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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 perfIn 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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Number of Pages : 323 Pages
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Siren's Call Reviews

  • Jilly
    2018-11-17 07:10

    This is one of those books where I read 90% of it and then set it aside. Actually, Kindle set it aside by being all weird. It was time to put this baby to bed, so I bit the bullet and finished those last few pages online. I hate reading on my computer.Maybe I'll wear a hat tomorrow. Change things up.This series is a strange little series about humans in space who have developed psychic abilities for some reason. Also, there are bunnies in space. I love bunnies, so how could I resist? http://asu-chan666.deviantart.com/art...Bunnies are so adorable!Each book has a romance and a mystery. The romances are always insta-love and the mysteries are always Scooby Doo-ish. And yet, I have read them all. I'm on to the last one after this. I have a serious issue about finishing series.An intervention would be nice. Please bring chocolate.In this book we have a real live Siren. She can kill a man by singing to him. Now, I didn't know this was a super-power, but I am kind of glad to hear it. You see, I can't carry a tune. People back away from me when we are singing at church because I may suck, but I still belt it out. So, I now understand that this is my great power. I need to go find some sort of leotard to sew an S onto and a cape. Definitely a cape. I like to cover my ass.Sigh. Fine. Then, a kimono or a long vest. Seriously, not a fan of showing my ass.Our Siren girl meets a guy who is having a psychic breakdown and hallucinates. The perfect couple!! He asks her out for coffee and then doesn't call for three months. She knows that a good man is hard to find, but if she can't even get a psycho to call her, what are her odds of finding a husband? Then, he suddenly shows up at her office and wants to hire her, and immediately people are trying to kill her. “Does it occur to you that all we ever do when we go out is run from bad guys?” “One of these days we’ll do coffee. I swear it.”Yeah, yeah, yeah. And, Santa will deliver this magical coffee on his sleigh, right?There is a lot of crazy stuff in this book, including magical, singing, alien dinosaurs. You read that right. So, if you have been missing magical singing alien dinosaurs in your life, you now know where to find them.And watch them be violently killed.Dear Lord!! Have mercy! He's already dead, you monsters!

  • Olga Godim
    2018-10-31 13:20

    I love this writer. She is reliable. Every time I pick up one of her books, I know what it will be about. I know I’ll enjoy it. I know it will be a few hours of pure escapist reading. And I know there will be no cliffhanger at the end. She writes series, yes, but each novel is a stand-alone, and you could read them in any order. One aspect some reviewers complain about is that all the books of hers are similar stories, about the same characters but with different names. I agree, and it’s comforting to me to read just one more story about them. Her alpha males are always considerate and vulnerable. They never try to rape/abuse/dominate the heroine. They don’t drink or do drugs and they don’t have a criminal past. They are heroes and every woman’s dream. Her heroines are courageous and feminine, solving their own problems but ready to offer their soft female heart to a deserving guy. The guy and the gal are always equal partners, and that’s what attracts me the most. In this particular story, a part of the author’s ongoing futuristic romance series, there are singing dinosaurs and mysterious islands, villainous alien artifact dealers and underground jungle, and of course, the charming dust bunnies. As always, it was a pleasure to read. I adore dust bunnies.

  • Jacob Proffitt
    2018-10-23 14:16

    Very serviceable contribution to the series. I don't recommend starting here and if you like the series, you'll like this one.Ella was a bit stubborn in her insistence that she'd never find someone compatible even though Rafe was right there in front of her being compatible. Which got a bit tiresome. But I liked them both well enough that I was game from the start.The plotting of this one was also a bit random. As was the one completely unnecessary PoV shift. But again, nothing drastic enough to drag from my enjoyment of the book.So yeah, it's a 3.5 rounded to four stars, but I'm happy with that.A note about Steamy: Standard for the series as well. Two and a bit (as the first and last both fade to black after the emotional payload is delivered while the middle one is complete).

  • All Things Urban Fantasy
    2018-11-21 11:17

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban FantasyWhenever I see a new Rainshadow series book come out I admit I get a little excited for more dust bunny adventures. I know, I know they are the sidekicks/adorable pets of the main characters who are fabulous and tough and everything I'd want in a heroine. But I love them. These little creations are slightly intelligent tiny balls of fluff with teeth who help out the main characters in their own adorable way. Okay, my gushing about dust bunnies is done for now. On to the actual review of the SIREN'S CALL.SIREN'S CALL is an eerie mystery set on Rainshadow island. The description of the weather on Rainshadow really helps make the book feel haunting. This is a place of fog, strangeness, and great mystery. You really get a sense of the danger people face even visiting this place for a short time. I love the paranormal creatures Ella and Rafe encounter on the island. They are really unique and quite scary.I really enjoyed how Ella and Rafe are equals in their abilities and in their relationship. Ella's talent as a siren is really unique and seeing how her powers are used was very cool. It's refreshing in a way to read about characters who aren't really to far out of their depth and can handle themselves compentantly in a paranormal romance. Both characters have their pasts and issues to overcome and deal with them in a mature reasonable way (more or less). I liked seeing them connect and grow together and solve the mystery of how to stop singing paranormal creatures in Rainshadow.For its eeriness and mystery SIREN'S CALL is a rather fun and quick read. It's a magic filled paranormal mystery filled with alien artifact dealers, singing dinos, mysterious organizations and of course....dust bunnies!

