Gargoyle Addiction by Livia Olteano





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gar·goyle – a spout in the form of a grotesque human or animal figure projecting from a roof gutter to throw rainwater clear of a building

I’m just saying, Webster got that definition wrong.


Gargoyle Addiction by Livia Olteano

I received a copy of Gargoyle Addiction in exchange for an honest review.

WHAT IT’S ABOUT:

Summonari don’t trust. Under their command, they summon any number of creatures from the Otherwolds–but never trust them outside of the summoning.
Gargoyles don’t love. Fierce descendants of dragons, they function on power and fear–never love.
Karla isn’t the happily-ever-after type of girl. No territory-hungry guy is going to stick flags all over her unclaimed grounds.
Kann’s world is death and betrayal. As Dar Primus of Haus Varis, he’s expected to follow tradition but he’s not your regular gargoyle. In fact, he’s anything but.
One fateful Friday night, Otherworlds collide. Stuck together in one world or another, Karla and Kann face everything from Awakenings and turbulent love to Festnavals and bloodthirsty scorned suitors.
If there’s one thing they can’t escape, it’s the addiction to each other. And they’ve got it bad.
New Adult Romance, suitable for readers 18+ !

MY THOUGHTS:

Oh my friends, was I excited to get my hands on this book! I kept seeing it on other blogs and with my fascination with all beings supernatural, I had to read it.

What are gargoyles?

When you think of a gargoyle, you think of those scary creatures carved into stone on cathedrals and other buildings.  They are used for protection.

The history behind the gargoyle:

La Gargouille is said to have been the typical dragon with batlike wings, a long neck, and the ability to breathe fire from its mouth. There are multiple versions of the story, either that St. Romanus subdued the creature with a crucifix, or he captured the creature with the help of the only volunteer, a condemned man. In each, the monster is led back to Rouen and burned, but its head and neck would not burn due to being tempered by its own fire breath. The head was then mounted on the walls of the newly built church to scare off evil spirits, and used for protection.

I had never thought I would see someone using a gargoyle in a book as the hero.  Let me tell you, it worked.  Livia worked in the dragon descendant connection and we see that come into play throughout the book.  I kind of had to suspend disbelief at the beginning, put aside my own thoughts about gargoyles being grotesque, and then completely fell into the story. Kann was amazing.  He was your ultimate alpha male with the fierce protective gargoyle persona.  You knew from the get go that this was a man who would stand between anything and his woman. He isn’t all gargoyle though. I don’t think he even knew that he had the ability to love.

Karla was hilarious.  She had some awesome one-liners and even with how she took her book boyfriend popping into her world, she handled it better than I would. Admit it, you’ve wished one of your book boyfriends would come to life, Edward Cullen, Christian Grey, or one of the Sinners On Tour – what would you do if they popped into your world all of a sudden?

When I was done reading this, my exact words on my Facebook page were

Just finished Gargoyle Addiction and I suddenly want my own gargoyle. *sigh*

Yep.  I want my own protective loving gargoyle! Where can I order me up one that looks like Kann?

If you are enthralled with creatures that some say could not exist and you love your alpha males fierce as can be, grab this book.  I know I cannot wait for the next in the Otherworld Summons series.  Livia is now a new favorite author of mine!

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  • http://www.xpressoreads.com/ Giselle Cormier

    Wow this sounds so fascinating I love the use of gargoyle for a hero especially. Great review! :)

    • heathermanning

      Thank you! It was really good! I never would have thought to use a gargoyle as the male lead/love interest. <3

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