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Ghost Hunter (Harmony #3)

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Where deadly energy ghosts lurk in the ruins of an ancient alien civilization. Where dust bunnies prove to be loyal pets. And where a ghost hunter will discover that a woman's heart is the most dangerous adversary of all...

Local Guild boss and powerful ghost-hunter Cooper Boone is everything botanist Elly St. Clair could ask for - the handsome, strong, and silent type. Ma
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Published August 1st 2006 by Wheeler Publishing (first published May 28th 2006)
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Bark's Book Nonsense
I listened to this book on audio. Naturally, "Ghost Hunter" turns out to be a new book that is part of a long running series and I'm left feeling confused and clueless right off the bat. Aren't there any author's out there in romanceland who can write a decent STANDALONE novel anymore? This is getting ridiculous.

Many, many moons ago I did read some of the earlier books in this series. Zinnia and Amaryllis I think they were called, and gave up in frustration and utter disappointment. They were we
J.S. Bailey
Don't be fooled by the title. You will not find people sitting in old houses trying to make contact with the dead.

Ghost Hunter is kind of like a sci-fi mystery romance. I loved the concept--after colonists were stranded on another planet, they had to rebuild society on their own, and 200 years later, they're back up to 21-century level civilization. The people read newspapers and have coffee and eggs for breakfast. The characters have "normal"-sounding names. But there are some cool alien ruins
Third in the Harmony series, this book continues with the ghost hunter tradition, this time throwing in new abilities - to create a blue ghost (Cooper Boone) and to resonate with plant life (Elly St. Clair) as well as a new city, Aurora Springs. Although most of the book takes place in Cadence and Lydia and Emmett London make an appearance (from the first two books in the series), it reads well in its own right. Good plot, good characters, good dialogue - good Krentz.
Author: Jayne Ann Krentz writing as Jayne Castle
First published: 2006
Length: 327 pages
Setting: Around 200 years in the future on the planet Harmony, cut off from Earth. In Cadence City.
Sex: Very explicit, infrequent
Hero: Librarian and Head of Ghost Hunters' Guild. Hunter.
Heroine: Has an affinity for plant-psi.
Includes: Excerpt from Second Sight by Amanda Quick.

Cooper Boone is....

The Librarian!

Jayne Castle's Harmony series is really lite.
Fantasy-lite. Transplanted contemporary characters with jus
Ellie St Clair, a psy-botanist, living on Harmony has moved to Cadence City to escape her broken engagement to Cooper Boone, Guild Boss of Aurora Springs. This is no small thing as Ellie has grown up in one of the top Guild families of Aurora Springs and has always had to do the right thing.

The reason she broke her engagement was because Cooper was not putting her first, he is a workaholic plus he had a few problems to solve when he took over the Guild. But everyone told him that Ellie was a she
Harmony เปนดาวทีอยูอีกมิติหนึงคะ
อะไร ๆ กจะคลาย ๆ โลกเรานีละ
แตชาว Harmony จะมีพลังจิตพิเศษติดตัว
ซึงจะมาก จะนอยแตกตางกันไป

เลมนีไมไดเลาอะไรมากมายเกียวกับดาวดวงนี แตกพอเขาใจ
เรืองพลอต เรืองราวในเรือง คอนขางเฉย ๆ นะคะ
อานไดเพลิดเพลิน แตกไมไดอูฟู อะไรมากมาย
แตทีชอบมาก กบทสนทนาระหวางพระ-นาง คะ

พระเอกจะเปนพวกแขง ๆ ทือ ๆ บางาน พูดหวาน ๆ ไมคอยเปน
สวนนางเอก (สำหรับเรา) กประมาณงอง ๆ แงง ๆ
เขาใจไปวาพระเอกไมรัก ตองการแตงงานเพราะฐานะของนางเอก

พอตอนพระเอกมางอ (แตนางเอกเขาใจวาเผอิญมาทำธุระ)
กจะมีคำพูดประมาณแอบหวาน คอย
Another winner. Tight plot, great tension, explosive attraction, gripping mystery, rather cuckoo villain, hot sex, man-of-my-dreams hero...JAK/AQ/JC knows what she's doing.

