Day 16 – Jayne Ann Krentz – Romancing Suspense and Variety

Today I Celebrate Romantic-Suspense

I get this question a lot:

Q: You write in several different genres. Is it hard switching back and forth between the futuristic, the contemporary and thehot zone historical?

A: No, I don’t write a lot of different genres. I write one genre: romantic-suspense. The only thing that changes from book to book is the fictional landscape – it can be futuristic, contemporary or historical.

Why do I shift fictional landscapes? Different worlds allow for different plots and different problems for the characters to confront. It’s refreshing to me as a writer to move back and forth between those worlds.

Want some examples?

HISTORICAL: Got a story that involves Victorian-era photography? Turns out cyanide was a staple in every darkroom of the time. Accidental (and not-so-accidental) poisonings were common. Excellent way to commit murder. Plot point!

FUTURISTIC: Got a problem with giant insects threatening an island? Clearly paranormal forces at work. Plot point!

CONTEMPORARY: A heroine suspects that her aunt may have been murdered in what appears to be an accidental car crash. She uses her skills as a forensic genealogist and the power of the internet to research the past for answers. Plot point!

Three settings, three different plot lines. But all three stories are tales of romantic-suspense.otherwise

So, what doesn’t change for me? My core story. It always hinges on some very ancient, heroic elements: honor, courage, determination and the healing power of love. I love to work with plots that involve family secrets and revenge. In my stories, murder and violence are never random – there is always a certain kind of intimacy involved. And there’s an implicit guarantee to the reader: In the end, there will be answers.

My characters deal with issues of trust and the risks of commitment. For my heroes and heroines, mutual respect, compassion, and the willingness to do the right thing when the chips are down serve as the foundation of the relationship. The arc of the story is the creation of that foundation.

Why do romance and suspense blend so well together? Because each element heightens the stakes in the other. Every twist in the suspense generates a twist in the relationship and vice-versa.

Every writer has a core-story — romantic-suspense is mine. And before you ask, no, I don’t get tired of it. Creating my core story is the work of a lifetime. I am still exploring and discovering my path.

Recommendations:

MEL CURTIS: (Current book: CORA RULES). Mel’s Hollywood Rules series is a total reinvention of the glitz novel – a wonderfully entertaining, over-the-top mix of glamour and romance. Mel’s writing is smart, sassy, and sexy.

ELIZABETH LOWELL: (Current book: NIGHT DIVER). Nobody does romantic-suspense like EL. A perfect mix of well-researched plots and high-octane passion.

CHRISTINA DODD: (Current book: VIRTUE FALLS). Christina’s new novel of suspense has it all: small town secrets, a serial killer and a passionate relationship. The writing is fast-paced, the characters are fascinating and the action is intense.


Questions for the Author

1 – Describe the most daring, adventurous or inspiring thing you ever did.
Jayne Ann Krentz, JAK, Corvette picture

Jayne Ann Krentz, JAK, Corvette picture

A: I should preface this by saying that I never learned to drive a manual shift car. Last Christmas my brothers decided it was time I learned – and they taught me in a lipstick-red Corvette. Wow! I confess I never got out of third gear – I scared myself – but what a thrill! Best Christmas gift ever!

2 – Tell us about your journey to becoming a writer. (How did you decide to get started? Did you always know or was there a specific moment when you knew?)

A: I started writing because I wanted to tell the story my way. I never thought of myself as a writer until I made the decision to quit my day job. That’s when I discovered who I am.

3 – Tell us about The (or A) Book That Changed Your Life. (Why?)

A: Nancy Drew. The only thing wrong with the series was that there wasn’t enough romance.

Jayne is generously giving away one copy of The Hot Zone (upon its release on August 26) to one U.S. reader (entry form below). Apologies to international friends.


JAK

Photo credit: Marc Von Borstel

Jayne Ann Krentz has had over fifty New York Times bestsellers.  She writes romantic-suspense under her own name and also as Amanda Quick and Jayne Castle.

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Hannah B

    I grew up reading Nancy Drew and I agree, there wasn’t enough romance in the series 🙂

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      Yep, a lot of us Nancy Drew fans out there. We know who we are!

  • Kathy Nye

    I love your romantic suspense stories in a ALL of the landscapes. I am a long time fan. Thank you so much.

