Brenda Jackson Books

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Brenda Jackson is an American romance author who made history in 2013 when she became the first African American to write and publish 100 novels. Born in 1953 in Jacksonville, Florida, Jackson attended Jacksonville University from where she got her Business Administration degree.

Order of Bachelors In Demand Series

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1 Bachelor Untamed 2009 Description / Buy
2 Bachelor Unleashed 2010 Description / Buy
3 Bachelor Undone 2011 Description / Buy
4 Bachelor Unclaimed 2013 Description / Buy
5 Bachelor Unforgiving 2016 Description / Buy
6 Bachelor Unbound 2018 Description / Buy

Order of Bennett Family Series

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1 A Family Reunion 2001 Description / Buy
2 The Savvy Sistahs 2003 Description / Buy
3 What a Woman Wants 2007 Description / Buy
4 Her Little Black Book 2008 Description / Buy
5 The Bennetts' Wedding 2020 Description / Buy
6 The Bennets Christmas 2020 Description / Buy

Order of Braddocks Secret Son Series

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1 The Object Of His Protection 2008 Description / Buy

Order of Catalina Cove Series

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1 Love in Catalina Cove 2018 Description / Buy
2 Forget Me Not 2019 Description / Buy
3 Finding Home Again 2019 Description / Buy
4 A Catalina Cove Christmas (Short Story) 2019 Description / Buy
5 Follow Your Heart 2021 Description / Buy
6 One Christmas Wish 2021 Description / Buy

Order of Forged of Steele Series

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1 Solid Soul 2006 Description / Buy
2 Night Heat 2006 Description / Buy
3 Beyond Temptation 2007 Description / Buy
4 Risky Pleasures 2007 Description / Buy
5 Irresistible Forces 2008 Description / Buy
6 Quade's Babies 2008 Description / Buy
7 Intimate Seduction 2009 Description / Buy
8 Intima Seduccion 2009 Description / Buy
9 Hidden Pleasures 2010 Description / Buy
10 A Steele for Christmas 2011 Description / Buy
11 Private Arrangements 2012 Description / Buy
12 Possessed by Passion 2016 Description / Buy
13 Guilty Pleasure 2017 Description / Buy
14 Seduced by a Steele 2020 Description / Buy
15 Claimed by a Steele 2020 Description / Buy

Order of The Grangers Series

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1 A Brother's Honor 2013 Description / Buy
2 A Man's Promise 2014 Description / Buy
3 A Lover's Vow 2015 Description / Buy
4 Captivated by Love 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Jeffries Series

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1 Tall, Dark... Westmoreland! 2009 Description / Buy
2 Temperatures Rising 2009 Description / Buy
3 Spontaneous 2010 Description / Buy
4 Tis the Season...For Romance 2011 Description / Buy

Order of Madaris Family & Friends Series

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1 Tonight And Forever 1995 Description / Buy
2 Whispered Promises 1996 Description / Buy
3 Cupids Bow 1996 Description / Buy
4 Eternally Yours 1997 Description / Buy
5 One Special Moment 1998 Description / Buy
6 Fire and Desire 1999 Description / Buy
7 Secret Love 2000 Description / Buy
8 True Love 2000 Description / Buy
9 Surrender 2001 Description / Buy
10 The Midnight Hour 2004 Description / Buy
11 Unfinished Business 2005 Description / Buy
12 Slow Burn 2007 Description / Buy
13 Forever Mine 2008 Description / Buy
14 Taste of Passion 2008 Description / Buy
15 Sensual Confessions 2010 Description / Buy
16 Inseparable 2011 Description / Buy
17 Courting Justice 2012 Description / Buy
18 A Madaris Bride for Christmas 2013 Description / Buy
19 Seduced by a Stranger (Short Story) 2016 Description / Buy
20 Main Agenda (Short Story) 2016 Description / Buy
21 A Very Merry Romance 2017 Description / Buy
22 Best Laid Plans 2018 Description / Buy

Order of Men of Action Series

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1 Entangled Pursuits 2020 Description / Buy
2 Desperate Measures 2021 Description / Buy

Order of Perfect Series

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1 Perfect Timing 2002 Description / Buy
2 Perfect Fit 2003 Description / Buy
3 Perfect Moments (Short Story) 2021 Description / Buy

Order of Playas Series

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1 The Playa's Handbook 2004 Description / Buy
2 No More Playas 2005 Description / Buy
3 What a Woman Wants 2007 Description / Buy
4 At Long Last 2018 Description / Buy

