(Mortal Enchantment, #0.5)
Release Date: March 25, 2014
Publisher: Phoenix Reign Publishing; 74 pages
Every sacrifice has consequences.What was it like transitioning from Book Publicist to Author?
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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That's an interesting question because when I was a publicist I always thought being an author was much easier. I can tell you now I was completely wrong. Being an author is WAY harder. When you're a writer, you're always on a deadline meaning your book has to be completed by a certain date. But, you have to do way more than just write. You also have to promote your book using social media outlets and answer emails from readers which can take up a ton of time. When I was a publicist, I was promoting all the time. Promotion can be anything from sending out email requests for book reviews, arranging blog tours, running contests, pitching articles to magazines, speaking directly with clients, etc. I was always on the phone or on the computer. It was like an on-call job because you never knew when something was going to pop. Actually, when I think about it, there wasn't much of a transition. Instead of promoting all the time, I'm splitting my time between writing and promoting. Being part of the publishing industry is tough regardless of your job title. However, I wouldn't want to be anywhere else doing anything else. I love being an author. I love writing every day. It's my passion.
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.
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