I’m so excited to share the cover for my next Slytherin romance, THE DARKNESS WITHIN US. This is another standalone fantasy set in the world of THE SHADOWS BETWEEN US, available for preorder wherever books are sold! It releases July 2024. Here’s what it’s about:

Chrysantha Stathos has won.

By hiding her intelligence and ambition behind the mask of a beautiful air-headed girl, she has become a wealthy duchess. And, once her elderly husband dies, she will have all the freedom, money, and safety she’s ever wanted.

Or so she thought.

A man claiming to be the estranged grandson of Chrysantha’s lecherous late husband has turned up to steal her inheritance. To make matters worse, her little sister is going to be queen and is rubbing it in her face.

Chrysantha decides that the only thing to do is upstage Alessandra at her own wedding. And as for this grandson, he has to go. Never mind that he’s extremely handsome and secretive with mysterious powers . . . No, Chrysantha wants Eryx Demos dead, and in the end, a Stathos girl always gets what she wants.

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Vengeance of the Pirate Queen Preorder Incentive and Other Promotions

Hi all! It’s that time of year. Please read this post in it’s entirety. Ahead you’ll find:

  1. All the details for the preorder incentive.
  2. A Barnes and Noble preorder code for 25% off.
  3. Indie Bookstores that have additional incentives for preordering through them.
  4. A link to where you can purchase signed copies.

First things first, the preorder incentive.

While supplies last, US and Canada preorders will receive a quote sticker by submitting their receipts to this address: https://bit.ly/3Pv3MjM

Additionally, there is a second preorder campaign for purchasing one or both of the new cover paperbacks.

The link for submitting your receipts for purchasing one or more paperback can be found here: https://bit.ly/3RCCmLo

Internationals, I haven’t forgotten you. You may send your receipt for preordering the US hardcover edition of Vengeance of the Pirate Queen to TriciaLevenseller@gmail.com to receive a sticker and signed bookplate. At this time, you may also request additional bookplates for my backlist titles.

Now for places you can purchase the book! Barnes and Noble is running a preorder campaign. Use code Pirate25 to get 25% off your preorder.

You can also preorder the book from the following Indie Bookstores to receive an additional incentive:

Instead of swiping, scroll!

Finally, you can preorder signed copies from Books-A-Million here.

That’s all for now!

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Vengeance of the Pirate Queen Cover Reveal

In case you missed it, the cover for my next release, VENGEANCE OF THE PIRATE QUEEN, is live!

I’m so excited for the new look that the whole series has gotten. Together, I think they look fabulous!

All preordered hardbacks with the new covers come with these gorgeous sprayed edges, regardless of where you purchase them! Click here for preorder links. Internationals, the books are up on Book Depository for preorder!

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New Covers for the Daughter of the Pirate King duology

So excited to share that the Daughter of the Pirate King duology is getting a new look!

I’m very excited about these new special editions, which will include sprayed edges, a ribbon bookmark, a case stamp, and bonus material in the back! Preorder book 1 here and book 2 here. These will release in June and July, respectively.

I know a lot of you are curious about why we’re changing the look of the series. The best answer I can give is that I feel these new covers are a better representation of the words inside. They convey the upper YA feel that this series has. Also, the original covers weren’t receiving a lot of love from readers, so we’re super excited to reveal these.

My next book, Vengeance of the Pirate Queen, releases next year, and it will have a cover that matches this design. It too will have a special edition with sprayed edges and everything else. We’ll announce that reveal early next year when the preorder links are live!

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Master of Iron Tour Schedule

As I receive updates to my tour schedule, I’ll post them on my events page.

July 22–24
San Diego Comic Con
Full Schedule to come!

July 26
MASTER OF IRON local launch Party!
Springville Public Library | Springville, UT | 45 S Main St. | 7 PM
Come for games, giveaways, and insight into the Bladesmith Duology! Register here!

July 27
In Conversation Event with Margaret Rogerson.
Joseph-Beth Booksellers | Cincinnati, OH | 7 PM
More details here!

July 28
Event and Signing with Main Street Books
Kisker Library | St. Charles, MO | 7 PM
More details here!

July 29
Event and Signing at Best of Books
Edmond, OK | 7 PM
More details here!

July 30
In Conversation Event with Cynthia Hand
Boise Public Library | Boise, ID | 6 PM
Books sold by Rediscovered Books
More details to come!

July 31
In Conversation with Kendare Blake
University Bookstore | Seattle, WA | 2 PM
More details to come!

