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Publication Order of Echo Lake Books

Without a Trace (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Desperate Search (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Someone Is Watching (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Eden's Children Books

Publication Order of Gallagher Justice Books

The Littlest Witness (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Secret Admirer (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Forbidden Lover (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gallagher Justice (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Graveyard Queen Books

Chronological Order of Graveyard Queen Books

Publication Order of Kingsley Baby Books

The Hero's Son (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Brother's Wife (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long-Lost Heir (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Matchmakers Underground Books

Unauthorized Passion (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Just Past Midnight (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Intimate Knowledge (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Matters of Seduction (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Maximum Men Books

Magnum Force Man (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Procedural Crime Books

Little Girl Gone (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
John Doe Cold Case (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Looks That Kill (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Quantum Men Books

His Mysterious Ways (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silent Storm (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Secret Passage (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Twilight's Children Books

Criminal Behavior (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Incriminating Evidence (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Killer Investigation (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Killing Moon (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dreaming (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lover, Stranger / Love Is A Stranger (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Angels Don't Cry (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Obsessed! (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fade To Black (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Obsession (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Baby's Cry (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Man of Secrets (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Second Mrs. Malone (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
What She Forgot (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Somebody's Baby (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bodyguard's Assignment (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Secret Sanctuary (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Confessions of the Heart (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Her Stolen Past (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Whispers in the Night (With: Debra Webb) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Going to Extremes (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Edge of Eternity (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Secrets of His Own (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Double Life (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dollmaker (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Devil's Footprints (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Texas Ransom (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Whispering Room (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Showdown in West Texas (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pine Lake (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bishop's Rock (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Whispering Springs (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Her Secret Past (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Digging Deeper (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret of Shutter Lake (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Britney Spears: The Illustrated Story (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of On The Edge Books

Nighttime Guardian (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Woman Most Wanted (By: Harper Allen) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Private Vows (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Cooper's Corner Books

For the Love of Nick (By: Jill Shalvis) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Christmas Cowboy (By: Kate Hoffmann) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
After Darke (By: Heather MacAllister) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret (By: Jane Porter) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Search (By: Jessica Matthews) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Legend (By: C.J. Carmichael) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Revenge (By: Charlotte Maclay) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Wedding At Cooper's Corner (By: Muriel Jensen) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Baby and the Bachelor (By: Kristine Rolofson) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Double Exposure (By: Vicki Lewis Thompson) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
His Brother's Bride (By: Tara Taylor Quinn) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Strangers When We Meet (By: Marisa Carroll) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dancing in the Dark (By: Sandra Marton) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cradle and All (By: M.J. Rodgers) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Far From Over (By: Bobby Hutchinson) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Accidental Family (By: Kristin Gabriel) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
For the Love of Mike! (By: Muriel Jensen) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Just One Look (By: Joanna Wayne) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dealing with Annie (By: Jill Shalvis) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
For Better or For Worse (By: Debbi Rawlins) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Her Stolen Past (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trade Secrets (By: Jill Shalvis) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reunited with the Billionaire (By: Sandra Marton) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dreamscapes: Whispers Of Love Books

with Carla Cassidy, Emilie Richards, Lindsay McKenna, Bobby Hutchinson, Margaret St. George, Rachel Lee, Kimberly Raye, Lee Karr, Margaret Chittenden, Rebecca Flanders
This Time Forever (By: Margaret Chittenden) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
From A Distance (By: Emilie Richards) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pirate And His Lady (By: Margaret St. George) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Seventh Night (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stranger In The Mist (By: Lee Karr) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Swamp Secrets (By: Carla Cassidy) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Somewhere Out There (By: Emilie Richards) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Imminent Thunder (By: Rachel Lee) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Perfect Kiss (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silent Screams (By: Carla Cassidy) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hangar 13 (By: Lindsay McKenna) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wolf in Waiting (By: Rebecca Flanders) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Secret of the Wolf (By: Rebecca Flanders) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadow Of The Wolf (By: Rebecca Flanders) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Now And Forever (By: Kimberly Raye) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Remember Me (By: Bobby Hutchinson) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dangerous Men Books

Ladykiller by Sheryl Lynn (By: Sheryl Lynn) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bodyguard (By: Leona Karr) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Drop Dead Gorgeous (By: Patricia Rosemoor) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trust with Your Life (By: M.L. Gamble) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Handsome as Sin (By: Kelsey Roberts) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stranger in Paradise (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lucky Devil (By: Patricia Rosemoor) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Ordinary Man (By: Suzanne Brockmann) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Other Laura (By: Sheryl Lynn) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Manhattan Heat (By: Alice Orr) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Semiautomatic Marriage (By: Leona Karr) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lost Identity (By: Leona Karr) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Memory Away Books

Lover, Stranger / Love Is A Stranger (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man She Married (By: Dani Sinclair) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Woman of Mystery (By: Charlotte Douglas) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Save His Baby (By: Judi Lind) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Undercover Dad (By: Charlotte Douglas) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Night Without End (By: Susan Kearney) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Forgotten Lullaby (By: Rita Herron) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Men In Uniform Books

