Monday, October 5, 2015

Under His Skin by Stacey O’Neale Excerpt, Giveaway & Interview

Under His Skin
Alien Encounters
Book One
Stacey O’Neale

Release Date: 9/21/15

Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Entangled Covet

About the Book:

Bakery owner Annabelle Sparks’ business is booming ever since she won reality TV's Cupcake Wars. The one thing deflating her happy soufflé? The extremely sexy Kaden Chance only sees her as a best friend–and Annabelle wants so much more. After waiting a year for him recognize their chemistry, she’s giving up and dating other people.

What she doesn't know is Kaden's heart doesn't actually beat. He's not human. Heck, he's not even from Earth. To retain his intergalactic immunity, no one can ever know he is an extraterrestrial. But when Annabelle starts dating, something strange happens to Kaden's unmoved heart: it begins to beat. Now he faces an impossible choice—tell Annabelle the truth and be deported–or lose his last chance at love.

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Excerpt 1

          Camden shrugged his shoulders. “Don’t be so hard on yourself. If she is your mate, it’s nothing you did on your own. It would’ve happened regardless.” The phone rang. Kaden stood, but Camden motioned for him to sit back down. “I’ll take care of it.” He headed toward their family room in the front of the house.
          “There’s really no need to panic at this point,” Hayden said, opening the refrigerator, pausing to check out the contents, finally settling on lunch meat and cheese. “I suggest you act as if nothing has changed.”
          Kaden thought about how he’d left things with Annabelle. There was no way they could go back to the way they were. The next time he saw her, she’d expect answers. She deserved answers. “I don’t see how that can happen.”

About the Author:

Award-winning author, 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.


Where are you from?
Tell us your latest news?
My first adult paranormal romance novel, UNDER HIS SKIN, is releasing on September 21, 2015! I’m very excited about this new series, and I can’t wait for people to read it.
When and why did you begin writing?
I started writing full-time about three years ago. I began writing because I had all these characters floating around in my head. I had to write their stories to get rid of them. ;-p 
When did you first consider yourself a writer?
When I finished the first draft of my first novel.
What inspired you to write your first book?
I’d been reading a lot of YA fantasy at the time. It seemed like most of the heroines had a normal life, then one day found out they were magical. I thought it would be interesting to write about a character that knew all about their magical power, but wasn’t totally excited about it. That was the idea that spawned the MORTAL ENCHANTMENT series.
Do you have a specific writing style?
I don’t think I do. Reviewers tend to compare me to Jennifer L. Armentrout and Julie Kagawa, which of course is a huge compliment. I don’t see it personally, but I’ll take it. ;-)
How did you come up with the title?
UNDER HIS SKIN came from a song by Frank Sinatra.
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
It’s a fun, saucy best friends to lovers’ story. I don’t think there’s a specific message.
How much of the book is realistic?
It’s based in Germantown, Maryland. That’s a real place.
Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
No, it’s about an alien that falls in love with a human.
What books have most influenced your life most?
I read, The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien in middle school. That made me fall in love with fantasy literature. Comic books played a role as well. I still collect them. ;-)
If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
I don’t have a mentor. I read a ton of books. I will admit, I have an author crush on Holly Black. I think she’s the shizzle.
What book are you reading now?
The Shadow Queen by C. J. Redwine
Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
Ha! Too many to name.
What are your current projects?
I’m writing a contemporary military romance for my agent. Then, the final book in my MORTAL ENCHANTMENT series called ETERNAL SACRIFICE. After that, the second book in this new series.
What would you like my readers to know?
For a limited time, UNDER HIS SKIN is available for just $0.99!

Follow her on Twitter @StaceyONeale, look for her on Facebook, Pinterest, and Goodreads. You can also visit her website at

Giveaway Info: 

$100 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card Contest. The contest will run from September 17th through October 23rd.

1 comment:

  1. My favorite aliens would be the Transformers, Bumblebee and Optimus Prime. I chose them, because they aren't scary, they want to helps us (people), and they can turn into fancy, awesome cars lol.