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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
 
New and upcoming books
January 2024

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The Night Island
(Lost Night Files, book 2)
January 2025

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Shattering Dawn
(Lost Night Files, book 3)
Series
Island Affairs
   1. Serpent in Paradise (1983) (as by Stephanie James)
   2. A Coral Kiss (1987)
   3. Silver Linings (1991)
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Colter (as by Stephanie James)
   1. Fabulous Beast (1984)
   2. The Devil to Pay (1985)
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Lost Colony
   1. Sweet Starfire (1986)
   2. Crystal Flame (1986)
   3. Shield's Lady (1989)
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Dreams
   1. Dreams 1 (1988)
   2. Dreams 2 (1988)
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Ladies and Legends Trilogy
   1. The Pirate (1990)
   2. The Adventurer (1990)
   3. The Cowboy (1990)
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Eclipse Bay
   1. Eclipse Bay (2000)
   2. Dawn in Eclipse Bay (2001)
   3. A Summer in Eclipse Bay (2002)
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Whispering Springs
   1. Light in Shadow (2002)
   2. Truth or Dare (2003)
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Dark Legacy
   1. Copper Beach (2012)
   2. Dream Eyes (2013)
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Fogg Lake
   1. The Vanishing (2020)
   2. All the Colors of Night (2021)

     aka All the Colours of Night

   3. Lightning in a Mirror (2022)
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Lost Night Files
   1. Sleep No More (2023)
   2. The Night Island (2024)
   3. Shattering Dawn (2025)
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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)
   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)
   Uneasy Alliance (1984)
   Night of the Magician (1984) (as by Stephanie James)
   Gambler's Woman (1984) (as by Stephanie James)
   Nightwalker (1984) (as by Stephanie James)
   Ghost of a Chance (1984)
   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)
   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)
   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 (2001)
   Falling Awake (2004)
   All Night Long (2005)
   River Road (2014)
   Trust No One (2015)
   Secret Sisters (2015)
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Collections
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Novellas and Short Stories
   Connecting Rooms (2014)
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Series contributed to
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Born in the USA
   Second Wife (1986) (as by Stephanie James)
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Bedazzled
   Joy (1988)
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Arcane Society
   2. White Lies (2007)
   3. Sizzle and Burn (2007)
   5. Running Hot (2008)
   6. 5. The Scargill Cove Case Files (2011)
   7. Fired Up (2009)
   10. In Too Deep (2010)
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Non fiction show
 
Omnibus editions show
 
Jayne Ann Krentz recommends
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Her Show of Force (2023)
(Mahoney & Squire, book 1)
Mike Krentz
"Kick-ass Navy Captain and single-mom, Kate Mahoney, refuses to abide by the old-boy rules as she assumes major Navy leadership while also striving to protect her teenage son across a vast ocean. Sharp, intense, character-driven military action-drama."
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It's One Of Us (2023)
J T Ellison
"An extraordinary, unpredictable, absolutely riveting thriller and a fiercely insightful, emotional journey, this is psychological suspense at its most enthralling and intense."
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Partners in Crime (2022)
Alisha Rai
"Alisha Rai delivers compelling emotion, fascinating characters and edgy romance in a razor-sharp, thoroughly modern voice that readers will adore. I sure did!"

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