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Jamie McGuire is an American New York Times Bestselling author.

Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, she attended Northern Oklahoma College, the University of Central Oklahoma, and Autry Technology Center where she graduated with a degree in Radiography.

In 2015, Jamie became the first indie author in history to sign a print deal with retail giant Wal-Mart.

She has won several awards such as the 2014 UtopYA Best Dystopian Book of the Year for Red Hill, and iBooks’ 2016 Romance Novel of the Year for Beautiful Burn.

Married to Jeff Washburn, she lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with her three children.

More about Jamie McGuire

Genres: Fantasy / SF, Romance, Young Adult

Born: 1978

United States

Website: https://www.jamiemcguire.com

Non Series
  • Apolonia (2014)
  • Sweet Nothing (2015)
  • All the Little Lights (2018)
Crash and Burn
  1. From Here To You (2018)
Happenstance: A Novella Series
  1. Happenstance (2014)
  2. Happenstance 2 (2014)
  3. Happenstance 3 (2015)
Providence Trilogy
  1. Providence (2010)
  2. Requiem (2011)
  3. Eden (2012)
Beautiful Series
  1. Beautiful Disaster (2011)
  2. Walking Disaster (2013)
  3. A Beautiful Wedding (2013)
Maddox Brothers Series
  1. Beautiful Oblivion (2014)
  2. Beautiful Redemption (2015)
  3. Beautiful Sacrifice (2015)
  4. Beautiful Sacrifice (2015)
  5. Beautiful Burn (2016)
  6. A Beautiful Funeral (2016)
  7. Something Beautiful: A Novella (2015)
Red Hill Series
  1. Red Hill (2013)
  2. Among Monsters (2014)
Crash and Burn

Detailed book overview

Non Series

Apolonia

“They could have killed me, but I survived.”

It’s been three years since Rory Riordan thwarted her own assassination and she still doesn’t trust anyone.

She doesn’t trust Dr. Z, the peculiar college professor who has taken her under his wing; neither does she trust Benji, the good-looking classmate who just won’t stop following her around.

Cy, the dark and strange boy who sits in the first row in Dr. Z’s Astrobiology, isn’t spared either.

When Rory however witnesses Cy’s kidnapping by soldiers in the dead of night, she finds herself harboring more secrets than she could possibly imagine—secrets way darker than her own.

Author: Jamie McGuire
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-1501022081
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Sweet Nothing

Just one look was all it took. The man I would eventually fall in love with and marry was at a stop light.

People often relate with the kind of love that takes time to grow. We were however like a crash and burn, and I would never be the same again after our lives interlocked.

He would be the father of my children and I would adore him for the rest of my life. Our life together however ended just as soon as it had begun.

From late nights to the excuses and the terrible lies, everything changed. It was like we never were.

Author: Jamie McGuire
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-1507606018
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
All the Little Lights

When Elliott Youngblood first met Catherine Calhoun, he was just a boy with a camera while she was this sad yet gorgeous girl.

Being that the two share a common feeling of being outcasts, Elliott and Catherine strike up a friendship. Elliott however takes off when Catherine needs him most, leaving her devastated.

A lot has changed when Elliott finally returns. He is a star high school athlete while Catherine spends all her free time working at her mother’s strange Inn.

Just when Catherine gradually begins giving him a second chance, Elliott is named the main suspect in a local tragedy.

Catherine has a secret; one which could shatter any chance of finding happiness together.

Author: Jamie McGuire
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-1503902787
Publisher: Montlake Romance

Crash and Burn

From Here To You

It is Darby Dixon’s wedding day.

As she holds a positive pregnancy test in a small Texas church bathroom, she realizes that marrying her abusive fiancé would be the worst decision of her life.

Determined to stand up for her baby, she takes off with the little cash she has on hand and buys a bus ticket to the farthest place she can afford.

She begins her new life and gets a job as a front desk clerk at the Colorado Springs Hotel.

Scott "Trex" Trexler, a former Marine, lands a new job with a top-secret military installation by the name Cheyenne Mountain Complex, upon his return to Colorado Springs.

