September 14, 2013

{ blog tour + giveaway } Gargoyle's Addiction by Livia Olteano

Gargoyle Addiction by Livia Olteano
Series: Otherworlds Summons #1
Publication date: July 2013
Genre: NA Paranormal Romance


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.


OK ... let me begin with that when I first saw that this was about gargoyles, this is what I thought of :

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Ok, now who has watched this cartoon growing up?! I did. Anyways, back to the review, this was my very first gargoyle world book and I had no idea what to expect nor did I know exactly what they are. But after reading this book, I'm a HUGE fan. And we can thank the oh-so-amazing Kann!

So, we have the bookworm smut (aren't we all!), Karla, who is ironically reading a book about the unique world of gargoyle's. Thinking she lived a calm and boring life, it doesn't take long for her world to be flipped upside down. And that's when Kann randomly shows up one day, claiming he's been summoned by Karla, but she has no idea what he's talking about. She wasn't hopping on the "get with the program" train! If she doesn't release him from the summon, Kann is here to stay, but why would you want him to leave anyways?! ... I wouldn't. It's not long until she has to accept that her world has changed immensely, going from dropping everything from her life in the human world to Kann's mystical world.

Now, I want to talk about Kann. Not going to lie, he scared me a bit, but all of that intimidation factor he had going on was rather attractive. And sparks were constantly flying between Karla and Kann, maybe it was the summoning, but you'll have to read to find out. Kann is obviously stubborn, protective, controlling (the list goes on), you'll pick that up from the get-go and you can sense that him having a soft side isn't exactly normal for him, or his kind. But he comes to a crossroad with that, which I love! I'm such a fan when characters appear to be all tough, which he is, but EVERYONE has a weakness, and his is Karla. And he'll do anything to protect her, and I mean ANYTHING!

Neither are upfront about their feelings, but they'll constantly be questioning what is real and what isn't. All I have to say about Karla is that she is NOT boring by the end, she's pretty bad ass (and that's all I'll say on that matter).

There were just so many things to love about this book, the storyline, characters, steamy sex scenes (of course, they are pretty HOT), and the fact that you'll want more, when you finish the book. This is indeed a series, and after learning some juicy news from Oliva, I am beyond excited for the 2nd installment, which plans to be released late November!

Olivia, you're a new fave in the paranormal genre!


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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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