Guest Author: Jayne Ann Krentz On Her Novel, “DREAM EYES”

Author: Jayne Ann Krentz

jayneannkrentz_72dpiWhat is it about small towns and big secrets?  I love mysteries set in little communities where the crime has roots that extend into the past and because you know, going in, that the villain will be hiding in plain sight.  Add a ghost, some paranormal wind chimes, the curious physics of mirrors, a harrowing SCUBA diving swim through a flooded cave and a cat and I’m a happy writer. Yes, I managed to work all those elements into DREAM EYES.

The heroine, Gwen Frazier, sees ghostly images in reflective surfaces at the scenes of violent crimes.  (Mirrors work so well in a story of psychic romantic-suspense, don’t they?).  Her talent has seriously complicated her life.  For obvious reasons, Gwen tries to avoid those sorts of creepy locations but when she discovers the body of her friend and mentor, she knows she won’t be able to rest until she findDream Eyess the killer.  But to do that she’s going to need the help of a paranormal investigator – Judson Coppersmith.  And Judson has a few psychic quirks of his own thanks to nearly dying in the aforementioned underwater cave accident.

I’m often asked why I write romantic-suspense.  The answer is simple – it’s my favorite kind of story – the kind I love to read as well as write.  What can I say?  I grew up on Nancy Drew.  Romance and suspense work perfectly together because the danger raises the stakes in the relationship and vice-versa —  the love story heightens the tension in the mystery.   One element spins off the other.

Now, add a paranormal vibe to all of the above and both the mystery and the romance get kicked up a couple of notches.  For me, as a writer, it’s a delicious, exciting mix.

I hope you enjoy DREAM EYES.  And all you cat lovers out there, don’t forget, there’s a cat in the story!

About the Author

The author of over 50 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 35 million copies of her books in print. Building on the success of her Arcane Society Series, Jayne continues her three newest paranormal series in 2013.

The Dark Legacy books are set in present day Washington state and delve into the paranormal crystal mining world and the Coppersmith Family.The second book, DREAM EYES is available now. The Ladies of Lantern Street novels are set in Victorian England and follow the adventures of the Flint and Marsh Agency employees. These ladies are not your average paid companions. The second book, THE MYSTERY WOMAN is available now. The Rainshadow novels started, unofficially, with the release of CANYONS OF NIGHT. These stories are set on a small island on the planet Harmony in the not so distant future. The latest novel in this series, DECEPTION COVE, is available now.

To learn more about Jayne, please visit her at http://www.JayneAnnKrentz.com

 

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