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They are called the Demons, one of the elusive Nightwalker races living in shadow and struggling for survival against their human enemies. Their proudest warrior is Elijah, a man who bends for nothing and no one...until one woman brings him to his knees... Some Feelings You Just Can't Fight He is known as the Warrior Captain--a master of every weapon, a fierce soldier sThey are called the Demons, one of the elusive Nightwalker races living in shadow and struggling for survival against their human enemies. Their proudest warrior is Elijah, a man who bends for nothing and no one...until one woman brings him to his knees... Some Feelings You Just Can't Fight He is known as the Warrior Captain--a master of every weapon, a fierce soldier sworn to protect his kind. Powerful, relentless, merciless, Elijah has always won every battle he's ever taken on--until now. Ambushed by necromancers, he is left for dead only to be discovered by the woman who could very well deliver the final blow...Siena, the Lycanthrope Queen. With three centuries of warring, little more than a decade of uneasy peace has existed between the Lycanthropes and Elijah's people. Now, after a lifetime of suspicion, the warrior in Elijah is consumed with a different battle--winning Siena's heart by giving her pleasure beyond all boundaries. What starts as attraction and arousal soon burns into a passion with consequences that will echo through the ages for both their people. And as would-be enemies become inseparable lovers, another threat approaches, one with the power to destroy them all... Surrender to the night. ...

Title : Elijah
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ISBN : 9780821780671
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Number of Pages : 360 Pages
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Elijah Reviews

  • Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
    2018-11-19 14:39

    2 Stars *Spoilers*Ok let me start out by saying WTF!!!!! This book would have been a 4 or 5 star book if not for one thing! Only one thing made me give this book such a low rating and that is the Heroine!!!!! I hated Siena in this book, which I didn't see coming because I loved her in the other book.I loved Elijah, loved the plot, loved everything , but Siena..... Siena ruined the whole damn book for me!Elijah was Understanding, sweet, strong, and sexy. He put up with Siena's insults, baby tantrums, and still treated her with respect. He deserved so much better!!"I am not here to rob you of your independence, kitten," he said softly, making her exhale in frustration at how easily he was beginning to know her thoughts. "In fact, I would rather cut off my own hands than do equal damage to you. It is your spirit, your independence, your fight, and all those instincts you cradle so close to your heart that make you so perfect for me. And make me perfect for you."Siena OMG where to start with her..... For most of the book she was a coward, running from their mating. She treated Elijah like shit. She was closed minded, immature, and stubborn to the point of annoying! She totally Emasculated Elijah , disrespected him, and hurt his feelings repeatedly, ripped his heart out and wounded his pride. I understand that she was scared of a man taking over and becoming a evil warlord, like her father did, but she took it way to far, for way to long. In the other book Siena is strong, brave and open minded, and in this one she is like a big cry baby. I couldn't reconcile the two totally different Sienas.Because Siena was such a jerk and a baby for so much of the book I didn't connect with her and Elijah as a couple. At the end when she finally came around I found myself not buying it. I caught myself rolling my eyes every time she told him she loved him or acted like she was worried for him. I enjoyed getting to see Jacob and Bella again. I love me some Noah. I can't wait for his book! Oh well! I guess I can't Love em all. I hope the next one is better...... On to Damien's book!http://jessicasoverthetopbookobsessio...

  • DarienMoya
    2018-12-03 09:56

    THE WIND BENEATH HER FUR!!!A new era is upon them, changing the things that they have known for centuries, and unmasking an evil that could very well destroy them. This is the fate of the Nightwalkers the world of demons, lycanthropes, vampires and all things that are considered mystical and magical. Once a world filled with war, these species are about to get all close and personal with each other. Some laws are being broken but who cares when you are dealing with raw and wild love.Elijah is the warrior captain for his people known as the Butcher to the other Nightwalkers, he is both respected and feared from everyone. Elijah is the wind, he controls the air and weather around. He has always known solitude, and fated to be alone for the rest of his life never finding a mate and just doing what he does best and that is kill. Eli gets caught in a trap, by someone he once knew and respected but his fellow demon has moved on to the dark side and joined that of their most feared enemies the necromancers(black magic users that are evil and uses their powers to summon demons). Who comes to his rescue surprises him and leaves him a little hot below his belt. he once killed her people during the wars can he move above what he has known is entire life and find love in the very species he has come to distrust.Siena is Queen of the Lycanthropes in this cases Lycans aren’t just wolves they are considered to be any form. If you can change into a dog you are considered a Lycanthrope ,heh kind of loses all sexy when you think of it in that terms. Well Siena is sexy she is feisty cat a Cougar all sleek muscle and strength but when it comes to her heart its all chocolate and gooey easily melted by the butcher himself. She saves the life of the very man that is considered the enemy by her people, but she cant fight the love she feels for this man who has become apart of her. Selfish reasons keep her from embracing him whole heartedly because there is no way she will share her kingdom with a warrior when she has fought to keep her people from war and moved them into an era of civilization. All that she has worked for is threatened by this thing called love.So the war is close to home, and some of the characters that I have come to love suffers a very close call in death. Elijah and Siena are a perfect match for kicking butts and taking names. They both are strong, stubborn and tough. She rules a monarch and he protects his people, the ultimate fighters and fighting they do. This book was just pure fun and action. I was spellbound by the fight scenes in this one, just great storytelling. Everyone just blends so well together you cant help but pump your fists in victory when they take down a bad guy. The background characters are just awesome, Siena’s sister is female to be reckoned with and I cant wait to read her book next. The third book in this series is just awesomeness. I enjoyed it a lot and steam factor wise it’s a 3.5, but who cares these demons/lycans be on fire anyways.

  • Christel
    2018-11-25 16:03

    3rd book in Frank's Nightwalker series. This is the story of Elijah, the Demon Warrior Captain and Siena, the Lycanthrope Queen. It also continues the story of the ongoing war between the Necromancers and the Nightwalker's This one really tried my patience in reading. It took me until I got to the last half of the book to really get interested in the story. I guess that is why it has been laying around the house for almost 2 weeks. It furthers the conflict along greatly, which I enjoyed reading about giving more insight to what the Councellor Ruth and her daughter have done. But the characters of Siena and Elijah just could not hold my interest like the previous 2 books. It is a necessary read to continue the entire story but as a standalone I probably would have given up on it.

