Running Hot

Arcane Society, Book 5
Narrated by: Sandra Burr
Series: Arcane Society, Book 5
Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
Categories: Romance, Paranormal
4.4 out of 5 stars (511 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Ex-cop Luther Malone, lifelong member of the secretive paranormal organization known as the Arcane Society, is waiting to meet Grace Renquist. Hired as an aura-reading consultant in the quest for a murder suspect, she's got zero field experience. She's from tiny Eclipse Bay, Oregon. She's a librarian, for heaven's sake.

As for Grace, she's not expecting much either from Malone, who walks with a cane and isn't so good with a gun. Nice resumé for a bodyguard...

But even before they reach their hotel in Maui - where they'll be posing as honeymooners - Grace and Luther feel the electric charge between them. Problem is, they need to remain vigilant day and night; because it soon becomes clear there's more going on here. Rogue sensitives - operatives for the underground group Nightshade - are pouring into the luxury resort like there's a convention. Grace recognizes those dark spikes in their auras. She saw the same pattern in someone else in another life - a life she hasn't revealed to Luther or anyone else. And she understands how dangerous these people can be...especially with those para-hunters at their sides.

While the pair's employers at Jones & Jones scramble to get them backup, Luther and Grace have to think on their feet. The criminals in their midst aren't just high-level sensitives: They've enhanced their talents with a potent - and unpredictable - drug. And as Grace knows all too well, if you don't control your powers, your powers will control you...

Listen to more in the Arcane Society series.
©2008 Jayne Ann Krentz (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Another Great Arcane Society story.

This was a great story. I liked the characters, their interaction and the way the author incorporated Eclipse Bay into the story. The reader was terrific. You could really tell which character was speaking. This was one of my favorites. I wish all of Krentz's stories were unabridged.

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Loved It!

I've just started "getting into" the Arcane series. I'm enjoying them all, the past, present and Harmony. Just a pleasant enjoyable escape. Why do we have to "interpret" our reading. Gosh, if you want depth and knowledge, you are in the wrong section. Life is good, enjoy it! Escape is fun too!

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Meh a bit disappointing

I really like her Arcane society books, so I was looking forward to reading this. But unfortunately, I have to say the story felt too pattered and was not as exciting as I expected. I prefer the "Amanda Quick" regency Society books. I might have picked the wrong book for my first present day Society books. I don't want to give up the series, so I think I'll look for something that is more to my taste.

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Great ride!

Wonderful story, I enjoyed it very much. It brought Jones and Jones into the modern age, try it, you won't be sorry.

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mystery romance and paranormal

this right amount of history, romance, mystery and intrigue, I really like the connection at the end.

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Great Book

Great book and narrator. One to keep and read again. Can't wait for the next one in the series.

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Good book

I don't usually listen to romances but these add a bit of spice and mystery to their stories. And I love this series.

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A true love story with a backdrop of intrigue.

i liked the characters. Fully real8zed and interesting. i have reread this book and relistened many times, it is a keeper!

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Love overcoming obstacles.

I appreciated that the male Hero wasn't physically perfect and the female hero had past issues to overcome. I thought the book was a good addition to the Arcane series. The narrator was very easy to listen to.

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Go for it, fantasy romance lovers.

Great fun, both as a read and a listen. Grace and Luther are sent as operatives to identify a psychic serial killer, and find themselves in the midst of a convention of psychic criminals. To their surprise, it gives them a chance to sort out their ruined lives at the same time. Krentz writes about Grace, Luther and their friends with understanding and humor.

I loved the performance, especially Sandra Burr's creation of Grace, so much so that I affectionately tolerated her attempt to sound masculine for Luther. She throws herself with contained, wholehearted enjoyment into every sentence.