Taken for Granite by Nancey Cummings
A gargoyle imprisoned.
Captured, starved and blinded, Tas hates humans. For eighty agonizing years, he’s plotted all the gruesome ways to exact his vengeance. Then one day his captors make a fatal mistake. When the door to his cage opens, he’s ready to destroy the human on the other side.
But a different instinct takes over when he scents the female. His mouth waters and his fangs ache, demanding he make the fearless female his.
A single mom, desperate to save her kid.
Juniper owes a lot of money to a very bad man and unless she does what he wants, he’ll hurt her kid.
To clear her debt, all she has to do is drive a van and not ask questions. But when she hears a voice in the back, she realizes she may not only be a thief but also a kidnapper, and that’s where she draws the line.
What she finds in the back isn’t the loot she expected, but it also isn’t a person.
It’s a gargoyle… who intends to claim her as his mate.
Taken for Granite is a standalone novel in the collaborative series the Khargals of Duras, featuring a grumpy gargoyle and an HEA.
A thousand years ago, a Khargal scouting party left Duras, only to crash on a planet called Earth.
Injured and outnumbered, the stranded Khargals hid among stone effigies and observed the slow evolution of the planet’s primitive inhabitants. With no means of returning to Duras, they watched from their shadowy perches and faded into legend, becoming the mythical gargoyles.
Until today. Long after any hope for rescue had died, the distress signal has finally been answered.
It’s time to go home.