  • Celine
    2018-10-22 10:12

    Singing dinosaurs, dust bunnies, and a dash of romance. A fun science-fiction story that is easy to get into. The setting is Rainshadow, on planet Harmony. Aliens have left the planet long ago, leaving behind ethereal cities and mysterious technology that some humans can use. Ella has a talent - she's a Siren, and can sing paranormal harmonies that kill. That doesn't make her much suited for dating, until she meets Rafe, who knows what she is yet isn't repulsed by it.Siren's Call is the second book I've read by Jayne Castle and I definitely see a pattern here. Castle's hero's are steadfast men with a secret or two, but nothing too dramatic. Her heroines are ladies with dreams and goals, usually have a business of their own, and aren't very reticent in going for what they want. Castle's characters and stories are comforting. Nothing too bad happens, just enough to create some suspense. The romance gurgles along nicely without any overly contrived happen-stances keeping the hero and heroine apart. The science-fiction/paranormal element is fun, easy to understand, and just interesting enough to provide a nice backdrop for action.Siren's Call is probably best described as a powdered sugar doughnut that features so prominently in the story.

  • Jessie Potts
    2018-11-14 06:12

    I love these two characters together, and of course who doesn't love the dust bunnies? You can read this as a stand-alone if you don't mind filling in the blanks, but honestly, you should start at the beginning — this series (and side series) is fun! Plus, it's on audio, and who wouldn't want to hear Rafe on audio?INTERVIEW WITH JAYNE ANN KRENTZWhat's your favorite song to sing?Jayne: I'm no Siren, so you probably don't want me to sing. But when I'm in the mood, I can do an interesting version of Old Time Rock 'n' Roll (Bob Seger).What type of "talent" would you have?Jayne: Actually, I wouldn't mind being a for-real Siren. I would only use my talent for good, of course.To read more of the interview head over to the HEA Blog!http://www.usatoday.com/story/happyev...

  • Lakshmi C
    2018-10-28 08:15

    RTC

  • Marta Cox
    2018-11-14 11:19

    Welcome to Harmony , a world that's a paranormal nexus. Psychic talents are commonplace in this land that was previously explored by aliens. Yes you read that right aliens did indeed explore Harmony and their experiments on it's flora and fauna have left behind untold riches but not everything is safe and the unwary can get badly burned!Ella is a Siren but it's a talent that many consider to be dangerous so she guards her secret well. When a client ( a dust bunny no less!) leads her into the catacombs Ella discovers an illegal trade in alien technology which lands her in a whole lot of trouble. Luckily Rafe is on the case and together they manage to bring down the arms dealers but not before Rafe guesses just what Ella is. When he shows up three months later with a job on Rainshadow Island that Ella's particular talents make her perfect for she's not immediately convinced that getting involved is a good idea. Even more curious though is the fact that Rafe is clearly suffering from serious pyshic burnout and just how does it all connect to events taking place on Rainshadow Island?O wow such a lot is going on in this story. I've read a few books previously by this author who writes under several different names but this particular book just took me by surprise ! Alien technology, singing dinosaurs ( I kid you not!) a world that whilst fantastical actually comes to life on the pages . Now add in a fast paced , action filled plot and a romance that feels believable because hey if you've nearly been killed wouldn't you want to celebrate life? This couple do just that in truly harmonious style! I really enjoyed learning more about Ella's gift with music and whilst she's maybe softer than some heroines when she needs to step up she never hesitates. As Rafe struggles with his psi burnout and increasingly loses touch with reality there's one thing he is sure of and that's whats happening between him and Ella is very much real and no one is getting between them!I realise this is part of a series but I had no trouble understanding what was happening . I really enjoyed the plot and it had me guessing just who was behind all the skulduggery . If honest Lorelei ( the dust bunny) was my favourite character as she is just such fun but it's a wonderfully crafted futuristic world with suspense and a paranormal twist. I look forward to reading more about those who live on Harmony and I am very curious to find out what else exists in this amazing world.I was gifted a copy this in exchange for an honest review

  • Linda
    2018-11-06 06:24

    3.5 starsThis series is a guilty pleasure. The books all follow a similar formula--smart spunky woman, powerful and often grumpy alpha male, one or both leads with unusual talents that somehow complement each other in solving the mystery, adorable dust bunny--but it works for me. This one followed suit and was marred only by a little too much "I'll never get married" stubbornness on Ella's part along with some choppiness of the plot and some out-of-nowhere bad guys.Even so, it was a quick and fun read. Just right for light summer reading.

