Day 2 – Jayne Ann Krentz

Romance Unlimited

“Are you ever going to write anything besides romance?”

I get that question a lot – possibly because I’ve been writing romance for a while now – under three pen names, no less:  Jayne Ann Krentz for contemporaries, Amanda Quick for historicals and Jayne Castle for futuristics.   The short answer is, no.  I love writing in the romance genre and I’ve still got lots and lots of stories to tell that fit within it.

The longer answer, of course, is that I will move on if and when I discover that I cannot write what I want to write within the romance field.  But that day has not arrived and I honestly don’t think it ever will.   The reason?  Romance is the deepest, and most unlimited of all the fiction genres.  What’s more, unlike some genres, it is not static or hidebound.  It is always in the process of reinventing itself.  At the edges it is very fluid;  constantly changing; constantly engaged in experimentation. Successful experiments within romance frequently spill over into the other genres and exert a strong influence.

There is room in romance for many different kinds of stories and settings.  There is  space for everything from dark, edgy romantic thrillers to light, entertaining who-done-its.  From vampires and werewolves to novels of contemporary small town community relationships.  From sweeping historical sagas to Regency comedy-of-manners.  From stories that deal with post traumatic stress disorder to stories about long-kept family secrets. There is Young Adult romance. And New Adult romance.  There is gay romance. There is over-the-top erotica and there is sweet, wholesome, religion-infused romance.  There are stories set in the past.  Stories set in the present.  Stories set in the future.  Stories set in other dimensions.

Know what else I love about this genre?  The readers.  The audience for romance novels is very open-minded; always willing to try something new.  What is more, romance readers read widely outside the genre.  That is because they simply love to read.  They buy a LOT of books – all kinds of books. 

Start a conversation with a romance reader and you will soon find yourself discussing the latest thriller at the top of the bestseller lists or the newest literary book club selections.  You’ll talk about the blockbuster novel that everyone is reading and that little gem of a book that defies any label, the one almost no one else has heard about.  But you’ll always come back to the new books in the romance genre because the appeal is so enduring; so fundamental.

At its core, romance derives its power from the ancient heroic traditions, not modern angst.  In the romance novel values and virtues such as courage, honor, determination, optimism and a belief in the healing power of love truly matter.  They are crucial to the story – and important to the reader.

Really, when I think about it, I can’t imagine writing in any other genre.
If you are looking for another romance author to read, I’d like to recommend Cat Devon and her recent book  SLEEPING WITH THE ENTITY,  a wonderfully warm, humorous take on the paranormal romance story.  All I will say is that it involves vampires and red velvet cupcakes. (*Cat Devon provided a short R-A-R M note, too. You can find it here.)

Jayne is generously donating a signed copy of Mystery Woman by Amanda Quick as a giveaway (U.S. only, apologies to international readers.) To enter, either leave a comment here or enter the weekly drawing on the contest page. Or both.  (Only one entry per commenter per post, though – multiple comments on one essay does not give you more chances.)  Comment entries must be posted by midnight EST Aug 2 to be eligible, though winners will be announced the following week.


The author of over 50 New York Times bestsellers, JAYNE ANN KRENTZ writes romantic-suspense, often with a psychic and paranormal twist, in three different worlds: Contemporary (as Jayne Ann Krentz), historical (as Amanda Quick) and futuristic (as Jayne Castle). There are over 35 million copies of her books in print.

When she’s not writing, Jayne can be found on Facebook posting messages to her readers. Read more about Jayne and her books at jayneannkrentz.com

(Photo credit Marc Von Borstel)

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  • lisa

    Hi Jayne, I thoroughly enjoy travelingmthrough the vaious time periods of your books and the threads that tie them together. Is it hard to keep all the details straight?

  • Allison Siegel

    Loved your take on why romance matters to you; will have to pick up one of your books and try it out. My reading list is going to be very full after finding all of these great romance writers I’ve never read from before.

  • helena rizzuto

    Oh… I love your books! They are my “kids are going beyond being kids, husband is a pain and I really just need calgon and a good book” reading material. I love the books written in Amanda Quick pen because I swear I was born during the historical era and I imagine myself in every scenario from the AQ books. Of course my husband thinks I’m nuts but hey…. lol I love the ladies of lantern street series… and everytime I’m asked to recommend a book… these are what I find myself suggesting.

