Fired Up (Arcane Society, #7; Dreamlight Trilogy, #1)
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Fired Up (Dreamlight Trilogy #1)

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More than three centuries ago, Nicholas Winters irrevocably altered his genetic makeup in an obsession-fueled competition with alchemist and Arcane Society founder Sylvester Jones. Driven to control their psychic abilities, each man's decision has reverberated throughout the family line, rewarding some with powers beyond their wildest dreams, and cursing others to a life f...more
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published December 29th 2009 by Putnam Adult (first published October 28th 2009)
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Jess the Romanceaholic
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What can I say? It's classic Krentz :) As a fan of the Arcane Society novels, I pretty much knew what to expect, and was not disappointed.

I really liked the direction the Dreamlight concept appears to be taking the series -- previous novels in the series (such as The Third Circle I believe) eluded to unlocking dream energy, and this book takes that and runs with it.

One thing that saddened me was that Fallon Jones didn't get a romance.. If you've followed the micro-novel on Twitter,...more
Penny Watson
Wow! JAK has fired off another awesome Arcane Novel! Fired Up is an incredibly well-paced, fascinating paranormal romantic suspense. Even though the romance is the least well-developed part of this book, and the characters are not fleshed out as well as I usually like, I was completely, happily absorbed by this story. JAK is fabulous at weaving together separate story lines and building the tension. I love how she is jumping around in history, and connecting the stories of her historical paranor...more
Jacob Proffitt
Okay, I'll admit up front that I really don't like the whole dreamlight thing. It feels kind of tacked on and hokey, frankly. Fortunately (or not, depending on your view, I suppose), the characters of this introduction to the Dreamlight trilogy are interesting in their own right and overcame, at least partially, my complete and utter disinterest in the Winters or Harper family dysfunctions. In other words, Jack and Chloe overcame the deadweight of their backgrounds enough that I ended up not hat...more
Book 1 of the Dreamlight Trilogy. I do love the psychic books that Krentz comes up with, and this reminded me of her earlier books Gift of Gold and Gift of Fire. This book was a little bit of a let down however. Right away I found some typo's (one character is referred to as "Sharon" one one page and "Susan" ten pages later) and some jarring repetition in conversations (the hero's age is mentioned three times in two pages- almost like Krentz forgot she already established it a page before and a...more
Ah...the Arcane Society. I enjoy Ms. Krentz' Arcane books. This one was quite nice. Unlike other readers, I like that the stories are interconnected but about a different couple each time. It's comfortable and familiar and I know what I'm getting. I don't have to try to figure out a new world premise with each book. I do have a tendency to like the ones set in the current time the best, although the others are nice too.

The characters here were well done. They were not explored in too great a dep...more
The modern chapter of the Dreamlight Trilogy, another addition to the Arcane Society tales. Jack Winters is a descendant of the genetically altered paranormal genius Nicholas Winters. Unfortunately, the legacy is accompanied by a curse and destiny to become a monster if he begins manifesting more than one talent unless he finds the Burning Lamp and a woman who can manipulate the dreamlight energy that it can produce. Chloe Harper is an exceptional dreamlight manipulator descended from a long lin...more
Jane Stewart
Not good enough to interest me in the sequels. Nothing special about this story. I don’t recommend it.

In the 1600s Nicholas Winters had a psychic talent. He altered his DNA and created a vase with crystals (called a lamp). Women who had psychic talent involving dreams would be the only ones able to activate the lamp’s power. Through the lamp, these women would be able to increase and/or change a man’s psychic powers. Only men with Nicholas’s “special DNA” would be affected. Also, on...more
Although usually JAK's Arcane books have a sameness about them that makes it had to distinguish one from the other, this one didn't seem to suffer as bad. I liked both Jack and Chloe and they pretty quickly acknowledged that they like each other.

Jack Winter is a man with a problem, he knows he is going crazy. The way to fix the issue is to find a woman who can read dream light and has a strong talent. But that is only second to the real problem. The real problem is finding the dreamlight lamp i...more
Poppy Fields
Well, I was a little disappointed in this book but I have never read Jayne Ann Krentz until now. I chose this book because I purchased The Burning Lamp by Amanda Quick on sale and I never read a series out of order if I can help it. I have enjoyed all the Amanda Quick books I have listened to on audio immensely. They usually have Barbara Rosenblat read her books and she could make the phone book sound amazing. Anyway, I digress and does anyone use the phone book anymore?

