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Darynda Jones

USA flag (b.1965)

NYTimes and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work, including a prestigious RITA, a Golden Heart, and a Daphne du Maurier, and her books have been translated into 17 languages. 

As a born storyteller, Darynda grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, certain they went away the better for it. She penned the international bestselling Charley Davidson series and is currently working on several beloved projects, most notably the Sunshine Vicram Mystery Series with St. Martin's Press and the Betwixt and Between Series of paranormal women's fiction. 

She lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys.


Genres: Paranormal Romance, Romantic Suspense, Young Adult Fantasy

Darynda Jones recommends
Touch (2011)
(Denazen, book 1)
Jus Accardo
"Accardo's writing is fresh, crisp, and tugs at every emotion there is. Chapter one drew me in with a vengeance, and the characters are so alive and captivating, they have a gravitational pull all of their own. I will be recommending TOUCH to everyone I know! EVERYONE!"
The Trouble with Fate (2012)
(Mystwalker, book 1)
Leigh Evans
"What a delicious read! THE TROUBLE WITH FATE is chock full of fun twists and sexy diversions, one of them named Robson. Leigh Evans is definitely one to watch. Get this book! You will not be disappointed!"
The Fallen Prince (2013)
(Keepers of Life, book 2)
Shea Berkley
"Reading Shea Berkley is like watching magic unfold before your eyes."
Jax and the Beanstalk Zombies (2013)
(Fairy True, book 1)
Avery Flynn
"I loved this story!"
Remembered by Moonlight (2014)
(Moonlight , book 9)
Nancy Gideon
"Every delicious word on the page exhilarates with a sensuous ferocity hopelessly addicted."
Roadside Magic (2016)
(Gallow and Ragged, book 2)
Lilith Saintcrow
"An incredibly imaginative and delicious tale."
Get Lost (2016)
(Gabe Mckenna Mystery, book 2)
Robert D Kidera
"Robert Kidera is an absolute master of mystery!."
The Immortals (2016)
(Olympus Bound, book 1)
Jordanna Max Brodsky
"Brodsky's writing has claws...They sink in with the first word and don't let go until you are finished with the book."
A Promise of Fire (2016)
(Kingmaker Chronicles, book 1)
Amanda Bouchet
"Fantasy romance at its finest! This book has it all: A heroine full of spunk and spark, a hero full of mystery and masculinity, and an epic story full of intrigue and action. You will fall in love with these delicious characters. This book is utterly breathtaking!"
Who's Afraid Too? (2017)
(Who's Afraid, book 2)
Maria Lewis
"I loved this story!."
Wanted and Wired (2017)
(Tether, book 1)
Vivien Jackson
"Raw. Smart. Quick-witted. Mouthwatering."
Borrowed Souls (2017)
(Soul Charmer, book 1)
Chelsea Mueller
"Snappy, snarky, and oh-so-sexy. Borrowed Souls is one for the Keeper shelf!."
Phoenix Unbound (2018)
(Fallen Empire , book 1)
Grace Draven
"Stunning! This book entices and mesmerizes to an astonishing degree. Like an intoxicating elixir, the more I read, the more I craved."
Never Let Me Fall (2018)
(Fatal Dreams, book 3)
Abbie Roads
"Breathtakingly sensual. I devoured every word."
Kingdom of Exiles (2019)
(Beast Charmer, book 1)
Maxym M Martineau
"A powerful new voice in fantasy romance, Martineau has crafted a stunning story full of razor-sharp intrigue, delicious characters, and a love story you never want to end. Keep an eye on Maxym M. Martineau. If I'm not mistaken, we have a bona fide genius in our midst."
The Orchid Throne (2019)
(Forgotten Empires, book 1)
Jeffe Kennedy
"The Orchid Throne captures from the first page and doesn't let go as Jeffe Kennedy weaves a timeless tale of love and survival amidst a lush backdrop teeming greed and deceit. You will fall for Lia and Con and root for them with every breath you take. This is a book that will linger in your thoughts for a very long time."
Hexes and O's (2019)
(Singles Town, book 1)
Lisa Wells
"Smart, sexy, and deliciously fun, this book is everything I love about the written word; Its a masterful balance of humor and heart with a touch of mystery thrown in for good measure."
Second Chance Magic (2020)
(Order of Magic, book 1)
Michelle M Pillow
"Hilariously touching story."
Intoxicate Me (2020)
(Underbelly Chronicles, book 5)
Tamara Hogan
"Intense. Edgy. Insanely sexy."
White Trash Warlock (2020)
(Adam Binder, book 1)
David R Slayton
"Edgy and addicting, David R. Slayton's stunning debut will grab hold of you and knock you around just because it can. But before it's all over, it'll leave you breathless and begging for more. His wonderfully creative world is chock full of all manner of supernatural beings and a protagonist you can't help but adore. I'm so impressed! This story is razor sharp so, yes, read it with caution, but read it!"
Absence of Mercy (2020)
(Lightner and Law Mystery, book 1)
S M Goodwin
"With captivating characters, luscious writing and intrigue around every corner, S.M. Goodwin's debut historical mystery is destined to be among the most talked about of the year. Rich. Resonant. Enigmatic. Just a fantastic, fantastic read!"
Hopeless Romantic (2021)
(When in Rome, book 2)
Marina Adair
"Marina Adair is a breath of fresh air...Don't miss a word from this magnificent author!."
Black In Time (2021)
(Synesthesia Shift, book 2)
Brynn Chapman
"Exquisitely written!. This book will remain forever in my heart!."
Love Binds (2021)
(Tails from the Alpha Art Gallery, book 4)
Cynthia St Aubin
"Laugh and fall in love."
Not the Witch You Wed (2022)
(Supernatural Singles, book 1)
April Asher
"Wow! I was not expecting Not the Witch You Wed to be such a fun, sexy romp! Sweet and sizzling at the time, this book brought true joy to my heart. Vi and Lincoln are adorable together, their attraction magical, and reading this made my day all the brighter. If you like laughing out loud, scorching chemistry, and falling in love, pick up this book now!"

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