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The Curse: Touch of Eternity (The Curse Series) [Kindle Edition]

Emily Bold , Jeanette Heron
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (224 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A centuries-old curse, a mysterious amulet, and a young love reignite a vendetta that had died down long ago…

When seventeen-year-old Samantha goes on a school-exchange trip to Scotland, she takes with her an old pendant that she found amongst her grandmother’s belongings. As soon as she arrives at her host family’s home, she is drawn into the country’s tales and myths. Then she meets the dangerously attractive Payton –a mysterious Highlander who soon conquers Sam’s heart. Caught up in her feelings, she doesn’t realize how much danger she’s in. Payton’s past holds a dark secret. A secret that has bound together both their families’ fates for hundreds of years and is now also endangering Sam’s life.



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About the Author

Emily Bold, born in 1980, has already published a number of books including her debut novel Gefährliche Intrigen - a bestselling eBook in Germany. She writes historical romance and her novels are full of love, passion and adventure. Emily also writes young adult fiction. The Curse: Touch of Eternity is Emily's first book translated into English.

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  • File Size: 541 KB
  • Print Length: 318 pages
  • Publisher: Skyscape (April 16, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BFDYBM4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,533 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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121 of 143 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Kinda cute, probably good YA story April 21, 2013
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I don't usually go for teen/YA books, but this one had (I thought) an interesting setting and characters that could have made it go to the next level, as in being a decent read for anyone.

Okay, it did have cool elements. BUT...the heroine, exchange student Sam. Like, OMG, you guys, she totally is so desperate for male attention. She will DIE if he doesn't say she's pretty. "Really? You think I'm pretty?" Tee hee. She lies to go meet a strange boy in a strange country. She pines for him even when he's inexplicablly distant and angry and ditches her at a pub (but OMG, you guys, she totally didn't even get carded!).

The cool premise, of a family suffering a 270-year-old curse of bleak, cold immortality takes a back seat to the young heroine's dithering over, "Should I call him? No, he should call ME!" and her sudden blinding belief that she is in love. As far as I know, she doesn't know the guy's last name and she met him him maybe a week or two ago.

Girls, listen up. That is NOT love. That's INFATUATION. Do NOT go and change your lives because you develop intense feelings for a boy over the summer. OMG! Those will totally fade. Seriously.

Some rather cursory descriptions of local landmarks and history are thrown in, more as filler. The mystery, the curse, the history are elaborated on somewhat, but...the story never leads up the the fascinating potential of the first chapter.

So. I realize this girl is 17 and hasn't yet kissed a boy. But can girls REALLY not think of anything except how being near that special boy makes their no-no area warm up? Even with a huge supernatural event going on, and danger, and, y'know, stuff like that.

The other issue is the same I have with Edward Cullen. This 19-year-old boy is really a 289-year-old man.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Curse: Touch of Eternity April 25, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Thank you so much for this English translation! I wish I understood the Gaelic language so I could hear those phrases in the book. This story was totally enthralling from the minute I read the first sentence. I could not stop until I finished it. Yes, for some, this may be a fantasy. Since I believe in limitless possibilities, there is a ring of truth to the story. At any rate I believe in the feelings.

This is a story about a young girl going to Scotland as an exchange student to learn more about Scotland's history only to find out how own life was interwoven into that history. I could feel my own heart swirling in the mists. The story also gives you thoughts into your own history to think of how your ancestors are a part of you now. I loved the book and am looking forward to reading any sequels to this book.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Did not like this at all March 31, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
This book is like a cross between Highlander and Twilight, with few of the better qualities of either. It's got immortal Scots, plus a lot of Highlands imagery (which mostly seems to have been gleaned from books and internet travel web sites, as opposed to any trips the author may have taken to Scotland). It's also got an incredibly bland heroine. Sam is an American teenage girl on a trip to Scotland, and her only distinctions seem to be as follows: A) she is mysteriously irresistible to the "hero" Payton, due to her ancestral line, and B) she is super wishy-washy about her feelings towards Payton's past. Payton, also largely bland, is rather Edward-Cullen-like in many ways but especially in his tendency towards unstable, stalkery behavior.

