Saturday, August 15, 2009

The Arcane Society

I'm always on the lookout for an interesting or unusual series, and I recently discovered Amanda Quick's Arcane Society collection that combines the Victorian period (a favorite of mine), mystery, romance, and the paranormal. The first book in the collection is Second Sight which introduces the Arcane Society, an ancient secret organization devoted to psychic research. I will soon be posting my thoughts about Second Sight, a romantic suspense with a paranormal twist, but in the meantime here are two youtube clips that discuss the series and give the background to the intriguing Arcane Society. There is also an author interview with Amanda Quick (she also writes under the names Jayne Ann Krentz and Jayne Castle).

You can also visit the author's website and read the history of the Arcane Society by clicking here.


Kim said...

So Fascinating! Thanks for this introduction -- look forward to your review. Lots of beautiful people in the video too for romancing. Remember the Ouija board game? Tried it once in junior high--totally worked! Ooooh ... scary. That's all I have. ~~ Kim

Joanne said...

So funny that you mention the Ouija board -- I, too, got one when I was in seventh grade, and my brothers would scare the dickens out of me at night around the kitchen table. Gave me the spooks for a long time! What fun memories!

Kim said...

Stop by my Meanderings blog for an award I'm passing along ... cluck, cluck

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