Jayne Ann Krentz Books

Jayne Ann Krentz is an American author who is widely known for her romance novels, many of which made it to the best sellers list of New York Times on several occasions. Apart from using her real names, Jayne Ann Krentz also uses her pen name, Amanda Quick to write down historical romances as well. Jayne Ann Krentz maiden name is mainly used for her futuristic romance and paranormal suspense novels. Born 28 March 1948, Jayne Ann Krentz was raised in Kobb, California. Brought up alongside her two brothers in Borrego Spring Area by their mother, Krentz spent more than a decade in the Borrego Springs Area. Later on, Krentz began her education, which eventually turned her into the writer she is today. Jayne Ann Krentz was admitted to the academic powerhouse, the University of California where she was awarded a bachelor’s degree in history.

Order of Ladies and Legends Series

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1 The Pirate 1990 Description / Buy
2 The Cowboy 1990 Description / Buy
3 The Adventurer 1990 Description / Buy

Order of Ladies of Lantern Street Series

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1 Crystal Gardens 2012 Description / Buy
2 The Mystery Woman 2013 Description / Buy
3 'Til Death Do Us Part 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Lost Colony Series

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1 Crystal Flame 1986 Description / Buy
2 Sweet Starfire 1986 Description / Buy
3 Shield's Lady 1989 Description / Buy

Order of Dark Legacy Series

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1 Copper Beach 2012 Description / Buy
2 Dream Eyes 2013 Description / Buy

Order of Dreams Series

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1 Dreams 1988 Description / Buy
2 Dream, Part Two 1988 Description / Buy

Order of The Arcane Society Series

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1 Quicksilver 2001 Description / Buy
2 Second Sight 2006 Description / Buy
3 White Lies 2007 Description / Buy
4 Sizzle and Burn 2008 Description / Buy
5 Running Hot 2008 Description / Buy
6 The Third Circle 2008 Description / Buy
7 The Perfect Poison 2009 Description / Buy
8 Burning Lamp 2010 Description / Buy
9 Midnight Crystal 2010 Description / Buy
10 In Too Deep 2010 Description / Buy
11 Canyons of Night 2011 Description / Buy
12 The Scargill Cove Case Files (Short Story) 2011 Description / Buy

Order of Whispering Springs Series

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1 Light in Shadow 2002 Description / Buy
2 Truth or Dare 2003 Description / Buy

Order of Lake & March Series

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1 Slightly Shady 2001 Description / Buy
2 Don't Look Back 2002 Description / Buy
3 Don't Look Back 2002 Description / Buy
4 Late for the Wedding 2002 Description / Buy

Order of Vanza Series

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1 With This Ring 1998 Description / Buy
2 With This Ring 1998 Description / Buy
3 I Thee Wed 1999 Description / Buy
4 I Thee Wed 1999 Description / Buy
5 Wicked Widow 2000 Description / Buy
6 Lie by Moonlight 2005 Description / Buy

Order of Eclipse Bay Series

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1 Eclipse Bay 2000 Description / Buy
2 Dawn in Eclipse Bay 2001 Description / Buy
3 Together in Eclipse Bay 2003 Description / Buy

Order of Looking Glass Trilogy Series

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1 Quicksilver 2001 Description / Buy
2 In Too Deep 2010 Description / Buy
3 Canyons of Night 2011 Description / Buy

Order of Dreamlight Trilogy Series

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1 Fired Up 2009 Description / Buy
2 Burning Lamp 2010 Description / Buy
3 Midnight Crystal 2010 Description / Buy

Order of Gift Series

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1 Gift of Gold 1988 Description / Buy
2 Gift of Fire 1989 Description / Buy

Order of Guinevere Jones Series

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1 The Desperate Game 1986 Description / Buy
2 The Chilling Deception 1986 Description / Buy
3 The Sinister Touch 1986 Description / Buy
4 The Fatal Fortune 1986 Description / Buy

Order of St. Helens Series

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1 Amaryllis 1996 Description / Buy
2 Zinnia 1997 Description / Buy
3 Orchid 1998 Description / Buy

Order of Ghost Hunters Series

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1 Bridal Jitters (Short Story) 1999 Description / Buy
2 Charmed 1999 Description / Buy
3 After Dark 2000 Description / Buy
4 Harmony 2000 Description / Buy
5 After Glow 2004 Description / Buy
6 No Going Back 2004 Description / Buy
7 Ghost Hunter 2006 Description / Buy
8 Silver Master 2007 Description / Buy
9 Dark Light 2008 Description / Buy
10 Obsidian Prey 2009 Description / Buy
11 Illusion Town 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Colter Series

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1 Fabulous Beast 1984 Description / Buy
2 The Devil To Pay 1985 Description / Buy

