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Jayne Ann Krentz Books In Order

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Publication Order of Society Books

as Amanda Quick, Jayne Castle
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
The Scargill Cove Case Files (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Burning Cove Books

as Amanda Quick
The Girl Who Knew Too Much (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Other Lady Vanishes (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tightrope (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Close Up (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lady Has a Past (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When She Dreams (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bride Wore White (2023)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 Colter Books

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

Publication Order of Cutler, Sutter & Salinas Books

When All the Girls Have Gone (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Promise Not to Tell (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Untouchable (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dark Legacy Books

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

Publication Order of Dreamlight Trilogy Books

as Amanda Quick, Jayne Castle
Fired Up (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Burning Lamp (As: Amanda Quick) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Midnight Crystal (As: Jayne Castle) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Eclipse Bay 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 Fogg Lake Books

The Vanishing (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All the Colors of Night (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lightning in a Mirror (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

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

as Jayne Castle
Amaryllis (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zinnia (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Orchid (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Futuristic World of Harmony: Ghost Hunters Books

as Jayne Castle
Bridal Jitters (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
Illusion Town (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Guild Boss (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sweetwater and the Witch (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
People in Glass Houses (2024)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Futuristic World of Harmony: Rainshadow Books

as Jayne Castle
Canyons of Night (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
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 Gifts Duology Books

as Jayne Castle
Gift of Gold (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gift of Fire (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Guinevere Jones Books

as Jayne Castle
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 Ladies and Legends Books

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

Publication Order of Looking Glass Trilogy Books

as Amanda Quick, Jayne Castle
Quicksilver (As: Amanda Quick) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Too Deep (2010)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 The Lost Night Files Books

Sleep No More (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Vanza Books

as Amanda Quick
With This Ring (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Thee Wed (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wicked Widow (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lie by Moonlight (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Whispering Springs Books

