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Eternal
     

Eternal

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by Crissy Smith
 

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Jo Black went in search of a vampire…and finding one is going to rock her world.

Immortal Nic Lucian has finally met his bond-mate only to have her try to kill him. As he tries to introduce her to his world and reunite her with her sister who is now an immortal, he gets a lesson in modern women and how stubborn they can be.

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Overview

Jo Black went in search of a vampire…and finding one is going to rock her world.

Immortal Nic Lucian has finally met his bond-mate only to have her try to kill him. As he tries to introduce her to his world and reunite her with her sister who is now an immortal, he gets a lesson in modern women and how stubborn they can be.

Jo's world had been turned upside down. The death of her sister introduced her to the world of vampire hunting. Now she learns the hard way that crosses, stakes, holy water, and sunlight don't work. And you better protect your heart and body, because when an immortal wants you, he gets you - one way or another.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781907280696
Publisher:
Totally Entwined Group Ltd
Publication date:
12/21/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
94
Sales rank:
377,994
File size:
356 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Read an Excerpt

Jo Black pulled into the barely lit parking lot of the club . It was just shy of midnight, and she had already hit two other clubs. She was on a mission that had yet to be fulfilled. She knew she couldn’t go home until it was.

She’d spent weeks preparing for tonight—what she would wear, how she would talk, and how she’d get him to leave with her. Her whole life came down to this one night, and she had to be ready. She could not fail in this mission.

Slowly, she walked towards the front door. Her black knee-high boots crunched on the gravel, making more noise than she’d expected. She stopped and took in her surroundings. A cold shiver ran down her spine, and she felt like she was being watched. She turned in a complete circle but saw no one and nothing moved. Shaking her head, she continued to the door.

She wore a short black skirt that didn’t come anywhere near her knees and red silk shirt that was cut low and tight, teasing with the flash of flesh when she moved. Her long brown hair was left loose, falling in silky strands down past the middle of her back. She would turn heads when she walked in, as she had when she’d entered the other two clubs earlier. But she knew what she wanted and would wait for him. Only he would do.

Opening the door, she blinked several times to adjust to the low light. The music wasn’t as loud as the other clubs she’d visited but it immediately caught her attention with its low tone and soft, inviting feel. It had a jazzy feel to it. She wasn’t sure what she was listening to, but she liked it. Someone cleared their throat to her left and she realised she had been staring into the club. The woman behind the stand smiled, but it didn’t reach her eyes.

“Invitation please,” she said, holding out her hand.

Jo slid her hand down her leg to her boot and took out the black and silver invitation Roger had given her earlier that night. She handed it to the woman without saying a word. She wasn’t sure how Roger had gotten the invitation; she just hoped it worked and got her in.

The woman took her time, looking at the invitation, then at her. Nodding her head, she told Jo, “Go ahead.”

That was it. She was in.

This was one of the most exclusive clubs in town and Jo Black had just gotten through the door. A quick jolt of thrill went through her. This was it, she could feel it.

She nodded and smiled at the bouncer who stood next to the stand. She hadn’t noticed him before. He seemed to have shifted out of the shadows.

As he let her pass, she realised the club was far nicer than she expected. There were no strobe lights like there were in most clubs. This club was dark, very dark, with only a few lamps on the walls around the booths. She could see the outline of bodies sitting at tables or booths close to one another.

As she walked closer into the middle of the club, she watched the dance floor where people swayed slowly against one another. This wasn’t what she was used to. She swallowed hard, knowing that, if this was the place, she was way out of her league.

Ignoring the feeling of dread and fear that curled in her stomach, she headed to the bar. She took a seat on one of the empty bar stools and glanced around. There were only five other stools occupied, all men and all looking at her. She didn’t smile at them, didn’t bat her eyes, or give a flirty look. Roger had told her to sit. Sit and wait, and he would find her.

She had asked what to do if no one approached her, but Roger was convinced it would be less than an hour. She was afraid she wouldn’t recognise him and an innocent would get hurt, but Roger just waved that off.

“He’ll come to you, Jo. He won’t be able to resist,” Roger had told her. She wasn’t sure what that meant exactly but she had to trust that Roger knew what he was talking about. She had come this far and it was too late to back out now.

Jo jumped when the bartender suddenly appeared in front of her. The people who worked around here kept managing to surprise her as if they appeared from nowhere. Which played into everything she knew about the undead. She wondered if they did it on purpose.

