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Monday, October 22, 2012

Sheep Interview: Jacquelyn Frank

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Today we have the very busy (have you see how many books she's written?) PNR author Jacquelyn Frank.  She is starting a new series called "The World of Nighwalkers" and the first book Forbidden comes out Oct. 30, 2012 with the Forever (book #2) coming out March 2013. We get Jacki to give us a crash course on her Nightwalker world and how all the books fit together, which book she thinks is the best she has ever written... and she even gives us an exclusive about a new novel coming out next year under her sexy erotic pen name Jax.

Sharon: You live in one of my favorite places, the NC Mountains. Has the change started? I always drive the Blue Ridge Parkway at some point in Oct (I live in the Triad area). It is such an awesome site. 
Graveyard Fields on the Blue Ridge Parkway
Jacki: It HAS started, and I’m so very excited about it. The fall is my favorite of all seasons. And Halloween is by far my favorite holiday. I love to go all out decorating. Although I am way behind this year because of a deadline crunch. 

Sharon: Let’s get the basics first, then we can ask what readers really want to know…You have 17 (insert *holy crap!* face) novels and 5 different series. For those who aren't familiar with your work can you tell us about your series and how they are related or different from each other? 

Jacki: Okay here goes. 
My biggest series is the NIGHTWALKERS series, but it conjoins with other books and series so I am going to list the order in which they SHOULD be read…although they could be read individually (eep!) Just don’t tell me about it. It kills me when people start in the middle!

THE NIGHTWALKERS (A story arc about six races of beings that live and love in the hours of darkness. It centers mostly around the Demon race and their struggle to find their ultimate mates in order to keep themselves from going crazy.) 
These go like this… 

Then we shift to THE SHADOWDWELLERS which is a focus on one of those six breeds that is very secular from the others. However, things and characters develop in this line that show up in the last NIGHTWALKERS book.) 

RAPTURE (I consider this my best book. Ever.) 

Then we take a segue into the anthology of: 

KANE (This is a flashback story of the night Kane meets his mate, which is taking place simultaneously with the end of JACOB) 

Then we jump back to the NIGHTWALKERS for: 
And next we go to my upcoming release in THE WORLD OF NIGHTWALKERS: 


FORBIDDEN AND FOREVER however can COMPLETELY stand alone. If you want to start with FORBIDDEN that’s just fine. It’s introducing all new NIGHTWALKERS who have no clue the other NIGHTWALKERS exist…yet ;). Although, series fans will see glimpses of our beloved characters…but not to fear, there is a full-on crossover event planned!

Then there are the GATHERERS. There are only two books in this world with no plans to continue at this time. However, the stories are not open ended so it is complete in and of itself. 

Then we have the THREE WORLDS series. Two books so far with a possible third in the future. It was put on hold for the NIGHTWALKERS series. (I am only one woman after all!): 

Then I have a short story in SUPERNATURAL called 
Which, btw, will be continued under my JAX name (my sexier erotic writing nom de plume) in an anthology titled THE PLEASURE PROJECT with THE SCIENCE OF PLEASURE

And a full length novel in this same world coming out sometime next year! I don’t think we've settled on a title, but the working title is THE CATSKILLS PROJECT
(This is the first time I’m telling anyone about this!)

Also in my JAX name is THE BID. It is soooooo damn sexy. And I was once told my villain gave someone nightmares. Gotta love that! 

Sharon: O_O I think I will need visual aids to keep all these men straight…yeah lots and lots of visual aids.. 

Katie: Who's been your favorite character that you love to hate? 

Jacki: Baron Majum in The Bid! (Not who you thought I was gonna say, now was it!) 
Sharon: I so knew you were going to say him…okay that’s a lie. 

Sharon: The World of Nightwalkers is a new series you have coming out and Forbidden will be the first release (10/30/12). What does this series offer that your others don’t? And what is up with the hero’s name!? Ram, that brings up a certain mental picture <G>. 

Katie: Hey! I'm an Aries so Ram works for me! 
Jacki: You’ll love the name even more when you read the book. This series shows how much I have matured as a writer, I think. My villains are more complex than the others. Or so I hope. 

