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Calming a Demon Heart (A Paranormal's Love #6)

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Matthew Beakman's life just got turned upside down. His brother, Marty, stumbled across something strange and fascinating and amazing! Gargoyles exist! Matthew wants to know everything about them. First, though, he wants to find the gargoyle that saved his brother's life and thank him. Their people's leader, Maelgwn, points out a blood-red, behemoth of a gargoyle named ...more
ebook, 121 pages
Published February 15th 2014 by Extasy Books
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Ana_P
What do you get when you mix a humongous, red, grumpy, virgin(!) gargoyle named Vane,
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an 11-inch
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some biting
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and very steamy smexy time?
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Well, you get this hot little guilty pleasure of a read. It was fun, entertaining, and the writing was pretty damn good. And I definitely have a soft spot for damaged men. Vane has never known love in his life and doesn't really know how to socialize with others. But when he meets his mate, Matthew, Vane has no problem hitting the sheets and getting all possessive
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Phaney
Feb 19, 2014 Phaney rated it it was ok
Shelves: m-m
A pretty average offering for these series. As most of the time, I’d have loved to see more of the actual plot, especially the rescue mission at the end, but I wasn’t holding my breath.
And sex really isn’t a replacement for emotional development. It could be worse in this story, but yeah.

I found Vane kind of cute in a traumatized, simple-mindedly focused way. Matt, though? Eh, at least he’s not the type to give up stupidly.

It’s funny how all these unmated gargoyles’ rooms appear to feature beds
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~RMG
Feb 15, 2014 ~RMG rated it it was ok
Read in reverse order again... Never helps when the story's kind of a dud. Going to try the first part to get a better feel for this series. Will see how it goes from there.
Eriserato
Mar 07, 2016 Eriserato rated it did not like it
I was really looking forward to Vane's story because of the glimpses of his character we saw in the other books. However, this book didn't do him justice. I appreciate giving a character depth that we only get to see once we dig deeper but Vane was so different in this book compared to how we saw him in the others. Although I found his fumbling and uncertainty with his mate cute, it was still weird having his character act so different from what I was led to expect.

Also, there was so much unnee
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Lisa
Feb 27, 2014 Lisa rated it really liked it
This book is part of a series and should be read in order. Charlie has always been one of my favorite authors and she has never wrote a book I did not love. This story is another one that is going into my library of favorites. She gives you characters that you will fall in love with. Ones that go through harsh, painful times and shows how they over come all of those odds to turn into wonderful men who love with all their hearts. Vane is a gargoyle that has gone through hell to be saved by his ...more
Hc Lynn
Seeing as it's been a few hours since I finished this.. not totally still fresh in the mind. I'm not sure HOW I feel about this installment. Vane's previous bad ass description as the red devil just got totally blown out of the water. Not always a bad thing but I had a hard time reconciling it to the real him.. traumatized tortured soul that feels inept and unsure in social settings. While I wouldn't consider it the best of the series at this point I'm not willing to say it is totally the worst ...more
Mnix
Jul 20, 2014 Mnix rated it it was amazing
His earliest memories are of pain, of being caged, chained and whipped at the hands of humans. Until he was rescued some years later Vane didn’t even know the first thing about being a gargoyle. Understandably surly, he has managed to mellow somewhat over time by living with the clutch in Durango among his kind.

It absolutely blows Matthew Beakman’s mind that gargoyle’s exist. He can’t ignore the proof right before his eyes however when his brother Marty mates one of them. Later when he meets Van
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Sophia
Feb 15, 2014 Sophia rated it really liked it
Shelves: pnr-uf
I was so excited to get Vane's story. I knew his past had to be pretty awful the way he acted around humans and even other gargoyles. It was so neat that he got a mate who as a human taught him to love himself and to see the good in humans.

I'm always fascinated by the pairings and the connections to the group of family and friends in Charlie Richard's stories. I love that and this was no exception. Seeing the big red demon-looking gargoyle get his chance at happiness was satisfying. It was fun
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Mary Tillman
Apr 20, 2014 Mary Tillman rated it really liked it
Shelves: shifters, same-sex
Book six.

Ah - this is Vane's story. So far he is my favorite gargoyle. He's a tortured soul with an abusive past who no longer trusts humans.

