Beth's Review: Images Eternal (The Shoalman Chronicles, Book 1) by Toni Decker
Author Provided Copy
Released: September 15, 201
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Fantasy
Length: 236 pages
Format: eBook B
~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 the dramatic images on her website. Most bands beg for a feature article. But the new lead singer of one particular up and coming band isn’t like anyone she’s ever met. Lucien entangles her with his mystery and makes Mandy want things she’s never wanted before—strings. Lucien Solvak has to impress an influential music blogger whose promotion could skyrocket his new band to stardom or flush them straight into the gutters. But the moment Mandy aims her camera his direction, he fears the images will expose his ties to the immortal he’s sworn to protect and destroy his one chance to live out his musical dream. Hiding from her camera is tough enough. Denying his growing feelings becomes an impossible feat, forcing Lucien to choose between oaths as a Guardian, his rock-star dreams, and the girl he wants. Secrets define them. Lucien’s bind him to silence; Mandy’s bring her nothing but pain and disappointment. Only when they focus on what’s behind the images can they embrace their secrets for what they are—truth.
Five Boundless Stars
Images Eternal has the perfect recipes for an exceptional read. Start with a little romance, add science fiction, and stir in a little mystery, music, and suspense, with a dash of fantasy. Top with sprinkles of Art and your delicious dish is ready to read!
I fell in love with Lucien and Mandy as a couple. All the characters were wonderful and each contributed to the mystery and suspense of the story, along with several twist throughout. This book kept me guessing, and it was hard for me to put down. Toni Decker leaves me wanting more.
I can’t wait to read book 2 of the Shoalman Chronicles, Shoalman Immortal. This is definitely a 5 star!