Deanna Roy books in order
Deanna Roy is an American USA Today bestselling author of romantic fiction, women’s fiction, and children’s fiction.
She also writes under the pen names J.J Knight, Abby Tyler, and Annie Winters.
Deanna previously worked as a waitress, a free-sample girl, a high school teacher, an editor, and a professional photographer before finally getting her breakthrough in writing.
She is a committed and dedicated advocate for women who have lost babies, having endured the same agony in 1998 after her first miscarriage. This explains why a number of her books touch on this topic.
Deanna, who has two daughters, is married to Kurt, and the couple recently adopted a little guy from foster care.
She is a member of the Writers’ League of Texas, Romance Writers of America, and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
- Baby Dust: A Novel about Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss (2011)
- Stella and Dane (2012)
- The Sperm Meets Egg Plan: Getting Pregnancy Faster (2012)
- Conversations with Little Dude: A Six-Year-Old's View on Foster Care, Adoption, and the Art of Wearing a Cape (2018)
The Dance Series
- Billionaire's Dance (2016)
- Forbidden Dance (2017)
- Wounded Dance (2017)
- Wicked Dance (2017)
- Tender Dance (2017)
- Final Dance (2019)
The Forever Series
- Forever Innocent (2013)
- Forever Loved (2014)
- Forever Sheltered (2014)
- Forever Bound (2015)
- Forever Family (2016)
- Forever Christmas (2017)
The Magic Mayhem Series
- Jinnie Wishmaker (2011)
- Marcus Mender (2012)
- Elektra Chaos (2017)
Detailed book overview
The five women sitting in the circle of chairs all had great dreams of motherhood.
Then their babies died.
Melinda sees blood on the floor every day after her loss. Dot believes the wrath of God caused her baby to die.
Teenage Tina is trolling internet dating sites for a father for another baby, and Janet's failure to cry means her wedding is off. Stella, the support group leader, must help them while facing the old choices that cost her ever having a family of her own.
Based on the stories of dozens of real survivors, Baby Dust is a moving tribute to the strength of mothers who must endure this impossible loss.
Stella is ready to blow out of this piss hole known as Holly, Missouri. Sitting on top of the water tower overlooking her tiny town, she doesn’t see a thing she’ll miss when she finally makes her dramatic exit.
She just has to get the guts to leave.
Dane roars into town on his prized Harley-Davidson, running from a whole lotta nothin’ to take a job as a mechanic. He bumps into Stella at the perfume shop where she works and decides his only goal in life is to own her.
The couple rip through each other, shocking the town with their antics on the water tower, late nights of drinking, jumping the creek on Dane’s bike, even getting in a knife fight with the locals.
But small towns tend to close ranks, and when one of Dane’s fights over Stella turns deadly, the couple has to decide -- does their love run deeper than their reputations?
The Sperm Meets Egg Plan is a step-by-step guide to achieving pregnancy without taking invasive tests, charting temperatures, or making mistakes in predicting your ovulation that result in mistimed attempts at fertilization.
Designed by Deanna Roy after months of trying made her believe she had a fertility problem, the plan will help you time intercourse whether you have a typical or atypical cycle. It includes adjustments for common fertility problems, what to do if you are over forty, and considerations for trying again after a pregnancy loss.
LD: Spittage is gross. S-P-I-T. See, it has spit in the name!
Me: Actually, it’s SPIN-ach. Not spit-age.
LD: Well, it ought to have spit in the name.
LD: Because I would spit it out!
Welcome to the Dude's Eye View.
Little Dude arrived in his sixth (and final!) foster home at age 4.
He brought with him a wicked sense of humor and a take on the world his foster parents had never heard before.
From his unique perspective, you'll learn
•the logic of lint traps
•the necessity of bribing reindeer
•why Girl Scout cookies are suitable for breakfast, and most of all
•the importance of wearing a cape
Along the way, you’ll see a lost little boy (and his mom!) navigate the emotional and complicated world of adoption from foster care.
The Dance Series
I’ve been in love with a billionaire since the day I was born.
Does that sound crazy?
I’m the illegitimate daughter of the full-time dance instructor on the Claremont estate. The Claremonts have two sons, Bennett and Quinn.
Quinn was my friend from the beginning. Easygoing and fun.
Bennett, was, well, Bennett. Studious. Serious. It was always obvious who would take over the family business.
When I left for dance school, my heart stayed behind with Quinn. It didn’t matter. By then, he was the definition of a playboy billionaire. Sexy. Irresistible. A girl a week.
He always thought of me as a friend, which I tried to be.
But I still loved him.
I decided that when I came back from New York, I would be somebody. An accomplished ballerina. Successful. Adored.
And he would love me at last.
What I didn’t count on when I returned, though, is that both Quinn and his brother would still be living at the estate.
And that they would both be ready to fight.
Three things about me:
1. I’m not as innocent as everybody thinks. I know I’m shy and quiet, but like they say, still waters run deep.
2. I’ve been home schooled since freshman year. My parents didn’t know what else to do.
3. I’m not the greatest dancer, but it’s the only thing I love with all my heart. Actually, there is one other thing, but it’s the biggest secret of my life. One I can’t tell anyone. Not even you.
