Jayne Ann Krentz Books

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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 Colter Series as Jayne Castle

1Fabulous Beast 1984Description / Buy
2Fabulous Beast ( By:) 1984Description / Buy
3The Devil To Pay 1985Description / Buy

Order of Guinevere Jones Series as Jayne Castle

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

Order of Lost Colony Series as Jayne Castle

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

Order of Dreams Duology Series as Jayne Castle

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

Order of Gifts Duology Series as Jayne Castle

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

Order of Ladies and Legends Series as Jayne Castle

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

Order of Futuristic World of St. Helen's Series as Jayne Castle

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

Order of Futuristic World of Harmony: Ghost Hunters Series as Jayne Castle

1Bridal Jitters (Short Story) 1999Description / Buy
2After Dark 2000Description / Buy
3After Glow 2004Description / Buy
4Ghost Hunter 2006Description / Buy
5Silver Master 2007Description / Buy
6Dark Light 2008Description / Buy
7Obsidian Prey 2009Description / Buy
8Illusion Town 2016Description / Buy
9Guild Boss 2021Description / Buy

Order of Futuristic World of Harmony: Rainshadow Series as Jayne Castle

1Canyons of Night 2011Description / Buy
2The Lost Night 2012Description / Buy
3Deception Cove 2013Description / Buy
4The Hot Zone 2014Description / Buy
5Siren's Call 2015Description / Buy
6Illusion Town 2016Description / Buy

Order of Eclipse Bay Series as Jayne Castle

1Eclipse Bay 2000Description / Buy
2Dawn in Eclipse Bay 2001Description / Buy
3Summer in Eclipse Bay 2002Description / Buy

Order of Whispering Springs Series as Jayne Castle

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

Order of The Arcane Society Series as Jayne Castle

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

Order of Dreamlight Trilogy Series as Jayne Castle

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

Order of Looking Glass Trilogy Series as Jayne Castle

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

Order of Dark Legacy Series as Jayne Castle

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

Order of Cutler, Sutter & Salinas Series as Jayne Castle

1When All the Girls Have Gone 2016Description / Buy
2Promise Not to Tell 2018Description / Buy
3Untouchable 2019Description / Buy

Order of Fogg Lake Series

1The Vanishing 2020Description / Buy
2All the Colors of Night 2021Description / Buy
3Lightning in a Mirror 2022Description / Buy

Order of Rebels and Rogues Series

1The Private Eye ( By: Dani Sinclair) 1991Description / Buy
2The Outsider ( By: Barbara Delinsky) 1992Description / Buy
3The Private Eye 1992Description / Buy
4The Last Honest Man ( By: Leandra Logan) 1992Description / Buy
5The Mighty Quinn ( By: Candace Schuler) 1992Description / Buy
6The Stormchaser ( By: ) 1997Description / Buy

