Abandon All Hope, Not Let s partaaaaaay at Vamps tonight, you never know who you might meet Tracy has always been drawn to the gargoyle statue at Vamps where she bartends, she tells the gargoyle of stone all about her problems good and bad and pets him along the way Little does she know that the gargoyle is all man and has fallen for her throughout the years When her abusive ex shows up at Vamps and attempts to accost her, the gargoyle comes to life in order to protect her and Tracy learns Dan Abandon All Hope, Not Let s partaaaaaay at Vamps tonight, you never know who you might meet Tracy has always been drawn to the gargoyle statue at Vamps where she bartends, she tells the gargoyle of stone all about her problems good and bad and pets him along the way Little does she know that the gargoyle is all man and has fallen for her throughout the years When her abusive ex shows up at Vamps and attempts to accost her, the gargoyle comes to life in order to protect her and Tracy learns Danton s dark secret, only she can save him from a perpetual curse of stone, but she has been badly hurt and is afraid of commitment much less to a man she just met, but did she just meet him Will Tracy come to the realization that she has made bad choices in her life and that it s time to make a good one Especially with a man that s gorgeous hot and can make her soar to the skies Heat is HOT I loved this story The characters were great Love the sparks between them Wink wink I recommend this book and series to any looking rekindle their fantasies Gifted copy by author L I ve read many short stories of mates and insta love and hot sexual scenes and although this short story had this for me it fell short, it felt like there wasn t a lot of story here it felt 2d not a 3D story it didn t connect with me as a person unlike many other short stories have.The characters, well I want to say I hate them but I don t, I just particularly feel much for them at all, Tracy seemed like a confident bar tender when we first met her but as we readwe understood she confided I ve read many short stories of mates and insta love and hot sexual scenes and although this short story had this for me it fell short, it felt like there wasn t a lot of story here it felt 2d not a 3D story it didn t connect with me as a person unlike many other short stories have.The characters, well I want to say I hate them but I don t, I just particularly feel much for them at all, Tracy seemed like a confident bar tender when we first met her but as we readwe understood she confided a lot of secrets into a gargoyle to relieve herself of the confusing emotions Danton is a strong, silent powerful character who genuinely cares and shows so much compassion and empathy during this book despite his own challenges and I have to say I liked this characterI just feel it could have been deepened in the way he acted and scenes.This story had a lot of potential but it didn t seem to go very far at all, it fell a little flat for me but didn t feel a total waste of time and hasn t made me write the author off just yet This is another very good entry in this shifter series I liked Danton and Tracy I really enjoyed their chemistry and the element of sweetness that pervaded their romance This is a quick read and I felt that sort of hindered this couple s story a bit When you had to take into consideration Tracy s history, this short form just felt a bit off Still I found this a fun and enjoyable read but I did feel like there was some untapped potential here. I do adore the idea of gargoyles especially when they look like that Even though this is short, at just under 50 pages, it is probably when of the best I ve read in a while It s not stuffed with useless secondary characters and focuses on the main ones with ease.The spicy scenes are both needed for the plot line and written without being tawdry or salacious for the sake of it.From a writer s perspective, the whole relationship was oddly believable and the love, although springs up quickly, i I do adore the idea of gargoyles especially when they look like that Even though this is short, at just under 50 pages, it is probably when of the best I ve read in a while It s not stuffed with useless secondary characters and focuses on the main ones with ease.The spicy scenes are both needed for the plot line and written without being tawdry or salacious for the sake of it.From a writer s perspective, the whole relationship was oddly believable and the love, although springs up quickly, is rooted in a longer story thread that s explained at the start.The front cover is lovely, but I would have liked to seegothic and gargoyles on there too but that s just me.Overall I d give Gargoyle s Embrace 4 out of 5 stars a rock hard paranormal romance with just enough erotica Night Owl Review 4 1 2 stars Original Review Published here has been drawn to a particular gargoyle statue in the Goth club she works in When her ex boyfriend tries to hurt her near the statue it comes alive and protects her from him She invites the stranger to her apartment to get to know him better Danton is a gargoyle and can only spend a few hours in human form unless he bonds with his mate Danton s mate is Tracy and he watches over Night Owl Review 4 1 2 stars Original Review Published here has been drawn to a particular gargoyle statue in the Goth club she works in When her ex boyfriend tries to hurt her near the statue it comes alive and protects her from him She invites the stranger to her apartment to get to know him better Danton is a gargoyle and can only spend a few hours in human form unless he bonds with his mate Danton s mate is Tracy and he watches over her for a while.The chemistry between Danton and Tracy is scorching They make a great pair It takes Tracy a bit to get what Danton is telling her about where he comes from It s understandable