Saturday, June 11, 2016

Curse of the Gargoyles and the Gargoyle Guardian Chronicles by Rebecca Chastain!


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Magic of the Gargoyles: Gargoyle Guardian Chronicles Book 1
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To help a baby gargoyle, Mika will risk everything.

Mika Stillwater is a mid-level earth elemental with ambitions of becoming a quartz artisan, and her hard work is starting to get noticed. But when a panicked baby gargoyle bursts into her studio, insisting Mika is the only person she’ll trust with her desperate mission, Mika’s carefully constructed five-year plan is shattered.

Swept into the gritty criminal underworld of Terra Haven, Mika must jeopardize everything she’s worked so hard for to save the baby gargoyle from the machinations of a monster—and to stay alive…

Magic of the Gargoyles is a spellbinding adventure set in a world full of elemental magic and adorable gargoyles that is sure to enchant young adult and adult readers alike.

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“I freaking love this book! …All I can say is I think you should read this.” (Happy Tails and Tales ★★★★★) **to see my full review go here-- https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1663897507
 
Curse of the Gargoyles: Gargoyle Guardian Chronicles Book 2
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Mika was trying to save a gargoyle, not doom the world...

Mika Stillwater isn’t known for her skills with combat magic. As a gargoyle healer, she spends her days mending broken appendages and curing illnesses in the living-quartz bodies of Terra Haven’s gargoyles. But when a squad of the city’s elite Federal Pentagon Defense warriors requests her assistance in freeing a gargoyle ensnared in a vicious invention, Mika jumps into the fray.

No one could have predicted that her involvement would ignite a chain reaction set to destroy the city, the world, and magic itself.

Brimming with epic magic and loveable gargoyles, Curse of the Gargoyles is the second story in the mesmerizing Gargoyle Guardian Chronicles trilogy. Fantasy fans young and old will delight in this highly original world and exciting, action-packed adventure.

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“Take a deep breath and get ready to “rock” and roll with our heroine.” (Tome Tender ★★★★★)

My Review

So originally, I read Ms Chastain's other series and loved them. So when she told me sha had a book about gargoyles, it was a stand alone novella at the time I about peed my pants with excitement. I of course BEGGED for more Mika and Okiver. We also see a glimpse of Marcus in there. So, when I got an email from Ms Rebecca saying she was thinking about extending Mika's story, and would I be interested in beta reading for her... I will not embarrass myself with my reaction but it was of course YES!!!! And even before it was prettied up, it was fantastic. You see, Mika save Oliver and his siblings the first go round but they aren't the only gatloyles who needed help. And when the FSPD team shows up, demanding Mika and Oliver's help, she says yes even though she knows she's in over her head. This absolutely insane woman has taken gargoyles and made a contraption that sucks their energy out to feed to others, while killing them in the process. But it's also in a public park and it's freaking collapsing the whole park. It's both sad and heartwarming, and here's where we really get to see not only Mika and Oliver shine, but hot damn if I don't have the absolute hugest crush on Marcus!! 

This one is much more action packed and hold on to your seats type of story. I seriously bite my fingernails! Not normal for me, but I was about to have a coronary! I love that Mika is so brave and willing to help the gargoyles. She's compassionate to almost everyone- those who deserve it anyway, and even if she doesn't think she can do anything, she won't back down without trying. She almost kills herself to save others. And seriously, I love Captain grant! He's awesome too! But Oliver is my favorite character. And Marcus is definitely book boyfriend material. I believe I emailed Ms Rebecca multiple times begging for more Marcus. No worries- she grants my wish in book three so don't miss out!! 

I absolutely adore Ms Rebecca's writing skills and I've completely falling in love with the characters from this book. I'm a hard core fan for life- no matter what genre she writes. Her "fistful" Maddison series may have captured my attention, but in all honesty, Mika and Oliver completely stole my heart! I'm all in and I can't wait to tell you all about the conclusion! Yeah wait til you hear the story about that book! Overall, I think you should pick up a book by this author- any book- because her writing is so worth it!! Really!! Yeah, there was never any doubt this one earned A 5 PAWS from me!! ;) 

 
Secret of the Gargoyles: Gargoyle Guardian Chronicles Book 3 
COMING SOON
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I place the lives of all gargoyles into your hands with what I am about to tell you…

In her brief career as a gargoyle healer, Mika Stillwater has faced some daunting challenges, but none have stumped her—until now. A strange sickness infects a handful of gargoyles in Terra Haven, rendering them comatose and paralyzed. Worse, the cure she seeks is shrouded in the gargoyles’ mysterious culture and the secret they guard with their lives.
Gaining the gargoyles’ trust is only the first step. To save the sick gargoyles, Mika must embark on a perilous mission into the heart of deadly wild magic to a place no human has ever survived...

The captivating conclusion to the Gargoyle Guardian Chronicles trilogy, Secret of the Gargoyles will charm readers of all ages, especially those who love extraordinary magic and endearing gargoyles.

*I got to beta read this one (and book two) for Ms Chastain and let me tell you this.... Book three is so spectacular, I begged her to give me just one more chapter... Guess what... SHE DID!!! LOL Yes, I am being serious. It was so good, I wanted just a little bit more. So now, I will leave you with this, GET THIS SERIES!!! It may not be huge, but it will make a HUGE impact on your heart! I promise, I will have a full review at the end of this month when the third book releases!*


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Praise for the Gargoyle Guardian Chronicles
“I was absolutely blown away by MAGIC OF THE GARGOYLES and blown away by Rebecca Chastain. The descriptions of the world that Mika resides in immediately caught my attention. From the very beginning, I was hooked! The book weaves together a tale with magic in a way that reminds me of why I love fantasy. . . . You cannot go wrong with MAGIC OF THE GARGOYLES if you’re looking for a quick fantasy read!”
Pretty Little Pages
 
“The cast of characters that populate MAGIC OF THE GARGOYLES, are a charming delight. . . . Fans of urban fantasy, the steampunk genre, or fans of gargoyles (they are neat)—this read is well worth the temporal investment. MAGIC OF THE GARGOYLES is a charming light, short read that well deserves its 5 stars. It leaves an almost magical mark on you when you finish.”
Open Book Society (★★★★★)

“A cracking good story with a great premise and an intriguing world. . . . I enjoyed this novella immensely.”
Trawling the Amazon
“You will love this!”
Lovely Reads (★★★★★)

Rebecca Chastain’s bio:
 
Rebecca Chastain is the international bestselling author of the Madison Fox, Illuminant Enforcer series and the Gargoyle Guardian Chronicles, among others works. She has found seven four-leaf clovers to date, won a purebred Arabian horse in a drawing, and once tamed a blackbird for a day. Writing stories designed to amuse and entertain has been her passion since she was eleven years old. She lives in Northern California with her wonderful husband and three bossy cats.
 
Here are a few places you can find Rebecca on the Internet:
 
Twitter: @Author_Rebecca or https://twitter.com/Author_Rebecca