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RIVER ROAD (Jayne Ann Krentz)
Hardcover - 326 pages (January 2014)
Putnam; ISBN-10: 0399165126
ISBN-13: 9780399165122

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From the New York Times—bestselling author of Dream Eyes and Copper Beach, a brand-new quintessential Jayne Ann Krentz romance.

It’s been thirteen years since Lucy Sheridan was in Summer River. The last time she visited her aunt Sara there, as a teenager, she’d been sent home suddenly after being dragged out of a wild party—by the guy she had a crush on, just to make it more embarrassing. Obviously Mason Fletcher—only a few years older but somehow a lot more of a grown-up—was the overprotective type who thought he had to come to her rescue.

Now, returning after her aunt’s fatal car accident, Lucy is learning there was more to the story than she realized at the time. Mason had saved her from a very nasty crime that night—and soon afterward, Tristan, the cold-blooded rich kid who’d targeted her, disappeared mysteriously, his body never found.

A lot has changed in thirteen years. Lucy now works for a private investigation firm as a forensic genealogist, while Mason has quit the police force to run a successful security firm with his brother—though he still knows his way around a wrench when he fills in at his uncle’s local hardware store. Even Summer River has changed, from a sleepy farm town into a trendy upscale spot in California’s wine country. But Mason is still a protector at heart, a serious (and seriously attractive) man. And when he and Lucy make a shocking discovery inside Sara’s house, and some of Tristan’s old friends start acting suspicious, Mason’s quietly fierce instincts kick into gear. He saved Lucy once, and he’ll save her again. But this time, she insists on playing a role in her own rescue . . .

Booklist (starred review). “Irresistible: scintillating humor, stunning suspense, & sexy romance.”

Library Journal (*starred* review): “Wonderfully appealing protagonists, a clever, skillfully crafted plot, soul-stirring sensuality, and delicious flashes of humor result in a classic tale of romantic suspense.”



DREAM EYES (Jayne Ann Krentz)
A Dark Legacy Novel #2
Hardcover - 352 pages (January 2013)
Putnam; ISBN-10: 0399158952
ISBN-13: 978-0399158957
First Time n Paperback
Mass Market Paperback - 400 pages (January 2014)
Jove; ISBN-10: 0515154083
ISBN-13: 978-0515154085

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The death of her friend and mentor, Evelyn Ballinger, brings psychic counselor Gwen Frazier back to the small town of Wilby, Oregon, and brings back memories she would rather forget. Two years earlier, a killer stalked the members of one of Ballinger’s research studies including Gwen. And though she survived while two others didn’t, Gwen knows that Ballinger’s death is related.

Sent by a friend to help Gwen, psychic investigator Judson Coppersmith arrives in Wilby barely in control of his own talent and his own life, haunted by urgent dreams. His attraction to Gwen is primal, but there are secrets he must keep to protect himself from surrendering to her completely, even as their investigation draws them into dreamscapes, into decades of deception, and into the paranormal fires of a desire too strong to resist. . . .

DECEPTION COVE (Jayne Castle)
A Rainshadow Novel #2
Mass Market Paperback - 384 pages (September 2013)
Jove; ISBN-10: 0515152854
ISBN-13: 978-0515152852

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In the world of Harmony, Rainshadow Island is home to a mysterious preserve, secrets that have been kept for centuries, and a treasure worth killing for...

As a light-talent, Alice North has the rare ability to make things disappear, including herself—a gift that comes in handy during her magic act with her dust bunny Houdini.

Business mogul Drake Sebastian is day-blind, since his sight was nearly destroyed in a lab accident. But he’s the one man who can see Alice when she disappears—and he needs her.

On Rainshadow Island, two dangerous Old World crystals are missing, igniting a paranormal storm. Drake thinks Alice is the key to finding them, and proposes they head there, but only after a Marriage of Convenience.

