Friday, January 10, 2014

Blog tour: Jacquelyn Frank’s The World of Nightwalkers series

To celebrate the release of Forsaken, the third book in Jacquelyn Frank’s wildly popular series, The World of Nightwalkers, the whole series is on tour!

ForbiddenAbout Forbidden: The World of Nightwalkers
The World of Nightwalkers, Book #1
Genre: paranormal romance
Format: Mass Market Paperback/eBook 352 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books (October 30, 2012)

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.

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.

ForeverAbout Forever: The World of Nightwalkers
Series: TheWorld of Nightwalkers, Book #2
Genre: Paranormal romance
Format: Mass Market Paperback/eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books (May 28, 2013)

New York Times bestselling author Jacquelyn Frank returns with the sizzling second book in her sensual new series set in the World of the Nightwalkers—where alluring entities known as Bodywalkers face the ultimate threat.

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’s plan or keep an entire species from the brink of extinction.

ForsakenAbout Forsaken: The World of Nightwalkers
The World of Nightwalkers, Book #3
Paranormal romance
Format: Mass Market Paperback/eBook 368 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books (January 7, 2014)

New York Times bestselling author Jacquelyn Frank continues her scorching and sensual new series set in the world of the Nightwalkers, where alluring entities known as Bodywalkers are the vanguards against the raging forces of darkness.

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.

Frank_Author-PhotoAbout Jacquelyn Frank

Jacquelyn Frank is the New York Times bestselling author of the World of Nightwalkers series (Forbidden, Forever, andForsaken), the Three Worlds series (Seduce Me in Dreams andSeduce Me in Flames), the Nightwalkers series (Adam, Jacob, Gideon, Elijah, Damien, andNoah), the Shadowdwellers novels (Ecstasy, Rapture, and Pleasure), and the Gatherers novels (Hunting Julian and Stealing Katherine). She lives in North Carolina and has been writing romantic fiction ever since she picked up her first teen romance at age thirteen.

Learn more about Jacquelyn at her website,, on Facebook, or on Twitter.

I adored Jacquelyn Frank's Nightwalkers' series. Hunky Jacob, stoic Gideon, alpha male Elijah, brooding Damien, tormented Noah and the stern Adam. With each book's publication, I ordered my copy and hungrily read and enjoyed each one. When I learned the author was creating a spin-off series, The World of the Nightwalkers, I jumped for joy. The first book, Forbidden, introduced this new world called the Ether where humans are asked if they want to return to living as long as they share their bodies with an ancient Egyptian soul--bodywalkers. Interesting concepts. 

Forbidden begins in typical Frank fashion: an opening scene which sucked me in, intense action, moments of humor, a wide assortment of characters, conflict, and romance. I liked quirky main character Docia who is murdered and agrees to sharing her body with Tamaria. There is also a male sharing duo of Ram/Vincent and the worldbuilding (of course) is excellent. The author creates a fascinating world where mummies are mummified with the objective to bring back the soul of the deceased to share with another. This was a premise I couldn't wrap my brain around. It didn't gel for me. I felt weird reading about Docia/Tamaria sharing one body and how the human woman would lose a lot of her personality, replaced by the cold Tamaria. The romantic scenes were even weirder. The characters were well-written as was the worldbuilding, though it seemed to get repetitive at times. The characters were mostly likable, but I didn't find myself really caring for them or getting invested in what happens to them. Since I couldn't get into the world of the Bodywalkers, this created a level of disconnect for me. Egyptian mythology, mummies, sharing bodies are aspects I find I'm not into so I will pass on reading the rest of the series.

I still love Jacquelyn Frank and would read any other series written by her, but unfortunately, The World of the Nightwalkers is not a world for me.

Rating: 3

Cover comment:
Typical bare-chested male, in line with the other series too.

Book source:
I received promotional copies of this series in exchange for my honest review during a book tour. Thanks to Ballantine Books.

Monday, January 13th: A Night’s Dream of Books
Monday, January 13th: Mom in Love with Fiction
Tuesday, January 14th: Booked on a Feeling
Wednesday, January 15th: Books a la Mode - author Q&A
Thursday, January 16th: Fiction State of Mind
Friday, January 17th: From the TBR Pile
Friday, January 17th: Ladybug Literature
Monday, January 20th: Queen of All She Reads
Tuesday, January 21st: Bibliophilia, Please
Wednesday, January 22nd: Book Marks the Spot
Thursday, January 23rd: StuckInBooks
Monday, January 27th: Books Without Any Pictures
Tuesday, January 28th: Sara’s Organized Chaos
Wednesday, January 29th: Love, Romance, Passion

Reader Girls are giving away a set of these three World of Nightwalkers books. One reader will receive one set of paperbacks. This giveaway is US Only.
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  1. Darn, I'm sorry to sorry that you didn't love this one, but thanks for your honest review for the tour.

  2. Never read this author