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The Curse - Touch of Eternity (The Curse #1)

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

Samantha, an outsider, finds an old pendant within her deceased grandmother’s belongings. A short while later, the seventeen-year old goes on a school-exchange to Scotland. No sooner has she arrived at her host family’s than she is drawn into the country’s tales and
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E.M. Tippetts
Sep 03, 2012 E.M. Tippetts rated it it was amazing
Shelves: indie
Begin with a curse to make men live as if dead, unfeeling, insensate, devoid of emotion, and unable to die as the years and ages pass. Add a girl whose ancient bloodlines could tear the immortals free of their plight, and watch the sparks fly. Some of the cursed yearn to live again, while others enjoy their retreat into unliving immortality. While the premise of a girl who is the one and only for an immortal, cursed man will be familiar to us all, what I loved about this book was the depth of st ...more
Mel
Apr 04, 2013 Mel rated it it was amazing
Inhalt laut Amazon/Emily Bold:

Die Außenseiterin Samantha findet im Nachlass ihrer Großmutter ein altes Amulett. Wenig später führt ein Schüleraustausch die Siebzehnjährige nach Schottland. Kaum bei ihrer Gastfamilie angekommen, wird sie bereits von den Sagen und Mythen des Landes in den Bann gezogen. Als sie dann auch noch den attraktiven Schotten Payton kennenlernt, gerät ihre Welt vollends aus der Bahn. Der mysteriöse Highlander erobert Sams Herz im Sturm. Im Strudel der Gefühle bemerkt sie ni
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Constance Griffith
Apr 19, 2013 Constance Griffith rated it liked it
Really, this is like a 2.5 star but what the heck, I'll be generous.

Entertaining read, but the writing is nothing to...har har...write home about. Clearly intended to appeal to the mass appeal teen audience, the author never really gets into the building blocks of the world and focuses on the made-for-CW characters and their soppy teenage romance.

The author also tends to ignore the logistics of how things might actually play out. Like...what do immortal Scots do for 270 years and deal with cont
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Sherry Hammonds
Apr 28, 2013 Sherry Hammonds rated it it was amazing
I borrowed this book from amazon about 4 days ago. It is a very easy read and it for sure kept me captivated. It's a teen story at heart with some supernatural, poplar culture, and history mixed right in. I liked it. The main characters grew on me pretty fast and I cared about what happened to them. I loved that the book made me do some actual research of history and look up some facts. It also really made me want to visit the Scottish Highlands- sounds like an stunning place!
Lan-phuong Bui
Jun 05, 2013 Lan-phuong Bui rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good read...good read!! :)
Love it! Can't wait for the next one to come out! :)
Lyn
Apr 23, 2013 Lyn rated it really liked it
4.5- I honestly enjoyed this book, my only problem was several spelling/grammar errors. But those might be from it being a kindle version or translation.
Laura  Hernandez
May 02, 2017 Laura Hernandez rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Though there were a couple of instances where I felt the story was dragging, it turned out to be an exciting story line that definitely has me wanting to listen to the next one. I must say that I loved the narrator's voice!!

{I borrowed a copy via Prime Reading.}
Mellee Sharon Kal Sharons Bücherparadies
Worum gehts?
Sam findet auf dem Dachboden ihrer Großmutter einen hübschen Anhänger mit toller, verzierter Schrift und bekommt irgendwann das Angebot zu einem Ferienaustausch nach Schottland zu reisen, wo sie von Roy dann empfangen wird. Als sie einige Tage "Sightseeing" machen soll, damit sie sich in der Gegend besser zurecht findet, traut sie ihren Augen kaum. Sie findet an einem Stand ein Wappen, was identisch ist mit dem Medaillon, was sie auf dem Dachboden gefunden hatte und stets bei sich tr
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Sarah
Oct 29, 2012 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mit vielen Herzschmerz- und Schmachtmomenten über das Schicksal und die wahre Liebe erschafft Emily Bold die Geschichte um Samantha und Payton.

