Friday, December 5, 2014

Fragile Reigh (Mortal Enchantment, #2) by Stacey O'Neale ~ Author Interview & Giveaway



FRAGILE REIGN (Mortal Enchantment #2)

It’s been a week since all hell broke loose…

Rumors of King Taron’s weakened powers have left the air court vulnerable. Kalin is desperate to awaken her akasha powers, except she doesn’t know how. Tension within the court is at an all-time high. Pressure is mounting for her to ascend to the throne, but a halfling has never ruled over any court. To solidify her position, the council has advised her to marry Sebastian—a high ranking air elemental she’s never met and her betrothed. 



Will Kalin sacrifice her relationship with Rowan to strengthen her court?

Rowan and Marcus return to a fire court in turmoil. Liana’s death has fueled the fire elementals’ distrust against the air and woodland courts. The unbalanced elements have set off natural disasters all over the mortal world. Rowan takes the throne to restore balance, promising to unite the fire court. But not all elementals are happy with his leadership. Many are secretly loyal to Valac, which means Rowan needs to find allies for his cause.

Can Rowan unify the court of fire before the elements destroy the world?

Fragile Reign: Goodreads | Amazon

AUTHOR INTERVIEW

Welcome Stacey O'Neale to StuckInBooks!


You’re planning a “cast party” for your books, which of your characters get invited and who are you hoping doesn’t find out about it because they’re not on the invite list?

Ha! That's a great question. If I'm having a cast party, I'd love for Kalin, Rowan, Ariel, and Marcus to attend. I'd leave out the adults or have a separate party for them. I would hope that Valac and Selene would lose the invitation.

When you create a character, do you start with personality or looks? How does that work?

This is a difficult question. The honest answer would be both. Sometimes I see a picture of a person online, on the street, or in a magazine and start to imagine what they might be like in person. That can develop into a character or a story. Other times, I have a story in mind and I come up with a character that would fit, which is usually personality based.

Where did you get the idea for the Mortal Enchantment series?  Did it come to you complete or start with one thing?

I was researching faeries when I kept coming across the word elemental. I googled the name and happened to stumble upon the sixteenth century works of an alchemist named Paracelsus. He identified the four types of elementals, even giving them names. My brain started spinning with ideas, and eventually, the characters came to life.

Pick any of your characters and tell us something about them we don’t learn in the books.

Rowan is fascinated with the mortal lifestyle. He's into rock music, loves pizza, prefers to wear mortal clothes, and has his eyebrow pierced. The fact that Kalin is half mortal is part of the reason he was initially attracted to her. If Prisma had been a good queen and he was never called back to Avalon, I doubt he would have ever returned. He would've given up immortality to stay in the mortal world.

What’s happening next for you?  Do you have more books in the works?

I'm currently writing an adult science fiction romance series about sexy aliens. Think, an adult version of Roswell from the 90's. I also have several series ideas for adult contemporary romance.  I expect I will be writing at least one book in that genre in 2015. J

Thanks for the great questions, Valerie <3

Thanks Stacey!



If you haven't read Stacey's Mortal Enchantment series, you can get the first book for FREE on Amazon and Barnes & Noble!!! The Shadow Prince won GOLD at the 2014 Readers' Favorite Book Awards in the Short Story/Novella category!!!



"Filled with betrayal and intrigue, THE SHADOW PRINCE is a dark and twisty novella from an exciting new author!"

Katee Robert, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author

"THE SHADOW PRINCE is an amazing story, written well, with a unique story and intense plot. O'Neale is one hell of a storyteller."

Rachel Rivera, Parajunkee

"O'Neale's The Shadow Prince is a fast paced, action packed, exciting introduction to a world of intrigue, and danger. I think fantasy and paranormal readers are going to love meeting her sexy male lead, Rowan. I'm a fan of both, and I really enjoyed this book. I can not wait to get my hands on Mortal Enchantment!"

Katie, Mundie Moms 

Every sacrifice has consequences...   

Sixteen-year-old Rowan has spent most of his life living among the mortals--learning to control the element of fire, impatiently awaiting the day his vengeful mother, Queen Prisma, will abdicate her throne. When he finally returns to Avalon for his coronation, his mother insists he must first prove his loyalty to the court by completing a secret mission:

Kill Kalin, the half-human, half-elemental daughter of the air court king.

Willing to do anything to remove his mother from power, he agrees to sacrifice the halfling. He returns to the mortal world with his best friend, Marcus, determined to kill the princess. But as he devises a plan, he starts to question whether or not he's capable of completing such a heinous task. And what price he will pay if he refuses?






