Friday, November 29, 2013

Gargoyle's Embrace By Lisa Carlisle Review~Spotlight

Gargoyle's Embrace 
Book Length
Quickies or Kisses
Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc.

Imprint: Romantica®
Line: Twilight
Series: Underground Encounters
Series Number: 5
Themes: Shapeshifter 

Fifth in the Underground Encounters series.
Tracy isn’t sure why she’s drawn to a particular gargoyle statue in the Goth club where she works. After the stone takes human form to protect her from her abusive ex, she brings the handsome, naked male to her apartment. It’s impossible to ignore the seductive appeal of a man sculpted like a Viking warrior.
Danton has only hours in human form to spend with the woman he has hungered for. He’s convinced what’s between them is more than hot sex, but he needs to convince Tracy of that before he turns back to stone.
A Romantica® paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

I gravitate toward stories with dark, brooding, isolated characters (think Heathcliff, Dracula, Darth Vader, and Severus Snape) and tough, independent, caring heroines. My reading tastes very widely, though, and I’ll read almost anything–especially paranormal romance, mysteries, and non-fiction on any new topic of interest.
I’m feel very honored to be a multi-published, award-winning author writing in different genres since I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was in sixth grade. For much of my professional career, I’ve written non-fiction — I’ve discovered writing romance is the most fun!
Life took a strange turn when I was younger and I ended up enlisting in the Marines, where I served in Parris Island, the California desert, and Okinawa, Japan. Then I backpacked alone through Europe, and lived in Paris. I owned a bookstore for a few years before becoming a writer as I love to read. Currently, I live in New England with my fantastic husband and kids. Disclaimer: I go bat-shit crazy before Halloween and start decorating my house on October 1st. You can never have enough gargoyles.

Favorite Quotes:

The Stone wings of the gargoyle statue unfurled into enormous sleek, black, feathered ones. The gargoyle reshaped itself, rising from a crouched position to stand on two legs to a full height well over six feet. And its head. The horns sank back into the stone while light-blond hair sprouted to take their place, growing past its broad shoulders. Within a few seconds, the grotesque stone creature she found lovable had transformed into a breathtaking make with flawless bronze skin, long blond hair and the magnificent physique of a Viking warrior. Who stood before them stark naked.
“Holy shit!” she exclaimed, eyes widening.

“I must be drugged.” She put her hands on her temples and closed her eyes in an attempt to clear her mind. When she reopened them, her eyes traveled from his chest down to a well-endowed erection.
Now she was imagining naked males with massive hard-ons? She had to be drugged. Drugged and horny.
“I know it sounds crazy,” he said. “But I’m alive. Flesh and blood, just like you.” Then he added, “For now.”

I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.

This is a quickie novella and is a good book. You met Tracy who works at a bar and whose ex-boyfriend shows up drunk and wants her back but has a restraining order on him for abuse. Then there is Danton, Danton is a gargoyle statue that is in the bar that she touches and tells her life to. Now to protect Tracy he has come to life.  To be human again Danton has to find someone who will love him and be willing to spend the rest of their life with him. Will he be able to save her before it is too late? Is Tracy the one to free Danton or will he be trapped as a statue forever?

I like this book, it was a quick story but worth reading.  I would love to have a sexy, hot man appear before me. 


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