Authors: A. C. Warneke
STONE PASSIONS TRILOGY
copyright©2013 Andrea Warneke
Stone Passions Trilogy
Vaughn and Melanie
Melanie Jacobs has always been a little out of step with the rest of the world. She sees things that aren’t there, from the magnificent stone birds that fly overhead to the enchanted castle in the middle of the city. It’s when she gets an apartment in the castle that she discovers that she isn’t the one seeing things; it’s the rest of the world that is asleep.
Vaughn Nosuntres explodes into her life New Year’s Eve and he is unlike any man she has ever known. The attraction is magnetic, overwhelming and irresistible. Powerless to resist, they embark on a passionate affair under the cover of night.
But what Melanie doesn’t know is that when the sun comes up Vaughn becomes a stone beast, a guardian of the worlds and a protector of Melanie.
Rhys and Jenna
Once upon a cold winter’s night a magnificent man enters Jenna Jacob’s life and with a kiss nothing will ever be the same again….
For almost seven years, Jenna had been sleepwalking through life, going through the motions and trying to be the best mother she can be to her precocious daughter. Now she’s ready to start living again, hoping to test the water with someone safe. But the Fates, and her sister, have other plans and she is introduced to the marvelous Rhys Nosuntres. A man with a ready smile and pure erotic magnetism, he draws Jenna in despite her wariness. Even when complications arise to keep them apart it is hard to stay away from one another no matter how hard they try.
The Fates and the mysterious Omari conspire to bring them together, sending Rhys and Jenna on a journey of discovery. What Jenna discovers changes everything: Rhys is a Gargoyle and he is a Guardian between the two worlds. He is charming, generous and an inventive lover and Jenna cannot help but fall in love with him.
But the Fates can also be cruel, giving Jenna everything she thought she wanted just when she discovers everything she needs.
Armand and Ferris
It has been fifteen years since the events of
. The veil between the two worlds has fallen and Armand Nosuntres no longer knows his purpose: he is a Guardian with nothing left to guard. As he struggles with his new reality he is unaware that his destiny lies with the woman who loves him unconditionally, who has always loved him: Ferris Jacobs.
A human raised in the world of magic, Ferris has never really fit in. Her best friend is an imp, her playmates are pixies, and she's in love with a stubborn gargoyle who is having a difficult time seeing her as a grown woman. But she has a plan and before she is through Armand isn't going to know what hit him.
In an attempt to protect the vibrant Ferris from her own folly, Armand makes a decision that dramatically changes everything, sending Ferris on a journey that she never expected but one that she ultimately had to take.
As passions explode and lovers are torn apart, Armand and Ferris have to find their way back to one another before fate spins out of control and destroy everything in its path.
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Copyright©2012 by Andrea Warneke
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This is dedicated to the ones I love: my friends, my family and my readers and to those serving in the armed forces; you have my gratitude.
Melanie Jacobs stood in the doorway of the roof access, her azure blue eyes sparkling with laughter at how ridiculous she was acting. The rest of her was buried beneath a heavy, down parka of red and purple plaid; two thick scarves, one in magenta, the other gold; a lime green hat pulled down low over her ears, and a thick, mismatched pair of wool mittens. She was willing to face the cold, harsh winter on the roof of her building just to be near him.
From the very moment she had moved in the evening before, she had been inexplicably drawn to the roof, even if she had taken a bath instead of exploring. The luxurious, claw foot tub had been simply too tempting to pass up. It wasn’t until she got off work in the afternoon and hurried back to her new place that she finally had a chance to get up there. Although the route from her apartment to the roof access door was not straightforward and she was pretty sure it travelled through the neighbor’s lavish apartment, she knew the way as if someone had given her a map. Even the door disguised as just another wall panel proved to be no problem for her. It wasn’t until she saw him that she understood the need to be up there.
He truly was the most extraordinarily gorgeous creature she had ever seen and she could have spent hours gazing at him. But then she wouldn’t be able to touch him, run her hands over the hard planes of his sculpted chest, the furrowed lines of his broad brow, the flaring nostrils of his snout. She wouldn’t have been able to see if his teeth were as sharp as they appeared or if his ears were as pointy.
Leaning against the door, she sighed in pleasure as she drank him in: he was in a crouching position, as if prepared to attack whoever dared to trespass on his turf. Clawed feet were planted, ready to fly into action. His arms were curled upwards, his claws unsheathed and deadly-looking and his wings were spread in their full glory. Corded muscles covered his body, his curved calves, his powerful thighs. He was magnificent.
A large, impressive stone penis curved upwards from between his stone thighs, lovingly carved from marble, a penis that would be absolutely monstrous if it ever was to grow and become erect. Melanie smiled at her whimsical thoughts. It was carved of marble,
was carved of marble. It was, er, set in stone. Above the thick penis was a set of eight-pack abs that many men would kill for. Muscles blanketed his ribs, his pectorals, his broad shoulders, his thick neck.