Which brings me to a surprise bonus thing to know.
4. I met Blitz Craven, the super famous reality TV dance star. He showed up at my ballet studio after his big disgrace, thinking he could use the wheelchair ballerinas I teach to get back in the world’s good favor.
When he looks at me, I know what he’s thinking. (See item number one.) Everyone wants to protect me from him, their shy, innocent Livia. But when we dance, I want it, more than anything. Soon we’re sneaking into back rooms, dancing, kissing, planning dates away from the cameras and the wrath of my family.
But I’m afraid. As thrilling as my life has become, I still have a secret. And if I stay with Blitz, the world will figure it out.
For four years, I’ve had a terrible, wonderful, beautiful secret.
But now it’s out.
My brief brush with fame caught the attention of a boy I once loved. He was ripped from my life at a tender age by my father, who moved us and hid me away so that we could not meet again.
Only after he was gone did I learn I was pregnant with his child.
He’s spent years trying to find me.
And now he’s at Dreamcatcher Dance Academy.
He’s going to find our baby, he says. The adoption wasn’t legal since he didn’t know.
He has no idea how close our little girl really is. That I secretly teach her ballet.
He can’t know how important it is that I keep the secret.
But when your boyfriend is Blitz Craven, the reality TV dance show star, the press follows you everywhere.
And no matter how much Blitz wants to protect me from my old love, from the threat he poses to our happy life, there’s one fact I have to face.
My past has caught up with me.
If there’s one thing that chases you and never lets you go, it’s fame.
Despite being a painfully shy and sheltered ballet student, three months ago I charged onto one of the most popular TV reality shows in the world and changed the course of five lives.
Mine, when I accepted the star of the show, Blitz Craven, as my lover and dance partner.
Blitz’s, just as he was about to walk away from his hard-won career.
And three girls who were the finalists on the show.
Those girls are back to get their vengeance, and as usual, the producers of the show are in it for the ratings.
So now I have a choice: let each of them have another shot at my lover.
Or take them on myself.
But Blitz is mine.
Despite how hard we tried, the world has discovered my secret child.
Everyone is against us. Her adopted mother, my friends at the Dreamcatcher Dance Academy.
Even Blitz seems at a loss at how to handle my grief at losing my tender relationship with my little girl.
When a small ballet troupe asks me to join their ranks as a dancer, I wonder if it’s time to start over.
Leave everything behind.
Make a life for myself.
But Blitz Craven has one more plan for me.
And when he holds out his hand, I have to decide for the first time, what is it that I have always wanted?
It's a done deal.
I'm marrying Blitz Craven, reality TV show star, dancer, my love.
Except Blitz comes with a price.
Which we have just discovered requires him to marry on live television in a two-hour glitzed-out broadcast.
And who are the bridesmaids?
His blippin' exes.
Ten of them.
They all got a taste of fame, then lost it.
And now they'll do anything to get it back.
And it looks like I'll have to do anything...to stop them.
There's one more surprise in store for Blitz and me.
And if I call off their version of the wedding, we'll pay the price.
It's up to me now.
Do I let the world in on my secret, for the good of our future?
Or do I keep it to myself?
There's only one way to find out.
The Forever Series
Corabelle doesn't feel like any of the other college girls. On what should have been one of the happiest nights of her life, she and her boyfriend Gavin watched a nurse disconnect the ventilator from their seven-day-old baby. During the funeral two days later, Gavin walked out and never returned.
Since then, her life has been a spiral of disasters. The only thing that has helped is her ability to black out whenever the pain gets too hard to bear, a habit that has become an addiction.
When Gavin shows up in her astronomy class four years later, he is hell-bent on getting her back, insisting she forgive him. Corabelle knows she can't resist the touch that fills the empty ache that has haunted her since he left. But if he learns what she has done, if he follows the trail back through her past, her secrets will destroy their love completely. And once again, she'll lose the only person who always believed she was innocent.
After four long years of separation, Gavin has finally reunited with his childhood love Corabelle. She’s forgiven him for leaving after the funeral of their newborn. She even knows where he ended up and what he did.
And she's still here.
But a message from his past threatens their delicate reconciliation. Once again, Gavin is forced to leave Corabelle behind to determine the truth of the shocking secret he's been told about a woman he once knew.
When Gavin returns with his devastating news, Corabelle realizes they must completely commit to each other, for better or for worse, to find their forever love.
Dr. Darion has a lot to hide. His baby sister is the only family he has left, and he’s not leaving her treatment to some incompetent hack.
But now he’s breaking every hospital rule imaginable. He lied about his sister so he can manage her care, and now he’s banging the art therapy teacher between patient rounds like a fraternity boy at a keg party.
Nobody believes this can end well, not Tina’s friend Corabelle, who is overcoming a tragic history much like Tina’s, or even pink-haired Jenny, who thinks sex with strangers is good for your metabolism.
But Dr. Darion and Tina have one thing going for them – a fierce passion for each other that just might obliterate all their doubts, and solve all their problems.