Heart of the Tiger (By: Lindsay McKenna) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Five-Alarm Affair (By: Marie Ferrarella) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The White Night (By: Stella Bagwell) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Informed Risk (By: Robyn Carr) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
By Leaps and Bounds (By: Jacqueline Diamond) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Return To Tomorrow (By: Marisa Carroll) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Moriah's Mutiny (By: Elizabeth Bevarly) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Serious Risks (By: Rachel Lee) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bad Moon Rising (By: Kathleen Eagle) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
One Last Chance (By: Justine Davis) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Vow to Love (By: Sherryl Woods) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Match for Celia (By: Gina Wilkins) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deputy Daddy (By: Carla Cassidy) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Family Man (By: Mindy Neff) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sheriff's Proposal (By: Karen Rose Smith) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Strangers When We Meet (By: Rebecca Winters) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hero's Son (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Snowbound Bride (By: Cathy Gillen Thacker) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Remember My Touch (By: Gayle Wilson) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
AKA: Marriage (By: Jule McBride) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The President's Daughter (By: Annette Broadrick) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Baby Our Baby (By: Patricia Thayer) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Major and the Librarian (By: Nikki Benjamin) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mistaken Identity (By: Merline Lovelace) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Baby, My Love (By: Dani Sinclair) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Landry's Law (By: Kelsey Roberts) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Same Place, Same Time (By: C.J. Carmichael) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love at First Sight (By: B.J. Daniels) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
That's Our Baby! (By: Pamela Browning) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Daddy in Dress Blues (By: Cathie Linz) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Special Assignment: Baby (By: Debra Webb) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Code Name: Prince (By: Valerie Parv) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dear Maggie (By: Brenda Novak) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Have Gown, Need Groom (By: Rita Herron) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Marriage Conspiracy (By: Christine Rimmer) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
If You Don't Know By Now (By: Teresa Southwick) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Woman for Dusty Conrad (By: Tori Carrington) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
On Pins and Needles (By: Victoria Pade) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pregnant And Protected (By: Lilian Darcy) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Return of the Lawman (By: Lisa Childs) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man From Texas (By: Rebecca York) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sheriff of Shelter Valley (By: Tara Taylor Quinn) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Serving Up Trouble (By: Jill Shalvis) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Randall Returns (By: Judy Christenberry) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Babe In The Woods (By: Caroline Burnes) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Surprise Inheritance (By: Charlotte Douglas) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Good Daughter (By: Jean Brashear) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Secretly Married (By: Allison Leigh) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Secret Witness (By: Jessica Andersen) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Too Many Brothers (By: Roz Fox) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bullseye (By: Jessica Andersen) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Colorado Confidential Books

Rocky Mountain Maverick (By: Gayle Wilson) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Special Agent Nanny (By: Linda O. Johnston) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kiss and Tell (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Covert Cowboy (By: Harper Allen) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Warrior's Mission (By: Rita Herron) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cheyenne Wife (By: Judith Stacy) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rocky Mountain Marriage (By: Debra Lee Brown) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dangerous to Love USA Series Books

Devil's Gambit (By: Lisa Jackson) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Twice Shy (By: Evelyn A. Crowe) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Measure of Deceit (By: Caroline Burnes) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Life Line (By: Rebecca York) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Someone To Turn To (By: Marilyn Cunningham) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Dangerous Loyalty (By: Suzanne Ellison) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Dangerous Game (By: Candace Schuler,Barbara Bretton) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Perfect Frame (By: Barbara Bretton,Betsy Page) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deadly Currents (By: Caroline Burnes) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stage Whispers (By: Barbara Bretton,Elise Title) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Reluctant Bride (By: Barbara Bretton) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Passion's Verdict (By: Barbara Bretton,Frances Williams) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Haven in His Arms (By: Phyllis Halldorson) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Only a Dream Away (By: Doreen Roberts) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deadly Devotion (By: Sheryl Lynn) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Wanted Man (By: Kathleen Creighton) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Surrogate Dad (By: Marion Smith Collins) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Capture (By: Emily French) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Prince (By: Muriel Jensen) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Safekeeping (By: Peg Sutherland) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gunslinger (By: Mary McBride) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Secret And A Bridal Pledge (By: Barbara Bretton,Andrea Edwards) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Innocent Man (By: Margaret Watson) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
True Lies (By: Ingrid Weaver) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Behind The Mask (By: Joanna Wayne) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Caitlin's Guardian Angel (By: Marie Ferrarella) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
His Friend's Wife (By: Janice Kay Johnson) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Time and Again (By: Kathryn Jensen) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Badlands Bride (By: Cheryl St. John) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Suitable Bodyguard / The Bodyguard (By: Kathryn Shay) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stranger in Paradise (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Baby Romeo: P.I. (By: Jule McBride) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
When a Man Loves a Woman (By: Bonnie K. Winn) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Marrying Kind (By: Beverly Bird) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Only Child (By: Carolyn McSparren) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Touch Me In The Dark (By: Patricia Rosemoor) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Renegade's Redemption (By: Lindsay Longford) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sunset Promises (By: Carla Cassidy) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Twenty-Third Man (By: Peggy Nicholson) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wed To A Stranger? (By: Jule McBride) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Amnesiac Bride (By: Marie Ferrarella) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Amanda Stevens is an incredibly productive author, who managed to write over fifty novels, starting from a very early age. She was born in Arkansas, in the foothills of the Ozarks. The area she was born in already suggested what could have been of her future: it was a place renowned for its superstition and folklore, the two things that fascinates Stevens the most. She starts reading as a little child, influenced in the choices by the stories she listens to while at school, and by those told to her by her father. Literature has always been “everything” to her, ever since she read The Diamond in the Window by Jane Langton. As she said during an interview: “I wanted to be a writer since childhood. One of my earliest influences was […] The Diamond in the Window. I’d been reading The Little House on the Prairie series and some Nancy Drew, but this story gave me my first taste of fantasy with a Gothic edge”. It was a paranormal mystery, filled with riddles and transcendentalism, and it gave a start to the author’s great passion for gothic novels. She discovered Mary Stewart, Victoria Holt and Phyllis A. Whitney. After that, the time had come to grow and discover more about the seemingly endless world of fiction: fantasy and horror, with Michael Moorcock and Stephen King.

