Blog Tour, Guest Post & Giveaway: The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller
The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller releases this Tuesday, the 25th, and we are thrilled to be a part of the blog tour! For today’s post we asked Tricia to share more about the dark side of her character, Alessandra! So check that out and all the book information below!
Check out the tour-wide giveaway to win a finished copy!
The Shadows Between Usby Tricia Levenseller
Published by: Feiwel and Friends
on February 25, 2020
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Bookshop, IndieBound, Audiobook through LibroFM, iTunes, Book Depository, Amazon
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?
Tell us a little about the main character Alessandra, and about her dark side?
I remember when one of my friends asked me why Alessandra killed the first boy who broke her heart. I immediately asked her, “If you could get away with delivering justice to a boy who had wronged you, what would you do?” She only thought for a few seconds before saying, “Well, I certainly wouldn’t kill him.”
That’s when I realized just how different we Slytherins are from the rest of the world. Alessandra believes in doing whatever she can get away with, and while I’m certainly not that hardcore, there was a freedom in writing someone so intense that she had so few lines she wouldn’t cross.
Alessandra grew up without a mother and was essentially ignored by her father. She lives in a world where younger sisters aren’t allowed to enter society (that is, attend social functions, date, etc.) until all their older sisters are engaged to be married. That meant that if Alessandra, as a younger sister, wanted anything at all, she had to go after it herself.
When she was fifteen, she met Hektor, who visited her father’s estate while his own father conducted business. He charmed Alessandra out of her loneliness. For the first time in her life, someone paid attention to her rather than her prettier older sister. She fell for him instantly. When he decided he was done with her and wanted to see other women, Alessandra snapped.
After she buried his body, she made a decision. She would never fall in love again, and she would use men for all they were worth, just like Hektor had done to her. Alessandra spends the next three years seducing men to squeeze every last penny she can get from them. She bides her time and hones her skills until her older sister is finally engaged. That’s when she’s free to make the biggest play of her life. She’s going to seduce the Shadow King and take him for all he’s worth, which just happens to be an entire kingdom and fast spreading empire. What more could a girl want than to be the most powerful person in the world?
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