Nickie Cochran


Nickie Cochran hails from the land of schnitzel, sauerkraut, and old castles where plenty of mischievous ghosts roam the halls. Unsurprisingly, her paranormal romantic comedies are all filled with German flair, love, and spunky restless souls.

Her books in the "Haunted Love" series can all be read independently. Don't worry, though, you will meet most of your favorite characters again in the other novels. After all, friends don't quit friends just because a story is over. There will always be another ghostly mystery for them to solve.

Want to hang out with Nickie? First, grab a refreshing glass of 1/2 of your favorite juice and 1/2 seltzer water (for some fizz) - Germans call this beverage a schorle (pronounced shorluh) - then visit Nickie at her virtual home at

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I'm originally from Heidelberg, Germany. Occasionally, I get home-sick and I find that's when I write my best scenes. Maybe it's because I can vividly imagine my characters hanging out at the places I've been to many times myself. I see the scenes unfold in my head like in a movie and since I know the surroundings, it makes it easier for me to write those stories. Basically, it's one heck of a good excuse to go down memory lane and take my characters to my favorite haunts.
Who are your favorite authors?
That's easy. I love Lynn Kurland's time-travel series. Her characters are fun, quirky, and always in a pickle of some sort.

The same goes for the Cindy Miles books.

Another author I'm crazy about lately is David Safier - a German author that writes chick-lit with a fun, spiritual twist - think a woman dies and re-incarnates as an ant, dies again, and comes back as a dog, flower, guinea pig, etc. until she learns a lesson. This book is called Bad Karma in English and I laughed my butt off the entire time that I was reading it. David Safier has written several books like that and all of them are equally funny.
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Haunted Love
Haunted Love is a Hallmark-style romance series with a paranormal twist and European flair. The books are lighthearted with lovable characters that will reappear throughout the books of the Haunted Love series. Human Circle is a short series prequel, followed by The Heidelberg Ghost and The Shadow of His Past, which are both full-length novels.


The Shadow of His Past
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,370. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
A perfect recipe for disaster: add 1 cheerful Irish waitress to old German house with a moody firefighter landlord and a meddling poltergeist. Stir.
The Human Circle - A Magical Fairy Tale (Haunted Love Prequel) Novelette
Series: Haunted Love. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,050. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
On his final case to debunk a fairy sighting in Ireland, Pete gets the surprise of his life. A terrified young woman in ill-fitting strange clothes literally falls into his arms just outside the fairy circle that he was investigating out in the middle of nowhere. She claims to be a fairy princess on the run from her power-hungry fiancé. Yeah, right. He's met all sorts of crazy people before...

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Smashwords book reviews by Nickie Cochran

  • The Backward Approach to Ebook Success on Sep. 21, 2012

    Great and honest guide on what to expect when first publishing your e-book. The author is sharing lots of great tips of how to avoid newbie mistakes and how to market your book effectively. I'm glad I read it and am about to start using some of the suggestions in the book.