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      @kathynye:disqus: Thanks so much for taking the time to let me know that you enjoy all three of my landscapes — not everyone does. I really treasure those readers who do, believe me.

  • Judy Goodnight

    Jayne, your core story as a writer is exactly the core story I want as a reader. You’ve been in my Top 3 writers since I started reading your books back in the 80’s and I think I own just about everything you’ve written. So, please, just keep writing! Whether it’s contemporary, historical, or futuristic, I’ll be there reading it.

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      @judygoodnight:disqus It’s always wonderful to meet others who share my love of romantic-suspense. Don’t worry, as long as you’re reading, I’ll keep writing. Couldn’t stop if I wanted to.

  • Debbie Oxier

    Love your books. You look really good in the car!

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      @debbieoxier:disqus Thank you. The thing is, a red Corvette makes everyone in it look good!

  • Susiecat

    I feel in love with your AQ books back in the one-word title days. One of the biggest mistakes of my life was donating my collection of them to my local library during one of my many moves back in the 90s. I still miss them.

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      @disqus_jCW6bfk8u8:disqus Thanks for taking the time to let me know that you enjoy my
      Amanda Quick titles. And don’t worry — a donation to your local library is never a mistake!!!!

  • Connie Holland

    I will buy her books as soon as they come out..She is one of the best writers and I have never been bored reading one of her books. I ♥ JAK

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      @connie_holland:disqus Thanks so much for saying that you never get bored reading one of my books! There is no higher compliment that you can pay an author. I am honored.

  • Patty Vasquez

    I love that you move seemlessly between your 3 landscapes. I also really appreciate your feisty heroines. I suspect there’s a little bit of you in each one of them. Your dust bunnies are the best!

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      @pattyvasquez:disqus I’m so glad you enjoy my heroines — and those dust bunnies. (But I have to tell you, those DBs have taken over my Jayne Castle life).

  • Jessica Vallejos

    I love JAK. I have found so much happiness and comfort in her books. It is always a pleasure to read her new stories.

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      @jessica_vallejos:disqus Thank you for taking the time to let me know that my books have a place in your life. It was very kind of you. You made me feel good!

  • Anna

    There was definitely not enough romance in Nancy Drew.

    How amazing that you can be so true to yourself through so many different settings!

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      @Anna:disqus I think every author has a core story — stray too far from it and you lose your power as a writer. As I said in my blog, developing my own core story is the work of a lifetime.

  • Emmel

    I think a lot of us bemoaned the lack of romance in Nancy Drew, or read, say, Tolkien and dwelt on Eowyn and Faramir. And then we discover romance–where the focus is the relationship! I think there actually are a lot of “closet” romance readers out there: folks who love the relationship aspect of whatever they might read. May they find their ways to the romances they’d enjoy!

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      @Emmel:disqus I’m with you there — the really great part about the romance genre is that the focus is on the relationship — and the heroine is the heart and soul of the novel. What a concept, hmm?

  • Archana Ganju

    Nancy Drew books set me in the path of reading. All I can say is you are one of the best and one of my favorite authors that I know.

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      @archanaganju:disqus I love that we have a fondness for Nancy Drew in common! Thanks for letting me know that you enjoy my books.

  • Ellen

    I always liked Nancy Drew books. We used to pass them around family and friends. Funny…my sisters, nieces and I do this with your books, too. Definitely on our “keepers” shelf. Thanks for bringing us much enjoyment over the years.

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      @disqus_lDPiJTNlvG:disqus Delighted to know that my books are on your “keepers” shelf! Thank you.

  • Marcia Boswell-Carney

    I’m with Ellen. I have a whole shelf of “Jayne books” with a variety of author names. It’s been a wonderful ride with you!

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      @Marcia Boswell-Carney:disqus Thanks so much for letting me know I’m on your keeper shelf in a variety of my names!

  • Laura Z

    Loved Nancy Drew and Little House on the Prairie books, then moved onto romance books. I go through phases where its all historicals or all contemporaries or all romantic suspense. But I just like to read books with kick butt heroines and good stories written by great authors. My TBR pile keeps growing larger and larger as I find more authors to read.

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      @Laura Z:disqus That’s the wonderful thing about the romance genre, isn’t it? There is an endless variety of stories to be found in it. I’ve always said it’s the most fluid, experimental and interesting of all the genres.

