{Guest Post/$50 GC/Signed Book Giveaway} "The Psyche of a Gabriel Hound" by Stacey O'Neale, Author of FRAGILE REIGN

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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. Follow her on Twitter @StaceyONeale, look for her on Facebook, Pinterest, and GoodReads. You can also visit her blog at http://staceyoneale.com/.

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The Psyche of a Gabriel Hound
by Stacey O'Neale

Gabriel, hell, or yell hounds are common creatures in Welsh, English, Saxon, and Celtic mythology.  They are typically associated with the Wild Hunt. During the hunt, they punish criminals or bring people to the underworld. When they yell, it's supposed to be an omen. In most mythology, they are closely associated with death. Some are shape-shifters, while others remain in their dog-like animal form.

In the Mortal Enchantment series, gabriel hounds are created by the original queen of the fire court, Prisma. Unlike other fire elementals, Prisma created them using her own blood. While standing within the eternal flame, she cut her arm and let the droplets join with the flame. From the blood and fire, the hounds were born. Since then, the hounds are born the traditional way all dogs are born. 

A hound has a mortal form until he or she turns what elementals consider an adult—sixteen. Sometime around their sixteenth birthday, they go through their first shift. When they transform, it's extremely painful. As they get older the pain lessens, but it's never painless. Hounds are not considered full members of the fire court because they do not have the ability to control fire. Instead, they are the strongest of all the elementals. Because of their strength, they are used as guardians to high-ranking fire elementals. The ones who aren't chosen to be guardians are made into slaves. They work in the castle and in the homes of high-ranking elementals as cooks, cleaners, etc.

Although they are considered lesser ranking fire elementals, they do have a pack leader. Darius—Marcus's father—is their current pack leader. He is also Prisma's guardian. As far as personality goes, gabriel hounds are raised to be vicious creatures. It's part of their guardian training. It's not uncommon for them to be called to fight one another to the death. During Prisma's reign, this was an activity she very much enjoyed. It's one of the many reasons the other fire elementals don't see them as equal members of their court.

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Author: Stacey O'Neale
Release Date: November 25, 2014
Publisher: Phoenix Reign Publishing

It’s been a week since all hell broke loose… 

Rumors of King Taron’s weakened powers have left the air court vulnerable. Kalin is desperate to awaken her akasha powers, except she doesn’t know how. Tension within the court is at an all-time high. Pressure is mounting for her to ascend to the throne, but a halfling has never ruled over any court. To solidify her position, the council has advised her to marry Sebastian—a high ranking air elemental she’s never met and her betrothed. 

Will Kalin sacrifice her relationship with Rowan to strengthen her court? 

Rowan and Marcus return to a fire court in turmoil. Liana’s death has fueled the fire elementals’ distrust against the air and woodland courts. The unbalanced elements have set off natural disasters all over the mortal world. Rowan takes the throne to restore balance, promising to unite the fire court. But not all elementals are happy with his leadership. Many are secretly loyal to Valac, which means Rowan needs to find allies for his cause. 

Can Rowan unify the court of fire before the elements destroy the world?

If you haven't read Stacey's Mortal Enchantment series, you can get the first book for FREE on Amazon and Barnes & Noble!!! The Shadow Prince won GOLD at the 2014 Readers' Favorite Book Awards in the Short Story/Novella category!!!

"Filled with betrayal and intrigue, THE SHADOW PRINCE is a dark and twisty novella from an exciting new author!"
~Katee Robert, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author

"THE SHADOW PRINCE is an amazing story, written well, with a unique story and intense plot. O'Neale is one hell of a storyteller."
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"O'Neale's The Shadow Prince is a fast paced, action packed, exciting introduction to a world of intrigue, and danger. I think fantasy and paranormal readers are going to love meeting her sexy male lead, Rowan. I'm a fan of both, and I really enjoyed this book. I can not wait to get my hands on Mortal Enchantment!"
~Katie, Mundie Moms  

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