Dark Dream from Feehan was also in After Twilight so that was a bit of a ripoff but Lui's story was very different and quite good about trapped Gargoyle.
If you have enjoyed any of Feehan's Dark novels, you will also like this novella. Note, as mentioned by another reviewer, Dark Dream has already been published in another anthology: After Twilight(?) (this review form is covering my screen and I'm not sure I am remembering the anthology name correctly.)
Liu became one of my favorite authors the first time I read one of her books. She is a relatively new author, all of whose books so far involve characters who work for Dirk & Steele, an undercover paranormal organization. Primary characters in one book have turned up in supporting roles in subsequent books. Most of the paranormals are shape changers, though with this novella, Liu introduces a new type: gargoyles.
There are two stories in this book and I enjoyed both of them. They both come from series books and the authors are becoming two of my favorites. I have always liked stories about paranormals and both of these stories are fast paced and live up to the paranormal listing to the hilt.
Paranormal at one of it's finest moments. Intensely moving relationships and love affairs fill the pages of both stories.
Two books in one--Dark Dream (Feehan), on Carpathian Falcon and his recently located life-mate Sara who is being chased by an anciet vampire; A Dream of Stone & Shadow (Liu), Aggie-an agent for Dirk & Steele-specializes in using her talents to rescue children in contacted by the soul of a trapped gargoyle who wants help in rescuing a child he's found. Both books are great reads!