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Siren's Call

(Rainshadow #4)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  4,515 ratings  ·  393 reviews
In the mysterious world of Harmony, there are places filled with unexplored marvels. But Rainshadow Island isn’t about to give up its secrets…

In the alien catacombs of Rainshadow, there are creatures whose compelling songs lure the unwary to their death. That’s why Rafe Coppersmith, hired to clear out the catacombs for exploration, needs a music talent. He’s knows the perf
Mass Market Paperback, 323 pages
Published July 28th 2015 by Jove Books
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Susan Jenkins Paranormal Sci Fi. I love her books I buy, read and reread them all. Jayne Castle, Amanda Quick, Jayne Ann Krentz one of my favorite authors. The only…moreParanormal Sci Fi. I love her books I buy, read and reread them all. Jayne Castle, Amanda Quick, Jayne Ann Krentz one of my favorite authors. The only disappointment I have ever had reading her books is that I don't have all of them!(less)

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Jul 11, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi, romance
This is one of those books where I read 90% of it and then set it aside. Actually, Kindle set it aside by being all weird. It was time to put this baby to bed, so I bit the bullet and finished those last few pages online. I hate reading on my computer.

Maybe I'll wear a hat tomorrow. Change things up.

This series is a strange little series about humans in space who have developed psychic abilities for some reason. Also, there are bunnies in space. I love bunnies, so how could I resist?

Olga Godim
Aug 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
I love this writer. She is reliable. Every time I pick up one of her books, I know what it will be about. I know I’ll enjoy it. I know it will be a few hours of pure escapist reading. And I know there will be no cliffhanger at the end. She writes series, yes, but each novel is a stand-alone, and you could read them in any order.
One aspect some reviewers complain about is that all the books of hers are similar stories, about the same characters but with different names. I agree, and it’s comfort
Kat Valentine
Feb 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
siren's call is a awesome read!! i loved it!!i have read all of the harmony books by jayne ann krentz( jayne castle) and i have to say this is one of my fav.s. i loved rafe he was a totally alpha male, and ellen was a very strong take no shit herion, but my fav in this story was lorelei the dust bunny!!!! im a sucker for the dust bunnies, if they were real id have one by now. i dont know how krentz keeps coming out with so many great stories but im totally hooked on harmony!!! cant wait for the ...more
All Things Urban Fantasy
Feb 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

Whenever I see a new Rainshadow series book come out I admit I get a little excited for more dust bunny adventures. I know, I know they are the sidekicks/adorable pets of the main characters who are fabulous and tough and everything I'd want in a heroine. But I love them. These little creations are slightly intelligent tiny balls of fluff with teeth who help out the main characters in their own adorable way. Okay, my gushing about dust bunnies is done f
Jacob Proffitt
Sep 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, steamy
Very serviceable contribution to the series. I don't recommend starting here and if you like the series, you'll like this one.

Ella was a bit stubborn in her insistence that she'd never find someone compatible even though Rafe was right there in front of her being compatible. Which got a bit tiresome. But I liked them both well enough that I was game from the start.

The plotting of this one was also a bit random. As was the one completely unnecessary PoV shift. But again, nothing drastic enough to
Singing dinosaurs, dust bunnies, and a dash of romance. A fun science-fiction story that is easy to get into.

The setting is Rainshadow, on planet Harmony. Aliens have left the planet long ago, leaving behind ethereal cities and mysterious technology that some humans can use. Ella has a talent - she's a Siren, and can sing paranormal harmonies that kill. That doesn't make her much suited for dating, until she meets Rafe, who knows what she is yet isn't repulsed by it.

Siren's Call is the second b
Jessie Potts
Jul 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love these two characters together, and of course who doesn't love the dust bunnies? You can read this as a stand-alone if you don't mind filling in the blanks, but honestly, you should start at the beginning — this series (and side series) is fun! Plus, it's on audio, and who wouldn't want to hear Rafe on audio?

