Wednesday, January 22, 2014

[3 Reviews] Nightwalker Series

From New York Times bestselling author Jacquelyn Frank comes this first book in The World of the Nightwalkers—an exciting and sensual new spin-off series in which the Bodywalkers, an ancient race of the night, battles the evil forces who prey on them.

Reviews of books 1-3. Promo of book 4

Nightwalkers #1 | Goodreads
The unexpected happens in an instant. On her way to work, secretary Docia Waverley hurtles into a crashing crossroads, and she quickly begins to suspect that things will never be the same. Then, when a tall, blond, muscular stranger intervenes on her behalf, telling her it is his duty to protect her at all cost, what is just a feeling turns to proof positive. That is, as long as Docia’s savior doesn’t turn out to be a crazed kidnapper.

When Ram finds Docia, he has no doubt that she is his queen. But as this golden warrior sweeps in to protect her, he feels something more than body heat every time they touch. He is overwhelmed by a searing connection that goes deep into the twin souls inside him. A desire rises in him that is forbidden—this woman is his queen, the mate of his king, his leader, his best friend. And yet Docia is so vulnerable and attractive that she awakens a hunger in Ram that is undeniable, a carnal craving he cannot yield to . . . not without risking the very survival of the Bodywalkers.


First of all, the covers and titles for this series are delicious. (: Alright, onto the review. This was my first book by this quite well- known author. I have seen her name around and her paranormal books always intrigued me. So I jumped at the opportunity to try out her newest series. The verdict? O.O Why have I not picked up her other series? This woman is crazy creative. She blended ancient Egyptian souls with contemporary characters who are "hosts" to the souls and she made it work. I don't know how she made it work... but she did. It baffles the mind. 

I really enjoyed Docia's character. She was a bit shy at times, but she said some of the darndest (Well, I thought it was a word. I am going to ignore the red squiggly line..) things that just made me like her. And the chemistry between her and Ram is off the charts! Ram was so hot. To me, it just felt a little weird that we think of her as Docia- the human and we think of him as Ram- the bodywalker. I mean.. he is in Vincent's body. It freaked me out a little thinking of the souls becoming the dominant hosts and essentially taking over the human's lives. It would be horrible to get a backseat to your own life and body. ): Think about it. But I pushed on past that *shivers* and I was able to genuinely enjoy the book. I guess, if you really thought about it, there were essentially four main characters- two in each body. You will just have to read it and see if you can accept it like I did. It didn't hurt that I adore Egyptian anything. There is just something special and unique about the Egyptian people, so I found myself loving the little "history" explanation about the body-walkers. Docia's brother actually has a pretty large role in the book as well. He was cool. I loved his and Docia's interactions in the first few pages of the book. Typical brother and sister quarreling. <3

All in all? The romance was HOT. The characters progression and growth throughout the book was entertaining. Some of the explanations were a little bit long- winded and the whole body- snatchers thing was kind of weird at first, but a great book that I would recommend to lovers of paranormal romance and ancient Egypt. Ooh- ooh, and I totally approve of the ending. *thumbs up*


  Goodreads | Nightwalkers #2
After being brought back from death, police officer Jackson Waverly receives the shock of his life: he has become host to a Bodywalker, a spirit that is reborn in flesh and blood, and part of a proud, ancient race that uses its extraordinary gifts to battle dark, evil forces. Jackson’s spirit is a powerful one—none other than the Egyptian pharaoh Menes, who longs to reunite with his eternal love, the Egyptian queen Hatshepsut.

While Menes is obsessed with finding the perfect vessel for his queen, Jackson cannot stop thinking about Dr. Marissa Anderson, the gorgeous precinct shrink who keeps pushing him to confront his grief over the loss of his K-9 partner. But what Marissa really arouses most in Jackson is intense desire, which is exactly what Menes is looking for. To fight a great enemy, pharaoh and queen must join; but to host Hatshepsut, Marissa will first have to die. Fate has given Jackson a profound choice: save Marissa from Menes’ plan or keep an entire species from the brink of extinction.

Ah, the brother. We meet again. We are introduced to Jackson in Forbidden, so I was a little bit used to him by the time this book rolled around. Not much, but enough to be really excited that he merged with FREAKING MENES. O.O Whaaaat?! The pharoah king from the first book who is deeply in love with his queen? Well, by now you have rad the description of this book above, so it is no great secret that the poor pharoah is still trying to reunite with his queenie in body form if you get my drift.. no? okay. Anyway! I love Jackson and Marissa's little awkward "I think I like you, but I work with you, but OMG why are you acting different and YOU WANT ME TO WHAT?" Okay, that was all over the place.  But yeah, it is interesting to see Marissa deal with the whole "Oh, hey, we should make her the vessel!" campaign. She is a really strong character and I really enjoyed watching her and Jackson stumble through everything with the pharoah "looking" over Jackson's shoulder. Haha. Talk about pressuring someone into a relationship. 