Katie: Did you ever do something to your characters that caused a lot of grief with the fans? 

Jacki: Oh HELLS yeah. The opening chapter in ADAM. EVERYONE wanted to kill me for that. I cannot tell you how often I wrote: --Trust your author, go back and finish the book--in response to a scathing fan letter. 

Sharon: You are a big advocate of animal rescue. Here is your chance to give your two cents 

*brushes off moonpie crumbs and hands soap box to Jacki* 
Jacki: Firstly, I focus mostly on cats, so this will lean toward that. Nothing infuriates me more than people who don’t spay or neuter their animals either through laziness or some fucked up idea that the animals should at least experience motherhood once; that we are robbing them of the natural order of things. Especially felines. Feline queens can give birth three even four times in a year (depending on mildness of the weather.) If she only has four kittens a litter that can mean SIXTEEN cats with no home, no food, and no veterinary care. Every single rescue group I work with is bursting at the seams with cats and are forced to turn them away. I’m on the board of the Animal Compassion Network, as well as being a foster mom, and right now we have 110 cats in our system. That’s 110 mouths to feed, 110 vet bills to pay (more if they have severe illness or injury) and 110 foster families to find. It’s also 110 adopting families to find. And we aren't even the biggest rescue in the city of Asheville. And as far as cities go, we are extremely small! 

Also, a cat can start queening as young as six months old and often these females are confused about what’s happening to them and abandon their litters, leaving them to starve. I’m a bottle feeding foster mom and I can’t tell you how many times that happens. The two biggest kitten seasons are the early months of spring and in October. They are very cold months, and newborns cannot generate or control their own body heat. The freeze to death very quickly. If you do see a litter with no mother, they start to starve after two or three hours. If mama cat doesn't return after that amount of time, it’s best to fetch them out of the cold ASAP and fine a foster like myself. And I can tell you bottle feeding neonatal kittens is much more specialized than you might think. It’s not just about giving them a bottle. It’s about us not being the natural mothers they deserve and just doing the best we can. We are very poor substitutes though, I promise you that.

Almost every city or town has low cost spay neuter clinic or rescue groups that can give out low cost vouchers. It only takes a few phone calls to find these resources, starting with calling the local animal shelter. Animal rescue is a tight community and everyone knows about everyone, for the most part.

*Dusts off soapbox and hands it back* 

Sharon: well done! Now go out and spay/neuter your pets people! 

Sharon: If every time you entered a room theme music would play what would yours be? 
Jacki: Fortune Empress of the World. 

Katie: Can you speak another language? 
Jacki: Sign language, though obviously that’s not SPOKEN. But it is every bit a language with syntax, colloquialism and grammar. 

Sharon: What drinks do you have in your refrigerator right now? 
Jacki: Mike’s hard lemonade. Moscato di Asti (mmmm grown up kool-aid!) lemonade, and root beer. *slurp* LOOOOVE me my root beer. 

Sharon: looks like the party is moving to your house! We’ll bring the chips!

Rapid Fire Round:

Sharon: Live in Mister Roger’s Neighborhood or On Sesame Street? 
Jacki: Sesame Street. I already live in Mister Roger’s neighborhood and these people need to loosen up a little. 

Katie: Cheetos or Cheese Puffs? 
Jacki: PUFFS! 

Sharon: awesomesauce or crazysauce? 
Jacki: Awesomesauce of course. 

Katie: Coke or Pepsi? 
Jacki: Pepsi. 
Sharon: of course! Someone as awesome as you and I would drink nothing else! 

Katie: Send the Ravens or Send the Rider? 
Jacki: Okay you lost me here. 
Sharon: (me too)

Sharon: fishing or hand gliding? 

Jacki: Never heard of hand gliding ;)…but as I am terrified of heights I’d say fishing…except fishing is frikken boring so I probably wouldn't do that either. Also, I’m no good at keeping quiet. Unless it’s deep-sea fishing. That totally rocks biscuits. And you can party while waiting for a nibble. 

this is hand gliding

Sharon: I like the phrase “rocks biscuits”…biscuits are the food of the gods in my opinion.

