Lisa Jackson Books

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Author Lisa Jackson (whose full name is Susan Lisa Jackson) was born in the year 1952, and is a best selling author. Her writing career began in 1983, with the release of “A Twist of Fate”. Before any of her work got bought, she was only a mother trying to feed her kids; all the while, she would write, with the hope that someone would buy something that she had written. Now her work makes it onto all kinds of different bestseller lists.

Order of Maverick Series

1He's a Bad Boy / Dangerous Revelations 1985Description / Buy
2He's Just a Cowboy / Breathless Innocence 1993Description / Buy
3He's the Rich Boy / First Love 1993Description / Buy
4He's My Soldier Boy / Tender Absolution 1994Description / Buy

Order of Historical Trilogy Series as Susan Lynn Crose

1Enchantress 1993Description / Buy
2Kiss of the Moon 1994Description / Buy
3Outlaw 1995Description / Buy

Order of Love Letters Series

1A Is for Always 1994Description / Buy
2B Is For Baby 1994Description / Buy
3C is for Cowboy 1994Description / Buy
4D is for Dani's Baby 1995Description / Buy

Order of Dark Jewels Trilogy Series

1Dark Ruby 1998Description / Buy
2Dark Emerald 1999Description / Buy
3Dark Sapphire 2000Description / Buy

Order of Forever Family Series

1A Family Kind of Guy 1998Description / Buy
2A Family Kind of Gal / A Family Kind of Girl 1998Description / Buy
3A Family Kind of Wedding 1998Description / Buy

Order of The Cahills / San Francisco Series

1If She Only Knew 2000Description / Buy
2Almost Dead 2007Description / Buy
3You Will Pay 2017Description / Buy
4You Betrayed Me 2020Description / Buy

Order of The McCaffertys Series

1Thorne / Best-Kept Secrets 2000Description / Buy
2Matt 2001Description / Buy
3Slade 2002Description / Buy
4Randi / Best-Kept Lies 2004Description / Buy

Order of New Orleans Series

1Hot Blooded 2001Description / Buy
2Cold Blooded 2002Description / Buy
3Shiver 2006Description / Buy
4Absolute Fear 2007Description / Buy
5Lost Souls 2008Description / Buy
6Malice 2009Description / Buy
7Devious 2011Description / Buy
8Never Die Alone 2015Description / Buy

Order of Medieval Trilogy Series

1Impostress 2003Description / Buy
2Temptress 2004Description / Buy
3Sorceress 2007Description / Buy

Order of Savannah Series

1The Night Before 2003Description / Buy
2The Morning After 2004Description / Buy
3Tell Me 2013Description / Buy
4The Third Grave 2021Description / Buy

Order of West Coast Series

1Deep Freeze 2005Description / Buy
2Fatal Burn 2006Description / Buy
3After She's Gone 2015Description / Buy

Order of Selena Alvarez/Regan Pescoli Series

1Left to Die 2008Description / Buy
2Chosen to Die 2009Description / Buy
3Born to Die 2011Description / Buy
4Afraid to Die 2012Description / Buy
5Ready to Die 2013Description / Buy
6Deserves to Die 2014Description / Buy
7Expecting to Die 2016Description / Buy
8Willing to Die 2019Description / Buy

Order of Colony Series

1Wicked Game ( With: Nancy Bush) 2009Description / Buy
2Unseen ( By: Nancy Bush) 2009Description / Buy
3Blind Spot ( By: Nancy Bush) 2010Description / Buy
4Wicked Lies ( With: Nancy Bush) 2011Description / Buy
5Something Wicked ( With: Nancy Bush) 2013Description / Buy
6Wicked Ways ( With: Nancy Bush) 2014Description / Buy

Order of Fortune's Children Series

1Hired Husband ( By: Rebecca Brandewyne) 1996Description / Buy
2The Millionaire and the Cowgirl 1996Description / Buy
3Beauty and the Bodyguard ( By: Merline Lovelace) 1996Description / Buy
4Stand In Bride ( By: Barbara Boswell) 1996Description / Buy
5The Wolf and the Dove ( By: Linda Turner) 1996Description / Buy
6Wife Wanted ( By: Christine Rimmer) 1997Description / Buy
7Mystery Heiress ( By: Suzanne Carey) 1997Description / Buy
8Forgotten Honeymoon ( By: Marie Ferrarella) 1997Description / Buy
9The Wrangler's Bride ( By: Justine Davis) 1997Description / Buy
10The Baby Chase ( By: Jennifer Greene) 1997Description / Buy