This book contains multiple passages wherein male secondary characters express attraction for female secondary characters in really appalling ways. For example, one of Payton's brothers is hot for a girl he's only just met, while she is still tearfully sobbing and tied up by the scary kidnappers from whom he is helping to free her, and the girl is supposedly lucky, because Payton's brother is such a sexy catch. And for an even more extreme example, there's some backstory wherein a guy "falls in love with a witch". And we know his love is deep and true, because even though he's married to another woman, he... keeps the witch locked in a tower where he can rape her nightly. None of that says Romance to me at all. Rape is not condoned in this book, thank goodness, but it's really not a far stretch to read warily into the supposedly romantic parts in the same book where a rapist is described as being "in love". Infatuation, perhaps, maybe, darkly, but not love!

Even the paranormal elements here, which are pretty mild, are not well done.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Page Turner August 26, 2013
By Lisa
Format:Kindle Edition
Although this book was written with the teen reader in mind, i found it to be quite a well written story. The Curse: Touch of Eternity was very original in story and setting. The author, Emily Bold has written a story you can't tear yourself away from. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys history and supernatural type books but is tired of all the vampire junk that has taken over the teen market.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Curses! August 10, 2013
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Although I had never heard of The Curse: Touch of Eternity series, I was intrigued by the synopsis and ordered the book. Boy! I'm sure happy I did. Emily Bold weaves an additive tale of Scotland, of life everlasting, of murder, and love in a novel well worth the read! You can believe I will read more of the Curses and other books written by this author!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Not too YA
I liked the type of curse and its conditions on the Scotland crew. I was a little concerned it was going to turn into a vampire story but pleased it did not. Read more
Published 21 hours ago by Amber Sears
1.0 out of 5 stars please don't waste your time or brain cells
I made it about half way. But I cannot read another book about a teenage girl who's "not like other girls" (barf) putting up with some supernatural douche bag's abusive... Read more
Published 2 days ago by Charlotte Fleischmann
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read!!
A seamlessly innocent trip to Scotland leads a young heart on a thrilling journey to solve the mystery of a lifetime and find true love. Read more
Published 8 days ago by WarRant
4.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing
I stumbled upon this book accidentally as I browsed for something new and interesting to read. I must say that it ended up being a happy accident. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Pinkie
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Amazing read!!! Characters are so vividly described and the story is rich with Scottish history. I absolutely Love it!!!
Published 1 month ago by Christopher Butler
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
The first book in a series. Enjoyed the book, hope to finish the series eventually. If you like the supernatural it you will like this book.
Published 2 months ago by Tamara
5.0 out of 5 stars The Curse
This book is by far the most amazing book that I have ever read!! I cried, I laughed and I felt her love for him!! I highly recommend this book!!
Published 3 months ago by lexi green
3.0 out of 5 stars the curse
Is about a girl named Samantha who is nineteen and is struggling with school work after she finds A necklace of her grandmothers she's sent on a exchange program for the summer to... Read more
Published 3 months ago by dpullman
5.0 out of 5 stars The Curse: Touch of Eternity (The Curse Series) by Emily Bold
Being in love with a wonderful man with Scottish background already, I was primed to enjoy this book. Read more
Published 3 months ago by JanR
5.0 out of 5 stars The Curse
I absolutely loved this story. I loved Payton and the way the author described the setting was amazing, I could actually imagine being there. Read more
Published 3 months ago by The most a-mazing bookworm
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More About the Author

Emily Bold, born in 1980 in Germany, is a bestselling author of historical romance and paranormal romance novels as well as young adult fiction. Her novels are full of love, passion, and adventure. Her debut novel, "Gefährliche Intrigen" (Dangerous Intrigue), was a 2011 bestseller in Germany. "Sound of the Tide" is her sixth book to be published in English, following The Curse series for young adults and the Midnight series of historical romances.

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