Heraus aus dem Teenageralltag, mit all den Problemen die dieser mit sich bringt (ein aufdringlicher Footballspieler, schlechte Noten in der Schule, ..) landet Samantha Watts, in ihren Sommerferien zu einem Schüleraustausch, in den Schottischen Highlands. Unbewusst stolpert sie gleichzeitig in eine Welt als Legenden und Flüchen von alten Hexen und gleichz
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Christina
Sep 14, 2013 Christina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dadurch, dass ich sowohl mit Emily auf Facebook befreundet bin als auch ihrer Autorenseite folge, habe ich schon häufig ihre Bücher begutachtet. Und als sie dann vor einigen Wochen Blogger/innen suchte, die bei einer Wanderbuchtour zum ersten Teil ihrer „Curse“-Reihe mitmachen wollen, habe ich nicht lang gezögert. Nun bin ich die Dritte, die das Buch bekommt. In nur einer Woche bin ich durch die fast 400 Seiten geflogen und jetzt doch ein wenig traurig, dass es schon vorbei ist. Ich habe mir die ...more
Ricarda Scola
Oct 15, 2013 Ricarda Scola rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Inhalt:

Im Nachlass ihrer Großmutter entdeckt Sam ein Tagebuch und ein altes, schottisches Amulett. Kurz darauf wird ihr aufgrund ihrer schlechten Noten ein Austausch nach Schottland empfohlen. Während ihres Aufenthaltes trifft sie auf den gutaussehenden und charmanten Payton, zu dem sie sich auch gleich hingezogen fühlt. Er hingegen sendet die unterschiedlichsten Signale, doch ahnt Sam nicht, dass über ihrer Verbindung ein Fluch schwebt, der sie alle in Lebensgefahr bringen kann...

Eigene Meinung
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Marie-Claire
Jul 15, 2012 Marie-Claire rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Die Außenseiterin Samantha findet im Nachlass ihrer Großmutter ein altes Amulett. Wenig später führt ein Schüleraustausch die Siebzehnjährige nach Schottland. Kaum bei ihrer Gastfamilie angekommen, wird sie bereits von den Sagen und Mythen des Landes in den Bann gezogen. Als sie dann auch noch den attraktiven Schotten Payton kennenlernt, gerät ihre Welt vollends aus der Bahn. Der mysteriöse Highlander erobert Sams Herz im Sturm. Im Strudel der Gefühle bemerkt sie nicht, in welcher Gefahr sie sch ...more
Tanya
Sep 07, 2014 Tanya rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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"I could pluck petals off a daisy and know as much as I did now...He loves me. He loves me not. He wants me dead. Or maybe not."

I have a lot to say a lot about this book… and not in a good way. First I would like to start off by saying I respect the author and her work, even if I did not enjoy it. *sigh melancholically* Okay here comes the hard part. There were a few things I disliked about Ms. Bold’s work, but first let’s start wi
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Katja Piel
Apr 02, 2013 Katja Piel rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
Emily Bold ist hier ein wahrlicher Leckerbissen gelungen. Farbig und schillernd - sehr gut inszeniert - sehr gute Figuren. Ich bin absolut begeistert.

Zum Inhalt:

Ein junger Teenager findet auf dem Dachboden der verstorbenen Großmutter ein hübsches Amulett und ein Tagebuch. Damit fängt eine spannende Lovestory an, die mich bis zur letzten Seite gefangen hielt.

Samantha wird von ihren Eltern und ihrem Lehrer nach Schottland zu einem Schüleraustausch geschickt. Gleich bei ihrer Ankunft fährt sie ein
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Renee
This is a YA paranormal book. The main character is an American girl who does not know that she is descended from a Scottish clan that was involved with the Jacobite uprising. She meets a "young" man who has been 19 for a few hundred years because of a curse & discovers that she is the key to breaking the curse. The romance is constrained, barely any kisses, and there are a few instances of strong language. The characters are charming. I enjoyed the flashes of history & loved the narrato ...more
D.S. Williams
Feb 27, 2013 D.S. Williams rated it liked it
I'm actually giving this book three and half stars - Emily Bold has written an entertaining novel regarding a curse and a group of immortal Scots who have lived for over two hundred years, but unfortunately the novel has lost some aspects in the translation from the original German to English. It also suffered from an over-abundance of exclamation marks, which distracted from the overall experience. A further heavy editing of the English edition would improve it markedly.
The characters are likab
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Theresa Miorin
Ehhhhh I was really hoping his book would have been better. There was so much potential with this story, but there was so much missing. I felt like the author could have elaborated more on what the Scots did for the 270 years they lived before meeting Sam, or focus more on the logistics of what was actually happening. Also, the love sorry going on between Sam and Payton was getting irritating. I mean you don't fall in love with a guy within like three weeks, and the popular guy at school doesn't ...more
Rebecca
This book took me quite a while to read. Not because it was bad, but because as a Kindle book I was reading it on the bus too and from work, so did not often read a lot of it. The only thing I would say though is it did not make we want to read extra and I have been reading normal physical books in between.