Order of Mercy Series

1Without Mercy 2010Description / Buy
2The Life and Death of Lauren Conway (Short Story) 2011Description / Buy

Order of Montana Mavericks: Wed In Whitehorn Series

1Nighthawk's Child ( By: Linda Turner) 2000Description / Buy
2Lone Stallion's Lady 2000Description / Buy

Order of Wyoming Series with Nancy Bush, Rosalind Noonan

1Sinister 2013Description / Buy
2Ominous 2017Description / Buy

Order of Lisa Jackson Standalone Novels

1A Twist of Fate 1983Description / Buy
2The Shadow of Time 1984Description / Buy
3Pirate's Gold 1984Description / Buy
4Dark Side of the Moon 1984Description / Buy
5Tears of Pride 1984Description / Buy
6Missing 1985Description / Buy
7High Stakes 1985Description / Buy
8Innocent by Association 1985Description / Buy
9Midnight Sun 1985Description / Buy
10Devil's Gambit 1985Description / Buy
11Zachary's Law 1986Description / Buy
12Mystic 1986Description / Buy
13One Man's Love 1986Description / Buy
14Renegade Son 1987Description / Buy
15Snowbound 1987Description / Buy
16Summer Rain 1987Description / Buy
17Stormy Nights 1988Description / Buy
18The Brass Ring (As: Susan Lynn Crose) 1988Description / Buy
19Hurricane Force 1988Description / Buy
20In Honor's Shadow 1988Description / Buy
21Montana Fire 1989Description / Buy
22Aftermath 1989Description / Buy
23Tender Trap 1989Description / Buy
24His Bride To Be 1990Description / Buy
25Strangers 1991Description / Buy
26Obsession 1991Description / Buy
27Mystery Man 1991Description / Buy
28Million Dollar Baby 1992Description / Buy
29A Husband to Remember 1993Description / Buy
30Treasures / See How She Dies 1994Description / Buy
31Wishes / Running Scared 1995Description / Buy
32Intimacies / Final Scream 1995Description / Buy
33New Year's Daddy / Remembering You 1995Description / Buy
34All I Want from Santa 1995Description / Buy
35Whispers 1996Description / Buy
36Twice Kissed 1998Description / Buy
37Unspoken 1999Description / Buy
38Wild and Wicked 2002Description / Buy
39Most Likely to Die ( With: Beverly Barton, Wendy Corsi Staub) 2007Description / Buy
40Abandoned 2011Description / Buy
41You Don't Want to Know 2012Description / Buy
42Confessions 2012Description / Buy
43Memories 2013Description / Buy
44Close to Home 2014Description / Buy
45Illicit 2014Description / Buy
46Light of Day 2015Description / Buy
47Lost Lives (Short Story) 2017Description / Buy
48Ruthless 2018Description / Buy
49The Sun Rises at Midnight (Short Story) 2018Description / Buy
50One Last Breath ( With: Nancy Bush) 2018Description / Buy
51Liar, Liar 2018Description / Buy
52Paranoid 2019Description / Buy
53Last Girl Standing ( With: Nancy Bush) 2020Description / Buy
54Distrust 2021Description / Buy

Order of Babies & Bachelors USA Series with Lisa Childs, Laura Bradford

1Double Exposure 1990Description / Buy
2Kayla's Daddy ( By: Laura Bradford) 2010Description / Buy
3His Baby Surprise ( By: Lisa Childs) 2010Description / Buy

Order of Western Lovers Series

1Someone Waiting ( By: Joan Hohl) 1985Description / Buy
2Yesterday's Lies 1986Description / Buy
3A Deadly Breed ( By: Caroline Burnes) 1988Description / Buy
4Wellspring ( By: Curtiss Ann Matlock) 1988Description / Buy
5Wild Horse Canyon ( By: Elizabeth August) 1989Description / Buy
6With No Regrets 1990Description / Buy

