A New York Times BestsellerThe Gargoyle: the mesmerizing story of one man's descent into personal hell and his quest for salvation.On a dark road in the middle of the night, a car plunges into a ravine. The driver survives the crash, but his injuries confine him to a hospital burn unit. There the mysterious Marianne Engel, a sculptress of grotesques, enters his life. She insists they were lovers in medieval Germany, when he was a mercenary and she was a scribe in the monastery of Engelthal. As she spins the story of their past lives together, the man's disbelief falters; soon, even the impossible can no longer be dismissed.
An extraordinary debut novel of love that survives the fires of hell and transcends the boundaries of time.On a burn ward, a man lies between living and dying, so disfigured that no one from his past life would even recognize him. His only comfort comes from imagining various inventive ways to end his misery. Then a woman named Marianne Engel walks into his hospital room, a wild-haired, schizophrenic sculptress on the lam from the psych ward upstairs, who insists that she knows him – that she has known him, in fact, for seven hundred years. She remembers vividly when they met, in another hospital ward at a convent in medieval Germany, when she was a nun and he was a wounded mercenary left to die. If he has forgotten this, he is not to worry: she will prove it to him.And so Marianne Engel begins to tell him their story, carving away his disbelief and slowly drawing him into the orbit and power of a word he'd never uttered: love.
Welcome to Nocturne Falls, the town that celebrates Halloween 365 days a year. The tourists think it's all a show: the vampires, the werewolves, the witches, the occasional gargoyle flying through the sky. But the supernaturals populating the town know better. Living in Nocturne Falls means being yourself. Fangs, fur, and all. Willa Iscove, fae jeweler, has her first stalker. Really, he’s just one of her lovesick customers. The ring she crafted to help him find new love has backfired, making Willa the object of his affections. In a bid to rid herself of her amorous client, Willa makes a wish in the Nocturne Falls fountain using the piece of opal in her pocket and in doing so, unknowingly conscripts as her guardian the sexy gargoyle on duty. Former Army Ranger and gargoyle Nick Hardwin has some serious suspicions about the pretty fae who just invoked the ancient pact for protection. Her kind have been at odds with his kind for ages. Now she wants his help? He’s determined to figure out what she’s up to. Which won’t be a hardship considering how much fun she is to be around. And kiss. But then her stalker turns out to be the tip of the iceberg and things go really wrong, really fast. When they’re both kidnapped, Willa is forced to make a hard decision. The life of her family or the freedom of the man she’s fallen for?
A climactic battle of magic and steel from the New York Times best-selling author of The Legend of Huma! The Titans have gained the Fire Rose and seized the ogre realms from the Grand Khan Golgren. With the powerful artifact created by the god, Sirrion, they have literally recreated the capital, Garantha, and they intend to remold the people next. Although the Titans believe Golgren is dead, the half-breed survives. With few he can trust and facing magic, treachery, and distrustful gods, Golgren must find the answer in his own past if he has any hope of overcoming the Titans and the powers of the Fire Rose. In doing so, however, he risks becoming a pawn of the gargoyle king.
On the night of the Harvest Moon, two boys take a dare to enter the ruins of the Hall of the Gargoyle King. In life the king was mean and cruel and in death, he's rumored to be even worse! Will you take the part of Dar who has a talent which may doom him or Mikel who has a dark and worrisome secret? Twists, turns, danger and treasure await you in this interactive adventure.
*** Book 3 to the Gargoyle King Series ***Abducted and held captive in an alien realm, Julie is now trying to come to terms with her new life - her new life as the Gargoyle King's future queen. While her days are filled with strange wonder and excitement, her nights are filled with passion and pleasure as the King shows her exactly what it means to be his mate.But she soon learns that not everything is as it seems. A war that has been fought in the shadows for thousands of years is now at Earth's doorstep. Lines need to be drawn and alliances need to be made and Julie finds herself stuck right in the middle.Will Julie ever make it back home to Earth? Will she continue to deny the growing feelings that she has for the hardened King? More importantly, will she ever be able to forgive him after he cold-heartedly betrays her? Because she quickly learns that she's going to have to sacrifice way more than she ever bargained for...Please note: Betrayed by the Gargoyle King is book three to the Gargoyle King Series and is not a stand alone book. It's highly suggested that you read the books in series order! Also, please note this book is for mature audiences only.
