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I write romantic suspense, urban fantasy, and some books that don’t have any genre at all. I’ve been published by Random House, Samhain, and self published, too. I guess I get around!

I live in Minnesota (complete with an accent that people sometimes laugh at) in an old 1920′s condo with my awesome writer husband and two cats. I love to run and also to read, even though I’m probably the slowest reader ever. And I love to eat chocolate and Mexican food, and if you invite me to your party, your cheese plate will be in even more danger than one of my suspense heroines.

Also, I use too many exclamation marks, I care deeply about animals and finding ways to help them, I work a day job as a freelance marketing writer, and I dream that someday I’ll...more


Hi, friends!!

Sometimes I miss the old days when I blogged all the time! How is everybody? And how is there so much more to do these days? Is it spring yet? Because it's snowing out the window. *sob* The mister and I just watched an episode of our new massively fave show, The Americans, and I'm settling into some long procrastinated day job work. *eyes chocolate drawer* But first, an update!

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“Most people think happiness is about gaining something, but it's not. It's all about getting rid of the darkness you accumulate.”
Carolyn Crane

“You're right. I'm not the kind of woman to do something foolish out of defiance. I am, however, the kind of woman who would do something just to prove that you can't tell me what kind of woman I am.”
Carolyn Crane, Mind Games

“I don't see how I could possibly move a napkin with the power of my mind," I say.
"All will be revealed."
"Did you just say, 'All will be revealed'?"
He looks up. "Yes."
"Who says, 'All will be revealed'?"
"I do," Packard says. "Just perform the task.”
Carolyn Crane, Mind Games

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message 28: by Maggie

Maggie Eeeeeeeeee! 09/04!?? Yay! Now I won't have to send any assassin kittehs!


message 27: by Carolyn

Carolyn Crane Maggie wrote: "Ms (Mrs?) Crane, I am sorry to inform you I will have to send you an Assassin Cat in the Box if I cannot get my non e-reader hands on Head Rush. Especially after that cliff hanger. Here is a pictur..."

Is this cat going to come to my house? I will pet her and snuggle her until she can't stand it! lol. Thanks for the kind words!! Ack, I can only imagine how hard it is to wait for HR. Soon!! And thanks so much for reading!


message 26: by Mary

Mary Thanks for accepting my friend request!
Have a great day & Happy Reading! =)


message 25: by Maggie (last edited May 16, 2012 04:59PM)

Maggie Ms (Mrs?) Crane, I am sorry to inform you I will have to send you an Assassin Cat in the Box if I cannot get my non e-reader hands on Head Rush. Especially after that cliff hanger. Here is a picture of said evil cat.

See how shifty he looks?!
P.S. I love your books & am quite looking forward to the day I get my hands on Head Rush. :)


message 24: by Carolyn

Carolyn Crane Hey, thank YOU, Savannah!!


Savannah Carolyn, thank you for the friendship.
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message 22: by Carolyn

Carolyn Crane Leigh, thank you so much!! For this very kind note.


message 21: by Leigh

Leigh hi, Carolyn!! thanks for accepting!! i just started the Disillusionists books a few days ago, and i am completely hooked!! just finished #2, and OMG!!! soooo good!! can't wait to see what else you have in store!! thanks for sharing your story!! :)


message 20: by Kitten

Kitten Carolyn wrote: "Kitten wrote: "Hi Carolyn! Just wondering if you're planning on writing anymore series in the future??"

Hey Kitten! Thank you for the question! Yes, I am busy working on two new series, one a ligh..."


I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am that you have more books in the works!!! I'll definitely check out your newsletter. Thanks! =-D


message 19: by Carolyn

Carolyn Crane Kitten wrote: "Hi Carolyn! Just wondering if you're planning on writing anymore series in the future??"

Hey Kitten! Thank you for the question! Yes, I am busy working on two new series, one a lighter urban fantasy, one a dark yet quirky paranormal romance. They will both come out in one form or another - I should know more by spring on all that. And, there's the upcoming Simon enovella (Feb/March) which will be free to my newsletter subscribers for a week before it goes on sale. (I don't know if you're on the newsletter, but the link's at authorcarolyncrane.com if you want e-freebie Simon!)


message 18: by Kitten

Kitten Hi Carolyn! Just wondering if you're planning on writing anymore series in the future??


message 17: by Duca

Duca Blueheart Happy Holydays!


message 16: by Hayat

Hayat Hi Carolyn, thanks for accepting my friend request. Your recs were fab. I'm looking forward to reading them all.


message 15: by Erica

Erica Carolyn wrote: "Thanks for inviting me to be GR friends, Erica! Also, very much loving your collection of Pratchett quotes."

Thank you for accepting, Carolyn. And thank you for writing such a great series! I'm really looking forward to reading the next one! It is one of the best urban fantasies that I've read, and I really like the concept. I'm also looking forward to seeing what you enjoy to read.

I'm glad you enjoyed the Pratchett quotes. I love his humor!


message 14: by Nikki

Nikki Carolyn wrote: "Hey, I love all things pretty and Eric Northman, TOO!"

Great minds, Carolyn, great minds!

And my 3 smiling faces thank you for your compliment! Look forward to sharing books and reviews with you. :D

PS The second half of Mind Games and Double Cross are still on my TBR as I seem to go from romance genre to romance genre like a crazy person!


Chloe (Girl In The Woods Reviews) Thanks for accepting my friend request n commenting on mine! :)


message 12: by Carolyn

Carolyn Crane Paris wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request. I just finished Double Cross and I had to jump out of bed to come tell you that I think I might hate you a little bit, but in a good way. Argh!!!! I cannot ..."

Hey, Paris! What a lovely fabulous message to find on Goodreads this sunny Saturday. I'm so so happy you are enjoying the series, and it means so much that you would write. *passes mug of coffee* I'm eager for December, too. Hey, have a great weekend!


message 11: by Paris

Paris Thanks for accepting my friend request. I just finished Double Cross and I had to jump out of bed to come tell you that I think I might hate you a little bit, but in a good way. Argh!!!! I cannot wait until December! I'm freaking dying here. I am in love with this series.


message 10: by Brie

Brie You're an author now! I remember back when it was all just starting. I'm now on the lookout for your series, looks great!


Bastard Carolyn wrote: "Hey you!! Thanks for inviting me to be GR pals."

No problem, just doing my part to force you to stick around.


message 8: by Sean

Sean Hey my pleasure, thanks for the welcome. I'm only about half way through Double Cross, but so far it seems like it'll be just as fantastic as Mind Games. Great concept as well as execution. Count on me reading everything you write from now on.

I can't help but stop and ponder it every time I come across that quote. Definitely an old favorite...


Sangria Thanks for your friendship, Carolyn! :D


Carolyn Crane I'm such a dweeb. I only just noticed today that there is this friend comment box here that I can use. I've been messaging people all this time!!


message 5: by James

James Barney Thanks for adding me, Carolyn!


message 4: by Say

Say OMG!!! i totally loved mind games....i just finished reading it. you are so brilliant!!! im all praises with this book!!!


Pamela Hey Carolyn...Thanks for accepting my friend request.


message 2: by Penny

Penny Watson Hi Carolyn! Glad to see you here...it is really fun and I've gotten a lot of great recommendations.


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L.B. Gregg I heart Carolyn like mad. XXXX


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