Saturday, October 27, 2012

Halloween Character Costume Party with Jacquelyn Frank of Forbidden! (Interview/Giveaway)

Welcome, one and all, to the Character Costume Party! We have some truly wicked authors joining us now through Halloween, and they're dressing up your favorite book characters, or undressing them as the case may be, and we're ready to get down and party! So put your kitty ears on and join us as Lexi interviews the fabulous Jacquelyn Frank about her upcoming release, Forbidden, set in the must-read Nightwalker world, and her super sexy hero, Ram!
LEXI: With Halloween around the corner, and the kick off of our Character Costume Party what better author to invite to stop by than the author of things going bump in the night shadows: Jacquelyn Frank! 

I am loving the sound of Ram, the hero in Forbidden. He sounds like the perfect addition to any Halloween party. Though he would need a if Ram walked in on you right now naked (no, that would be Ram being naked not you) what could you throw together for a costume for him? 

J.Frank: Hmm. A toga. Yeah, that’s the ticket. Easy on, easy right back off!

LEXI: I know, difficult to think of when you are slack-jawed and drooling. Payback for all the times you render us readers into that state with your sexy alpha males. Speaking of all your heroes, I am an Elijah fan; can I dress him in a fig leaf and go trick-or-treating?

J. FRANK: You can try. But you’d have one pissed off spitting mad cougar on your hands. She does NOT like to share!

LEXI: Do your cats get in on any Halloween fun; hats, dyed fur, and painted claws? I do hope they are all doing well and are healthy enough to tear apart any and all candy you bring into the house. 

Or maybe you are planning on giving your poor cats a break; shut yourself inside with a scary flick and a few friends by the names of Adam, Jacob, Noah, Sagan and Ender? Maybe you would care to share? *hopeful pause* 

J. FRANK: It will be the kitties and me alone, alas. And I do NOT dress them up. I find that to be cruel and unusual punishment personally. But I might be spending it with the new hero and heroine of the third book in the new series. And no, I can’t tell you who it is. That would be a spoiler for previous books.

LEXI: I guess I can have any of these hot heroes join me any night; a few of them sleep under my bed. *wink* Hope you have some protection against the boogeyman; it is Halloween soon after all! 

J. FRANK: I could ALWAYS whip out a spare Nightwalker if necessary…or the Taser I keep at my bedside. Whichever one I think is more fun at any given moment.

LEXI: Thanks for stopping by Jacquelyn! I am very excited to check out your new series, The World of Nightwalkers. Here’s hoping it will be another multiple book series for you!

J. FRANK: I plan on at least three but it’s leaning toward six again! And I am extremely honored to be asked. I thank you from the bottom of my fiction writing heart!

Publication Date:  October 30, 2012
Preorder Now: Amazon / Barnes & Noble
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.

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.

Jacquelyn Frank Bio:

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.
You can also find Jacki on: Facebook / Twitter / Goodreads

Jacquelyn is giving away a signed copy of Forbidden to two readers! (Open Internationally) To enter, just leave a comment on this post: Have you read one of Jacki's books? Who is your favorite character and what would you dress them up as for Halloween? Then fill out the Rafflecopter below. Additional entries are available but not required. Good luck!

For more chances to win follow the tour!
Jacquelyn Frank's FORBIDDEN Blog Tour

October 21 - Under The Covers 
October 22 - I Smell Sheep
October 24 - RCJReZine
October 26 - Riverina Romantics
October 26 - Cocktails & Books
October 27 - The Reading Cafe
October 29 - Book Reader Addict
October 30 - United by Books
October 31 - Book Lovin' Mamas
November 1 - Grave Tells
November 2 - My Keeper Shelf
November 5 - Paranormal Haven
November  6 - Romancing The Book
November 7 - Books-N-Kisses
November 9 - The Book Nympho


  1. I haven't been lucky enough to read one of her book because the us edition is hard to find in my country BUT there will be a translation soon so i will read it ( a christmas present already listed ^^;;)

    since i haven't read any of hem i can't tell you my favorite character and for the costume hom... tarzan would be great ( ^^ don't want to cover them up ^^)

    thank you a lot for the international giveaway

  2. haven't read one, but looking forward to read them ASAP.

    oh, i'll go as a witch to a halloween party

  3. I love her Nightwalker series, so I guess my favorite is probably Gideon. As to what I'd dress him up as? Why would I dress him up, shouldn't I want it all off?!!

  4. I love her Nightwalker series and it's really hard to pick a favorite character but I really love Gideon though and I would love to see him dressed in tight leather pants and no shirt.

