Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Mortal Enchantment Blog Tour and excerpt!

You saw my review yesterday and you know how much I really enjoyed this book!  I am excited today to have a special post and excerpt by Mortal Enchantment author Stacey O'Neale.  It's snarky and steamy and a ton of fun! I do so love me some sexy snark.

I know you know what I am saying! 

Guest Post Topic: MORTAL ENCHANTMENT Excerpt

I wanted to pick one of my favorite excerpts from MORTAL ENCHANTMENT to share with you today. The scenes with Rowan and Kalin (my heroine) are my absolute favorites, and I believe, I've picked a goodie for you.
Okay, I'm going to attempt to set the scene for you: Rowan is trying to help Kalin unlock her power. For the first time, things are starting to move in the right direction. Rowan decides he will test her ability to control it. That's when things start to get a bit saucy. ;-)
If he noticed my embarrassment, he never acknowledged it. “You managed to find your center, but do you think you can focus while distracted?”
My body tensed. “What kind of a distraction?” I wasn’t ready. My instincts told me to get the hell out of here. What a jacked-up situation this was.
I’m going to try to provoke you. I want you to stay calm. Let me know when you're ready and remember to concentrate.”
This wasn’t going to end well, but I didn't have a choice. I had to do this. Conquering this would mean I was a step closer to controlling my power. I had to be brave.
I met his stare.
He wiggled his eyebrows.
With a brazen grin, he strolled behind me. I didn’t turn around to see where he went. This was his test. He wanted me to flinch. I stared out into the ocean, watching the waves form. I visualized the warm yellow energy radiating from my skin.
My eyes widened.
Hot breath tickled the back of my neck while fingertips slithered slowly from my wrist to my shoulders. Focus. Stay focused. Every hair on my arms stood. Subconsciously, I let out a low moan. He nuzzled his face into the nape of my neck, running his nose against the back of my ear.
Spinning me around, our eyes locked.
Deep sapphire eyes penetrated into mine. There was something there that I hadn’t seen before. An intensity I didn’t understand. As his gaze shifted to my mouth, everything around us ceased to exist. Oh God, he was going to kiss me. My lips parted in anticipation.
Rowan leaned closer, then stopped abruptly. His face drained of emotion and he crossed his arms. “I should’ve known. We need to start with a smaller distraction.”
No freakin’ way! He was going to kiss me—I was sure of it. Nice, he tried to blame it all on me. I waved my hand in front of me, trying to play it off even though he’d won. “Oh please, that was nothing.”
He smirked. “Really?”
Yes, really.”
Then why are you blushing?”
It’s sunburn.” I pointed to the sky. “In case you hadn’t noticed, we have been standing on a beach in direct sunlight for hours.”

Thanks for reading my excerpt and hanging out for a few minutes. If you have a favorite quote from THE SHADOW PRINCE or MORTAL ENCHANTMENT, I'd love hear it.


Book Blurb
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

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

FRAGILE REIGN (Mortal Enchantment #2) – releasing November 18, 2014

Author Bio
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/.


  1. I would control want to control the water element

    1. Water would be interesting...I am thinking fire for me. Really I just need to be the Akasha so I can control them all! Hahaha

  2. I'm not fully sure which I'd like to control but Earth would be interesting to control because then you are mother nature. But fire is also amazing because then you are never cold. ~laughs~

    1. I think I would totally have to go with Fire. There is just something about it! :-)

  3. I'd like to control air, since it's always readily available!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction