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Karla Brandenburg

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Karla Brandenburg is the author of contemporary romance, including her award-winning paranormal MIST series. First published in 2002, she is a member of the Romance Writers of America. Raised on the gothic romances of Victoria Holt and the horror of Stephen King, she is an avid reader. Karla is a card-carrying cookie-holic, enjoys baking and travel. For more information about Karla or her novels, visit her website at: http://www.karlabrandenburg.com.

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Karla Brandenburg Keep writing. You can edit bad writing. You can't edit nothing. I learned once that when you are struggling with where to go next, you put all your…moreKeep writing. You can edit bad writing. You can't edit nothing. I learned once that when you are struggling with where to go next, you put all your ideas down like spokes on a wheel. Then you can prioritize them without losing them because you can't move past the point you're at. If you're stuck where you are, move on and come back to it later.(less)
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Cookie Therapy

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Mist on the Meadow

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Return to Hoffman Grove

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Heart For Rent, with an Option

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Living Canvas

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Rising Mist

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Gathering Mist

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Epitaph

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Intimate Distance

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Touched by the Sun

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As many of you know, I work a seasonal day job, and we are currently in the midst of March Mayhem. What this means to me is that the job takes over my life. While I try to maintain my writing schedule, and have had moderate success balancing in the past, it isn't working this year. After a full day (which often runs up to 12 hours) of staring at my computer screen or proofreading or what-have-y...
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Return to Hoffman Grove (Romance)
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Description: After nine years away, a business venture forces Brody Parkhill to return to his home town. Trying to determine whether the building he’s been sent to assess would be a viable project for his boss, he is surprised to discover it houses a women’s crisis center. Further complicating his job, members of his old high school gang are involved in the center’s operations—the same friends he ran out on all those years ago. His boss questions where Brody’s loyalties lie and ultimately fires him. With no more to offer Cinda Cooper, the girl he left behind, than when he was a hot-headed teen, Brody must find a way to regain his job, save the center, and win her back. The last person Cinda Cooper expected to see after a night out was her best friend from high school, Brody Parkhill, the one who was supposed to help her escape her troubled home life. The one she hasn’t seen or heard from for nine years. But she’s too busy dealing with escalating acts of violence to deal with her feelings for him. Could these crimes have anything to do with Brody’s return to town? Or has her past caught up with her?

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Although this book is in need of an editor, the story shines through. This is an inspirational women's fiction novel that follows a woman, on the run from an abusive father, who has recreated her life. Trying to escape her father's private investigat ...more
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Not Even Past by Tina Whittle
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Outstanding ghost/not ghost story

Tina Whittle has done it again, from her spot on descriptions to her engaging characters. This novella takes us on a ghost hunt disguised as a Valentines Day celebration. Fun, romantic and satisfying. Highly recommend
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Deliciously erotic

When her boss gets word he's being transferred, Sara indulges his desires, and her own. But rumors tell of a woman in every port. Are the rumors true? Red hot lust fuels this romance.
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message 30: by Karla (last edited Jan 09, 2017 12:36PM)

Karla Brandenburg Tuesday is release day! Starting a new series with a suspenseful ghost story that includes a happily ever after for the survivors! Epitaph http://karlabrandenburg.com/epitaph.html


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Serena Great to connect with you on GR!


message 28: by Karla (last edited Sep 24, 2016 01:36PM)

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Karla Brandenburg Looking for a beta reader to help me find "missing" pieces in my current WIP. Romance/suspense, with meddlesome ghosts. PM me for more information.


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Karla Brandenburg Smashwords is having a summer sale for the month of July. Among hundreds of other titles, Return to Hoffman Grove by Karla Brandenburg and Mist on the Meadow by Karla Brandenburg are half off.
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message 25: by Karla

Karla Brandenburg Don’t say it was ‘delightful’; make us say ‘delightful’ when we’ve read the description. You see, all those words (horrifying, wonderful, hideous, exquisite) are only like saying to your readers ‘Please will you do the job for me.’
- C. S. Lewis


message 24: by Karla

Karla Brandenburg Rising Mist by Karla BrandenburgShe’d caught Max off guard, as evidenced by the sharp intake of air when her lips touched his, but he recovered quickly, taking advantage of the kiss, which was warm, and soft and… deepening. She couldn’t think. In Max’s embrace, she could only feel, and he felt right. Warm and strong and protective and caring.