considering The sex scenes were steamy.Gargoyle s Embrace is the fifth book in the Undergrown Encounters series by Lisa Carlisle While this book is part of a series, it can be read and enjoyed as a standalone novel I found this book to be well written The main and secondary characters were genuine and fascinating At only 50 pages, it does not have the feel of a quick read with a clear beginning, middle and end Overall, this was a great book While I have not read the other books in the series, I will be picking them up shortly Gargoyle s Embrace was exactly what I needed that to fill that hankering for a sweet, hot PNR Danton is quite the man or should I say gargoyle Strong, silent, ever watching over to protect Tracy, little does she know she has a protector close by This romance is sweet, with just the right combination steam and story to make this PNR fanatic smile I do wish this story was a bit long because I really did enjoy it and it went by too fast Gargoyles are quickly turning into my favorite kind of he Gargoyle s Embrace was exactly what I needed that to fill that hankering for a sweet, hot PNR Danton is quite the man or should I say gargoyle Strong, silent, ever watching over to protect Tracy, little does she know she has a protector close by This romance is sweet, with just the right combination steam and story to make this PNR fanatic smile I do wish this story was a bit long because I really did enjoy it and it went by too fast Gargoyles are quickly turning into my favorite kind of hero This is a definite read for any PNR fan.I received this book from JeepDiva for the express purposes of an honest review The opinions and rating of this review are solely mine and in no way was I compensated.Stars 4, Flames 2.5 Hot hot hot, is all I have to say about this quickie Whew I need a gargoyle statue Gargoyle s Embrace tells a hot short story of a statue having a secret He is a protector of humans, and one human in particular peeks his interest This is a well written and super sexy book I wished it was longer, but it had just enough to be satisfying I will be looking for other books by Lisa Carlisle for sure Hopefully there aresexy gargoyles to be found Grab this book and be prepared to have a s Hot hot hot, is all I have to say about this quickie Whew I need a gargoyle statue Gargoyle s Embrace tells a hot short story of a statue having a secret He is a protector of humans, and one human in particular peeks his interest This is a well written and super sexy book I wished it was longer, but it had just enough to be satisfying I will be looking for other books by Lisa Carlisle for sure Hopefully there aresexy gargoyles to be found Grab this book and be prepared to have a scorching quickie like you haven t had before Reviewed by Confessions of a BooklovinJunkie blog A gargoyle statue that s than stoneTracy can t explain why she s drawn to a mysterious statue in the Goth club where she bartends Stranger still, she s been confiding her innermost secrets to it, as it it were an old friend But, when her ex shows up one night, drunk and aggressive, the solid stone statue turns to living, breathing, and scorchingly sexy fleshGargoyle shifter Danton transforms to human form to protect Tracy, the woman he has yearned for Now, he only has twenty four hours before a curse returns him to stone How can convince a woman who didn t know he existed to spend those precious hours with him HEAT is a novella in the Underground Encounters series, set in a club that attracts supernatural creatures Each features a different couple and perhaps species and can be read on its ownStep into Vamps, a thrilling new world of steamy paranormal romance featuring sexy shifters, thirsty vampires, wicked witches, and gorgeous gargoyles Tucked back into the Warehouse district of Caterina Cove is a small night club called Vamps They cater to a unique crowd There are vampires, shapeshifters, humans, witches, gargoyles and who knows what else lurks amongst the patrons of Vamps Tracy is a bartender at Vamps She is a part time student and part time bartender Tracy loves working at Vamps, there is live music and DJ s The d cor is eclectic with gargoyle statues and a plaque as you enter that says Abandon all hope ye who enter h Tucked back into the Warehouse district of Caterina Cove is a small night club called Vamps They cater to a unique crowd There are vampires, shapeshifters, humans, witches, gargoyles and who knows what else lurks amongst the patrons of Vamps Tracy is a bartender at Vamps She is a part time student and part time bartender Tracy loves working at Vamps, there is live music and DJ s The d cor is eclectic with gargoyle statues and a plaque as you enter that says Abandon all hope ye who enter here the supposed inscription at the entrance to Hell Tracy has a habit of talking to the gargoyle statues One is her favorite and to whom she tells all her secrets, wishes and dreams, often as she pets the gargoyle.One night as Vamps is closing her violent Ex boyfriend walks through the door and the restraining order to stay away and grabs her Danton, one of the gargoyles comes to life and saves Tracy This is the same gargoyle that has heard all her secrets Danton knows he must get her away He is a cursed gargoyle that can come to life for twenty four hours to save humans Tracy is shocked He has fallen for Tracy and knows she is his mate Can her convince her in a short twenty four hours that they are destined for each other Can the curse that he and his brother share be broken Can Tracy trust another man This is a page tuner, be warned you will not want to put it down Another great story in the Underground Encounters series Great characters, interesting story I wish it was a little longer as I enjoy stories about Vamps I can t wait to go back to Vamps, again, this is my fifth trip and I love each story