A very entertaining and HOT read. I mean, whew they pick the dreamiest bodies to merge with. *wiggles eyebrows* 
I loved the pharoah's determination to get back together with his lady- love. Poor queenie. Nobody wants her. lol. Sorry, that was insensitive. Also, an unexpected ending with characters that grow on you as they grow on each other.. or.. in each other? Still wireds me out a little, but it is SO COOL! ON TO LEO! THE MERCENARY! :D *swoons*

Also, I kind of think that anyone within this small circle of friends need to stop getting themselves killed. Just saying. (: 

OOH- OOH! I almost forgot about the villains! :D They are awesome and freaky. Nuff said.  

Nightwalkers #3 | Goodreads
As a mercenary, Leo Alvarez has signed on for a lot—but he never signed on for his best friend becoming host to the soul of an ancient Egyptian pharaoh. Jackson is now inhabited by a Bodywalker, and Leo is forced to grapple with a realm of supernatural beings far more dangerous than anything he’s ever encountered.

But when Jackson is wounded by an attack from a demon god, Leo must team up with another supernatural creature—a Night Angel—to save his friend from utter destruction. With skin as black as midnight, hair as white as snow, and a body of pure perfection, the Night Angel arouses a burning desire in Leo, even as he refuses to be intimidated by her power—or the power of those who would destroy his friend. An unusual alliance is forged, electrified by sexual temptation, and together the two must unite their strengths to bring down a supreme evil.

Aaaaaaah. You read the description, right? This book goes off in a different direction than the previous books. I missed the Egypt craziness, but at the same time, I was super excited to get away from the body- snatching for a while! Faith is so unique. I mean.. a Night Angel with white hair and black skin? Can you picture that for me? Weird but AWESOME! She was beautiful in my mind and Leo was pretty cool, too. The romance was hot and steamy! I love how all the characters from the other two books are still big parts of the series. I didn't mention this before, but there are more paranormal beings in this series than just the nightwalkers, or even Night Angels. haha. I can't get over it. Night Angel. SO COOL. Anyway, moving on. 

I loved Leo and his animosity towards the bodywalkers in his friends' bodies. It is a completely plausible feeling to have. I mean, I was sort of defensive of the poor humans, too. I mean, I got over it. ;) But I can totally understand where he is coming from and I appreciate a character who has doubts and is not all gung-ho for his best friend being body- snatched and changing/blending. Especially when those changes put him in great danger. I love that she thought it out, and created that realistic character. Kudos.

Faith is a dynamic character as well, dealing with her own confusing feelings about Leo. (: I thoroughly enjoyed her character. hehe.

The villains are still at it and oh so good at being bad. 

So, I loved the ideas of the individual characters. A distrusting mercenary and a freaking Night Angel united to bring down evil. O.O How can that not be an entertaining story that will keep you flipping pages. The romance was steamy and the characters were gorgeous. 

I like how the parts that will be integral in the next books are introduced in the end of the previous ones. Although, I will be dying waiting for the fourth book to come out. O.O I am super excited for that one. 

Goodreads | Nightwalkers #4
*Expected publication: April 29th 2014*
When Katrina Haynes discovers a large man lying wounded in the snow, she fears he is at death’s door. But as Kat tends to his injuries, she quickly realizes that they’re the least of her worries. With an irresistible Scottish brogue and a strange ability to harden his chiseled body like a statue, the stranger awakens a desire she is unable to resist—and a fascination about the intriguing world he exists in.

As a proud Gargoyle, Ahnvil must safeguard the Nightwalker to whom he’s sworn fealty. But as this bewitching woman nurses him back to health, arousing an almost uncontrollable hunger within him, he is possessed with the fierce impulse to protect her as well. And he will have to shield her—for by coming to his rescue, Kat has placed herself in the middle of a supernatural war . . . and exposed herself to dark, powerful magic. As human and Gargoyle forge an unbreakable bond, Kat will discover that despite his intimidating strength and size, one thing Ahnvil does not possess is a heart of stone.


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  1. The covers are hot and the romance is hot ... sounds like you can't go wrong with this series!

    Thanks for being a part of the tour!

    1. You really can't. I really really love the covers. *sigh* sexyness.
      No problem. (:


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