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Code Name Jack Rabbit

(The Vampire Guard #1)

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3.69  ·  Rating details ·  54 ratings  ·  31 reviews
Vampires and werewolves live long lives. The Sleepless City saga might have ended but the story continues

Welcome to the Vampire Guard, where legend and myth meet science and technology.

Vampires make the best spies. Throw a smart-mouthed werewolf in with three vampires, mix well, and The Vampire Guard's newest team is bound to become one of their greatest assets. Super spi
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ebook, 200 pages
Published July 12th 2016 by DSP Publications
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Kazza
May 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Although this is the start of a new paranormal/ urban fantasy series, I know these characters from The Sleepless City series. I liked them all then and I like them again here.

There's an interesting mystery, Scottish werewolves with wolfsbane and silver knives, scales and an odour to a lake that isn't right, to name just a few things happening. Blair is helping out because of who he looks like, his tech savvy, and his charming nature. He's as sweet as usual. It's hard to get enough of Blair. I'm
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Ulysses Dietz
Jul 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Code Name Jack Rabbit
(Book 1 of the Akhkharu Nasaru: The Vampire Guard)
By Elizabeth Noble
Dreamspinner Press, 2016
Cover by TL Bland
211 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-63476-894-8
Four stars

This is a first in my experience: a spin-off book series. Elizabeth Noble and Anne Barwell co-wrote (alternating authors?) the “Sleepless City” series, which teamed up werewolves and vampires working as much as normal guys as is possible in the human world. This start of a new series takes two couples—Lucas and Declan, Jonas a
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Joyfully Jay
Jul 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kris
A Joyfully Jay review.

4.5 stars


I’m going to start by saying this is a paranormal mystery suspense with romantic elements, not a traditional romance by any means. I knew what I was getting into with this book, and it’s clear from the blurb that the romance is not focus. Instead it’s about these four men being recruited and solving a deadly case. And because this isn’t a traditional romance, this review is going to deviate slightly from my norm.

Noble drops us into the world she’s created, one whe
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Maryann Kafka
Jan 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Samuel Porter steps through the door and causes havoc for some of Boggslake residents: Jonas Forge, head detective; Blair Turner, professor; Lucas Coates, forensic examiner and Declan, thief extraordinaire.

Porter is the head of a unique special investigation unit, Akhkharu Nasaru: The Vampire Guard. Porter’s team consists of Sophia his wife, Kai Richter and Ori Bier. Porter claims he needs Forge and Lucas’ help which also gets Blair and Declan involved. The plot thickens as the four are helpless
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Nikyta
Reviewed on The Blogger Girls

Before I got into my review, I feel the need to let readers know this is a spin-off series from The Sleepless City series with Anne Barwell. If you haven’t read that series first, be aware that you might struggle a bit with this book in the beginning because it deals heavily with Forge/Blair & Declan/Lucas, which had their backstories portrayed in The Sleepless City series.

With that said, this was a great spin off. I was hoping we would get more of these guys because
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Tina
Jul 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Code Name Jack Rabbit is the first in The Vampire Guard series by author Elizabeth Noble. I liked this mystery/ thriller/ paranormal book. There is a ton of great story inside. I loved meeting all the couples. I will say there are a lot of people to keep track of in this story, that is not a bad thing but you just have to keep who is who straight in your head when reading this one.
I liked Jonas he is a vampire, used to be a spy and solider, now he is a detective. He loves life, and really loves
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Stephanie   GooglyEyes
This story is a good start to a series, once you get a hold of who everyone is ( I made a list so I could keep them straight until I became familiar)

I think this could really go somewhere as a series. 4 guys (3 Vamps & a Werewolf, and no that's not the start to a joke) recruited into a secret agency that protects humans as well as Supernatural beings (Vampires, werewolves, and the like). The beginning reminded me of something out of Get Smart.

