Brenda Franklin


I was born and raised in Louisiana where I live with my loving family, a few cats, and a fun loving dog named Virgil. I spend most of my time writing Fantasy and Paranormal Romance, but when I'm not writing the paranormal I can be found drawing, gaming, reading a good book, or enjoying long walks in a cemetery.

I have recently finished my first paranormal romance series, The Pulse Trilogy and have instantly jumped head first into writing a new series.

There's no rest for this writer, and I wouldn't have it any other way.


Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
I am working on a set of Middle Grade fantasy books featuring two twin boys.
'The Adventures of Kyle and Jordan'
Who are your favorite authors?
That's always a hard one. I have so many... at the top of my list right now would be:
Lynsay Sands, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Christine Feehan, Elizabeth Kimmel, Shannon Messenger, Issac Marion, and Gena Showalter.
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Where to find Brenda Franklin online


When Darkness Falls
Price: Free! Words: 9,790. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
There’s a house at the end of an old road where the windows are bared, the doors are locked on the outside, and the yard is one big trap. Signs are posted everywhere in warning as to the danger of crossing into the yard. Warnings of a barbed wire fence, electrical wire, and plenty of surprises that lie in wait within the tall grass. What could possibly cause a person to do this to their home?
Flat Line (Pulse, book 3)
Series: The Pulse Trilogy. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,570. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
With everything falling into place and less than three days before Elizabeth and Virgil's upcoming wedding, the only thing bothering Virgil is his perfectionist sister, Helena, but that’s not what’s bugging Elizabeth. An unwelcomed face from the past, a vampire pulse stalking about, and secrets being kept will Elizabeth and Virgil ever find a happy ending? A conclusion you don't want to miss!
Guardian, A Fated Pairing
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,960. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Alisa Chamberlin is holding the one thing every vampire wants, a cure. Peter Woodrow is a Guardian with one job, protect the person he is being assigned to guard. And that person happens to be an unwilling Alisa and her sister Emilie. Has he bitten off more then he can chew as the lines between what she is and what she means to him begins to blur? Or will the sacrifice be too great, in the end?
The Lady with Blue Lips
Price: Free! Words: 10,550. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
It's more than just a cold draft, a simple shadow out the corner of the eye; the sound of movement when no one's there. Olivia Strange just moved into her new apartment with her cat Lexington and already strange things are happening! But can Olivia figure out what's going on or will she be the next person to disappear?
Barely Beating (Pulse, book 2)
Series: The Pulse Trilogy. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,320. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
A Paranormal romance you don't want to miss! Elizabeth Parks is in the first phase of becoming a vampire and Virgil couldn't be happier to have her apart of his life, but with William still on the loose and Elizabeth wanting to go home things couldn't be more stressful.
Drowning in Problems
Price: Free! Words: 2,290. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
The struggle of life in a new house seems too much to take for the wife of this married couple. Join her on her short journey to realize why her husband hasn't been the same and what startling ending befalls her.
A Steady Pulse (Pulse, book 1)
Series: The Pulse Trilogy. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,540. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Elizabeth wanted to take a week off from life. Just one week to get back on her feet. Was that too much to ask for? Apparently, yes. The next thing she knows she’s neck deep in a Vampire family feud where one side is trying to kill her and the other, led by Virgil--Mr. tall, dark, and irresistible-- wants to turn her! What’s a girl to do, other than have a panic attack and head for the hills?

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Smashwords book reviews by Brenda Franklin

  • Amethyst, a YA paranormal romance/fantasy (#1 Guardian series) on Oct. 02, 2013

    I picked this book up FREE on Amazon kindle. It’s the first in the series and has been with me for a few months before I finally got around to reading it, which didn't take me long at all to finish. The only things that got in my way from me trying to finish this book in one sitting was the fact that the human body requires a few things to survive, that and sleep. Sleep was very important. After reading Amethyst I am looking forward to getting my hands on the second book, Linked. Amethyst stars Alex ‘Lexi’ Adams who is in college alongside her best friend Ally, but you would think the only thing stressful in their life should be jobs and classes, but for Alex it’s her constant premonitions. She sees things that are about to occur giving her the choice to save a life. Now, after seeing her death, learning about people called Amethyst, and discovering a whole new world it seems life has taken a deadly turn and the future is far from predictable. I love the fact that even though supernatural elements are spun into the whole story your character is still normal. She still has guy problems, great friends, jealous people, and emotional moments. I mean, it’s not all about a bigger plot to destroy the world when people with supernatural abilities are involved, just most of the time. Sometimes it’s really the small things that help to build and make a story wonderful. Like motorcycle rides with Ash. I loved them. It’s so simple, but I've always loved a nice ride on a bike. Also, when she uses a bat as a weapon, it was classic. Or how about when Alex helps to perform CPR or listens to Ash and his band rehearse. It was small things like this that I loved. I think the concept was the next thing that was remarkable. I loved the connection between the Amethyst being the healer and then the thoughts behind Guardians. I will admit that during the explanation of the newly discovered Amethyst I had to slow down and read carefully. I found myself pausing to ensure I understood everything. It really was a lot to take in and I felt just like Alex, which I couldn't help but give a laugh at. I think Heather captured Alex’s reactions perfectly and I just loved that about her. She felt real. I felt like I was Alex! Now this is the negative. What I think pushed me harder than anything else was the pace of the story. I wanted to know more about what was going on instead of getting all these little teases of information. I was boiling over with questions. I can be a very impatient person and I think it was beginning to drive me mad as by the sixty percent I still didn't have a grasp as to what the main plot was, other than Alex’s premonition of her death and me wondering when that was going to happen and who was going to help save her. Okay, that and the constant wonder of her relationship between Jason and Ash. I'm been a big fan of picking between two guys and by sixty percent I wanted both. I give it a five out of five. Heather, I must say that you created one heck of an interesting story that I’m so happy to have read. It's defiantly different from what i'm used to. I’m glad you have this book for free and that I took the time to read it. I look forward to reading Linked.