Friday, June 6, 2014

Mortal Enchantment by Stacey O'Neal, Blog Tour: Author Interview & Giveaway


Hi & welcome to today's Mortal Enchantment blog tour stop! I'm thrilled to have author Stacey O'Neale back on Mundie Moms to discuss her second book's release! Don't miss your chance to enter to win an awesome prize pack from Stacey. First, here's a little bit about Stacey's newest release, Mortal Enchantment. 



“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...
Available Exclusively at Amazon eBook for $2.99 and Paperback for $8.99


Congratulations on book #2!! I'm so excited to have witnessed part of our writing process. What has it been like for you to see your books out in the wild?
It's been very exciting. The response from readers and bloggers has been so positive. I've gotten tons of nice emails, tweets, and facebook messages. I cherish every single one of them. Really, I'm just enjoying every moment. 

Can you tell our followers a little bit about what the MORTAL ENCHANTMENT series?
MORTAL ENCHANTMENT is a YA paranormal romance series featuring elementals. They live primarily in Avalon, but also interact in the mortal world. My series focuses around Kalin and Rowan. Kalin is the half elemental, half mortal daughter of the air court king. Rowan is the prince who walked away from the fire court crown. THE SHADOW PRINCE was written in his POV, while MORTAL ENCHANTMENT was written from Kalin's.

Which of your characters did you have the most fun exploring/getting to know and why?
Rowan has been a lot of fun because he's such a complicated character. He's changed so much since the beginning of THE SHADOW PRINCE. His journey hasn't been an easy one. I look forward to seeing where he goes from here.

What character trait do you admire most in Kalin?
I like her toughness. She's really thrown into a challenging situation in MORTAL ENCHANTMENT. I like that she doesn't wait to be rescued. Instead, she tries to resolve the issues in front of her. I also like her snarky attitude.  

Which character would your former teenage self have been friends with?
I really love Marcus. He's so loyal and protective of his friends. There's a sweetness about him I think you'll see explored further in FRAGILE REIGN (MORTAL ENCHANTMENT, #2). I really adore his friendship with Rowan.

We first met Rowan in THE SHADOW PRINCE. Has he changed in any way from the prequel to now? If so, how?
Yes, he has definitely evolved. He lost so much in THE SHADOW PRINCE. He's matured because of it, but also gotten a bit darker in MORTAL ENCHANTMENT. On the outside, he's developed his skills with weapons. When you add that in with his fire magic, I would say he's gotten pretty dangerous.

If you could choose one of your favorite fictional characters to include in your series, who would you choose and why?
I think Ash from Julie Kagawa's IRON FEY series would fit in nicely. Ash and Rowan come from difficult family situations, are both warriors, and tend to have a weakness for half mortal/half magical girls. ;-)

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Before you read MORTAL ENCHANTMENT, make sure you check out the FREE prequel novella, THE SHADOW PRINCE!


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?
Available for FREE on Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Also available in PRINT from Amazon

About The Author

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/.

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6 comments:

  1. The prequel's really good! I'm excited about what happens. Rowan <3

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  2. I would control water because water is one element that is in almost anything. (people, the ocean, etc)

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  3. Air because its everywhere even though you cannot see it

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  4. I would control air because i would like it to be more clean so we can breath better.

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