Obsidian Prey (Harmony, #6)
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Obsidian Prey (Harmony #6)

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Two hundred years after the closing of the energy Curtain that allowed interplanetary travel — cutting off all contact to Earth — the planet Harmony is thriving. Thanks to an abundant supply of amber, which powers not only electrical machines for everyday use but also psychic abilities in the colonists, Harmony has created a stable, progressive community. But when that sta...more
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Published August 1st 2009 by Jove Books (first published January 1st 2009)
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Another good book with great characters from Ms. Krentz. Her males are always so . . . well, male - not only macho but clueless when it comes to women. Cruz Sweetwater definitely is stumbling around in the dark when it comes to Lyra Dore. I particularly liked Lyra's taunts and comebacks throughout the book. She could really hold a grudge and rightfully so. It was easy to see both sides of the argument, but Cruz was definitely off to a bad start in this relationship, and I liked the way Ms. Krent...more
I picked this one up on a whim, because after 2 years I finally found my library's paperback section (I'm shy, I don't like to ask questions). I decided to branch out from my usual historical romances after a particularly bad rash of classic "trashy" romance novels left me with a bad taste (probably roofies). While this book certainly had a take-charge heroine who wasn't actually sexually assaulted by the male lead (yay!), it was really not *quite* as original as I had hoped it would be from rea...more
Jayne Ann Krentz has always brought a quirky and somewhat light-hearted touch to all her novels, and this one, under her pseudonym Jayne Castle, is no exception. It takes place in the future on Harmony, a planet colonized by people from Earth who travelled through a "curtain" in which to reach it. But the curtain closed with no warning, stranding the colonists who, two hundred years later, not only survived but thrived by adapting to the unique situation open to them. Lyra and Cruz are at odds w...more
Argh! Sooner or later, even in a series this good, there's always a bad egg somewhere. Obsidian Prey is one of those bed eggs for the Harmony series.

Not because of the story, because it was great overall. Not for the intrigue, mystery or suspense. Not even for the villain. And especially not for the hero, because I simply loved Cruz and now I want to read Quicksilver again (I love those Sweetwater men).

No, my bad-egg-theory derives from the fact I utterly hated the heroine, the bitch with the wa...more
The planet Harmony was cut off from Earth centuries before these stories take place. The descendants have developed a culture based on amber as a power source. Psychic powers are developing more each year. Indigenous creatures called 'dust bunnies' are pairing up with humans...

Before the story begins, the heroine made a 'find' in the catacombs. The hero - acting in everyone's best interest at least in his opinion - takes control of it away from her because 'it might be dangerous'. The heroine ha...more
I am a true blue Jayne Ann Krentz fan. Once I read her, way back when, I fell in love with her leap-off-the-page characters. Obsidian Prey is another of her excellent paranormal futristic books, set in the world of Harmony. I'm intrigued by the personality she imbues in the sidekicks, often using the native fluffballs known as dustbunnies. In this book, the dustbunny has a painting hobby that features in the plot.

This book ties in with her Arcane series, both in the Amanda Quick line and her con...more
I haven't liked Jayne Castle's (akaJayne Krentz/Amanda Quick) science fiction as much as her other stuff, but this book finally worked for me. I enjoyed this book for both the romance and suspense elements. The characters remind me of most of her characters, but the situational interplay between them in this story created a nice dynamic. Basically, three months before the book began, he edged his way into her life under cover, lied to her, and cheated her out of a big archaeological find. Kind o...more
Lyra and Cruz had a passionate bond, but it was shattered. Cruz's mysterious company took over a valuable discovery by Lyra, an alien ruin. In that discovery are artifacts more dangerous than anyone could have guessed. It takes the special talents of both Lyra and Cruz, plus Lyra's dust bunny Vincent, to stop their power-hungry opponents. I enjoyed the way Lyra managed the social occasions in which powerful men vied against each other.

