Orchid

Orchid

Jayne Castle / Oct 21, 2019

Orchid Atop psychic for exclusive Psynergy Inc Orchid Adams has her hands full with a baffling murder which doesn t exactly allow time for husband hunting Is it even possible there s a man on St Helen s who

  • Title: Orchid
  • Author: Jayne Castle
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 171
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Atop psychic for exclusive Psynergy Inc Orchid Adams has her hands full with a baffling murder which doesn t exactly allow time for husband hunting Is it even possible there s a man on St Helen s who measures up to her dreams of wedded bliss Take her new client, Rafe Stonebraker primitive and elemental, an unlicensed P.I with some serious secrets, Rafe is hardly marAtop psychic for exclusive Psynergy Inc Orchid Adams has her hands full with a baffling murder which doesn t exactly allow time for husband hunting Is it even possible there s a man on St Helen s who measures up to her dreams of wedded bliss Take her new client, Rafe Stonebraker primitive and elemental, an unlicensed P.I with some serious secrets, Rafe is hardly marriage material So why does his powerful presence have Orchid imagining the most outrageous affair Rafe is embroiled in solving a strange theft while thwarting a hostile takeover of Stonebraker Shipping he needs a wife and fast to salvage his credibility Orchid Adams doesn t fit the profile he had in mind, but she fits in his arms Will their electrifying connection end up getting them burned

    Orchid Care Where do I cut the spike Of all of the commonly available orchids, only Phalaenopsis the moth orchid will re bloom from its old spike Phalaenopsis will generally re bloom given a little extra care. Orchidaceae Indoor Orchid Care How Do I Take Care Of An Orchid Flower Additional orchid care tips include repotting, which is normally done every other year If your orchids suddenly stop blooming but have suitable light, temperature, and About Orchids Official Site Orchid Fact There are only three orchid species native to Hawaii, but there are species native to Maine. Orchid Flowers, Plants, Bouquets Arrangements Delivery Send Beautiful Orchid Plants and Arrangements When you wish to send a sophisticated and elegant gift they are sure to enjoy, FLOWERS offers the Orchid Boutique. Orchid definition of orchid by The Free Dictionary orchid r k d n a A member of the orchid family b A flower of one of these plants, especially a cultivated species A pale to light purple, from grayish to purplish pink to strong reddish purple From New Latin Orchideae, family name, from New Latin orchis, orchid , orchid, from Latin orchis, a kind of orchid, from Greek orkhis

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      • 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 KrentzAmanda QuickStephanie JamesJayne BentleyJayne TaylorAmanda Glass


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    1. Third in the St Helen's series and by far my favourite. The hero in this is the third in the trio of three male friends who together spearheaded the defeat of the pirates who tried to take over the Western Isles some years ago, and who has made cameo appearances in the previous two books. Rafe Stonebreaker, grandson of the CEO of Stonebreaker Shipping, has paddled his own canoe up till now, after estrangement from his grandfather. He has made his money with stockmarket portfolios, having an astu [...]


    2. St. Helen's is the first series by Jayne Castle I have read. While it has all the trademark cliches of classic PNR novels, the thing that sets it apart is off-the-charts chemistry between main couple that sizzles from the pages and intriguing mystery that makes it unputdownable. I enjoyed it very much, and I will definitely read more from this author.


    3. Author: Jayne Ann Krentz writing as Jayne CastleFirst published: 1998Length: 327 pagesSetting: Future on the planet of St Helens.Sex: Reasonably explicit but infrequent.Hero: Off-the-scales strat-talent (hunter).Heroine: part-time professional ice-prism. Writes Vampire Paranormal Romance.Paranormal: Every psychic talent requires a prism to control and direct their talent. Prism must be at least as strong as the talent or risks "burning out".Winds up the trilogy as an interesting off-shoot to her [...]


    4. Third and last in the St. Helens series, this book pulls in the last of the three friends who fought off pirates on the islands. They are all exotic talents with extremely strong abilities that they've had to hide. Rafe is a strat talent (Familiar to those who enjoy the Arcane Society books) and made his own way in the world until his grandfather was ready to retire and he came back to take over the family business. There are complications there with a cousin who's a tech talent and feels that t [...]


