The Lost Night
Author: Jayne Castle aka Jayne Ann Krentz aka Amanda Quick
Publisher: Jove Novel
Series: Rainshadow, Bk 2; Harmony, Bk 9
Obtained: Personal copy via PaperBackSwap.com
My PBS account had been on hold for ages, and I forgot to reset the date to keep it that way. So in the first couple days of the new year I received 4-5 offers (for which I had no credits). I said not now to most of them, but I couldn't resist this one; I bought the credits. And once it arrived I couldn't resist reading it. Nevermind that I still haven't read Crystal Gardens (Amanda Quick) and couldn't remember any details about Copper Beach. (You may not see the relevance here as I haven't listed this as an Arcane novel... Arcane is mentioned in The Lost Night but it's only just mentioned.)
Rachel Blake has a psychic talent that some in the world of Harmony would look down on. But she's found a place on Rainshadow. Even if the others on the island do consider her to be a bit fragile after her missing time spent in the Reserve. I liked her. And Harry Sebastian, with his dark but powerful talent, as well. Having recently tried to torture myself by reading a much older Jayne Ann Krentz book (And failing, I might add. It was a definite DNF.), it's such a relief to see heroes I can like and enjoy reading about in her more modern books. Plus there are the dust bunnies (always a pleasure). In this case, there's Darwina with her precious Amberella doll.
As for the story, well, it was interesting. A nice mix of futuristic romance and some mystery. I look forward to catching up with Crystal Gardens and with reading the newest Jayne Ann Krentz book out, Dream Eyes.