Order of The Protectors Series

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1 Seized by Seduction 2017 Description / Buy
2 Forged in Desire 2017 Description / Buy
3 Locked in Temptation 2017 Description / Buy

Order of A Summer for Scandal Series

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1 Husband Material 2020 Description / Buy

Order of Texas Cattleman's Club: Maverick County Millionaires Series

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1 Taming the Texas Tycoon ( By: Katherine Garbera) 2008 Description / Buy
2 One Night with the Wealthy Rancher 2009 Description / Buy
3 Texan's Wedding-Night Wager ( By: Charlene Sands) 2009 Description / Buy
4 The Oilman's Baby Bargain ( By: Michelle Celmer) 2009 Description / Buy
5 The Maverick's Virgin Mistress ( By: Jennifer Lewis) 2009 Description / Buy
6 Lone Star Seduction ( By: Day Leclaire) 2009 Description / Buy

Order of The Three Mrs. Fosters Series

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1 Just Deserts 2007 Description / Buy

Order of Three Weddings and a Reunion Series

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1 Forbidden Temptation ( By: Gwynne Forster) 2007 Description / Buy
2 In Bed With Her Boss 2007 Description / Buy
3 The Pastor's Woman ( By: Jacquelin Thomas) 2007 Description / Buy
4 His Holiday Bride ( By: Elaine Overton) 2007 Description / Buy

Order of Voluptuous Woman Series

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1 All He Desires 2012 Description / Buy

Order of The Westmorelands Series

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1 Delaney's Desert Sheikh 2002 Description / Buy
2 A Little Dare 2003 Description / Buy
3 Thorn's Challenge 2003 Description / Buy
4 Stone Cold Surrender 2004 Description / Buy
5 Riding The Storm 2004 Description / Buy
6 Jared's Counterfeit Fiancee 2005 Description / Buy
7 The Chase Is On 2005 Description / Buy
8 The Durango Affair 2006 Description / Buy
9 Ian's Ultimate Gamble 2006 Description / Buy
10 Spencer's Forbidden Passion 2007 Description / Buy
11 Seduction, Westmoreland Style 2007 Description / Buy
12 Taming Clint Westmoreland 2007 Description / Buy
13 Cole's Red-Hot Pursuit 2008 Description / Buy
14 Westmoreland's Way 2009 Description / Buy
15 Tall, Dark... Westmoreland! 2009 Description / Buy
16 Wrapped in Pleasure 2009 Description / Buy
17 What a Westmoreland Wants 2010 Description / Buy
18 Hot Westmoreland Nights 2010 Description / Buy
19 A Wife for a Westmoreland 2011 Description / Buy
20 The Proposal 2011 Description / Buy
21 Tis the Season...For Romance 2011 Description / Buy
22 Feeling the Heat 2012 Description / Buy
23 Texas Wild 2012 Description / Buy
24 One Winter's Night 2012 Description / Buy
25 Canyon 2013 Description / Buy
26 Stern 2013 Description / Buy
27 Zane 2013 Description / Buy
28 The Real Thing 2014 Description / Buy
29 The Secret Affair 2014 Description / Buy
30 Breaking Bailey's Rules / Reclaimed by the Rancher 2015 Description / Buy
31 Bane 2015 Description / Buy
32 Corey's Mountain (Short Story) 2016 Description / Buy
33 Ravished by Desire 2020 Description / Buy

Order of The Westmoreland Legacy: Outlaws Series

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1 The Wife He Needs 2020 Description / Buy
2 The Marriage He Demands 2021 Description / Buy
3 What He Wants for Christmas 2021 Description / Buy
4 What Happens on Vacation...: A flirty vacation romance 2022 Description / Buy

Order of The Westmoreland Legacy Series

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1 The Rancher Returns 2016 Description / Buy
2 His Secret Son 2017 Description / Buy
3 An Honorable Seduction 2018 Description / Buy
4 His to Claim 2019 Description / Buy
5 Duty or Desire 2019 Description / Buy

Order of Rochelle Alers Collections with Rochelle Alers

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1 The Blackstone Promise ( By: Rochelle Alers) 2011 Description / Buy

Order of Brenda Jackson Standalone Novels

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1 Ties That Bind 2002 Description / Buy
2 Scandal Between the Sheets 2004 Description / Buy
3 Strictly Confidential Attraction 2005 Description / Buy
4 Taking Care of Business 2006 Description / Buy
5 Stranded with the Tempting Stranger 2007 Description / Buy
6 Star of His Heart 2010 Description / Buy
7 Temptation 2011 Description / Buy
8 A Silken Thread 2011 Description / Buy
9 In the Doctor's Bed 2011 Description / Buy
10 A Walk in the Park (Short Story) 2013 Description / Buy
11 One More Night ( With: Synithia Williams) 2021 Description / Buy

