Eternal Bloodlines

Fiction - Paranormal
446 Pages
Reviewed on 06/27/2016
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Reviewed by Melinda Hills for Readers' Favorite

Strange things start happening in Skidway Lake just as Amanda Holston contemplates the sameness of her unexciting life in Eternal Bloodlines by JC Brennan. Living on her own after her parents’ death in a tragic car crash, Amanda wonders what else her life may have in store as she takes an early morning walk through the woods. Finding a mutilated body in the roadway is only the beginning of an amazing adventure as Amanda learns of the existence of vampires, werewolves, and other magical creatures. Drawn into the evil plans of a rogue vampire, Amanda travels to Castle Dracul in Romania where her new life puts her in a difficult position. Working together to find out who has betrayed the truce between werewolves and vampires, Amanda, the Count of the vampires, the Duchess of the werewolves, and their followers battle for their lives. What secrets will be revealed that will force Amanda to choose sides in this fight for survival?

Fantastic characters and a strong plot make Eternal Bloodlines by JC Brennan a story well worth reading! Facing the horror and confusion of events in her home town, as well as the ancient politics and alliances between vampires and werewolves, Amanda rises to the challenge as a powerful heroine. Riveting descriptions of events of the past, as well as incredible locations, provide tremendous depth to the writing and the plot unfolds with plenty of twists and surprises. Intense emotion and plenty of action are sure to please the most die-hard horror fans and a touch of romance adds a nice bonus.

Chris Fischer

In a great new work of paranormal fiction by author JC Brennan, Eternal Bloodlines, readers will find themselves obsessively turning the pages from the very first words all the way through until the very last! Follow the story of Amanda Holston, a woman who feels trapped in her small home town of Skidway Lake, Michigan. She still lives in the house she grew up in, even though her parents have passed away, and she dreams of something more for her life. But when she finds a dead body in the woods near her home, the words her mother used to tell her, "Be careful what you wish for," certainly ring true. And when the town's sheriff, Sheriff Hugely, discovers more bodies, all that everyone in the town thought they knew about sleepy little Skidway Lake comes into question. Will Amanda find the exciting life she's looking for, or will she find herself the next victim? You'll need to read the book to find out!

I very much enjoyed Eternal Bloodlines. Author JC Brennan has done a great job in creating an exciting and creepy story line that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. Her ability to create characters that her readers will be able to relate to, will care about, and will continue to think of long after the last page has been read is second to none and her ability to write convincingly in the paranormal environment is simply stellar. I can't say enough great things about this book, and it is my pleasure to highly recommend it to any reader who enjoys paranormal fiction or who is looking for a great book in general. I certainly hope that author JC Brennan is hard at work on her next book in this genre. I, for one, will be looking for it!

Ruffina Oserio

Eternal Bloodlines by JC Brennan is an interesting entry in the supernatural genre that features eternal creatures — werewolves and vampires — a book that will powerfully strike the fans of L.J. Smith. Amanda Rain Holston is an ordinary girl in a typical Michigan town, an orphan who just wants a life, something exciting like falling in love. Before her death, her mother had advised her to be careful about the things she desired, and that advice is about to be become manifest in unfathomable ways. Amanda’s life is about to change when she finds a body in the woods near her home. The Sheriff finds more bodies, and while the investigations are ongoing and the town is in complete panic, Amanda loses her friend in a car accident. When a dark stranger starts appearing as an apparition, Amanda knows she is set for a deadly ride. Is she ready? What awaits her beyond the darkness?

JC Brennan’s Eternal Bloodlines is well-crafted, with memorable characters and an absorbing, irresistible darkness that draws the reader irrevocably to itself. Amanda is a compelling character, created with the hopes and fears any woman her age would have, and it is interesting to see how she develops throughout the story. I loved the writing, which I found to be evocative, conjuring up powerful images that will haunt readers long after they have finished the book. For those looking for an entertaining read in this genre, Eternal Bloodlines will be well-received, a success on numerous counts including characterization, gripping plot lines, and high scale conflict. This is the kind of book that will wake you up in the middle of the night and make you think about darkness in broad daylight.