What's your favorite song to sing?
Jayne: I'm no Siren, so you probably don't want me to sing. But when I'm in the mood, I can do an interesting version o
Marta Cox
Jun 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, my-reviews
Welcome to Harmony , a world that's a paranormal nexus. Psychic talents are commonplace in this land that was previously explored by aliens. Yes you read that right aliens did indeed explore Harmony and their experiments on it's flora and fauna have left behind untold riches but not everything is safe and the unwary can get badly burned!
Ella is a Siren but it's a talent that many consider to be dangerous so she guards her secret well. When a client ( a dust bunny no less!) leads her into the cat
Jul 28, 2015 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

This series is a guilty pleasure. The books all follow a similar formula--smart spunky woman, powerful and often grumpy alpha male, one or both leads with unusual talents that somehow complement each other in solving the mystery, adorable dust bunny--but it works for me. This one followed suit and was marred only by a little too much "I'll never get married" stubbornness on Ella's part along with some choppiness of the plot and some out-of-nowhere bad guys.

Even so, it was a quick and fu
Lakshmi C
Dec 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars. I like Castle/Kretnz' Harmony books, they are formulaic,but for me that wasn't a bad thing because coming in to Siren's Call I knew I'd like the leads, I knew that they would be equals/partners and I knew that there would be a nice little sizzle to go with the mystery.
It delivered on all that in an enjoyable way.
I got to listen to this free via Audible escape.

Hero was really bland. Emotional Coward.
But it was free, and had HFN (shrug)

Recommended only as filler
Author: Jayne Ann Krentz writing as Jayne Castle
First published: 2015
Length:  323 pages
Setting: Around 200 years in the future on the planet Harmony, cut off from Earth. In Crystal City and on Rainshadow Island.
Sex: Very explicit, infrequent
Hero: Member of the Coppersmith family.
Heroine: Siren.

A nice addition to the series with a nice story and a nice romance. Easily accessible future-fantasy with a light mystery.

"Although the first few Harmony titles make no direct mention of Arcane, pa
Erin Burns
Dec 05, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The dust bunnies are here! Seriously, I adore Jayne Castle’s (AKA: Jayne Ann Krentz AKA: Amanda Quick) dust bunnies and her Harmony world. This is book 12 in the Harmony Series and either book 4 or 5 (depending on how you are counting them) in the Rainshadow part of the series.

I honestly don’t know about that blurb. I mean I guess it describes the book, it just doesn’t describe it like I experienced reading it, if that makes any sense. I don’t think I ever even bothered to read the blurb prior t
Jun 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Title: Siren’s Call
Author: Jayne Castle aka Jayne Ann Krentz
Series: Rainshadow, #4
Pages: 336
Publisher: Jove
Date: July 28, 2015


In the mysterious world of Harmony, there are places filled with unexplored marvels. But Rainshadow Island isn’t about to give up its secrets…

In the alien catacombs of Rainshadow, there are creatures whose compelling songs lure the unwary to their death. That’s why Rafe Coppersmith, hired to clear out the catacombs for exploration, needs a music talent. He’s knows
Siren’s Call was a reread for me and I again enjoyed it very much. Siren’s Call is a Lite Fantasy, action-adventure novel with a slight psychic-paranormal sense and a HEA (as are all the novels in JAKs Arcane/Harmony-world Series). This book takes place on an Alien planet called Harmony which has been colonized by humans in a far off galaxy in earth’s far distant future. I recommend this novel for readers who prefer lite rather than dark fantasy, & are fine with letting their imagination loose - ...more
Danielle  Gypsy Soul
Jan 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars! Siren's call is the latest book in Jayne Castle's (Jayne Ann Krentz, Amanda Quick)Harmony series. This book brings us back to Rainshadow which is a subset of the Harmony series. This is a fun, quirky series that I really enjoy. Each book is a stand alone but some reoccurring characters do play small roles. She also has some info that you pick up on if you read The it isn't necessary to have read those books.

This book centers around Rafe Coppersmith and Ella Morgan. Rainshadow has a d
Mar 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Ella Morgan is a rare music talent and when a dust bunny pleads for her aid, she manages to help the furry fuzz ball but it also exposes her secret to Rafe Coppersmith. He claims he will keep her secret, asks her out for coffee and then never shows....

Months later Rafe shows up in her offices to hire her. He needs her very special talent to clear some catacombs known as Wonderland, on Rainshadow Island. They are trying to mine these catacombs but they have been overrun with dinosaurs. Yep, I sai
Cocktails and Books
Sep 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
This review was originally posted on Cocktails and Books

Singing crystal dinosaurs, a passionate affair, and adventure awaits Ella Morgan and Rafe Coppersmith in another action packed Rainshadow adventure.

