Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Shadows in Our Souls

#TuesdayTalks

Writing has always been my escape. During the times in my life, when the thunder is striking and the winds are howling, I've best dealt with the pain, heartache, and trauma, by picking up a pen (preferably purple ink 😉) and writing until my fingers begged for me to stop. My life path has taught me to rise, despite the anguish and misery the world throws at me.

Theia's Moons is a book series about empowerment, strength, and undying loyalty and love. Malkia is faced with not only the outer demons, but her own inner ones as well. Just like each of us, she must learn to subdue and control the darkness we all have snaking within ourselves. Our lives have never been about denying the shadows and murkiness of our souls, but learning to rise above the doom and gloom and embracing ourselves in self-love.

I often say, Theia's Moons is my gift to the world, and I mean it. This will be a story that won't be forgotten, long after it's read! 

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Protectors of the Stars

Exciting news!  Book three of Theia's Moons book cover has been completed!

Protectors of the Stars

Rising to be a warrior, first requires a bow upon ones knees.


Malkia’s daughter is gone.


Her life is in shambles, and she blames her mothers for their participation in the events that have led her to this place in time. A heavenly war that was started before her birth, a father who despises her because of the powers she possesses, and the separation between her and Esta. Too much heartache and no end in sight.


A desire to know the truth of her existence and her past, leads her down a path of ancient secrets and knowledge. However, the journey is met with many roadblocks, with the entire remaining population of Artemis seeking for her execution. Not to mention, she must find a way to break through her own grief for the one man who is supposed to adore her, in order to be reunited with her baby girl.


Her fire within is brewing, while all the moons of Theia are depending on her to end the tyranny of her father’s supremacy. Will she learn to contain the darkness or will her father’s ploys destroy everything she holds dear?


Isn't it stunning?!?!

Illustrations were once again done by Brandon Burgon.  You can find his work at:


Preorders for Protectors of the Stars will be available on Amazon by mid-March 2017 and release date is set for April 14th.

See the first two books here:

NikiLivingstonAuthor.com 

Thank you to all my readers, friends and family who have supported me through all my long hours and hard work.  It has been a pleasure to work with Brandon and Erin, my editor, and I hope I can continue to use their expertise in my future projects!

Cheers everyone!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Signed Books In The Mail

Congrats to Ann, Jamie, and Cheri!!!  Books and charmed bookmarks are in the mail!

I hope you enjoy the books and please email me when you receive them, or take a picture and post it to my Facebook page. I love hearing from my readers!

And once you finish reading them, please do me a small favor and leave reviews on Amazon and Goodreads.

Thank you and enjoy!


Sunday, October 2, 2016

Theia's Moons - Reader's Favorite Review

Happy!!!

I submitted Theia's Moons Eyes Wide Shut to Reader's Favorite for a review and this is what I received...

Reviewed By Divine Zape for Readers’ Favorite

Eyes Wide Shut is book one in the Theia's Moons series by Niki Livingston, a riveting intro into a series that is very promising for young readers. The citizens of the Moon are peaceful, having forgotten the old warring days that drastically cut down their numbers. Malkia, the chosen one, the Leader of her people, couldn’t rest until certain that they are safe. Chosen by God to lead her people, she gets signs of impending danger. Now she must protect them from very powerful enemies. This book chronicles their struggle to remain safe and alive, the frustrations involved in the journey, and the startling truths that will rock their world and perhaps the world of readers.

The opening lines – although a dream, which I never love for an opening – are mesmerizing and offer great insight into the world of the protagonist. I loved the sense of mystery already introduced from the very beginning of the story. The reader is gripped from the start, transported to a dream world, a world where they are still children, but the beauty of the tale and the powerful prose doesn’t diminish in any way. It only gets better as the characters evolve and the conflict intensifies. Niki Livingston is a gifted storyteller and it is wonderful to note that her story is told from a perspective that will appeal to young readers. Aside from the entertainment, Eyes Wide Shut teaches readers some important elements of leadership. The presence of God in this story could be symbolic of the values around which true leadership is built. Eyes Wide Shut is a thrilling read.



Now stop by my website and purchase your copy!


See you there!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Goodreads Giveaway - Theia's Moons

Check it out!  I'm giving away three copies of Enyo's Warrior on Goodreads and throwing in Eyes Wide Shut as a bonus!

You won't want to miss this deal!



Goodreads Book Giveaway

Theia's Moons Enyo's Warrior by Niki Livingston

Theia's Moons Enyo's Warrior

by Niki Livingston

Giveaway ends October 12, 2016.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
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Friday, August 26, 2016

Theia's Moons Characters - Damon

Age: Thirty
Hair: Black
Eyes: Dark, nearly black
Home Moon: Esaki
Role: Antagonist

Interviewer:
Damon, it is a pleasure to speak with you. (She shifts uncomfortably in her chair, while her eyes scan the notes on her lap). You chased Malkia's group, determined to capture them.  Why?

Damon:
(He laughs out loud, leaning forward in his chair)  I have a reputation to uphold.  Her townspeople believed they could evade me and my people, but little did they know, I have a few tricks up my sleeve.

