Sizzle and Burn (Arcane Society Series #3)

Sizzle and Burn (Arcane Society Series #3)

by Jayne Ann Krentz

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A woman who hears voices. A man who sees visions. A killer who may elude them both.

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ISBN-13: 9780515145816
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/27/2009
Series: Arcane Society Series , #3
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 123,993
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jayne Ann Krentz is the author of more than fifty New York Times bestsellers. She has written contemporary romantic suspense novels under that name, as well as futuristic and historical romance novels under the pseudonyms Jayne Castle and Amanda Quick, respectively. There are more than 35 million copies of her books in print.


Seattle, WA

Place of Birth:

San Diego, CA


BA in History, University of California at Santa Cruz, MA in Librarianship from San Jose State University (California)

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Sizzle and Burn (Arcane Society Series #3) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 121 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
JAK does not disappoint in this novel. I did not want to put the book down as the suspense kept building from the first page. Her characters are well done and the hero/heroine are larger than life. And, of course, the sign of an experienced and fantastic writer. The dialogue is witty and quick paced. Sometimes it's painful to read books written by novice writers because the dialogue could make one grimace. So, it's always wonderful to read a JAK novel as I always trust her to deliver.
I also enjoy how she explains the paranormal powers of the characters. It recognizes that some of us have higher levels of intuitive power than others, but it's not a book about Super heros.
harstan More than 1 year ago
After her aunt died, Raine Tallentyre returned to Shelbyville, Washington to arrange to have Vella¿s house sold. Raine is a psychic, a clairvoyant who hears the voices of evil people who have touched something she has touched. That is how Raine knows that a young woman is locked in a padlocked closet in her aunt¿s basement. When the police arrive and open the door she is still alive. The victim tells the authorities the man thought she was a witch and all witches had to die.----------------- Parapsychic Zack Jones is a private investigator for the Arcane Society, an organization dedicated to doing research on psychic powers he is not repulsed by Raine¿s powers because he has visions too. The Arcane Society is in a fight with Nightshade, an organization of criminal psychics, who stole the original formula of the founder of the Arcane Society to enhance paranormal abilities. The drawback is that every dose the person takes leads to insanity and finally suicide. Zack wants Raine to help him locate missing scientist Dr. Lawrence Quinn who was working on the formula to enhance para powers without going insane. The missing scientist was last scene in Oriana near the home of Raine¿s late aunt. Zacl wants to rescue the researcher or deal with him if he is a traitor and she wants to find out if her aunt was murdered. Together they make a great team in and out of the bedroom.------------------- Jayne Anne Krentz has written another best seller that is going to the top of the New York Times bestseller list. This latest Arcane Society novel is full of action, intrigue, romance and double agents who keep the protagonists busy trying to figure out who they are. The support cast is quirky, a Krentz trademark and add a degree of beauty to a fast paced thriller. Readers get a fascinating inside look at the Arcane Society. ------------ Harriet Klausner
Anonymous 4 months ago
crisp and brisk with lots of twists and turns. keeps you rivetted to the end.. This why I read and read Krentz's writing in all of her names and styles!
anterastilis on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is another book that I put on my queue at the library because so many people had asked for it. I figure it's part of my job as a librarian to keep up with the trends, you know? Plus, the brief notes in the record indicated that this was a novel about psychic detectives. That sounded pretty cool. I also spoke to a patron about the series - she said that she read the second one before the first, and she wasn't lost at all. I decided to give reading them out of order a chance.It certainly wasn't a BAD book. It moved along at a decent pace, there was a mystery to be solved, and the whole psychic society thing was pretty interesting. Raine is a psychic (one who hears voices when she touches objects, to be exact). Her aunt was also psychic, and spent the last year of her life in an asylum. After her death, Raine goes to her house in Washington to wrap up loose ends. There, she encounters a man from the Arcane Society - an organization that is dedicated to the study of the paranormal - and also the society responsible for her father's death. Raine and Jack, the operative, have to work together to unravel the mystery surrounding her aunt's death.So, sounds interesting, right? I liked it...but there were enough little things that bothered me to give it an overall thumbs-down.For starters, the main female characters were named Raine, Pandora, and Cassidy. With the possible exception of Cassidy, the names sounded like what an eighth-grade goth girl might daydream about naming her children someday. Cassidy is part of a sub-plot that doesn't mesh well with the rest of the book - that of an author who wants to write a book about Raine.Jayne Ann Krentz is also Amanda Quick - a pretty well-known romance novelist. That became apparent when we periodically had to take a break from the that the main characters could get some action. It's a very romance novel-lish device that didn't really mesh with the rest of the book.The Arcane Society itself sounded pretty neat. We learn about it in the first few chapters, but then nothing more. I was a bit peeved at the lack of information, but I knew that if I'd wanted an in-depth book on a society dedicated to the study of the paranormal, I would probably have to look elsewhere.Raine (and the other folks in this book) continuously and invariably refer to murderers as "freaks". This is apparently the strongest term that Jayne Ann Krentz could come up with? I know this is personal preference, but I have never considered "freak" to be a particularly bad word. Hell, I would probably describe psychic voice-hearing Raine and drama queen Pandora as "freaks" before a cold-blooded killer. It just got old. Every time the term was used, I pulled back a bit more.Anyway, Sizzle and Burn. Kind of fizzled. I probably won't pick up another one of her books...but I won't say never. It was a quick, entertaining read. Something light, like a snack between meals. I didn't have any dreams about it, and I'll probably forget about it when I find something more interesting upon which to spend my reading time.