From the moment Darby meets Trex, the last thing she wants is another man with too many secrets.

The two will however soon learn that what you don't know can still hurt you.

Author: Jamie McGuire
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-1538730010
Publisher: Forever

Happenstance: A Novella Series

Happenstance

Erin Easter is one of three Erins in the small senior class of rural Blackwell High School.

Easter, brought up by a careless single mom, spends most of her time alone and secretly admires Weston Gates.

The other Erins, Erin "Alder" Alderman and Erin "Sonny" Masterson, are the daughters of the two richest families in town. Best friends and cheerleaders, they are everything that Easter isn't.

The son of two renowned attorneys, Weston is the adored star athlete. Unable to sustain the pressure that comes with his family name, Weston secretly empathizes with Easter's feeling that she is in the wrong life.

But just when things start falling in place for Easter, tragedy strikes, making her life even more complicated.

Author: Jamie McGuire
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-1505357608
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Happenstance 2

“Erin Easter is now Erin Alderman, for Erin Alderman is dead.”

Erin Easter, a high school senior in tiny Blackwell, Oklahoma, discovers that she was switched at birth after a horrific accident claims the lives of two of her classmates.

When she soon afterwards moves to live with her real parents, Sam and Julianne Alderman, Erin transforms over night from pariah of Blackwell High School, to the only child of one of the wealthiest couples in town.

Pursued too by Weston Gates, her childhood crush, Erin is living the dream.

When she however starts digging up for some answers, Erin will discover a truth that she never wanted to know.

Author: Jamie McGuire
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-1500852047
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Happenstance 3

“Be careful what you wish for. You just might get it…all. “

In this third installment of the bestselling Happenstance Series, Erin already knows the truth about the boy she loves and the girls who tortured her.

Sam and Julianne, Erin’s parents, are wary that they must let her go soon after they’ve found her; with graduation fast approaching.

Weston Gates also becomes more desperate as the countdown to the final days in Blackwell begins.

He and Erin will join different colleges and possibly head their separate ways. He tries making the most out of the time they have left together, hoping that it would last, but hope is like quicksand. The harder Weston struggles, the faster Erin sinks.

Author: Jamie McGuire
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-1505517767
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Providence Trilogy

Providence

Nina Grey, who lives in Providence, Rhode Island, is caught up in a war between Hell and Earth.

Still trying to come to terms with the recent death of her father, she crosses paths with Jared Ryel. He may be a handsome man and with mysterious talents, but nothing about their meeting is coincidental.

In fact, Jared seems to know more about Nina than even her friends at Brown University.

When there are more questions than answers, Jared shares the secret he was sworn to protect.

Nina’s father wasn’t just an ordinary man. He was a thief who stole from demons.

Hell is now after something, and only Nina can help provide it.

Author: Jamie McGuire
First Release: 2010
ISBN: 978-0615417172
Publisher: Jamie McGuire LLC
Requiem

“For most people, dreaming of the dead may result in a restless night. But for Nina Grey, it’s a warning.”

While still trying to recuperate from her last encounter with Hell, Nina struggles to strike a balance between being a university student and working as an intern at her father's company, Titan Shipping.

Repetitive nightmares about the dreadful death of her father have become a nightly event while the guilt, after Ryan unexpectedly joined the Armed Forces, has refused to go away. She is also heartbroken by the fact that Claire is across the ocean protecting him.

Of all the problems that she has, Nina is convinced that her sleepless nights are the least of her worries.

Well, she's wrong!

Author: Jamie McGuire
First Release: 2011
ISBN: 978-1475258950
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Eden

"She had seen the unspeakable. She would learn the unknowable. Now, she would fight the invincible."

In this final part of the Providence Trilogy, Nina Grey will marry the wrong man, carry a child that was never supposed to be born, and fight a war that she has no chance of winning.

Overwhelmingly tasked with the responsibility of protecting his new wife and unborn child against the throes of Hell, Jared Ryel has no room for mistakes.