  • Laura the Highland Hussy
    2018-11-25 13:06

    http://www.demonloversbooksandmore.co...This series has a really cool concept. I like the plots, the characters, even the bad guys are incredibly worthy opponents. Wow, the villain Ruth? She is one evil woman. I wish more villains were written like her.What I don't like is that it is soo overly wordy. In the first few pages, our hero Elijah, the greatest warrior, the fiercest of the fierce, is dying a horrible awful death and he waxes philosophical. For like 9 pages. Really? It happens a lot in this series- the over-analyzing and overly philosophical crap that is soo utterly tedious to read. It's a shame since the storyline is so good.Moving on, though to the wonderful stuff---Elijah and Siena are great together, I loved it once they actually had dialogue. It was a much better book than Gideon was. And I loved the characters. The plot of demons and shifters finding their soul mates in each other is causing a lot of dissension amongst the other Nightwalkers, and their road to love is no easy path. Bella and Jacob and Gideon and Legna are all still present, as is Noah, whose story is my most anticipated.I also love (view spoiler)[ how Mary was killed by her own mother's greed and arrogance at the end, but of course Ruth sees it as their fault, not hers. She also teleports out so we have a villain for the next book, which is called Damien.(hide spoiler)]Damien is an intriguing character, by the way, and I am so excited to read his book.

  • Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
    2018-11-26 13:56

    Elijah a Wind Demon, the Warrior Captain of the Demon armies he defends his race and his King against all enemies and up till the last decade he has spent last couple of centuries protecting Demons from the attacks of the insane Lycanthrope King. The new Queen, Siena, is determined not to give into their mutual need for one another. Although Siena is the one who ended the mad war with the Demons, how can she allow the man her people call the Demon Butcher be their King?Much like with Gideon, the previous book in this series I wanted to like this more then I actually did. I have liked Elijah's character in the last two books he seems the more modern minded of all the demons he has a great sense of humour and strong ties of loyalties to his King and his people. So, when I saw that Elijah's book was next I was looking forward to it, paired with the fact that he was going to be getting jiggy with Siena a character I liked from Gideon I thought it was bound to be good. And it was, sort of.So here is a list of what I liked and disliked, let's get the negative out the way first!Disliked- SIENA: Damn but that woman drove me mad in this book! I understood that she was shocked and disturbed by the Imprinting, she didn't want Elijah to become King of her people as she was worried that he could turn out like her insane father, but she acted like a child! As a Queen you would have thought she would have been looking for a sensible solution rather then doing her Ostrich impression (burying her head in the sand!) what Gideon eventually suggests I thought was rather obvious and I wondered why she didn't think of it sooner. And when eventually she does comes around to it, it happened so fast I had whiplash!- SEX SCENES: Anyone who knows me, KNOWS that I love a good sex scene the kinkier the better! But, the scenes in this go on for too long and I don't really like the way they are written, there are too many eupemisms, can't she just say cock or pussy, rather then his red hot arousal and her wet heat, seriously!?! And there is such a thing as being too poetic, every touch is soul deep and every movement from the heart! I swear these Demons don't know how to have a quickie or some down and dirty shagging, every touch was to lyrical to be anything other then love making, which is nice but sometimes you just want them to get on with it!Liked- Story: Again I liked the story development and how the plot has progressed further in this book. We see Ruth become even more twisted in her bid to try and destroy the people she feels have wronged her. It also brought up a few things I had been thinking were a flaw in the books but which I now think will be become part of the story, for example, why are all human magic users evil? Surely if they are born with the ability to do magic it is just how the apply it that makes them evil, not that the magic is innately evil in itself. I am hoping this will be explored further in the next couple of books. - Past HEA's: Another great thing about this series is that the characters from previous books, Bella and Jacob, Gideon and Legna, Noah, Damien etc are still a main part of the story, the last two couples haven't just disappeared now that they have paired up. I love checking up on a HEA so I love that you carry on seeing their relationships developAnother good installment in the series although this series has still failed to wow me. I don't think this series is ever going to become a favourite but I am enjoying it.

  • Michelle
    2018-11-23 13:37

    I really enjoyed, Jacob, the first book of the series. After I finished the second book, Gideon, I was not 100% sold on the series, but I wanted to give it a chance.... SO I decided to read Elijah. After reading Elijah I have completely lost interest in the series. I had a hard time getting through parts of the book because it dragged! Don't get me wrong because I do love Elijah and Sirena. Actually there are a lot of things I like about the world Frank created such as the Enforcers, the different Nighwalker species, the way the mates can speak to each through their minds, the prophecies, etc. Basically I love everything about the world Frank created but the one think I do not like (which is the reason I will not continue with the series) is the way Frank writes. Though I would LOVE to find out what happens with all the characters and continue to read Damian and Noah I don't think I can! Her books are very slow! Her scenes are too long and she tends to write the same thing over and over. I know there are people who love her style of writing but her style is just not for me. Her style of writing is the only reason I won't continue... nothing else!

  • Lynsey
    2018-11-19 14:42

    Wow, I have fallen head over heals in love with the Nightwalker series. Or maybe just Elijah... Where Gideon was very romantic with long years of unknown yearning and deep seated emotion, Elijah is packed with raw passion and need. It really packs a punch. I love how the Demons have become so clear in my mind and they are all so different from each other, with very defined character traits.It has taken me a little while to get used to the writing in this series, but now I am totally with it. I appreciate there is obviously a lot of ground to cover when you are creating a make believe world.I love a passionate Vampire and so can not wait to read Damien!!

