Friday, January 13, 2012

Copper Beach (Dark Legacy #1) by Jayne Ann Krentz

If you like The Arcane series by JAK you will enjoy this.  Ms. Krentz says she will be keeping this trilogy in the present and just under her JAK  author name.  I’ll admit that it screws up my shelving to have JAK with Jayne Castle and Amanda Quick. 
This is another paranormal, mystery and romance.  Nobody does this quite like Jayne Ann Krentz.  In Copper Beach we meet Sam Coppersmith and Abby Radwell.  I really enjoyed the Sam/Abby dynamic.  Abby has a gift for recognizing “hot” books or those that radiate paranormal energy.  She has the added gift of being able to unlock the encryption that’s been put on some of the aforementioned “hot” books.  Sam’s gifts deal more with crystals.  Sam and Abby meet when Abby is being blackmailed into using her gifts to find and unencrypt a book that will lead to the Phoenix Mine that contains crystals of unknown power.  Sam’s family has been protecting the location of the mine as the crystals in the mine are very powerful and the equipment to test them safely doesn’t exist yet. 
I figure the next two books in this trilogy will deal with Sam’s brother and sister. 

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