Gargoyle Addiction

Gargoyle Addiction

by Livia Olteano

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Overview

Gargoyle Addiction by Livia Olteano

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.

(Edited by Lea Ellen Borg)

Product Details

BN ID: 2940044647190
Publisher: Livia Olteano
Publication date: 07/12/2013
Series: Otherworlds Summons , #1
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 311 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

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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Gargoyle Addiction 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Julie_C More than 1 year ago
At first I wasn't so sure about this book and the concept of pulling characters from books. After awhile though, it did grow on me. I liked the story and will be reading the next one.
WorldsCollide More than 1 year ago
Dark, unique, and absolutely wonderful! Gargoyle Addiction was definitely unexpected and I really enjoyed it. I love the world that the author created. Otherworlds, gargoyles, summonari, seers, dragons. It was all well built and very interesting. That was undoubtedly the best part of the book. Karla was a good heroine. She definitely wasn't going to let anyone, even a gargoyle prince, run all over her. I found her likable, though there were some moments where I got frustrated with her. I can't pinpoint exactly when, but I couldn't connect with her character entirely. Regardless, I thought she was a lovely heroine. Kann was difficult to figure out. On one hand, he's not a very nice guy. He kills, manipulates, and forces people to do what he wants. And, yet, he could also be very sweet. Though I wanted to whack him a few times for the stupid things he did (though, to be fair, they were extremely tame for a gargoyle), I still liked him. I mean, he is a descendant of the most powerful (and vicious) dragon, so I can't expect him to be all nice guy. And, in the end, he showed that he really was a sweetheart, though I suspect he would literally bite the head off anyone who said it to his face. I liked him. I thought he was great. The romance was super hot. The attraction between these two was just off the charts. The sparks flew whenever they were together. It was definitely intense. There were sweet moments as well, but, considering the situation they found themselves in, it wasn't that often. I thought they were great together and I can't wait to see how things turn out for them in the next book. The plot was fast paced and I was kept interested the entire way through. There were twists and surprises along the way. And the ending had me curious for what will happen next. Gargoyle Addiction was a fantastic New Adult romance. I really enjoyed reading this book. If you're looking for a great NA paranormal romance, this is your book. *I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review
JessicaLovesBooks More than 1 year ago
This book had me hooked almost immediately. It falls under the genre of New Adult Paranormal, but this book definitely stands on its own. For one thing, I was in love with the whole premise of the book. It started out with such a unique and captivating idea, that I was sold. And then the characters and storyline just made everything better from there. Book nerd Karla receives an ARC of the newest book in her favorite series for her birthday. Like any self respecting book nerd would do, she immediately change into her jammies and curls up to read all night long. When she finally dozes off, she is dreaming about the super hot villain in the book, Kann, and sleepily wishes that he would come to her and make her feel at home in his arms. With that wish, and a small paper cut that leaves a smear of blood on the pages of her book, Karla unknowingly summons Kann from the Otherworld and straight into her bedroom. Ok, let's stop right there for a second and just take a moment to imagine how awesome, and crazy, this would be. If any one of us book nerds found out we had this ability, there would be super hot, alpha-male, book boyfriends stacked in our houses like cord wood, lol. We'd just pack 'em in! On the other hand, this situation could get really crazy and scary really fast. I mean, how many of us have had a serious book crush on a vampire, werewolf, or some other "other" species of hottie? I know I have, and I would not be able to control myself!! So, back to the book. Karla innocently summons Kann, the Gargoyle, into her bedroom and wakes up to a huge predator with razor sharp teeth and a bad attitude sitting next to her bed. And he is not happy that he has been summoned. Since there are alternating POV's in this book (which I loved), we are able to know what Kann is thinking and feeling during this whole situation. He is pissed because he believes that Karla is a witch that has summoned him to her world to mate with him, and then control him to do her bidding. He is also pissed because he is immediately very attracted to her, and starts having weird feelings for her that Gargoyles are not supposed to have. Gargoyles don't have feelings like tenderness and love. They are hardened dominant beings that do not respect anything or anybody that they perceive to be weaker than they are. Kann can sense the waves of fear coming off of Karla, but instead of being repulsed, he is instead drawn even more to her. I loved how Kann was not portrayed as the typical dreamy hunk that we usually read about in a romance (paranormal or otherwise). He is described as ferocious and deadly. A predator that hunts down a bear and eats it for breakfast. His skin is a blue-gray color, he has a mouthful of sharp teeth, and he is arrogant, rude, domineering, and sometimes just a downright ass. But he is also protective, and strong, and very, very sexy. Plus, once we fast forward in the story and Kann and Karla have been bound to each other as Numata, a whole different side of him begins to show. Our big, bad gargoyle falls in love with the little human, and there is nothing he won't do to keep her safe. This story kept me captivated from beginning to end with all of the plot developments and twists and turns. Plus, I loved the character of Karla. She has a very sarcastic and irreverent sense of humor, and she had me laughing out loud several times. She may be a weak little ole human, but she is not afraid to go toe to toe (at least verbally) with Kann and anyone else that gets in her way. And Kann, of course, turns out to be everything that you could want for in a book boyfriend come to life. I loved seeing the change that he made from book villian to real life hero. I loved this book and can't wait to read the next one! This is definitely one of my favorite new series!