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Jacob by J. Frank

19 June 2007 Jackie 0

Since it is the first novel in the Nightwalkers series by J. Frank, Jacob explained a lot of the little things that were missing in the second novel, Gideon. Of course, if you’re going to read any series, you should start with the first novel, but I didn’t find Jacob first. I have to stand by my review of Gideon. It’s a good change to read about “good” demons instead of the kind everyone wants to destroy. It’s going to be interesting to see how this series continues. The third novel in the series is coming out later this year and I’ll definitely be checking it out.

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Gideon by J. Frank

11 June 2007 Jackie 0

The library is a wondrous thing. They have all of these books you can check out for free. Jesse and I made a trip there this past weekend and I found a book by an author I was unfamiliar with – Gideon by Jacquelyn Frank. The second novel in a series called the Nightwalkers, it takes a different spin on the supernatural – they are not necessarily evil, just different. For example, demons exist, but not in the sense that we’re familiar with. Instead, they appear human, but when they are summoned by necromancers, that’s when they take on the form that society sees as demonic. I’ve been reading a lot of the supernatural lately and all of the books have demons being evil and they are the ones you have to take down. So it’s refreshing to read something from a demons point of view, where it’s the humans that are interrupting the demons lifestyle and not the other way around.

If you like the supernatural and are looking for a new author or just something different, check this author out. I have only read the one novel, but I have requested the first novel from the library and am waiting for it.

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For a Few Demons More by K. Harrison

6 June 2007 Jackie 1

For a Few Demons More by Kim Harrison is definitely worth a read. The book picks up about four months after the ending of A Fistful of Charms with a few new werewolf murders. Nobody is convinced that the focus went over the bridge in Michigan and someone has started […]

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No Humans Involved by K. Armstrong

4 June 2007 Jackie 2

The seventh novel in Kelley Armstrong’s Otherworld series – No Humans Involved – is narrated by the necromancer, Jamie Vegas. I really like this series for the fact that Armstrong doesn’t use the same narrator for each of her novels. While the cast of characters remains the same, the plot […]

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The Dark-Hunter Series by S. Kenyon

1 June 2007 Jackie 0

I’ve been reading the Dark-Hunter series by Sherrilyn Kenyon and I am almost done with it. The series is actually pretty good and you don’t have to read them in order to know what is going on. Each book can stand on it’s own, however, it includes elements from all […]

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Circle Trilogy by N. Roberts

13 November 2006 Jackie 0

The Circle Trilogy involves three novels taking place in the present. The series begins with Morrigan’s Cross, continues with Dance of the Gods, and ends with Valley of Silence. The series follows six characters who have been recruited to fight a war against a vampire named Lilith who is out […]

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Lover Awakened by JR Ward

6 September 2006 Jackie 0

Lover Awakened is the third novel in JR Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series centers around the most troubled of the brothers. Zsadist was a blood slave for over a century. Let’s just say, that messed with him pretty badly and he’s still dealing with it, both emotionally and physically. Bella […]

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Death of a Darklord by LK Hamilton

20 August 2006 Jackie 0

I’m a big fan of Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita and Merry series; which could be the reason I had such a hard time getting into this book. Death of a Darklord by Hamilton is nothing like Anita or Merry. So if you start to read this book thinking like that, […]

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Southern Vampire Mysteries by C. Harris

4 June 2006 Jackie 2

I am trying to think of the best way to describe this series. It’s fun, quirky, and nothing like Buffy the Vampire Slayer. First off, the main character, Sookie Stackhouse, is a barmaid in Bon Temps, Louisiana (picture Mayberry, but a little bigger). She’s always been a little on the […]

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Industrial Magic & Haunted by K. Armstrong

29 May 2006 Jackie 2

In Dime Store Magic, Paige Winterbourne was introduced to her new love interest, Lucas Cortez. As the youngest song of a Cabal CEO (think Bill Gates with no morals/ethics/charities), Lucas wants to get away from the family business. In book four of Kelley Armstrong’s “Women of the Otherworld” series, Industrial […]