Tuesday, November 17, 2015

~*★Release Blitz with Review★*~ Gargoyle by Scarlett Dawn

Title: Gargoyle
Series: Woodland Creek
Author: Scarlett Dawn
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: November 15, 2015


A shifter made of stone. And wings.

A human bent on free love. And drunk.

A joke could be made with those two lines.

But the town of Woodland Creek, it's no laughing matter. Hostile and magical residents guard their secrets. It's too easy to be found out.

When Isaac Stone first meets Kennedy Kirk, he's tempted to shove her off the clock tower. After all, she is gripping his private parts to lean over and see his town. One little push is all it would take...

Isaac never anticipated he'd be the one to fall.


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Title: Gargoyle
Author: Scarlett Dawn
Series or Standalone: Standalone Series Novella (Woodland Creek)
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Fantasy
Rating: ★★★★
Reviewer: Melyssa
This book drew me in for two reasons. One, I’ve never read a book featuring a gargoyle. Hell, if I’m being honest, I’m kind of behind in experiencing shifter books as well, so this was a double whammy. Add in that this was an author I’d never had the pleasure of experiencing before, and a pretty kick ass looking cover and I was sold.

I enjoyed this short little read immensely. I have to admit that I wished it were longer, but for what was here, I was pleasantly surprised. It wasn’t like anything I’d read before and I enjoyed quite a few of the characters, both the main ones as well as those that served a greater purpose from the background.

Carter and Mike stood out at times even more than Kennedy and Isaac did. I’m not entirely sure if that was the author’s intent, but she definitely sold me on wanting more of those two. The entire family really. They all had aspects of their personalities that came through strong and made me want even more with them. Even the mother that I wanted to hate but couldn't lol.

What I enjoyed most had to be the way Kennedy was presented.

Often times in books and I say this because even in my own writing endeavors, I’ve fallen victim to this, the heroine usually comes across meek and mild. In this, Kennedy was a lot tougher than I went in expecting her to be and it drew me in even more. She was capable of giving back as good as she got, even when she was swept up and often times lost in what was going on around her. She was tough and I enjoyed that, especially with the way she was shown in the opening scene.

I wanted to hate Isaac, but in the end couldn’t. Sure, he was kind of a cocky ass, but the reasoning for it worked and in the end, the payoff I wanted right from the first scene was given to me in spades by books end. His protectiveness came through, his affection and in the end, what appeared to be caused by magic and power, turned out to be about a whole lot more for both him and Kennedy.

It was humorous on top of being spellbinding, and all sorts of steamy. The steaminess of it actually taking me off guard as in the paranormal stories I’ve read in the past, there wasn’t a whole lot of face time given to this aspect. But that, along with all of the other elements present here came together and created one hell of a read.

I’m glad I took the chance with this book and with this author. Her style of writing, and the pacing of this story definitely made me a fan and now I’m eager to see what else she’s written and I look forward to reading more from her in the future. Maybe if we’re lucky, we’ll get even more of these characters.

I think if you’re a fan of short reads, paranormal/fantasy style reads or this author, you’ll enjoy this.

My thanks to the author and all others involved for letting me read this story before its official release. I enjoyed it immensely.

Author Bio

New York Times bestseller and award-winner, Scarlett Dawn is the author of the Forever Evermore new adult fantasy series, the Cold Mark new adult science fiction saga, and the Lion Security contemporary series.

She lives in the Midwest, adores her music loud, and demands her fries covered in melted cheese.

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