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Dark Light (Harmony #5)

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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10  ·  rating details  ·  2,932 ratings  ·  123 reviews
Tabloid reporter Sierra McIntyre wants a scoop when she interviews Ghost Hunter Guild boss John Fontana about the disappearances of retired, homeless hunters. She doesn't want to trust the physically and psychically powerful man, but her intuition-and her dust bunny companion-give her the green light. To uncover the conspiracy within his own organization, Fontana proposes. ...more
ebook, 400 pages
Published August 26th 2008 by Jove Books (first published August 24th 2008)
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Julie (jjmachshev)
I'm loving the recent upswing in paranormal romance novels, but I must tell you that one of my favorite series is the 'Curtain/Ghost Hunter' series by Jayne Castle AKA Jayne Ann Krentz AKA Amanda Quick. The first book was written a little over 10 years ago and I was hooked. So whenever I get a new release, I put down whatever I'm reading at the time and gobble the new down. I've reread every book in this series at least 4-5 times and I know "Dark Light", the newest release, will be no exception. ...more
Lexie
I've read the four books proceeding this one (After Dark, After Glow, Ghost Hunter and Silver Master) plus the novella that (I believe) started it all, Bridal Jitters and to date I think that other then the duo in Bridal Jitters I haven't fully liked any of the romantic couples featured (to be fair its the same couple in After Dark and After Glow) until this book.

Sierra was a little too reckless to be honest, but other then that I really enjoyed the interaction between Sierra and Fontana. That s
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Mojca
Woohoo! Another 'freak' Ghost Hunter talent. And the heroine wasn’t that annoying either. This series keeps getting better and better.

Tight plot, quick pacing, gripping suspense, possible alien threat, love at first sight (don’t you just love one of those), heavy denial of love at first sight (me likey), great chemistry, even greater attraction, cute couple, twisted villain (I didn’t see that one coming, great surprise), funky motley crew of journalists, some magic moments in the alien jungle...
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Cruth
Author: Jayne Ann Krentz writing as Jayne Castle
First published: 2008
Length: 305 pages
Setting: Around 200 years in the future on the planet Harmony, cut off from Earth. In Cadence City.
Sex: Very explicit, infrequent
Hero: Head of guild. Illegitimate. Ghost Hunter.
Heroine: Journalist. "Psychic".
Includes: Excerpt from Running Hot.

Maybe the biggest problem with picking up a Krentz/Castle/Quick paranormal partway through a series is the inability of the reader to properly grasp Krentz/Castle/Quick's
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Jackie
“Dark Light” is a easy to read, humorous book that takes place on the planet, Harmony. Investigative reporter Sierra McIntyre’s stories about the Crystal City’s Ghost Hunters Guild were not appreciated by the late Guild Master but that doesn’t prevent her from going to interview the newly elected Master, John Fontana. The interview does not go the way either party expected and she leaves the office after agreeing to meet Fontana at the Registrar’s Office to enter into a “Marriage of Convenience” ...more
Pamela
I love this futuristic series. It takes place on another planet similar to earth. There are alien artifacts, and dangers underground. This area is protected, and governed by the Guild. Each sector has it's own boss. John Fontana has barely set up his office, when a tabloid reporter shows up to interview him. He has taken this post ,due to several things not adding up, in this sector. It seems friends of hers are disappearing right off the streets. They are retired tunnel workers, and are the gu ...more
Sheila Melo
Another Winning Harmony Book with a Pinch of Arcane

Another Winning Harmony Book with a Pinch of Arcane

DARK LIGHT is the fifth book in the Harmony series of futuristic romances. Harmony is an earth colony that was cut off from earth and has had to rebuild its technology. People on Harmony have developed paranormal powers. In this book, John Fontana is the new Guild Boss, he meets Sierra McIntyre who is a newspaper reporter for a tabloid. The two meet and end of marrying the same day in order to p
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Jeanne
Jumped into the middle of this series, but didn't feel like I had no idea what was going on thanks to the summary at the beginning.

