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Sunday, April 14, 2013
The Immortal Scrolls by Kristin Secorsky
Wow! Kristin Secorsky has clearly succeeded where others have failed.. She has managed to bring Greek mythology, Roman Gladiators, Vamps & werewolves together and ohhhmymymy.... It works together in such a fantastic way! Ms Secorsky sets up the worlds perfectly and makes you feel like you are right there with the characters, whether it's a gladiator fight or a modern day archaeological dig!
We are introduced to the heroine, our beautiful archaelogist Skye who happens to also be an immortal, Araceli from the days of gladiators!
Sky meets Andy, who helps decipher some scrolls found on a dig and she is drawn to him but isn't sure why.. He reminds her of someone yet the memory stays out of reach.. Little does she know that Andy is really her former gladiator lover Androcles and he wants Skye back in his life..
However, Androcles is being watched carefully by his vamp creator Amara, who wants to see Skye dead and will literally stop at nothing to achieve her goal!
Can Andy help Skye remember the past & their love, before Amara gets her wish & destroys Skye once and for all? Will both of them perish before their love is remembered? Or... Can they somehow work through this and search their pasts and end up together before fate plays another cruel trick?
This book is non-stop action & combines so many great characteristics, that you'll never want to put it down! Whether you are a fan of paranormal, mythology, gladiators or drama, this book has it all! It should be a "must-read" for you, today! Ms. Secorsky is one author who will always have my attention, after reading this fantastic work of art!
Platinum gives Kristin & "The Immortal Scrolls":
4.5 Platinum Rings!
Cursed with immortality, Androcles has been mourning the loss of his beloved Araceli for centuries. Until Skye, a beautiful archaeologist, discovers the scrolls he wrote recounting his life and rebirth as a vampire. Androcles goes to destroy his scrolls and his secret but is taken aback by Skye's striking resemblance to Araceli. Androcles grows more obsessed with Skye who has secrets of her own. Dangers from his past are closing in as Androcles starts to unravel Skye's mysterious past. Set in ancient Rome, Britannia, and modern day Italy, The Immortal Scrolls is an irresistible love story you won't want to put down!
Her back was to him, and her shoulders were shaking. He knew she was crying. She was a strong girl, but this was too much.
“Domina,” he said in a low, gentle voice. He wanted to reach out and comfort her. “If you want my opinion, you should choose the legatus. He is the better choice. At least you would have some chance at happiness,” he said, though it pained him to do so. She was silent. “I couldn’t bear the thought of you married to that vile senator,” he said in a low voice. He took a few steps closer to her.
“You can’t bear it,” she said in a whisper. “I would rather die. How can my father be so heartless? I never thought about marrying without love.” She turned around to face him. Her beautiful face was streaked with tears.
Androcles walked closer until they were almost touching. He raised his hand and wiped the tears off her cheek. Araceli closed her eyes when he touched her. Then she opened her eyes and looked deep into his. “Why do you look at me like that?” she asked.
Androcles almost didn’t trust himself to speak. “How?” he managed to say.
Araceli looked down. “You said it’s different when you are in love. I wish I could know at least once,” she said in a loud whisper. She looked back at his handsome face. “Show me, Androcles,” she said shyly.
Androcles was stunned. “What are you saying?” he asked.
She reached her hand up and touched his cheek. “Isn’t it obvious? I love you, Androcles,” she said. “I know it’s crazy. It’s too fast.”
“Araceli,” he said. Androcles put his arm around her and pulled her to him. He cupped her chin with his hand and gazed deep into her eyes. “I have loved you from the moment I saw you,” he said huskily.
Araceli smiled and closed her eyes. He kissed both eyelids ever so gently as if to stop her tears. Araceli’s heart was racing as she waited for him to kiss her. It felt like years, not seconds, before his lips met hers. He kissed her lips tenderly. She opened her mouth a little, and he slipped his tongue inside. His hand that had been on her chin dropped down to her shoulder.
Androcles tore himself away from her.
"Araceli, we can’t. This path will only lead to heartbreak for the both of us. I am your guard. Your father will never allow this,” he said.
Araceli looked crushed. A loud clap of thunder sounded overhead. “You’re right,” she said sadly. “This can never be.”
Androcles leaned over and kissed her softly on the lips. She broke away tearfully and headed for the stairs of the guard tower. Androcles cursed the gods for being so cruel.......