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Publisher's Summary

From the best-selling author of Summer Unplugged, The Immortal Mark is the first in a new paranormal romance series by Amy Sparling.

The only thing Cara got for her 18th birthday was an unexpected invitation to move out of her uncle's house. College isn't an option for a poor girl with average grades, so when her best friend Riley finds them a mysterious job opportunity that includes room and board, Cara is interested but thinks it sounds too good to be true.

The night before their interview, Cara has an epic night out with Theo, an impossibly handsome guy she just met. He's charismatic, a little mysterious, and it feels like she's known him her whole life.

When she runs into him at her interview, he's cold and elusive. He makes it very clear that he doesn't want her working with him, which only makes their mutual attraction burn hotter. Cara takes the job for Riley's sake and promises herself she'll avoid this jerk and his mood swings, no matter how hard it is to keep away from him.

Soon she finds out her millionaire employers aren't normal guys who live and travel in luxury. They're immortals. Theo wasn't trying to ruin her job prospects. He was trying to save her life, because the girls they hire never make it out alive.

©2017 Amy Sparling (P)2017 Amy Sparling

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Need more!

I was hooked from the beginning. I basically listened to this in one sitting. This series is soo intriguing and different. The 1st book does a lot of building. The author did a wonderful job of dangling carrots at the end that leave me drooling for the next installment. This is not a stand alone so don't expect anything to be completed with this book alone :) Love this series and can't wait for the next book! Thanks!

Not to leave the narrator out- She did a wonder job!

Note: I received this book free in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion. It in no way affected my opinion.

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Great YA/Teen Series But It Does Conclude in a Cliffhanger...

This book is a great start to a very unique YA/teen series. There is a touch of paranormal but not much. There is also a bit of romance. Cara and her best friend Riley have gone through a lot! They have such horrible luck and when things seems to be looking up they actually get even worse.

The narration was well done and brought the story to life.

I like the fact that the main characters are young but not immature for their age. They actually seem pretty smart trying to work with all the curve balls that life has thrown at them. They have been dealt a bad hand but they try to figure out how to land on their feet.

I really enjoyed the unique story even though it concluded in a cliffhanger. I'm looking forward to reading/listening to the next book to see how they will get out of their situation. Hopefully, Theo will do his best to help them.

"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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  • Nadine
  • JIM THORPE, PA, United States
  • 07-07-17

Hits the Mark

It has been a while since I read/listened to a book in the Teen category. I felt that this was more of a contemporary then paranormal which I wasn't expecting. There is a lot of backstory (there was a lot of this and the build up did take a while) and some romance. This is about two girls that thru circumstances are running out of options, and choices are made...And who does know the best choices to make at 18. This is just as much about them as the love interest with Theo...which is insta-love. Although they are teens, they were written strong with character flaws but with little immaturity. I did enjoy her writing style and the narration.

A solid teen book...and like I said this book did take a while to build up to the climax, but I am interested to see where the story goes.

I was provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Daisy
  • PALMYRA, VA, United States
  • 07-01-17

Pleasantly surprised

The story captured me for the first chapter. This story is about two orphaned girls who became BFF growing up. And how s black cloud of bad luck keeps following theme. This story has adventure, suspense, romance and a bit of angst to go along with immortality. However, I was very disappointed that it ends in a cliffhanger. and no mention of another book to come. I still enjoyed the book. The narration was good.

I was provided a copy of this book from the author/narrator for a honey review.

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18 and marked

This book is different from other Sci-FI Fantasy books I read.

It does not follow the usual story line and introduces us to a different way of life in the supernatural world.

A very grabbing story line that makes you wonder. Can not wait to dive into book 2.

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  • Trisha
  • Arkansas, USA
  • 12-04-17

Good start but needed more

This was a good start to a series. For me, the main female characters seemed a bit winy because their lives had a bad start. To their credit, they were trying to get out of their situation, but they jumped into something new without really questioning why the new job seems so perfect. I'm honestly up in the air as to if I would listen to the next book in the series even though (and perhaps because of) a huge cliffhanger. I don't mind small ones in a series, but I felt this one was too much and didn't truly conclude the book properly.

The narration of the book was great. I'd definitely listen to books narrated by Sarah Puckett again.

This review copy audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge.

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a great book

Sarah is a great narrator and I really loved her reading this book. she did a great job with it and I will be looking for more books read by her

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A great read!

An intriguing start to this new series!

A read that will capture your attention right from the start. Anxiously awaiting the next book in the series. It was sooo good that I listened to it in one sitting - no breaks, no stopping, just sat and listened for 5 hours straight!

The narrator did a wonderful job of capturing the book.

Perfect for readers of paranormal romances.

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Great!

I really enjoyed this story! I like paranormal books like this - where they live in a normal world but there are just a few paranormal elements. I loved this story and the chemistry between the main characters. I listened to this one with my teenager and we both really enjoyed it! Can't wait to check out more in this series!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Great Read

I really enjoyed reading The Immortal Mark by Amy Sparling. Cara and Riley come across a job with great pay and room and board. But they find themselves in a bad situation. Theo is a man who she meets and falls for. Everything at her job isn't as it seems, but Theo is there and trying to save her life. I can't wait to read more by Amy Sparling.

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  • Layla
  • 10-17-17

A YA Book

This first book is more about Cara and Riley and there relationship with each other and how they came in contact with immortals. I love how the characters interacted with each other and how different they are in personality. I also love how they stick together, which is understandable with their background.

Where some books feel like it is forced when one character tells another their secret, it is not so in this book. I think this is to do with the fact that we get to know the characters and how they interact with each other.

This does end on a Cliffhanger. We get to know a bit about immortals before it stops. I like the authors twist on immortals and I can't wait to find out more about them.

I thought the narrator did really well with playing out the different characters. Her voice suited them and I can distinguish between the characters.

I would recommend the book.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.