Stone Kissed [NOOK Book]

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When Delia Forrest talks to statues, they talk back. She is, after all, the last of the Steward witches.

After an arsonist torches her ancestral home with her estranged father still inside, Delia is forced to sell the estate to pay his medical bills. Her childhood crush, Grant Wolverton, makes a handsome offer for Steward House, vowing to return it to its former glory. Delia agrees, as long as he'll allow her to oversee the restoration.

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Overview


When Delia Forrest talks to statues, they talk back. She is, after all, the last of the Steward witches.

After an arsonist torches her ancestral home with her estranged father still inside, Delia is forced to sell the estate to pay his medical bills. Her childhood crush, Grant Wolverton, makes a handsome offer for Steward House, vowing to return it to its former glory. Delia agrees, as long as he'll allow her to oversee the restoration.

Working so closely with Grant, Delia finds it difficult to hide her unique talent—especially when their growing passion fuels her abilities.

But someone else lusts after both her man and the raw power contained in the Steward land. Soon Delia finds herself fighting not just for Grant's love, but for both their lives...

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426891014
  • Publisher: Carina Press
  • Publication date: 12/27/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 866,225
  • File size: 473 KB

Meet the Author


KERI STEVENS hails from northern Kentucky. She has a romance hero of her very own, three sons (who are heroes in training), two miracle cats and the world's smartest mutt.

Keri creates mayhem and magic in small-town paranormal romance novels like her debut, Stone Kissed, which has won two international awards: The Golden Quill for best first book and the International Digital Award for paranormal romance.

Please email her at Keri@KeriStevens.com.

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  • Posted April 28, 2011

    A refreshing take on PNR

    Stone Kissed is a nice departure from the usual paranormal fare of vamps, were, and other shapeshifters that are all over Romancelandia right now. Oh, I still love all those other groups, but I picked up the book because I was intrigued - witches really aren't used enough in paranormals as of late, and I don't understand why. Even better, her take on the heroine doesn't make her omnipotent, though her power is an interesting one. Delia can talk to carved stone, and the statues come to life when she is around. At the beginning of the novel, Delia is estranged from her father, and she gets word that their ancestral home has been burnt down, and that he is gravely injured. She runs home, and finds that his medical care is going to cost a pretty penny. Enter our broody, hunky hero, Grant. He has a PAST that he won't talk about, commitment issues, loads of cash and the hots for Delia. He offers to buy the family home and have Delia restore it. After some hesitation, she agrees, and since this is romance land, one thing leads to another, and by that I mean that P goes into V. There are complications, and a couple times I wanted to smack Grant and Delia for their commitment issues. LOL. Also, there is an epic awesome baddie who is just as interesting as Delia, who covets the family estate for her own reasons. I won't spoil the how and why, but it was refreshing to see a villain who could hold her own as a character - often so many are just one-dimensional baddies. All in all, I give Stone Kissed a solid B+, and I would definitely pick up another of Ms. Stevens novels.

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  • Posted January 9, 2011

    A different type of PNR

    I enjoyed this book. It was a refreshing twist in the paranormal romance genre and made for a quick, fun read. I recommend it to people who want a sexy paranormal romance without any fangs or furries.

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  • Posted November 27, 2010

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    Debut author to watch!

    I'm giving five stars to a debut author I think is going to be a star. The writing is tight, the storyline is fun, and the characters are likable. The book is being released by Carina Press but reads like it came from a print publisher, which is refreshing in itself.

    Delia Forrest has a strange talent: she can speak to statues. She comes from a long line of women with varying powers, but it all boils down to Delia being a witch. So, to go along with her particularly unusual gift, Delia is a stone conservator and runs a small business. But when her father is injured in a fire at the house she grew up in, Delia returns home to take care of him and Steward House.

    When Grant Wolverton shows up in town again, Delia is conflicted. She's been in love with him as long as she can remember, but he doesn't seem to know she's alive. He swoops in with an offer she can't refuse for Steward House, and Delia accepts. Their relationship becomes even more complicated when he enlists Delia in the restoration of Steward House.

    I won't give away the fun of the plot, but a third party claiming ties to Delia enters the picture and causes trouble for both Delia and Grant. This character is at times both sympathetic and enraging.

    I can't wait to read more of Keri Stevens' works. This is definitely an author to watch.

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  • Posted March 8, 2012

    LOVE IT!

    I have read a bazillion romance novels in my time and many are the same format. I love Keri's "new spin" combining with historical elements, some paranormal aspects and the characters that leap off the page! I love the villian in the story enough to want to reach in and grab her by the hair and... well, I can't really say what I would really do!

    If you want a fresh spin to romance I would definitely read this book!!

    WTG Keri!!

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  • Posted April 5, 2011

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    Stone Kissed has an interesting and unique concept for a story line but it left me wanting.

    2.5 stars

    Delia Forest is from a long line of Stewards, where every few generations a witch is born with special powers. Delia can talk to stone statues and with her gift, they talk back. But because of her parents treatment of her and her 'delusions' she hides her powers (though everyone seems to know anyways) and is a bit of a wallflower. She left her hometown and leads a quite life as a stone conservator in D.C., restoring statues and conversing with those who are more family to her then her own flesh and blood. But when a fire destroys her ancestral home and badly injures her father she must return to Steward House. Upon her return she find mounting hospital bills, a father that will need constant care if he survives and a house in disrepair. Her small business and her father's lack of upkeep & finances will no way cover everything and she is forced to accept Grant Wolverton's, who swoops in like a vulture, offer to buy the house. She's able to work herself into the deal though by overseeing the restorations to the house and this way she doesn't have to totally give up her home.

    These two butt heads right off the bat, Delia thinks Grant is a cold jerk and he thinks Delia is a disillusional liar, but there is an instant attraction between them as well. When the sparks start to fly it leads this couple to really good and erotic love scenes. Their relationship was well developed and realistic, though I would of loved to see the author spend more time establishing Delia's feelings for Grant into 'adult feelings' instead of Grant being the childhood crush she harbored from their one meeting when she was a teenager, fancying herself on love after that. I did admire her strength in their relationship and outside of it. Grant on the other hand was a well-developed character. He started out distrustful due to an even worse upbringing then Delia, but was attracted to her nonetheless. He eventually succumbs to his physical attraction but is still weary and then after time and revelations he comes to fully trust and love her.
    A whacked-out succubus, Delia's cousin Cecily, is the villain of the story; committing murders to feed and wanting Steward House's power and Grant's wealth and hawt body for herself. And she will take down anyone who stands in her way.The end result of her victim's squeed me out a bit, but I wonder how she was able to turn bodies to globs of mess when she was through with them? She is truly evil but I also question how, living in the same small town together their whole lives, did Delia not know the existence of her cousin until this point?

    Numerous scenes with the statues provided comedic relief and I really enjoyed their part in the story line. I did feel that the story jump around at some points and it left me a bit lost, as if I missed some explanations somewhere and a big portion of it did move slowly for me. But towards the end the author seems to find her groove and the book ends nicely on a happy note. Though I was confused as to who the narrators were in the epilogue and was left with A LOT of unanswered questions.

    Stone Kissed is a nice little dive into a quirky small town world of romance and magic. Not a bad read, very imaginative, but didn't quite capture my attention. I would be interested to see what this author comes up with next though.

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