The Stone Initiation
Author: Debbie Cassidy
Series: Gargoyles of Stonehaven, #1
Publication date: May 11th 2023
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance
There’s no place for a half blood at the gargoyle table.
I’ve been a shameful secret all my life. Shunned by my pureblood gargoyle father to keep up appearances. But it never mattered because I had Romi.
My half-brother. My best friend. My true family.
Until death took him from me.
They say it was an accident. I say that’s bull.
They’re hiding something, and the only way to get to the truth is to step into Romi’s world.
Stonehaven Academy is where Romi worked with his elite guard to hone the next generation of warriors, and it’s where I’ll find my answers.
A world where I’ll be pitted against pureblood gargoyles and not expected to survive. A world of secrets, revelations, and forbidden fruit in the form of Serath—the lethally beautiful sigma leader of the elite team.
If I want answers, I’ll need to get close to the sigma. I’ll need to play with fire and be prepared to get burned.
But there’s a reason Serath is off limits.
A reason, that could mean the difference between life and death.
Because the Stone Council is hiding a horrific truth.
One, that if revealed, could tear our world apart.
The Stone Initiation is the first book in the Gargoyles of Stonehaven series. A Paranormal MF Romance featuring a strong female lead and a sizzlingly tempting gargoyle hero.
We landed in the clearing in the forest again. Serath kneeled with me cradled in his arms. His grip so tight I could barely breathe.
“Serath…you’re crushing me…”
“He was too close. Touching you. On your bed…” His voice was a deep animalistic growl. “Mine.” He gripped my jaw and forced my head up. His pupils were blown, his expression wild, teeth bared, jagged and sharp. “He was touching you.” His tone was accusatory. He squeezed his eyes shut for a long beat. “One moment. I need one moment.”
His heart beat hard and fast against me. There was nothing to do but wait for him to compose himself. Nothing to do but register every point of contact between us—his muscular thighs beneath my butt, taut and powerful abs pressed to my side, and the calloused pads of his thick long fingers that could crush my head if he wanted. The control…the absolute control he had in that moment made me liquid with desire but left my throat dry and aching.
He finally opened his eyes and looked down at me. His pupils were still large but not unnaturally so now.
“Hey…” I smiled up at him. “There you are.”
He stroked my cheek with his thumb and my heart fluttered, desire unfurling like a wicked twisted vine low in my belly. “You know I’m not into the overbearing macho types.”
He let out a soft surprised laugh. “No?”
“Nope. I’m kinda into consent and conversation.”
His gaze fell to my lips, flicked back up to my eyes, then back to my mouth. “Then…Can I kiss you, Cameron?”
about the author
Debbie Cassidy lives in England, Bedfordshire, with her three kids and very supportive husband. Coffee and chocolate biscuits are her writing fuels of choice, and she is still working on getting that perfect tower of solitude built in her back garden. Obsessed with building new worlds and reading about them, she spends her spare time daydreaming and conversing with the characters in her head – in a totally non psychotic way of course. She writes Urban Fantasy, Fantasy and Reverse Harem Fantasy. All her books contain plenty of action, romance and twisty plots.
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