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A young girl (Kailah) discovers that she is from a lost and forgotten powerful Immortal blood line after she meets a strange new physician at work. She begins to have visions and see spirits and has trouble controlling bad things from happening when she is angry. Along the way she discovers the terrible truth about who she is and the incredible power that is locked away de ...more
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Published November 12th 2011 by Candy Crum (first published May 19th 2011)
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Candy Crum
Jul 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
This is the novel that I authored and published in May 2011. This is a novel I am highly passionate about and any of you out there who are in love with the vampire/fantasy genre will also love this novel. It has something for everyone in it. The vampires are split into two categories. Those who are living who are the smart, sexy type and those who are dead (the rogues) who are evil, dangerous, and cruel.
For those of you who are wanting a twist on the typical vampire genre - here it is. There is
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Katrina
Aug 06, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kailah heads off to work one day for her usual shift at the hospital, and finds out by the new head doctor - She is from a lost and forgotten powerful bloodline, which enables her with the gift of sight and powers never once to be foreseen in such depths within an immortal. She sees spirits and finds it hard to control herself when angry and upset, this new discovery takes her into a world she never knew or ever imagined.

A family she never knew still existed both in life and spirit, ghosts who
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Amanda
Nov 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This was a wonderful book! I had a hard time putting it down. The characters are very well rounded and realistic. It was easy to relate to the main character, Kailah. Her reactions to the way her world drastically changed in a very short time were very believable. The story is a fresh, unique take on both vampires and immortals. This novel will draw you in, hold you until the last page, and leave you wanting more. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I highly recommend it to any fellow bookworms w ...more
Denise
Aug 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The Eternal Gift (The Eternal Series, #1)
by Candy Crum
Synopsis from Goodreads
"A young girl (Kailah) discovers that she is from a lost and forgotten powerful Immortal blood line after she meets a strange new physician at work. She begins to have visions and see spirits and has trouble controlling bad things from happening when she is angry. Along the way she discovers the terrible truth about who she is and the incredible power that is locked away deep inside her. Her Immortal ancestors want to
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Cheryl
Jan 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
I normally just rate books by the stars, but this one was a book that I could not stop reading till I was finished it all. I really enjoyed it and would recommend it to everyone. I read a lot of books and this is one of the best ones I have read in a long time and can't wait to read more in this series. So if I could give it more then 5 stars I would that is how much I really liked this book.
Rute Canhoto
Aug 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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Candy Crum
Jul 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
This is the novel that I authored and published in May 2011. This is a novel I am highly passionate about and any of you out there who are in love with the vampire/fantasy genre will also love this novel. It has something for everyone in it. The vampires are split into two categories. Those who are living who are the smart, sexy type and those who are dead (the rogues) who are evil, dangerous, and cruel.
For those of you who are wanting a twist on the typical vampire genre - here it is. There is
...more
Kevin Hammond
Jan 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
i dont normally do this but i think it has to be said, the layout of this is done with so much care. The story has a chapter section with links to take you to each chapter. It is that little touch at the beginning that lets a reader know a lot of thought and energy went into this story.
And, this is a great story. from beginning to end it has an enticing sense of twists and turns with a very engrossing style. I really couldnt take my eyes away from it. The interaction bwetween the main character
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LovesAllThingsBooks Book Reviews
Okay, lets start with WOW! More and more vampire books are hitting the shelves these days, which is great for me since this is my favorite, but this one ranks right up on the top of my fav list. Very few books have brought tears to my eyes, this was one of them and oh do I love it when a book brings out my emotions. Its like I'm right there experiencing it all.

Kailah learns of her immortal heritage after meeting a vampire at work. She has very strong powers that immortals want to use to eliminat
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Carrie
Aug 23, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
I tore through this book! It wasn't really in love with the characters until the action started up, now I want to jump right to the next book! Aeric and Jacques and all the others sucked me in! And, damn you, cliffhanger ending! Alas, re-reading the Fever series calls -- but I'll come back fo ryou, Eternal Series!
Nikki Archer
Nov 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
What can I say this book is so good it it a hold new world of good and bad vampire this is a must read action non stop every one get this book u won't put it down
Tianna Scott
Dec 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite-reads
After I finished reading this book I immediately began to wonder “Why hasn’t everyone read this?!”. With the world full of cookie cutter vampire books, theres absolutely no reason why this book shouldn’t stand out amongst the rest. Crum’s writing is amazing, the characters are well developed and relatable and the storyline keeps you on the edge of your seat. There was not a moment in this book where I found myself bored or uninterested.

