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Fired Up

(The Arcane Society #7)

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4.06  ·  Rating details ·  8,882 ratings  ·  396 reviews
More than three centuries ago, Nicholas Winters irrevocably altered his genetic makeup in an obsession-fueled competition with alchemist and Arcane Society founder Sylvester Jones. Driven to control their psychic abilities, each man's decision has reverberated throughout the family line, rewarding some with powers beyond their wildest dreams, and cursing others to a life f ...more
Hardcover, 353 pages
Published December 29th 2009 by Putnam Adult (first published October 28th 2009)
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Jacob Proffitt
Aug 04, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, steamy, mystery
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
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
Jan 08, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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
Sep 28, 2010 rated it it was ok
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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Sandy
Feb 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pnr
Jack has a psychic power, but he also has the winter's curse. His ancestor changed his DNA through experimentation and has passed this on to further generations. This manifests as horrible dreams and blackouts. What he needs in the Burning Lamp because this and another psychic are the only things that can help him. He finds the detective Chloe to help him find the lamp that has gone missing from his family during a recent move.

But there is a faction of psychic people that want powers they were
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Laura the Highland Hussy
Jun 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5

I'm really intrigued that the first book in the trilogy is present time, but the second book takes place in the Victorian era. And I'm really excited to read the Harmony book, which is the third. The whole concept of this trilogy, and the crossing series is really cool. The Arcane Society, Harmony, the Ghost Hunters, all of them combine in this Dreamlight Trilogy.

Although this book was bogged down with unnecessary parts, and longer than it needed to be, I liked it, and I like where it's taki
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Sharon
Feb 17, 2010 rated it liked it
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
D.R.
Aug 10, 2013 rated it liked it
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
Amber
Aug 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
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
Jun 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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.
Dianne
Jan 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Great edition to the Arcane Society series, as well as book 1 in the Dreamlight series. Yes, it is a paranormal book, but it is definitely less violent than many out there. The romance is also understated, less traumatic. Good light read!
Lindap
May 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.50 / 4 ☆s

This series is a re-read for me. I enjoyed it and still give the book 4 Stars!
Anita
I'm starting to think I'm unable to dislike anything written by Jayne Ann Krentz.  It's probably safe to say I've had pretty high praise for all of her contemporary books I've read so far, even if I have little else to say.

True to form, a JAK book is exciting, lots of fun, steamy hot, and constantly forward moving.  And although her historical and futuristic counterparts (Amanda Quick and Jayne Castle), always seem to reuse the same romantic themes, the contemporary sets always feel different, d
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Andree
Sep 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
May have binge-read a bunch of these. Oops.

I've decided the present-day ones are definitely my favourite. I was super into the whole dreamlight thing in this one. I don't know why, even if it feels a bit convenient.

I just liked the dynamics between the couple in this one. That is essentially all. Also, Fallon Jones is my favourite.
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
Aug 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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Katrina
Jan 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Centuries ago, two psychically gifted best friends went their separate ways to enhance their talents, and became bitter enemies. Nicholas Winters went the alchemical route with the creation of the Burning Lamp and the alteration of his DNA. Sylvester Jones went the chemical route with the creation of a drug, now known as the Founder's Formula, as Jones went on to found the Arcane Society.
Jack Winters has inherited the family curse, the first time it has appeared since Griffin Winters in the Vict
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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
Caroline
Sep 30, 2013 rated it it was ok
Writing and editing my first novel had a major side-effect: my tolerance for bad writing has fallen to danger levels and I've abandoned the last three novels I tried to read.

No such problem with Jayne Ann Krentz's Fired Up, the first volume of a trilogy which seems to fall somewhere within an extended mythology.

Good, professional writing. Not once did my fingers itch for a blue pencil. A few repetitions suggested writing-in-a-hurry, but otherwise very well done.

The quality of the writing wasn't
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Ladysatel
Jan 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Chole Harper Head of Harper Investigations, is able to date objects very accurately. She is descended from a long line of art and antiquities experts. Her family is known for fakes, forgeries and assorted art frauds, also a talent for deception, illusion and sleight-of-hand. However, Chloe uses her talent for reading dreamlight to read people as well as objects. Needless to say neither she nor any of her family are members of The Arcane Society.
Jack Winters a descendent of Nicholas Winters, form
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Thenia
Another interesting addition to the Arcane Society series, this time starring a descendant of Nicholas Winters, the alchemist with the obsession to increase his powers.

Jack Winters is the unlucky recipient of what's known as the Winters' family curse, starting with nightmares and blackouts and possibly ending with him insane. He has been looking everywhere for a way to break the curse, and his search leads him to Chloe Harper, a private investigator whom he tasks with finding the Burning Lamp, a
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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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E.
Jan 02, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: paranormal
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
Lizabeth Tucker
Feb 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
Keri
May 13, 2010 rated it liked it
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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Julianne
Dec 18, 2010 rated it liked it
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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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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Elizabeth
Feb 14, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction
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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Jacqueline J
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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Julie
Jun 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014, romance
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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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.

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Other books in the series

The Arcane Society (1 - 10 of 11 books)
  • Second Sight (Arcane Society, #1)
  • White Lies (Arcane Society, #2)
  • Sizzle and Burn (Arcane Society, #3)
  • The Third Circle (Arcane Society, #4)
  • Running Hot (Arcane Society, #5)
  • The Perfect Poison (Arcane Society, #6)
  • Burning Lamp (Arcane Society, #8; Dreamlight Trilogy, #2)
  • Midnight Crystal (Ghost Hunters, #7; Arcane Society #9; Dreamlight Trilogy #3)
  • In Too Deep (Arcane Society, #10; Looking Glass Trilogy, #1)
  • Quicksilver (Arcane Society, #11; Looking Glass Trilogy #2)
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