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Images Eternal (The Shoalman Chronicles, Book 1)

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~If Images are worth a thousand words, hers sing a thousand Eternal songs~

The blood of a Guardian, the heart of an artist, no one can hide the truth from Amanda Hayworth. Focusing her visions through her camera lens, she reveals secrets no one plans to expose, even her own. To protect herself, Mandy hides her ability in plain sight, photographing local bands and showcasing
Kindle Edition, 236 pages
Published September 15th 2014 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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She is the IT girl, the one all the wanna be rock stars want to impress. Amanda blogs about musicians and is powerful enough to make or break them, so being photographed, talked about or even noticed by her is like winning the musical lotto. So why does the new lead singer for an established band want to avoid the spotlight or the camera?

Lucian is gorgeous, with the voice of an angel, and the beautiful woman behind the camera he just blocked has him feeling flashbulbs going off in his heart. To
K.D. Wood
Nov 02, 2014 K.D. Wood rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite-reads
I was lucky enough to beta this book and it remains one of my favorites for 2014. The characters are so vivid, the story is well crafted and the imagery is incredibly beautiful. This story's world is one that haunts me still. And for a reader, there is nothing better than a story you can't forget. I looking forward to the next installment!
Gladys Gonzales Atwell
Jan 22, 2015 Gladys Gonzales Atwell rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nerdgirlofficial
*This book was provided by the publisher/author to me for an honest review.

Toni Decker is a pair of unpolished diamonds!! The writing duo does not disappoint in the paranormal romance department!! I mean really! Mandy can see your secrets and does so stealthily behind the lenses of her camera. Lucien (Love the name BTW) is sexy on a stick with a dash of intrigue and rock star pizzazz!! He is hidden but not by stardom, but by the immortal world he protects. CAN IT GET ANY BETTER!!

Why yes it can!
Andy Palmer
Jan 21, 2015 Andy Palmer rated it it was amazing
New Adult, Paranormal Romance

Well paced, a good page turner with chapter endings that enticed you to keep reading (without making you unable to do so). The characters are likable and believable and through them the author brings in New Adult themes without having the story be unnecessarily angst-ridden. The paranormal element, while understated, adds that extra to challenge the character's motivations and drive stronger conflict.

One of the better books I've read all year.
Oct 20, 2016 Jacky rated it really liked it
His reason for keeping his debut with Demon Dogs secret appeared to revolve around his master marketing plan, but in reality, music was Lucien’s only chance to find purpose outside his hidden life. A life he could never expose.

In this first book of The Shoalman Chronicles by Toni Decker we get introducet to a world full of passion. Mandy is a passionated music blogger and one of the big names in the local scene. Lucien, the new lead singer of Demon Dogs, is a mysterious, but talented guy with an
Complimentary Copy kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!


Title: Images Eternal
Status: book #1 of series
Author: Toni Decker
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Paranormal, Fantasy
Chapters: 51


So, I finished this book around 1am and I was just too lazy to write this review on my phone. But if wrote this right away – the rating would be different.

This book has amazing characters in it. I loved everyone
Aug 21, 2016 Medavis66 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016-challenge
LOVED IT! I was so intrigued by Mandy and her ability to "see" more than the pictures she takes. Lucien was a hot number that had more on his shoulders than most 18-yr-olds. His dream to share his music is at risk if he lets Mandy see too much through her camera lens. I loved how Lucien pretended to be a roadie. Too cute (and clever). I enjoyed her game of the restaurant where she has connections and lives near by. The date is a cute set up. That camera is almost an extension of Mandy's right ...more
Jan 26, 2015 Faye rated it really liked it
This was a great read with shrouded mysteries.

Although the beginning wasn't that much interesting for me till the better part of the story. But once you've gotten to the interesting you wouldn't want to stop reading it.

I liked the characters enough but it wasn't Lucien and Amanda that got my interest but Robert. Won't spoil anymore than that. I actually liked Jay too. I have mixed feelings about him since he seems pretty okay except how Manda described him. I also felt sorry for him.

Now back t
Deb Carroll
Jan 28, 2015 Deb Carroll rated it really liked it
The idea of being able to use your camera to see "more" is unique. I really liked Mandy and I believe that others will feel a connection with this young lady. She is bright and ambitious and she takes what she does seriously. The only thing I would have liked to have had in this book is more of the paranormal aspect. I want to know more about the guardians and I kept waiting for more details but they didn't come. I want to know more about Mama T and both Luciens and Mandy's tats. I am hoping ...more
Elina Tola
Aug 29, 2016 Elina Tola rated it really liked it
I didn't feel like reading, I had felt down for like a week, but I picked up this book since I had planned to read it a week ago.