Ella is a strong talent, officially a musical one, but she’s more than that. I loved that she was pretty powerful and that Rafe looked to her and respected her abilities. I also loved that she didn’t just roll over and say love me when he showed back up in her life. Especially when he doesn’t ha
Mar 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, krentz, pnr-uf, scifi-rom
Ella Morgan is a Dream Analyst from a prestigious musical family, she's also a Siren, but don't tell anyone. On the World of Harmony, many things are the same, and a whole lot are very different.

Ella is surprised by a desperate Dust Bunny, and goes down into the catacombs to offer assistance. There she frees 6 more dust bunnies from alien tech experimentation and in the process is found by Rafe Coppersmith who discovers her secret, and asks her out for coffee.

Of course, something bad happens to
Aug 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
I can pretty much trust Jayne Ann Krentz/Jayne Castle to deliver a decent story, although truthfully I'm not always blown away by her Rainshadow series. This book was one of the better ones, with a heroine who had a fantastic talent that enabled her to protect herself very handily. I do have to say I would have liked to see more of Ella using her talent--I'm greedy that way. And of course Rafe, the hero, was a hunk. There were the usual twists and turns which were mostly satisfying, but left me ...more
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It's been a long time since I read a Jayne Castle book, but I was looking for a change from my normal read and this just fit the mood I was in. There were some parts of her world building that got on my nerves (Amberella vs Cinderella reference, etc.) as she tends to go off the deep end on her themed worlds. In this book there were too many amber and crystal themed items. Sometimes it got to be a little much, but for the most part I really enjoyed the characters, the plot and the world that was ...more
Michelle the Romance Witch
A very cute and somewhat unpredictable read. looking forward to whatever comes next
Gail Koger
Jul 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved it

Great story. I loved the main characters. A very entertaining read. And dust bunnies rock. I highly recommend this book
Aug 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
This joint review was originally published at The Book Pushers

E: Castle is one of my auto-buy authors. I know I can always settle into one of her stories and enjoy the world, the tension and strength between the hero and heroine, some humor, and a problem to be solved along with a few dead bodies. Siren’s Call, Castle’s latest fits right in. I have been wondering when Sirens were going to appear in the Harmony world since they were introduced in her Arcane Society story, Running Hot which I rere
Originally posted at SmexyBooks-

Favorite Quote: Like my mom said, we all got talent.

Siren’s Call is the fourth installment in Ms. Castle’s Rainshadow series. A spin-off of her popular Harmony series, Rainshadow is an island that has become a refuge of sorts to those who don’t fit in with Harmony’s upper class society. People with unusual or dangerous psi talents gravitate to the island, knowing the island tends to protect its inhabitants from outsiders. Th
Linda Smatzny
Jul 26, 2017 rated it liked it
This is the story of Rafe Coppersmith and Ella Morgan. The story is set in the future where people have abilities to do different things. Ella's ability is to be a Siren which means she uses music to either help or hurt - not music like playing but music that can change a person's aura. Rafe is undergoing a change to his abilities and doesn't know how or what to do. Rafe hires Ella to help him on a project that is secret. However, things go wrong and Rafe must use his new ability of dreams to he ...more
J.M. Hackman
Jul 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love all the Rainshadow Island books and the characters that populate this place. This one was no different, and I loved the concept of a genuine Siren.
The world building is similar to what was established at the beginning of the series with Alien tech and strange powers. Not sure I bought the dinosaurs, but enjoyed the story thoroughly anyway. It was a quick read, and fun to escape into this world again.
Kaitlyn Dunnett
Another fun, fast-paced read, introducing a new alien area for future exploration. This one is partly set on Rainshadow, but isn't really that involved with the island or the Preserve. ...more
Oct 16, 2017 rated it liked it
The description of this book is very misleading. Ella did not fall in love immediately with Rafe three months ago. They met professionally and Rafe said he'd call her for coffee. He never did. She was annoyed, but nothing more. Rafe shows up three months later because he needs her for a job with his company. He's been psi-burned sometime in the three months and occasionally hallucinates. Rafe needs Ella because dinosaurs have been discovered on Rainshadow island and they sing to their victims. R ...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.

She earned a B.A. in History from the University of California at Sant

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