Meet Kira–a clever, snarky problem solver with MMA skills and a personal history with abduction…
Kira Brightwell Series Book Trailer (Striking Distance to Low Blow):
Series Titles (so far) in Chronological Order:
- Striking Distance (A Kira Brightwell Short, Book 0)
- Under Wraps (A Kira Brightwell Short, Book 0.5)
- Split Decision (A Kira Brightwell Thriller, Book 1)
- Black and Blue (A Kira Brightwell Thriller, Book 2)
- Low Blow (A Kira Brightwell Thriller, Book 3)
- Game Plan (A Kira Brightwell Thriller, Book 4)
Striking Distance (A Kira Brightwell Short Story, Book 0)
Bad things can happen to good people–sometimes by accident, and sometimes by design.
Even though Kira has just graduated from college, she feels adrift with no sense of purpose, which doesn’t fit well at all with her parents’ plans for her future. She escapes to her grandparents’ cabin for some much-needed time alone, but someone has a more permanent getaway in mind for her. Suddenly, post-graduate blues don’t seem so important.
For Kira Brightwell, this is where it all begins…
This 14,000 word thriller origin story is Book 0 in the Kira Brightwell Series and prequel to the novel Split Decision.
Under Wraps (A Kira Brightwell Short Novel, Book 0.5)
Halloween–a time for questionable costumes and pissing off bad guys, at least if you’re Kira Brightwell.
With her abduction by the Procurer only a few months behind her, Kira is eager to make a fresh start and move out with her best friend Rob, no matter what her mother has to say. But Rob has already managed to attract some trouble of his own…
Soon, he and Kira are both on the run from a group of thugs hired by a man with everything to lose. Will they be able to unmask him before it’s too late?
This 28,000 word thriller short novel adventure is Book 0.5 in the Kira Brightwell Series, and takes place between Striking Distance and Split Decision.
Split Decision (A Kira Brightwell Thriller Novel, Book 1)
Kira Brightwell is a survivor. Trevor Wright is hoping she is something more.
Kira doesn’t know what to think when her former high school tormentor contacts her from out of the blue, claiming to need her help. Between graduating from college, outwitting an abductor, and then acquiring MMA skills in the three years since her escape, high school seems like a distant memory. But that doesn’t mean she’s ready to forgive and forget.
Lucky for Trevor, Kira’s past still haunts her, and his problem hits a little too close to home for her to walk away.
This 71,000 word fast-paced thriller novel is Book 1 of the Kira Brightwell Series, and the sequel to Kira’s origin story, Striking Distance.
Black and Blue (A Kira Brightwell Thriller Novel, Book 2)
People think it pays to have friends in high places. Kira would rather fly under the radar, especially when those connections come with a certain Trevor Wright attached. But four months have passed since the Procurer last slipped away without a trace, and a phone call from Trevor’s father with the promise of a potential case could be just the distraction Kira needs–provided she can live to solve it.
This 63,000 word fast-paced thriller novel is Book 2 in the Kira Brightwell Series, and the sequel to Split Decision.
Low Blow (A Kira Brightwell Thriller Novel, Book 3)
No good deed goes unpunished…
Kira has never been particularly interested in public opinion, but when the local press turns on her, her status changes from hero to potential fraud overnight, bringing all kinds of questionable new clients out of the woodwork.
Her only solace is a tenuous lead on the Procurer. Well, that and the almost constant presence of self-appointed sidekick, Trevor Wright–until a seemingly impossible case falls into her lap from an unlikely source.
This 61,000 word fast-paced thriller novel is Book 3 in the Kira Brightwell Series, and the sequel to Black and Blue.
Game Plan (A Kira Brightwell Thriller Novel, Book 4)
Hunting the hunter is a dangerous game.
Four years after her escape, Kira has finally found a tenuous link to the Procurer’s past—one that seems to raise more questions than answers. But the abductor for hire is always at least one step ahead, and Kira knows she is being watched. How far will she go to slip his leash?
…And what price will she pay when the Procurer finds out?
This 60,000 word fast-paced thriller novel is Book 4 in the Kira Brightwell Series, and the sequel to Low Blow.
First Blood (A Kira Brightwell Starter Bundle)
Kira Brightwell never set out to be anyone’s hero. She never imagined herself becoming an MMA-trained fighter either.
Now that she’s finally graduated from college, all she wants is to find her own path, free from her parents’ well-intended manipulations.
But fate–and the Procurer–have other plans…
Go back to where it all started with the first three adventures in the Kira Brightwell thriller series:
Striking Distance (The Kira Brightwell Origin Short Story, Book 0, 14,000 words)
Under Wraps (A Kira Brightwell Short Novel, Book 0.5, 28,000 words)
Split Decision (A Kira Brightwell Novel, Book 1, 71,000 words)
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