Fifth in the Underground Encounters series.
Tracy isn’t sure why she’s drawn to a particular gargoyle statue in the Goth club where she works. After the stone takes human form to protect her from her abusive ex, she brings the handsome, naked male to her apartment. It’s impossible to ignore the seductive appeal of a man sculpted like a Viking warrior.
Danton has only hours in human form to spend with the woman he has hungered for. He’s convinced what’s between them is more than hot sex, but he needs to convince Tracy of that before he turns back to stone.
A Romantica® paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave
Lisa gravitates toward stories with dark, brooding, isolated characters (think Heathcliff, Dracula, Darth Vader and Severus Snape) and tough, independent, caring heroines. She’s wanted to write since the sixth grade and is thrilled to now be a multi-published, award-winning author.
She spent a short time in the Marine Corps, living in Parris Island, the California desert, and Okinawa, Japan. She then backpacked alone around the US and Europe and lived in Paris, France, before returning to the U.S. to buy a bookstore. Now she lives in New England with her husband and children and draws on these experiences in her stories.
I do adore the idea of gargoyles (especially when they look like that!) Even though this is short, at just under 50 pages, it is probably when of the best I’ve read in a while. It’s not stuffed with useless secondary characters and focuses on the main ones with ease.
The spicy scenes are both needed for the plot line and written without being tawdry or salacious for the sake of it.
From a writer’s perspective, the whole relationship was oddly believable and the love, although springs up quickly, is rooted in a longer story thread that’s explained at the start.
The front cover is lovely, but I would have liked to see more gothic and gargoyles on there too – but that’s just me.
Overall I’d give Gargoyle’s Embrace 4 out of 5 stars – a rock hard paranormal romance with just enough erotica.