L.K. Campbell


As both a reader and a writer, I'm a lifelong lover of the written word. I started my writing career as a newspaper columnist for my hometown daily newspaper where I worked from 1986-2007. When I began writing fiction, I chose the genre I enjoyed reading—romance. To date, my books cover a variety of genres: World War II romance, contemporary romance, romantic suspense, historical mystery, and the supernatural.

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Gran Vista Cozy Murder Mysteries
Located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, The Gran Vista Hotel offers splendid views of Grandfather Mountain, close access to The Blue Ridge Parkway, and only five miles from the quaint mountain town of Blowing Rock. Gran Vista owner, Celeste Adams has weathered the loss of her husband in a freak, hiking accident and must either forge ahead alone or sell the hotel. She opts for the former and manages to make a success of it despite a murder in the honeymoon suite, during her first attempt at hosting a wedding. Two years pass, and The Gran Vista is still turning a profit. Good amenities and pillowtop mattresses can offset a murder, Celeste supposes but then, lightning can strike twice in the same place. Another murder gives Celeste cause to worry that prospective guests will think The Gran Vista is cursed.
Aunt Eve's Last Bite
Price: $2.99 USD.
Mrs. Carlyle's Second Honeymoon
Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until Dec. 25!)
Ghosts of Evergreen
A century-old mansion has been renovated into a mountain bed & breakfast, but the late, former owners may still be in residence.
Dakota Lawmen Mysteries
In Red Gorge, Dakota Territory, gold, greed, and sex can lead to murder. The lawmen in this 5-book series solve mysteries with help from the ladies they love.
The Sheriff & Camille
Price: $0.99 USD.
The Marshal & Susanna
Price: $1.99 USD.
The Deputy & Mirabel
Price: $2.99 $0.99 USD. (67% off until Dec. 31!)
The Detective & Charlotte
Price: $2.99 $0.99 USD. (67% off until Dec. 31!)
Loving A Soldier
In the aftermath of World War II, a gold star wife must begin a new life for herself and her young children. In another story, a soldier comes home from the war determined to meet the young woman who has been his pen pal from the start of his deployment to the end. Both stories convey how The Greatest Generation put the war behind them and forged ahead to create new lives, families, and careers.
Gold Star Wife
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A Different Tune
Price: $0.99 USD.


