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Hometown:
San Antonio, TX
About Me:
Avon/Harpercollins launched Jordan Dane’s debut suspense novels in a back to back publishing event in Spring 2008 after the 3-book series sold in auction. Ripped from the headlines, Jordan's gritty plots weave a tapestry of vivid settings, intrigue, and dark humor. Publishers Weekly compared her intense pacing to Lisa Jackson, Lisa Gardner, and Tami Hoag—romantic suspense that “crosses over into plain thriller country”. Pursuing publication since 2003, this national best selling author received awards in 33 national writing competitions, including Best Book of 2008 by Publishers Weekly in Mass-Market for her debut novel. Formerly an energy sales manager in the oil and gas industry, she now is following her passion to write full time. Jordan and her husband share their residence with two cats of highborn lineage and the sweet memory of an impossible to forget canine.

For more, visit www.jordandane.com.

Current Titles:
NO ONE HEARD HER SCREAM (Apr 08)
NO ONE LEFT TO TELL (May 08)
NO ONE LIVES FOREVER (Jun 08)
EVIL WITHOUT A FACE (Feb 09)
THE WRONG SIDE OF DEAD (Nov 09)
THE ECHO OF VIOLENCE (Sept 2010)

Young Adult Books:
IN THE ARMS OF STONE ANGELS (Harlequin Teen, Apr 2011)
THE BORROWED HEART (TBD, Harlequin Teen)


Awards/Recognitions:
 Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2008 – Mass Market (NO ONE HEARD HER SCREAM)
 Romantic Times Magazine Award Nominee Best Romantic Intrigue Novel of 2008 (NO ONE LIVES FOREVER)

My next release will be EVIL WITHOUT A FACE (Feb 09, Avon), book #1 in my new Sweet Justice series.

The Sweet Justice Series - Overview
The Sweet Justice thrillers will focus on the lives and loves of three women—a bounty hunter operating outside the law, an ambitious vice cop, and a former international operative with a mysterious past. These women give Lady Justice a whole new reason to wear blinders. And their brand of justice is anything but sweet.

Sweet Justice Series - Book #1
In EVIL WITHOUT A FACE, an illusive web of imposters on the Internet lures a deluded teen from her Alaskan home and launches a chain reaction collision course with an unlikely tangle of heroes who uncover a terrifying global conspiracy. They’re battling a new kind of criminal. And soon their race for answers will become a dangerous struggle for survival.


Sweet Justice Series - Book #2
In THE WRONG SIDE OF DEAD, the mysterious computer wizard Seth Harper is framed for a heinous murder and becomes a sacrificial lamb to a ruthless killer. And between his gaps in memory and reluctance to reveal his secrets, fugitive recovery agent Jessica Beckett, vice cop Sam Cooper and international operative Alexa Marlowe have an uphill battle to help the boy genius. But Harper’s plight is not what it seems. And with one fatal mistake, more innocent lives could wind up on the wrong side of dead.
I Am A:
Reader, Writer
Website:
http://www.jordandane.com
Books And Authors I Like:
Robert Crais, Michael Connelly, Joseph Finder, Dean Koontz, Robert Ludlum, Sandra Brown, Lisa Gardner, Jan Burke, David Morrell, Jonathan Kellerman, Tami Hoag, Heather Graham, John Sandford, David Baldacci, and countless others.


The Wrong Side of Dead Promo Nov 09
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
I have too many movie favorites to mention. Love the escapism of movies…and Goobers. I used to watch more TV, but these days, I prefer to explore the 3lbs of gray matter in my own head. World building, travel, research for new material, reading other authors’ brilliance, and spending face time with friends and family take up my hours when I’m not writing.
Praise for No One Heard Her Scream - Jordan Dane's Debut novel with Avon HarperCollins: From Reviewers “ … a dynamite debut … Dane’s smooth style, believable characters and intense pacing will remind readers of Lisa Jackson, Lisa Gardner and Tami Hoag. While Dane’s debut is being marketed as romantic suspense, it crosses over into plain thriller country: the tight plotting and the male characters are exceptional, bad guys and good.” –Publisher’s Weekly 12/10/07
“A new romantic suspense talent has arrived, and readers are going to experience back-to-back releases of her first three books. Pulling no punches with this exciting debut, Dane quickly establishes her credentials as a promising new star. A tough, driven heroine and a sexy, mysterious hero give this story plenty of cutting-edge action and riveting suspense. HOT”
—Romantic Times Book Reviews – Four Stars - A Compelling Page Turner

