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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Eternal Ones | Ouroboros Society Series by Kirsten Miller

Book I: The Eternal Ones (July 5, 2011) (http://www.theeternalones.com/)

Book Description:
Haven Moore can't control her visions of a past with a boy called Ethan and a life in New York that ended in fiery tragedy. In our present, she designs beautiful dresses for her classmates with her best friend Beau. Dressmaking keeps her sane, since she lives with her widowed and heartbroken mother in her tyrannical grandmother's house in Snope City, a tiny town in Tennessee. Then an impossible group of coincidences conspire to force her to flee to New York, to discover who she is, and who she was.

In New York, Haven meets Iain Morrow and is swept into an epic love affair that feels both deeply fated and terribly dangerous. Iain is suspected of murdering a rock star and Haven wonders, could he have murdered her in a past life? She visits the Ouroboros Society and discovers a murky world of reincarnation that stretches across millennia. Haven must discover the secrets hidden in her past lives, and loves, before all is lost and the cycle begins again.

"Ninety years is a long time to wait."
"Too long."

Haven agreed. There was no longer any doubt in her mind.
Iain Morrow might have looked nothing like Ethan she's drawn as a little girl,
But Haven knew she'd found the man from her dreams. That's what Constance had wanted.
Now all Haven had to do was figure out why.

Book Description From My Copy:

In the tiny town of Snope City, Tennessee. Haven Moore's visions of the past make her an outcast. When she sees a notorious celebrity on TV, vivid memories of her life as Constance, when her love for a boy named Ethan ended in fiery tragedy, flood back. In hot pursuit of answers. Haven travels to New York City to uncover the secrets embedded in her past lives-and loves.

Haven embarks on an epic adventure in which her beloved Ethan might possibly also be her killer from a past life. Only the Ouroboros Society, a mysterious group devoted to unloucking the secrets of reincarnation, holds the answers Haven needs. But in a city where love and lies intermingle, how can Haven pry into her past without letting the truth destroy her in the present?


Book Description:
Haven Moore has always lived in the town of Snope City, Tennessee. But for as long as she can remember, Haven has experienced visions of a past life as a girl named Constance, whose love for a boy called Ethan ended in fiery tragedy.

One day, the sight of notorious playboy Iain Morrow on television brings Haven to her knees. Haven flees to New York City to find Iain and there, she is swept up in an epic love affair that feels both deeply fated and terribly dangerous. Is Iain her beloved Ethan? Or is he her murderer from a past life? Haven asks the members of the powerful and mysterious Ouroboros Society to help her unlock the mysteries of reincarnation and discover the secrets hidden in her past lives, and loves, before all is lost and the cycle begins again. But what is the Ouroboros Society? And how can Haven know whom to trust?


Book Description:
Haven Moore has always known she's different: there are the talents that can't be explained; the knowledge of places she's never been; and then there are the visions that overwhelm her - terrifying visions of a life that ended tragically two decades earlier and more than a thousand miles away in New York City. The citizens of Haven's rural, highly religious community, believe that she's been possessed by a demon. But this is no demon: it's reincarnation.

Haven journeys all the way to Manhattan in search of clues about her past life and a decades-old murder. One wrong move could lead her into the clutches of the sinister villain at the center of a conspiracy much larger than she could have ever imagined. But if she makes the right choices, Haven will find the answers she's been seeking her entire life.

This is an epic and thrilling romance set in the snake-handling churches of Appalachia, the dusty ruins of ancient Rome, and the grand mansions of Manhattan. The Eternal Ones tells the story of the first battle in a war between undying love and eternal evil.




My Shelfari Review:

I just begun and I reached chapter 13!! Till now, I'm in love with the book. I want to see where this is going. I love that Haven is a Fashionista!! I have the 2nd book ready just in case the book is amazing and I can't wait to continue!!

I reached chapter 17 and I was interested to check if the site is real: http://www.ouroborossociety.com/
Guess what!? It is!!!!

I took the test and I got childhood 9/9 and today 10/12 , which means I'm an Eternal One. I laughed when I read the questions! It's like they knew me or something!!!

My review is filled with *SPOILERS*

Part I: The Possession of Haven Moore

The book is interesting but I begun to feel restless because till this point Ethan/Iain hasn't graced the book with his presence yet.

Part II: The One Who Was Waiting

Finally on page 158 Iain arrived to the scene and on page 161 he and Haven were introduced and even kissed! I'm glad Haven ran away from that nuts town!

