Fired Up: Book summary and reviews of Fired Up by Jayne Ann Krentz

Fired Up

Book One of the Dreamlight Trilogy

by Jayne Ann Krentz

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Fired Up by Jayne Ann Krentz
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  • Published in USA  Dec 2009
    368 pages
    Genre: Romantic Thrillers

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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.

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.

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"Starred Review. [D]isplays all the signature Krentz elements her readers prize, from witty prose to a fast-paced plot rich in danger and intrigue to superheated chemistry between two perfectly matched protagonists." - Booklist

"Arcane Society fans will be thrilled with the brand-new intrigue, but newcomers will need to read earlier books to understand Krentz's world." - Publishers Weekly

"Sparkling with sharp wit, clever, complex plotting, intelligent humor, and electric sensuality, this lively story drops just enough hints to tease readers; classic Krentz" - Library Journal

"The fun here is the sexual tension between the protagonists; the rest is psychic-babble." - Kirkus Reviews

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Jayne Ann Krentz Author Biography

The author of a string of New York Times bestsellers, Jayne Ann Krentz uses three different pen names for each of her three "worlds". As Jayne Ann Krentz (her married name) she writes contemporary romantic-suspense. She uses Amanda Quick for her novels of historical romantic-suspense. Jayne Castle (her birth name) is reserved these days for her stories of futuristic/paranormal romantic-suspense.

In addition to her fiction writing, she is the editor of and a contributor to a non-fiction essay collection, Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance published by the University of Pennsylvania Press. Her commitment to her chosen genre has been strong from the very beginning of her career. Each year at the annual convention of the Romance Writers of ...

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