Sizzle and Burn (Arcane Society Series #3)

Sizzle and Burn (Arcane Society Series #3)

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by Jayne Ann Krentz

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A woman who hears voices. A man who sees visions. A killer who may elude them both.


A woman who hears voices. A man who sees visions. A killer who may elude them both.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

At the opening of Krentz's disappointing latest featuring the Arcane Society-a covert organization devoted to paranormal research-costume shop owner Raine Tallentyre hears voices: in her deceased aunt's home in Shelbyville, Wash., she discovers and rescues a potential serial killer victim, and locks in on the disturbed killer's vibes. Raine's aunt also heard voices, but was also known as the town nut; Raine thus hesitates in going public. Meanwhile, Zack Jones is a PI hired by the Arcane Society: he gets a visceral sense of crimes with visions, but tracks Raine because of the secret research her father was doing on a special formula that enhances paranormal powers. Raine, meanwhile, has always believed that her father was killed by a member of the Society-one of Zack's relatives in fact-and is wary of Zack's motives. Krentz, who wrote the Arcane Society novel Second Sightas Amanda Quick, knows how to make sparks fly among the gifted, but this outing feels comparatively flat. The paranormal elements don't coalesce with the boy-meets-girl story. A repetitious dwelling on Raine's past, whereby potential partners were creeped out by her abilities, is a less serious flaw than the way the denouement makes use of them. (Jan.)

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Library Journal

Gifted with the unnerving psychometric ability to feel past, violent thoughts and feelings of others and hear them as voices in her head, Raine Tallentyre has used her "intuition" to solve crimes but has learned the hard way not to share the whole truth. Zack Jones, a psychic mirror talent and private investigator, contacts her for help in stopping the evil Nightshade cabal in its deadly quest for power, and she encounters a man who actually understands and shares her abilities-and is drawn into a passionate, heart-stopping, multilayered adventure that takes all of their combined strength to survive. A crazed, witch-burning serial killer, a creative batch of lethal psychics, and exquisitely paired soulmates head the cast of a "sizzlingly" chilling story that takes readers on another incredible journey into the riveting world of the Arcane Society. Krentz (White Lies) continues her action-packed psychic paranormal series, which includes stories set in both late Victorian England (under her Amanda Quick pseudonym) and modern-day America. She lives in Seattle.

—Kristin Ramsdell

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Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
Arcane Society Series , #3
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Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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

Seattle, WA
Place of Birth:
San Diego, CA
BA in History, University of California at Santa Cruz, MA in Librarianship from San Jose State University (California)

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Sizzle and Burn (Arcane Society Series #3) 4.3 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 110 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
JAK does not disappoint in this novel. I did not want to put the book down as the suspense kept building from the first page. Her characters are well done and the hero/heroine are larger than life. And, of course, the sign of an experienced and fantastic writer. The dialogue is witty and quick paced. Sometimes it's painful to read books written by novice writers because the dialogue could make one grimace. So, it's always wonderful to read a JAK novel as I always trust her to deliver.
I also enjoy how she explains the paranormal powers of the characters. It recognizes that some of us have higher levels of intuitive power than others, but it's not a book about Super heros.
harstan More than 1 year ago
After her aunt died, Raine Tallentyre returned to Shelbyville, Washington to arrange to have Vella¿s house sold. Raine is a psychic, a clairvoyant who hears the voices of evil people who have touched something she has touched. That is how Raine knows that a young woman is locked in a padlocked closet in her aunt¿s basement. When the police arrive and open the door she is still alive. The victim tells the authorities the man thought she was a witch and all witches had to die.----------------- Parapsychic Zack Jones is a private investigator for the Arcane Society, an organization dedicated to doing research on psychic powers he is not repulsed by Raine¿s powers because he has visions too. The Arcane Society is in a fight with Nightshade, an organization of criminal psychics, who stole the original formula of the founder of the Arcane Society to enhance paranormal abilities. The drawback is that every dose the person takes leads to insanity and finally suicide. Zack wants Raine to help him locate missing scientist Dr. Lawrence Quinn who was working on the formula to enhance para powers without going insane. The missing scientist was last scene in Oriana near the home of Raine¿s late aunt. Zacl wants to rescue the researcher or deal with him if he is a traitor and she wants to find out if her aunt was murdered. Together they make a great team in and out of the bedroom.------------------- Jayne Anne Krentz has written another best seller that is going to the top of the New York Times bestseller list. This latest Arcane Society novel is full of action, intrigue, romance and double agents who keep the protagonists busy trying to figure out who they are. The support cast is quirky, a Krentz trademark and add a degree of beauty to a fast paced thriller. Readers get a fascinating inside look at the Arcane Society. ------------ Harriet Klausner
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Fun read with strong characters.
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Her combination of mystery , romance & the exotic makes for an exciting read.
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This was an entertaining book. Would recommend to everyone
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Great book!!
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She's done it again! :-)
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Jayne Ann Krentz is my favorite author. If you like paranormal you will like her writing.
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tcrafter More than 1 year ago
She is an excellent writer in all of her books!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
baveld More than 1 year ago
I love Amanda Quick and now Jayne with this series. very innovative and good read. I was initially confused by the juxtaposing of the two authors and the time periods. but went to the Quick web site and followed the order there.
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