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Jayne Ann Krentz Books In Order

Publication Order of Colter Books

Fabulous Beast (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Devil to Pay (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Guinevere Jones Books

The Desperate Game (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Chilling Deception (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sinister Touch (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fatal Fortune (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Lost Colony Books

Crystal Flame (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sweet Starfire (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shield's Lady (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dreams Duology Books

Dream, Part One (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dream, Part Two (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Gifts Duology Books

Gift of Gold (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gift of Fire (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Ladies and Legend Books

The Pirate (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Adventurer (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cowboy (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Futuristic World of St. Helen's Books

Amaryllis (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zinnia (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Orchid (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Futuristic World of Harmony: Ghost Hunter Books

Charmed (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
After Dark (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
After Glow (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghost Hunter (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silver Master (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Light (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Obsidian Prey (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Futuristic World of Harmony: Rainshadow Books

The Lost Night (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deception Cove (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hot Zone (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Siren's Call (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Illusion Town (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Vanza Books

I Thee Wed (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wicked Widow (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lie By Moonlight (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Lake & March Trilogy Books

Slightly Shady (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Don't Look Back (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Late for the Wedding (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Eclipse Bay Trilogy Books

Eclipse Bay (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dawn in Eclipse Bay (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Summer in Eclipse Bay (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Whispering Springs Books

Light in Shadow (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Truth or Dare (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Arcane Society Books

Second Sight (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
White Lies (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sizzle and Burn (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Third Circle (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Running Hot (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Perfect Poison (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Dreamlight Trilogy Books

Fired Up (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Burning Lamp (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Midnight Crystal (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Looking Glass Trilogy Books

In Too Deep (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Quicksilver (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Canyons of Night (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Ladies Of Lantern Street Books

Crystal Gardens (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mystery Woman (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
'Til Death Do Us Part (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dark Legacy Books

Copper Beach (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dream Eyes (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Vintage of Surrender (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Queen of Hearts (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Whirlwind Courtship (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Moment Past Midnight (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Maiden of the Morning (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Turning Towards Home (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gentle Pirate (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Passionate Business (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bargain With the Devil (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wagered Weekend (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Right of Possession (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Man's Protection (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Relentless Adversary (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dangerous Magic (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Affair of Risk (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Corporate Affair (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Negotiated Surrender (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stormy Challenge (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Velvet Touch (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Power Play (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lover in Pursuit (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spellbound (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Renaissance Man (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reckless Passion (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Price of Surrender (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Affair of Honor (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conflict of Interest (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To Tame the Hunter (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gamemaster (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Serpent in Paradise (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Silver Snare (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Battle Prize (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Raven's Prey (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Body Guard (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gambler's Woman (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Uneasy Alliance (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night of the Magician (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Double Dealing (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Call It Destiny (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nightwalker (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghost of a Chance (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Legacy (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Man With A Past (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Waiting Game (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trading Secrets (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Witchcraft (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Golden Goddess (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wizard (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cautious Lover (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
True Colors (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Green Fire (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Second Wife (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ties That Bind (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twist of Fate (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Between the Lines (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Challoner Bride (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Family Way (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Coral Kiss (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Main Attraction (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Saxon's Lady (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Chance of a Lifetime (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Test of Time (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Midnight Jewels (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Full Bloom (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Joy (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Woman's Touch (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lady's Choice (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seduction (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Golden Chance (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Surrender (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scandal (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silver Linings (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To Wild To Wed? (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wedding Night (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rendezvous (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sweet Fortune (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Private Eye (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Perfect Partners (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ravished (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Family Man (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reckless (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wildest Hearts (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dangerous (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deception (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hidden Talents (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Desire (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Grand Passion (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mistress (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mystique (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trust Me (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Everlasting Love (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Absolutely, Positively (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mischief (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deep Waters (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Affair (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sharp Edges (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
With This Ring (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flash (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eye of the Beholder (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Soft Focus (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lost and Found (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Smoke in Mirrors (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Paid Companion (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Falling Awake (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All Night Long (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wait Until Midnight (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The River Knows (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
River Road (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Otherwise Engaged (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trust No One (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secret Sisters (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When All The Girls Have Gone (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Arcane Society Short Stories

The Scargill Cove Case Files (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories

Connecting Rooms (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle


American author Jayne Ann Krentz is well known for her romance novels, having become a best-selling author under the ‘New York Times’, a list which she’s made on multiple occasion. Also going under the name ‘Amanda Quick’, she pens historical-romance as well. Her maiden name of ‘Castle’ is used for her more paranormal and futuristic romance-suspense novels.

