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Of Eternal Life (Operation: Middle of the Garden Book 1) Kindle Edition

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Length: 196 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Series: Operation: Middle of the Garden (Book 1)

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Winner of the 2013 Virginia HOLT Award of Merit in the paranormal category.

Second place in Lyrical Press's first annual "How Lyrical Is Your Romance" contest.

"If you enjoy military suspense and a strong romance try this book. Of Eternal Life is a good page turner to the end." --Night Owl Reviews

"In Of Eternal Life Micah Persell introduces her hero by exploring the very practical downside of not being able to stay dead. The description of Eli's imprisonment and torture is deliciously gruesome with a sadistic edge that rivals some of the best horror stories and thrillers. Despite opening in a very modern government facility, Eli's immortality is steeped in some of our oldest mythology giving their relationship an element of fate. Eli and Abilene's passionate attraction is instant and overwhelming. Getting their emotions to agree with their bodies makes for some interesting twists and turns. Be sure to check out this new twist on the immortality theme!" --Irene Preston, author of Infamous

"From the moment the hero, Eli Johnson, opens his eyes in the new paranormal romance Of Eternal Life by Micah Persell, the action never stops. Just when you think you've figured out the players, the game changes, making this an exciting read that you won't want to put down." --Diane Jewkes, author of The Heart You Own

"Filled with taut action and primal suspense, Of Eternal Life will leave you gasping for breath!" --Kristina Knight, author of What a Texas Girl Wants

"Of Eternal Life captivates from the get-go. Persell has a great future, and I look forward to seeing more from her." --Shelley K. Wall, author of Numbers Never Lie

About the Author

Micah Persell holds a bachelor's degree in English and a double master's degree in literature and English pedagogy. She is an avid reader of all types of literature, but has a soft spot for romance. She currently teaches high school language arts classes.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2069 KB
  • Print Length: 196 pages
  • Publisher: Crimson Romance (June 4, 2012)
  • Publication Date: June 4, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008195FAC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #343,585 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Micah Persell, winner of the 2013 Virginia HOLT Award of Merit for her first novel Of Eternal Life, holds a bachelor's degree in English and a double master's degree in literature and English pedagogy. She is an avid reader of all types of literature, but has a soft spot for romance. She currently teaches high school English classes. Her paranormal romance series, Operation: Middle of the Garden, and her "wild and wanton" editions of Austen's Emma and Persuasion are available through Crimson Romance.

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By theLiterator on January 11, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I'm glad I got this as a Kindle Daily Deal because it was honestly kind of lame.

I felt no chemistry between the main characters, the plot was non-existent, the external conflict was kind of flaccid, and the heroine was a moron, for all she was supposed to be a doctor.

I wish I could have liked it. The sex was smokin' for all that the consent was shadier than a regency at times, and I usually love government conspiracies with supernatural elements.

I just didn't buy into any of it. Nothing was explained adequately; for instance, to spoil an early part of the story, how does a man being poisoned to death have more strength than a man in full blush of health, which, as is explained later, is /better/ than normal human males? Yeah, no. Really? And everything about his backstory and the setting (why he's immortal, for instance,) gets less and less believable from there. I'd honestly have rather had an "He's immortal just because!!!" hand-wave than the reason they gave us, which had me utterly flabbergasted.

And then the heroine-- I don't care how compassionate you are: in a modern romance, I expect the woman to have at least some genre-savvy when it comes to not letting the people trying to kill you figure out where you are.

The number of times I wanted to put this book down was embarrassing, but I'd paid my dollar, I wanted my money's worth. I, in the end, didn't really get even that. So I'm doing my best to warn future readers away without spoiling the book so they can be spared their own disappointment.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Shelly Epler on June 15, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
This book was a quick read, but an excellent way to spend a free afternoon. It gets a little dark at times, but I count that as a positive, and it seems to balance out the sweet/fluffy scenes perfectly. The leading lady, Abilene, is funny and relatable; she comes off as insecure, but not at all weak.

If anything, I'd say the book could have been longer. There were a few things in the characters' pasts (Abilene's insecurity and Eli's trust issues) that are hinted at, but not explored. They're skimmed over just quickly enough that you catch that there must be more to these characters, but aren't sure exactly what. Eli is all soldier: intense and driven. Yet at times you glimpse through that and see that sweet southern boy, underneath.

Anyway, I think more backgrounds on the characters might have been helpful, but that didn't take away from the adventure. The story was entertaining and nail-biting and hints at a sequel, which I hope Ms Persell will be able to explore in the future. I'd definitely read it.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Denyse Cohen on June 12, 2012
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Of Eternal Life is a sexy page-turner with a very interesting premise. Charming southern accent and warmth paired with a tightly woven plot. A very good read!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By IP on June 4, 2012
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In Of Eternal Life Micah Persell introduces her hero by exploring the very practical downside of not being able to stay dead. The description of Eli's imprisonment and torture is deliciously gruesome with a sadistic edge that rivals some of the best horror stories and thrillers. Despite opening in a very modern government facility, Eli's immortality is steeped in some of our oldest mythology giving their relationship an element of fate. Eli and Abilene's passionate attraction is instant and overwhelming. Getting their emotions to agree with their bodies makes for some interesting twists and turns. Be sure to check out this new twist on the immortality theme!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Books With Benefits on August 3, 2012
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The HOOK was immediate and intense. Persell gradually fills in blanks and backstory until you are reading at break neck speed and you can't put the book down. At the end of chapter three, I literally yelled out-loud, "Noooooooo!" Persell keeps the hook and the themes alive in every aspect of the book--from plot to word choice.

The HEROINE is funny and irreverent--at least when all hell isn't breaking loose. I particularly liked her loathing of diet cokes which have become standard Chick-lit fare. Abilene is an original. Sassy heroines are the cliched norm, but Abilene is simply smart and funny, a girl you'd want to be friends with.

The HERO too, was that perfect combination of tender and tough. Eli is all rugged Alpha: muscles and strength and a fierce will to survive (and let's not forget smoldering sexiness), but he is also considerate of Abilene--even when evil incarnate is tracking them down. In a word, he's sweet, surprisingly so.

The combination of Ablene, Eli, and a mythic mystery isn't something you want to miss! Oh, did I forget to mention that the smexy in the book is... well, I'll let you fill in the blanks...

Note: I was provided an ARC for review as a professional courtesy. No monetary or other compensation was involved.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By booknosh on March 6, 2014
Format: Paperback
Cut to the Chase:
This is totally not my style of romance — lots of action (quite a few people get killed), lots of fate and premonitions at work (both lead characters hear a mysterious “Voice” which seems to guide and even chat with them at times), and lots of intense sex (before they really know one another). Yet, despite these caveats, many of which speak more to my taste than the author’s abilities, I enjoyed the book and found it to be a quick and fun read. I truly waffled between a 3.5 and a 4 star rating here just because so many of the tropes are not my favorites, but gave it the higher rating because it’s creative and interesting enough that I liked it despite my preconceptions. It’s obviously the first in a series of at least two, and I enjoyed this one enough to pick up the second, Of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.

Greater Detail:
Abilene Miller is newly qualified doctor determined to prove herself: when she is recruited to work in (what sounds like) an exclusive research facility in Needles, CA, she jumps at the opportunity — only to find that it is not at all what the recruiters made it sound like. She never sees any patients, works in conjunction with several other female doctors (all similarly disillusioned with their current situation), and mostly processes lab samples, wondering why they’re there.

The part of the facility Abilene works for ends up being little more than a front — in the back, hidden, is Eli Johnson, who is being tortured and killed… again and again.
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