  • Kylan Alexander

    I love all your landscapes! I discovered you 20 years ago while I was in high school. I started with Amanda Quick because historical is my favorite but then I discovered that you had not one but two other personalities. Love them all! Still working on collecting all the older books. Definitely a go-to auto-buy author!

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      @Kylan Alexander:disqus Thanks so much for following me into all three of my worlds!

  • Lyn Hamilton

    I’ve been reading your books since the Candlelight days .. I still have a copy of Gentle Pirate …. And some Harlequin Temptations…. lol .. And all of the Harmony books – and your mainstream. I’m glad to see many are coming out in eBook format, since I’m downsizing.

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      @lynhamilton:disqus Wow! You’ve got a copy of GENTLE PIRATE? We do go back a ways, don’t we? Glad we’re still together. And, yes, ebooks are a terrific way to store a book collection.

  • Cindy Campbell

    The best thing about your books is the personality that you give to all your characters; every book is a visit with a good friend.

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      @Cindy Campbell:disqus I love that you consider my characters “friends”!

  • Tammy H

    I loved Nancy Drew, too!

  • Sarah Michal Harris

    Love all of JAK’s books. They are on my keeper shelf and they are one of few that I get both on my nook and in hardback.

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      @sarahmichalharris:disqus I’m so happy to be on your keeper shelf! Thank you.

  • jacquelineseewald

    Hi, Jayne Ann,

    I am also a big fan and read all of your novels. You consistently write quality romance. I was honored when you wrote the cover endorsement of my paranormal Regency TEA LEAVES AND TAROT CARDS.

  • Debbie Fuller

    I love your books and they are the ones I return to again and again. I’ve found hardcovers of all most all your books to put on my keeper shelf. Looking forward to reading your last two books. Thanks for the wonderful stories and romances!

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      @disqus_0sNc1SZ0jx:disqus Thanks for going to the trouble of finding hardcovers of my books. I’m thrilled to know that you enjoy books enough to collect them.

  • Martha Lawton

    I love all your books and read them as faithfully as I can. The Jayne Castle books are my favorite by far. Not sure why – perhaps the quirky nature of them. Recently I got rid of a huge amount of books – none of yours as Jayne Castle tho – they are keepers.

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      @Martha Lawton:disqus Lol! I’ll let you in on a little secret — futuristic romances were the first books I tried to write back at the start of my career. No market for them back in those days, though. But — yay! — now there is so Jayne Castle lives!

      • Martha Lawton

        Then you are going to love this statement. I only read limited futuristic you and JD Robb (Nora Roberts for those who don’t know). You know you are the tops! During this month of romances, I have been writing about my favorites in romances. I have a piece I am going to upload on Sunday Night/Monday Morning about you. Marjay.simplesite.com. Thanks for your books and the fun characters including the dust bunnies.

  • Sheryl N

    I don’t think that I have read any of your books, but then again I have been reading romance for about 20 years…..so maybe I have. Going to go in and check out your books. Thanks

  • alisha woods

    love Nancy Drew too

  • Barbara E.

    I never thought of romantic suspense when it comes to the Jayne Castle or Amanda Quick books, but I guess that’s true. I do enjoy suspense in those settings, I guess it’s historical or futuristic settings that really catch my interest. 😀

  • Erica H

    Cannot wait for your next book!

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      @Erica H:disqus Next up is THE HOT ZONE. The heroic dust bunny in this one is named Lyle. This story is Halloween on Rainshadow. Need I say more?

  • TrishJ

    Love your books. I was in a used book store several years ago and picked up one of your books. That’s all it took, I was hooked. I glommed everything I could find. I especially like your contemporaries. I know I will get the HEA, but I like the journey to be exciting.

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      @disqus_5xhhAPbPr5:disqus Romances are like the mystery/suspense genre in that we know the ending before we start the book. That’s not the point of reading the story, is it? As you say, it’s all about the journey.

  • Pam Parsels

    I’ve been reading and loving your books forever. You’re one of my favorites – and maybe that’s because your core story resonates with me. Plus, love the humor you seamlessly weave into your stories. I started with Nancy Drew, too….must be partly an age thing. We were lucky to have her.

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      @pamparsels:disqus I think we are drawn to authors whose core stories resonate with us — and that happens when the core values embedded in the stories also resonate with us.

