Orchid (St. Helen's Series #3)

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New York Times bestselling author JAYNE CASTLE

The wildly popular alter ego of bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz creates “delectably entertaining paranormal romantic suspense” (Booklist) in the “unique, synergistic world of St. Helen’s” (Library Journal ), the not-so-distant space colony where hearts and minds are gloriously in sync!

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Overview


New York Times bestselling author JAYNE CASTLE

The wildly popular alter ego of bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz creates “delectably entertaining paranormal romantic suspense” (Booklist) in the “unique, synergistic world of St. Helen’s” (Library Journal ), the not-so-distant space colony where hearts and minds are gloriously in sync!

Atop psychic for exclusive Psynergy Inc., Orchid Adams has her hands full with a baffling murder—which doesn’t exactly allow time for husband hunting. Is it even possible there’s a man on St. Helen’s who measures up to her dreams of wedded bliss? Take her new client, Rafe Stonebraker: primitive and elemental, an unlicensed P.I. with some serious secrets, Rafe is hardly marriage material. So why does his powerful presence have Orchid imagining the most outrageous affair? Rafe is embroiled in solving a strange theft while thwarting a hostile takeover of Stonebraker Shipping; he needs a wife—and fast—to salvage his credibility. Orchid Adams doesn’t fit the profile he had in mind, but she fits in his arms. Will their electrifying connection end up getting them burned?

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Library Journal
Determined to rescue his family's company from impending ruin by becoming CEO, Rafe Stonebreakerwho's gifted with psychic strategizing abilitieshas everything in place to make it happen, except the one thing he desperately needs to win over the boarda wife! But it isn't easy for such an exotic talent as Rafe to find a wife through a recognized matchmaking agency. Then he encounters the icy writer of psychic vampire romance novels, Orchid Adams. With her typical offbeat humor and flair, Castle once again takes a pair of powerful, "unmatchable" protagonists, sets them down in her innovative, synergistic world of St. Helens, and gives them a mystery to solve, villains to outwit, and a passion to explore. Readers will be waiting for this terrifically sexy romance, the third in the series. Castle (Zinnia, LJ 8/97) also writes as Amanda Quick and under her own name, Jayne Ann Krentz; she lives in the Seattle area.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780671569020
  • Publisher: Pocket Books
  • Publication date: 5/1/1998
  • Series: St. Helen's Series , #3
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 245,434
  • Product dimensions: 4.00 (w) x 7.02 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Meet the Author

The author of a string of New York Times bestsellers, JAYNE ANN KRENTZ uses three different pen names for each of her three "worlds". As JAYNE ANN KRENTZ (her married name) she writes contemporary romantic-suspense. She uses AMANDA QUICK for her novels of historical romantic-suspense. JAYNE CASTLE (her birth name) is reserved these days for her stories of futuristic/paranormal romantic-suspense.

She is married and lives with her husband, Frank, in Seattle, Washington.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2011

    Amazing Trilogy!!

    The Whole Trilogy (Zinnia, Orchid, and Amarylis) is the best out of all of Castle's books. I wish, wish, wish she would go back to THESE stories!! I've tapered off reading her most recent ones over the last couple of years because they just don't keep me as enthralled as this World does. I LOVE the relationship of the Talent and Focus. Haven't found anything like it anywhere else, and I've read a lot of books in this genre. MUST READ

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  • Posted January 29, 2013

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    Great Book!

    I have read all three books in this series and this is my favorite. The characters and storyline are very well written. Orchid who is a psychic prism is hired by Stonebraker to channel his psychic energy for his detective agency. But he is really auditioning for a psychically compatible wife. There is action, intrigue, romance, okay and some hot sex too so that you don't get bore. I just wish the series would keep going and going and going. Loved IT.

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  • Posted April 29, 2011

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    Great Read

    I just finished Orchid by Jayne Castle, this is tied to her other series (Arcane and Ghost Hunter), but it still has a different spin on it. I had some trouble with the odd combinations of both foods and animals, seemingly St Helens is apart from Harmony more than I thought. But I still enjoyed it very much. We get all the elements to the arc we've come to love.
    Rafe reminds me so much of Fallon in way of his talent and how that can make him brooding, and yet he's much more free and fun in his way of being. He's not just reserved, he also says what he thinks and likes to parry insults with people. Most importantly Orchid. Both seem to be destined to meet as they're having trouble finding love with their agencies, and a case that ties them both together in unexpected ways. I love the banter between Orchid and Rafe as they grow closer to each other, and the end of the investigation. Murder, danger, hypnosis and drugs, kidnapings, extortion, theft, both family drama and humor, and more. It takes so many twists you wonder just who did what and is the killer really who you expected? Up till the end it kept me guessing. I'm looking forward to trying the other two books in this spinoff.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2012

    kept me reading, enjoy the romance and sci-fi mixture

    Read all St. Helen's series, enjoyed all. I read for pleasure so even though you know the main characters will not willingly admit attraction to eash other, they will end together. Jayne Castle just fills in the middle. The mixture of sci-fi, a vivid imagination by the author and some steamy romance is good travel reading.

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  • Posted December 16, 2011

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  • Posted May 26, 2010

    Why aren't these ebooks!

    I love this series and would love to have it in digital format - the world of Harmony is very well constructed and the characters are interesting, the story lines fast-paced and intriguing. I'd love to be able to tote around my library, but can't find faves like these as ebooks!

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  • Posted May 25, 2010

    Jayne Castle's world on Harmony is a must read for science fiction and romance fans.

    Orchid is actually an older title by Jayne Castle, aka Jayne Ann Krentz and Amanda Quick. Jayne Castle's characters are quirky, especially the dust bunnies, and easy to relate to even with the futuristic setting. This future world is also part of the new Dreamlight trilogy that features Krentz crossing into each of her writing personas.

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  • Posted May 6, 2010

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    Orchid

    As in her other two books set on the same planet, the characters are totally believable with a plot twist so one really doesn't know who the real villain is until near the end. I enjoy the way neither of her main characters are wimpy or submissive to each other. There is a lot of give and take between the characters. The inter-relationships between the talented and the focus people is unique; sort of like a living matrix would be in MZB's world of Darkover. Ms. Castle has a good blend of Science Fiction/Fantasy/Romance. I look forward to reading more about this world.

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  • Posted December 20, 2008

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    Just a good fun romantic read.

    This isn't great literature by any means, but the author writes a good interesting story set in an alternate universe. I always enjoy Jayne's books. She has an off-beat sense of humor that I really enjoy.

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