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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
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 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."
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!."
Heart On Fire (2018)
(Kingmaker Trilogy, book 3)
Amanda Bouchet
"Fantasy Romance at its finest!."
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."
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."
The Fiery Crown (2020)
(Forgotten Empires, book 2)
Jeffe Kennedy
"A timeless tale of love and survival amidst a lush backdrop teeming with greed and deceit."
The Frozen Prince (2020)
(Beast Charmer, book 2)
Maxym M Martineau
"Full of razor-sharp intrigue, delicious characters, and a love story you never want to end."

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