The Lost Night (Rainshadow, #1)

The Lost Night Rainshadow Even the mysterious world of Harmony has people who don t quite fit in They re drawn to places like Rainshadow Island a beautiful sanctuary where anyone can feel safe and where secrets are closely gu

  • Title: The Lost Night (Rainshadow, #1)
  • Author: Jayne Castle Jayne Ann Krentz
  • ISBN: 9780749958855
  • Page: 340
  • Format: Paperback
  • Even the mysterious world of Harmony has people who don t quite fit in They re drawn to places like Rainshadow Island, a beautiful sanctuary where anyone can feel safe and where secrets are closely guarded.Schooled in an exotic form of martial arts, and with the ability to detect auras of dangerous psychic criminals, Rachel Blake and her dust bunny companion have found peEven the mysterious world of Harmony has people who don t quite fit in They re drawn to places like Rainshadow Island, a beautiful sanctuary where anyone can feel safe and where secrets are closely guarded.Schooled in an exotic form of martial arts, and with the ability to detect auras of dangerous psychic criminals, Rachel Blake and her dust bunny companion have found peace and quiet on Rainshadow Island, operating a bookstore and caf.But her tranquil new life is thrown into chaos when Harry Sebastian, the descendant of a notorious pirate, arrives to investigate strange developments in the privately owned woods know as the Preserve.Immediately drawn to the amber eyes woman, Harry must tread carefully While Rachel s special talents can help him track down dangerous rogues who have violated the Preserve, they can also sense the heart of darkness within him But desire can weaken the toughest of defenses and leave even the strongest man wanting .

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    1. Let me tell you all a story about Jilly's wild youth as a hip vegetarian girl who lived in Los Angeles in the 80's/90's. The patchouli-wearing, blonde-dreadlocks, surfer-hippy dudes would always have some sort of gimmick to pick-up girls. It might have been that they handed you a friendship bracelet, or talked to you about an upcoming PETA demonstration, or tried to impress you with their Greenpeace membership. And, that was fine with me if he was cute enough, but the one guy who would annoy the [...]

    2. The Lost Night is 2nd book in the Rainshadow Series and we go back to and takes us back to the isolated Rainshadow Island, and its inhabitants.Harry Sebastian, descendant of one of the original settlers of Rainshadow Island, has been asked by his family to find out what is happening at the island's mysterious Preserve. He meets up with Rachel Bonner, whose psychic power is that of recognizing evil auras in people. She has settled on the island with her dustbunnyturallyd runs her great-aunt's qui [...]

    3. Don’t worry; legends always survive the truth.”This was my first book by Jayne Castle and its a promising start to The Rainbow series. The author incorporates sci fi and futuristic elements without confusing the reader. It's easy to grasp the parascience involved if you have read about stories featuring psychics.She constructs an intriguing world, similar to Earth but with its own unique charm. Darwina, the dust bunny steals the show in this one."False memories are worse than no memories.” [...]

    4. It was ok but I must admit I don't find it very memorable at all. It's still linked loosely with the Arcane series in that it's linked to Canyons of Night. I believe there's going to be another 2 books set in Rain-shadow, I hope they'll get more interesting because JAK is still one of my favorite authors.

    5. FYI – This review is written by a huge Jayne Castle (aka Jayne Ann Krentz) fan. I have been reading her books for over 15 years now and I have no plans on stopping!Rachel Blake has an unusual psychic talent as an aura healer, and an unusual childhood. After trying to fit in with the mainstream community and finding that it isn’t working for her, she moves to Rainshadow Island. There she reopen’s her Aunts bookstore and sells not only books she also sells her very own specially blended just [...]

    6. Though i usually love amanda quick, i did not like this universe which is somewhere in space with dust bunnies as protectors of homes, it all felt flat.

    7. Jayne Ann Krentz, present, Amanda Quick, past and Jayne Castle, future. I love these books and look forward to each one. I like the paranormal activities and the family ties through the ages. The future takes place on Harmony, where there is a long lost alien civilization, whic some people from long ago earth can use psychic abilities that resonate through alien artifacts. There is always a love story and a mystery. I loved the hero Harry and also the heroine, Rachel. The charcters of the previo [...]