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message 23: by Karla

Karla Brandenburg Rising Mist by Karla Brandenburg Max glanced at the platforms. He should walk away from his fairy artist and go upstairs, grab something to eat while he waited for the 10:40 train. He was tempted, but the girl screamed vulnerability. He couldn’t, in good conscience, let her walk out into the urban jungle alone.


message 22: by Karla

Karla Brandenburg The new book is available for preorder at a discounted price! Buy it now before the price goes up. Need more information? pop over to http://karlabrandenburg.com/risingmis.... Rising Mist by Karla Brandenburg


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Karla Brandenburg Puzzling together the cover for my new book. http://karlabrandenburg.blogspot.com/...


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Karla Brandenburg Help me celebrate my birthday! Gathering Mist by Karla BrandenburgBuy a copy of Gathering Mist, on sale for $0.99 for a limited time. Http://karlabrandenburg.com/gathering...


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Karla Brandenburg When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me
- Erma Bombeck


message 16: by Karla (last edited Nov 20, 2014 12:06PM)

Karla Brandenburg Two great books at a reduced price. Touched by the Sun - The Treasure of St. Paul 10th Anniversary Edition by Karla Brandenburg and Intimate Distance by Karla Brandenburg for $0.99 each. http://karlabrandenburg.com/mybooks.html


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Karla Brandenburg Diversion in the form of a giveaway I won! In Your Dreams by Kristan Higgins


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Karla Brandenburg Smashwords is having its annual summer sale. I've discounted Living Canvas (in anticipation of my upcoming release, Rekindling), and Intimate Distance. Look for the coupon when you checkout. See what else they have on sale! https://www.smashwords.com/profile/vi...


message 11: by Karla

Karla Brandenburg I'll be in the Chicago area on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 9:30 – 10:30am., doing a signing at the Marriott Chicago Northwest. Want to come? Mary Balogh will be there, Lauren Dane, Simone Elkeles, Kristan Higgins, Julie James and a bunch of others! Hope you can make it!
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Karla Brandenburg It's Read an EBook Week at Smashwords! Find a new favorite at deep discount prices! https://www.smashwords.com/books/view...


message 9: by Karla (last edited Jan 23, 2014 08:44AM)

Karla Brandenburg Need some heat during the winter cold snap? Heart for Rent #free at #smashwords http://ow.ly/2aA1SU coupon code XD48N until Jan31
Heart For Rent, with an Option by Karla Brandenburg


message 8: by Karla

Karla Brandenburg Merry Christmas to me. Mist on the Meadow by Karla Brandenburg was awarded honorable mention in Writer's Digest's ebooks award in fiction!


message 7: by Ayr

Ayr Bray Thanks for friending me, Karla! I look forward to sharing our ideas about books here on Goodreads.


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Karla Brandenburg Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway for Heart For Rent, with an Option by Karla Brandenburg. Winners, your book is on its way!


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Karla Brandenburg Mist on the Meadow. Looking for reviewers! Please send me a message if you are interested


message 4: by Karla

Karla Brandenburg Okay, I'm burned out on regency romances for a while. Still love them, but need something different now.


message 3: by Karla

Karla Brandenburg How many authors wouldn't like a ghost writer, the way the shoemaker had the elves?


message 2: by Karla

Karla Brandenburg Happy November! Early Christmas shopping. Today only download a free copy of Living Canvas at http://ow.ly/1Ph9Pt coupon code SX42K


Penelope Marzec Hi Karla,

It seems we have a similar interest in books. :^)

Thanks for your friendship!


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