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Canyons of Night (Rainshadow 0)

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Charlotte Enright and Slade Attridge both have something in common: they possess strong paranormal talents. They met years ago when they were in their teens spending the summer on Rainshadow Island. Now, 15 years later, they have both been drawn back where they discover the adult passion they have for each other.
Paperback, 325 pages
Published August 30th 2011 by Piatkus
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Lois Bujold
Dec 10, 2012 Lois Bujold rated it really liked it
Reading Krentz/Quick/Castle is something like buying a one-pound assortment of candy, and finding that they are all chocolate-covered cherries. If one happens to like the flavor (which I do), this is not really a problem, but I admit reading a bunch in a row does the author a bit of a disservice. The basic flavor of a K/Q/C romance plot might be shorthanded as "Beauty and the Beast" or "My Bodyguard"; the heroines gradually become more kick-ass over time as the market has permitted (or demanded) ...more
Jacob Proffitt
Aug 26, 2015 Jacob Proffitt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, sci-fi, steamy
I don't know if it's relief that the Harmony series isn't degenerating after all or simply a better story, but I lost myself to this book and enjoyed every minute. It's not a complete win, but it was enough of one that I'm looking forward to the next one, already.

I liked Charlotte from the start. She's diffident in ways that most Krentz heroines aren't and her power is subtler (to the point that people dismiss her pretty much outright). I liked how well she puts up with that and how she takes tr
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Melindeeloo
(2.5 stars) Canyons of Night moves the Castle/Krentz/Quick's Looking Glass series back to the future and to a new corner of her Harmony world to finish off the trilogy, while apparently starting a new series of Harmony books set on Rainshadow Island.

Slade Attridge had never planned to return to Rainshadow Island, but having suffered a grievous injury to his hunter talent and on the verge of psi-blindness, after a fifteen year absence he's back to play sheriff while pulling together plans for hi
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Kirsten *Dogs Welcome - People Tolerated"
I love Jayne Ann Krentz and her other aliases, Jayne Castle and Amanda Quick. However, I normally think less of the Jayne Castle books. However, this is an exception as it is an offshoot of the Arcane Society series, which I really, really like.

(I'm not too fond of the cover, though, as I don't think it represents the character well.)

This story takes place entirely on a quaint, exotic island. Books that do this appeal to me. I like the isolation motif where everything is confined to a limited ar
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Jessica
Sep 07, 2011 Jessica rated it liked it
2.5 stars

This story has a cute set-up and middle that reminded me a bit of JAK's Eclipse Bay series, but set in Harmony. Unfortunately, it all fell apart with the ending for me -- the typical hero/heroine in peril, escape from said peril because of really contrived circumstances (in this case, Charlotte's psychic sense that Slade is in trouble, even though no-where else is there any indication that she has powers of that sort), et cetera, et cetera.

I think it only really bothered me because I f
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Rebecca
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I’ve been a fan of Jayne Ann Krentz in her various pseudonyms ever since my Mother-in-Law shared some of her Amanda Quick books with me, and I’ve really enjoyed her Paranormal Romances written under the name Jayne Castle. So I was thrilled when I saw her newest book, Canyons of Night (Book Three of the Looking Glass Trilogy), at Target last night, especially since it’s not being released until Tuesday, August 30. While Canyons of Nig
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Rachel
Dec 12, 2011 Rachel rated it it was ok
I hate to say anything negative about a book, I really do. Even if I couldn't stand it or couldn't finish it (or both), I just don't like to say anything bad about it, at least in print. The way I see it, this author plus all the people who got this book ready for the market put in a lot of time, effort, and hard work. And yet...and yet...

I've been reading Jayne Castle's (aka Jayne Ann Krentz, aka Amanda Quick) Harmony series for years and years. I think reading any new editions has just become
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Pat
Sep 05, 2011 Pat rated it it was amazing
First let me say that I'm not normally a fan of the "futuristic" genre. But for some reason I do enjoy Jayne Castle's books based on the Harmony world. Why? Maybe it's because this world is interesting to me or maybe it's the adorable dust bunnies that I just adore!!! (I want Rex!) Having thought about this I think its simply the fact that I love anything Krentz/Quick/Castle writes.

Did I enjoy this book? Definitely. Charlotte and Slade are very interesting characters and truly made for each oth
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Keri
Light and fluffy just what I needed. All the sweetness without the calories.
Lauren
Canyons of Night
3.5 Stars

When Charlotte Enright returns to Rainshadow Island to run her aunt’s antique store, she is surprised to discover that the new Chief of Police is none other than Slade Attridge - someone she was never been able to forget after he rescued her as a teen. Now a number of mysterious break-ins and a dead body in her shop has Charlotte coming to Slade for help once again.