    8. Darwina was awesome, glad to see the sub-tropes (harmonic communities and zen etc.) started in the older Orchid and the inability to fit into mainstream society from Hidden Talents grow up here.I liked this one, loved Amberella and Darwina was adorable, the little adrenaline junkie. The romance is par for JAK, she is like really cheesy mac and triple fudge brownies, always a good comfort read. Rex and Darwina were adorable together too, we need more dust bunny romance.

    9. This novel was an absolute pre-order for me. I love the Harmony and Arcane series. All of the books are designed to be read as a standalone, but I have read them in order since book one. The Lost Night offers up a suspenseful paranormal mystery with a healthy side dish of romance. Every time I open a Castle novel I find a delicious escape. The novel centers on Rachel Blake an aura healer who was raised in a Harmonic Enlightenment community. Rachel doesn’t quite fit in and after trying life in [...]

    10. 3.5 starsAnother good book in the Arcane series. This review and more on Fiction Vixen Book Reviews Jayne Castle also writes as Jayne Ann Krentz and Amanda Quick. I enjoy all of Arcane series books no matter what name they are written under. She has a fun way of writing with Amanda Quick being the historical book, Jayne Ann Krentz the present day book and then Jayne Castle following up with the futuristic book. It makes for some clever and interesting trilogies. She also has series that are stan [...]

    11. 4.5 StarsThe BlurbWith the ability to detect the auras of dangerous psychic criminals, Rachel Bonner has found peace and quiet on Rainshadow Island with her dust bunny companion. Then Harry Sebastian, the descendant of a notorious pirate, arrives to investigate strange developments in the privately owned woods known as the Preserve. Rachel can sense the heart of darkness within him— and the stirrings of desire within her own soulAs per usual Jayne Ann Krentz succeed to suck me into the amazing [...]

    12. This was a serviceable entry in the series. I liked both protagonists well enough, but there wasn't anything there to really grab me. I think I kind of like the little twists Castle is coming up with for the talents. That could be a crutch meant to disguise lack of differentiation in the characters' personalities, but I think it works as it's own expectation for the individuality of the characters. Castle is creative enough that it doesn't feel strained and I kind of enjoy finding out what is un [...]

    13. I'd Rate This One a 4.25I'd Rate This One a 4.25THE LOST NIGHT is the first book in the Rainshadow series (although CANYONS OF NIGHT introduces the island and operates as prequel to the series). Rainshadow Island is on the planet of Harmony (this book is also the ninth book about that earth colony) and has an intense paranormal energy about it.Harry Sebastian has a frightening paranormal talent that caused his wife to leave him after only three weeks of marriage. He comes to Rainshadow Island be [...]

    14. 2.5 stars.I really think that Jayne Ann Krentz, and her pseudonyms, have been phoning it in lately.What happened to the snappy dialogue, great plots, and tension-filled romances of the past?I liked The Lost Night, but I didn't love it. I thought it was a bit better than Canyons of Night, but still not fantastic.Our hero and heroine, Rachel and Harry, were both great characters, but there was no tension between them. There were also much fewer first-person descriptions of their feelings for one a [...]

    15. I liked the opening of this book particularly. Usually JAK introduces you to both protoganists right away so it took a few pages to realize that Marcus Lancaster was actually a villain, not the hero in disguise. In fact, I was busy making excuses for Marcus in Chapter 1 until Harry showed up in Chapter 2. Good start. Harry and Rachel make an effective team, as is usual in JAK's fiction. Both are unusual talents that don't mesh well with others but do really well with each other. You can't help b [...]

    16. Okay…this is a bit complicated—Jayne Castle writes fantasy fiction, Amanda Quick writes historical fiction and the “real” Jayne Ann Krentz writes contemporary fiction–all with a dash of romance and most with lots of mystery. Her latest The Lost Night takes us to Rainshadow Island where there are lots of secrets.Schooled in an exotic form of martial arts, and with the ability to detect the auras of dangerous psychic criminals, Rachel Bonner and her dust bunny companion(yep, though I am [...]

