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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

OATH OF DECEPTION by Jennifer Anne Davis / Cover Reveal #OathofDeception

I'm so thrilled to team up with author Jennifer Anne Davis to help share today's cover reveal of OATH AND DECEPTION! This is the 4th book in her Reign of Secrets series, which I've really enjoyed reading. I am loving this cover! This book will be out on June 5th, 2018, and I can not wait to read it! Keep reading to find out more about the book:

Oath of Deception (Reign of Secrets, Book 4) For Savenek, there is no greater honor than protecting Emperion. While other young men his age study a trade, he attends a secret, elite military academy where he has been honed into a lethal asset for his kingdom. He can gather information without detection and kill from the shadows. Savenek’s own father is the schoolmaster, and he forces Savenek to train harder than any other student. As graduation draws near, Savenek eagerly awaits the vows inducting him into the Brotherhood of the Crown. When a messenger arrives with news of war brewing on the horizon, the Brotherhood is called into action. Eager to prove himself, Savenek goes on his first mission alone. He doesn’t expect to uncover a treacherous plot to destroy Emperion. He doesn’t expect to join forces with someone outside the Brotherhood, let alone a woman. He certainly doesn’t expect to fail. But then again, his father taught him nothing ever goes as planned. Political intrigue clashes with romance in this thrilling story that continues the Reign of Secrets saga.


I love seeing all these covers together. This is a fantastic series.Find out more about the REIGN OF SECRETS series here. You can also check out my reviews for the first three books in the series, here.

Cassie Share Exclusive GHOSTS OF THE SHADOW MARKET Fan Art & More! #Shadowunters #GhostsoftheShadowMarket

Cassie may still be on vacation, if you are a newsletter subscriber of hers, you've seen her stunning pictures, but that doesn't stop her from treating fans to sneak peaks. Her newest newsletter edition she shared not only a Ghosts of the Shadow Market artwork sneak peak, she also gave us a Queen of Air and Darkness snippet, that you can read here. Here's what she shared about Ghosts of Shadow Market:


There are great write-ups about Ghosts of the Shadow Market over at Publishers Weeklyand Bustle! If you want a little behind-the-scenes look at how we came up with the project, check them out!

The first Ghosts of the Shadow Market story, SON OF THE DAWN, will be out in ebook and audio form on April 10th. Check out a sneak peak illustration from the story, in which young Jace Wayland arrives in New York to meet his new family, the Lightwoods . . .

Son of the Dawn bonus illustration by Davood Diba!

More from Cassie:

In Eldest Curses news, Red Scrolls of Magic has been turned in!
Also, if you’re wondering when the next book in your favorite series comes out, I recently posted a schedule of my upcoming publications on tumblr.

Catch Cassie in Texas! Her details are below:

April 21, 2018
North Texas Teen Book Festival
Keynote with Angie Thomas
Irving, TX (Near Dallas)

On April 21st I’ll be appearing at the North Texas Teen Book Festival, where I’ll be doing a keynote with Angie Thomas! For general information, have a look here. If you have more specific questions, NTTBF has an informative FAQ page here.

Cassie Clare Shares Exclusive Sneak Peek from Queen of Air and Darkness #QOAAD #Shadowhunters

If you haven't yet signed up for Cassie Clare's newsletter, you are really missing out! Yesterday she not only shared this exclusive sneak peek from Queen of Air and Darkness in her newsletter to fans, she also shared a sneak peak of artwork for SON OF THE DAWN, which will be featured in my next post. 

Exclusive Sneak Peek from Queen of Air and Darkness

A ghost, Kit thought. Like Jessamine. He looked around wildly: surely there would be more ghosts here, their dead feet leaving no traces on the grass?

But he only saw the Blackthorns, clinging together, Emma and Cristina side by side, and Julian with Tavvy in his arms, as the smoke rose up and around them. Half-reluctantly he glanced back: the young man with the dark hair had moved to kneel beside Robert Lightwood’s pyre. He was closer to the flames than any human could have gotten, and they seemed to eddy within the outline of his body, lighting his eyes with fiery tears.

