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 Society Series as Amanda Quick, Jayne Castle

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1 Second Sight 2006 Description / Buy
2 White Lies 2007 Description / Buy
3 Sizzle and Burn 2008 Description / Buy
4 The Third Circle 2008 Description / Buy
5 Running Hot 2008 Description / Buy
6 The Perfect Poison 2009 Description / Buy
7 The Scargill Cove Case Files (Short Story) 2011 Description / Buy

Order of Burning Cove Series as Amanda Quick, Jayne Castle

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1 The Girl Who Knew Too Much 2017 Description / Buy
2 The Other Lady Vanishes 2018 Description / Buy
3 Tightrope 2019 Description / Buy
4 Close Up 2020 Description / Buy
5 The Lady Has a Past 2021 Description / Buy
6 When She Dreams 2022 Description / Buy

Order of Dreams Duology Series

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

Order of Colter Series as Stephanie James

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

Order of Cutler, Sutter & Salinas Series

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1 When All the Girls Have Gone 2016 Description / Buy
2 Promise Not to Tell 2018 Description / Buy
3 Untouchable 2019 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 Dreamlight Trilogy Series as Amanda Quick, Jayne Castle

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1 Fired Up 2009 Description / Buy
2 Burning Lamp (As: Amanda Quick) 2010 Description / Buy
3 Midnight Crystal (As: Jayne Castle) 2010 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 Summer in Eclipse Bay 2002 Description / Buy

Order of Fogg Lake Series

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

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

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

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

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1 Bridal Jitters (Short Story) 1999 Description / Buy
2 After Dark 2000 Description / Buy
3 After Glow 2004 Description / Buy
4 Ghost Hunter 2006 Description / Buy
5 Silver Master 2007 Description / Buy
6 Dark Light 2008 Description / Buy
7 Obsidian Prey 2009 Description / Buy
8 Illusion Town 2016 Description / Buy
9 Guild Boss 2021 Description / Buy
10 Sweetwater and the Witch 2022 Description / Buy

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

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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
6 Illusion Town 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Gifts Duology Series as Jayne Castle

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

Order of Guinevere Jones Series as Jayne Castle

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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 Ladies and Legends Series

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

Order of Looking Glass Trilogy Series as Amanda Quick, Jayne Castle

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1 Quicksilver (As: Amanda Quick) 2001 Description / Buy
2 In Too Deep 2010 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 The Lost Night Files Series

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1 Sleep No More 2023 Description / Buy

