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HEAT

A gargoyle statue that’s more than stone…

Tracy isn’t sure why she’s drawn to a particular statue in the Goth club where she works. When her drunk ex threatens her after her shift, stone turns to flesh…

Danton shifts to protect Tracy, the woman he has longed for. He only has 24 hours before he returns to stone. Can he convince her to spend it with him?

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*** An #Excerpt from TORCH – a #gargoyle shifter and #werewolf romance

A gargoyle in need of a mission…

The curse is finally broken,

Yet, freedom never felt so empty.

No longer confined to his stone form, gargoyle shifter Mattias yearns for a purpose. Feeling increasingly lost, he plans to search for his destiny elsewhere. But, a chance encounter with a wary woman roots him to the spot–for now.

A werewolf in search of a cure

Rachel heads into an underground club to pick up an elixir–and runs into Mattias. The attraction is strong, but her affliction has left her too damaged to pursue a relationship.

Mattias and Rachel guard their secrets to protect their hearts. But, the cost is high. Will they be able to break through the darkness?

Or are they doomed to carry the weight of their curses alone?

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Excerpt

Mattias turned his attention back to the bar to order another drink. A woman sitting a few stools down caught his attention. Her dark hair fell in loose waves hiding half of her pale face, but it didn’t hide her worried expression. She twisted the cocktail napkin with trembling hands.

What distressed her?

She appeared to be alone. Wearing all black from head-to-toe was common in this club, but he sensed she had a different intention. While those who shimmied seductively out on the dance floor strove to be noticed, she pulled her black wrap around her as if she wanted to be cloaked. A worry line furrowed between her brows as she searched the club.

A guy with spiky black hair and goth makeup stepped beside her. By his swagger, Mattias sensed the man would hit on her within the next ten seconds.

It took four.

The man leaned close to her ear and said something. With a wide smile, he appeared confident that whatever he said was clever.

Mattias growled.

Odd. How many times had he witnessed a similar scenario? He shouldn’t have had that possessive response.

“What are you staring at?” Lucan asked.

“Just the usual entertainment. Boy meets girl. Girl flirts or shoots him down. Boy walks away with girl or defeated and alone. I’m hoping this one strikes out.”

The way the woman squirmed aided his case. She responded without much enthusiasm in her expression and looked away. The guy didn’t seem to read her lack of interest.

“My betting days are over,” Lucan said. “Now that we are free, it’s time to pay more interest in our own affairs rather than others.”

“True,” Mattias agreed.

Yet, less than ten seconds passed before he dragged his gaze back to her. The guy was gone. Too bad. Mattias missed the moment when she’d shot him down.

What was wrong with him? Why did he care about that fate of a yet another potential hook up at this club? It meant nothing to him. She meant nothing to him.

“I’ll be right back,” he told his brothers.

He approached the woman. What the hell are you doing? he asked himself.

He ignored his internal voice and continued to walk over.

What the hell are you doing? He repeated.

My duty, he snapped back. I need to make sure she’s all right.

Great, now he was arguing with himself over a complete stranger.

Despite the potent scents of alcohol and perspiration, her subtle fragrance wafted to him. He inhaled it more deeply. A tantalizing swirl of vanilla and nutmeg and wildflowers suffused his brain, triggering a torrent of desire. He stifled a moan of pleasure.

This might have been a bad idea.

He closed his eyes and continued his internal debate. Should he proceed?

Or run?

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TORCH is a novel in the Underground Encounters series, set in a club that attracts supernatural creatures. Each book features a different couple–and perhaps different species!–and can be read on its own.

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Where statues are more than stone,

And secrets can be deadly.

