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#1 Carole

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 09:03 PM

I've been going through the Harmony series on audio, so I thought it would be fun to track the Dust Bunnies we know and love and their special quirks.

Fuzz: Loves pretzels. Saved his companion's life by leading her out of the catacombs. Starts wearing a bow in his fur after Lydia & Emmett's wedding. First dust bunny we know to father children with his (temporary?) mate Ginger. (After Dark and After Glow)

Rose: fashionista bunny, borrows her companion's bracelets to wear as necklaces. Loves cookies, especially peanut butter and chocolate chip. Brought her companion orchid-type flowers and eventually leads her to the underground jungle/rainforest.( Ghost Hunter)

Araminta: Eats. a lot. Probably in heat, seems to have decided Max is a suitable mate. Identifies her companion as able to work an alien relic as therapy for bad psi burns. (Silver Master)

Max: Fascinated by paper clips, chooses special ones to add to a chain that hangs on his companion's desk lamp. Falls for Araminta immediately. (Silver Master)

Elvis: Hey, he's Elvis, what more is there to say? Except that he loves flying around in his balloon-powered basket. (Dark Light)

Vincent: Wears a red beret but if dust bunnies have ears, he has both of his as far as we know. Creates modern art on canvases provided by his companion, but to her distress, also on her walls, floor and refrigerator. (Obsidian Prey)

Gibson: The biker bunny. (more to come, once people have had a chance to read Midnight Crystal)

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 10:41 PM

I like this picture of Gibson from Jayne's Facebook page.

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 11:33 PM

I like this picture of Gibson from Jayne's Facebook page.

Look's kind of like Ferguson, my daughter's shih tzu.
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Posted 13 September 2010 - 12:18 AM


I like this picture of Gibson from Jayne's Facebook page.

Look's kind of like Ferguson, my daughter's shih tzu.

It's actually an Angora rabbit, but it definitely is mostly hair.

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 12:22 AM



I like this picture of Gibson from Jayne's Facebook page.

Look's kind of like Ferguson, my daughter's shih tzu.

It's actually an Angora rabbit, but it definitely is mostly hair.

So's Ferg (hair, not rabbit...)
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Posted 13 September 2010 - 01:54 AM

This post piqued my interest in reading it! Can I just ask, what are Dust Bunnies besides the obvious! Is this a futuristic series too? i have read a few of the Arcane Society but none of this series of her. Can anyone tell me a little about the series? I am always looking for a new author to "discover"!!

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 03:33 AM

Jayne Anne Krentz writes contemporary novels under her real name, historical novels under the pen name Amanda Quick and futuristic novels under the name Jayne Castle. Her latest Arcane books were a trilogy with one book penned in each time frame under each pen name.

I personally really like her Castle books. Her Harmony series takes place on a different planet, Harmony, after humans develop space flight, but due to the fact that the environment broke down the technology they brought with them and the worm hole that allowed them to get there collapsed, they are at about at the same level of technology that we are now, The environment allows for the development of skills that humans on earth don't possess or the increase in skills that are mostly latent in humans on earth. They use crystal for energy and to help them project/strengthen these 'special' abilities. They deal with the technology of an alien race that is extinct, at least on Harmony, and there are these adorable little dust bunnies that are indigenous to the planet. They are not 'pets', but partners with the female leads of each story line. You'll find the books in the romance section of your bookstore and they are always released in paperback.

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 10:41 AM

Having read the Harmony books from the very beginning, I've enjoyed the entire series. I just finished Midnight Crystal and it was very good.

Carole great synopsis of the Bunnies. IMO Gibson can certainly hold his own with the rest of them!

Lelani, great synopsis of the storyline.

After I finish my current book, I think I'll go back and do a re-read of the series.
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Posted 13 September 2010 - 12:32 PM

The Jayne Castle books are all futuristic and paranormal, and she began including the Arcane Society in the last few books, first as hints that the Society operates on Harmony and now the lastest is the third in an Arcane trilogy.

The Harmony books are:

"Bridal Jitters" in CHARMED anthology
AFTER DARK - Book 1
AFTER GLOW - Book 2 (After Dark and After Glow are also combined in a reprint called Harmony)
GHOST HUNTER - Book 3
SILVER MASTER - Book 4
DARK LIGHT - Book 5
OBSIDIAN PREY - Book 6
MIDNIGHT CRYSTAL - Book 7 (this is third in the Arcane Society Dreamlight trilogy)

Jayne also wrote three books with a similar theme set on a different world but also paranormal, more romance than romantic suspense (which is how I'd classify Harmony)

Amaryllys
Zinnia
Orchid

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 02:45 AM

I like all of the Castle books, but I think my favorite book is Shield's Lady. Great story that was very well developed and lots of intriguing ideas. I think it was originally written under the pen name Amanda Glass, but it was rereleased as a Castle and as it takes place on another world and in the future, it fits right in.

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 06:45 AM

Thanks SO much for all the info! Sounds like a series I would def like!! :cheer:

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 01:12 PM

I like all of the Castle books, but I think my favorite book is Shield's Lady. Great story that was very well developed and lots of intriguing ideas. I think it was originally written under the pen name Amanda Glass, but it was rereleased as a Castle and as it takes place on another world and in the future, it fits right in.



Have to agree although from the non-harmony, non arcane books it's right up there and similiar to Crystal Flame - did you know they are releasing all the Jayne Ann Krentz/Jayne Castle books in paperback - my original copies are getting pretty ratty from reread after reread!

Okay don't think I'm nuts or anything - but I washed and dryed a very fuzzy black throw and the huge amount of lint that came off - I (just for a moment you understand) thought about trying to make a dust bunny out of dryer lint - I got over the idea pretty quick - especially since 2 days later Jayne started showing the rabbits on her site -

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 06:56 PM

Do you think that there will ever be a toy to buy? I'd buy one! I bought a 2011 KIA Soul and the salesperson (like I should have believed him) said he'd send me a hamstar like in the commercials - didn't get one of those either - but he did give me a stuffed toy squirrel - which should be embarrising for a baby boomer but it's not

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 06:13 PM

Here's a back-on-topic update:

Fuzz: Loves pretzels. Saved his companion's life by leading her out of the catacombs. Starts wearing a bow in his fur after Lydia & Emmett's wedding. First dust bunny we know to father children with his (temporary?) mate Ginger. (After Dark and After Glow)

Rose: fashionista bunny, borrows her companion's bracelets to wear as necklaces. Loves cookies, especially peanut butter and chocolate chip. Brought her companion orchid-type flowers and eventually leads her to the underground jungle/rainforest.( Ghost Hunter)

Araminta: Eats. a lot. Probably in heat, seems to have decided Max is a suitable mate. Identifies her companion as able to work an alien relic as therapy for bad psi burns. (Silver Master)

Max: Fascinated by paper clips, chooses special ones to add to a chain that hangs on his companion's desk lamp. Falls for Araminta immediately. (Silver Master)

Elvis: Hey, he's Elvis, what more is there to say? Except that he loves flying around in his balloon-powered basket. (Dark Light)

Vincent: Wears a red beret but if dust bunnies have ears, he has both of his as far as we know. Creates modern art on canvases provided by his companion, but to her distress, also on her walls, floor and refrigerator. (Obsidian Prey)

Gibson: The biker bunny. Part-time therapy bunny for those with psi-health problems. Loves High Rez brand energy bars.

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 01:28 PM

thanks Carole for the list - what's your favorite dust-bunny? I would love to have one for my very own - hum I wonder if they have dander and shed, what do you think?


I wonder if Jayne will ever tell us the evolution of the dust bunny?

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