- Paperback: 446 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; Large Print edition (April 3, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1530857376
- ISBN-13: 978-1530857371
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.1 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 15 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,795,129 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Eternal Bloodlines Paperback – Large Print, April 3, 2016
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I very much enjoyed Eternal Bloodlines. Author JC Brennan has done a great job in creating an exciting and creepy story line that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. Her ability to create characters that her readers will be able to relate to, will care about, and will continue to think of long after the last page has been read is second to none and her ability to write convincingly in the paranormal environment is simply stellar. I can't say enough great things about this book, and it is my pleasure to highly recommend it to any reader who enjoys paranormal fiction or who is looking for a great book in general. I certainly hope that author JC Brennan is hard at work on her next book in this genre. I, for one, will be looking for it!
Eternal Bloodlines by JC Brennan is an interesting entry in the supernatural genre that features eternal creatures -- werewolves and vampires -- a book that will powerfully strike the fans of L.J. Smith. Amanda Rain Holston is an ordinary girl in a typical Michigan town, an orphan who just wants a life, something exciting like falling in love. Before her death, her mother had advised her to be careful about the things she desired, and that advice is about to be become manifest in unfathomable ways. Amanda's life is about to change when she finds a body in the woods near her home. The Sheriff finds more bodies, and while the investigations are ongoing and the town is in complete panic, Amanda loses her friend in a car accident. When a dark stranger starts appearing as an apparition, Amanda knows she is set for a deadly ride. Is she ready? What awaits her beyond the darkness?
JC Brennan's Eternal Bloodlines is well-crafted, with memorable characters and an absorbing, irresistible darkness that draws the reader irrevocably to itself. Amanda is a compelling character, created with the hopes and fears any woman her age would have, and it is interesting to see how she develops throughout the story. I loved the writing, which I found to be evocative, conjuring up powerful images that will haunt readers long after they have finished the book. For those looking for an entertaining read in this genre, Eternal Bloodlines will be well-received, a success on numerous counts including characterization, gripping plot lines, and high-scale conflict. This is the kind of book that will wake you up in the middle of the night and make you think about darkness in broad daylight.
Reviewed by Melinda Hills for Readers' Favorite
Strange things start happening in Skidway Lake just as Amanda Holston contemplates the sameness of her unexciting life in Eternal Bloodlines by JC Brennan. Living on her own after her parents' death in a tragic car crash, Amanda wonders what else her life may have in store as she takes an early morning walk through the woods. Finding a mutilated body in the roadway is only the beginning of an amazing adventure as Amanda learns of the existence of vampires, werewolves, and other magical creatures. Drawn into the evil plans of a rogue vampire, Amanda travels to Castle Dracul in Romania where her new life puts her in a difficult position. Working together to find out who has betrayed the truce between werewolves and vampires, Amanda, the Count of the vampires, the Duchess of the werewolves, and their followers battle for their lives. What secrets will be revealed that will force Amanda to choose sides in this fight for survival?
Fantastic characters and a strong plot make Eternal Bloodlines by JC Brennan a story well worth reading! Facing the horror and confusion of events in her hometown, as well as the ancient politics and alliances between vampires and werewolves, Amanda rises to the challenge as a powerful heroine. Riveting descriptions of events of the past, as well as incredible locations, provide tremendous depth to the writing and the plot unfolds with plenty of twists and surprises. Intense emotion and plenty of action are sure to please the most die-hard horror fans and a touch of romance adds a nice bonus.
From the Back Cover
Amanda is a small town girl. She was born and raised in Skidway Lake,Michigan. She still lives in the home she grew up in though her parentshave been dead now for five years. She has been miserable with hermundane life for some time and wants adventure, excitement. But morethan anything she wants love--a new life out of this small town. Andthough, her mother had warned her to be careful what she wished for; she wouldn't realize the strength of that warning until she finds the bodyin the woods by her home.
Amanda's whole life is about to be turned upside down when she finds a body of a young woman. However, the body is not the only one thatwill turn her and this small town upside down. The sheriff, SheriffHugely, finds more dead bodies and the town is sent into a panic. Thedisturbing and gruesome deaths generate fear and that disturbinglysettles in the heart of the whole town--let the nightmare begin.
To make things more profound, Amanda is in a car accident, whichtakes her best friends life. She begins to believe a dark man isresponsible for her friend's life--at least, she believes it was a man.She begins to see a dark stranger pop up here and there and, for aperiod of time, she thinks she is losing her mind.
Her life has suddenly been spun out of control resembling the horror stories and movies she loves so much. Her dark stranger has to be afigment of her imagination, right? However, that theory is short liveswhen she finds out who he truly is.
Her humdrum life will never be the same and neither will the livesof those in the small town. Who knew all her dark tales and horrormovies would come to life and become a part of her life. Amanda is whisk away on a dark adventure she will never be able to leave but is atragedy or a blessing. Become enthralled in the mystery and darkness, as Amanda is absorbed in a world she once believe to be only fantasy. What secrets lay in wait for her and will she be able to handle her newreality.
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Being a fan of horror and paranormal stories this story was a treat as not only it excels in these areas but it is also at its heart a heck of a good romance.
J.C Brennan is a very audacious author as she had the nerve to pick up some well known ancient characters and gives them new life in Eternal Bloodlines. This is no plain old cliché as the author is a master of the pen and brings originality to the genre.
If you like vampires, werewolves, other creatures of the dark and great gory action make you a favor and get your copy of this book now.
( A Circle of Books review)
Amanda wishes for excitement. She'd better be careful...she may be sorry.
Eternal Bloodlines is an excellent take on the vampire story. The characters are as compelling as the story.
Captivating from the very first page until the very last!
"Be careful what you wish for". Twenty four year old Amanda wants nothing more than for a little excitement in her life -- but in the sleepy town of Skidway Lake, Michigan, that may be hoping for too much. Amanda gets more than she bargained for during a walk in the forest, when she stumbles on a dead body. The woman has not only been murdered, but gruesomely mutilated. Hours later, two more bodies are found indicating that the town has come under attack. Soon after, Amanda is in a near fatal accident, causing her sanity to come into question. She's hearing voices in her head and seeing a dark man in her dreams. Initially, she blames the delusions on the accident until she learns the truth -- the dark man is all too real, as are most of the myths and legends she's been obsessed with reading about. With extreme bravery, J.C. Brennan takes on the story of the original vampire -- Vlad Tepes -- better known as Dracula himself. Adding in the author's own unique style and flair, the story is given a refreshing new makeover to give the undead an empathetic human touch. Lover's of a good mystery will relish this as devilish twists and turns lead to dark and sinister secrets. ETERNAL BLOODLINES will captivate you from the very first page and refuse to release you until the very last!
~ Kris Miller, certified TopShelf Reviewer. TopShelf Magazine does not offer 'paid review services’ and TopShelf Reviewers are not compensated for their reviews.