Lisa Jackson Anthologies

1 A Fortune's Children Christmas1998Description / Buy
2 Slow Heat2001Description / Buy
3 Deck the Halls2004Description / Buy
4 Summer Days2014Description / Buy
5 MatchUp2017Description / Buy
6 Santa's on His Way2018Description / Buy
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Jackson has also written under the name Susan Lynn Crose, and her work is from the mystery, thriller, romance, and romantic suspense genre. Her stories have been translated into twenty different languages. One series (the “Colony” series), she writes is something she co-writes with her sister and author Nancy Bush. She writes stand alone novels, as well as the “New Orleans” series, the “To Die” series, the “Wicked” series, the “Medieval” trilogy, the McCaffertys” series, the “Dark Jewels” series, and the “Savannah” series; as well as many more.


“Shiver” won RT Reviewers Choice Award (Romantic Suspense) the year it came out. “Temptress” won the same award (except for medieval romance) the year it was released.


For those readers looking to get into novels by Lisa Jackson, this section will help with that. It will go over the novels “Hot Blooded”, “Cold Blooded”, and “Shiver”.

Hot Blooded: This is the first novel in the “New Orleans” series and was released in the year 2001. In a seedier part of the French Quarter hotel, a prostitute lies strangled. On the shore of Lake Ponchartrain, in a plantation house, Dr. Samantha Leeds (host of a popular late night talk show) gets a threatening prank phone call.

Then there is another prostitute’s corpse that turns up. Dr. Leeds’ caller keeps on, and there is a woman that claims to be from Leeds’ past, but she has been dead for many years.

Detective Rick Bentz believes that the serial killer is someone that is close to Samantha, and she does not dare trust anyone. She has a new and seductive neighbor (who is named Ty Wheeler) that knows more about her than someone she does not know should.

Samantha’s darkest secret has been discovered. It seems lives must be sacrificed so that her sins can be paid for; at least that is what this killer believes. The victims have been strangers to her, in the form of prostitutes. As this killer gets bolder, Samantha’s mind makes her wonder if she is the next victim.

Cold Blooded: This is the second novel in the “New Orleans” series and was released in the year 2002. The body of a woman that has been incinerated and slashed is found in a New Orleans apartment that is in the seedy part of town. The killer thinks that there were no witnesses, but actually a beautiful stranger saw everything from her bed located on the edge of town. She was in her cottage near the bayou.

Weeks go by, and Olivia Bechet’s sleep is ruined by another vision of violence. She believes that there is a serial killer on the loose, and so she goes to the police. Rick Bentz does not believe anything that she says; even though there is another body that turns up killed exactly how Olivia described.

The citizens of New Orleans begin to panic because of the killer, and Olivia does not like Bentz’s being skeptical; she also finds that she is taken aback by her attraction to the cop. Another killing soon takes over her dreams; one that has not yet been committed. She is able to see both the face of the killer and the victim; little did she know that both would be close to her.

Shiver: This is the third novel in the “New Orleans” series and was released in the year 2007. Another serial killer is ravaging New Orleans. The victims are killed in pairs, neither have a connection to one another and the whole thing has just gotten started.

Abby Chastain had a good reason when she left New Orleans all that time ago. She is back and feels like she is being watched. Detective Reuben Montoya believes that she is the key to all of the crimes. It must be some kind of mystery involving a local mental hospital that is decaying. Once, horrible crimes took place there.

More bodies are found and Abby and Reuben are trying to stop this killer; all the while, they get closer to something shocking being revealed through this killer’s crimes. The past never quite leaves you entirely.

When Does The Next Lisa Jackson book come out?

Lisa Jackson doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is The Third Grave and was released on June, 29th 2021. It is the newest book in the Savannah Series.

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  1. I love Lisa Jackson! If I absolutely had to chose a favorite series (very difficult considering her large catalogue), it would be the San Francisco series. It’s one of her smaller series, but it does not disappoint and talk about page turners!

    One series I can easily not recommend is the New Orleans series. It pains me to not be able to recommend them since I love Lisa Jackson, but these books were confusing, lackluster, borderline boring? Sorry Lisa, but thank goodness for your other works!

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