Running Hot (Arcane Society Series #5)
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Running Hot (Arcane Society Series #5)

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by Jayne Ann Krentz, Sandra Burr
     
 

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Ex-cop Luther Malone, lifelong member of the secretive paranormal organization known as the Arcane Society, is waiting to meet Grace Renquist. Hired as an aura-reading consultant in the quest for a murder suspect, she’s got zero field experience. She’s from tiny Eclipse Bay, Oregon. She’s a librarian, for heaven’s sake.
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Overview

Ex-cop Luther Malone, lifelong member of the secretive paranormal organization known as the Arcane Society, is waiting to meet Grace Renquist. Hired as an aura-reading consultant in the quest for a murder suspect, she’s got zero field experience. She’s from tiny Eclipse Bay, Oregon. She’s a librarian, for heaven’s sake.
As for Grace, she’s not expecting much, either, from Malone, who walks with a cane and isn’t so good with a gun. Nice résumé for a bodyguard.
But even before they reach their hotel in Maui – where they’ll be posing as honeymooners – Grace and Luther feel the electric charge between them. Problem is, they need to remain vigilant day and night; because it soon becomes clear there’s more going on here.

Rogue sensitives – operatives for the underground group Nightshade – are pouring into the luxury resort as if there’s a convention. Grace recognizes those dark spikes in their auras. And she understands how dangerous these people can be...especially with those para-hunters at their sides.
As Grace knows all too well, if you don’t control your powers, your powers will control you.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

A heroine who can see dark energy flashes in a villain's aura and a hero who can squelch villainous thoughts before they're put into action go to paradise to find a murderer, but find love, sex and a nest of drug-enhanced evildoers instead in Krentz's latest Arcane Society novel. Librarian Grace Renquist and ex-cop-turned-bartender Luther Malone, both members of the centuries-old Arcane Society, join forces when the psychic investigative agency Jones & Jones hires Grace, with Luther as her bodyguard, to find a killer in Hawaii. Luther quickly realizes Grace is not your normal paranormal, but their hot romance is put (briefly) on hold as they learn that Nightshade, drug-fueled supernatural baddies, are after the same murderer-as is the lethal psychic hunter La Sirène, an opera diva with a killer voice. The plot is fast, steamy and wildly entertaining even if it defies credulity. Krentz's fans will enjoy this outing and appreciate the teaser that readers have not seen the last of this power couple. (Jan.)

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Library Journal

Grabbing readers from the get-go with a sizzling murder that's the perfect setup for what's to come, this latest in Krentz's unique centuries-spanning paranormal "Arcane Society" series (she writes the 19th-century stories as Amanda Quick) pairs a bitter, wounded ex-cop-turned-bartender with an emotionally guarded genealogy librarian. The pair set off to Maui on a routine reconnaissance mission for the shadowy Jones & Jones agency that quickly turns into something else, then the sexy sparks and paranormal high jinks fly. Flawlessly matched protagonists (even their auras are in sync) are here joined by a cadre of psychically gifted characters ranging from a delightfully quirky retired landlady with a secret past to a lethally unbalanced coloratura with a killer voice. This arresting tale combines witty humor with clever plotting to weave an exceptionally memorable romance that is funnier and a shade less dark than the author's earlier Sizzle and Burn. A winner that, while part of a series, stands beautifully on its own. Krentz lives in Seattle. [See Prepub Alert, LJ9/1/08.]


—Kristin Ramsdell

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423326403
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
12/30/2008
Series:
Arcane Society Series, #5
Edition description:
Abridged, 5 CDs, 6 hours
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

Jayne Ann Krentz is the author of 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.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Seattle, WA
Place of Birth:
San Diego, CA
Education:
BA in History, University of California at Santa Cruz, MA in Librarianship from San Jose State University (California)
Website:
http://www.krentz-quick.com

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