Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Michelle Levigne's New Release Kicks Off Her New Series

Today we're celebrating the release of DIVINE'S EMPORIUM, which kicks off Michelle Levigne's new Neighborlee, Ohio Series.

A story addict since an early exposure to Dr. Seuss, award-winning author of over 30 novels and novellas, Michelle Levigne has been creating her own stories, heroes and adventures since junior high. She ventures into many sub-genres of science fiction, paranormal, romance and fantasy, including Greek mythology, Narnia spin-offs and her futuristic universe, the Commonwealth.

Michelle writes something for everyone! After all, since she likes to read all over the board, why not WRITE all over the board?


DIVINE'S EMPORIUM - Book One in Michelle Levigne's Neighborlee, Ohio Series

Maurice was a Fae in a lot of trouble. When he got caught going to extremes, giving the bad guys a taste of their own medicine, his punishment included 2 years of exile in the Human realms -- shrunk down to 5 inches tall, with shrunken magic to match, and stuck with wings no self-respecting Fae would be caught dead in.

Divine's Emporium was a shop on the edge of Neighborlee, steeped in magic, and its owner, Angela, had secrets and magic of her own. She became Maurice's probation officer, to guide him on his journey of learning moderation and to work off his punishment by helping Humans on their journeys to love.


WIN - Leave Michelle a comment or question today at her Cyber Launch Party and your name goes in the hat for a beautiful "Wishing Ball" ornament like the one's in her book! Please leave your email address so we can contact you if you are today's winner - Good Luck!

*Head to the contest page over on AuthorIsland.com to find out how you can win more prizes with Michelle's Christmas Treasure Hunt!


  1. Congrats Michelle on your release of "Divine Emporium"!!!!

    Sandy B.

  2. Good Morning and congrats on the new release Michelle!!!

    Your Neighorlee, Ohio Series sounds great - who doesn't love magic mixed into their romance!

    Tell us a bit about this new series you're kicking off with DIVINE'S EMPORIUM and how the books will fit together.

    And tell us about these Wishing Balls you're giving away! How do they play into your series?

    Bes of luck with the new book and your new series - I look forward to meeting everyone in Neighorlee, Ohio!

  3. Good morning, everybody!

    Neighborlee, Ohio is that weird little town you've always wanted to find, where odd things happen, magical things, and people just shrug and say, "So, what else is new?"

    I compare it to a combination of Buffy's Sunnyvale, Roswell, and Eureka ... but without all the weird science and vampires.

    (Which, if you think about it, means there is an equivalent to the Hellmouth .... YIKES!)

    Divine's Emporium, the central point to a lot of oddness and magic, is a curiosity shop. If you look carefully, you can see the slits where other dimensions are waiting to break through, where magic things want to slip through, just waiting to fulfill a need or a wish.

    Angela runs Divine's Emporium, and as you'll find out in a book later on, she's under a couple magic spells of her own ... and not all of them are nice.

    Okay, the Wishing Ball. What is it?

    The Wishing Ball looks like one of those lawn ornaments we all saw growing up, metallic, reflective -- the one at Divine's sits in a stand that looks like a coiled dragon, and it's dark metal with lots of rainbow streaks through it. And yes, it does grant wishes for those who truly believe, and who know how to ask properly, for the right things.

    During the Christmas party in Divine's Emporium, Angela gives each of her guests a chance to take an ornament that looks like the Wishing Ball off the tree ... and make a wish.

    My Wishing Ball Ornaments don't look "exactly" like the ones at Divine's -- they're rainbow-striped mirror balls, actually -- but who says you can't make a wish, and that it won't come true?

  4. Oh the wishing ball sounds so cool and I like the idea for your new series.

    How many books do you plan in this series?

    And I love stories about fae people and am glad to see more of them!

  5. Congrat Michelle! Sounds like an awesome book and something out of the ordinary. It's got me wondering about how his life is now that he is only 5 inches tall.

    jessangil at gmail dot com


  6. So far there are two books set in Neighborlee -- DIVINE'S EMPORIUM, which was released yesterday, and HAVE YOURSELF A FAERIE LITTLE CHRISTMAS, to be released December 15. It covers the activities of four Fae or Fae/Human couples who come to Neighborlee for Christmas, trying to solve their romantic dilemmas. It's also Maurice's 1st anniversary -- halfway through his exile!