ABOUT STACEY O’NEALE

Stacey O'Neale lives in Annapolis, Maryland. When she's not writing, she spends her time fangirling over books, blogging, watching fantasy television shows, cheering for the Baltimore Ravens, and hanging out with her husband and daughter.
Her career in publishing started as a blogger-turned-publicist for two successful small publishers. Stacey writes young adult paranormal romance and adult science fiction romance. Her books always include swoon-worthy heroes, snarky heroines, and lots of kissing.
Stacey loves hearing from readers. Follow her on Twitter @StaceyONeale, look for her on Facebook, Pinterest, and GoodReads. You can also visit her blog at http://staceyoneale.com/.
Author Links: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest





THE SHADOW PRINCE (Mortal Enchantment #0.5)

Katee Robert, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author 

Sixteen-year-old Rowan has spent most of his life living among the mortals—learning to control the element of fire, impatiently awaiting the day his vengeful mother, Queen Prisma, will abdicate her throne. When he finally returns to Avalon for his coronation, his mother insists he must first prove his loyalty to the court by completing a secret mission: 

Kill Kalin, the half-human, half-elemental daughter of the air court king. 

Willing to do anything to remove his mother from power, he agrees to sacrifice the halfling. He returns to the mortal world with his best friend, Marcus, determined to kill the princess. But as he devises a plan, he starts to question whether or not he's capable of completing such a heinous task. And what price he will pay if he refuses?



MORTAL ENCHANTMENT by Stacey O’Neale

“Mortal Enchantment spins a unique twist on elemental mythology. This series is not to be missed.” 
Jennifer L. Armentrout, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author 

In Kalin Matthew's world, elementals control the forces of nature. They are divided into four courts: air, woodland, fire, and water. At sixteen she will leave the life she's built with her mortal mother. Kalin will move to Avalon to rule with her father—the elemental king of the air court. Along the way, she's attacked by a fire court assassin and saved by Rowan, a swoon-worthy elemental with a questionable past. 

Worst of all, she learns her father is missing. 

To rescue him, Kalin will have to work with a judgmental council and a system of courts too busy accusing each other of deceit to actually be able to help her. But, they aren’t her biggest challenge. With the Midwinter’s Ball only five days away, Kalin must take over her father’s duties, which includes shifting control of the elements—power Kalin has yet to realize. 

As Rowan attempts to train her, a war looms between the four courts. If Kalin fails, her father will die and the courts will fall, but the betrayal she’s about to uncover may cost her even more...

Mortal Enchantment: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble



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26 comments:

  1. This series has been on my TBR for a while. It just sounds really fun and that was a great interview.

    and my favorite paranormal creatures are vampires and fallen angels (cliche I know)

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  2. Thanks for being on the tour, Val! :-)

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  3. Vampires. ;) Thanks for the post!

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  4. Werewolves, because I really like the pack mentality ( they take care of their own)

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  5. pretty much any kind of shifter :) I think they are so cool and epitomizes what it means to be "paranormal". Thanks for sharing!

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  6. I like Vampires the best.. they never age.

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  7. I like vampires, because they're always beautiful and sexy. ;)

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  8. I've always been a fan of werewolves, and lately I've discovered a liking for witches, too.

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  9. I have to say that vampires are still at the top of my list. I love the whole immortal never get sick or old and they are all so good looking lol But angels are becoming very fun for me too, hey they have alot of those qualtities too. I just turned 50 so I think I am yearning for my youth lol

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  10. I like dragon shifters. I think they are majestic and fierce fighters.

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  11. Vampires, they're just classic and the first paranormal creature to bring me into the genre.

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  12. I like the eternal battle between Angels and demons.

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  13. A dragon because of the beauty and strength. They can also fly, breath fire and are large.
    Lori

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  14. My favorite was Angels!! I like Angels when i read Guild Hunter series!!

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  15. I really need to catch up on this series!
    Love anything paranormal!! Shifters are always fun!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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  16. I love vampires the dark romance feeling about them. Thank you for the great giveaway!

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  17. I'm fickle... right now, dragons are my favs.

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  18. I love ware's. They are so big, passionate, warm and they mate for life.

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  19. Banshees are actually quite interesting creatures.

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  20. Love ghosts! Favorite paranormal creature c:

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  21. Vampires! I can't help but love the creatures!

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  22. I like mermaids because I love the ocean.

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  23. I love vampires because they are mysterious creatures

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