The Harmony series remains a fun, light, sexy read. OBSIDIAN...more
Olga Godim
I've been OD-ing on Jayne Castle - read 6 of her Harmony novels and 3 of St. Helens during the last couple of months. This one is Harmony #6, although it's not really a series. The novels don't share a protagonist, just the world. All of them are futuristic romances. All of them combine sci-fi atmosphere (the action takes place on another planet), plot elements of mystery or thriller, and a huge dose of romance. The resulting brew is a delightful read; quick and effortless. No thinking required....more
Sheila Melo
Crossover Between Arcane and Harmony

OBSIDIAN PREY is the sixth Harmony book. Harmony is an earth colony that was cut off from earth and where the people have developed paranormal talents related to items found on the planet. As with DARK LIGHT this book also brings in the world of Arcane where people on earth also had paranormal talents.

OBSIDIAN PREY is the story of Cruz Sweetwater. The Sweetwater family was introduced in RUNNING HOT (a contemporary under the name of Jayne Ann Krentz). The Swee...more
A great example of how quickly and efficiently you can build a new world (although granted Jayne Castle is building this world off of the success of the Arcane series). I like any book that makes a dust bunny a pet!
If this book is any indication, Jayne Castle's Harmony series is now merging with the Arcane Society (written under her other pseudonyms, Jayne Ann Krentz & Amanda Quick)!

*dashes off to the bookstore*
Betty Lambert
I absolutely loved this book. I always enjoy Jayne Castle books. They take place on another planet that the people on earth had had access to due to a worm hole opening up. After they got there to settle the hole closed and they had to make a life there. Very very good. lots of detail on how they made their living, etc. Highly recommend this book and whole series. She (Jayne Castle) also writes as Jayne Ann Krentz and Amanda Quick. I have her books from the Amanda Quick and also Jayne Krentz and...more
Donna Jo Atwood
WARNING: If you haven't read any of Jayne Castle's Harmony series, this plot will make NO sense.
Lyra Dore is an amber tune and independent prospector who made a spectatular finde of alien artifacts in the underground rain forest, but she was cheated out of them by the guy she was dating, the yummy CEO of Amber Inc, Cruz Sweetwater.
She is a specialist in tuning amber, especially amethyst, and he is one of the few who can work with obsidian amber. He knows they are truly soul mates; she's not so...more
Sally Bennett
This paranormal romantic suspense takes us offworld to Harmony, a world colonized by a high-tech futuristic Earth but then cut off from the home planet and reverting back to today’s level of technology in a setting that is parallel to our Pacific Northwest. On this new planet, latent psi abilities are common, enhanced by tuned amber. The heroine of this book, Lyra Dore, makes her living, such as it is, by tuning amber, though she also explores the alien ruins and sells relics from them (and has...more
Lizabeth Tucker
Lyra Dore was dead broke after trying to sue Amber Inc. after they confiscated her amethyst amber ruin find, struggling to recover after she discovered the man she loved had betrayed her, and terrified that her waking nightmares could mean she was going insane. Then Cruz Sweetwater comes storming back into her life, but why?

We're back on Harmony again, meeting new people, discovering new talents, and watching a couple come back together again. I love these futuristic books written under Jayne An...more
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That's my gif for "Tried & True / Comfort Read"

I usually do not read Jayne Castle aka Amanda Quick aka J A Krentz books so close together ( I finished The Mystery Woman only last week ) but I needed something to drag me out of my post Guardian Demon reading slump. So I decided to pick a random Jayne Castle to reread. It's a tried and true method to get me back into my reading groove.

Obsidian Prey was just as fun as the first time I read it. I enjoy reading stories in which the hero and hero...more
Kaelee Newton
I haven't been the biggest fan of Jayne Nee Krentz but I adore Amanda Quick. Thankfully for me, I found this book to be more in line with my experience of reading Quick's work than Krentz.

I find the premise of these novels rather interesting. A curtain opened up in the fabric of space and we humans decided to colonize other planets in other dimensions. Then, just as suddenly as it opened the curtain closed and our ancestors were cut off from each other. And so evolved Harmony, where amber is po...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
Obsidian Prey - Harmony, Bk 6 by Jayne Ann Krentz, Jayne Castle

Lyra Dore Amber tuner can work any kind of Amber but she has an affinity for amethyst, she finds a Ruin made of and filed with Amethyst Amber, only to have it stolen by Amber Inc.

