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