Parabatai, Kit thought, suddenly. In the slump of the young man’s shoulders, in his outstretched hands, in the longing stamped on his face, he saw Emma and Julian, he saw Alec as he spoke about Jace; he knew he was looking at the ghost of Robert Lightwood’s parabatai. He didn’t know how he knew it, but he did.
A few months back Cassie shared this fan art of Robert & . It seemed fitting to share it again, after reading that excerpt. 

*whisper into the wind* 
w h y ?
[Robert Lightwood/Michael Wayland]
Robert and Michael after Lord of Shadows…damn you, CJ!

From Cassie's post here, she's also labeled this as TDA art. If you're looking for more Cassie news, be sure to sign up for her newsletter. You can catch up with previous newsletters here. Next we'll be sharing her sneak peak into SON OF THE DAWN.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

EVERLIFE By Gena Showalter / Release Day Blitz #Everlife

Out TODAY! New from Gena Showalter, author of the New York Times bestselling The White Rabbit Chronicles, comes the series finale that will keep you on the edge of your seat rooting for the characters until the very last page. Don’t miss the EPIC CONCLUSION to the EVERLIFE novels! A series fans call “vividly unique,” “unforgettable” and “exhilarating.” Grab your copy today!


By: Gena Showalter
Published by: Harlequin Teen
Released on: February 27, 2018 - TODAY!
Series: Everlife #3
Purchase fromAmazon | Barnes & Noble | B-A-M | Kobo | iBooks | Book Depository 



At seventeen years old, Tenley “Ten” Lockwood needed to make the ultimate choice—where to live after she died. Loyalty to her selected realm has not wavered…until now. The numbers-obsessed Conduit is out of time. Sacrifices must be made, and a terrible price must be paid. But is she too late?

As the Everlife descends into darkness, a single truth becomes clear: Troika and Myriad must unite in the end—or perish. As a way to bring sworn enemies together, Ten must enter forbidden territory…and destroy the powerful Prince of Ravens. But there’s only one way inside—bonding with Killian Flynn, a deadly rival Laborer who sets her blood aflame.

When nothing goes as planned and betrayal results in the edge of utter defeat, Ten and Killian must rebuild agree with from the ashes in their hearts. Victory seems not possible; the odds stacked against them. In spite of everything, how far will they be willing to go for the sake in their realms and the Everlife.


"Utterly unique and absolutely riveting—I couldn’t put it down! What a marvelously cool world." —Sarah J. Maas, New York Times bestselling author, on Firstlife