  • Melindeeloo
    2018-11-22 06:58

    3.5 stars. I like Castle/Kretnz' Harmony books, they are formulaic,but for me that wasn't a bad thing because coming in to Siren's Call I knew I'd like the leads, I knew that they would be equals/partners and I knew that there would be a nice little sizzle to go with the mystery.It delivered on all that in an enjoyable way.

  • Cheri
    2018-11-17 08:10

    I want a dust bunny!

  • Cruth
    2018-11-21 06:57

    Author: Jayne Ann Krentz writing as Jayne CastleFirst published: 2015Length:  323 pagesSetting: Around 200 years in the future on the planet Harmony, cut off from Earth. In Crystal City and on Rainshadow Island.Sex: Very explicit, infrequentHero: Member of the Coppersmith family.Heroine: Siren.A nice addition to the series with a nice story and a nice romance. Easily accessible future-fantasy with a light mystery.Harmony:"Although the first few Harmony titles make no direct mention of Arcane, paranormal ability is evident on Harmony and references to the ancient Society are made in SILVER MASTER and DARK LIGHT. Harmony has now officially joined the Arcane series. In OBSIDIAN PREY (August 25, 2009) you will meet the Sweetwater family, descendants of the mysterious Sweetwaters who first appear in RUNNING HOT. The Sweetwaters are a family of professional assassins who occasionally work for Jones & Jones. Some things still haven’t changed…" Krentz @ Harmony faq http://jayneannkrentz.com/f-a-q/Book 0.5 Bridal Jitters - Virginia Burch and Sam GageBook 1 After Dark - Lydia Smith (Ghost Hunters #1)Book 2 After Glow - Lydia Smith (Ghost Hunters #2)Book 3 Ghost Hunter - Cooper Boone and Elly St. Clair (Ghost Hunters #3)Book 4 Silver Master - Celinda Ingram and Davis Oakes (Ghost Hunters #4)Book 5 Dark Light - Sierra McIntyre and John Fontana (Ghost Hunters #5)Book 6 Obsidian Prey - Lyra Dore and Cruz SweetwaterBook 7 Midnight Crystal - Adam Winters and Marlowe Jones (Arcane #9, Dreamlight Trilogy #3)Book 8 Canyons of Night - Charlotte Enright and Slade Attridge (Rainshadow #.5, Looking Glass Trilogy #3, Arcane #12)Book 9 The Lost Night - Rachel Bonner and Harry Sebastian (Rainshadow #1)Book 10 Deception Cove  - Alice North and Drake Sebastian (Rainshadow #2)Book 11 The Hot Zone - Sedona Snow and Cyrus Jones (Rainshadow #3)Book 12 Siren's Call - Rafe Coppersmith and Ella Morgan (Rainshadow #4)References:Author's website: http://jayneannkrentz.com/(ISBN 978-0-349-40948-1)-CR-

  • Erin Burns
    2018-11-13 13:57

    The dust bunnies are here! Seriously, I adore Jayne Castle’s (AKA: Jayne Ann Krentz AKA: Amanda Quick) dust bunnies and her Harmony world. This is book 12 in the Harmony Series and either book 4 or 5 (depending on how you are counting them) in the Rainshadow part of the series.I honestly don’t know about that blurb. I mean I guess it describes the book, it just doesn’t describe it like I experienced reading it, if that makes any sense. I don’t think I ever even bothered to read the blurb prior to making this post, because I knew I would be reading this book, because the thing that seems to be frustrating readers at this point in the series, is one of the things I am enjoying about it; you know exactly what you are getting. And right now that just seems comforting to me. And as always there are fun little nuggets for the intrepid reader who go across genres and pen names. And I love digging for them. As Always, you don’t have to cross through everything to enjoy the books, but since I do, I will make mention of a few of the cross-links because those are fun for me, so reader beware.We are back in Rainshadow this time, with the newly discovered Wonderland catacombs, and freaking alien engineered dinosaurs. Yes, you read that right, dinosaurs. But on Harmony, everything is twisted a little bit, and these dinosaurs cast psychic lures like the Sirens of old Earth legend. Fortunately for Rafe Coppersmith (descendant of the same Coppersmiths from Krentz’s Dark Legacy series), he knows just the Siren to handle the job. Unfortunately, there is some acrimony there. There is also some concern, because even among the Arcane Society, Sirens are pretty typically considered one of the monsters.With good reason, as reading through past series, they have pretty typically turned out to be villains. But that is one of those switches I appreciate in Castle/Krentz/Quick’s works, she’s not afraid to do some twisting of skills and types within her own framework. She may flip the script, but it still makes sense within her worlds’ logic. I also appreciate the care she takes in crafting the physiological and psychological effects of the talents she designs, they almost never feel like they come from out of no where. Assuming humans had evolved into psychic beings, I can see her talents making sense within that schema.As for the story, it was just plain fun. And Lorelei with her accessorizing may be the cutest dust bunny yet. Of course I always say that, but it is always true. Siren’s Call has kidnappings, intrigues, double crosses, red herrings and of course two people falling in love. Yes it is a formula, but the difference is in the details and I love how she tweaks the formula for each set of characters and their needs and capabilities.No it is not groundbreaking, but as I said, it is fun, and I think I’ll continue to enjoy these annual trips to Harmony for as long as she decides to take us there. Even despite the fact that Harmony is getting to be a little filled up with all the old world gangs that came across the Curtain.On another note, I am still hoping for two books to come out, Quick’s third Ladies of Lantern Street, and Krentz’s third Dark Legacy. I know she doesn’t owe them to us, nor do I think she has promised them, but trilogies just seem to be her thing; one which I have come to depend on, and I think there are circles to be closed here.