I reached chapter 37 page 211 (exactly in the middle) and I feel like I'm reading about the reincarnation of Adam and Eve (Iain/Haven) with Adam/John as the devil and Rebecca whoever she might be in this lifetime as Lilith. I haven't finished the book or reached any thing specific yet. I just needed to put this down.

Okay! Haven Moore is so stupid and she just drove me crazy! Th truth was staring her in the face! Iain is a great guy, who truly loves her. She simply doesn't trust him, never had and never will!! Sometimes I wanted to slap her!!

It was obvious that Iain was saying the truth and that Adam is the other guy who she has visions of, the evil one! I mean "COME ON!"
Questionnaire: Are you one of us? (http://www.ouroborossociety.com/)
Do you suspect that you may have lived other lives? If so, take this quick, confidential test today! Every time you answer "yes," give yourself a point.

Childhood
When you were a very small child, did you seem to have your own "language?"
Yes No
Were you very imaginative? When you played, could you see other places in your mind?
Yes No
Did you ever hear voices that weren't really there?
Yes No
Did you like to pretend that you had a particular job?
Yes No
Did you often give your dolls or action figures the same name?
Yes No
Did you have an imaginary friend?
Yes No
Did you feel out of place in your family or your hometown?
Yes No
Do your parents remember hearing you talk about another family or another lifetime?
Yes No
Were you ever described as a "prodigy?"
Yes No

Today
Do you often experience déjà vu (the sensation that you've seen or experienced something before)?
Yes No
Do you find yourself daydreaming about a place you've never visited or people you've never met?
Yes No
Is there anything that terrifies you for no reason? (Dogs, bridges, airplanes, etc.)
Yes No
Do you ever feel like something or someone is waiting for you?
Yes No
Have you ever felt unusually close to someone you've just met?
Yes No
Have you ever fallen in love "at first sight?"
Yes No
Is there a particular country or period in history that fascinates you?
Yes No
Do you learn foreign languages easily?
Yes No
Do you have a talent that you don't share with other family members?
Yes No
Do you ever fail to recognize yourself when you catch your reflection in a mirror?
Yes No
Do you ever feel like you're not where you need to be?
Yes No
Is there a kind of food that you've always hated for no good reason?
Yes No

Score
ZERO: It's unlikely that you've lived before.

1-3: It's quite possible that you have lived before. Please meet with one of our advisors to determine whether you're eligible for entry level membership.
3-5: You are almost certain to have experienced previous existences. Our senior advisors can assess your talents and help you remember more.
6+: You are an Eternal One. Please contact us as soon as possible.


Book II: All You Desire (August 9, 2011)

Book Description:
Haven Moore and Iain Morrow have been living a blissful life in Rome, an ocean way from the Ouroboros Society and its diabolical leader. But paradise is not to last. The mysterious disappearance of Haven's best friend, Beau, sends the pair running back to New York, where they encounter the Horae, an underground group of women who have spent centuries scheming to destroy Adam Rosier. Only they can help Haven uncover the secret to Beau's whereabouts in one of her past lives. But their help comes at a price: Haven must infiltrate the Ouroboros Society, charm Adam Rosier, and lure him into a trap. It's a plan the Horae believe will save the world-but Haven and Iain fear that it may destroy the happiness they've been chasing for two thousand years. 

As she got closer,
Haven couldn't resist the urge to kiss him.
Her lips lingered on Iain's cheek, and she prayed he wasn't worrying
about all the wrong things. Adam Rosier was dangerous.
They were putting their lives in jeopardy, no doubt.
But Haven wondered if that was what bothered Iain most.
Book Description From My Copy:

Temptation. Treachery. Passion.

Haven Moore fled to Rome
a year ago, leaving behind the Ouroboros Society and its diabolical leader, Adam Rosier. Now she's back in New York City with her beloved Iain. But Iain's supposed to be dead. And if they blow his cover, Adam won't give them any second chances.

Meanwhile, Beau Decker is missing. His life rests in Haven's hands. The Horae, a group of mystical sisters, hold the key to Beau's fate. They want to lock Adam away forever, and Haven is his only weakness. To save Beau, Haven must seduce Adam and lure him into the Horae's lair.

But Adam Rosier has always had a funny way of seducing her. And the closer Haven gets to her enemy, the more she succumbs to his spell. Beau's life hangs in the balance-but this time, Haven can't even trust herself. Every decision she makes will shape her destiny.

How far will she go for the people she loves?

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