Tara Janzen books in order
Tara Janzen is the pseudonym for New York Times and Nationally Bestselling Author of the Steele Street Series, Glenna McReynolds.
She uses the pen name when writing romantic suspense novels, and also writes under the name Glenna McReynolds.
Originally from Idaho, Tara attended Colorado Mountain College, where she studied graphic arts and photography. It was while at the institution that she crossed paths with fellow student Stan, who later became her husband.
Years later, Stan went on to become a teacher of English while Tara ventured into fiction writing.
The recipient of a RITA award and several awards from Romantic Times, Tara is a member of Colorado Romance Writers Association, Colorado Authors League, Romance Writers of America, and Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers.
She currently lives in Colorado with her husband and their two children.
Genres: Romance, Suspense Romance
Pseudonym: Tara Janzen
- River of Eden (2020)
- SEAL of My Dreams (2011)
- Crazy Hot (2005)
- Crazy Cool (2005)
- Crazy Wild (2006)
- Crazy Kisses (2006)
- Crazy Love (2006)
- Crazy Sweet (2006)
- On the Loose (2007)
- Cutting Loose (2007)
- Loose and Easy (2008)
- Breaking Loose (2009)
- Loose Ends (2011)
Detailed book overview
A LOST WORLD
In the heart of the rain forest lies a prize Dr. Annie Parrish is willing to risk her life for…if she can find it. All she needs is a captain with a boat heading upriver. With a dangerous load of illegal contraband weighing her down and time running out, she’s only got one name left on her list, and it’s at the bottom. The good thing is, he’s right where she’d expected to find him – the last, ramshackle dive bar on the waterfront.
A ROGUE SCIENTIST
Will Travers has macaw feathers in his hair, a week’s worth of beard, and a shaman’s crystal hanging around his neck, convincing Annie that even the wildest stories she’s heard about him don’t tell the tale. A Harvard-trained botanist, the once world-renowned professor lost his reputation – and some say his mind – when he vanished from his camp on the Rio Cauaburi and disappeared for a year in the rainforest. Now he’s back, in a seedy waterfront bar with a beer in his hand and a mulatto woman doing the lambada on his lap – and against every ounce of common sense she has, Annie’s about to make him an offer.
ONCE THEIR JOURNEY BEGINS, THERE’S NO TURNING BACK
The last thing Will needs is a woman whose secrets run as deep and dark as his own. A renegade in her own right, the legendary Amazon Annie is a magnet for trouble – and he’s already got plenty. He’s out to destroy a devil named Corisco Vargas before he can unleash his nightmarish forces on the whole of the Amazon. Trapped between a shaman’s mystical visions and the violence of the real world, their journey quickly becomes one of desperate danger. But which force will rule their fate – the yearning for vengeance, or a power as potent and seductive as the heart of a singular, magical orchid?
True heroes who will win your heart.
Honor, duty, courage, passion . . . the men of the Navy Seals are a special breed of hero, and in these stories by eighteen top romance authors the Seals are celebrated not only as symbols of devoted service to their country but as the kind of man every woman wants to love. They'll rescue a damsel in distress and her lap dog, too. They'll battle hometown dramas and international bad guys. When it comes to giving away their hearts, they'll risk everything.
All proceeds from sales of Seal of My Dreams goes to the Veterans Research Corporation, a non-profit fundraiser for veterans' medical research.
Among them, the authors of Seal of My Dreams have won dozens of writing awards including multiple Ritas from Romance Writers of America. Their nearly 600 published novels have sold at least 25 million copies worldwide.
The Seal of My Dreams roster includes many of the best-known authors in modern romance fiction. In addition, many have strong family connections to the servicemen and women of our nation's military, and many specialize in novels featuring heroes and heroines from all branches of service.
ON A HOT SUMMER NIGHT, IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, TWO HEARTS ARE ABOUT TO SHIFT INTO OVERDRIVE...
Racing across the West, paleontologist Reagan McKinney is searching for a man from her past. Her grandfather has mysteriously disappeared, and Quinn Younger is her only clue. How the bad-boy-turned-All-American-hero ended up in a ghost town on the edge of nowhere is another mystery...until she rolls into Cisco, Utah with danger hot on her heels and the sexy, ex-fighter pilot becomes her only chance of survival.
Quinn’s stuck in Cisco, waiting out a covert special-ops mission, and he’s itching to get back into action. Then the dinosaur doc’s granddaughter roars into town with the Chicago mob on her tail. Quinn grew up on the streets, on a fast track to a life of crime...until Reagan’s grandfather rescued him.
Now he’ll do anything to find the old man. But throw in a deadly game of smuggled diamonds and illegal weapons, and a guy could get himself killed. Add one blonde bombshell from his past, and it’s going to take everything Quinn’s got to get them both out alive...especially when they’re falling crazy in love on the wildest night of their lives...
HE’S COOL-AS-ICE, A SPECIAL OPS HERO WITH ONLY ONE WEAKNESS – “BAD LUCK”...