After first chapter I was curious enough to continue, after the first two chapters I was so immersed in the story that I read it all in one sitting. It has been months since a book took me so deep under with so strong and well defined characters and well planned plot line of a paranormal romance, that is not over the top.

I feel like I have found a readers hidden gem
Nov 07, 2014 Brooke rated it it was amazing
Wow! What a fantastic start to a series. Right from the beginning this book drew me into the mysterious and complex lives of its characters, Lucien and Amanda. Their worlds collide and an undeniable attraction between them grows but they both have secrets and obligations that a this attractions could put at risk. I loved getting to know these vibrant characters as their story unfolded but I have a feeling that there is much more to learn about the secrets that they keep and I am already looking ...more
Dec 25, 2014 Susan rated it really liked it
Intriguing story, well written.
Sep 10, 2016 Metessa rated it liked it
Images Eternal is an entertaining read especially for suited for readers who enjoy romance driven novels. Die hard paranormal lovers, however, may feel a little short-changed.

There is an instant and intense attraction between the two main characters, Mandy & Lucien, these two getting together is the main storyline. It felt a little one tracked to me. There are hints of subplots but nothing substantial, I felt myself craving environment.

Lucien is genuine, devoted, and passionate; and he has a
Sep 08, 2016 Mary rated it liked it
Mandy Hayworth is a blogger. Not just an ordinary blogger but one with a following. She was also a photographer who captured images of people and their underlying essence. The photos revealed exactly who the person is beyond the facade they put up. Mandy’s blogs make or break the up and coming rock bands. One of the rock bands she was following is Demon Dogs. The band was talented and their songs were captivating but were plagued by band member problems. Rumour has it that they hired a new lead ...more
Chantelle Smith
Sep 07, 2016 Chantelle Smith rated it really liked it
Images Eternal is the first book in The Shoalman Chronicles.

This story follows Amanda Hayworth. An artist of photography and with the blood of a guardian. But what most people are not aware of are the secrets she hides and the secrets they tell Mandy every time she captures their picture. Most bands beg to be a feature article on her website, but when a new lead singer of an up and coming band won’t allow his picture taken, Mandy will go to any length to get that one picture.

When Lucien first m
Sep 07, 2016 ETH rated it it was amazing
“And people were finally starting to take notice of the complexity of the images she captures, the layers of emotions that hid amongst the subjects. She was just waiting for someone to hear the songs each one sang."

Armed with the photography skills of a veteran and the wit and charm of a world class writer, Mandy is the biggest and brightest driving force behind the city’s local music scene. Once her camera flashes, keeping your secrets safe no longer becomes an option. Up next on Mandy’s must c
☆Tweety ☆
Aug 27, 2016 ☆Tweety ☆ rated it it was amazing
"Images Eternal" is the first book of the Shoalman Chronicles, which is a paranormal romance and new adult trilogy. This book can be read as a standalone because the story of the couple ends here, but I would advise to read the following books as well because not all the questions were answered.

Images Eternal deals with the story of Amanda "Mandy" Hayworth, a young woman with the passion for music and photography. She keeps a blog on the music bands of her town and it seems as if she is so influ
Michelle Bergeron deroche
Sep 07, 2016 Michelle Bergeron deroche rated it really liked it
Images Internal by Toni Decker
4/5 Stars

Amanda Hayworth daughter of the wealthiest man in Baltimore, can have anything her heart desires. She is determined not to use her father's connections to get where she wants to be in her life. As a extraordinary photographer, most people can't fathom why her camera is the only love she's willing to invest time in. What most people don't know is that through the lens of her trusted camera she can what people truly are about. Not just the picture but beyond
Sep 07, 2016 Erin rated it really liked it
I give Images Eternal, book 1 of the Shoalman Chronicles by Toni Decker four stars.

Mandy Hayworth is a photographer and music blogger that can make or break local bands. She always seems to know just what pictures to take and she sees people for who they really are through her lens, with the help of her supernatural abilities.

A drummer from one local band is a friend of hers and now has a new singer after parting ways with their previous, troubled lead vocalist. She know there’s potential there
Donna Doria
Sep 07, 2016 Donna Doria rated it really liked it
It seemed this story was not what it seemed. There were twists and turns to be read throughout the story. Some of the mystery to the story was solved at the end of the story but there were still questions to be answered. Mandy and Lucien made for interesting characters. I kept asking myself “what were they all about?” since I had not read anything on this story prior to reading it. I liked Mandy because she was a strong resourceful young woman determined to get what she wants. Sometimes, to get ...more
Crystal aguilar
Sep 07, 2016 Crystal aguilar rated it really liked it
A fast paced fantasy story

