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Publisher's Summary

Among the Shadowdwellers, Trace holds power that some are willing to kill for. Without a stranger's aid, one rival would surely have succeeded, but Trace's brush with death is less surprising to him than his reaction to the beautiful, fragile human who heals him. By rights, Trace should hardly even register Ashla's existence within the realm of Shadowscape, but instead he is drawn to everything about her-her innocence, her courage, and her lush, sensual heat. After a terrifying car crash, Ashla Townsend wakes up to find that the bustling New York she knew is now eerie and desolate. Just when she's convinced she's alone, Ashla is confronted by a dark warrior who draws her deeper into a world she never knew existed. The bond between Ashla and Trace is a mystery to both, but searching for answers will mean confronting long-hidden secrets, and uncovering a threat that could destroy everything Trace holds precious.

©2009 Jacquelyn Frank (P)2012 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"This romantic and strongly sexual story between complicated characters is made even richer by an intriguing secondary cast and efficient world-building that's familiar without being lazy." (Publishers Weekly)

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Good, but not The Nightwalker Series

It was good, but it just took a little while to get into the story. It didn't capture your attention immediately the way the Nightwalkers did. I would have probably liked it better if I had not already listented to the Nightwalker Series. The narrator left a little to be desired after the awesome narration of Xe Sands in the Nightwalkers.

All in all it was pretty good.

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Good Book

A good read. This was my first book by Jaquelyn Frank and I went back for more by her.

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  • Coooper
  • Wasilla, AK, United States
  • 03-04-13

ROMANCE, DRAMA, ECTASY

If you could sum up Ecstasy in three words, what would they be?

Romantically, deliciously, dramatic.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked the entire story, but loved watching Ashla grow strong and brave and watching Trace's relationship with her change.

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

She is a great narrator. Have listened to her in other book and think she does a wonderful job. Men's voices could be a little gruffer, but not really a complaint.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

The only complaint I had about the book was the ending. Without giving anything away and letting readers/listeners know it in no way detracts from the story, I would like to have had more of a "finish" to the main characters' story.

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  • Michelle
  • Frederick, CO, United States
  • 02-26-13

Back Button Needed

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Probably not. The book was all over the place.

What could Jacquelyn Frank have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

The story line was all over. I love her other books, but this one I had to keep going back because I felt like I missed something. But I didn't the story changed without explanation. It just seamed this was hastily written.

What three words best describe Kirsten Potter’s voice?

Pleasant.

Do you think Ecstasy needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

The ending was left open, but unless I am desperate for a read, I won't read the next one.

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Hopeful beginning for new series

What about Kirsten Potter’s performance did you like?

I love the narrator and have looked for other titles just based on her narrations.

Any additional comments?

Wish the series spinoff had started with the characters known from the other series.

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  • Noirbear
  • Rochester, NH, United States
  • 11-19-12

Dwell in the land of Shadows

This is a great launch to the world of the Shadowdwellers. Jacquelyn does a superb job introducing us to this exotic dark vampirism culture. It’s always interesting introducing the struggle between religion and state. The strong females and males that take on governing this usual world are dynamic and fascinating. And with all that is going you are still drawn into the heat that Trace feels for Ashla. But more important is you want them to make it and you them to over come. Yes, this is hot and steamy, but more important it is good start to what we hope will be a great series. Kristen Potter does a great job with the narrations.

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love it!

What did you love best about Ecstasy?

great story love it when i read it. but listening is fantastic and very addicting ,I didn't stop listening for 2 days.

i love the narrator she makes you know which person in the story it is she playing very good

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Great new series...

Would you listen to Ecstasy again? Why?

Yes. All of Jacquelyn Frank's books are worth a second listen.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Ecstasy?

I enjoyed the whole book... it'd be to hard to choose just one

Which scene was your favorite?

Again... I couldn't choose just one i loved the book so much i had a hard time not listening to the whole thing in one setting

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Get lost in the world of the shadowdwellers

Any additional comments?

A great start to another great series by Jacquelyn Frank

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  • Cathie
  • Linton, IN, United States
  • 10-18-12

Be Brave, try this spin off series, I Loved it.

Took a chance, and was ever so glad. Third in the series comes out this month cant wait. If you enjoyed nightwalkers, you will like this series, and narrator. I devoured the first 2 books, and I know I will listen to them again. Im so grateful for the honest reviews, I use them a lot to help choose my books.
worth the money or credit, good narrator, good story.

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  • Frances
  • FEDERAL WAY, WA, United States
  • 09-21-12

Another good series

What made the experience of listening to Ecstasy the most enjoyable?

Once you get into story can't stop...JF captures the characters emotions that pulls you along.

What other book might you compare Ecstasy to and why?

JF other series "Nightwalker"...read those as well.

Which scene was your favorite?

Ashla's power

Any additional comments?

Glad to start on this first book of this next series by JF...love, action & suspense, what more can i ask for...recommend highly...awaiting "Rapture" next book.