Review: Noah by Jacquelyn Frank

Noah (Nightwalkers, #5)Title: Noah
Author: Jacquelyn Frank 
Series: Nightwalkers
Publisher: Zebra
Format: ebook
ISBN: 0821780697
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release date: September 1st 2008
Number of pages: 471
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The Nightwalkers have lived in the shadows of our world for centuries, gifted with abilities few humans can comprehend. For Noah, duty is all–until he meets the woman who is his destiny…

SHE WILL TAKE HIM BEYOND HIS WILDEST DREAMS.

As Demon King, Noah is dedicated to protecting his kind from their human and Nightwalker enemies. Yet for six months he has struggled with vivid dreams that threaten his very sanity. Every night he’s tormented by images of a woman both achingly real and tantalizingly beyond his grasp. And his bone-deep need leaves him no choice but to force her to leave the life she’s known and enter a world beyond her imagining…

Every day, Kestra risks her life in perilous missions that veer just shy of the law, but she instinctively knows that the imposingly sensual figure before her is a danger unlike any she’s ever faced. Kestra has sworn never to trust or need another man, but Noah’s lightest touch scorches her with fevered desire, branding her as his mate, blinding them both to the terrifying truth. For within the ranks of their own people lies an adversary growing in number and power. And nothing and no one will be safe again…
Desire awakens at night..

My Thoughts:

This was a long book and I find myself disturbed with the path this series has taken. For me the most important thing would be the couple and how they would deal with the passion and the situations this would lead them, but now it’s strange how the author pressed for the devil to find ways and destroy important places and attack again and again the most powerful.

 

I agree with that Noah should at least had tried to find his soul-mate, but knowing what would cause him and the path the destruction was leading him to, was a bit strange to see him forget about everything when he knew a way to save not only himself but Kestra also. I liked his presence and some choices he made on the previous books, but on this one, not the best.

 

Kestra was a bit strange since the start. I didn’t warm up to her and discovered that she could be better with another Nightwalker, because Noah needed a strong women but also someone that has a finesse too. And for me that’s not her. To make things go bum, anyone can do.

 

Not my favorite couple and a strange twist to the story line.

Books in this Series:

#1 – Jacob
#1.5 – Kane
#2 – Gideon
#3 – Elijah
#4 – Damien
#5 – Noah
#6 – Adam

Quote:

“I think there is something to be said for a well-publicized ass-kicking.”

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Review: Damien by Jacquelyn Frank

Damien (Nightwalkers, #4)Title: Damien
Author: Jacquelyn Frank 
Series: The Nightwalkers
Publisher: Zebra
Format: ebook
ISBN: 0821780689
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release date: June 1st 2008
Number of pages: 358
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They are the Nightwalkers, mysterious beings who dwell in the shadows of our world, and Damien, the Vampire Prince, is among the most powerful of them all. But one woman will tempt him with a desire unlike anything he has known, and together they will face a terrifying and relentless foe…
HE’D NEVER LOVED. BUT SHE WAS IRRESISTIBLE.
As reigning Vampire Prince, Damien has tasted every pleasure the world has to offer–consorting with kings and queens and delighting in sensual adventure. Now, tired of such pursuits, he devotes his energies to protecting his people. The war between human necromancers and Nightwalkers has escalated, and when the enemy makes a daring move, kidnapping Syreena, a Lycanthrope Princess, Damien boldly follows. He succeeds in rescuing her, but is unprepared for the erotic longing her lush sensuality awakens in him.
Gifted with rare abilities, Syreena grew up in a cloistered setting and was forbidden to form attachments to others, yet the connection Damien feels with her is immediate, intoxicating, and impossible for either to resist. But claiming Syreena as his mate could have shattering repercussions for every Nightwalker–and leave their enemies more dangerous than ever before…
Temptation tastes sweetest at night.

My Thoughts:

Vampires can be really hot and dangerous but since I first read about Damien my thoughts were always about his humor. He’s fun and knows how to live and be happy about it. Of course he’s still their King so responsibilities and rules are part of life.
Syreena has know all about rules and duties, being a Princess for the Lycan made her life very boring while living with the monks, but now that her sister is the Queen, she can truly appreciate a little more freedom. After the Library was found things between the Nightwalkers became more easy and Syreena was sent to help the scholars. And that’s how the dangerous found her.
Damien was feeling some strange things for the Lycan Princess and after her found out she had been kidnapped his first thoughts were toward her safety.
I liked this couple and how these had to understand things together, plus discover some way to make people accept them. Syreena has wanted to find her mate for so long that Damien was a surprise and I wasn’t expecting this twist for the series, but they match really nice.

Books in this Series:

#1 – Jacob
#1.5 – Kane
#2 – Gideon
#3 – Elijah
#4 – Damien
#5 – Noah
#6 – Adam

Quote:

“She had told him that she loved him. He had known that, but hearing it in the traditional phrase had affected him in new and blinding ways.
Ways that made him believe that he could do anything.
Anything she needed or wanted him to do.
Because her loving him meant so much more than him loving her.”

