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The Book Barista Reviews: Rocked by Love by Christine Warren

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Title:  Rocked by Love

Series:  Gargoyles, #4

Author:  Christine Warren

Release Date:  March 1, 2016

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Bestselling author Christine Warren returns to the secret world of gargoyles-where legends come alive, and lovers are caught between a rock and a hard place…

Kylie Kramer knows that she’s putting her life in danger when she decides to investigate her friend’s mysterious death. What she doesn’t know is that she’s being watched over by a powerful protector. A legend in stone who has defended humanity throughout the ages. A rock-hard savior who swoops down from the sky, scoops Kylie into his impossibly strong arms, and draws her into a world that no mortal woman can imagine…or resist.

ROCKED BY LOVE

As the strongest of the gargoyles, Dag is sworn to destroy the demons that threaten Kylie’s world before returning to his stony slumber. But the burning desire she ignites in him is even harder to fight-an all-consuming force that, once unleashed, can never be tamed. As their passion grows, so do the ranks of a demonic army plotting to take over the earth. When the ultimate battle begins, Dag and Kylie must face some demons of their own-to carve out a love that’s stronger than time…

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This is the fourth book in the Gargoyles series.  I’ve been patiently waiting for this to be available.  As I’ve mentioned before, I LOVE GARGOYLES!!!  I especially love Christine Warren’s Gargoyles.  They are total sexy alpha males.

In my opinion, you definitely need to read the other books in this series before this one.  Each book adds a layer to the battle that will eventually take place.  The author has built a world where evil darkness is so close at hand.  Only the Guardians and their Wardens can save humanity.  Each of the books has it’s own battle with the darkness but each one escalates in intensity.

I really enjoyed Dag and Kylie.  Dag, of course, is sexy and like the other Guardians takes a while to adjust to the lingo of this day and age.  Couple that with Kylie’s Yiddish and it’s pretty funny.  I learned a lot of Yiddish from this book and I loved it.

It was nice to see the characters from the other books again but my favourite secondary character was King David the cat.  He was a pretty awesome cat.  Basically a stray that comes in for frequent visits and has his own chair.  He also was quite the hero in one scene.

This series has been pretty steady and enjoyable.  I gave Rocked by Love four cups of strong and sweet espresso.  I definitely look forward to what comes next in this series.

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The Book Barista Reviews: Hard As A Rock by Christine Warren

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Title:  Hard as a Rock

Series:  Gargoyles

Author:  Christine Warren

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ISHO SummaryBestselling author Christine Warren returns to a mesmerizing world in which the laws of attraction are never written in stone—and love knows no bounds…

 

Bestselling author Christine Warren returns to the mesmerizing world of gargoyles in which the laws of attraction are never written in stone–and love knows no bounds…

Wynn Powe comes from a long line of powerful women, and an equally long line of Wardens. Unfortunately, Wardens all over have gone missing–her brother included–just when the threat from the Order of Eternal Darkness has begun to rise. Now more than ever, humanity needs Guardians to stand between them and the ultimate evil, so Wynn has returned to Chicago to locate a Guardian of her own. But the Order of Eternal Darkness has beat her to the punch, and the statue she’s come to investigate has been blown to smithereens. An elusive enemy is on her trail…and this time, she’s on her own. It’s up to her, a woman with no training as a Warden, to summon a new Guardian to the fight.

HARD AS A ROCK

Enter Knox. He may be a newly summoned Guardian, but he possesses all the skills and memories of his race…along with drop-dead, expertly-chiseled good looks. Bound to Wynn as his Warden, Knox vows to learn the truth about the destroyed Guardian–and protect Wynn at all costs. But he never could have imagined the fierce attraction that has taken hold of him, body and soul. Is his desire for Wynn worth the risk of being destroyed by the Order? The only thing he knows for sure is that he won’t go down without a fight. Nor will he pass up a night of pure blind passion. . .

isho-my-opinion2I’ve been a big fan of this series since I heard about it.  I lurve gargoyles!!! I keep looking forward to the next book.  Although each book tells its own story I recommend reading this series in order.

