The Hot Zone (A Rainshadow Novel Book 3)

Praise for

DECEPTION COVE

“Returning to mysterious Rainshadow Island and the futuristic world of Harmony is always a thrilling adventure . . . The addition of characters from previous novels rounds out the enjoyable experience, making
Deception Cove
another wonderful addition to this entertaining series. Jayne Castle again proves her writing prowess with
Deception Cove
.”


Fresh Fiction

“In her usual spot-on fashion, Jayne Ann Krentz, writing as Castle, serves up another riveting installment in her futuristic Harmony series, and the resulting fast-paced, witty, sexy romance is guaranteed to keep readers enthralled with its danger-spiked plot and compelling characters.”


Booklist

“I’ve always enjoyed reading Jayne Castle, who also writes as Amanda Quick and Jayne Ann Krentz. Her fantasy paranormal books are a wonderful blend of paranormal romance and suspense with dollops of humor. Quick-witted characters, intriguing plot lines, and vivid world building makes each series an interesting, unique read . . . Castle continues to expand her world and draws on an engaging cast of characters to make it come further alive for her readers.
Deception Cove
certainly lived up to its name and I look forward to my next visit to Harmony.”


Smexy Books

“Full of suspense, passion, and discoveries that both answer and leave more questions . . . I can’t wait for the next venture into this world. To say that I Joyfully Recommend this book as a must-read is putting it almost too simply, but I do wholeheartedly.”


Joyfully Reviewed

“This author excels at creating realistic characters who beautifully complement one another with their very esoteric powers and work together to form a team that is more powerful than the sum of its parts. Another wonderful tale in an intriguing series.”


Night Owl Reviews

“Three-word review: suspenseful, romantic, and entertaining . . . Fans of romantic suspense in a futuristic setting will enjoy
Deception Cove
and the Rainshadow series. You just have to meet a dust bunny! Four cups of coffee out of five.”


Caffeinated Book Reviewer

THE LOST NIGHT

“[Castle] has created a fully imagined futurist world in Harmony . . . The real achievement here, though, is something considerably more old-fashioned: the establishment of vital interactions between the characters, whether in love, hatred, or friendship.”


The Seattle Times

“Castle’s deliciously dry sense of wit, delightfully amusing characters, and devilishly imaginative plot, spiked with plenty of thrilling twists and turns, all add up to another stellar romance from one of the genre’s most consistently entertaining writers.”


Booklist
(starred review)

“Another fascinating journey into the world of Harmony, complete with the author’s beloved dust bunnies . . . One can’t help but be enchanted by yet another mesmerizing tale set on the world of Harmony.”


Night Owl Reviews
(Top Pick)

“A mysterious island, a dangerous and unknown preserve, and a hot passion combine together in
The Lost Night
. I could see the sparks that came off of Rachel and Harry and knew this was going to be one hot book. It was in more ways than one . . . The wonderfully suspenseful plot, slight touch of humor, and exploding passion make
The Lost Night
a must-read for me.”


Joyfully Reviewed

“Vivid world building . . . I never knew what to expect . . . A satisfying return to the world of Harmony, and I look forward to seeing what happens next on Rainshadow Island.”


The Bookpushers

“Engaging characters.”


Fiction Vixen Book Reviews

Praise for the novels of
New York Times
bestselling author Jayne Castle . . .

“Castle is well known for her playful love stories, and this futuristic tale of romantic suspense runs delightfully true to form . . . An appealing, effervescent romance mildly spiced with paranormal fun, this novel won’t disappoint.”


Publishers Weekly

“Writing under Jayne Castle, Jayne Ann Krentz takes her trademark combination of witty, upbeat action, lively sensuality, and appealing characters to [a] unique, synergistic world.”


Library Journal

“Jayne Castle, one of the pioneers of the futuristic subgenre, continues to set the standard against which all other such books are judged.”


Affaire de Coeur

“As always, the characterizations and plot blend perfectly for a thrilling, funny, and fully satisfying read.”


