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Dream Eyes (Dark Legacy #2)

3.81 of 5 stars 3.81  ·  rating details  ·  2,124 ratings  ·  284 reviews
The death of her friend and mentor, Evelyn Ballinger, brings psychic counselor Gwen Frazier back to the small town of Wilby, Oregon, and brings back memories she would rather forget. Two years earlier, a killer stalked the members of one of Ballinger's research studies including Gwen. And though she survived while two others didn't, Gwen knows that Ballinger's death is rel...more
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Published January 8th 2013 by Putnam Adult (first published January 1st 2013)
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Dream Eyes is the second book of the Dark Legacy trilogy, contemporary romances with paranormal aspects. The heroine, Gwen Frazier, is a dream counselor with psychic abilities. Gwen has returned to the strange small town where she briefly lived and is viewed with suspicion due to events from her past. Gwen quickly realizes that a serial killer who specialized in killing psychics seems to be back from the dead. As the one who foiled the serial killer in the first place, Gwen knows she is at risk....more
I have to give this book a very low two stars. For some reason I felt unable to connect to any portion of this story; not the main plot, the over-arching plot, or any of the characters...(I take that back, Nick was vaguely interesting but was a minor character and I don't see him getting his own book.) Often what will save a series book on some level for me is that even if I don't connect to the main plot line I will at least be interested in the world it is set in and the series plot. Instead,...more
Tamanda Elia
At three quarters through book, I can honestly say that it is a very logically sound book. Despite the paranormal subject, it appears very logical and well thought out. Also a little boring. I hate saying that about a book when all the elements are present, but I find my mind wandering.
I finished the book and found things didn't change all that much. I feel bad that it was boring and wonder if part of it was partly because I read it out of sequence, as it was part of a series, and it took away f...more
I've been a longtime reader of JAK's work and am both familiar and comfortable with her writing tendencies -- the "sleek" heroine, the hero in half-boots, the repeated descriptions of things being amber or gray, how she's so skilled at portraying dynamic characters who interact in (usually) delightful ways, how she's not so skilled at the mystery element (though saying that, I'm not a fan of the cozy mystery genre). In that sense, this book hits every note I expected. It doesn't really go beyond...more
I normally have to suspend belief with Krentz's paranormal romances but typically her characters are entertaining enough that I don't notice too much. unfortunately with this one the murder mystery and characters were just too boring to make up for that. There was little spark between Judson and Gwen and the only exciting part came 20 pages from the end. I'd recommend reading some of her older stuff before this one, it juat barely held my attention long enough to finish it.
Diana N Neal
Jayne Ann Krentz is an author whom I absolutely love! All her books feature heroines who smart, independent, and fiercely unique. I may also be a little biased because Krentz was once a librarian; gotta support my library peeps you know! :) When I pick up one of her titles, I have no doubts that I will greatly enjoy it and will be crying for more when I am done. Dream Eyes was no different.

Dream Eyes picks up shortly where Copper Beach left off. Judson Coppersmith is recovering from a previous j...more
Candace Salima
Mar 03, 2013 Candace Salima rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: Jayne Ann Krentz Email
Recommended to Candace by: Jayne Ann Krentz Publicist
I have to admit up front that Jayne Ann Krentz is one of my favorite authors, of which there are only a few. She is a bestselling author who has written, and published 162 books, 50 of which have ended up on the New York Times Bestsellers List. Through the course of her career she's published under seven names, from serial romance to the romantic suspense of today, but now publishes only under Jayne Ann Krentz (modern fiction), Amanda Quick (historical novels), and Jayne Castle (futuristic novel...more
Kathy Altman
Why you should read it: Well, we are talking Jayne Ann Krentz here. Plus, RT Book Reviews selected Dream Eyes as a January 2013 Top Pick. Surprised? Me neither. (It's made the USA TODAY and New York Times best-seller lists, too!) So even though I know you're already sold on this book, let me tell you why it's going to be tough to knock this one off the very tippy-top of my favorites list.

