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Monday, January 4, 2016

5/5 Review: Siren's Call by Jayne Castle




In the mysterious world of Harmony, there are places filled with unexplored marvels. But Rainshadow Island isn’t about to give up its secrets…
In the alien catacombs of Rainshadow, there are creatures whose compelling songs lure the unwary to their death. That’s why Rafe Coppersmith, hired to clear out the catacombs for exploration, needs a music talent. He’s knows the perfect one, but she probably doesn’t want anything do with him...

Ella Morgan had once fallen hard and fast for Rafe, but then he disappeared for months…and he’s not about to tell her why. Ella, too, has secrets that only her dust bunny knows. She’s not just a music talent, she’s a Siren: a paranormal singer capable of singing men to sleep—or to their deaths.

But once on Rainshadow, Rafe and Ella will learn that surrendering to passion doesn’t come without risks—and fighting fire with fire only adds to the flame…


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Jayne Castle’s Siren’s Call grabbed me from the beginning!  Ella Morgan comes from a family that is full of famous music talents.  She has the talent but not one that will make her a famous musician.  She is a real Siren!  The kind that could sing a man to death.  To say that she makes men nervous is an understatement.  Any relationships that she has had usually ended with the men not being able to deal with her talent, even though they do not get the full extent, or even know what she is to begin with.  All that changes when she meets Raphael Coppersmith.  While saving a bunch of dust bunnies she runs across illegal alien artifacts and the person who stole them.  She manages to save herself but must deal with the fact that Rafe now knows that she is a Siren.  He isn’t scared of her talent, in fact, he is intrigued the her and the fact that she is a strong woman with a strong talent.  Unfortunately, things don’t go as planned and their date doesn’t happen.  After he comes back into her life he is a changed man and only she can help him see that he is not damaged, just different than before.  The strength of Rafe’s and Ella’s connection helped him come out of a psi-storm and survive, and this was before they actually made a stronger connection by sleeping with each other.  Ella has a hard time believing that Rafe really wants long term, and tries to keep her barriers in place so that she doesn’t get too hurt when he leaves, and she’s sure that he will leave.  He has to prove her wrong and convince her that they were made for each other.  I also think that Ella’s partner had a hand in putting Rafe and Ella together.  Lorelei, the dust bunny, made sure that Ella was in the Underground so that Rafe could run into her.  I wholeheartedly believe that the dust bunnies are the best matchmakers! I of course was not disappointed by Jayne Castle’s story, and completely recommend it!