  • Jen Ferraro Stepke

    Love all of your books! Thank you for your fabulous writing and for the giveaway! 🙂

  • Thank you so much for participating in Read-A-Romance Month, Jayne, and for your always-eloquent defense and support of the genre!

  • Jess Clever McQuaid

    Mistress by Amanda Quick was the first romance novel I ever read! thank you for the great stories and keep them coming!

  • Nancy Huddleston

    Your books are the best. I have read and reread everyone of them. I love the Jones family. Past, present and future. Thank you for the historicials I started in my preteens, the wonderful stories have made me laugh, cry and shout for joy. You are awesome.

  • Bette Hansen

    thanks Jayne. I haven’t read your work yet but I have a few to watch out for now

  • Tory

    I love your books and I do not know why anyone would ask you if you would write other genres, although I would likely read them if you wrote them. I am eagerly awaiting Deception Coves release 🙂

  • Anne

    I am always amazed that you can write a book and keep it so great, but I am so very impressed with all of your pen names’ works. I am glad you have so many more stories to tell, please don’t ever stop writing!! Thank you!

  • Linda Kleback

    Your books are my favorites. Love them all!

  • Rowan Worth

    Love ALL your books under ALL your names. Why would you need to write anything else when you do Romance perfectly!?? ; )

  • Leah Zehrung

    I have been reading your books for years and have loved all of them. I love jumping from Victorian London to futuristic worlds where dust bunnies are awesome pets!

    • Go dust bunnies! xoxo

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      Leah, I use animals a lot in my stories in part because they bring out aspects of character but also because I believe we have a connection with them which may be impossible to describe but which is very real.

  • Diane Giarrusso

    I’ve loved reading romances (and science fiction, thrillers, mysteries, historicals, non fiction, cereal boxes and bubble gum wrappers) since I can remember. Thanks for dispelling the notion that romance readers only read romances! My suggestions for non-romance authors to try… John Scalzi, Louise Penny, Alexandra Fuller, John Green, Paul Doiron, Hilary Mantel…

  • CJSabbey

    I have been reading your books for years. Amanda Quick us my favorite. What you said is true. I am all over the place with my reading. Keep on writing. Love your new Amanda Quick series. Deception is my all time favorite.

  • Erlinda Mejia

    I had already claimed Jayne Ann Krentz and Amanda Quick in my top 5 favorite writers before I found out you were one and the same. No wonder I loved the stories so much! Have enjoyed each and every one of your books since then. Thank you for the mystery, love, excitement, wonderful characters and enjoyment I have found in each of your books.

  • Janet Mota

    Your books are great!! Love them!!

  • Jennifer Bosson

    I love your books! I always read them in one day and then anxiously await the next books!!! Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

  • Jan FromOhio

    In the beginning of my reading journey, I didn’t think I would be reading any romance stories. But then one day, and I can’t remember the day (I just know it changed my life), I picked up one of your book and started reading and I’m hooked. I love all three era’s. I just found out that you used to write as Stephainie James. I found some of those books at my local library book sale.

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      Thanks for joining me in the journey!

  • Brenda Bourque

    I love all the worlds of Jayne Ann Krentz ,3 and I WANT a dust bunny!

    • Right?!

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      Yeah, I’d like a dust bunny, too, Brenda!

  • Amy McKechney Lang

    I will be honest….I have never read any of your books but I would love to try one. Discovering new authors to read is one of my favorite things!

    • Hi, Amy – you’re in for a treat! xoxo

  • Kylan Alexander

    I discovered Amanda Quick first, way back in 1993. As soon as I learned the Jayne Ann Krentz/Jayne Castle/Amanda Quick connection, I read every single title I could find! Still one of my top go to authors, ALWAYS.

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      Kylan: I am honored to be one of your “go to” authors!

  • Robert Sutton

    Love reading your, Jayne Ann Krentz, contemporary books & Jayne Castle, futuristic books. I’ve tried the historical stuff but not as much a fan. I’m glad you still have stories in you to write. Thank you for the ones you have given us so far. Keep it up, I’ll be watching for new stuff. Thanks Again.

  • Carla Michelle Peavler Alcorn

    I really enjoy your Amanda Quick books. Can’t wait to see what the future holds for you!

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      Thanks, Carla!

  • Deanna Stillings

    I agree. Romance readers are – readers! We do read and enjoy everything.

    • And they love to discuss books, and they’re nice to talk to!