When he finally submits to the pressure of returning the Naissance de Demoniac to Jerusalem, he revisits St. Ann's only to discover that the answers he was searching for were in front of him all along.

Together, they must fight and survive long enough to let their child save them, and the world.

Author: Jamie McGuire
First Release: 2012
ISBN: 978-1475145571
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Beautiful Series

Beautiful Disaster

Abby Abernathy is no longer the girl she used to be. She neither drinks nor swears, and has a decent number of cardigans in her wardrobe.

She is convinced that her dark past is long behind her, but when she arrives in college with her best friend, Abby’s new start is suddenly challenged by Eastern University’s Walking One--Night Stand.

Travis Maddox has the perfect ink-covered body, exactly what Abby wants, and needs to stay away from. He spends his days being the campus charmer and his nights winning money in a floating fight ring.

Fascinated by Abby’s sheer lack of interest, Travis convinces her to make a bet. If he loses, he must stay away for a month whereas if he wins Abby must live in his apartment for a month.

What Travis however doesn’t know is that he has met his match!

Author: Jamie McGuire
First Release: 2011
ISBN: 978-1476712048
Publisher: Atria Books
Walking Disaster

"Is it possible to love someone too much?"

If there are two things that Travis Maddox learned from his mother before she died, it’s that he should love hard and fight even harder.

In the first installment of the Beautiful Series, Travis Maddox’s life is full of fast women, illegal gambling and excessive violence.

And just when he thinks he is indomitable, he meets Abby Abernathy who makes him fall to his knees.

There are always two sides to every story. Abby gave her side in Beautiful Disaster. Now, it’s time for Travis to open up to his side.

Author: Jamie McGuire
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-1476712987
Publisher: Atria Books
A Beautiful Wedding

You know that Abby Abernathy unexpectedly got married to Travis Maddox.

But what do you really know?

Why did Abby pop the question?

What secrets were shared before the ceremony?

Where did the two spend their wedding night?

Who else knew about it and didn’t speak a word of it to anyone?

Everything about their elopement was top-secret…until now.

All your questions will be answered in this chaotic and exciting tale of the day, and night, of the wedding!

Author: Jamie McGuire
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-1501103070
Publisher: Atria Books

Maddox Brothers Series

Beautiful Oblivion

Camille "Cami" Camlin has had a job since before she could drive. Having moved into her first apartment after her college freshman year, she spends her times either in class or serving at The Red Door bar.

When a trip to visit her boyfriend is cancelled, Cami unexpectedly gets her first weekend off in nearly a year.

Enter Trenton Maddox. A guy whose friends wanted to be him and women wanted to be with him.

When a terrible accident however turns his world upside down, the king of Eastern State University returns back home to live with his widower father.

When Trenton meets Cami at The Red, the two strike up a friendship. Trouble however brews when Maddox falls head over heels for her.

Author: Jamie McGuire
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-1476759586
Publisher: Atria Books
Beautiful Redemption

Liis Lindy is a hard-headed FBI agent. Married only to her job, she calls off her engagement and transfers from Chicago to the field office in San Diego.

Thomas Maddox, Special Agent in Charge, is haughty, heartless and unforgiving. Although he saved many lives in his line of work, one particular case poses as a monumental challenge.

Travis Maddox, his younger brother, is faced with prison time for being linked with a basement fire that took the lives of several college students.

Thomas however agrees to recruit Travis into the FBI as a last attempt to spare his brother.

When Liis and Thomas pose as a couple to attend Travis & Abby’s beach vow renewal and give the news of the recruitment, Liis falls in love for real in the acting process.

What next now that the pretending is over?

Author: Jamie McGuire
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-1502541857
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Beautiful Sacrifice

Falyn Fairchild, the daughter of Colorado’s next governor, doesn’t flinch when it comes to walking away.

After leaving behind her car, her education, and even her parents, broke Falyn returns to her hometown to wait tables at the Bucksaw Café. She adds the money to her shoebox of cash, hoping to that she will one day collect enough to buy a plane ticket to Eakins, Illinois.

