Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Shadow Prince by Stacey O'Neale (Guest Post/Giveaway)

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Guest Post Question: If you could have one of the four elemental powers, which would you choose?

Before I answer the question, it would probably be best to talk a little bit about each one. First, there are four elemental courts: Woodland (Earth), Fire, Air, and Water. Woodland is the fey court meaning all the variations of faeries belong here. Their power comes from anything on land like forests, jungles, and even the ground we stand on. The fire court has many different types of creatures like gabriel hounds, ogres, and goblins. They draw their power from anything that can produce heat like fire, volcanoes, and our planets core. The air court is the least diverse when it comes to creatures. They remind me mostly of elves. Their power comes from the skies. They can control the weather and manipulate the air around them. The water court is made up of water creatures like mermaids, sirens, and sprites. As you've probably guessed, they control anything having to do with water. They can summon the water without being in it, but they are much more powerful when they are within it.

If I had to choose just one power, I think I'd go with Air because it's all around us at all times. I think it would be really cool to be able to control the weather. I live on the east coast and we've had a tremendous amount of snow this year. I'd love to walk outside and turn this into a summer day. Seriously, I am so over winter.

Question to the Reader: If you could have one power, which would you choose?

The Shadow Prince
The Shadow Prince 
(Mortal Enchantment #0.5)
by Stacey O'Neale 
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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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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  1. Ooooh that's a good one. Hrrmmm... I'm going to go with water because I'm a Scorpio (a water sign) and it just feels right.

  2. I think I would choose water. You can't live without it.

  3. I'm a fire sign, but I would like to control earth. I've always felt connected and grounded in the woods. It calms and soothes me.
    Thanks for the free book and the contest.
    rmwyer at shaw dot ca

  4. It would be water for me. I'm most comfortable in and around water.

  5. I'd pick air which is appropriate since I'm Aquarius which is ironically an Air sign.


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