Tara Janzen

Biography

"Sexual tension crackles and snaps...Janzen's place in the romantic suspense pantheon is assured." Romantic Times on LOOSE AND EASY

"The high-action plot, the savage-but-tender hero, and the wonderfully sensuous sex scenes, Janzen's trademarks, make this as much fun as the prior Crazy titles." Booklist on CRAZY KISSES

"Tara Janzen once again takes readers on a non-stop thrill ride. Don't miss CUTTING LOOSE!" Romance Reviews Today


TARA JANZEN, New York Times bestselling author, is the creator of the acclaimed Steele Street series of romantic suspense novels about a hotshot crew of former juvenile delinquents and car thieves in Denver, Colorado who grow up to become one of the U.S.A.'s most elite black ops forces. The eleven book series begins with CRAZY HOT and CRAZY COOL and finishes up with LOOSE ENDS. One of the books is on AMAZON'S TOP TEN ROMANCE LIST - LOOSE AND EASY, 2008. She has won numerous awards for her writing, including a RITA from RWA, and has had nine 4 ½ TOP PICKS from Romantic Times magazine, with seven of the TOP PICKS awarded to the Steele Street series. Two of her books are on the Romantic Times ALL-TIME FAVORITES list - RIVER OF EDEN, and SHAMELESS.

Writing as Glenna McReynolds, she is the author of thirteen Loveswept romances, all reissued as Tara Janzen ebooks, an epic medieval fantasy trilogy, THE CHALICE AND THE BLADE, DREAM STONE, and PRINCE OF TIME, and a contemporary romantic adventure set in the Amazon, RIVER OF EDEN - "One of THE most breathtaking and phenomenal adventure tales to come along in years!" - Jill M. Smith for Romantic Times. Tara loves doing research for her books, and her love of anthropology and the natural sciences has helped her create the landscapes of her novels, from the rich historical background of THE CHALICE AND THE BLADE trilogy, to the shores of the blackwater rivers flowing through the lost world of the Amazonian rain forest in RIVER OF EDEN. Her love of the shooting sports and American muscle cars fuels all the "crazy hot" and super fast-paced Tara Janzen novels of the Steele Street series.