  • Teresa Jones

    You and your other personalities have been my favorite authors since I first discovered you. I am attempting to find the parts of the three part stories so I can complete my collections. Keep writing!! I love reading your books and have now started re-reading them because I like some of them better than some of the new stuff out there. I’m a fan forever!

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      Teresa: Thanks so much for taking the time to let me know that you enjoy my books.

  • Debbie Pahler

    romance got me reading in the first place and I always go back to it to spend a pleasant evening. Fills the soul heart and mind with great thoughts

  • Heather Hatcher

    I thoroughly love your stories in any time setting. You are in a three way tie for top favorite author along with Jennifer Crusie & Julia Quinn (though I own and have read more of your books than any of theirs). The very first book that I read of yours (& embarrassingly to admit this is way before I knew you were not only Jayne Ann Krentz but Amanda Quick & Jayne Castle…it’s what I get for not reading the author jacket) was “Absolutely, Positively” & I fell in love…especially with Harry Stratton Trevelyan. And each story I read I just love love love the male character and saucy way the heroine gets under his skin straight in the vein to his heart! I could never say which is my favorite because its like asking a mother which child she loves more…I love them all equally and passionately (the books, of course not the children, though when I have them the same rule will most definitely apply). I devour the Jones & the mysterious and intriguing world of the Arcane though personally I wouldn’t mind loving a Sweetwater man. And my world would not be complete without a little dust bunny in my life…I’ll call him George, who loves snicker doodles & has mini delusions of being a superhero or in his case a super dust bunny. All I can say is thank you for the characters and the happiness it brings us all who get a glimpse into their world.

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      Heather: Thank you so much for letting me know that my books have had an important place in your life. Your note made my day.

  • Melanie Backus

    I love a great read and am keeping my fingers crossed!

  • Sandi in OH

    I have read your books, under all your names, since you started writing. I have enjoyed all of them. I read romances, biographies, mysteries, thrillers. The gift of reading is the best gift ever.

  • brhill2010

    I can agree that when you talk with a person that read romantic books that tend to know what is the next great book but somehow you land up talking about the romance you are reading now. The values that you discussed along with the healing power of love are not just fiction they are true. If you talk to somebody who has found their soul mate they will tell you that before their “knight in shining armor” came along someone broke their heart. Until the person they were suppose to be with came along, their heart wasn’t truly healed.

  • Blessedmimi

    I love all three of your personalities 🙂

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      Thanks!

  • I still remember in 1982 getting my first one-“A Man’s Protection”. I have read them all and love them!

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      Barbara — glad we’re still a “team”. Thanks for being with me on the journey.

  • Melissa Cowling Terry

    I enjoy reading your books. I hope to add this one to my tbr pile.

  • Marcia Carney

    Love the Jayne books, and am looking forward to the next!

  • Ruth

    Hi! Those virtues you speak of? Right. On. The. Money. They are why romance is not just important, but necessary. Next time someone dares to scoff at my beloved genre, I will point that out! In addition, I have just learned so much about history and manners and morals that I am a fount of delicious history tidbits that are not only fun, but true. Bonus! And your hair is adorable by the way 🙂 Thanks for sharing today!

  • suepeace

    I have read most of your books written as Jayne Ann Krentz and a few of your other ones 🙂 Pretty well all of what I read is romance of some type!! 🙂

  • Ann Mettert

    I’ve liked most all of the books of yours I’ve read. I’m not really into paranormal, but I’ve read some of yours. 🙂

  • Ruth

    Hi! Those virtues you mentioned? Right. On. The. Money. Next time someone scoffs at my beloved genre, I will be sure to point those virtues out. Your words also ring true about romance readers. I could talk your head off about books. I have learned so much about history that I am a fount of facts and trivia. I love it! We romance girls really do rock! – p.s. Your hair is adorable 🙂 By the way, I typed this once already, but it disappeared into cyberspace. Sorry if this turns up twice.

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      Ruth: I’ll let my hair stylist know that you like my hair. She’ll be thrilled. And, yes, it’s all about the core values of a genre. Romance has some great ones.

  • Patty Vasquez

    I appreciate your comment about the broad nature of romance. After all it’s about people and we’re all very different. Who doesn’t enjoy a great love story, no matter its form?

  • christinejensen

    I love that romances cover so many topics!

