Thursday, March 7, 2013

Stone Cold Revenge by Jess Macallan (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Woot! Happy Friday-Eve, my friends! I hope everyone's week is going well. Today I would like to give a warm welcome to author Jess Macallan who has brought a special guest with her!

Thanks so much for having me at Reading Between the Wines today! I’m celebrating the release of Stone Cold Revenge, the second book in my Set in Stone series. My heroine, Elle, wants to hijack the post for a public service announcement for readers...

Hey there! As Jess said, my name is Elle and for those of you who read the first book, Stone Cold Seduction, you know my father is a jerk. Actually, that’s a big understatement. For those of you who haven’t read my story, my father, Jedren, is a World Class Evil Bastard. He had me tortured on a regular basis to groom me as his heir. How that was helpful, I have no idea. Long story short, he now expects me to take over his empire and be grateful for the opportunity. So not going to happen.

I’ve learned a thing or two about how to deal with my evil father without turning into one of his minions, and thought it might be helpful to share my tips with you on how to survive. So let me just jump right in…

1) Chocolate. Every woman knows the value of chocolate, but when you’re facing a future of being someone’s puppet, chocolate softens the blow. The trick is to have lots on hand, and only eat the good stuff. I prefer dark chocolate with caramel.

2) Loosen your morals. No, no, get your mind out of the gutter. I’m talking about being prepared to get your hands dirty by hitting your father where it hurts—his wallet. My father was never the indulgent type, so I took matters into my own hands when he pushed me too far. I stole from him. Yes, I know stealing is wrong, but I figure the karma works itself out when you give every dime back to the victims.

3) Fight fire with fire. My father’s right hand man has done all of his dirty work for years. I’m not a fighter, but I have an unlikely trio of protectors to help watch my back. A sexy gargoyle, gorgeous phoenix, and one obnoxious anti-fairy godmother. If she doesn’t make your ears bleed with her incessant sarcasm, she’ll get you with one of the many weapons she has hidden god knows where. If you can’t find one of these for yourself, I’d be happy to send her your way.

4) Magic powers. I don’t like to rely on #3, and fortunately for me, I inherited a set of abilities. Unfortunately, I’m still learning how to use them. I’m adding it to the list with the hopes it will come in handy down the road.

5) Last but not least, you need a sense of humor. Sure it might be a wicked or jaded sense of humor by the time you’re done recovering from your injuries or mental scars, but there’s always a punch line to be found in any situation. For example, my father thinks I’m actually going to agree to his terms. Little does he know, I plan to…well, I’ll let you read about it. *winks*

Thanks to the readers at Reading Between the Wines for letting me introduce Elle and the Set in Stone series. I love connecting with readers, and I hope you’ll find me!

Title: Stone Cold Revenge (Set in Stone, Book Two)

Author: Jess Macallan

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Length: 266 pages

Release Date: January 2013

ISBN: 978-1-62266-871-1

Imprint: Entangled Edge
Read an excerpt here
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…
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And don’t forget about the book that started it all…

Title: Stone Cold Seduction (Set in Stone, Book One)

Author: Jess Macallan

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Length: 254 pages

Release Date: January 2013 (re-release)
ISBN: 978-1-62266-870-0

Imprint: Entangled Edge
Read an excerpt here
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…
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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.

Connect with Jess Macallan: WebsiteFacebookTwitter - Goodreads

Entangled Publishing is giving away one e-copy (PDF or ePub only) of REVENGE to one reader. To enter, just leave a question or comment for Jess or Elle on this post and then fill out the Rafflecopter below. Additional entries are available but not required.

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  1. Love this type of genre! will look for this book in bookstores!

  2. This series looks really good. I like the gargoyle and phoenix in it.

  3. This series looks really good. I like the gargoyle and phoenix in it.

  4. I have not read too many books with a gargoyle. Sounds intriguing.
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  5. looks pretty neat - i've never read a book with a gargoyle. gonna check it out

  6. congrats to Jess on the new release! Thanks for sharing!

  7. LOVE the title and the cover thanks so much looking forward to reading this

  8. A gargoyle, a phoenix and a fairy godmother all in one book sounds like quite a combo. I'd love to read this.

  9. looks pretty neat - i've never read a book with a gargoyle. gonna check it out

  10. It really sounds really interesting with some interesting creatures. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

  11. Excited to see who won this one


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