  • Elaine
    2018-11-17 14:12

    Title: Siren’s CallAuthor: Jayne Castle aka Jayne Ann KrentzSeries: Rainshadow, #4Pages: 336Publisher: JoveDate: July 28, 2015Summary: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…Review:Goodreads calls this series Rainshadow. It is also part of the Harmony series. None of that matters. Those of us who read and love this series KNOW that they are all actually “the dust bunny books.”Early in this series, the author introduced a companion animal, not a pet, called a dust bunny. They have stolen the show for me in all of the books. Yes, I love the human characters, their talents, and the romance that evolves between them. But the books just wouldn’t be the same without the dust bunnies.In Siren’s Call, Ella has a talent we haven’t seen before. She has an affinity for music . . . especially alien music and she can use it to disable and even kill. There are fairy tales about Sirens, but everyone knows they don’t really exist. For Ella’s sake, everyone has to keep believing that.Rafe has suffered a major psyburn and believes he is going insane. His talent is gone and although he wants Ella, he knows he has nothing to offer her. It’s only a matter of time until he is committed to a mental hospital or dead.However, Rafe is a Coppersmith and his family’s corporation needs a strong music talent to protect people from the dinosaurs in Wonderland. Yes, I said dinosaurs AND Wonderland.Doesn’t it sound great?I had my suspicions about the identity of the bad guy, but not until the very end. It’s always a good thing when I can be surprised.This book could easily be read as a standalone, but there is so much backstory I recommend the entire series starting with Bridal Jitters. This first book in the series does not have a dust bunny, but it is wonderful anyway. If you really get hooked, there are additional books that take place in our past and during contemporary times which interconnect with the dust bunny books. I recommend them all.This book was sent to me by NetGalley in return for an honest review.

  • Danielle Gypsy Soul
    2018-10-25 08:08

    4.5 Stars! Siren's call is the latest book in Jayne Castle's (Jayne Ann Krentz, Amanda Quick)Harmony series. This book brings us back to Rainshadow which is a subset of the Harmony series. This is a fun, quirky series that I really enjoy. Each book is a stand alone but some reoccurring characters do play small roles. She also has some info that you pick up on if you read The it isn't necessary to have read those books. This book centers around Rafe Coppersmith and Ella Morgan. Rainshadow has a dinosaur problem but as with everything else on Rainshadow there is a bit of a twist. The dinosaurs have psychic abilities to lure their prey (humans) through some type of siren ability. Fortunately for Rafe Coppersmith he knows just the Siren (Ella) to handle the job. Unfortunately, there is a little bit of bad blood there considering after he met Ella he promised to call and then never did. Rafe has been a little busy dealing with a psychic burn, a psi-fever and the loss of his talent ever since something went wrong when he was working in the catacombs. However his family is depending on him to fix the problem on Rainshadow. Siren talents are very rare (and have historically been the bad guys) but Ella has done her best to keep her talent a secret. She hasn't had many long term relationships due to her talent. Although she isn't sure she wants to work with Rafe when he offers her a job she can't resist. I really enjoyed this book. Both Rafe and Ella were very likeable and of course you have to love the dust bunnies. Lorelei, the dust bunny in this one was as cute as ever and I loved her obsession with the bridal veil and powdered donuts. The romance and suspense were well balanced and although these books are a little formulaic, you know what you are getting when you pick one up and I for one am happy about that. There are going to be fun characters, a little suspense, romance and some amusing dialogue. This is a fast paced story with just enough action.There were a few well written sex scenes that weren't overly graphic but added to the story. This book has just the right amount of fun, romance, intrigue, double crosses, a red herrings and of course two people who don't think they have a chance at happily ever after falling in love. I'll keep enjoying the Rainshadow Series!