The identity of our intruders clicks. Two Troikan Generals: Shamus Campbell and Luciana Rossi. Behind them, four La­borers I’ve never met. A total of six invaders. 
6: symbolizes beauty and high ideals. The sixth sense: ESP. The sixth astrological sign in the Zodiac: Virgo. 
Focus! A soft pitter-patter of footfalls echoes outside the cave. More TLs? 
Killian isn’t safe. 
Panic claws its way up the ridges of my spine, and my blood f lash-freezes. I strain with all my might, desperate to move, but my body refuses to cooperate. Every attempt to raise my arms threatens to pop my shoulders out of joint. I don’t care. Nothing will halt my efforts. 
“Kill, kill.” Between each command—desire?—Killian snarls like a wounded animal. “Kill!” 
Shamus, a big, barrel-chested redhead with pale skin and countless freckles, slams a fist against his armor-clad chest to gain my attention. His dark eyes are narrowed, a muscle jumping in his jaw. “What did you do, Miss Lockwood? And do no’ tell me nothin’.” His accent is similar to Killian’s.
Luciana, a slender brunette with lovely brown skin and startling gray irises, backs away from me, horror contorting her expression. “I’ll tell you what she did. She doomed us all.”
Is she right? She can’t be. She just can’t.
I look down at Killian. My new husband is pulling at hanks of his hair.
Hopes, falling from the highest of highs to the lowest of lows.
“Out,” Shamus snarls at the TLs. “Now.”
All four soldiers rush from the cave without protest.
I stiffen. The General has evened the odds. Two against two. A foolish move for a war-seasoned veteran. Unless he got rid of any witnesses…
Willing to use my body as a shield, I push through the pain—snap. My shoulder does pop out of joint. Or maybe back into joint. Air wheezes from my lungs. Worth it! Finally, I can move. I crawl toward Killian, every inch I gain only adding fuel to an already blazing fire of agony.
Can’t stop. No, won’t stop. Determination drives me. I only wish it gave me wings.
“Kill. Must kill.” Killian is lost in a world of his own.
“You won’t be killing anyone, you son of a Myriad troll.” With a hand curled around the hilt of a sword, Shamus stalks toward him.
“Stop! He doesn’t know what he’s saying right now.” My voice is barely audible, my gaze locked on my love. So close, yet so far away. Desperation slams a spike straight through my heart. 
Any other day, I would have used the comm built into the forearm of spirit and Shell. With the press of a few buttons, it could transport me to Killian’s side and, as long as some part of me is touching some part of him, whisk us both somewhere else. Somewhere safe. Like a fool, I disabled the device to hide from fellow Troikans while meeting with Killian.
I should have known they’d find me one way or another.
“Stop,” I repeat, even as I gain another inch. “That’s an order.” As a Conduit, I outrank the Generals. As a newbie to the Everlife, however, my exalted rank doesn’t really mean squat.
“We can’t hurt him,” Luciana grates. She extends her arm, stopping Shamus in his tracks. “You’ve effectively tied our hands, Miss Lockwood.”
Though the shadows are no longer slithering through my mind, I’m not exactly thinking straight. I struggle to make sense of her words, finally throw in the towel. “I don’t understand.”
“You bonded to him, did you not?” She spits the words, as if they taste foul in her mouth. “That bond forces us to spare Myriad’s favorite butcher and watch as you, one of only two Conduits, slowly descends into madness.”


And don’t miss the first two titles in this stunning series, FIRSTLIFE and LIFEBLOOD! Grab your copies today! Get them here!



Order* a digital or print edition of EVERLIFE by Gena Showalter and get a FIRSTLIFE poster in .pdf format from Gena! Each entry* will also be entered for the chance to win a Grand Prize! Grand Prize consists of a signed copy of FIRSTLIFE and LIFEBLOOD, Betsey Johnson purse, Rebecca Monroe Bear cap, and Sparkling Zebra necklace.

Just CLICK HERE, scroll down, and then enter your name, age, email address, and the order number from your digital or print edition order receipt to receive your FIRSTLIFE poster in .pdf format! All entrants will receive the FIRSTLIFE poster in .pdf format on March 4, 2018 through email using the email given when the entrant filled out THIS FORM.

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**This opportunity will stay available for readers to enter through 11:59pm EST on March 3, 2018 in order to allow everyone a chance to enter. See Official Rules for details.**     


Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the spellbinding Lords of the Underworld and Angels of the Dark series, two young adult series--Everlife and the White Rabbit Chronicles--and the highly addictive Original Heartbreakers series. In addition to being a National Reader's Choice and two time RITA nominee, her romance novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan (Red Hot Read) and Seventeen magazine, she's appeared on Nightline and been mentioned in Orange is the New Black--if you ask her about it, she'll talk for hours…hours! Her books have been translated in multiple languages. She’s hard at work on her next novel, a tale featuring an alpha male with a dark side and the strong woman who brings him to his knees. You can learn more about Gena, her menagerie of rescue dogs, and all her upcoming books at or


Happy Book Birthday to today's new releases! February started off with some fantastic releases, and it's ending with some seriously awesome releases. Check out all of today's newest YA releases: 

  1. Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller, Feiwel & Friends 
  2. Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston, Balzer & Bray 
  3. The Traitor's Game by Jennifer A. Nielsen, Scholastic 
  4. Everlife by Gena Showalter, Harlequin Teen
  5. Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman, Random House 
  6. A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena, Farrar Straus & Giroux
  7. People Like Us by Dana Mele, Putnam
  8. Cadaver & Queen by Alisa Kwitney, Harlequin Teen
  9. All Out: No Longer Secret Stories of Queen Teens Throught The Ages by Saundra Mitchell, Harlequin Teen
  10. This Tiny Perfect World by Lauren Gibaldi, Harper Teen
  11. Where I Live by Brenda Rufener, Harper Teen
  12. The Calculus of Change by Jessie Hilb, Clarion Books
  13. This Heart of Mine by C.C. Hunter, Wednesday Books
Which new releses are you looking forward to reading? 