We met Wynn in the second book, Stone Cold Lover.  I liked her then so I was happy to get to know more about her in this book.  Once again a Gargoyle/Guardian has been summoned to help fight the war against the Order of Eternal Darkness (nasty evil thing this Order- looking for world domination).  Sadly, they no longer have the knowledge and help of the Guild (the institution set up to combat the evil) in the fight against the Order. So they have to work together, with the help of their friends from the other books, to try to defeat the Order and prevent the evil from infiltrating.  I know this sounds very complicated but trust me, when you read the books it will all make sense and you will understand.

I loved that there were surprises that I did not see coming.  I thought I had it figured out but NO!  I was definitely side-swiped by what happened.

I gave Hard as a Rock four strong and delicious cups of coffee.  I can’t wait for the next book int he series!

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ISHO Author Bio

Born and raised in coastal New England, Christine Warren lived in the South and the Mid-Atlantic before hopping to the other side of the country to take up the life of a transplant in the Pacific Northwest. She completely bypassed those states in the middle due to her landlocking phobia. Hmm, need to research a scientific term for that…

When not scrambling frantically to complete her latest writing project, Christine spends most of her time as a crazy animal lady, hanging out with her dog Levi (he’s the one with the hair) and pretending to train him to have some manners. She also hangs out with her horse, Cal—a thoroughbred with a craving for strawberry licorice twists—her goddog, Merlin; and her best friend, fellow author Hannah Murray. In addition to playing with her pets, Christine’s hobbies include identifying dog breeds from photos of their underbellies, appreciating fine and not-so-fine wines, shopping for the perfect pair of Christian Louboutin shoes, and most of all reading things someone else had to agonize over.

 

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WWW Wednesdays: March 25, 2015

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To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

Here’s where I’m at:

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What I’m currently reading:

Hard As A Rock by Christine Warren

This is the third book in the Gargoyles series.  Have I mentioned that I love Gargoyles?!  Just started this.  I will post a review soon.

What I recently read:

Cash’s Fight by Jamie Begley

A new book has come out in the Last Riders Series and I realized that I had not read this one (which was released before).  I loved it.  Like all the other books in the series, I could not put it down.

What I hope to read next:

The Traveling Woman by Jane Harvey-Berrick

You don’t even know how excited I am about this book.  I read the first book in the duet and I freakin’ loved it so much.  It was a cliff hanger so I can’t wait to start this one.

I’d love to know what your W…W…W… are.


The Book Barista Reviews Stone Cold Lover by Christine Warren

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ISHO SummaryA prominent art restorer, Felicity is more than game to help a friend track down an obscure statue in Montreal. But when “Fil” finds it, she’s taken by surprise at how drawn she is to this statue. Attracted to it in a way a girl shouldn’t lust for a stone gargoyle, she revisits it at night, longing to feel its embrace. Little does Fil know, her desire for this stone cold beast is about to heat up a notch.

Locked in stone for centuries, Spar has slept, waiting for when a human would need him. When he is awoken, Spar is taken aback to find that a human female needs his help. A very sexy woman who’s about to be the victim of a cultist attack. Saving and leaving her should be no problem. But as more questions arise, Spar knows that he cannot rest until Fil is safe in his arms.

isho-my-opinion2I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.  After having read the first book in the series, Heart of Stone, I was excited to get this.

Let me just start by saying that I love gargoyles! I used to love the cartoon Gargoyles. Yes, it’s true…I was a grown woman who watched the show religiously. Certainly you don’t have a problem with this. Do you?

Having said that, I was super excited when I heard about this series.  I immediately got the first book and devoured it. After that, I was ready for Fil and Spar.