Image Eternal by Toni Decker is the first book in the Shoalman Chronicles and is about Amanda Hayworth and Lucien Solvak. Amanda AKA Mandy is a very talented photographer who has a passion for photographing musicians and finding local talent. With an endorsement by Mandy Hayworth on her successful blog a small band has the potential to explode on the music scene. Mandy also has a very special talent...or gift, she can capture a person's true self in pictures, she can s
Sep 07, 2016 Sara rated it it was amazing
Images Eternal by Toni Decker is an amazing five star read, it’s the first book in the Shoalman chronicles. Book two being Shoalman immortal. They are fast paced and have you hooked in the first few pages easier than hook a duck at the fairground.
Amanda Hayworth or Mandy as most people know her is a music blogger who is gaining a rep for knowing the best new bands and featuring them and some amazing photography on her website. Somehow managing to capture the essence of a person, most people thin
Laura Furuta
Sep 07, 2016 Laura Furuta rated it it was amazing
Images Eternal (The Shoalman Chronicles Book 1)
By: Toni Decker
5 out of 5 stars

The story Images Eternal (The Shoalman Chronicles Book 1) by Toni Decker is science fiction/fantasy romance book. It tells the tale of Mandy, who is a music blogger and photographer trying to get the scoop on the band Demon Dogs new singer. She has the reputation for either putting a band on top of letting them free fall off the charts. Lucien is the newest band member and is committed to keeping all of his secrets hid
Jul 30, 2016 Candy rated it it was amazing
Mandy Hayworth loves finding new local bands. Her music blog can make or break a band. Her blog also gives her an outlet for her other passion in life: photography. Her camera never lies to her since she can see her subjects souls in her pictures. Lucien Solvak has just joined a new band and knows with the right exposure they could get a record deal. Lucien’s boss and uncle sees the band as a distraction that could lead to unfortunate consequences if Lucien’s duties as a Guardian are revealed. ...more
Melissa Schaub
Sep 07, 2016 Melissa Schaub rated it really liked it
Images Eternal by Toni Decker is Book 1 in The Shoalman Chronicle and I can’t wait for book 2. This book is a stand alone and will not leave you with a cliffhanger waiting for book 2.

In this book Lucien is a Guardian with a love for music. Not only does he love music but it is a critical part of who he is, but his duties as Guardian, and the secrets that come with it have always come first. This has never been a problem for him until he met Mandy. Mandy is a photographer who scouts the local mu
Carissa Anelli
Sep 07, 2016 Carissa Anelli rated it it was amazing
Mandy can tell everything she needs to know about a person with just one picture. Well everyone except Lucien, and that bugs the hell out of her. A big time music blogger and photographer she has launched more than a few local bands into stardom with her raw photos and keen ear for music. Demon Dogs is that next band destined for stardom, but there is a new lead singer no one knows who it is or what he even looks like. Mandy makes it her mission to find out.

Lucien is a guardian to the immortals
Stefanie Carney
Sep 07, 2016 Stefanie Carney rated it really liked it
I believe that this book is the start of something amazing. This is a different kind of story that I have not been introduced to in the fantasy realm and I am excited to see what will enfold. I have read about Guardian Angels before, but not like this. This is a creative and inventive spin on a subject that does not actually get a lot of exposure and I hope that this will change with this series.
Mandy lives to take photographs, it is when she gets to see the real person under the façade. She als
Dec 09, 2014 Yajaira added it
Shelves: dnf


I'm not going to rate this book because it was (sadly) a DNF for me. Wouldn't be fair since I only read a portion of it.

I really wanted to love Images Eternal. I went in with the best intentions. Mostly because I was gifted my copy by one of the two authors of this book. And she's really really nice, you guys! So when she asked me, I thought, "Eh, what the heck, for a buddy, I'll do it."

Sigh. I suck. I couldn't even finish it. I have been worrying over this for days, not
Billie Jo
Jan 27, 2015 Billie Jo rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lop-r2r
Images Eternal has got to be the most amazing book I have read.
This story grabs your interest from the very first page and keeps you flipping those pages like there is no tomorrow. I started reading at 9 p.m and ended up finishing in one sitting,yes the story was that exceptional! It's's always a surprise when an author has such an amazing way with their words, I love when a book manages to pull you into a new and exciting world and keeps you thinking about it long after you have closed it's cov
Joy Collado
Mar 31, 2015 Joy Collado rated it it was ok
I I received this book in exchange for an honest review (LoP or Lovers of Paranormal)

I almost didn't finish the book because the first chapters didn't pull me in. The story picks up from the middle and things started to get interesting. But wasn't enough to pull me in. (Sigh.) I really wanted to like this book because I LOVED the synopsis. But like I said, the story didn't pull me in. (I know, I keep saying that.) Which is sad. Because the story had so much potential. The characters had so much
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