The Underground Encounters boxed set (books 1-3) features:

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Book 2: FIRE (a witch / firefighter romance)

Book 3: IGNITE (a feline shifter / rock star romance)

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Underground Encounters

Book 1: SMOLDER (a vampire / firefighter romance)

Book 2: FIRE (a witch / firefighter romance)

Book 3: IGNITE (a feline shifter / rock star romance)

Book 4: BURN (a vampire / shapeshifter rock romance)

Book 5: HEAT (a gargoyle shifter romance)

Book 6: BLAZE (a gargoyle shifter rockstar romance)

Book 7: COMBUST (vampire / witch romances)

Book 8: INFLAME (a gargoyle shifter / witch romance)

Book 9: TORCH (a gargoyle shifter / werewolf romance)

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*** NEW RELEASE – Knights of Stone: Gavin – a shifter rockstar romance! ***

Knights of Stone: Gavin

Book 7

His brothers have all found mates.

Gavin won’t make that mistake.

Why commit to one woman when so many lovely lassies come to their shows?

When he meets Fiona, he can’t keep away. But, she’s human. Human.

And dangerous. She could expose the secrets of his clan. Gavin should run from her, but flirting with danger is far too tempting…

Knights of Stone: Gavin is the thrilling conclusion in a hot shifter romance with a Highland touch and a hard hit of rock romance. 

If you like hot men in kilts, dark paranormal thrills, and forbidden love, then you’ll be hooked by the Highland Gargoyles Series!

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*** Night Owl Reviews Names Captivated by the Gargoyle a TOP PICK! ***

“I loved this series and this book. I highly recommend the Stone Sentries (Boston) series. I hope Lisa Carlisle does a spin-off with the other gargoyles and one with Janie.” ~ a Night Owl Reviews Top Pick!

Captivated by the Gargoyle

Stone Sentries 3 (Boston)

One demon remains.

Its objective: Steal Larissa’s magic and Janie’s soul.

Larissa has had enough of magic after breaking through the demon’s darkness that imprisoned her best friend. All she wants is to return to her normal life back on the police force and have one quiet moment with Roman.

But, the demons keep preventing that.

Roman, Commander of the Stone Sentries, is determined to escort his mate and her friend, to safety at the gargoyle compound. When a demon attacks his deputy and abducts Janie, his mission turns into a life-or-death hunt to track them down.

Larissa teams up with Roman and his team of gargoyle shifters to search for Janie in Boston. Where it takes them is even darker than her most terrifying dreams…

Complete Larissa and Roman’s action-packed romance in their thrilling conclusion of the Stone Sentries trilogy.

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“Captivated by the Gargoyle” exceeded my expectations! I was blown away from the start & did not want to stop whenever real life got in the way 😮 lol … I would give this 6 stars if I could for originality, well-defined characters, twists & turns and attention to detail!” ~ Goodreads reviewer

 

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*** Light Magic vs Dark — and a Young Witch Caught in Between ***

Enticed

Enticed by the Gargoyle

Are the demons truly gone?

The gargoyles remain on watch.

And her friend is trapped in an incubus-induced coma.

Larissa, a Boston police officer, encountered the red-winged monsters during their rampage. The chaotic aftermath prevents rest any time soon. And a question remains unanswered—how was she able to combat demons using nothing but her hands?

Her new lover, Roman, a gargoyle shifter, believes it’s because she’s she’s a witch. Ridiculous, right? She’s a cop, like her dad. But, normal cops don’t shoot bolts of energy at demons…

When she glimpses another supernatural threat, Larissa struggles with the vision. Is it her imagination tormenting her? Or worse—another premonition?

Continue Larissa and Roman’s action-packed romance in part two of the Stone Sentries trilogy.

Enticed by the Gargoyle

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Can Larissa and Roman keep Boston safe? What about her best friend Janie? Will she ever wake from the coma? Has the demon threat and portal been neutralized? So many questions, you NEED to read the book.
Exciting characters, suspense and romance.

I’ve been fascinated with gargoyles since I watched an old movie with a bunch of them. Ms. Carlise has provided me and her readers with hours of hot gargoyles who protect humans, and if a woman is very lucky, she might even get one for herself.
Please keep them coming.

Omg! “Enticed By The Gargoyle” is another fan-freaking-tastic must read from the Stone Sentries world! What a fresh, uniquely distinctive storyline and one of my new favorites from this talented author! Suspense & romance, always amazing details, well defined characters that are relatable with witty dialogue, and surprise twists will keep readers turning pages like crazy! Once I started, I was glued to my seat & did not want to put it down! 

