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After Glow (Ghost Hunters #2)

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Welcome back to my other world - the rules are a little different here.

Life is complicated for Lydia Smith. She's working at that tacky, third-rate museum, Shrimpton's House of Ancient Horrors, trying to salvage her career in para-archaeology - and dating the most dangerous man in town. Just when she thinks she might be getting things under control, she stumb
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Published July 1st 2009 by Brilliance Audio (first published February 23rd 2004)
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Cruth Yes, there is enough explanation of relevant plot to read it as a stand alone BUT it would be better with the first one.
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And now I'm mentally kicking myself for not reading this book sooner! I don’t know why I kept postponing it for months. After Glow, the second installment in Ghost Hunters series was absolutely amazing! If I had known it would be so much better, I would have started it right after I finished the first one.

The story was so gripping, and it kept me up late turning page after page because I couldn’t put it down until I found out what really happened to Lydia in the tunnels seven months ago. As the
Alex is The Romance Fox
AFTER GLOW reintroduces Lydia Smith, a tangler, whose psychic gift is the ability to untangle illusion traps and Emmett London, a powerful Guild member, who is able to summon and kill ghosts, who we first met in AFTER DARK, the previous book in Jayne Castle's fabulous Harmony Series.
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I loved this book.

I am so getting into this amazing world that the author is building. The storyline is really good. And we finally discover the secret of Lydia's forgotten days in the Dead City....totally unexpec
Remember when I finished the first book yesterday and complained about the lack of any real information on this world? Well, I'm thinking this may have been a thing, because the info-dumps in this second book are vast and numerous.

I was glad she tried to use her words to describe the world a little better.

So, that was great! Got what I asked for...
Except, maybe she went a bit too far in the 'splaining department.
Here's what I mean. Let's say you go to the movies with 3 friends. When you get bac
A great sequel to After Dark, in After Glow we meet Lydia Smith and Emmett London again. I was unsure how good proceeding with the same hero/heroine would work, there was the risk that it could turn out dull or sluggish. However, Jayne Castle/ Jayne A. Krentz is highly successful in delivering another captivating and thrilling romance. Set in the futuristic planet of Harmony, colonized by Earth, it has a good mix of paranormal, murders and mystery, and a romance based on a more trusting and p ...more
Jacob Proffitt
Dec 20, 2012 Jacob Proffitt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, sci-fi, steamy
This one was a clear improvement on the first. I think Castle has a better idea of where she's going with the books and it made a difference in the setting, particularly the side characters. Lydia and Emmet were both better, too, and their relationship was as or more fun. So yeah, a clear step up.

As with most series, I'd definitely read the first one before this one; you really need the details of their relationship and Lydia's professional life. That this book is better is something to look for
Preeti ♥︎ (Romance She Reads)
Contd. from the 'After Dark' review -
And I read the second book, expecting the deserved comeuppance for the nasty ow but nada. And so I want my hour or four back! Who wants to read about the H’s ex fiancée turning into a sweet stepmama sort and everyone playing happy family?! Nauseous, I tell you! How did she go from giving her stepson hungry glances in the first book to a benign helpful maternal presence in this book. That’s not how I deserve my ow to behave. And with the H finally called his p
Nurse Lisa in Ohio (PRN Book Reviews)
3.75/5...I liked this one a lot. Good story with a fun paranormal thread. Add in the romance & voila! I'm a happy reader! :)
I love this story. It's just as fantastic a read for me as was/is the first one, if just a bit more satisfying because this is the true "end" of Lydia's story. (This is not to say that the first book, After Dark, ended in a cliffhanger. It didn't even end in an open-ended fashion. I was very satisfied after finishing it, years before this sequel was even published.) What I love about this story is that it was dedicated to me and my fellow dust-bunny aficionados. And it ended with (view spoiler) ...more
Apr 10, 2013 Paraphrodite rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: listened, 2013
After Glow continues from After Dark with the same H/H. I also liked the continuity of having the same narrator for both books. Joyce Bean did a pretty good job.
Gwen (The Gwendolyn Reading Method)
awwww, I loved this storyline! And I also just enjoy Harmony as a world. Good ol' Jayne Castle/Amanda Quick.
Dec 07, 2016 Tracey rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
After I listened to the audiobook of the first book in this series, I looked at the icon for the second book on my computer and figured it was as good as anything to listen to while doing other things. So I queued it up. I do silly things like that now and then.