Order of Jayne Ann Krentz Standalone Novels

1Turning Towards Home 1979Description / Buy
2Maiden of the Morning 1979Description / Buy
3Vintage of Surrender (As: Jayne Castle) 1979Description / Buy
4A Passionate Business 1981Description / Buy
5Legacy 1982Description / Buy
6Corporate Affair 1982Description / Buy
7Renaissance Man 1982Description / Buy
8Lover In Pursuit 1982Description / Buy
9Velvet Touch 1982Description / Buy
10Stormy Challenge 1982Description / Buy
11Dangerous Magic 1982Description / Buy
12Reckless Passion 1982Description / Buy
13Serpent in Paradise 1983Description / Buy
14Battle Prize 1983Description / Buy
15Raven's Prey 1983Description / Buy
16Body Guard 1983Description / Buy
17Price Of Surrender 1983Description / Buy
18To Tame the Hunter 1983Description / Buy
19Gamemaster 1983Description / Buy
20The Silver Snare 1983Description / Buy
21Uneasy Alliance 1984Description / Buy
22Nightwalker 1984Description / Buy
23Gambler's Woman 1984Description / Buy
24Call It Destiny 1984Description / Buy
25Ghost of a Chance 1984Description / Buy
26True Colors 1985Description / Buy
27Man with a Past 1985Description / Buy
28Cautious Lover 1985Description / Buy
29The Waiting Game 1985Description / Buy
30Golden Goddess 1985Description / Buy
31Witchcraft 1985Description / Buy
32Wizard 1985Description / Buy
33The Ties That Bind 1986Description / Buy
34Between the Lines 1986Description / Buy
35Twist of Fate 1986Description / Buy
36Green Fire 1986Description / Buy
37Second Wife 1986Description / Buy
38Midnight Jewels 1987Description / Buy
39Chance of a Lifetime 1987Description / Buy
40The Challoner Bride 1987Description / Buy
41The Family Way 1987Description / Buy
42Test of Time 1987Description / Buy
43A Coral Kiss 1987Description / Buy
44The Main Attraction 1987Description / Buy
45Joy 1988Description / Buy
46A Woman's Touch 1989Description / Buy
47Lady's Choice 1989Description / Buy
48Saxon's Lady 1989Description / Buy
49The Golden Chance 1990Description / Buy
50Sweet Fortune 1991Description / Buy
51Silver Linings 1991Description / Buy
52The Wedding Night 1991Description / Buy
53Too Wild To Wed 1991Description / Buy
54Family Man 1992Description / Buy
55Perfect Partners 1992Description / Buy
56Ravished 1992Description / Buy
57Hidden Talents 1993Description / Buy
58Wildest Hearts 1993Description / Buy
59Grand Passion 1994Description / Buy
60Mistress 1994Description / Buy
61Trust Me 1995Description / Buy
62Mystique 1995Description / Buy
63Everlasting Love 1995Description / Buy
64Absolutely, Positively 1996Description / Buy
65Mischief 1996Description / Buy
66Deep Waters 1997Description / Buy
67Sharp Edges 1998Description / Buy
68Flash 1998Description / Buy
69With This Ring 1998Description / Buy
70Dangerous Affair 1999Description / Buy
71Affair of Honor 1999Description / Buy
72Eye of the Beholder 1999Description / Buy
73The Private Eye 1999Description / Buy
74Soft Focus 1999Description / Buy
75Lost and Found 2000Description / Buy
76Smoke in Mirrors 2001Description / Buy
77Full Bloom ( With: Vicki Lewis Thompson) 2001Description / Buy
78Worth the Risk 2002Description / Buy
79Carried Away 2002Description / Buy
80Don't Look Back 2002Description / Buy
81Falling Awake 2004Description / Buy
82Dangerous Affairs 2004Description / Buy
83Wait Until Midnight 2004Description / Buy
84All Night Long 2005Description / Buy
85The River Knows 2007Description / Buy
86The Man In The Mask 2007Description / Buy
87Wildest Dreams 2013Description / Buy
88Reckless Nights 2013Description / Buy
89River Road 2014Description / Buy
90Otherwise Engaged 2014Description / Buy
91Ruthless Love 2014Description / Buy
92Trust No One 2015Description / Buy
93Garden of Lies 2015Description / Buy
94Secret Sisters 2015Description / Buy

Order of Burning Cove Series as Amanda Quick

1The Girl Who Knew Too Much 2017Description / Buy
2The Other Lady Vanishes 2018Description / Buy
3Tightrope 2019Description / Buy
4Close Up 2020Description / Buy
5The Lady Has a Past 2021Description / Buy

Order of Vanza Series as Amanda Quick

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

Order of Lavinia Lake Series as Amanda Quick

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

Order of Ladies of Lantern Street Series as Amanda Quick

1Crystal Gardens 2012Description / Buy
2The Mystery Woman 2013Description / Buy
3Otherwise Engaged 2014Description / Buy
4'Til Death Do Us Part 2016Description / Buy

Order of Jayne Ann Krentz Short Stories/Novellas

1Connecting Rooms (Short Story) 2014Description / Buy

Jayne Ann Krentz Anthologies

1 Witchcraft1985Description / Buy
2 Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women1992Description / Buy
3 Heart's Desire1998Description / Buy
4 Legacies of Love Collection1999Description / Buy
5 Charmed1999Description / Buy
6 Full Bloom2001Description / 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.

When Does The Next Jayne Ann Krentz book come out?

The next book by Jayne Ann Krentz is Lightning in a Mirror and will be released on January, 18th 2022. It is the newest book in the .


1 thought on “Jayne Ann Krentz”

  1. Jayne Ann Krentz is an author I often overlook, but not on purpose. I thoroughly enjoy her novels whenever I read one, and she has so many great options to choose from. Her integration of science fiction into her romance books is awesome, too.

    Her writing can be predictable, but nevertheless is still highly enjoyable. Give her books a shot if you’re looking for something fun and different.

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