In her twenties, willing to pursue an English major, she went through a long series of day jobs. She studied during the night, and that time of the day already being fascinating for itself, got to become the most useful and productive. While at the University of Houston, and more precisely during her junior year, she and her fellow students were challenged by their English professor: whoever managed to get published by the end of the semester, would get an A. She wrote and sold her first novel, Killing Moon, to a New York publishing house. Not only did she get the A, but she started to work as a professional writer ever since: as mentioned above, she published more than fifty novels, and The graveyard Queen Series, is now being considered for a television production. NBC already bought the rights to the series, but as the author’s site states, there are “no further developments on the TV project”, so far.

What is more compelling about this still young and flourishing author, is her passion for symbolism and imagery, for the aesthetic point of view, combined with an intense research. In numerous interviews, she refers to the importance given to the covers of her books specifically, and generally to that of every fantasy book: it can be as important as to change, from Stevens’ point of view, the success of a book. Also, she mentions the appeal given to her by folk magic, starting from the ghost stories her father used to tell her, and ending with poltergeist-like experiences witnessed by her own friends. She cares and researches a lot whenever writing, which allows her to create a rich and intriguing series of symbols that have so much to say, that they need a specific section in her site. When asked what would she be, if she were not writing books, she answers that she would love to work with the FBI. She would not like to have a glamorous job, like a field agent or a profiler: she would take care of the research. The same way she has been collecting information for her books, she would try and find interesting, puzzling, obscure clues even in real life.

The Graveyard Queen series is most likely her best renown work. It starts with The Restorer, an intriguing novel that was good enough to receive a RITA award nomination in the paranormal romance category. Starring a young cemetery restorer, Amelia Gray, it deals with greedy entities that prey on human emotions. Amelia, the daughter of the former graveyard keeper, can see ghosts. Her father warned her as a child; he told her to never look at one of those creatures directly in the eyes. If she did, the entity would cling to her forever. It would try and restore a connection to the land of the living, it would steal her energy. That is the reason why Amelia spends the twilight hours looking for refuge, trying to escape these ghosts by being indoors or looking for hallowed ground. She always follows her father’s rules:

Never acknowledge the dead
Never stray far from hallowed ground
Never associate with those who are haunted
Never, ever tempt fate

At some point, though, a young woman’s body is found in an old graveyard she was asked to restore. Detective Devlin, a mysterious, haunted hero, is now on the case, and Amelia tries her best to help him. He is unfortunately surrounded by those ghosts Amelia has been trying to keep out of our world for her entire life. She wants to help him, but she must keep them away.

This ghostly story leads to the second book of the series, The Kingdom. Amelia has now left Charleston, the city-scenario of The Restorer, and has gotten to Asher Falls, California. She was hired to restore an old cemetery, and she he is trying her best to forget about Devlin and all the rules she was forced to infringe because of him. But as soon as she gets there, she can feel maybe she was called there for another reason. Many mysteries start to invade the heroine’s world, beginning with that of the graveyard, strangely placed at the bottom of a lake. What is the purpose of such a cemetery? Why would anyone think of that? The answer seems to fade away just as fast as more mysteries arise. The town citizens, in fact, immediately prove to be dodgy, secretive, not to mention the fact that someone breaks into her place, poisons her recently adopted dog and menaces her in several other ways. The town of Asher Falls itself looks like it is in complete decline. And, what is most important, a ghost Amelia is trying to ignore, keeps haunting her, telling her to go away from that place. Amelia is somehow forced to stay there by the feelings she gets from the place, and also because of the appearance of a new character, Thane Asher, the heir to the powerful family after whom the town is named.

This second book manages to continue and evolve the previous settings, and it intrigues the reader with many kind of new fascinations, enriching an already fantastic and mysterious world.

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