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review 2018-08-27 00:15
Hard to Handle (Gargoyles #5) by Christine Warren
Hard to Handle (Gargoyles Series) - Christine Warren
Like her brothers before her, Ash bursts to life immediately aware that something has gone terribly wrong in the world and that this is why she has been summoned. Normally, when a Guardian awakens, a Warden is present to inform of them about what the danger is and to help formulate a plan to keep the Seven in check. Like her brothers before her, Ash must deal with the fact that her newly minted Warden doesn't have the slightest clue about what is going on, or even that he is a person of power. With a threat looming, Ash barely has time to think about the ramifications that she is the first female Guardian ever and that she is developing feelings for Michael. The fate of the world is at risk and Ash and Michael are simply unprepared to meet it. 
 
Unlike the other books in this series, Warren tried to infuse a little more humour into the story. Anyone who has siblings and has retained a close relationship with them into adulthood should be able to see themselves reflected. Sure, Michael and his four sister are all adults now and are living active and busy lives but that doesn't mean they won't rat each other to their mother or engage in puerile games to get what they want. At times, this approach had me laughing and thinking about my own younger brothers. 
 
 
As a male love interest Michael was as crotchity as an old man. I understand that he would have been overwhelmed by a honest to goodness gargoyle coming to life and learning that the forces of evil were aligning but the way that he treated Ash throughout the novel was truly disturbing.  I don't think that Michael actually ever moved past sexualising her and so when he declared love, which is the habit in paranormal series, it didn't fit for even a moment.  Michael barely saw Ash as human let alone an individual person with feelings which could be hurt. This of course was magnified by the fact that the evolution of Michael's relationship with Ash mostly happened through internal monologue rather than shared experiences.
 
One of the things that I have loved about the Gargoyles series is that it felt explicitly feminist and I am sad to report, it seems that Warren decided to drop this approach in Hard to Handle. While it was funny to see Michael's interactions with his siblings and mother, it was particularly problematic the way that gender was treated. Warren actually sought to frame Michael as a oppressed by having so many women in his life. Really? Being surrounded by women is hard? If that were not enough, Michael constantly used the feminine as a pejorative. 
In the retelling, he imagined he would change the scream to a hoarse, manly shout of surprise; but in the moment, the high pitch of his girlish exclamation sounded like a harmony to the unearthly shriek that shook the air around them.  (pg 7)
He might have soiled himself, or at the very least, whimpered and cried like a little girl. Very bad for his image. (pg 15)
He screamed, a small part of his mind shaking free of the error to wonder whether or not he sounded like a little girl. (pg 95)
He opened his mouth to release another, girly wordless scream and heard instead his own voice bellow in an unfamiliar tone of command. (pg 98)
Michael's very understanding of masculinity itself is extremely problematic
 
 
 
 
 
Source: www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2018/08/hard-to-handle-gargoyles-5-by-christine.html
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review 2018-07-17 16:14
Stone Cursed: Taurus (Highland Gargoyles #6) by Lisa Carlisle
Stone Cursed: Taurus (Highland Gargoyles #6) - Lisa Carlisle

Stone Cursed is the sixth book in the Highland Gargoyles series, although it can be read as a standalone being as it is part of the Zodiac Shifters set too. Some references are made to the other gargoyles - where they live, why they left, the war, etc, but nothing you need to read for this to make sense.

 

Alec is one of the shifters who left the Isle of Stone to move to the Highlands of Scotland. He misses the sea though, so takes every opportunity to fly near to it. On one such flight, he hears voices and goes to investigate, where he finds more than he bargained for. With one wizard rapidly going dark, and a witch who believes in the light, Alec is confused given his history with witches. However, when the witch, Veda, saves him, he will do all he can to save her in return.

 

This is a fast-paced and smooth story that nevertheless gives  you all you could want. There were no editing or spelling mistakes that disrupted my reading flow, and I was able to read this book in one go as it kept my attention. This is part of two great series, and I can highly recommend either one. A wonderful read, and recommended by me.

 

* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and my comments here are my honest opinion. *

 

Merissa

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Source: archaeolibrarian.wixsite.com/website/single-post/2018/07/16/Stone-Cursed-Taurus-Highland-Gargoyles-6-by-Lisa-Carlisle
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review 2018-06-15 10:00
Early Review! Not Her Gargoyle (Not This #4) Annie Nicholas!
Not Her Gargoyle - Annie Nicholas

 

 

Ruby is done with jerks, dead-end jobs, and eviction notices. Everyone else she knows is finding ways out of this crappy neighborhood, so why can’t she? Since opportunities refuse to fall from the sky, Ruby makes her own. To hell with the little voice in her heart whispering about love. She never met a man she wanted to keep…then she met a gargoyle. Men were boring after all.

