Barbara Ellen Brink is a multi-published author of mystery, suspense, and young adult novels. Apart from writing, she is a wife, mother, and dog walker. She grew up on a small farm in Washington State, but now lives in the mean “burbs” of Minnesota with her husband and their dog, Willow. In her spare time – when she’s not reading – she likes to ride motorcycles, visit local wineries, and catch up on the latest movies.
She is the author of the women’s fiction mystery series, The Fredrickson Winery Novels; a humorous young adult series, The Amish Bloodsuckers Trilogy; and Inspirational suspense novels, Running Home and Alias Raven Black. Her speculative/thriller, Split Sense, won the 2011 Grace Award. She is currently working on the fourth book in her newest series, Double Barrel Mysteries.
Will she leave her friends and all she knows and follow her destiny to Minnesota willingly, or will the Bishop bring her destiny to Sunburn, Nevada?
*CHOSEN HAS BEEN OPTIONED!*
~ I've optioned the film rights for the Amish Bloodsuckers Trilogy to Screenwriter Lee Tidball, who will be adapting its first book, CHOSEN, into a screenplay that he and his Hollywood representative will market to production companies and studios. Lee's scripts have been optioned three times now by various Hollywood entities, and his work has also garnered numerous recognitions in major international screenwriting competitions. He was drawn to the Amish Bloodsuckers Trilogy because of its dynamic YA characters and fresh, highly unique take on the ever-popular vampire tale." ~
Tessa’s had a hell of a time tracking down the blood farm bosses. And it’s not over yet. Just when she thinks she has it solved, it unravels all over again.
She should be taking the last of the enemy captive and tying up the final ends. Instead, it appears there’s one more secret to uncover – and when she does, it’s a doozy.
Cody is desperate to have this mess over with and have Tessa all to himself. But as the secrets start to unravel, the craziness gets worse.Can they trust anyone? Or does everyone have something to hide?
Vampire in Chaos
Tessa’s life has plummeted into chaos. Her father is missing, Goran is unconscious and showing no signs of healing, her mother has taken several steps off the deep end and David, well, she’ll deal with him when she sees him – if she can find him.
Cody isn’t sure what happened to the supposedly successful conclusion to the blood farm madness but he’s back in hell and damn it Tessa is once again leading the charge.
Jared is on the run, again. With no one else he can trust, but Tessa’s friends and family, he searches them out determined to help them solve this war – whether he is welcome or not.
With everyone in distress or missing, Tessa struggles to find answers, and create some kind of order amongst the chaos – before their attackers strike again.
Vampire in Crisis
Tessa’s world exploded.
She survived Deanna’s inheritance.
She sees more, hears more … understands more.
But more is not always better.
Cody doesn’t like what’s happening around him. Tessa has walked through hell and she has a lot more to go before she’s clear. He plans on standing by her side – her guardian – whether she wants him to be there for her or not.
Jared can’t believe all trails lead him into trouble. He’d escaped once. Tried to stay out of the mess since. But a friend is missing, and when he tries to get help, the person he confides in goes missing too.
The vampire world was never ready for Tessa before. The new Tessa?
No one is ready for her.
Vampire in Control
Life couldn’t be any worse…
Caught in a web of Deanna’s making Tessa struggles to find her role in this new reality.
Cody can’t believe how quickly his life has deteriorated. He believes in Tessa. Knew she had what it took and is desperate to do what he can to save her.
Only there are secrets, and like poison, fester until they are released. Tessa and Cody have to find their way through the maze of lies and deceit to a safe haven on the other side.
The whole gang is caught in life and death struggles as they near the end of this war.
But how close are they and who will survive?
Men like Joseph are used to getting their own way, and Joseph had clearly decided he wanted Maggie.
Joseph is an Alchemist, looking for the fountain of youth. He did not expect to meet a girl who would steal his heart away...
He did not expect the thirst for blood after he discovered the fountain of youth.
Vampire in Denial
Blood doesn’t just make her who she is…it also makes her what she is.
Like being a sixteen-year-old vampire isn’t hard enough, Tessa’s throwback human genes make her an outcast among her relatives. But try as she might, she can’t get a handle on the vampire lifestyle and all the…blood.
Turning her back on the vamp world, she embraces the human teenage lifestyle–high school, peer pressure and finding a boyfriend. Jared manages to stir something in her blood. He’s smart and fun and oh, so cute. But Tessa’s dream of a having the perfect boyfriend turns into a nightmare when vampires attack the movie theatre and kidnap her date.
Once again, Tessa finds herself torn between the human world and the vampire one.