  • Lissy Liz
    2018-11-23 11:58

    3.5 starsThe Warrior Captain Elijah.A very powerful warrior, he serves and protects his King like no other, a master at every weapon.He is fierce and tries to protect everyone of his kind, but he get ambushed by necromancers and left for dead. But he is found by Siena the Lycanthrope Queen, and she tries her best to keep him alive so her people will not get blamed for his death since they have had peace for the at 13 years with the Demons. Who would have thought that Elijah would find what he had never and did not want to find?

  • Gokce ~Muslin Myst~
    2018-11-18 10:00

    I'm glad to see this series didn't disappoint with this book because I had a crush on the Demon Warrior from the beginning. So good to see the books deliver the kind of passion I would expect from a paranormal romance.This one tells the story of Elijah, the number one Demon Warrior, and Siena, the strong Lycanthrope Queen.I have to say, I loved the chemistry between these two from the previous book. It was obvious they were affected by, and attracted to, each other. It is easy to understand the attraction too, they're both fighters, they both welcome a good challenge and they're both quite stubborn.Elijah was absolutely adorable. He's a demon, he's grown up with the concept of 'Imprinting' and even though he doesn't realize it at first, when he understands the situation he's in, he sets out to convince Siena. His frustration over her constant refusal of her own attraction was really fun to read. I loved his strong character, his sense of humor and the loyalty he felt towards both his King and his friends, and Siena.As for Siena, I already liked her brave personality. She's the kind of woman who knows how to lead, not only because she's the Queen of her kind, but also because she's been born and raised as a leader. She was hard headed at times and she constantly refused to believe that she was chosen to be mated to Elijah. I could understand her fear too, she lives in a society where women rule, and the way her own father ruled so mercilessly and brutally before her, she doesn't want to be bound by any man herself. So when she feels the strong attraction towards Elijah, she's scared for her authority and the peace she worked so hard for between the two races. There was a lot to respect about both characters, they both had a hard time accepting their fate as mates, and were both afraid of their feelings. But thanks to Elijah's charms and insistence, and Siena's own battle to overcome her doubts and fears, they managed to have a meaningful and believable relationship. Since I'm a sucker for bantering love, this couple was perfect for me to read, I just loved the bickering of the two!I was a bit horrified towards the end of the book when that bitch demon traitor Ruth and her daughter attacked Gideon and Legna and killed -killed for God's sake!- Gideon. I was forced to peek ahead to know if Gideon really died, I just refused to believe so and thankfully he was brought back to life. Relieved reading that fact, I resumed my reading and it was very pleasant and action filled after that. I swear, though, if Gideon died that bitch Ruth had more worries than a pissed off Demon Warrior, a Lycanthrope Queen and Enforcers in her hands. She would have me, the ultimately pissed off Gideon fan going for her throat.There was a hope in me that maybe, just maybe, I could stand Isabella's character when her appearances weren't so annoying but then she went and did that oh so familiar gesture of a little brat's and crashed my hopes. I see that she was still the good old childish herself and her sister seems not so different either. They kept talking about the unbreakable sisterly bond between them that made me wanna punch both of them cause I wondered where that strong sisterly bond was when Corrine was in the brink of death while Isabella was planning her wedding.Gideon and Legna, my favourite couple, was adorable as usual. I love the bond and trust they share, and the way they compliment each other. Although now they have Elijah and Siena right at their heels as my favourite couple.I felt bad for Noah, I can't wait for him to get his HEA. I know people either loved or hated his book but at the moment I just want him to get his mate and be happy however his book is. He seemed so distracted throughout the book. The parts where he was worried over Legna were very sad and very sweet at the same time.Since it's his book next, I expected to see more of Damien but at least we know about him and I cannot wait to read how his relationship with Syreena is going to evolve. I think I like Syreena, she has all the good qualities to make her the Lycanthrope she is, but she also has a rather softer, more mature side to her that I think would make a good match for the Ancient vampire.

  • jD
    2018-11-16 15:55

    Okay, I loved it. Elijah’s story moved the Nightwalker series forward by leaps and bounds. We saw a little of Ruth’s power and insanity. Previously, I did not understand how Ruth was passing as human and convincing magic users to die needlessly for a cause that seemed senselessly escalated. It’s still a stretch but the plot works much better in my mind now. I also see how this installment will ensure that her craziness will continue and will have no bounds. She is a formidable enemy.We met Elijah’s mate Siena, the Lycanthrope Queen, in the previous book -- Gideon. Siena saves Elijah’s life and discovers she is attracted to him in an unnatural way. Siena had become Queen when her father was taken out with extreme prejudice by Elijah a couple of decades earlier. Her father had declared war on the demons, Elijah’s race, because of some slight that was never really explained to my satisfaction. Apparently, he was a warmonger and the demons were his target, enough said. Siena did not share her father’s hatred of the demons thus she has ruled her people with intellect and peace since his demise. She even fought besides Noah, the demon King, in the last book.Here is where it gets tricky and we get a taste of Ms. Frank’s creativity. Imprinting for the Nightwalkers is the process in which nature forces demons to fall in love and bond with their mates. In the first book, Jacob, this happens with a human of Druid decent. In the second book, Gideon, this happens with two demons. Both of the previous couples have a historical precedence for the imprinting to work. Not the case with Siena because Imprinting does not happen to shifters. They choose their mates or choose not to have one. Siena had chosen not to have one because he would rule as King, her equal. She learned from her father that King’s could be a problem when the Queen dies or is not a strong ruler. So Elijah has his work cut out for him right off the bat. That’s basically the heart of the romance component of the book. The hostility which began as a few random summoning of demons by black magic users has now become a full on war led by an Ancient mind demon named Ruth. Ruth is your typical protagonist; she is crazy and cares not how much blood she has to spill to get to Noah and Jacob. You must read from book one or you won’t truly understand what pushed her over the edge. I enjoyed the way all the characters from previous books interacted and were made an integral part of the story. We meet a few new ones and go to another level of weird with Siena’s sister and the siren. Some romance series writers leave out or skim over details about the lives of previous and future couples to focus mainly on the staring couple. I would say it’s about a 50/50 spilt with Ms. Frank. The only weakness for me is the same one I noted before -- over narration of kisses and caresses. It’s clearly Ms. Franks writing style and plenty of readers love wading through pages of thinking and touching. I don’t mind it with world-building but I just can’t stomach a thousand words to go from kiss to afterglow. To be fair, it's not to my personal taste, thus I took off only one star. Everything else about this book was dead on.