TESS OF THE ROAD by Rachel Hartman / Book Review

By: Rachel Hartman
Published by: Random House
Released on: February 27th, 2018
Purchase from: Amazon | B&N
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Rating: 2 stars- not my cup of tea
Thank you to PRH for sending a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review

In the medieval kingdom of Goredd, women are expected to be ladies, men are their protectors, and dragons get to be whomever they want. Tess, stubbornly, is a troublemaker. You can't make a scene at your sister's wedding and break a relative's nose with one punch (no matter how pompous he is) and not suffer the consequences. As her family plans to send her to a nunnery, Tess yanks on her boots and sets out on a journey across the Southlands, alone and pretending to be a boy.

Where Tess is headed is a mystery, even to her. So when she runs into an old friend, it's a stroke of luck. This friend is a quigutl--a subspecies of dragon--who gives her both a purpose and protection on the road. But Tess is guarding a troubling secret. Her tumultuous past is a heavy burden to carry, and the memories she's tried to forget threaten to expose her to the world in more ways than one.

Check out that cover! I don't know what it is about this cover that I love. Maybe it's the lone girl, and the dragon. Or maybe it has to do with the images within the dragon that I love. There's definitely some symbolism from the story on this cover. Unfortunately for me, the cover is the best part of this book. 

This book was not the light, entertaining read I thought it would be. Instead it's a book that has a lot of dark martial, and felt emotionally heavy. It's a story that  is heavily weighted down by all that Tessa has experienced in her life. I definitely was not prepared to be immersed into this dark book. Had I been a little bit more prepared, I think I would have liked it a little bit more than I did. 

Having said that, there's no denying that Hartman can craft an intriguing fantasy world. What first drew me to her Seraphina series are the dragons and how well crafted the series world building is. I like the series. I like the complexity of the world building. I was looking forward to reading a new story set in a world I've come to love. Unlike that series characters, I wasn't a huge fan of Tess.

Tess was a very hard character for me to feel any sort of connection to. I appreciated that Tess isn't a fragile, perfect character. She is flawed. She deals with some horrible situations, but she is a fighter, and she keeps going. I admired her not giving up. She is a victim of a lot of wrong doings. Many are of her own fault, but some are at the hands of others. Those situations were hard to read about. Her journey had to do with her healing, and re-discovering who she is. 

The biggest complaint for me in not liking this book, was how this book and Tess were written. For a book that's over 500 pages, there was way too much 'telling' vs 'showing'. Telling readers what's happening, vs showing them, at least for me, makes it incredibly hard to really connect with the story or it's characters. I am a reader who needs some sort of character and story connection, especially when reading bigger books like this. I felt like I was kept from really getting into the story, and really feeling like I could connect to Tess, like I wanted. This is the kind of book that needed more showing vs telling, in order for me to like it as much as I had excepted to. 

Despite my love of fantasy and dragons, this book unfortunately was not my cup of tea. As I mentioned above, there is a lot of dark martial in this book that I wasn't prepared for, nor was Tess the relatable character I thought she would be. This book is definitely darker than the other books in the Seraphina series. I would definitely recommend checking those books out. 

* There is some strong sexual content in this book; including past sexual trauma and a brief description of rape. 

Monday, February 26, 2018

WINDWITCH by Susan Dennard / Book Review #WINDWITCH

By: Susan Dennard
Published by: Tor Teen
Released on: January 10, 2017
Series: Witchlands #2
Purchase from:
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Rating: 5 Stars
Source: Purchased book / ARC from publisher

Sometimes our enemies are also our only allies…

After an explosion destroys his ship, the world believes Prince Merik, Windwitch, is dead. Scarred yet alive, Merik is determined to prove his sister’s treachery. Upon reaching the royal capital, crowded with refugees, he haunts the streets, fighting for the weak—which leads to whispers of a disfigured demigod, the Fury, who brings justice to the oppressed.

