Sticks and Stones

· Twin Leaf Press
18 reviews

About this ebook

Gargoyles are not what you think...

Sten's ship crashed on Earth centuries ago, and since then, he's been hiding in plain sight, awaiting rescue. But a thousand years is a long time to go without companionship, even for a long-lived alien, and the human female he's guarded since childhood has grown into an alluring woman.

When a mysterious man offers to buy the "statue" in Angie's garden, Sten knows he's been discovered. The Rose Syndicate has hunted his kind for centuries, capturing and torturing his fellow Khargals in the name of science. But simply fleeing isn't an option; Angie has a secret. One he's sworn to protect.

Forced to reveal himself, Sten is confronted with a new truth. Impossible as it seems, Angie is his mate.

And the urge to claim her may be his undoing.

STICKS AND STONES is a standalone story in the collaborative Khargals of Duras series, with no cliffhangers and a guaranteed HEA. Enjoy the books in any order!

Ratings and reviews

18 reviews
Danea Sears
July 25, 2019
If you're looking for a gargoyle romance? Found it. If you're looking for an alien romance? Found it. This is the first time I've seen these two concepts combined, and I have to say, I enjoyed it. Gargoyles aren't as big as they should be in the paranormal romance genre (in my humble opinion) so I really enjoy when there's a new addition. I have yet to read the others in this 'set', but I look forward to them, especially if Mrs. Ley's contribution is anything to go by. To review without spoilers... This is the story of a stranded alien who has spent the last 1000 years guarding the family of a friend who died not long after they crashed on our world. Though his history is tragic, he doesn't let it keep him from hoping for rescue, or from protecting those he's sworn to guard. In a handy twist of fate (gotta love fantasy writing for this little bit alone!), the last of his charges just so happens to be his mate. I love Angie's spunk and zeal for life; she just makes me happy to read about her, and it's even better that she gets to have an amazing mate and make his world brighter too. They embark on the beginning of their romance amidst danger and hope of recovery, making the road rough, but even better for it. I loved Sten and Angie and also her friend Mae. They made an excellent contrast to the villains. If you want a story with action, heart, a good bit of steam, and whole lot of gargoyle, this is for you! As always, there is an HEA and this story can stand on it's own despite it's inclusion in the 'set' Khargals of Duras.
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Olivia Ross (Leopard)
August 8, 2019
I love it. And want to read more series of book. please.
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Wine-lover, obsessive gardener, and secret zombie prepper, Tamsin Ley writes steamy Sci-Fi with a Pinch of Pixie dust. Her stories come with guaranteed happily-ever-afters and no cliffhangers.

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