  5. I haven't tried this author yet though I have heard of her! For a costume? Hmm na..nah!

  6. I love her books. I think I would have to go with Adam. But the thing is, I just can't see him letting anyone dress him up as anything for halloween. I wouldn't mind seeing him in a black flowing cape though..yummy.

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  8. ECSTASY was the first of Jacki's books I read and kind of have a thing for Trace because of it ;).

    Congratulations on FOREBIDDEN.

    GFC Victoria Sloboda

  9. Wow that is a hard one since there are so many great characters in Jacquelyn's worlds. Hrmmm I would love to see Gideon dress up in something cute and silly (since it is so far removed from his thinking!).


  10. I've read Jacquelyn Franks Nightwalkers series which is brilliant! Noah and Gideon are my fave characters. hmm Halloween costume I'd love to see them dressed in something silly bring them out of their comfort zone! lol
    Thanks for the great interview and giveaway :)
    GFC: Amiee Ryan


  11. Hmmm pick just one....alright Gideon and is leather a costume?

  12. I have only read Jacob and loved it.but what to dress him up as I have no clue,I'm terrible at these types of things :)

  13. I haven't read any of Jacki's books yet but I would like to. They sound very good.

  14. I want to see Jacob in a kilt and that's all.

  15. Thanks for the fun post and giveaway! That excerpt was awesome! I haven't had the pleasure of reading any of Jacquelyn's books, but they are high on my want list!


  16. I've read her Nighthunters books and Gideon is my favorite character. I think I would dress him as a zombie.

  17. I haven't read any of her books, but have one on my shelf!

    jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

  18. Sheesh! I can't choose just one favorite so I'm going to go with three. Adam, Gideon, Jacob, and Noah. Yep, I love them all. Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. I think the only one I have read is the first of the Nighthunter books, so I would have to go with Jacob. Either leather Dom outfit or a kilt. Both are very sexy ;P
    manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

  20. I've read Jacob in the Nightwalkers series. I loved the book and Jacob. Not at all what one would think a demon would be. I'd dress Jacob up as a vampire. I think he'd look great in a black cape and fangs.
    luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

  21. Well, I haven't read any of these books but they sound like alphas male. I think I would dress one of them as a clown and see if they are manly enough to pull it off!

  22. I have not read any of this series yet. It sounds really great, and I must do so.Sounds like these HE MEN would make great CAVE MEN

  23. i haven't read any of her books, but this one sounds fascinating. thanks for the giveaway.

  24. Favorite is so Noah.
    I'd dress him up as Zuko from Avatar. Sexy fire man doing sexy moves and burning me up. Yeah!

    stickiekittie [at] gmail [dot] com

  25. I have read her Nightwalker series and loved Jacob the best. I might dress him up as a fallen angel. All dark and brooding with black wings.

  26. i love reading PNR but i haven't read any jacqueline franks's novel before...
    but now i'm eager to :)
    thx u 4 the chance :)

  27. Awesome interview! Jacquelyn's books are the best and I keep them all in my collection. I enjoyed getting to meet her a few years ago in Tennessee. I like something about all the characters in her book and they can dress up or down. They'll be smokin' either way ;)

  28. I've read all the Nightwalker and Shadowdweller books. Damien's my favorite, and he should be Dracula, of course!

  29. I haven't read her books yet, but i love the cover books. So i will add this series on my list :)

  30. I have not read Jacki's book yet

    for halloween, i will dress fairy cusoms

  31. I have not read any of Jacquelyn Frank's books yet. I need to catch up.

  32. I loved Damien and Elijah and I would defiantly want to dress them up on Halloween. Damien I would dress him up as a movie-esque vampire with cape and slicked hair and white face etc. Elijah I would dress him up as a big cat so he could tease Serena. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

  33. I haven't read any of her books but I am looking forward to it. It sounds like a great book. Thanks for the chance to win. As for dressing up for Halloween probably a Witch.

  34. I haven't read any of her books yet, but they sound fantastic. For a costume, how about nothing, or maybe Adam, you know with just his fig leaf.

  35. I have only read one of her books, Ecstacy, and I really enjoyed the Shadow dwellers concept. I would love to read more of her books. Thanks for the chance to win.

  36. Haven't read one yet, but looking forward to it!

  37. I've read Jacki's books before and actually need to read more of them since they are so good!

  38. I read Jacob and enjoyed it. I'm pretty new to her writing. I know she has several series out there - all look "yummy".

    Dressing as a pirate. Thanks for the giveaway
    Damaris (Maris)

  39. these are in my tbr pile but I haven't had a chance to read them yet

  40. I haven't read any of her books but they look intriguing.


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