When the Bloodwitch Aeduan discovers a bounty on Iseult, he makes sure to be the first to find her—yet in a surprise twist, Iseult offers him a deal. She will return money stolen from him, if he locates Safi. Now they must work together to cross the Witchlands, while constantly wondering, who will betray whom first?

After a surprise attack and shipwreck, Safi and the Empress of Marstok barely escape with their lives. Alone in a land of pirates, every moment balances on a knife’s edge—especially when the pirates’ next move could unleash war upon the Witchlands.

A spellbinding sequel! What Dennard gave her readers in Truthwitch is amplified in this exciting, action packed sequel. With diverse and intriguing characters, an enchanting and dangerous world, and unsuspecting twists and turns, Windwitch not only takes it's readers deeper into the mesmerizing Witchlands world, it will leave you wanting more. 

Just as I thought I had some things figured out in Truthwitch, Windwitch proves that nothing is as I thought it would be. Danger, shocking surprises, and alliances are just a few of the things readers can except to read about. Not to mention a few new characters. I love the richly detailed, diverse group of characters that make up this series. It's impossible to pick favorites, because each character brings something truly unique to this story. I may have loved them all.  I'll admit, there's one character whom I was completely surprised by, and the interesting turn of events that surrounded them, and their sibling.

I love the manner in which Dennard wrote this story, and the series. It's interesting at how all of the character's stories are intertwined, yet also their own stories. Each has their own set of danger, and problems they're facing. I really liked how storyline alternates between each of characters and their individual storylines. Not once was this confusing while reading the book, nor does it hinder the storyline itself, or recap any of the events, as is often the case with books written like this. 

The world-building is just as intriguing as the characters. I love the way Dennard infuses her own fantasy elements, and magic into her series. The world building really set the tone for this story. Like it's characters, it's richly layered and diverse. Also like her characters, Dennard doesn't reveal everything at once. Instead she reveals enough that adds to the suspense, and gives you just enough of the answer that keeps readers holding on for more. 

This story doesn't lack in epic battles, high fantasy adventures, electrifying character chemistry and an ending that will make you wish you had Bloodwitch in your hands. This book was just as good at Truthwitch. Like that book, I found myself quickly immersed into the character stories and the world they live in. There's something about the Witchland series I found myself drawn to, and want more of. Sometimes a book is so good, that after I finish reading it, I found myself wanting to immediately read it again. This is one of those books. 

Cassie Clare Shares A New Unidentified Snippet & More! #Shadowhunters #MundaneMonday

Happy Mundane Monday! Over the weekend Cassie shared two new posts, both of which were huge teasers for Shadowhunters fans. First, check out this artwork and what Cassie said shared about it, here:

What dashing rogue am I? #shadowhunters #tsc #tlh #thelasthours a snippet from a future illustration: Art by @dibadavood

I'm guessing Magnus. Who's your guess? Next, Cassie shared this unidentified snippet:
unidentified snippet
Jace rose to his feet. “I nominate Alexander Lightwood for the position of Consul.”

In her hashtags for the snippet, which you can read here, she made a note that #JiaIsOK. Now she's just teasing us, and we need more answers! haha

Sunday, February 25, 2018

LOVE & OTHER TRAIN WRECKS by Leah Konen / Book Review #LoveAndOtherTrainWrecks

By: Leah Konen
Published by: Katherine Tegen Books
Released on: January 2nd, 2018
Purchase from: Amazon | B&N
Add it to Goodreads
Rating: 4 stars
A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for my honest review

A twenty-four-hour romance about two teens who meet—and perhaps change their minds about love—on a train ride to Upstate New York in the middle of a snowstorm

One train ride. Two strangers.

Noah is a hopeless romantic. He’s heading back home for one last chance with his first love, whom he broke up with when he went off to college.