Alice’s honeymoon on Rainshadow is guaranteed to be memorable, as the island—and the passion between her and Drake—is about to explode...

THE MYSTERY WOMAN (Amanda Quick)
A Ladies of Lantern Street Novel #2
Hardcover - 368 pages (May 2013)
Putnam; ISBN-10: 0399159096
ISBN-13: 9780399159091

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Under the plain gray skirts of Miss Beatrice Lockwood’s gown, a pistol waits at the ready. For Beatrice is a paid companion on a secret mission—and with a secret past—and she must be prepared to fight for her life at any moment.

Yet she is thrown oddly off guard by the fierce-looking man who joins her in foiling a crime outside a fancy ball—and then disappears into the shadows, leaving only his card. His name is Joshua Gage, and he claims to know Beatrice’s employers. Beyond that, he is an enigma with a hypnotically calm voice and an ebony-and-steel cane. . . .

Joshua, who carries out clandestine investigations for the Crown, is equally intrigued. He has a personal interest in Miss Lockwood, a suspected thief and murderer, not to mention a fraudster who claims to have psychical powers. The quest to discover her whereabouts has pulled him away from his mournful impulses to hurl himself into the sea—and engaged his curiosity about the real Beatrice Lockwood, whose spirit, he suspects, is not as delicate as her face and figure.

He does know one thing, though: This flame-haired beauty was present the night Roland Fleming died at the Academy of the Occult. Guilty or not, she is his guide to a trail of blood and blackmail, mesmerism and madness—a path that will lead both of them into the clutches of a killer who calls himself the Bone Man. . . .

Booklist (starred review). “...No one does high-stakes suspense and high-octane romance better than Krentz. The Mystery Woman will captivate readers from start to finish” —John Charles

Publishers Weekly: “...A breezy, fast-moving Victorian whodunit...likely to delight fans of romantic period fiction.”

Library Journal: “A clever, fast-paced romp from the ever-creative Quick.”



CRYSTAL GARDENS (Amanda Quick)
A Ladies of Lantern Street Novel #1
First Time n Paperback
Mass Market Paperback - 400 pages (April 2013)
Jove; ISBN-10: 0515152994
ISBN-13: 978-0515152999
Hardcover - 352 pages (May 2012)
Putnam; ISBN-10: 0399159088
ISBN-13: 978-0399159084

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Evangeline Ames has rented a country cottage far from the London streets where she was recently attacked. Fascinated by the paranormal energy of nearby Crystal Gardens, she finds pleasure in sneaking past the wall to explore the grounds. And when her life is threatened again, she instinctively goes to the gardens for safety.

Lucas Sebastian has never been one to ignore a lady in danger, even if she is trespassing on his property. Quickly disposing of her would-be assassin, he insists they keep the matter private. There are rumors enough already, about treasure buried under his garden, and occult botanical experiments performed by his uncle — who died of mysterious causes.

With Evangeline’s skill for detection, and Lucas’s sense of the criminal mind, they soon discover that they have a common enemy. And as the energy emanating from Crystal Gardens intensifies, they realize that to survive they must unearth what has been buried for too long...

“...An absolute delight. From the entertaining battle of wits...to the botanically inspired plot and its deliciously gothic setting, all the literary components add up to a romance worth savoring.” —John Charles, Booklist

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TRUST ME (Jayne Ann Krentz)
Reissue from February 1995 HC & September 1995 MMPB for Pocket Books.
eBook (March 2014)
Purple Papaya LLC; ASIN: B00J0PD15W
BN ID: 294-0149191956



Desdemona Wainwright didn’t want to be in Sam Stark’s office, but her catering business was at stake. Someone had to pay the bill, and she wasn’t going to leave until she had a check from Sam Stark. It wasn’t her fault he was jilted at the altar.

