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Sizzle and Burn (The Arcane Society #3)

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When Raine Tallentyre made the mistake of revealing her paranormal abilities, her most recent romantic relationship came to a hasty end. Her Aunt Vella, a gifted but troubled soul, had told her years ago to keep her talents a secret. And now that poor Aunt Vella—her last blood relative—has died, Raine has resigned herself to a lonely life.

But when she journeys to Shelbyvi
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Trade Paperback, 359 pages
Published 2008 by Piatkus Books
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LibraryLass
May 27, 2015 LibraryLass rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome read! Just what I like. A bit of danger, a bit of paranormal, lots of romance, a good amount of sexual tension. This was a great addition to the series. Am so looking forward to her next one when she goes back to her AQ persona. Highly recommended (as per usual with JAK's books). :)

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Lauren
Sizzle and Burn
4 Stars

Synopsis:
Raine Tallentyre and J&J agent, Zack Jones, have one thing in common - their paranormal abilities. Raine can hear voices while Zack has visions. With Raine in the sights of a deranged serial killer and a secret cabal of psychic criminals intent on obtaining the Tallentyre family secrets, Raine and Zack must rely both on their abilities and on each other in order to survive.

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The most entertaining in the series so far. The romance is wonderful even if the p
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Mojca
Raine Tallentyre hears voices. Usually of the bad-mojo kind. So when she hears a whisper about burning witches in her recently-deceased aunt’s house, she’s quite alarmed. Lucky for her (and the witch hunter’s victim) the girl in the basement is still alive, but not the hunter has set his sights on Raine.

But that’s not the end of Raine’s problems. Because that same day she gets an unexpected visit from one Zack Jones, member of the Arcane Society and working for J&J, the company that shattere
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Rachel  Jones
Jun 15, 2014 Rachel Jones rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Ugh, no. NO. NOOOO!!! I listened to this book in the car on my way home from work when there's nothing good on the radio. I thought about quitting multiple times, but I didn't have any other audio books yet, so I hung in there. The sex scenes were random. I found myself skipping a couple of them actually. I didn't really understand the connected between Zack and Raine. Sure by the end, it made sense, but they got together way too fast. There was none of the tension, romantically or sexually. To ...more
Cruth
Author: Jayne Ann Krentz
First published: 2008
Length: 359 pages, 4702 kindle locations.
Setting: Contemporary, Washington state.
Sex: Reasonably explicit but infrequent.
Hero: Mirror talent. High-level Jones.
Heroine: Clairaudient. Father was a scientist.

There's not a whole lot to say about this series, particularly if you don't want to give any spoilers. It's a light mystery in a paranormal setting with a well-developed World. Light sex, some Insta-Love and good writing. Krentz's typically well-writ
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Jane Stewart
Good story. I didn't want to put it down.

Story brief: The Arcane Society is an organization of humans who have different types of psychic powers and at different strengths. When touching an object, Raine hears voices from the person touching it previously. Zack sees visions when he touches the object. There are some murders taking place related to an evil organization, whose members also have psychic powers. There is also a serial killer who put a victim in the house that Raine just inherited. Z
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Nicole
Feb 16, 2009 Nicole rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
I am a die-hard Jayne Ann Krentz-Amanda Quick-Jayne Castle-Stephanie James fan and own over 130 books by the author. It all started when I picked up one of Quick’s “S” books (Seduction, Scandal, Surrender) while in University and then discovered Quick was a pseudonym for Jayne Ann Krentz and that she wrote books under other pseudonyms too (Jayne Castle, Amanda Glass, Jayne Taylor, Jayne Bentley, Stephanie James). I am very familiar with her writing style and therefore I endeavor to judge each ne ...more
Kari Chapman
I really liked this book. The two main characters were great together. The female lead's history with the Arcane Society and J&J specifically provided some great tension in the book. It was nice to get a male lead that wasn't a hunter. His talent provided a nice change of pace there.