Ammy doesn’t believe in true love—her parents being prime examples. She’s escaping from a mom who can’t take care of her to a dad who may not even want her. That is, until one winter night when Noah and Ammy find themselves in the same Amtrak car heading to Upstate New York.

After a train-wreck first encounter between the two of them, the Amtrak train suddenly breaks down due to a snowstorm. Desperate to make it to their destinations, Noah and Ammy have no other option but to travel together. What starts off as a minor detour turns into the whirlwind journey of a lifetime, and over the course of the night they fall in love. But come morning their adventure takes an unexpected turn for the worst. Can one night can really change how they feel about love...and the course of their lives forever?

If you're in need of a contemporary to cure your winter blues, pick this book up! Love & Other Train Wrecks is an ode and a YA version of Planes, Trains and Automobiles. With two opposites thrown together in a series of mishaps over the span of 24 hours, what could possibly go wrong? This book has humor, great character chemistry, and two imperfect characters who could't be more right for each other.

There was something incredibly enduring about this story, that immediately hooked me. Or maybe it had more to do with the two love interests, and complete polar opposites, Noah and Ammy and the mishaps they find themselves in. Noah is that nerdy, sweet, character I'm normally not drawn to, but there's something about him I couldn't help but find likable. By the end of the story I realized there's a lot more to Noah than I first thought, and I couldn't help but be drawn to him like Ammy is.

Where Noah seems a bit tentative at first, Ammy is not. She's blunt, smart, loyal to those she cares about, tries to do what she thinks is right, and is having  a hard time adjusting to a situation she's been thrown into, in her personal life. She's a character who I at first really felt bad for, however, as her story continued it was hard at times to root for her, because she comes across as rude and some times has an immature reaction to things. Thankfully she does redeem herself. 

What I liked about Noah and Ammy, and their story, is how Konen slowly reveals what each characters is going through. She throws these two into a series of events that ultimately forces them to be honest with themselves, as well as with each other. In doing so, not only do readers get to understand, and sympathize them more, Noah and Ammy both naturally end up falling for each other. I really liked that natural progression of their story, and what transpires between them.

One of my favorite scenes is one that involves a game of go-fish and what results after that. It's not just because of the kissy scenes, but because for once there are no walls up between them. It also leads to a shocking discovery that I didn't even see coming! Talk about coincidences. I'm not sure if I wanted to laugh at it, cry for them or lock them in a room and tell them to work through it. Being written in dual points of views was perfect for this book! I really liked getting to see the story from both Noah and Ammy's points of views. 

This book was such a pleasant surprise. I'm not a big contemporary fan, but this book was worth the read. It's that kind of book that feels like you're watching a romantic comedy vs reading about. This book had the right amount of humor, mishaps that provided a few laugh out loud moments, well written natural character chemistry, and two characters who's stories I enjoyed reading. I liked seeing how they worked things out both together, and individually. YES! This book has the perfect ending for their story. If you're in need of a contemporary to cure your winter blues, pick this book up!

*There is some very mild language in this book, and the f-word is mentioned a few times. 

Saturday, February 24, 2018

DAUGHTER OF THE SIREN QUEEN by Tricia Levenseller / Blog Tour: Character Interview #DOTSQ

Welcome to the next stop for the DAUGHTER OF THE SIREN QUEEN blog tour, hosted by Fierce Reads. I'm so thrilled to share my interview with Alosa, the main character of this must read duology. If you haven't yet picked up Tricia Levenseller's Daughter of the Pirate King, do so now! You've got time to read it before Daughter of the Siren Queen comes out (which will be released on Tuesday 2/27/18). You can read my spoiler free review for it here


* Hi Alosa. How would you describe this book, in 5 words or less?

More sirens and shirtless Riden

* A lot has happened between the first book and now. You've been through a lot and have had to deal with quite a few surprising things. What would you say is one thing you've learned the most about yourself throughout your journey so far?

I’m not meant for the stage, that’s for sure. Pretending to be a captive didn’t go over so well. Riden saw right through it, despite my best efforts. I simply can’t handle NOT being the one to give out orders.