A coincidental encounter however sees her meet Taylor Maddox at the Bucksaw. From the offset, she can tell that the good-looking, filth covered firefighter is trouble.

Being a Maddox boy, Taylor is greatly intrigued by Falyn resistance.

When his resilience is however met with Falyn’s talent for walking away, the charming firefighter may end up getting burned.

Author: Jamie McGuire
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-1511847506
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Beautiful Sacrifice

Falyn Fairchild, the daughter of Colorado’s next governor, doesn’t flinch when it comes to walking away.

After leaving behind her car, her education, and even her parents, broke Falyn returns to her hometown to wait tables at the Bucksaw Café. She adds the money to her shoebox of cash, hoping to that she will one day collect enough to buy a plane ticket to Eakins, Illinois.

A coincidental encounter however sees her meet Taylor Maddox at the Bucksaw. From the offset, she can tell that the good-looking, filth covered firefighter is trouble.

Being a Maddox boy, Taylor is greatly intrigued by Falyn resistance.

When his resilience is however met with Falyn’s talent for walking away, the charming firefighter may very well end up getting burned.

Author: Jamie McGuire
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-1511847506
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Beautiful Burn

Ellison Edson hits of rock bottom soon after she finishes college.

Hugely disappointed by Ellie’s inappropriate behavior during her stay at her family’s vacation home in Colorado, her parents deny her any inheritance—leaving her to fend for herself.

Tyler Maddox is a firefighter and member of the Alpine Hotshots, just like his twin brother Taylor.

Arrogant and desirable, his relationships are inclined to the ones that last for only one night.

But when he meets Ellie at a local party during off-season, he is taken aback by her extreme personality and sneering attitude.

Ellie however isn’t just any other woman. She is the most challenging woman any Maddox boy has ever faced.

Author: Jamie McGuire
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-1512284133
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
A Beautiful Funeral

Eleven years have passed since Abby and Travis eloped in Vegas.

Now a Special Agent, Travis Maddox delivers his own version of street justice to one Benny Carlisi—a mob boss.

That however annoys the oldest and most violent crime family in Vegas which now plots vengeance for the entire Maddox family.

Despite doing their best, the secret that Thomas and Travis have buried for a decade will be disclosed to the rest of the family; something that will put the Maddoxes at odd for the very first time.

With the large family now in grave danger, will the fear glue them together, or tear them apart?

Author: Jamie McGuire
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-1534623576
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Something Beautiful: A Novella

America Mason, a live and spirited undergrad at Eastern State University, is in love with a Maddox…Shepley Maddox.

But Shepley isn’t like his cousins. He is more of a lover than a hardheaded fighter.

A road trip to meet her parents in Wichita, Kansas could however take things to the next level, or spell the end of everything!

Author: Jamie McGuire
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-1512284041
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Red Hill Series

Red Hill

“When the world ends, can love survive?”

As a single mother, Scarlet struggles to raise her two daughters.

Nathan on the other hand is married, but his young daughter Zoe is what keeps him going, given how his love life is as good as dead.

For Miranda however, her main concern is how her sister and their boyfriends will all fit in her new VW Bug during their weekend escape.

When a deadly outbreak however strikes, Scarlet, Nathan and Miranda find themselves sheltering at a secluded ranch called Red Hill.

Old and new friendships will be tested when they face a dreadful enemy who no longer remembers what it’s like to be human.

Author: Jamie McGuire
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-1476759524
Publisher: Atria Books
Among Monsters

Although being thirteen has its fair share of challenges, growing up has never been this hard.

What if the world ends and your children are not with you?

What would you do to get to them?

What would they go through to get to you?

This is the story of Jenna.

She vowed she would meet with her mother at Red Hill Ranch if the worst happened during her dad’s weekend.

When she however finds a spine tingling message on her dad’s wall the morning following a terrible outbreak, Jenna promises to get both herself and her seven-year-old sister, Halle, to Red Hill—alive!

Author: Jamie McGuire
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-1502937537
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform