Thanks for stopping by. I'm Karla Brandenburg, I'm married, and had the privilege of raising two children. Now I get to enjoy grandchildren. My assistant is an orange tabby, lovingly referred to as "the blonde cat." Raised on the gothic romances of Victoria Holt, I also enjoyed reading Stephen King and Rod Serling, which influences bring supernatural elements into the contemporary romances that I write. I'm a card-carrying cookie-holic and while I don't like coffee as a rule, I do like all those fun flavors you can get in the individual serving pods. When I'm not at home in Illinois (where I've lived all of my life in various Chicago suburbs) I enjoy travel, and yes, I've been to all the places I've written about.
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I am a cookie-holic. On my cookie page, I have included some of my most favorite recipes. This page is updated from time to time, more frequently at Christmas since I DO try to control those cookie urges the rest of the year.
Ghostwriter Michelle Alvere is returning from self-imposed exile to be present for the impending birth of her niece and to mend fences with her sister, but the attractive author renting Michelle’s house isn’t ready to vacate. Although she would prefer to have her home to herself, she agrees to let her tenant stay on so he can remain close to his dying mother.
Novelist Keith Schumaker is determined to be by his mother’s side during her final days, but he is also on deadline to finish his latest book. His enigmatic landlady is a distraction, one who alternates between coming on to him and pushing him away. While away on a book tour, he discovers secrets about Michelle that even she doesn’t know, secrets that could put her life in jeopardy.