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Thanks for stopping by. I’m Karla Brandenburg, I’m married, and had the privilege of raising two children. Now I get to enjoy grandchildren. My assistant is an orange tabby, lovingly referred to as “the blonde cat.”

Raised on the gothic romances of Victoria Holt, I also enjoyed reading Stephen King and Rod Serling, which influences bring supernatural elements into the contemporary romances that I write. I’m a card-carrying cookie-holic and while I don’t like coffee as a rule, I do like all those fun flavors you can get in the individual serving pods. When I’m not at home in Illinois (where I’ve lived all of my life in various of Chicago’s suburbs) I enjoy travel, and the places I visit often creep into my stories.

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Karla Brandenburg I've started on the second in the Kundigerin trilogy. My own piece of German folklore, the premise is that traits are handed down through the family…moreI've started on the second in the Kundigerin trilogy. My own piece of German folklore, the premise is that traits are handed down through the family that give the legatee "extra" senses. In the first book, Marissa inherits her legacy on her birthday, as handed down by a favorite uncle (along the lines of a Herr Drosselmeyer type). She runs into a man in search of her unique skills, but she isn't allowed to speak openly about them. Turns out the man she runs into has some secrets of his own, and while you see that there's something special going on with him in Book 1, Book 2 will tell you a little more about his part of the equation. Wolf and Marissa move to the background as another Kundigerin steps in to uncover a dastardly plot in Book 2, and in Book 3, they'll need to join forces to save the world! (or at least that's the vision.)(less)
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In my house, its Merry Christmas, but to my Jewish friends, Happy Hanukah.

I've already celebrated with my children once, traveling to visit my Darling Daughter and her family along with One Young Son. There's a certain amount of freedom knowing that the last-minute crunch is over (although that meant it came early this year). We will celebrate again on Christmas Day with more family.

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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

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

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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

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

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

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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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