Series note:This is the 3rd book in the Looking Glass trilogy, and the 12th and final book in the Arcane S
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Barbara ★
What can I say...I love Jayne Castle (Jayne Ann Krentz, Amanda Quick)! She writes the most exciting romances. Her heroes are always to die for and her heroines are usually kickass. Canyons of Night is no different. I totally loved Slade Attridge. He is the perfect man for Charlotte Enright. His psychic abilities mesh completely with hers making for a perfect match. I particularly liked Rex, the dust bunny with 6 legs, 4 eyes and a mouthful of sharp teeth. He provided the needed comic relief. I l ...more
Laura
I know alot of people complain about how JAK's books are formulaic, and they ARE in a way, but each character brings a little something different, a little something extra to every book she writes.

This book's plot is the usual, boy saves girl as a child, girl falls in love with boy, boy leaves to find himself, they meet again many years later, etc. It works, I truly liked the characters, both the main characters and the secondary characters. Slade was brooding and sexy, and Charlotte was easy to
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Kathy Martin
Sep 02, 2011 Kathy Martin rated it it was amazing
This is the conclusion of the Looking Glass Trilogy which began in the book In Too Deep by Jayne Ann Krentz and continued in Quicksilver by Amanda Quick. This story moves to the planet of Harmony and takes place on the island of Rainshadow. It is a small isolated island. Charlotte spent part of her childhood there with her aunt and now has returned to take over her aunt's antique store. Charlotte has a little-regarded psychic gift of being a rainbow reader. She can see people's auras and can tun ...more
Li
Jayne Ann Krentz (and her various pseudonyms) used to be an autobuy for me - however, the only books of hers I regularly read nowadays are the Jayne Castle ones. I suspect it's because the paranormal aspects that so annoy me when they appear in her historicals and contemporaries fit in nicely with her futuristic romances.

If you've read other Harmony books, you know exactly what to expect from CANYONS OF NIGHT. Hero meets heroine, they argue, then realise their talents dovetail perfectly together
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Donna
Nov 10, 2011 Donna rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance, paranormal
I used to be big fan of Jayne Ann Krentz/Amanda Quick/Jayne Castle, but lately, I would have to say, if you have read one of her books, you have read them all. Ever since she began writing about the Arcane Society, all her stories and characters seem to blend together. I would be hard pressed to recall the differences between them without refreshing my memory by reading a synopsis. And while Canyons of Night features an appealing couple--I have already forgotten their names--they are just like a ...more
Jenny Schwartz
Aug 31, 2011 Jenny Schwartz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal, romance, 2011
Island magic.

I'm a big fan of Jayne Castle/Jayne Ann Krentz and especially of her lightly SF series set on Harmony. "Canyons of Night" continues the series with trademark humour, passion and swift pacing. If you're thinking of reading it -- and I hope you are -- I'd read a couple of other books in the series first (starting withAfter Dark) to get the background. That's more important than ever with "Canyons of Night" because although it never feels forced, there's a lot of new information in the
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Harriet
Sep 11, 2011 Harriet rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, paranormal
Dust bunnies rule! I want my own! Rex is an awesome metrosexual dust bunny; I would've liked to know a little bit more about whether he had a girlfriend that he was bringing treasures in his little clutch. :)

Of the three installments, I liked this one best - Slade and Charlotte's relationship, while quickly progressing - seemed more realistic. Slade isn't overwhelming all about his soul mate, as some of the author's heroes.

The ending was very tidy and unsurprising, which is perhaps why I liked
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Lisa
Jan 30, 2016 Lisa rated it it was ok
I've read the previous 2 books in the Looking Glass Trilogy and this one is definitely the weakest of the bunch. I really enjoyed Quicksilver and In Too Deep had some issues with a weak heroine and too many sub-plots but Canyons of Night is just boring. I agree with what a lot of the other reviewers have said; that this felt more like a prologue for the next series than the final chapter of a trilogy.

