Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Entranced--Jack's Journey


Every great romance has exceptional characters. I've been in love with Jack Keiser since he first started working for Mrs. Sharpe in the Dawn Endeavor books. Back then, he was an ex-CIA type with a wife, working as a handyman for a bunch of shapeshifting ex-SEALs.

Except his wife wasn't exactly his wife, and there was a lot more going on with Jack than even I knew. 

At first, Jack was support. A handyman and added security for the people he worked for. He could handle a gun, knew hand-to-hand tactics, and had gotten in and out of dangerous situations more times than he liked to think about.

I had no idea that he was psychic.

He'd been working for the Psychic Warfare Program (PWP) for the government while on loan to the Dawn Endeavor group. At the time, the PWP had helped him hone his psychic skills, even enhanced them, but then the project went bust. After the fallout of being double-crossed and manipulated, Jack decided to make his own way in the world.

Jack set up shop in Central Oregon and created the a new home and business with the help of a silent partner. A natural leader, he took a handful of psychics from the defunct PWP with him and started the PowerUp! Gym. While his team work as genuine personal trainers, they also have side jobs as psychic investigators. And their number one client is Jack's silent partner, a man with his own secrets to hide. 

Jack knows about secrets. The team thinks he's a natural leader, an enhanced alpha type that commands by sheer force of will. But Jack's other talent makes him an oddity among oddities. After touching a person just once, he can assume his or her shape at will.

He was born aggressive, and he's also a powerhouse when it comes to protecting what's his. And ever since taking on the mission to find his silent partner's missing sister, he's become increasingly drawn to her picture. And when he meets her face to face, he falls in love.

Impossible, since Jack doesn't trust women, not after what his so-called wife did to him years ago. He's strong, prickly, violent when he needs to be, and dominating as hell. Until he meets Heather and is overcome by the need to not only possess, but protect. It's a hell of a thing for a man who vowed never to trust another enough to love.  But we're talking about Jack here, and he's nothing if not adaptable.

And speaking of Entranced, don't miss the blog contest Carrie Ann Ryan and I are doing. You've got a few more days to get in on the fun. Click on the picture below for the link.


Paty Jager said...

This sounds like a really good book! I can read books with psychics they don't scare me! LOL

Marie Harte said...

Ha. Well, there are a couple of really bad guy villains, but no monsters. :)