Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Blog Tour: Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller
Guest Post: Lady Pirates in History

Tour organized by Fierce Reads
See below for the full schedule

Daughter of the Siren Queen is the follow-up to Daughter of the Pirate King and it is a strong and thrilling sequel, making this a duet not to be missed. 
(You can see my thoughts on both books in the series in the title links above.) 

Now for today's post: I'm excited to have author Tricia Levenseller on the blog today to talk about lady pirates in history.

About the book: 
Daughter of the Siren Queen 
by Tricia Levenseller
Published: February 27, 2018 by Feiwel & Friends
Series:  Yes. 2/2 end of duet
See my review HERE

Book Description: 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.

Lady Pirates in History
Guest post by author Tricia Levenseller

One of my best research finds was the simple fact that lady pirates really existed, and there were a ton of them! My three favorites are Ching Shih, a Chinese prostitute turned pirate captain; Jeanne de Clisson, a French aristocrat who turned to piracy as a means of obtaining revenge for her husband’s death; and Grace O’Malley, an Irish pirate queen who was sick of the English invading her land.

Female pirates were often much fiercer (and more successful) than their male counterparts. Ching Shih, for example, inherited her pirate fleet after her husband died. She grew the fleet to over 80,000 men and was the most successful pirate to ever exist. She retired and died of old age a wealthy woman.

Jeanne de Clisson eventually fell in love again during her life of piracy. She gave it up to live in a castle with her new love for the rest of her days.

Grace O’Malley? She is reported to have fought alongside her men in battle shortly after giving birth.

Let me tell you briefly about some dude pirates. Blackbeard? He died in battle. Captain Kidd? Tried and executed. Calico Jack? Also executed. But perhaps you’ve heard of his female companions Mary Read and Anne Bonny? They escaped the noose because they were pregnant. To be fair, Mary did die in prison later, but no one knows what became of Anne.

I wish real life lady pirates were more well known because their stories are fascinating. I couldn’t hope for more perfect inspiration when writing Alosa’s story.

*I love history and I'd definitely read more about these women! Thank you for the post today!

About the Author

Tricia Levenseller is the author of the Daughter of the Pirate King duology and forthcoming standalone, Warrior of the Wild. She likes to describe her books as young adult alternate–world historical fantasies with heavy romantic subplots.
Initially from a small town in Oregon, Tricia now lives next to the Rocky Mountains 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, playing Overwatch with her siblings, and watching shows while eating extra-buttered popcorn.

Find Tricia Levenseller: Website | Twitter | Goodreads 

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1 comment:

  1. Eee, love your photo Lauren :D SO gorgeous. <3 And ah, lady pirates :D I know zero history, lol, but love the YA books I have read so far with lady pirates. <3 Always so awesome :) Thank you for sharing this guest post sweetie. <3


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