  • Gail
    2018-12-03 15:39

    This is an interesting premise, an interesting universe. The characters even have some nice points. But I am afraid I just do not like Jacquelyn Frank's voice. She uses lots and lots of big words. while I have nothing against big words per se, when they're all piled together in one huge heap of wordiness, my head tends to explode, my eyes start to cross (worse than usual) and I start skimming. In this story, Elijah is a big, bad demon warleader who gets ambushed by traitor demons and human necromancers and demon hunters and spends a chapter or so getting killed. He's in a fight for his life and we spend page after page after page in backstory, angst and self-recrimination. Then something scary screams in the woods and all the bad guys run off, and the shapeshifter queen saves him. They turn out to be fated soulmates, or imprinted, or whatever term their society uses, but she doesn't want to be fated--and that's pretty much the rest of the story, with a fight scene or two and a bunch of very lengthy love scenes. There are probably lots of people who love her writing, but it's way too slow-paced for my taste. I just found it too much of a slog. Interesting story, but not for me.

  • Anita
    2018-12-16 07:45

    I REALLY like this paranormal romance series! (Nightwalkers, by Jacqueline Frank) Ms. Frank spends most of each book letting you get to know the characters and their relationships with one another. Not just the featured romantic couple, either - you get to see many different sides of all the main characters. The resulting universe she creates is full and rich with a lot of depth. I could see myself just as sucked into this world as I am with the Anita Blake or Immortals after Dark Series, at least in a few more books. This particular book is the story of the Demon general, Elijah who falls in love with the queen of the lyncanthropes. There is a war between human necromancers and the nightwalker races (demons, vamps, weres, and others) in the background. Unfortunately, a powerful demon has defected to the necromancers' side, leaving the nightwalkers in a vunerable position.One of the things I like about this series is that, so far, no major characters have been killed off, and every romance so far has had a happy ending. It's also nice to see the romances continue through subsequent books.

  • Mitabird
    2018-11-23 11:05

    Though I liked Elijah for the most part, the Nightwalker series is starting to lose my interest a little. I found Siena very annoying and felt that Elijah could have had a better mate. I understood her reasoning to deny what was happening, but it was too extreme. The romances remain sappy and apparently I prefer a little more grit to paranormal romances. I much prefer to read about the actual plot of the book instead of the romance. Surprisingly, (for me, at least), I find the romances distracting and I wish these books were urban fantasy instead. I think Frank does a pretty good job with the world-building and I wish that would be her main focus.

  • valee
    2018-12-03 09:37

    I loved Elijah. I was so anxious to read his book, that I even started it almost after finishing the 2nd book in the series.Elijah has everithing a girl wants to see in a male charater. He was sexy ah hell, bad ass, powerfull and the sweetest thing when he had to.Siena was also a very good female heroine, she was strong and funny. Not as good as Bella from "Jacob" but my 2nd fav.It was good to know more about the lycans. I'm really enjoying this series. I enjoyed others more, but this one is really good.

  • =^☺^=mskitty
    2018-11-24 13:01

    About 1/2 way through. I'm liking this one, but I really like Siena.This book was as good as Jacob's story. I gave myself a break after Gideon's story because that book could not hold my attention. Elijah and Siena are a great pairing, I have loved both characters from the first time they appeared.The story is full of intrigue and is getting us farther into the old prophecies, looks like a lot of mixing of the species is coming up! Now I can continue on with the series, every author can have a bad book, and I'm glad I gave the series another chance.