The mystery was fun to work through, and the development of the cabal was fun to see. I feel this is the strongest of the 3 books in the Arcane Society series that I've read so far.
Maria
The characters and dialogue are as good as ever and the suspense is the kind I like, i.e., not too close for comfort. The plot got off to a fast start and kept up the pace until the end. Krentz books are always easy to read and hard to put down, even though I've read them multiple times, some as many as a dozen times. I particularly enjoyed the crime-solving hobby of Raine Tallentyre, in spite of its psychic nature, and wish there had been more detailed descriptions of her work with Bradley Mitc ...more
L8blmr
May 20, 2015 L8blmr rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book, by one of my favorite authors, flew by and I was finished before I knew it. The pace was near perfect, the relationship, though it developed very quickly, was satisfying, and the suspense was ... suspenseful. Right up until the last few pages I was still trying to figure out if some of the good guys were really bad guys. Since this is a continuing series, that may still be the case.
Debbie
Feb 09, 2010 Debbie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I am almost embarrassed to say I read this book. I picked it up off the library shelf and quickly read the back. It sounded like a decent book and I was in a hurry so I grabbed it. I didn't really notice the front until I picked it up to read. I thought maybe it looked similar to the trashy romance novels with "heaving bosoms and pulsing members", but the summary didn't sound like that so I read it. Soon discovered it was very similar to those romance novels. I thought it was a suspense novel. I ...more
Cindy
Oct 02, 2014 Cindy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Contemporary paranormal with protected sex. The 3rd in the Arcane Society series.

This one was pretty good. Zack was hot. Raine wasn't perfectly pretty, but spunky & assertive. The story kept you guessing. The Nightshade society keeps getting more twisted. A good addition to the series.
Carrie
This is a good blend of mystery, action, romance, and suspense. And all with a paranormal twist. There was less sentimentality in this book than the last book, White Lies, which I appreciated. The hero and heroine were strong characters and handled themselves well. Krentz doesn't resort of big misunderstandings, anger, lies, or other regretful scenarios to create tension in the relationship. The tension there seems understandable given the couples differing backgrounds and the events happening a ...more
Sandra
Apr 09, 2012 Sandra rated it really liked it
Third in the Arcane Society series and this time we find out a lot more of what happens in the Nightshade cabal as well as Arcane.

Raine Tallentyre, hears voices, it runs in the family and whilst she knows of the Arcane Society she has never been a part of it, due to her father's death; & destruction of his scientific work by J&J.

Raine is clearing out her Aunt's home when she discovers a kidnapped girl stashed in the basement and knows that a serial killer is on the loose. She is understa
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Cindy
Apr 20, 2009 Cindy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: keepers
Another excellent entry in the Arcane Society series - great characters, suspenseful plotting and interesting setting - all set off by the touch of paranormal. This is one of the contemporary books [the historicals seem to be being published under the Amanda Quick name:] and the sequel to White Lies. Operatives of the Nightshade group are the bad guys again - with a serving of serial killer on the side. Real page-turning read.

The Perfect Poison - Book 6
Running Hot - Book 5
The Third Circle - Boo
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Ladysatel
Raine Tallentyre is a clairaudient, raised by her late Aunt Vella, a level 8 clairaudient who lived in seclusion in Shelbyville. Washington. During her final months Aunt Vella was in a psychiatric hospital overcome by her visions.

Rain who owns a costume design shop "Incognito" is in Shelbyville to sell her aunt's old home. Raine and a real estate agent are checking the house to determine what needs to be done before the sale. Raine feels she needs to check the basement and what she finds in the
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Deborah Robb
This was a different kind of book for me. Raine Tallentyre is back in Shelbyville, WA to clean out her aunt's house after the aunt's death. The book starts off with Raine finding a girl tied up in the basement. Apparently Raine has found the girl before the kidnapper has had a chance to do more harm. Now the killer is after Raine. The other story line in the book is about Raine's Aunt Vella and her father and the secret society they belonged to. Raine and her Aunt Vella both have paranormal abil ...more
Mayur
Apr 15, 2016 Mayur rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well I bought this book long long ago when I was not in the habit of reading. I just bought because it was hardcover and was available in just 20 bucks at a local book fair (I mean 20 INR, that is way too cheap). So finally after I guess 5-6 years later I am reading it, I found it interesting although not in the habit of reading books which have romance and sexual aspects riding high. The plot was gripping but the final result was not that fascinating, though it was unpredictable but boring.

The
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Caro
Aug 15, 2015 Caro rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: castle-jayne, own
A good book that's interesting, creative, gripping, and leaves you wanting to read more in the series. I really liked the imagination and how well written this was. I enjoyed reading it and can't wait to read more. I liked the characters, their personalities, the suspense, the emotions, courage, determination, bravery, special-ness, and ending. This was a good book and a great intro into this world for me. Totally Enjoy.
Sheila Melo
Aug 15, 2014 Sheila Melo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of My Favorite's of the Series

SIZZLE AND BURN is the third book in the Arcane Society series. The Arcane series is a series about the society for those with psychic powers and those within the society who are attempting to create ways to enhance their powers for evil. The series takes place in three different eras (historical, contemporary and futuristic) as Jayne Ann Krentz writes books for this series under her name and two pseudonyms (Amanda Quick and Jayne Castle).

