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Jayne Castle

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Castle, Jayne. Rainshadow novel.
New York : Jove Books 2015.
Jove mass-market edition
Physical Description
323 pages; 18 cm
Main Author
Jayne Castle (author)
Review by Booklist Reviews

*Starred Review* The first thought that crosses Ella Morgan's mind when Rafe Coppersmith enters her new office is that he is three months too late. After all, when they first met, Rafe did ask Ella if she would like to go out for coffee with him. Since Rafe didn't call to follow up, Ella figured he never really intended to ask her out. What is important, however, is that he did keep his word about not telling anyone that Ella is a Siren, a singer with paranormal powers. As it turns out, the reason Rafe is now calling on Ella is because he needs her unique musical talents. Adding the Coppersmith Mining Company to her list of clients would certainly boost the cachet of Ella's fledgling business, but Ella also knows that even if Rafe is one of the good guys, that doesn't make him any less dangerous to be around. Like a siren herself, Castle (a.k.a. best-selling Jayne Ann Krentz) expertly lures readers in with inventive plotting, wit-infused writing, and flawless characterization in the latest deliciously sexy addition to her consistently entertaining, fantasy-laced Rainshadow series, following The Hot Zone (2014). Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Library Journal Reviews

Paranormal music talent Ella Morgan is caught off guard when magnetic, powerful Rafe Coppersmith walks through the door of her dream counseling firm and asks for help in dealing with ancient alien monsters on remote Rainshadow Island that lure their prey with paranormal songs. She surprises them both by agreeing to do it, but someone is determined that they don't succeed. It will take all their skill—and a little help from some resourceful dust bunnies—to make sure all turns out well. VERDICT A woman with the ability to sing men to their deaths and a man who needs the siren's love and comfort find a paranormal bond that is much more than passion. This lively, deliciously sensual, laughter-laced adventure nicely expands Castle's mysterious, addictive futuristic world and features a doughnut-loving, wedding veil-obsessed dust bunny that is hard to forget. Castle (The Hot Zone) lives in the Seattle area. [Page 71]. (c) Copyright 2015 Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

The ultraprolific Jayne Ann Krenz dons her Castle pseudonym for the steamy fourth Rainshadow novel (after The Hot Zone), exploring Rainshadow Island's alien tunnels and psychic powers. After perennial bridesmaid Ella Morgan unmasks a friend's bridegroom at the altar as a two-time wife-killer, she blasts his mind with her hidden and rare psionic talent, which she's sure renders her unmarriageable. Then she meets smoldering-hot Rafe Coppersmith, and for most of the rest of this torrid fantasy adventure, she repeatedly declares her disbelief that he not only doesn't fear her but is intrigued by the notion of a confident, monster-slaying woman. Castle's involved plot features the accustomed assortment of baddies, but Ella's psionic ability (and her helpful companion, Lorelei, a bouncy creature called a dust bunny) defeats them all before Ella and Rafe reach matching high notes of ecstasy. Though entirely predictable and couched in standard romance genre language, this is still a pleasant pas de deux in which a liberated woman meets a dangerous hunk who lusts after both her curves and her cerebrum. Castle adroitly lets the sparks fly in this cozy escapist story. (Aug.) [Page ]. Copyright 2015 PWxyz LLC

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Ella Morgan, a Siren who can sing men to sleep—or to their deaths—is hired by the Coppersmith Mining Company to navigate the alien catacombs of Rainshadow Island, where she finds herself working alongside the man who broke her heart. By a New York Times best-selling author. Original. 500,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

When Ella Morgan, a Siren whose song has magical powers, is hired by the Coppersmith Mining Company to navigate the alien catacombs of Rainshadow Island, she finds herself working with Rafe Coppersmith, the man who broke her heart.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

In the mysterious world of Harmony, there are places filled with unexplored marvels. But Rainshadow Island isn’t about to give up its secrets…In the alien catacombs of Rainshadow, there are creatures whose compelling songs lure the unwary to their death. That’s why Rafe Coppersmith, hired to clear out the catacombs for exploration, needs a music talent. He’s knows the perfect one, but she probably doesn’t want anything do with him...Ella Morgan had once fallen hard and fast for Rafe, but then he disappeared for months…and he’s not about to tell her why. Ella, too, has secrets that only her dust bunny knows. She’s not just a music talent, she’s a Siren: a paranormal singer capable of singing men to sleep—or to their deaths.But once on Rainshadow, Rafe and Ella will learn that surrendering to passion doesn’t come without risks—and fighting fire with fire only adds to the flame…