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Hunting Julian

(Gatherers #1)

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3.87  ·  Rating details ·  2,906 ratings  ·  109 reviews
As an Advocate for his colony, Julian Sawyer travels to Earth to bring back the Chosen--women who possess energy potent enough to help revitalize his people. The stunning, silver-clad beauty who strides into his club one night radiates a sensual magnetism unlike any he's encountered, and Julian realizes that Asia Callahan is not just Chosen, she is his kindra: his one true ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 332 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Zebra (first published December 15th 2009)
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D.G.
This is probably the most unromantic book I've read this year. There was just so much fighting between the characters and through most of the book, the heroine treated the hero like she didn't give a flying f*ck about him, trampling on his feelings when the guy obviously felt a deep connection with her. Not that I blame her, because being kidnapped and taken into a horrible world with very strict laws for the purpose of feeding people with her energy would have made me batty as well. I understan ...more
Pamelia
Oct 16, 2011 rated it liked it
This book is around 250 pages long. Not exactly sure on the number because of the way my Sony Reader figures page count... but my point is that it isn't a super long book.
I only gave the book 3 stars because I got really sick and tired of Asia's attitude and inability to view herself as the type of woman who could or would even want to have a relationship. Ms. Frank did a great job of conveying this as an issue for Asia and I was even able to logically relate, though where all her mistrust of
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Shannon (Savhage Temptrest)
"Hunting Julian" by Jacquelyn Frank was an emotion driven paranormal romance between a human woman and a being from a different cosmic plane. It had all of the writing skills Ms. Frank is renowned for, but I found the story a little rushed and lacking of passion between both of the main characters.

Asia Callahan is a bounty hunter who believes her baby sister has been kidnapped and possibly killed by Julian Sawyer, an attractive gigolo who was the last person to see Kenya alive as well as twelve
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Comicfairy (Leanne)
Jan 12, 2011 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: fans of Kresley Cole and Larissa Ione
This is the first book in the Gatherers series and is a pretty good intro into the world Beneath. Fans of Kresley Cole & Larissa Ione should like this series.

Naturally, the female protagonist Asia has a killer body, "lean" yet with large breasts, needs no bra because they are "firm", etc. Similarly, her partner Julian is all that is gorgeous and perfect, etc. As cliche as that all was, I did roll my eyes, though it is certainly nothing new to the romance genre. I just happen to prefer books
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Linda
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Jess
Oct 31, 2009 rated it really liked it
This book turned out to be different than what I originally expected. I thought it was going to be similar to her other two series about demons and such. But in actuality it is an entirely different concept.

Julian is called a Gatherer and travels to Earth to find women who can help his colony survive. The way that Frank created this whole world was pretty amazing. It's beyond what I've seen or imagined in other books. The concept is different from her other books and yet similar. The romance is
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Carolyn F.
Apr 14, 2010 rated it it was ok
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Gardavson
Aaargh! Ugh. The book was good. It didn't have elements of greatness or anything, but it was good, enjoyable reading, with a fast and entertaining plot. Here's the problem, and the reason for the frustration. Asia. The heroine. Anybody read the Brothers of Destiny? Remember Kelly? Aaargh. By the end of the book I absolutely hated Kelly - I mean Asia. At one point Julian got fed up and let her have it. Don't think I wasn't cheering my ass off. I was actully hoping he'd give her a good - and I mea ...more
Rinou
Apr 21, 2014 rated it it was ok
The worldbuilding is quite interesting and original, even if some things made me wince, like the sentence for women who break the law. But I didn't really care about the characters.
Okay, I understand the irritation of the heroine in front of her abduction and the reasons behind it, and the fact that her sister was gone without warning. But I think she is for too long narrow-minded and resentful without wanting to really understand what is happening around her. And she repeats the same arguments
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Alyssa (redheadreads)
Jan 18, 2017 rated it it was ok
This was so bad on the second read. High school Alyssa LOVED this book and Jacquelyn Frank, but Asia and Julian are shitty characters. Asia is endlessly self-absorbed and honestly is a real b*tch and Julian has the personality of a wet noodle. Literally the only thing I could tell you about him is that he has the hots for Asia, literally nothing else about him.

I'm sad about how shitty this book was, because the world is so cool! If the writing was better and there actually a plot, I could defini
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Patricia
Set in an alternate/parallel universe, Hunting Julian could have been a very good novel. The worldbuilding was very Frank-ish, which – for those who haven't read anything by her yet – means absolutely brilliant. I love what she comes up with. Demons who aren't demons at all, Shadowdwellers or in this case aliens, who need emotions to live, but can't produce enough on their own without weakening themselves.

Julian is one of the guys who travel to earth and search for women who have enough energy.
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Emily
Apr 10, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed-books
As a huge fan of this author's Nightwalker and Shadowwalker series, I was beyond excited to discover that there was a new series coming out. I love the language use, characters, worldbuilding, and details from those books, so I figured I would get more of the same in this new series. While there are plenty of elements here that are definitely unique, overall I felt the finished product of the book lacked a little of the panache of the other two sets of novels.

First though, I will give props to t
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Lori
Jun 28, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pnr, audio-books
This book is a signature Frank novel in that the construction of the story and world in which it is set in is unique and clever. Imagine a place that exists along side of our world in which strong emotional feelings can be harvested and used as fuel for a humanoid species. Sexual release or rage can be used as energy for an entire village if it can be harvested correctly and this is what our main character, Julian, does. He is a Gatherer.

