Jayne Goes Back to the Future

As you probably know, I write all of my futuristic stories under my Jayne Castle name these days. But earlier in my career I wrote three futuristics under my Jayne Ann Krentz name. It was writing those books that made me realize I could write historicals because the three titles are, at their core, marriage-of-convenience stories. And as we all know, the marriage-of-convenience story is a classic historical romance plot. I love that plot!! Thus was my Amanda Quick career born. Below are the three futuristics that changed my future.

  1. SWEET STARFIRE
  2. CRYSTAL FLAME
  3. SHIELD'S LADY

Sweet Starfire

First published Mar, 1986 Sweet Starfire Traveling side by side on a dangerous quest through the galaxy, Cidra, a fiery beauty, and Teague Severance, a handsome adventurer, find passion and desire amid danger. Cidra lacks the telepathic skills of the Harmonic people. She will always be an outsider unless she discovers the secret that will allow her mind to commune with others. Teague Severance is the ultimate delivery man in the Stanza Nine system...he will deliver anything … [Read more...]

Crystal Flame

First published Dec, 1986 Crystal Flame Kalena is focused on a single task...the assassination of the man who destroyed her family. Once he is gone, she will live her life as a free woman. She just has to extract herself from an arranged Trade Marriage first. She has a plan for that. Her husband, Ridge, works for Quintel, the man Kalena has been sent to kill. Ridge is the Fire Whip, Quintel’s enforcer, and not exactly the type to become involved in a Trade Marriage with an … [Read more...]

Shield’s Lady

First published Jul, 1989 Shield's Lady A Jayne Ann Krentz Classic. Now available in ebook. Legends can be dangerous, just ask Sariana Dayne. She sets out to hire one and wakes up married to him. It’s a marriage of infuriating inconvenience as far as Sariana is concerned. Gryph Chassyn stirs all her senses but he’s one of the mysterious mercenaries known as Shields. Sensible women do not marry such men. But for Gryph, marrying Sariana is a matter of honor, passion and … [Read more...]