'Sexy . . . clever, fun' Kirkus Reviews
Welcome to Illusion Town . . .
Living in this new, alien world doesn't stop the settlers from trying to re-create what they've left behind. They still love weddings but it's the after-party that turns disastrous for Lucy Bell. Kidnapped on her way out, she manages to escape - only to find herself lost in the mysterious, underground maze beneath town. She's been surviving on determination, and cold pizza, when help finally shows up.
Gabriel Jones is the Guild Hunter sent to rescue her, but escaping the underground ruins is only the beginning of her troubles as whispers start circulating that Lucy made the whole thing up. Soon her life unravels until she has nothing left but her pride. The last thing she expects is for Gabriel to come back to town for her.
The Lucy that Gabriel finds is not the same woman he rescued - this Lucy is sharp, angry and more than a little cynical. But a killer is still hunting her, and Gabriel is the one person who believes Lucy's tale - after all, he was there. He's determined to help clear her reputation, no matter what it takes. And as the new Guild Boss, his word is law, even in the lawlessness of Illusion Town.
>PRAISE FOR JAYNE CAYNE CASTLE
'You are always guaranteed a marvelous read with a Castle book' RT Book Reviews
'A suspenseful tale complete with murder, mayhem, and escalating danger . . . best dust bunny EVER' Caffeinated Book Reviewer
'A riveting plot filled with plenty of sexy twists and dangerous turns' Booklist
Castle returns to the intricately built, unique world of her Harmony series, a former Earth colony long cut off from the home world, in the hot, delightful standalone 14th installment (after Illusion Town). Lucy Bell, a professional weather channeler, meets her very own brooding prince charming in Gabriel Jones, a member of the peacekeeping Ghost Hunter Guild who comes to her rescue after a botched kidnapping attempt lands her in the alien Underworld beneath Illusion Town, Harmony's version of Las Vegas. With no witnesses and no suspects, no one believes Lucy's story, instead assuming she's too embarrassed to admit she'd simply gotten lost. Her professional reputation takes a nosedive until Gabriel crashes back into her life two months later as the new Guild Boss of Illusion Town with a job offer for Lucy in hand. Together, they explore the alien technologies and dangerous crevices of the Underworld and find themselves drawn into a conspiracy generations in the making. Tinged with just a kiss of romantic suspense, the novel's seamless blend of past, present, and future sensibilities and familiar yet otherworldly backdrop are more than enough to tantalize. Add in frequent humor, and one incorrigible dust bunny with a penchant for pizza, and readers will fall in love. Agent: Steve Axelrod, the Axelrod Agency
Been missing Jayne Castle
Lighthearted reading with dust bunny humour. Downloaded before work this morning and just finished.