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** A Gargoyle Awakens — Meet a computer geek turned rock star in BLAZE! **

BlazeA computer geek turned rock star

Mike was good at two things—numbers and playing guitar. Math never got the girls, but music did. During a show at the underground club, Vamps, a bouncer insists a woman is in trouble and Mike must get her to safety.

Despite the bouncer’s strange actions, Mike cooperates. Too bad she won’t. She’s angry with him. Why? Did he even know her? Oh no, what had he done now?

No time to contemplate. She’s been bitten. Was she into vampire play, or was it something far more dangerous?

The threat awakens a gargoyle…

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Blaze

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BLAZE, my new gargoyle shifter rockstar romance, was just named a Top Pick by Night Owl Reviews!

Blaze

A computer geek turned rock star

Mike is good at playing with two things–numbers and his guitar. People, not so much. So when he stumbles upon two women having fun in the shadows at an underground club, and a bouncer urges him to get one to safety, he’s not sure how to respond. But, when he discovers she’s been bitten and her neck is bleeding, something wakes inside of him. He’s compelled to protect her.

One night with a crush she’d never forget

When Allana runs into Mike, the humiliation burns. It might have only been a fling last summer, but she didn’t expect him not to recognize her. Well, she had enough going on in with her yoga studio to deal with guy drama. But, he insists she leaves Vamps with him.

She wants to refuse, but he warns she’s in danger…

Blaze is a novel in the Underground Encounters series, set in a club that attracts supernatural creatures. Each book features a different couple–and perhaps different species!–and can be read on its own.

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*** New Release: Blaze (a gargoyle shifter rockstar romance) ***

BlazeA computer geek turned rock star

Mike is good at playing with two things–numbers and his guitar. People, not so much. So when he stumbles upon two women having fun in the shadows at an underground club, and a bouncer urges him to get one to safety, he’s not sure how to respond. But, when he discovers she’s been bitten and her neck is bleeding, something wakes inside of him. He’s compelled to protect her.

One night with a crush she’d never forget

When Allana runs into Mike, the humiliation burns. It might have only been a fling last summer, but she didn’t expect him not to recognize her.

Well, she had enough going on in with her yoga studio to deal with guy drama. But, he insists she leaves Vamps with him.

She wants to refuse, but he warns she’s in danger…
Blaze is a novel in the Underground Encounters series, set in a club that attracts supernatural creatures. Each book features a different couple–and perhaps different species!–and can be read on its own.Step into Vamps, a thrilling new world of steamy paranormal romance featuring sexy shifters, thirsty vampires, wicked witches, and gorgeous gargoyles.

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*** COVER REVEAL – Stone Cursed – A Zodiac Shifters Paranormal Romance: Taurus ***

Locked in stone.

On his night off from sentry duty, gargoyle shifter Alec heads out for a night flight. When he spots a strange green light, he soars closer to investigate.

And is caught…

Veda has had doubts about Kai since they left their coven to seek ley lines in the Scottish Highlands. When he curses a gargoyle with dark magic, she’s forced to act. How can she free the gargoyle from his stone prison without invoking Kai’s notorious wrath?

Stone Cursed is a standalone novella in the Highland Gargoyles series.

If you’re a fan of the Zodiac Shifter novels, you’ll love meeting this Taurus shifter who is as sensual as he is stubborn.

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HEAT

Underground Encounters 5

A TOP PICK from Night Owl Reviews!

A gargoyle statue that’s more than stone…

Tracy can’t explain why she’s drawn to a mysterious statue in the Goth club where she bartends. Stranger still, she’s been confiding her innermost secrets to it, as if it were an old friend.

But, when her ex shows up one night, drunk and aggressive, the solid stone statue turns to living, breathing, and scorchingly sexy flesh…

Gargoyle shifter Danton transforms to human form to protect Tracy, the woman he has yearned for. Now, he only has twenty-four hours before a curse returns him to stone. How can convince a woman who didn’t know he existed to spend those precious hours with him?

