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Restoration Blog Tour

A special thank you to author Randi Cooley Wilson for today’s guest post on why she chose Gargoyles to populate her Revelation Series. To find out more about Randi and her book, Restoration, a new adult paranormal romance, including buy links and details on her giveaway, please see below.

The Sexy Appeal of Gargoyles

Those of us obsessed with urban fantasy and paranormal romance stories understand the pull and fascination we as readers have with sexy, brooding, supernatural beings. After all, angels, demons, vampires and werewolves aren’t the only supernatural creatures we’re obsessed with these days.

The newest, and sexiest, fantasy boyfriend comes in the form of Asher St. Michael. A protector in The Revelation Series, which includes: Revelation, Restraint, Redemption, Revolution and Restoration. Asher is the leader of the London Clan of Gargoyles. He’s a brooding bad boy, who is loyal, sexy, wealthy and struggling with falling in love with his charge, Eve Collins.

“Gargoyles?” you question with disbelief lining your voice. Gargoyles, I assure. You mean the ugly stone statues that sit on top of buildings? Yep, those are the ones! Over the years, Gothic folklore tells tales of gargoyles as living, breathing creatures who watch over a charge. In mythology, they are perceived to be noble beings, protectors of mankind, and over the centuries they have bound themselves to ensure human safety. What could be more sexy than that?

As an author, I am fascinated with mythology and the history behind the why’s of certain tales. In my opinion, when you delve into the history of gargoyles, it seems only natural that these creatures, which were created to protect, make their way into our paranormal romance stories, which is why I wrote an entire series based around these supernatural beings.

So how do you make stone statues sexy and appealing to readers? When writing about these otherworld characters, I found myself drawn to a few key ingredients that make up a hot, sexy, brooding, bad-boy leading man and applied them to the main characters in this series.

When I developed the character backgrounds for The Revelation Series’ gargoyles, I first started with the mythology behind the beings. I began with how they were created to protect, and then developed key character traits I felt were important in that line of work. For instance, which side, Heaven or Hell, would they be protecting? Would they love once, mate for life, or multiple times? Since gargoyles are bound to a charge, would that be a blood bond and what would happen if that bond were with a female, who is not their mate? It was also important that each clan member had a connection to garish and old-school Gaelic with names and historically correct regional and physical traits.

In my research, I discovered that most gargoyles found family, or clan, of high importance. In addition, they were considered fiercely loyal and had keen protective instincts. Add those elements to more human personality aspects such as: confidence, sense of humor, how deeply they can love and family bonds — and you’ve got yourself ingredients for some pretty sexy gargoyles. Of course, some tattoos and piercings never hurt a leading male either.

Aside from looks, wealth, strength and the physical beauty of The Revelation Series’ Gargoyles is that above all else, they are willing to sacrifice everything in order to be with the person they love and that, in any species, human or supernatural, is really the core of what each one of us is looking for. To be loved completely, and accepted for who we are..

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Restoration (Revelation #5) by Randi Cooley Wilson

Restoration (Revelation #5) by Randi Cooley Wilson

About the Book
Title:
 Restoration
Series: Revelation #5
Author: Randi Cooley Wilson
Release Date: November 30, 2015
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Smashwords

Synopsis
Would You Run
Would You Fight
Would You Fall To Fate

If your heart was full of love, could you give it all up?

Eve Collins will do anything to save those she loves, especially her gargoyle protector and mate, Asher St. Michael. With the world crumbling down around them, Eve and Asher must face the final battle between darkness and light. One that will end in great sacrifice.

When the skies darken and love in it’s truest form is tested, would you run? When death becomes silence and battle lines are drawn, would you fight? If you had to sacrifice, to save the one you loved, would you fall to fate? Would you dare to let it go?

The End, Begins.

Restoration is the highly anticipated finale in the Revelation Series, a mesmerizing epic romantic journey filled with dark themes, beautifully melancholic musings, divine secrets, sacrifice and forbidden love.

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Author Randi Cooley Wilson

Author Randi Cooley Wilson

About the Author
Randi Cooley Wilson is a new adult paranormal/fantasy and contemporary romance author.

A resident of Massachusetts, she makes stuff up, devours romance books, drinks lots of wine and coffee, and has a slight addiction to bracelets.

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Where to Find Randi Cooley Wilson
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter

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