Jeanne C. Stein

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Jeanne Stein
Pen name Jeanne C. Stein
Occupation Novelist
Nationality American
Period 2006 to present
Genre Romance, Fantasy, Paranormal, Erotic Romance, Historical, Speculative fiction, Contemporary, Urban fantasy

Jeanne C. Stein is an American urban fantasy author. She now lives in Colorado, but was raised and educated in San Diego, which is the setting for her contemporary vampire fantasy.

Stein's novels about vampire bounty hunter Anna Strong are published by Ace Books. She also contributes to a group blog, Biting Edge.


Jeanne Stein’s first novel, The Becoming, was a Barnes & Noble national best seller for December 2006 as well as a local bestseller in San Diego and Denver. It was published first by ImaJinn Books, a small Colorado publisher, then picked up by Berkley.

Blood drive, the second in the Anna Strong series, was released by Berkley in June 2007, Watcher, the third, in December 2007 and the fourth, Legacy, hit the shelves in September 2008. She also has a story in an anthology entitled Many Bloody returns, edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner, which debuted at #30 on the NYT bestseller list. A second short story, Better Lucky Than Good, appeared in the anthology At the scene of the crime, edited by Dana Stabenow.

Jeanne is active in the writing community, belonging to Sisters in Crime both nationally and in San Diego and Los Angeles. She also belongs to Horror Writers of America, RWA and Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. She was named RMFW’s Writer of the Year for 2008,[1] an honor given to a writer who has contributed to the organization as well as achieved success in publication.

Her books are published in Germany by Droemer/Knaur and Norway (2009).

The fifth in the Anna Strong Chronicles, Retribution, was released in August 2009 and a story, The Ghost of Leadville, in the upcoming Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance, Vol. II.

Anna Strong Series[edit]

US titles[edit]

  • The Becoming (2006)
  • Blood Drive (2007)
  • The Watcher (2007)
  • Legacy (2008)
  • Retribution (August 25, 2009)
  • Chosen (August 31, 2010)
  • Crossroads (August 30, 2011)
  • Haunted (September, 2012)
  • Blood Bond (August, 2013)


  • Cloud City, an Anna Strong Novella (2013)

German titles[edit]

  • Verführung der Nacht (2008)[2]
  • Lockruf des Blutes (2008)
  • Dunkle Küsse (2009)
  • Der Kuss der Vampirin (8/2010)
  • Blutrotes Verlangen (2/2011)


Reading Order[edit]

  • 1-The Becoming (28 November 2006)
  • 2-Blood Drive (26 June 2007)
  • 3-The Watcher (27 November 2007)
  • 4-Legacy (26 August 2008)
  • 5-Retribution (25 August 2009)
  • 5.1-The Witch and the Wicked in Many Bloody Returns (4 September 2007)
  • 5.2-Elizabeth & Anna's Big Adventure in A Girl's Guide to Guns and Monsters Anthology (2 February 2010)
  • 6-Chosen (31 August 2010)
  • 6.1-Superman in Chicks Kick Butt Anthology (7 June 2011) - can be skipped (modified version integrated in the Crossroads book)
  • 6.2-Blood Debt in Hexed Anthology (7 June 2011) - fills a gap between the books
  • 7-Crossroads (30 August 2011)
  • 8-Haunted (28 August 2012)
  • 8.1-Cloud City (19 March 2013)
  • 9-Blood Bond (27 August 2013)


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