He smiled, showing perfectly white, straight, even teeth, and she relaxed. “So sorry, chére, didn’t mean to give you a start. Name’s Logan and what can I get you?”

It took her a minute to put together everything he said through his thick southern accent, but once she did, it made her smile.

“Hello. May I have a glass of Chardonnay please?”

Smiling down at her, he winked. “Coming right up.”

Jo watched as he poured her drink. He was young, probably in his mid-twenties, with blond hair and blue eyes. His southern accent had been thick and sweet, and she liked him almost immediately but decided to be cautious. Roger had told her that the undead could put glamour on themselves and her, making her do their bidding. Somehow she knew deep down that Logan wasn’t one of the monsters. It was a feeling she had to trust. Most of her life, she had been able to read others well. Her sister had even joked that it was a gift. Jo shook her head to dissolve any thoughts of her sister. She couldn’t dwell on that. She had a job to do.

Meet the Author

Crissy Smith lives in Texas with her husband, daughter, and three Labrador retrievers. The three dogs love to curl up under her computer desk and nap while she writes. It doesn't leave a lot of room for her but what's a woman to do? When not writing or reading, she enjoys hunting, camping and shooting. But she has a girly side too and is addicted to pedicures and coffee. She has been writing since she was a teenager and still loves everything to do with the paranormal. Her stories and characters all have a place in her heart. She loves the alpha male, the dominant werewolf, or the Master vampire which find their way in most of her books. Learn more about the characters she has created at her website where they have their very own page. It will be updated from time to time to let you know what's going on with them. Also you can find out who will be in the next book.

