Monday, September 9, 2013

Gargoyle Attraction - Livia Olteano Book Review

Gargoyle Addiction by Livia Olteano
Series: Otherworlds Summons #1
Publication date: July 2013 
Genre: NA Paranormal Romance


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.



4 Gargoyle stars !

When Karla's best friend gives her an ARC copy of a book she's been waiting  for, (I know this feeling) she settles into her chair and the unthinkable happens, she meets the man she has been lusting over for 6 stories.  Kann – A gargoyle – dragon her book boyfriend from one of her favourite novels.  
 ** gasps ** its every girls dream ..  RIGHT !
Jaw drops……
from the very beginning I found Kann to be very dominant and a strong swoony character. A tad to cocky for his own good but hey with a bod like that and brawn to go with Any girl would fall for him ( lol )
Due to his brashness – and attitude he comes across rude at times, but I found that his strength and charm was full of hotness.  Overall- I enjoyed his character. 
Karla – was a  character at times I found it hard to relate to   – but also other moments she very well surprised me. We see many weaknesses and strengths of hers along the way but the main part that was prominant 
 was seeing them find each other.   I did enjoy the way in which her and Kane interacted,  at times amusing other times they frustrated me... But the attraction was sizzling.
They both wanted to belong and be loved, but Gargoyle’s don’t love - ?
The ending was sudden but I felt the author did a great job of blending it in smoothly, we get our HEA, but I have to say I am eager and would love to see more.  But I was definitely sheepishly grinning by the end.
The chemistry that the author spun  between Kane and Karla was smoking. I could see every contour and muscle on Kane’s body as I read along and have to say he was certainly one A Grade Gargoyle J lol.
The one on one scenes were hot, titillating and sexy as... He was one smexy as sin character. Even though at first encounter,   Karla was quiet grossed out by his demeanor. (( maybe it was his choice of breakfast )  lol
  I read the smexy scenes in record timing they were darn ** drool worthly**
Olteano did a wonderful job of creating this new and refreshing read, the way in which she put forth the world she created, was very imaginative and her dragons – Gargoyles kick arse and the other beings such as  the supernaturals  she wrote well into the storyline.  
I enjoyed all the second characters, and hated the bad ass bitch but the author did a great job of making us feel like this during the read.
The story was well paced, and we see a growing connection between the two main characters. The conflicts and banter between them at times was amusing and love was definable and  well put forth.

The only thing I can comment about was at times I was a tad confused with the swapping of Dialogue as to whom was speaking or thinking but it didnt take much to work out whom it was after the intial start.
Overall, I loved this story; it was refreshing, different, and creative. I love nothing more than to read a story that is one of a kind and unique with well put forth characters and storyline.
I eagerly await more work from this author.
Gargoyle addiction has a unique plot, steamy romance, feisty gargoyle but filled to the brim with the world of the supernatural.


Livia lives in Europe where she listens to obscene amounts of music and devours every reading material in sight. When she’s not doing either of the two, she fiddles with anything remotely customizable within reach.

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bn100 said...


Livia Olteano said...

Thanks for being part of the tour, and I'm delighted it was a fun read :)

Mary Preston said...

Right now it's Jon Snow from the series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE by George RR Martin.

BookLady said...

Acheron from the Dark Hunter series by Sherrilyn Kenyon. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I think the reason I like Karla so much is because she wasn't perfect. She made stupid decisions and was crazy stubborn at times.