Every Last Kiss [NOOK Book]

Overview

17-year old Macy Lockhart is having a bad day. Her boyfriend cheated on her, she's been seeing things she can't explain and she's been transported back in time to relive her doomed life as the personal servant to Cleopatra.


To top it off, she is a Keeper of Fate in the ancient organization, the Order of the Moirae. Unless she changes Fate, her soul mate will die. Again.

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Every Last Kiss

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Overview

17-year old Macy Lockhart is having a bad day. Her boyfriend cheated on her, she's been seeing things she can't explain and she's been transported back in time to relive her doomed life as the personal servant to Cleopatra.


To top it off, she is a Keeper of Fate in the ancient organization, the Order of the Moirae. Unless she changes Fate, her soul mate will die. Again.

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Editorial Reviews

Wren Emerson
Everything about this book, from the gorgeous cover to the amazing use of rich description in the text itself was a delight to the senses. It’s a story about love, destiny, and accepting responsibility- even when it hurts.

The story begins told from the POV of Macy, a teen with a cheating boyfriend. Her problems are relatable, her anger understandable. Her friends are supportive and there are are funny moments in the heartbreak. Then things get weird for Macy.

She fi
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011509964
  • Publisher: Courtney Cole
  • Publication date: 4/25/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 15,102
  • File size: 634 KB

Meet the Author

Courtney Cole is an author who would rather write than eat chocolate. She reads stacks of books each year and she writes Paranormal YA.


She lives near Chicago with her real-life Prince Charming, their mischevious kids (who might get their orneriness from their mother) and a small domestic zoo.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted October 29, 2011

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    this is a great change from vampires and the like

    I stumbled upon this as a freebie, although I would have gladly paid the 99 cents it is now. This is a fantastic read about a girl who's soul is recycled lifetime after lifetime to guide a specific person into making the right choices that in turn created the history we know it to be. You simply MUST read the entire series. There are 4 books in this bloodstone series and all 4 are available which makes the anticipation of waiting for the net chapter so much easier. I had the entire series done within 2 days. They are longer books to, I just couldn't put them down. I hope you give it a try. you won't be disappointed

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 15, 2011

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    Amazing book!

    What can I say to express my love for this book? It blew me away! I mean, I was just taken back!! I really, really loved this book! So much great writing, characters, plot, that it left me giddy!!

    One thing that amazed me about this book is the great plot and place. I loved ancient Egypt and the tell of Cleopatra. The story has always intrigued me. When I began reading this book, I loved the way Ms. Cole weaved the story with such in depth detail of Egypt. I felt like I was there in the pyramids!!! Ms. Cole definitely grabbed the reader and drown them in her story. Ms. Cole added elements of a past life, a future life, The Fates, and time traveling. WOAH!

    The characters were dynamic! It blew me away of how well developed and strong the voices were. I love hearing strong voice. But to capture a voice of a teen back in Egypt times is just incredible! I loved how the main character Macy, regarded her past life and fell into what she needed to to. The characters grew along with the reader, so the reader wasn't left behind or confused. The relationship of Cleopatra and Macy really left me happy. I loved their friendship and loyalty to each other as well as Egypt.

    Now the love interest had me by the heart. I loved warriors. And warriors who had honor, strength, and loyalty to their loved one makes me smile. This love interest is not the same as anything else. Their passion for each other made me giddy! So when I got to the ending of the book, I smiled like a canary holding a secret!!

    You must read this book! The time travel in it will leave you in awe! The love will capture your heart. The fight will have you fighting till the end. Ms. Cole pacing of the book will have flipping the pages faster and faster! Great amazing book with great characters! Read it!

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 5, 2011

    Incredibly creative!

    Every Last Kiss by Courtney Cole is incredibly imaginative. The story takes place in Ancient Egypt - a place that has captivated us for centuries. So much about this time period is still unknown and Cole does an incredible job crafting a compelling and exciting version of Alexandria. The rich imagery she depicts within her writing is nothing short of breathtaking. The lush, lavish descriptions of Alexandria will leave you mesmerized and desperately wanting more.

    The strength the characters possess is defiantly a highlight of the book. all of the main protagonists (Cleopatra, Marc Antony, Charmian and Hasani) have such will and determination - there are certainly no weaklings here. It is refreshing to see a complete cast of characters that have such perseverance. They did what they had to do, no matter how much they hurt themselves in the process. That is true strength of character. Charmian may not be a kick butt Urban Fantasy heroine, but she certainly tough in her own way.

