Sunday, July 20, 2008

“Sizzle and Burn” by Jayne Ann Krentz

Sizzle and Burn” by Jayne Ann Krentz
2008, GP Putnam's Sons
ISBN: 978-0-399-15445-4

Sizzle and Burn” by Jayne Ann Krentz. Read it. Very good book. I love anything Jayne writes in whatever genre she ends up in, but “Sizzle and Burn” is a fantasy contemporary and picks up threads from the historical romances Jayne writes as Amanda Quick.
Raine Tallentyre is psychic. It’s something she’s lived with all her life and something that as an adult she’s channeled into a public service as she helps put away the bad guys. But, in using her talent to pick up on residual violence done that sticks to objects she is able to harness something that drove her aunt into insanity.

After her aunt dies Raine begins to dispose of her aunt’s estate. This includes putting her house on the market. Only, as she stands there with the real estate agent she senses something very wrong has happened. She calls 911 to tell the police to come find a murdered person. Except, the lady isn’t dead.

In comes Zack, a psychic private detective, who has been called in by a secret group called the Arcane society who is all about providing a place for people with psychic abilities to carve out a life for themselves. They also hunt the bad guys and the bad guys are all around Raine right now.
Love flares between Raine and Zack. The action is fast and furious as the bad guys make their attacks over and over again. It just doesn’t want to let up and you really won’t want to put this book down until you’re finished.

Now, on a personal level I was quite interested in the particular psychic ability that both Raine and her aunt shared. They heard voices. That’s what I do. It’s hard to explain to people that I channel. But, it’s thrilling for me to read a story that involves hearing voices by one of my favorite authors.

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