Basically one day Kailah heads off to work where she bumps
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Kelly Mccurdy
Apr 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
~~I received this as a gift in exchange for an honest review~~

This is the first book that I have read by Ms. Crum, and I can tell you that this isn't going to be the last book. I wasn't grabbed at the beginning of the book, but there was enough there that it kept me intrigued, and intrigued I was! This book is about Vampires, and no, not the sparkly vampires. This has day walkers and the good old fashioned vampires that can't go into the sun because they will die. There are also immortals in th
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Eskimo Princess Jenkins
This book was very well written, definitely had me hooked.
All the characters were "believable" and they got along superb.
As Kailah is learning her powers, she is taken into the home of Aeric, Brett and Khanae who are Vampires. Kailah is an immortal, her bloodline is to hate all vampires. But she learns to trust them and she learns from them how to use her powers, as they are there to protect her from her Great, Great, Great-grandmother Khia. Also siding with the vampires is Kailah's Great great
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Wanda Hartzenberg
Jan 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Kailah's story is one of a girl learning who she is and has to deal not only with growing up, real fast but also with loss, heartache and responsibility beyond her years. Her powers, as she becomes aware of them is impressive and her understanding of what is happening is limited.
Even in these circumstances she grows into her role real fast and with a strength that you want to see in your main protagonist.
The other characters, especially the evil one's is well fleshed out and their evil apparen
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Jennifer Treviño
Aug 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Definitely 5 Star!!!!! I love the story, love the characters, love the flow!!! Candy Crum's twist on the norm made for a fabulous getaway! I just could not get enough!! I was so wrapped up in these characters that I kept putting it down to make it last just a smudge longer. Especially when I knew I was getting to the end! I was dreading getting to the last page, because I wasn't sure if the next book was out yet (and I knew I'd be needing another fix ASAP!). LOLz Well...I am happy to know that t ...more
Ruth Griffith
Jun 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The Eternal Gift is riveting and entertaining, with non-stop action. The characters are well formed and believable. The story pulls you into the lives of these characters and takes you on a non-stop roller-coaster ride. I finished the book and wanted the next installment immediately. I am anxiously awaiting the next book, The Eternal Echo, which is supposed to pick up 6 months later, and I hear the author is working on a novella to cover the interim action! I can't wait! Loved it! A must read fo ...more
Nelta
Dec 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
An excellent, captivating, entertaining and page turning read! Loved the characters....and will have to read the next in the series since it left you hanging....flipping the page back and forth looking for more.....
Debbie
Feb 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful well written and thought out book. Not your "average" vampire supernatural book. I truly enjoyed this story and look forward to more of this author.
Carmen
Jul 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! So many twists and turns

I couldn't put this book down! There were so many different things going on , only to be tied together in the end... or should I say wanting more!
Michelle ♥ The Romance Vault ♥
3.75 stars for The Eternal Gift.

This book contains paranormal, romance and non stop action, and with that it ticks all the boxes necessary for a really good paranormal read. It didn't take me long to sink into Kailah's story. I did find it a bit odd that Kailah took to her life changing so drastically pretty well, I mean that first incident didn't scare the bejesus out of her or indeed her best friend Rachel, they took it all in their stride.

I had a few reservations that Kailah hadn't freaked ou
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Kristen Cansler
Mar 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: r2r, blog-review
This book is something I would recommend to someone looking for new things after The Southern Vampire Mysteries or another more adult vampire series. It has a great pace that easy draws you into the story and get invested quickly. There weren't many boring moments, and I found it hard to put this book down.

At first, I had a hard time believing Kailah and her seemingly nonchalant acceptance of her origins and fate. But after that issue was addressed, I very much got into her story and was root
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Jessica
Apr 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was truly amazing. The characters are unique in their own special ways. They were strong and bold but had lots humor and sarcasm. Alot of action, so I never got bored. I totally fell in love with the two main characters Kailah and Aeric. Kailah was just the average young lady, so she thought. Till one night at the hospital changes everything. Her life as a human was so much simpler than the life she was destined to live. Come to find out vampires were not only in books and movies. Kail ...more
Heidi Sturgess
Apr 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014-books-read
I received a copy of this book from United Indie in exchange for an honest review

All I can say is WOW! What a different take on Vampires and Immortals!

Kailah and Amanda are sisters with an Immortal family lineage.

On a night out , brothers Aeric and Brett come to Kailah and her friend , Rachel's rescue . At first there's a bit of a love/hate relationship going between Kailah and Aeric but it deepens as the story goes on . I must admit I'd turn to the vamp side if Aeric was my welcoming committee
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Chicks Looking For A Book Fix
The Eternal Gift is a unique, action-packed page turner.

Kailah is young and lives a normal life for someone her age but there has always been unusual things that she has had to deal with, such as vivid dreams and premonitions. She has learned to overlook it and figures the premonitions are just coincidence. After having one of the most realistic dream she has ever had and a strange start to a day a work, everything that Kailah has known is about to change. She learns she is from a powerful immor
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Kami
This story has a promising premise. A girl has visions of a woman fighting a vampire which comes true. Kailah has abilities and she belongs to a race of immortals. But somehow it wasn't coming together for me. I liked the idea but I thought the story needed more development. I couldn't get a good feel for Kailah and I wasn't caring as much about her story as I would have liked. The writing is promising and I feel that the author does have talent. This is the beginning of a series, so maybe it wi ...more
Jamie
Oct 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good story, some drawbacks

I loved the story, but I found the writing lacking. The verb tense was inconsistent, and there were parts that were meaningless filler. I was disappointed with the villain at the end as well, but no spoilers here.
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