    Maurice doesn't totally mind being 5 inches tall -- sometimes, anyway. There are some situations where he sure could use his full size and full magical powers, like for bullies and intruders. But consider that Fae are addicted to diet cherry cola and dark chocolate. Do you know how long a can of diet cherry cola and a single Hershey's Special Dark kiss would last you, if you were only 5 inches tall?

    I have a book planned for Angela's "romantic dilemma." Right now it's a short story of about 5,000 words -- needs major expanding, more subplots, and more time to resolve things. But yes, she's under a curse, needs rescuing, and her knight does find her after several centuries of searching. But the enemy has found her, too .........

    I also have an idea for a book that takes place in Neighborlee. The working title is "London Holiday." Think Paris Hilton, and make the parallels in the name and the situation .... And that's all I'm gonna say until I work out the details!

  7. If you like Fae romances, Uncial Press will be re-releasing my 3 short stories in the "All's Fae in Love and Chocolate" series, next summer.

    I'm also working on a 4th All's Fae short story, to celebrate the re-release.

    Right now, the working title is "Death by Chocolate."

    Think I've got a fixation or someting?????

    Don't forget to check out my web page, and my treasure hunt contest that is running until Christmas Eve -- you can win FIVE DAYS A WEEK, for the 6 weeks coming up to Christmas.

    or go directly to the Treasure Hunt page: www.Mlevigne.com/treasurehunt.htm

  8. Congratulations on your new release. I enjoy books with magic so I can't wait to read this one. The ornament sounds lovely.

    seriousreader at live dot com

  9. Congratulations on your new release, Michelle! Wow, you are a book machine!! I didn't realize you'd had so many things published.

    Would love to win the ornament - I think - it's not going to cause me to shrink or venture into unknown world's is it? Hey, on second thought, the shrinking sounds good if it's poundwise.


  10. Nope, you only get shrunk if you're a bad little Fae who uses your magic to beat up on the bullies a little too vigorously.

    Glad to see you here, Donna.
    THere are lots more chances to win Wishing Balls through my Treasure Hunt, if you don't win one here!

  11. Divine's Emporium sounds like the start of an awesome series!

    kissinoak at frontier dot com

  12. Congrats Michelle on your new release. Sounds good.

  13. Hi Michelle :)
    Congrats on the release of Divine's Emporium 8D
    I just read your excerpts and HAD to get the book. Any chance of a crossover with Tabor Heights people?
    Can't wait for the next book in both series.

    Mindy :)

  14. Congrats on your newest release. It sounds like a really good story.
    Must check it out.

    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  15. Congratulations!! Another read I am looking forward to.


  16. Hah!!!

    Mindy asked if there was a crossover between Tabor Heights and Neighborlee.


    Actually, the geography is similar. Somewhat.

    It's just too different. Tabor Heights is real world, and Neighborlee is fantasy -- kind of an alternate/parallel universe.

    My brain would explode if I had a crossover. Sorry.

    I have these big maps I made up for Neighborlee and Tabor, and they're on opposite walls of my office. Subconscious message? Maybe!

    I hope you enjoy reading about Maurice's misadventures, and all the residents of Neighborlee you'll meet. The next book of his story releases in one month, so you won't have that long to wait to meet more Neighborlee people, and find out if Maurice resolves his own romantic dilemma. And you'll meet my favorite character, Lanie Zephyr -- broken semi-pseudo-superhero. She works at the local newspaper, the Neighborlee Tattler, and gets around in a wheelchair, and does comedy on the side.

    I have a series planned for Lanie and her semi-pseudo-superhero friends that ties into Neighborlee. I originally called it Heroes, but dang, there was this TV series that stole my title! So right now I'm referring to it as Hoax, Inc. Who knows what it will be by the time I'm ready to go to print ......

    And that's all I'm gonna say on the subject right now!

  17. Michele, it sounds like a fantastic story & the wishing ball lovely! Hope I win. :) Thanks for the opportunity.

    Carole B

  18. Michelle, congratulations on the release of your newest book. You truly are a prolific writer with a great imagination!

    Best of luck,
    Jana Richards

  19. Congratulations Michelle, on the release of your newest book. Sounds good!


  20. Congratulations on your new release. This sounds like a very good series.


  21. Wow! Congrats on the new relseae. And on another genre! How many does this make? And what all have you writen in now?

    Thanks for the contest!


  22. Michele, I'm so happy for you and a big congrats.

    I like the Wishing Ball aspect that she had hanging on her tree.

    Is the Tabor Heights series over? Loved it.


  23. Congrats on the new release. I love the cover for this book.