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Eternal 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 202 reviews.
Lily_Cullen More than 1 year ago
I liked this book and it held my interest the whole way through, but I couldn't help feeling like something was missing. The story and plot were great, but it seemed to me that there was a lack of emotion or something in the writing that made me feel detached from the story. Maybe it's just me. Like I said, I liked it and enjoyed it, but I wouldn't read it again. Would I recommend it? Yeah, but maybe borrow it instead of buy it.
Elocin_Miller More than 1 year ago
Eternal follows the story of a young High Schooler who just can't find her place in life. The in crowd constantly mocks, humiates, and makes life hell for her. A shocking turn of events lead to her becoming a vampiress and a popular one at that! All while her gaurdian angel makes the mistake of revealing himself in order to save her. Ending is yet another twist that will leave you in tears or at the very least a bit misty-eyed.
acsimps More than 1 year ago
This book was only ok. I found myself getting bored while reading it. I did read it in a day so maybe that means something positive, but I felt like I was scanning the last 60 pages or so. I think it had a lot of potential, but it just lost me somewhere along the way. Plus the ending was...kind of blah. I only recommend this book if you can't find another book that you want to read.
M_Nilsson More than 1 year ago
If you love Stephenie Meyers then you're sure to enjoy Cynthia Leitich Smith's novel, Eternal. A light read, it takes us through the short term mortality of a teenage girl while her temporarily disabled guardian angel tries desperately to save her from eternal damnation even at the expense of losing himself. All through this conflict the two struggle with their growing love for one another. Fresh and entertaining.
Fantasy_Chic More than 1 year ago
This was a great book. It is told in 1st person by two people, Miranda and Zachary. The switch in 1st person was something to get used to at first, but in the end I think the switching in narratives actually enhances the story. This book is much more dark than most YA novels, however I think her conclusion in this novel was just perfect. The ending really makes the whole book come together and I highly recommend reading.
Azjura More than 1 year ago
I was immediately intrigued by this book but when I saw that it was the "sequel" to Tantilze (after I had already brought it) I wasn't going to read it seeing as how I absolutely hated Tantilze! The only thing that made me look at it twice was how it said a totally different cast was going to be featured in this book and then the first page drew me and I went with it. While this story is INCREDIBLY better than the first, that's not saying much. I still found the whole universe that Smith created in this series to be ridiculously childish and unrealistic. HOWEVER! The character of Zachary is incredible! The ending to this book was amazing! I was expecting something cheesy and lovey dovey, butthe edning of this book is the only reason I'm writing a review! When I found out there was going to be a third book where the two previous books characters collide I was immediately interested just based off how the second book ended. This is saying something seeing as how I did not plan on ever reading these books again until I got to the final three chapters! All in all, It worth a read once over, but not something you're going ot be hooked on for life
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Angels are everywhere, especially those who guard human beings. Zachary is Miranda's guardian angel, or GA within the heavenly realm. He has watched and protected Miranda since she was a child. He is forbidden from revealing his heavenly presence to Miranda, but can secretly guide, suggest, and influence the course of her life. Zach thought he was doing a great job, until Miranda falls into the hands of an eternal - or vampire, as they are more commonly known. Zachary is immediately stripped of his wings and powers, and is forced to find redemption on terra firma. Zach may not have been able to save Miranda from a vampire, but there may be a chance of saving her soul from eternal damnation. ETERNAL was an excellent read! I enjoyed how Cynthia Leitich Smith alternated the narrative between Zachary and Miranda. It was refreshing to see and hear the perspectives of both characters. Smith has also cleverly woven bits of Stoker's Dracula, Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities, and Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet into the plot. As an English teacher, it thrills me to see contemporary authors alluding to classic pieces of literature. This novel is definitely a page-turner. It is filled with danger, deception, humor, love, sadness, and hope. I think that I was most surprised with the ending. Readers, including myself, will be saddened by what happens between Zachary and Miranda, but Smith also leaves us with a glimmer of hope. That idea of hope is what will bring readers back again and again to Smith's work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I expected a little more out of this story. I found myself just wanting to hurry up and finish it. It was boring and slow. Towards the end it rambled a little. This is a book to read only if you want to pass time. This is definitely a book to borrow and not buy.
Perry-the-Ducktipus More than 1 year ago
What really was the point of this book!?!?! It was weird and just plain dumb....I'm still confused on the time period it took place in! They lived in some weirdo kingdom underground, but yet still they had modern items. I would NOT reccomend this book to a friend, I am quite surprised I was even able to finish it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dare say that I liked this book better than Twighlight. The vampires had more edge. I've always been into vampires, werewolves, guardian angels & fashion. To have all four reflected in a book was phenomenal, and the ending was perfect. It was just as it should be. I would love to see this book become a movie.
Book_Lover09 More than 1 year ago
The main character was a bit flawed. I found myself getting angry with her. Her personality was just plain bad. This is a book for those Twilight Fans.
Magic_reader More than 1 year ago
At first I couldn't get into the book but was soon couldn't put it down. Being not in series made it a short read. But the writing was great and seeing the two different takes on things from the characters made it very intersting to be going back and forth.
Jess7 More than 1 year ago
I didn't really understand this book. It didn't catch my attention. I thought this would be a good book, but really i was just wondering what this book is really about.
KaylaBrooke More than 1 year ago
Suprisingly,I adored this book. I could not stand tantalize,it was such a bore I barley even remember what it was about. Though I loved the characters in this book:D I didn't have high expectations for this book, I just needed a new book to read and I liked the cover, and I was not dissapointed with it. I can't wait for the thrid book:D
EmilyJaneEN More than 1 year ago
i thought this book would be awesome, but it wasn't. i thought it was good but as alot of people say it was lacking somehting i just wish it was a little better it kept me interested but i dont know just somehting wasn't there.
WhatsBeyondForks More than 1 year ago
The focus shifts from Quincie to Miranda and Zachary in this book. Zachary is Miranda's guardian angel, and he's in love with her, but she doesn't know he exists. Literally. We get both of their points of view which really helped round out their story. The story was fast paced and engaging. These characters, "The King" included, interested me more than the characters of the first book. I liked their story better than Quincie's so far too. I'm not sure where it's all heading just yet, but it's definitely been entertaining.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
love books loke this. dont try to guess the plot because u wll guess wrong. its hard for me to find a book tht i wont get bored. this had me page by page, and the ending, wow, wow. made me mad, sad but won't want it any other way
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Want bhe nex booj
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I love it to death. Its the best angle and vampire love story!!!!!!!!!!! <3 :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But i have read other book by her i love them very good i i recamend reading her books my fav so far was haunted love
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
loved it
batman_lover More than 1 year ago
Amazing Novel! This novel was definitley the best one ive read so far! Its got everything you'd look for; the action you'd want, drama, and of course never ending romance. In this perfectly composed novel written by Mrs.Cynthia. This novel starts off very very slow, but one you start getting to about chapter 4 it really picks up. It has the insicure teen girl, the handsome hero, and last but not least; the villan. read it yourself and prepare to be amazed! If your into all thoes vampire, werewolfs, and all other fictional characters, boy are you in for a treat! would i recomend it? of course I would!
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