Spunky N Sassy Rating 5.0 Julie s Review When Gina meets Dante, she is totally enthralled by him He is new to the castle and she really want to get to know him They spend time together He plays and she paints Dante is afraid that Gina will run if she knows the truth This series is absolutely fabulous Great writing with storylines that will make your heart fall. Great This book was great The series just keeps getting better and better Gargoyles, vampires and shifters, whatcould you ask from a paranormal romance Wonderful and highly addictive series. Loving ItIt was hard at first picturing man turning into a gargoyle, but I have come to love the idea There for awhile I was ready to jump in the book and strangle Dante and tell him to get his head out of his arise This series just drags you in and begs you forandIt s hard to put the book down once you get started Sometimes I wish these books were longer.Until Next Time Tabi When Gina meets Dante, she is totally enthralled by him He is new to the castle and she really want to get to know him They spend time together He plays and she paints Dante is afraid that Gina will run if she knows the truth This series is absolutely fabulous Great writing with storylines that will make your heart fall. A perfect blending of romance, sex and delightful banter Does this make me your muse His voice was a low, luscious tone that rippled through her In a way, I guess it does She took a step back, she needed air Being around him, so close, made it too difficult to breathe Maybe you ll be mine Dark Muse by Lisa Carlisle is the spicy story of shy painter Gina Meiro and rock star Dante Riani The picturesque setting for their tale is the famed Les Beaux Arts located in a castle on out of the w A perfect blending of romance, sex and delightful banter Does this make me your muse His voice was a low, luscious tone that rippled through her In a way, I guess it does She took a step back, she needed air Being around him, so close, made it too difficult to breathe Maybe you ll be mine Dark Muse by Lisa Carlisle is the spicy story of shy painter Gina Meiro and rock star Dante Riani The picturesque setting for their tale is the famed Les Beaux Arts located in a castle on out of the way DeRoche Island Dark Muse is the second installment in the author s captivating and darkly sensual Chateau Seductions series It could be read as a stand alone, if that is your preference There are interconnected characters, but the author fills in prior historical information as it s needed That said, I would still recommend starting this series from the beginning if you possibly can Les Beaux Arts is a secluded artists colony founded by the French sculptor Antoine Chevalier where artisans of all disciplines can devote themselves to developing their abilities and techniques without outside interferences Dante is the well known guitarist for the band, Stiff Lips, and an extremely good looking musician After having a falling out with his band mates, he has sought the seclusion of the island to find himself and perhaps write some music Being a rock star, he is used to being in the public eye Strangely, once there, he finds himself attracted to a skittish painter, Gina Sadly, their relationship can only be temporary as he holds a dark secret deep within.Gina is a very sweet girl who is on the island to paint Both Antoine and the manger of the art colony, Cameron, have encouraged her to showcase her art, but Gina avoids the limelight with a passion Then she meets Dante and instead of avoiding him, she finds she wants to be around him Being around him starts to bring her out of her shell She thinks he feels the same way about her, but then he pushes her away Gina and Dante had chemistry galore I liked that we get to be there for their first entertaining meeting and then watch their flirty attraction take off It s a fast paced tale and their relationship goes from sweet to very hot quickly Dark Muse is not just a romantic tale In addition to Gina s and Dante s love story, the island, itself, is not without danger I thoroughly enjoyed catching up with previous favorite characters, Antoine, Savannah and Cameron too Antoine s and Savannah s story was told in Darkness Rising and Dark Velvet Cameron was introduced in Darkness Rising, and his own HEA is coming up next in Dark Stranger Following please find a few of my favorite quotes from Dark Muse You could inspire any man to do a number of things Can I see it yet Gina shook her head with wide eyes Not until it s done I hate letting anyone see my work until it s finished Why A curious glint twinkled from his eyes Uh, uh I don t know, she stammered It s not ready to be seen Naked, I guess Unfinished I let you hear a few chords of my music Unfinished His voice dropped to a dangerously sexy tone Naked I like solitude Doesn t seem to fit with the personality of a rock guitarist Let me tell you a secret He leaned forward My stage persona is not who I am at all Gina realized she had completely stopped painting while listening, enraptured with what he had to say What are you then He gave her a mischievous grin that reached his eyes Right now, I m just a guy standing in front of a pretty girl who makes his pulse race I love Lisa s stories I was first introduced to her via her Highland Gargoyles series and now I m loving her Chateau Seductions It s a perfect blending of romance, sex and delightful banter Her stories are always engaging and fun to read She writes with beautifully vivid imagery and I don t want to put them down If you enjoy your paranormal urban fantasies with heat, I would encourage you to check out Lisa s entire yummy Chateau Seductions series My full review is posted at Reading Between The Wines Book Club Please check it out there Reading Order The Chateau Seductions seriesDarkness Rising Book 0.5 Dark Velvet Book 1 Dark Muse Book 2 Dark Stranger Book 3 Dark Pursuit Book 4 a holiday romance Love Gina she s so sweet and shy Then here comes a bit rock star and being a shifter he had that soul mate pull towards her that he can t be stop Which love shouldn t b Hea and no cliffhanger so awesome Hop or all works out in the 3rd bk It takes time before Gina Meiro warms up to people and her shyness is often misunderstood She hasn t had to worry about meeting new people at a remote art colony until a new resident arrives a rock guitarist suited for a billboard Her carefree days of painting at the medieval styled