The only hiccup (as always) was the heroine. I don't know why they always get on my nerves. Maybe it's because I want their counterpart for my own and am simply green with envy. ;) And maybe it's just I can't stand their reaction, reasoning, and stubbornness when they're clearly in over their head...And their utter blindness w
Sheila Melo
Action Packed Harmony Futuristic Paranomal Story

GHOST HUNTER is the third book in the Harmony series. Harmony is a earth colony where the colonists were cut off from earth and have developed psychic powers that allow them to adapt to their environment. This is the story of Elly St. Clair who was engaged to Cooper Boone until she began to believe that Cooper only wanted to marry her because of her family connections to the ghost hunter guild in Aurora Springs. She walks out on Cooper and moves to
Gwen (The Gwendolyn Reading Method)
This series is cute! The epilogue was a bit eye rolly but I liked the characters and the story was fun!
Jayne Ann Krentz writing as Jayne Castle, creates an interesting genre that is a combination of
Sci-Fi, plus romance. I guess the author would call it romance with a para-normal twist.
These books are part of a series set in a near Earth off-world planet, called Harmony.
Set in Earth's future, where inhabitants are Earth colonists who traveled through a spacial flecture, called a "curtain", which opened up approximately 200 years ago, and allowed colonists to fly to the neighboring world. They brou
I do love the Harmony series. I purchased this on audiobook and "re-read" this book for probably the 3rd time while on vacation.

I am happy to say that the audio version was just as enjoyable. I forgot that there was a little bit of tie-in with the previous book, but I felt I was easily brought up to speed(it has been a couple of years since I read this book). I don't think I would have realized it if I hadn't read the entire series, though. I do think that most readers would get the most enjoym
My problem with Jayne Castle is that she concentrates on the heroine's point of view and rarely gives me a glimpse into her male characters. Since she built a new world for this series, I would like to have more of the male perspective so as to better understand the cultural setting. I liked the plot, the writing was okay, the world building good, her characters annoyed me a little (not unusual, especially as more authors are insisting on including pets), and overall it read well.
Basically, thi
Scottsdale Public Library
I would have read this book for Rose the dust bunny alone, but the hero, a combination librarian-enforcer and the heroine, who discovers her inner sass, are also wonderful! -Lynn H.
Kari Chapman
This series gets better with each book. This third book in the series breaks away from the main characters of books 1 and 2, though as with many series that switch out main characters, we do get to revisit them briefly.

I really enjoyed that "Ghost Hunter" starts branching out in the world. The first two books were very heavily set in tombs with a strong focus on tanglers and hunters. This starts to move us out from the Guild to other parts of the world, and other talents.

I loved both main charac
When Elly found out that Boone Cooper was only engaged to her because it was good for the Guild (of which he is the Aurora Springs boss), she broke off their engagement and fled her small town for the big city. When she calls him, he's quietly sure that she's ready to come back to him. It comes as a big shock when she asks for help finding a lost friend. It's even more shocking that finding her friend pulls them into a drug ring conspiracy and hunting down a man determined to kill Boone.
Decent s
This book should be one of my favorite from this series.
Ghost Hunter - Harmony, Bk 3 - Psynergy Inc, Bk 7 by Jayne Castle

Cooper Boone has been courting Elly the "Traditional" way, but nothing goes as planned.

Elly St. Clair daughter of a Guild conseleman is mortified to learn that a ghost duel has been fought over her. She confronts her father and fiance and calls off the marriage, and leaves the small town of Crystal Springs for Cadence City to start a new life.

Elly makes friends with her new neighbors and goes on with her life, but there is somethin
Jane (PS)
Original rating: 5 stars

I am really getting into this series and Jayne Ann Krentz as a writer. I fully intend to read the Amaryllis series once I'm through her Harmony series - just have to wait for them all to be published. Jayne Castle is a definite 'to read and re-read' author on my list. (Am also into the Arcane book series...)


Reread: 23 May 2012
Narrator: Laural Merlington - 3.5 stars

The storyline didn't have the same impact for me, and much of this was due to the narration.
Lady Lioness
This was a re-read for me and I'm a little surprised I haven't already read it this year. I guess I've been in a Kristen Ashley daze.

This is one of my favorites in the Harmony series as evidenced by the fact that my copy is beat to hell. I may actually have to replace it shortly as the front cover is hanging on by a thread. One of the reasons I love this series is that the heroes are always head over heels for the heroines so it's less 'getting to know you' and more 'I shall make her mine!'

Book 3 of the Harmony Series by Jayne Castle (Jayne Ann Krentz)
Time is 200 years after the wormhole closed.

Eldora “Elly” St. Clair is the daughter of a prominent Aurora Springs Guild family, as well as a descendant of the founder of the Aurora Springs Guild. Engaged to the current Head of the Guild, Cooper Boone, Elly is beginning to question her engagement and Cooper’s love for her.

Cooper Boone, the current head of the Aurora Springs Guild, is courting Elly in the old fashioned Guild manner. He
Okay, let's get the good(ish) stuff in first: The premise was interesting and the story kept me invoved just enough that I finished the book to see/hear how it all turned out.

The few Jayne Ann Krentz books that I read have the same 'feel'; apparently the formula, whether in an historical or a futuristic setting, works well enough to keep readers returning.

