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Stone Lover (Stone Passion #1) [Kindle Edition]

A.C. Warneke
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Romance, a little drama, a lot of passion and gargoyles

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.


full length novel approx. 99,200 words
warning: contains graphic language and lots of sex (M/F)


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  • File Size: 2232 KB
  • Print Length: 300 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007JCTX5U
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Modern Fairytale March 18, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I loved this modern fairytale filled with gargoyles, imps, HOT sex and a wizard. Stone Lover is the story about the romance between a young woman and a gargoyle. Unknown forces lead Melanie to a castle in the city that draws her in and compels her to rent a studio apartment inside. She is enchanted by her new surroundings especially the 3 stone gargoyles she discovers on the roof. One in particular captures her attention and her imagination as she daydream about the statue coming to life. Melanie has no idea how much her life is about to change when she meets her new neighbors, Vaughn and his 2 brothers. Magic is all around as Melanie and Vaughn fall in love, they are insatiable for each other, the sex is hot and heavy. They both realize they have found something special in their relationship and will go to any lengths to stay together. But first secrets must be revealed and their relationship tested before there is a HEA. Keep a tissue handy you might need it. Stone Lover had a Beauty and The Beast feel to it, I loved it. The epilogue was a must, it answered key questions and is a perfect setup for a sequel. I'm crossing my fingers there will be at least 2 more books.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book! March 17, 2012
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Fantastic story!

Melanie has moved from her parents' home to a tiny apartment in a building that has wonderful architecture including gargoyles. In fact Melanie is so enamored with the gargoyles that she finds a secret passage through someone else's apartment so she can go and check them out. She's all over the lion gargoyle. The next night is New Years and she meets a great looking guy at the bar she and her friends go to. Vaughn and his brother are there is try to get her to move out but when Vaughn meets Melanie, he can't stay away. Now Melanie has to figure out whether she can change everything about her life to be with Vaughn.

Loved the story! Gargoyle stories are some of my favorites. Parts had me crying, others were so sweet. It seems there's going to be an ongoing story about Melanie's and Vaughn's sister and brother. Can't wait! I would totally recommend this book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good book June 5, 2012
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I was surprised , I didn't think about gargoyle and human love could be good. It showed interest, humor and I can't wait to read about the other brothers love stories.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars :::Standing ovation::: January 2, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
:::Standing ovation:::

This book was fantastic! I absolutely loved it. SCORCHING love scenes, an adorable heroine and the endearingly protective hero. I cried like a baby towards the end, and all of the kooky occurrences get completely explained in their own time (but they DO get explained...no loose ends).

This was the first book I have read by A.C., and I'm a huge fan of her writing style. Even towards the end, she introduced new mysteries and gives juuuuuust a little more information about existing ones that kept me eagerly turning the pages. She uses vocabulary that isn't the normal cliché-isms found in your typical romance novel (even paranormal ones), which is refreshing because I read A LOT and said clichés get really dull after a while, even in the love scenes.

I bought the trilogy, and I am SO happy that I did! I NEED to know what happens to the other 2 brothers, and I am now a HUGE fan of A.C.!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!! November 12, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I was surprised to like this book. So surprised I re-purchased the trilogy.

Vaughn is a strong hero and Melanie is sweet but crazy, lol! I don't understand why she never asked the questions she needed to understand what was going on.

