Carolyn Crane

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After spending her youth thoroughly obsessed with Nancy Drew and Harriet the Spy and convinced that her suburban neighborhood was awash in dangerous secrets, Carolyn Crane grew up to become a RITA-nominated author of romantic suspense, urban fantasy, and other tales of adventure and love; she also writes erotic romance about bank robbers as Annika Martin.

Her books have been published by Random House and Samhain; these days, this perfectionistic control-freak of an author likes to indie publish. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband and two cats and works a straight job as a freelance marketing writer. During rare moments when she’s not at her computer, she can be found reading in bed, running, or helping animals.

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Average rating: 3.73 · 24,085 ratings · 3,280 reviews · 24 distinct worksSimilar authors
Mind Games (The Disillusion...

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Double Cross (The Disillusi...

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Head Rush (The Disillusioni...

3.94 avg rating — 3,026 ratings — published 2011 — 7 editions
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Against the Dark (The Assoc...

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Devil's Luck (The Disillusi...

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Mr. Real (Code of Shadows, #1)

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Behind the Mask (The Associ...

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Gentleman Wolf by Joanna Chambers
"So good! I can't wait for the next book!

I'm a relative newcomer to Joanna Chambers' books but I love historical MM romance and I like shifter books, so Gentleman Wolf seemed like a good fit for me and it was. I didn't know that it was going to be..." Read more of this review »
Gentleman Wolf by Joanna Chambers
"Chambers skillfully and masterfully weaves a story of fantasy in a delightful historical setting. This is one of two books and has a HFN/Open ending that is not a cliffhanger but you would have to wait for January 2020 for the second installment i..." Read more of this review »
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"Joanna Chambers can do no wrong when it comes to historical romance as far as I'm concerned.

Now she's added a paranormal twist to her latest Edinburgh set series and it is an epic tale of mystery, heartache, adventure, and suspense with a seriousl..." Read more of this review »
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I was thinking the other day that this series would not work half as beautifully if the POV alternated between Julia and Brisbane. I so so love Brisbane as a mysterious slowly-being-revealed character. I suppose when I'm honest with myself, I really ...more
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The Debt by Molly O'Keefe
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The Debt may be short but it certainly packs a punch.

You are introduced to Tommy and Beth who live together at St. Jude's but have found a budding romance between them. While things at St. Jude's is..." Read more of this review »
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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, Double Cross

“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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MARCH FANTASY: This poll decides which two books will go on to the run off poll for the BOTM in Fantasy for March.

 
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“If you ever looked at me once with what I know is in you, I would be your slave.”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

“Every hour wounds. The last one kills.”
Neil Gaiman, American Gods

“The two things I enjoy the most about writing are the first page of a book and the last. What's in between is very hard work.”
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“We could go back," he said. In the dome light of the car, his face looked hard as stone. "We could go back to your house. I can stay with you always. We can know each other's bodies in every way, night after night. I could love you." His nostrils flared, and he looked suddenly proud. "I could work. You would not be poor. I would help you."

"Sounds like a marriage," I said, trying to lighten the atmosphere. But my voice was too shaky.

"Yes," he said.”
Charlaine Harris, Dead to the World

“Do I dare
Disturb the universe?
In a minute there is time
For decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse.”
T.S. Eliot

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message 29: by Carolyn

Carolyn Crane Mandy wrote: "Hey Carolyn, thank you so much for being a friend on goodreads, can't wait to check out your books,

Mandy :)"


Thanks, Mandy! Thanks for inviting me to be GR friends. I'm looking forward to seeing you around here. I see we both really enjoy Josh Lanyon. Yay!!


message 28: by Mandy

Mandy Hey Carolyn, thank you so much for being a friend on goodreads, can't wait to check out your books,

Mandy :)


message 27: by Maggie

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


message 26: 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 25: by Mary

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


message 24: 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 23: by Carolyn

Carolyn Crane Hey, thank YOU, Savannah!!


Savannah Carolyn, thank you for the friendship.
stay naughty,
Savannah
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message 21: by Carolyn

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


message 20: 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 19: 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 18: 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 17: by Kitten

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


message 16: by Duca

Duca Blueheart Happy Holydays!


message 15: by Hayat

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


message 14: 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 13: 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 11: 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 10: 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 9: 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 7: 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...


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.


message 1: by L.B.

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


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