Review: Elijah by Jacquelyn Frank

Elijah (Nightwalkers, #3)
Title: Elijah
Author: Jacquelyn Frank 
Series: The Nightwalkers
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Format: ebook
ISBN: 0821780670
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release date: January 1st 2008
Number of pages: 360
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They are called the Demons, one of the elusive Nightwalker races living in shadow and struggling for survival against their human enemies. Their proudest warrior is Elijah, a man who bends for nothing and no one…until one woman brings him to his knees…

 

Some Feelings You Just Can’t Fight

He is known as the Warrior Captain–a master of every weapon, a fierce soldier sworn to protect his kind. Powerful, relentless, merciless, Elijah has always won every battle he’s ever taken on–until now. Ambushed by necromancers, he is left for dead only to be discovered by the woman who could very well deliver the final blow…Siena, the Lycanthrope Queen.

 

With three centuries of warring, little more than a decade of uneasy peace has existed between the Lycanthropes and Elijah’s people. Now, after a lifetime of suspicion, the warrior in Elijah is consumed with a different battle–winning Siena’s heart by giving her pleasure beyond all boundaries. What starts as attraction and arousal soon burns into a passion with consequences that will echo through the ages for both their people. And as would-be enemies become inseparable lovers, another threat approaches, one with the power to destroy them all…

 

Surrender to the night.

My Thoughts:

This couple was a surprise for me because I thought this series was about Demons finding their Druids, but them I realized that Nightwalkers is about several species and Lycan is one of them.

 

We got to see both Elijah and Siena in the previous books and they are great warriors, so for them to actually be together was a battle. Elijah was convinced really fast since demons believe in Destiny above all else, but for Siena things were a little difficult, especially because of her position as Queen.

 

I loved this couple, both are strong and still fear the unknown. Siena had a crazy father that made war just fro power so now she’s afraid to trust in men. Elijah has lived alone and as Captain in the war against the Lycan he’s pretty much hated, but still work to find his happiness.

 

Now we have a face to evil and it’s disgusting to think about the crazy demon attacking others just for power when he already had a lot. Still loving how in this time all Nightwalkers are working together to destroy the humans attacking them.

Books in this Series:

#1 – Jacob
#1.5 – Kane
#2 – Gideon
#3 – Elijah
#4 – Damien
#5 – Noah
#6 – Adam

 

Quote:

“But I must tell you that…" he paused and his voice filled with infinite gentleness and tenderness. "You are so very precious to me," he whispered against her neck. "You are my heart as it moves within my chest, my soul as it moves through my mind. The breath in my body that so fascinates you is your essence pouring in and out of me in a wave that drowns me over and over again until I cannot breathe for wanting you. Needing you.”

Review: Gideon by Jacquelyn Frank

   

Gideon (Nightwalkers, #2)

Title: Gideon

Author: Jacquelyn Frank

Series: The Nightwalkers

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

Format: ebook

ISBN: 0821780662

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Release date: June 1st 2007

Number of pages: 337

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They’re called the Nightwalkers–proud, ancient beings who live in the shadows, existing just beyond the human world. But there are also dangerous humans who hunt them–necromancers who use the blackest magic to manipulate them. And for a Demon named Gideon, the battle against these evil forces will soon be all too personal…

AS A HEALER, HE KNOWS HER BODY. BUT IT’S HER HEART HE WANTS.

For a thousand years, Gideon has healed his people. And as the oldest surviving male of his race, his wisdom has always been respected without question. But Gideon knows that even he is vulnerable to the powerful, primitive desires that befall his kind during Hallowed moons–and nine years ago that truth was hammered home when he found himself claiming Magdalegna, the Demon King’s sister, in a wild embrace. Horrified by his lack of control, he left her wanting and furious–and then exiled himself for the better part of a decade. Now, with necromancers threatening his people–and Magdalegna nearly their victim–Gideon must face another truth. He and the beautiful, stubborn Magdalegna are destined to be together, to share a love as deep and old as time itself. But first he needs to regain her trust. Then he’ll have to save her life…

Every night holds secrets.

My Thoughts:

Ever since the first book we could see glimpses of Gideon and Magdalena but I never really saw these two together as a great thing. Maybe because Gideon sounded like a wounded animal hiding away after the Enforcer caught him with an human. Okay, it’s possible for pretty much all Demons since they need mates during the blue moons. But after I realized that Gideon knew who was his mate and didn’t even try to reach her at least to help her and let her know about their destiny together, he sort of fell in my eyes.

 

Magdalena is a great Demon and her brother is the King, but after thousands of years alive she still sounds naïve and constantly hiding. Not my favorite girl, but she does now how to fight and is kinda good to she her putting Gideon on his place.

 

Their relationship was better than I expected. And the dangerous is still lurking around. And they attacked Bella trying to make her lose the baby, plus the battle was really fun to read.