While under contract with her movie director boyfriend, glamour has ruled. Designer gowns. Red-carpet premieres. And, of course, seeing her face in the tabloids.
She loves tabloids.
But her reign has come to an end. Her sugar daddy has fallen in love -- with someone else. Her contract is over and tonight she has to end it publicly by making sure the paparazzi "catches" her with another man.
She just has to find the man.
Chance has been hitchhiking across the US, playing and singing for tips. This is the life he's always imagined, and the farther he gets from his disastrous family in Tennessee, the better he feels.
An unexpected invitation to sing with an indie blues group at a movie premiere party gives him a sweet taste of fame. As a bonus, a beautiful girl with pink dreadlocks only has eyes for him.
But the collision between Jenny and Chance is more emotional and intense than either of them expected. When the scandal hits the news, Chance's family finds him, pushing him to come home and face his demons.
The night has even more consequences for Jenny. She needs to find Chance, but nobody knows anything about him, not even his last name.
Her journey takes her across the country and into the disaster Chance is running from. But she can't give up on him, because what neither of them realized is that sometimes a single night can be the beginning of forever.
Most days, I’m fine. I’m married to a hunk. Seriously. He rides a motorcycle, works in a garage, then studies for college on the side. And makes my toes curl, well, you know how. But a long time ago, when we were young, something really bad happened to us. Bad enough to break us up.
I thought marriage would make things right. And it’s been happy. But something’s missing. The one thing we always wanted, but lost.
And my best friend just got it.
I know everybody envies my life. I’m a little wild. I hang with celebrities. I got married in the back of an ambulance by a rock star. And the baby girl who arrived at the end of that lights-and-siren ride is definitely a bundle of joy.
But my life isn’t as easy as it looks. With my husband about to hit big with his first album, and every two-bit floozy in the music industry hanging on him, I really need my best friends. I can’t get through this without them.
There is entirely too much misery in the world to manage the sparkly pink explosion that is Jenny and her baby. I’ve got so much on my hands already with my art mentor so close to the end. And Darion expecting our wedding to actually, well…happen.
I know the stories tell you that happily ever after is what comes when he pops the question and you say yes.
But life is really messy. And sometimes your horse-drawn pumpkin takes off at full gallop for a cliff.
That’s where I am. And that’s why I had to leave. Because before I can get to the big finish, I have something else I have to do. A bit of business I should have taken care of long ago, but I was only a teenager then. I can only hope that by the time I get it done, I haven’t lost everyone I care about. Because when you’ve spent your whole life running, you forget that what really matters is your family.
They tell mothers like me, a woman whose baby has died, that a new pregnancy will bring a rainbow baby. You know, the beauty after the storm.
What they don’t say is how hard it’s going to be. How scary. How emotional. That at the lowest point, I will completely give up hope.
I do have a saving grace. Several, in fact. Gavin, my hot, sex-on-the-kitchen-counter, loves-me-on-my-bad-days husband. He’s been with me since the beginning. And I have Jenny and Tina, girlfriends I met along the way. They’re the good ones. The ones who bring you Kleenex and vodka.
But I also have you. Tens of thousands of you who read my story and have cheered me on, waiting for me and Gavin to have a healthy baby. It helps me, knowing you’re out there, waiting, hoping. Some of you have lost babies yourselves. You know what I’m about to endure.
So it’s time for the happiest happy ending of all. What better time than at Christmas?
The Magic Mayhem Series
Eleven-year-old Jinnie has a dilemma--she can grant wishes, but she can't control the results.
When her magic is discovered, her school counselor tells Jinnie to join a group of fellow students with similar power problems. Maddy's touch makes people explode in anger. Grace can instantly turn anyone into a best friend.
But their loose use of magic attracts the attention of the Loki, a group of magic thieves and pranksters. They want to steal an open-ended wish from Jinnie, and it will take all the limited and messed-up magic that she and her friends possess to make sure their powers don't fall into the Loki's greedy hands.
Marcus Mender can fix anything just by holding it. But now, he can't stop! Like King Midas and the golden touch, everything becomes new and perfect in Marcus's hands.
Before he can control his new power, the magical Vor team is sent to South America on a mission: to recover a rare magnetized lodestone before the Loki, the magic thieves, use it for their own selfish purpose.
But the lodestone's magnetic field causes a reversal between positive and negative, turning the Loki into heroes and the Vor into villains out to steal more power. Only Marcus's ability to fix the lodestone can save them, but with the switch of good and evil, Marcus will have to fight his own magic to make the right choice.
Elektra never wanted to be the good guy.
She’s a troublemaker and a clever Loki magic thief. Nobody gets in her way. All she has to do is zap people with her electric-magnetic power, and they forget where they are or what they are doing.
But a few days ago in the desert, a magnetic sandstorm did more than blow everyone backward. It switched the polarity of the magic world. The good guys turned bad. And the bad guys like Elektra, well, now their magic only works if they are doing good in the world.
Now the Vor are out to steal more power, making the thieves look like chumps. Elektra will have to fight every bad guy code she’s ever stood for to take down the good guys and save the day.