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An Eternity of Roses (The Valthreans: Book 1)
     

An Eternity of Roses (The Valthreans: Book 1)

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by Natalie G. Owens
 
"A sweeping, epic tale of the undying power of true love..." -- Stacey Joy Netzel, New York Times Bestselling Author.

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Nominee for (Quarterfinalist) (2013)
Harlequin's 'So You Think You Can Write' 2010 contest finalist (2010)
The Kindle Book Review's Best Indie Book Awards Nominee for Best Romance (2013)
Top 100

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"A sweeping, epic tale of the undying power of true love..." -- Stacey Joy Netzel, New York Times Bestselling Author.

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Nominee for (Quarterfinalist) (2013)
Harlequin's 'So You Think You Can Write' 2010 contest finalist (2010)
The Kindle Book Review's Best Indie Book Awards Nominee for Best Romance (2013)
Top 100 Paid in Amazon Best Sellers in Gothic Romance


Two lovers separated by an evil curse.
A desperate quest through time.
A love that wants to beat all odds.
And all the while, deadly danger brews around a two-thousand-year-old secret society and the enemy that lives to decimate it.

"...'Til the end of my life, I shall belong to you as your husband."
That was the promise Adrian made to Emmaline. And then, he was gone forever...

It is 1807. Adrian Segrave, Viscount Bournemouthe, and Lady Emmaline Deramore are about to wed and British Society teems with excitement at this imminent love match. But Madeleine de Brandeville, a mysterious Frenchwoman, has her lustful and ambitious sights on the groom. When she sets her cruel plan in motion, she leaves devastation in her path.

Heartbroken, Emmaline embarks on an adventure she'd never imagined having. As the world changes and chaos brews, her fate becomes linked with the Valthreans, a group of immortals who must learn to face a deadly enemy that threatens their place in the human world. But all the while, there is one thing she wants more than any other -- to get back her man.

When she finally finds her prize, he does not have a single memory of her, and her worst nightmares are far from over.

Is this love meant to be, after all?

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This novel is a paranormal romance with historical romance and romantic suspense undertones. The Valthreans series contains sexy heroes, strong heroines, intriguing immortals, magic, spells, mystery, amazing adventures, exotic settings, secret cults, and sensual love scenes. All novels in this series can be read as stand alone books.

Other books in The Valthreans series:
A Lifetime for Revenge (Book 2) -- February 28, 2015
A Heart in Chains (Book 3) -- Coming Soon

Product Details

BN ID:
2940016074580
Publisher:
Rose of Atlantis Press
Publication date:
01/06/2013
Series:
The Valthreans , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
437 KB

Meet the Author

Natalie G. Owens got her first taste of serious writing by penning award-winning poetry, short stories, and articles for college and local publications. She sold her first book to a small publisher in 2007 and from there, the adventure continued. Her favorite stories to write are romances with a dark edge featuring brooding heroes, strong heroines, and a good dash of fantasy. Find out more about Natalie and her work at www.nataliegowens.com.

