Monday, November 4, 2019

Guest Blog + Giveaway: The Shadow Prince by Stacey O’Neale (@StaceyONeale, @XpressoTours)

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Teenage Garage Sale

Looking back on my teenage years, I’m not sure there would be much for me to sell in a garage sale. We didn’t have cell phones in every car, but I’m sure I could try to sell my collection of pagers. I remember how excited I was when my pager had a voicemail service added. I thought that was cool in middle and early high school. I got my first cell phone when I started driving, and it was the size of a brick. It was so big it took up all of the space in my glove compartment.

I suppose I could sell some cheerleading uniforms that I guarantee no longer fit. Sadly, I was a horrible cheerleader. I never wanted to go to practice or cheer, so I rarely knew all of the moves and probably looked pretty stupid out there. The only reason I joined the squad was that we got to wear our uniforms every Friday, and that got me out of our school uniform. Sorry to all those dedicated cheerleaders out there. I’m a cheer failure.

There are other items I could sell and make money on, but I wouldn’t put them up for sale. I have a nice collection of comic books. Some of them are worth a couple of bucks. I was a bigger fan of Marvel, but my brother loved DC. I have a lot of Fantastic Four, Spiderman, Avengers, and X-Men comics. They were a big part of my life growing up. I can see their influence in my stories even now.

I also had a lot of art supplies. During my teenage years, I was into anything artsy. Painting, sculpting, ceramics, drawing with charcoal, woodworking, etc. If it was art-related, I wanted it.   
Creative writing wasn’t an interest of mine until I was an adult. I did love to read, especially in the paranormal and fantasy genres. I did a bit of non-fiction reading too. I liked mythology and spiritualism. Oh, and I’d never sell any of my books. That’s sacrilege. ;-p

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Award-winning 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 fantasy and adult science fiction romance. Her books always include swoon-worthy heroes, snarky heroines, and lots of kissing.

Find Stacey and her books 

The Shadow Prince
Mortal Enchantment #0.5 
Prequel novella to the award-winning YA fantasy series Mortal Enchantment. Discover a world of elemental powers, courage, duty, sacrifice, forbidden romance and a war for the very elements of life.

Sixteen-year-old Rowan is an elemental prince. Banished to the mortal world, he doubts he will ever return to Avalon and claim the fire court throne. Until he receives a challenge from his estranged mother. If he slays Kalin, the half-human, half-elemental, princess of the air court, she will abdicate her throne. Is he capable of completing such a heinous task? And what price will he pay if he refuses?

Perfect for fans of Holly Black and Sarah J. Maas.
The Shadow Prince is part of the
Mortal Enchantment box set

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