I enjoyed the story. I didn't even pick the bad guy before the end, which is satisfying. Woman reporter is stirring up trouble. Guild boss proposes an arrangement to keep her safe and figure out who's responsible for a new drug and recent disappearances of guild men in Crystal. . . they get married. Her Intuition and his knowledge and skills with handling dark light
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Micii
Perfect, as well as all the other books in this series. John Fontana ...more
Kathy
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Holly
This is another book in the series where earthlings are stuck on the planet Harmony and are evolved from their earth-ancestors into light weilding creatures of various frequencies along the spectrum. Hense, the term dark light. These bonds are an unusual romance-sci-fi combo that makes the para-normal a science, rather than a religion.
I liked these romance/sci-fi books enough to read them all, even though they share similarites.
Each character has a specific talent and she has even tied them into
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Maria
I am so pleased to be reading another Jayne Castle that I tend to give it five stars just for that. The story line is perhaps not quite as intricate as her others, however. On the other hand, the characters are great as well as the dialogue and the humor. Of Jayne Ann Krentz's writing personas, Jayne Castle is far and away my favorite, followed closely by her contemporary writing under her own name and then by her Amanda Quick books, so I am generally willing to be more than pleased by any contr ...more
Martina the Book Fairy
Dark Light is the fifth book in Jayne Castle's "Ghost Hunters" series (sixth if you count the short story "Bridal Jitters").

I've loved this series from the very beginning. It's rather unique in the PNR genre as it's not about werewolves, vampires, etc.

The backstory is that 200 years ago an energy Curtain opened in space near Earth making space travel practical. One of the worlds discovered and colonized through the curtain was Harmony. On Harmony was the remains of an advanced alien civilizatio
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Marti
Jayne Castle writes futuristic paranormal mysteries with a strong romance thread. Dark Light is one of the many books she has written about the world called Harmony. Harmony is an interesting land where people live in the city over a city of tunnels and catacombs. The Guild is a powerful organization of members who hunt in the catacombs. They also are needed to lead people with other types of powers into the catacombs. Most everyone has some amount of psychic senses with different powers. The pl ...more
Sherry
Sep 28, 2008 Sherry rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: paranormal/sci-fi/romance
What a great addition to Jayne Castle’s Curtain series, Dark Light has delivered what was and is expected in the place called Harmony. Sierra McIntyre is a dedicated reporter who is intent on making her part of the world fair and just, a tall order for any individual. John Fontana, who appeared at first to be an obstacle to Sierra’s goal, gradually becomes a partner in her quest to find the missing retired guildsmen.
A well written delightful romp set in a land that is alien; yet vaguely famil
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Curse of the Bibliophile
Take another amazing journey into the world of Harmony with Sierra and John work together to find out what is going on with a new drug known as “ghost juice”.
Sierra is an investigative reporter who does what is needed to get her story. She teams up with city guild boss John to uncover why there are so many missing ghost hunters and soon finds that they are becoming much closer than she expected. Sierra was a great character with a lot of backbone. I really respect her dedication to her job and
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Deirdre
I stand back from this series and my brain starts picking holes in it, but as I read them I really do enjoy the read, Jayne Ann Krentz/Jayne Castle just writes in such a way as to keep my willing sense of disbelief going. I find the stories a huge amount of fun and really do enjoy them, though I do need a break between cause otherwise they start blurring into each other.

Sierra McIntyre left her wealthy family to try to find a role for herself in her world. With her intuition she is finding a rol
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shartyrant
Sep 05, 2008 shartyrant rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of Jayne Castle, paranormal futuristic romance
Recommended to shartyrant by: myself since I have read it from the beginning of the series
I have been following the "Ghost Hunter" series from the beginning. I usually adore Jayne's work in contemporary and historical romances. I really loved her earlier futuristic work. The Ghost Hunter series had promise, but the stories are getting too repetitive. The cute idea of the dust bunnies introduced in the first story has become a weak joke and annoying. Almost all the lead females have one. All of them dress them up in a "cutesy" manner that makes me think of Paris Hilton and co. with th ...more
Meltem Y.K
Jayne Castle’s futuristic novels set in Harmony have just the right amount of paranormal, mystery and love to keep you going from one book to the next. There are nine books in the series so far and I am pretty certain there will be more. These books are stand alones, but all relate to each other. As you read more books you come across references to the hero and heroine of another one in the series, somehow they all know each other and soon you start to feel like you know them all, too. Jayne Cas ...more
Donna
Really enjoyed this story! Lots of action and suspense, plus the most unique dust bunny I've encountered in this series. Sierra was one feisty heroine - loved her compassion and courage. Fontana was an impressive hero. Both were engaging characters but I never really felt the connection between them. Elvis, however, stole every scene. This series has turned out so much better than expected. Very entertaining romantic suspense.
Jessi
Sierra McIntyre is an investigative reporter for a tabloid newspaper. In the beginning of the fifth book set in Castle's futuristic/sci-fi Harmony, she is sitting in the office of the local Guild boss, trying to get to the heart of some mysterious disappearances of some former hunters. When the boss, John Fontana, unexpectedly proposes a Marriage of Convenience (two people can dissolve a marriage immediately unless there are children, in which case, the people involved are immediately entered in ...more
Sharyn
I probably read this in 2008, but reread it anyway. Really enjoyed it. I love the Arcane novels, and these "future" Harmony novels. Elvis the dust bunny with his cape, just adorable. Sierra and Fontana are terrific characters. Although this is number #5, enough explication makes it understandable. The paranormal psi powers are fun to read about and the attraction of the characters very believable.
Barbi
I thoroughly enjoy this series and this book was no exception to that. I enjoyed the dynamics of Sierra and Fontana and the challenges that they faced together and apart. I love the inclusion of the dust bunnies in this series and Elvis lived up to that and much more. I thought it was funny that he ate peanut butter and banana sandwiches and had his own little dressing room. I would like to read more about the budding romance between Kay and Ray.
Gmc
Dark Light - Harmony, Bk 5 by Jayne Castle

