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

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The New York Times bestselling author presents 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
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Paperback, 417 pages
Published January 4th 2011 by Jove (first published October 28th 2009)
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Jess the Romanceaholic
(Kindle Book)

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,
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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
Jane Stewart
Not good enough to interest me in the sequels. Nothing special about this story. I don’t recommend it.

PLOT PREMISE:
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
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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
Sharon
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
Jacqueline
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
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E.
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
Keri
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
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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
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Metaspinster
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
Julianne
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
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Elizabeth
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
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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
Amber
Great entry in the series. I enjoyed the characters, I enjoyed the baddies, I enjoyed the side stories. Just all around enjoyable. I'm pretty sure I've read these out of order though, which is not unusual for me, because I'm pretty sure I remember Fallon's story. But yeah, definitely would recommend and this is one that you don't necessarily have to read the other books in the series for, if you're good at connecting the dots.
Shannon Burke
Amazing! Thanks god for Amanda Quick! I have never known an author that is good at writing Historical Romance and Contemporary Romance. I love how this series flows between past, present and future, all great stories as their own and a greater narrative together.

The characters feel so real, almost like reading about yourself and those around you that you know and love, as if these people that are in these stories would make wonderful friends in real life.
D.R.
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
Cruth
Author: Jayne Ann Krentz
First published: 2009
Length: 344 pages
Setting: Seattle and Las Vegas. Contemporary.
Sex: Reasonably frequent but mostly fade to black. Not a big deal for the story.
Hero: Descendant of Nicholas Winters. Believes himself to be becoming a "multi talent" or Cerberus. Divorced. Rich.
Heroine: Can read dream prints (residue) and manipulate dreams.
Includes: Excerpt from Burning Lamp by Amanda Quick (book 2 of The Dreamlight Trilogy sub-series).

I really enjoyed this one. A well-pac
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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
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Erin
Total guilty pleasure. I'm a big fan of Jayne Ann Krentz and her ability to mix romance, paranormal, urban fantasy, and mystery in her novels.

This novel begins a new series, but uses the characters from other series, so you may want to start with her Arcane series first.

Someone else figured out the best order to read the books. I am including this here:

The order is complicated - really, really complicated.

Here's the order for the Harmony books:
Harmony World series
1. Bridal Jitters (2005)
2. Af
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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...
Julie
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
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An Odd1
**** "Fired Up" is Jayne Ann Krentz' first Dreamlight book in the Arcane Society novels. Chloe identifies antiquities, and puts villains to sleep with psychic dream powers. She can find and work the special lamp to heal and save Jack. Bits of other books notwithstanding, Krentz writes engaging powerful romantic running escapes.
Holly
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
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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.
Carrie
3.5*
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.
ms bookjunkie
Solid JAK; easy to dive into and a pleasure to read. I thought I might be sick of the Arcane Society already but not so much. (Cannot wait for Fallon's book…except, yes indeedy, I *will* wait for it to come out in mmpb.)

[Updated grade from 3 to 4 stars after second read.]
Micii
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,....mmmmmm.......like 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
Helen
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
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Debbie
"Fired Up" is the first book in a trilogy that appears to be linked to another series. The references to the Arcane series are a little confusing without having read that series, but they gradually become clear throughout the book. It is an interesting concept with some compelling characters. The writing is tight and keeps you moving through the book because the plot is interesting. I look forward to reading the next book in the trilogy and would recommend the book for those who like romantic pa ...more
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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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Dreamlight Trilogy (3 books)
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  • Midnight Crystal (Harmony #7; Arcane Society #9; Dreamlight Trilogy #3)
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