BOOK 1: Fired Up by Jayne Ann Krentz
Burning Lamp by Amanda Quick
The Arcane Society was born in turmoil when the friendship of its two founders evolved into a fierce rivalry. Nicholas Winters’s efforts led to the creation of a device of unknown powers called the Burning Lamp. Each generation of male descendents who inherits it is destined to develop multiple talents-and the curse of madness.
Plagued by hallucinations and nightmares, notorious crime lord Griffin Winters is convinced he has been struck with the Winters Curse. But even has he arranges a meeting with the mysterious woman Adelaide Pyne, he has no idea how closely their fates are bound, for she holds the missing lamp in her possession.
But their dangerous psychic experiment makes them the target of forces both inside and outside of the Arcane Society. And though desire strengthens their power, their different lives will keep them apart-if death doesn’t take them together.
Another great edition to the Arcane Society… This is the 2nd in the Dreamlight trilogy and if you’ve read the first there are some similarities that can be expected given the nature that they’re both about the Winter’s curse… but even so it still held surprises and twists and wonderfully created characters… I have to say that this is about a crime lord and social reformer who’s objective is to bring down the crime lords empire in Victorian England… definitely 2 people who go together about as well as oil and water… really I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of these books… the people and their gifts and how everything comes together… great writing… a wonderful adventure… and as usual the ultimate love…