Silver Master, book 4 in the Harmony series written by Jayne Castle, is a paranormal romance between Celinda Ingram and Davis Oakes. Celinda is a marriage broker, who helps matches couples into Marriage Covenant marriages. Davis Oakes is a type of PI and security expert, who has been hired by a Guild boss to find an unusual artifact that has been stolen from his collection.
A part of Celinda’s gift is that she can read the spikes and auras of minds around her, which makes her an excellent matchmaker. However, in her previous life, before Davis, she refused to match one of the guild leaders in another city. In the aftermath, the scandal ruined her reputation plus her business. A matchmaker has to have an unblemished reputation.
Davis Oakes also has his own problems. The ghost light that he can access is far above the normal green that is usual for ghost hunters in his profession. Because he can pull silver light, he can also go invisible. Of course, there is a cost. If he pulls silver light more than five minutes, he will go into a coma crash – much worse than the usual crash and burn of a regular ghost hunter.
In this world of Harmony that Castle has created, the world is run on psi waves. Psi waves run cars, opens locks, and turns on the stove. Every one in that world has some type of psi ability. The people with strong talents like Celinda and Davis are unusual and scary to the normal population. Because of this attitude, they keep their abilities secret.
The villain in this story is a doctor who uses dream scape to control his patients. This man also has an artifact similar to the one that Celinda found in an antique store, which is coincidentally the Guild boss’ artifact.
As with all romances, the story is about Celinda and Davis’ growing love and respect. Although there is a mutual attraction, it is the mystery that pulls these two characters together. The subplots include dust bunny love. Two of these little creatures, dust bunnies are small creatures with six legs and four eyes (you only see their yellow eyes when they are about to attack), who become bonded with humans. These creatures add some humor to the story.
Jayne Castle is a pseudonym for Jayne Ann Krentz. She writes mystery, arcane, and romance in at least three different genres under three different names – Amanda Quick, Jayne Castle, and Jayne Ann Krentz. I first found her in the historical romances under Amanda Quick. She has a light style of writing that is extremely enjoyable. If you like romance with a futuristic paranormal flavor, try reading Jayne Castle.