Christian Hawkins calls her “Bad Luck” Dekker - wild blond hair, sea green eyes, and more curves than a cyclone, all of it wrapped around a small bombshell package set to explode. That’s Kat Dekker, one big bang for the buck. Big enough to blow a man’s life to hell. The senator’s daughter did it to him thirteen years ago. He saved Kat’s life and ended up in the state penitentiary for his trouble – all for a crime he didn’t commit.
Now, it’s déjà vu when Christian rescues her from an explosion tearing through a Denver art auction. He’ll keep her safe until he figures out why somebody’s out to kill her. But it’s going to take everything he’s got to keep his cool around this sizzling-hot American Princess who’s stealing his heart all over again.
Kat Dekker’s new life has gotten off to a rocky start. She’s never forgotten the teenaged boy who saved her or the hot summer nights of passion spent in his arms - before everything went wrong. Now Christian is back in her life, and they’re roaring through the streets of Denver in his brute-powered muscle car.
With bullets flying and their past threatening to engulf them, they’re hanging on for dear life. But keeping their distance is impossible for two people who are this hot for each other and still crazy in love...
HE’S GOT THE WARRIOR’S CODE DEEP IN HIS HEART, BUT THE SPECIAL OPS “JUNGLE BOY” IS ABOUT TO MEET HIS MATCH...
Creed Rivera is fresh off a death-defying mission tracking down narco-guerillas in the jungles of Colombia. His new mission? Staking out a mousy librarian the Defense Intelligence Agency has tagged as the world’s most dangerous woman, Cordelia “Cody” Stark. Intel says she’s a nuclear arms broker. He’s not buying it - until a gang of Eastern Bloc thugs blows into the library, and the librarian takes off like a track star.
Entrusted with a secret that could ignite a global war, Cody is running out of places to hide. Now her enemies have found her, and so has a hotshot government agent determined to trip her up – and keep her safe. She doesn’t trust him, but she can’t resist him. With time running out and the bad guys closing in, two people have no business falling in love. But nothing can stop passion this wild, this hot, this dangerous...
HE’S GOT A BOUNTY ON HIS HEAD – AND A WOMAN ON HIS MIND.
Special Ops soldier Kid Chaos Chronopolous is at the top of a Colombian drug lord’s hit list – with good reason. Under orders and undercover, Kid has been on a mission of revenge, taking out his brother’s murderers and the drug lord’s top lieutenants. Now, broke down and patched up, he’s coming home to Panama City to get out of the line of fire and get some rest. Then he finds a bikini bottom in his bathroom, a familiar scrap of next-to-nothing that can only belong to one woman - his woman, the only woman he's ever loved.
TOGETHER, THEY’RE A DEADLY COMBINATION
Together, they’re a train wreck, scorching, sultry nights of passion followed by Kid leaving and breaking Nikki McKinney’s heart every time. She’s only come to Panama to say her last goodbye. But Kid’s mission puts her squarely in the crosshairs of the drug lord’s assassins, and when Nikki is captured by Kid's enemies, only his deadliest skills can save her...
HE’S A SPECIAL OPS MASTERMIND. NOTHING GETS UNDER HIS SKIN.
Cool, calm, collected, and going down for the count, Dylan Hart knows better than to take the bad girl of his fantasies on his latest mission. He’s out to steal an incriminating file out of a U.S. senator’s mansion in Washington, D. C., and he’s got everything under control...
UNTIL A STREET-SMART HEARTBREAKER IN A PINK SWEATER AND BLACK LEATHER TAKES HIM FOR THE RIDE OF HIS LIFE.
Skeeter Bang grew up on the streets, and she knows the smooth operator of her dreams is in trouble up to his neck. She’ll steal the file and do her darnedest not to fall head over heels in love, but when the bullets start flying, two hearts are on the line and all bets are off.
MERCENARY. ASSASSIN. HIRED GUN. SHE’S FIVE FEET, FIVE INCHES OF PURE, UNADULTERATED BAD GIRL.
Two years ago, on a covert mission gone bad, Gillian Pentycote was captured by a madman and shot full of high-tech drugs that wiped her memory clean. Now, she’s code-named “Red Dog,” a world class operator, a preeminent sniper, and an amnesiac hell bent on the road of revenge. The only thing holding her together is the one person she remembers, the man who saved her from certain death that night, the man she calls “Angel.”
Travis James is no angel. He’s an elite soldier for a black ops unit known as Special Defense Force. He knows Red Dog will do anything to deliver justice to the criminal mastermind who marked her for death - and every day, Travis does everything in his power to keep his rogue lover alive.
From the hellholes of Central America to the mean streets of Denver, they’re both playing a dangerous game of double-cross, where the only winning hand is the sizzling passion they share and the desperate love they have for each other...
HE’S A SPECIAL OPS HERO WHO’S BEEN THERE, DONE THAT, SEEN IT ALL, AND LIVED TO TELL THE TALE.
But standing on the pool deck of the most exclusive hotel in Panama City, C. Smith Rydell is going down in flames. His new assignment – playing bodyguard to a blond in a black string bikini, Honoria “Honey” York, pampered socialite, scandal-ridden author, and the wildest one-night stand of his life. Four months ago, he’d caught her smuggling cash into El Salvador. Now she’s headed back into the jungle.
