Spotlight & Giveaway: Siren’s Call by Jayne Castle

Posted August 4th, 2015 by in Blog, Spotlight / 74 comments

Today it is my pleasure to Welcome New York Times bestselling author Jayne Castle to HJ!


In the mysterious world of Harmony, there are places filled with unexplored marvels. But Rainshadow Island isn’t about to give up its secrets…


Please summarize the book for the readers here:

Siren's CallShe’s a Siren with a killer voice – she can sing a man to sleep…or to his death. Rafe Coppersmith stood her up on their first date. Siren’s don’t forget stuff like that. Also there is a dust bunny. And some dinosaurs.

Please share the opening lines of this book:

“It was the wedding of the season and it went off flawlessly – right up until the moment when the bridesmaid announced to the bride, the pastor, and the crowd in the pews that the groom had murdered his first two wives.”


Please share a few Random facts about this book…

  • Readers who enjoyed my Dark Legacy series (written under my Jayne Ann Krentz name) will probably be interested in SIREN’S CALL because the hero is a future descendant of the Coppersmith family featured in COPPER BEACH and DREAM EYES.
  • Also, this is the set-up book for the start of a new adventure on Harmony. In the next book the action will shift from Rainshadow Island to the Ghost City, otherwise known in Harmony legends as The City of Ice and Fog. Weird doesn’t begin to cover it.


Please tell us a little about the characters in your book. As you wrote your protagonist was there anything about them that surprised you?

I never know my characters until I’m at least half way through the story. This one was no different. So, yes, there were a lot of surprises along the way.


What, in your mind, distinguishes this book from other books out there in the same genre?

I have absolutely no idea. I haven’t ready any others. I just love the notion of music having a paranormal vibe. This isn’t the first time I’ve had a character with a dangerous musical talent.

The First kiss…

Not. He stood her up.

Did any scene have you crying or laughing (or blushing) while writing it?

“It was the song that every mother since time immemorial had sung to her baby, the song the child would hear on some level all of his or life: a ravishing song of maternal love. Tears gathered in Ella’s eyes.”


What have you learned about your own writing process/you as an author while writing this book/series?

No two books get written the same way. Each time the process is a little different.

What are you currently working on? What other releases do you have planned for 2015?

Just finished my Dec. 8 release, SECRET SISTERS (written under my Jayne Ann Krentz name). I’m really excited about this one. It feels like this is where I’ve been going with my writing for a while now in my contemporary world. And suddenly I’m there.

Thanks for blogging at HJ!


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Book Info:

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…

Meet the Author:

Jayne Castle, Jayne Ann KrentzThe author of over 50 New York Times bestsellers, JAYNE ANN KRENTZ writes romantic-suspense 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.

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74 Responses to “Spotlight & Giveaway: Siren’s Call by Jayne Castle”

  1. amy2read89

    I actually didn’t know that, I own books from all three of your names lol good to know now i guess makes sense that I loved all your books

  2. glam009

    lol, I know one but the other two did not know….now looking forward to red your other books!!!!

  3. Janie McGaugh

    I was aware that you write under all three names, and I’ve read some of your books under each name.

  4. jeaniejackson

    It has been years since I have read a “Jayne Kastle”;. I used to really enjoy them and this one looks truly intriguing. I have been a long time fan of Jayne Ann Krentz and Amanda Quick.

  5. JenM

    I was aware of the 2 Jayne names, but not the Amanda Quick one. I’ve heard that name but hadn’t connected it to you.

  6. Diana Tidlund

    yes I know you were multiple personalities! so did my mom who loves Amanda and Jayne like made

  7. Denise Van Plew

    I sure was aware of it been reading them for a few years now. Have read all of Amanda Quick and Jayne Ann but havent read all of Jayne Castle missed this one and the last one.

  8. Amanda Brown

    Unfortunately I haven’t heard of any, but I’m intrigued enough now to look for them 🙂

  9. Linda

    I’ve only read your Amanda Quick books (I love Hist-Rom) & didn’t know of your author names.

  10. Marianne W

    I found Amanda Quick first and quickly picked up all 3 names. Love your writing – no matter which name it is under.

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      Marianne — thanks so much for reading me in all three of my fiction worlds. Not every reader will follow me into those landscapes. I really appreciate those who do, believe me. And so do the dust bunnies

      • Robbie Elise (@RobbieElise)

        I love how you weave the storyline, in and out of past, present, future, and planets! I have, and have read and ‘re-read, all of them!! Whenever you add a new one, I start over again, it’s so fun!! Thank you, you are one amazing author!!

  11. debby236

    I did know that. I actually prefer the paranormals and historical ones better than the contemporaries.

  12. Debbi Wellenstein

    I am very aware of all your pseudonyms-I worked in bookstores for 30 years! And I’ve read many of your books.

  13. Joanne B

    I didn’t know that. I’ve heard of all three names but did not know they were one person.

  14. Susan Dolan

    I totally knew you wrote under all three names! Your Arcane Society series is brilliant and any chance I get to turn readers onto it I take!

  15. Judy Goodnight

    Since I think I own just about every book you’ve ever written, including those written as Stephanie James, it’s safe to say that yes, I’m aware of the three names you currently write under. 🙂

  16. tgtct

    I know of all three. I will read your Krentz books but prefer the Castle stories. I own almost all of your Jayne Castle stories.

  17. Rosemarie

    I have read, and have, most of the books that you have written, under all your names! I still have a few to go, but am always on the waiting list for each new one.

  18. Barbara

    I love all of your books! I have read books under all your names. Jayne Castle Books are my fav!

  19. Kay Webb Harrison

    I am a fan of your writing from way back. I have doggedly sought out and read as many of your books-under any of your pennames-as I could find. Amanda Glass/Shield’s Lady is another. You are #1on my auto-buy list.

  20. Patty Wilcox

    I know about all three of your author names and enjoy books written under all three names. Some of the Amanda Quick books are some of my favorites that I like to re-read. (I don’t re-read everything.) But I have been looking forward to the new Jayne Castle.

  21. Irma

    I knew you were Jayne Ann Krentz and Amanda Quick. I wan’t aware of Jayne Castle though… I have to check it out now!

  22. Sally Taylor

    I have all your books under all three names as well as Whirlwind Courtship written as Jayne Taylor and all your Silhouette books written as Stephanie James. I have been reading you since the 1980’s. I really appreciate you trying new types of romance but always connecting your books so I feel part of the society you bring me into. Thanks so much.

  23. Cloudycat

    Love your writing. I still remember standing in a book store looking for something to read, picked up the first Amanda Quick paperback, looked at the copywrite page and discovered one of my favorite authors was creating more magic. I am a fan of all three worlds, and still have some of the old Stephanie James and Amanda Glass titles. Auto buy no matter what name

  24. laurieg72

    I ‘ve been a reader of all three of your genres. I’ve known about your books since 1990. I’ve mostly read your contemps, then historicals and finally only a few of your futuristic.

  25. T K Roberts

    Have read your bks since the 80’s, Bentley was a new name for me. love the Arcane bks and how you tie the series to several “authors” and time periods.

  26. Sony

    I started reading books by all three names and thought the writing rhythm was similar. So I had to do some research…it so cool!

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