Light in Shadow (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Truth or Dare (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Vintage of Surrender (As: Jayne Castle) (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Moment Past Midnight (As: Jayne Bentley) (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Turning Towards Home (As: Jayne Bentley) (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hired Husband (As: Jayne Bentley) (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Queen of Hearts (As: Jayne Castle) (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gentle Pirate (As: Jayne Castle) (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Whirlwind Courtship (As: Jayne Taylor) (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Maiden of the Morning (As: Jayne Bentley) (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Passionate Business (As: Stephanie James) (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sabrina's Scheme (As: Jayne Bentley) (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wagered Weekend (As: Jayne Castle) (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Right of Possession (As: Jayne Castle) (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bargain with the Devil (As: Jayne Castle) (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Legacy (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Velvet Touch (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Man's Protection (As: Jayne Castle) (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Corporate Affair / Corporate Desire (As: Stephanie James) (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Relentless Adversary (As: Jayne Castle) (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dangerous Magic (As: Stephanie James) (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Affair of Risk (As: Jayne Castle) (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spellbound (As: Jayne Castle) (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Negotiated Surrender (As: Jayne Castle) (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stormy Challenge (As: Stephanie James) (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Power Play (As: Jayne Castle) (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Renaissance Man (As: Stephanie James) (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reckless Passion (As: Stephanie James) (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Serpent in Paradise (As: Stephanie James) (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Battle Prize (As: Stephanie James) (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Body Guard (As: Stephanie James) (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To Tame the Hunter (As: Stephanie James) (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Price of Surrender (As: Stephanie James) (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gamemaster (As: Stephanie James) (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lover in Pursuit (As: Stephanie James) (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Raven's Prey (As: Stephanie James) (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conflict of Interest (As: Jayne Castle) (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Silver Snare (As: Stephanie James) (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night of the Magician (As: Stephanie James) (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Uneasy Alliance (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gambler's Woman (As: Stephanie James) (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Double Dealing (As: Jayne Castle) (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Call It Destiny (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nightwalker (As: Stephanie James) (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghost of a Chance (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Man with a Past (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
True Colors (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cautious Lover (As: Stephanie James) (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Waiting Game (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trading Secrets (As: Jayne Castle) (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Golden Goddess (As: Stephanie James) (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wizard (As: Stephanie James) (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Between the Lines (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ties That Bind (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Green Fire (As: Stephanie James) (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twist of Fate (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Second Wife (As: Stephanie James) (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Midnight Jewels (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Test of Time (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Challoner Bride (As: Stephanie James) (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
Chance of a Lifetime (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Joy (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Woman's Touch (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lady's Choice (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Saxon's Lady (As: Stephanie James) (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Golden Chance (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seduction (As: Amanda Quick) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Surrender (As:Amanda Quick) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sweet Fortune (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silver Linings (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wedding Night (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scandal (As: Amanda Quick) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Too Wild To Wed (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rendezvous / Virtue (As: Amanda Quick) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Family Man (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Perfect Partners (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ravished (As: Amanda Quick) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reckless (As: Amanda Quick) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hidden Talents (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deception (As: Amanda Quick) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wildest Hearts (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dangerous (As: Amanda Quick) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Desire (As: Amanda Quick) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Grand Passion (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mistress (As: Amanda Quick) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trust Me (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mystique (As: Amanda Quick) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Everlasting Love (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Absolutely, Positively (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mischief (As: Amanda Quick) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Affair (As: Amanda Quick) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deep Waters (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sharp Edges (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flash (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Affair of Honor (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eye of the Beholder (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Soft Focus (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lost and Found (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Smoke in Mirrors (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Full Bloom (With: Vicki Lewis Thompson) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Carried Away (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Worth the Risk (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seduction and Surrender (As:Amanda Quick) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Falling Awake (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Paid Companion (As: Amanda Quick) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wait Until Midnight (As: Amanda Quick) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All Night Long (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The River Knows (As: Amanda Quick) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man In The Mask (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wildest Dreams (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reckless Nights (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
River Road (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ruthless Love (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trust No One (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Garden of Lies (As: Amanda Quick) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secret Sisters (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Connecting Rooms (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Ladies of Lantern Street Books

as Amanda Quick
Crystal Gardens (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mystery Woman (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Otherwise Engaged (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
'Til Death Do Us Part (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Lavinia Lake Books

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

Publication Order of Rebels and Rogues Books

The Private Eye (By: Dani Sinclair) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Outsider (By: Barbara Delinsky) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Private Eye (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Honest Man (By: Leandra Logan) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mighty Quinn (By: Candace Schuler) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas Knight (By: Lyn Ellis) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Stormchaser (By: ) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Witchcraft(1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women(1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Everlasting Love(1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heart's Desire(1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Legacies of Love Collection(1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Charmed(1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Full Bloom(2001)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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5 Responses to “Jayne Ann Krentz”

  1. Usha Renee Massey: 8 months ago

    Is there going to be a book 3 of “Dark Legacy”? and I love all you books would like to have full list of the Scargill Files though or which books have that town in them please, I love all your books read them at least 2 or more times when I can’t find anything else good to read.

  2. Usha Renee Massey: 8 months ago

    Is there going to be a book 3 of “Dark Legacy”? and I love all you books would like to have full list of the Scargill Files though or which books have that town in them please, I love all your books read them at least 2 or more times when I can’t find anything else goo to read.

  3. Terri E Blizzard: 11 months ago

    I like all the books under Krentz, Quick & Castle. I read them over & over. I eagerly await to see what she has coming in the future.

  4. Penelope. Gail Thill: 2 years ago

    Love all of the books I read and reread during time at home I’ve read all of them agin I have saved all of them I get my hands on

  5. P n dodd: 2 years ago

    At almost 89 I am still enjoying krentz quick and castle! Prefer to reread oldies than boring new cosy mysteries.kudos to me krentz!!!


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