Brenda Franklin


Brenda Franklin was born and raised in Louisiana surrounded by fantasy, romance, and the paranormal. She's always had a love for writing, having written her first horror story before middle school about a monster that devoured people in the night-I believe they call him the Boogie Man.

Brenda points the blame/thanks for her obsessive need to write and read about vampires to her father who had an old bookshelf in their living room when she was growing up. From top to bottom it was filled with combat related books, old westerns, books by Dean Koontz, Stephen King, and Brian Lumley, and many more fascinating reads. But the book Brenda remembers the most was ‘Interview with a Vampire’ by Anne Rice. After reading it, she's never been the same since.

She's the author of paranormal romance books, The Pulse Trilogy:

A Steady Pulse
Barely Beating
Flat Line

Smashwords Interview

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.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I am inspired by many things, but what usually pulls me out of bed in the morning is the need to eat. I am always starving. haha I aspire to live life doing what I love with the people I love, so it only makes sense to truly answer that question with saying my family. Without them I would be lost.
Read more of this interview.


Nightmares And Remedies
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,430. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Romance » New adult
Haunted by reoccurring nightmares of silver eyes and sharp fangs, Bethany Jean, is at her wits end. She feels like she’s being watched all the time. At home, in the street; even at work! Nowhere feels safe. But just when she’s considering help for her delusions Bethany comes face to face with a living breathing vampire whose obsession with Bethany is deadly.
When Darkness Falls
Price: Free! Words: 9,790. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2013 . Categories: 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: 58,390. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
One week from their wedding and Elizabeth's rebirth, Virgil and Elizabeth are more then a little anxious, but something is off. Elizabeth is being followed. Someone else is interested to see how Elizabeth’s rebirth is going to go, and they aren’t willing to wait. Elizabeth and Virgil will have to face their toughest challenge yet. This will be a Pulse Conclusion you won't want to miss!
The Lady with Blue Lips
Price: Free! Words: 10,550. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012 . Categories: 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: 76,140. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Fantasy » 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.
A Steady Pulse (Pulse, book 1)
Series: The Pulse Trilogy. Price: Free! Words: 85,540. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Romance » General
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.