Stark can’t believe he’s sharing details of his life with a caterer. He’s a private person, not one to have long, meaningful conversations with a complete stranger. So when Desdemona asks him, on a whim, to join her that evening for a play...he surprises himself by saying yes. A much bigger shock awaits — he’s about to meet Desdemona’s unusual family...

Originally published February 1995 in hardcover and September 1995 in mass market paperback for Pocket Books.

GRAND PASSION (Jayne Ann Krentz)
Reissue from February 1994 HC & September 1994 MMPB for Pocket Books.
eBook (February 2014)
Purple Papaya LLC; ASIN: B00I6TVYGQ
BN ID: 294-0148170556



A Jayne Ann Krentz Classic. First time in eBook.

Searching for his hidden inheritance, Max Fortune finds more than he expects at the Robbins’ Nest Inn. Max’s mentor and friend, Jason Curzon, has left five priceless paintings on the coast and from his deathbed has sent Max to retrieve them along with anything else he might discover. What Max does find is a woman who sends shock waves to his core.

Cleopatra Robbins has her hands full managing her small coastal inn. When Max arrives she recognizes her dream man...and he’s not at all dreamy! But when danger threatens from Cleo’s past, Max is the one man she can trust.

Originally published February 1994 in hardcover and September 1994 in mass market paperback for Pocket Books.

CONNECTING ROOMS (reissue) (Jayne Ann Krentz)
eBook (January 2014)
Pocket Star; ASIN: B00FU8P9N0
ISBN-13: 9781476771366



Available for the first time as a standalone eBook novella, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz’s Connecting Rooms.

Amy Comfort is a real estate agent on Misplaced Island, a quaint, remote town located off the coast of Washington. When she sells an old Victorian manse to the sultry, sexy Owen Sweet, a private investigator relocating from Seattle, sparks fly from the get-go, though both Amy and Owen decidedly ignore their natural chemistry.

Until, that is, Amy enlists Owen’s help in looking into her aunt Bernice’s fiance Arthur Crabshaw, who Amy suspects is not what he seems. To keep their cover intact, Amy and Owen pretend to be a lovestruck, newly engaged couple, as they travel to Villantry, Washington, to investigate Arthur. When the mystery surrounding Arthur begins to spin out of control, Amy and Owen must trust in each other to stay alive. But, when the lines between their make-believe courtship and reality begin to blur, will the faux-couple end up with something aside from what they had set out to find?

From a bestselling anthology comes the story of two people looking for answers, who happen upon something they never knew was missing...each other.

Originally published May 1995 in mass market paperback as part of the EVERLASTING LOVE anthology and February 1998 in trade paperback as part of the HEART’S DESIRE anthology.

SINISTER AND FATAL (2-in-1 reissues) (Jayne Ann Krentz, writing as Jayne Castle)
The Guinevere Jones Collection Volume 2
Trade Paperback - 352 pages (February 2014)
Berkley; ISBN-10: 0425271846
ISBN-13: 9780425271841

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The enthralling Guinevere Jones series continues with The Sinister Touch and The Fatal Fortune, together for the first time!

Fortune doesn’t shine on Guinevere Jones and Zac Justis in the mesmerizing continuation of the New York Times bestselling series.

The Sinister Touch (originally published June 1986 in mass market paperback by Dell Books and July 2012 in eBook format by InterMix)

Guinevere Jones has her head turned by the handsome young artist across the way. And when his apartment is broken into and a painting defaced, she offers her help. Now Guinevere and Zac—and his jealous nature—must confront a dark evil that will stop at nothing to achieve its unholy goal.

The Fatal Fortune (originally published October 1986 in mass market paperback by Dell Books and August 2012 in eBook format by InterMix)

When Guinevere Jones discovers that a so-called fortune-teller is making big profits by deceiving her clients, she vows to expose the scam. Now Zac—who will do anything to keep Gwen safe—helps her uncover the deadly deceptions of a blackmailer and killer out to destroy every trace of the past...

