Friday, September 13, 2013

Blog Tour Review/Giveaway: Gargoyle Addiction by Livia Olteano

Hi guys! Hope you are all well and having a good week :) You may recall that I recently had a book love affair with gothic romance The Beautiful & the Cursed by Page Morgan. It was a wonderful paranormal romance that had gargoyles in it. Now, I've always thought gargoyles were super cool. Add them to the New Adult genre (with more sexiness) and a MC that is a bookworm-- and you got an awesome combo :tup I'm really pleased to share this very unique gargoyle book as part of the Gargoyle Addiction Blog Tour! And stick around because I'm hosting an individual giveaway for a copy of Gargoyle Addiction to one lucky follower! ^_^ 

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.

Gargoyle Addiction (Otherworlds Summons, #1)Gargoyle Addiction by Livia Olteano

My rating: 4 of 5 stars :star :star :star :star

A copy of this book was provided to me as part of the blog tour, in exchange for an honest review.

I like paranormal books. I haven't read much New Adult PNR but I plan to change that after reading and loving this book. It's been difficult to write out all the reasons I love this book, so bear with me as this could get a little choppy.
Gargoyle Addiction opens up immediately awesome. We get Karla (main character) on her birthday at da club. Then, we soon get her best friend giving her birthday present-- an ARC of her favorite paranormal romance. Karla's a book nerd! Go, Karla. :) She falls asleep wishing she could have a man like Kann, the character in her series. A paper cut and weird dream later and we get Kann in the flesh. (Aw, yeah). Before I move on, can I just say how funny it is that a book character came to life? Is awesome, and makes me laugh when I think about how much shit I'd be in if this happened to me. Me (and other book obsessed gals) would have to seriously face the music if we were faced with our book boyfriends showing up on our doorstep. Can we really handle all that we pine for? Do we want to know? Lol, ok, I'll stop with the philosophical questions. This is supposed to be a book review, not a paper for my philosophy class....
What I like about Karla- Karla is a strong woman, decisive, and fights against having a man control her in any way. She's also honest with herself, but terribly hurt and deep down has a hard time letting Kann in all the way even though they share souls. They do this through the concept of Numata. Basically it's the coolest thing ever.

“Numate (pronounced newmate) – special kind of mating where souls of the two mated become irrevocably linked together; they will both live for as long as the one with the longest life-span; they will both die if one is killed, and they cannot bear to be apart”
Excerpt From: Olteano, Livia. “Gargoyle Addiction.” iBooks.

What I like about Kann: Hot, determined, controlling/overprotective, instinctual. I really liked how the paranormal creature (Kann-- gargoyle) wasn't portrayed as being namby-pamby or vegetarian. He was a gargoyle. He eats and hunts wild animals (like bears). He's a predator, and doesn't like being controlled. The reason he so tries to manipulate Karla is because he feels she summoned and trapped him and he doesn't like that feeling (who would?). He's kind of arrogant at times but even from the start I could tell he had a good heart. He didn't know or believe in love; but wanted to possess Karla so she couldn't get the better of him (at first). Things didn't go as planned though. Oh, and he's super hot. I mean, did you see him on the cover? *fans self*

I really enjoyed this New Adult Paranormal Romance. If all the stories in this genre are as good as this I will be very impressed. I have a feeling they're not, though. This was just too good. The end brought a big happy smile on my face and I love that. It truly was a good love story-- not to mention crazy creative! I cannot wait for the sequel! When will it be out?! You can bet I'll be waiting for it as I don't want to forget this author/series!

I recommend it for lovers of paranormal romance, new adult, and stories with original characters who seem incredibly real.

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Individual giveaway (1) ebook copy of Gargoyle Addiction. Open internationally.  
The prize will be sent out the week of October 6th.
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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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  1. The Beautiful and the Cursed is the only other gargoyle book I've read I really liked the atmosphere of that one and this one sounds especially good! Glad you loved it! :) Great review!

    1. This one is also very good! Thanks for stopping by Giselle! :O

  2. Thanks for being part of the tour and I'm delighted you enjoyed the read :)

    1. Livia, your book was amazing.... *bows* :b

      <3 it can't wait for the sequel!

  3. I think the thing that has come up the most while checking out all the other reviews on the tour is how EVERYONE loves that a book nerd (yay us) summoned her hunky hero to be by her side. Droooool.

    Great review!

  4. This sounds like a really great book! Great review :) I love and totally agree about all the trouble we'd be in if some characters we adored came to life!


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