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After Dark  (Harmony, Bk 1)
After Dark - Harmony, Bk 1
Author: Jayne Castle
A race of aliens once lived on the future Earth colony called Harmony, leaving behind them the ruins of a vast, beautiful, and mysterious culture that is still protected by the psychic illusion traps and eerie ghosts that they created. Lydia Smith is an archaeologist who can resonate and dissolve the illusions, and those talents, combined with h...  more »
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780515129021
ISBN-10: 051512902X
Publication Date: 9/1/2000
Pages: 332
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 288 ratings
Publisher: Jove Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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reviewed After Dark (Harmony, Bk 1) on + 83 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
Taking what she learned in creating her first futuristic other-world novels (Amaryllis, Zinnia, and Orchid), Jayne Castle gets it right in this series of novels set on another planet called Harmony, set in the same universe. Each book will stand alone, but they are better if you read this one first as you will get a good introduction to life on Harmony, it's history, and it's culture.

The book description is right here, so I won't repeat that - but look over it to see if this is your "cup of tea." You will find likable characters, romance and love, and an interesting murder mystery, in a well-thought out, imaginative, and interesting setting.

Unlike the first novels set on the planet of St Helens, this series, set on Harmony uses characteristics of the alien world well to increase the mystery and provide some action and interesting characters.

I'd rate any book in the Harmony series as an "all-nighter."
reviewed After Dark (Harmony, Bk 1) on + 11 more book reviews
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Jayne Ann Krentz writing as Jayne Castle: Lydia Smith, licensed Paara-archaeologist is seriously stressed out from a nasty incident in an alien tomb and obliged to work par time in Shrimpton's House of Ancient Horrors, a very low budget museum as a result. Planning to get her career back on track, she finds that nasty stuff just keeps on happening. Like finding dead bodies in the work place. . .Of course, her new client, Emmett London, might be a plus. Then again, maybe not. She really can't afford to be distracted from her career goals right now, can she? But when somebody seriously tries to take her out, it appears that this one very dangerous man might be part of the solution, rather than part of the problem. And a very tasty part of the the solution indeed! This is primo Jayne Castle/Krentz - dig out the chocolates and run a hot bath. You'll want to read this one in one fell swoop!
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Good mixture of fantasy, futureworld, romance and intrigue. There is a sequel: After Glow.
reviewed After Dark (Harmony, Bk 1) on + 384 more book reviews
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This book follows up "After Glow" and we read more about Lydia and Emmett. Another great romantic, paranormal read.
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I really liked this one - by this time Castle/Krentz is fairly comfortable with her future world and doesn't have to wow us with funny names for stuff. I've enjoyed all of the Harmony series.
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Another futuristic romance set beyond the Curtain, this time on Harmony. The residents of Harmony have different psychic gifts than those of St. Helens. They are able to use amber and psi energy to power everything from cars to televisions. Some are more gifted in that they can manipulate 'ghosts' and untangle 'traps' left in the old cities built by the former residents of the planet. These people are para-archaeologists and ghost hunters. Lydia and Emmett are just such a team, trying to find Emmett's nephew and a family heirloom he stole, they uncover something much more valuable, and dangerous.
reviewed After Dark (Harmony, Bk 1) on + 24 more book reviews
Really good book, Well worth the credits I spent..First book in series.When I finished it I ordered the rest of them..A very well written paranormal series..Funny and dangerous.Have read them all. Well worth your reading time.

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