Legend has it that anyone that looks upon a medusa will never live to tell the tale. However, fate has different ideas...
Drucilla, a medusa-human shifter, is unable to control her transformations, which puts every living creature near her in danger of becoming stone. Her sisters have given her ten years to teach herself how to control it, but she is down to her last few days, and still cannot do it.
Az, a gargoyle, is cursed to turn to stone every sun rise and to only be released from his rock tomb every sunset. He is the only living being that Drucilla has seen survive her medusa stare. Can he help her control her shifts or will she be forever alone, too afraid to face anyone ever again?
**I was given a free copy of this ebook in exchange for honest review**
This little novella is short and sweet. I like that it covers fantasy creatures and lore that are not commonly seen, lending it an originality and freshness among its peers in the paranormal romance genre. I enjoyed Drucilla's story very much, and the vibrant writing style made it easy to picture everything as it happened.
However, I do think this book could have stood a touch more editing. I see that it did have an editor, which surprises me due to the distractingly huge amount of commas and other punctuation issues. If you read this aloud and pause where all the commas indicate, you'll sound like William Shatner. Also, I think this story really could have stood to be longer. I wanted to see more of Drucilla and Az's romance. As it stood, they went straight from introduction to commitment, probably due to time constraints. The same with the ending: it seemed so intent on placing everything in a neat little box with a pretty bow, that it sacrificed some detail and emotion that I, for one, would have loved to see.
I rate The Medusa's Gargoyle 4 platypires, and would recommend this book for anyone who enjoys a fast and sweet romantic read.
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Drucilla is a medusa shifter, without the ability to control her shift. As a danger to others, her sisters have granted her ten years to learn to control her powers, or be locked up indefinitely till she learns control. As the ten year period draws to a close, Drucilla is still unable to control her shift, luckily she runs into the perfect test subject- a gargoyle.
Az and Drucilla’s story is a short one, but a very enjoyable read. Their romance is fast and furious, but fitting and not overdone. AZ is a sweet hero, thoughtful and dedicated to helping Drucilla learn control- definitely different from the uber-alpha males I’m used to reading about, but protective just the same. He treats Drucilla as an equal, and not as a small breakable object. The ending is a sweet HAE, and I can only imagine years of fun and adventure for these two lovers.
I would recommend this book to any paranormal romance fan, looking for a quick enjoyable read.
I was given this book from the author as a gift. This book was a delight to read. Although short, it sure packed a big punch!!! I was intrigued from the first sentence to the very last sentence. Drucilla was a wonderful, strong character and Az was just plain delicious. It brought two mythologies that never should be together and created a unbreakable (pun intended) bond. Keep up the good work Sally Max!!!