And there they all were, the issues that annoyed me in the first book: repetition galore, long moments and lost weekends even moreso, one fluffy creature standing in for the entire native fauna of a planet, and rezzing. So much rezzing.
Feb 18, 2017 Cheri rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The beginning of this book contradicted the end of the previous book..After Dark. It kinda irritated me that several things through out the story did as well. I liked that it had the same pretense as the other harmony books and of course the dust bunny!
Sheila Melo
Jul 30, 2014 Sheila Melo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sequel That Answers Questions

Sequel That Answers Questions

AFTER GLOW is the second novel in the Harmony series. It features the same couple as AFTER DARK, Lydia Smith and Emmett London. In the first book, readers were introduced to the earth colony of Harmony where humans have developed paranormal abilities. Lydia last her job when she had a lost weekend where she has 48 hours of memory loss. Lydia and Emmett began arelationship in the first book.

In this book, the relationship is finally resolve
As I mentioned in my review of "After Dark," the first half of this duet, I was kind of annoyed that I had to read another book in order to get the rest of the story. My feelings didn't really change after I finished this. I continue to feel that this is one of Jaynce Castle's weaker stories by any psuedonym and her weakest under this one. I'd say it took her a couple of books to get into writing science fiction, but with the possible exception that she didn't lay the groundwork very well (in th ...more
Eliza Leone
Sep 20, 2014 Eliza Leone rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Eliza by: Donnette
Captivating and thrilling, full of unsuspecting plot twists.

Series: Harmony 2, Ghost Hunter 2, Curtain 4
Characters: Lydia & Emmett
Setting: Alien planet, Old Cadence
Mature Themes: Sex, Drug references

Picking up a few weeks after the events in After Dark, Lydia and Emmett are still feeling their way through their relationship with one another. Lydia's private consulting is picking up and with a new client, her job at the museum, and the ongoing investigating she's doing into her Lost Weekend.
Kari Chapman
I felt that "After Glow" was a stronger book than the first book in the series, "After Dark". Which is good, as "After Dark" was enjoyable, but had room for improvement.

The characters established in the previous book are back again in book 2. They are just as enjoyable to read about this time around, and there was some good growth on both Lydia and Emmett's parts. We got to see both of them shine in their areas of expertise at various points in the book.

The magic system in this book was clearer
SOA Reading Challenge 2012 Surprise Me by Quarter: Quarter 2

Choice #3 – Rounding Out the Family – Listen to a romance where a child (under 18) or pet plays a significant role. (Fuzz, the dust bunny)

SFR Reading Challenge 2012

2.5* rounded up to 3*
Grade C+

Mildly entertaining futuristic suspense novel hampered by clunky writing and too much telling. I generally enjoy JAK in all her permutations, but this isn't one of her best. Lydia and Emmett skirted around actually talking about their true feeling
An Odd1
Mar 10, 2011 An Odd1 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
** "After Glow" follows "After Dark", among other (better?) similar-plot fantasy explicit romances by Jayne Castle aka Krentz, set in futuristic planet Harmony. A 'hunter' can tune thought waves through amber to gather or disperse 'ghost' energy radiating from crystal.

The series suffers from excess amber and jargon such as 'rez' for power. If her heroines believe hunter Guilds are criminal mobs, why do they date 'thug' bosses and manipulate marriages? Action seems jerky, fits and starts, such a
Lydia and Emmett's story's conclusion, where loose ends are tied, mysteries are solved and our heroes get their happy ever after future.

Interesting world, flawed characters and a conspiracy theory made this an engaging read.