  • Suzanne Clune

    I have read and loved all your books under each of your names for years!In fact its gotten to the point where I don’t even need to find out what the book is going to be about,your name alone is enough. I know that when I pick up one of your books, there is going to be a strong,intelligent heroine, and a man who will give everything he has for her. Your secondary characters are always a pleasure to read about also, and of course no-one could forget the dust bunnies!So as long as you continue to write romance,I will continue to read them,with a big smile on my face <3

  • Laura Tavares

    And we do not want you to stop writing romance. That would be such a loss for all readers.

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      Laura: Don’t worry — as long as you keep reading, I’ll keep writing.

  • Donna Logan Brown

    So glad you are involved with the RARM blog. Have read your books since the beginning and had to search long and hard for some of the titles. It’s always fascinated me that you can write in such different styles and be so prolific. I knew you were Stephanie James from my used bookstore owner and found those books as well. Happy to see some of your titles are being re-released as e-books.

    • *I’m* so glad JAK is involved in the RARM blog too, as you can imagine! :o)

  • Genny Moore

    just recently got interested in reading the Deception Cove series.

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      Genny: I hope you enjoy my Jayne Castle Harmony/Rainshadow novels. It’s the dust bunnies, you know…

  • Kathy Valentine

    i love all your books i have read everything you have written! i love the paranormal romances and you write some of the best! thank you for so many years of great reading!!!!

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      Kathy, thanks so much for taking the time to let me know you enjoy my books. It was very kind of you.

  • Jana Singleton

    I remember being introduced to your books when I borrowed an Amanda Quick book from my father’s collection of books and I have never looked back. I am in the midst of re-reading the Harmony books (love those dust bunnies) and also the Arcane series.

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      Jana: Thanks — and I am grateful to your father!

  • Richelle Soon

    As far as I am concerned; Romance in its current manifestation is multi-genre, it can and does encompass facets of other genres. As discussed, elements of mystery, science fiction etc. are all apart of many romances these days. That is why I like it so much and the fact that you and other writers can so smoothly deal with these topics and still pay attention to the people and relationships is truly a gift to your readers.
    This is one of the main reasons I stay with women writers. They pay attention to the people. That and the humor. This is a major requirement for me. Along with strong female characters who give as good as they get. Oh and let us not forget the dust bunnies. Thank you for the dust bunnies. They make me smile.

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      Richelle — I completely agree. And as for the humor in my books — thanks for letting me know you get my sense of humor. Ahem. Not everyone does.

  • tonda hargett

    I love all types of books, but in my opinion they’re always best with romance!

  • Ann Lorz

    I have been reading your books for a while and I have to say I love them. It doesn’t matter which name you’re writing under, I read them.

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      Ann: Thanks so much for taking the time to let me know that you are enjoying my books.

  • TrishJ

    I started out reading strictly romance books. Because they were sweet, happy books. Then I discovered romantic suspense, wow, edge of your seat and HEA. Then I found paranormal. Great fantasy and HEA. So, you can’t go wrong with romance!!

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      TrishJ: That’s one of the many things I love about the genre — plenty of room for a vast variety of stories and plots.

  • Evelyn Korzenko Chester

    I read all the books under each name and I love them!!! Have been reading and collecting them since I was a teenager, please don’t stop writing as they are a blessing to sit down with and loose myself in.
    thanks,
    Evelyn Chester

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      Evelyn: Glad we’ve been a team for a while now! As long as you keep reading, I’ll keep writing.

  • Stephanie M.

    You are on my favorite authors list (under all your names). I loved the Looking Glass Trilogy and have enjoyed all the Arcane Society books as well. Thank you for giving us so many wonderful stories over the years.

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      Stephanie: Thanks for taking the time to let me know that you enjoy my books. It was very kind of you.

  • Kim Cornwell

    I love your books! Thanks for being a part of a super giveaway!

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      Thanks, Kim!

  • MaddBookish

    Love me some Jayne Ann Krentz. I’m particularly fond of the Jayne Castle books.

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      MaddBookish: Thanks for letting me know you especially enjoy my Jayne Castle books. Not everyone does. I really treasure readers who do!

  • MelindaB

    I like to read romance novels, because there’s always a happy ending. What could be better than two people finding someone to love?

  • Kim

    I love that you are so passionate about romance as a genre! I really enjoy your books.

    • Thanks, Kim! I love that about JAK, too – she has always been a wonderful and eloquent advocate for the genre. Adding my thanks, Jayne! xoxo

  • Katrina Wreggelsworth

    You are an awesome writer that is on my must buy list. Thanks for your books, that can take me to great places.