    17. ***Contains minor spoilers***I really enjoyed reading this book. It had a good hook at the beginning to draw me into it. The mystery and action of the main part of the book moved at a good pace and kept me interested.The two main characters were very interesting - I especially liked Rachel and her blend of hippy and practical.While I did enjoy this book and look forward to the next book there were two things that didn't quite work for me.One, the romance jumped straight from "maybe we like eacho [...]

    18. Stopped at Page 30.Page 30, yes I know. It's like, I didn't even give it a chance. I like to wade into at least the first 100 pages but I can tell already I won't like this one. It says its the first in one series and the ninth in another which is frustrating. Page 30 and I'm already confused as to what the hell is going on. Writing style is elementary and lacking in description which isn't helping me feel informed and in-tune with what is happening. Harry Sebastian quite literally just material [...]

    19. Not one of Jayne's better outings. It just seemed like a pale imitation of of her earlier work.Nothing wrong with it--butThe adventure itself is fun and we learn more about the mysterious Preserve that is at the heart of Rainshadow Island. The romance is okay, but it doesn't sparkle. Our hero and heroine, Harry and Rachel, spend a lot of time talking, but those conversations are more expository than romantic. There's no real sexual tension.The bad guys are interesting and there is one plot twist [...]

    20. It's no secret that I am a big fan of Jayne Ann Krentz's writing. THE LOST NIGHT written under her Jayne Castle nom de plume is a wonderful, thrilling read. Essentially, this novel is sci-fi, fantasy romantic suspense. The author is quite creative in the invention of Rainshadow Island. Rachel Blake feels at home on the strange island until she passes into a fugue state and disappears into the Preserve for. When she returns, Rachel has no memory of the time spent there. Meanwhile the island is om [...]

    21. I love Dustbunnies – I want a Dustbunny of my very own!! Sadly they don’t exist on earth so I have to get my fix by reading the Harmony series of books. THE LOST NIGHT is the first book the Rainshadow series, which is a spinoff off from the Harmony series. It can be read as a standalone. This is an adult paranormal romance with a suspenseful mystery set in a futuristic world - a story that is filled with creepy men, monsters, romance and enough twists to keep me turning the pages and burning [...]

    22. I though that this book was interesting enough, I think that if I was familiar with the world this author had previously created in her other series that I would have enjoyed it a bit more. The main characters fell a bit flat for me, like why is a spiritually enlighted pacifist trained in an exotic martial art. She never even fought anyone throught the whole book. And the romance fell flat, even thought I was rooting for Harry and Rachel to end up together, which they did. All in all, it was a p [...]

    23. It was nice to go back to Rainshadow Island and learn more about the Preserve. I really liked both Rachel and Harry as well as Darwina(and her obsession with the Amberella doll). I thought they were a great match as they looked into finding out what had made The Preserve so volatile. Finding out some of the secrets of The Preserve was cool and I can't wait to find out what else is hiding in there.

    24. Love these books the characters are alive and enjoy reading each new set. The dust bunnies are so cute and a puzzle piece to this story that I know is important as I read each one of these a big mystery waiting to be revealed. Love how each couple start out having to help each other out and then end up together.

    25. I'm finding I don't enjoy Krentz's books as much as I used to. This one is no exception. I found the plot weak and didn't bond with any of the characters. I might have to go back to some of her earlier books and see if I just had rose coloured glasses on. I give this one somewhere between two and a half and three stars.

    26. Not gonna lie, I skimmed through the inane scifi babble in this book. I don't know why I keep reading these books when I clearly don't enjoy them. The relationship between the H and h seem superficial, the mystery wasn't that mysterious, and I obviously hate this world Castle has created as evidenced by my extreme displeasure at the world building. I should just give up on this series.

    27. I usually get engrossed in a JAK novel esp her Harmony series butI really didnt get into the book until the middle. I like Darwina's role in the book though. It was an ok read but I still look forward to the next book.

    28. I don't know what it is about these books, but I devour them - I think it's the dust bunnies Anyway, a fun, light read that just hits the right notes of amusing, paranormal, ancient mysteries, and romance that guarantees I read this rather than get anything else done.

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