(Mortal Enchantment, #1)
Release Date: May 20, 2014
Publisher: Phoenix Reign; 230 pages
“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...
MORTAL ENCHANTMENT is the first full-length book in my YA paranormal series. It came out on May 20, 2014. THE SHADOW PRINCE was the prequel novella released on March 25, 2014. It centers around a half mortal, half elemental sixteen-year-old girl named Kalin. She is the daughter of the air court king. The story begins when she is scheduled to move to Avalon to rule with her father. On the way, she's attacked by a fire court elemental. When she finally gets to Avalon, she discovers her father is missing. That's when things really start to get crazy for her.
Describe the world of MORTAL ENCHANTMENT in six words.
Danger, Romance, Adventure, Betrayal, Power, and Magic.
Who designed the covers for THE SHADOW PRINCE and MORTAL ENCHANTMENT?
Najla Qamber designs all my covers. I really like working with her because it's very much a partnership. I give her the models, tell her my ideas, and she works her magic. I absolutely love my covers.
If you could switch places with any of your characters, who would it be? Why?
I would like to switch places with Kalin. She has a lot going on in MORTAL ENCHANTMENT. I'd love to know what it feels like to control the weather. Plus, she hangs out with Rowan a lot. He's such an interesting character. I have a few things I'd like to tell him.
If you could meet anyone and spend an hour with them alive or dead who and why?
It would be amazing to meet J. R. R. Tolkien. I'd ask him what inspired the LORD OF THE RINGS series. I would also like to know what happened to several of the characters after the series ended.
If there is one genre that you have not written in yet, but would love to try writing a book in that specific genre, what would it be?
I read a ton of contemporary romance and have a few ideas for a book series. It might be fun to dip my pen in that genre at some point in my career. But my first love will always be fantasy and paranormal.
What are you working on now?
I'm writing an adult science fiction romance about three alien brothers. It's at the halfway point. Once I'm done, it's time to start working on FRAGILE REIGN (the second full-length book in the MORTAL ENCHANTMENT series). FR will be written in Kalin and Rowan's point of view.
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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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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