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Stone Heart (The Gargoyle Protectors Book 1)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  150 ratings  ·  45 reviews
An unknown entity, an unexplained power source... Earth was in danger.

Gargoyles, a winged humanoid race of warriors, had spent thousands of years ensuring the survival of the planet. Rhodack Gahnoth, leader of Clan Gahnoth, demanded his gargoyles defend the realm against a new threat. Sending his most trusted warrior to investigate the unexplainable, he was left speechle
Kindle Edition, 298 pages
Published October 9th 2018
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Carol 27
Oct 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is an entertaining Sci-fi paranormal romance with an interesting concept – gargoyle guardians. I enjoyed the imagery of the gargoyle cities and lairs hidden beneath the surface of Earth as well as those of the alien planets. I found the enemy invaders (spoilers withheld) to be worthy opponents with interesting magical skills within the dark arts. The relationship between Rina and Rhodack unfolded as cautiously as I expected when she believed she was human but she was instantly on board to b ...more
Janiky Santana
Oct 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rhodack Gahnoth is the strongest and the leader of his clan of gargoyles. As the protectors of the terra realm, they guard portals to ensure that nothing gets into their realm. However, one night something does pass the gargoyles and everyone is on high alert to find that something. While searching for the trespasser, Rina gets mixed into the equation. As a sales associate, Rina deals with customers and sales. After a long day, she has a major headache and simply just wants to go rest. Her visio ...more
Eva Millien
Oct 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This new series sizzles with electricity, red hot loving and thrilling excitement. Rina and Rhodack are strong, vibrant characters with take charge attitudes that grab readers by their eyeballs and demands that reader enjoy their story. The attraction between these two is undeniable but there are a few obstacles in the path of the mating, Rina has no clue about the supernatural world or just who she really is and Rhodack being the head of his clan of Gargoyles has a harem. That may seem like maj ...more
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Evil comes through the Portal guarded by Gargoyles they track it and find what it seeks is Rina.
Rhodack Gahnoth, leader of Clan Gahnoth becomes aware that something has come through the portal his Clan guard but does not yet know what only that it is a danger to the earth realm. He sends out his warriors to try and track it and his second comes back to tell him they had found a powerful energy source coming from a house with two human woman in it. Guessing this what the intruder is after Rhodack
Lisa Bing
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fascinating and steamy read!

This was a fun read, full of adventure, secrets, gargoyles and super nova romance. I really liked how the mystery of Rina unfolded. Her back story gave good depth and allowed for angst and drama to put the edge to things quite nicely. That Rhodack was hot and hard goes with the whole gargoyle rep and he certainly lived up to it. The culture we start to get to know through this series opener is fascinating. I was totally with Rina as she came to terms with how some thi
Oct 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Gargoyles protect Earth but one day 3 protals are being breached by unknown forces. When looking for a reason of what is happening Rhodack Gahnoth and his team of warrior gargoyles come across a huge unknown source of power and protect it against a dark mist. Rhodack is quite surprised to find that this energy source - a humanoid little woman - is his mate.
Finding out who and what she is and protecting her with everything he has becomes his life's goal.
A nice love story with enough adventurous f
Cassie Ashford
Oct 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was an interesting read that had a storyline that was fresh and new. I don’t think I’ve ever read anything with gargoyles. Rina is a woman that isn’t who or what she really thinks she is. Rhodack is one of the leaders of the Gargoyles. They meet due to an impending danger and their chemistry is instant. There was one thing about their relationship that really threw me off which is why I didn’t give it a full 5 stars. I’m not going to give it away but I will say it has to do with their sex l ...more
Scarolet Ellis
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Stone Heart by Ariel Marie is an awesome story. This is an awesome paranormal rmance story writen by an awesome author who I love to read very much. I highly recommend this story to everyone who loves a paranormal romance, if you buy this story I guarantee you will not be disappointed.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Leslie Sanchez
Oct 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What can I say about this except it is freaking fantastic! I loved everything about this story. From Rhodack's irritation when Rina didn't trust him, the leader. What was wrong with her? Once she remembered everything the excitement really began. She is so fantastic! Powerful, caring and determined. Rina and Rhodack are one heck of a power couple and I want more. I volunteered to read an advanced reader copy and am under no obligation to leave this review.
Jolene Huber
Oct 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An Awesome Fairy Tale