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An Eternity of Roses (The Valthreans: Book 1) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Cherri-Anne More than 1 year ago
I pledge my heart, body, and soul in eternal love to you. 5 dreamy sighs Whew!! What a rush!! Although this book was different than I was expecting, it still grabbed me in its clutches fairly quickly, but with all of the mystery, suspense, intrigue, heartbreaks and twists & turns, I never knew which way it was going to tug me next!! It is so beautifully written that I found myself lost in the pages, so engrossed in the story that time flew past and I didn’t even realize it! “The rose then seemed to radiate more beauty, more vitality…” From the very beginning I fell for Adrian & Emmaline and loved how they loved each other. They seemed to have a sixth sense when it came to knowing when they needed each other - for example, Emma gets all freaked out and heads outside to regroup & hide, so to speak. Adrian heads outside a few minutes later, where they hide so that she can calm down. Of course that is a water downed version of what actually take place, but you get the idea. “You are meant to be mine. You are in my blood.” Now the blurb says this: “The Valthreans immortals series contains sexy heroes, strong heroines, intriguing immortals, magic, spells, mystery, amazing adventures, exotic settings, secret cults, and sensual love scenes.” But that just barely scratches the surface and does not convey the wealth of emotions you go through while reading this book!!! The whole concept was unique, for me at least. Usually being 'Immortal' means you are a vampire, shifter, god, demon, angel or something in between or even a mix of, but not with this book! Now if anything, THAT alone should get your attention! *innocent smile* But take EVERYTHING that IS this story and it becomes so much more than mere words can fully describe! “An eternity of ordeals ensued from that encounter with Fate, but things would finally change now.” “Mine, Emma. You’re mine and no one else’s. I’m marking you now.” I bawled for the last 40pgs or so. It was such a gut wrenching, heart pounding, 'hang on to your seat' ride of a story with a brilliantly beautiful or should I say beautifully brilliant, ending! Regardless, it was an amazing story that had a lot of twists, turns, surprises, mysteries & suspenseful moments that were written perfectly! As this was my first book if Natalie’s, I wasn't sure what to expect, but boy does she impress! Wait, that is too bland. She impresses, astounds, amazes, astonishes, delights…well you get the picture. Natalie is truly an exceptionally talented author and I cannot wait to read all of her books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Outstanding In a magnificent accident, I was privileged to receive a copy of “An Eternity of Roses” for review. This work, weaved in rich, lyrical language, is meant to be savored in dark, quiet evenings beside a fire. Wrap yourself in the warmth of a favored comforter and be immersed in a story you will not want to rush. We meet Emmaline and Adrian at the threshold of a life they breathlessly anticipate living together, until fate and the schemes of an immortal separate them. Inducted into an existence neither of them pursued, and with Adrian's memories seemingly lost, we watch as Emma's search for the only man who can hold her heart spans centuries. Emma and Adam, as they become, face adversaries mortal and otherwise, each with an agenda. It is a world where sides are chosen, loyalties drawn, and consequences draw their due. The result is entirely worthwhile. The writing is gifted, the editing pure prowess, and the presentation unfolds without a hitch. There are intimate scenes explicit enough to avoid if one is disturbed by an author who does not close the door, but there as well emotion rather than lust predominates. There is a theme of love in this novel as being a gift given or received, rather than a treasure to steal or covet. A magic there surpasses the greed, hate, and covetousness of those who do not understand true power ... and that portrayal, I believe, was the author's intention from the start. Do yourself the service of reading this novel. Experience a work of true talent in storytelling and wordcraft.
vachona More than 1 year ago
Can love survive the test of time – and an evil curse? DISCLAIMER: I was given a copy of this book by the author (via Goodreads/Shut Up and Read/Read It And Reap) in exchange for an honest, unbiased review. ADVISORY: This book contains mature, adult situations and dialogue. Synopsis: Emmaline and Adrian are just days away from their wedding when, in a fit of jealous rage, an immortal witch, Madeleine, places a curse upon them -- one which dooms them to spend an eternity apart. Madeleine kidnaps Adrian and causes him to lose all memory of his life before. She convinces him that his name is Adam, and that she is his wife, Marie. Even though she is with him she can’t make him love her, and his dreams are haunted by a dark-haired beauty. An old enemy of Madeleine’s turns up and she makes a run for it, so Adrian is finally able to escape from her clutches, and goes on to pursue a life of travel and adventure. Madeleine’s curse on Emmaline purposely didn’t remove her memories of Adrian, because Madeleine wants to torment her for eternity. Over time, Emmaline follows clues, and one night finds her face to face with Adrian. But he doesn’t remember her, and they are separated before she has the chance to try and establish a connection with him. She eventually uncovers information that is valuable to the immortals. She also learns of the Valthreans (the immortal good guys), and chooses to align herself with them -- rather than with the evil Cult of the Snake (home to Madeleine and her cohorts). Over the centuries, she assists the Valthreans during times of war and peace, all the while searching for Adrian. They have some near misses, but fate and time do not seem to be working in their favor. However, when an earthquake occurs and the devastation is broadcast around the world, Adrian (now known as Adam) is among the survivors. Emmaline (now known as Emma) uses her connections with the Valthreans to track him down, and travels to London to try and meet with him. Adam senses a connection and is strongly drawn to Emma, but his ordeal with Marie has left him damaged, suspicious and cautious. And with good cause, because Emma isn’t the only one who saw that broadcast. Now both Emma and Adam are on Madeleine’s radar … Can Emma find a way to break the curse, or will Madeleine destroy them all? Comments: I thought “An Eternity of Roses” was pretty good. It had an interesting storyline spanning several centuries and exotic locales. Emmaline/Emma was the main character, and as such was very well developed. Adrian/Adam’s character was less so, but he’s got less story-time. I hated Madeleine/Marie – justifiably. She was manipulative, evil, and bat-shiat crazy. Some of the minor characters were OK, but kind of glossed over. However, my favorite was Max. (I look forward to reading *his* story.)
