Published by Jove Genres: PNR
Fired Up (Krentz): More than three centuries ago, Nicholas Winters irrevocably altered his genetic makeup in an obsession-fueled competition with alchemist and Arcane Society founder Sylvester Jones. Jack Winters, descendant of Nicholas, has been experiencing nightmares and blackouts? just the beginning, he believes, of the manifestation of the Winters family curse. The legend says that he must find the Burning Lamp or risk turning into a monster. But he can't do it alone; he needs the help of a woman with the talent to read the lamp's dreamlight. Jack is convinced that private investigator Chloe Harper is that woman.
Burning Lamp (Quick): Plagued by hallucinations and nightmares, the notorious crime lord Griffin Winters is convinced he has been struck with the Winters Curse. But even as he arranges a meeting with the mysterious Adelaide Pyne, he has no idea how closely their fates are bound, for she holds the missing lamp in her possession.
Midnight Crystal (Castle): Adam Winters is convinced his recent nightmares and hallucinations will lead to him becoming a psychic rogue ? unless he can find a stolen relic and a woman who can read dreamlight. Marlowe Jones rides into his life on a motorcycle and with a dust bunny at her side. Though a descendant of the rival Arcane family, she's just what Adam needs: a psychic private investigator and dreamlight reader extraordinaire.
After reading Jayne Castle’s Illusiontown (review to be posted this week), I really wanted more. I picked up the Dreamlight Trilogy which spans all 3 of this author’s pen names and series. For those who aren’t familiar with this series or author, she writes 3 separate series each under a different pen name. But all 3 series are set in the same universe, just in different eras. Her Amanda Quick series takes place in the Victorian era. Her Jayne Ann Krentz books take place in current times, and her Jayne Castle books take place in the future, and on a different planet.
This trilogy is set in the middle of the whole series, but it can stand on its own.
The first book, Fired Up, takes place in our time. Jack Winters, descendant of Medieval alchemist Nicholas Winters, is looking for a lost family heirloom. A lamp that Nicholas made. This lamp is rumored to be able to stabilize the powers Jack is coming into. In this series, when you hit puberty, you also come into whatever psychic powers you may have. Not every human has them. Those who have them in strong talents are usually registered with the Arcane Society. But rarely does one ever come into more than one talent or he goes crazy, and it definitely never happens past puberty. Jack is 36. Uh oh…
Chloe is a dream light reader who uses her talent in her work as a PI. She finds antiques, and helps identify the fakes from the originals. Jack Winters needs her to find a relic that went missing a little over 30 years ago. She can find it, but will she be able to help Jack work it? And will she be able to keep it safe?
The two of them set off for an adventure in Vegas that they never signed on for. The people who want the relic more than Jack does, may not let Chloe and Jack live. The hunt for an old family heirloom becomes a race to save their lives, and the lives of others.
The second book The Burning Lamp takes us back to the Victorian Era.