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|Title||:||Running Hot (Arcane Society, #5)|
|Author||:||Jayne Ann Krentz|
|Number of Pages||:||337|
|Category||:||Paranormal, Romance, Paranormal romance, Mystery, Romantic suspense, Contemporary|
PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Running Hot (Arcane Society, #5) Ex cop Luther Malone lifelong member of the secretive paranormal organization known as the Arcane Society is waiting to meet Grace Renquist Hired as an aura reading consultant in the quest for a murder suspect she s got zero field experience She s from tiny Eclipse Bay Oregon She s a librarian for heaven s sake .
As for Grace she s not expecting much either from Malone who walks with a cane and isn t so good with a gun Nice r sum for a bodyguard .
But even before they reach their hotel in Maui where they ll be posing as honeymooners Grace and Luther feel the electric charge between them Problem is they need to remain vigilant day and night because it soon becomes clear there s more going on here Rogue sensitives operatives for the underground group Nightshade are pouring into the luxury resort like there s a convention Grace recognizes those dark spikes in their auras She saw the same pattern in someone else in another life a life she hasn t revealed to Luther or anyone else And she understands how dangerous these people can be especially with those para hunters at their sides .
While the pair s employers at Jones amp Jones scramble to get them backup Luther and Grace have to think on their feet The criminals in their midst aren t just high level sensitives They ve enhanced their talents with a potent and unpredictable drug And as Grace knows all too well if you don t control your powers your powers will control you
Ex cop Luther Malone lifelong member of the secretive paranormal organization known as the Arcane Society is waiting to meet Grace Renquist Hired as an aura reading consultant in the quest for a murder suspect she s got zero field experience She s from tiny Eclipse Bay Oregon She s a librarian for heaven s sake br br As for Grace she s not expecting much either from Malone who walks with a cane and isn t so good with a gun Nice r sum for a bodyguard br br But even before they reach their hotel in Maui where they ll be posing as honeymooners Grace and Luther feel the electric charge between them Problem is they need to remain vigilant day and night because it soon becomes clear there s more going on here Rogue sensitives operatives for the underground group Nightshade are pouring into the luxury resort like there s a convention Grace recognizes those dark spikes in their auras She saw the same pattern in someone else in another life a life she hasn t revealed to Luther or anyone else And she understands how dangerous these people can be especially with those para hunters at their sides br br While the pair s employers at Jones amp Jones scramble to get them backup Luther and Grace have to think on their feet The criminals in their midst aren t just high level sensitives They ve enhanced their talents with a potent and unpredictable drug And as Grace knows all too well if you don t control your powers your powers will control you
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 filled with madness and hallucinations br br Jack Winters descendant of Nicholas has been experiencing nightmares and blackouts just the beginning he believes of the manifestation of the Winters family curse The legend says that he must find the Burning Lamp or risk turning into a monster But he can t do it alone he needs the help of a woman with the gift to read the lamp s dreamlight br br Jack is convinced that private investigator Chloe Harper is that woman It doesn t take long for Chloe to pick up the trail of the missing lamp And as they draw closer to the lamp the raw power that dwells within it threatens to sweep them into a hurricane of psychic force
Being called creepy can be hard on your self esteem even for an attractive independent woman like Raine Tallentyre That s what happened when she made the mistake of revealing her paranormal abilities bringing her most recent romantic relationship to a hasty end Her Aunt Vella a gifted but troubled soul had told her years ago to keep her talents a secret And now that poor Aunt Vella her last blood relative has died Raine has resigned herself to a lonely life br br But when she journeys to Shelbyville Washington to clear out her aunt s house trying to ignore the locals comments about the witch and the crazy lady Raine s highly developed sensitivity leads her to a horrifying discovery a young woman bound and terrified in a basement storage locker The victim has survived and the culprit is on the loose Without warning a new man enters Raine s life investigator Zack Jones Surprisingly Zack isn t repelled by her powers in fact he has his own While Raine hears voices Zack sees visions and within hours of their meeting Raine experiences an intense thrilling intimacy mental emotional and physical she never dared to expect br br There s one complication however Zack Jones is working for the Arcane Society This secret organization dedicated to the study of paranormal phenomena shattered Raine s family with an act of betrayal long ago and she s not about to trust them now But as a killer makes her his target and a cabal of psychic criminals known as Nightshade operates in the shadows surrounding them Raine and Zack must rely not only on their powerful abilities but on each other as well
Relationships are challenging enough for most single over thirty women For level ten parasensitive Clare Lancaster they re a minefield The elite few who know her secret call her a human lie detector and any falsehood no matter how subtle or well hidden sets her blood racing Over the years Clare has come to accept that someone with her extraordinary talents is unlikely to find a suitable mate And she s even resigned herself to the fact that everyone to one degree or another hides behind a facade br br Including her recently deceased brother in law When Clare finds the body of Brad McAllister the golden child of Stone Canyon Arizona the posh residents turn a suspicious eye in her direction As Archer Glazebrook s daughter Clare is shielded from the law but not the gossip It seems that meeting the half sister and family whom she did not know until seven months ago was a mistake Now her father summons her from California to play a role in his business empire and Clare doesn t intend on making the same mistake twice br br But after meeting Jake Salter Archer Lancaster s business consultant she is convinced that things aren t what they seem Salter s careful conversation walks a delicate line between truth and deception revealing and resisting Something sparks and sizzles between them something more than the usual electricity between a man and a woman br br Caught in a dizzying storm of secrets lies and half truths Jake and Clare will plunge into an investigation that demands every bit of their special gifts Together they must overcome their mutual distrust in order to unravel a web of conspiracy and murder