Katie: Yo ho yo ho or All aboard? 

Jacki: All aboard! 
Sharon: ticket for three to Crazy Town!

Katie: Have your wicked way with me or I'll show you who's boss? 

Jacki: Why can’t we all just take turns?? 

Sharon: Thanks for taking the time to visit the Flock, got anything you would like to add? Upcoming appearances, blog stops, how much you spend on kitty litter a month?

Jacki: I spend 300 dollars a month in cat food and about 100 dollars a month in litter. That’ not counting my fosters, just my personal animals. And did I mention the astronomical vet bills??
I am signing books live and in person in New York City Friday, November 2nd at 6pm at Posman Books in Grand Central Station 

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Forbidden (The World of Nightwalkers #1) 
Publication Date: October 30, 2012 
Preorder Now: 
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From New York Times bestselling author Jacquelyn Frank comes this first book in The World of the Nightwalkers—an exciting and sensual new spin-off series in which the Bodywalkers, an ancient race of the night, battles the evil forces who prey on them.

The unexpected happens in an instant. On her way to work, secretary Docia Waverley hurtles into a crashing crossroads, and she quickly begins to suspect that things will never be the same. Then, when a tall, blond, muscular stranger intervenes on her behalf, telling her it is his duty to protect her at all cost, what is just a feeling turns to proof positive. That is, as long as Docia’s savior doesn’t turn out to be a crazed kidnapper.

When Ram finds Docia, he has no doubt that she is his queen. But as this golden warrior sweeps in to protect her, he feels something more than body heat every time they touch. He is overwhelmed by a searing connection that goes deep into the twin souls inside him. A desire rises in him that is forbidden—this woman is his queen, the mate of his king, his leader, his best friend. And yet Docia is so vulnerable and attractive that she awakens a hunger in Ram that is undeniable, a carnal craving he cannot yield to . . . not without risking the very survival of the Bodywalkers.

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(The World of Nightwalkers #2)
Publication Date: March 26, 2013 
Preorder Now: 
Amazon / Barnes & Noble 
After being brought back from death, police officer Jackson Waverly receives the shock of his life: he has become host to a Bodywalker, a spirit that is reborn in flesh and blood, and part of a proud, ancient race that uses its extraordinary gifts to battle dark, evil forces. Jackson’s spirit is a powerful one—none other than the Egyptian pharaoh Menes, who longs to reunite with his eternal love, the Egyptian queen Hatshepsut.

While Menes is obsessed with finding the perfect vessel for his queen, Jackson cannot stop thinking about Dr. Marissa Anderson, the gorgeous precinct shrink who keeps pushing him to confront his grief over the loss of his K-9 partner. But what Marissa really arouses most in Jackson is intense desire, which is exactly what Menes is looking for. To fight a great enemy, pharaoh and queen must join; but to host Hatshepsut, Marissa will first have to die. Fate has given Jackson a profound choice: save Marissa from Menes’ plan or keep an entire species from the brink of extinction

About the Author:
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New York Times bestselling author Jacquelyn Frank is an old and decrepit 44 years old. She can’t remember shit, loves her eight cats to the point of lunacy, and lives in the mountains of Western North Carolina. She prides herself on being a crazy cat lady in the making (if not having already succeeded) and spends her free time rescuing teeny tiny kittens barely big enough to fill the inside of a toilet paper roll. You can watch for upcoming projects at or you can write to her at If you’re writing her to complain about something, make sure you finish the book before you do ;) She loves to mess with your head.


  1. I haven't read her books yet as for the cover i like the one for Elijha and my top favorite is Forbidden

    thank you a lot for this giveaway


  2. I love either Elijah or Seduce Me In Flames. Look forward to reading these books. I love series books.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

    1. Forgot to say I'm a GFC follower under Lucky47 and a Linky follower with the email below.
      Carol L
      Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  3. Awesome interview, thank you! So far, I have only read the first 4 Nightwalkers, though Noah is on top of my TBR, so that one will be read soon. And I have more of your books on my shelves, waiting. I am looking forward to more Nightwalker world books, as I enjoyed them. And I have to admit, the first one the most, perhaps for the Druid ty-in.

