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by H.G. Nadel

A love story that spans across continents and centuries

Julia Jones is an eighteen-year-old science prodigy with a big secret. After landing a prestigious internship with brilliant but eccentric Dr. Caleb Bertel, she is finally ready to move on from her mother’s death. But after Julia revives Dr. Bertel from a near-fatal electrocution, strange things

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A love story that spans across continents and centuries

Julia Jones is an eighteen-year-old science prodigy with a big secret. After landing a prestigious internship with brilliant but eccentric Dr. Caleb Bertel, she is finally ready to move on from her mother’s death. But after Julia revives Dr. Bertel from a near-fatal electrocution, strange things start to happen.

Without warning, Dr. Bertel disappears. Then Julia receives threatening notes on her car, and someone has her followed. The young police officer assigned to the case, Austin Moore, believes the events are connected and asks her to help him solve the mystery of Bertel’s disappearance. Instantly attracted to him, Julia agrees. Still, she knows that she has seen Austin somewhere before, if only she could put her finger on it.

Will Julia uncover the mystery of Bertel’s disappearance before it’s too late, and does she dare trust Austin with her heart?

Spoiler: Austin and Julia are tragic historical French lovers Abelard and Heloise, reincarnated and given another chance at love.

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Sourced Media Books
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5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

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Julia sprinted through the dark, stumbling on sharp rocks that bit into her feet, ignoring the shooting pain from the deep gash in her right hip. A thick stream of blood ran down her torn knee and mingled with her sweat. A woman’s body holds about eight to ten pints of blood. How much could she lose before she blacked out? Her heart beat uncontrollably. She was on the verge of hyperventilation, and blood loss was making her dizzy. But she could not stop—she must not stop. Sweat dripped into her eyes, but she couldn’t spare the energy to wipe it away. Every extremity throbbed. She wanted nothing more than to sink into oblivion, to succumb to the weariness in her bones.

Ocean waves crashed at her feet, urging her to pick up her pace. Almost there. As her legs pumped harder, the blood that oozed from both her hip and her knee pulsed faster, leaving a distinct trail in the sand. Big splotch, little splotch, big splotch, little splotch. With luck, they’d be able to follow it to find her body. Don’t you dare pass out before you get there! The moonlight blurred and faded—or was that her dimming sight? She could just make out the rough outline of the pier in the darkness. Her final destination.

In desperation, she cried out, “Nadia!” Her voice was so cracked with fear and fatigue that she didn’t recognize it as her own. She stumbled and fell. She’d lost too much blood. She couldn’t go any further. The world turned gray.

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Eternal 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read about this book on Twitter, and when I saw that they were making a movie, I decided to buy it. My Gosh! This is way better than the cheesy sleeve makes it look. The characters are fully developed and the girl is scared, but still manages to save her boyfriend and her friends! Nice triangle, by the way, where the new boyfriend was around in an other life, but has to compete with her current ex-boyfriend --a hottie, as well. This is so SCARY, well-written and original. I am a 40-year-old woman, and love romantic paranormal novels. This is going to be another one of those series for sure. I can't wait for the movie and second book to be out. Start reading early in the day, find yourself still reading late at night. You get hit by all those surprises and the fast paced frightening events which come at you fast. You can't put it down. It doesn't look like the author has other books or volumes out right now. Too bad.
KaylaBeck More than 1 year ago
Everyone has a guilty pleasure, and romance novels are one of mine. They aren't always my thing, but sometimes they serve as a really great palate cleanser to prevent burnout from all of the science fiction and fantasy that I read. H.G. Nadel's Eternal was exactly the book that I've been needing. Eternal is about a young girl named Julia who has just lost her mother and is working as a summer intern/research assistant at a forensic pathology lab in California. The book reminds me of M.J. Rose's The Reincarnationist series because of the strange dreams the main character, Julia, has about a girl in medieval times who looks just like her. These dreams begin to occur after an accident in the lab with her mentor, Dr. Bertel, and her meeting Detective Austin Moore, who is working the case. There is a bit of mystery and suspense in the novel surrounding the strange circumstances of Dr. Bertel's disappearance from the hospital and the strange attacks on Julia that begin to occur. I'll be upfront with you - yes, there is the instalove, but I think you can gather that for yourself from the book's synopsis. However, I don't hate it like most people when I'm fully aware of what I'm getting from the start. It's romance - they're going to fall in love at some point in the novel. Eternal 's romance was sweet and clean, so there weren't any raunchy scenes for me to skip over. (Thank Bob!) As for the writing of Eternal , I first have to admit that it is one of the best independent novels that I've ever read. However, it did have some of the flaws that sometimes pop up in a debut. There were some scenes that felt a bit clunky, but they were few. I think it had to do with the transitioning from danger to safety, but it was nothing so terrible that it completely threw off the pacing of the novel. (I was able to read the whole book in two sittings.) Nadel shows a lot of promise, and I will be looking into more of her work in the future. All in all, Eternal was a very enjoyable YA romance, and fans of the genre will likely adore the novel. It is the right combination of romance, mystery, betrayal, and suspense that will keep readers engaged and turning the pages. *To satisfy FTC guidelines, I am disclosing that I received a copy of the book from TLC Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. It has in no way affected the outcome. All opinions expressed are rambling, honest, and completely my own.
Mrsjonsey More than 1 year ago
Great book!  This book is a mystery that spans centuries that also includes a romance that spans the centuries.  The author did an  awesome job of weaving the past with future; I was able to follow along with the story line very easily.  I love the two  main character that  come together with all mayhem around them.  I would highly recommend this book for everyone, its a great read.
StephWard More than 1 year ago
'Eternal' is a young adult fantasy romance novel that tells the story of Julia Jones - a summer intern at a prestigious California university in the science department. She is still mourning the loss of her mother the previous year and finds herself questioning her belief in the afterlife and souls - which is part of the reason she took the internship to begin with. When her boss, Dr. Bertel, is electrocuted and is resuscitated with Julia's help - only to later go missing - Julia must unravel the mystery behind his odd behavior, along with her own feelings about death and what happens after someone has passed on. On top of all these things, Julia has the strangest connection to the young detective assigned to Bertel's case. Austin Moore is a complete stranger to Julia, yet she feels a deep connection to him - like she's known him forever. This was a really interesting story that deals with lots of heavy issues alongside the romance aspects of the book. The time travel and the soul mate concepts aren't new, especially to the YA genre. I liked reading about the different lives of Julia and Austin and how they lived in each one. The idea of true love and soul mates is intriguing and very romantic, so I did like that part of the novel. The characters seemed a bit flat and stereotypical to me, so I wasn't really able to closely identify with any of them. There's a bit of mystery to the plot, so I liked trying to figure out what was going on before the character realized it. The writing style was well done and flowed at a good pace. There really wasn't anything overly unique about this book that would make it stand apart from others like it in the genre, but it has a solid plot with good writing - which makes it a definitely worthwhile read for me. Recommended for fans of YA fiction, time travel, and romance. Disclosure: I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.