Dream Eyes [NOOK Book]

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A suspicious death. A ghost in a mirror. The new Dark Legacy novel from the New York Times bestselling author known for crafting stories of burning passion and chilling suspense…



The death of her friend and mentor, Evelyn Ballinger, brings psychic counselor Gwen Frazier back to the small town of Wilby, Oregon, and brings back memories she would rather forget. Two years ...
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Overview

A suspicious death. A ghost in a mirror. The new Dark Legacy novel from the New York Times bestselling author known for crafting stories of burning passion and chilling suspense…



The death of her friend and mentor, Evelyn Ballinger, brings psychic counselor Gwen Frazier back to the small town of Wilby, Oregon, and brings back memories she would rather forget. Two years ago, a killer stalked the members of one of Ballinger’s research studies—including Gwen, who survived while two others didn’t. Now, she’s sure that Ballinger’s death is related.



Sent by a friend to help Gwen, psychic investigator Judson Coppersmith arrives in Wilby barely in control of his own talent and his own life, and haunted by urgent dreams. His attraction to Gwen is primal, but there are secrets he must keep to protect himself from surrendering to her completely, even as their investigation draws them into dreamscapes, into decades of deception and into the paranormal fires of a desire too strong to resist…

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Krentz returns to the world of her sexy psi investigators in a strong sequel to Copper Beach (2012). Judson Coppersmith’s innate psychic gifts allow him to detect resonance from violent events and sense the emotions of a killer’s mind. Gwen Frazier is a dream counselor who reads auras and translates the psychic resonance of violent deaths into visions of ghosts. When Gwen’s mentor is murdered with a paranormal weapon, Gwen turns to the Coppersmiths for help, giving her a chance to explore her compelling lust for Judson. Krentz balances the protagonists’ mutual attraction with their insecurities; Judson, who is fighting nightmares of a traumatic event, fears being viewed as a potential client, and Gwen worries her contagious dreams will ruin this relationship as it has others. The triple twists in the murder case make the plot convoluted and tedious, but a long denouement gives the characters a chance to build a real relationship after the threats of violence are gone. (Jan.)
Library Journal
Psychic counselor Gwen Frazier is drawn back to tiny Wilby, OR, by an email from her mentor, paranormal researcher Dr. Evelyn Ballinger. When Gwen arrives to find Evelyn dead on the office floor, she knows Evelyn didn't die naturally—the ghost in the mirror and her own uncanny ability to sense violent death tell her that much—but proving it is another matter. Suspecting a link between this murder and a series of deaths two years earlier and now a suspect herself, Gwen reaches out to psychic investigator Judson Coppersmith for help and gets love in the bargain. A lethally talented heroine haunted by the past; a powerful, enigmatic hero with issues of his own; and a complex, multifaceted plot that takes fans into a mind-bending dreamscape maze result in another winner from the consistently creative Krentz. VERDICT With walk-off-the-page characters, crackling sexual tension, swift pacing, and the author's trademark sassy humor, this wonderfully inventive high-stakes adventure will whet fans' appetites for more. Krentz (Copper Beach) lives in Seattle.
Kirkus Reviews
When Gwen Frazier returns to Wilby, Ore., to investigate the death of her mentor, she knows she's opening up psychic wounds she'd rather forget, and when her best friend sends in investigator Judson Coppersmith to help, she realizes she's met her match, romantically and psychically. Will their attraction, skills and talent be enough, in time, to solve the mystery and save them both? Psychic Gwen Frazier would just as soon avoid Wilby, Ore., since she was nearly the victim of a serial killer two years ago, when she was participating in a psychic research study. But when the researcher, Gwen's friend and mentor Evelyn Ballinger, winds up dead, and names Gwen as her sole heir, she simply can't stay away. Returning to the town opens Gwen up to even more danger, physically and psychically, and turns the sheriff's suspicious mind to Gwen as the prime suspect. Gwen's friend sends her Judson Coppersmith, of the wealthy Coppersmith family, a renowned investigator who has some strong psychic talent himself, as well as a wildfire physical attraction. Judson might as well be the cavalry as far as Gwen is concerned, with his security and weapons skills, plus his psychic intuition toward violent crime. He's just what she needs to solve the crime and stay alive. As bodies start piling up in Wilby, it becomes clear that Gwen is once again a target. Judson and Gwen must race to find a link between the past and the present to solve the mystery and catch the killer determined to take Gwen's life. And as the two work toward answers, they'll realize just how good they are together--in oh-so-many ways. This is the second novel in the Dark Legacy series from Krentz. The master storyteller once again creates authentic, well-drawn characters, a quick-paced, engrossing plot set against a backdrop of a psychic world imprinted effortlessly on our own and a relatable romance one can't help but root for. Romantic suspense with a psychic twist--or, a little bit of everything, all wrapped up in wonderful.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101609149
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 1/8/2013
  • Series: Dark Legacy Series , #2
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 14,097
  • File size: 856 KB

Meet the Author

Jayne Ann Krentz

Jayne Ann Krentz is the author of more than fifty New York Times bestsellers. She has written contemporary romantic suspense novels under that name, as well as futuristic and historical romance novels under the pseudonyms Jayne Castle and Amanda Quick, respectively. She lives in Seattle.

Biography

A successful corporate and academic librarian-turned-author, Jayne Ann Krentz wrote serial romances for several publishers (including industry powerhouse Harlequin) before breaking out in the '90s as a writer of romantic novels. To say that she has been successful is an understatement: A New York Times- bestselling author with more than 23 million copies of her books in print, she writes three sub-genres of romantic suspense under three different pen names: contemporary romances as Jayne Ann Krentz, historicals as Amanda Quick, and futuristic/paranormal romances as Jayne Castle. (In her early career, she employed at least three additional pseudonyms!) In 2006, the prolific Krentz launched The Arcane Society series -- crossover thrillers written under all three noms de plume that feature members of a secret organization devoted to the study of the paranormal.