    5. It's not really bad. The plot is essentially the same as the previous two Jayne Castle books I read. As are the characters. And the magical system. She just changes the names and cranks them out. The bad guys were slightly more surprising than the other two books I read. I like how the details of the magic change from book to book and it is a fascinating system, but I don't think it makes up for the lack of good pacing, plotting, and character development in the books.


    6. This is the third in this series and I love all three. Hopefully Ms. Krentz will get back to writing about St. Helens and Psynergy, Inc. Each has its own special twist. In this one, Orchid Adams is an ice-prism and a romance writer on another world, St. Helens. Rafe Stonebraker is a delightful strat-talent, a hunter of prey. Ms. Krentz manages to keep Rafe wonderfully in character throughout the book, which is both funny and believable in an other-worldly way.


    7. This was one of the books that got me hooked on Jayne Ann Krentz (aka Jayne Castle, aka Amanda Quick). It was and still is a great romance with just enough SF and adventure to make it fun. However, to be completely fair, I must say that I like the world of Harmony better. I think it's because of the Dust Bunnies. I wouldn't mind having one or two arould the house.


    8. It 's nice to read a book written well, where the story is original, funny, romantic. Rafe and Orchid are the protagonists and together they own a beautiful couple. And then there's adventure, action, funny lines.


    9. This was the first of the alternate universe books I read by Jayne (and this was after reading several under her alter ego Jayne Ann Krentz). Now, I've read just about all of them, and eagerly await each new one making it into paperback.


    10. Have read this about a million times but am generally always in the middle of something brainless. It's trashy romance meets psychics on a different planet. Yeah, I know, but it's better than it sounds.






    11. As an off the charts level exotic talent, the hero knows that the chances of finding a wife with an agency match is next to impossible. So when he meets the heroine, she herself a powerful and rare talent, he's intrigued by her. Their connection both with their abilities and their attraction to each other drives him to do anything in order to keep her close. Despite the fact that they aggravate each other to no end and have zero in common, they quickly fall in a sexual affair. The hero is lookin [...]


    12. Well, I was going to write individual reviews for each of the books in the series. But then I read the second one. And then the third. And I noticed something- the plots of each were quite remarkably similar. But I suppose it really says something about the books that I actually enjoyed reading what was essentially the same book three times in a row. Of course, the details were different, but quite a lot of each was exactly the same.1. Start out with one super-powerful (and rich and secretive) m [...]


    13. It was a reread but I don't know how many years ago I read it first. Long enough for me to have forgotten that the first three Harmony books were St. Helens books. It is clearly the same world with minor changes. The jelly-ice really annoys me. Jelly Ice lights, locks, candles, and I don't know how many other things. It is like everything is made of jelly ice. Why are pets named catdogs? With no descriptions of what they are? Why is a microwave an icewave? What does ice have to do with reheating [...]


    14. ** New York Times bestselling author JAYNE CASTLE The wildly popular alter ego of bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz creates “delectably entertaining paranormal romantic suspense” (*Booklist*) in the “unique, synergistic world of St. Helen’s” (*Library Journal *), the not-so-distant space colony where hearts and minds are gloriously in sync! ** Atop psychic for exclusive Psynergy Inc Orchid Adams has her hands full with a baffling murder—which doesn’t exactly allow time for husban [...]


    15. I love Janye Castle's futuristic stories about people from Earth who traveled to new worlds via a strange "Curtain," which then disappeared, leaving them stranded with Earth technology that wouldn't work. They developed psychic abilities, which manifested in each of them in different ways. Orchid is the story of Orchid Adams, a romance writer and part-time psychic "prism" for Psynergy Inc. and Rafe Stonebraker, businessman and part-time private eye. He needs a wife to help build his image so he [...]


    16. 2 1/2 starsSomething was missing for me in this book. Maybe I should have read something in between the 2nd and this one. The characters are again very similar to book one, and book 2. They just didn't seem to connect as well for me chemistry wise. Might have been a little bored with the same characters. But still that wasn't my biggest problem, the mystery was way too convoluted, too many bad guys, too many bad plots points, too many murders that were obviously connected to Orchid yet over look [...]


