Have you read Daughter of the Pirate King? You may remember when we first read it and had this flaily review about it. So first of all, if you haven’t read it, you need to go do so immediately! When I got my hands on book 2 – Daughter of the Siren Queen I immediately dropped everything I was reading for it and we are SO EXCITED to be a part of the tour!
Before we share the interview we did with Tricia, let me tell you a bit about the book!Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller
(Website, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads)Also by this author: Daughter of the Pirate King
Published by Feiwel & Friends on February 27th 2018
Genres: Action & Adventure, Historical, Pirates, Romance, Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance, Social Themes, Young Adult Fiction
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.
For those who aren’t familiar with this duology – can you describe Daughter of the Siren Queen in 5 words?
Sea battles, swashbuckling, lady pirates, betrayal, kissing!
Since this is a second book, did the story change at all? Did you still plot and create the same way you did for book 1?
I plotted the same way I did the first book, but so much of that original plot changed. DOTSQ required so much more editing to get it just right! It was my first time writing the ending of a series, and I found myself having a hard time saying goodbye to the characters and setting.
Tell us about your writing environment and a typical writing day? We want some insight into how you work!
I try to write first thing when I wake up in the morning, because I’ve learned that’s when I’m the most productive. I usually write on my couch! My 10-pound poodle mix sits beside me and naps while I write. I can’t have music playing or any other distractions. Before starting, I often like to read over the last couple of pages I wrote to get my head in the right space. Then I start. I usually aim for a certain word count each day, typically around 1500 words.
Alosa is somewhat ruthless in these books but in a fierce and wonderful way… I loved it. How do you view Alosa and how would you describe her to a new reader?
Alosa is a punch first, ask questions later kind of girl. She’s the kind of person who would make a great friend (because she’ll fight to the death for you) and the worst enemy (because she’ll fight you to the death).
Alosa and Riden are super swoony and we totally ship them like crazy! What are some of your favorite fictional couples that you’ve found yourself cheering for?
Feyre and Rhysand (A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES), Sybella and Beast (DARK TRIUMPH), Juliet and Warner (SHATTER ME), Rose and Dimitri (VAMPIRE ACADEMY), Elisa and Hector (THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS)
Can you share (without spoilers) a line or section of Daughter of the Siren Queen that is your favorite?
It’s too difficult to pick a favorite, but how about I share the first page?
“The sound of my knife slitting across a throat feels much too loud in the darkness.
I catch the pirate before his corpse hits the ground and gently lower him the rest of the way. He is only the first of Theris’s—no, Vordan’s, I remind myself—crew who will die tonight.
My own crew is spread out across the cobblestone streets, dispatching Vordan’s men one by one. I cannot see them, but I trust them to do their parts tonight.
It’s taken me two months to track down the pirate lord and gather enough intel to infiltrate his holding. Vordan thought to make himself safe from me by traveling inland. We’re miles from the nearest port, and though I don’t have a way to replenish my abilities, I came fully stocked.”
What are you currently reading?
INTO THE BRIGHT UNKNOWN by Rae Carson
What’s next for you? Are you working on anything right now that you can tell us about?
I have a Viking fantasy releasing in 2019! Right now I’m doing my first round of edits for it. It’s called WARRIOR OF THE WILD, and it’s about a teen warrior who is banished after failing her coming-of-age test. 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.
Tell us 3 random facts about you.
I love olives.
I can stick out my tongue and touch my nose.
I’m the oldest of five kids.