeted about it! And…it’s like Tamora Pierce? I’m in! So, SO in!!!!!!!

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    November 20, 2013

    Just read the synopsis and I think it sounds great! And the cover is to die for!

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    November 20, 2013

    OH GOSH. THe second I hear “Tamora Pierce”, I’m all about this. I already had this on my TBR due to the GORGEOUS COVER, but the snyopsis has me drooling. Drooling, I tell you! *grabby hands*

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    Ashley D.

    November 20, 2013

    This sounds great! And I love the cover!

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    Kaye M.

    November 20, 2013

    Gah! The cover matches the summary: pure awesome! Congrats on winning the perfect cover lottery, Livia!