Sunday, December 4, 2011

Gargoyles Review

Gargoyles ~ Alan Nayes
Publisher ~
Published ~ 15 July 2011 (ebook)

My Rating ~ 5 out of 5

Amoreena Daniels is a top-of-the-class pre-med student and she’s helping her mother fight a losing battle with cancer. On top of everything else her mother lets her health insurance lapse and now she’s not covered for any of the expensive treatment for her cancer. What is a daughter to do? Well, Amoreena finds out about a surrogacy program and, after much thinking, signs a contract. Then finds out things aren’t all what they seem to be.

This book was an easy read for me. It flowed smoothly, the characters were well-fleshed and the story progressed in a timely manner without excess description. I had a hard time putting it down. I wanted to know what the heck was going on, so I was compelled to keep turning the pages. Alan Nayes dropped breadcrumbs to the mystery in well-timed proportions. In other words, before I got too frustrated in the unraveling and peeked ahead. A fine balancing act!

The only problem I had was that Amoreena was an excellent pre-med student and she kept ignoring not only factual information about pregnancy in general, but her own gut feelings as well. I kept wanting to smack her upside the head, but it was only an occasional urge, so I was able, for the most part, to ignore it.

All-in-all a most excellent read! I definitely look forward to reading more books by Alan Nayes.

*The author provided a copy of this book to me. Please see disclaimer page.


  1. thx for taking the time to read GARGOYLES. Amoreena thx you too!

  2. Alan is a fine writer. If you get the chance, I recommend his novella, Barbary Point.

  3. thx for the comment Pj Jones, the Parody Queen.

  4. Alan ~ Amoreena is lucky I didn't smack the snot outta her a few times during the book. LOL Now, get back to work on the sequel! ;)

    PJ ~ I'd love to...whenever I can find the time! So many books to review and so little time! Wish I could survive without sleep.