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      Katrina: I am honored to know that I am on your auto-buy list. There is no greater compliment for a writer.

  • Cheryl Hastings

    I have yet to read a Jayne Castle book…how is that possible?! Of course, futuristic isn’t my time period of choice, but I am going to grab one and give it a try. Any suggestions??

    • Cheryl, I am fairly new to the Jayne Castle world, too, but I did have a chance to read an ARC of Deception Cove and it’s great! All of JAK’s books stand alone, even as they weave in with other books, so you really can’t go wrong.

      • Cheryl Hastings

        Thanks Bobbi, I’ll add that to my growing list!!

  • Dana Shoulders

    I have to tell you that when I was younger I had every book you had ever written up to that point and they had carefully been collected from used book stores when I couldn’t find them in print anymore. At some point after I got married at 27, I decided that I didn’t have time to read anymore, plus I was always made to feel like I was living in some lala land if I read romance. I ended up selling or giving away a large amount of my books because I didn’t feel like I needed them anymore and would never want to read them again (tragically this included a huge box of your books that made someone else a very happy person when they got them).

    Years after this, I had my only child when I was 34 and after the total craziness of those early years when it feels like you will never have a free moment, I woke up one day and wanted my books back. I started reading again voraciously, and found that I could no longer find many of the books I gave away and I kick myself even now. The good part is that many of those out of print books are slowly becoming available on Kindle, which makes me very happy. One day I will hopefully have all of my favorites back and I’ll try not to do anything so boneheaded again as to let myself become convinced by others that they are not important. 🙂

    • Hi, Dana – I really started reading romance again once I had kids, too. I think in many ways, especially when you have an infant, the world becomes in many ways a very scary place – and romance novels fulfills our need to escape and know that, in this book at least, everything is going to be okay.Of course my kids are teens now, and I kept reading romance. As SEP says, “Life is too short to read depressing books.” Thanks for the note. I hope you come back and read more authors at R-A-R M. xoxo

      • Dana Shoulders

        Totally agree on SEP’s quote :). I avoid depressing books and movies since I’ve learned I’m way to empathetic and when I’m still sad at the end of something it carries over into my life for weeks.Who wants to be depressed? And I’ll definitely come back to enjoy more posts since I’ve really been enjoying the ones I’ve read so far :).

  • Jen C

    I love the varieties of romances! 🙂

  • MaryC

    Love all your books – can’t wait to read DECEPTION COVE!

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      MaryC: Thanks!

  • Martha Lawton

    Hi Jayne, I am one of your greatest fans. I always read each and every book you put out. I think you are a genius with your words and how you put them together. I am not much of a futuristic reader, but I always read the Jayne Castle books ( I also have them all in paperback) Thank you for your words.

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      Thanks, Martha! I’m am so glad you were able to get into my Jayne Castle world — not everyone does, believe me!

  • Courtney Cogswell

    I love, love, love your books! I think your Amanda Quick books were some of the first romances I read. And now, I’ve read just about all of your others as well 🙂 I appreciate all genres and while I do read just about everything, I always come back to romance. This is what has always drawn me to your books–I can get thrillers, historical, & contemporary fiction all with a healthy dose of romance. Can’t wait to keep reading more of your work!

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      Thanks, Courtney — good to know we’re a team.

  • Katy M

    Great essay about why romance rocks! I love JAK writing as Amanda Quick,
    but I haven’t read her books in a few years – so many books, so little
    time.

  • Pamby50

    I love all your books. Amanda Quick takes you back in time. Didn’t know I would like futuristic Jayne but who can’t love your dust bunnies. Look forward to reading what comes next.

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      Pamby50: Thank you. Glad you’re enjoying those dust bunnies. They ave taken over my Jayne Castle life!!!!

  • Tin

    I love what you said about readers of the romance genre — we are a group that loves to experiment and push the genre’s boundaries.

    I have loved your historical romance works from your very first book and continue to follow your amazing, amazing Arcane Society series to now.

    Many thanks for the chance to win The Mystery Woman — I’ve just read the first book, Crystal Gardens and am intrigued by the Ladies of Lantern Street.

  • Ann

    Love each of you – Amanda Quick, Jayne Ann Krentz, and Jayne Castle! It amazes me each persona is so unique!

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      Ann: Thanks for following me through all three of my names. It’s a lot to ask of a reader so I truly do appreciate it.