Aunt Eve's Last Bite
Series: Gran Vista Cozy Murder Mysteries. Pre-release—available December 26, 2023. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,360. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Arnold Penny gathers his family at The Gran Vista Hotel to inform them of an offer to purchase Granny Belle’s Apple Orchard. He intends to accept it and distribute the proceeds among them but chaos ensues. One family member returns from being presumed dead and doesn’t find a warm welcome home. Another family member dies in a manner reminiscent of an old family curse. Was it an accident or murder?
Ghosts of Evergreen: The Complete Series Books 1-3
Series: Ghosts of Evergreen. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,440. Language: American English. Published: September 23, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Kristy Miller inherits her aunt's mountain home, Evergreen and learns a few shocking secrets about her late aunt. Upon discovering and opening a hidden room, she fears that the house is haunted. In this 3-book series, Kristy sets out to uncover Evergreen's mysterious past. In the process, she meets an intriguing man, two intrepid ghost hunters, and the descendants of Evergreen's original owner.
Mrs. Carlyle's Second Honeymoon
Series: Gran Vista Cozy Murder Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until Dec. 25!) Words: 38,640. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
After Celeste Adams' husband is killed in a tragic accident, she finds herself in debt and in danger of losing their small hotel. Public relations expert, Bill Matthews convinces her to advertise the hotel as a wedding venue, but the first event she hosts ends with a dead groom. Fingers point to the bride, Emma Carlyle, but the clues Celeste uncovers lead to a surprising conclusion.
Dakota Lawmen Mysteries - The Complete Series Books 1-5
Series: Dakota Lawmen Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 157,800. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
In the 1880s, Red Gorge, Dakota Territory is at the center of the Black Hills gold rush where greed, sex, and blackmail can lead to a brutal end. Murder and romance collide in these five novellas set in the small, gold mining town. From cozy mystery to old school western, our heroines and their lawmen uncover the clues and solve the mysteries together.
The Detective & Charlotte
Series: Dakota Lawmen Mysteries. Price: $2.99 $0.99 USD. (67% off until Dec. 31!) Words: 33,050. Language: American English. Published: October 31, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Pinkerton detective, Will Fox trails the runaway witness to a bank robbery to Red Gorge, Dakota Territory where he finds the subject brutally murdered near the Double S Tavern. Tavern manager, Charlotte Atkins may know more about the crime than she realizes. Uncovering the truth could endanger her life but helping Will Fox catch the killer could finally put her tainted past to rest.
The Deputy & Mirabel
Series: Dakota Lawmen Mysteries. Price: $2.99 $0.99 USD. (67% off until Dec. 31!) Words: 39,170. Language: American English. Published: October 30, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Romance » Western
(3.00 from 1 review)
Nurse Mirabel Findley has been fired for allegedly aiding a notorious robber's escape from a clinic. She takes refuge in Red Gorge, Dakota Territory where her cousin is the town's sheriff. However, outlaw Danny McGowan has also arrived in town determined to clear his brothers of a crime he claims they didn’t commit. In the process, he traps Mirabel and Deputy Micah Hansen in a perilous situation.
The Marshal & Susanna
Series: Dakota Lawmen Mysteries. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 33,460. Language: American English. Published: November 22, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Western
Needing a fresh start, Stanley Washburn and daughter, Susanna leave Philadelphia for Red Gorge, Dakota Territory. Stanley’s nephew, Jared has arranged for the purchase of The Lucky Seven saloon—a deal Susanna soon regrets. When the town’s banker is murdered, her family is caught in the middle of the ensuing investigation by. U.S. Marshal, Seth Davis, a man to whom Susanna has become attracted.
The Sheriff & Camille
Series: Dakota Lawmen Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,270. Language: American English. Published: December 16, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Western
In 1884, Camille Canfield arrives in the small gold mining town of Red Gorge, Dakota Territory to deliver tragic news to her friend, Jane Ford. When Jane’s business partner is murdered, Jane is the prime suspect, and Sheriff Jack Findley wastes no time arresting her. Camille refuses to believe her friend is guilty and will go to any lengths to discover the truth, even if it means provoking Jack.
Comfy Shorts: Four Romantic Short Stories
Price: Free! Words: 30,890. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Romance » Holiday
(5.00 from 1 review)
The lead story, Love & Marry is a romantic comedy set in Puerto Rico. Wedding planner Marry Markham only wants a peaceful vacation, but radio psychologist Dr. Allen Love has other plans for her. Lead Me Home is an inspirational story set in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The romantic comedies, In The Nick of Time, Not For Me, and the bonus Halloween story The House Next Door round out the collection.
Revisiting Evergreen
Series: Ghosts of Evergreen. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 31,990. Language: American English. Published: April 22, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Stephanie Perry is hiding a terrible secret from her past that has caused her to separate from her husband Neal. Determined to uncover her secret and win her back, Neal agrees to go to her family reunion at Evergreen. Upon seeing the house again, Stephanie senses that her ancestors are still in residence there. Will the kindred spirits from Evergreen’s past give her the courage to tell the truth?
Haunting Evergreen
Series: Ghosts of Evergreen, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,150. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
Paranormal researcher, Justin Marino and T.V. ghost hunter, Lisa Ryan each receive an email that leads them to the Evergreen Bed & Breakfast. When Justin realizes that he and Lisa are investigating the same haunting, he makes it clear that he doesn't approve of her brand of ghost hunting. Lisa tricks Justin into helping her and what they find at Evergreen will take them both by surprise.
Inheriting Evergreen
Series: Ghosts of Evergreen, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 34,140. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(3.00 from 1 review)
Kristy Miller’s aunt dies suddenly, leaving Kristy her mountain home, Evergreen. Kristy discovers that Aunt Leslie had kept a few secrets from her family, including how she earned her fortune. One of her aunt’s secrets leads Kristy into a new relationship with the charming but stubborn Drew Stone. And then there’s the other secret—Evergreen might be haunted, sending Kristy in search of a ghost.
The Law & Annabelle
Series: Dakota Lawmen Mysteries. Price: Free! Words: 31,190. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Murder and romance collide in the old west gold mining town of Red Gorge, Dakota Territory 1882. U.S. Marshal Luke Johnson has a mystery to solve involving a phony diamond mine and two brutal murders. Young widow Annabelle Miles may hold the key to solving the crime and the key to his heart. That could change, though, when the investigation leads him to someone very close to Annabelle.
Gold Star Wife
Series: Loving A Soldier. Price: Free! Words: 60,520. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2009 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » 20th Century, Fiction » Historical » USA
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
In the summer of 1946, war-widow Janet Lewis is visiting friends when she becomes reacquainted with Major Paul Adams, an officer who once served with her late husband. An attraction sparks between them, but Janet isn't sure that she's ready for a new relationship. Her three children aren't too keen on Paul becoming a part of their lives, either. Will they move forward and find happiness together?
A Different Tune
Series: Loving A Soldier. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 46,460. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2009 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » 20th Century, Fiction » Historical » USA
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
When former paratrooper, Scott Riley returns from the war, his goal is to finally meet his pen pal, the girl he's come to love through her letters. He travels to her hometown in Florida hoping to find his post-war bride, but Cassie Wright has other plans for her future. She wants to win a spot at a prestigious music conservatory and become a concert pianist. Can Scott still be in her future?
Revenge Wore Lipstick
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 52,600. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2009 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(4.40 from 5 reviews)
Soon after leaving her hometown newspaper, journalist Jess McElroy's life is disrupted by a stalker. With each incident, the danger increases. A cryptic message is scrawled onto her car's windshield in red lipstick. Later, her ex-lover is the victim of a drive-by shooting at her home. Her new boss, Parker Montgomery is determined to find the perpetrator and keep her safe by any means necessary.

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