  • Andrea Hussey
    2018-12-11 14:03

    I find myself having the same problems with this novel as I had with the first two. It's slow-paced, there's not much skipping of time and the whole novel consists of a few scenes over a very short time-span. I like my novels to cover more time and have more substance, shortening some scenes and drawing the good ones out, but not so long that readers lose their attention. As soon as I opened the book I was ready to skim and scan and actually flip pages to get to the part where Siena comes in, because the author gave that part away on the back of the book, which shouldn't have happened. Because of that and the really slow start to the novel, it was like 20+ pages maybe of Elijah walking into a trap, thinking how foolish he was to walk into the trap, despairing that he had got himself into that situation and leaving his loved ones unprotected, succumbing to the injury, and I kept waiting and waiting for her to get there. It was boring to say the least. I did make myself read every word though, and things picked up with Siena, who I didn't really like for Elijah in the previous novel. But I found myself liking her and considering this the most enjoyable novel of the series so far because of her. I really disliked Bella and Legna because they were weak babies who got on my nerves and just turned helpless as soon as they got with their men; it was really pathetic. In contrast the queen was strong and smart and independent, all traits that I admire in the female lead. I really didn't expect such a strong character in this series, thinking they'd all be dumb virgins given to the men who needed help and protection every 2 seconds, who cried like babies and just annoyed the crap out of me. That was why Siena was so refreshing, because she was aggressive and wanted power instead of letting Elijah take it. Their chemistry was really interesting and enjoyable to read, how she sensed his feelings for her, his protective feelings for her and his intentions to avoid her to protect her, and it was really nice to read. I hated they slept together so soon, but I did like their bond and the way Elijah wanted so badly to be on good terms with her when that time came that soul mates had to mate. And the sex scenes happened and I was thrust immediately into the past novels where the sex was just as boring then as it was now. I was dumbfounded then that I could be reading a romance novel and yet be so unaffected it was like I wasn't reading about sex at all. I'll have to remember not to come to these novels when I'm really in the mood for a hot, steamy romance, because I won't get it. It's mild to say the least, lukewarm at best.Some authors just aren't cut out for romance novels, and I think all romance novels should really write to impress with the romance, because that's why we're reading romance novels, I am at least! The style of writing is really long-winded, with lonngggg paragraphs full of words, hardly any conversations, and even some of the conversations are like this, with the same person saying so much they have to break it up into several long paragraphs that really test a person's attention span and make them just want to skip right over it. I might as well have been reading a schoolbook for all the feeling I got from the sex. And this one just confused me, Idk if that happened in the others but there were quite a few times I had no idea what was happening, what they were actually doing to each other because of the wording. Their feelings were described rather than the actions, and that really ruined it further. When the sex isn't good in a romance then it really just isn't that good to read. It's all about the wording and the descriptions and the positions and what they say and how they do it and everything, and in here all of it was off. You don't use big words in a romance novel, especially during the love scenes otherwise my mind checks out and I feel like I'm reading for school rather than pleasure and reading for school sucks.This read like a chemistry or biology book, what with words like biomass and biochemistry and physiology and so many other words like this that just made my brain think a little too much. It felt like I was having to understand concepts I just didn't have the capacity to learn, and it was over my head, their way of doing some things. Siena resisting Elijah was one of the best parts in the novel, because it showed her strength as an independent woman, she didn't shape up to have a brain-ful of mush just because she found her mate; she was determined to remain single for her people's benefit and that was admirable. It was also nice that they both suffered being away from each other. Gideon found a solution by telling Siena she could offer for him to be her consort, not the king, that way she wouldn't share her reign. Elijah accepted the armband where he was in the states and traveled back to her, and they were married, just like that. It was a quick ceremony, and I was surprised they were getting married with so little preparation and so little pomp. I didn't think they were ready to just be married like that, but I guess since they'd already had sex it didn't really matter. The ceremony with Anya and Syreena and some more of her people, dressed her, tying things on her dress down her front, or something, then having Elijah take a dagger and cut them, cutting her dress open, and then the ladies laying her on the bed and covering her naked body with flower petals, was just strange to me. It's another strange custom in these, like drinking exotic animal milk that I just won't come to understand.After that the novel stayed pretty much flat. All of the old characters were in the forefront with Elijah and Siena, and I guess I liked that they weren't forgotten like a lot of series do, but I feel like Elijah and Siena needed more time together to just talk or have some casual moments. Instead they were either having sex or seeing their people. There were a couple of fights, Gideon meeting up with an old lover, Ruth from the first novel, I was disgusted to learn. He'd slept with her once and she had a crush on him. I hate when authors make these new developments surface about characters whose novels are over, it makes me change the way I felt about them and I don't like have to rewrite the past. It was gross to say the least and not something you want to learn when his wife Legna is pregnant.Gideon dies, Legna and her unborn child is in danger too because he put her to sleep. He comes back to life, Legna is fine, the baby is fine, Elijah is fine, even Siena who gets burned is fine. A minor threat that wasn't very threatening to me. And Bella gets to display her powers which are still ridiculous to me by taking people's powers from them. Anyway, they go after Ruth and her daughter Mary, and discover a bunch of old books about all the Nightwalkers, which wasn't that interesting to me. Ruth kills her daughter accidentally while trying to kill Elijah, and Ruth escapes, to resurface in the next book, and probably the next, until she's in the last book in the series because she is the only threat the author can come up with. It was getting old and I was heartily sick of even seeing the name Ruth much less have her come in the novel and try to kill the characters. The old tried and not quite so true plot device of bringing the same enemy back time and time again. They need a new threat, anything at all.There is humor and the characters all have a sense of humor so those moments are pleasant to read. The group is generally pleasant and fun to read about, but the big words, articulate, intelligent way of speaking, running on about things, and just being too long-winded and wordy, and the repetition of things that have been said over and over is what kills this entire series. A few things nagged at me throughout the book. #1 was that Siena never told Elijah the significance of the collar. He took it off in the beginning, and she was shocked because it was made by magic and could only come off in two ways, getting your head chopped off or your mate removing it. He didn't even know what it meant or what he'd done, and she never tells him. I know he knew they were mates without that sign, but I think he should've been told so he would at the very least know her culture and why she had been shocked. Another thing was their love got old really quick. There's only so many times you can read about someone licking your neck over your carotid artery and all that before you're just desperate for something more. They kept doing the same things over and over. They'd jump at each other, their bodies trying to like burrow into the others, and I was so sick of it! I need something new, but never got it. It was the same dry, boring, lukewarm lovemaking I've ever read and I just couldn't stand it. Then at the end they mention children, like wayyy after the fact. They said they didn’t want children right away, especially Elijah, yet they didn’t practice safe sex if their kind even have that, so how do they know she isn’t pregnant already? It's hard to believe she wouldn't already be pregnant the way they went at it, so saying no children now is kind of stupid when you're having sex like that. And it wasn't established if two different species could even reproduce, so that was another thing left up in the air. That'll be established in another book I guess, bringing these two into some other character's novel. I kind of have a problem with the past characters being so much in the present novels, cuz it was kind of like their stories were over yet they were demanding time when the main characters didn't have enough for themselves. I really liked Noah and the hybrid woman, the one Siena had sent over, being together. They play chess together and they seem good for each other, so I want them to get together and will be disappointed if they don't. Damien, the vampire kind, and Syreena, Siena's sister with two-different colored hair and eyes, were interesting and I'd like to read about them, but it's going to have be a while before I get back in this series. I need to forget how boring and dry it is before I attempt to read another one.

  • J.C.
    2018-11-16 07:52

    😂😂😭😭😭 This book had me laughing my but off one minute then crying next. Absolutely loved the book.

