Wednesday, July 13, 2011


I just received my copy of ONCE EVERY NEVER by Lesley Livingston in the mail and it is.... GLITTERY! Literally, the cover image on Amazon...
... does NOT do the book justice. The actual book has sparkly, shiny glitter bursts all over it.

Glitter is particularly appropriate for this book. When I submitted ONCE EVERY NEVER to editors, this was (really) the last line of the authors bio: "Captivated at a young age by stories of past civilizations and legendary heroes, Lesley is an unrepentant egghead – a character-trait that somehow doesn't interfere with a love of shoes and shiny things."

Well, I'm captivated! By the packaging of this book, by the story (which is funny! Think: Veronica Mars-style snappy dialog... and sexy! Think: a love SQUARE), and by Lesley's incredible writing talent!

And, the good news is that while this book was sold as a stand-alone novel, Penguin recently bought two more books in the series. I can't imagine how Penguin will top this cover.... but I'm looking forward to finding out!