Order of Rainshadow Series

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1 Canyons of Night 2011 Description / Buy
2 The Lost Night 2012 Description / Buy
3 Deception Cove 2013 Description / Buy
4 The Hot Zone 2014 Description / Buy
5 Siren's Call 2015 Description / Buy

Order of Jayne Ann Krentz Standalone Novels

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1 A moment past midnight 1979 Description / Buy
2 Turning Towards Home 1979 Description / Buy
3 Maiden of the Morning 1979 Description / Buy
4 Queen of Hearts 1979 Description / Buy
5 Vintage of Surrender 1979 Description / Buy
6 Gentle Pirate 1980 Description / Buy
7 A Passionate Business 1981 Description / Buy
8 Wagered Weekend 1981 Description / Buy
9 Right of Possession 1981 Description / Buy
10 Bargain With The Devil 1981 Description / Buy
11 Legacy 1982 Description / Buy
12 Corporate Affair 1982 Description / Buy
13 Renaissance Man 1982 Description / Buy
14 Lover In Pursuit 1982 Description / Buy
15 Velvet Touch 1982 Description / Buy
16 Stormy Challenge 1982 Description / Buy
17 A Man's Protection 1982 Description / Buy
18 Relentless Adversary 1982 Description / Buy
19 Affair of Risk 1982 Description / Buy
20 Spellbound 1982 Description / Buy
21 A Negotiated Surrender 1982 Description / Buy
22 Power Play 1982 Description / Buy
23 Reckless Passion 1982 Description / Buy
24 Serpent in Paradise 1983 Description / Buy
25 Battle Prize 1983 Description / Buy
26 Raven's Prey 1983 Description / Buy
27 Body Guard 1983 Description / Buy
28 Price Of Surrender 1983 Description / Buy
29 To Tame the Hunter 1983 Description / Buy
30 Gamemaster 1983 Description / Buy
31 Conflict of Interest 1983 Description / Buy
32 The Silver Snare 1983 Description / Buy
33 Uneasy Alliance 1984 Description / Buy
34 Nightwalker 1984 Description / Buy
35 Gambler's Woman 1984 Description / Buy
36 Double Dealing 1984 Description / Buy
37 Call It Destiny 1984 Description / Buy
38 Ghost of a Chance 1984 Description / Buy
39 True Colors 1985 Description / Buy
40 Man with a Past 1985 Description / Buy
41 Cautious Lover 1985 Description / Buy
42 The Waiting Game 1985 Description / Buy
43 Trading Secrets 1985 Description / Buy
44 Golden Goddess 1985 Description / Buy
45 Witchcraft 1985 Description / Buy
46 Wizard 1985 Description / Buy
47 The Ties That Bind 1986 Description / Buy
48 Between The Lines 1986 Description / Buy
49 Twist of Fate 1986 Description / Buy
50 Green Fire 1986 Description / Buy
51 Second Wife 1986 Description / Buy
52 The Family Way 1987 Description / Buy
53 Test of Time 1987 Description / Buy
54 Chance of a Lifetime 1987 Description / Buy
55 Midnight Jewels 1987 Description / Buy
56 The Challoner Bride 1987 Description / Buy
57 A Coral Kiss 1987 Description / Buy
58 The Main Attraction 1987 Description / Buy
59 Joy 1988 Description / Buy
60 Full Bloom 1988 Description / Buy
61 A Woman's Touch 1989 Description / Buy
62 Lady's Choice 1989 Description / Buy
63 Saxon's Lady 1989 Description / Buy
64 The Golden Chance 1990 Description / Buy
65 Seduction 1990 Description / Buy
66 Surrender 1990 Description / Buy
67 The Wedding Night 1991 Description / Buy
68 Sweet Fortune 1991 Description / Buy
69 Silver Linings 1991 Description / Buy
70 Scandal 1991 Description / Buy
71 Too Wild To Wed 1991 Description / Buy
72 Rendezvous 1991 Description / Buy
73 Family Man 1992 Description / Buy
74 Perfect Partners 1992 Description / Buy
75 Ravished 1992 Description / Buy
76 Reckless 1992 Description / Buy
77 Wildest Hearts 1993 Description / Buy
78 Hidden Talents 1993 Description / Buy
79 Dangerous 1993 Description / Buy
80 Deception 1993 Description / Buy
81 Desire 1993 Description / Buy
82 Grand Passion 1994 Description / Buy
83 Mistress 1994 Description / Buy
84 Trust Me 1995 Description / Buy
85 Mystique 1995 Description / Buy
86 Everlasting Love 1995 Description / Buy
87 Absolutely, Positively 1996 Description / Buy
88 Mischief 1996 Description / Buy
89 Deep Waters 1997 Description / Buy
90 Affair 1997 Description / Buy
91 Flash 1998 Description / Buy
92 Sharp Edges 1998 Description / Buy
93 Eye of the Beholder 1999 Description / Buy
94 Dangerous Affair 1999 Description / Buy
95 Affair of Honor 1999 Description / Buy
96 The Private Eye 1999 Description / Buy
97 Soft Focus 1999 Description / Buy
98 Soft Focus 1999 Description / Buy
99 Lost and Found 2000 Description / Buy
100 Smoke in Mirrors 2001 Description / Buy
101 Full Bloom 2001 Description / Buy
102 Falling Awake 2004 Description / Buy
103 The Paid Companion 2004 Description / Buy
104 Dangerous Affairs 2004 Description / Buy
105 Wait Until Midnight 2004 Description / Buy
106 All Night Long 2005 Description / Buy
107 The River Knows 2007 Description / Buy
108 The Man In The Mask 2007 Description / Buy
109 Wildest Dreams 2013 Description / Buy
110 Reckless Nights 2013 Description / Buy
111 River Road 2014 Description / Buy
112 Otherwise Engaged 2014 Description / Buy
113 Connecting Rooms (Short Story) 2014 Description / Buy
114 Ruthless Love 2014 Description / Buy
115 Trust No One 2015 Description / Buy
116 Garden of Lies 2015 Description / Buy
117 Secret Sisters 2015 Description / Buy
118 When All The Girls Have Gone 2016 Description / Buy
119 The Girl Who Knew Too Much 2017 Description / Buy
120 Promise Not to Tell 2018 Description / Buy

