Jo Rentschler


Jo writes in many different genres, including fantasy, paranormal, science fiction, and horror; but she also likes to add a little romance within.

She has always had a love for books, both reading and writing, so when she's not writing or spending time with her family in rural Iowa, you can find her, and probably one of her cats, behind a book.

Jo's stories started out as a hobby, but when she wanted to start showing them online, she enlisted her son for help and with the use of a handful of 'Scrabble' tiles, they created her first pen name, Jill H. O'Bones, and she used that pen name to publish her first book, 'A Vow of Tears' as a surprise for her son, never thinking she'd go on to publish five additional books.

But as her writing matured, she knew it was time to start writing under a more professional pen name and after a lot of thought she has republished all of her books under her new pen name, Jo Rentschler.

Jill isn’t gone, you’ll still be able to find her writing during National Novel Writing Month and visiting other various websites.


The Vows
A Vow of Deception: The Second Vow
Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until July 31!)
A Vow of Fate: The Final Vow
Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until July 31!)


Shadows in the Soul
Price: $1.99 USD. (Free until July 31!) Words: 91,440. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(5.00 from 1 review)
Needing extra money to get a car, Amy takes the only part-time job she could get, doing dishes at Serenity, and from what she could see from the dish room, Serenity seemed to be a respectable establishment with elegant dining and entertainment, not the dive everyone had told her it was. But Amy discovered some secrets needed an exquisite hiding place.
Behind the Vines
Price: $1.99 USD. (Free until July 31!) Words: 188,490. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Instead of waiting around to die,  Elizabeth wanted to enjoy the time she had left. Taking her son on a road trip they went to the small town in Iowa where she spent a few happy summers as a child with her mother and aunt as they told her fairy tales while making apple pies at the kitchen table. At least that was what Elizabeth believe those stories were…
Friends in Dark Corners
Price: $1.99 USD. (Free until July 31!) Words: 94,570. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
(4.00 from 1 review)
Knowing the Terrors were lurking in her dreams as they did after every time she had a brush with death, Jessie discovered that the bedtime trick she’d been using since a child to hide from them was no longer working. Unless she found another way, it would be only a matter of time before she’d wake up screaming. They are coming, but not in her dreams.
A Vow of Fate: The Final Vow
Series: The Vows, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until July 31!) Words: 50,630. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(3.00 from 1 review)
"I don't know if it's a vampire or not, but whatever it is, it's hungry." Two years ago, Sara kept her vow and returned to take her place among the vampires. She tried to be one of them, but was still too different, so different that the Sirelords would not allow her to venture anywhere unprotected. Then one night, Sara follows fate and finds out how different she really was.
A Vow of Tears: The First Vow
Series: The Vows, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 49,270. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(2.33 from 3 reviews)
How far would a mother go to save her child? How far would she go if she was a vampire? Ten years ago, Sara buried her husband and father. Last month, she buried her mother. Two weeks ago, her only child was kidnapped and she was left for dead. Today, Sara found out that she is a vampire. Previously published by Jill H. O'Bones
A Vow of Deception: The Second Vow
Series: The Vows, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until July 31!) Words: 50,650. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
"Remember you are a vampire, as unfeeling as Vincent, and vampires can't cry." For three thousand years, the Sirelords reigned over the vampires. One hundred years ago, they prohibited the creation of new vampires. Last month, Sara became a vampire. Yesterday, the Sirelords requested Sara's presence. Previously published by Jill H. O'Bones

Jo Rentschler's tag cloud

angels    bullying    demons    diary    dreams    fairy tales    fantasy    horror    mystery    night terrors    nightmares    romance    supernatural    unicorn    urban    vampire