  • Liz F
    2018-12-11 16:06

    Another enjoyable read in Jacquelyn Frank's Nightwalker series.Elijah, the 3rd book in the series, focuses on Elijah, the Warrior Captain of Demonkind. He sounds completely freakin' hot, of course, and the author spends a great deal of time talking about his looks, his body, his hair, his eyes, his muscles, and on and on. Here's how it starts out: We start off inside Elijah's head, in his thoughts. He has obviously been gravely wounded in some kind of battle. We ascertain that this was a surprise battle, one that Elijah was not expecting and he was painfully outnumbered. *****SPOILER SENTENCE RIGHT HERE---> That bitch Ruth and her bitch daughter are there, standing over Elijah, laughing at him and his pain, along with lots of black magic types. ******SPOILER SENTENCE FINISHED.Anyways, so Elijah is all messed up and he has been hit by some iron weapons (Iron is one of the only things that can hurt/kill a demon). He realizes that his wound are mortal and that he is dying. But just when all hope is lost, he hears some kind of strange animal scream and all of the bad "guys" run off, leaving him alone.This is Siena's entrance. We have met Siena in the last book and as you will remember, Siena is the Lycanthrope Queen. Lycanthropes and Demons have enjoyed a 14 year peace since Siena ascended to the throne after hundreds of years of war with Siena's father as King (Elijah was the Demon that killed the King but its ok - Siena isn't mad. She's actually glad for it because she was able to bring the peace that she always wanted and knew her father would never allow). Siena can turn into a catamount (mountain lion) and that is the scream that we just heard. She sees that Elijah is seriously wounded but she knows she must help him. She has a great respect for Demons (thank you, Gideon) and doesn't want to see him die but also, she doesn't want the peace between Demons and Lycanthropes threatened - she has found him in Lycanthrope territory. So Siena changes into her half catamount, half woman form (the strongest) and gets Elijah to safety. She is also weakened because sunlight is deadly to Lycanthropes and of course, this all happened just before sunrise. So she takes Elijah to this cave but its like a SERIOUS cave. One of Siena's subjects or court members uses this cave for hibernation or for solitude and relax time, I wasn't sure which. Either way, it has a water source and first aid and beds so it'll do for now. Siena cleans him up and heals him as best she can. Once all that is done, she puts him in the bed and finally gets some rest herself.That's the start of the story. I'm sure you can see how this one will go but its still a fun ride! Again, my complaint is that SO MUCH of the beginning is ALL inner monologue. I mean, Elijah goes on and ON AND ON about dying and how much it sucks and how much it pisses him off and blah blah blah! And then Siena finds him and she spends what seems like 20 pages on detailing his hair and muscles. Ok, OK!! I get it! He's hot! She's hot! (I'm hot. You're hot... LOL!) She's super furry and super strong when she's in Werecat form (half woman, half cat). But other than the inner monologue stuff, it was a great read!! Lots of totally hot sexy time! Great bonding scenes, too. That was bonding, not bondage, you dirty birds!! LOL!Another great thing is, if you've been reading the whole series, you get to spend some time with the couples we've already met: Jacob and Bella, Gideon and Legna and even Kane and Corrinne! So it brings everyone back together and of course, there is a big battle at the end. But we're finally making progress on getting rid of those nasty necromancers, black magic users and the two Demon traitors!!! YES! I definitely recommend this one but I really don't think you can go out of order on these. I mean, I'm sure you can...perhaps that's why the inner monologues bother me so much? The author seems to use those times to recap what happened in previous novels. And it'll do but its so much better if you just read the books and experience everyone on their own. If you do, I think you'll really enjoy it!!! :)

  • Kelli
    2018-11-29 09:56

    Book: C+Narration: B+Book three in the Nightwalkers series is the story of Elijah, Demon Warrior Captain extraordinaire, and Siena, the Lycanthrope Queen. See all those capitals in that sentence? That is what Jacquelyn Frank’s writing is like for me: emphatic, a little bigger than life, sometimes a little too important sounding, but at the same time quite fun. This audiobook made for an excellent weekend listen while I got on with the mundane tasks of life.After almost losing his life in a traitorous attack, Elijah is rescued by Siena. She nurses him back to health and the time they spend together sparks an attraction that quickly turns into an inferno. Ruler of a generally matriarchal society and genetically programmed to mate for life, Siena is reluctant to accept her feelings for Elijah. After the death of her mother, her father assumed control of the monarchy and his hate for the demon race drove centuries of conflict. As a result, Siena refuses to share her sovereign power with any male. In addition to the emotional struggle the couple faces, the forces that ambushed Elijah have devised a plan that, if successful, would plunge the entire Nightwalker world into war.What I liked: I enjoy the power dynamics in the characters’ relationships. Ms. Frank does an excellent job at combining Alpha and Beta characteristics in her heroes rather than mainlining one genre convention. We also get some relationship angst but these characters are able to actually have discussions with one another and relationship conflict resolution is almost always over by the first half, leaving the second half of the book for external conflict resolution. More so than any other author in the genre, Frank writes love scenes that vary widely in tone from serious and intense to passionate and just plain fun. I enjoy the playful scenes because so often in these types of stories, intimate acts are all about dominating animalistic need and quite frankly, variety is the spice of life.What I didn’t like so much:I haven’t completely bought in to a level of gravitas in the world-building that requires the word choices Frank employs. On one hand, I get the ‘ancient demon society with years of culture’ aspect that drives the prose to grandiose levels but I sometimes think it can be interpreted as pretentious.This book was a bit heavy on exposition and on catching the new reader up on the back-story. The narration:I think a large part of what makes this series so successful for me is the narration. Ms. Sands uses a cadence for the exposition that makes me take the text more seriously than if I was reading it and the dialogue has a natural flow with excellent character differentiation. There is an intimate quality to the reading of the sex scenes that invests them with emotional content and avoids the type of over-dramatic narration that tends to make me uncomfortable. Objectively, I might question the true-to-life nature of the French and Russian accents but to be honest, I’ve never seen the Nightwalker world as an alternate reality so I’m not listening for real-world analogs; I take the accents as given for the various races.If you are looking for an intro to Paranormal Romance or prefer your PNR heavy on dominant alpha men, this isn’t the best book to pick. If you’re looking for an audiobook that can suck you in to a larger-than-life story with well-voiced characters, this series would be a good choice.