RT Book Reviews
(4½ stars)

 . . . and Jayne Ann Krentz

“Good fun.”


Cosmopolitan

“Entertaining.”


People

“Fast-moving . . . entertaining . . . highly successful.”


The Seattle Times

“Fast-paced . . . interesting characters . . . A good time is had by the reader.”


Chicago Tribune

“Along with Nora Roberts, Krentz is one of the most reliably satisfying romance writers publishing.”


Sunday Times
(CA)

“Jayne Ann Krentz is one of the hottest writers around.”


Albuquerque Journal

Titles by Jayne Ann Krentz writing as Jayne Castle

THE HOT ZONE

DECEPTION COVE

THE LOST NIGHT

CANYONS OF NIGHT

MIDNIGHT CRYSTAL

OBSIDIAN PREY

DARK LIGHT

SILVER MASTER

GHOST HUNTER

AFTER GLOW

HARMONY

AFTER DARK

AMARYLLIS

ZINNIA

ORCHID

The Guinevere Jones Titles

Desperate and Deceptive

The Guinevere Jones Collection, Volume 1

THE DESPERATE GAME

THE CHILLING DECEPTION

Sinister and Fatal

The Guinevere Jones Collection, Volume 2

THE SINISTER TOUCH

THE FATAL FORTUNE

Titles by Jayne Ann Krentz writing as Amanda Quick

OTHERWISE ENGAGED

THE MYSTERY WOMAN

CRYSTAL GARDENS

QUICKSILVER

BURNING LAMP

THE PERFECT POISON

THE THIRD CIRCLE

THE RIVER KNOWS

SECOND SIGHT

LIE BY MOONLIGHT

THE PAID COMPANION

WAIT UNTIL MIDNIGHT

LATE FOR THE WEDDING

DON’T LOOK BACK

SLIGHTLY SHADY

WICKED WIDOW

I THEE WED

WITH THIS RING

AFFAIR

MISCHIEF

MYSTIQUE

MISTRESS

DECEPTION

DESIRE

DANGEROUS

RECKLESS

RAVISHED

RENDEZVOUS

SCANDAL

SURRENDER

SEDUCTION

Other titles by Jayne Ann Krentz

RIVER ROAD

DREAM EYES

COPPER BEACH

IN TOO DEEP

FIRED UP

RUNNING HOT

SIZZLE AND BURN

WHITE LIES

ALL NIGHT LONG

FALLING AWAKE

TRUTH OR DARE

LIGHT IN SHADOW

SUMMER IN ECLIPSE BAY

TOGETHER IN ECLIPSE BAY

SMOKE IN MIRRORS

LOST & FOUND

DAWN IN ECLIPSE BAY

SOFT FOCUS

ECLIPSE BAY

EYE OF THE BEHOLDER

FLASH

SHARP EDGES

DEEP WATERS

ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY

TRUST ME

GRAND PASSION

HIDDEN TALENTS

WILDEST HEARTS

FAMILY MAN

PERFECT PARTNERS

SWEET FORTUNE

SILVER LININGS

THE GOLDEN CHANCE

Specials

THE SCARGILL COVE CASE FILES

BRIDAL JITTERS

(writing as Jayne Castle)

Anthologies

CHARMED

(with Julie Beard, Lori Foster, and Eileen Wilks)

Titles written by Jayne Ann Krentz and Jayne Castle

NO GOING BACK

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THE HOT ZONE

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PUBLISHING HISTORY

Jove mass-market edition / September 2014

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For Lyle and friends: Party on!

Contents

Praise for Jayne Castle

Titles by Jayne Castle

Title Page

Copyright

Dedication

A Note from Jayne

 

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

Chapter 16

Chapter 17

Chapter 18

Chapter 19

Chapter 20

Chapter 21

Chapter 22

Chapter 23

Chapter 24

Chapter 25

Chapter 26

Chapter 27

Chapter 28

Chapter 29

Chapter 30

Chapter 31

Chapter 32

Chapter 33

Chapter 34

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