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"Jayne Ann at her best!"

I am SO DELIGHTED to say this book has the old Jayne Ann magic. And I hope this book is received better than the other "Harmony Books". I adored them all and see the JAK dazzle in there. It is in her off-world books - Amaryllis, Orchid, Zinnia and After Dark (the prequel to After Glow), where you can still find the old JAK magic that pulls at the heart, that makes you smile. These books were not well- accepted, because she was AHEAD of the pack. Futuristic books with J. D. Robb, Robin D. Owens, and C. J. Barry are selling like hotcakes, showing off-world/sci-fi romance books are hot in today's market, meaning everyone else is JUST NOW catching up with JAK.

In this long awaited sequel to "After Dark" (2000), where we first met Emmett London and Lydia Smith, we pick up their lives a month after the pair had their last adventure. They have moved in together, with Emmett hoping to work Lydia into a Covenant Marriage, but fears Lydia's experience in the Alien Underground has permanently set her against "ghost-hunters" - people with the talent to channel and control the residual energy left behind by the alien race that once lived on New Harmony. And since Emmett is one of the best ghost-hunters, he fears this could tip their ??relationship?? into shattering. Worse, the head of the Guild - (union/government) for the ghost-hunters - has been wounded and Emmett has to step into his place to keep things running smooth.

Lydia is not happy with the limelight that is hitting Emmett as the new guild boss, especially not thrilled the press is dragging out the fact Emmett was engaged to marry the Guild's Boss' wife. This prompts her to push Emmett into a MC - Marriage of Convenience - to protect him. Emmett is thrilled for he sees this as a chance to convince Lydia into making it a Covenant Marriage.

It has all the JAK special characters, the romance, the adventure that marks her best works. It can be read alone, but you really should read AFTER DARK to fully appreciate the fun. In fact, I suggest reading Amaryllis, Zinnia and Orchid, too! See JAK at her best!

A great return to Harmony - just don't make it so long before the next visit, Jayne Ann, because this is where you are shining!

Posted September 18, 2004

Reviewed by Deborah Macgillivray
Posted November 23, 2006

SUMMARY

Life is complicated for Lydia Smith. She's working at that tacky, third-rate museum, Shrimpton's House of Ancient Horrors, trying to salvage her career in para- archaeology—and dating the most dangerous man in town. Just when she thinks she might be getting things under control, she stumbles over a dead body and discovers that her lover has a secret past that could get him killed.

Just to top things off, trouble is brewing underground in the eerie, glowing green passageways of the Dead City and that dynamic dust-bunny, Fuzz, has a couple of surprises up his tatty, furry sleeve.

Of course, all of those problems pale in comparison to the most pressing issue: Lydia has been invited to the Restoration Ball and she hasn't got a thing to wear.

This is futuristic romantic-suspense with a paranormal twist.

 

After Glow
(Harmony: Book 2)
by Jayne Castle

Jove
March 1, 2004
Available: March 1, 2004
ISBN #0515136948
EAN #9780515136944
352 pages
Paperback
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Other Books by
Jayne Castle

Midnight Crystal
Obsidian Prey
Dark Light
Silver Master
Ghost Hunter
Harmony
After Dark
Charmed
Orchid
Zinnia
Amaryllis


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