Books in this Series:

#1 – Jacob

#1.5 – Kane
#2 – Gideon
#3 – Elijah
#4 – Damien

#5 – Noah

#6 – Adam

Quote:

“I am going to devour you, Magdelegna,” he promised her, the darkness of his cravings coming to bear on her fully at last. “You wanted to know my passions? Allow me to introduce them to you.”

Review: Kane by Jacquelyn Frank

Supernatural (Lords of Deliverance, #1.5; Demonica, #5.5; Guardians of Eternity, #7.5; Nightwalkers, #1.5; Dragon Kin, #4.5)

Title: Kane (part of the Supernatural Anthology)
Author: Jacquelyn Frank 
Series: The Nightwalkers
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Format: ebook
ISBN: 142010988X
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release date: September 1st 2011
Number of pages: 50
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Kane knows Corrine was meant to be his… just as he knows that truly possessing the lovely human is forbidden. But on the night of the Samhain moon, the beast in every demon is stronger than reason, and Kane’s hunger is more powerful than any punishment…

 

 

My Thoughts:

This was a short story but we had already met the characters in book one, so is more like an inside look on their private moments (hot moments more like it).

 

I liked Kane and he’s still a child among the Nightwalkers so is really different from Jacob when we got to see him trying to be all grow up and loving while having to explain to Corrine that her life was save and absolutely different from the normal.

 

Corrine has suffered for a long time trying to find her happy ending but not even one man could be able to set her heart in flames like Kane was able to with one little touch.

 

I liked and it’s better to read this one after Jacob rather than stand-alone. But it was sexy and deep.

Books in this Series:

#1 – Jacob

#1.5 – Kane
#2 – Gideon
#3 – Elijah
#4 – Damien

#5 – Noah

#6 – Adam

Review: Jacob by Jacquelyn Frank

    Jacob (Nightwalkers, #1) 

Jacob by Jacquelyn Frank

Nightwalkers #1
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp
Format: ebook
ISBN: 0821780654
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release date: December 1st 2006
Number of pages: 376
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Book Blurb:

Jacob the Enforcer belongs to one of the many Nightwalker races that thrive on the dark of night. He has a job to do for his species and it’s rather straightforward. He polices his people. During the full moon their animal urge to mate overcomes them, and if they stay within their race they never need to encounter the Enforcer. But if they cross the line and turn their lust to another species…say humans…it’s Jacob’s duty to prevent them and then to punish them severely for it. As this ‘madness’ grows worse and worse for his people, there is hardly a family who hasn’t felt the brutal sting of Jacob’s justice. Punishment is so dire and so feared, Jacob can call very few others his friend and the life the Enforcer leads is a very solitary one.

Then one night during a hunt for one of his own, he encounters the first human woman who will tempt him in all of his 622 years of life. Isabella is a simple Bronx gal who works at her local library, lives with her sister and owns a cat.

She hardly expects a night of moongazing to change her life forever and send her falling for a man like Jacob in all kinds of outrageous ways. Heck, she certainly doesn’t expect that he isn’t exactly a ‘man’… although he sure looks like one, smells like one and boy-oh-boy does he feel like one!

As for the Enforcer, Jacob finds himself tempted beyond reason, needing Isabella to the point that he begins to strain against every law he has always upheld.

But before long the couple finds themselves fighting for their lives against evil, Jacob’s bretheren, and even their own desires for each other. How can they find the way to resist one another before Jacob faces his own punishments…or before Bella ends up dead, torn up from the animal passion inside of him that she, as a human, is too frail to ever endure?

My Thoughts:

Earlier this year I’ve read Christina Dodd series and Goodreads recommended this one on the same genre. That was the first time I’ve noticed this series and at first sight it sounded like something I would enjoy. During the read of Jacob I realized it sounds more like Midnight Breed. But so far is really good.

 

Jacob is like an avenger angel. He’s supposed to stop other demons from committing crimes against the humans. During two times on the year, their sexual hunger is extreme and sometimes they try to use humans, but since they are a bit different in nature things can be dangerous.

 

During one of these times Jacob met Isabella and the chemistry was high. Not that he attacked her, because he’s one the elders and have a great control, but he was tempted and she started to feel strange things for him.

 

I liked Bella, she’s a very normal person and helped a lot on the investigation about the laws. She’s more than just a little human and after she realized this and we get to meet Gideon, last just say, things started to heat up.

 

I didn’t like Gideon from the start, but I understand his fears and why he kept some secrets. This series is looking better than I anticipated.

Books in this Series:

#1 – Jacob

#1.5 – Kane
#2 – Gideon
#3 – Elijah
#4 – Damien
#5 – Noah
#6 – Adam

Other Covers:

Jacob (Nightwalkers, #1) Jacob Jacob (Nightwalkers, #1)

Quote:

“Whenever I see you, I am overcome with the urge to be rooted within you, to be buried deep so your body can nourish me.”