Interviewer:
But why?  What was it about her group that pushed you to race through all those broken cities and towns, just to capture a handful of possible useful fighters?

Damon:
(A smile dangles on his lips)  It was the challenge.  My wolf-men could smell the power that emanated from that group and I was determined to control and own it.  They told me I could become the ruler of Esaki, if I captured the leader of that group.  In the few years I have known them, they have not failed me, so I knew what they proclaimed was true, and I would be a fool to allow that to slip through my fingers.

Interviewer:
(She glances over her shoulder, sighing heavily)  What if they were leading you into a trap?  (She stares pointedly back at Damon)

Damon:
Not a chance. (He snickers, leaning back in his chair)  I am surrounded by some of the most powerful supernaturals known to Esaki, and not just my wolf-men.  The have all guided me down a path, which has only brought me an insurmountable amount of influence and strength.  Not to mention, I have the ability to control others thoughts and desires, molding my life into my own aspirations.

Interviewer:
(Her shoulders relax, as she straightens her posture, a smile dancing across her face)  You are quite charming, Mr. Damon.  I have enjoyed speaking with you and would love a chance to be near you again.  If there is anything you wish for, please don't hesitate to ask. (She rises from her chair, her smile spreading quickly, as Damon takes her hand and shakes it)

Damon:
The pleasure is all mine.  (A smirk spreads down his face, as he turns and walks away, while the Interviewer watches in admiration)

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Malkia, Damon and Dario have a story to tell.  Do not miss the chance to find out all their secrets.  It is only going to become better from here!

Check out my website:

NikiLivingstonAuthor.com

And if you missed any other interviews, check them out here:

Malkia's Interview
Dario's Interview
Mataya's Interview

And please let me know what you think!  Comments and feedback are welcome!

Photo credit:
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Friday, August 12, 2016

Theia's Moons Characters - Mataya

Age: Nineteen
Hair: Brunette
Eyes: Hazel
Home Moon: Esaki
Role: Supporting

Interviewer:
The wars began on Esaki when you were so young.  How has that impacted your life?

Mataya:
(Looking down at her hands, wringing them together, as she closed her eyes for a moment) I lost almost everyone I love. (Raising her head to meet the Interviewers eyes) I was holding my niece, Esta, racing for the safety of the sub-level floor and the next moment I was waking to strangers in my house and my sister screaming for her daughter.  My parents and brother had perished and Esta was no where to be found.  The wars nearly destroyed my spirit and life.


 
Interviewer:
(Nodding, as she searched Mataya's face) The destruction on Esaki was massive.  I can only imagine the heartache you endured.  (She paused, reading through her notes) Why were you so frightened to leave your sister, when the savages were chasing your group?

Mataya:
(Rolling her eyes, she shook her head as she eyed the ceiling) I wouldn't say I was frightened.  Everyone believes I'm this scared little girl, who can't fight her own battles, but I'm far more capable then others give me credit for.  It wasn't that I was fearful of my sisters absence, it was my unsure beliefs of the townspeople effectiveness to stay loyal to one another.  Malkia has a light emanating from her, which the people gravitate towards regardless of her leadership skills.  Despite the madness we have all endured, she has united us and kept the entire town linked together.  I feared they would fall apart and we would all perish because of her absence.

Interviewer:
What was your role in keeping the people assembled and unified?

Mataya:
(She took a deep breath, letting the air out slowly) I followed Malkia's example.  No matter how difficult it became, I did my deep breathing, closed my eyes if needs be and spoke calmly to the people causing conflicts.  I never was capable of creating the tranquil and calming environment that my sister produced, but I was able to keep the townspeople in a more harmonious state because of her example.  I can now understand the pressure she had on her shoulders.  Leading others is exhausting and down right frustrating at times.

Interviewer:
(Pursing her lips, she read over the notes before looking at Mataya again) After all that has transpired, what is your plan when it comes to traveling with your sister?  Do you have any interest in pursuing the man who possesses her most prized treasure?

Mataya:
(A wary smile rests on her face, as her eyes glaze over) I will follow Malkia to the ends of the universe. (She refocused, staring intently at the Interviewer) When my sister desired her own death, more than anything else, she rose from her gloom and was an embodiment of strength for me and the rest of our townspeople.  She wanted to succumb to the despair, but because of her love for me, she chose life and for that she will always be my hero.

Interviewer:
(Her smile stretched across her face) You are a strong woman yourself, Mataya.  I have watched in amazement as you have grown in knowledge and strength, both inward and outward.  I am thrilled to have front row seat to the blossoming of your character and look forward to witnessing the astonishing amount of divination you will shower upon this star system.  I wish you luck, along with your sister and will hopefully have the pleasure of speaking with you once the chaos around Theia's Moons has settled.

Mataya:
Thank you. (She rises, smiling softly at the Interviewer) This was a sweet diversion. (She chuckles softly, as she waltzes out of the room, unknowing of her angelic light trailing lightly behind her).


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If you missed Dario's and Malkia's interviews, click on the links below and find out more about these fascinating characters!



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I hope you enjoyed what Mataya has to offer in this interview and stay tuned next week for the anticipated interview with Damon!

Cheers!