  • QL fan

    I’ve been reading your books since the beginning, I’m pretty sure. I’ve always enjoyed all of your different styles, and Amanda Quick’s been my favorite author for quite a long time. I go back and re-read your books over and over. Mistress has been my favorite book for I don’t know how long. I’m really enjoying the Rainshadow books. I think they’re your best Harmony books, yet.

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      @qlfan:disqus (Allison Herndon): I’m so glad you’re enjoying the Rainshadow books. I love the freedom of that world. But the dust bunnies have definitely taken over my Jayne Castle life…

  • Christina Walden

    I love all three romance worlds you have created, but my favorite by far are the arcane society novels. Right behind them cones the dark legacy novels. BTW are we ever going to get the third one?

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      @christinawalden:disqus I’m so glad you enjoyed the Arcane Society novels. I’m returning to straight romantic-suspense in my Amanda Quick and Jayne Ann Krentz titles for now but, rest assured, Arcane will go on in my Jayne Castle books. In fact, the next one, THE HOT ZONE (8/26) features a Jones — yep, one of those Jones men. And a multi-great grandniece of Arizona Snow. I hope you get a kick out of the story.

  • Joan Marie Linn Metcalf

    Have been loving your books for a very long time. (won’t go into just how long!)
    Looking forward to the end of the month 🙂

    Glad to know I’m not the only one who is tentative about manual trannys! Car was beautiful tho 🙂

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      @joanmarielinnmetcalf:disqus Thanks for taking the time to let me know we’re still a “team”! And as for that car — let me tell you that Corvette changed my life!

  • LSUReader

    I loved Nancy Drew books! I guess that’s why as an adult, my first foray into romance was romantic suspense. Gotta love those plot twists and turns.

  • LA Adams

    Thanks for “Shield’s Lady” (by Amanda Glass) read rocking a sick baby at night.
    Thanks for “Scandal” read while waiting at Piano Lessons.
    Thanks for “Family Man” read on a plane coming from a graduation.
    Thanks for “Ghost Hunter” read during soccer practices.
    Thanks so much for all the wonderful stories throughout the years!
    And thanks so much for the anticipation of “Hot Zone”, I can read it whenever I want. Thanks Jayne, Stephanie, Amanda…….your stories are great.

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      @LA Adams:disqus What a great comment. Thank you for taking the time to write it here at RARM. You really made my day.

  • Gina Salamon

    I started writing about four years ago, and unbeknownst to you, Jayne, you are one of my best and most valued teachers. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank for all I continue to learn while being thoroughly entertained.

    No one creates characters so vastly unique and wonderful as you do!

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      @Gina Salamon:disqus Thank you for letting me know that you feel you learned something from my writing. I am honored! I wish you all the best in your own writer’s journey.

  • Patty Wilcox

    I am looking forward to the Hot Zone coming out. Yeah!

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      @Patty Wilcox:disqus Glad you’re excited about THE HOT ZONE. So are the dust bunnies. After all, it’s Halloween on Rainshadow — the perfect dust bunny holiday, no?

  • Sue G.

    You were made for that red corvette!

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      @Sue G.:disqus Yep, the car was pretty cool. And thanks to my brothers for teaching me to drive it. Of course, I never got out of 3rd gear, but, hey, it’s a red Corvette.

  • Kim

    I love that your brothers taught you how to drive a manual in a Corvette!! Reading different genres is fun. I love trying to figure out the mystery when I read suspense.

  • Sara Underhill

    I love your books! Thanks for taking the time to write such a nice article. I haven’t read a lot of the contemporary ones, but I have a LOT of the old historical Amanda Quick books (Reckless, Surrender off the top of my head) on my keeper shelf in my bedroom!

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      @saraunderhill:disqus So glad you enjoy my AQ books enough to collect so many of them!

  • Brenda E

    Great post. Love your books, keep ’em coming.

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      @Brenda E:disqus Don’t worry — as long as you keep reading, I’ll keep writing. Between you and me I couldn’t stop if I tried. It’s an addiction.

  • Elizabeth Gray

    One of my favorite genres is romantic suspense. I’ve been reading the Arcane and Harmony books for a while now. Two of the best series I’ve read. After reading these series, I began reading other work. Glad that I did.

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      @disqus_Xi8t3dwoQy:disqus I, too, love romantic-suspense. It’s my favorite of all the genres — the suspense heightens the stakes in the romance and vice-versa.

