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Jayne Ann Krentz


(Jayne Ann Castle Krentz)
USA flag (b.1948)

aka Jayne Bentley, Jayne Castle, Amanda Glass, Stephanie James, Amanda Quick, Jayne Taylor

Jayne Ann Krentz is the author of fifty New York Times bestsellers.
She earned a B.A. in History from the University of California at Santa Cruz and went on to obtain a Masters degree in Library Science from San Jose State University in California.  Before she began writing full time she worked as a librarian in both academic and corporate libraries.
She has written contemporary romantic suspense novels under that name, as well as futuristic and historical romance novels under the pseudonyms Jayne Castle and Amanda Quick, respectively. 
She is married and lives with her husband, Frank, in Seattle, Washington.

Genres: Romance, Paranormal Romance, Romantic Suspense
 
Series
Colter (as by Stephanie James)
1. Fabulous Beast (1984)
2. The Devil to Pay (1985)
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Verity Ames / Jonas Quarrel
1. Gift of Gold (1988)
2. Gift of Fire (1989)
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Dreams
1. Dreams 1 (1988)
2. Dreams 2 (1988)
A Shared Dream (omnibus) (1992)
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Ladies and Legends Trilogy
1. The Pirate (1990)
2. The Adventurer (1990)
3. The Cowboy (1990)
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Whispering Springs
1. Light in Shadow (2002)
2. Truth or Dare (2003)
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Cutler, Sutter & Salinas
1. When All The Girls Have Gone (2016)
2. Promise Not to Tell (2018)
3. Untouchable (2019)
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Novels
Hired Husband (1979) (as by Jayne Bentley)
A Moment Past Midnight (1979) (as by Jayne Bentley)
Sabrina's Scheme (1979) (as by Jayne Bentley)
Maiden of the Morning (1979) (as by Jayne Bentley)
Turning Towards Home (1979) (as by Jayne Bentley)
Whirlwind Courtship (1980) (as by Jayne Taylor)
A Passionate Business (1981) (as by Stephanie James)
Dangerous Magic (1982) (as by Stephanie James)
Corporate Affair (1982) (as by Stephanie James)
Velvet Touch (1982) (as by Stephanie James)
Renaissance Man (1982) (as by Stephanie James)
Reckless Passion (1982) (as by Stephanie James)
Stormy Challenge (1982) (as by Stephanie James)
Price of Surrender (1983) (as by Stephanie James)
Affair of Honor (1983) (as by Stephanie James)
Lover in Pursuit (1983) (as by Stephanie James)
Raven's Prey (1983) (as by Stephanie James)
Serpent in Paradise (1983) (as by Stephanie James)
To Tame the Hunter (1983) (as by Stephanie James)
Battle Prize (1983) (as by Stephanie James)
Body Guard (1983) (as by Stephanie James)
Gamemaster (1983) (as by Stephanie James)
The Silver Snare (1983) (as by Stephanie James)
Gambler's Woman (1984) (as by Stephanie James)
Uneasy Alliance (1984)
Night of the Magician (1984) (as by Stephanie James)
Ghost of a Chance (1984)
Nightwalker (1984) (as by Stephanie James)
Legacy (1984)
Man with a Past (1985)
The Waiting Game (1985)
Wizard (1985) (as by Stephanie James)
Witchcraft (1985)
Golden Goddess (1985) (as by Stephanie James)
Cautious Lover (1985) (as by Stephanie James)
True Colors (1985)
Green Fire (1986) (as by Stephanie James)
The Ties That Bind (1986)
Saxon's Lady (1986) (as by Stephanie James)
Between the Lines (1986)
Twist of Fate (1986)
The Challoner Bride (1987) (as by Stephanie James)
The Family Way (1987)
A Coral Kiss (1987)
The Main Attraction (1987)
Chance of a Lifetime (1987)
Test of Time (1987)
Midnight Jewels (1987)
Full Bloom (1989)
A Woman's Touch (1989)
Lady's Choice (1989)
The Golden Chance (1990)
Silver Linings (1991)
Too Wild to Wed? (1991)
The Wedding Night (1991)
Sweet Fortune (1991)
Perfect Partners (1992)
Family Man (1993)
Wildest Hearts (1993)
Hidden Talents (1993)
Grand Passion (1994)
Trust Me (1995)
Absolutely, Positively (1996)
Deep Waters (1996)
Sharp Edges (1998)
Flash (1998)
Eye of the Beholder (1999)
Soft Focus (1999)
Lost and Found (2001)
Smoke In Mirrors (2002)
Falling Awake (2004)
All Night Long (2005)
River Road (2014)
Trust No One (2015)
Secret Sisters (2015)
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Omnibus
Man With a Past / True Colors (1991)
Dreamscape (1993) (with Bobby Hutchinson and Anne Stuart)
Stranded (1994) (with Patricia Gardner Evans (as by Stephanie James) and Kathleen Korbel)
Everlasting Love (1998) (with Linda Howard, Kasey Michaels, Linda Lael Miller and Carla Neggers)
Heart's Desire (1998) (with Linda Howard and Linda Lael Miller)
The Power of Love (1998) (with Debbie Macomber and Diana Palmer)
Private Eye / Beguiled (1999) (with Lori Foster)
Dangerous Desires (1999) (with Barbara Delinsky and Anne Stuart)
Legacies of Love Collection (1999) (with Stella Cameron and Heather Graham)