HEAT is a novella in the Underground Encounters series, set in a club that attracts supernatural creatures. Each features a different couple–and perhaps species!–and can be read on its own.

Step into Vamps, a thrilling new world of steamy paranormal romance featuring sexy shifters, thirsty vampires, wicked witches, and gorgeous gargoyles.

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Excerpt

Tracy brushed her fingers over the smooth stone of the gargoyle statue after she entered the club. “Ready for another wild night?”

How ridiculous she sounded speaking to a statue. If anyone saw her, they’d think she was stone-cold crazy.

She ran her hands down over her dress to smooth out any wrinkles. As if any would dare to appear. The dress was skin-tight, one of her sexy work outfits. She had to wear something fitting for the underground club.

“I’m stuck with the late shift tonight,” she added. “At least I’ll have you here later to keep me company.”

Saturday nights were the busiest at Vamps, where she bartended. While she prepped for a thirsty crowd, she spoke to the gargoyle. Why she gravitated to this one, although there were others perched in the club, she had no clue. Something about it compelled her, drawing her in like they had some sort of connection.

Which was insane.

She should probably stop talking to it, but, if it wasn’t hurting anyone? She shrugged.

“It was kind of a tough morning,” she said. “My mom told me about a call from one of Andrew’s teachers. He’s still struggling at school. It sucks. I wish there was something I could do to help him.” She’d mentioned her concerns about her younger brother several times.

“Anyway, I was kind of anxious when I went to yoga,” she continued. “Luckily, this is my day to go. After getting up early to finish a paper and working the past two nights here, I was already wound up. Hearing about Andrew cranked it up a notch. And, you know what can happen when I can’t manage my anxiety.” She shivered as a nervous laugh escaped her. “An ugly scene.”

The sound of an opening door indicated someone was entering, probably staff. “Talk to you later,” she whispered.

During the first couple hours of her shift, the club was quiet. Only a few regulars entered soon after it opened, and nursed their drinks at the bar. She chatted them up, but as the crowd grew, so did the number of drink requests. Soon, her nightly workout kicked in as she darted up and down the bar taking orders and making drinks for the thirsty crew, especially those who had worked up a sweat on the dance floor. The DJ kept them moving with an eclectic mix of music, including new wave, goth rock, and metal remixes that kept people moving.

A guy motioned her over to where he sat at the bar.

“Love your hair,” he shouted over the music, projecting spittle. Then he leaned across the bar and touched a strand. The scent of beer wafting from his breath was pronounced even though she was surrounded by alcohol.

She stepped back and gave him a pointed look. Her pink hair was often a topic of conversation, but it was not an invitation to be touched. “You can love it just as well from where you’re sitting.”

“I love a hot girl with some attitude.” He laughed. “They’re usually feisty in bed, too.” With a bold glance that lingered on her cleavage, he left no doubt of what he was envisioning. “I’d like to find out.”

She arched a brow. “Not going to happen.”

When she walked away from him to tend to other customers, he left the bar. Good. She typically could evade drunken guys propositioning her, but there had been a few occasions where the bouncers had to intervene.

Shit. Was there a guy out there who wasn’t a total leech or an abusive control-freak like her ex? After Brian, she was all set with relationships. But, she was only in her early twenties, and too young to declare herself celibate. Sure, she’d had a few hookups after they’d broken up, but it didn’t do much for her.

It had been a while, though, and she was feeling the itch. Was there a balance between an impersonal one night stand and a relationship that sucked your soul like some damn incubus? Maybe a lover. A generous, caring one. An added bonus would be someone she could enjoy spending time with, rather than trying to pacify from some perceived injustice.

Perhaps she should add these requests to her online dating profile. Not that it was active anymore. She’d given up after a half-dozen lackluster attempts there. What appeared to be a good match on paper, never panned out when she met them in person. Algorithms and checkboxes were one thing, but a spark with someone was something else.

Did anyone understand that mysterious connection that made people click? It was almost like—magic.