The story is filled with a lot of action and adventu
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B.A. Brock
May 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
When I wrote this review, I didn't realize that this book was a spinoff from a series Noble and Anne Barwell wrote together, called The Sleepless City. Because I was curious, I just picked up The Electric Candle, which is actually number two in the series, written by Noble, but I really loved Forge from Code Name: Jack Rabbit, and I wanted more of that. His point of view is fun because he's older, so he's not completely young and silly--he sort of reminds of me of a character who could be played ...more
caroline wilson
Oct 19, 2016 rated it it was ok
This sounded like an exciting read but I read a few chapters but just couldn't seem to connect to the book. The beginning of the book was like a spectacular explosion of information diarrhoea with so many characters and their partners I was lost. I may be judging a little harshly but I think I would need to read the previous books to get up to par with all the goings on as this is a spin off even if this is the 1st book in this series. I felt lost and that I'd missed something, obviously you wou ...more
Lori S.
It's great to see these characters again and look forward to the next book.

However, I was disappointed that Simon and Ben were mainly background characters in this story and that they're being left behind in this new series, though I really hope that's not the case!
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CB
Oct 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So fun! This series takes off right from the Sleepless City Series (4 books). Love it and so happy to see these guys keep going!!
Kathleen R.
Sep 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Title: Code Name Jack Rabbit
Author: Elizabeth Noble
Series:Vampire Guards series, book 1
Publisher: DSP Publications
Reviewer: Kathleen
Release Date:July 12th, 2016
Genre(s): LGTB, Paranormal Romance
Page Count: 211 pages
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
Blurb:


Meet the newest members of the Vampire Guard, where legend and myth meet science and technology.

Jonas Forge, vampire. Once a spy and soldier, now a cop, Forge enjoys the life he’s built with his friends in Flint, Ohio.

Bl
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Lisa The Novel Approach
Jul 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
This story was a great setup to a series. We have four intriguing men—three vampires and one werewolf—living together (with other roommates), who are asked by a secret organization to save the world. They all, of course, have a unique knowledge base and different skills in infiltration, information gathering, and physical prowess, but what makes them invaluable is their relationships with each other. The four men are composed of two bonded pairs, a sort of special connection exclusive to the par ...more
Gwendolyn
I have to agree with Caroline's review of this book. Until I looked here I didn't realized I was already missing so much information from another book and it was just too much information thrown at me in the first few chapters. It made it confusing and not enjoyable. Please read the other series these people apparently are a part of so you know what is going on. ...more
Cat
Aug 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
***3.5 Stars for a Curious and Curiouser Novel***

Note: This is the first in what is clearly a spinoff series. Having not read the original series, The Sleepless City, I was completely unfamiliar with the cast at play, and that did serve as a slight disadvantage when reading this story. I highly recommend you start with Sleepless City for the full experience, but you can technically read this as a standalone. Most things are explained, and some background is given on the couples involved, at leas
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ItsAboutTheBook
Jul 30, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: whit
Review can be read at It's About The Book

From the first chapter I couldn’t help feeling like I was late to the party. For me this read like a continuation in a series I’d never read. As soon as I finished I found something saying it was a spin off from a previous world. I didn’t know that going in so please keep that in mind while reading the review. In theory this book sounds exactly like a book I’d love. Vampires, werewolves and spy work. I was very excited to read this. Sadly the majority
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Debbie
Jul 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Independent reviewer for Divine Magazine, I was gifted my copy of this book.

Forge, Blair, Declan and Lucas are kidnapped and invited to join The Vampire Guard, a secret task force working to keep humans safe. Their joining this task force allows them to use their own particular skill sets in ways they are not in their current daily lives. It also brings them into contact with another secret society, one with much darker plans.

SO!! I always say different is good, and this is no exception. What's
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Kristin
Jun 11, 2016 rated it it was ok
Bumped up to 2.5 stars.

I liked the premise of this book: a secret agency recruits three vampires and one werewolf into their fold and they go forth to fight evil. In what I thought was a unique twist, it’s in vampire’s and werewolves best interest to protect humans, because without humans, there would be no vampires. Vampires are the guardians of humanity working in secret and undercover to achieve that goal, not the harbinger of evil.