  • leah g

    I love that there are so many different segments of romance it really fits every mood.

  • erom13

    I love your Amanda Quick books, and have read quite a few Jayne Ann Krentz, so I need to get around to your Jayne Castle books. I love having so many options!

  • Rebecca Berus

    I love your romances and I love how you write all over the genre. You write some amazing books. Thanks!

  • I love your books, and have read as many as I can get my hands on under all your pen names. I particularly enjoyed the Arcane Society novels, and how you tied all three of your “personas” together in those. I found those first, which led me to the Harmony books (love those dust bunnies!) and to your other earlier books. Please keep writing romance and romantic suspense!

    You are absolutely right about the breadth of romance as a genre and the wide-ranging interests (and ages) of romance readers. I read fantasy, SF, and mystery as well as nonfiction on a variety of topics. I read historical romances, contemporaries (especially small-town),romantic suspense, fantasy romance, paranormals. . . A good story is a good story, and the relationship between two people is one of the most compelling stories there is.

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      Lark: You’re so right — the relationship between two people is one of the most compelling stories out there.

  • Niki Rittenhouse

    I haven’t read Mystery woman. Would love to try it out. 🙂 I really enjoyed your post.

  • Your novel “Reckless” was my first romance! And I’ve been a romance reader ever since. Phoebe: limping, bookish, imperfect, opinionated… she was a revelation. One of my first ever life-long friends. I’ve returned to that book routinely over the years. What you say about the genre is very true. It’s fluidity makes it new and exiting and challenging. Yet we all appreciate that it has it’s dependable side, too–whether it’s a beloved character, a favorite author, ancient traditions, or just the comfort of a guaranteed happy ending that keeps us coming back.

  • Audrey Hines

    I read and love everything that you write under all you names

  • Kea M Barnica

    I love your stories! Keep writing! We’ll keep reading!

  • Thea

    You know how folks re-read Jane Austen? Well, I do, too. But there are also a few of my favorite authors and I enjoy rereading their works as well. And you, Ms. Krentz, are one of them. Thanks for years of joyful reading…and re-reading. t

  • glittergirl54

    I agree with everything you said. I am a devoted romance reader and I read ALL types of romance. I don’t like to stray beyond romance because I read for entertainment and escape and don’t like “real life” to intrude unhappily. I demand a HEA and romance delivers. There are some authors I’ve cut from my list because they violate the romance rules of a HEA and that leaves me unhappy.

  • Lisa Kay Argo

    Oh, please continue writing romances. They are wonderful!

  • Marsha Berman

    I am an avid reader of everything; History, current events, fantasy, romance, Harry Potter,Dr. Seuss & nursery rhymes (we have a 2-year old grandson). Your comment about romance readers being open to trying other types of books rang true to me. Because I liked Amanda Quick and her Victorian mysteries, I tried a few steampunk romances, and found I liked them. I own a great many of your books under every name, and as soon as a new one comes out, order it on Kindle. I have never read any book of yours I didn’t like, of course some more than others. I especially liked the Eclipse Bay series, all the Dust Bunny books, and the books you write through all three entities.

  • donnas

    Sounds great. I am looking forward to getting the chance to read your books. Love the sound of them.

  • Jan FromOhio

    In the beginning of my reading journey, I didn’t think I would be reading any romance stories. But then one day, and I can’t remember the day (I just know it changed my life), I picked up one of your book and started reading and I’m hooked. I love all three era’s. I just found out that you used to write as Stephainie James. I found some of those books at my local library book sale
    P.S. this is my repost using my own name. When I first posted I didn’t know I had to have an account.

  • Nicole D

    I have so much fun reading your books and I hope one day to be able to say that I’ve read every one (with more to come, of course!) Thanks so much for all you write, and keep up the great work!

  • Cindy A

    Romance has everything – modern, historicals, paranormal, sci-fy, mystery. What’s not to love. I can go anywhere.

  • Annick Weilche

    I’m a great fan Jayne, I’ve read many of your books, historical, contemporary and futuristic. Let me also say, you’re my role model as a writer. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent.

  • Sandy Porter

    I love your books. I have been reading them for years. But I didn’t know until this essay that u also wrote as Jayne Castle. Now since reading the comments on this page as well. I really want to read those books due to a comment about dust bunnies as pets? This sounds adorable & of course has peeked my interest. Will let u know when I pick one up to read. Thanks again for the article!!