Fil is an art restorer who unknowingly awakens the Guardian Spar.  She’s a strong, stubborn woman thrown into what I’d call a nasty situation with the Eternal Order of Darkness. She’s drawn to Spar but is reluctant to let it flourish into something more.

Spar on the other hand is quite certain about what he’s feeling for Felicity and I think at times he’s a bit confounded by her actions and comments.  Luckily for her, he’s somewhat patient and is not easily dissuaded.

I really enjoyed this and am looking forward to the next book in the series. (March seems like such a long time away.) I give this four strong and bold espressos.

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ISHO Author BioBorn and raised in coastal New England, Christine Warren lived in the South and the Mid-Atlantic before hopping to the other side of the country to take up the life of a transplant in the Pacific Northwest. She completely bypassed those states in the middle due to her landlocking phobia. Hmm, need to research a scientific term for that…

When not scrambling frantically to complete her latest writing project, Christine spends most of her time as a crazy animal lady, hanging out with her dog Levi (he’s the one with the hair) and pretending to train him to have some manners. She also hangs out with her horse, Cal—a thoroughbred with a craving for strawberry licorice twists—her goddog, Merlin; and her best friend, fellow author Hannah Murray. In addition to playing with her pets, Christine’s hobbies include identifying dog breeds from photos of their underbellies, appreciating fine and not-so-fine wines, shopping for the perfect pair of Christian Louboutin shoes, and most of all reading things someone else had to agonize over.

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WWW Wednesdays: September 3, 2014

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To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

Here’s where I’m at:

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What I’m currently reading:

No Weddings by Kat Bastion with Stone Bastion

I just started this book yesterday and I am loving it.  My review will post next week.

What I recently read:

Stone Cold Lover by Christine Warren

This is the second book in the Gargoyles series.  I love those Gargoyles!!!!

What I hope to read next:

Voyager by Diana Gabaldon

I’m about 40% through this one.  It’s a very long book so I had to put it on hold while I read other books. I can’t wait to get back to Jamie and Claire!

and

Reaper’s Stand by Joanna Wylde

I had wanted to read this one a while back but was unable to get to it.  I’m hoping this will be the week.

Now that I’ve showed you mine you show me yours. SHARING IS CARING!


Teaser Tuesday: Stone Cold Lover by Christine Warren

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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Ana Carter, and Cassandra Livingston, at So Many Books So Little Time. Anyone can do it.  All you have to do is: (1): Grab your current read. (2): Open it to a random page. (3): Share 1 or 2 “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.  BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!! (4): Make sure you also mention the author and title.

 

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For an instant the air around Spar seemed to shimmer, but before she could focus on the strange phenomenon, her eyes were too busy focusing on the drop-dead-gorgeous specimen of apparently human man candy that stood in the gargoyle’s place.


WWW Wednesdays: August 27, 2014

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To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

Here’s where I’m at:

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What I’m currently reading:

Voyager by Diana Gabaldon

I’m about 40% into this one.  Loving Jamie and Claire of course, but I have to put it on hold because I HAVE to read other books.  I will say this again:  I think I’ll be 85 before I finish this whole series but it will definitely be worth it.  Also, I am loving the TV show.  What great visuals to go with the books.  Repeat after me:  Sam Heughan!!!

and

The Devil in Denim by Melanie Scott

I just started this one. It’s the first book in a new series called New York Saints. So far so good.  I love reading about sports romances.  I’ll post my opinion next week.

What I recently read:

Seeing as the last book I read hasn’t changed from last week’s post I won’t bore you with that again.

What I hope to read next:

Stone Cold Lover by Christine Warren

This is the second book in the Gargoyle series.  I really enjoyed the first book so I’m definitely looking forward to continuing the story with this one.

and

No Weddings by Kat Bastion and Stone Bastion

I mentioned this one last week but was unable to start it yet.  I hope to be done by the end of the week.  I will be posting my opinion closer to release date.

Now it’s your turn to tell me what your W…W…W… are. SHARING IS CARING!