  • Eileen Aberman-Wells

    Thank you for your post. I love romantic suspense. I love your learning to drive a manual story. I was determined to learn so I bought a car that had a manual transmission. And I learned!! I even taught 3 of my 4 kids to drive manuals & they still do. We won’t discuss the hold out. She’s a stubborn one, but since she loves your books she can’t be all bad.

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      @eileenabermanwells:disqus I love your story of learning to drive a manual! Tell the hold out she won’t be sorry. Nothing like learning to drive a stick shift to make you feel powerful.

  • Courtney Cogswell

    As a reader, I love romantic suspense and I get on kicks of historical, paranormal, contemporary, humor, etc. I appreciate your books on so many levels but what I love most of all is that no matter what mood I’m in, I can enjoy one of your books. I have been devouring them for years and I think I understand why a little better after reading your post. Thank you so much for creating outstanding characters and stories that truly transport me away 🙂 Love your essay and I am so excited to see you here on RARM!!!

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      @courtneycogswell:disqus Every writer has a core story. I’m convinced that, as readers, we are drawn to writers whose core stories resonate with our own values.

  • Cindy A

    I love the romance and suspense. I enjoy your books because of it. Love wins over even paranormal forces. The hero NEEDS the heroine to be normal. Love that!

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      @disqus_8Ncrgw6VpL:disqus The appeal of the romance novel is that it is all about the relationship between two people who form a family. The romance story is the cornerstone of civilization.

      • Cindy A

        I think most of our tales and fables are about romance, 2 people, family. Although some of the greek/roman tales had pretty strange families.

  • Glenda

    Jayne, you are braver than I was. My father owned a ’67 convertible Corvette when I was 16. He offered to teach me how to drive a stick in it. I didn’t want to break it so I didn’t go for it. 🙂

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      @disqus_Y0tfdTKJRr:disqus LOl. I know what you mean, Glenda — I was
      afraid I’d break the Corvette, too! My brothers are very brave men.
      Their words still ring in my ears: “Feather the clutch, feather the
      clutch”.

  • Stephanie Fredrick

    Love your writing, your one of the authors that got me hooked on romance. You are a brave woman, I’ve been learning to drive stick on my hubby’s truck and that makes me nervous. Couldn’t imagine attempting it in that car, lol.

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      @stephaniefredrick:disqus Thanks for letting me know you enjoy my writing. As for the stick shift experience, I had the advantage of learning on an empty desert road. Nothing to hit but sagebrush.

  • Chris O

    Thank you for the countless hours I’ve enjoyed reading your books over these many years. My bookshelves runneth over so I confess I’m also mixing in the eBooks now and I’m trying to find new ways to support the bookstores. Please keep the stories coming!

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      @disqus_qTvw1vmsR9:disqus Ah, the great joy of ebooks — you can store as many books as you want on one!

  • M Kuxhaus

    I feel the same way about Nancy Drew!

  • Carrie

    I have so many of your books sitting on my bookshelf. Smoke In Mirrors is the first book that I read and I have been a fan ever since. Romantic suspense is my favorite genre.

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      @disqus_9ANuqZEZZq:disqus Glad we got together with Smoke in Mirrors!

  • sacatlady

    I have been reading your novels since Fabulous Beast. I have always loved that your heroines are smart, independent and able to take care of themselves. When you first started getting published there were not a whole lot of those type heroines around!!

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      @sacatlady:disqus Thanks for taking the time to let me know that you enjoy my books.

  • rebecca moe

    I used to spend entire Saturdays reading Nancy Drew!

    • Jayne Ann Krentz

      @rebeccamoe:disqus Lol! And I used to spend my allowance on Nancy Drew!

      • rebecca moe

        I had to buy most of mine at garage sales–my allowance wasn’t high enough to support my habit at full price 😉

        It was a great day when I found an entire box full at a decent price!

  • Sheila M

    Your post made me realize that one reason I like your books is because I grew up reading mysteries and then in my teens switched to romances. With your books I can have both at the same time.

    I started reading your books in the late 1980s when I used to check them out of the library. I was obsessed and managed to track down all the old ones at used book stores. I have read all your books and my favorite is Perfect Partners which is one of my all time favorite books and one I can read again and again.

    But the book that changed my life was Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women which came out when I was in college and gave me the words to explain to people why I read romances.

