Monday, February 21, 2011

This Week's Special Guest - Stacey Kennedy

This week on our AuthorIsland Tiki Hut Blog, we welcome Urban Fantasy author Stacey Kennedy as she stops by to talk about her book FIRST AND LAST, the latest release in her Magical Sword Series.

Stacey's novels are light-hearted fantasy with heart squeezing, thigh-clenching romance, and even give a good chuckle every now and again.

Her journey as a writer began as a way to keep her brain alive since being a stay at home mom can sometimes 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, Stacey indulges at nap time, especially the juicy bits! Every mom needs a good thrill!

The Magical Sword ~ Book Four
Liquid Silver Books ~ January 24, 2011

One woman, one bond, one final battle … can even Nexi Jones defeat the deepest darkness of evil?

Meet Nexi Jones—Witch, Guardian and now, Lady of the Underworld. Embracing her new role, Nexi begins the task of changing a world led by darkness. But not everyone is happy to see her rise to power. Before long, a resistance within the Underworld is forming.
As the darkness begins to close in around her, Nexi’s magical abilities flourish in response—forcing Nexi to dig down deeper into her past to discover this source and why she was gifted with such incredible strength.
With her Guardian, Kyden by her side, Nexi will meet her greatest challenge yet as she begins to discover that fate might have been a bitch, but she was a bitch with a plan.

You can get a copy of First and Last at any of the locations below:
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Now, onto a little something that has come up in conversation lately. First and Last is the final novel in The Magical Sword Series. Through seeing the first three stories published I have received a couple reviews saying, “The novel was too short—it went to fast.”

All of the stories in The Magical Sword series are sixty thousand words, so I wouldn’t necessarily say they are short. But I do understand what they're saying. The thing is, I keep them this length on purpose. Why? Well, it’s quite simple. When I read a story I get bored of lengthy details and drawn out moments. I love dialogue, monologue and descriptions that allow me to envision the world. And that’s about it.

To be honest, I could have easily added twenty thousand words to my stories to up the word count and give long descriptions of everything. But as I said, I’m not a fan of reading a book that has that in it. In truth, I usually just skim those parts to get back to the dialogue and the good stuff.

I love a fast paced novel that leaves me turning the page to find out what happens next. I enjoy hearing the characters interact with each other and I get bored when nothing is happening. Needless to say, it’s not much of a surprise I write the way I do. For me, it’s thrilling to be constantly wondering what’s going to happen next.

So, if you’re like me, a person who skims over the lengthy boring stuff, who enjoys danger, romance that warms your heart and sex scenes that leave your cheeks pink...then come give my series a try!


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WIN - Leave Stacey a comment or question this week at The Tiki Hut Blog, and your name goes in the hat for a download of your choice from any of her book!  Please leave your email address and your choice of which book you'd like to have, so we can hook you up if you are this week's winner - Good Luck!


  1. I don't think my comment went through. I enjoyed reading about your books. Sorry but I have never read one so I would like Book 1 if I win. debby236 at att dot net

  2. Hi Stacey and welcome to the AuthorIsland Tiki Hut!!! Got stammed with ice and snow yesterday and my internet went down before I could post a hello yesterday!

    Loved your post and must say with the busy life I lead, I do enjoy shorter stories too.

    I hear that a congrats is in order for your new release STOLEN DREAMS!!! Tell us all about the new book and what else you're working on now.

    Have a great week and best of luck with your books!

  3. Congratulations Stacey on your new releases! I took the time to explore your website and saw that you have had many new books released in the last few months.

    The lengths of the books I read vary depending on my mood and how much reading time I have. Sometimes I like a really long novel that I can get pulled into for days. Other times I want a quick read that can be finished in a few hours. Most days I fall somewhere in between.

    Good luck with all of your new releases!

    user1123 AT comcast DOT net
    My book choice would be "A Deadly Whisper"

  4. I follow you on Facebook Stacey. We have "chatted" a few times. I am intrigued by your books. I totally ignorant when it comes to the whole e book thing. I cannot read books on my computer. I do have a kindle app on my phone..would that work for htis giveaway? If yes, then ENTER me for the your first book!

    Question: Where do you get your inspiration for your stories? Do you feel like you have to reign yourself in for the pink cheek sex scenes? I really want to read your work. It sounds WONDERFUL. Sometimes what I really need is a good quick red cheeked, quick read story that is fabulous! Sounds like I found the perfect place to get it too!

    Thanks for the chance to win & Thank you Author Island Tiki Hut!


  5. Thanks for stopping by, Debby!!

    Yup, Stolen Dreams just came out and I'm really excited about this one! It's my favorite series I've ever written...I just love the concept and the characters are so fun!!

    I've actually just started my first contemporary full-length novel. It's by far the most emotional story I've ever written so I'm really invested in this story. Hopefully, I'll have it wrapped up in a month or so.

    Thanks Stacie!!

    *waves at Mindy* It really depends on the heat level in the story. My menage story that is coming out next month, Bless the Beauty was definitely the hardest love scenes for me to write. It took me 3 days on each one cause I had trouble getting through them. LOL!! Of course, all my stories have passion and lusty scenes, and I always feel peek cheeked after writing them! How could you not?! LOL! Just leave it hubby enjoys when I'm writing love scenes!! ;)

  6. I have read three of Stacey's books. I would love to win a copy of First and Last.

    I think Stacey's books are awesome . . I recommend them to all my friends that read.

    Ladybug07999 at yahoo dot com

  7. I think that the length of Stacey's books are perfect. I, too, get bored when an author is too descriptive when telling about things that aren't that important. Of course, being descriptive during steamy loves scenes is just fine with me - which Stacey does perfectly :) I love how her books are fast paced - keeps me wanting to turn pages and not put the book down :)

    I would love to have Silent Howl. I recently read An Everlasting Bite, and I want to know what happens next!

  8. It depends on my moods, if I'm in the mood for a lengthy, descriptive book then I don't mind. But if I am looking for a quick read then a shorter book is better. If I win I would love to have A Deadly whisper.

  9. SUPER congrats on you new release,so far i've read THE WILLOW and THE WICKED and they were great.