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Every Last Kiss
     

Every Last Kiss

4.1 86
by Courtney Cole
 
What would you do if you held Fate in your hands?

17-year old Macy Lockhart has the weight of the world on her shoulders. For thousands of years, she has been a Keeper in the ancient organization, the Order of the Moirae... and she literally holds fate in her hands.

But this is something that she forgets because her memories are wiped clean in every life until it

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What would you do if you held Fate in your hands?

17-year old Macy Lockhart has the weight of the world on her shoulders. For thousands of years, she has been a Keeper in the ancient organization, the Order of the Moirae... and she literally holds fate in her hands.

But this is something that she forgets because her memories are wiped clean in every life until it is time for her cycle to start again. For the last two thousand years, this has never been a problem. Until now. And now...Fate, the very thing that Macy was born to keep, is being challenged and she has only one choice: To return to a previous life to fix it; a life where she was Cleopatra's handmaiden, Charmian.

And that's not all. Unless she interferes with the fabric of time, the very thing she has returned to repair, her soul mate will die leading Marc Antony's forces against Rome. Can she really stand aside and allow the love of her life to die all over again?

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780615487076
Publisher:
Lakehouse Press
Publication date:
05/02/2011
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.57(d)

Meet the Author

Every Last Kiss is the debut novel of Courtney Cole. Courtney loves thunderstorms, cakebatter and creating new characters. You can learn more about her at wwww.courtneycolewrites.com

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Every Last Kiss 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 86 reviews.
toe-wee More than 1 year ago
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
BooksWithBite More than 1 year ago
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!
ThatBookishGirl More than 1 year ago
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,
MLeightonAuthor More than 1 year ago
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!
7Amanda More than 1 year ago
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
KikiD870 More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the sweetest books ive ever read! I cried and laughed and ..just loved it!! -anonymous
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
bucmjt 6 months ago
Every Last Kiss by Courtney Cole is a very good beginning to what promises to be a good series. I love the story line and Cole does a terrific job at painting the pictures. For a time travel book, this one misses the details on a couple obvious occasions. But, overall, this one catches the spirit pretty well. I am looking forward to reading more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was a beautiful enchanting story of a girl born into a hard life. It tests the limits of fate and love. Had me in tears of both joy and saddness by the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Simplistic wordy and very boring. Could not make myself finish it. This was a book about cleopatra not macy. And it still wasn't good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must read
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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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I couldnt put this book down! Can someone lend me the second book?
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Good read lots of history with it
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