    I did however, have a hard time figuring out exactly how Macy and Charmian fit together. The concept just was a little lost on me. She was both Charmian and Macy, jet they were still separate. She possessed all of Charmian's feelings and memories (as well as Macy's), but she was suppose to be Macy's spirit in Charmian's body Am I confusing you yet? I am certainly confusing myself. I really cannot even hope to explain it to you, because I am still a bit lost myself. At times she seemed very much Macy - she would make a comment about modern girls or get embarrassed by a sketchy situation, but then at other times she was an Ancient Egyptian woman in every way. I think a lot of my character confusion had to do with the huge age gap between the two versions of Macy. Charmian was thirty-nine, while Macy was only seventeen. This age gap is obviously going to make it difficult to blend the characters and hopefully when Macy takes on a new persona in the next book, they will be closer in age.

    Every Last Kiss certainly did a number on my emotional composure. If this book doesn't get you to feel something, I am not really sure what will. I mean, the whole concept of the book is rather heart wrenching isn't it? A girl who goes back in time to relive her own death as well as the deaths of those she loves the most. I found myself constantly questioning what exactly I wanted out of the ending - I had no idea how I expected things to work out. I mean, we are all aware of how the story of Cleopatra and Antony is supposed to end and it certainly isn't pretty. Then, with the added addition of the ill-fated romance between Charmian and Hasani, Every Last Kiss defiantly had a desperate, dark and romantic vibe going on. Which, I, for one am always game for. Bring on the tears, I say.

    I don't want to really get into detail about the ending, because I really would rather not spoil it for you. Let me just say that it isn't all peaches and roses, but it isn't all death and destruction either. Just as you trying to reign in your desperate (and slightly embarrassing) sobs, Cole throws you a lifeline.

    I just want to say one more thing. The beginning of the story (When Macy is still just Macy) has a completely different vibe than the rest of the book. if you aren't exactly loving it from the get-go, please read on, at least until you get to the Ancient Egypt part. The book really takes off then and turns into something else entirely.

    Every Last Kiss was in a word,

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 1, 2011

    History and Imagination Beautifully Intertwined

    With amazing descriptions from beginning to end, Courtney Cole spins a tale of love and friendship that spans 2000 years. All the characters are relatable, all the scenery vividly detailed in this series opener that really comes together as the story winds down to a gratifying end. The epilogue promises that there are more good stories ahead for Charmian and I'm anxious to see where Ms. Cole takes us next. A well-written and overall great, great book!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 18, 2011

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    A Recommended YA Historical Fiction novel

    This book was absolutely fascinating. The details and historical speculation about Cleopatra were mesmerizing. Ms. Cole paints a picture of ancient Egypt that just sucks readers in. I wanted to be there myself, so I could take in the scenery and scents she described so often.

    And the romance. Goodness it was good. The author handled the maturity of their relationship with finesse, and the best part was that she kept it tastefully clean. I was afraid the time travel 2,000 years back would make the relationship seemed forced, but it didn't. I was a little bothered that all the main character talked about was his incredibly good looks most of the time, but it wasn't overly annoying. See, this novel is told in first-person, and I could understand that she could not help but marvel at the man she loved. Her voice was earnest and refreshing in all other respects.

    All in all, this was a lovely debut novel by Courtney Cole. The beginning was great, but the resolution of the conflict with the villain keeps me from giving this book a solid 4 star rating. It was the careless distraction that put me off (don't wanna spoil it!). But the end of the book was utterly perfect. It was incredibly sweet, and set the stage seamlessly for the next novel, Fated, which I will definitely be reading.

    *This review can also be found on Goodreads

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 30, 2011

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    a hauntingly beautiful tale,...!

    Every Last Kiss is the debut novel from author Courtney Cole, and the first in the Bloodstone Saga. It is a wonderful start, a haunting book that I just couldn't put down. It began with Macy, living in modern day Pasadena, California, fresh from a break up with her boyfriend. In the midst of teenage angst over that break up, she suddenly finds herself in ancient Egypt, the handmaiden and closet confident to Cleopatra herself. As the mysteries of who and what she is unfolds, Macy/Charmian are caught up in love, loss, loyalty and trying to save future history.