For starters, Judson is downright delectable. He's a perceptive, daring, stubborn, take-charge kind of guy wi...more
Jayne Ann Krentz adds another book to her series "A Dark Legacy". With this book, the author is crossing over the line to a more science fiction plot as she does writing as Jayne Castle. At one point she almost lost me and I was ready to put the book down. So to summerize, this book is very heavy on the scifi/paranormal and short on plot. Perhaps Krentz should revisit this series or at the very least, rework it.
Psychic dream counselor, Gwen Frazier, stumbles upon the body of her mentor, Evelyn B...more
I have read several JAK books over the years and have enjoyed them but I would not call myself an avid fan. Her latest book, Dream Eyes, is a fast-paced, fun, light read. It is one of the Dark Legacy novels but stands well alone.

Judson Coppersmith and Gwen Frazier both have paranormal talents. They have partnered to find out who killed Gwen's friend and mentor and to possibly prove the murder was by paranormal means. These two first met a month before and were definitely mutually attracted but...more
DREAM EYES by Jayne Ann Krentz

I can truthfully say I look forward to all books by Jayne Krentz. Although author Jayne Castle spins a good yarn, her style and concept are completely different when she writes as Krentz.

That being said, this book is not set in her famous “Harmony” planet, but the Pacific Northwest U.S. This is part two in a series of the Coppersmith family, who have an affinity for crystals. As is typical of her books, one of the protagonists is well-to-do and well-connected. Since...more
The book gets off to a chilling start with the first of the main characters and goes immediately to another with the second main character. What more could you ask? Nevertheless, Ms. Krentz keeps up the startlingly fast pace throughout. No wonder I read it too quickly. Not to worry. I will re-read it before long as I do her other books. It helps to re-read them in order to keep everything straight and in context. Sooner or later I will get a handle on this lucid dreaming concept. I liked Gwen an...more
I liked this better than I did the first book in this series. Gwen and Judson were both great characters and the supernatural aspect was well done. I was really kept guessing until the end. Every time I had everything figured out, there was a new twist. I just loved that Fallon and the Arcane Society was finally brought into things. I would have liked Gwen and Judson's romance to have a little more spark, though!
A excellent fast paced read. I really enjoyed the characters and Max. I am not sure how much sense the plot would make to a reader who hasn't been keeping up with the author's books about characters with paranormal abilities, but for those who have, an excellent addition.
Jenny Schwartz
I'm a big Jayne Ann Krentz fan.

[Going off-topic a tick. I was chatting with another author a while back and we were both enthusing at Jayne Ann Krentz's style and Dick Francis's books and, most recently, Ilona Andrews' "Clean Sweep". Thinking about it, the common denominator is all of them are gifted storytellers.]

Whether JAK writes as herself, as Jayne Castle or Amanda Quick, or her earlier books as Stephanie James, her romances are comfort reads for me. "Dream Eyes" continues this winning pat...more
Lady Lioness
I miss the old Jayne Ann Krentz who gave us the Eclipse trilogy and Absolutely, Positively. All of these newer modern paranormals are starting to blend together. This particular title is rather similar to Falling Awake. Bah humbug.
Alisha Tarran
Gwen Frazier is dragged back to the small town of Wilby when her friend and mentor, Evelyn Ballinger sends her an odd message at 2am. Psychic counselor Gwen arrives to find Evelyn dead...and her ghost informs her she was murdered. She can't tell her who murdered her, cos that'd be too easy right? And no fun. The trip brings back memories from two years previously, when Gwen was taking part in Evelyn's research study, and one of the subjects turned out to be a serial killer, who liked to kill rea...more
Great book as usual. Ms. Krentz is like a romantic Stephen King. You may find you are a bit jumpy around wind chimes after reading this book. Still, there is a happy ending at least for the hero and heroine.
Sometimes having a formula isn't a good thing, felt like the names changes, but everything else was almost exactly the same. Time to write something different.
She's found her bearings again!!!

