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Giveaway (US/Int): Jess Macallan on gargoyle hotties and revenge best served stone cold

Giveaway (US/Int): Jess Macallan on gargoyle hotties and revenge best served stone cold

by davincikittieApril 6, 2013

Please help me welcome urban fantasy author Jess Macallan!

I’m thankful to be at GraveTells today. I’m celebrating the release of the second book in my Set in Stone series, Stone Cold Revenge, which features a hot gargoyle as one of the main characters. I’ve been asked many times why a gargoyle? It’s a valid question. Most people see them as big, creepy stone creatures that lurk at the top of equally creepy buildings. Not exactly hot hero material, right? I beg to differ.

If you’ve ever lusted after a hero who also happens to be a vampire –aka a dead guy–or a sexy man who changes into a hairy beast with ginormous canines, a gargoyle shouldn’t be much of a stretch. For the record, I love dead guys, hairy guys—only if they’re weres—and guys with wings. I wanted to write about a paranormal character we haven’t seen much of yet.

Gargoyles were originally used as a rain spouts. Positioned at the end of a rain gutter, their mouths are wide open, allowing the rain to pour through. I know what you’re thinking. A hero who doubles as a rain gutter? Er…still not sexy. Fortunately, they were also used as protection. Their hideous visage was thought to be a deterrent to any evil that might be tempted to enter a building. But if that’s not enough to change your mind, think of it this way: Jax is a gorgeous man who can shift into gargoyle form to protect the one he loves. With an impressive wingspan and an equally impressive *cough* protective streak, he’ll go to any lengths to save her. No rain spout and no lurking on buildings. He’s a serious alpha male who’s worthy of being in the paranormal hottie club.

Elle, my heroine, doesn’t know what to do with a gargoyle at first, but she has no problem appreciating Jax’s other form when the chance presents itself. I hope readers will find out what’s in store for their relationship in Stone Cold Revenge!

Thanks again for having me here today! I love to chat with readers, and hope you’ll connect with me on | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | JessMacallan 

Happy reading!


Stone Cold Revenge (Set in Stone #2) by Jess Macallan

Stone Cold Revenge by Jess Macallan
Set in Stone series #2

Forced by her maniacal father, the king of the shadow elves, to live in his house and train to become his heir, newly minted princess of the paranormal Elleodora Fredricks doesn’t think things could get much more complicated. On the outs with her gargoyle love interest, Jax, and confused about her relationship with her childhood sweetheart, MacLean the phoenix, Elle knows her fate decrees that her powers will manifest themselves in full on her twenty-eighth birthday, which is quickly approaching…

With help from two long-lost family members, some long-forgotten memories, and even her long-gone mother, Elle discovers there’s more to being part shadow elf than she ever knew. But will she be able to harness her unique abilities in time to take revenge on her enemies? For Elle, it’s all in a day’s work…

Read an excerpt here!

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Stone Cold Seduction (Set In Stone #1) by Jess Macallan
Stone Cold Seduction by Jess Macallan
Set in Stone series #1

When a regular night of Robin Hoodery results in the manifestation of some, um, unusual paranormal abilities, perfume-maker Elleodora Fredricks realizes the normal world she lives in isn’t quite… normal. And neither is she, thanks to her father, king of the shadow elves. Not only is he evil incarnate and the reason Elle moonlights as a burglar-someone has to take care of all his victims-he’s stolen her memories.

And only reading her fate can fix that.

Good thing she’s got a trio of hotties willing to help her find said fate, but only if she gives them something in return. Saving her oracle BFF’s fiancee, falling in love with the gargoyle, and making up for breaking the phoenix’s heart ought to be a piece of cake for the princess of the shadow elves.

If only the king didn’t want his daughter dead…

Read an excerpt here!

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author Jess Macallan

About the author

Jess Macallan lives in the Inland Northwest with her husband and three children. She thrives on creative chaos. Curiosity drives her to try new things as often as possible. When not writing or chasing trouble, she teaches yoga, reads, knits, runs a mini farm, watches Mixed Martial Arts, and gardens. The only things she takes seriously are chocolate, tea, and world domination. But mostly chocolate.

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Giveaway (US/Int)

Entangled Publishing is giving away one e-copy of Stone Cold Revenge to a commenter on today’s post! To enter to win, leave a comment telling us what you think of Jess’ gargoyle hero then fill out the Rafflecopter.