There is a lot to like in this story. Julian is a selfless
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Holly
I picked this up on a whim out of my TBR pile. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but it wasn't a sci-fi novel featuring aliens from a different plane of existence. Despite my lukewarm feelings about the premise in the beginning, I admit the story sucked me in the more I read. I enjoyed the world-building. Frank's description of Beneath and the creatures that inhabit it were well done. I also enjoyed Julian. Though it was hard to take his actions in the beginning, I think Frank did a fairly cred ...more
Lorie
Sep 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
No Spoiler Here.

I am giving this book a 5 star with mixed emotions. Jacquelyn Frank created a world non like any I have read about in my past. It was a cross between Monsters Inc (Disney movie) and any Dr Seuss book you pick up. At times I almost wished the book was illustrated so I could compare my minds picture to the picture the authors wanted us to create. I wanted to love the main characters in this book....but at times I almost hated Asia. The author wanted to create a character that was s
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Kayte
Feb 22, 2010 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: people who have never read J. Frank before
Recommended to Kayte by: Amazon.com
I didn't really care for the beginning of yet another series from Ms. Frank. Mostly I wish she would concentrate on bringing us a continuation of the series that she's already worked on.

I didn't feel as though this series had nearly the richness that the other two do, mainly because of lack of history/content. It spent to much time proving that the heroine was a feminist/independent/but willing to succumb to her baser needs at any given time. And the hero, while being noble and blah blah blah,
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Mrs. Badass
Oct 21, 2009 rated it it was ok
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Summer
I am just having bad luck with my sci-fi romance. I think part of my problem is I like it when there is either a balance of romance and sci-fi in the novels or even if there's bit more sci-fi than romance in them that's okay. When it's more of a straight up romance I seem to have less luck. I thought the ideas here were interesting and I really wanted to like it. However for one, the heroine I couldn't stand. I'm all for kick-butt heroines and all but this was one of those where she wanted to sh ...more
Jan Lewis, Author Sidekick
Oct 31, 2009 rated it really liked it
I was very drawn to this book for some reason, so I decided to go ahead and pick it up. I initial read the first 2 chapters, but then had to go to sleep. Then last night before bed, I picked it back up. Needless to say, I stayed up way too late and finished it.
I don't normally read books with aliens, because I associate them with space, which I don't care to read about. That being said, there are aliens in this book, but the world the author has built is really more fantasy than sci-fi. These a
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The Book Junkie Reads . . .
I was held on end wanting to know exactly what it was that Julian was doing with all the women. Then to feel the heat between him and Asia set things moving forward. He was deliciously hot, seductive, and on a mission for his people. Asia had no way of know that he was not of this world. To subdue the attack and still help his people Julian never would have guessed that she was the one to change his life forever. Or be a key to the source that could feed his people.

I found her a new way of looki
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Sarah
Jan 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
I give this a 4.5 purely because the lead females stubborness get a tad annoying towards the end.

But saying that I found this book completely gripping, the world building had me in awe and the realness of the personalities between the leads was brilliant, non of the typical, meet, greet shag' all within a minute going on in this story. I felt like i could relate to Asia, I would be damned pissed off too if i was kidnapped and had no way of getting home.....ever.

Was pleasantly surprised by the di
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Karen ~ Divhine
Sep 08, 2010 rated it did not like it
Not as good as Nightwalker or Shadow Walker series. Hard time finishing book. Will not buy more of series.
bbunny
Jan 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Let me get it out first: I AM SO TRASH FOR THESE STUPID CHICK-FLIT ROMANCE NOVELS

I know exactly what they're going to be like and I fall for it every time. They are SO good and yet SO not? Sometimes I have no idea what I'm thinking...

Hunting Julian is no better. Very dominating, very into women, it's kind of arousing, but perverted and cheesy stuff. I'm probably better off not reading these things, but alas, I am on this Earth to read. So here I am.

A few positive criticisms: The plot wasn't pre
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Sunshine✰✰✰
The world is very different. Julian is from another... world? plane of existence? where they live and feed off of energy. Asia is from Earth and was taken to live in this world. Julian & Asia are Kind (true mates). This is special since, well, everyone wants a true mate, but also means the energy they produce, and therefore feed off to the people, is stronger in both anger from fights and passion from making love.

I liked Julian. I felt for him though since loving Asia is an up-hill-both-way
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Mel
I rarely rate a book lower than three stars because if it is NOT at least 3 stars or above I simply do NOT waste my time finishing it. I was incredibly interested in the world Jacquelyn Frank created with the Beneath. I personally believe the story would have been much better if the heroine, Asia, was simply likable, but she was a complete and utter BITCH. Except for the love of her sister, Asia simply was a miserable person. I kept hoping she would change but it did not happen until the story w ...more
Samie Kauchis
Jul 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi-romance
Don't know why so many people have to complain about this one. It's a decent book. Is it paranormal romance? Not really. It's more Sci-Fi Romance and while that is different than what Jacquelyn Frank usually writes, it's not bad. I'm convinced the complainers are only whining because they expected it to be PNR and it's not. For a Sci-Fi book, I found it to be very interesting and was hoping there'd be more than just 1 other book to follow this one.
Kim Shumaker
Hunting Julian is very different from the stories in Jacquelyn Frank's Nightwalker & Shadowdweller series. The story takes place in a world that is completely dependent on human energy for survival. Julian is a Gatherer who's primary purpose is to find humans to provide this precious energy. Asia is human and just what Julian's looking for. It was a good story and despite the mediocre reviews I really enjoyed it.
Sarah
Oct 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Very interesting world building. The chemistry between the main couple was great but I wished she continued with the series
Kristina
May 23, 2018 rated it it was ok
I just couldn't get into this one and didn't even finish it.
Debra
Dec 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
It was a little difficult to get into these books, but once you did it was a good read.
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