Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Promotional Release Day Post: Code Name: Jack Rabbit by Elizabeth Noble #Review #Excerpt #Giveaway

Author: Elizabeth Noble
Book: Code Name: Jack Rabbit
Series: The Vampire Guard (Book 1)
Publisher: DSP Publications
Publication date: July 12, 2016
Length: 211 pages

Reviewed by Meredith


Meet the newest members of the Vampire Guard, where legend and myth meet science and technology.

Jonas Forge, vampire. Once a spy and soldier, now a cop, Forge enjoys the life he’s built with his friends in Flint, Ohio.

Blair Turner, PhD. Blair, a vampire and computer hacker with exceptional skills, shares a powerful empathic bond with Forge, his soulmate.

Declan, vampire, ex-pirate, ex-fur trapper, thief, and con man. Declan is Forge’s former lover and soulmate to Lucas Coate.

Lucas Coate, MD, Flint’s medical examiner. A werewolf living amongst vampires, Lucas is also one of Forge’s best friends.

Their lives become complicated when an impending Presidential visit throws them headlong into a world of high tech vampire spies and espionage. Recruited into the Vampire Guard by the secret society of the Akhkharu Nasaru, they uncover a werewolf terrorist organization known as the Qiguan.

Together they must thwart a murder attempt on the open waters of Lake Superior while tracking a previously unknown biological weapon controlled by the Qiquan—a weapon which may very well mean death for one of them.

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Lucas decided it was his good luck—no, it was a real blessing—neither Declan nor Forge could read his mind. Right now he wanted to kill them both. Lucas could do it too. Ten minutes wolfed out was all he needed. Vampires might be faster, but werewolves were stronger.

Being in a surveillance van with three vampires wasn’t the fun and excitement one might expect it to be. Lucas liked Kai, but he was sure Ori would agree that in this circumstance, Kai would have to die too.

Forge was pacing, at least as well as a man could inside a van with three other decently sized men. Lucas was leaning against one side, gazing at a camera feed, and doing his best to stay out of the way and not strangle Forge.

Declan put both hands on Forge’s shoulders and said, “Jonas, he’ll be fine.”

“He’s never done anything like this.” Forge turned and stared at the monitor. “Damn, I wish I could see him and not just hear him.”

“Jonas, it’s a pizza parlor, and she’s a research scientist. What the hell can she do to him?” Declan asked. Forge and Kai both turned to look at him. Declan heaved a sigh and shoved Forge into the seat beside Kai. “Relax. You can hear every word they say and feel what Blair feels. If anything goes wrong, you’ll know it practically before he does. You and I muddled through information collection with far less support and lived.” Declan rolled his eyes and focused on Lucas.

“I should go out there and back him up. In case.” Forge started to stand, but Lucas helped Declan push him back down.

“In case of what? They run out of pepperoni?” Lucas asked.

“She might recognize you,” Kai said. “You’re the head detective of this town. There is no need to take the risk someone will recognize you and blow everything. Besides, when making contact with someone with the express purpose of entering some sort of relationship with them, having your bond mate hanging around a few feet away is a bad idea.”

“He speaks from experience,” Ori chimed in and chuckled.

“You all do realize I can hear you, right?” Blair’s voice was crisp and clear coming from the speaker.

Heads up. There she is. She’s about to walk through the door,” Kai said. He pointed to the monitor. “Got to love predictable people.”

Lucas and Declan leaned closer and peered over Forge’s shoulders. Forge hunched over the microphone and talked. “Focus on her heartbeat, Blair. Forget the other stuff we’ve practiced. You’ll remember later how her heartbeat changes as you talk to her, trust me.”

Declan grabbed the mic and swung it toward him. “Don’t forget what I showed you about distracting her so you can—”

Lucas put his hand over the mic. “Leave him alone!”


I do love vampire and shifter books and this one was a great mix. We have 4 guys: Declan, Jonas, Blair, and Lucas all are part of Vampire Guard called Akhkharu Nasaru. Of course one of the 4 guys is actually a werewolf… interesting right?
Okay so here’s what I loved. I loved the guys. They were all unique and interesting. I loved their personalities and how each was their own. No carbon copy personalities thank God! 

Awesome action, adventure, suspense, and excitement. It was nail-biting at times and it seemed to really pick up speed just when things began to dip. No time to get bored at all! It had all the things I look for in a vampire/paranormal story. 

I would have loved more backstory on some characters as I feel it would have connected parts and made it less confusing at times. I found myself going back in the story looking for something I missed only to realize I didn’t miss anything it just wasn’t there. I was a little confused at first with the characters I mixed them up sometimes until I started to remember who was who. So that was but a tiny blip in the comprehension process.

It is a great start to the series and maybe in future books we will get some backstory that will connect the stories. That would be awesome.

Fun read!


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  1. Favortie vampire book...Cronin's Key. Congratulations on your new book, Elizabeth! It looks really good!

  2. Thank you for hosting me and for the great review!

  3. I'm going with Jen, Cronin's Key is a definite favorite. I love Bram Stokers Dracula so much though, I read it so many times as a teenager that my paperback of it is worn out, lol.

  4. Hmmm, favourite Vampire book. Well, I love Interview with a Vampire and I'm also quite fond of Cronin's Key.

    Congratulations on the release, Elizabeth!

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