KAREN SUE BURNS
Mystery ~ Romance ~ Adventure
BOOKS
Karen Sue Burns writes romantic suspense and mystery featuring feisty heroines who find themselves embroiled in risky situations full of adventure and sexy heroes.

My goal is to create stories that place ordinary folks in extraordinary circumstances that test their intellect, their courage, and their smarts. My first book, In Hot Pursuit, is such a story. The Capitol Intrigue political thriller series debuted in 2015 with Capitol Secrets is another example of this. I love to test characters!

My collections of short stories are pure romance, not a dead body to be found.

HOUSTON CULLEN SERIES

Book One - In Hot Pursuit

Book Two - Death at Midnight

Book Three - The Good Life

TEXAS GHOST SERIES

Book One - The Liberation of Mr. Delaney

Book Two - Crazy for Home

Book Three - The Dancing Maiden

COLLECTIONS

Seasons of Love:
2012 - Hearts, Hearths & Holidays
2013 - Spring Promise
2013 - Sweet Summertime Love
2013 - Christmas by Candlelight
2014 - It's a Summer thing

Christmas in Sugar Land:
2014 - Collection One
CHRISTMAS IN SUGAR LAND - 2014

Four romantic and heartwarming Christmas themed stories featuring fictional residents
of Sugar Land, Texas:
 
THE CHRISTMAS STAR – Under the glow of a magical Christmas star, two lonely people find each other and learn that the true meaning of the holiday does indeed entail family and love.
 
A HOLIDAY SURPRISE – After divorcing fifteen years ago, can two mature and successful adults overcome the differences that forced them apart and then succeed together at love a second time?
 
CHRISTMAS BY CANDLELIGHT – With the company of a clever puppy, a widowed freelance writer falls for a hunky landscaper as feelings of loyalty to her dead husband threaten her chance at happiness.
 
ROCKIN’ JINGLE BELLS – Can high school sweethearts now in their mid-thirties, a coffee café manager and a famous rock singer, overcome the dissimilarities in their lives and build a relationship based on love and trust?
 
This collection has additional Enriched Content that includes pictures, recipes, and author notes for each story with access or a notation to it throughout each story.
 

 









BOOK TWO - TEXAS GHOST STORIES - 2015


When the worlds of a reluctant innkeeper and a former video game creator collide, stars explode over Texas, a ghost settles his past, and two lovers find their forever home.
 
The ghost of Robert Graham has haunted The Blue Barn Inn, a B&B in Brenham, Texas, since the 1920s. He becomes “friends” with Maggie Todd, the new innkeeper and oldest daughter of the Inn’s owners.  She is intent on renovating the property, without her parent’s approval, so that the Inn will sell quickly and she can then return to her life in California. Maggie didn’t consider the pull of small-town Texas or the charm of new boarder Alex Brady, a successful video game creator turned Ph.D. candidate. Alex quickly falls for Maggie but the arrival of her ex-boyfriend sends him into a tailspin. One problem after another threatens the Inn’s future and any hope of a relationship for Maggie and Alex. Will the stars over Texas align so that two hearts can discover their destiny?

Read an excerpt from Chapter One here.
THE LIBERATION OF MR. DELANEY  - 2013
When a heartbroken bookstore manager meets a charming ghost, sparks fly and the elimination of a decades old curse becomes crucial to their futures. Along the way a murder is solved, a family is reborn, and love once again proves its far-reaching power.

Read an excerpt from Chapter One here.
IN HOT PURSUIT - 2012
When $25 million is stolen from her employer, a relationship-phobic accountant hunts for the thief alongside a handsome bachelor who donated the money. As they rush from Houston to Las Vegas, to Rome, they close in on the thief and stumble across an unexpected attraction to each other.

                                          Read an excerpt from Chapter One here.