Anthologies/Collaborations

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1 Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women 1992 Description / Buy
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After being awarded a bachelor’s degree in History, Jayne Ann Krentz still went ahead and applied for a degree in the field of Library Sciences from the University of San Jose State. The main reason why she opted for an additional degree in Library Sciences is that she believed the degree was going to prepare her for her future career. As it eventually turned out, Jayne Ann Krentz fancied being a librarian and not the teaching side of the field. Currently, Jayne Ann Krentz lives with one Frank Krentz, who is an engineer by profession. Jayne Ann Krentz got married to Frank Krentz after the two met at San Jose State University. After a brief stint at Duke University, where she was in charge of the school’s library, Jayne and her husband had to move on. Now, the two live together in Seattle, where Jayne Ann Krentz continues to pen down more books. For more than six years, Jayne Ann Krentz would constantly submit her stories to different publishers, but she was always faced with rejection.

During her time at Duke University, Jayne Ann Krentz began combining elements of paranormal and romance together. It was until the year 1979, Jayne Ann Krentz managed to sell her first novel, the Gentle Pirate after Jayne and her husband had just relocated to Seattle so that her husband would be able to further his career aerospace. After this period, Jayne Ann Krentz operated under several pen names as she was working on her voice and tone as well. Some of the pen names that she used include Jayne Taylor, Jayne Bentley, Stephanie James and Amanda Glass. During the mid-eighties, Jayne Ann Krentz decided to work using her real names as she was progressing into the field of contemporary romance.

Later on, Jayne Ann began to introduce elements of science fiction into her books, such as Sweet Fire, which incorporated Jayne Ann Krentz trademark romance. Krentz followed this up with book such as Crystal Flame, which was published in the year 1987. During this time, Jayne Ann Krentz began using the name Amanda Quick, a name that she used to experiment with her exceedingly famous brand of historical romance. As time went by, Jayne Ann Krentz began to gain acknowledgment for her work as she managed to get commercial and critical attention. 32 of her novels have claimed the number one spot on the bestsellers list of New York Times.

Jayne Ann Krentz Awards

Jayne Ann Krentz is the recipient of the highly coveted Susan Koppelman Award.

Jayne Ann Krentz Books into Movies

Some of the works by Jayne Ann Krentz that have been adapted for screenplay include The Waiting Game which was released in the year 2001.

Best Jayne Ann Krentz Books

The Desperate Game: This is one of the best books written by Jayne Ann Krentz. Using her pseudonym of Jayne Castle, Jayne Ann Krentz penned down the Desperate Game, a book that went on to become the first book in the Guinevere Book series. With an exceedingly distinctive style of writing, The Desperate Game is a thriller novel that still holds up to date as it did during the 1980’s. The book begins as some major shipments are missing and one Zachariah Justis is hired to locate the shipment by, the owner of StarrTech Company. One Guinevere Jones had managed to take more than 2000 dollars while she was still working as an employee for the company. Using the money to blackmail her, investigator Zachariah manages to get the assistance of Jones to locate the missing shipment. As she seeks revenge, Jones begins to suck dry his expense account, while at the same time working her way deep into it.

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