The story was not bad, I actually did not mind the characters, not to whinny as teenagers can be in some books. I did like the switch between the flashbacks and the current. It kind of gave me
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Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Quick review:

Cover: Okay
Rating: PG-13
Thumbs Up: 3
Overall: Interesting enough
Characters: Well Done
Plot: A curse that causes forbidden love
Page Turner: Sure
Series Cont.? Might
Recommend: Not Sure
Book Boyfriend: Payton

SUMMARY (50 words or less)
Reads too much like Twilight fan fiction for my liking. But if you’re a huge fan of Twilight (which I am) and you don’t might a feeling of déjà vu when you read (I don’t), you might like this one.

For a full review and yummy pic, see my blog post at:

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Silentreader
Jul 24, 2013 Silentreader rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"The Curse" ist das erste Selfpublishing-Buch, das ich gelesen habe. Und ich muss sagen, es kann locker mir regulären Verlagstiteln mithalten. Natürlich sind mir beim Lesen noch ein paar Fehler aufgefallen, aber das ist mir bei Verlagstiteln auch schon passiert. Die Handlung weist Elemente aus "Twilight" (eine körperliche Beziehung scheint unmöglich) und "Göttlich verdammt" (die Gegenwart des anderen bereitet Schmerzen) auf, nur ohne Vampire und Halbgötter, dafür mit einem sexy verfluchten Highl ...more
Sarah
Sep 13, 2013 Sarah rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013-reads
The Curse - Touch of Eternity has a nice twist to the typical paranormal books that are being published. I had some difficulty with parts of this book which I think can be related to the original book being published in German. It's a fun read if you can get past the little editing errors. It's unusual for a writer to surprise me in the last dozen pages of a book, but this one did.
Emily
Aug 19, 2013 Emily rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed the mysticism of this story. Being on a study abroad right now myself, I could relate a lot to the main character a lot. Emily Bold does an amazing job at describing the beautiful scenery of Scotland. To those who like Merlin, Lord of the Rings, and the Vampire Diaries I would recommend reading this novel as it has a lot of similarties to these other books.
Mariana Giraldo
Jan 11, 2014 Mariana Giraldo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing...

At first you think.. ok.. I'm lost. what the check is going on. But as they explain and the love between Sam and Payton is deepened you want their love to succeed no matter what. This is definitely a must read.
Brenda Grubbs
Jan 05, 2014 Brenda Grubbs rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good read, I couldn't put it down!

I don't give five star ratings, so this is a good rating from me. I like the way it keeps you wanting to know what's going to happen next. I recommend this book to anyone who loves a good highland romance!
Zacharias
Oct 25, 2012 Zacharias rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Eine schöne und packende Liebesgeschichte mit Action, diesen "Hach-Momenten" und allem, was Mann und Frau so braucht.
Das ganze in der packenden Umgebung der Schottischen Highlands. Bei so manchem Gedankengang fühlte sogar ich mich an meine erste Liebe als Teenager erinnert.
Rhonda
Nov 11, 2013 Rhonda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Struggled a little with this story. It seemed like your typical highland revenge vendetta with a immortality curse thrown in. The ending while slightly predictable made me really invested in the story. I want the next book, but will have to wait until it is released.
Amy
Jul 22, 2013 Amy rated it really liked it
Good book. Can't wait for the English translation of the second book.
Olga Kuznetsova
Ok, was ich sage... es lohnt sich das Buch zu lesen... ich konnte nicht früher ins Bett gehen, ich musste bestimmt ruhige Episode finden, um einzuschlaffen.
Nikki
Jan 20, 2014 Nikki rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This isn't a typical read for me. But I loved reading this!!! The Curse pulls you in and you want to know what happens to the other characters at the end of the book.
Angie Vandeneynden
Jul 27, 2013 Angie Vandeneynden rated it really liked it
This book got my attention from the first page. I wish there were more in the series
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Emily Bold, born in 1980, has published many bestselling e-books in Germany. She writes romance novels. They are full of love, passion, and adventure. Emily also writes young adult fiction, including The Curse Series-her first books translated into English.

"One Summer Night" is her eighth book to be published in English, following the bestseller "Sound of the Tide".

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