Friday, July 19, 2013

Blog Tour: Gargoyle Addiction- Livia Olteano (Review and Intl Giveaway)

Gargoyle Addiction
Otherworlds Summons Book One
Livia Olteano

Genre: New Adult (Spicy!) Paranormal Romance

Expected Publication: July 15 2013


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.


Move over vamps, werewolves and all other oh-so-humdrum supernatural creatures....the GARGOYLES are here! Coloured skin, piranha like teeth, bulky bodies and ferociousness personified- these creatures are descended from the mighty dragons and have a preference for blood, raw meat, gory battles and deadly 'mating games'. Livia's world building was amazingly good. For one, the bad guys actually sported red skin and forked tongues- quite an invigorating change from the usual six packs and droolworthy eyes.  The entire setting of the Otherworld Piatra and it's residents- the gargoyles- along with their....ahem...unusual lifestyle was extremely captivating.

Klara's hopes of having a peaceful birthday are dashed when her favourite fictional character(who incidentally happens to be a gargoyle) appears in her bedroom, demanding to know why SHE summoned him. After narrowly avoiding suffering a coronary due to his (to mildly put it) unexpected appearance, she realises that the stereotypical bad boys only seem perfection personified from afar. While Kann's gorgeous physique( barring the sharp teeth and greyish skin) present a not-entirely-unwelcome distraction, his ruthless nature, dangerous temper and pseudo rapist tendencies are distinctly unattractive. But Kann- irrevocably drawn to Klara- is determined to have her. Through a whirlwind of steamy courtship, both end up in the perilous world of Piatra where a deranged sister, a bloodthirsty ex and a stealthily tyrannical Haus elder threaten to break the happy couple apart. Caught between two worlds and an unforeseen road to self discovery, Klara is torn between what she wants and needs while Kann would stop at nothing to keep her at his side.

Livia's Olteano's sizzling debut is a page turner. While the plot could have been better, the world building and Kann and Klara's scorching chemistry kept me hooked on. Klara's POV was engaging and (thankfully!) not centred around just the general hotness of Kann. The unprecedentedly wild lifestyle of the gargoyles was interesting, especially the idea of mating games and their community events. The ending was a bit of a let down. I'd been expecting a twist or at-least more info about Klara's  impulsive deal with the dragon. 

But definitely looking forward to see which turn the story takes in the sequel...

Rating- 3/5 stars!  


The thing leaned forward a bit more, its head poking out into the cascading beams of moonlight. Those eyes seemed to shine even brighter as light hit its...his...face. I wanted to scream but I was so beyond panicked my voice didn’t work anymore. The plan was to get my cell phone and call 911, but before I could even end the thought, he did a blurry motion and suddenly my phone wasn’t there anymore. Eyebrows raced toward the top of my head and I opened eyes so wide they stung.

“So, what do you want, witch?”

I almost screamed. His voice had the jarring quality of a whisper though I heard it too well for it to have been simply whispered. My skin burst in prickly points and my legs clattered. He sounded off and in a very bad mood.

“Well? What do you want?” he snarled.

Want? To place a call to 911 is what I wanted. Hell, a SWAT team, the thing...creature looked dangerous!

He drew in a gulp of air, releasing it with a whoosh. “I don’t have a lot of patience, I warn you.”

He seated his tall—very tall—and ferocious-looking body on the edge of the bed with uncanny grace. I tried to scoot away, frantically looking for my phone again. He placed one hand on the other side of me effectively restricting any escape route. Okay. Okay. It had to be a dream. A dream, simple as that. I took deep, hopefully calming breaths, but my heart twitched like it was possessed.

He wrinkled his nose. “You smell.”

“Excuse me?” I screeched.

“You stink, in fact. Like...bodies, writhing bodies, sweaty, horny. And plenty of them.” He snorted, and it was perhaps the complete stillness he exuded that put something of a damper on my panic. I was seething instead.

“What. The. Hell. Are you doing in my room? Who are you?”

He cocked his head to the side. His eyes caught light and shined that ominous silver again. A shudder emerged from someplace deep inside me, a primal place. I wanted to bolt so bad my feet itched.

“You’ve summoned me and I suggest you be quick about your request. Your smell is appalling. Enjoy an orgy tonight?”

“WHAT? Listen, you maniac, I don’t know where you get off...”

Before I could blink, I was lifted from the bed, my back pressed against the wall. Mean hands fitted snuggly around my arms. Those silver eyes scared the living days out of me from barely a breath away. He certainly put the F in feral.

“You won’t speak like that to me again. Or those will be your last words, are we clear?” 

About the Author:

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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