Jayne Ann Krentz Pseudonyms

Amanda Quick, Jayne Castle, Stephanie James, Jayne Bentley, Jayne Taylor, Amanda Glass

Shield's Lady by Amanda Glass (Jayne Ann Krentz)
Shield's Lady is the only novel written by Jayne Ann Krentz as Amanda Glass

Jayne Ann Krentz is a prolific author and she uses several other names to author her books. Many authors use different names for their books depending on what type of book it is and these days, that’s exactly what JAK does with her other author names. Jayne Krentz currently writes under three distinct names, and she has a few older pseudonyms too that she doesn’t use any longer.

Jayne Ann Krentz
Krentz uses this one for contemporary romantic suspense and she also used to write for Harlequin Temptation, many of my favorites including The Family Way.
Jayne Castle
These days, as Jayne Castle, JAK writes futuristic paranormal romance in which the characters have psychic powers. Once, this pseudonym wrote series romance and other contemporary romance novels.
Amanda Quick
Under this name, Jayne Ann Krentz writes historical romance novels. I’ve only ever read one that didn’t have a strong suspense or mystery element to it and that is Scandal, which is actually one of my top five favorites.
Stephanie James
This pseudonym has been inactive, but many of the titles written under this name have been rereleased. Most of Jayne Ann Krentz’s works under the name of Stephanie James were written for Silhouette Desire.
Amanda Glass
[inactive, rereleased title as Jayne Ann Krentz]
Jayne Bentley
[inactive]
Jayne Taylor
[inactive]

Stephanie James Books

Stephanie James Books, also writing as Jayne Ann Krentz, Amanda Quick, Jayne Castle

On this page: My Favorites

The Man in the Mask, a reissue of two Stephanie James novels
The Man in the Mask is a reissue of two Stephanie James novels, Night of the Magician and Fabulous Beast

I’ve read more of Stephanie James’s books than I can actually remember, and I blame that on the fact that I was heavily into Silhouette Desire romance novels back when I was a teenager. At that time in my life, I rarely paid attention to who I was reading, since all my books were by way of the local library and a few book-loving relatives. I read what I had on hand.

That said, there are several titles that stand out and that I actually remember from the list below.

Here’s a page outlining Stephanie James’ (Jayne Ann Krentz’s) pseudonyms.

My Favorites

Night Of The Magician stood out for me, possibly because it had elements of magic and paranormal that weren’t usual to the Silhouette Desire line at the time.

Available as ebooks:

Stephanie James (reissues as Jayne Ann Krentz)