Sierra McIntyre is a tabloid reporter and she is doing an interview with the new Guild Boss Fontana. She's looking for answers to the disappearance of homeless retired Hunters.

John Fontana Crystal City's new Guild Boss is sure there is a conspiracy within the Guild. He can see Sierra was in danger, so he proposes marriage to keep her safe.

Lizabeth Tucker
This is the latest offering in Jayne Ann Krentz's Harmony series. John Fontana, new head of the Crystal City Guild, is fascinated by reporter Sierra McIntyre and her dust bunny, Elvis. Worried about her safety when her investigations into how the Guild has abandoned former Hunters gets a little too dangerous, he proposes a Marriage of Convenience to protect her. Sierra agrees, trying to ignore the attraction between them. They investigate together the Ghost Juice that is addicting so many ex-Hun ...more
Kate Trudeau
one of my favorite ghost hunter books

Of course, the dust bunny steals the show, and fans of Fuzz will find Elvis a perfect addition to the Harmony dust bunny clan. However, the human story is lovely as well, and I came to care about the characters and applauded their success.
nurmawati

hero :
john fontana, bos guild yg bisa ngeluarin 'dark light' ...

heroine :
Sierra McIntyre, reporter koran 'the curtain'

dust bunny :
elvis, hobby pake kacamata irtem dan bawa miniatur gitar ;p



fontana dan sierra pura2 merit dalam MC (marriage inconvenience, terikat kontrak selama 2 thn) walo fontana dari awal liat sierra udah langsung tertarik dan berniat menjadikan pernikahan mereka CM (covenant marriage, merit forever)
sierra setuju karena nyawanya dalam bahaya krn dia lagi mengejar kasus ttg banya
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Ann

I finished reading another great book from Jayne's Castle's Harmony Series. Dark Light tells about Sierra McIntyre, her dustbunny Elvis and Guild Boss John Fontana. Sierra is a reporter trying to find out what has happened to the ex-ghost hunters that have been disappearing. In steps Fontana who would also like to know the answer to that question. In the course of their investigation, danger ensues and to protect Sierra, Fontana proposed a Marriage of Convenance.



I love Elvis. This book was a jo

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Dr susan
Dark Light got 4 stars for the snarkier humor and all around hilarity of the staff of the Curtain. Alien Temple of Love had me howling. Elvis is funny, but slightly over the top. This book is another fun, fast read.
E.
Newest chapter in the series set on the world of Harmony with a ghost hunter who can manipulate dark energy and the tabloid reporter that he convinces to marry him. Just because he happens to be the head of the Guild is no reason for her to trust him but the amazing energy that sparks between the two of them is certainly an inducement to make their Marriage of Convenience into a true relationship. Elvis the dust-bunny makes a wonderful sidekick and interjects many reminders of the Earth that Har ...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.

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Other Books in the Series

Harmony (1 - 10 of 11 books)
  • After Dark (Harmony #1)
  • After Glow (Harmony #2)
  • Ghost Hunter (Harmony #3)
  • Silver Master (Harmony #4)
  • Obsidian Prey (Harmony #6)
  • Midnight Crystal (Harmony #7; Arcane Society #9; Dreamlight Trilogy #3)
  • Canyons of Night (Rainshadow, #0; Harmony, #8; Looking Glass Trilogy, #3; Arcane Society, #12)
  • The Lost Night (Rainshadow, #1; Harmony, #9)
  • Deception Cove (Rainshadow, #2; Harmony, #10)
  • The Hot Zone (Rainshadow, #3; Harmony, #11)
After Dark (Harmony #1) Amaryllis (St. Helen's, #1) Canyons of Night (Rainshadow, #0; Harmony, #8; Looking Glass Trilogy, #3; Arcane Society, #12) Midnight Crystal (Harmony #7; Arcane Society #9; Dreamlight Trilogy #3) Silver Master (Harmony #4)

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