An ongoing crime fiction series featuring kick-ass problem solver and abduction survivor Kira Brightwell by Writers' Journal winning author Jacquelyn Smith. (Original titles in the series were published under the pen name Kat Irwin.)
Kira Brightwell was just a normal college graduate—until she escaped her own abduction and rescued seven other women in the process.
Three years later, Kira trains in MMA, and works as the assistant of her best friend and white-hat hacker, Rob.
For once, Kira feels in control. At least she until a familiar figure from her past puts her back in the crosshairs when another life is at stake...
Kira Brightwell hates to lose—in the MMA cage or outside of it.
Kira has had four months to obsess over the last time the serial abductor known as the Procurer slipped through her fingers, but now a new threat has arrived in La Valentia—a twisted, deadly menace, whose depth of obsession mirrors her own.
Good thing she has a certain arrogant playboy and a computer geek to watch her back...
Kira Brightwell knows how to take a punch. (Actually, she prefers throwing them.)
But a smear campaign in the local press leaves her rocked. Clients are suddenly few and far between, with cases ranging from cheating boyfriends to lost dogs.
...Until a tip from an unlikely source leads to something much bigger—and more disturbing—than Kira could have imagined.
Kira Brightwell knows the best defense is a good offense—whether facing an opponent in the cage, or chasing down a criminal on a case.
Kira has finally uncovered a link to the Procurer’s past—one that raises more questions than answers. But the abductor for hire stopped underestimating her a long time ago, and Kira knows she is being watched.
How far will she go to slip his leash?
Kira Brightwell never thought it would come to this. She had been so close to making some real headway in the Procurer case... Until he pulled the rug out from under her. Kira has sacrificed everything in her hunt for the man who abducted her—her family, her friends... And now an old enemy is determined to kick her while she’s down. A single question remains. How much more does she want to lose?
Kira Brightwell knows where to find the Procurer.
After four long years of searching, she finally has him in her sights. But taking him down won’t be easy. The clock is ticking, and he’s a man who knows how to cover his tracks.
…And Kira isn’t the only one looking for him.
A gripping crime novel and the sixth book in the Kira Brightwell series by Writers’ Journal winning author, Jacquelyn Smith
Kira Brightwell can’t wait for high school to be over.
Years before she becomes a local hero and kick-ass problem solver for hire, the teasing and bullying seems like it’s never going to end.
...Until distraction comes in the form of a stolen car and an outrageous bet from rich jock and chief tormentor, Trevor Wright.
Kira Brightwell always knew her life would change after graduation.
She never expected to have to fight for survival.
Kira finds herself at a crossroads—caught between her parents’ plans and her own—when a group of seemingly unconnected, local women are reported missing, with no leads or suspects.
Probably not the best time to visit her grandparents’ isolated cabin to sort out her future...
Halloween. A time for costumes, corpses, and causing trouble.
The La Valentia PD has received an anonymous tip with a growing list of decrypted names—a list that threatens to shake the suburban town to its core.
Good thing Kira Brightwell doesn’t have any big plans for the night, because things are about to get interesting.
A quirky, short crime novel in the Kira Brightwell series.
Kira Brightwell might be a bad-ass MMA trainee now, but she doesn’t remember her high school years fondly. In fact, she prefers not to think of them at all. Yet she finds herself walking the familiar hallways once more—all thanks to her former tormentor and current sidekick, Trevor Wright. An old friend of his has a problem—the kind only Kira can solve. Assuming she can step up to the challenge.
Who doesn’t love the mall at Christmas? Kira Brightwell.
And yet, here she finds herself—looking for a last-minute gift among a bustling crowd—when a child tasks her with finding some missing donation presents.
Of course whenever Kira gets involved, nothing is as it seems. Especially when Trevor Wright comes along for the ride.
Looks like someone’s halls are about to get decked.
Kira Brightwell is obsessed with two things—outsmarting bad guys and kicking ass.
Well, that and listening to Nine Inch Nails. (Bonus, if she can manage all three at once.)
She never expected to become a hero... All she wants is to go down swinging in this fast-paced, three-case starter bundle: Striking Distance (short story), Under Wraps (short novel), and Split Decision (novel).