DESPERATE AND DECEPTIVE (2-in-1 reissues) (Jayne Ann Krentz, writing as Jayne Castle)
The Guinevere Jones Collection Volume 1
Trade Paperback - 384 pages (January 2014)
Berkley; ISBN-10: 0425271838
ISBN-13: 978-0425271834

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The Desperate Game and The Chilling Deception, together for the first time!

Meet Guinevere Jones—a woman with a talent for love and trouble—and Zac Justis—her sexy and dangerous partner in crime—in the first two books in the New York Times bestselling series.

The Desperate Game (originally published June 1986 in mass market paperback by Dell Books and July 2012 in eBook format by InterMix)

It’s hard to keep a small business afloat—just ask Guinevere Jones, owner of a struggling temp agency. And security consultant Zac Justis isn’t making her life any easier. After he blackmails Gwen into helping him solve a computer crime, she finds herself caught in a web of suspense, danger, and love.

The Chilling Deception (originally published August 1986 in mass market paperback by Dell Books and July 2012 in eBook format by InterMix)

A temp job as an executive secretary gives Guinevere Jones access to high places—and sets her instincts for danger tingling. Convincing Zac Justis to provide security for her client during a meeting on the wintry San Juan Islands gives her peace of mind, but brings them face-to-face with a dead man determined to avenge the past.

RECKLESS NIGHT (2-in-1 reissues) (Jayne Ann Krentz, writing as Stephanie James)
Mass Market Paperback - 384 pages (December 2013)
HQN Books; ISBN-10: 0373778279
ISBN-13: 978-0373778270

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Love has a dangerous side in these compelling classics from New York Times bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz

STORMY CHALLENGE (originally published July 1982 in Silhouette Special Edition #35, writing as Stephanie James)

Leya Brandon doesn’t know what—if anything—to believe about Court Tremayne. He already lied about his name. And while she thinks her heart isn’t at risk, she clearly underestimates his all-consuming desire to win her for his own. Little does she know that Court has no intention of stopping his pursuit...not until he leaves her hungering for the fulfillment only he can give.

RECKLESS PASSION (originally published December 1982 in Silhouette Desire #31, writing as Stephanie James)

With his carefully groomed Southern manners, Yale Ransom might have stepped straight out of Gone with the Wind. But stockbroker Dara Bancroft senses a passion beneath the glossy surface of her prospective client, and recklessly, she offers him an unspoken challenge, never expecting that their conversation could explode into desire she’s never felt before. But she pushes him too far, and now Yale wants to make her pay...straight from the heart.

FAMILY MAN (Jayne Ann Krentz)
Reissue from April 1992 by Pocket Books.
eBook (November 2013)
Purple Papaya LLC; ASIN: B00GQ9IRTU
BN ID 294-0148907916



A Jayne Ann Krentz Classic. First time in eBook.

Katy Wade has a bright, shiny new life planned for herself. She’s ready to quit her job working for the high-powered Gilchrist family and start her own business. There’s just one last job to do for the Gilchrists before she will be free — convince Luke Gilchrist to come home, take up his responsibilities as the heir-apparent and save the family firm. But Luke has spent a long time contemplating the pleasures of revenge against the family that made him pay for his father’s scandal. As far as he’s concerned the Gilchrist empire can sink. But Katy is something new in his world. She intrigues and fascinates him. He’s willing to make a deal — one that will put both their hearts on the line.

Originally published April 1992 by Pocket Books.

PERFECT PARTNERS (Jayne Ann Krentz)
Reissue from April 1992 mass market paperback by Pocket Books.
eBook (September 2013)
Purple Papaya LLC; ASIN: B00G3SR3B2
BN ID: 294-0148732716



A Jayne Ann Krentz Classic

Joel Blackstone spent ten years as a CEO building Thornquist Gear from a tiny local shop into a major player in the camping and sporting goods marketplace. Joel’s reward for his hard work was old man Thornquist’s promise to sell the shop to him within a year. Unfortunately for Joel, Thornquist dropped dead and bequeathed his empire to a grand-niece in the midwest. A minor adjustment to Joel’s plan—he would just offer to buy the company from the heir.