SIZZLE AND BURN is the
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Dani "The REAL Cullens_Girl since 2002"
4**** Thoroughly enjoyed the book and will recommend it

This book was a great follow-up to the first two books in the Arcane Society series. I was unsure after book 2 whether or not I wanted to continue on with the series. The endings of book one and book two were so similar even though one was written under Amanda Quick (historical) and the other by Jayne Ann Krentz. Thankfully she developed some new ideas for plot lines and story twists making this one a page turner. Although this book could be
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Micii
Mar 21, 2014 Micii rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: love-and-erotica
Another great romance from Jayne Ann Krentz! Her stories are wonderful because of that great mix of suspense, romance, sensuality, and humor. I really can't get enough of them.

This new Arcane Society series is especially satisfying. She has really fleshed out this paranormal society wonderfully.
Thenia
Raine has been hearing voices, especially in places where horrific events have taken place. Revealing that fact to her detective colleague whom she has been assisting with closing cold cases, backfires as he freaks out. Taking some time away, she travels to her late aunt's house that she needs to clear out before putting it on the market, when her talent acts up and she's involved in yet another police investigation.

She has attracted the attention of J&J investigations, who sends Zack, a sen
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Doris
Jun 08, 2014 Doris rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Raine's Aunt Vella has died, and left Raine a house and its contents. While investigating the house with a realtor, Raine discovers a crime in progress, and has to work to keep her psychic gifts hidden.

To interfere with the solution is a young true-crime writer, and Raine's former police contact, who want her to solve the crime so they can publish it as a story.

Intrigue abounds, and the book never fails to excite, although at one stage I was surprised, as I had already determined the villain,
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Mollie *scoutrmom*
Aug 17, 2010 Mollie *scoutrmom* rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of contemporary romance
I'm in love with the Arcane series. The paranormal element is minor in the scheme of an excellent contemporary romance. The only thing I did not like was how quickly the heroine ended up in bed with the hero.
Chris
Jun 22, 2015 Chris rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Exciting mystery. A bit shy on depth when it came to the romance, but that was okay for me. A well written series, and I'm ready to read the next.
Gina
Aug 30, 2015 Gina rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Sizzle and Burn
by Jayne Ann Krentz

Back to the beginning of Krentz's modern day Arcane Society novels. Interesting to see where a lot of the Harmony series books' references come from in their original stories.

A decent enough story, very quick and easy to read. Krentz has several "signature traits" that she puts into a lot of her books. The woman is usually a vegetarian (boring, get over it); they all have peanut butter and toast for breakfast, and Krentz loves the word 'frisson'. I think it is
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Christine
Apr 22, 2015 Christine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-star
Never a boring moment, good chemistry, loved the cat's names.
Jennifer
Jan 22, 2016 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Costume shop owner Raine Tallentyre hears voices that remain at crime scenes, a sort of psychic residue left over from the past. She uses this gift to help solve crimes; however, when she tries to explain what she truly hears, people tend to think she's crazy. That is until she meets Zack Jones, a private detective who is a member of the Arcane Society, a secret organization of individuals with a variety of psychic abilities that study psychic phenomena. This is the same organization that destro ...more
Marsha Spohn
Raine Tallentyre hears voices. No, she’s not crazy just psychic. (although some people think that the two go hand in hand ..they don’t)

Raine has the paranormal ability (certainly not the gift) of hearing the whisperings of the evil mind that hides behind the mask most killers wear. Although she tries her best to keep them at bay, at the lightest touch of something that evil has handled, Raine hears their mind whispers – it certainly is enough to drive some people crazy, or at least believe that
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The author of over 50 consecutive New York Times bestsellers, JAYNE ANN KRENTZ writes romantic-suspense 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 Santa Cruz and went on to obtain a Masters degre
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Other Books in the Series

The Arcane Society (1 - 10 of 11 books)
  • Second Sight (Arcane Society, #1)
  • White Lies (Arcane Society, #2)
  • The Third Circle (Arcane Society, #4)
  • Running Hot (Arcane Society, #5)
  • The Perfect Poison (Arcane Society, #6)
  • Fired Up (Arcane Society, #7) (Dreamlight Trilogy, #1)
  • Burning Lamp (Arcane Society, #8) (Dreamlight Trilogy, #2)
  • Midnight Crystal (Ghost Hunters, #7; Arcane Society #9; Dreamlight Trilogy #3)
  • In Too Deep (Arcane Society, #10; Looking Glass Trilogy, #1)
  • Quicksilver (Arcane Society, #11; Looking Glass Trilogy #2)

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