The Golden Chance / Silver Linings (2001)
Meant to Be (2001) (with Barbara Delinsky and Kristine Rolofson)
Take 5 (2001) (with Candace Schuler and Sherryl Woods)
Absolutely Positively / Grand Passion (2001)
Stolen Memories (2001) (with Stella Cameron and Tess Gerritsen)
Family Passions (2002) (with Barbara Delinsky and Tess Gerritsen)
Bedazzled (2002) (with Rita Clay Estrada and Vicki Lewis Thompson)
Sweet Starfire and Crystal Flame (2002)
Worth the Risk (2002)
One More Time (2002) (with Lynne Graham and Christine Rimmer)
Witchcraft / Last Chance Cafe / Bayou Reunion (2003) (with Amanda Stevens and Rebecca York)
Everybody's Talking (2003) (with Jasmine Cresswell and Marie Ferrarella)
The Private Eye Omnibus (2003) (with Julie Miller and Dani Sinclair)
Dangerous Affair (2004) (as by Stephanie James)
No Going Back (2004)
Dangerous Affairs (2004)
The Pirate, the Adventurer and the Cowboy (2006)
The Man in the Mask (2007) (as by Stephanie James)
Dangerous Games (2008)
Tough Enough (2012) (with B J Daniels and Lindsay McKenna)
Wildest Dreams (2013)
Reckless Nights (2013)
Ruthless Love (2014) (as by Stephanie James)
Passionate Surrender (2014)
On the Edge (2015) (with Stella Cameron and Mel Curtis)
Between the Lines / Twist of Fate (2017)
Gambler's Woman / Ghost of a Chance (2017)
Soft Focus / The Golden Chance (2017)
Wizard / Man with a Past (2017)
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Collections
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Novellas
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Jayne Ann Krentz recommends
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The Sheik (1921)
E M Hull
"This was the first romance novel I ever read and it changed my life."
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Friends and Lovers (1983)
(Friends and Lovers, book 1)
Diana Palmer
"Nobody tops Diana Palmer... I love her stories."
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Starlight (1983)
Debbie Macomber
"Debbie Macomber's stories sparkle with love and laughter. Every page glows with heartwarming romance."
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Undercurrents (1991)
(Undercurrents, book 1)
Stella Cameron
"Stella Cameron is sensational!"
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Fire and Rain (1994)
Kathleen Eagle
"Sensitive, sensual, satisfying."
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It Had to Be You (1994)
(Chicago Stars / Bonner Brothers, book 1)
Susan Elizabeth Phillips
"Outrageous, heartwarming, wonderfully sensual... I loved it!"
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All the Winters That Have Been (1995)
Evan Maxwell
"At last a love story that is truly from a man's point of view - terrific. I loved it!"
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The Bargain (1995)
Francis Ray
"A warm, sensual romance... Will touch your heart."
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Blush (1996)
Suzanne Forster
"Wild, dangerous, erotic."
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Significant Others (1996)
Sandra Kitt
"Sophisticated, heartwarming, strong, and fast-paced... satisfies in every way."
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Forsaking All Others (1997)
Gail Link
"Gail Link was born to write romance!"
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Ritual Sins (1997)
Anne Stuart
"Dark and dangerous... Exciting stuff!"
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Twilight (1997)
Sherryl Woods
"Sherryl Woods always delivers a fast, breezy, glamorous mix of romance and suspense."
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Sleeping Beauty (1998)
Judith Ivory
"Judith Ivory writes lush, lyrical romance that seethes with passionate intensity."
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The Mail-order Mix-up (1998)
(Winchester Brides)
Pamela Toth
"Pam Toth gives readers everything they look for in a great romance..."
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Some Kind of Magic (1998)
Theresa Weir
"Theresa Weir's writing is poignant, passionate, and powerful."
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Kiss the Moon (1999)
Carla Neggers
"When it comes to romance, adventure and suspense, nobody delivers like Carla Neggers."
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Head Over Heels (2002)
(Marine , book 1)
Susan Andersen
"Bright, smart, sexy, thoroughly entertaining."
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Out of the Shadows (2002)
Linda Lael Miller
"Lush, sensual, and exciting."
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Always in My Heart (2002)
Catherine Anderson
"Anderson never fails to touch the heart."
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Falling Star (2002)