I also liked how the author bucked a couple of vampire trop
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Morgan  Skye
Apr 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016, paranormal, reviewed
First, I’m not sure why it hasn’t been linked directly with the series, but all these characters come from The Sleepless City Series: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/boo.... In each of these we meet the MCs and learn their love stories. I HIGHLY recommend reading the series first. You don’t have to do this to understand this story, but it adds the richness that makes this a great start to a spin-off series.

That being said, this sets up these guys’ back stories, without having to necessarily re
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Diverse
Jul 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: july-2016-reads

I do love vampire and shifter books and this one was a great mix. We have 4 guys: Declan, Jonas, Blair, and Lucas all are part of Vampire Guard called Akhkharu Nasaru. Of course one of the 4 guys is actually a werewolf… interesting right?
Okay so here’s what I loved. I loved the guys. They were all unique and interesting. I loved their personalities and how each was their own. No carbon copy personalities thank God!
Awesome action, adventure, suspense, and excitement. It was nail-biting at times
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 Meghan
Jul 23, 2016 rated it liked it
I was wondering why there is no mention in the blurb that this is a spin-off series of the Sleepless City series (Shades of Sepia, Book 1) by Anne Barwell and Elizabeth Noble. Just FYI.

So I finished this first book in the spin-off and it was enjoyable although I'll sure miss their house, Simon, Ben, and the house ghost. The biggest problem I had was how the VG and the group introductions start off. The transition seemed too forced together for my perceptions I've had of these characters. The cur
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Ali
Jun 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
A Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words Review An Alisa Review:

Rating: 4 stars out of 5

This was the first book by Elizabeth Noble that I have read and it was very enjoyable. The book had a bit of a different look at vampires than I have read before. They weren’t affected by sunlight and they ate regular meals most of the time.

Jonas, Lucas and Declan have been connected to each other for years, Blair is a newer addition to their “family” but no less important than the others. They all care deeply f
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Kragthang
Jul 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm-mystery
Great start for a new mystery series. The story is capturing, the approach towards vampires strikes me as unconventional and the dynamics between characters is set up nicely.
That so many characters were introduced at once wasn't a problem. I got a feeling for each of them rather fast and it's cool to have the focus on four MCs in one book instead of focusing on them separately in different books. Also I read in another review that the MCs have been featured in a different series before. So, even
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E Low the
Apr 08, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: my-boys, pnr
Mystery, secret societies, PNR and M/M...sign me up! Police detective Jonas Forge and his mate, college professor/computer hacker, Blair Turner, both vampires. Along with Jonas’s longtime friend/ex-lover Declan, also a vampire, and his mate, medical examiner Dr. Lucas Coate, who happens to be a werewolf and one of Jonas’s best friends, are all recruited into the secret society of Vampire Guards known as Akhkharu Nasaru. They are given the mission of finding out just exactly what one of Blair’s f ...more
Anne Monteith
This had so many elements that I love vampire, weres and their mates; and even better your mate can be a different species but there were too many problems that I could not overcome, the first being the writing perspective which I think was meant to be the third person but in too many instances if is impossible to tell which he the author is referring. The second problem is this is clearly a spin-off to another series, but there is no mention made of this until you get into the story and you rea ...more
Carlos Mock
Aug 15, 2016 rated it did not like it
Code Name Jack Rabbit Elizabeth Noble

Even though this book is "the first in a series," clearly there are some books behind it. That is its first problem; the book does not stand alone.

The writer has a problem with point of view. Ms. Noble should take a writing 101 course so that she can master the third person point of view. I suspect she was going for the Universal point of view, but did not succeed. At times there is some third person point of view but most of the time you have no idea who "he
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Jaime
Jun 15, 2016 marked it as rainy-day-review-queue
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Riina Y.T.
Jun 21, 2016 marked it as to-read
So, apparently I have to read 4 books in the #The Sleepless City series first, because the characters appear in those as well.

Is it too much to ask that someone would actually mention that in the blurb or something?

I only realized this because I read someone tell their friend online. I don't always feel like going threw every blurb of the author's backlist to compare character names and see if there isn't already a book with them....

#frustrated.
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Julie
Jul 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Andrea
Oct 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a new series but is a spinoff and I loved every word of it. I want more yesterday.
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