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Marked: Eternal Guardians, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Theron - Dark haired, duty bound and deceptively deadly. He's the leader of the Argonauts, an elite group of guardians that defends the immortal realm from threats of the Underworld.

From the moment he walked into the club, Casey knew this guy was different. Men like that just didn't exist in real life - silky shoulder-length hair, chest impossibly broad, and a predatory manner that just screamed dark and dangerous. He was looking for something. Her. She was the one. She had the mark. Casey had to die so his kind could live, and it was Theron's duty to bring her in. But even as a 200-year-old descendent of Hercules, he wasn't strong enough to resist the pull in her fathomless eyes; to tear himself away from the heat of her body. As war with the Underworld nears, someone will have to make the ultimate sacrifice.

©2011 Elisabeth Naughton (P)2013 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Conniving Greek gods, horrifying demons, vengeful warriors, and true love clash in this sexy, fast-paced paranormal romance series launch." ---Publishers Weekly

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    Sharon TX, United States 02-21-14
    Sharon TX, United States 02-21-14 Member Since 2014
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    "My ears may be bleeding!"

    While I would have preferred a series about any group of men, warriors, highlanders, SEALS, etc, to be narrated by a man, this one is done by a woman. Some can handle it, and she did not do too bad on men's voices, though as someone else pointed out, the only man that had an accent was the hero, Theron. All his brother Argonauts spoke regular unaccented English, which made no sense. I could live with that. Her regular narration voice was OK and sounded like a normal woman's voice. But her female characters sounded like 13 year olds - high pitched, often whiney. I had to force myself to finish but I was on a trip in my car and had to tough it out. If she would just have used her normal speaking voice for women, it would have been so much better. So I would ask her "When you speak to your friends, do you pitch your voice much higher and try to sound like a kid?" Think normal!

    As for the story itself, I enjoyed it very much, though again, sometimes the dialog of the heroine, and her sister, was reminiscent of kids instead of 27 year old women. I'll get the rest of the books from the library and just read them maybe. I sure won't get the audio.

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Lia Sutton, Australia 01-09-16
    Lia Sutton, Australia 01-09-16 Member Since 2009
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    "I Couldn't Connect"

    The Eternal Guardians are an elite group of Argonauts that guards the immortal realm from attacks from the Underworld.

    Theron is the leader of the Argonauts. He has been sent on a mission to find and destroy the marked one. Theron's people relay on Theron completing his mission.

    Casey knew from the first moment she laid eyes on Theron that he was different. She fells a connection with him. Theron and Casey get closer, which makes things harder when Theron learns that Casey is the one he is after. Now, Theron must make a choice...save his people or protect Casey.

    Marked is the first book I have read by this author. It is an Eternal Guardians novel. I liked the premise of the book. The first thing that caught my attention was the bright book cover and then the book summary. Well I can tell you that after reading this book that I still like the book cover but that is about all the really like about this book. There was no connection for me with the characters or the story. There was no memorable moment or moments for me. I kind of just went through the motions of reading this book. Plus, I thought that the story jumped around too much, leaving some unanswered questions. Overall, I was not very impressed with this book.

    I did not like Elizabeth Wiley's delivery of the story in particular her male voices were bad.

    11 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Mona 08-28-13
    Mona 08-28-13
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    "Outstanding"

    This story is so well written that I didn't want to put it down once I began it. I'm glad I waited to listen to this series for Book 1 Marked, because it's this one that gives the foundation of what the Guardians are and what role they play in their world. Now, when I listen to the others, I'll know what the narrator is talking about when she mentions other the other characters.
    This is a love story told with true passion and love. I, for one, enjoy a good love story.

    11 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    christi blankenship 06-20-15
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    "Terrible narrator"

    Terrible narrator!! Really effected the book in my opinion. It was very distracting how bad she was. Book just ok because of her.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer TALLAHASSEE, FL, United States 12-02-13
    Kindle Customer TALLAHASSEE, FL, United States 12-02-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Great stories but I hated the narrator"
    Would you try another book from Elisabeth Naughton and/or Elizabeth Wiley?

