Discussion Forums - Paranormal

Topic: Sizzle & Burn---Arcane Society

Club rule - Please, if you cannot be courteous and respectful, do not post in this forum.
  Unlock Forum posting with Annual Membership.
Subject: Sizzle & Burn---Arcane Society
Date Posted: 3/12/2008 5:43 PM ET
Member Since: 7/9/2005
Posts: 773
Back To Top

Has anyone read Jayne Ann Krentz "Sizzle and Burn"?  I am so impatient waiting for it on my WL, that I ordered it from DoubleDay Book club!!  I loved "White Lies" and hope it's just as good.  My only problem with this series is that there is going to be --- time fluctuation--- with books by JAK and Amanda Quick.  I am really not fond of Regency Romances.  I do have "Second Sight", but haven't been able to find any interest in starting it yet.  Anyone have any input on this Series??

 

Just finished reading Deadly Deceptions by Linda Lael Miller

Starting One Bite Stand by Nina Bangs

Date Posted: 3/12/2008 8:20 PM ET
Member Since: 10/7/2007
Posts: 106
Back To Top

I like everything that Krentz writes, no matter under what name. I get all of them in hardcover, keep and re-read them.

Sizzle and burn is pretty good. I agree it is disconcerting switching from one time period to another.

Have you read any of her historical novels? The heroines are not sappy. They are strong minded, independent women.

Date Posted: 3/13/2008 11:08 AM ET
Member Since: 7/14/2007
Posts: 8,942
Back To Top

I second what Audry said.  Krentz/Quick/Castle is one of my favorite authors, and I get her books in hardcover as soon as they come out.

Date Posted: 3/13/2008 5:18 PM ET
Member Since: 7/9/2005
Posts: 773
Back To Top

Well, I still am going to try to read "Second Sight".  Maybe after "One Bite Stand".  I think the whole regency period was so melodramatic to me.  I usually stick to the here and now.  I rarely read futuristics also.  I agree and collect JAK, but usually only books under that name. 

 

Date Posted: 3/13/2008 10:02 PM ET
Member Since: 10/7/2007
Posts: 106
Back To Top

Ok, now you have my curiousity up. What is it about the regency period that  causes you to think of it as "melodramatic?" 

I have a background in anthropology so I get annoyed with writers that do not keep true to whatever period that they are writing about. That is one of my pet peeves. Maybe that is why I like futuristic and fantasy settings. I suspend any preconceived notions of how a person would be act with those genres LOL.

Date Posted: 3/14/2008 7:57 AM ET
Member Since: 7/9/2005
Posts: 773
Back To Top

I have never liked that period in anything!!!  No offense.  I am sure that it was very nice to live then, but I am having so much fun living in the present that I don't look back!!!!  JUST KIDDING.  Actually I really have always liked books written in the present.  Even those books that skip back and forth in time periods (like when they think back and remember 10 pages of stuff), it drives me crazy.  I don't mind some memories, but when it is part of the book, I don't like it.  JUST ME

Date Posted: 3/14/2008 8:15 AM ET
Member Since: 10/7/2007
Posts: 106
Back To Top

I like past, present, and future books. LOL  there are some periods that do not particularly interest me, but I find rather than time periods it is certain locations I do not care for, for example I'm not at all into China or Japan. I've read some books  with an oriental  foundation and even if I thought the book was pretty good...I just cannot get into the culture.

As far as wanting to live in any other time period, aka go back in time, well as much as I enjoy time travel via books, I would not want to LIVE then. Women's lives pretty much sucked except for a few lucky ones. 

Date Posted: 3/14/2008 8:23 AM ET
Member Since: 7/9/2005
Posts: 773
Back To Top

I can understand that!!  I also have trouble with reading about certain locations.  I love Louisiana, Texas, and Southern USA.  Don't know why as I live in Illinois.  Out of country:  anywhere but Russia, France, Middle East and I have to agree with Asia.

I really try hard to understand and accept others religion and culture, but I wonder if I'm a Book Bigot.:(

Date Posted: 3/14/2008 3:33 PM ET
Member Since: 10/7/2007
Posts: 106
Back To Top

I'm the same way about Russia.  I just have no interest .

"Book Bigot" That's funny :-)

Date Posted: 3/20/2008 12:40 AM ET
Member Since: 6/24/2005
Posts: 356
Back To Top

I like them all, past, present and future, lol.

Norma, I just finished Sizzle and Burn (my copy already promised to a friend), I liked it a lot, the best in the series for me, enjoy.   Alternating the periods gives us more insight into the society as it changes through the years, rather than getting the back story to the Society in one book set in the present, you get it by the alternating time periods.

Date Posted: 3/20/2008 8:33 AM ET
Member Since: 10/7/2007
Posts: 106
Back To Top

Good point Pam.  I don't think people appreciate history and how  events in the past influence us today. It is easy to "take things for granted" or to assume that things have always been the way that they are without  knowing  how cultures were shaped.

Date Posted: 3/20/2008 3:41 PM ET
Member Since: 7/9/2005
Posts: 773
Back To Top

OKAY_______I just finished S&B and really did enjoy it, but think I liked White Lies better.  I had trouble getting into it, but finally did.  Usually I can get absorbed by JAK's books within the first chapter.

 

Just started "Losing It" by Valerie Bertinelli.  I know this isn't paranormal, but a friend gave it to me today to read.  I usually don't read Auto-biographies, but have seen a lot of press about this book and will try it.

Date Posted: 3/23/2008 5:09 PM ET
Member Since: 2/15/2006
Posts: 284
Back To Top

I like all her books, I don't usually care for contemporary romance novels and I'm fairly new to paranormal but enjoying it immensely. I do like the connection between the past and present. I see the connection with the future books as well. I wouldn't miss a one.

susan/vt