In the past year, I’ve had several new releases, one type of character that keeps making an appearance is a gargoyle shifter. I suppose it makes sense. If you could see my office right now, you’d see three framed photo of gargoyles of Notre Dame over my monitors and several gargoyle statues keeping me company!
There’s something about the idea of a gargoyle statue coming to life I find fascinating. I think of a misunderstood creature (which I love to write about), someone with a compulsion to protect others. What do you think of when you picture a gargoyle?
I’ve explored gargoyle aspects in different ways in three releases, all which were released in the last month: Knights of Stone, Rock My Senses, and Dark Muse (which comes out today!).
For Knights of Stone, I had the idea of five gargoyle statues perched on a stage on a mystical island. Come night, the statues transform to human forms and play for the humans who come to watch their concerts. Originally, I wrote this as a short story for an anthology. After I submitted it, I kept thinking about the characters and the conflict and knew there was much more to tell. I withdrew my submission and continued with the story, letting the characters and story unfold. I loved how Kayla and Mason struggled against their forbidden attraction since their coven and clan forbid them from socializing.
This story was a little more fantastical from what I usually write and I wondered how readers would respond. The responses were overwhelmingly awesome! Readers wrote telling me they wanted more stories from the gargoyle brothers in the rock band Knights of Stone—even a story about the wolf shifter Ian. I am thrilled to hear this and happy to continue writing about these hot gargoyle brothers. So Knights of Stone is now the first novella in a series. More hot romances to come!
Knights of Stone
Genre: Paranormal erotic romance
Number of pages: 100
Gargoyles, tree witches, and wolf shifters have divided the Isle of Stone after a great battle twenty-five years ago. When Kayla, a tree witch, hears about the unconventional rock concerts in the gargoyle’s territory, she sneaks from her coven and into their territory to see for herself. Night after night, she returns to see one in particular shift into human form and play guitar at these unconventional shows.
For several nights, Mason has kept watch for the pixie-like female. He plans to seduce her, thinking she’s a visitor from another island. When he discovers she’s one of the tree witches, he retreats, attempting to keep his distance. The temptation is strong, but forbidden.
Kayla and Mason attempt to meet in secret, but other elements on the isle command their attention. A magical cloak created by the three clans on the island is thinning, leading to repercussions for all the clans. Kayla and Mason are caught in the middle of it, and their actions may change the fate for all.
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Lisa loves stories with dark, brooding heroes and independent, caring heroines. She feels very honored to be a multi-published author since she’s wanted to write since the sixth grade. Her travels have provided her with inspiration for various settings in her novels, including deployments while she served in the Marines. She lived in Parris Island, the California desert, and Okinawa, Japan. She also backpacked alone through Europe, and lived in Paris, France, as an au pair before returning to the U.S. and buying a book store. She now lives in New England with her husband, two children, a cat, and many fish.
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