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Subject: The Lost Night (New Jayne Castle Book)
Date Posted: 9/6/2012 7:44 PM ET
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I saw that the first book in Jayne Castle's Harmony spinoff series "Rainshadow" is out.  I just loved all the Harmony (and Arcane) series so I imagine I'll order this on Kindle so I can read right away. Anyone else a fan?

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THE LOST NIGHT(Jayne Castle)
A Rainshadow Novel #1
Mass Market Paperback - 368 pages (September 2012)
Jove; ISBN-10: 0515152846
ISBN-13: 978-0515152845

Even the mysterious world of Harmony has people who don’t quite fit in. They’re drawn to places like Rainshadow Island, a beautiful sanctuary where anyone can feel safe—and where secrets are closely guarded...

Schooled in an exotic form of martial arts, and with the ability to detect the auras of dangerous psychic criminals, Rachel Bonner and her dust bunny companion have found peace and quiet on Rainshadow Island, operating a bookstore and café.

But her tranquil new life is thrown into chaos when Harry Sebastian, the descendant of a notorious pirate, arrives to investigate strange developments in the privately owned woods known as the Preserve.

Immediately drawn to the amber-eyed woman, Harry must tread carefully. While Rachel’s special talents can help him track down dangerous rogues who have violated the Preserve, they can also sense the heart of darkness within him. But desire can weaken the strongest of defenses—and leave even the strongest man wanting more...

Date Posted: 9/6/2012 8:37 PM ET
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Sounds great to me!  I'll probably get it for my Kindle eventually also, unless I can get the PB here faster (I tend to wait a little for my Kindle books) 

I LOVED the Harmony books and the first several Arcane books, but I don't do too well with really long series, so I dropped off before the last trilogy.  I also do much better with futuristic/alternative reality books than with contemporary and/or historical...even if they have para aspects.  I stopped watching Jayne a while ago and didn't even know this book was coming.  Thanks Jo!

Date Posted: 9/6/2012 10:41 PM ET
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I am a fan.  I prefer her futuristic and contemporary books over her historicals.  I really like the way Jayne manages to carry on a storyline with all her different personas and yet most of the books can be stand alones or you can get by with just reading one persona's work.  Take the Arcane series for example.  I really like the series and have read the Jayne Ann Krentz books and the Jayne Castle books but not the Amanda Quick books and yet I can follow the storyline and not miss any of the overall story arc.  My favorite books in the series are two of the earlier ones White Lies and Sizzle and Burn.  I just reread Sizzle and Burn a few weeks ago.

Date Posted: 9/13/2012 11:12 AM ET
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I read it and thought it was good, but didn't really wow me.

Date Posted: 9/14/2012 12:37 AM ET
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Her earlier books had much more humor. I miss that.
Subject: I love Fallon!
Date Posted: 9/30/2012 8:40 AM ET
Member Since: 7/8/2005
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My favorite geek is Fallon! Ok, that's from the contemporary series (in too deep). Just sayin'

I like all the different time lines, and this one is on my list, but let's face it: they are all standard plot and delivery. I like that there isn't a lot of emotional trauma;it's more circumstantial. The guys are solid, and the gals are sharp. The humor is dry. But they are ALL like that! I listen to the audiobooks by the same reader, and they all sound the same.

Date Posted: 10/1/2012 2:05 AM ET
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When an author has been pumping out numerous books for over 30 years, I figure they've worn out the 'fresh & new' aspect.  If the author is really good, the books get a polished and professional feel...but rarely surprise readers after a couple decades.