"Terrific debut. Jordan Dane has got the goods and she delivers them with a
knock out ending. Another great new author to watch."
Crimespree Magazine - March/April 2008 - The Buzz Box

“The first NO ONE romantic suspense thriller is an exciting police procedural. Jordan Dane provides a powerful opening tale with two to follow.”
Gumshoe Review – A Literary Investigation – April 2008

“Cold Case, hot romance, and one awesome suspense read from a debut author! Jordan Dane’s debut novel is a smash hit. She shows the heights of what an author can do in the Romantic Suspense genre. Her lead character, Detective Becca Montgomery, reaches beyond herself to the victims of these horrific crimes. Her search for justice—to bring compassion to the families, to speak for the victims, and the look inside herself and her own pain—brings an unexpected almost spiritual light, a kind of love brought to the pursuit of justice against crime. Even the villains are well developed and increasingly intriguing as Jordan Dane reveals the alliances that connect them. Despite its release early in the year, No One Heard Her Scream is already on my list of the top 2008 reads. Not only is Jordan Dane a welcome new voice but undoubtedly a future award winning author whose works will be marked in readers’ heart for a place on their keeper shelves.”
TOP 2008 READ - Merri Crawford - Merrimon Book Reviews - Colorado

“No One Heard Her Scream is a fantastic story from debut author Jordan Dane. The book sizzles with romance and the suspense had me on the edge of my seat. From the first page to last, I couldn't put it down, it was an engaging story with wonderful characters and it's definitely one of the best books I've ever had the pleasure of reading! I very much look forward to her next book.”
TOP PICK - Five Hearts “Lifetime Keeper” Wendy at Night Owl Romance

“Ingenious plots, super twists and intricate turns is this mind boggling novel. The fact that the answer to the mystery is not easily fathomed is a mystery in itself, as the clues are cleverly disguised. I thought I had my finger on the culprit, but I was proved wrong. The characters are all well defined that I allowed myself to grow fond of one in particular! The novel is one to sink your teeth into. Dane fascinates and quickens the pulse. Readers will be kept in suspense. A great `who-dunnit' that Dane should be proud of.”
FIVE CUPS - Delores - Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance

“Jordan Dane is a talented new author who will make her mark with her debut novel, No One Heard Her Scream. This was a riveting read that grabbed me immediately from the first page. I was emotionally invested with the characters - not only the hero and heroine, who were heroic in every sense of the word, but also the missing and dead girls, who needed justice. I anticipate a phenomenal career for this new author.”
Kathy Andrico - KathysReviewCorner.com

“Author Jordan Dane has set a very strong foundation for the "NO ONE" trilogy. Whether you are a fan of Romantic Suspense or Crime Scene Thrillers you will not be disappointed. I have never read this author before now, but I will definitely be keeping my eye on her. If Jordan Dane's writing stays this good, I see wonderful things in her future. Excellent!”
FIVE STARS - Detra Fitch – Huntress Book Reviews 12/28/07

"Strokes every Nerve! This is a book that I could easily sum up with one word: Excellent. Excellent grit. Excellent vulnerability. Excellent suspense. And excellent voice. All neatly packaged in a drama that strokes every nerve and emotion. This is writing at its best. The kind that takes your emotions and intelligence on a wild ride and doesn't let go until its finished with you. And I don't think Jordan Dane is anywhere near finished with us.”
Clover Autrey, author – www.paranormalromance.org

Jordan Dane blazes onto the scene with an incredibly powerful and intense book! NO ONE HEARD HER SCREAM is…guaranteed to wring emotions out of the reader. …A fantastic suspense thriller…a powerful story of redemption. NO ONE HEARD HER SCREAM also brings to light a very dark crime…the descriptions are quite graphic and even a bit eerie as Jordan Dane paints some horrifically vivid pictures of this appalling crime. …A tough read emotionally, but it is well worth each and every moment.
5 Klover Review – Debbie - CK2S Kwips and Kritiques

