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Product Details

  • Series: The Nightwalkers, Book 1
  • Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Zebra (December 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0821780654
  • ISBN-13: 978-0821780657
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 4.3 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (200 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #917,876 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"I loved this book!" ---Christine Feehan --This text refers to the MP3 CD edition.

From the Author

This is the latest edition of Jacob. The ISBN numbers changed. :) This was my very first book ever, and it holds a special place in my heart. Enjoy. :)

More About the Author

Hi there. It's me! Again. Time to update some more. I am rounding the bend into the double 4's (44 on 2/22/2012) and things are changing so fast in the writing world. I've expanded my online presence to include Facebook and Twitter, a website a blog and every other bleeping thing there is out there in the cyber world. Was finding it hard to manage all that exposure and get work done at the same time, so I now have a full-time assistant, named Natalie. Feel free to contact her for any of your authoring, blogging, promotional requests at natalie@jacquelynfrank.com. She's a good egg and will answer all of your questions, big or small and see to it that I get back to you in a timely manner. I am writing for three different lines (Zebra, Aphrodisia and Ballentine) and under two names (JAX is for my steamier stuff...and yes, it does get steamier!) And I am in over half a dozen languages now! INCUDING a full line of NIGHTWALKERS audio books with the glorious narration of the superb Xe Sands. I'm thrilled with the job she did!

ADAM has just debuted and my fingers are crossed that it will do well. The first hints are that you all LOVE IT and HATE IT and LOVE IT and...well, that's kind of the reaction I was hoping for. ;) Hehehe. What good am I if I can't torment my readers?

I'm still living in Asheville, NC. My kitty family has swelled to *wince* TEN cats. I was fostering and...I found it so hard to trust anyone would give them a better home than me! Is that ego or arrogance or just trust issues?

Email will always be welcomed. I am a tech queen and my laptop has grown roots into my thighs. (And my bottom has grown them into my recliner). I am so thrilled about all of my books and I want to know what everyone thinks of them! I think it would be fascinating to hear what my readers would like to see happen in the Nightwalker world as the series advances. I receive emails at jackifrankwrites@gmail.com these days. Feel free to say hi! Natalie will see to it I get back to you in one way or another. :)

If you haven't tried me, please do. I always recommend starting with JACOB. Or if you don't want to invest in a series, go for DRINK OF ME. It's a stand alone.

Enjoy,
Hugs and Kitties,
Jacquelyn Frank

Customer Reviews

The story dragged on and on and the characters were not all that interesting.
suzy
It think that the characters were well thought out and I love the creativity it must have taken to create an entire world.
C. L. Dill
I highly recommend this book to anyone that enjoys paranormal romance especially like Christine Feehan.
Samantha L. Sayre

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

103 of 118 people found the following review helpful By Natalie S VINE VOICE on January 5, 2007
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Jacob has spent seven hundred years hunting rogue demons that have given in to moon madness. He doesn't have time for romantic entanglements; especially with humans. His life changes in an instant when a beautiful woman falls out of her apartment window and lands in his arms.

Demon Jacob takes his role as Enforcer seriously. Charged with hunting down and punishing those demons that forget and cross the line to prey on humans, his job is never boring. Jacob is always on guard and ready to catch those demons who think they can give in to their basic needs. He doesn't realize how lonely he has become until a raven haired virago literally falls into his arms one night while he is hunting a demon that has been summoned by a necromancer practicing the black arts. His reaction to the woman stuns him and he is unsure of what is happening to him. Suddenly the woman in his arms stills and Jacob realizes that she can sense and smell the demon that he is in charge of finding.

Isabella is a librarian by day and moon watcher by night. Contemplating the moon after her sister returns from a date, Isabella leans out of her fifth floor window and sees a man watching her. When he speaks, Isabella doesn't think anything about the fact that the man is five floors below and she can hear him clearly. She does however find the fact that she has just fallen out of the window a bit disconcerting. Her terror is forgotten when she lands in the man's arms and is gently placed on the ground. After introductions are made, Isabella suddenly begins to experience grave discomfort. Hesitating only a moment, she leads Jacob to a warehouse and the demon he is hunting.

Isabella and Jacob go into the warehouse where they come face to face with the summoned demon.
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30 of 34 people found the following review helpful By iheartjackbauer on January 16, 2007
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Jacob the Enforcer is a Demon whose responsibility is to protect humankind and Demons alike. It's only twice a year that Demons are vunerable to Moon Lust. It is during those times that Jacob has to punish his fellow Demons to protect his race as well as the human race. When Isabella literally falls into his arms, Jacob is stunned by his feelings for her, as he has never been tempted by Moon Lust.

Isabella is a librarian who lives a rather dull life. When Jacob saves her life, he brings her into a world that she had no idea exsisted, but is intrigued by nonetheless. Together they go on a journey that they soon learn has been pre-destined.

In many paranormal novels, vampires are either good or bad. I have never read any novel with a good Demon. Jacquelyn Frank brings the impossible idea of good Demons to the pages in JACOB and makes it believeable. The love story between Jacob and Bella is as intense as it is sweet. When Bella finds an ancient prophecy that has been buried for centuries, Jacob has to contend with the fact that he may have punished innocent Demons and humans alike. Overall, this is a great start to a series. I would definitely give it a try!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Alyce In Wonderland on January 9, 2009
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The Nightwalkers Series:

Jacob

Gideon

Elijah

Damien

Noah

Too Much: Information overload, sarcasm and corny dialogue, fluctuation in character personalities

Not Enough: Mystery, tension, maturity, smoothness in the flow of events that occur

I was really hopeful when I started this book. I always love to find a new series that can keep me enthralled. "Jacob" turned out to be a bit of a disappointment. The author put plenty of thought into creating her species of demons, but she informs the reader about them in a way that feels more like a school lesson than a story. Too much info is fed to the reader in confusing chunks, rather than letting the details flow into the story as it occurs.

Much that we learn about the species was supposed to have been a complete mystery to the demons themselves until the events occurring in the story dumped the facts into their laps. These demons have existed for centuries, but they have no clue where their strengths or weaknesses lie? It's a bit hard to believe.

I had a definite problem with the dialogue that the author wrote for the heroine, Bella. It was not just immature, it was ridiculous.
Example:
In the beginning of the book, Bella has no idea that demons exist. She is just an everyday human. A simple and quiet librarian. A raging mad demon, with hideous features, attacks her in a warehouse. Does she run away, screaming for help? Is she stunned speechless and unable to move? No... When the demon, drooling with hunger, stalks her and calls her "pretty meat", she answers with "You know, I hear Vegan is really the way to go." I almost quit the book right there, but decided to keep trying.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By kelly k on November 30, 2006
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I agree with other reviewers that this series has potential. Jacob was a compelling hero and the writer introduces us to other males who will likely have their own book later in the series. I also like the Nightwalker/Demon premise. There are so many paranormal books anymore, true originality is hard to find. This book is not grippingly original, but the ideas are sound and the writer does a nice job explaining the details of the Nightwalker world without sounding like an expository essay on the subject.

My biggest complaint with the book is the heroine and her (supposedly) humorous comments. When the plot got compelling and the characters faced a tremendous problem (just when I am looking for that darkness that I find in, say, JR Ward's writing) the heroine would say something that sent her into giggles or that had the Demons suddenly laughing. This broke the mood for me and never allowed the men in this book to be as truly strong and sensual as they could have been.

Still, I enjoyed the book and will read others in the series.
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