    auriansbooks at gmail dot com
    follower by email and GFC

  4. Although Jacob was my first taste of your work and I have yet to read something of yours that I didn't like I will have to go with Drink of Me as my favorite. The world building is fantastic and I simply just could not get enough of the chemistry between the two MCs ;)


    1. OH! GFC=Kassandra
      I follow both ways ;)

  5. So far, I have only read 1 book in the series - Forbidden and it's my favorite. I'll be hunting down the rest of the books in the series.
    Follow - GFC

  6. I love your Nightwalker series but by far, I fell in love with Seduce Me in Dreams. Loved it. I need to checkout the other books you listed above now. All sound great.

    1. oops forgot my email address:

  7. I am a huge fan. I think I've read almost all her books up until these last two that have been released. I need to catch up. I would have to say my favorite one so far is Drink of Me. It's my favorite not only because it has a great cast of characters and I love the heroine..but because it was the very first of her books that I read. That first book got me hooked.

    gfc and facebook follower- Mary Kirkland

  8. OK seriously you want me to pick ONE!!! WTH that is going to be impossible! They all are invoking drool! I love The Bid and Forever. Because I am defiant and will not just give one! hehe. This was a very fun interview to read! Great job!!

    Annie - BookedandLoadedATgmailDOTcom

  9. I haven't read any of her books, but love the cover for Seduce me in Shadows but they are all awesome. Great interview and cngrats on the new book. Thanks for the great giveaway.
    crystaley73 at yahoo dot com
    GFC and Facebook

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  11. Thanks for an incredibly fun interview! I'm one of the very few who have not read Jacqueline's books. To be honest, the size of the back list kinda intimidated me but I'm going to girdle the loins and start hopefully soon! I love all the covers! If anything, I'm going to at least get screen shots of her covers and wallpaper my bedroom with them :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    gfc: erin

  12. That was the easiest question ever!
    My favorite book and I have read them all is GIDEON!
    Gideon is a top five favorite book period! I have read that book maybe 20 times and I own 2 paperback copies because one got really old and looked like the pages were going to come out, so I got another one. I also have it in my kindle fire.

    why do I love Gideon? He is the oldest and the wisest demon. His story with Magdelena ("Nelis") was so smooth, well written, sweet and captivating. I believe it was the only same specie romance. Legna wasn't annoying like Bella, She wasn't a hard-ass like Siena & Syreena, Jasmine & Kestra. She wasn't soft like Corinne either. She was the perfect blend and the perfect mate.
    (BTW, I can't stand Kestra & Bella-aka-hand-on-the-hip).

    Legna was mature, she was the King's advisor, she was thoughtful (softening her power so others wouldn't feel threatened by how powerful she was at such a young age) etc. She was my favorite Heroine in the series. Gideon was strong healer and the oldest Demon in their race. Legna actually got Gideon to make some jokes and show playfulness that the often brooding demon didn't showcase in the prior books. So it was nice to see him soften up and actually "need" someone.

    Elijah was my second favorite and Adam tied with Damien for 3rd.

    Note to J. Frank---seriously, Drink of Me should have been a series, you have a lot to work with on that book. Think about expanding that one.

    Chinyere Ezinwanyi

  13. I enjoyed the interview.

    I haven't read any of her books yet. I like the Forbidden cover.

    I follow via email.


  14. i love Elijah! i love the dynamics between him and the queen.. shes my fav character!

    alainala AT hotmail DOT ca
    i follow - facebook and gfc

  15. Jacob was the first of her books I read and it's still my favorite, but Gideon is definitely the next in line.


  16. New to me author! I love the cover for Forever. The way he's looking down, tortured. It's just a really great cover.
    I follow through email.


  17. Of course, I've heard of Jacqueline Frank but sadly, have never read any of her books! All her book covers look awesome and all the blurbs sound great.