I found the whole "dre...more
Hmmm, as a whole the "Dreamlight Trilogy" section of the Arcane Society series is not my favorite, largely because the plots--especially the romance plotlines--of each of these three are almost exactly the same. In each case, we have a female Dreamlight reader who believes herself incapable of longterm romantic relationships due to her discomfort being in the presence of others while they sleep. Yet low and behold! Here comes the hero, in desperate need of her assistance (okay, like that aspect...more
Jayne Ann Krentz often writes of thing magical and mystical. This is one of those. Fun to read, but you have to take that leap of imagination to get into the characters and conflicts that make up this story.

Chloe is a dreamlight reader who runs a psychic detective agency. Jack needs a dreamlight reader to help him find the Burning Lamp and get over his twin demons of hallucinations and blackouts. He goes to seek Chloe's help, and sparks fly! It's a whole adventure set in Washington, Oregon, Cal...more
Another "escape book" and quick read (sort of sci-fi but not exactly), but action-packed and entertaining. It's vintage Jayne Ann Krentz, who has apparently decided to write lots of books about the Arcane Society, a group of people with unique and varied paranormal skills and abilities.

Chloe Harper is a psychic private investigator and reader of dream energy--the energy vibes given out, and left behind, by everyone when they dream. Jack Winters hires her to help him uncover the truth about his...more
Lizabeth Tucker
Part one of the Dreamlight trilogy contained within the Arcane Society series. When former friends turned enemies, Nicholas Winters and Sylvester Jones, tried to find a way to enhance psychic energies, they chose different paths. Sylvester used chemistry to create a flawed formula that has bedeviled the Society ever since. Nicholas used his engineering skills to forge the Burning Lamp whose radiation caused a twist in his DNA. This mutation will cause the man who inherits the Winters' talent to...more
You know, a lot of people would give a book that reads like a lot of the other books the authors writes a lower score. But I find reading Krentz's book comforting, whether she is writing as Krentz, Quick or Castle. I know what I'm gonna find inside the covers. In fact, I want exactly that. It's the reason I chose one of her books. Fired up is no different. It's part of her Arcane series. Quirky heroines, take charge heroes and a bad guy or bad guys to thwart. So it your looking for different, yo...more
Sheila Melo
Great Story of Outsiders

FIRED UP Is the first book in the Dreamlight Trilogy and also the seventh book in the Arcane Society series. The Arcane series is about those with paranormal talents who have secret society. That society is in danger for an internal foe who are using a formula to enhance talents for criminal purposes. The series spans three time periods: historicals (Amanda Quick), contemporaries (Jayne Ann Krentz) and futuristics (Jayne Castle). The Dreamlight Trilogy is part of the seri...more
Evelyn Bryant
Fair entry into the series which is generally good. This time the characters were interesting and had the appropriate tension between them. Somehow, something was lacking in this novel and I believe it was the too "technical" information you have to plow through as they go on and on discussing how and why and how and what rather than just getting on with it. I hope the next book has less technical info about the the dream this and the psi that...
Jack Winters was a descendant of a man who had altered his genetics. In order to deal with the consequences he need the help of a Dreamlight reader, Chloe Harper and the lamp passed down through the generations. Over the years the lamp had gone missing. It turned out they were not the only people looking for it.

I like how she manages to combine the romance and paranormal throughout the series using her three author names. I like Amanda Quick and Jayne Castle more than Jayne Ann Krentz, but I enj...more
Another great story which is a continuation of Jayne Ann Krentz Arcane series.
This story brings the characters who are the decendents of 2 powerful sorcerers from 1600s England, into modern America. Jack Winters, decendent of powerful sorcerer, Nickolas Winters, believes he is succumbing to the family curse, and he is desperate to break it. His only hope is to find his family's missing ancient artifact called the Burning Lamp. He also has to find a woman to "work" the lamp. He hires Chloe Harp...more
Shelleyrae at Book'd Out
I found it tough at the beginning as I have not read any previous Arcane Society stories and I think it would have helped to, for background on the various factions and abilities. However once I got a few things figured it was entertaining enough, nothing special but an easy read.
A good addition to the Arcane Society series. While Fired Up doesn't break any new ground, it had an entertaining plot and a nice romance. However, the stories are getting repetative, so I may skip the next two and wait for Fallon's book out due in Dec 2010.
Jayne Ann Krentz has brilliant pacing and just the right touch for romance. The characters in the book are wonderful. And, in particular, I like the way she develops secondary characters. More folks to cheer for. :)
Saleena Davidson
It may surprise those of you who don't know me, but yes, I secretly read romance novels......not many, to be honest straight romance is pretty much limited to Jayne Ann Krentz (and her other pseudonyms) but I have been reading her books since I was about 15, and still love how she writes. Her Arcane Society series is romance with a bit of psychic intrigue, sitting with a big bowl of ice cream and a huge slice of cake (not that I've ever done that) reading Krentz is my guilty...more
First part of the Burning lamp - a mini trilogy within the Arcane society

