Pleasure : Shadowdwellers

  • by Jacquelyn Frank
  • Narrated by Kirsten Potter
  • Series: Shadowdwellers
  • 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Discipline. Penance. Order. A Sanctuary priest's life revolves around such things. But when Sagan is taken captive and thrust into the Alaskan wilderness, he encounters a woman who challenges his faith and his self-control. Valera is a natural born witch who almost lost herself to the lure of dark magic. By rights, Sagan should shun her, but convention will count for nothing in the face of a passion that could change the world of the Shadowdwellers forever....
As Chancellor of the Shadowdwellers, Malaya's first duty is to her people. Her bodyguard, Guin, knows this only too well. For tradition's sake, Malaya must marry, and the thought of this lush, vibrant, woman in a loveless union is impossible for him to bear. Guin loves Malaya-not as a subject loves his queen, but as a man craves a woman. And even if he cannot keep her, he'll show her everything she stands to lose....


What the Critics Say

"Frank exercises her own unique brand of spicy sensuality and blends it seamlessly into the dangerous political drama. Passion, intrigue and betrayal mix it up for devastating results!" (Romantic Times)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

False Advertising

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

No one. This book is a rip-off. It was advertised as a novel. However, in reality it was a short story with an abrupt end and then with no delicate transition it went into a completely different story that was simply a teaser plot for spin-off future books. The story (if you can call it that) was clunky and awkward with no cohesive plot, just false advertising about one. I typically enjoy this series but I think I'll pass on future installments.

Would you ever listen to anything by Jacquelyn Frank again?

After feeling ripped-off by this book, not likely.

What does Kirsten Potter bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Decent narrator, but not much material to work with.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Extreme disappointment, disgust, and a feeling that I had just wasted hours of my life on a crappy book.

Any additional comments?

Do yourself a favor and don't waste your time or money on this book.

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- Aimee


First let me say, yes this has 2 stories in 1 book however the characters mentioned in the first (shorter) story return towards the end of the second story so it's vital to get their backgrounds to show us the who, what and why magic is used (I'm not going to spoil it for you) but please bear this in mind.

J.F's books are like taking a ride on Disneyland's Space Mountain for the first time - you just don't know what's coming next - there's a lot of "oooohs" "aaarghhhs" and "ahhhhs" to be had. Plenty of interesting characters enrich a paranormal world that's lived mainly in the shadows where plots and sub plots are thrown in to a great story that'll keep you enthralled. Both stories have romance and sex but the second story is more intense and hotter.

Worth a credit? If you're a fan of sexy fantasy/romance listens (with handsome hunky alpha men - let's face it girls, and sorry boys, but if we're going to dream then let's dream big!) then JF's books are a must have for your library - so that's a big fat YES. However, they're not really stand alone books so do yourself a favour and download EVERYTHING available by this talented gifted author ........ then if you can - sit back, forget everything and enjoy.
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- CAROLYN "I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-22-2012
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio