Tour Stop: ENTOMBED IN GLASS by Stacey Rourke - Interview - Giveaway!

Entombed in Glass
By: Stacey Rourke
Series: (Unfortunate Soul Chronicles, #2)
Publication date: March 29th 2018
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Mirror, mirror on the wall.
What’s behind that fated call?
He’s the seer of present, future, and past,
Yet remains a nameless face entombed in glass.

Raised as a servant in the underwater kingdom of Atlantica, Alastor worked his way up to a regal member of the Royal Guard. Only as a decorated soldier did he stand a chance of winning the hand of the woman he’s loved since childhood … Poseidon’s only daughter, Princess Vanessa. But, when the war against humans rages, dark magics are evoked to give the mermen a fighting chance. Temporarily granted legs, they charge from the sea into a doomed battle. 
Doing the bidding of his masters as a trusted pawn,
The claims of his loyalty couldn’t be more wrong.

Waking on land, with bodies all around, Alastor’s lone goal becomes returning to the ocean and the only life he’s ever known. A plan that is quickly diverted when Hades, Lord of the Underworld, appears with a twisted agenda all his own. Cast to a land far from the lapping comforts of home, Alastor’s sole companion is a troubled misfit named Sterling that soon comes to depend on him. Trained to be a hero, how far is Alastor willing to go to return to the woman he loves? And can he live with the sacrifices he’s forced to make?
Each day he schemes to break free from their thrall,
and honor a self-made vow … to kill them all.

Let’s start with, how are you this find day?
Good! Cold, and ready for spring. But, good!

Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?
I do a lot of reading and a lot research. In truth I find a great deal of inspiration.

When did you write your first book and how old were you?
I wrote my first book in 2010 when I was a stay at home mom looking for a mental break from diaper
changes and nap times.

What do you like to do when you're not writing?
Spend time with my kiddos, refinish furniture, read, and—when my wallet and calendar allow it—

What does your family think of your writing?
They are amazingly supportive. Truly, I couldn’t have churned out all the books I have if they weren’t
willing to make a few sacrifices along the way, too, to grant me writing time.

What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?
It never gets easier. It is a journey. A struggle to completion. Sometimes you feel like you are trudging
along. But, in the same vein, each finished book is equally as rewarding when it’s done.

How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?
I have fifteen currently published with four or five more coming out this year. Right now, I would say
my Unfortunate Soul Chronicles are my favorite because of my love of fairy tales.

Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say?
I talk with my readers as much as possible, about everything! I love when they message me about their
favorite lines or scenes.

Have you even been sent fan art?
I once got sent a fanart cookie! It was so beautiful, I almost felt bad eating. But, I went ahead and ate
it anyway. Because … cookie.

What do you think makes a good story?
If you can make your reader have a strong emotional reaction—be it hate, sorrow, happiness, or even
embarrassment—to or for a character. If they feeling something real and strong, you’ve done your job.  

As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?
I wanted to be a movie star. Then I learned you can’t eat a lot of carbs, so I gave that up.

What is that one weird quirk about yourself, that no one else knows?
I hate when people I don’t know shorten my name. If I’m wearing a name tag and a stranger calls
me “Stac” I instantly bristle. Why? I have no idea.

If you had your time back what would you tell yourself about writing?
Set goals, but just be happy to take the journey wherever it may lead.

Last but not least,

What advice would you give aspiring writers?
Read. Often and regularly. Anything you can get, in all sorts of genres. It will help expand your skills
in ways you can’t fathom.

Thank you for answers my questions
Thank you for having me here!

RONE Award Winner for Best YA Paranormal Work of 2012 for Embrace, a Gryphon Series Novel
Young Adult and Teen Reader voted Author of the Year 2012
Turning Pages Magazine Winner for Best YA book of 2013 & Best Teen Book of 2013
Readers’ Favorite Silver Medal Winner for Crane 2015
Stacey Rourke is the author of the award winning YA Gryphon Series, the chillingly suspenseful Legends Saga, and the romantic comedy Reel Romance Series. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant dogs. She loves to travel, has an unhealthy shoe addiction, and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head. 


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