TITLE: Stone Cold Seduction
AUTHOR: Jess Macallan
INFO: Paperback, Fiction, 245 pages
PUBLISHED: Entangled Publishing, 2011
SOURCE: Received from Publisher for Review and Blog Tour
FROM GOODREADS: When a regular night of Robin Hood-ery 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 fiance, 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...
MY TAKE: Stone Cold Seduction is a fun start to a great new series ~ Set in Stone. Jess Macallan has created a lovely cast of characters and an interesting setting for their adventures. She has pretty much smashed the "rules" of what readers have come to expect with the "normal" paranormal novels.
Well, I have to say that I was completely taken with the heroine Elle. She's funny, snarky and compassionate. She's also very much her own woman. Where her upbringing should have crushed her, it only made her into a force to be reckoned with. Her lovelife is a bit of a mess, but what a mess to be in! Yum Jax..
One of the things that I liked the most about this story is that it is fresh. We are introduced to some characters that aren't quite the norm in the fantasy/paranormal genre lately. Not many gargoyles and phoenixes are in leading roles; it's a nice change that makes for an intriguing tale.
About the only thing I didn't care for was the abrupt ending. I realize it is setting us up for the next book, but I felt a tad rushed and wasn't ready for it to be over. Fortunately that wait won't be long as the next two in the trilogy come out in October and November!
This book was an enjoyable read that I quickly devoured. Readers who enjoy romance, fantasy, and unusual characters will love this story.
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