castle on a remote New England island are shattered when she stumbles right into his welcome gathering After a falling out with his band, Dante Riani wants nothing at Les Beaux Arts on DeRoche Island than solitude to work on new songs When a shy young painter asks to paint him at sunset, he s tempted by the opportunity to be alone with her Someone at the colony claims to know what Dante is and asks for his help Dante fears his plans are coming undone, especially as grows drawn to Gina Her scent and vulnerability are too difficult to resist But he must stay away from her she would never understand his secret This is part two in the Chateau Seductions series, but can be read on its own New adult, paranormal erotic romance Shapeshifter gargoyles vampires Review Dark Muse Chateau Seductions 2 Les Beaux Arts on DeRoche island is a secluded art colony where artists of all types can work on their craft Gina had been on the island for a short while so she can paint She is an extremely shy girl who would rather be out of the limelight Dante has found success as a musician in a known band, but after things soured between band mates he craved the island seclusion to make his own music When Gina works up the nerve to ask Dante if she can paint him Review Dark Muse Chateau Seductions 2 Les Beaux Arts on DeRoche island is a secluded art colony where artists of all types can work on their craft Gina had been on the island for a short while so she can paint She is an extremely shy girl who would rather be out of the limelight Dante has found success as a musician in a known band, but after things soured between band mates he craved the island seclusion to make his own music When Gina works up the nerve to ask Dante if she can paint him, he becomes enad with the young woman However, he carries a secret that could keep them apart.Gina is likeable and sweet Though to others her shyness may make her seem standoffish Her attraction to Dante slowly starts to bring her out of her shell Dante may be a rock star, and though he has indulged in the excesses he is very much changed At the island he can belike himself, he lacks the ego one would assume a rock star to have He is at the chateau to make music, but it doesn t take him long to become smitten with Gina.Carlisle s second installment in the Chateau Seductions series is a paranormal read with heat I liked the chemistry between the main characters Their relationship went from sweet to hot in a hurry Dark Muse can stand alone well, but I would still recommend starting from the beginning It is apparent the story on a whole is building to something bigger, because the island is not without its dangers I enjoyed this quick read, and I look forward to what is to come Reviewed by Teresa D for VampireRomanceBooks.com THIS BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW Contains graphic sex and language Not for young readers Cassandra Delorie NerdGirlLola s Review This is the second book in the Chateau Seductions trilogy Each one can be read as a standalone but somethings makesense if they are read in order IMOOf the 3 books I will admit this one is my favorite Again the author has such an incredible way with words When she was describing the sunset where Gina paints Dante THIS BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW Contains graphic sex and language Not for young readers Cassandra Delorie NerdGirlLola s Review This is the second book in the Chateau Seductions trilogy Each one can be read as a standalone but somethings makesense if they are read in order IMOOf the 3 books I will admit this one is my favorite Again the author has such an incredible way with words When she was describing the sunset where Gina paints Dante for the first time pure brilliance, I loved it.I also liked the character interaction better in this book than the first one We got to see their first meeting, which was quite humorous, and watch their attraction grow For me it s all about the buildup But, Dante did do the whole playing hard to get thing like Antoine So much so I actually screamed at my kindle Will you just f her already after a particularly awesome scene where he again gets her hopes up then pushes her away My husband just laughed and shook his head Overall I loved this book Beautiful imagery mixed with better character development made this the best in the series, in my opinion I would definitely recommend this book series to any paranormal romance lover Review has been done in conjunction with Nerd Girl Official Forinformation regarding our reviews please visit our Fan Site www.facebook.com NerdGirl.NG Gina is an artist who comes to the Les Beaux Arts on DeRoche Island to be away from people Everything changes when Dante, a former Rockstar, shows up on the island Instead of staying away, all Gina wants to do is be around him Gina thinks Dante feels the same way, until one day things change Could the spark that Gina felt between the two of them have only been one sided Or will the past Dante is running from come between them What I loved most about this story is that even though it is abou Gina is an artist who comes to the Les Beaux Arts on DeRoche Island to be away from people Everything changes when Dante, a former Rockstar, shows up on the island Instead of staying away, all Gina wants to do is be around him Gina thinks Dante feels the same way, until one day things change Could the spark that Gina felt between the two of them have only been one sided Or will the past Dante is running from come between them What I loved most about this story is that even though it is about paranormal characters It is not a story line you read about often You can also relate to the struggles each character is facing You understand the need to be away from things that are driving you insane and just have time to work things out on your own.While it is a story about struggle, it is also about love and doing whatever needs to be done to be with the one you are attracted to I really enjoyed the dynamic between Gina and Dante This story has theperfect amount of witty banter, sex, and romance.This story is part of a series, but the best thing is you do not have to read them together Lisa Carlisle gives you a summary in the beginning of the story to help catch you up in case you missed theprior stories Trust me you will not want to miss any parts of this story I cannot wait to see what happens next I would definitely recommend this book