Shy studious Irene Stenson and wild privileged Pamela Webb had been the best of friends for one short high school summer Their friendship ended the night Pamela dropped Irene off at home and Irene walked in to discover her parents bodies on the kitchen floor It was ruled a murder suicide and Irene fled Dunsley determined to wipe out every memory attached to her northern California hometown But now she has been summoned back br br Pamela s e mail had been short and cryptic More alarming it included the code word they had used as teenagers suggesting an urgency and a secrecy that puzzled Irene What could be important enough to make her former friend get in touch after all these years She won t find out at least no from Pamela who lies dead in the luxurious home of her father a U S senator pill and liquor bottles beside her The shock has barely subsided before the rumors begin to swirl br br Irene had planned to get out of this place as quickly as possible But her reporters s instinct and her own hunger to know the truth compel her to extend her stay at the local lodge Even more compelling is the man who runs the place a hazel eyed ex Marine who s as used to giving orders as Irene is to ignoring them Luke Danner can see the terrified young girl hidden beneath Irene Stenson s black clad confident exterior and he is intent on protecting her But he is also driven by passions of his own and together they will risk far more than local gossip to sort out what happened to Pamela Webb and what really happened on that long ago summer night
A con artist and seductress Meredith Spooner lived fast and died young But her final scam embezzling more than a million dollars from a college endowment fund is coming back to haunt Leonora Hutton The tainted money is stashed away in an offshore account for Leonora And while she wants nothing to do with the cash she discovers two other items in the safe deposit box a book about Mirror House the place where Meredith engineered her final deception and a set of newspaper stories about an unsolved murder that occurred there thirty years ago br br Now Leonora has an offer for Thomas Walker another victim of Meredith s scams and seductions She ll hand over the money if he helps her figure out what s going on Meredith had described Thomas as a man you can trust But in a funhouse mirror world of illusion and distortion Leonora may be out of her league
b Jayne Ann Krentz follows up her highly successful Dreamlight Trilogy written in collaboration with her two alter egos Amanda Quick and Jayne Castle with a brand new story arc that begins in a secluded coastal town in northern California b br br Scargill Cove is the perfect place for Fallon Jones confirmed recluse and investigator of the paranormal It s a hot spot a convergence point for unusually strong currents of energy which might explain why the town attracts misfits and drifters like moths to a flame Now someone else has been drawn to the Cove Isabella Valdez on the run from some very dangerous men br br When she starts working as Fallon s assistant Isabella impresses him by organizing his pathologically chaotic office and doesn t bat an eye at the psychic element of his job She s a kindred spirit a sanctuary from a world that considers his talents a form of madness But after a routine case unearths an antique clock infused with dark energy Fallon and Isabella are dragged into the secret history of Scargill Cove and forced to fight for their lives as they unravel a cutthroat conspiracy with roots in the Jones family business and Isabella s family tree
b A rare book An ancient code An all new novel from the i New York Times i bestselling master of passion and the paranormal b br br Within the pages of very rare books some centuries old lie the secrets of the paranormal Abby Radwell s unusual psychic talent has made her an expert in such volumes and sometimes taken her into dangerous territory After a deadly incident in the private library of an obsessive collector Abby receives a blackmail threat and rumors swirl that an old alchemical text known as i The Key i has reappeared on the black market br br Convinced that she needs an investigator who can also play bodyguard she hires Sam Coppersmith a specialist in paranormal crystals and amber hot rocks Passion flares immediately between them but neither entirely trusts the other When it comes to dealing with a killer who has paranormal abilities and a blackmailer who will stop at nothing to obtain an ancient alchemical code no one is safe
b No one does romantic suspense better than Jayne Ann Krentz Now the i New York Times i bestselling author of i Trust No One i and i River Road i delivers a novel that twists and turns into a read that will leave you breathless b br b b br b i Madeline and Daphne were once as close as sisters until a secret tore them apart Now it might take them to their graves i b br br Nearly two decades after her childhood and her friendship with Daphne were destroyed in one traumatic night a dying man s last words convey a warning to Madeline the secrets she believed buried forever have been discovered br br Unable to trust anyone else Madeline reaches out to Daphne and to the only man she can count on to help Jack Rayner a security expert with a profoundly intimate understanding of warped and dangerous minds Along with his high tech genius of a brother the four of them will form an uneasy alliance against a killer who will stop at nothing to hide the truth
It s been thirteen years since Lucy Sheridan was in Summer River The last time she visited her aunt Sara there as a teenager she d been sent home suddenly after being dragged out of a wild party by the guy she had a crush on just to make it more embarrassing Obviously Mason Fletcher only a few years older but somehow a lot more of a grown up was the overprotective type who thought he had to come to her rescue br br Now returning after her aunt s fatal car accident Lucy is learning there was more to the story than she realized at the time Mason had saved her from a very nasty crime that night and soon afterward Tristan the cold blooded rich kid who d targeted her disappeared mysteriously his body never found br br A lot has changed in thirteen years Lucy now works for a private investigation firm as a forensic genealogist while Mason has quit the police force to run a successful security firm with his brother though he still knows his way around a wrench when he fills in at his uncle s local hardware store Even Summer River has changed from a sleepy farm town into a trendy upscale spot in California s wine country But Mason is still a protector at heart a serious and seriously attractive man And when he and Lucy make a shocking discovery inside Sara s house and some of Tristan s old friends start acting suspicious Mason s quietly fierce instincts kick into gear He saved Lucy once and he ll save her again But this time she insists on playing a role in her own rescue