Order of Vanza Series as Amanda Quick

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

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1 Vintage of Surrender (As: Jayne Castle) 1979 Description / Buy
2 A Moment Past Midnight (As: Jayne Bentley) 1979 Description / Buy
3 Turning Towards Home (As: Jayne Bentley) 1979 Description / Buy
4 Hired Husband 1979 Description / Buy
5 Queen of Hearts (As: Jayne Castle) 1979 Description / Buy
6 Gentle Pirate (As: Jayne Castle) 1980 Description / Buy
7 Whirlwind Courtship ( With:) 1980 Description / Buy
8 Whirlwind Courtship ( By:) 1980 Description / Buy
9 Maiden of the Morning (As: Jayne Bentley) 1980 Description / Buy
10 A Passionate Business (As: Stephanie James) 1981 Description / Buy
11 Sabrina's Scheme (As: Jayne Bentley) 1981 Description / Buy
12 Wagered Weekend (As: Jayne Castle) 1981 Description / Buy
13 Right of Possession (As: Jayne Castle) 1981 Description / Buy
14 Bargain with the Devil (As: Jayne Castle) 1981 Description / Buy
15 Legacy 1982 Description / Buy
16 Velvet Touch 1982 Description / Buy
17 Stormy Challenge (As: Stephanie James) 1982 Description / Buy
18 A Man's Protection (As: Jayne Castle) 1982 Description / Buy
19 Corporate Affair / Corporate Desire (As: Stephanie James) 1982 Description / Buy
20 Relentless Adversary (As: Jayne Castle) 1982 Description / Buy
21 Dangerous Magic (As: Stephanie James) 1982 Description / Buy
22 Affair of Risk (As: Jayne Castle) 1982 Description / Buy
23 Spellbound (As: Jayne Castle) 1982 Description / Buy
24 A Negotiated Surrender (As: Jayne Castle) 1982 Description / Buy
25 Power Play (As: Jayne Castle) 1982 Description / Buy
26 Renaissance Man (As: Stephanie James) 1982 Description / Buy
27 Reckless Passion (As: Stephanie James) 1982 Description / Buy
28 Serpent in Paradise (As: Stephanie James) 1983 Description / Buy
29 Battle Prize (As: Stephanie James) 1983 Description / Buy
30 Body Guard (As: Stephanie James) 1983 Description / Buy
31 To Tame the Hunter (As: Stephanie James) 1983 Description / Buy
32 Price of Surrender (As: Stephanie James) 1983 Description / Buy
33 Gamemaster (As: Stephanie James) 1983 Description / Buy
34 Lover in Pursuit (As: Stephanie James) 1983 Description / Buy
35 Raven's Prey (As: Stephanie James) 1983 Description / Buy
36 Conflict of Interest (As: Jayne Castle) 1983 Description / Buy
37 The Silver Snare (As: Stephanie James) 1983 Description / Buy
38 Night of the Magician (As: Stephanie James) 1984 Description / Buy
39 Uneasy Alliance 1984 Description / Buy
40 Gambler's Woman (As: Stephanie James) 1984 Description / Buy
41 Double Dealing (As: Jayne Castle) 1984 Description / Buy
42 Call It Destiny 1984 Description / Buy
43 Nightwalker (As: Stephanie James) 1984 Description / Buy
44 Ghost of a Chance 1984 Description / Buy
45 Man with a Past 1985 Description / Buy
46 True Colors 1985 Description / Buy
47 Cautious Lover (As: Stephanie James) 1985 Description / Buy
48 The Waiting Game 1985 Description / Buy
49 Trading Secrets (As: Jayne Castle) 1985 Description / Buy
50 Golden Goddess (As: Stephanie James) 1985 Description / Buy
51 Wizard (As: Stephanie James) 1985 Description / Buy
52 Between the Lines 1986 Description / Buy
53 The Ties That Bind 1986 Description / Buy
54 Green Fire (As: Stephanie James) 1986 Description / Buy
55 Twist of Fate 1986 Description / Buy
56 Second Wife (As: Stephanie James) 1986 Description / Buy
57 Midnight Jewels 1987 Description / Buy
58 Test of Time 1987 Description / Buy
59 The Challoner Bride (As: Stephanie James) 1987 Description / Buy
60 The Family Way 1987 Description / Buy
61 A Coral Kiss 1987 Description / Buy
62 The Main Attraction 1987 Description / Buy
63 Chance of a Lifetime 1987 Description / Buy
64 Joy 1988 Description / Buy
65 A Woman's Touch 1989 Description / Buy
66 Lady's Choice 1989 Description / Buy
67 Saxon's Lady (As: Stephanie James) 1989 Description / Buy
68 The Golden Chance 1990 Description / Buy
69 Seduction (As: Amanda Quick) 1990 Description / Buy
70 Surrender ( As: Amanda Quick) 1990 Description / Buy
71 Sweet Fortune 1991 Description / Buy
72 Silver Linings 1991 Description / Buy
73 The Wedding Night 1991 Description / Buy
74 Scandal (As: Amanda Quick) 1991 Description / Buy
75 Too Wild To Wed 1991 Description / Buy
76 Rendezvous / Virtue (As: Amanda Quick) 1991 Description / Buy
77 Family Man 1992 Description / Buy
78 Perfect Partners 1992 Description / Buy
79 Ravished (As: Amanda Quick) 1992 Description / Buy
80 Reckless (As: Amanda Quick) 1992 Description / Buy
81 Hidden Talents 1993 Description / Buy
82 Deception (As: Amanda Quick) 1993 Description / Buy
83 Wildest Hearts 1993 Description / Buy
84 Dangerous (As: Amanda Quick) 1993 Description / Buy
85 Desire (As: Amanda Quick) 1993 Description / Buy
86 Grand Passion 1994 Description / Buy
87 Mistress (As: Amanda Quick) 1994 Description / Buy
88 Trust Me 1995 Description / Buy
89 Mystique (As: Amanda Quick) 1995 Description / Buy
90 Everlasting Love 1995 Description / Buy
91 Absolutely, Positively 1996 Description / Buy
92 Mischief (As: Amanda Quick) 1996 Description / Buy
93 Affair (As: Amanda Quick) 1997 Description / Buy
94 Deep Waters 1997 Description / Buy
95 Sharp Edges 1998 Description / Buy
96 Flash 1998 Description / Buy
97 Affair of Honor 1999 Description / Buy
98 Eye of the Beholder 1999 Description / Buy
99 Soft Focus 1999 Description / Buy
100 Lost and Found 2000 Description / Buy
101 Smoke in Mirrors 2001 Description / Buy
102 Full Bloom ( With: Vicki Lewis Thompson) 2001 Description / Buy
103 Carried Away 2002 Description / Buy
104 Worth the Risk 2002 Description / Buy
105 Falling Awake 2004 Description / Buy
106 The Paid Companion (As: Amanda Quick) 2004 Description / Buy
107 Wait Until Midnight (As: Amanda Quick) 2004 Description / Buy
108 All Night Long 2005 Description / Buy
109 The River Knows (As: Amanda Quick) 2007 Description / Buy
110 The Man In The Mask 2007 Description / Buy
111 Wildest Dreams 2013 Description / Buy
112 Reckless Nights 2013 Description / Buy
113 River Road 2014 Description / Buy
114 Ruthless Love 2014 Description / Buy
115 Trust No One 2015 Description / Buy
116 Garden of Lies (As: Amanda Quick) 2015 Description / Buy
117 Secret Sisters 2015 Description / Buy

Order of Jayne Ann Krentz Short Stories/Novellas

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1 Connecting Rooms (Short Story) 2014 Description / Buy

Order of Ladies of Lantern Street Series as Amanda Quick

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

Order of Lavinia Lake Series as Amanda Quick

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

Order of Rebels and Rogues Series

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

Jayne Ann Krentz Anthologies

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1 Witchcraft 1985 Description / Buy
2 Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women 1992 Description / Buy
3 Heart's Desire 1998 Description / Buy
4 Legacies of Love Collection 1999 Description / Buy
5 Charmed 1999 Description / Buy
6 Full Bloom 2001 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.

When Does The Next Jayne Ann Krentz book come out?

The next book by Jayne Ann Krentz is Sleep No More and will be released on January, 3rd 2023. It is the newest book in the The Lost Night Files Series.

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  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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