* What's one thing you think readers would be surprised to learn about you? 

I hate horses. They’re foul-smelling beasts and the worst sort of transportation.

* When it comes to Riden, what's one of your favorite qualities about him, or you know, enduring ones (haha)?

Aside from the obvious physical ones? Perhaps his bravery. He took two bullets for me, and then he trusted me to use my abilities to save us both. I was pleasantly surprised by what we could do when working together rather than against one another.

* What's something you think readers will be surprised about with Vordan?

He is not the main villain in the second book. I thwart him rather easily before moving on to bigger and greater things.

* If you could go back and change anything in the course of the two books, would you?

Honestly, I could have done without seeing so much of Draxen, if you know what I mean. I wish I could go back and tell myself not to bother with searching him for the map.

* What can readers except from you in Daughter of the Siren Queen?

I’m going to be learning more about my siren half. The siren in me is dangerous and terrifying, but she also just might prove useful.

* What would your author say was one of her favorite moments to write?

Likely the final battle at the end of the second book between me and a certain character who I cannot reveal (spoilers, you see). That scene was full of emotion and had so many things going on in the background. Tricia is rather proud of the swashbuckling choreography as well as all the different elements that come into play.

* Thank you Alosa for stopping by Mundie Moms today. I can see why one of Tricia's favorite scenes was the final battle. That was a great scene. There's definitely plenty of swashbuckling choreography, action, and plenty of other elements that make this book a must read!


By: Tricia Levenseller
Published by: Feiwel & Friends 
To Be Released on: February 27th, 2018
SeriesDaughter of the Pirate King #2
Pre-Order fromMacmillan | Amazon | B&N
Add it to Goodreads
The capable, confident, and occasionally ruthless heroine of Daughter of the Pirate King is back in this action-packed sequel that promises rousing high seas adventures and the perfect dash of magic.
Alosa's mission is finally complete. Not only has she recovered all three pieces of the map to a legendary hidden treasure, but the pirates who originally took her captive are now prisoners on her ship. Still unfairly attractive and unexpectedly loyal, first mate Riden is a constant distraction, but now he's under her orders. And she takes great comfort in knowing that the villainous Vordan will soon be facing her father's justice. 
When Vordan exposes a secret her father has kept for years, Alosa and her crew find themselves in a deadly race with the feared Pirate King. Despite the danger, Alosa knows they will recover the treasure first . . . after all, she is the daughter of the Siren Queen. 
In Daughter of the Siren Queen, Tricia Levenseller brings together the perfect mix of thrilling action, tense battle scenes, and a heart-pounding romance.


By: Tricia Levenseller
Published by: Feiwel & Friends 
To Be Released on: February 27th, 2017
SeriesDaughter of the Pirate King #1
Pre-Order fromMacmillan | Amazon | B&N

Add it to Goodreads

A 17-year-old pirate captain intentionally allows herself to get captured by enemy pirates in this thrilling young adult tale.
There will be plenty of time for me to beat him soundly once I've gotten what I came for. 
Sent on a mission to retrieve an ancient hidden map—the key to a legendary treasure trove—seventeen-year-old pirate captain Alosa deliberately allows herself to be captured by her enemies, giving her the perfect opportunity to search their ship. More than a match for the ruthless pirate crew, Alosa has only one thing standing between her and the map: her captor, the unexpectedly clever and unfairly attractive first mate Riden. But not to worry, for Alosa has a few tricks up her sleeve, and no lone pirate can stop the Daughter of the Pirate King. 
In Daughter of the Pirate King, debut author Tricia Levenseller blends action, adventure, romance, and a little bit of magic into a gripping tale on the high seas.

Tricia Levenseller, author of  Daughter of the Pirate King, is from a small town in Oregon, but she now lives next to the Rocky Mountains in Utah with her bossy dog, Rosy. She received her degree in English Language and Editing, and she is thrilled that she never has to read a textbook again. When she’s not writing or reading, Tricia enjoys putting together jigsaw puzzles, playing volleyball, and watching her favorite TV shows while eating extra-buttered popcorn.


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