(Celestial Trilogy, book 1)
Diana Dempsey
"Clever and glamorous... A novel with a heart."
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When Night Falls (2002)
Cait London
"An exciting distinctive voice."
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Heart Thief (2003)
(Celta, book 2)
Robin D Owens
"I loved HEART THIEF! This is what futuristic romance is all about. Robin D. Owens writes the kind of futuristic romance we've all been waiting to read; certainly the kind that I've been waiting for. She provides a wonderful, gripping mix of passion, exotic futuristic settings and edgy suspense. If you've been waiting for someone to do futuristic romance right, you're in luck, Robin D. Owens is the author for you."
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Daisy's Back in Town (2004)
(Lovett, Texas, book 1)
Rachel Gibson
"What a find!"
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The Devil Served Tortellini (2005)
(Recipes with Romance, book 1)
Shirley Jump
"Shirley Jump will delight you."
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Carpe Demon (2005)
(Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom , book 1)
Julie Kenner
"I loved Carpe Demon! ... Great fun."
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Crazy Hot (2005)
(Steele Street, book 1)
Tara Janzen
"Edgy, sexy and fast. Leaves you breathless."
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Bad Girls Don't (2006)
(Girls Do Or Don't, book 2)
Cathie Linz
"The author that readers of romantic comedy have been waiting for."
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Wild Indigo (2007)
(Wild Mystery, book 1)
Sandi Ault
"A fascinating, deeply mysterious read. I loved it."
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Night Life (2007)
(Pharaohs Rising, book 1)
Elizabeth Guest (Suzanne Simmons)
"Welcome to Elizabeth Guest's world: lush, exotic, intensely romantic."
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Beautiful Sacrifice (2012)
Elizabeth Lowell
"This author delivers pure, undiluted excitement."
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The Entity Within (2013)
(Entity, book 2)
Cat Devon
"A new twist on the vampire story - fresh, fabulous, and wildly entertaining."
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The Grove (2013)
(Guardians of Destiny , book 2)
Jean Johnson
"Jean Johnson's writing is fabulously fresh, thoroughly romantic, and wildly entertaining."
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Betrayed (2014)
(Rockfort Security, book 2)
Rebecca York
"Rebecca York's writing is fast-paced, suspenseful, and loaded with tension."
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Slow Burn (2014)
Cherry Adair
"Cherry Adair writes for those of us who love romantic suspense fast and hot!"
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The Kraken King (2014)
(Iron Seas, book 4)
Meljean Brook
"Meljean Brook has brilliantly defined the new genre of steampunk romance."
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Give It Up (2015)
Lori Foster
"Lori Foster delivers everything you are looking for in a romance."
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Only Beloved (2016)
(Survivor's Club, book 7)
Mary Balogh
"Mary Balogh sets the gold standard in historical romance."
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Wild at Whiskey Creek (2016)
(Hellcat Canyon, book 2)
Julie Anne Long
"Julie Anne Long's writing glows with emotional intensity."
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Solace Island (2017)
(Solace Island, book 1)
Sara Flynn (Meg Tilly)
"This warmhearted romantic comedy delivers a feisty heroine, a sexy hero, and some very chilling suspense - all done with a fresh edge."
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Dead Girl Running (2018)
(Cape Charade, book 1)
Christina Dodd
"Christina Dodd reinvents the romantic thriller. Her signature style-edgy, intense, twisty, emotional-leaves you breathless from first page to last. Readers who enjoy Nora Roberts will devour Dodd's electrifying novels."
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The Kiss Quotient (2018)
(Kiss Quotient, book 1)
Helen Hoang
"The Kiss Quotient is unexpected, unconventional and unputdownable. I loved it. Hoang's writing has a sharp, quirky, emotional edge that will resonate with anyone who has ever tried to navigate the complicated world of modern relationships. Opening this book is like setting a match to a handful of fireworks -- lots of sparkle, heat and energy."
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Cliff's Edge (2019)
(Solace Island, book 2)
Meg Tilly
"Tilly's crisp, sparkling writing is infused with wit, emotion, and energy."

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