  • ☕ Kimberly
    2018-10-27 10:24

    Ella Morgan is a rare music talent and when a dust bunny pleads for her aid, she manages to help the furry fuzz ball but it also exposes her secret to Rafe Coppersmith. He claims he will keep her secret, asks her out for coffee and then never shows....Months later Rafe shows up in her offices to hire her. He needs her very special talent to clear some catacombs known as Wonderland, on Rainshadow Island. They are trying to mine these catacombs but they have been overrun with dinosaurs. Yep, I said it dinosaurs! Ella has a secret, one that has left her with a string of unsuccessful dates. She is a rare-talent, a Siren who can sing men to their death. Men usually run from her, but Rafe has secrets too. Intrigued by the job and if she is honest the man himself she accepts the job. Soon the two are thrust into danger as someone or something wants them.Castle provided a suspenseful tale that kept me curious and opened the door to more adventures with hints of a secret city. The action was intense and our couple found themselves trying to escape capture. The clues, villains and betrayals were well crafted as we learned about two groups. One wants to stop alien-technology and the other wants to possess and control it. I loved that Ella was a Siren and her talents were interesting. We met a new adorable dust bunny named Lorelei who has an affinity for donuts. Siren’s Call is heavy on the suspense/mystery aspect but the romance weaved throughout was delightful. We get banter, see growth and enjoy a few lightly detailed moments with the couple. It was fun seeing them share their secrets and trust each other.Copy provided by publisher. This review was originally posted on Caffeinated Book Reviewer

  • Cocktails and Books
    2018-11-01 06:09

    This review was originally posted on Cocktails and BooksSinging crystal dinosaurs, a passionate affair, and adventure awaits Ella Morgan and Rafe Coppersmith in another action packed Rainshadow adventure.Ella is a strong talent, officially a musical one, but she’s more than that. I loved that she was pretty powerful and that Rafe looked to her and respected her abilities. I also loved that she didn’t just roll over and say love me when he showed back up in her life. Especially when he doesn’t have the best explanation for why he never showed back up for their date.The dust bunnies, especially Ella’s, make a lot of appearances and bring the hijinks I’ve come to love from them. They almost steal the book as always.This is a scifi romance with a heavy leaning on the science fiction side but it is also a fiery and passionate romance between Ella and Rafe.I definitely recommend this addition to the Rainshadow series, and look forward to more adventure and dust bunnies in the future.Reviewer information can be found under the Tags section of the post on our site.

  • Tinnean
    2018-11-22 05:55

    I can pretty much trust Jayne Ann Krentz/Jayne Castle to deliver a decent story, although truthfully I'm not always blown away by her Rainshadow series. This book was one of the better ones, with a heroine who had a fantastic talent that enabled her to protect herself very handily. I do have to say I would have liked to see more of Ella using her talent--I'm greedy that way. And of course Rafe, the hero, was a hunk. There were the usual twists and turns which were mostly satisfying, but left me questioning the professionalism and capability of the security personnel, even though those gaffes were necessary to move the plot along. Another excellent character was Lorelei, the dust bunny. This has to be one of the cleverest creations JAK has come up with. All in all, an enjoyable read, which you can tell by the fact that it only took me two days to finish it.

  • Sandra
    2018-10-28 09:18

    Ella Morgan is a Dream Analyst from a prestigious musical family, she's also a Siren, but don't tell anyone. On the World of Harmony, many things are the same, and a whole lot are very different. Ella is surprised by a desperate Dust Bunny, and goes down into the catacombs to offer assistance. There she frees 6 more dust bunnies from alien tech experimentation and in the process is found by Rafe Coppersmith who discovers her secret, and asks her out for coffee.Of course, something bad happens to Rafe and he doesn't show. Three months later he turns up and wants to hire Ella to stop the singing dinosaurs on Rainshadow Island. There are various kidnapping attempts, a murder, protestors, a mysterious criminal organisation and traitors, and a very determined Dust Bunny with a veil, named Lorelei. All-in-all, a very good addition to both the Harmony & Rainshadow series.

  • CD {Boulder Blvd}
    2018-11-16 10:20

    It's been a long time since I read a Jayne Castle book, but I was looking for a change from my normal read and this just fit the mood I was in. There were some parts of her world building that got on my nerves (Amberella vs Cinderella reference, etc.) as she tends to go off the deep end on her themed worlds. In this book there were too many amber and crystal themed items. Sometimes it got to be a little much, but for the most part I really enjoyed the characters, the plot and the world that was created.On another day I may not have rated this a 4 star read, but today it really worked for me.

