Sunday, January 6, 2013

Book Review: Dream Eyes by Jayne Ann Krentz

by Candace E. Salima
6 January 2013



I have to admit up front that Jayne Ann Krentz is one of my favorite authors, of which there are only a few. She is a bestselling author who has written, and published 162 books, 50 of which have ended up on the New York Times Bestsellers List. Through the course of her career she's published under seven names, from serial romance to the romantic suspense of today, but now publishes only under Jayne Ann Krentz (modern fiction), Amanda Quick (historical novels), and Jayne Castle (futuristic novels).

Dream Eyes is the second book in the Dark Legacy trilogy and it ties things up in a satisfying way. Krentz has a delightful habit of tying her books and trilogies together, even spanning centuries and worlds. You'll often find her characters crossing novels which is one of the things her readers love about her stories. Several years ago she began the Arcane series coupling psychic abilities with suspense and romance. Dream Eyes is the latest in that series, although utilizing a different line of psychics, the Copperstones.

Gwen Frazier is capable of reading auras, as well as producing and walking through dreams that can heal...or kill. Judson Copperstone brings a powerful family to the table, as well as psychic hunting ability and an amber ring through which immense psychic power can be pushed to defend...or kill. These are the good guys. Tie in a psychic serial killer, realize there may be more than one, and a series of murders across the nation culminating in the small town of Wilby, Oregon, and you pull together the nucleus of an exciting, intriguing story.

Krentz's writing is crisp, filled with imagery, solid writing, and a lovely twist to the story. Although she has 162 novels to her name, she still manages to make each one fresh enough to keep me coming back for each one, and always the first one in line at the store on release day. You just can't go wrong with a Jayne Ann Krentz book, and Dream Eyes is not only worth buying, it's worth keeping in your home library. I have four shelves dedicated to Jayne Ann Krentz in all her reincarnations and nearly every book she has written. She is an author I often read over and over, often craving one of her stories much like I do chocolate. The romance arc is solid, the suspense thread spot on, and her writing is at the top of her game, as usual. This garners her a 5 out 5 stars and each is well deserved. Can't wait to reread it when I'm not so tired.

Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Putnam Adult (January 8, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0399158952
ISBN-13: 978-0399158957

Purchase Dream Eyes now, it releases on Tuesday - January 8th.


Candace Salima is an authorcolumnist, and makes her home in the Rocky Mountains. Follow her on TwitterPinterestLinkedIn or Facebook.




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