Siren’s Call by Jayne Castle

July 24th, 2015 Kimberly Review 48 Comments

24th Jul
Siren’s Call by Jayne Castle
Siren's Call
by Jayne Castle
Series: Rainshadow #4, Harmony #12
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Suspense
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon
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Heat Level:One FlameOne Flame

In the mysterious world of Harmony, there are places filled with unexplored marvels. But Rainshadow Island isn’t about to give up its secrets… In the alien catacombs of Rainshadow, there are creatures whose compelling songs lure the unwary to their death. That’s why Rafe Coppersmith, hired to clear out the catacombs for exploration, needs a music talent. He’s knows the perfect one, but she probably doesn’t want anything do with him... Ella Morgan had once fallen hard and fast for Rafe, but then he disappeared for months…and he’s not about to tell her why. Ella, too, has secrets that only her dust bunny knows. She’s not just a music talent, she’s a Siren: a paranormal singer capable of singing men to sleep—or to their deaths. But once on Rainshadow, Rafe and Ella will learn that surrendering to passion doesn’t come without risks—and fighting fire with fire only adds to the flame…

Siren’s Call is the fourth novel in the Rainshadow series by Jayne Castle (Jayne Ann Krentz). I love these paranormal romances set in the world of Harmony. Filled with suspense, dust bunnies and supernatural powers performed with tuned amber. Castle always manages to give me one heck of a ride and Siren’s Call delivered.

Ella Morgan is a rare music talent and when a dust bunny pleads for her aid, she manages to help the furry fuzz ball but it also exposes her secret to Rafe Coppersmith. He claims he will keep her secret, asks her out for coffee and then never shows….

Months later Rafe shows up in her offices to hire her. He needs her very special talent to clear some catacombs known as Wonderland, on Rainshadow Island. They are trying to mine these catacombs but they have been overrun with dinosaurs. Yep, I said it dinosaurs! Ella has a secret, one that has left her with a string of unsuccessful dates. She is a rare-talent, a Siren who can sing men to their death. Men usually run from her, but Rafe has secrets too. Intrigued by the job and if she is honest the man himself she accepts the job. Soon the two are thrust into danger as someone or something wants them.

Castle provided a suspenseful tale that kept me curious and opened the door to more adventures with hints of a secret city. The action was intense and our couple found themselves trying to escape capture. The clues, villains and betrayals were well crafted as we learned about two groups. One wants to stop alien-technology and the other wants to possess and control it. I loved that Ella was a Siren and her talents were interesting. We met a new adorable dust bunny named Lorelei who has an affinity for donuts. Siren’s Call is heavy on the suspense/mystery aspect but the romance weaved throughout was delightful. We get banter, see growth and enjoy a few lightly detailed moments with the couple. It was fun seeing them share their secrets and trust each other.

Siren’s Call offered another enjoyable trip to Rainshadow Island and I look forward to another adventure. Now if you will excuse me, I am off to find some donuts.

About Jayne Castle

The author of over 40 consecutive New York Times bestsellers, JAYNE ANN KRENTZ writes romantic-suspense, often with a psychic and paranormal twist, in three different worlds: Contemporary (as Jayne Ann Krentz), historical (as Amanda Quick) and futuristic (as Jayne Castle). There are over 30 million copies of her books in print. She earned a B.A. in History from the University of California at Santa Cruz and went on to obtain a Masters degree in Library Science from San Jose State University in California. Before she began writing full time she worked as a librarian in both academic and corporate libraries. Ms. Krentz is married and lives with her husband, Frank, in Seattle, Washington. Pseudonyms: Jayne Ann Krentz, Amanda Quick, Stephanie James, Jayne Bentley, Jayne Taylor, Amanda Glass.

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48 Responses to “Siren’s Call by Jayne Castle”

  1. Lark

    I can’t wait to read this one, Kimba! She used a Siren as a villain in… Running Hot, wasn’t it? But I wanted to see what a good Siren could do with the talent. Being a singer myself, I love it when music makes it into a book, especially classical music. Good review; you have me eager for my preordered ecopy to show up!

