Second Sight (The Arcane Society, Book 1) [Amanda Quick, Jayne Ann Krentz] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Venetia Milton earns big. SECOND SIGHT In financial straits and on a sure path to spinsterhood, Venetia Milton thought her stay at the remote, ramshackle Arcane House, far from. Writing as Amanda Quick (Lie by Moonlight, etc.), Jayne Ann Krentz offers another spirited Victorian romance, light on Victorian, heavy on.
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Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Second Sight by Amanda Quick. Jayne Ann Krentz Goodreads Author. Financially straitened and on the path to spinsterhood, Venetia Milton thought her stay at the remote, ramshackle Seecond House would be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to engineer her own ravishment. She was there to photograph the artifacts collected by a highly secretive organization, founded two centuries earlier by an alchemist.
And the alchemist’s descendant-her empl Financially straitened and on the path to spinsterhood, Venetia Milton thought her stay at the remote, ramshackle Arcane House would be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to engineer her own ravishment. And the alchemist’s descendant-her employer, Gabriel Jones-has the eyes of a sorcerer.
But despite Venetia’s intent to seduce Mr. Jones and move on, she is shattered sedond her return home to read in the press of his violent demise. Using the sizable fee Mr.
Jones paid her, Venetia establishes a new life, sihht a gallery in London. Of course, posing as a respectable widow makes it easier to do business, so-in a private tribute to her lost, only lover-she assumes the identity of “Mrs.
For one thing, Mr. Jones is secojd to stride, living and breathing, back into Venetia’s life. And the two share more than a passionate memory-indeed, they are bonded by a highly unusual sort of vision, one that goes far beyond Venetia’s abilities as a photographer. They also share a terrible threat-for someone has stolen a centuries-old notebook from Arcane House that contains a jatne believed to enhance psychic powers of the kind Gabriel and Venetia possess.
And the thief wants to know more-even if he must kill the keeper of the Jagne Society’s treasures, or the photographer who catalogued them, to obtain such knowledge. Mass Market Paperbackpages. Published March 27th by Jove Books first published May 9th The Arcane Society 1. Venetia MiltonGabriel Jones. London, Jahne United Kingdom.
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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Second Sightplease sign up. Should I read the Arcane Society series in order or would I be able to skip annn contemporary books and stick to the Historical without missing anything? SRH i would sscond recommend to read it in order. See 1 question about Second Sight…. Lists with This Book. I am not exactly an historical romance lover and you probably thinking…if so, why did I even pick this book up and seecond made me krenta it so much………….
Men and women with paranormal abilities!!!! The book blu I am not exactly an historical romance lover and you probably thinking…if so, why did I even pick this book up and what made me like it so much…………. According to the blurb, Second Sight is set in Victorian England. The characters include Gabriel Jones, one of the infamous Jones men of the secret paranormal organization, the Arcane Society and Venetia Milton, a photographer with a special way of “seeing” beyond her subjects.
The other two high ranking Jones men, Thaddeus Ware and Caleb Jones, are also involved in the mystery. Gabriel and Venetia must pose as husband and wife as they work to track down a dangerous opponent of the Joneses.
This secpnd a quick-paced, well-thought out and intriguing story set in the late Victorian era, filled with romantic suspense, likeable and endearing characters, paranormal forces, twists and unexpected turns, witty dialogue and some sizzling and sexy moments between the two main characters.
Nothing I was expecting from an historical novel…. Just some of the things I liked about this book: The heroine — She was a woman before her time!!!!! I loved how she was comfortable with who she was and did exactly what she wanted to do with her life!!!! The hero – I liked that, whilst he had this over protectiveness towards Venetia, he still admired her independence and her adventurous spirit. And he was a hell of a hot guy!!!!!
I so enjoyed the historical detail in the story and the vivid writing almost made me feel I was living in the Victorian time in London… A really good read. Jayne Ann Krentz and one of her pseudonyms Amanda Quick!!! View all 8 comments. Dec 03, Robin Bridge Four rated it liked it Shelves: Well, well, well this is right up my alley.
I like the idea of adding Paranormal aspects in a Victorian setting. In this setting some individuals have evolved to have certain Arcane powers of some sort.
Venitia can see auras and sense energies on artifacts. She is the eldest 3. She is the eldest daughter of a recently orphaned family and has taken up photography to support them. She meets Gabriel when she is commissioned to take photographs of some peculiar artifacts for Arcane House. In the brief time they spend secpnd she becomes infatuated with him and knowing that she will most likely never marry due to her financial and familial situation decides to have a liaison with Gabriel.
While Venitia is prepared for it to be a brief fling he is not, but before they can get it all figured out someone interrupts with a robbery and a murder attempt so they are separated.
I liked both Venitia and Gabriel as characters. Amanda Quick likes to write of woman who are smart and just a little jaynee quirky. In this Victorian setting it is difficult to be a woman and hold any kind of power. She is resourceful and will do whatever is necessary to provide for her family. Gabriel is a scholar who has also spent his life learning how to control the predatory instincts that are as much a gift as they are a curse.
I had a good time following them around society and enjoyed the way that the world and powers were set up. Dec 17, Sarah Mac rated it did not like it Shelves: Yes, world-building can be tedious, but sometimes it’s necessary It seems entire chapters of need-to-know backstory have been cut away — i. Minor, unimportant stuff like that. I didn’t expect great literature, but c’mon. This was an entertaining book, but I think it could have been more enthralling.
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I felt a connection between Venetia and Gabriel, but I felt that it should have been more intense physically. The love scenes were way too abbreviated considering that Gabriel was a man of strong passions, although he was trying to keep those under control. I think too much focus was placed on jsyne mystery and not enough on the romance. Had this been marketed as a mystery novel, I would have no complaints.
But since i This was an entertaining book, but I think it could have been more enthralling. But since it was a romance novel, I felt a sightt cheated.
It was well-written, and loved the Victorian setting with the paranormal elements. I loved the krenz Gabriel talked, it was very distinctive.
I also liked the idea of Venetia being able to see auras and while she was in aura visual mode, how everying was in the negative. That was pretty unique and cool.
I just wish that the romance had been better developed, along with the sensuality between Venetia and Gabriel. Es por sus fotos y su habilidad paranormal puede ver las auras de las personas que la Sociedad Arcana la contrata para fotografiar unas reliquias muy importantes.
Como digo,engancha desde el principio, Las interacciones entre los protagonistas son muy buenas y ambos se complementan muy bien a la hora de trabajar juntos para cazar al responsable de todos los asesinatos que se han cometido. View all 4 comments. Mar 18, Lizzy rated it liked it Shelves: I took me a long while to start reading the Arcane Society series. Photographer Venetia Milton is not well financially and almost on the shelf. She poses as Mrs. Jones, wife of a man she believed dead.
She sets herself in London as photographer to support her family. But what a surprise, Gabriel Jones comes back from the dead not an unique story linehe had been investigating a murder in the secretive Arcane Society.
I liked both hero and heroine, they made a good couple. Amanda Quick likes to write of women who are smart and just a little sighh peculiar that I quite like ; Gabriel is intimately involved with the Arcane Society. Venetia is something of a progressive woman for her times.
Gabriel respects that in her, he seems to understand her eccentricities. Their understanding might be explained by the fact that both have psychical abilities.