The series continues with Ghost Hunter and a new couple's story.
Nancy Jones
Mar 31, 2014 Nancy Jones rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it.
Oct 20, 2016 Aphrodite rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it

This story has an interesting story which had many parts to unveil. The side of love was great, and the dust bunny was superb. I recommend it.
May 29, 2016 Babs rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like a book with a happy ending and the mystery gets solved.
Jun 28, 2013 Kathy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, sci-fi, alien
Setting: Cadence – her apartment at Dead City View Apartments, his condo – closer to the ruins and it’s resonance power, Hunter Headquarters, Shrimpton’s House of Ancient Horrors, Restoration Ball; Dead City of Old Cadence – green glowing passageways, underground offices and holding cells, one with complicated psi-trap to prevent from going further;

Love and commitment – waiting for the other, as hinting for it – both her and him; responsibility; what happened on Lydia’s Lost Weekend, and
-- This is a review for the first two books in the Harmony series. Originally posted at Ani's Book Abyss | Series Start Review: Harmony

Book #1: After Dark | Rating:  3.5 Stars
Book #2: After Glow | Rating:  3.5 Stars

Overall Average Rating:  3.5 Stars

First of all, while these two books are part of a larger series, both After Dark and After Glow would be best read together as a set.  According to other reviews, the two books detail a complete story arc concerning the same characters and one partic
Author: Jayne Ann Krentz writing as Jayne Castle
First published: 2004
Length: 343 pages
Setting: Around 200 years in the future on the planet Harmony, cut off from Earth. In Cadence City.
Sex: Very explicit, infrequent
Hero: Hunter and former Guild Head.
Heroine: para-archeologist
Includes: Excerpt from White Lies

From my review of Book 1: “What really happened when Lydia was burned? I wish Krentz had told us.. It was relevant to her motivations and attitudes but was never explained. (May be followed t
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The second in the Harmony series, this one is just as good as the first. Ms. Krentz creates wonderful worlds not our own and peoples them with interesting characters, not to mention their pets. Lydia has no time for fools and makes short shrift verbally of several characters in this book to the delight of the reader. Tamara emerges as a more viable character, not so one-sided after all, and Mercer Wyatt and Emmett have a moment that I will always treasure, but which the reader might not fully un ...more
After Glow is Book 2 of the Harmony/Ghost Hunters Series

Lydia Smith is still dealing with the after effects of her 48 hours alone in the alien tunnels under Cadence: still not a member of the faculty as a para-archaeologist at the University; still working at Shrimpton's House of Ancient Horrors and working out her feelings for Emmett London a retired Ghost Hunter.

Then another incident adds to her list of worries. Mercer Wyatt, current head of the Ghost Hunters Union in Cadence City, is shot. Wh
Feb 24, 2011 Emily rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The second novel featuring Lydia Smith, a 'tangler,' and Emmett London, a 'ghost hunter' is an excellent continuation of their tale. Generally, I believe each couple gets one book, and after that, they can guest in other books, but in the case of Lydia and Emmett, their story was too long for just one book. I had mentioned in my review of "After Dark" that I thought there were some loose ends, and this book ties them up. The mystery of Lydia's "Lost Weekend" in the Harmonic Catacombs is solved, ...more
Raven R.
Aug 03, 2014 Raven R. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the typical Jayne Castle book. Which of course I loved. And once again I've picked up a sequel that I didn't realize was a Sequal. Good move there, Raven.

Either way I loved the story. There was a bit of a loop hole with you know a guy getting murdered and her not knowing what had happened cause she didn't have her memories, but when she gets them back there's nothing about the murder. I mean everything else got cleared up didn't it? Why wasn't that? It sort of seemed like that was conve
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Jayne Ann Krentz ...: After Glow (2004) Book 2 1 1 Sep 27, 2012 10:25AM  
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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

Ghost Hunters (1 - 10 of 13 books)
  • After Dark (Ghost Hunters, #1)
  • Ghost Hunter (Ghost Hunters, #3)
  • Silver Master (Ghost Hunters, #4)
  • Dark Light (Ghost Hunters, #5)
  • Obsidian Prey (Ghost Hunters, #6)
  • Midnight Crystal (Ghost Hunters, #7; Arcane Society #9; Dreamlight Trilogy #3)
  • Canyons of Night (Rainshadow, #0; Ghost Hunters, #8; Looking Glass Trilogy, #3; Arcane Society, #12)
  • The Lost Night (Rainshadow, #1; Ghost Hunters, #9)
  • Deception Cove (Rainshadow, #2; Ghost Hunters, #10)
  • The Hot Zone (Rainshadow, #3; Ghost Hunters, #11)

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