“Jordan Dane is a mistress of the metaphor and a sorceress of the simile. She uses words as a weapon and the pace never stops. Her characters and their personalities seem as if drawn by a modern day Chandler. Her sense of place is delightful as the flavor of San Antonio comes alive within the pages. This romantic suspenser is a must-read for the genre.”
Glenn Walker – Welcome to Hell – Pop Culture Reviews

“Jordan Dane is an exciting new author who delivers romantic suspense with a capital “S”. No One Heard Her Scream is a page-turner. With well-written dialogue, an attention grabbing plot and true-to-life characters, the novel reads like a movie playing out on a picture screen. Dane is on her way to becoming the next best-selling author.”
FIVE STARS - A Must Read – Cindy Bauer at Bookpleasures.com

“What a fabulous story! With just the right balance of romance and suspense, No One Heard Her Scream is the debut novel to send Jordan Dane into the ranks of other well known suspense authors. Pull up a chair and stay awhile, because once you start reading, you won’t be able to stop. The characters are street savvy and sexy, the plot is fast-paced and filled with tension. This is a highly recommended read.”
FIVE ANGELS Recommended Read by Bella of Fallen Angels Reviews

“ … a superb police procedural with enough romance between Becca and Diego to enhance the investigation. Becca is a strong protagonist over the edge … Fans will enjoy the exciting first "No One" tale as the lead pair each has hidden agendas that come before any feelings they might have for one another.”
FIVE STARS-Harriett Klausner – Amazon’s #1 Reviewer

From Other Authors

"Jordan Dane has crafted a debut novel with thrills and chills that blend beautifully with human pathos and emotions. A wonderful new author who sets you up on a roller-coaster, rising, falling, twisting--she's not to be
missed!"
—Heather Graham, New York Times Bestselling Author of THE LAST NOEL

"Jordan Dane's debut romantic suspense sizzles with an effective blend of hot romance and cold suspense. Intense and satisfying."
—Allison Brennan, New York Times Bestselling Author of FEAR NO EVIL

"No One Heard Her Scream has it all. High stakes romance, riveting gritty suspense and engaging characters. Jordan Dane is a fabulous new voice."
—Cindy Gerard, New York Times Bestselling Author of INTO THE DARK

"Thrills and chills from the very first page to the last-Jordan Dane will make you think twice before you ever walk alone in the dark again."
—Robin Burcell-Award-winning author of FACE OF A KILLER

"Jordan Dane is a brand-new star on the horizon of women's fiction. Her style is gritty-her writing sharp and concise. Her first novel, No One Heard Her Scream, is a roller-coaster ride of nail-biting suspense and heart-stopping emotion. I couldn't put the book down and didn't want it to be over."
—Sharon Sala, New York Times Bestselling author of CUT THROAT

"Strap yourselves in, folks! Mega-talented author Jordan Dane will wring your emotions dry as she takes you on a wild ride in this taut, riveting tale of murder, intrigue and redemption. An incredible piece of work from a new author-I've already got my order in for her next."
—Merline Lovelace, USA Today Bestselling author CLOSER ENCOUNTERS

"High suspense and hot sex...all in the first degree."
—Maggie Price, award-winning author of THE RANSOM

"No One Heard Her Scream has everything I love in a romantic thriller—breathtaking action, nail-biting suspense and sizzling tension between the hero and heroine. From the very first page, Jordan Dane proves she's a talent worth watching."
—Amanda Stevens - Award-winning Suspense Author of The Dollmaker - Mira Books March 2007

Early Praise for NO ONE LEFT TO TELL
“Rising star Dane really showcases her talents in this second of her three back-to-back releases. The characters in this gritty tale are vivid and real, with emotions that range from love to twisted evil. As happens all too often, secrets don't stay buried--but they sure make for riveting reading!”
TOP PICK 4.5 Stars - Jill M. Smith - Romantic Times Magazine