 

Nick was a con, a thief, and a rogue. He couldn’t keep a dime in his pocket even if it was glued. Then he met a ruby. Not one from the earth but one of flesh and blood. And ass. Let’s not forget the ass. Stealing her heart was now all he wanted.

He has a plan that could make both their dreams come true. It only involves an itsy-bitsy risk. All they must do is rob a witch.

 

Oh, and avoid the dragons.

 

 

I just had the best time of my life, who would have thought that being a little on the gray side of life could be so much fun!

 

Ruby and Nick have amazing chemistry that draws readers into thieir hijinks with ease because they both have a unique way of looking at things and dealing with everything that life throws at them. Their romance isn't sweet, it's fun and kind of stuck on Ruby when she wasn't aware which was quite funny because Nick was one determined gargoyle and he decided that Ruby was his.

 

The plot is fast paced and full of excitement as Nick finds himself running from a dragon and that's just the beginning as Nick and Ruby just keep the thrills and the chuckles coming throughout and with some surprising twist to keep everyone guessing.

 

This is the first book in the Not This series that I have read and I have to say that Annie Nicholas did a great job of developing her characters and bring her charming and delightfully fun world to vivid life and I since was completely charmed by Not Her Gargoyle, I will be catching up on the series while await the next book.

 


Not Her Gargoyle


Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40228774-not-her-gargoyle

 

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is the 4th book in the Not This series


Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/series/211507-not-this

 

Author - http://www.annienicholas.com/not-this-series

 

which includes:

 

Not His Dragon #1
Not His Werewolf #2
Not His Vampire #3
Not His Christmas #3.5

 

Not Her Gargoyle is avaiable in print at:


Amazon print - https://www.amazon.com/dp/1720398097/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1528602499&sr=1-1&keywords=Not+Her+Gargoyle

 

 

Not Her Gargoyle is avaiable will be available in ebook on June 18, 2018 at


Amazon ebook - https://www.amazon.com/Not-Her-Gargoyle-Shifter-Romance-ebook/dp/B07DQ87PWK/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1529011447&sr=8-11&keywords=annie+nicholas

 

 

 

Annie Nicholas can be found at:


Website - http://www.annienicholas.com/

 

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BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/authors/annie-nicholas

 

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/authorannienicholas?ref=hl

 

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review 2018-05-11 10:00
New Release Review! Stone Cursed: Taurus (Highland Gargoyles #6 / Zodiac Shifters) Lisa Carlisle!
Stone Cursed: Taurus (Highland Gargoyles #6) - Lisa Carlisle

 

 

Locked in stone.

On his night off from sentry duty, gargoyle shifter Alec heads out for a night flight. When he spots a strange green light, he soars closer to investigate.

And is caught...

Veda has had doubts about Kai since they left their coven to seek ley lines in the Scottish Highlands. When he curses a gargoyle with dark magic, she's forced to act. How can she free the gargoyle from his stone prison without invoking Kai's notorious wrath?

If you’re a fan of the Zodiac Shifter novels, you’ll love meeting this Taurus shifter who is as sensual as he is stubborn
.

 

 

Stone Cursed is another great Highland Gargoyles story. It has strong, compelling characters that draw readers in and refuses to let go. Veda and Kai have sizzling chemistry and are easy to connect to which it makes readers want to know everything about them and how their happily ever after will work out. The story is fast paced with plenty of thrills and excitement as the couple escape from a bad witch with a greedy power hungry mindset and lots of emotional turmoil as they try to maneuver their way through their attraction and their issues that get in the way of their romantic journey that has some blazing hot passion to heat up the pages and their libidos which of course makes all that emotional angst lose its importance – which is how it should be right?.

 

Lisa always brings her sexy gargoyles to vivid life and her Highland Gargoyle world always keeps me glued to the pages, so the fact that I really enjoyed Stone Cursed, doesn’t surprise me at all, if fact it just makes me want more.

 

 

 

Stone Cursed: Taurus is the 6th book in the Highland Gargoyle series which includes:

 

  • Knights of Stone: Mason
  • Knights of Stone: Lachlan
  • Knights of Stone: Bryce
  • Knights of Stone: Seth
  • Knigts of Stone: Calum

 

Stone Cursed: Taurus is available in ebook at:

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review 2018-02-08 16:01
Beginning of a trilogy with a cliff hanger
When Gargoyles Rise (Shades and Shadows Series) (Volume 1) - Ashley Rae Harris

This story intrigued me with the mix of characters and their hierarchy. There is a cliff hanger for an ending, which I was not prepared for. Despite expectations, Rose wants to figure out her own life and move about on her own. She has a strength and it grows as the story moves along. I am curious as to where the story goes from here and to find out who she ends up with.

I received a copy of this book as a prize, and this is my unsolicited review.

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