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New Release: The Gargoyle and the Romance Writer – Chloe Archer

The Gargoyle and the Romance Writer - Chloe Archer

QSFer Chloe Archer has a new MM cozy monster romance out, Monsters Hollow book 2: The Gargoyle and the Romance Writer.

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. 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?

Vash DarkWing

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 novel that features an inappropriately curious novelist, a sexy Scottish gargoyle, 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.

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“I think we should give each other hand jobs,” I proclaim. 

Vash chokes on the last of his milkshake and stares at me with wide blue eyes.

I raise my hands to clarify. “Sorry. Not here, of course. I was thinking we could do that back in my room at the B&B.”

Vash wipes his mouth with his napkin and clears his throat while looking around the diner.

I follow his gaze and realize that most of the patrons are now openly staring at us. 

Oh, dear. It seems I may have made my sexual suggestion to Vash a little too loudly.

I stand up and give everyone an awkward wave. “Apologies, folks. Don’t worry. We’ll keep it PG until we get back to my place. No hand jobs under the table, I promise.” 

There are several whistles and Flo laughs at me as I sit back down and give Vash my attention again. 
“Well, I can definitely say that every time we meet, it’s highly… memorable.” His lips twitch with amusement.

“I’ve been called many things before, but memorable isn’t one of them.” I grin. “Seems long overdue.”

Vash chuckles and gets to his feet, laying some cash on the table. “Dinner’s on me tonight.”

I try to protest but he cuts me off. “You can pay next time.”

I grudgingly agree. “Fine.” He’ll soon realize I intend to hold him to that. 

“We can discuss your, uh, proposal while I walk you home,” he offers in a quiet voice as we head toward the exit.

I see the sense in his plan and give a rueful grin. “That might be for the best.”

As the bell on the door tinkles on our way out, Flo hollers after us. “Have a good night and please come again!”

Raucous laughter from other diners follows us out the door and even Vash chuckles as we make our way back onto the street. “Like I said, memorable. Although you still haven’t topped our first meeting.” He winks at me and it makes it hard to breathe for a second. 

But then his expression turns serious. “You told me about your vision issues when we first met. Would you prefer I walk on your left side where you can see me better or your right if that makes you feel more protected?”

I blink up at him while a funny, tight feeling in my chest starts to spread throughout my body, making me oddly hot and flustered for some reason. “Oh. Uh, thanks for asking. Since you’ve assured me multiple times that I’m safe here in Mystic Hollow, I don’t think my right side needs protection. Walk where I can see you. Please.”

He nods and moves to my left side as we head back to the bed and breakfast.

I’m a little surprised by how enjoyable this business-date-turned-sexual-arrangement negotiation has been. Educational friendship-dates and plenty of boinking? This could be even better than what I initially imagined.

Author Bio

Chloe 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.

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