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Books

Prince of Time -- Book Three in The Chalice Trilogy
By Tara Janzen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 122,430. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2013. Category: Fiction
"Guaranteed to wow!" Kirkus Reviews - THE CHALICE TRILOGY - In a land of dark seas, pagan rituals, and the lost memories of a far distant past comes a story of epic fantasy and time-travel adventure. PRINCE OF TIME - Book Three: Only by conquering his deepest fears and darkest memories can Morgan fulfill his destiny to take a warrior priestess back through time.
Dream Stone -- Book Two in The Chalice Trilogy
By Tara Janzen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 153,640. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2013. Category: Fiction
“Holds us spellbound…an extraordinary reading experience.” RT Book Reviews -- THE CHALICE TRILOGY: In a land of pagan rituals and the lost memories of a far distant past comes a story of epic fantasy and heroic sacrifice. DREAM STONE – Book Two: In a monstrous act of transformation, Mychael seals his fate, knowing the price he must pay for victory will change him forever.
The Chalice and the Blade -- Book One in The Chalice Trilogy
By Tara Janzen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 158,260. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2013. Category: Fiction
"A stunning epic of romantic fantasy." Affaire de Coeur (five stars)THE CHALICE TRILOGY: In a land of dark seas and pagan rituals comes a story of epic fantasy and stunning sensuality. The time is the twelfth century of the Fifth Age of Men, the year 1198 A.D. The Seven Books of Lore have long been scattered to the far corners of the earth, awaiting the one who can fight an ancient enemy from
Crazy Love
By Tara Janzen
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,640. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2012. Category: Fiction
EXTENDED EBOOK EDITION. Nothing gets under Dylan Hart's skin, until a street-smart heartbreaker in a pink sweater and black leather takes him for the ride of his life. The SDF soldier knows better than to take the bad girl of his fantasies on a mission, but Skeeter Bang is the only one who can keep him safe. When the bullets fly, two hearts are on the line, and all bets are off
River of Eden
By Tara Janzen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,730. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2012. Category: Fiction
ONCE THEIR JOURNEY BEGINS, THERE'S NO TURNING BACK. Annie Parrish is on a mission to find a legend. Only one man can get her deeper into the Amazon rain forest. Will Travers, a once world-renowned botanist,lost his reputation, and some say his mind, when he disappeared into the lost world of the upper Amazon - and the last thing he needs on his boat is a woman whose secrets run as dark as his own
Blue Dalton
By Tara Janzen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,410. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2012. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
SHE’S A WILDCAT ON THE RUN...And Walker Evans is just the man to catch her, stalking Blue Dalton through a storm-filled night in the Colorado high country. UNTIL HE CAPTURES HER HEART...Blue shot a man in self-defense and outran the local sheriff, but there’s no escaping the hunter they’ve put on her trail, and there’s no protecting herself from the heated passion of Walker’s searing kisses.
Scout's Honor
By Tara Janzen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,920. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2012. Category: Fiction
SHE ALWAYS PLAYED TO WIN...UNTIL SHE LOST HER HEART TO HIM. Anna Lange is a high stakes poker player who wins – exactly what Mitch Summers needs. He’s betting on the beautiful gambler to turn the tables on a cheat who’d stolen his brother’s land. With a past she hasn’t outrun, Anna has given up on the game of love – but all bets are off in the sultry heat of the island night.
Thieves In The Night
By Tara Janzen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,510. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2012. Category: Fiction
ONE NIGHT. TWO THIEVES. AND RED HOT LOVE ON THE RUN. Jaz Peterson is on a mission to retrieve Top Secret documents. Chantal Cochard is out to steal an emerald necklace. Stumbling into the middle of each other's heists proves to be their undoing. Jaz’s seduction draws Chantal into a web of desire. But when passion turns to love, can the man who’d stolen her heart accept the secrets of her past?
Crazy Kisses
By Tara Janzen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 89,810. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2012. Category: Fiction
HE’S GOT A BOUNTY ON HIS HEAD – AND A WOMAN ON HIS MIND. Special Ops soldier Kid Chaos is coming home from a dangerous mission to get some rest - and finds a bikini bottom in his bathroom that can only belong to one woman - his woman. But Kid’s mission puts Nikki McKinney squarely in the crosshairs of his enemy's assassins, and when she's captured, only Kid’s deadliest skills can save her...
Moonlight and Shadows
By Tara Janzen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,920. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2012. Category: Fiction
SHE HAS RULES HE’S PLANNING TO BREAK... HE HAS PLANS SHE CAN’T RESIST. On a moonlit night filled with magic, Jack Hudson does the craziest thing – he steals a kiss off his new client. Lila wants an office in her prairie home. Jack’s the guy who can build it – but can they keep their hands off each other? No way, as one stolen kiss after another tangles them in a seduction they can't resist.
Stevie Lee
By Tara Janzen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,580. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2012. Category: Fiction
HE WAS BORN TO ANSWER THE CALL OF THE WILD...blazing a trail of adventure from the Himalayas to the Amazon, but Halsey Morgan has never seen anyone like Stevie Lee. Dangerous curves packed inside tight jeans and a “Dynamite” T-shirt, Stevie only wants one thing – to get out from under the Trail’s End bar before it sinks her. But when she asks for adventure, she gets more than she bargained for...
Dragon's Eden
By Tara Janzen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,480. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2012. Category: Fiction
A BOUNTY HUNTER LEFT FOR DEAD...HE WAS HER PRISONER IN PARADISE Jackson Daniels is a prisoner, trapped on a mist-filled island with the world’s most exotic jailor – a silver-eyed angel straight out of his deepest, most sensual fantasies. Hunted by pirates, his life forfeit on half the globe, he fears his truest danger lies in the alluring passion and tantalizing innocence of Sugar Caine.
The Dragon and the Dove
By Tara Janzen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,000. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2012. Category: Fiction
HE’S SEARCHING FOR A SHE-DEVIL PIRATE -- A fierce warrior on a trail of revenge, bounty hunter Cooper Daniels will stop at nothing to find the pirate who killed his brother. FROM THE HIGH SEAS TO THE DANGERS OF CHINATOWN -- Wild adventure and bounty hunters are the last thing Jessica Langston expects in her new job – but she gets them in spades, along with a dangerously fascinating new boss.
The Courting Cowboy
By Tara Janzen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,950. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2012. Category: Fiction
SHE WAS THE LAST THING HE'D EXPECTED...AND EVERYTHING HE WANTED. Ty Garret's been hearing a lot about his son's new teacher, an owlish widow lady with glasses, but nothing he's heard prepares him for Victoria Willoughby, the Oxford-educated peer of the realm who has washed up in Talbot, Colorado.
A Piece of Heaven
By Tara Janzen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,450. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2012. Category: Fiction
HE WAS A RODEO COWBOY, UNSAFE AT ANY SPEED...Travis Cayou landed in Laramie, Wyoming hurting everywhere, bad in the places he hadn’t broken, and worse in the places he had – ready for anything except the gorgeous new ranch foreman. Callie Michael knew Travis was a good-for-nothing rodeo cowboy – but even busted up and road weary, six foot of nothing had never looked so good.
Shameless
By Tara Janzen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,210. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2012. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
On the Romantic Times ALL-TIME FAVORITE LIST HE WAS THE ONLY MAN SHE’D EVER LOVED. On a summer night filled with the passion of innocence, Sarah Brooks had given herself to the only boy she’d ever loved. Afterwards, he’d left town without a word, taking her heart and her dreams. Ten years later, her cowboy lover has returned - a hard-bodied, dangerously beautiful U.S. Navy SEAL.
Outlaw Carson
By Tara Janzen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,680. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2012. Category: Fiction
K.I.S.S. Award Winner WARRIOR, OUTLAW, MYSTIC... Kit Carson is an elusive legend in the world of archaeology, a renegade outside the bounds of respectability. But when he shows up at Professor Kristine Richards's house with seven trunks of stolen Tibetan antiquities, instead of sending him on his way, she finds herself trembling beneath the mysterious gaze of the charismatic barbarian.
Dateline: Kydd and Rios
By Tara Janzen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,890. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2012. Category: Fiction
SHE WAS NOTHING BUT TROUBLE...AND EVERYTHING HE WANTED. In war-torn San Simeon, Nikki Kydd is nothing but trouble - and everything Josh Rios wants. He hadn't minded the trouble, until the green-eyed angel found her way into his heart. When he orders her back to the States, the wild young beauty runs out on him, and he'll pay the devil's own price to find her.
Avenging Angel
By Tara Janzen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,580. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2012. Category: Fiction
RITA Award Winning Novel HE RISKED HIS LIFE TO SAVE HER...AND SHE VOWED TO NEVER LET HIM GO. Living undercover and on the edge, Dylan Jones has seen damn few things to give him hope - until he sees Johanna Lane, when the beautiful lawyer lands in the middle of his investigation and at the top of a hit list. AVENGING ANGEL originally published by Bantam Loveswept 1993

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