The crowd continued to dwindle beyond last call. After the DJ announced the last song as Valerie Broussard’s A Little Wicked, and then turned the lights off, they started to head out. Plastic cups were scattered in every dark corner and under the other perched gargoyles. The scent of sweat and spilled beer permeated the club. But, the music had stopped, and the club was emptying out.

After the other two bartenders helped clean up, cashed out, and left, she stayed to make sure they were all set for the next shift, as it was her turn. The bar backs took out the trash and the bottles for recycling, and she was alone once again.

Tracy walked over to the crouched gargoyle at the end of the bar and placed her hand on the smooth area between its two horns. “Damn, that was a busy night,” she said. “But, I took in some great tips. One of the downsides of college is those damn tuition bills”

She ran her down the back of its head and over its hunched back where its two wings connected. She took a deep breath to decompress and rested her hand on the gargoyle’s shoulder. Tomorrow morning, she’d sleep in, and not talk to a soul until well after noon. She’d spend much of the day studying.

“Trace.”

Was it one of the guys out back?

No, they knew better than to call her Trace.

“It’s Tracy,” she said, turning to face the intruder.

And stared into the face of her ex. His black hair was mussed up and looked like it could use a wash. Actually, so could the rest of him. His jeans were stained.

“You look hot. I love you in this dress.” He reached for her with one of his tattooed arms.

She recoiled. No way would she let him touch her. “What are you doing here, Brian?” The muscles in her body tensed as she gauged the distance between her and the pepper spray behind the bar.

She felt a tiny movement under her hand.

No, she had to be losing her mind. As if stone could move.

She kept her hand on the stone like a security blanket, almost gripping it now that Brian had appeared.

“I came to see what you were doing tonight. Thought maybe we could hang out?” The way he slurred the words indicated he’d already had one too many, a bad sign.

“Definitely not. The restraining order should have made that clear.”

“Babe, I was in a rough place and I took it out on you. Let’s put the past behind us and try again.”

The cold stone felt warmer beneath her hand. How strange. Was she so heated from the tension that her palm could warm cool stone?

“No, Brian. I’ve given you too many chances and each time it ended worse than the time before.”

“Babe.” He approached her. “I would never hurt you again.”

“Don’t come any closer.” She moved away from the gargoyle to get to her purse behind the bar.

“Trace, you’re so dramatic.” He moved behind the bar.

Tracy was distracted by the gargoyle statue behind him. It was changing color, from gray stone to what appeared to be—flesh.

“Come on, we were good together. Don’t you miss the sex?”

The stone wings of the gargoyle statue unfurled into enormous sleek, gray ones. The gargoyle reshaped itself, rising from a crouched position to stand on two legs to a full height well over six feet.

And the horns receded into the head, as golden hair sprouted to take their place, growing well below impressively broad shoulders. Within a few seconds, the once grotesque stone creature she’d found lovable, had transformed into a breathtaking male with flawless bronze skin, long, blond hair and the magnificent physique of a Viking warrior—one who stood there stark naked.

“Oh my God!” she exclaimed, eyes widening.

“I know, babe,” Brian said. “The sex was awesome.”

Ignoring Brian, she fumbled for her purse to search for the damn spray. Who the hell should she even direct it at now, with two threats facing her?

Shit, her fingers tingled, a bad sign. If she didn’t get herself in check, a panic attack could follow—and at the worst possible time.

Brian grabbed her wrists and tried to kiss her before she found it. Adrenaline powered through her with the force of a tsunami.

“Get off me!” She attempted to knee him in his testicles, but he deflected the blow by turning his body to the side.

Enormous wings surrounded Brian and a second later he was lifted off the ground.

Brian exclaimed, “What the―” but was cut off as he was thrown over the bar onto the empty dance floor.

He scrambled to his feet on unsteady legs. The gargoyle stepped over to him in a few massive strides. It raised one of his sinewy legs and kicked Brian in the gut. Brian groaned and clutched his stomach. The gargoyle lifted a foot over Brian’s head.

Tracy screamed while Brian shielded his face with his forearm to brace against the gargoyle stomping on his head.

She tried a gentler tone. “Please don’t. You’ll kill him.”

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