Order of Brenda Jackson Short Story Collections

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1 Some Like It Hot 2006 Description / Buy

Brenda Jackson Anthologies

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1 A Valentine Kiss 1996 Description / Buy
2 Something To Celebrate 1999 Description / Buy
3 Welcome to Leo's 2000 Description / Buy
4 Living Large 2003 Description / Buy
5 The Best Man 2003 Description / Buy
6 A Whole Lotta Love 2004 Description / Buy
7 Let's Get It On 2004 Description / Buy
8 Big Girls Don't Cry 2005 Description / Buy
9 Mr. Satisfaction 2005 Description / Buy
10 An All Night Man 2007 Description / Buy
11 Sleeping with the Sheik 2009 Description / Buy
12 More Than Words, Volume 5 2009 Description / Buy
13 Love Bites 2012 Description / Buy
14 More Than Words: Acts of Kindness 2014 Description / Buy
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She started going out with Gerald, her husband, in high school. The pair officially tied the knot in 1972. Jackson still had a day job when she decided to take up writing. She loved romance novels and she would often turn to the genre whenever she wanted to release stress.

Jackson’s desire to write fiction was primarily driven by the disappointment she felt over the lack of cultural and ethnic representation in the romance genre. She kept complaining about the issue until her husband enrolled her in a romance writers conference.

From what Gerald could see, his wife was convinced that she could do better. So he encouraged her to attend the writer’s conference with the hope that it would give her the tools she needed to put her boasts to the test.

Gerald was not disappointed. The conference introduced Brenda Jackson to iconic writers like Rochelle Alers who, in turn, inspired her to follow her publishing dreams. Jackson took the leap and wrote her first novel, which came out in 1995 (Tonight and Forever). She kept honing her skills by writing and publishing novels in the romance genre. IN the process, she made a name for herself as a proficient author that wrote novels designed to inspire African American readers.

Jackson was determined to show the public that black men could be strong yet caring and supportive towards their families. She also wanted to show that black love was a real concept and that African-American couples could generate the same heat that was often seen in their caucasian peers in romance fiction.

Jackson paved the way for the many African-American romance writers that came after her, going so far as to become the first black author to write for the Harlequin/Silhouette Desire Line. She also made waves when she dominated the USA Today and New York Times Bestseller lists, becoming the first black romance author to accomplish the feat.

Jackson has always hated the segregation she sees in bookstores. She abhors African-American sections in libraries and bookstores because she doesn’t understand why African-American romance novels cannot be mixed in with the romance novels written by caucasian authors.

She believes that certain sections of society refuse to read romance fiction that features characters that do not look like them. But she is convinced that the majority of her readers do not hold that perspective. She has found that the average reader cannot fail to appreciate her novels so long as they are beautifully written.

Brenda Jackson Awards

The author has received Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement, Sara Blocker, Romantic Times Career Achievement, Reviewers’ Choice, and Romance In Color Awards.

Brenda Jackson Books Into Movies

‘Truly Everlasting’ became a movie of the same name in 2011. ‘One Special Moment’ also became a movie. ‘Truly Everlasting’ was a Five Alive Films project. ‘One Special Moment’, on the other hand, was made by BET. Passionflix adapted ‘A Brother’s Honor’ as well.

Best Brenda Jackson Books

Of all the awards she has received, the Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award is the author’s most prized accolade because she adores Nora Roberts’ work. Brenda Jackson’s best novels include:

Irresistible Forces: Dominic thought that Taylor Steele’s deal was perfect. She was convinced that he was the perfect specimen and all she wanted was a baby. Taylor had promised to give Dominic the most pleasurable week of his life if he gave her what she wanted without any strings attached. And Taylor had delivered.

But their vacation on the beautiful Caribbean Island was coming to an end. Dominic had gone into the arrangement certain that he did not want to marry again. However, saying goodbye was proving to be more difficult than either of them expected.

Delaney’s Desert Sheikh: Delaney was less than amused by the mix-up that had ruined the vacation she sorely desired. She had no choice but to share a cabin with an arrogant Sheikh. For his part, the Sheikh was determined to seduce, romance, and then leave Delaney. But he got far more than he bargained for.

When Does The Next Brenda Jackson book come out?

The next book by Brenda Jackson is What Happens on Vacation...: A flirty vacation romance and will be released on March, 29th 2022. It is the newest book in the The Westmoreland Legacy: Outlaws Series.

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