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.
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.”
Hayden glanced up from the sandwich he was making. “Why is that?”
I had her halfway to an orgasm, then ran out of there without an explanation. “I left things a bit…awkward with her.”
Hayden turned his attention back to the triple-decker submarine he was building. “Do what you feel is best—I’m not concerned. You’ve never given me a reason to doubt your decisions before. Just remember to pay attention to any variances in your behavior. If you sense any change, let us know immediately.”
Camden came back into the room, still clutching the portable phone. “I think we have a problem.”
Kaden’s entire body tensed. “What now?”
Camden pointed over his shoulder. “Annabelle is on her way here. She’s in a cab at the front gate.”
“Don’t let her in.” He paused for a second. Not allowing her in would only escalate the situation. There had to be a better answer. “Tell her I’m not here.”
Camden rubbed the back of his neck. “Too late, bro. Barney buzzed her in.”
What was the point of living in this secluded neighborhood if the security team let in anyone who showed up at the gate? He made a mental note to have a long talk with Barney’s supervisor in the morning. “Why would he do that?”
Hayden chuckled. “A pretty human showing up in the middle of the night isn’t exactly newsworthy around here. Barney probably assumed she was here for Camden.” Camden winked at Hayden.
Was this a regular occurrence when he wasn’t home? “How many humans have you brought back to this house?” Kaden asked, irritation filling his tone. “Do you have no respect for any of the rules we’ve set?”
Camden raised an eyebrow. “Hey, glass house, now really isn’t the time for you to preach to me about the rules.” He made his way toward the staircase with his chest puffed out like a proud canary. “Sounds like you have plenty of explaining to do, so I’ll leave you to handle that.”
Hayden placed his sandwich on a paper plate. “I’m going to eat my snack in my office.” As he was leaving the room he glanced over his shoulder. “Be sure to give the human my regards.”
How long did it take to get your first book published?
About two years. If you’re interested, the first book in the series is available for FREE on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. http://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Prince-Mortal-Enchantment-Book-ebook/dp/B00IT1DQX0/ref=sr_1_2_twi_kin_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1442412304&sr=8-2&keywords=Stacey+O%27Neale
Do you do another job except for writing and can you tell us more about it?
I write full-time.
What is the name of your latest book, and if you had to summarize it in less than 20 words what would you say?
UNDER HIS SKIN is a fun, saucy adult paranormal romance about best friends that are secretly in love with each other. Oh, and one of them is an alien.
Who is your publisher? Or do you self-publish?
UNDER HIS SKIN is published by Entangled Publishing (a division of Macmillan Books)
How long does it usually take you to write a book, from the original idea to finishing writing it?
Two to three months depending on the word count.
What can we expect from you in the future? ie More books of the same genre? Books of a different genre?
My first series was YA Fantasy. This one is Adult Paranormal. I’m also writing a Contemporary Romance for my agent. I like to shift between YA and Adult.
What made you decide to write that genre of book?
I binge watched the entire ROSWELL series in one weekend. Afterwards, I wanted to write an adult version of an alien romance.
Do you have a favorite character from your books? And why are they your favorite?
I like them all for various reasons, but Camden is really funny. I like him a lot.
Do you have a certain routine you have for writing? ie You listen to music, sit in a certain chair?
I write in silence. I wish I could write to music, but when I do, it takes me out of my head and I want to dance.
Do you read all the reviews of your book/books?
Do you choose a title first, or write the book then choose the title?
I write the book first.
Which format of book do you prefer, eBook, hardback, or paperback?
Oh, eBook for sure. I’m addicted to my Kindle.
Do you think books transfer to movies well? Which is you favorite/worst book to movie transfer?
Best: Lord of the Rings
Worst: Every movie that’s been adapted from a YA Fantasy series.
No, I don’t. Most movies are two hours long, which isn’t enough time to really gasp the essence of a book.
Your favorite food is? Tacos
Your favorite singer/group is?
Florence + The Machine
Your favorite color is?
Your favorite Author is?
Holly Black (YA) Gena Showalter (Adult)
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.
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