Author: Livia Olteano

Guest Post & Giveaway: Gargoyle Addiction by Livia Olteano

Posted August 1, 2013 by Sherri in Giveaways, Reviews / 6 Comments

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What the World in Gargoyle Addiction Is Like

By Livia Olteano

Otherworlds Summons is a series that has its own universe, and it contains seven worlds: Akai (the human world), Esai (vampire/zombies world), Hesa (elves, ogres, trolls), Mira (angels, demons), Piatra (gargoyles), Panu (also called Outerworld, vast nothingness), and Sahai (mages, wizards, sorcerers). You can think of them as parallel worlds or dimensions, where each of the creatures mentioned are the ‘normals’ and they each have their own types of ‘out of the norm’ beings. Scared yet? Hehe.

Gargoyle Addiction is set in Akai, our present day world basically, and Piatra. Kann Varis’s world, Piatra, is quite different from what he sees when he’s summoned into Akai, or as he affectionately calls it–the sleeper world.

Piatra is a mostly barren world, with little vegetation and though it has the equivalent of animals, there’s not a lot of that either. Gargoyles are raw meat eaters, they hunt live prey and devour it. They have to be very good hunters or they’ll starve. The landscape of Piatra looks pretty different from what we know, the sunlight is gray rather than the golden we’re used to, air is harder to breathe–the atmosphere is thicker. The Haus Varis residence, for instance, is a castle that’s surrounded by a cloud of poisonous gas–it shines in all the colors of the rainbow.

A lot of what we deem beautiful, or pretty, or sweet even, is pretty much the other way around in Piatra. It’s a cruel, vicious world populated by creatures adapted to that kind of life. Gargoyles don’t function on love and understanding, but fear and power. There are five types of gargoyles in this world, and they each live in a clan with its own residence. Each Haus or gargoyle clan has its own hunting grounds, but they hold a yearly fight, the Festnaval, to establish which Haus can hunt on another’s territories as well as on its own. Survival of the fittest taken to another level, pretty much.

If I’d have to sum up Piatra, I’d say it’s a cold and scary world. It’s pretty much the opposite of what we know, a place where what makes us human beings is worthless and may get you killed. While I wrote Gargoyle Addiction, I thought about what it means to be human, aside being born into the species. And then I built a world that’s radically different and pictured what it would be like to live there for a while. Scary, that was my conclusion.

How would you find a world like Piatra? Would you want to try it out? 🙂

 

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Gargoyle Addiction by Livia Olteano
Otherworlds Summons Book One
Published: July 15, 2013
Genre: New Adult (Spicy!) Paranormal Romance
Ebook, 240 pages
 

Book Description:

Summonari don’t trust. Under their command, they summon any number of creatures from the Otherwolds—but never trust them outside of the summoning.

Gargoyles don’t love. Fierce descendants of dragons, they function on power and fear—never love.

Karla isn’t the happily-ever-after type of girl. No territory-hungry guy is going to stick flags all over her unclaimed grounds.

Kann’s world is death and betrayal. As Dar Primus of Haus Varis, he’s expected to follow tradition but he’s not your regular gargoyle. In fact, he’s anything but.

One fateful Friday night, Otherworlds collide. Stuck together in one world or another, Karla and Kann face everything from Awakenings and turbulent love to Festnavals and bloodthirsty scorned suitors.

If there’s one thing they can’t escape, it’s the addiction to each other. And they’ve got it bad.

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About Livia Olteano

Livia lives in Europe where she listens to obscene amounts of music and devours every reading material in sight. When she’s not doing either of the two, she fiddles with anything remotely customizable within reach.

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Review: Gargoyle Addiction by Livia Olteano

Posted August 1, 2013 by Sherri in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Gargoyle Addiction by Livia Olteano
Gargoyle Addiction by Livia Olteano
Series: Otherworlds Summons #1
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Romance
Published by Self Published on July 11, 2013
Format: Ebook
Pages: 240
Source: Author

Purchase Links: AmazonBarnes & Noble
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Overall Rating:

Book Description:

Book Description:
Summonari don’t trust. Under their command, they summon any number of creatures from the Otherwolds—but never trust them outside of the summoning.

Gargoyles don’t love. Fierce descendants of dragons, they function on power and fear—never love.

Karla isn’t the happily-ever-after type of girl. No territory-hungry guy is going to stick flags all over her unclaimed grounds.

Kann’s world is death and betrayal. As Dar Primus of Haus Varis, he’s expected to follow tradition but he’s not your regular gargoyle. In fact, he’s anything but.

One fateful Friday night, Otherworlds collide. Stuck together in one world or another, Karla and Kann face everything from Awakenings and turbulent love to Festnavals and bloodthirsty scorned suitors.

If there’s one thing they can’t escape, it’s the addiction to each other. And they’ve got it bad.

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Lynn’s Review:
This book is told in the first person.

Karla’s at a nightclub and has already had a little too much to drink but she has reason to celebrate.  But on the flip side, the women in her family all seem to have medical issues when they reach a certain age.  After she goes to bed one evening she begins to dream – I wish I had that kind because her life has changed when she awakens.

Kann Varis is a little upset with Karla.  He’s also a gargoyle who happens to like reading a paranormal series.  But because he’s a gargoyle he has some strange eating habits.  One thing that makes him interesting is that he seems to have human feelings.

The more I read of Karla’s abilities, the more jealous I become.  As you get closer to the end of the story you will understand, I hope, which of her abilities I wish I had.  Is there an ability you wish you had?

I was glad to see that there is a glossary but a little disappointed to find that it was at the end.  If I go back to read this again, I know that I can go to the end and look up something that I may have a question about.  So now you have the secret – if there’s something you have a question about check to see if it’s in the glossary.

Livia puts a different spin on the gargoyle story and dragons are included.  It’s a love story that takes time and you’ll have to be patient until all is revealed. If you have an addiction to the paranormal/urban fantasy books this one may just feed your need.

Kann and Karla will have you looking forward to book two.  The only thing I couldn’t find out is the title of it and when it will be making its appearance.  If you find that you enjoyed this story you can always stop over to her site, http://liviaolteano.com, and check out her other books.  (Reviewed by Lynn Reynolds from Romance Reader Enthusiast)

Cover Reveal: Blitzkrieg Love by Livia Olteano

Posted June 3, 2013 by Sherri in Features, Reviews / 0 Comments
Cover Reveal: Blitzkrieg Love by Livia Olteano

Blitzkrieg Love by Livia Olteano Night People #1 Crimson Romance New Adult Spicy Romance June 24, 2013   Book Description:  “Don’t try to be my hero. Don’t care about me. Don’t let go.”  Twenty-two-year-old Beatrice Stevens lives to dance. Two years ago she walked in on the picture of horror: after stabbing her mom 34 times, her father killed himself. She found his corpse still clutching at her mom’s, determined not to let go of her even in death. Now Beatrice freaks out if she’s hugged, loomed over or receives attention from daddy-type guys. Unless she’s dancing—the one thing that feeds her soul and saves her time after time. Anthony Gowl wants Beatrice from the moment she bumps her adorable nose into his chest. That desire turns into a burning need after he sees her dance. But he’s the overprotective type—he can’t help it, it’s part of him ever since […]

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