WolfFaerie17 More than 1 year ago
Madeleine de Brandeville works for The Cult of the Snake has her sights set on Adrian Segrave~Viscount Bournemouthe. There's just one problem he's engaged to Lady Emmaline "Emma" Deramore. Adrian and Emma share an unique bond that Madeleine is desperate to break. So Madeleine hatches a plan to separate the two lovers for all time by making each of them immortal. When Adrian goes missing Emma is devastated but doesn't give up that she'll find Adrian someday despite what Madeleine says. Emma learns that there are two groups of immortals The Cult of the Snake and The Vathreans. Emma catches glimpses of Adrian during their separation. Will Madeleine get what she deserves? Will Adrian remember the truth? Will Emma be reunited with Adrian? Your answers await you in An Eternity of Roses. I loved how this book spanned not just years but centuries! I was fascinated by the history and culture presented. Adrian and Emma's love is timeless. I loved that Emma didn't give up on finding Adrian. Adrian would only catch glimpses in dreams of his true love. I despised Madeleine from the first. I look forward to reading more of the series.
cjlps231 More than 1 year ago
Five star roses Imagine falling in love then losing your love not for a couple of years but a couple of hundred and all  due to the jealousy of another person, then you meet your love again and they have no memory of you. Hard to imagine but it makes you feel for Emmaline and she is such that you like her from the start but as she grows through the many years you have a much greater understanding and affection for her. Adrian/Adam also gathers your sympathy as he goes through the centuries never knowing who he is, you are cheering for them to meet and know that their love would be strong enough to last through the centuries. I hope that there will be more books in this series as there are different characters we meet that I would love to know more about as they caught your attention and affections in such a way that makes them unforgettable.  I received a free copy for an honest review 
MTSmith More than 1 year ago
**Received for an honest review** 1807, England. All of Society is anxious and excited for the marriage of Lady Emmaline Deramore and Viscount Bournemouth, Adrian Segrave. All, that is, except for Lady Madeline de Brandeville, who despises Emmaline and craves Adrian. Just days before their wedding, a series of events occur that tear Emmaline and Adrian apart, leaving Emmaline without her love and Adrian without his memory of her. Though the story centers around Emmaline and Adrian, it also includes the Valthreans, a society of immortals that have been around for centuries. Their history is given in the Prologue, and is woven beautifully throughout the story. But this isn't just a story about two people who are madly in love with each other. It's a story about a love that is lost and found, that transcends time and distance, that perseveres and triumphs in the face of hopelessness and despair. Adrian and Emmaline's love for each other is beautiful and pure at the beginning, and it burns more intensely and a hundred times brighter when they are finally reunited. This was a wonderfully moving story with memorable characters and a plot that not only kept me interested but had me anxious and excited when that climactic moment of finally finding each other happened between Adrian and Emmaline. And I can hardly wait to read more of this series.
Lynn_Spangler More than 1 year ago
Ms. Owens has penned a tale that spans centuries and a few countries as well. Her characters pulled me into their world and held me captive. Her descriptive words easily allowed me to visualize each scene and feel every emotion. I found myself rooting for the likable hero and heroine from the beginning. I also realized I loved to hate the villainess. While reading, I found myself entering a fascinating paranormal world where I secretly wished I was one of the good guys. I am very pleased that Ms. Owens will be continuing the series. I can't wait to read more about the world of the Valthreans. This story is definitely going into my "To be Read Again" pile.
Mallory_SupernaturalFan More than 1 year ago
Review of An Eternity of Roses The Valthreans #1 Natalie G. Owens 5 stars Reading this book was truly a delight-and I use that word intentionally. A fast-paced, loving, lovable, romp through time and character and romance and horror, with characters who are so fully fleshed that I felt they were standing beside me, “An Eternity of Roses” is only the beginning-this is the first entry in a new series called “The Valthreans,” about a race of immortals who commenced almost before recorded time.  Lady Emmaline and Viscount Adrian are so very deeply in love, and are soon to marry. It’s 1807, a time when Society is all, and marriages are almost always arranged for convenience, politics, or matters of wealth. But these fortunate two are in love; until the villainess interferes. Madeleine put me in mind of the infamous Countess Elisabeth Bathory (yes, one of my favourite historical characters) in her depths of evil, the ambition of her evil, and her arcane murderous practices. She rules by fear, and she desires Adrian: nothing will stop her, or can she be stopped? Natalie G. Owens writes prose as if she is writing poetry, truly. The imagery is superb, and almost every sentence contains a wonderful description that makes the reader want to pause to savour it. I can’t wait to read the next in the series; in the meantime, “An Eternity of Roses” is a definite re-read. The author provided me with an e-book copy in return for my provision of a fair and impartial review.