  • Mojca
    2018-11-27 13:52

    Elijah (Nightwalkers Series #3) To Elijah's consternation, the Captain of the Demon Warriors, falls into a trap like a rookie. Left for dead, he's rescued by the woman who's been plaguing his dreams for the past half a year - Siena, the Lycanthrope Queen. What starts as a nurse-patient situation, quickly escalates into something mush stronger, more potent, and inevitable as Fate, when the mutual attraction between them burst up into a conflagration of passion that cannot be denied. Against all odds, principles and beliefs of the two races, the two are Imprinted, possibly disintegrating the young, tenuous peace between Demons and Lycanthropes. But the peace between the two races is the least of their problems, when the evil-stained traitor, followed by human hunter/necromance forces threatens to destroy not only Elijah and Siena, but their friends and allies as well. So far into the series this one has been the best book so far, since it touches (in its own fictitious ways) on a sometimes pretty touchy modern subject. The improbable and heavily discouraged relationship between two completely different individuals, in this instance a Demon warrior and the queen of the race that was his enemy not twenty years ago is a wonderful example of the scorn and disdain many mixed relationships face in these modern times we call our era. With her fictitious example, the author shows such prejudice and inner and outer fears and demons can be put to rest with determination, force of will, and love. This subject aside, this was one heck of a book, with just the right amount of action, drama, romance, and insanity. Once again it was the male lead that remained quite stoic throughout the turmoil that was his love-life, mostly due to his knowledge that such things could not be helped and Destiny could not be outrun. It was the female lead to provide the required amount of angst, inner turmoil, and indecision every romance novel worth its salt needs...And her eventual development was as gratifying as it was jaw-muscle-relaxing. Once more I cannot help it but admire the author's knack of interweaving the past characters and their stories (and future ones) into the current plot, bringing each individual book to yet another full-circle, while still keeping the reader at the edge of his/her seat with creating two new obstacles for each resolved issue and given clue. So, while each book in the series is a small closure to its own story, it is, at the same time, a huge cliffhanger for the next one in line, keeping the reader interested and stubbornly refusing to let it go until the end. Another highly-recommended read from this astounding author.

  • Nely
    2018-12-10 07:47

    Elijah - the Demon King's Warrior Captain is a force to be reckoned with. He is a master of every weapon and a fierce protector of his people. He has never lost a fight, but when he is ambushed and left for dead by Necromancer's - he is discovered by the one woman who just might finish the job.Siena, the Lycanthrope Queen, finds Elijah at the brink of death. She has done everything in her power since she's been on the throne to pacify the discord between her people and the demons. But the war between their kinds took a toll on their trust, and although they have been at peace, for a little shy of a decade, it is still something that is on shaky ground. When she comes across the man who lead the warriors that killed hundreds of her lycanthrope brethren, including her father, the former King, she can only think of helping him live. But Elijah quickly realizes that he needs more from Siena then just a nurse and what starts off as attraction soon burns into a passion with consequences that will affect both their people.Ms. Frank definitely redeemed herself in my eyes with Elijah. I absolutely loved this "odd" pairing. And I don't mean odd because they are from different races, I found them odd since Elijah spent a lot of time killing Lycanthrope's thanks to the war Siena's father started. I enjoyed learning about the Lycanthrope's and their culture. It was a treat to read of Siena and Elijah falling in love. I was somewhat annoyed at how much they fought against their feelings for one another but once those bridges were crossed they made a great pair. The struggles that Siena faced when it came to sharing her throne and the fears of her people were a big part of the story but it only gave you a better feel for the Lycanthropes. As if this was not enough to keep you on edge, the story was also riddled with all sorts of bedlam - from Necromancers to traitorous demons.A great addition to the series - with plenty of cameo's from the characters from previous books. I love that you get to see how things are going in those relationships and introductions to upcoming one's. The universe that Ms. Frank has created is full and rich with a lot of depth - making me devour these books in a couple of hours and crying out for the next one.

  • Maria_Love_For_Books
    2018-11-24 15:51

    What can I say about “Elijah” the third book of the Nightwalkers series by Jacquelyn Frank? Yes, I know what to say. OMG!!! That simple!Of course, I have already write reviews about the first two book of the series and I’ve told that I really like the writing style of the author but I have to tell it again. Jacquelyn Frank rocks!!!Elijah makes his appearance from the first book and from the first moment I knew that I’d love his story. He is a strong warrior with a great reputation and he’s a man used to difficult situations because he is Demon King’s Warrior Captain. He’s beloved to his friends and he can do anything for them. Siena is the Queen of the Lycanthropes and she’s not what we call an easy woman and the only think that she wants is her independence. She hasn’t a mate yet because the mate for the Queen of the Lycanthropes is for life and she can’t trust anyone. And when she finds herself imprinted with Elijah she’s afraid. But, Elijah don’t need other titles, not even a kingdom! He only wants her.What I loved most in the book is that although Elijah is definitely an Alpha male, Siena is also very strong and they both have to make some compromises. They know that their relationship isn’t the most normal thing because Demons and Lycanthropes were in war for many years and their peace is fragile, and some will have objections. When she finds a solution, Elijah accept it willingly knowing that he will “lose” a greater status in her court. He proves that he want only her for what she is not for what she has.This book is way hotter than the first too and I dare to say with more well-written erotic scenes. But it’s not only hotter, but funnier too.Another thing that I love in this series is that even the characters from the previous books have development in each book and the plot is becoming even better. I’m looking forward for the next one, because I have a feeling that it will rock!!