Will blood own out? Can she make peace with who she is as well as what?
Vampire in Distress
When Tessa rallies friends and family to find her missing date, they uncover a secret...and start a war that causes ripples in all aspects of their lives.
A vampire with throwback human genes. Sixteen-year-old Tessa finds more than just her friend in this journey...she also finds herself in need of rescue ... Imprisoned, she has to find a way to escape and reunite with her family before this war takes out those she loves.
The youngest of his ancient line. Eighteen-year-old Cody descends from flyer vampires wants Tessa back at his side where she belongs – even as he struggles with conflicting emotions about his best friend's kid sister...
A human determined to protect his people. Seventeen year-old Jared thought his life was over then he finds out that his rescuers are vampires...how can he trust them? And then he finds out the truth about Tessa...and that she's been taken, too...
Three brave souls struggle as war breaks out around them...a war that shows them no mercy.
Vampire in Design
Left behind. Scared. And getting really pissed off.
Tessa and her friends were supposed to be on their way home. On their way to safety. Instead she wakes up alone, with her friends kidnapped. Targeted and hunted, Tessa goes on the attack, desperate to find her friends and family. But her attackers want her throwback genes and will do anything to have her locked down in their lab.
Caught in a dangerous maze, Cody is torn between helping his fellow captives and finding Tessa. He’s young to have the connection that’s growing between him and his best friend’s sister. But any future they might have is in jeopardy if they can’t stop the blood farm from taking over the humans…and his people.
Jared is free at last, but he can’t stop thinking about what he went through at the blood farm and those who helped him. Then he finds out something personal that so horrifying, he has to act…even if it means walking back into the place he swore to never return.
These three need to be strong…the war is far from over…and they are right in the middle of it.
Vampire in Deceit
Hurt and hurting, Tessa wages war against her own as she tries to protect those she loves and save those that can’t save themselves.
Exhausted by the constant attacks, afraid for her friends and family, Tessa is driven to the ends of her reserves as she strives to beat back the never ending wave of war. Thankfully she’s never alone…inside or out.
Kidnapped and injured, Cody struggles to escape and find the girl whose connection to his heart, mind and soul is growing by the moment. The chances of them all surviving this chaos are slim…but he just knows he can’t live without her.
Jared is determined to help his father and friends. He can’t leave them alone to their fate, even when his own life becomes endangered…again. Only this time, he has allies on his side…or does he?
The war unites humans and vamps as the war ratchets higher to a survival of the fittest…but the people most deeply involved can’t take any more. And then they find out the worst…
Vampire in Defiance
This was it. For Tessa. For Cody. For Jared. Her family. Her Friends.
Moltere’s Mountain is collapsing. With Tessa, her friends and family still inside. Tessa won’t go out without a fight…and she won’t leave the others behind. But as she races to save everyone, time runs out.
Grounded with an injured wing, Cody wants Tessa to leave while they still can. But most of their friends and family are missing. He wants to do the right thing and save them all…but it’s too late…
Jared had led the army into the mountain. Only to find they were looking to annihilate all vamps, not just the bad ones. He can’t leave his friends vulnerable to yet another attack. But the mine is a death trap. And he could be the one that ends up dead.
The pressure is on – to save friends, family, each other – only the enemy is just as determined that no one survives.
What readers are saying:
"Author Barbara Ellen Brink simply created the freshest, coolest, most fun bend on the YA vampire tale I've read in years. With obvious homage to the original "Buffy, the Vampire Slayer," this riveting, action-packed, vamp-rocking romp is a unique breath of fresh air unlike any of the myriad copy-cat vampire series currently populating the YA section of your average Barnes and Noble--and so much more..." ~~
"I don't normally like vampire books. But this isn't about vampires--it's about a vampire slayer. Not only that, it's captivating, exciting, and well-written!" ~~
"The author writes a compelling action, adventure yarn with an improbable premise: Amish vampires and the Chosen, an Amish girl destined to fight these extraordinary nightmares." ~~
"This book didn't disappoint. It had a strong, tough heroine who struggled between her calling and the desire to just be a normal girl, it had butt-kicking action scenes, and it had the kind of quotable lines we got when Buffy was at her snarky best. It had a thread of wry humor that ran throughout the book and nicely balanced out the drama and suspense that kept me reading late into the night."
After Pen, a member of the Firsts, reveals important clues about why Sadie is different from other vampires, pieces of the puzzle fall into place. But it’s not until real danger confronts Sadie and Harper that they realize their past and present are tied together, raising the biggest question of all: Who can Sadie trust?