May 30, 2014

Blog Tour - Review & Giveaway: Mortal Enchantment by Stacey O'Neale!

Morgan Enchantment by Stacey O'Neale

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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...

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I met Stacy O’Neale back two years ago at a signing in Houston. I remember thinking if she was an author, not knowing that she was working a book in progress. Now that I have read Shadow Prince and the first book in the series, I was looking at a future best seller. I feel that this series will go far and I hope to travel along with it.

We leave Rowan and follow Kalin who I learned just a little bit about in the prologue but she has a future that will decide the outcome over the four elemental courts. Kalin has a long way to go and with her father missing, stress is building up but with the help of Rowan she has the power to bring something great to her world.

This book set up a series that hopefully will make the top. Kalin, like mentioned before, has a big journey ahead of her and we were able to see some of her powers but I feel with the upcoming books, we will be able to see what she is fully capable with. Rowan, I am glad was not taken out of the story because I connected with him in the first book and everything.

When I hear of Avalon, I think of King Arthur and I am a big lover of  that literature and world that I knew that I would love the world of Avalon as well. The way the words described it, I felt like I was with it the whole way.
Overall this book was spectacular and although it felt a little short, it has a long way to go. Stacy O’Neale is super in all that she has done so far. Mortal Enchantment is a book that brings readers to pause and think about how they will be holding a bestseller. Totally Enchanting!

I give this book 5 bites!

- Chayse @ Books with Bite

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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1. When did you realize that you wanted to become a writer? What was the very first thing you ever wrote?

I never thought about writing as a career until about seven years ago. My parents have always been very practical, so I never thought anything like this was possible. The very first thing I wrote was poem to my seventh grade boyfriend. LOL! 

2. Do you read reviews of your books? What do you do when you read a not-so-nice one?

I read reviews of THE SHADOW PRINCE. I couldn't help it. This was my first published work and I was dying to hear what readers thought. I was lucky though―most of the reviews were really favorable. The first time I read a bad review I laughed. It was really funny. I don't get upset when people don't like my books because everyone has different tastes. I'm just happy the books are being read. :)

3. What's your favorite thing to do when you're not writing?

When I'm not writing, I'm hanging out with my husband and daughter. When I get a moment to myself, I'm reading. I consider myself an avid reader. I try to read at least one or two books a week.

4. How did you come up with the idea for the MORTAL ENCHANTMENT series?

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.

5. Can you share a teaser of MORTAL ENCHANTMENT with our readers?

The best teaser is the prequel novella, THE SHADOW PRINCE. It's FREE on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Also, the first chapter of MORTAL ENCHANTMENT is at the end of the novella. 

6. What scene was your favorite to write in MORTAL ENCHANTMENT?

Chapter Twenty. I had that scene in my head even before I knew how the book would end. It's very swoon-worthy. I think readers will enjoy it. :)

7. What was the hardest scene to write in MORTAL ENCHANTMENT?

It's difficult to answer this without giving anything away. I will say there's a scene where a character thinks they are about to uncover something big, but it ends up crashing and burning in their face. It was tough to write because the character feels completely responsible.

About Stacey

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



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  1. Thanks for being part of the MORTAL ENCHANTMENT blog tour and a special thanks to Chayse for the awesome book review!!! :-)

  2. I would choose Air because where I am from, it is so damn hot that it would be nice to have my own personal fan.

  3. Ooh yay, I get to be the first comment here at Good Choice Reading. First, I want to say I LOVED The Shadow Prince and am really enjoying Mortal Enchantment (now I can't wait to get to Chapter 20! LOL). As for the blog quesiton, if I could control one element, I would want it to be air. Air is essential to life for all things. :)

  4. as to be fire,it's awesome......the multiple ways you can use fire!!!!

  5. That's a hard choice.....for me it would be between water and air. When I was younger, I had dreams all the time where I could control was pretty cool. I would probably pick water. Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. Seems like a really interesting concept! I'm excited to begin reading.

  7. I think I'd want to control Water. Fire and air and earth are all powerful, but water is calm and can be very strong at the same time. That's what I like about it :)

  8. I would control the element of fire because it seems like a cool thing to be able to do! It would come in handy :)

  9. I would control air so I can manipulate it for flying.


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