Early and Personal Life

Born on the 28th of March, 1948, Jayne Ann Krentz was brought up in Cobb, California, in America. Raised alongside her two brothers by her mother in the area of Borrego Springs, she spent the initial decade of her life spent here. It was later that she’d go on to get her education, becoming the writer that she is today. Attending the University of California in Santa Cruz she graduated with a B.A. in history, a discipline that would help inform her material later on. Despite this, she chose to get another degree in library sciences from San Jose State University as she felt it would better prepare her for the working world. As it turned out, she did enjoy being a librarian, but not the teaching side of it, as she continued to progress in the world of academia.

Currently she lives she lives with Frank Krentz, an engineer she married after meeting him at San Jose State. After a short while working within Duke University operating on their library system, they both moved on. Now with both of them living together in Seattle Washington, she continues to write, which is something that she’ll continue into the foreseeable future.

Writing Career

For a six year period Krentz would submit stories, yet would constantly face rejection. This was during her time working at Duke University as she’d begun to mix both elements of romance and the paranormal together. It was only in 1979 that she finally sold her first novel, ‘Gentle Pirate’, after she and her husband had moved to Seattle in order to further his aerospace career. After this she operated under a variety of pen-names as she worked to develop her tone and her voice. Some of these included Jayne Bentley, Amanda Glass, Jayne Taylor and Stephanie James. It was only when she finally reached the mid-eighties that she gave way to using her real name as she progressed into the arena of more contemporary romance literature.

Later she’d begin to work in elements of science-fiction into her literature, with novels such as ‘Sweet Starfire’ that again incorporates her trademarked romance. She then followed up this 1986 novel with her 1987 published title; ‘Crystal Flame’. That was when she went under Amanda Quick as she begun to experiment with her now infamous brand of historical romance using humor in what was an initially light-hearted approach.

As the years have passed Krentz has slowly begun to gain recognition for her work, as she’s managed to get both critical and commercial attention. Thirty-two of her one hundred and twenty novels have been placed atop the ‘New York Times’ best-seller list as well. This is a trend Krentz will continue into the future as she shows no signs of stopping any time soon.

The Desperate Game

Written under the Jayne Castle pseudonym, this was to be the first of the Guinevere Jones series, originally published in 1986 in June. Also released as an audio-book, it is one of Krentz’s rarer titles, it being written during her early period in the eighties. As an artefact clearly displaying the writer’s early progress though it is unsurpassed.

With a distinctive style that can only lend itself to the eighties period, it is a thriller that still holds up today just as it did all the way back then. Starting with some shipments that have gone missing, the private investigator Zachariah Justis is hired to find them by the owner of StarrTech Inc. Guinevere Jones has taken $2000 during her time working as a temp for the company as she managed to help herself to these benefits undetected, or so she thought. Using this to blackmail her, Justis then manages to get her to help in his quest to locate the missing shipment, but this isn’t as easy as he was expecting. As she looks for revenge, she begins to eat away at his expense account more and more, working her way deep into it. As they go face-to-face with each other, they begin to play power games as they both struggle in a battle of wills against one another. Will they find the missing shipment together, or will it be too late leaving the real culprit to go free? Can they get over their initial differences and work together to solve the case in hand? What will become of them both as they play what is a desperate game?

The Lost Night

Also going under the pen-name of Jayne Castle, this particular novel of hers was first published in 2012 on the 1st of January. The beginning of what was to be her Rainshadow series, an offshoot of her Harmony franchise, which exists within the Curtain Worlds. This was to be the book that established a different tone, expanding upon the world even further.

Rainshadow Island is a sanctuary that is known for its beauty, where those in the world of Harmony that don’t quite fit in can go to find solace. It is here that Rachel Blake has sought to hide away running a bookstore, in the hope that she will finally manage to find some peace and quiet. This quiet doesn’t last though once Harry Sebastian arrives, a pirate with a notorious reputation as he throws her entire world into chaos. Looking to investigate a privately owned area that’s known as the Preserve, he enlists Rachel to help him in his quest. Soon he finds himself fighting his desire for her, breaking down his usually hardened defences in the process. Will they be able to find what they’re looking for as they search through the Preserve? Can they keep their passions in check in the process as they fight off their attraction to one another? What exactly did become of that lost night?

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