Monday, July 16, 2012

Celebrating A New Fantasy Release For Michelle Levigne

Today on our Cyber Launch Party Blog, we're celebrating a new fantasy release in Michelle Levigne's Neighborlee, Ohio Series!

DIVINE KNIGHT by Michelle Levigne

A Neighborlee, Ohio Story

Enemies converge on Divine's Emporium. The question of whether they succeed rests in the secrets of Angela's forgotten past.

Equinox: Maurice has a day of full-size freedom to spend with his true love, Holly. Their day of fun ends in panic, when Angela is attacked and the defenses of Divine's Emporium are breached. In the search to find out who hired thieves to steal books full of inimical magic from the shop and provided them with magic charms to do it, Angela's memories are stirred. Strange dreams disturb her sleep and she asks questions she hasn't thought of in decades.

Ethan Jarrod, a particularly gifted P.I. with some mysteries of his own, joins forces with local P.I. John Stanzer to identify Angela's enemies. Is Jarrod the knight from her dreams, or the final weapon of her enemies, to destroy all the magic of Divine's Emporium and Angela herself?


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?


WIN - Leave Michelle a question today and your name goes in the hat for a mousepad with artwork from her Neighborlee book covers!!  Please leave your email address so Michelle can contact you if you are one of her two winners today!


  1. Good morning Michelle and super congrats on the new release!!

    I love your Neighborlee, Ohio stories - for those not familiar with them, can you tell us more about this world of yours and how the books connect?

    I hope you enjoy your launch party and here's to DIVINE KNIGHT being your biggest seller yet!


    Welcome to the Cyber Launch Party for DIVINE KNIGHT, the third book featuring Divine's Emporium, the odd little shop where you can find whatever you need, even if you don't know what you need when you walk in the door.
    All you have to do is believe.

    DIVINE KNIGHT finishes the story started in DIVINE'S EMPORIUM and followed up in HAVE YOURSELF A FAERIE LITTLE CHRISTMAS.

    Along the way, you followed the struggles and lessons learned by Maurice, a Fae who tried to be a good guy, but went a little overboard in punishing the bad guys. He had to learn some moderation and mercy, and to really care about the people he was helping. To do that, the Fae Council shrunk him down to 6 inches tall, slapped gaudy wings on his back that even Tinkerbell wouldn't be caught dead in -- and Fae haven't worn wings in centuries! -- and shrunk his magic as well.

    Then they exiled him to the Human realms for 2 years, and sent him to Neighborlee and Divine's Emporium, and made Angela his parole officer.

    Along the way, you also received some hints as to Angela's mysterious past -- such as the fact she might not be from our world, she might be centuries old, and while she might have started out Human, she isn't quite Human anymore. Well, who would be, soaking up all that magic and dealing with magical creatures for so long?

    In DIVINE KNIGHT, we start out with a happy day -- it's one of the 4 days out of the year when Maurice is full-size again, and free to spend time with his sweetheart, Holly, the local librarian. They set off for some fun and sun in the Lake Erie islands ... and leave Angela alone, when unanticipated enemies strike, and suddenly all the defenses of Divine's Emporium aren't enough.

    In case you're interested, Divine's Emporium, Angela and Maurice appear in other books and short stories.

    Specifically, in the 4th "All's Fae in Love and Chocolate" story, DEATH BY CHOCOLATE, our heroine, Epsi, goes to Angela and Maurice for help.

    Also, in my YA series, The Hunt, the children of QUARTET are sent to Angela for help when they reach Neighborlee, and Cinden, the heroine of that book, can see and talk to Maurice.

    Plus there are more stories I have in the works, set in Neighborlee, where you'll get to see more of Angela and Divine's Emporium and Maurice -- and get some glimpses of Neighborlee before Maurice arrived. But that's all you're going to hear about it for now.


  3. Wonderful stories. I wish Neighborlee, Ohio, weren't so doggone hard to find. I'd love to visit.

    1. Me, too!

      I would love to go there. Especially to sit in the coffee corner of Divine's and try to glimpse the magic at work. And wander through the rooms and wonder which one opened up or just appeared right when I needed it.

      Or wander the town and meet all the people I've created to put there.

      But like I've learned in meeting celebrities -- writers, actors -- it's better to keep my distance and leave a shield of wonder between us. The reality is always disappointing ......

      Better to keep Divine's and Neighborlee in my imagination!

  4. Congratulations on the book! What's your favorite genre to write in?


    1. Honestly, I don't have a favorite genre -- a single favorite genre. There are genres I prefer to read and prefer to write in -- and ones I don't care to ever read or try to write in.

      The nice thing about romance is that it can touch on all genres -- mystery, suspense, historical, SF, fantasy, westerns, horror (I mean, honestly, that's what vampires and zombies and other icky-gross creatures make it -- horror romance)

  5. I wish you great success with your launch! Do you dream of these stories? The descriptions sound a bit surreal, like in a dream.
    Donna Winters
    bigwaterpub at gmail dot com

  6. Michelle your book sounds great. I'm going to try it! Thanks for the chance to win the mousepad!


  7. Congratulations on your book it sounds like an amazing read thank you for sharing with us .Have a fantastic weekend