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About Jen Crane
Though she grew up on a working cattle ranch, it's fantasy and sci-fi that shine Jen Crane's saddle.
Her novel Sunscorched won a 2017 Rosemary Award for excellence in young adult fiction. She received Amazon's #1 Bestseller rank with her first book, Rare Form (Descended of Dragons, Book 1).
Jen has a master’s degree and solid work histories in government and non-profit administration. But just in the nick of time she pronounced life **too real** for nonfiction. She now creates endearing characters and alternate realms filled with adventure, magic, and love.
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Fiery but naïve Stella must stay alive long enough to learn to navigate a new world, new men, and a scaly new body before a mass-murdering sorcerer uses her as a weapon for doom.
"The amazing band of misfit characters and steamy tension, the comedy... a great read here. I devoured it in one sitting. I suggest this book to everyone who loves Paranormal Fantasy with slight Romance." 5 Stars - Book Store Finds
A Secret Past
Fiery redhead Stella Stonewall has never fit in, and her pretty world comes crashing down when she learns it was never hers at all. The enigmatic Rowan Gresham transports her to the magical realm of her parents where she recognizes her rightful place immediately.
A Scorching Chemistry
Stella’s life fast-tracks to extraordinary at Radix Citadel for Supernatural Learning where Gresham leads her through a stunning metamorphosis. Their chemistry ignites, though plenty stands in their way-- including Stella's suspicions. What exactly is Gresham's motivation?
A Battle for the Rest of Her Life
As Stella learns to navigate her animal form she discovers a shocking lineage-- and the man who enslaved the family she never knew.
Fans of Bella Forrest, Sarah J. Maas and Karen Marie Moning will love this romantic fantasy series about dragons and shifters at an enchanted grad school.
In fiery redhead Stella Stonewall’s new world magic and shape-shifters are everyday life. Scales, sorcery, shifters—no big. Stella has learned she’s not only descended of dragons, but of something more, too. She struggles to keep this rare form a secret, even from her closest friends.
A Bitter Betrayal
Stella turns to her mentor Rowan Gresham for help. The charming but enigmatic Gresham forms a plan to improve her troublesome public image. The problem? The plan revolves around betraying the only family she has left.
A Potential for Something Real
When Gresham’s motives come into question Stella must rely on the new friends she’s made at a college for magical shifters. The feral bunch helps set Stella’s inner beast free. As these friendships flourish, so does the magnetism she’s always felt toward fierce and noble Ewan Bristol. But it’s so strong it threatens to overwhelm her.
Can Stella afford to open her heart now, when her entire future’s at stake, or is it bolted shut for eternity?
A Bitter Betrayal
Stella Stonewall exposed her scaly side to save the man she loves, the soulful and sexy Ewan Bristol. But her troubles have only just begun. A treacherous betrayal at the hands of a trusted confidante leaves her running for her life.
An Impossible Choice
An unlikely savior offers Stella a way out, but it means leaving everything—and everyone—behind. Can she give up the only home, the only friends she’s ever known to save herself?
A Chance to Have It All
Stella learns of an ancient curse that, if lifted, could change everything. To alter the course of history she must trust her former lover Rowan Gresham, and she must trust the machinations of fate: that she may be the key to it all.
Betrayal Foretold is an emotional ride through the mesmerizing world of Thayer. This third book in the Descended of Dragons series, a new adult fantasy romance, is a can’t-put-it-down story of loss and self-invention, of survival, and of the selfless pursuit to secure the happiness of friends.
A scalding twist on post-apoc.
Nori can’t remember a time she didn’t run from the sun, which was bad enough, but news of an impending sunscorch delivers her death sentence. She’s already damaged goods. Her siblings were caught in a scorch years ago, and she’s been living for all three of them ever since. The pressure to be normal makes her want to claw from her own skin most days.
She can’t bear the light of day-- the ultimate handicap in a sunscorched world. Darkness is Nori’s solace, and while out for a run one night she rescues a bruised and battered stranger. Under the threat of another sunscorch, Nori is forced to find safety underground, and when the mystery man resurfaces, his knowledge of so many subterranean secrets makes her suspicious.
Somewhere beneath a Mexican mountain range, Nori stumbles upon another secret, one that shatters everything she thought she knew. Can she use that knowledge to save what’s left of the world?
Winner of the Rosemary Award for excellence in young adult fiction, Sunscorched is a tale of survival and self-discovery at breakneck speed. Dystopian fans and readers who crave strong female characters, dangerous heroes, and dark secrets, will love the Sunscorched world.
"It's amazing right from the start. There I said it. I rarely fall so hard for books. (Last time I checked it's only Harry Potter & Ready Player One.)" Vinny at ArtsyDraft ★★★★★
"An amazing read that was very fast-paced and has definitely restored my faith in dystopian novels!" Charvi at Not Just Fiction ★★★★
"Fantastic world building and told with such imagination!" Beckie Book Worm ★★★★★
"If you've missed a good environmental dystopia as much as I, then you should add this little harsh and darkly book to your wishlist." Tania ★★★★
"If you like post apocalyptic YA novels with plot twists and surprising character reveals, this book is for you!" Kasey's Book Nook ★★★★★
“This gave me exactly what I have been looking for from a dystopian story and I am impatiently waiting for more." Finding Magic in Books blog ★★★★
"The ingeniously plotted Sunscorched has a rare depth to it. Action-packed and twisty as can be, this tale of survival and self-discovery will leave you yearning for more." Steven with The Nerd Daily ★★★★★
"Good dystopian fiction makes us think about what people will do to survive, the good and the bad, and this book does not disappoint." Goodreads review ★★★★★
Nori and Cooper’s dark adventure continues in Terminal Combustion, the explosive sequel to Sunscorched, Subterranean series book one.
Against all odds, Nori made it back to the safety of the 25th Parallel. But her heart is still somewhere below the Surface. She longs for the dark freedom of racing through the gritty Subterranean on the back of Sam Cooper’s motorcycle.
When Cooper shows up with a shocking secret he's kept for months, Nori is thrust back into the dangerous underground world. This time, a search for answers about her mysterious aversion to the sun reveals the ultimate threat to everyone left alive.