    GFC: Books4me

    books4me67 at

  18. I liked them all, Gideons was great, because it was fun to see him brought to his knees by Legna, but Adam was my favorite book. I laughed, cryed, it hit every emotion on the emotional rollar coaster for me. Loved it. Thx for the giveaway.

    blinkysthebest at aol dot com

  19. I love all of Jackie's books- who doesn't, but DAMIEN was my favorite followed by ELIJAH. I think they were dome of the most compelling characters for me, and I could not get enough of either man. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

  20. Jacob is my favorite. For some reason, I always enjoy the first one I read. It hooks me and keeps me coming back for me. Jacob was amazing and I want more and more.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  21. I haven't had a chance to reading any of Jacqueline's books, but I have quite a number on my TBR shelf. I have to say that Forever is my favorite cover, it's fantastic. :D

  22. I know I have read the first book of the Nightwalker series and have a few more in my TBR pile (mountain). I really enjoyed Jacob and am looking forward to reading more. And I love any book cover with a hot, sexy guy ;)
    manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

    1. forgot to say that I am a GFC (June M.) and email follower, among other ways :)

  23. My favorite is Jacob because it was the first one I read by her, but I love them all! Thanks for the chance to win!
    I follow by email.
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  24. My favorite is ECSTASY because it was my first read in the genre ever and my of course my first of Jacqueline's which made me absolute addict! Also the story was so unique and gripping that I knew this was the type of author who's books I will continue to buy sight unseen:) Thanks for the giveaway!

    +email follower

  25. I'm going to pick the first book I read by Jacki, Jacob. I got the book at RT 2008 Pittsburgh at the Stud Muffin breakfast. I liked how Jacki had the demons being like normal people. I was immediately drawn into the story by page two and I had a hard time putting the book down. Jacob was incredibly sexy. I'm following gfc: Julianne and by email: luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

  26. OMG! cats start queening at six months???!!! no wonder there's a lot of cats out there on the streets.

    hi Jacki! i haven't read your books yet, but hopefully i can start one soon. cause you have tempt me with all those packs on the cover of each book, i'm gonna put it on top of the pile.

    Follower here!

    smile_1773 at yahoo dot com

  27. I haven't read any of her books, but the covers are amazing. The cover of *The Bid* is my favorite of all.

    bookaholicholly at gmail . com

  28. I haven't read any of Jacquelyn's books as of yet. I like to read a series from the start and I would also like to read them back to back if possible. Time hasn't allowed me to jump into this series but they are on my TBR list.
    My favorite cover is "Forbidden".

    Thanks for the giveaway. :)

  29. Seduce Me In Dreams and Gideon are top of my list right now. But honestly, I love all of your books that I have had the chance to read. I would love to try out your new series. Congratulations on your upcoming release! And thanks for the giveaway.
    GFC: LadyVampire2u
    Email Subscriber: Lady Vampire2u AT gmail DOT com

  30. Awesome interview! I've only read her Nightwalkers series, minus Adam.
    Noah is by far my favorite book. The drama that happens because of his choices kept me on the edge of my seat. Plus all the things she did and her personality were amazing! Things went to hell fast, but they loved each other and that's what made it so worth it for me!
    I can't wait to read this one!!! (Also a follower. :))

    stickiekittie [at] gmail [dot] com

  31. I love all of her Nightwalker books and can't just choose one of them. Ever time I read one of them it becomes my favorite. I've read each of them more than once.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  32. My favorite so far is Jacob but I love all of her books.

  33. My favorite is Gideon, because he was so self-contained until he gets around Magdelegna. It was wonderful to see him find love.
    GFC Marlene Breakfield

  34. I haven't read any of her books yet. But i have 2 of her books. Hope i can read her books soon.
    GFC as Filia Oktarina

    filiafantasy at gmail dot com

  35. I haven't read one of Jacqueline's books yet - but they get such good comments I think I should.
    follow by email & GFC as Diane Sallans
    sallans d at yahoo dot com

  36. Jacob cause my son jacob bought it for me for Xmas when it first came out. I still have it but its signed now
    Scrtsbpal at yahoo dot com

  37. contest is over! winner is MarleneB! congrats to you and thanks to all who stopped by to comment. We got lots more giveaways going on so check the right side bar. Much Sheep Love :)

    1. oops! there are suppose to be two winners! The second winner is DawnsReadingNook :)