Jayne Ann Krentz
Hit the Bookshelf: January 2012
This gal can write. She has three psudonymames, all of which she has had tremendous success. She separates herself out to give each ‘world’ its own distinction. Under Jayne Ann Krentz, she writes contemporary romantic suspense novels. Amanda Quick is her name for historical romances and Jayne Castle is her futuristic/paranormal romantic-suspense persona.
This romantic suspense novel sounds like a doozy. Take a look.
A rare book. An ancient code. An all-new novel from the New York Times-bestselling master of passion and the paranormal.
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 The Key has reappeared on the black market.
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.
77 Shadow Street
Hit the Bookshelf: Late December 2011
Not only does the book sound TOTALLY intriguing, 77 Shadow Street has an interactive website that gets you involved in the book before you even open the cover! Who else would bring you a book who’s byline is Welcome to 77 Shadow Street, A Beautiful Place to Die but Dean Koontz.
The Pendleton stands on the summit of Shadow Hill at the highest point of an old heartland city, a Gilded Age palace built in the late 1800s as a tycoon’s dream home. Almost from the beginning, its grandeur has been scarred by episodes of madness, suicide, mass murder, and whispers of things far worse. But since its rechristening in the 1970s as a luxury apartment building, the Pendleton has been at peace. For its fortunate residents—among them a successful songwriter and her young son, a disgraced ex-senator, a widowed attorney, and a driven money manager—the Pendleton’s magnificent quarters are a sanctuary, its dark past all but forgotten.
But now inexplicable shadows caper across walls, security cameras relay impossible images, phantom voices mutter in strange tongues, not-quite-human figures lurk in the basement, elevators plunge into unknown depths. With each passing hour, a terrifying certainty grows: Whatever drove the Pendleton’s past occupants to their unspeakable fates is at work again. Soon, all those within its boundaries will be engulfed by a dark tide from which few have escaped.