  • Elidanora
    2018-10-29 09:59

    He intentado leer los históricos o contemporáneos de esta autora pero no me enganchan, en cambio esta serie me ENCANTA. Escuchado en audio por 2da vez 2016

  • Michelle the Romance Witch
    2018-11-21 06:16

    A very cute and somewhat unpredictable read. looking forward to whatever comes next

  • Gail Koger
    2018-10-22 09:05

    Loved itGreat story. I loved the main characters. A very entertaining read. And dust bunnies rock. I highly recommend this book

  • Marlene
    2018-11-21 13:03

    This joint review was originally published at The Book PushersE: Castle is one of my auto-buy authors. I know I can always settle into one of her stories and enjoy the world, the tension and strength between the hero and heroine, some humor, and a problem to be solved along with a few dead bodies. Siren’s Call, Castle’s latest fits right in. I have been wondering when Sirens were going to appear in the Harmony world since they were introduced in her Arcane Society story, Running Hot which I reread recently. Running Hot was written under the name of Jayne Ann Krentz. I had also noticed an increase in the role of music or specific note combinations in Harmony so it was very interesting to see a Siren take front and center in the return to Rainshadow Island.Marlene: Castle and all her personas (Amanda Quick and Jayne Ann Krentz) are also on my auto-buy/auto-locate list. And her Arcane Society/Harmony series are ones that I take time out of my schedule to read. I love this series and squeed in delight when she finally connected the past (Quick) to the present (Krentz) to the future (Castle).I didn’t see the connection to Running Hot that my friend E did, but I saw a connection to the Dreamlight Trilogy (Fired Up (Arcane Society, #7), Burning Lamp (Arcane Society, #8) and Midnight Crystal) in the initial dynamic between Rafe and Ella. In the Dreamlight Trilogy, the man is suffering some kind of trauma to his psi powers, and fears he is either going crazy or burning out. The woman has her own power, and is able to diagnose his trouble and either fix it or get him through it. This is pretty much what happens with Rafe and Ella.E: Ella and Rafe had history, rather brief but still history of the sort, which made working closely together rather tense with a large amount of unspoken questions and answers. I enjoyed how Castle set up the opening of the story and set the stage for the majority of Ella and Rafe’s on page involvement. I really felt for Ella and did wonder how they would overcome their past history and trust each other enough to move forward on a personal not just professional level. As the story progressed it became apparent that they needed each other. Rafe needed Ella to give him some mental peace and to spark the idea of working through his mental changes instead of fighting against them. Ella needed Rafe to prove she could use her power to its limit without being the monster feared in legends and history. And of course we had an intrepid, opinionated, independent, and fiercely loyal dust-bunny. Dust-bunnies as a species have really turned into one of my favorite side characters throughout this series.Marlene: Lorelei, Ella’s dust-bunny, is one of my favorite characters in the story. I also loved that the siren Ella named her dust-bunny for one of the most famous mythological sirens. The dust-bunnies certainly have stolen my heart.But the first meeting between Ella, Rafe and Lorelei sets up the whole story. They find alien tech, they encounter some very bad guys, and Rafe agrees to keep Ella’s secret. Then he does what Ella sees as the typical male thing of saying he’ll call, which he never does. Ella writes him off, and then he shows up. She is not happy and doesn’t trust him. Nor should she.E: Rainshadow Island always seems extremely vivid to me, whether under the influence of dangerously unstable and strengthening psychic energy or now with a slew of dangerous creatures hunting (human) prey and unusual plants all around. I really like how each succeeding book uncovers some new aspect which impacts not only the quirky year-round residents of the Island but brings in “experts” from outside who quickly find things are more different than they guessed. In this particular case not only were Ella and Rafe facing the “native” or pre-human flora and fauna they were also dealing with personal threats or dangers. I had a hard time determining both the identity of the key villain and the motivation behind the series of incidents, which ensured balance in the story between romance, intrigue, and exploration.Marlene: Rainshadow Island just teems with hidden depths as well as bringing out the worst in a whole host of villains. No one ever seems to emerge unscathed, whether they change for better or for worse. I love that each story on the Island gives us a glimpse at how all the previous heroes and heroines are doing, now that they have decided to call Rainshadow their own – or possibly vice-versa.The crazy psi on Rainshadow confused me too. I didn’t figure out who the villain was until the very end. I could see the connections between the incidents, but not who they connected to. I also got fooled by one character who was so nasty I expected him to be villainous, but wasn’t.E: While I really enjoyed Siren’s Call after I finished reading it I realized I was trying to make direct linkages between the hero and heroine to characters in other stories written under other names. Attempting to find the information to correlate my memory was slightly frustrating because I was looking between three pennames and I still have some doubt about one of my mental connections. Ella’s ability or talent was mentioned in Running Hot several years ago as I brought up early in this review and I am stuck thinking Rafe was related to the Coppersmiths in Krentz’s Dark Legacy series despite what the series blurb says.Quibble aside I thought Siren’s Call was another fun installment. I enjoyed the heat between Ella and Rafe as well as their individual personal growth. Ella’s dust-bunny and her taste for the finer things in life provided some comic relief and animal instinct. I continue to look forward to seeing what Castle is going to create next in her world of Harmony.I give Siren’s Call a B+Marlene: I also really enjoyed Siren’s Call. I always end a Harmony story wanting a dust-bunny of my very own. (I have a very fluffy cat but she doesn’t quite fit the bill!) The dust-bunnies always provide a unique and alien perspective, as well as being cute, without actually saying a word.My quibble is in a different place from E’s. While I enjoyed the romance, it didn’t feel set up as well as they have been in some earlier books. It happened so fast, and they went from distrust to sex to love in very short order. I didn’t feel like I saw the romance get built. But I liked Rafe and Ella as individuals and adored Lorelei. The suspense and danger in this book were what made the book most enjoyable for me.And Lorelei. Did I say I want a dust-bunny? I really want a dust-bunny.I also give Siren’s Call a B+