SunnySD on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Raine Tallentyre is a strong touch empath: when she handles items associated with violence or handled by ill-wishers, she hears voices and senses leftover emotional residue. She's used to being treated like a nut. Mostly, she tries to keep her talents quiet, using them secretly as much as she can to help out in local police cases. Raine is resigned to a life of loneliness -- after all, her last relationship ended with her boyfriend calling her creepy, and her aunt Vella died in a mental institution hearing voices. Raine is attempting to tie up the loose ends of her aunt's life and estate when she stumbles across the trail of a serial killer. Complication enough, but the Arcane Society -- which banned her father for his research -- is about to come calling in the form of one virile, dangerously attractive private investigator.Zack Jones works for Jones & Jones, the private investigatory arm of the Arcane Society. A rare, level ten mirror talent, he's been groomed to take over as the US Master of the Society, but is resisting the responsibility for reasons of his own. Zack is on the trail of Nightshade, the evil counterpart of the Arcane Society, and when Vella Tallentyre's death hits the Arcane Society radar. The trail leads to Raine, and of course when the two meet, sparks fly.Middle of the road for Krentz: it's certainly not her best work. The characters are fairly cookie-cutter, and there's not much in the way of character development. Some of the descriptions seem recycled from her Harmony series. This doesn't have the zest of her earlier novels, but there are some cute one-liners.
lrobe190 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When Raine McIntyre visits her aunt's house after her death, her psychic ability causes her to realize that someone has been in the home and that there is a body in a locked room in the basement. Fortunately, the woman in the room is still alive, but the police dont' want to believe that Raine knew about the woman because of her psychic abilities. Her discovery brings her to the attention of the Arcane Society, more specifically to Zach Jones a high-level psychic in his own right. The attraction between Raine and Zach is instantaneous and hot and together they must solve the mystery of her aunt's death and and the involvement of the Society. This book moves at a quick pace and is very suspenseful. The romance between Zach and Raine is hot. This is a hard one to put down, especially if you enjoy the paranormal romances.
eviltammy on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The third book in the Arcane Society series is another winner for Krentz. Paranormal power battles between good and evil with the more 'mundane' addition of a serial killer hunting the heroine. Nice patter and chemistry between the protagonists show off Krentz's usual style.
NemesisClaws on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The descriptions of what the main female character was wearing really intruiged me, and that's rare. I really loved the designs and style of her outfits, and couldn't wait to read what else she was wearing. As for the storyline itself, I thought the two rather rushed into a relationship very quickly after having just met, but the rest of it was great.
phyllis2779 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Once you get used to the fact that almost all of Krentz's heroes and heroines are cut from the same mold, with a few differing identifying characteristics, e.g., glasses or a different talent, you can enjoy her books. She writes zippy dialog, the book moves along speedily, and sometimes the plots are interesting. This one was enjoyable and I do want to to read the next one in the series. But I'm resigned to the sameness in the overall characters of the heroes and heroines.
sbrush on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Raine Tallentyre is mourning the loss of her closest relative, the aunt who raised her after her father¿s death. When she walks the real estate agent through her aunt¿s house Raine immediately calls 911. A kidnap victim is imprisoned in a storage locker among the detritus of the basement. Raine tries to explain to the police how she knew about the girl without revealing her own secret. She is a psychic and hears voices, the voices of the desperate, criminal, and evil. They led her to the girl.The next day Zack Jones shows up. He is a member of the secretive Arcane Society an organization that is responsible for psychic research and a community of people with psychic abilities like Raine¿s. Zack needs her help finding a missing scientist whom he believes may have been pursuing the same dangerous formula that got her father kicked out of the Arcane Society so many years ago. In return Zack offers Raine answers about her own past and the night her father died. Sizzle and Burn is a new Arcane Society novel by Jayne Ann Krentz. Check out the first White Lies or take a look at her historical novel Second Sight written as Amanda Quick and discover the historic origins of the Arcane Society. (by papercuts)
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wirtley on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Writing could have been better. Easy read. Good story, but not engaging enough. It took too long to end.Would not recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hot and steamy-he's a jones!
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Fun read with strong characters.
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Her combination of mystery , romance & the exotic makes for an exciting read.
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This was an entertaining book. Would recommend to everyone
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Great book!!
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She's done it again! :-)