This book is about Rina. She is a normal girl wanting a normal life. But the migraines she is plagued with slow that down. For the most part when her mom is able to help them. Until one night when out at a bar when everything changes. And she ends up meeting beings she wasn't aware existed. This book has so much going on and is very detailed. I enjoyed it.
Ann Holden
Oct 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
What is the cause of Rina’s headaches? Who came through the portal guarded by the gargoyles? This well crafted story is a good romance/action book. Interesting characters and some twists along the way make this a real page turner.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving my honest review.
Oct 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this highly entertaining PNR/fantasy romance. I loved Rina and Rhodack. These fated mates were a perfect match. An entertaining and compelling storyline that beautifully blends drama, mystery, secrets, twists and steamy romance. An excellent read and I can't wait for book 2. This is my truthful and voluntary review.
Maria Wagner
Oct 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a strong story of loyalty and love. The storyline was strong and the steamy scenes were hot. The emoition and the twist and turns had me on edge. The characters had strong personalities. It was well written and well executed. A great read.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Sep 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a NON-SPOILER REVIEW. Stone Heart (The Gargoyle Protectors) by Ariel Marie is presently a stand alone read and hopefully a series starter. Rina and Rhodack's story is a yummy romp! Ariel Marie delivers a fun and intriguing look at the gargoyle culture and it's voracious appetite for pleasure. This is definitely a Mature Readers Only read. From the first page you find yourself being pulled into the mystery that is Rina and the contradictions that are Rhodack. I really enjoyed this book so ...more
Sep 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A breach has occurred here on Earth under the gargoyles watch and they have to find out the reasoning behind it. They learn it came from the necromancers as well as someone who claims to be human. Rhodack can tell Rina is more than human and she is convinced that she is until Solana, the woman who raised her reveals the truth. The necromancers and the fae have been at war, the reason Rina was sent to Earth originally. But now the gargoyles are in this war after fate has determined Rina and Rhoda ...more
Sep 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rina has migraine more and more these days. On one of the nights she doesn't have it she goes out with a friend. After visiting the toilet she sees something strange and feels it is evil, so she runs out of the emergency exit. Out of the building the black thing gets out too, but next she is helped by a strange man figure. But she feels he helps her. But after the fight which he wins, she blacks out and he takes her to his clan leader.

There she is in for a surprise of two and more.
Rhodack is her
Sep 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: alternative fantasy fans
Recommended to Molly by: Booksprout
a rock solid paranormal, literally, and Rhodack is drawn to a supposed human as his mate.

but is she really human?

and what lies beneath the strength of her powers?

is she, or at least her presence, potentially a far greater threat to Earth?

steamy butt kicking adventure

harem, m/f/f, supernatural steamy romance

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Michelle Chantler
Oct 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ariel Marie has been a favorite Paranormal Author of mine for some time, and I have loved each one of her book’s.
But I MUST SAY this would have to be in the top listing of her Best, Amazing, Tantilizing, Gripping, Absolutely Fantastic book’s that she has written.
We meet the perfect couple who both exude power and strength beyond anyone else’s measure.
Our two sizzling character’s are both under the impression life has already decided their pathways and destiny, Boy!!! Are they in for a shock.
Amanda Collier
Oct 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Not For Me...