    Thanks!

  • Burgess Taylor

    I love your novels and have been reading them for a long time…My mom was a big Harlequin Romance fan. You’re right about Nancy Drew, definitely would have been a much better series if there had been more romance in them.

  • Martha B

    One of the reasons I enjoy reading your books is because the heroine is smart, independent and lives life on her own terms. She is feisty and doesn’t need a man. This is quite refreshing in your historical books; Society expected women to marry and never work.. Shout out to strong woman who learn to love. Both the heroine and hero have fuller, richer lives when they become partners & lovers.

  • Rika Ashton

    The first romantic-suspense I ever read was LIGHT AND SHADOW….needless to say you got me hooked on the genre and I devoured as much of your backlist as I could get my hands on. 🙂

  • donnas

    I love romantic suspense. I never thought of it this way though with that being the main genre and the historical setting being the secondary. Totally works though.

  • Ruth Lee

    Growing up on a ranch reading was not on my Dad’s to do list so when I read my first romance I was in the Air Force with a roommate who did nothing but read–weird right? Lol. She asked about my background and recommend a Janet Daily…and then another. Did I read anyone else? No. So 1980ish another roommate had an Amanda Quick and I asked to borrow it and I’ve never looked back! I love a mystery and you write them right! I never read a Nancy Drew until my daughter was growing up. Needless to say my kids read. Thank you for your gift of a great story!!

  • mariannewestrich

    I am a huge Jayne Ann Krentz fan! I’ve loved every word you’ve written and they just keep getting better! 😎

  • sierra

    I am not from a family of readers. In fact, my father was suspecious of anyone who read. He Didn’t like other ideas being introduced into his strict unit. The only way I Discovered that love and mutual respect existed is from books. When my father was away I would read to my mother who was becoming mentally withdrawn. It was the only time I ever saw her smile. I read her mostly harlequins. Then I Discovered Jayne Ann Krentz/Amanda Quick and they were wonderful. I still read your books. There is a part of my heart that would like to believe love does exist. Sadly my mother died without experiencing that from her spouse and it is not part of my destiny either. However, it is sweet to believe such a lovely fantasy is real. For a few hours-nestled with one of your books I can dream the impossible– Thank you.

  • Stephanie M.

    I love your books. I started with Amanda Quick and then slowly realized you also wrote as Jayne Castle and JAK. I’m not sure which fictional landscape is my favorite. I really enjoyed Otherwise Engaged and River Road, and look forward to The Hot Zone next week. Are we going to see another Dark Legacy book soon?

  • LisaVH

    I absolutely loved the Arcane Society series. I checked them out or purchased three at a time so I would always have the next one ready!

    • Joan Marie Linn Metcalf

      YES! Sitting down with just one doesn’t work… give me more! 😀

  • MK

    I read everything you write, no matter if it’s past, present, or future!

  • Great post! Love Jayne’s books! But I especially like how Jayne learned to drive a stick in a Corvette! I taught my son on my dad’s ancient Mitsubishi truck.

  • Lynda Hill Schuessler

    Loved seeing you and Susan at RWA in San Antonio last month! Great tips and insights for all of us writers.

  • Erin F

    thanks for such a fun post!!! I desperately want to read this author. Gotta get a move on 🙂 thanks for sharing!

  • Pamby50

    I love all your books. Your main stream books lead me to Amanda Quick. It didn’t matter which ones came out, I had to read them. Then Jayne Castle comes out and we are hooked on the futuristic novels with all the little dust bunnies. Look forward to your latest.

  • Joan Varner

    I, too, have a fan of your books since Candlelight and Harlequin Temptations were on the library shelves. You are an auto-buy for me each time one of your books comes out for publications. Thank you for all of your romantic suspense books/novels. They have been a great adventure and fun escape.

  • Jen C

    I love a good rom-suspense!

  • Pat

    I devour all your books, no matter which genre. They’re all worth reading.

  • Theresa Fischer

    I just finished Otherwise Engaged and loved it! I can’t wait to read The Hot Zone!!

  • catslady

    I love the variety of this author and have enjoyed her for years.

  • Shyral Hyatt

    I will own a copy by the end of the day, but my sister is always up for a copy.

  • Meredith Richeson Hillenbrand

    I love suspenseful romance and I loved Nancy Drew! I enjoyed your post!