*Book 2 to Taken by the Gargoyle King* Kidnapped and lost in a magical alien world, Julie is now held prisoner in the Gargoyle King's great palace and has become his own personal sex slave. Under constant guard and with little hope for escape, she must either come to terms with her fate as the King's personal pleasure pet or find a way to escape his castle and find a way home. But will Julie learn that there is more to the monstrous King than his war-hardened rage and beastly demeanor? Will she be able to find some humanity under his monstrous façade and beg him to allow her to go home? Or will she have to silently accept her future and feed his endless hunger for her body and become his mate and be the mother of gargoyles? Warning: This 21,000+ word story includes rough reluctant monster sex, steamy oral sex, double penetration by monsters, domination and multiple steamy attempts of impregnation by a sexy Gargoyle King! For Mature Audiences only!Please note that Stolen by the Gargoyle King is Book 2 to Taken by the Gargoyle King. While this book can definitely be read as a stand alone, it would be best enjoyed if read in series order.Excerpt:Not allowing her to get away, he leapt at her from behind and pulled her into to his body. She felt his powerful arms wrap around her as he pulled her hands away from her trembling breasts. "Talking of battle while seeing you naked makes me hunger for you, little human. You would do well to remember that," he growled lowly into her ear as he brought her in closer to his bare body. Without realizing it, she leaned back into him and felt his hardness pressed firmly against her back and buttock. Her breath quickened as he slid his large hands up her body until he found the soft mounds of her breasts. He wrapped his hands around her breasts and squeezed and pulled appreciatively. Her sex tightened instantly. "Yes," he moaned into her neck. "Your breasts are so delicious," he rumbled as his clawed fingers began to lightly pinch and tweak at her fully erect nipple. Electric pulses shot from her breast all the way down to her stomach. She gripped onto his thighs and held on tight while she cried out from his soft, but painfully sweet touch. He then lowered one of his hands to the apex between her thighs and proceeded to spread open her already wet lips."Oh, ma cherie, you are like a never-ending well of precious nectar. It's good to see that I will never go thirsty," he murmured raspily, sending shivers down her back. His voice was low, but still had the texture of a grinding growl. The sound made her even wetter. Using two of his fingers, he opened her folds and exposed her aching clit. He didn't have to search hard to find it. Her sensitive bundle of nerves was already peaking out of its hood, eagerly waiting to be touched. His throat purred like a lion at the sight of her pearl sticking out hungrily. "Delicious." Julie closed her eyes and held her breath and waited for the inevitable, she hungrily waited to feel his touch on her sensitive nub. The King had other plans in mind."Gracchus!" he barked.Her eyes snapped open and she sobered up immediately. She looked anxiously around the room until she found the second gargoyle staring at her naked body with an identifiable heat in his eyes."Yes, your highness," he replied without looking away from her heaving breasts."Lick her pussy," the King commanded lowly."Of course, my King," he growled as he slowly walked towards Julie's struggling form.
This carefully crafted ebook: "The Spire and the Gargoyle + Babes in the Woods + Sentiment—and the Use of Rouge + The Pierian Springs and the Last Straw: 4 early stories" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. F. Scott Fitzgerald neglected his studies at school and college because he was occupied with his literary apprenticeship. At Princeton he wrote abundantly for The Nassau Literary Magazine. His stories improved steadily, with the last two, "Sentiment-And the Use of Rouge" (June 1917) and "The Pierian Springs and the Last Straw" (October 1917) achieving mature treatment of love and sexual force. Table of Contents: The Spire and the Gargoyle Babes in the Woods Sentiment—and the Use of Rouge The Pierian Springs and the Last Straw Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (1896–1940) was an American novelist and short-story writer. He is ranked among the great American writers of the 20th cent. Fitzgerald is widely considered the literary spokesman of the "jazz age"—the decade of the 1920s. Part of the interest of his work derives from the fact that the mad, gin-drinking, morally and spiritually bankrupt men and women he wrote about led lives that closely resembled his own.
F. Scott Fitzgerald neglected his studies at school and college because he was occupied with his literary apprenticeship. At Princeton he wrote abundantly for The Nassau Literary Magazine. His stories improved steadily, with the last two, "Sentiment-And the Use of Rouge" (June 1917) and "The Pierian Springs and the Last Straw" (October 1917) achieving mature treatment of love and sexual force. Table of Contents: The Spire and the Gargoyle Babes in the Woods, Sentiment—and the Use of Rouge, The Pierian Springs and the Last Straw. Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (1896–1940) was an American novelist and short-story writer. He is ranked among the great American writers of the 20th cent. Fitzgerald is widely considered the literary spokesman of the "jazz age"—the decade of the 1920s. Part of the interest of his work derives from the fact that the mad, gin-drinking, morally and spiritually bankrupt men and women he wrote about led lives that closely resembled his own.
Provides beginning readers a colorfully illustrated collection of seventeen spooky poems about gargoyles, griffins, gremlins and more.
