Sunday, December 1, 2013

An Unstill Life Cover Reveal & Blog-hop Info


Available Jan 3, 2014

An Unstill Life

Things at home are rough for fifteen-year-old Livvie Quinn. Jules, her beloved older sister is sick again after being cancer free for almost ten years.  Her mom becomes more frantic and unapproachable every day. School isn’t much better.  Just when she needs them most, her closest friends get boyfriends and have little time for Livvie – except to set her up on a series of disastrous blind dates.

Livvie seeks refuge in the art room and finds Bianca, the school ‘freak’.  Free-spirited and confident, Bianca is everything Livvie isn’t. Shaken by her mom’s desperation, her sister’s deteriorating condition, and abandoned by her friends, Livvie finds comfort and an attraction she never felt before with Bianca.

When their relationship is discovered, Livvie and Bianca become victims of persecution and bullying. School authorities won’t help and even forbid the pair to attend the Winter Formal as a couple. If Livvie defies them and goes, she risks expulsion and further ridicule from her classmates. At home, her mother’s behavior escalates to new levels of crazy and Jules is begging for help to end the pain once and for all.

While searching for the strength to make her life her own, Livvie must decide how far she’s willing to go for the people she loves.

GLTB YA

Publisher: Musa Publishing 




About The Author

Having spent a lifetime travelling the globe, Kate Larkindale is currently residing in Wellington, New Zealand.  A cinema manager, film reviewer and mother, she’s surprised she finds any time to write, but doesn’t sleep much.  As a result, she can usually be found hanging out near the espresso machine.


Her short stories have appeared in Halfway Down The Stairs, A Fly in Amber, Daily Flash Anthology, The Barrier Islands Review, Everyday Fiction, Death Rattle, Drastic Measures, Cutlass & Musket and Residential Aliens, among others.


She has written eight contemporary YA novels, five of which other people are allowed to see.  She has also written one very bad historical romance.  She is currently working on a new YA novel that is still looking for a title other than its Twitter hashtag, #juvvielesbian.


Author Links
Website: http://katelarkindale.blogspot.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Vampyr14
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4086706.Kate_Larkindale


NOTE FROM LEXA: Kate is one of my awesome CPs, and her lyrical and emotionally powerful style make her the best writer I know.  Livvie, the mc of An Unstill Life, has synesthesia -- she smells colors and sees sounds, which are captured in brilliant descriptions by Kate.  An Unstill Life will sweep you off your feet with its beautiful imagery and the heartbreaking challenges Livvie faces.  I cannot recommend it enough!  <3


The Dream Destination Blog-Hop is almost here!!!


On Thursday Dec 5,
1. Post about your Dream Destination with blog-hop badge.
2. Post links to Lexa and Julie's blogs --

                   http://lexacain.blogspot.com/
                   http://julieflanders.blogspot.com/

--  and invite your visitors to go there and enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway.
3. Don't forget to go and enter the giveaway yourself!
4. Use the Linky tool to visit the other bloggers to see the wonderful places they want to visit!

For the Linky tool and the Fabulous Prize List -- see the links on my sidebar.

32 comments:

Jocelyn Rish said...

I was just reading something about synesthesia earlier today, so how weird to swing by here and find a book with a MC who has it. Sounds very interesting!

Also, I'm just now seeing the new blog look. I was always drawn in by the pretty purples from before, but this new look is so fun - especially for a book set in Egypt!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations, Kate!
All set for your blog hop.

Magaly Guerrero said...

I love fiction that takes bits of life and stir up into a good story. Yum!

Milo James Fowler said...

Hey, a fellow Musaling! Sounds like a good one. Great way to support your fellow writer, Lexa.

Leandra Wallace said...

That is one of the most unusual covers that I've seen in a long time- and I love it! Congrats to Kate!

Kate Larkindale said...

Thanks for having me on your blog, Lexa!

cleemckenziebooks said...

Good luck, Kate. Sounds like a great read.

I'm thinking of my destination, Lexa and Julie. See you on the 5th with my choice.

Donna Shields said...

I'll be keeping my eye out for this one in January.

Nigel G. Mitchell said...

Great cover! Much success on the novel

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Sounds like a powerful and touching story.

Hard to believe it's December already. Time to think about my dream vacay.

Be well, Lexa.
xoRobyn

Lara Schiffbauer said...

Beautiful cover and the story sounds absolutely heartbreaking! Lexa, I love your blog look! It's different from when I was last here and just gorgeous!

Vanessa Morgan said...

I seem to have a lot in common with the author. I should check out her work.

L.G. Smith said...

Love that cover. And, wow, what a lot of complex issues to deal with in a YA. Sounds like a great read. :))

Emailman said...

How awesome :) I'm really happy for you, Kate, you're a star! I LOVE the cover! It's so you :)

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Congratulations, Kate. A lovely cover too for what sounds like a lovely story. Best of luck to you.

Stephen Hayes said...

Kate has come up with a compelling story and I wish her well launching this novel.

Rhissanna said...

I think the hashtag, #juvvielesbian makes a pretty good title, actually. Fascinating idea for a story.

Heather Holden said...

Wow, this sounds like such a powerful story. I really like that cover, too. What a wonderfully unique art style!

Lynda R Young said...

Love that author pic ;)
And the cover is great. Awesome title too.

Liz Fichera said...

Kate's book cover is gorgeous!

Cecilia Robert said...

I saw this on Kate's blog, such a beautiful cover. The story sounds even better. :)

Look forward to the bloghop! :)

Julie Flanders said...

Wow, this is a great cover! Congratulations to Kate!

Can't wait for our Hop. :)

DogsMom said...

Even though this is YA lit, I think the storyline could appeal to a wide variety of ages and backgrounds.
Beautiful and appealing cover.

T. B. Markinson said...

I wish her the best of luck.

Kelly Hashway said...

This is the second book I've heard of about synesthesia. Hmm. It's definitely an interesting topic and I'm sure it makes for an interesting read.

Lady Lilith BloodCrave said...

Looks like a really good choice of fiction books. Thank you for sharing.

M Pax said...

Congrats to Kate! I like lyrical writing... a lot. :) Looking forward to traveling later this week.

David List said...

Awesome blog hop idea!
Kate's book sounds cool. Heading to her blog now!

klahanie said...

Hi Lexa and gidday Kate,

Wow, I think that's going to be a resounding success for Kate. Very kind of you to bring such awareness, Lexa. As for a blog hop....ahem....Help, arggghhhh...make them STOP! LOL

Gary :)

DMS said...

This sounds like a powerful book and I love that you enjoy the author's style so much. Livvie sounds like an interesting character and my heart goes out to her for all the things she has going on in her life.

Thanks for sharing and best of luck to Kate!
~Jess

Christine Rains said...

Fantastic cover and great blurb! I'm all ready for the bloghop. :)

T.F. Walsh said...

Huge congrats Kate... so excited for you. Love your cover.

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