I was slightly confused by this one, as I was expecting to start with the Quick novel, which actually comes afterwards. Especially when there was a description (well, names) of the character from the Victorian era part of the story. Very odd :S But I suppose I'd know that much of the story from the synopsis of the next book, so nothing major.

However, the story was a bit different from the others - departing from the forumla...more
I am a fan of Krentz's work but I suspect she should stick with contemporary over delving into paranormal. She is not well practiced at world development not 'rules' for her psychic manifestations.

The romance storyline is even a little lackluster for her normal work. Too heavy on the thrown together thru tragedy and light on why other than fate they work.

Not super interested in reading the rest of the series. Small nice nod for longtime Krentz fans.

Was most interested in Jones and his subplot...more
Another great novel from the Arcane Society Series. Although classic Krentz, this is the first book of a new trilogy where the dream reader talent is explored, a new angle for this series. When I first started reading this book, I was struck by the fact that the male hero's ancestor was actually a rival of Sylvester Jones, the founder of the Arcane Society. The dream reader he hires, Chloe Harper, is a private investigator and her family line has no love for the society either.

I found the Dream...more
Carol Kerry-green
I enjoyed this one, the current book in the Arcane Soceity series, always intrigued by the idea of paranormal powers and secret societies for good and evil - a bit cliched, but done well is enjoyable.

Chloe is a dreamlight reader, and a Private Investigator. Jack Winters is a direct descendent of Nicholas Winters an alchemist from the 17th century who somehow managed to alter his DNA using the Burning Lamp (really have to suspend disbelief for this one!), and some of his direct male descendents w...more
Michelle Randall
I'll be honest. If you give me a book by Amanda Quick or Jayne Castle, I will read it in a heartbeat, but when it came to books written under the Jayne Ann Krentz name, that was another story.

The same author writes under all three names, but Amanda Quick is historical and Jayne Castle is future, whereas the Jayne Ann Krentz were modern day. There was just always something about them that I could not get into. But, since this was Arcane Society, and I really like those, and this was number One i...more
This Arcane Society novel takes a different tack from the previous ones in the series. In this book we meet Jack Winters, descendant of Nicholas Winters, alchemist and fierce rival of Sylvester Jones. Like Sylvester, Nicholas also undertook experiments in an attempt to enhance his psychic powers. Like Sylvester, Nicholas's experiments had unwanted side effects. He managed to alter his DNA but with tragic consequences. Once in a while a Winters is born who is doomed to psychic madness. The only h...more
Feb 26, 2011 Susan added it
The New York Times -- bestselling author presents her latest Arcane Society novel and introduces the first book in the Dreamlight Trilogy -- the story of a curse that spans generations, and the love that can heal it. . . .More than three centuries ago, Nicholas Winters irrevocably altered his genetic makeup in an obsessionfueled competition with alchemist and Arcane Society founder Sylvester Jones. Driven to control their psychic abilities, each man's decision has reverberated throughout the fam...more
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เนื่องจากนโยบายไม่ยอมลงทุนซื้อหนังสือปกแข็ง (มากนัก) ของเรา ทำให้แม็กซ์มีลำดับการอ่านหนังสือในชุดประหลาดไปสักหน่อย แต่เมื่อคิดว่า ลำดับการเขียนของเรื่องในชุดก็ออกจากสับสนอยู่เหมือนกัน สรุปก็คือ ไม่ต้องคิดมากค่ะ งงเปล่า ๆ

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หนังสือเล่มนี้ตามลำดับแล้วถือเป็นเล่มแรกใน The Dreamlight Trilogy แต่ถ้าเรียงลำดับเงื่อนเวลาในเรื่องแล้ว ก็เป็นเล่มสองค่ะ เพราะเรื่อง Burning Lamp เป็นเหตุการณ์ที่เกิดขึ้นในตอนปลายของยุควิคทอเรียน ซึ่งเจนย์เขียนในนามปากกาอแมนดา ควิกเกิดขึ้นก่อน แต่เนื...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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