Leticia Thornquist was deeply saddened by her great-uncle’s death. She saw his bequest of Thornquist Gear as an opportunity to change her life. On the flight to his funeral, she decided to give up her job as a university librarian, move to Seattle, and take over the company. Only one thing stands in her way—Joel Blackstone.

Will Joel and Letty face off in a battle for control of Thornquist Gear or will they find they are perfect partners?

Originally published October 1992 by Pocket Books.

BETWEEN THE LINES (Jayne Ann Krentz)
Reissue from October 1986 Harlequin Temptation #125 10/86 & December 1993 by Harlequin.
eBook (September 2013)
Purple Papaya LLC; ASIN: B00FAYSSYG
BN ID: 294-0148602248



A Jayne Ann Krentz Classic. First time in eBook.

Amber Langley’s last relationship with race car driver Roarke Kelley was passionate, full of drama, and managed to crash and burn in a most spectacular fashion—leaving Amber determined never to fall in love again.

When Amber’s boss Cormick Grayson proposes marriage as a business arrangement, Amber accepts. Having sworn off passion, this could be the perfect solution for her love life.

Amber doesn’t know that Cormick wants more...

Originally published October 1986 in Harlequin Temptation #125 and reissued for December 1993 by Harlequin.

WILDEST DREAMS (2-in-1 reissues) (Jayne Ann Krentz)
Mass Market Paperback - 384 pages (September 2013)
HQN Books; ISBN-10: 0373778260
ISBN-13: 978-0373778263

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Love never goes by the book...

VELVET TOUCH (originally published August 1982 in Silhouette Desire #11, writing as Stephanie James)

Lacey Seldon is determined to cut loose from her librarian past. An island paradise in Puget Sound seems the perfect place to find liberation...until she meets Holt Randolph. He’s unlike any man she’s ever met, with a touch that makes her hunger for more. But offering him her heart might be more than she can bear. Will it bring her to her knees—or into his arms?

RENAISSANCE MAN (originally published November 1982 in Silhouette Desire #25, writing as Stephanie James)

Rare-book dealer Alina Corey chooses to live like the heroine of her favorite Renaissance book, presiding over a court of glittering literati, and keeping a witty distance from love. But her perspective shifts when Jared Troy, a combative history scholar, suddenly challenges her to a passion that’s larger-than-life. His powers of persuasion are formidable—and his talents incredible. When he turns his seductive charm on Alina, her careful plans don’t stand a chance.

BRIDAL JITTERS (reissue in eBook format) (Jayne Ann Krentz)
eBook (August 2013)
A Penguin Special for Jove; Amazon ASIN: B00DMCPR92
ISBN-13: 978-0698153165



The novella that introduced the world of Harmony.

Just below the City of Cadence lie the remains of the Dead City of Old Cadence—resonating with the psychic and para energy of its dead souls. While exploring the darkest depths of the city, two business partners discover passions within each other that are very much alive...

Virginia Burch, a psychic archeologist, can’t believe her luck when she meets Sam Gage, a ghost-hunter and owner of prime real estate in the Old Quarters of Cadence, above the Dead City. He offers her his space to live and start up her business. What follows is an even more intriguing proposal—to become his wife. Strictly for professional reasons, of course...

Their marriage of convenience would lead to a very lucrative business partnership, Gage & Burch Consulting. Until something throws a wrench into the plan: the undeniable sensual energy that naturally exists between them—and a love so strong it could wake the ghosts below...

Includes a preview of the next Rainshadow Novel, Deception Cove.

Originally published September 1999 as a novella in the CHARMED anthology, July 2002 in the 2-in-1 HARMONY and then October 2005 as a stand-alone novella by Berkley.






















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