  2. Christy

    Did you read the Harmony series too or just jump into these? I want to read these, but not sure if I need to start with the original series or not.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes I have read every one of them. You can jump in at the beginning of the Rainshadow series. Actually this is also part of the Arcane Society series that began with Second Sight by Amanda Quick but it is made up of trilogies and 4 book mini series throughout written using Amanda Quick, Jayne Anne Krentz and Jayne Castle.

  3. Lindy

    I love the idea of Ella being a Siren 🙂 Mythological characters are so interesting! I wonder what Rafe is hiding?! This story sounds super suspenseful, mysterious, and exciting! Awesome Review Kim!

  4. Kristin

    Crappity, crap, crap… you’ve now reviewed TWO of these and I still haven’t started this series!!!! When will I get a handle on my TBR and my blog and be able to read new authors!?!?!? I really, REALLY want to meet the dust bunnies!!!! 4 cups, I am sooo in!!!

  5. Rita

    I’ve read her alter-ego Jayne Anne Krentz a couple of times, but not Jayne Castle, though I remember another time you reviewed a book by her I said I would pick one up and I haven’t yet, sigh. The listing of all her books is quite confusing. Please specify the first book I would have to pick up in her series to be able to understand this one and enjoy it, many thanks!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Her series have trilogies and four book series within them…the first book for this mini series is The Lost Night (Rainshadow #1) but it is the 12th book in the Harmony series beginning with After Dark (Harmony #1)

  6. Heather Duff

    Great cover, I was sent a couple of Jayne Ann Krentz books by the UK publisher but have yet to check them out, maybe I should!!

  7. Maureen Beatrice

    I’m glad you liked this book. I also have this one scheduled to read soon, and I can’t wait. Especially after reading your review. Jayne Castle is such an awesome author.
    How where the donut’s? 😛

    • kimbacaffeinate

      hehe…the donuts were lovely. It was funny. My husband walked in to the room while I was writing and said he wanted something sweet. (not in our house) and I said all I can think about it donuts. So we went and got some..lol

  8. Michelle

    An intriguing book! I just went to read the blurb for the first book and I’m definitely going to pick it up!

  9. Kathy

    Well, I see we have another to add to my list. *sigh* I forsee my nursing home days in the future are going to have a ton of books to keep my days and nights busy. None of those fun games in the activity room for me.

  10. Melissa (Books and Things)

    Dinos? LOL

    I’ve been wanting to start this series. Hm… I think I need to go see if my library has them. They have been so good to me and have actually bought several books that I’ve suggested! 😀

  11. Ramona

    Dust bunnies and dinosaurs?! Lol, if this isn’t original than I don’t know what is 😀 Lovely review, Kimba. Have a good weekend!

  12. Laurel-Rain Snow

    I do love her books as Jayne Ann Krentz….and I have been itching to try one from this alter ego. A world with dust bunnies? How quirky and fun. And I love the name Rainshadow Island. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Jenny

    Dust bunnies and dinosaurs? That is an odd combination Kim and, I have to say, AWESOME. Sign me up 😉

  14. Nick

    Glad that this series continues to be amazing for you, Kim! Oh and I do like that there are dinosaurs in this one. They are rare in books it seems (other than in dino erotica 😛 )!
    Great review, Kim!

  15. kindlemom1

    How have I not heard of this series before it sounds right up my alley!
    I am off to look up book one now.
    Great review Kim and Happy Friday! I hope you have a great weekend. 😀

  16. Silvia

    I still haven’t tried her books yet, but I have this title at home and you got me quite curious! Perhaps I should revise my schedule and try to speedup things for this one . . .

  17. Melliane

    I used to really enjoy her books but it’s been a while since I haven’t tried one. I heard great things about this series and I’m curious I confess… one day !