  • (Tori-Smexybooks) smexys_sidekick
    2018-11-05 07:16

    Originally posted at SmexyBooks-http://smexybooks.com/2015/07/review-...Favorite Quote: Like my mom said, we all got talent.Siren’s Call is the fourth installment in Ms. Castle’s Rainshadow series. A spin-off of her popular Harmony series, Rainshadow is an island that has become a refuge of sorts to those who don’t fit in with Harmony’s upper class society. People with unusual or dangerous psi talents gravitate to the island, knowing the island tends to protect its inhabitants from outsiders. The island, a hot bed of unexplored alien energy areas, keeps the local talent on their toes. Dry witty humor and a suspenseful mystery go hand in hand to create a well developed storyline that tends to revolve around two “misfits” who band together to investigate the island’s unusual alien infrastructure. Personable characters, intriguing plot lines, and vivid world building makes each installment a fun engaging read. Though each book can be read as a stand alone, this series does interact with her Harmony and Arcane series as the three series follow specific families through time.Rafe Coppersmith met Ella Morgan in the wrong place, at the wrong time. Ella followed a wayward dust bunny into the catacombs only to find herself caught in the middle of an alien artifact smuggling ring. Rafe appears and saves her life, but in order for his cover not to be blown, she has to leave before the cops show up. He promises to call her on her afterwards but was unable to do so when he is badly psi burned on another job. His family places him on lock down, only letting him leave when they feel he isn’t a danger to himself or others.The first place he goes is to Ella and wants to hire her for a job. His family is excavating a preserve on the Rainshadow island called Wonderland. Problem is some nasty creatures are trying to eat them. Rafe knows Ella has just the talent they need to defeat these creatures and is willing to do anything to get her help.Ella Morgan has an unusual and dangerous gift that she keeps hidden in order to not be placed on the FBPI (Federal Bureau of Paranormal Investigations) list. She is a Siren; her gift being she can sing people to sleep and even death if she so chooses. People who get on the FBPI’s list are often made to disappear or placed under lock and key for the protection of society. She chooses to use her gift as a dream counselor where she helps guide people to understanding and utilizing their dreams. Because of her gift, she has convinced herself that she will never have a real relationship much less marry and has made peace with this. Sort of.When Rafe never called she wasn’t surprised. The Morgan family motto has always been either men will become obsessed with you or run straight into hell to escape a siren. When he suddenly reappears offering her a job, she is hurt and angry but realistic enough to see that having the Coppersmith name as a client will do wonders for her budding business so she accepts his proposal and agrees to go to Rainshadow Island.Ella and Rafe are fun, intriguing leads. Intelligent, strong, and loyal. The class struggle theme is subtle-Ella have been forced to hide her gifts, twisting and shifting them into a plausible career objective. Growing up knowing she had to be very careful not to give herself away. Ella clings to her independence, has strong emotional walls, and very little trust outside her family. Fired from her last job for a situation not of her doing only reinforces these walls.There are no fairy tale endings for women like her. When it came to identifying monsters the old saying held true. It takes one to know one.Rafe Copperfield is at an impasse. A member of a rich and well respected family, his recent burn out leaves him feeling a failure. He’s never had to struggle to be accepted; every door in society has always been held wide open for him. But now the gift he used for the family business is gone and he isn’t sure what it’s being replaced with. Though he screwed up with Ella through no fault of his own, now he needs her more than ever. Not just for his family business but for his own sanity.“She had greeted him with the same beautiful voice he heard in his dreams, the voice that pulled him out of his worst nightmares.”The romance is very slow to start though the chemistry is apparent from their first meeting. The sparks and snark fly with abandonment. Ella doesn’t trust easily and she resists all of Rafe’s attempts to make this attraction more than a simple fling. Rafe wasn’t prepared for the strength of his attraction to her and has his own problems that are playing heavily with his life though he knows deep down she is the woman for him. And he’s not afraid to push her into admitting it.“How dare you accuse me of inventing an excuse not to get married. If I didn’t want to get married, I would just come straight out and say I didn’t want to get married. Have I ever said that? Have I?”“Well, now that I think about it, maybe not in so many words. However-”“Shut. Up.”One aspect of all Castle’s writing that is most appealing to me is the strength of her relationships. Though overly protective and pushy at times, her heroes aren’t jerks. Castle matches them expertly with strong women who can more than hold their own in any situation; providing some humorous scenes. The sex is satisfying towards solidifying the attraction and romance though not overly explicit.The ending is climatic and action packed resolution of the main conflict. Some plot threads are left open as the arc continues to grow and solidify. Castle continues to expand and evolve her world and draws on an engaging cast of characters to make it come further alive for her readers.Castle’s Siren’s Call definitely called to me in more ways than one. Though it contains a formulaic base and the usual assorted mass of heroes and villains, the romantic escapism it offers will to appeal to new and old fans of this series.RATING: B