Matthew has learned about gargoyles and the paranormal world due to his brother Marty's bond with Raymond. Matthew knows a little about the mate bond, and when he finds himself instantly fascinated with the loner gargoyle he begins to wonder if they are mates.

Due to Vane's appearance, he has never sought out the company of another and is unsure of his attra
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Liza Kay
Feb 13, 2015 Liza Kay rated it it was amazing
I simply loved this one :) When I started the book I thought: Hey, big scary gargoyle and sweet little human. Easy thing. But nooo, not with Charlie. What we get here is an incredibly cute, insecure virgin-gargoyle and a bratty human who knows exactly what he wants: Vane.

Their journey to happiness isn't an easy one, but the story isn't angsty either. Makes me a happy bunny ;) Vane is just so used to being alone and doing what he wants, that Matty needs to kick his butt time and time again. Loved
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~SexyBookWorm~
Even though I read everything this author puts out I feel like the work runs hot and cold...hit or miss....but this time id have to say it was a hit! My only issue was that the couple's reunion was quite boring and a bit of a disappointment. After a whirlwind mating Vane takes off on a mission which provided some conflict and drama but when reunited there was no groveling! I love a good groveling session in a book! Matt could have at least pretended to consider leaving Vane! Hello Drama! I loved ...more
Donna
Sep 22, 2016 Donna rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m-read
The only thing I can say that was wrong with this story was...it had to end!!! grrrrrr This series has quickly become one of my favorites and I try to be understanding while waiting for the next book to come out...I know genius takes time...so it is always worth the wait!!! Matt was the perfect mate for Vane...he was experienced in life in the many ways that Vane wasn't...so it was easier for him to slowly show Vane what it meant to be a "true mate"!!! As always the writing was wonderful and the ...more
Candice
I've been waiting for Vane and Matt's story. Boy oh boy did I really like Vane. However, he was dumber than a box of rocks when it came to mating. I loved his protectiveness, even from his own clan. I really liked Matt, too. He wasn't some dumb human and wasn't going to sit around and mope. It was nice to see.

Is Logan going to find himself a mate? Hmmm...

I'm going to be waiting for the rescued shifters stories now :)
Cheryl
Oct 08, 2014 Cheryl rated it really liked it
I reread APL 5 Removing the Gargoyle’s Mask before reading APL 6 Calming a Demon Heart. It was good to get reaquainted with the Beakman brothers and their friend Logan.
In APL 6 we find out more about the reclusive gargoyle Vane. Resolving issues from his past opens up options for future stories.
Mandy*reads obsessively*
After the last book I read I knew I wanted a little dose of my crack books.
These books are sweet, light, growly mate, and low on angst. Just what I wanted.
It was nice to catch up with everyone and they already introduced a few new shifters for the next books..but seriously, we all know gargoyles do it better!
Riayl
Feb 20, 2014 Riayl rated it liked it
Shelves: mm, shifters, romance
Is it just me or is there less and less story each time? I seem to remember the first few CR books I read having a little bit more plot than the most recent ones...

Likable, but only 2.5 because I really wanted to read more about Vane and not just about Vane having sex. *sigh*
Rachel
Feb 24, 2014 Rachel rated it it was ok
I've read some of the other books in this series and enjoyed them, but this one I just never warmed up to. I felt like this wasn't the strongest quality of work that I have read from this author either.
Laura
Feb 16, 2014 Laura rated it it was amazing
I've been waiting for Vane's story for a long while and I loved it, it was nice to see a softer more personal side of Vane. Great pairing.

Now, I'm waiting on Logan's or Tobias' story... or maybe one book of both...
Becky Condit
Mar 20, 2014 Becky Condit rated it it was amazing
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LynW
Feb 18, 2014 LynW rated it really liked it
Shelves: guy
I wish they were a tad longer for the price but at least this one ended on (sort of) a cliffhanger - at the very least with a new slew of characters.
Katrina Passick Lumsden
Crack, I tell you, her stories are crack. Even with the bad writing and the awful grammar mishaps, I can't get enough.

I need a 12 step program.
♥~♥❇ ★~Lyne~★ ❇♥~♥
Huge Charlie fan, but lately I feel the stories are becoming mundane & making it a stale reading. Very disappointed.
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