Update

Preorder Incentives for The Shadows Between Us

My publisher and I have some super fun goodies in store for you if you preorder THE SHADOWS BETWEEN US!

We commissioned these gorgeous postcards from the talented Diana Dworak! I am so pleased with how they turned out! On top of the gorgeous art prints, you will also receive a signed bookplate (pictured below) when you turn in your proof of purchase! Now please read the entirety of this post before you do anything else!

You are eligible to receive preorder goodies only by preordering a HARDCOVER version of the book. If you haven’t done that yet, click here to go to the preorder links!

If you’d like to preorder a signed copy of the book from my local bookstore, you can do that! Visit my FAQs page for instructions for both US and International readers!

If you preorder through ShelfLove Crate, you are eligible for the incentives! If you order through the other book box you suspect is doing the book, you are not eligible because the incentives will already come in the box.

Preorder goodies are only available while supplies last!

For US readers, you need to go here to claim your preorder goodies and submit your proof of purchase!

International readers, send an email to TriciaLevenseller@gmail.com with your proof of purchase and your address. Please put PREORDER in the subject of your email. I can guarantee a signed bookplate while supplies last, and I’m working on finding envelopes that will fit the swag pack while only costing the price of an international stamp.

You’re also welcome to make a library request for the book. I will count that as preordering. Even if you’re in the US, you will need to send proof of that to me, rather than my publisher because they are only fulfilling hardcover purchases.

Additionally, if you’ve missed out on bookplates for my past books, I’m offering a signed standard book plate that matches my website design (pictured below). By sending in your proof of purchase for THE SHADOWS BETWEEN US you are eligible for a signed bookplate to put in any of my past books you might have missed out on during previous incentives. Simply send me an email (if you’ve already sent one with your proof of purchase, please REPLY TO THAT SAME EMAIL so I don’t get two emails from you) with your proof of purchase and how many past bookplates you would like to receive (maximum of three, as I only have three past books). If you’re a US reader, you will still need to go to this website to get the Shadows bookplate and postcards. You will then send a separate email to me requesting bookplates for previous books.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to leave them in the comments below! Or you can send me an email. Thank you to everyone for supporting me and my books!

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New Duology

I realized I neglected to post on my website about my new book deal! The Secret Blade duology is coming your way February 2021 and February 2022! And don’t forget to preorder THE SHADOWS BETWEEN US, my standalone fantasy that releases this February!

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New Book!

I have a new standalone fantasy coming out next year, titled THE SHADOWS BETWEEN US. The cover was released yesterday. Isn’t it stunning?

Nekro is the artist behind this masterpiece. He also did the cover for WARRIOR OF THE WILD!

THE SHADOWS BETWEEN US releases February 25, 2020. Read on for the synopsis.

“Alessandra is tired of being overlooked, but she has a plan to gain power:

1) Woo the Shadow King.
2) Marry him.
3) Kill him and take his kingdom for herself.

No one knows the extent of the freshly crowned Shadow King’s power. Some say he can command the shadows that swirl around him to do his bidding. Others say they speak to him, whispering the thoughts of his enemies. Regardless, Alessandra knows what she deserves, and she’s going to do everything within her power to get it.

But Alessandra’s not the only one trying to kill the king. As attempts on his life are made, she finds herself trying to keep him alive long enough for him to make her his queen—all while struggling not to lose her heart. After all, who better for a Shadow King than a cunning, villainous queen?”

This book is hands down my favorite thing I’ve ever written. I like to describe it as a Slytherin romance. I can’t wait for you all to read it next year!

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Book Trailer and New Events

Have you seen the book trailer for WARRIOR OF THE WILD? I might be biased, but I think it’s the most epic thing ever!

And then I’ve added more stops to my Events page! I’m heading out on the Monsters & Sirens tour this March, this time with author Alexandra Christo, who wrote TO KILL A KINGDOM, which I loved!

Hope to see you at an event this year! If not, you can get a signed bookplate for your WARRIOR OF THE WILD book when preorder incentives go live later this month! Stay tuned!

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2019 Events and Giveaway

I have lots of appearances in 2019 that have already been announced, along with many more to come! The closest are my launch party for WARRIOR OF THE WILD and the Rebel Warriors Tour! See the details below, and head on over to my events page for more details!

As for the giveaway, head on over to Goodreads to enter! My publisher is giving away 50 ARCs! So exciting!

Hope to see you on tour, and keep an eye out for my next announcement of places I’ll be going in 2019!

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2019 Tour and Life Updates

I’m super excited to share that I will be going on tour again next year, this time to promote the release of my newest book, WARRIOR OF THE WILD.

We will be announcing tour stops later this year, so stay tuned!

In other news, we’re less than five months out from the release of WOTW. This year has been so fast for me. I went to a lot of fun places (see the Events page for specifics) and met a lot of fun people. I can’t wait to do it all again (and more!) next year. My launch party will be on February 26th at the Provo City Library, so be sure to mark your calendars if you’re local!

In the meantime, I’m working on my 2020 novel, which I’ve almost finished drafting. I can’t wait until I’m allowed to talk about it!

This year, I read my first graphic novel (Check, Please), and I’ve decided the medium is fantastic, and I can’t believe I’ve been missing out. My favorites so far have probably been Saga and Rat Queens. No matter what medium, whether book or movie, my tastes always tend to gravitate toward sci-fi/fantasy.

