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Growing up on Rainshadow, Charlotte Enright knew better than to ever go into the Preserve, until that one fateful night with Slade Attridge — a night neither of them would forget.

Now, fifteen years later, both have returned to the island: Charlotte to take over her late aunt’s antiques shop and Slade to fill the police chief’s position. Able to read auras, Charlotte senses
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Published August 30th 2011 by Brilliance Audio
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Lois Bujold
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
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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Jessica
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
You can also read this review at Reflections on Reading Romance

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
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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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
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
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
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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Pat
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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Harriet
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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Sheila Melo
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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Donna
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.
Kathy
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Jackie
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
This was ok. The hero wasn't a jerk like some of the others in this series.
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
Hot, interesting book with the addition of parapsychology. :)
Keri
Light and fluffy just what I needed. All the sweetness without the calories.
Judi
This one, third in the series, is futuristic, though it was a bit hard to tell. It uses an often used formula...bad boy goes off and then returns after making good and being injured, girl is still waiting/has returned to the same place...and it's done quite well. It's the futuristic part that seems a bit awkward, I think. The bad guys are discovered and ousted! The boys are rescued! And the "girl back home" helps "bad boy" discover his hidden strengths to win the day! Believe it or not, I really ...more
Mollie *scoutrmom*
Aug 31, 2011 Mollie *scoutrmom* rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of the series
Shelves: romance, read-in-2011
I always enjoy the Arcane novels. This one had more of a mystery plot than a paranormal romance plot. Less time was spent on the worldbuilding of the Arcane Society than in earlier books, newcomers to the series might not enjoy the paranormal elements as well as those of us who have read the eariler books would. On the bright side, there is little space wasted on inclusion of characters or plot lines from earlier books.

The only things I did not like about this book were a few unresolved plot el
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Lady Lioness
Since we still have no power, I read this book by flashlight and dawn's early light. So not kidding. And it turns out dust bunnies can come off as a little creepy when you're in pitch darkness. I am convinced, by the way, that dust bunnies are actually the evolved form of the aliens who originally colonized Harmony. The way Castle writes them, they seem almost sentient at times and Rex underscores that idea in Canyons.

Canyons is billed as the third book in the Dreamlight Trilogy, but could very
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Jessi
Best of the recent Jayne Castle books though it may not make as much sense if you haven't read the other two books in the Looking Glass Trilogy.
Charlotte Enright has always been enamored of Slade Attridge, ever since he saved her from some summer boys and then took her into the Preserve (a mysterious and beautiful area on their island) when she was young. She's back on the island, taking over her aunt's business. Her aunt supposedly dealt in rare antiques but ended up being more of a hoarder tha
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Kate McMurry
An exciting paranormal, science-fiction romance

In the prologue to this story, set fifteen years earlier, three drunken non-residents of the island of Rainshadow threaten young Charlotte Enright near the mysterious Preserve. She is rescued by her long-time crush, orphaned teenager Slade Attridge, but their relationship never goes beyond that because he leaves the island the next day for the Federal Bureau of Psi Investigation academy.

At the start of the story, Charlotte has returned to the island
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E.
Third of the "Looking Glass Trilogy", set in the future on the planet Harmony. Charlotte Enright has what is considered a low-level talent but she has used it to help her become a successful antiques dealer. Charlotte has never forgotten Slade Attridge who made such a big impression on her 15 years ago and when she returns to Rainshadow Island to discover that he has also returned but only plans a temporary stay. Both of them are still strangely attracted to each other but their past experiences ...more
Shelly Blackmore
Canyons of Night is the third book in the Looking glass Trilogy. This time, the book is set in a futuristic world, but again, I was a bit lost as to "when" and "where" we were. Eventually (almost the end, actually) they do finally mention J&J and all of their ancestors (who were the main characters in the first two books) although their names are barely an afterthought. Even the note from Jane in the beginning of the book was so vague I had no idea what she was talking about. Perhaps you hav ...more
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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.

She earned a B.A. in History from the University of California at Sant
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Other Books in the Series

Rainshadow (5 books)
  • The Lost Night (Rainshadow, #1; Harmony, #9)
  • Deception Cove (Rainshadow, #2; Harmony, #10)
  • The Hot Zone (Rainshadow, #3; Harmony, #11)
  • Siren's Call (Rainshadow, #4)
After Dark (Harmony #1) Amaryllis (St. Helen's, #1) Midnight Crystal (Harmony #7; Arcane Society #9; Dreamlight Trilogy #3) Silver Master (Harmony #4) Ghost Hunter (Harmony #3)

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