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Sizzle and Burn (The Arcane Society #3)

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The New York Times-bestselling author of White Lies presents her newest Arcane Society novel.

With more than 25 million books sold, Jayne Ann Krentz "excels at crafting superior, sexy romantic suspense" (Booklist), and with her Arcane Society novels-written under both the Krentz and Amanda Quick names-she has thrilled readers with paranormal plots and passionate love stori
ebook, 480 pages
Published January 29th 2008 by Jove Books (first published January 1st 2008)
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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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Sizzle and Burn
4 Stars

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.

The most entertaining in the series so far. The romance is wonderful even if the p
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
Rachel  Jones
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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Sheila Melo
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).

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
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.
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,
Mollie *scoutrmom*
Aug 17, 2010 Mollie *scoutrmom* rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  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.
Sizzle and Burn by Jayne Ann Krentz continues the saga of the Arcane Society. When Raine Tallentyre goes to check the house owned by her recently deceased Aunt Vera, she discovers that someone has been in the house and that there is a trace of psychic energy of the most negative type. When she touches the banister to the basement, her psychic gift allows her to hear the thoughts of the intruder saying or thinking, “Burn, witch, burn”. Raine notices a new padlock on an old wooden locker and knows ...more
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Okay, I got sucked into this book right away. The characters are well defined, the romance is great, and they are enjoyable mysteries to solve without being too intense. The ending is right for the book and nicely tied up. I loved the Arcane Society books because the psychic angle is well done and interesting. The Society consists of Psychics in all range of occupations and with all ranges of different psychic abilities.

The book centers on Zach Jones, a private investigator with his own busines
This is the third book in the Arcane Society series and it follows on from the last one, set in the present day USA.

Despite the setbacks encountered in the last book White Lies, the dangerous paranormal cabal, Nightshade, is still working to develop the founder's formula. This will enable them to create criminals with super enhanced paranormal abilities, but no-one has been able to develop a version of the formula without lethal side effects.

Nightshade's search for an antidote to the formula bri
Stacie  M. Ritchie
This is another of Jayne Ann Krentz’s Arcane Society books. Raine Tallentyre has been through a lot in the past year. She had to admit her aunt to a hospital, watch her die, and been told she is “creepy” by the man she likes. It has taken her some time, but she has finally going through her beloved aunt’s things. When she senses something is wrong in the house, she finds a bound and beaten young girl that is still alive. During this time an investigator named Zack Jones comes on the scene. What ...more
I love this author's "Arcane Society" novels. As Jayne Ann Krentz, she writes contemporary novels involving members of the Arcane Society, a secretive group devoted to supporting those with paranormal talents, and to keeping the sinister Nightshade, another organization of paranormals who operate with far less lofty ideals than members of The Arcane

As Amanda Quick, the same author writes Arcane Society novels about paranormally talented people in the Victorian Age. In fact, the ancestor
Lisa Tsuruda
I just finished this as an audiobook and have listened to many of the books in this Arcane Society series. Again we have an interesting heroine, this time Rayne is able to touch things and is able to hear voices of the person who last touched it. Her aunt, also a paranormal, has just died and she's trying to deal with that, but then has deal with the knowledge that she was murdered. Enter Zack Jones, who has a power similar to hers, but instead of voices, it's visions. The pair have to solve the ...more
Excellent addition to the series!

When Raine went to her aunt’s house to begin clearing it out and putting it up on the market, she never expected to find a kidnap victim in the basement. The last thing she wanted was to have an agent on her doorstep - an agent from the one organization she never wanted to hear from again. Nor did she expect the sudden and intense desire to get him naked…

Zach Jones needs Raine’s cooperation and help. Nightshade needs to be shut down, and he believes that Raine’s
Another satisfying Arcane society installment--the second in the "Nightshade" plot arch. Incidentally, I can't decide if this author's choice to split all her books (including this series) between three pennames--one for stories set in the past, present and future respectively--is more charming than it is logistically frustrating. Of course, Goodreads's inability to link between author pseudonyms certainly doesn't help, since as a result there's no one list of this series (in order!) here.

This was actually the first one of the Arcane Society books I read and I recommend it to people who are just starting out with this series. I liked that the heroine was pretty tough, but also relateable. I probably would have been very frustrated with her hatred of the arcane society if I had read the other books first, but as it was I felt like she had every right not to trust them. I also enjoyed uncovering secrets from her aunt's past. I thought it was really interesting to hear from the daug ...more
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having liked the first book in the Arcane series (Second Sight) and been a bit more ambivalent about the second one (maybe due to the narration). I wasn't so sure how I would like the 3rd, but I figured I would give it a try. I have to say compared to the second one, I was pleasantly surprised. While the dialogue still had a bit of a cheese factor, it def. wasn't as bad as the second one. Although, if I had to hear again about Raynne flashing them a "fuck you grin" I might have scr
Deana M
Raine Tallentyre has to go home because her Aunt Vella has passed and has left her home to Raine. When she walks around to survey the house, she finds a woman bound in the basement. The reason she finds her is because she has psychic powers that allow her to hear voices; basically she hears bad things that people are capable of doing. In enters Zack Jones...Zack is a member of Jones and Jones which is an investigation agency that deals with the paranormal side of things. His talent is to see vis ...more
Sizzle and Burn is the fourth book in the Arcane Series by Jayne Ann Krentz.

Sizzle and Burn follows the story of Raine Tallentyre, a woman who helps the police part time with unsolved cases while owning a costume shop in Oriana Washington. The only family she had, after her father's car accident years before, was an aunt who died a month earlier while in a sanitarium. Raine fears she's heading down the same path of her aunt's because she hear's voices as well. It is only with the arrival of Zack
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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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