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Magnus is a man of contradictions - a spiritual leader in a warrior's body. To him, laws are for enforcing and visions must be followed - even if that means freeing a beautiful slave and making her his reluctant handmaiden. Betrayed once before, Magnus can barely bring himself to trust another woman. Yet Daenaira's fiery innocence is drawing them both into a reckless inferno of desire. Daenaira grew up hearing tales of a fearsome priest who seemed more myth than reality. But Magnus is very real - every inch of him - and so is the treachery surrounding them. Beneath Sanctuary's calm surface, an enemy is scheming to unleash havoc on the Shadowdwellers, unless Magnus trusts in a union ordained by fate, and sealed by unending bliss.

©2009 Jacquelyn Frank (P)2012 Tantor

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"The steamy passion Frank is known for takes on an educational edge as the abused heroine discovers her powers. The spicy sex is punctuated with deadly danger, making this one hot [listen]." (Romantic Times)

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Looking in Shadows for a Dweller

I wasn’t really sure if I wanted to purchase this book because of Ecstasy, the book before this in the series. It wasn’t that I didn’t like Ecstasy; it just dragged in places and didn’t get really good until half way through the book. But Rapture, ohh Rapture was excellent from the beginning. Daenaira is a strong, loyal, dedicated heroine that fights for everything that is right and just. Magnus is everything that I want my dominant men to be in a romance, strong, passionate, and willing to be vulnerable to their counterparts. The sex scenes in this book are tender and erotic at just the right moments, especially the first time Daenaira and Magnus came together. That scene was almost heartbreakingly beautiful to me. Love Love Loved it!!!!

My girl Kristen, as always did a fantastic job. She is definitely in my top five of favorite narrators.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • Lisa
  • LOCKPORT, NY, United States
  • 09-15-12

Worth every penny spent!

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

Erotic, Love Magnus!

Have you listened to any of Kirsten Potter’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

In the first one in this series-I was disappointed with her performance HOWEVER- she was amazing in this one! She really brought these characters to life.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Loved this book- laughed and smiled at sly little Dae.

Any additional comments?

A must listen, good storyline, intrigued by the shadowdweller world-- want to hear the next book- Pleasure.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Holy freaking hotness!!!!

Mmmm hmmmm this was one delicious listen! It took a minute for me to get into the first book in this series but what a phenomenal follow up Rapture was. I loved Magnus in book 1, and fell even harder for him in this one. He's a great warrior and man of the cloth that is super sexy! His love interest Daenaira was the kind of strong heroine you immediately love if you're into strong female characters. As always KP doesn't disappoint, giving you great impassioned narration that keeps you hanging on every word. This story has every credit worthy component for me---well developed characters, interesting plot, swoon worthy hot warriors, and erotic romance that will set you on fire! Credit worthy in spades! I've already gotten the third installment and can't wait to get started.

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"RAPTURE MEANS EXACTLY THAT RAPTURE"

I'm not a big erotica fan. And I think that is because most writers push the envelope beyond reality to unbelieve ability.

However, the first bathroom scene between Magnus the spiritual leader and Daenaira the handmaiden had me hollering out loud in a crowded area. Embarrassed much!

Daenaira is sexually innocent, but naturally curious, and has no idea the effect she is having on Magnus as she performs her duty of bathing him. I don't want to said too much and give it away, but Jacquelyn's description of the scene was nothing short of masterful.

To add the cherry on top it was delivered by one of the best narrator on Audible - Kristen Potter.

Unfortunately, Jacquelyn didn't take the time to develop the third book Pleasure as well as the first two. Pleasure is like two short stories, rushed, and not up to the standards she set for herself in Ecstasy & Rapture. Which is a shame; because I think I could have followed this series for a long time.

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  • Coooper
  • Wasilla, AK, United States
  • 03-06-13

HOLY SANCTUARY !!

Would you consider the audio edition of Rapture to be better than the print version?

Don't know; did not read the print version. However, I really enjoyed this segment of the series. I was really glad to hear that the lives of the characters from the first book are continued and a very integral part of this book.

What did you like best about this story?

New drama; new characters; new romance. Loved Daenaira's character especially.

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

Yes. I believe that Jacqueline Frank has an amazing imagination and in my humble opinion a magnificant novelist. Her characters are described through the drama, socialization of everyday life and the romance of each book. I like that the characters' personalities are so well defined and that they are all "human", even if they are "supernatural".

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Nothing. I love Kirsten Potter's narration, she is truly talented. I hope that J.F. will continue to use her as narrator and not switch to someone I have grown accustomed to.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Magnificant Magnus

Action in the Sanctuary, Magnus and his reluctant handmaiden Dae are a force to be reckonned with. I like this book better then the first because of the combination of action, fighting and love that is intertwined. I think it gives us a better view of what the Shadowdwellers do and how they live. It also lets us see how darn sexy they are and why. The side stories are very good with interesting characters. Dae will be one of my favorite female characters from Jacquelyn and I have loved the narrator Kristen Potter from other audiobooks she's nice and smooth. I recommend this one if you don't get any others. But please note listeners it gets steamy and sexy and down right hot, so don't be offended. ENJOY!

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

Rapturous from beginning to the end

This is the absolute best book by Jacquelyn. The volcanic relationship between Dae and Magnus locks you in from the start, while being drawn into the chaos that is Sanctuary. The eroticism between the priest and his handmaiden is off the charts. The intriguing world of the Shadowdwellers will keep you wanting more. Kristen does a great job with the narration. Definitely worth the credit.

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  • Kathy
  • Broken Arrow, OK, United States
  • 09-23-12

Another Great Book

Jacquelyn Frank continues the main plot that she began in book 1, but the sub-plots get really interesting in this book. While the main characters "grow" into their true roles, both are strong willed and strong minded. Their path to each other is not as smooth as it starts out to be which makes this a great listen. While some minor story point from book 1 are anwsered here, many more are still to be anwsered. Which makes waiting for book 3 exciting. There are still so many questions and people to learn about that I can see this series going on for a while yet. I hope it does, because I really enjoy Ms. Frank's writing, I just hate the waiting for the next book. If you have not listened to Ms. Franks' other two series, give them a try while we all wait on book 3 in this series. I think you will enjoy them just as much as this series.

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

Incredible Book 2 of this series

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

Spit of Fire

What did you like best about this story?

When the highest priest finds his match that puts him in his place which is he's not perfect & their world around them.

Which character – as performed by Kirsten Potter – was your favorite?

Dae, she's a fire cracker, love her!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes, i felt this story and my emotions were touch...both.

Any additional comments?

Oh Magnus & Dae are wonderful together...must read, more plots were reveal and some unreveal...can't wait for next book...sanctuary sex education class-where can i sign up? Lol

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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So great I didn't want to stop listening!!

OMG...!! The narration and narrator were perfect the storyline was great it kept you guessing.Out of all the audio books I've listened to this one was the bomb the scene where she loses her virginity was hot and sweet,the characters were great the bath scene mouth watering,I totally recommend it it's worth a credit!!