Friday, January 21, 2011

Fired Up by Jayne Anne Krentz

Fired Up by Jayne Ann Krentz
An Arcane Society Novel (Book 7)
Dreamlight Trilogy (Book 1)
Audiobook: 9cds 10hours
rated: 3 stars
From back of book:
More than three centuries ago, Nicholas Winters irrevocably altered his genetic makeup in an obsessionfueled 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.

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.

Jack is convinced that private investigator Chloe Harper is that woman. Her talents for finding objects and accessing dream energy are what will save him, but their sudden and powerful sexual pull threatens to overwhelm them both. Danger surrounds them, and 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.
My Review:
The first cd moved very slow. I am not a person to easily give up on a book especially an audiobook since I listen to them at work. By the end of the second cd the story started to pick up and by the middle of the book the action and storyline really comes together. I ended up liking the book and will got back to the first novel to get caught up (this is the first book I've read from the Arcane Society series). For me I had never heard about the Arcane Society and what it's about. Also the Winters curse and all of these other family legends and/or mythns were new to me. It is those things that has me wanting to start from the beginning. If you are a fan of Krentz work or a paranormal romance reader I think you should give this book a try. On a tbr list of five put it around #3
-Something Borrowed (got it from a friend who got it from the library)


  1. Wow, this actually sounds pretty interesting! I've never listened to an audio book before but I'm curious to see what it's like!!

  2. It turned out to be ok. It has me interested in the series. Audiobooks are ok. Some people can't understand how I can work, type, and still understand what's going on in the story.

    The thing with audiobooks is the narrator. There have been books that I know I would've given a chance had it been read by someone else.