Stone Cold Lover
St. Martin’s, Aug 26 2014, $7.99
As she breaks into the Abbaye Saint-Thomas l’Apost in Montreal, art restorer Felicity “Fil” Shaltis thinks of ending in prison , but also reflects back to when she helped her friend Ella Harrow with the now missing Vancouver Art and History Museum stone gargoyle (see Heart of Stone). As she illegally enters the museum, obsessed Fil, with no witnesses around, needs to understand why she finds a stone gargoyle attractive.
The Darkness sends evil to kill Fil. The malevolence fires energy bombs at her, but the assault awakens Spar the gargoyle who Fil desires. After Fil flees to safety, Spar explains he is one of seven Guardians created to keep mankind safe from the Darkness. As the couple fusses, fights and falls in love, they must overcome a curse and save mankind.
The second Gargoyle romantic urban fantasy (see Heart of Stone) is a fabulous paranormal starring an intriguing lead couple with totally opposite personalities. Whereas normally he is stone cold logical (Fil’s entry into his life ends his dispassionate persona); she is impetuous and impatient to charge head first by taking the fight to the enemy. With a strong support cast (that range from the good, the naive and the evil), Christine Warren authors an awesome novel.