Definitely buy this book. You will love it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lover of Stone September 16, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
OMG!!!! I laughed, I cried, I told my family and friends, and I Loved reading this series. I read this series any and every chance I had. Now I have a book hangover...LOL ♥♥♥♥♥
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Gargoyle Story August 31, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This is the first in a now completed trilogy of romance stories that revolve around 3 gargoyle brothers. This first book is the story of Vaughn and Melanie. Melanie is branching out on her own and has found a tiny apartment in a building that she can't resist and after a trip to the roof becomes fascinated by the gargoyles who seem to watch over the building. She is especially intrigued by the gargoyle that resembles a lion.Vaughn turns out to be the gargoyle that she's infatuated with. The story is a little awkward in the beginning and the fact that she traipses through a stranger's apartment to get to the roof is a little odd. In my world waltzing through a stranger's home can get a shotgun pulled on you quick and in a hurry!The story does start to flow better as you get further into the book but there are some editing issues. However, I was still able to enjoy the book. The story unfolds in a way that will definitely make you want to read more about the other 2 brothers an root for them to connect with their mates and get their HEAs. There's a nice touch of the paranormal and gargoyle mythology that I enjoyed very much so overall I would recommend this for anyone who enjoys paranormal romance.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars gargoyles grrrrrr August 20, 2013
Format:Paperback
I loved this book. It was entertaining and had that paranormal type theme that I like so much. It was well paced and the characters were developed perfectly. This is a good one to read.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars not worth the dollar I paid
Written on an elementary level. Unless its free or close to it, don't waste your time or money. Characters are unbelievable and underdeveloped. Read more
Published 14 months ago by little bit
5.0 out of 5 stars loved from the first chapter
Love love love!!! It was a great read and i love how love develops between Melanie and Vaughn. It was hard to get any work between chapters! I can not wait to read the next book!!!
Published 16 months ago by Amanda Harter
4.0 out of 5 stars Stone lover (stone Passion#1)
I really enjoyed this book. Whoever thought gargoyles could be so hot! look forward to the next few books!
I don't usually read this type of paranormal romance. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Kristy E. Bassett
5.0 out of 5 stars great unique read.
I didnt expect to like it as much as I did. Was in the mood to read somthing different and got it.The story grabs you from the beginning. Read more
Published 17 months ago by robinlynn
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!!!!!
I absolutely loved this book and hope she will go on and finish the series. I have already purchased the second and will start tonight!!
Published 20 months ago by karen
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
This book caught me by surprise. It was hot and funny and the characters were interesting. I wanted to keep following their story and purchased and read next in the series... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars looking for somethiing different & wasnt disappointed
i love a good series book and these fit the bill! i wanted something new/different,but still well written!! this fit perfectly!!
Published 22 months ago by pambo
3.0 out of 5 stars Fast, fun read.
I received this novel free for the purpose of an honest review. Though it is a typical paranormal romance (gargoyles instead of vampires or werewolves) I enjoyed it. Read more
Published 24 months ago by Denna Holm
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More About the Author

Like most writers, I spend most of my time telling myself stories and occasionally writing them down when they get too loud to remain in my head. The characters are also very demanding, wanting to go out into the world to be discovered by millions of adoring readers, though they are most satisfied with having only a few readers that truly love them. From the gargoyles that sit on top of the roofs to the Siren who lures her wolf astray to the Aradians and Apocritae to those who battle evil, the characters are everything.

Instead of going through the traditional gatekeepers of the publishing world I have leapt over the walls with the help of digital catapults (starting with kindle direct and createspace) and messenger e-birds (goodreads, facebook, twitter, RNC, etc), going directly to the public. It has been a year and while my strong hold is small it grows larger every day as I connect with other rebels throughout the lands and the readers who support our work. It is a glorious day to be a writer.

When it comes to the actual writing I have discovered that every single one of my books likes to be created in a different way, which makes establishing an environment that is most conducive to my writing is not likely, though it occasionally involves chocolate covered raisins, music, minesweeper, occasionally Mahjong, lots of solitaire, notebooks and scraps of paper, doodling and day dreaming, and fruity, sugar-free bubble gum, not necessarily in that order and not always at the same time.

Of course, none of this would be possible without the love and support of my very loving and very tolerant family: my husband who encourages me to keep writing even when I act a little insane in regards to the worlds in my head, and my three kids who help out so much when I get lost in those same, darn worlds. They politely listen as I go on and on about my characters' motivations and back stories, their connections within the worlds created and how they fight to gain control of their destinies. But I am a cruel writer and make them earn their happy endings.

Since I am also a Romantic at heart, they are all happy endings.

Available Books:

Darkness Comes (February 2012 - PNR)
Blight (March 2012 - UF)
Stone Lover (March 2012 - PNR, romantica)
Siren Song (May 2012 - PNR)
Stone Romance (September 2012 - PNR, romantica)
Blind Attraction (Jan. 31, 2013 - Contemporary)

Coming soon-ish:

Awakening (PNR/UF)
Stone Destiny (PNR)
After Blight (UF)
Darkness Comes book 2 (PNR - title to be determined)

I love hearing from readers.
Email me at: acwarneke@yahoo.com
or connect on facebook: www.facebook.com/ACWarneke
or visit my blog and leave a comment: acwarneke.com

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