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Today I am so pleased to welcome Chloe Archer to Joyfully Jay. Chloe has come to talk to us about her latest release, The Gargoyle and the Romance Writer. She has also brought along a great giveaway. Please join me in giving her a big welcome!

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Exclusive Excerpt

I knock on the front door, firmly shoving all such thoughts aside and going into my familiar work mode.

Keeping things professional shouldn’t be too hard.

Aye, I’m insanely attracted to the lovely wee human, but I’m also able to control my urges.

Those logical thoughts take an immediate kick to the balls when Ryder opens the door, looking more scrumptious than a toasty warm scone slathered in butter and jam. Dammit!

Be professional. This is a business dinner.

Ryder’s one of those naturally gorgeous blokes who’s stunning no matter what he wears. Tonight he’s kitted out in a pair of comfortable-looking worn jeans and a white T-shirt paired with a lightweight pale gray cardigan that fits him like a glove. His wavy auburn hair is mussed—probably from running his hand through it like I’ve seen him do when he’s deep in thought—and his gorgeous high cheekbones and full lips could give a young David Bowie a run for his money. He’s also wearing the thick, black, rectangular hipster glasses that make him look very smart and dead sexy. It all suggests he’s been stuck in front of his laptop writing most of the day, yet he’s still naturally striking and obviously not overly bothered about what others think about his appearance.

What I do notice, which he can’t hide, are the lines of tension around his mouth and the dark circles under his eyes.

It makes my protective gargoyle instincts go on high alert.

And it makes me want to tear this fucking stalker to pieces.


gargoyle and romance writer coverMonsters Hollow, Book 2

Welcome to Monsters Hollow, where love knows no bounds—even in a town full of monsters!

A quirky romance writer in hiding. A sexy gargoyle lover turned bodyguard. A magical small town and a stalker that just won’t quit…

Ryder Thomas (aka Ryder St. James)

I assumed writing swoony romance novels about humans and Otherkind might attract some unsavory attention. But I never imagined I’d have an obsessive fan stalking me. Fortunately, my BFF Max has an in with a town he assures me can keep me safe.

As a former foster kid, I’m pretty resilient, but this situation is messing with my sleep and I’m on deadline for my next book!

About the only thing that can help at times like this is some regular mind-blowing… release. Trust me, solo methods just aren’t enough and hooking up with randos isn’t my style. I need someone safe who can reliably rock my world in the bedroom and maybe help me with my research as a bonus!

Enter the hunky Scottish gargoyle who’s been flirting with me ever since I arrived to hide out in Mystic Hollow. We come up with an ideal no-strings and no-feelings arrangement until I leave town for my next book tour.

After all, romance is just a fantasy I write about in my books–right?

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From the moment I met Ryder, I wanted to know more about the bonnie, brave man who speaks his mind. With no filter.

When he proposes a few weeks of mutually beneficial shagging before his book tour starts, I immediately jump on the chance to, well, jump him. Just a bit of fun and maybe friendship.

Hell’s bells, but Ryder slips past all my defenses and wins my affections without even trying! Now, I’ll do whatever it takes to keep the man I love safe. Even if it means putting my heart as well as my life on the line.

The Gargoyle and the Romance Writer is a 106k cozy monster romance that features an inappropriately curious novelist, a sexy Scottish gargoyle with strong protective instincts, a specialty harness for aerial… shenanigans, a creepy stalker, and true love for the win. This is the second book in the Monsters Hollow series and can be read as a standalone.


chloe archer logoChloe Archer writes M/M sci-fi and paranormal rom coms with laugh out loud humor because she’s all about bringing the funny-sexy back. Oh, yeah!

She currently calls Minnesota home, but has lived abroad in places like Montreal, Edinburgh, and Tokyo. She’s hoping to relocate to Scotland permanently one day if the stars align.

Chloe is a fur mama to two adorable Yorkies, Jasper and Teddy, and she loves them in a crazy dog mama kind of way. When she isn’t busy writing, she enjoys visiting friends and family, traveling, reading, binge watching movies and TV shows, and practicing her karaoke skills. She does a mean cover of Pat Benatar and Cher, or so she’s been told.

Connect with Chloe:
Website: https://chloearcher.com/
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My FB Reader Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/chloescosmos/
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Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/chloe-archer
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To celebrate the release of The Gargoyle and the Romance Writer, Chloe is giving away a $15 Amazon Gift Card with a signed bookplate, or a Signed Paperback of the release! Enter the Rafflecopter giveaway for your chance to win!

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