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Jayne Ann Krentz


(Jayne Ann Castle Krentz)
USA flag (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.
 
Series
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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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Novels
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Omnibus
Man With a Past / True Colors (1991)
Dreamscape (1993) (with Bobby Hutchinson and Anne Stuart)
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)
Dangerous Desires (1999) (with Barbara Delinsky and Anne Stuart)
Private Eye / Beguiled (1999) (with Lori Foster)
Legacies of Love Collection (1999) (with Stella Cameron and Heather Graham)
The Golden Chance / Silver Linings (2001)
Stolen Memories (2001) (with Stella Cameron and Tess Gerritsen)
Meant to Be (2001) (with Barbara Delinsky and Kristine Rolofson)
Take 5 (2001) (with Candace Schuler and Sherryl Woods)
Absolutely Positively / Grand Passion (2001)
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)
Everybody's Talking (2003) (with Jasmine Cresswell and Marie Ferrarella)
Witchcraft / Last Chance Cafe / Bayou Reunion (2003) (with Amanda Stevens and Rebecca York)
The Private Eye Omnibus (2004) (with Julie Miller and Dani Sinclair)
No Going Back (2004)
Dangerous Affairs (2004)
The Pirate, the Adventurer and the Cowboy (2006)
Dangerous Games (2008)
Tough Enough (2012) (with B J Daniels and Lindsay McKenna)
Wildest Dreams (2013)
Reckless Nights (2013)
Passionate Surrender (2014)
On the Edge (2015) (with Stella Cameron and Mel Curtis)
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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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Dearly Beloved (1990)
Mary Jo Putney
"A gifted writer."
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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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The Gingerbread Man (2001)
Maggie Shayne
"Enthralling."
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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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Hush (2002)
Anne Frasier
"Intense."
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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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When the Storm Breaks (2003)
Heather Lowell
"Absolutely terrific."
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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
"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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