Kristen Brinkley


I have always loved to write. I caught the bug at 8 and it has never left me. I hope that readers can escape their daily lives and problems by jumping into my characters struggles and challenges. The most rewarding part of writing is simply to see readers enjoy my overactive imagination and take a journey with me.

I live in the beautiful desert of Phoenix, Arizona and enjoy watching movies, catching up with friends over a meal, or watching wildlife on long evening strolls.

Smashwords Interview

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I love dancing and listening to music. Watching movies is always a great pass time or hanging out at a new restaurant with friends. I enjoy bird watching quite a bit, or whatever other wildlife is out there on my neighborhood walks.
How do you approach cover design?
I believe covers of books should definitely reflect some aspect of the story. I want it to be dynamic and it should pull the reader into the action. It's a huge opportunity to tell your reader, visually, what they can expect of your plot. I'm personally attracted to book covers that really pop off the page and I wanted that look for my books as well.
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The Direct Ascension Series Bound Book Two
Series: The Direct Ascension. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 265,390. Language: American English. Published: March 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
While Celeste and Sebastian have lived apart, he's been busy with work and she's dated another man. When Sebastian finally figures out he wants Celeste, she's gone missing. He drops everything to find her and tell her how he needs her, but it might be too late. In Bound, you'll make new friends and catch up with the characters you already love. Action and romance abound in the second book of TDAS.
The Direct Ascension Series Hellbound Book One
Series: The Direct Ascension. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 161,270. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
A love story between a camera shy assassin and a well-known queen. Set in a futuristic world where space travel is commonplace and the Earth is no longer politically independent, a battle begins between the human resistance and the new king of Earth, as well as between the assassin and the queen on how they could possibly be together in a world that wants to keep them apart.

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