    I have read all of Naughton's books it is a great series but after the first book I quit listening due to the narrator. I would give audible a miss on this one and just read the books...


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    Falon Rosemount, MN, United States 09-07-13
    Falon Rosemount, MN, United States 09-07-13 Member Since 2012
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    "I thought it was kind of average"

    I liked the theme of the book, I am a huge mythology buff but this book seemed to be constantly beat around the bush...and talk about some serious coitus interruptus! Geez I have three kids and I'm not event interrupted that much. Then after the big climax the book really fizzed out. Now,I have high expectations when it comes to Greek mythology. I had to translate Jason and the Argonauts in Latin class, I only passed that class because of my interest in the mythology, and I did not like how the book portrayed Persephone at all. She is the sweet daughter of Demeter and is the goddess of vegetation. She was kidnapped by her uncle Hades and was forced to be the queen of the underworld. Hades tricked her to eat the pomegranate seeds( a fruit from the underworld) before Zeus forced Hades to return Persephone to Demeter. Since Persephone ingested the seeds it required her to have to spend one-third of the year in the underworld with Hades ( hence the season of winter) only in later writings did it go from three months to six months. The author made her and evil awful goddess and I can't get behind that, it just rubs me the wrong way.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    goldengirl 08-20-17
    goldengirl 08-20-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Boring"

    I gotta say I'm surprised I was able to finish this book as it was lacking in many ways, romance, connection, sex, depth of characters. The story was also all over the place with so much going on one minute to the next the characters do no develop well. This book did not make me emotional or make me really feel anything because the characters did not seem to feel anything. These in between gods look down on humans and somehow one is reluctantly caring for a human but their love seems underwhelmingly mild. The sex scenes were disappointing and not exciting at all. Other times you will confused as to where the story is going until it is blatantly in your face. It didn't make me want to grab the next book in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Pen Name 04-26-17
    Pen Name 04-26-17 Member Since 2015
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    "DREAMING"

    everyonce in awhile you just want a listen to something out of this world. this is one of those books. easy, busy, woman so she is just as good as her man. easy listening.

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    Boundless Book Reviews Sara 04-20-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Don't tick off a powerful woman!"
    Any additional comments?

    I had read Ravaged as part of a blog tour and LOVED it so I told myself I had to go back and read the Eternal Guardians Series.

    Even better Marked book 1 is currently free on Kindle. With the Audio upgrade you can purchase on your Amazon account I was able to purchase the Audible for just a few bucks. SCORE!

    Lets just say I have become and Audio book junkie! I love being able to sit at my desk and type reports while listening to Casey's and Theron's banter. I found myself laughing out loud often. Yes I'm sure I looked derange to my fellow workers but whatever.

    The Audible version of Marked was Narrated by Elizabeth Wiley and she did a phenomenal job! The different voices and the accents! I loved it.

    Marked was a very fast paced story with a lot of action and of course romance. Although the real nitty gritty didn't happen until almost the end of the book. I guess I've been reading too much erotic lately.

    This was a very interesting world built around the Greek Argonauts. I really enjoyed the premise and the fact that entire war is based on a woman scorned is classic! Don't tick off a powerful woman she will make a deadly enemy!

    Casey and Theron were so funny at times. Especially when he was trying to smooth his way back into her good graces. OMG I laughed so hard!

    I can not wait to continue with the series the next book being Entwined....Sara

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    Kindle Customer 03-30-17 Member Since 2016
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    "This book"

    I usually like to form my own opinions that being said I should have listened to prior reviews. I am an avid reader and have only spent a few months with narration. This narration was so bad I stopped after three chapters and have no wish to resume. I can't tell you if the story line is good or bad I could not stand to listen to it any more. I know one thing for sure I will never purchase a book narrated by this person again

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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