    So much of the history of ancient Egypt was lost, and what is known today is very vague. The author created a "history" based on some facts and embellished them to create a truly fascinating version. The blend of historically accurate people with fictional characters just added to the story. The descriptions of ancient Alexandria and the palace itself were wonderful. There was just enough to allow you as the reader to really "see" it without overwhelming you in descriptive prose. There was a little bit of everything in the story: love, loss, history, tragedy, intrigue, hope. It all worked together so well and left me sad that the book was over. But the next book, Fated, is out early at Barnes & Noble and Amazon in ebook format, with paperback forthcoming! I will buying it as soon as I have posted this review!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2012

    Looking for the book previewed at the end.

    I enjoyed reading this, not too stressful. At the end there was a preview of "The Wish" by Wren Emerson that I'm trying to find. I found 3 other books by her and a mention of it but... no book at B & N shop. ??Anyone know anything about it?

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2012

    Woww!!

    This is one of the sweetest books ive ever read! I cried and laughed and ..just loved it!!

    -anonymous

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2012

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    Good, but also a pitfall. It focuses too much on Cleopatra, and while I understand that is the poit of the story, it drags on and in until you wish the characters to die already!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2014

    Awesome

    A must read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2014

    Amazing story

    This book has a great storyline. This is for anyone who loves a tragic love story, a little bit of science fiction, and ancient history. This is your book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2013

    Must read...

    I couldnt put this book down! Can someone lend me the second book?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2013

    Good book

    Good read lots of history with it

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  • Posted March 12, 2013

    I can't understand how this book got a rating above 1 star. The

    I can't understand how this book got a rating above 1 star. The dialogue was so unrealistic. I can't imagine Mark Antony saying "Yep, i still got it". Really????! The dialogue was comical and ridiculous. Seems like a middle schooler
    wrote this. There's a reason why it's free!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2013

    To below

    Yes Poseidon was a greek god but Cleopatra was of Macedonian ancestry and so she most likely believed in the gods and goddesses of the greeks.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2012

    Cooool.

    The book is really good. I love it so much. The only thing that i think needs to be changed is that Poseidon was actually a GREEK god and that Yam/Yaw is the Egyptian god of the sea. But iit's all good. Just get your mythology right

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2012

    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

    Beautifully written tale that puts Cleopatra & Marc Antony in a whole new light. You are also introduced to other characters (Charmian & Hasani) that are absolutely amazing! A love story for the ages! She writes in a way that you feel as if you're right there in ancient Egypt. I could not put it down! As soon as I finished this, I immediately bought the The Bloodstone Saga trilogy (couldn't put that down either!)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2012

    Omg loved this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Loved this series caught my attention cuz i love books about living your life over and over i love reading about ancient egypt and cleopatra i love romance and thiller and fantasy books if u like this book read Cleopatra's Moon by Vicky Alvear Shecter great book bout journey of cleopatra kids u will love it thnx for reading this ;)))))))))))))))))

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  • Posted October 17, 2012

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    Great Start to a New Series - I can't wait to see what happens next

    Macy is trying to get over the betrayal of her boyfriend cheating on her. Her friends Jessica and Jennifer have decided to help her. After purging herself of his things, Macy discovers a strange bloodstone pendant. When she puts it on she is transported to ancient Egypt. Now she is Charmian, personal assistant to Cleopatra.

    Charmian is a Keeper that travels through time to make sure different events happen. The memories of each life are erased when she starts her life new. She is now a week before Octavian invades Egypt and Cleopatra commits suicide. She finds her true love, Hasani, one of Mark Anthony’s person guards.

    Charmian is loyal and does follow through with Fates plans, but she has this urge to change events. This leads to Cleopatra and Mark Anthony learning about the true events that are to take place when Octavian invades, the deaths of those that are needed in the invasion, and the loss of her bloodstone.

    I really liked this story. I enjoyed the love story of Cleopatra and Mark Anthony and how they were such strong characters. Macy/Charmian is strong yet just can’t seem to get over how nothing much change. It was so hard to see her struggle with the soon to be loss of Hasani. I loved the ending.

    This is one young adult story that I think almost everyone will like. I honestly didn’t know what I was going to get but I though the blurb was enticing. This book went above and beyond. Now I can’t wait to see what happens in Fated.

    I received this book for free from a giveaway the author held.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2012

    *

    Really enjoyed this book! Interesting and different perspective on cleopatra,the people and events surrounding her life and death.

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