Amanda Quick is a pseudonym for Jayne Ann Krentz, who is the author of forty New York Times bestsellers under various pen names; there are more than 25 million copies of her books in print.
A psychic spinster meets her match in a dark, equally gifted stranger, in Quick's Ladies of Lantern Street series launch.
Evangeline, of good breeding but approaching 30 and penniless, is deemed unmarriageable by Victorian society, but luckily she has not had to enter service or support herself as a governess. She is a paid companion, but for a most exclusive and remunerative agency, Flint & Marsh, which deploys clairvoyants as private eyes to the moneyed classes. Undercover in her dowdy disguise, Evangeline recently completed her latest assignment: exposing as a fortune hunter a young man, Douglas, who was courting an heiress. However, Evangeline wasn't expecting Douglas to exact revenge. (The two were not unacquainted in the past.) Read full book review >
Quick delivers another reliable Regency romantic-suspense story, her second in a series (I Thee Wed, 1999, etc.) about
masters of the ancient philosophy and martial art of Vanza.
Along with a load of useful rules for living, Artemis Hunt was taught shrewdness and craftiness by monks in the Garden
Temples of Vanzagara. Read full book review >
Another feathery period romance, set in medieval England, by the author of Mistress, (1994) and some 15 other period poufs (Quick is also Jayne Ann Krentz). Though not as witty as her others (more contentious posturing than quipping), Quick's latest cheerfully plays upon a beloved familiar formula: Brooding, titled male, fighting fierce storms within, is yoked with feisty female who ultimately conquers while surrendering. Read full book review >
The author of several lighthearted romances sequined with one- word titles (Deception, 1993, etc.) again sets her fragile mystery and sportive verbal and physical foreplay in what seems to be the Regency era. This time a proud noble is reined in for cozy loving and lusting by another feisty Quick heroine, an ex-schoolteacher knowledgeable about classical antiquities. Read full book review >
``In romance the success of an individual author is not based on how well she writes by conventional standards, but on how compelling she can create her fantasy and on how readers...can step into it with her.'' Thus Amanda Quick, as Jayne Ann Krentz, in her introduction to Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women (1992—not reviewed), an anthology concerning the romantic novel. Read full book review >