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Hard as a Rock (Paranormal erotic romance): Paranormal Protection Agency [Kindle Edition]

Mina Carter
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

Kindle Price: $0.99

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Book Description

Iliona's had a rough day, so the last thing she wants is a whiny ex on her doorstep throwing accusations about which of her co-workers she's sleeping with. When he starts throwing punches and one of her hunky gargoyle co-workers rushes to her rescue, Iliona is more interested in what exactly he's been doing on the ledge outside her bedroom window...and whether he's interested in more than watching.

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From the Author

This book is part of the PPA series:
1. Hard as a Rock
2. Between a Rock and a Hard Place
3. Protect and Service
4. Seduced by Santa

Product Details

  • File Size: 1054 KB
  • Print Length: 19 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005MGETB8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #141,756 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars you may never look at gargoyles the same way again October 21, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Have I told you how much I dig gargoyles? They are without a doubt my favorite of the paranormal crowd; there's just something about big and hard and ugly that flips my switch. So I had to read Mina Carter's "Hard as a Rock." Its wonderfully suggestive title and its promise of a gargoyle hero (yay!) left me no choice. This erotic short story mixes fun and sex into an irresistible package, and it reminded me why I always enjoy reading this author.

"Hard as a Rock" is narrated by its heroine, Iliona. Her tone is confident and strong, facetious and just a touch self-deprecating, and we can almost hear her rolling her eyes at the idiocy of her ex at the start of this story. This is the kind of smart, no-nonsense woman that most of us would love to call "friend." The humor that is reflected throughout these pages is appealingly sarcastic and made me laugh from just about the beginning. In fact, I almost choked at the Iliona's description of a huge, bad-ass gargoyle's traumatic response to Barney the purple Dinosaur.

Cal is as imposing as one would expect a gargoyle to be, but he is also sexy and completely adorable. He may be blushingly bashful at first, but once Iliona expresses an interest, he smolders with sensuality. And he definitely knows what to do with a woman once he gets hands on her. No sir, I wouldn't boot Cal out for eating Cheetos in my bed. Bet you wouldn't, either.

The sex scene, which is the second half of the story, is positively combustible yet retains an edge of humor. I wasn't sure whether to laugh or fan myself most of the time. Let's just say that there are distinct advantages to having a gargoyle lover, and I'll leave for you the joy of discovering those for yourself.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful! September 12, 2011
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I've been Mina's fan for years and so when this came out, I had to snag it right away. She didn't disappoint. Gargoyles are my favorite para creatures and there's something yummilicious about hot guys carved in stone. Tight writing. Hot, descriptive sex... I'll gladly put this sumptuous short story on my "to be read again" shelf and take it out whenever I need a little pick-me-up. Delightful!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awsome quickie May 1, 2013
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Several points were like times between my Mate and I. Yes, short, but sometimes that is all you need. I recommend this to any one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LOL... February 6, 2013
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a Hard man is good to find...words were never more true with this book. Now where can I fine me a Goyle?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars woow! December 19, 2012
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love the description and the images the characters put into the stories! who doesn't love a gargoyle love story!! wish there was more of them!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quick Fiery Read. September 22, 2012
By Alared
Format:Kindle Edition
Will never think of gargoyles the same again. Loved when Cal
zipped thru the door at the ex, but don't want to give it all away. My first time reading Mina Carter but loved it.
Yes was a short read, but was fine as the smartass and funny
and sexy way it was. Guess a sample of her writing and I loved it. Can't wait to read more of her.
Way to go Carter!!!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars nice March 28, 2012
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Very steamy! Good old fashioned dirty love story with a paranormal is a good quick read! I would read this author again in a heartbeat!
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5.0 out of 5 stars a beautiful visual delivery July 14, 2014
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A thrilling mental ride. Enjoyed every last bit of the story. I wished it had relayed what the two had become but it was a great read none the less
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Action-filled Duo who Wrestle (both their minds and bodies)
Normally, one would link a gargoyle with one of the crouching, leering statues perched atop a large public building. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Ken Mac Knife
5.0 out of 5 stars Short but sweet
Cute story that is sexy. A new type of paranormal that I had not read about before. Have read this author before and she writes a good book.
Published 2 months ago by Kindle Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars Hard as a rock
As the story goes it's ok but I find it leaves unanswered questions like why the ex came over in the first place. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Denise M. Vandyke
5.0 out of 5 stars Gargoyle Love!
Excellent short story--loved the paranormals coming out of the closet--great steamy sex scene--I want more of their story--what about the pizza?
Published 2 months ago by Cathy
5.0 out of 5 stars Hard as a Rock - Great tease of stories to come!
What awesome tease. There's gotta be more to this story. Love the jealous ex-boyfriend scene. And woo Hoo loved the sex scene too
Published 2 months ago by Mary Roya
5.0 out of 5 stars hard as a rock
The only problem with this story is that it's too short, I would have loved to read a longer story about this couple.
Published 2 months ago by Linda Munguia
1.0 out of 5 stars Hmmm
This was a very short erotic story and the story line was kinda cute but it was very sexy...who knew gargoyles could be SO sexy! Read more
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful steamy read
Read this as part of the PPA volume one anthology - is a very short book but pricing reflects that.

I loved it. A well written and thought out piece. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mrs DeBurca
5.0 out of 5 stars Being saved gargolye in shiny granite armor is HOT
Cal wasn't supposed to be there, but he was there to save the day. Turns out he not only likes to watch, but he is really good at action. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars Too short
Just not enough of a story line, would not buy this author again was recommended as a good pick but not my style.
Published 7 months ago by Sondrah Bowling
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Mina was born and raised in the East Farthing of Middle Earth (otherwise known as the Midlands, England) and spend her childhood learning all the sorts of things generally required of a professional adventurer. Able to ride, box, shoot, make and read maps, make chainmail and use a broadsword (with varying degrees of efficiency) she was disgusted to find that adventuring is not considered a suitable occupation these days.

So, instead of slaying dragons and hunting vampires and the like, Mina spends her days writing about hot shifters, government conspiracies and vampire lords with more than their fair share of RAWR. Turns out wanna-be adventurers have quite the turn of imagination after all...

(But she keeps that sword sharp, just in case the writing career is just a dream and she really *is* an adventurer.)

The boring part: A full time author and cover artist, Mina can usually be found hunched over a keyboard or graphics tablet, frantically trying to get the images and words in her head out and onto the screen before they drive her mad. She's addicted to coffee and would like to be addicted to chocolate, but unfortunately chocolate dislikes her.
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