“NO ONE LEFT TO TELL was a pleasure to read. The suspense was to die for and the romance super steamy. Dane's dark humor kept me laughing while the tension had me on the edge of my seat. The characters were unforgettable and the plot fresh and enjoyable. Dane has become a definite auto-buy for me. I give this fantastic book a 4 1/2.”
TOP PICK 4.5 HEARTS Wendy – Night Owl Romance Reviews

“No One Left To Tell is a powerful read. I love the interaction between Raven and debonair Christian. The way she swoons over his deep voice, and the cologne he wears, really makes her a believable character showing her feminine side while her gutsy side approach to her detective work, shows her strength. I think the way Jordan Dane creates the human side to these players is so well-written the reader cannot help but share in their sorrows, happiness and spine-tingling suspense. The drama with Tony and his family held me spellbound. I was on pins and needles wondering what would happen next. Ms. Dane crafts a pulse-pounding passionate and suspenseful read. Compelling, powerful, and extraordinary, this is one book this reader finds top-notch.”
Cherokee – Coffee Time Romance FIVE CUPS (Ultra Rare Extraordinary Read)

Early Praise for NO ONE LIVES FOREVER
“The final book in Dane's outstanding launch trilogy picks up shortly after No One Left to Tell. Heavy with atmosphere and creeping danger, this page-turning thrill ride is unforgettable! Rarely does an author make such an impact in such a short span of time.”
RT TOP PICK 4.5 STARS - Jill M. Smith – Romantic Times Book Review

“Parts of the story left me with my mouth hanging open in shock and others were so profound and deep. I was amazed at the way the words flowed together. I got to understand Christian a lot more, and I loved his character, he's flawed and imperfect and so human, I loved reading his story. The book is full of fabulous suspense and intrigue and makes for a wild ride. I feel like I should say something bad so I don't sound like a complete fangirl but I can't help it. Jordan's writing is amazing, it's beautiful and authentic and No One Lives Forever is one of her best yet.”
TOP PICK 4.5 HEARTS Wendy – Night Owl Romance Reviews


FIRST FOREIGN SALE
Great News! Avon has secured my first foreign rights sale to Blanvalet, a division of Random House. All three books in my first series will be translated into German to be published abroad by this fantastic house. Sprechen Sie Deutsch? (My husband thinks this is an early indication his next car should be a BMW.)

BOOK CLUB NEWS
GREAT NEWS! Bertelsmann Direct North America has bought my 3-book debut series—NO ONE HEARD HER SCREAM, NO ONE LEFT TO TELL, and NO ONE LIVES FOREVER—as featured alternates in the Doubleday, Mystery Guild and the Rhapsody Book Clubs.

CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?
Blackstone Audio has secured the unabridged retail and library audio rights (including digital audio) for my first two books in the “No One” series for the U.S. and Canada.

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NO ONE HEARD HER SCREAM - Released Mar 25 2008



A lifelong dream to sell my first book was realized in June 2006—the first shaky step of a toddler—when I sold to Avon HarperCollins. But it’s taken almost two years to make my dream a reality.



On March 25, 2008, my debut book NO ONE HEARD HER SCREAM will be released and on bookshelves. And like an anxious parent, I must let my baby go to brave the world alone. It’s been a challenge—a bittersweet roller coaster ride with… Continue

Posted on March 24, 2008 at 3:02pm

Peek Inside My Book CONTEST

3-Ways to Win Contest



HarperCollins has graciously offered a wonderful incentive to promote the debut of my suspense novel NO ONE HEARD HER SCREAM, upcoming release March 25th. By clicking on the links below, you get an exclusive sneak peek inside my book—up to 20% of it. Being my debut, this book is very special to me and I hope you like what you read.



And to celebrate my first release as a new author, my publisher is giving you three different ways to WIN… Continue

Posted on March 11, 2008 at 4:40pm

Jordan Dane's Magical Mystery Tour

Can you hear Willie Nelson singing in the background, "On the road again..." Well that ain't Willie. That's me!