This was an excellent story, with a lot of action and plenty of magic and romance but I’m not a fan of M/F/F including harem . That was a major component in the storyline.
In the main description of the book it was not mentioned, you had to scroll down a little further to read the warning . I hit purchase a little too quick but if you enjoy those type of situations then this book has it all, great characters and unique storyline.
Caroline Doig
Oct 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rina was finishing work with her boss when they walked to their cars, Rina felt like she was being watched she looked up and saw a being with Wings she quickly drove off thinking that she is going crazy she looked back in her review mirror but it was gone. Rhodack is the leader of the gargoyles their portal had been breached by what they don’t know but other clans have reported that their portals had been breached as well so now the gargoyle clans are on high alert. Rhodack’s friend and right ha ...more
Tara Dorough
Oct 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Amazing New Series

Stone Heart by Ariel Marie is book 1 of her new The Gargoyle Protectors series. It's an amazing new world build. The characters are fantastic, creative, loyal and deeply thought out. The gargoyles are new characters for Ariel Marie's writings. She has given her readers an entire new breed of heroes. The new realms she is bringing to life in this series will open up a plethora of stories and characters to love. I can't wait to see where this series will take us.
Rachel Benham
Oct 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rina thought she was just a regular person only to find out she was a princess of the faerie realm. Her mate was a gargoyle clan leader. Together Rina and Rhoderick defended the realms and fell in love. It was a great story with wonderfully strong characters.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Donna Foster
Oct 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Gargoyles got to get me one!

Well there's a new hero in town. Gargoyles who knew. Interesting concept. I enjoyed this book,I wouldn't pass up a chance to read more of these.
Debbie Caswell
Oct 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is my first Gargoyle book but it was from a favourite author so I gave it a try and I am so glad that i did There are enough twists and turns in this story to keep you entertained till the very last and I can't wait for more books in this fun new series

Rina has been suffering from migraines and they are getting worse when she actually has a night without one she goes out with fiends and so starts a whole new adventure for her. She will discover the paranormal world will discover that her wh
Valerie Sloan
Oct 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Stone heart

This book sucked me in to the story I felt at times that I was part of it. Love strong women
Debra Richardson
Oct 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This paranormal romance is fantastic – it moves along at a brisk pace; is a solid read that is quick, entertaining and pretty hot. It is a well written, funny, witty, intriguing, and exciting read. Wonderful characters, the chemistry between them is instant, potent, and intense. It is full of action, drama, and copious amount of hot sex. This book takes you on a wild ride of exciting mystery and suspense with Gargoyles, Necromancers, Witches, and Faes. This book is quite the enjoyable read.

I rec
Helen E. Lofton
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An amazing read

I have read many paranormal books but this one had everything in spades. The perfect amount of romance and mystery combined. A wonderful author. Loved it
Liz V
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow!! Hot sexy gargoyles and elven princess in hiding. This book had it all intrigue, drama, sex there was a lot going on. This looks to be the start of a hot new series .

I really like this author and her style of writing and characters. Looking forward to the next book in the series.
Feb 14, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: my-ebooks
I read A Faery's Kiss by this author and rather enjoyed it, so I thought I would go ahead and check this one out too seeing how I had it. It was pretty good, but I honestly can't say whether or not I'm interested in continuing this series.

I liked Rhodack, and I liked Rina. But that's about it. I didn't actually feel strongly about either of them in any way. As leader of his clan, Rhodack is strong, honorable, and loyal. All great features to be sure. As for Rina, she has been living her whole li
Raina Collins
Oct 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
A new gargoyle romance series. An entity has broken through to the Terran realm. Gargoyles who guard the portal must find it and protect humans. They never expected that one human female would change everything. Her secrets that even she doesn’t know will unlock so much. But an enemy will threaten it all. The story has an interesting romance. And the gargoyles are definitely different. There is no cheating in the story but there is some m/f/f and f/f scenes.
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Ariel Marie is an author who loves the paranormal, action and hot steamy romance. She combines all three in each and every one of her stories. For as long as she can remember, she has loved vampires, shifters and every creature you can think of. This even rolls over into her favorite movies! She loves a good action packed thriller! Throw a touch of the supernatural world in it and she’s hooked!