More than three centuries ago, Nicholas Winters irrevocably altered his genetic makeup in an obsession-fueled competition with alchemist and Arcane Society founder Sylvester Jones. Driven to control their psychic abilities, each man’s decision has reverberated throughout the family line, rewarding some with powers beyond their wildest dreams, and cursing others to a life filled with madness and hallucinations.
Jack Winters, descendant of Nicholas, has been experiencing nightmares and blackouts-just the beginning, he believes of the manifestation of the Winters family curse. The legend says that he must find the Burning Lamp or risk turning into a monster. But he can’t do it alone; he needs the help of a woman with the gift to read the lamp’s dreamlight.
Jack is convinced that private investigator Chloe Harper is that woman. Her talents for finding objects and accessing dream energy are what will save him, but their sudden and powerful sexual pull threatens to overwhelm them both. Danger surrounds them, and it doesn’t take long for Chloe to pick up the trail of the missing lamp. And as they draw closer to the lamp, the raw power that dwells within it threatens to sweep them into a hurricane of psychic force. (from Goodreads)
This is the first book in the Dreamlight series. Like her other Arcane Society novels, she will alternate between a contemporary title and an historical one (Burning Lamp). In this trilogy, however, she is finishing up with a book set in her futuristic series set on the planet Harmony. I am in the process of re-reading all of the Harmony series and the two Dreamlight titles to be ready for the new book.
Like all of her books, this one has humorous aspects to it, but the Arcane series is much more intense than some of her others. It is really striking to compare her books now with the ones she wrote 25 years ago. There are many differences, but I can tell a JAK no matter what name it is under or time period it is in.