Sunday, February 16, 2014

Netgalley Review - Heart of Stone by Christine Warren @ChrstineWarren

Heart of Stone
Gargoyles #1
by Christine Warren

Goodreads blurb:  From bestselling author Christine Warren comes a thrilling new series about a young woman caught between a rock and a hard place—between gargoyles and demons…

Ella Harrow is trying to carve out a normal life for herself. Well, as normal as an art geek with psychic abilities can hope for. As museum docent and gift-shop manager, Ella is able to keep her distance from people—and her powers in check—while surrounding herself with the artifacts she loves. But how on earth is she supposed to act normal when a thousand-year-old statue on the museum's terrace suddenly comes to life?

Heart of Stone

Not your ordinary gargoyle, Kees has been asleep for eons, waiting for a portent of evil to wake him from his slumber. Kees isn't a vision; he's a bat-winged guardian created to protect the world from the seven demons of the Dark. Somehow, Ella triggered his reawakening. Maybe the demons have been unleashed? Maybe his heart is finally ready to be chiseled open? The fate of the world isn't carved in stone…yet.

About the Author:  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.

She enjoys hearing from readers and can be reached via email sent to or by postal mail to Christine Warren, PO Box 871900, Vancouver, WA 98687-1900.

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My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked it!!
***Received the ebook from St. Martin’s Press for an honest review

The cover is very, well… yummy and great eye candy :)  Love it!!

I have a fondness for gargoyles because of my dad.  He used to call me and my sisters his gargoyles, and I loved Disney’s show Gargoyles too!!  This is the 2nd book I’ve read with Gargoyles in it, and I think I like them as much as my shifter and vamp books.

This book started a little slow for me, but this happens when you have a new world and characters to learn about.  Ella and Kees are awesome, and I think this series is going to be a fantastic one and will only get better with each book.

Ella is a strong woman who keeps everyone at arm’s length because of her past which you will have to read about because I refuse to ruin it for you.  Her life changes on the terrace of the museum she works for.  She meet Kees who turns her world upside down.  They can’t explain that they are somehow connected.  This book has tons of action fighting the bad guys, magic, and some very steamy scenes as well.  I can’t wait for the next book.

I recommend this book to all my fellow paranormal romance fans & of course all of you who already love Christine Warren as I do.

Interested in reading???

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