  • Erin
    2018-12-02 11:03

    Once again, Jacquelyn Frank delivers a book that could reheat my tea without the benefit of a microwave. Whoo. Elijah is, in a word, steamy. In this third installment in the Nightwalkers series, the lycanthropes take center stage through Siena, the race's leonine queen. When Siena saves Elijah, the Demon Warrior Chief, from an attack by necromancers, he is nearly dead. She nurses him back to health, and in the process, the two are unable to fight their powerful attraction to one another. Unfortunately, their budding love affair is a forbidden one -- by law, Nightwalker races simply do not mix. But Elijah realizes quickly that he and Siena are imprinted, and destined to be together despite the taboo. Their relationship is complicated by politics and power grabs, but overall, it's a nice story. Frank does a beautiful job of advancing the overarching story of the series, and brings traitorous Ruth and her daughter Mary further into the open. Elijah is a perfect alpha male romantic lead, and the romantic interludes he shares with Siena are very erotic in a hot, primal sense. Let me put it to you this way: you may feel the need to put down the book and fan yourself before starting a new chapter. Frank also teases the next series coupling of Syreena, hybrid lycanthrope sister of Siena, and Damien, the prince of the Vampires. I'm not jazzed about either of those characters from the initial chemistry, but I'm sure that Frank won't let me down. She hasn't failed me yet. So, while I'll miss my leading Demon men, I'm confident enough in Frank's storytelling to say, "Bring on the vamps!"

  • Samantha
    2018-11-24 11:04

    I really wanted to give this book a 4 star rating. I enjoy the author and definitely enjoy the world she has created. I think it's different from other worlds about vampires and shapeshifters. However, I could only manage a 3 star rating for this one. I enjoyed her first two books of the series tremendously. Elijah however, starts off very slowly. There's very little dialogue in the first couple chapters and if you haven't read the first two books I'm not sure you could understand it. You wouldn't get the interplay and the attraction between the two lead characters. As a reader, you also wouldn't understand the other couples and their backstories. I would suggest you not start with this book. It's not a stand alone. I also found a lot of the story unplausible or didn't ring true based on what has happened before. The book picks up its pace about mid-way through. The last 50 pages or so are very good and action packed. I don't agree with some other reviewers about ending the book before the get together takes place. I think this serves the purpose of making the series flow. I recommend this book to followers of the series in order to stay up on what is happening for future books. However, I am concerned that the series may start repeating itself and going downhill. I look forward to the next book to see if the author turns it around.

  • Sassafrass
    2018-11-24 15:02

    I have simply fallen in love with this series. What an amazing world Jacquelyn Frank has weaved for us. It's just simply amazing. I LOVED Elijah. Who knew the man who would joke and laugh with Isabella was such a fierce lover? YUMMY! I also loved the way he adapted to a situation that NO ONE could have expected. Sienna, I think rubbed me a bit of the wrong way in the beginning but I loved her by the end.The fight between the nightwalkers and the necromancers and hunters also heated up in this book. I really can't wait to see what happens next. And I really want Ruth to get hers.And once again Xe Sands has made this book for me. Her expert narration and wonderful voice interpretations from the accents to the inflections and intonations. She's amazing. It's a shame I can't get her to read all of my audiobooks. LOLI'm now onto Damien, however, I must wait for the audiobook to come out later this month, because I don't think I can read the books now. I HAVE to listen to them on audio! :)

  • The Window Seat
    2018-12-12 15:46

    When I first started reading the Nightwalkers, I was enthralled. These guys were great heroes filled with humor and teasing yet most were a nice mix of alpha and beta. This book took a turn that I hope is not indicative of the rest of the series.Elijah is a Wind Demon and the Captain of the Demon King's guard. Since he met the Queen of the Lyncathropes, Siena, he was attracted to her as he had never been. But he is known amongst the Lycanthropes as the Demon Butcher for the centuries of war he waged against them. He was in fact the one to kill the old king, Siena's father, and put her on the throne. As mating between the two of them is as unlikely an event as could ever be imagined. For both, it would break every law their culture has and put their very lives in jeopardy. But the attraction is there and they work hard to deny it.For the full review, please go to http://www.thewindowseat13.com/2012/1...

  • majstoricamagije
    2018-11-27 12:44

    For now, I like this series - each book is different from the previous one, no boredom and expected - except in some shades, because most of the characters running through all three parts.This part of the story to me is the best so far. The story is exciting, tense, full of verbal, physical and psychological battles.The main female character, Sienna, is finally a real main character, a woman strong character, clear priorities, aware of herselves and heres capabilities, realistically accepts and solves problems, fighting for what she thinks is right, and yet she is the embodiment of femininity where to be and when - she's great! At no time I didn't think that she is tedious and boring.Elijah - ah, Elijah, a real man, of course.Yes, this is a good story, which containing very different genres with good proportions, so the book can be recommended for different readers.

  • Dorri
    2018-12-11 14:39

    The third book in the Nightwalker series featuring Elijah and Siena. Elijah is the captian of the Demon's warrior elite and Siena is the Queen of the shapeshifting nightwalkers. Out of context, this doesn't seem like such an odd pairing, until you learn that Elijah spent the better part of his life slaughtering the shapeshifters due to the war Siena's father started. They shouldn't be drawn together, but they are against even their own judgement. In the end, Destiny is never wrong.This book, like Gideon, follows the two main characters, but continues to encompass the side characters that have been introduced in books past. It is a true interweaving of stories, each one growing as the next one is told. A fun, sexy read that will bring a smile to your face.

  • Lori {Romancing the Dark Side}
    2018-11-19 13:45

    The best so far! Where Gideon and Legna were level headed and romantic, Elijah and Sienna are spontaneous and smokin' hot! The Demon Warrior Captain and the Lycanthrope Queen are the Romeo and Juliet of the Nightwalker world and somehow just make perfect sense together! It was great to see these two come together despite of all the opposing forces standing in their way, they bring out the best in each other without sacrificing their individuality. The author flawlessly weaves the romance into the ongoing battle of good and evil, bringing everything together for a satisfying ending. I'm hooked!

  • Michelle Tempted By Books
    2018-12-14 12:53

    OK. I liked this one more than Gideon but again it really seemed to lag in the middle. There seemed to be so much going on with past characters, new characters and the current couple that I was often confused. There were some really intense scenes and some interesting developments but all seemed to occur toward the very end of the book. Therefore I have to say again this is only a 3 star book. While I eventually get hooked on the story and am eager for the next move I am still disappointed at the period of time it takes to get there as well as the lengthy detailed explanations of EVERYTHING.