Jacob (Nightwalkers #1)
Jacob knows the excuses his people give when the madness overtakes them and they fa ...more
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So this is my first Jacquelyn Frank book. I have put off starting this series for a while now because, a lot of my friends have had mixed reviews about it. I really Enjoyed it! Now I am ready for more...
This book is about Jacob a 700 year old demon. The Enforcer for his people, it is his job to uphold the ancient law that forbids demons to mate humans. A job that leaves him isolated and very lonely. He has never felt the forbidden desires for humans or the curse of the moon ...more
I love the new take on demons, on nightwalkers in general, turning them into an ancient race of honourable, magical beings who are only turned into hideous, slobbering, demonic fiends when summoned by human necromancers.
I'm a big fan of elemental magic - the five elements are usually earth, air, fire, water and spirit. Here, instead of spirit, it's mind and body. Each demon is master of one particular element. Jacob's is earth.
"Jacob," dedi usulca Isabella, "nasıl bundan emin olmayayım? Sen benim kaderimsin. Bana bunu bir kehanetin filan söylemesine gerek yok." Uzanıp parmaklarını hafifçe yüzünün çevresinde ve üstünde gezdirdi. "Ruhumun yeri senin yanın. Kalbinin yeri benim yanım. Varlığımın her parçasında hissediyorum bunu. Gecenin en ürkütücü saatinde Bronx'taki karanlık sokaktan geçen aptalı ilk gördüğüm anda hissetmiştim."
"Hımm. Ben de seni seviyorum," diye mırıldandı. Du
Jacob is young for his six hundred years and every bit the professional when it comes to his job. Being an immortal Demon does have it's drawbacks and it's up to Jacob as The Enforcer to make sure that things go as they should and if a law ...more
I enjoyed this story, but honestly, it left me more interested in what is coming up for the re ...more
Jacob stole my heart. He was funny, sweet, fierce, domineering, and extremely loyal. It was impossible not to love him. Bella was an extremely strong and determined heroine, while still remaining feminine with a touch of vulnerability. At times she did get on my nerves (putting her hands o ...more
Jacob is the Demon enforcer for his people. His responsibility for the past 700 years has been to protect the human population from fellow Nightwalkers who fall victim to the maddening Moonlust. He takes his duties as enforcer seriously and over the years has even had to punish close friends and family members when they stray too close to humans. Because of this Jacob has become feared within Demon society, now an involuntary ...more
Warning: this review contains blatant preconceptions about the PNR genre, lots of exclamation points, phrases entirely in capital letters, some commentary on the sexy bits of the book, and a little bit of tongue-in-cheek. No offense intended if I insult your favorite book ever.
I am tempted to give this one a 4 star rating but my rational brain might make me stick to 3. I may even come back and change it after some thought.
Jacob is a Demon who is the Enforcer of the Nightwalkers. he is centuries old and it is his job to make sure his species of Demons do not bother or chase after humans. This mainlky happens during 2 phases of the year, Samhaim (Autumn) and Beltran (Spring). Jacob is immune to forbidden desires and the curse of the full moon.
Isabella works as a Librairian in New York City. She lives in an apartment with her sister Corrine. One night while she is lean ...more
Basic plot: Demons are a hidden subculture of night creatures inhabiting our world. (There are also vampires and weres out th ...more
Unfortunately, I wanted to put Isabella Russ in a headlock for most of the book. She goes down as top 5 most annoying heroines. Miss "Hand on the Hip" smart mouth. Does she really think she is the female Jackie Chan? Okay, a couple of males let you punch them, now you think you are Mike Tyson.
girl, go sit down on a ledge--and really fall down this time.
She wasn't even suave like Cat to be so mouthy. Jacob, I really liked, but I look forward to reading the books of Gideon, Elijah & ...more
06/16/10 previous reviewThis book started ou ...more
Thumbs Up: 4
Overall: I admit, I lusted over a demon
Characters: Well done
Plot: Can he keep her safe until she comes into her own
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Yes
Book Boyfriend: Jacob
SUMMARY (50 words or less)
This series starts off with world building surrounding demons. But don’t think Hell demons. No, this series takes the word and uses it for a race that’s nothing like the interpretation you may have now. This beings ...more
I loved this book. The bond between Bella and Jacob was so strong and sweet that I felt like sentimental the whole time I was reading this book.
And this new world of druids and Demonds! so good.
Also I felt like I wanted to know more about the other characters. I loved this book and I can't wait to read the nexts. If you hav ...more
Bella: Sie schwankt zwischen kindlicher Naivität (und hüpft gerne mal vor Aufregung von einem Fuss auf den anderen) und absoluter Genialität (wenn sie gerade erst dabei ist, die "Damönensprache" zu lernen, sich 3 Tage im Archiv vergräbt und dort die alten Schriften ind er gerade erst erlernten Sprache mit den vielen Bänen voller Damönengestze vergleicht und ihr dabei auffällt, dass ...more
I was really liking this in the beginning but then around 20% I hit a road block. I kept pushing forward because the sexual tension was crazy, hot and I was really liking the concept of the story. Then the author's writing started driving me crazy!!! There was all this "telling" and not "showing" and the adjective overuse and eye-rolling metaphors were gagging me. At 32% I finally had enough when I got to this:
Jacob is the Enforcer the one whose job it is to see that Demons who have broken their law be brought to justice. He is the embodiment of earth, able to cause hurricanes and earthquakes, because the earth is everything so Jacob is everywhere. Because under the bright light of the full moon Demons become fille ...more
I liked this book, it reminds me of the Demonica series in the sense that I like it bit I don't LOVE it. It doesn't inspire me to build shrines and write poetry and become genrally obsessed, not that I do that of course! *quickly hides Black Dagger Brotherhood and Immortals After Dark Shrine* But I did like it, it made me laugh, it was romantic and it had a little bit of action in it as well.