I just got word that I was selected as one of a handful of "lead title" authors from all the major publishing houses and featured on an upcoming Levy Entertainment Book Tour. I was requested to hit the road. (And they told me this was a good thing.) As a debut author, this is an amazing honor. More details and the official announcement below, but one last thing--Woo… Continue

Posted on February 22, 2008 at 10:32am — 5 Comments

Confessions of a Debut Crime Fiction Author

"Hi. My name is Jordan. And I'm a … " I bite my lower lip and grimace, but push through the first step of my recovery program. "I'm a crime fiction author."

Oh sure, some might think this isn't a big thing to admit. Some may even envy my position, but I'm here to confess that as a crime fiction author, I'm not a well person. Bad men speak to me in my head—and I like it. I…

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Posted on January 16, 2008 at 3:27am

My First PW Review

My First Review ... EVER

I've never gotten a professional review of my work, so as you might imagine, I was sweating it—especially Publisher’s Weekly. But I received my PW review this weekend and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be compared to the likes of some of my favorite authors—Lisa Jackson, Lisa Gardner and Tami Hoag. I couldn’t wait to share the good news.

Publishers Weekly, 12/10/2007

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Posted on December 10, 2007 at 11:34am — 4 Comments

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At 5:01am on September 23, 2009, Dennis Leppanen said…
Hey Jordan,

Just cleared the deck for Bouchercon. Will be there in the am on the 16th. I'll be across the street at the Omni, oh well. Looking forward to seeing you.

The ol' D Monster
At 11:48am on August 30, 2009, Dennis Leppanen said…
You're first review was Publisher's Weekly? Humma. Mine was from my 90 year old mother. She panned it. Well...I'm being kind. She said, "If I still had an outhouse..."

Damn, things are going lousy, I thought I had a bottle of cheap gin under here...
At 10:47am on November 10, 2008, Daniel Hatadi said…
Hey Jordan,

Congrats on the PW Best Book Of The Year announcement! Truly excellent news.
At 9:04am on October 2, 2008, Dennis Leppanen said…
Hey Great Dane,

I'm so proud of you when I see your books in my local book store. Sorry, I couldn't stick around in Michigan for your tour.

My computer crashed a week ago, & I've been in a melluva hess. I lost too much new stuff. Drats.

I haven't had a chance to send up a revue of your second one yet, but I will.

Happy Trails,
The D MONSTER
At 12:50am on September 24, 2008, Jennifer Jackson said…
Hi, Jordan -- I definitely have to add Burn Notice to my list. That's a great show. I just put a couple quick ones on my list when I was setting up the account last night. Anyway, I'm actually watching the finale tonight because I haven't been able to yet.
At 2:45pm on August 23, 2008, Regina Williams said…
Jordon, thank you so much for speaking to the Ozarks Writers League. You were wonderful. I don't remember ever having a better speaker. I'm still getting comments on how much everyone loved your presentation. Thank you. Do keep us informed about your new books coming out. It was so great to meet you and get to know you. You are a delight and I'm honored to call you my friend.
At 1:07am on August 7, 2008, Terri said…
Hey Girl! It was reallly good to meet you at RWA this year. I really enjoyed chatting with you as well as attending your workshops.
Best of luck with the new books!

Terri
At 10:25am on May 19, 2008, Jordan Dane said…
Ahhh, sorry to hear about your rabbit. I love them. Raised them when I was a kid. It's been really hard to get past this with my dog. I hear her everywhere but it also reminds me how much I loved her and what she gave us in return. But filling the hole in my heart will take time. Thanks for being you, Denny.
At 12:38am on May 17, 2008, Dennis Leppanen said…
I'm real sorry to hear about your dog. I know how attached one can get to their pet.

I had a wild snowshoe hare at my cabin in Michigan. It sat on the picnic table and ate pizza crust out of my hand. Someone shot it last winter...then told me about it. I was just a tad upset...
At 11:10pm on April 2, 2008, Karyn J. Powers said…
At last Barnes and Noble could lift the restraining order they had on me for hanging around all the time pestering the staff while waiting for your book! I picked up my copy on Friday. Ccongratulations, lady!
 
 
 

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