It would be hard to find a more passionate advocate for romantic fiction than Krentz. In 1992, she edited and contributed to Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance, an award-winning nonfiction essay collection that serves an eloquent apologia for the genre. She has also received the Jane Austen Commemorative Medal from Romantic Times magazine for her work educating readers about Romance. "The Romance genre is the only genre where readers are guaranteed novels that place the heroine at the heart of the story," she says on her website. "These are books that celebrate women's heroic virtues and values: courage, honor, determination and a belief in the healing power of love." Clearly, her legions of loyal fans agree!

Good To Know

I have finally reached the point in my career where I have some say over cover art. Unfortunately, it turns out that I have absolutely no talent for cover art design. Thank heavens I'm with a publisher (Putnam/Berkley) that maintains a terrific art department.

I love green tea and red wine and was absolutely thrilled when it turned out that both are now considered health foods.

I love all animals except for squirrels which, I strongly suspect, are aliens from outer space who are here to take over the planet. You have been warned.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Amanda Quick, Jayne Castle
    2. Hometown:
      Seattle, WA
    1. Education:
      BA in History, University of California at Santa Cruz, MA in Librarianship from San Jose State University (California)
    2. Website:

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  • Posted January 11, 2013

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    Great mystery, romance and a smidge of paranormal.   In Dream E

    Great mystery, romance and a smidge of paranormal.  

    In Dream Eyes, Gwen Frazier, school buddy and sister from another mother of Abby Radwell from Copper Beach (Dark Legacy #1), is in a bit of a bind.  She’s found her friend and mentor dead in the small town of Wilby, Oregon and she believes it may have been murder.  Gwen asks Abby for help of the psychic nature to find the truth.  Help is sent in the form of psychic investigator Judson Coppersmith.  Judson is recovering from a psychic trauma but figures this will be a quick look-see and done.  He doesn’t count on his attraction to Gwen and the mystery surrounding her and the town.

    This is classic JAK Gwen & Judson have great chemistry and the mystery kept me guessing till the end.I know some folks don’t get it but I ADORE Jayne Ann Krentz novels.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 13, 2013

    I Also Recommend:

    Really great book with intriguing story line. J. Krentz never di

    Really great book with intriguing story line. J. Krentz never disappoints!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2013

    Good fun read!

    Krentz comes through with an engaging & entertaining story.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2013

    Fablous

    Wonderful mystery and romance.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 18, 2013

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    Well. This book is almost a copy of the first in the series &quo

    Well. This book is almost a copy of the first in the series "Copper Beach" and I do like this one better than the first, maybe the characters? I love that there is an animal in each book so far, and in this one a cat and I want to know what kind of critter will be in book number 3...(hehehe) the plot line? I like it better than the first book. I like Judson better than Sam. I think the author has got a formula that she likes, 1/4 of the way in there is sex, then 1/2 way and then 3/4 of the way in more sex... and not to much or to graphic, I hate gratuitous sex! This was a good quick and fun read. I have read a book by Amanda Quick before, not knowing it was Jane and it would not matter as I enjoyed it as well. I know what I like to read, When you want escapism... she is the author for you. this is a "just barely" ... 4 stars

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 8, 2013

    Must read Cooper beach agin

    I really enjoyed the book, but I should have reread Cooper Beach before I read this book, I seemed to forget a lot about a book if the next one comes out a lot later.
    I'm not going to get in to the story and give things away,buy you will thank me later for that. The chatter in this book are great together and the has no lag time so there is always things to be done, and people too see. I really enjoy JAK books, but I cant wait to read the new Jayne Castle when it comes out.
    This a great read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2013

    Angela Shikany

    If you like Jayne Anne Krentz youll like this. It's her standard formula, no pun intended.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2013

    Interesting

    First time I've read a Jayne Ann Krentz book. The story kept me guessing and the paranormal element was perfect. I thought the way she ended a chapter could have been smoother. But otherwise a great read.


    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2013

    Dylan

    A guy walks in ready for ANYTHING

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2013

    You can never go wrong with a Krentz book.

    Very much up to top enjoyment expected from Krentz.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 1, 2013

    Another Jayne Ann Krentz hit!

    Sometimes I can deduce the villain in Krentz's stories but this one kept me guessing up until the final reveal, and even then there were a couple of extra plot twists. Added to the suspense are Krentz's typical quirky characters, plus the Coppersmith family cast of characters, and Krentz has another paranormal romance hit.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 17, 2013

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    what a great book cant wait for her next one. love everything s

    what a great book cant wait for her next one. love everything she writes.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2013

    Great book

    I read everything she writes

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2013

    Recommended

    I enjoy the paranormal in her books. They are well written

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2013

    As usual, a good read!

    totally enjoyable

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 8, 2013

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    great book

    Loved this book. Krentz has alot of talent and this series is proof. Been a fan forever. Read and enjoy

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    Great, I loved it

    Great, I loved it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    I thought it was a great read.

    Dream Eyes takes it's readers into one of the worlds of Jayne Ann Krentz.She is a favorite author of mine. You join Gwen and Judson as they get to know each other and solve a crime. It don't get much better than that in my book. Found myself flipping pages faster and faster. I thought it was a great read.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 8, 2013

    It is a good read

    I enjoyed it because I love anything about Phychics.I read the first one so had to get the second one.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    Even an average Krentz is better than nothing.

    Not magical, but adequate.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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