Monday, September 20, 2010

Guest - Stacey Kennedy

Good morning everyone! Stacey Kennedy’s journey as an urban fantasy romance writer began as a way to keep her brain alive since being a stay at home mom can be a little let’s say―numbing. It was an escape from screaming kids, dirty diapers and plain old mom duty.  It started as a hobby, but as the stories progressed it became a passion. Now, she indulges at nap time, especially in the juicy bits! Every mom needs a good thrill!


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What supernatural creature do you love to read about most?  For me, the answer is a complicated one.  I love them all!  The differences between the mythical beings have always left me a little unsure of which one was my favourite.

Which is why as a writer, I decided to write about them all.  I loved the idea of a world that not only included vampires, werewolves or witches, but had a place where they lived together in peace―well, sometimes they live peacefully.  

Anyways, it was from this idea The Magical Sword Series was born.  The stories revolve around Guardians and Witches, but vampires, werewolves, warlocks and just about every other mythical creature has an important role within these tales.  

So, why did I choose this path in my writing?  Because I honestly couldn’t settle on one.  Sure, I’ve branched out, written a few vampire or werewolf stories.  But in the end, The Magical Sword stories will always be my favourite to go back to.  I simply love the idea of creating a world that has all the magical beings we’ve all grown to love.  Loved it so much in fact, I created a spin off series, The Blue Bloods to continue with these adventures.  

My question to you, are you like me―do you love those furry werewolves or those sexy vampires too much to decide on one, or does one creature steal the show for you?

What’s out now?

The Willow ~ The Magical Sword Book One

In Carson City, Nevada a tragic car accident has claimed the lives of Nexi Jones’ adoptive parents. Now, without them, her reason to live has vanished and she is determined to end her pain.

The problem with that, it’s not heaven she wakes up to, it’s the Otherworld. Nexi must reconcile the truth about her past, and her heritage as part guardian/part witch, while she begins to train to join the Council’s guard. But it’s not the combat training that has her worried, its attempting to keep her cool around the luscious guardian, Kyden that’s her biggest concern.

Before long, Nexi’s skills are put to the test as she begins to fight against the supernatural who have taken a human life. But nothing can prepare her for the journey ahead. Soon, she will find herself lost in a mystery and fighting to keep all she’s gained, as Lazarus, a vampire, threatens to take it all away.

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PRAISE FOR THE WILLOW
Night Owl Romance – TOP PICK!
“The Willow was an amazing read. I really loved it. Once I started the book I didn’t stop. The characters and action are awesome. There is always something going on and plenty of twists that are unexpected.”  Tigger9

RT Book Reviews
“…Kennedy has created a world that readers will want to visit again and again!” Dawn Crowne



 The Wicked ~ The Magical Sword Book Two

Nexi Jones knows two things—being half Guardian is tough—being half Witch is simply problematic. With her Guardian duties put on hold, she begins the gruelling task of discovering her magical abilities, which tend to be unpredictable, at the best of times.

At least, she has her luscious Guardian, Kyden to keep her grounded. That is, until the military-built, Ryker returns with a keen interest in being a constant thorn in her backside. With enough trouble controlling her powers—the added rivalry between the two tough Guardians leaves Nexi in urgent demand of a fire extinguisher.

But when tragedy strikes the very core of the Otherworld, Nexi needs to shape up as she lands herself knee deep into vampire society—a world run by vampire Mistresses who offer their assistance in unearthing a deadly plot of revenge. But as the truth begins to unravel, Nexi begins to discover that the Otherworld isn’t the only place where Supernaturals exist—and there is something far darker than thirsty vampires lurking within the shadows…

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 What’s coming soon?

The Devil’s Kiss – The Magical Sword Book Three (September 2010)












An Everlasting Bite – The Blue Bloods Book One (October 2010)











To Contact Stacey:


Website - www.staceykennedy.com





5 comments:

Marsha A. Moore said...

Good post, Stacey! I'm often torn between which demons to include -- I like them all too. :)

Marsha
http://www.marshaamoor.com

Becca Dale said...

Nice post, Stacey. I know exactly what you mean on indecision except I can’t even pick a genre and stick to it. Some fantastic and well-deserved reviews as well. I can't wait for Devil's Kiss. When does it actually come out? It is already almost the end of September.

Pauline B Jones said...

Well, as one who has wandered among the genres (though not vampires, etc), I do understand. Like you, I feel like I found my writing "home" with science fiction romance, but I have no idea how long I'll linger there. I do love following the stories and the muse, so my advice is go for it!

Stacey Kennedy said...

Well, I'm glad I'm not the only one who has a bit of trouble making a decision!! :)

Becca--I'm just waiting to receive the release date for The Devil's Kiss--I'm hoping next week, but gotta way for the publisher to put it in stone!! BTW--keep tissues ready, this one is a tear-jerker!! I'm suspecting for a little while people will curse my name!! :)

Asylumgirl said...

I've got to be honest with you Stacey, vampires have always been my first love. Now that I know there are so many other creatures to love, I have expanded my horizons to include them, but I will always go back to vampires in the end.

Deidre
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