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Cover Reveal: The Blood-Cursed

Author Samantha Traunfeld and I (Zara Hoffman) are so excited to share the cover for The Blood-Cursed designed by Keylin Rivers. The Blood-Cursed is the highly-anticipated sequel to The Legionnaire and continues Saiden and Mozare's journey through the political minefield of their world in the fallout of their choices of the first book.


About the Book

book cover for The Legionnaire: a red-haired woman clad in leather holds two blades, a man wearing all black is on her right (viewer's left) and a woman in white is on her left (viewer's right); they are surrounded by a border of green vines and thorns with red leaves
Cover ©2024 Keylin Rivers of Fantasy Cover Design

In the explosive sequel to The Legionnaire, which Kirkus called a "grim, passionate tale that will scorch readers," relationships are tested, new villains are revealed, and tensions are raised to new heights.

When Saiden made her choice to join the rebellion against the queen she’d sworn to protect, she knew life in the kingdom of Kaizia would never be the same. Except the rebellion she helped win isn’t promoting the values she believes in and she’s running out of ideas to protect the people she cares about.


Mozare knows this isn’t the world he had been fighting for. Lost in the new era he helped bring about and desperate to right his wrongs, his only option is to protect the few people he has left, even if it means allying with another kingdom.


Follow Saiden’s search for peace and Mozare’s quest for redemption as they deal with scars, inside and out, that may never heal and try to keep everything they love from falling apart. Hope is a fragile thing, but it might be all that is left for them in the perilous political landscape of their new world.

Preorder it & register your purchase to get character art postcards!


Samantha’s love of stories began when she was about 12—could read a whole book in a day and wrote lots of stories featuring cute ghosts. Now she writes stories about badass women, sharp weapons, and banter-y relationships.

When she isn’t writing she’s usually cuddling her dog, starting a new craft project she might not finish, or trying to figure out how video games work.


There’s a 94.6% chance you can find her curled up in a bookstore somewhere (math is not her strong suit), but if you don’t, you can find more information on her website.


The Legionnaire is her first novel: Buy Now and read it in time for Book 2!

She'll be live tonight for an interview at 6:30pm ET:


If you buy the hardback, there is also an exclusive bonus scene that will never be available anywhere else, so that's some extra motivation to splurge on a pretty hardcover over the eBook.

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