In my series, elementals exist all over the world, but their home base is Avalon. Their power is strongest within the isle. It’s located in the Atlantic Ocean and is about the size of Ireland. The left side of the isle is considered the air court territory. It’s made up of sparse forests and mountain ranges. The middle of the isle is where you’ll find the woodland court. This area has lush forests, thick greenery, streams, and a waterfall. To the far right is the fire court territory. It is mostly dry lands with one inactive volcano. Water surrounds the isle and streams run throughout. Those areas are considered the water court territory. A mystical veil hides the isle from mortal view. Only an elemental can see Avalon. There are pathways (portals) to Avalon all over the mortal world, but only elementals can see them. The magical powers of the veil prevent aging. As long as you stay in Avalon, you will not age. But if you leave, time will catch-up with you. The veil also protects Avalon from harsh weather conditions. It’s pretty much seventy to eighty degrees every day. Sounds pretty nice, huh? 😉
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?
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.