Tuesday, March 25, 2014

{BLOG TOUR} THE SHADOW PRINCE by STACEY O'NEALE: INTERVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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Welcome to The Bookish Babe's stop on The Shadow Prince blog tour. I am happy to be hosting author (and blogger!) Stacey O'Neal, along with an interview and giveaway.
 
 
 

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 Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Also available in PRINT from Amazon
 
 
INTERVIEW
Is THE SHADOW PRINCE part of a series? If so, tell us about the series. Yes, THE SHADOW PRINCE is the prequel novella to my MORTAL ENCHANTMENT novel series. TSP is written in Rowan's point of view. His story is what ignites the conflict in ME.

Can you tell us a little bit about Rowan? Rowan is the heir to the fire court throne. He is a powerful elemental who's spent most of his life away from the court. He's got tons of family drama, but also good friends who help him through it. At times he can be a bit arrogant as most princes are, but he's also thoughtful and loyal to the people he loves.

Can you tell us a little bit about Marcus? Marcus is Rowan's best friend, and a lot of times, his voice of reason. He's a shape-shifting fire elemental called a Gabriel Hound. Basically, he shifts into a huge panther. His kind are quite feral and vicious, but Marcus is also half mortal which makes him less animal.

What was the hardest scene to write in THE SHADOW PRINCE? It's hard to answer this without giving anything away. I will say there's a scene where a character is forced (literally) to do something horrible to someone they love. It has a deep impact on both characters in different ways. Because I love both of them so much, it was really hard to go through it with them.

Why did you decide to give the novella away for FREE? Because I'm a new author, I thought I would get more readers to give it a chance if it were free. I hope they fall in love with Rowan the way I have and want to know more about his role in the series. I also thought it would be fun to introduce Kalin (my series heroine) through his eyes.




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About the author
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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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30 comments:

  1. This sounds like a brilliant story! I am especially intrigued with what this certain character is forced to do to someone they love *bites nails*. Thanks for sharing a great post with us!

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  2. I am really interested in this one, that cover has me super curious. Deff sounds like my kind of read

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  3. Nice interview. Been hearing good things about this book. Thanks for the giveaway

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  4. I think I would have to go with air because it can be strong and even destructive.

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  5. I would want to control Earth, since all things begin and end there.

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  6. Thanks for the freebie and the contest!!

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  7. Cool beans! I think this is the first time I've seen a fantasy book since I started following y'all... thanks for the freebie alert!

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  8. I would like to control lightning :) That would be so cool to create lightning storms :) Thanks for the giveaway!!!

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  9. I think water. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  10. Great Interview!!! I can see where it would be hard writing a scene about someone doing something horrible to a person that they loved! I think that's cool that the author is giving her book away for free! Thanks for sharing :)

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  11. Thanks for sharing- and great interview! This sounds like a very fascinating story. I like the sound of Marcus too. :)

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  12. I think air, because without air there is no life.

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  13. I would choose water because I've always been a water person and love swimming and diving

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  14. This sounds interesting! I'd have to go with controlling earth. My first instinct is fire, but earth seems more practical.

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  15. If I could control any of the elements it would have to be water. I am terrified of water, therefore I'd want to be able to control it!

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  16. I think this is coming up for me - pretty excited to read it.

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  17. Great interview. I think I would like to control water like Percy Jackson. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  18. Thanks for sharing the interview, Andrea! I especially liked Stacey's answer about the toughest scene to write...

    I think I'd like to control water since there's so much of it. Plus, my kids watch Avatar and they think I'd be a water-bender. ;)

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  19. air, water or ice most definitely!

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  20. I would want to control water, that way I could give it to people that need it, and keep it from people who have too much (tsunami, flood, etc).

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  21. Nice interview. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Air I guess? If that means I could control the weather :)

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  23. Air, because OI'm a Libra (an air sign).

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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  24. Earth is the ultimate to have control over I will pick that.

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  25. Thank you so much for the giveaway AND a free download! It is appreciated :)

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  26. Dang it! I must remember to read the question first :(
    Water would be my choice as a sort of control one of my fears (of drowning!) kind of thing.

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  27. water because i am a boater so it would be cool plus you could do so much with water good and bad i could think of so much just like the guy in twilight movie hehehe thank you so much

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  28. I'd want to control earth because it would be great to be able to make things grow!
    entered rafflecopter as Alisha Sienkiel

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