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Ecstasy (Shadowdwellers, Bk 1)
Ecstasy - Shadowdwellers, Bk 1
Author: Jacquelyn Frank
At one with the darkness, the mysterious Shadowdwellers must live as far from light-loving humans as possible in order to survive.  Yet one damaged human woman will tempt the man behind the Shadowdweller throne into a dangerous desire.... — WORLDS COULDN'T KEEP THEM APART — Among the Shadowdwellers, Trace holds power that some are willing...  more »
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PBS Market Price: $7.59 or $3.69+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780821780701
ISBN-10: 0821780700
Publication Date: 1/1/2009
Pages: 344
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 368 ratings
Publisher: Zebra
Book Type: Paperback
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justanothersahm avatar reviewed Ecstasy (Shadowdwellers, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 7
I ordered this one based 100% on my enjoyment of the Demon series (Jacob, Elijah, etc...).

Right away I had a bad feeling as there was a mini glossery in the front. It bugs me to have to decipher meanings & pronounciations while I'm reading. The occasional endearment is okay, especially when it is obvious what it means, but I truly had to flip back once to look something up because I didn't know what the heck it meant.

I also found myself skimming a whole lot of sex scenes. Way more than I found in the Demon series. The story would have been just as good, perhaps better, with at least 10-15 less pages of sex scenes. Don't get me wrong, some of it truly had a purpose - to explain about the 'Dweller culture, but a lot of it was just gratuitous.

All in all, it was an interesting story. The 'Dwellers live in a completely different type of world than the Demons & Vampires with various 'Scapes' (dreamscape, nightscape, realscape, etc...) so there are a lot of explanations & backstory. The author does a good job of keeping things moving even during these explanations so you don't feel bogged down with information.

I do think it is worth reading & will certainly read the next one to see what is going on with Ashla & Trace plus the other characters.
3 Stars from me.
AuntDi avatar reviewed Ecstasy (Shadowdwellers, Bk 1) on + 141 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
This is the 1st in a new series set in the Nightwalker world, which I have enjoyed, but this one was a difficult book to get through. Shadowdwellers may be a breed of Nightwalker, but their politics and culture and physiology and everything about them is different and it was a lot to cram into one book and you're still left not really understanding things. The romance takes a back seat to the world building (that is somewhat clumsily done). I'm on the fence with this one, so I will probably read the next one to see if it improves.
reviewed Ecstasy (Shadowdwellers, Bk 1) on + 103 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
I expected this book to be as good as all the other Demonwalker books that Frank had done but it really fell short. I normally start and finish a book in the same day. This one took me a week to get through. It just never captured my attention. However, the story it set up for the next book was good.
reviewed Ecstasy (Shadowdwellers, Bk 1) on + 32 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
I really liked author's demon series - this is different but one of the demon characters does appear. I liked this book once I stopped expecting the other series to be tied closer to the new series. Looking forward to the next one!
reviewed Ecstasy (Shadowdwellers, Bk 1) on + 14 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I couldn't get into this book....I loved her previous series but this one is boring. I found that in creating this world she kinda left the characters hanging. I wished I could have found out the world through Ashla's eyes and slowly learned what was going on but instead I got pages and pages of explanation about things I didn't care about yet. I kept wondering "Where was Ashla?"

I biggest pet peeve was when a character asked a question we had to wait at least two pages to get it answered. By then, the whole conversation was forgotten. I believe this is my last book for this series but I hear she's coming out with another Nightwalker book so that's something to look forward to.
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reviewed Ecstasy (Shadowdwellers, Bk 1) on
Jacquelyn Frank has created a unique world in which the Shadowdweller race exists. In addition, the story is hot and sexy. I'll definitely be looking for the rest of this series!
crybabydakota avatar reviewed Ecstasy (Shadowdwellers, Bk 1) on + 31 more book reviews
When I read the book description I thought this sounded very exciting. I couldn't wait to read the book. I was disappointed by my expectatoins. The liked the story, but it fell far short of its potential.
reviewed Ecstasy (Shadowdwellers, Bk 1) on + 8 more book reviews
Great story. I look forward to the next part of the series.

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