Friday, June 6, 2014

Guest Blog & Giveaway: Mortal Enchantment by Stacey O'Neale

UFI welcomes Stacey O'Neale Author of The Mortal Enchantment Series. Thanks for Joining us!!

The World of Mortal Enchantment 

When I came up with the idea for MORTAL ENCHANTMENT, I knew I wanted a mythological site to host most of the series. I like the idea that elementals can exist in their own secret location within our human world. Some people call that a parallel world. In this case, my parallel world is Avalon.

My version of Avalon is divided up between four territories (what I call courts): woodland, air, fire and water. In the prequel novella, THE SHADOW PRINCE, I introduce mainly the fire court territory which consists of dry lands, sparse trees, and even a volcano. Once you get to MORTAL ENCHANTMENT, I explore the mountain ranges and the crystal castle of the air court. The characters have a few scenes in the forests of the woodland court where a host of faerie folk live. There's also two scenes where my heroine, Kalin, travels into the water territory. Both the woodland and water courts are further explored in the next book in the series, FRAGILE REIGN.

Of course, everything around them is magical. The veil surrounding Avalon is what hides them from the rest of the us. I've created a beautiful but dangerous world for my characters. I hope I've intrigued you enough that you give it a read. THE SHADOW PRINCE is free and available everywhere.

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.

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Mortal Enchantment
Mortal Enchantment #1
Available Exclusively at Amazon eBook for $2.99 and Paperback for $8.99
 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...

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?

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