  • Linda Smatzny
    2018-10-24 08:16

    This is the story of Rafe Coppersmith and Ella Morgan. The story is set in the future where people have abilities to do different things. Ella's ability is to be a Siren which means she uses music to either help or hurt - not music like playing but music that can change a person's aura. Rafe is undergoing a change to his abilities and doesn't know how or what to do. Rafe hires Ella to help him on a project that is secret. However, things go wrong and Rafe must use his new ability of dreams to help him save Ella. The book was a quick easy read. And yes there is a dust bunny, Lorelei who loves bling and powdered sugar donuts.

  • J.M. Hackman
    2018-10-31 13:09

    I love all the Rainshadow Island books and the characters that populate this place. This one was no different, and I loved the concept of a genuine Siren.The world building is similar to what was established at the beginning of the series with Alien tech and strange powers. Not sure I bought the dinosaurs, but enjoyed the story thoroughly anyway. It was a quick read, and fun to escape into this world again.

  • K.
    2018-11-13 08:15

    4.5

  • Abra
    2018-11-01 12:03

    The description of this book is very misleading. Ella did not fall in love immediately with Rafe three months ago. They met professionally and Rafe said he'd call her for coffee. He never did. She was annoyed, but nothing more. Rafe shows up three months later because he needs her for a job with his company. He's been psi-burned sometime in the three months and occasionally hallucinates. Rafe needs Ella because dinosaurs have been discovered on Rainshadow island and they sing to their victims. Rafe thinks that Ella may be able to help him eliminate the dinosaurs or at least their threat.Like all Jayne Castle books, there is no angst and no drama. Ella is very straightforward and says what the reader is thinking. She's a good character. Rafe is ok, but bland.

  • Tanya Davis
    2018-11-19 13:10

    I was wary going into Siren's Call as it was book 4 of a series and I am always scared jumping in out of line like that. I was pleasantly surprised that this worked so well as a standalone. I would have never known it was book 4.Ella is trying to hide her true nature, but sometimes a girl just has to take care of business when confronted with total idiots. It is very dangerous for anyone to know she's really a Siren. Ella also avoids romantic relationships because she knows as soon as the guy finds out what she is, they'll be gone in a heartbeat. It's not worth the effort.Ella is trying to start her own private detective agency and her first case involves some trapped dust bunnies. Yes, I said dust bunnies. I was not entirely sure how I felt about dust bunnies actually being characters. It was definitely imaginative. It the midst of the rescue, her nature is exposed to a few and she meets this really great guy who does not seem to be afraid of her at all. In fact, he even throws out the offer of a coffee date. Unfortunately, this wonderful coffee date never happens. Maybe he was afraid of her after all.A few months down the road, mystery man reappears in her life. He is coming across as a little sketchy, and instead of wanting that coffee date, he actually wants to hire her. Ella is a bit perturbed and I was too. Just appearing out of the blue like that with no explanation as to where he was? Yeah, jerk move.Once Ella and Rafe do team up, the action picks up quite quickly and they find themselves being attacked before they even set off for the true investigation. The creepy island they are to work on, we find some even crazier creatures than dust bunnies. I'm still shaking my head on dust bunnies. The mystery unravels as the romance builds. I like that Rafe's true reason for not following up on their date was legitimate. Once his problem is revealed, they also have to work to save him.Siren's Call really impressed me. Being a book about Siren's, which I don't think I've ever read, plus not reading the beginning of the series, I was worried that I would not be able to get into the story. Instead, I was excited about the adventure Ella & Rafe were on and their romance had a nice build to it. The two had several odds against them, both personally and professionally, but were able to overcome them. Even with a dust bunny with a love for wedding veils! I will definitely be investigating the other books in the series to add to my TBR. This review was originally posted on Rantings of a Reading Addict