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About The Author
Sue "DaVinciKittie" Brown-Moore is a veteran romance blogger and reviewer and the primary voice for GraveTells.com. Sue has been shamelessly pimping book boyfriends since 2010 and has won several blogging awards with GraveTells. Sue is also a freelance Developmental Editor passionate about helping authors bring out the best in their stories. She loves reading romance, fantasy, and sci-fi and edits any genre she reads for pleasure. You can follow Sue's editing blog, with tips and tricks for authors, at DaVinciKittie.com.
  • Lauren
    April 6, 2013 at 5:23 am

    What an interesting idea to have the gargoyle be the hero! At the risk of sounding lame, there was a cartoon show about a similar situation where the gargoyles helped the humans fight evil (or the bad guys, whatever it was), and I’m happy that someone actually wrote a book along similar lines!

    • Jess Macallan
      April 7, 2013 at 2:50 pm

      Can you believe I never saw it? My husband told me about it after I’d started the book. 🙂

  • Mary Preston
    April 6, 2013 at 5:25 am

    I can totally picture a hot, sexy, protective gargoyle. What a fabulous idea. Unique & original which I love.

  • Lori Meehan
    April 6, 2013 at 5:30 am

    Jess is a new author to me. Thanks for the into. The book series looks good. I think a hot Gargoyle sounds like an interesting character.

  • Sandy Lion
    April 6, 2013 at 6:34 am

    I have read Marjorie Liu’s Dirk and Steele series and there is some gargoyle heros in that series, so the concept is not new to me. I think it is a great idea and look forward to reading the book. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Linda
    April 6, 2013 at 7:10 am

    Definitely unusual, that’s for sure. Somehow never associated gargoyle with hot, sexy or hero! Most novel idea

    • Jess Macallan
      April 7, 2013 at 2:54 pm

      It was unusual. 🙂 I also have a sexy phoenix in there, for readers who like a little more heat, and a little less stone.

  • laurie g
    April 6, 2013 at 10:52 am

    I can totally picture a hot, sexy, protective gargoyle. What a fabulous idea. Unique & original which I love.

  • April
    April 6, 2013 at 10:56 am

    I have never read a book about a gargoyle being a hero. I think it’s an interesting concept and can’t wait to read this book.

  • BookLady
    April 6, 2013 at 11:05 am

    Wow! I didn’t know gargoyles could be so hot, sexy, and interesting. This series will definitely be going on my TBR list. Thanks for sharing.

  • Sebella Blue
    April 6, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    I was so upset when Jax didn’t end up with Elledora at the end of Stone Cold Seduction. I am fervently hoping that book 2 changes that. Can’t wait.

  • Annwitch
    April 6, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    I had never considered a gargoyle as a possible sexy hero. It’s a nice change from the usual angels, vampires, etc. I haven’t read either book yet, but I hope that The comment about Jax and Elledora not ending up together isn’t too big a spoiler.

    • Jess Macallan
      April 7, 2013 at 3:00 pm

      Nope, it’s not too big of a spoiler. Book 1 ends on a cliffhanger, but book 2 clears up a few things and adds a few twists. 🙂

  • Mary G Loki
    April 6, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Awesomeness! XD I love anything to do with gargoyles!!!!

  • Kai W.
    April 6, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    Gargoyles in some folklores are protectors of innocents. They are also guardians. Those are my kind of heroes.

    • Jess Macallan
      April 7, 2013 at 3:01 pm

      You and me both! Now if only I could convince my husband to let me put huge stone gargoyles at the end of our driveway…

  • Sherry J
    April 6, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Wow,I loved the excerpts.Can’t wait to read them.Thanks for the giveaway.


  • Gabrielle
    April 7, 2013 at 10:15 am

    I love gargoyles! As heroes they are hard to find. This hero sounds like a great one!

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  • Christy Perry
    April 7, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    This is a new author for me, I’ve been looking for some more gargoyles to love. Thank you for introducing me to her and her work, looking forward to reading them! Thank you for the chance to win!

  • Janie McGaugh
    April 11, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    I think he sounds like a great hero.

  • April 22, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Congratulations to Laurie G. on winning the ecopy of Stone Cold Revenge!

    Thanks to everyone who came out to chat, and especially to Jess for being our guest and so friendly with all her responses! We <3 <3 <3 getting to hang with fab authors!

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