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The Beginning of Always

(The Persistence of Memory #3)

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When gods and superheroes fall in love, it takes gods and supervillains to keep them apart.

Powerful alliances from both Daniel and Nina’s pasts are about to rip apart the fabric of time. Dark, tragic days loom close as those plans come to fruition. Meanwhile, Nina and Daniel struggle to explore the boundaries between passion and possessiveness, duty and desire. They are
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Kindle Edition, 205 pages
Published February 27th 2019
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Dianne
The main thrust of this addition to the series is sex, fumbling sex, more sex and fumbling to ask for sexual experimentation. The passion between Daniel and Nina, while having lasted through so many lifetimes seems so awkward that I did not believe in it and struggled through it all to get to the rest of the story.

Karen Janowsky has let the fantasy superhero theme take a backseat to the overabundance of sex and for me, it just missed the mark of entertaining reading. For me there was no “magic,”
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Siobhan
May 24, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The Beginning of Always is the final book in Karen Janowsky’s The Persistence of Memory series, and it was an enjoyable ending to the series. Although it was enjoyable, I’m going to be honest and say I wanted more from this one. However, this is a reflection of my expectations and feelings towards the series, and I’m sure there are many people who will be satisfied with the ending.

From the start of the series, the thing that grabbed me the most about The Persistence of Memory was the superhero
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Shannon (discoverelysian)
WHAT AN SATISFYING ENDING.


You can also read my review at Discover Elysian


Caution: this review may contain outbursts of emotion


If you want to honor all the deaths you’ve witnessed, do it by remembering to live.


When gods and superheroes fall in love, it takes gods and supervillains to keep them apart.

Powerful alliances from both Daniel and Nina’s pasts are about to rip apart the fabric of time. Dark, tragic days loom close as those plans come to fruition. Meanwhile, Nina and Daniel struggle to
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Amanda Lee
May 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
The final book of the Persistence of Memory series brings more action and definitely more steam to the story. There seemed to be a lot of jealousy and passion in this one. This had the most sex of all the books, which i'm not against. I feel this book was more about Daniel and Nina and their relationship with the action being the secondary. This had the perfect ending.
I think the second one was my favourite of the series but I found myself enjoying all three books.
Maggie Long
Mar 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Good Read

After reading Book 1 and 2, I couldn't wait to read Book 3. Gods and Goddesses, Time Travellers, Battles against evil, and 2 brilliant characters, Nina and Daniel. Putting them altogether, Janowsky created a great read. Although I'm not against sexual behaviour between 2 characters who dearly love each other, alas, I did think the author sometimes went overboard - it didn't need some of the sexual literature to make it a great story - that is my opinion. I'm sure, readers who love that
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Amy Shannon
May 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great continuation

Janowsky writes a great series of stories, and this one is no exception. I read books 1 and 2 prior to this, and enjoyed the depth of characters, and growth of the superheroes. Book 3 is wonderful, and lends to more growth of characters, and more battles and struggles. I also like the title of this story, The Beginning of Always, and that definitely fits the story. Battles between good and evil, while dealing with struggles that lend for great storytelling. I'd like to say this
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A.L. Norton
Jun 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So, I read the first book...Amazing. Time to read the second book, but I decided just out of curiosity to read the reviews for books 2 and 3. Well, when I read the reviews to book 3 and saw that it had a lot of sex in it....book 2 had to wait! Yes, I am a freak. So what! This was a great read with wonderful characters, a great storyline, and it leaves you needing a cigarette after each chapter...even if you don't smoke! 2 thumbs up to this author!
K.L. Laettner
Dec 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved this one the best

I loved all of The Persistence of Memory books. and this one delivered the same awesome flow as the rest. Looking forward to seeing what this author has up her sleeve next, I am sure I won't be disappointed.
Kat
May 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
In Déjà vu, the first book of the series we see Daniel Hecht, a war hero and team leader of an underground group of superpowers misfits, finds himself strangely attracted to a new recruit, Nina Asher, after meeting her for the first time. Other than the strong pull they feel toward each other, they have something else in common as well; Nina has no recollection of her past, and Daniel is missing memories of several decades of his life. As they work together to unlock an ancient myth, they ...more
LitPick Book Reviews
Aug 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
It’s official...the Emissary and Lionheart are ready to devote to themselves to each other for the rest of their lives. No longer immortal, Nina has been permitted to live out the rest of her life as a human who will die almost the instant that Daniel’s life ends, and they will be joined in the underworld together for eternity. But there is still work to be done before they can live (and die) happily ever after.

As Nina grapples with her newly acquired mortality, Daniel’s overprotective nature
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Lex Allen
Aug 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Authoress Karen Janowsky wraps up The Persistence of Memory trilogy with “The Beginning of Always.” As Nina and Daniel explore the boundaries between passion and possessiveness, duty and desire, Daniels old friend (Paul) and his powerful alliances are still trying to bring about the end of the world. The final cards in the race for the survival of history, itself, are about to fall and history is about to end before it has begun.

Starting a trilogy or series at the end is a risky business. In the
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Pallavi Sareen
Apr 12, 2019 rated it liked it
A bit disappointing after the first two books were so great. The entire Persistence of memory series tells the story of Nina and Daniel as they struggle through lifetimes to be together. They are passionate, they save the world, they have a team of superheroes and what not.
This book, being the final book had so much potential. The fantasy factor of the story itself was going so great with gods and super villains but the one thing that really bothered me about this book was the part which I
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KayBee's  Bookshelf
May 14, 2019 rated it liked it

Book 3-The finale takes us through many locations around the world to continue the fight against the evil that has infested the world. We also get to see the villain revealed. This was the perfect ending to the series. The author delivered an entertaining multi-genre trilogy filled with lots of sex. There was time taken to develop the story and the characters. The author did a good job of showcasing the characteristics of each player and not just telling of who they were. It showed in their
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Gabby
Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was ok
After how much I enjoyed the second book this trilogy I had high hopes for the finale. Sadly, this one was not as enjoyable. I felt that the action and superhero aspects were lost and the author focused more on romance. I've got nothing against romance, but a little less in this book would have been nicer.

It was a semi-satisfying conclusion to the series. I did enjoy seeing how the author wrapped up the plot lines but I wish there was more substance to this book aside from romance. I'm sure
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Rob Horner
Jun 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Beginning of a New Career

Karen has wowed me from the first book in this series. Her alternate history feels right for the characters who inhabit it, and her fresh mixture of action, myth, and yes, romance comes together beautifully. Brava, Karen.
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When Karen realized that flying an invisible jet and saving the day while wearing a swimsuit wasn’t a viable career path, she turned to teaching yoga and writing. She’s the author of a new superhero action romance trilogy, The Persistence of Memory, as well as several short stories and poems that have appeared in literary journals and anthologies. She has earned several writing awards, and earned ...more

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