Monday, September 6, 2010

Celebrating A Paranormal Anthology Featuring A New Story By Jacquelyn Frank

Today we're celebrating the release of NOCTURNAL, a fantastic anthology featuring new stories from Jacquelyn Frank, Kate Douglas, Jess Haines and Clare Willis.

A native New Yorker, currently living in North Carolina, Jacquelyn Frank loves animals, specifically cats, to a point of insanity. She loves her boys like she would honest to goodness children.

This NYT and USA today bestselling author of The Nightwalkers Series wanted to be an author since she was barely into puberty. It was those sexy teen romances where the first kiss was as far as they went. Heh. She thought that was the be all and end all until she got her hands on an introductory copy for a new series launching called Loveswept and got her first taste of sizzle. She's been writing it and gobbling it up ever since!

Although she's branching out from the Nightwalkers, not to fear, they will always be a part of her. It's simply a matter of where the muse is taking her.


Surrendering to otherworldly desire has never been so dangerous - and deliciously satisfying...

"The Phoenix Project" by Jacquelyn Frank. Held captive, Amara is subjected to bizarre experiments that test the limits of her sanity. But nothing prepares her for being locked away - naked - with a sexy ex-cop...after they've been pumped full of drugs that increase their sexual appetites to animalistic intensity...

"Crystal Dreams" by Kate Douglas - When Lemurian Guard Darius chases a demon spirit to Earth, he faces a lethal battle between good and evil. His ally is Mari, a breathtakingly beautiful human who unknowingly holds the key to victory. But before the war is over, Darius' desire for his mortal companion threatens to erupt - and could cost Mari her life...

"Spark of Temptation" by Jess Haines - Blackmailed into taking a treacherous case, P.I. Sara Halloway is thrust into a demon war. Sara seeks guidance from a charismatic mage, but their hunger for one another soon becomes a deadly distraction...and the danger surrounding them only makes their urges more powerful...

"My Soul to Take" by Clare Willis - New Orleans native Dr. Maggie Dillon thought she left her past behind her - until she's enraptured by a handsome patient who has been possessed by a malevolent spirit. To find a cure, Colby revisits her magical roots - and unleashes a primal lust too vital to ignore..


WIN - Leave a comment or question today at the Cyber Launch Party for Nocturnal and your name goes in the hat for a fancy bookcover and shot glass from Jacquelyn Frank! Please leave your email address so we can contact you if you are today's winner! Good Luck!


  1. Jacquelyn, Kate, Jess and Clare - super congrats on the new book!!!

    It sounds fantastic - dark and sexy!

    Tell us a bit about these stories and how the anthology came to be.

    And Jacquelyn, Sept is a super busy month for you - first this anthology release, then you have a new release THE BID coming from your aka JAX and you are getting ready for your Authors After Dark Convention! Wow - you must be going nuts!

    Hope you're able to enjoy your new releases, you deserve to take some time and celebrate!

  2. congrats on your new release! cant wait to read it,sounds like a great read and what a great cover.


  3. From my point of view, I don't know how JF is doing all of this! I've had three releases this summer--Wolf Tales 10 in July, HellFire last week and Nocturnal tomorrow--and it's making me nuts. How Jacquelyn's doing a conference on top of that is scary!

    I heard about the anthology when my editor contacted my agent asking if I'd be interested. I'd just finished writing DemonFire, the first book in my new series (In my case, since I'd been doing erotic romance for years, it was a big difference because the Zebra imprint meant I had to cut BACK on the sex!) I wasn't sure what I was going to write, only that it would be in my new world of The Demonslayers, but obviously I agreed. I was absolutely thrilled to share an anthology with JF since I was already a fan of her Nightwalkers.

    The story, Crystal Dreams, didn't so much come to me as the name of the heroine--Marigold Moonbeam Schwartz. Could NOT get that name out of my head, so I decided to let her tell the story to me. I discovered that Mari's mother was a witch, something Mari figured was all just a scam to give her crystal shop in Evergreen, CA a boost. What Mari doesn't realize is that she's inherited a lot of her mother's abilities, something that comes in handy when demons target both Mari and the shop she's come home to run for her parents.

    It could get ugly, but an absolutely gorgeous man (ALL my heroes are gorgeous--so much more fun to write them that way!) shows up to save the day, wielding a crystal sword and saving Mari's life.

    Not only did Mari tell me the entire tale in great detail, the girl talks fast! I was amazed at how quickly this one came together, but sometimes the muse presents a writer with a gift, and Crystal Dreams was mine.

    Do hope you enjoy it. I've read JF's story, The Phoenix Project, but haven't had time to finish the other two by Jess and Clare. Looking forward to both of them.

  4. Hi Kate! Thanks so much for stopping by - sounds like you're super busy too!

    I personally don't know how any of you do it all, but, as a reader, I'm so glad you do!!!

    Best of luck with the anthology - hope it's a bestseller for you all!

  5. Congratulations on your new release. WOW! this one sounds hot.

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  6. Wow those these stories are taking bad boys to the extreme! hehe. By the way loved Gideon! Happy Labor Day!
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  7. Congrats to you all on the release!

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  8. a big congrats to the 4 of you!!

    Should we feel sorry for Amara:
    yes, because of the experiments
    no, because of her companion being naked along with her.


  9. Congrats on the new release. I have still to catch up on your books.

    And wow, so busy.

    What does a 'normal' writing day look like??

    in Germany

  10. Congrats on your release. I love anthologies---a super way to read new to me authors!

  11. Hey Ladies!!! Pop a cork and let's toast to the new book.
    Do you ladies ever hear anything scary in your closets?

  12. oh wow congrats n the ne wbook ur work is awesome and i cant wait to read this one too

    since ur part of AAD can readers exopect that to be an on going yearly event? one ofthese years i want to attend

    will be adding ur new book to my wish list

  13. forgot to add my email addy

  14. congrats on the new release.I love anthologies and this one sounds fantastic. I'm looking forward to reading it.

  15. Congrats on the new release to Jacquelyn and the other ladies! It sounds like a great book. :D


  16. Congratulations on your new release. I can't wait to read it if it's half as good as your Nightwalker books. Will you ever write any more Nightwalker books? I would love to read more books with Noah, Jacob and the others.

  17. All I can say is 'wow' from the little teaser provided above.
    This anthology and all its stories are so interesting.
    I can't wait to read it.

  18. Oh, I like the sounds of this anthology! Congrats, Jacquelyn, Kate, Jess, and Claire!

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  19. THe JF story is set in a new world that I would be interested in visiting again. Looking forward to future stories set in Dark-Philadelphia.

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  20. Congratulations on the new release! I do love a good anthology!

  21. congratulations on the release! anthologies are awesome - i love them! can't wait to lose myself in this one...

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