Other highlights of the year have been going to the Oregon coast with my family, moving to a bigger apartment, where I actually get to have an office to work in, and redesigning my website!

 

 

 

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SIREN QUEEN and WARRIOR Updates!

I have fun things to share today! For one, DAUGHTER OF THE SIREN QUEEN’s cover has been finalized. I’ve been given permission to share the jacket art, so I’ll post it below for you to see!

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And in keeping with tradition, let’s do our Can You Spot the Difference game! Below I have the initial DOTSQ cover on the left and the new cover on the right (or top and then bottom, depending on your screen size). I’ve found 5 differences. How many do you see?

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Yesterday, I was sent the first version of the end pages for DOTSQ. If you’ll remember, in PIRATE KING, the end pages featured ship schematics for the Night Farer. I think you guys will be really excited to see the end pages for SIREN QUEEN. Sadly, they aren’t finalized yet, so I can’t share. But they are awesome and will be totally worth the wait!

For those of you who have preordered DAUGHTER OF THE SIREN QUEEN, hold on to those receipts! There WILL be preorder incentives. One item in particular is extra special and will be available to EVERY SINGLE PERSON who preorders the book. That will probably be announced in January after the holidays. If you go to the home page of my website, you can find all the preorder links! Or, if you would like to preorder a SIGNED COPY, you can do so through my local indie, The King’s English Bookshop, at no additional cost! All you need to do is when you go to check out the book, in the comment’s section, say you would like a signed copy. If you want the book personalized, specify that as well. Feel free to message me if you have any questions about this!

Now let’s talk about WOTW for a bit! For those of you who don’t know, I sold two new books to my publisher, which will release in 2019 and 2020. The first is a standalone YA fantasy titled WARRIOR OF THE WILD. It is a (very loosely) Viking-inspired story about eighteen-year-old Rasmira, who fails her coming-of-age test and is banished from her village as a result. With only two boys who were banished the previous year for company, she must survive the monster-filled wild and kill her village’s oppressive deity if she is ever to return home. Since some of you are wondering, no, this book does not have a love triangle. But because I can’t resist, yes, it does have a prominent romantic subplot.

Anyway, I’m really excited about the story. I have finished the first version of the manuscript and turned it into my editor. Just waiting on my edit letter before I can dive into revisions. If everything stays on schedule, this one should come out February 2019. We’re definitely hoping to stick to spacing out the books only one year apart. If you’re interested, you can add WARRIOR OF THE WILD to your TBR on GoodReads here!

Those are all the updates I have for now. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season!

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Can You Spot the Difference?

Every time I get an updated version of my cover, I feel like I’m playing a game of Can You Spot the Difference. But I shouldn’t be the only one to play. So here’s the newest cover (top) and the older cover (bottom). There are six changes. Can you spot them? Answers below.

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Answers: Background (the new cover is brighter surrounding the girl and darker surrounding the map), My Name (wavier in the new cover), Waves (they extend all the way to the right side of the page in the new cover), Sword (the hilt was changed from blue to black), Corset (changed from gray to black), and Blood (fewer splatters around the girl).

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The New Cover

There are various reasons why covers change in publishing, but it happens more often than you might think. I’m happy to say that I think my cover has changed for the better! I absolutely love the new color scheme my publisher decided on. I think the new cover fits the tone of the book better, and I’m excited to hear what everyone thinks about it! Also, I absolutely adore the blurb Anna Banks gave (you can see that at the top of the cover shown below).

Don’t forget you can now read the first chapter of DAUGHTER OF THE PIRATE KING here.

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Exciting Things Coming Up!

A lot has been happening. Here’s a post to catch you up on things you might have missed as well as some information on new things coming up!

First off, the release date for DAUGHTER OF THE PIRATE KING has been changed to February 28, 2017—just one week later than the original pub date. My mother is very excited about the change in release date (it’s her birthday). There are several reasons for the change. One thing is that we’re revamping the cover. It will still go in an illustrated direction, but the design team is going to try and age it up even more (see my last post on how the cover came to be here). So while it’s always sad to have to wait longer for a book, I think the wait will be worth it. On top of the changes to the cover, the cover copy will also change. So we’ll have a new synopsis going live soon. No changes have been made to the words INSIDE the book. Only the packaging will be different.

In case you missed it, the daughter of the pirate king, herself, gave an interview over on Read Write Love 28. I think it gives some fun insight into Alosa’s personality. You can find that here.

Also, DAUGHTER OF THE PIRATE KING was selected by the American Booksellers Association to be an Indies Introduce title for winter/spring 2017. I’m so excited and honored beyond words. You can learn more about what this means here and see the other books selected. And here you can find the blurbs that various book store owners gave about the book. I’m so flattered and excited that DotPK is being spoken of so highly.

Now for upcoming things!

I have two exciting things coming up. First, there will be a first chapter reveal for DotPK. It will be revealed by A Perfection Called Books on September 29th at 1:00 PM EST. You will find it on their website here when the time comes. So excited for everyone to get to read it!

And second, I will be participating in a Twitter chat with Brittany’s Book Rambles on October 1st at 8:00 PM EST. You can participate, too! Follow the hashtag #BBTC (easiest way to do this is to get on Tweetdeck. From there you can follow the tweets and jump in with your own!). For those who don’t follow me on twitter, my handle is @tricialevensell (because there wasn’t enough room for the E and R).

Comment below if you have any questions!

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