Set in a world where there is a whole different group of species collectively called Nightwalke ...more
Some of the dialogue is just silly, especially given the characters are demons and necromancers. Examples:
"That magic using bastard never had a chance against my little enforcer." (p. 209)
Jacob repeatedly calls Bella "my little enforcer" and " ...more
This was a really interesting start to what promises to be an interesting series.
Jacob is the demon king's Enforcer. That means he enforces their laws on any of his people found consorting with humans. Their bestial natures are too much for humans-especially at the Beltane and Samhain moons-May and October. They call it the Hallowed madness.
She falls out of her apartment window and Jacob catches her...mid-air! He is instantly connected to ...more
Ms. Frank's writing style is simply boring, ...more
I didn't plan to read this one but when I checked out romance week list, this book on 100 romance list. I found out I've had read around 39 books on that list since I join goodreads few years ago, so I just wanted to make a nice round up to 40 and picked up this book.
Is not a bad story but the storyline and characters in this book heavily influenced by Dark Carpathian series. I supposed, once upon a time the author was Ms. Feehan's fan.
Anyway still a good read and slightly lighter tha ...more
Die größte Schuld daran, gebe ich der Schreibweise der Autorin und den Charakteren. Und vor allem diesem ständige Wechsel der Sichtweise, der nicht von Kapitel zu Kapitel vonstatten ging, sondern Absatzweise und auch total schnell und ohne Log ...more
Ich liebe Geschichten über Dämonen und diese hier war absolut genial, weil die Dämonen komplex und gut durchdacht waren. Jeder Dämon hat ein bestimmtes Element und bestimmte Fähigkeiten. Das allein fand ich schon faszinierend, aber dazu kam noch die Art und Weise wie sie miteinander bzw. mit den Menschen umgingen. Sie heben sich dadurch von normalen Menschen ab und das finde ich immer sehr wichtig bei Geschichten dieser Art. Es handelt sich um Urban Fantasy - die Dämonen leben also ...more
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“Yes,” she said simply.
“I see,” he said tightly.
“Would you like a specific date?”
“You are teasing me,” he realized suddenly.
“No, I’m dead serious. I have an exact date in mind.”
Jacob pulled back to see her eyes, looking utterly perplexed as her pupils sparkled with mischief.
“What date is that? And why are you thinking of pink elephants?”
“The date is September 8, because, according to Gideon, that’s possibly the day I will go into labor. I say ‘possibly,’ because combining all this human/Druid and Demon DNA ‘may make for a longer period of gestation than usual for a human,’ as the Ancient medic recently quoted. Now, as I understand it, women always regret ever letting a man touch them on that day.”
Jacob lurched to his feet, dropping her onto her toes, grabbing her by the arms, and holding her still as he raked a wild, inspecting gaze over her body.
“You are pregnant?” he demanded, shaking her a little. “How long have you known? You went into battle with that monster while you are carrying my child?”
“Our child,” she corrected indignantly, her fists landing firmly on her hips, “and Gideon only just told me, like, five seconds ago, so I didn’t know I was pregnant when I was fighting that thing!”
“But . . . he healed you just a few days ago! Why not tell you then?”
“Because I wasn’t pregnant then, Jacob. If you recall, we did make love between then and now.”
“Oh . . . oh Bella . . .” he said, his breath rushing from him all of a sudden.
He looked as if he needed to sit down and put a paper bag over his head. She reached to steady him as he sat back awkwardly on the altar. He leaned his forearms on his thighs, bending over them as he tried to catch his breath. Bella had the strangest urge to giggle, but she bit her lower lip to repress to impulse.
So much for the calm, cool, collected Enforcer who struck terror into the hearts of Demons everywhere.
“That is not funny,” he grumbled indignantly.
“Yeah? You should see what you look like from over here,” she teased.
“If you laugh at me I swear I am going to take you over my knee.”
“Promises, promises,” she laughed, hugging him with delight. Finally, Jacob laughed as well, his arm snaking out to circle her waist and draw her back into his lap.
“Did you ask . . . I mean, does he know what it is?”
“It’s a baby. I told him I didn’t want to know what it is. And don’t you dare find out, because you know the minute you do I’ll know, and if you spoil the surprise I’ll murder you.”
“Damn . . . she kills a couple of Demons and suddenly thinks she can order all of us around,” he taunted, pulling her close until he was nuzzling her neck, wondering if it was possible for such an underused heart as his to contain so much happiness.”