For What It's Worth

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Stone Cold Seduction Blog Tour with author Jess Macallan & Giveaway!

I'm happy to welcome author Jess Macallan here today as part of the Stone Cold Seduction Tour. Stone Cold Seduction is book one in Jess's new UF/Paranormal Romance Set in Stone series. This series has it all! Fae, Phoenix's, Gargoyles, oracles and more......

Summary: 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…

Here's a pulse pounding teaser for you followed by an introduction to MacLean Douglas, the sexy Phoenix in Elle's life.

Excerpt from STONE COLD SEDUCTION by Jess Macallan

I couldn’t breathe. I couldn’t see. I couldn’t hear. Raw energy consumed me. It ripped through me with the force of a tsunami. As quickly as it started, it was over. Huddled on the stairs, I gasped for breath. A twinge in my shoulder indicated where the new mark was.
“The ward is down. Did you hear that?” The low, nasty voice came from below. It echoed in the stairwell. Heavy thuds on the stairs had me scrambling to my feet.
Shit. They were coming.
Quiet, calm shadow. Quiet, calm shadow, I repeated mentally, squeezing my eyes shut. I held the image in my head, praying it would hold. If I got out of this alive, I’d donate more. Volunteer my time. Be nice to every person I met. No more take-out food. I’d exercise and get enough sleep. I’d...
The two gargoyles raced up the stairs. Fast and agile, they ran right through me. Right through me.
Shock held me still.
Time was running out. I moved down the stairs, despite the way my legs threatened to give out with each step. Hitting the second level, I ducked into the first room I found. Hoping there was electricity down here, I fumbled for a light switch. Success. I flipped the switch.
With horror, I took in the scene in front of me.

Character Profile: MacLean Douglas

Thanks so much for having me here at For What It’s Worth Blog! STONE COLD SEDUCTION, the first book in my Set in Stone series, is available now at Amazon, Barnes &amp Noble, Diesel Books and Books on Board. Below is a sneak peek at one of the heroes of the series. MacLean Douglas is a sexy phoenix who’s as swoon-worthy as they get.

Where is your character from?
MacLean grew up on Mercer Island, which is located in the Seattle area.

How old is your character?
Thirty-three years old.

What is your character called?
Most people call him MacLean, but a few still call him Mac from his younger years.

What does your character look like?
He stands six feet, three inches tall, and is built like a basketball player―lanky and muscular. He has rich, auburn hair that’s usually a little too long, and copper colored eyes that turn into small flames when he’s angry or aroused. He’s always dressed in business or business casual attire, which gives him a sexy, sophisticated kind of appeal.

What kind of childhood did he or she have?
His upbringing was normal. The Douglas family is one of the prominent phoenix lines, so MacLean comes from wealth and privilege, with a heavy dose of responsibility (his broad shoulders bear the burden well AND look great in a suit). Despite being born with a silver spoon, he’s hard working, down-to-earth and charming. He’s an only child, but has extended family across the globe.

What does your character do for a living?
He’s a hunter for the Council, and head of security for the light elf king, Brenin. MacLean specializes in tracking souls and thieves. He’s also does a lot of undercover work, including watching Jedren Warlow, who’s suspected of stealing and harvesting souls from the most powerful family lines.

How does your character deal with conflict and change?
MacLean is fairly methodical in his approach to work, love and life in general. He stays the course, regardless of the obstacles thrown in his path. As a hunter, he’s cool under fire, though he does have a temper that flares on occasion.

Does your character have a romantic interest in anyone?
Yes, he’s in love with Elle Fredricks, who is also his mate. Unfortunately, another man also believes Elle is his mate.

What’s a little known fact about MacLean?
He loves being out on the ocean. He has a sailboat harbored at Blaine, Washington, and takes it out for a few weeks a year, provided he’s not on a case. The water soothes his fiery, phoenix nature, and gives him respite from his job, which is often stressful.

Does he have any supernatural abilities?
Definitely. As a phoenix, he can go up in flames and be reborn from the ashes. He can also set things on fire, and fly. His wings are brilliantly colored, and massive. He’s one hawt phoenix, literally and figuratively speaking. *winks*

Thanks again for having me at For What It’s Worth Blog today! I love connecting with readers. I can be found on | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | JessMacallan .

About the author: Jess 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, runs a mini farm, watches MMA and gardens. The only things she takes seriously are chocolate, tea and world domination. But mostly chocolate.

Karen: I'm thrilled to be part of the tour and thanks Jess for introducing us to that sexy Phoenix, MacLean!


Entangled Publishing is giving away an e-book of Stone Cold Seduction to one lucky winner. Just answer this great question from Jess.....

If you could create the perfect mythological or supernatural alpha male, what would he be?

Don't forget to leave your email so I can contact you. (use AT & DOT to avoid spamming)
Giveaway is international and ends Sunday 9/11 at 11:59 pm ET - Winner announced Monday.

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  1. Oh, a Phoenix. Cool.

  2. My perfect supernatural alpha male would definitely be a VAMPIRE!!!! YES! And I'd model him after Bones and Eric Northman. YUM!

    Awesome interview and giveaway! I've never read about the ability to change into a phoenix before. Totally want to check this one out!

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  3. He's going to be a dragon !!! :DDD

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    Thanks a lot :DD

  4. I love shifters, so my perfect supernatural alpha male would be a tiger shifter.
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    Thanks for the giveaway.

  5. I have to go with panther! Sleek and sexy >< edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom
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  6. Mine would be a cross between a vamp and a demon. I love my bad boys :) I'm picturing Wraith from the Demonica series, with some sexy tat's, but let's get his hair a little shorter and place him on a harley with a few more tat's

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  7. I would choose a big old weretiger! How sleek and sexy is that? Yummmm!

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  8. I am not exactly sure what my perfect paranormal hero would be. I love vamps, demons, shifters and love the sounds of a gargoyle. Mine would have to be a combo. Maybe a demon gargoyle shifter? Pretty much, as long as he is sexy, alpha, dominate, yet has a good heart and is caring/protective of those he loves and not cruel, I will love him.
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  9. My favorite super alpha male would be very strong, emotionally and physically. He would have the power to discern good from evil and of course fights evil. He does not have to be handsome, but his insides would need to be inherently good:) Thank you for the fun today and for sharing about this awesome book and giveaway opportunity.
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