Canyons of Night seems to assume that the reader has already read the previous books in the seri
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Sheila Melo
Aug 12, 2014 Sheila Melo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Intriguing Introduction to Rainshadow

CANYONS OF NIGHT is the prequel to the Rainshadow series. It is also the final book in the Looking Glass Trilogy, the twelfth book in the Arcane Society series, and the eighth book in the Harmony series. Wow! There is a lot of pressure for this book. This book nicely complements all those series, but a new reader might be puzzled by the worlds that intersect here without any previous knowledge of Arcane or Harmony. Fans of those series, however, will be plea
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Ladysatel
Book 3 of the Arcane Society: The Looking Glass Trilogy is set in the future, on a planet colonized by members of the Arcane Society. The Planet has strange effects on people, by enhancing their psychic ability. Also ruins left by aliens who previously colonized the planet are charged psychically.

Slade Attrich a former member of the FBPI Hunter Division, has developed problems with his psychic ability after being exposed to an ancient psychic weapon. He takes the job pf Chief of Police on Rainfs
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Donna
Aug 30, 2011 Donna rated it really liked it
I did really like this, but it was only a 4-star for me because it seemed to lack the intensity of many of her other books. I liked both Slade and Charlotte a lot and liked the way they were drawn back to Rainshadow and each other. I also loved Devin and his story. I just felt the romance was a little shallow, I didn't feel any sexual tension. The conflict/mystery/bad guys was also kind of flat. Overall, this was a enjoyable addition to the Harmony/Arcane series, but not one of my favorites.
Maura
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Kathy
Oct 10, 2014 Kathy rated it liked it
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Jackie
Aug 31, 2014 Jackie rated it really liked it
Rainbow Island on the planet named Harmony is an almost perfect place to live, as long as you don’t wander into “The Preserve”. The Preserve is fenced to keep people out but not everyone stays out. It is also a great source of temptation for parts of it are beautiful enough to defy descriptions. But it has been changing since Slade first took Charlotte to see the Preserve, when Charlotte was a teenager. Now as adults both Charlotte and Slade have returned to Rainbow Island. Charlotte has inherit ...more
Cruth
Author: Jayne Ann Krentz writing as Jayne Castle
First published: 2011
Length: 325 pages
Setting: Rainshadow Island on the planet Harmony
Sex: Reasonably frequent but mostly fade to black.
Hero: Worked for the FBPI but after an accident believes he has damaged his psi-senses (hunter).
Heroine: Can read auras. Is being stalked by a past client.
Includes: Excerpts from In Too Deep by Jayne Ann Krentz andQuicksilver byAmanda Quick.

Yeah, it was good. It was a pretty typical Krentz/Castle/Quick. Easy to dig
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Abra
May 27, 2015 Abra rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, library
This was ok. The hero wasn't a jerk like some of the others in this series.
Debbie
Aug 23, 2015 Debbie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: brain-candy
This is your standard Jayne Castle parapsychic romance with all the usual ingredients.

This book is set on Rainshadow Island and brings together Charlotte Enright, antiquities dealer and Slade Attridge, chief of police. In the centre of the island is a mysterious fenced-off reserve full of psi energy. The energy in the reserve has been getting darker and something unhealthy is brewing in there in the dark canyons of night.

It's a shame then that we never get to find out what it actually is. While
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Julie
Jan 12, 2015 Julie rated it it was amazing
Always love reading her books, one of my top comfort authors. Love the background of H/h knowing each others when younger; always a winning premise. Fun quick read
Patricia Ange
A little disappointed

I really love any book by Jayne Castle and her alter egos but I have to admit I was a little let down by this one. This story felt more like a rush to finish the series than an attempt to build a good foundation of a story. I enjoyed the characters but felt like I was skimming the surface of their personality rather than really getting to know them. The mysterious part of the plot was a total let down because there wasn't any big mystery. I don't doubt that we will see more
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Micii
Jun 09, 2014 Micii rated it it was amazing
Hot, interesting book with the addition of parapsychology. :)
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The author of over 40 consecutive New York Times bestsellers, JAYNE ANN KRENTZ writes romantic-suspense, often with a psychic and paranormal twist, in three different worlds: Contemporary (as Jayne Ann Krentz), historical (as Amanda Quick) and futuristic (as Jayne Castle). There are over 30 million copies of her books in print.

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Other Books in the Series

Rainshadow (5 books)
  • The Lost Night (Rainshadow, #1; Ghost Hunters, #9)
  • Deception Cove (Rainshadow, #2; Ghost Hunters, #10)
  • The Hot Zone (Rainshadow, #3; Ghost Hunters, #11)
  • Siren's Call (Rainshadow, #4; Ghost Hunters, #12)

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“It has been suggested that hanging out with a dust bunny who carries a purse might have a negative impact on my image as a hard-core crime fighter."
"Don't be ridiculous. It's a very nice clutch.”
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