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Darynda Jones

USA flag (b.1965)

Winner of the 2009 Golden Heart® for Best Paranormal Romance for her manuscript First Grave on the Right, Darynda Jones landed a three-book deal in a pre-empt from St. Martin's Press. Her debut novel is scheduled for release in 2011.

Darynda lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband of more than 25 years, who has a slight car fetish but is trying a new medication, and her two beautiful sons, aka the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys.

Darynda's oldest son was born Deaf. When he was five, she packed up her boys and moved to Albuquerque to put him in a Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing program. Her husband stayed behind with the business, and they took turns going back and forth on the weekends to see each other for seven long years.

While in Albuquerque, Darynda attended the University of New Mexico. She graduated summa cum laude in 2001 with a degree in sign language interpreting and interprets full time in an educational setting. None of it would have been possible without an incredibly supportive family and an amazing husband who still takes her breath away.

Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult Fantasy, Romantic Suspense
Non fiction
Rita Awards Best First Novel winner (2012) : First Grave On the Right

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 (2015)
(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 Trilogy, 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."

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