"interesting characters start a new series"

Asia Callahan, a bounty hunter, is on the hunt of her life trying to bring to justice the man responsible for her beloved sister's disappearance. Julian Sawyer doesn't look like a serial killer, but Asia has done her work, and women have a tendency to disappear around him. Little does Asia know, Julian is from a different dimension, and he has a very important mission-- to find special women on Earth that will replenish their female population. Julian's people not only need females for reproduction, but also, as a source of energy. Since the plague that killed most of the women, starvation has been a very real threat. When Julian is forced to bring Asia to his dimension with no explanation, she is understandably upset. Will Julian be able to convince Asia to stay in his world, especially, since she is his one true mate, his "Kindra".

I awaited HUNTING JULIAN with great anticipation, because I'm a great fan of Ms. Frank's previous series. Unfortunately, this book turned out to be a bit disappointing. While the world Ms. Frank creates is unique, I find it rather harsh and confusing. For instance, Julian's people absorb energy from others, but, they also, must eat. This seems a highly inefficient means of survival. It is surprising that they survived as a species, even before the plague. Julian, while handsome and protective, is also annoying and overly alpha on occasion, especially when he expects Asia to do what he says before getting all the facts. Asia is a resilient heroine, who is thrust in a situation not of her choice. While others might think Asia's resistance to Julian is a little too prolonged, I think it is perfectly understandable under the circumstance. Even with the problems listed above, I find myself interested in the characters and the story and anticipate enjoying later books in this series.

Reviewed by Marlene Breakfield
Posted December 26, 2010


As a guardian for his colony, Julian Sawyer travels to Earth to bring back the Chosen - women who possess energy potent enough to help revitalize his people. The stunning, silver-clad beauty who strides into his club one night radiates a sensual magnetism unlike any he's encountered, and Julian realizes that Asia Callahan is not just Chosen, she is his kindra: his one true mate. For months, Asia has tracked the beautiful and mysterious Julian across the country, convinced that he's behind the disappearance of her sister and a dozen other women. She's prepared to believe he's a ruthless killer, but when she presents herself as bait, she discovers that the truth is far more shocking. Taken to a strange, hazardous realm she never knew existed, Asia will face the ultimate choice - between abandoning the life she's always known, and forsaking a passion as dangerous as it is powerful.

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Fantasy

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Hunting Julian
(The Gatherers: Book 1)
by Jacquelyn Frank

Kensington Publishing
December 1, 2009
Available: December 29, 2009
ISBN #142010425X
EAN #9781420104257
354 pages
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