Since Xanth began, the gargoyles of that magical place have been under a magical compulsion to protect the purity of the Swan Knee River which flows in to Xanth from dreary Mundania. But recently the pollution from the outside world has grown ever greater, and young Gary Gar, latest in a long line of gargoyle guardians, is finding it ever more difficult to fulfill his responsibilities.So Gary does what any sensible Xanth resident with a dire dilemma would do. He goes to see the Good Magician Humfrey, who sends him on a peculiar quest--to transform himself into human shape, tutor a precocious child with more than her share of wild magical talents, and find a philter which can restore the river to its previous pristine state.
3 Paperbacks. Xanth Series Volumes 18, 19 and 20. All Published by Tor Books. All have wraparound covers by Darrell K. Sweet. GEIS OF THE GARGOYLE (February 1995, 342 pages, ISBN: 0812534859), ROC AND A HARD PLACE (October 1995, 344 pages, ISBN: 0812534867) & YON ILL WIND (October 1996, 340 pages, ISBN: 0812555104).
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Hilarious and poignant, The Gargoyle Hunters is a love letter to a vanishing city, and a deeply emotional story of fathers and sons. Intimately portraying New York’s elbow-jostling relationship with time, the novel solves the mystery of a brazen and seemingly impossible architectural heist—the theft of an entire historic Manhattan building—that stunned the city and made the front page of The New York Times in 1974.With both his family and his city fracturing, thirteen-year-old Griffin Watts is recruited into his estranged father’s illicit and dangerous architectural salvage business. Small and nimble, Griffin is charged with stealing exuberantly expressive nineteenth-century architectural sculptures—gargoyles—right off the faces of unsung tenements and iconic skyscrapers all over town. As his father explains it, these gargoyles, carved and cast by immigrant artisans during the city’s architectural glory days, are an endangered species in this era of sweeping urban renewal. Desperate both to connect with his father and to raise cash to pay the mortgage on the brownstone where he lives with his mother and sister, Griffin is slow to recognize that his father’s deepening obsession with preserving the architectural treasures of Beaux Arts New York is also a destructive force, imperiling Griffin’s friendships, his relationship with his very first girlfriend, and even his life. As his father grows increasingly possessive of both Griffin’s mother and his scavenged touchstones of the lost city, Griffin must learn how to build himself into the person he wants to become and discover which parts of his life can be salvaged—and which parts must be let go. Maybe loss, he reflects, is the only thing no one can ever take away from you. Tender, funny, and achingly sad, The Gargoyle Hunters introduces an extraordinary new novelist.
2014 Red Cedar Book Award ― Shortlisted 2014 Forest of Reading, Silver Birch Express ― Shortlisted, Fiction 2013 Diamond Willow Award ― Shortlisted 2013 Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award ― Shortlisted 2013 Saskatchewan Young Reader’s Choice Award ― Shortlisted 2013 White Ravens Award ― Commended What do you do when the park next door is inhabited by 400-year-old creatures? Christopher has a problem. He has just moved to Toronto. He has a new school and no friends. But even worse, the park next door is creepy: voices whisper in the bushes, and something throws apples at his window and howls at the moon. But what? Gargoyles! Their names are Gargoth and Ambergine, and they need help. An evil thief called the Collector is after them and wants to lock them away in his dark mansion, forever. Befriending a gargoyle takes courage, but it’s worth it. Once he does, Christopher suddenly has more friends than he ever imagined, including Katherine, a girl from his class who knows the gargoyles, as well. When the Collector steals Ambergine, it’s up to Christopher and Katherine to get her back, as long as something else doesn’t catch them along the way. This is the third book in the award-nominated Lost Gargoyle series.
This special three-book bundle collects all the books in the Lost Gargoyle series! In The Gargoyle in My Yard, Katherine meets an ancient wandering gargoyle named Gargoth. He ends up being adopted by her family, but all is not well since his nemesis, the cruel The Collector, is lurking – he once owned Gargoth and wants him back. The story continues in The Gargoyle Overhead, in which Gargoth is reunited with his oldest friend, Ambergine. Finally, in The Gargoyle at the Gates, we find out that Gargoth and Ambergine are not alone; others of their kind still exist, and The Collector wants them all! Katherine, her new friend Christopher, and the gargoyles must join together to foil his plans. Includes: The Gargoyle in My Yard The Gargoyle Overhead The Gargoyle at the Gates
Not since Screwtape Letters has there been such a devastatingly diabolical collection of correspondence. Master Tempter Slubgrip writes daily to trainee devil Dogwart--advising him on the temptation of a confused young Catholic, while he struggles to control his own ‘patient’--an older Catholic man who is facing a serious illness. Meanwhile Slubgrip has to watch his back, keep control of various under devils who are plotting to take control of his territory and send him to the banqueting house of the Father below. Gargoyle Code makes for un-put-downable reading at any time, but it is especially designed as a book to be read during Lent. The letters from the tempters begin on Shrove Tuesday and follow day by day, taking the reader on an entertaining, enlightening and sobering journey toward Easter Day.