August 1
Event and Signing at Powell’s Books
Cedar Hills Crossing Location | Beaverton, OR | 7 PM
More details to come!

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Hi Friends!

The preorder campaign for MASTER OF IRON is live! Please read below carefully before doing anything!

First off, anyone (including international readers) who would like to preorder a signed and personalized edition of the book (and any of my past books) may do so from my local indie, The Printed Garden. Simply send an email to Aaron at ACance64@msn.com and he will let you know pricing and whatnot.

US and Canada readers (excluding Quebec): submit your receipts here to receive the necklace, a signed bookplate, and the surprise item from phase 2, which we will announce next month! If you want to be eligible for the necklace pendant, you must submit your receipts before 6/28! Once phase 2 goes live, you will only be able to qualify for that item. Don’t forget the paperback preorder campaign for BLADE OF SECRETS is happening simultaneously (more info below). Be sure to submit your receipts for that here.

International readers: I’m sorry to say I cannot afford to send you all necklaces, but I would like to offer you something for preordering the book! Send your preorder receipts to my email ( TriciaLevenseller@gmail.com ) to receive a signed bookplate and bookmark. If you preorder the paperback of BLADE OF SECRETS (or purchase the hardback) as well, I’m happy to also send you a special bookplate for that book. Additionally, you may request up to four more bookplates for any past books of mine you may own. Be sure to put your full bookplate request in one single email with the proof of purchase of MASTER OF IRON. Along with your request, please include your full address EXACTLY as it should appear on an envelop.

Now for the BLADE OF SECRETS paperback preorder campaign!

If you missed out on the hardback preorder campaign last year for BLADE OF SECRETS, you can still get your hands on this gorgeous art print this year by preordering the paperback! US and Canada readers submit your receipts here. International readers, I will send you a matching bookplate with your purchase!

Feel free to message me ( TriciaLevenseller@gmail.com ) with any questions, and thank you so much for all your support with this series.

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Book Deal News!

I’m so excited to share that I have sold another book to my amazing publisher! I am returning to the Daughter of the Pirate King world with a companion novel! Here is the official announcement:

Holly West at Feiwel & Friends has acquired Tricia Levenseller’s VENGEANCE OF THE PIRATE QUEEN. Full of action and romance, this companion novel to her acclaimed Daughter of the Pirate King series is best described as Pirates of the Caribbean meets The Mummy. When assassin Sorinda is ordered by Pirate Queen Alosa to investigate a missing ship with navigator Kearan, what started as a rescue mission quickly becomes a fight to save the world, as they accidentally awaken the King of the Undersea. Publication is set for summer 2023; Rachel Brooks at BookEnds negotiated world rights.

Some FAQs about the announcement:

Is this a standalone? Yes.

Can it be read without having read your other pirate books? Yes, but I think you’ll enjoy it more if you have read the Daughter of the Pirate King duology.

Are Alosa and Riden in the book? They’ll probably have brief cameo appearances.

What about Roslyn and Enwen? Niridia and Mandsy? For spoiler reasons, I can’t tell you that!

Wait, I thought the SHADOWS companion novel was coming out in summer 2023? It was. The sales team has made some adjustments. My new publication schedule is as follows:

Summer 2022: Master of Iron
Summer 2023: Vengeance of the Pirate Queen
Summer 2024: The Darkness within Us
Summer 2025: Trilogy book 1
Winter 2026: Trilogy book 2
Summer 2026: Trilogy book 3

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SHADOWS Is a Goodreads Choice Awards Semifinalist!

Exciting news! THE SHADOWS BETWEEN US is a Goodreads Choice Awards Semifinalist in the Young Adult Fantasy and Sci-Fi Category. If you enjoyed the book, I’d love for you to vote on it! Link here:


Thanks so much to everyone who has voted so far. I can’t thank you all enough!

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Blade of Secrets Map

I’m revealing the map that will be inside Blade of Secrets! The map was created by the fabulously talented Noverantale.

If you’re viewing this post on Goodreads, it doesn’t support images. Go to TriciaLevenseller.com/blog to view!

Don’t forget that Blade of Secrets is available to add to your wishlist on Netgalley! There will be no physical ARCs of this book, so reading an eVersion is the only way to read this one early! Otherwise, this beautiful hardback will hit shelves May 4, 2021!

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Updated Blade of Secrets Cover

Thank you to all those who brought up your concerns over the original cover. I am pleased to share the new cover. I hope you all love it as much as I do!

Please do consider adding the book to your TBR on Goodreads!

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