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Ecstasy (Shadowdwellers Series #1)

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Ecstasy by Jacquelyn Frank

Fans of Jacquelyn Frank can rest easy. She's followed up her 'Nightwalker' series with the 'Shadowdwellers', and the first novel "Ecstasy" is a winner for me. The first series introduced her creation of an Earth inhabited by paranormal creatures and focused on the bat...
Fans of Jacquelyn Frank can rest easy. She's followed up her 'Nightwalker' series with the 'Shadowdwellers', and the first novel "Ecstasy" is a winner for me. The first series introduced her creation of an Earth inhabited by paranormal creatures and focused on the battle of what humans call Demons. This series shifts the focus to another race. A race that exists both in and between Realscape and Shadowscape. Two different, yet co-existing realities that can and do affect each other and the creatures living in either.

When Ashla suddenly finds herself in a world that's totally empty of any living creatures, she's pretty freaked. After all, once she's gorged herself on the never-ending feasts, shopped for free in all the best stores Manhattan has to offer, fulfilled her curiosity by seeing anything, anywhere she wants, all the while spoiling herself in the lap of luxury that is the Plaza hotel...what's left? So when she's surprised by the sudden appearance of two men fighting, with swords no less, she's pretty sure she really is insane. But after the deadly battle when one lies dying, she can't help but heal him...and that act will change her life forever.

Trace is truly shocked when he realizes the creature who healed him is not a Ghost or a Fade, but a real human. For one who has lived as long as he, her existence would have been enough of a puzzle, but when she heals him from a mortal wound, he finds himself drawn to her...even though he knows any bond between human and Shadowdweller should be impossible, and is certainly forbidden.

Very different. I don't confuse Frank's stories with any other writers and considering how much I read, that's a real compliment. Her universe is complex and filled with diverse races, each with a rich culture and history that unfold as her series progresses. Having said that, I now must resign myself to wait for the next installment, "Rapture", scheduled for publication in July 09...SIX whole months!

posted by jjmachshev on January 7, 2009

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No kresley cole

Too hard to get into, skipped page after page just to find actual dialogue, anyone who has read immortals after dark series knows what great writing laugh out loud, curl your toes knock em dead heroines are. This was not

posted by marshaK on June 29, 2011

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  • Posted June 29, 2011

    No kresley cole

    Too hard to get into, skipped page after page just to find actual dialogue, anyone who has read immortals after dark series knows what great writing laugh out loud, curl your toes knock em dead heroines are. This was not

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  • Posted March 3, 2013

    Frank's Nightwalker series was truly awesome. It's a rare find w

    Frank's Nightwalker series was truly awesome. It's a rare find when you can actually be drawn into a book, and she
    has the ability to do just that. However, this first book in the Shadowdweller series is below par and her writing ability. The first 130 pages simply stink! If you're looking for a sleeping sedative in a non-prescription form; the first 130 pages will do the trick. I read the entire Nightwalker series in less than 2 weeks and it took 17 days to read Ectasy..shame. After that-yes, it was good and the other remaining books in this series is very good.

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  • Posted November 11, 2010

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    didn't even finish it

    It is very rare that I don't finish a book. Even if I don't like it, I usually read to the end. I barely made it half-way through this book. I hated how weak Ashla (the main character) was. She doesn't have to be super hero strong but ***spoiler*** to allow Trace to basically rape her repeatedly and just let him. Is pretty much the main thing that killed this book for me. Glad I borrowed it from the library, instead of bought it. I have heard many good things about this author's other series and am willing to give it a chance. I sure hope it is better than this one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2009

    Disappointed!

    I have read Jacquelyn Franks other series and have LOVED THEM!! However, this book was really hard to get into and actually quite boring until about half way through. Not as good as I thought it would be.

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