Author: Lisa Carlisle
Series: Highland Gargoyles
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing
A battle twenty-five years before this story begins left the Isle of Stone divided. The gargoyles, tree witches, and wolf shifters must remain within their own borders, and that is the way that it remains: that is until Kayla hears about the concerts that are being performed by the gargoyles. She decides that she must sneak away to see what all the fuss is about. Once she begins going to see she gargoyles shift to their human forms and play these magnificent concerts, she can’t stop. She returns each night, mesmerized by one specific bandmate, Mason. What Kayla doesn’t realize is that Mason has been eyeing her, as well. They know that their attraction is forbidden, and there would be consequences to them being together. While they are attempting to figure this out, other things begin taking place on the Isle that could prove disastrous for all its inhabitants. What will they decide, and how will it impact life on the Isle?
Anyone who has read my review of shifter novels before knows that I love my shifters! This is the first time that I have come across gargoyle shifters, though, and I must say: Wow! I wasn’t sure what to expect from this, but I was duly impressed. Carlisle has built a very different, imaginative, and complex world that was a lot of fun to get lost in. The characters have a lot of personality and depth. This was a great first novel to read from this author, and I will definitely be returning to the Isle of Stone to spend some more time with these wonderful characters!