Now, as to the abridgement. Oh. My. Stars. The absolute WORST abridgement that I can recall hearing - EVER. It's like the author scribbled dow
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More like 2.5 stars than 3. I like the snappy dialogue and the cute dust bunny, but this was a little difficult to enjoy because of the awkward scifi verbiage the author used. I understand that she was indicating that it was a different world from Earth and therefore necessitated the invention of new lingo to go along with it, but I don't feel that she was successful. Instead of it being an entertaining aspect of the novel, it became cringe-worthy in some respect. I enjoyed the action and the pl ...more
Bronwyn Rykiert
This is book 3 of the Ghost Hunters and although it was a good stand alone story, I think to understaqnd the background better it would be an idea to read these books in order if possible.

Elly St Clair has just broken her engagement to the local guild boss Cooper Boone because she believes he does not love her. She leaves her university job and small hometown of Aurora Springs to go to Cadence City where she starts her own business working with herbs. Here she finds a dust bunny – a cute little
I confess: I kinda loved this book. It was well-written for its genre (B Grade Romance Novels) and the female could handle herself and the male wasn't an oaf which is the dynamic in so many of these (let's be honest here) books that have all the literary nutritional value of Swedish Fish. As a kid, I loved eating Swedish Fish on vacation and this books was a vacation from my last read which was extremely dark and well-written. I didn't read this book because I wanted to be wowed. The writing was ...more
Meltem Y.K
Jayne Castle’s futuristic novels set in Harmony have just the right amount of paranormal, mystery and love to keep you going from one book to the next. There are nine books in the series so far and I am pretty certain there will be more. These books are stand alones, but all relate to each other. As you read more books you come across references to the hero and heroine of another one in the series, somehow they all know each other and soon you start to feel like you know them all, too. Jayne Cas ...more
"But since an investigator invariably has to do his work undercover, it means he has to have a real job that provides legitimate cover."
"So you became a real librarian?"
"I like the work." He put the pot down on the hot plate. "I believe in learning from history. And the profession provided convenient camouflage for my investigations, regardless of the location. Every Guild has a historical archive. It never ceases to amaze me how people are inclined to underestimate folks who work with books and
ms bookjunkie
Story: *happy sigh* A comfort read's a comfort read, even at x3 speed audio.

Narration: I listened at x3 speed for the story, so I have few opinions about the narration. But I was greatly disturbed that people named Kim(?) and Martinez had stereotypical-to-the-geographical-origins-of-their-names accents. Accents in a smallish population that'd been separated from its Earth origins for a couple of hundred years. That seemed…wrong. >:(
An Odd1
*** "Ghost Hunter" is a khaki-leather clad psychic creator/ destroyer of dangerous green energy that emanates from the crystal below planet Harmony. Jayne Castle aka Krentz has a formula passionate romance in a fantasy alien world, humorously lightened with cuddly clawed dust-bunnies, mutant pets somewhat feline in their independent, clever yet protective natures. Couples of strong and unusual, therefore secret powers reluctantly team in solving mysteries and lust blazes fierly ever after. Brave ...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

Harmony (1 - 10 of 11 books)
  • After Dark (Harmony #1)
  • After Glow (Harmony #2)
  • Silver Master (Harmony #4)
  • Dark Light (Harmony #5)
  • Obsidian Prey (Harmony #6)
  • Midnight Crystal (Harmony #7; Arcane Society #9; Dreamlight Trilogy #3)
  • Canyons of Night (Rainshadow, #0; Harmony, #8; Looking Glass Trilogy, #3; Arcane Society, #12)
  • The Lost Night (Rainshadow, #1; Harmony, #9)
  • Deception Cove (Rainshadow, #2; Harmony, #10)
  • The Hot Zone (Rainshadow, #3; Harmony, #11)
After Dark (Harmony #1) Amaryllis (St. Helen's, #1) Canyons of Night (Rainshadow, #0; Harmony, #8; Looking Glass Trilogy, #3; Arcane Society, #12) Midnight Crystal (Harmony #7; Arcane Society #9; Dreamlight Trilogy #3) Silver Master (Harmony #4)

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“you gave up any right to comment on the subject when you threw my ring back in my face, didn't you?"
She (Elly) stiffened."I didn't throw it back. I just sort of set in down on your desk."
He (Cooper)shrugged."We each have our own version of events, Want some fries?”
“How did you know I was here in town?"
"The old quarter here in Cadence is my neighborhood now," she said smoothly,"Let's just say I have my sources."
"Right", He nodded, evidently satisfied and picked up his sandwich. "your mother phoned and told you I was on my way here to Cadence.”
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