One of my all-time favorite authors has another book out. Jayne Ann Krentz (and all her pen names) is a must-buy, must-read author for me. Always has been and always will be. [See her new book to the left – I just received mine on Tuesday and am saving it for the weekend and uninterrupted reading time!]
And as it is usual with my favorite, go-to authors, I must have all her back list on my shelves so I can re-read her earlier books at my leisure. Now, JAK has written a lot of books since she was first published in 1980.
Her pen names include Jayne Ann Krentz, Jayne Castle, Amanda Quick, Jayne Bentley, Jayne Taylor, Amanda Glass, and Stephanie James.
I own all of her books, under all her names, but 6 books. Yes, all of them but 6. The six I am missing are four of her Jayne Bentley books (A Moment Past Midnight, 1980; Maiden of the Morning, 1980; Hired Husband, 1981; and Sabrina’s Scheme, 1981) and two of her Jayne Castle books (Queen of Hearts, 1980, and Vintage of Surrender, 1980).
Sometime in the mid-1990s, I made it my goal to own everything she has ever written — and the only reason I don’t have those last few is scarcity and, when available, cost. I do have some of her very early books in the original paperbacks that now cost a bundle, but I found them in small town used bookstores, the Goodwill, or through the kindness of my fellow book-a-holics. 🙂
My aspiration as an author — is to be like Jayne. I hope for a long writing career. I would also love to have fans who’d like to own all my books –probably the highest compliment any fan can give an author.
So, Jayne Ann Krentz, if you read this, please know, I LOVE your writing. You have given me many enjoyable hours. Thank you.
BTW, I also have extensive collections of JD Robb’s In Death series (ALL of them and I re-read the books every year beginning on Thanksgiving Day), Elizabeth Lowell, Donna Leon, Elizabeth Peters, Mary Stewart, and Kay Hooper. Yes, I am a book-a-holic. And, yes, I have a lot of bookshelves.
Now, please share any authors you collect religiously. Maybe I can find a new author to whom I can become addicted. 😉
Here’s the next Bingo Clue – this is to win a download of KaLyn Cooper’s Explosive Combination! Since this is KaLyn’s first book, you can start your book collection of her books from the very beginning.