    17. Perhaps my favourite of the St. Helen's trilogy, this world is so similar to the Harmony books that the only thing missing are the dust bunnies. Both worlds are set after people traveled through the 'curtain' from earth centuries ago - and both series have strong laws regarding marriage and matchmaking, however the twist on the mental abilities here is a nice change from the individual psy gifts on Harmony.Orchid and Rafe are like the odd couple for most of the book. They seem to keep getting on [...]


    18. This is the final part of the St Helen's Trilogy. Again I enjoyed it. The setting remains the planet of St Helen's, the lead characters this time are Orchid Adams, a writer of Psychic Vampire Romances and Rafe Stonebraker, part-time Private investigator and the renegade son of one of the top business families in the area. There is a mysterious death, a missing alien relic, a family feud, and lots more happening this book, but it is all told really well and comes together as a good enjoyable read [...]


    19. I am definitely a St. Helen's series fan. The plot and characters were fun and I was drawn into the story instantly;just couldn't wait to find out what would happen. It was interesting to see the roots of characters and world-aspects from her other series in this earlier one. My only problem with this book was that I felt like the tension between our hero and his cousin seemed to resolve too easily. I have a hard time believing that so much long festered anger could be let go over one evening of [...]


    20. I'm really sorry to see this series/trilogy go.Though we had another amandaquickish heroine to contend with, Orhid was toned down just enough to keep things lively but not too annoying. The pacing was yet again spot-on, the villain a complete surprise, the mystery intriguing and chillingAnd the hero turned out to be my favorite of the three in this trilogy.There are no words to describe just how much I loved Rafe Stonebreaker. I love my heroes to have a little of a primitive warrior/hunter in th [...]


    21. More of the same on the planet of St. Helens – and Hobart Batt, the agent for matchmaking Synergistic Connections, has his hands full again with two extremely-difficult-to-match people: Orchid is the author of psychic-vampire novels, and is also an off-the-charts full-spectrum prism; and Rafe Stonebraker possesses a talent that appears to frighten most people: he’s a strat-talent and apparently people are afraid that means he can read their minds. I really like the comic-relief appearance of [...]


    22. Always get what I hope/expect from Krentz/Castle/Quick. With all the different 'para' talents that she's introduced throughout her novels is starting to seem like an on-going social intervention -- showing us that we all have differing talents/strengths. Perhaps even that we function best when we use our talents in conjunction with those of others. Maybe this is an ongoing theme in all kinds of fiction, but b/c of the specific names that she gives each talent (e.g "strat talent," "dream talent," [...]


    23. A good book, with a nice bit of twist, it doesn't really compare to the Harmony books. The sci-fi/fantasy trope of re-naming things to sound more exotic (coff-tea, dog-cat, moose-deer, etc.) was distracting from the story. But it was an enjoyable read. Since it was the first of the St. Helens books I read, but the third in the series, I found the references to the previous books a little disconcerting, even though they were expected. I'm not sure if I'll read the other books or not, but probably [...]


    24. ヒロインのOrchidに共感できなかったため読みづらかった。私にはOrchidがすべてに優先して絶対的にこだわる「love」の意味がわからなかった。心も体も能力も趣味もマッチしていてなおloveがほしいってどういうこと?彼女にとってのloveって何さ。ただloveがあるだけなら結婚の必要はない。結婚というのは、自分と苦楽を共にしてくれる人、問題が起こったら自分が一緒に [...]


    25. Very high 4* rating, in fact, I almost bumped it up to 5 because Rafe Stonebreaker is perhaps the best romance hero name ever. It makes me smile just to think about it. Anyway, very good Castle/Quick/Krentz type book. Although I do miss the dust bunnies in this earlier trilogy I do think the stories are a little bit tighter than some more recent offerings. Rafe & Orchid are a fun couple and the mystery is intriguing without overshadowing the romance.


    26. 3.5 One word -- fun. Castle (aka Jayne Ann Krentz) creates another enjoyable romantic adventure in ORCHID. St. Helen's is an interesting place with some decidedly odd conventions, and I like it. A fast, enjoyable read.Oh, and my favorite line from the book -- "In an exuberant frenzy of happy lust he rolled with her across the wide bed, rumpling the quilt and the sheets until all was chaos." Don't you just love it?


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