Genre: futuristic paranormal romance
Cover: I do love this cover (hate the hardcover – cover) even though the heroines are never dressed like this.
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 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 . . .
Ella Morgan has just started her own business as a dream interpreter, when a dust bunny needs her help. Borrowing her neighbour’s sled, she sets out into the Catacombs without knowing what to expect, but the little alien creature definitely needs her help with something. And so her life changes, again. Because helping the dust bunny free her trapped friends puts her into contact with some dangerous criminals, the police, and Rafe Coppersmith.
Rafe guesses her secret when he sees what she has done, that she is a legendary Siren and not just a minor music talent. But he keeps her secret from his friend the Inspector, and even asks her on a coffeedate. And never shows up, until three months later, when he wants to hire her. And that is when the danger begins. But are they after Rafe, or after Ella? And who are they?
I love this series to pieces. It is fun, I love the strong characters and the fun and original dustbunnies and of course the stories and the setting.
Sure, this series is highly formulaic, following the same path time and again, but I don’t care. Two rare high level talents, who are not matchable by the matchmaking agencies, meet each other, and they hit it off. The man immediately knows she is it, the heroine is a bit more hesitant. They go on a dangerous journey/adventure together in some part of the alien world they inhabit, a dust bunny is involved who is a real help and a fun character, and they fall in love and share some hot love scenes. There is action, danger, drama and emotion and exciting new discoveries, and I just love it al, time and again.
If you haven’t tried Jayne Castle yet (who is also Jayne Ann Krentz and Amanda Quick), and you do love a nice mix of paranormal and futuristic, go for it. Just pick one. Jayne in all her pennames is one of my longtime favourite authors.
© 2015 Reviews by Aurian