Karla Brandenburg

Biography

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.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I started writing when I first started writing (i.e., when I was about six). I hand wrote a story (about cats) and sent it off to Random House. Imagine my surprise when they didn't publish it! They did, however, send me a very nice rejection letter.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Mist on the Meadow was developed from a "moment of grace." You know the ones where the whole world seems to stop for just a second to show you something ordinary and it seems extraordinary? Like the sun filtering through the trees or, in this case, a buck standing by the side of the road on a winter's day, majestic against the snow and huffing steam from his muzzle. I had to find a way to incorporate that perfect moment, and I did it with a little mysticism and fond memories. Add in some German heritage and stir.
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Series

Epitaph
Romantic suspense, with ghosts thrown

Epitaph

Price: $3.99 USD.

The Twins

Price: $3.99 USD.

The Mirror

Price: $3.99 USD.

The Architect

Price: $3.99 USD.

The Selkie

Price: $3.99 USD.
Kundigerin
Romantic suspense, with paranormal elements

Mist on the Meadow

Price: $3.99 USD.

Gathering Mist

Price: $3.99 USD.

Rising Mist

Price: $3.99 USD.

The Mist Trilogy

Price: $5.99 USD.
Northwest Suburbs
Small town romance

Living Canvas

Price: $3.99 USD.

Return to Hoffman Grove

Price: $3.99 USD.

Books

The Garden
Series: Epitaph. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,030. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Pranks are one thing, but if Brian can’t expose the guilty party behind the explosion in the greenhouse, he and his new boss, Gwen, might both end up dead.
The Sculptor
Series: Epitaph. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 55,140. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
The more Maggie learns about Thad, the worse she feels for exposing his private moment on her trending blog—except no one seems to recognize him, and that makes her angry. Does she, a stuttering stranger, dare to show Thad’s family and friends, the people closest to him, what they’re missing? And how does she compete with the ghost of a dead girl to win the heart of Edgarville’s confirmed bachelor
The Selkie
Series: Epitaph. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 55,130. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Sent to Ireland to check on the status of one of the athletes she trains, Emma stops in a bar and is told a legend of seals that walk the land as men - Selkies. She wanders down to the sea after a couple of beers and sees two men walk out of the ocean and strip off a layer of black. Are they the Selkies she's been told about?
The Architect
Series: Epitaph. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,700. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
A mischievous ghost in a NOLA hotel decides to play matchmaker, but with a strict non-fraternization policy at work, getting involved could get both Kathleen and Sebastian fired. Caught up in the city’s steamy atmosphere, their unexpected connection throws all their plans into a tailspin.
The Mirror
Series: Epitaph. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,920. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Before she can escape her home town, Sandra’s worst nightmare returns in the form of her violent ex-boyfriend. Garth might be the one man who can protect her, but what will he expect in return?
The Twins
Series: Epitaph. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,640. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
An icy road, a haunted house. A nurse returns to her hometown, struggling to come to terms with her past, and gets more than she bargained for in the form of a grumpy patient who stretches her beliefs.
Epitaph
Series: Epitaph. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,110. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
“Crazy Amy” Benson has an unusual talent for hearing epitaphs as the dead pass on. The men she dates who aren’t unnerved by her ability are usually scared off by Amy’s brothers. When reporter Kevin McCormick shows up to do a story at the cemetery, Amy tells him his dead sister is calling for justice, except Kevin’s sister died in an accident.
Cookie Therapy
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,810. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
After escaping death, a school shooting survivor is determined to make the most of her second chance at life.
The Mist Trilogy
Series: Kundigerin. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 222,530. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Fighting demons is a family business. From the secret legacy handed down to Marissa, to the ultimate demon showdown in Sedona, these books spin a new German fairy tale. This box set contains all three of the Mist books.
Rising Mist
Series: Kundigerin. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,250. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Max Maitland and his sister lure the demon to the metaphysical vortexes around Sedona, the perfect trap to end the demon’s power. Cornered, the demon strikes back by taking Robin Chandler hostage and demonstrating the magic she doesn’t believe in. Robin’s only chance at survival is to rely on the prowling cougar that Max commands, but that might be one risk she isn’t willing to take.
Gathering Mist
Series: Kundigerin. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,790. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Drawn into the danger that threatens Giselle, Scott must choose between his fear of what she is, or standing with her against encroaching evil.
Return to Hoffman Grove
Series: Northwest Suburbs, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,240. Language: American English. Published: October 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
After a nine-year absence, a hot-head returns to his home town, older and wiser. Now he wants to win the heart of the girl he left behind. Instead he has to protect her from the danger that follows him.
Heart for Rent, with an Option
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,910. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Is the attraction they share real? Or is it two people sharing grief?
Mist on the Meadow
Series: Kundigerin, 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,970. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Wolf Harper needs a Kundigerin, "one who knows," to close his grandmother's estate and save the failing family business; instead, professional baker Marissa Maitland rattles skeletons in his family's closet and ignites a passion Wolf has never felt before. Has he been bewitched? **Awarded Honorable Mention - Writers Digest Ebook Awards for Fiction.**
Living Canvas
Series: Northwest Suburbs, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,110. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Audrey MacDougall's new boss is cleaning house and to make matters worse, he is a “person of interest” in the mysterious disappearance of a young girl 20 years ago. Greg Ellison offers Audrey a chance to break away and start over, but what is it about Greg that pulls her out of the real world and inside a painting with him?

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