Honey’s been tagged for a dangerous mission by the U.S. State Department – deliver weapons to a rebel army, a briefcase to a notorious drug lord, find the CIA’s missing plane, and come hell or high water, get her sister out of El Salvador – all in forty-eight hours or the deal is off. She only knows one man up for the job, a cool as ice, no-hold barred operator she can’t forget – C. Smith Rydell. With bullets flying, sizzling passion and the truth cannot be denied - one night together was not enough, not for two people who are falling crazy in love...
NB: This book is also known as Steele Street: Loose.
HE’S A DEEP COVER LEGEND. DRUG LORD, CRIME BOSS, SMUGGLER, SPY – HE’S DONE IT ALL IN THE NAME OF HIS COUNTRY.
Now the CIA is pulling Alejandro Campos off his latest assignment and giving him back his real name – Zachary Prade. His new mission? Find Lily Robbins, the gloriously gorgeous woman who showed up at his Central American plantation with a stolen .45 and half a rebel army hot on her trail. Now, she’s back in the U.S. – but doesn’t realize she’s carrying the key to a priceless, CIA encoded file everybody is trying to get.
Hunted by Las Vegas wise guys and international assassins, Lily’s got one chance of survival – riding shotgun in Zach’s 1968 Shelby Mustang Cobra. With 428 horses under the hood and an open road, they’re racing for the border. But they can’t outrun the adrenaline-rush of passion or the dangerous thrill of falling in love...
HE’S THE STONE-COLD DEFINITION OF EVERY BAD BOY SHE’S EVER KNOWN. SHE’S STILL THE ONE GIRL HE CAN’T FORGET - AND ON THE MEAN STREETS OF DENVER, THEY’RE ON THE RUN, PLAYING IT FAST AND LOOSE, ESPECIALLY WITH THEIR HEARTS...
Esmee Alden, a P.I. and art recovery expert, has a deal to make - pay $82,000 to a ruthless bookie in exchange for keeping her father in one piece, literally. There’s only one way to get the money – recover a priceless painting stolen by the Nazis in WWII. She’s only got one night to get the job done. And she’s only got one problem getting in her way – Johnny Ramos, the bad boy who stole her heart in high school.
Johnny’s fresh off a tour of duty in Afghanistan, when he sees Esmee barely dressed in red lace and leather, working the street like a cheap hooker. His high school crush turning tricks? No way. Esmee has a plan, a disguise, and more trouble than she can handle, including Johnny. But when the night heats up and the bullets start to fly, the bad boy of her dreams turns out to be the only man who can get her out alive...
IN THE MOST DANGEROUS CITY IN THE WORLD, ALL BETS ARE OFF WHEN THE GOVERNMENT’S HOTTEST SECRET AGENT AND A SPECIAL OPS LEGEND COMPETE FOR AN ANCIENT PRIZE.
The Memphis Sphinx, a priceless Egyptian artifact has surfaced on the black market in Paraguay. Stolen from the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency, it’s rumored to possess the power of immortality. Everybody wants it – and the DIA wants it back.
Their plan? Send drop-dead-gorgeous art dealer, Suzi Toussi, to find it. Suzi works undercover all over the world. But she’s never gone up against the one man she can’t forget, Dax Killian, the sexy special ops agent who’s out to win at any cost.
Working a stakeout in front of a seedy bar, ex-soldier Dax expects half the criminal underworld to descend on Ciudad del Este for a chance at the Memphis Sphinx – but not Suzi Toussi, the woman he met in Denver six months ago.
Tight dress, three-inch heels, all curves and couture, he’d know her anywhere, and she’s still breaking his heart. So what’s Suzi doing in this hellhole? There’s only one answer: the Sphinx. With time running out on an ancient prophesy and all hell breaking loose, Suzi and Dax are heading straight into the line of fire - and into a love beyond their wildest dreams...
HE’S THE ULTIMATE SOLDIER, LOOKING FOR VENGEANCE, NOT LOVE.
Years ago, the Special Defense Force, SDF, mourned the loss of one of their own, J.T. Chronopolous. Now the long lost chop-shop boy is back. He’s got a new name, Conroy Farrel, no memory, and one goal – to destroy SDF. Con’s plan is bulletproof and unfolding like clockwork, until a drop-dead-gorgeous brunette accidentally ends up in his getaway car and refuses to leave. She says her name is Jane, but with her little gold dress, tiger-striped bracelets, and black leather boots, all he can think is Wild Thing and want her for his own.
SHE’S A LEGENDARY STREET THIEF WHO’S PUT HER PAST BEHIND HER.
Jane Linden never forgot her first teenaged encounter with J.T. She stole his friend’s wallet, and he stole her heart. They had one wild night together, then he disappeared. Fast forward six years, when their worlds collide again on the streets of Denver, only this time Jane is never letting go. With the night heating up and danger on their trail, white-hot passion ignites and all bets are off...