I've been reading Jayne Krentz's books for decades, since I found a book of hers labeled as "Local Author" when I worked in downtown Seattle in the mid-'90s. Have enjoyed reading her series, jumping between pseudonyms, attempting to keep track of who's written what when. Her last few books were just OK, but this one was fresh, funny, and unpredictable. Just when I'd think I'd found the villain, Jayne changes the story up a bit. All I can say is I did not see the...more
Liset Merritt
I'm a big fan of Jayne Ann Krentz and I don't think she's written a book I haven't liked. This book was no exception. I liked it. It didn't wow me though. I didn't fall in love with the hero. I wasn't so absorbed in the story I couldn't walk away from it. And the story didn't linger in my mind after I read it. I felt like this was the same story as the last few books she's written. And that's okay. I was not disappointed. It was entertaining enough to keep me interested until the end and sometim...more
I will preface this review by saying that I love Jayne Ann Krentz and her alter egos - Amanda Quick and Jayne Castle. I have enjoyed her books for several years. I know that when I get one of her books that I will have several hours of reading pleasure to look forward to. Dream Eyes is the second book in the Dark Legacy series. In this book we meet Judson Coppersmith and Gwendolyn Frazier who were mentioned in the first book Copper Beach.
The pace of the story was steady and the connection betwee...more
After feeling a little letdown by The Lost Night, I wasn't sure if I wanted to pick this one up. However Dream Eyes did not disappoint.

This story involves Judson and Gwen who are embroiled in a murder investigation of paranormal circumstances. We don't get the usual character development that we get with Krentz's other novels but the action, suspense and intrigue is there. There is more secondary character development with Elias and particularly Nick Sawyer. In fact, Nick got the greater share o...more
I love the Arcane series and became a fan of Amanda Quick books years ago. Having met the Coppersmith's as part of that, I enjoy reading more books on the family. The men always know they want the woman pretty early on and it is always fun to see how fast they get involved in the "cases" together, regardless if the man is usually a lone wolf...as is the case with Judson. A lot of the main characters share the same trait in that they are originals who do not think they can have successful relatio...more
This is the second book in the Dark Legacy trilogy and I enjoyed it more than the first, Copper Beach.

This book focuses on the second Coppersmith brother Judson and Abby's close friend Gwendoline (love the old fashioned name!), both of whom have paranormal abilities. Judson can sense the emotions that are laid down when violent events take place, making him very useful at solving crimes. Gwen can read auras and cure bad dreams, and she also has a strange ability to see ghostly projections, which...more
This addition to the 'Dark Legacy' series centers on Judd Coppersmith (brother of Sam from "Copper Beach") who lives in Eclipse Bay and is still recovering from a harrowing diving experience. Gwen Frazier is a psychic counselor who is a lucid dreamer, i.e. she can direct the paths of dreams, and can see ghosts in reflective surfaces. She has traumatic memories of her own from an event that took place two years prior in Wilby, Oregon, and discovers that repercussions are still taking place when s...more
This review also posted at A Bookish Compulsion

Jayne Ann Krentz is my all-time favorite author and reading a book from her is always a treat. That said, I must admit to the fact that her Dark Legacy series is not turning out to be one of my favorites. Whether it is the forgone conclusion of the couples or the heavy-handed attempts to tie into her Arcane series—without actually being a part of it to benefit from the past history—I just have not be as engaged this time around.

Dream Eyes was a fun...more
Dream Eyes is the story of Gwen Frazier and Judson Coppersmith — two talented people with psychic abilities, trying to fit in to an otherwise ordinary world. The two meet through shared friends and odd paranormal situations, but find that these more obvious things aren’t the most important thing that they have in common. Gwen is struggling to put together the slowly unraveling mystery of the recent death of friend and mentor Evelyn Ballinger. Judson is failing to deal with the haunting nightmare...more
This is a romance with definite paranormal elements. One thing I like is that both the hero and heroine have Talents and have no problem about the other's paranormal gifts.
The heroine can use lucid dreaming to aid clients who have bad dreams they can't shake. Also she sees ghosts in mirrors & other shiny surfaces, especially at the scene of a violent death; she can converse with these ghosts though they aren't always helpful.
Gwen Frazier goes to Wilby, Oregon to deal with the death of her fr...more
My Urban Fantasies
Originally published on my blog, My Urban Fantasies

Dream Eyes is the second book in the Dark Legacy series. The way Krentz has set up this series, Dream Eyes can be read as a stand-alone book. The first book, Copper Beach, is Sam and Abby's story. Dream Eyes is Gwen and Judson's story. Characters from Copper Beach are in Dream Eyes, but only in a minor capacity. I would definitely read Copper Beach first if you want a little more history on the Coppersmith family, Abby and Nick. Knowing their hi...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...more
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