Cruz Sweetwater The Amber Inc CEO has a problem and only Lyra can solve it, People and trapped in the ruin and time is running out for them.

Author Jayne Ann Krentz is writing as Jayne Castle
Francesca Rock

I was a big fan of Jayne Castle books about ten years ago, so I was quite excited when I picked this up. In fact, I could hardly wait to read it. So maybe this is a case of unrealistic expectations - because I kind of hated this.

Frankly, it was boring. Seriously - fall asleep reading it kind of boring. Since I've read this I have come across books that were more boring ... so at least I finished this. It had a complete plot that was somewhat fluid - just .... boring.

The characters were just ......more
I do so enjoy any books by Jayne Ann Krentz, under any of her various non-de-plumes.

The Jayne Castle series is her "futurist" set and the world she has created on Harmony is very similar to Earth except for the fact that the human's natural instincts have grown and increased to full-blown psychic powers. This book is part of two series, the Dreamlight Trilogy and the Arcane Society books.

Lyra is a "tuner", she can tune amber (Harmony's power source) and has a special affinity for amethyst. Cruz...more
I liked the way JAK has been interlacing modern-day and historical novels in her Arcane Society series, revealing pieces of history or origin stories in both, but this book surprised me (duh) by weaving her futuristic stuff into the big story arc. She's got to have a very full whiteboard somewhere to keep track of all of this stuff, or great fans to track it online. In any case, I really enjoy that, just because these novels are set in the future and off-Earth, they're not too jargony--they seem...more
This is a little different from what I normally read. It talks of aliens and a place called Harmony where everyone has a psi talent. Cruz and Lyra broke up 3 months ago when Cruz betrayed her, now he is back in her life. People are after her amethyst and Cruz must protect her.
Jayne Castle once again takes the reader to Harmony and introduces a
new cast of characters. Cruz Sweetwater and Lyra Dore are apparently
not speaking to each other, simply because Cruz took over Lyra’s
archeological find. Yet as all things on Harmony, the artifacts are not
what they seem and could be dangerous in the wrong hands. Now they
must put their differences aside in order to find out what is going wrong
on this site, before someone else is killed.

Another great addition to the Harmony series...more
Dr susan
I liked Obsidian Prey more than the earlier books. I have admitted I am reading the Harmony books for the dust bunnies, but also because they are mostly light, fun, fast reads. The instant love has gotten annoying, but the 'broken his heart' recurring joke was amusing.
Carolyn F.
This was my favorite of this series, they're light, romantic reads with a little bit of romance and humor. Sometimes you just need a break.

This one is about Lyra and Cruz. She's just finished not suing Cruz' family for taking an amber archeological discovery from her because she ran out of money. Now he's back in her life and she doesn't know what to do. He's trying to convince her that he didn't use her but from lying about who he was to taking over her discovery, he'll have to do a lot of con...more
Another romantic Sci-Fi novel by the amazing Jayne Ann Krentz, writing as
Jayne Castle. This book has already pulled me in, in just the first few sentences!
Review to come soon.
Excellent Scifi/Future/Romance book. This book with either be on my book shelf or in my hands rereading it.
Chock full of dust bunny goodness, Obsidian Prey is another splendid addition to Jayne's futuristic Harmony series. There's even some cross-over from the Arcane series Jayne writes under her Krentz and Quick names. Well, doesn't it make sense that some of the Society's members would migrate through the curtain? Of course it does! And considering how tradition-bound Harmony-ites (Harmoniums?) are, it's hardly surprising that those members would set up an Arcane Society Chapter on Harmony. All-in-...more
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Jayne Ann Krentz ...: Obsidian Prey (2009) Book 6 1 1 Sep 27, 2012 10:29AM  
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  • Burning Lamp (Arcane Society, #8; Dreamlight Trilogy, #2)
  • Shield's Lady (Lost Colony, #3)
  • Heart Quest (Celta's Heartmates, #5)
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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After Dark (Harmony #1) Amaryllis (St. Helen's, #1) Canyons of Night (Looking Glass Trilogy, #3; The Arcane Society, #12; Harmony, #8) Midnight Crystal (Harmony #7; Arcane Society #9; Dreamlight Trilogy #3) Silver Master (Harmony #4)

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