Barbara Ellen Brink

Biography

Barbara Ellen Brink is a multi-published author, supported financially by a loving husband who just happens to have a better paying job. She is the author of the Fredrickson Winery mysteries, Entangled, Crushed, and Savor. She is also the author of an award winning thriller, Split Sense; inspirational suspense novels; and a young adult series, The Amish Bloodsuckers.
She grew up on a small farm in Washington State, but now lives in the mean “burbs” of Minnesota with her husband and their dogs, Rugby & Willow. With her kids now pushed out of the nest and encouraged to fly, Barbara spends much time writing, motorcycling with her husband in the summer, and hiking through the snow with the dogs in the winter.

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Videos

Entangled
Video trailer for "Entangled."

SPLIT SENSE
Book trailer for my Christian suspense/thriller, Split Sense

#AmishBloodsuckers Trilogy book trailer
Book Trailer for The Amish Bloodsuckers Trilogy: Chosen, Shunned, and Reckoning

Books

Savor
By Barbara Ellen Brink
Series: The Fredrickson Winery Novels, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,720. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2013. Category: Fiction
SAVOR, the 3rd Fredrickson Winery Novel, continues the saga of the Fredricksons and Parkers as they run a small California winery and find love and mystery in the Napa Valley. Savor celebrates the joy of romance, laughter, and family. Romance is in the air at the Fredrickson Winery this summer. Sip a glass of Sangria and fall in love with the characters all over again.
Reckoning
By Barbara Ellen Brink
Series: The Amish Bloodsuckers Trilogy, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,380. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2012. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Reckoning (book 3) Amish Bloodsucker Trilogy Jael Shetler is the Chosen. Raised in the desert of Nevada and destined to save the Minnesota Loon Lake Amish Community from the evil leadership of the Bishop, a powerful vampire. In Reckoning, Jael must find a way to destroy the Bishop before he finds a way to destroy her. With new friends and old, she has plenty of help, but time is running out.
Chosen
By Barbara Ellen Brink
Series: The Amish Bloodsuckers Trilogy, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 64,210. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2012. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Jael is an average teen girl with over-protective parents, an unrequited crush on the hottest guy at school, & a best friend she shares everything with. Until her parents let her in on the secret they’ve kept for nearly 16 years… Jael is the Chosen One. Born to be a vampire slayer, her destiny was written in the Book of the Shunned. She's been chosen by God to set the Amish free from vampires.
Shunned
By Barbara Ellen Brink
Series: The Amish Bloodsuckers Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,000. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2012. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Orphaned and left to pursue her destiny alone, Jael leaves Nevada and moves to the Loon Lake Amish community of Minnesota. Living with Amish grandparents and learning to live the plain and simple life... she seeks her chance to destroy the Bishop once and for all.
Running Home
By Barbara Ellen Brink
Series: Second Chances, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,730. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2012. Category: Fiction
Ivy’s husband is a cheat and a liar, but when he gets caught up in a game of espionage and flees the country with his latest bimbo, Ivy has finally had enough. She packs up the kids and moves back to her hometown to escape the fallout. Trouble is – her problems don’t stay behind in California, but follow her all the way to Omaha, Nebraska.
Alias Raven Black
By Barbara Ellen Brink
Series: Second Chances, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,140. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2012. Category: Fiction
Brenna has lived most of her life just left of the right side of the law. But her past finally catches up with her. The FBI place her as a mole in the home of suspected drug lord, Anthony Giordano. Under the alias, Raven Black, she becomes nanny to his children. Will the secrets she discovers bring absolution from the past she's tried so hard to leave behind or simply tear her heart in two?
Split Sense
By Barbara Ellen Brink
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,330. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2011. Category: Fiction
When a senator and pharmaceutical giant partner to experiment with a new drug on pregnant women, they tap into a world they never knew existed – the supernatural touching the natural – and it will cost the innocent more than they know. Split sense interweaves the lives of two families, twins separated at birth, & two powerful gifts that each child discovers which wholly impact their lives.
Crushed
By Barbara Ellen Brink
Series: The Fredrickson Winery Novels, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,890. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2011. Category: Fiction
0.25 star(4.33 from 3 reviews)
In the 2nd Fredrickson Winery novel, it’s crush time and everyone is working feverishly to get the grapes in and ensure a great vintage. No one expects murder and kidnapping to be part of the harvest season, but when Margaret’s son goes missing in the dark of early morning picking, there are more than enough suspects to choose from.
Entangled
By Barbara Ellen Brink
Series: The Fredrickson Winery Novels, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,090. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2010. Category: Fiction
0.75 star(4.86 from 7 reviews)
In this 1st Fredrickson Winery Novel, a Minneapolis attorney inherits a small California winery, reawakening memories that have lain dormant for twenty years. Secrets lie buried beneath Fredrickson Winery's innocent facade and Billie intends to get to the root. But disturbing the past lays bare the skeletons of others. Can she live with the consequences of full disclosure?

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Smashwords book reviews by Barbara Ellen Brink

  • The Gift of Joy on Dec. 09, 2011
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    The gift of joy was a poignant and moving holiday story of a woman afraid to live and be happy because of a childhood filled with fear and repression. Living with the memory of her mother's murder by the hands of her own father, Joy lives alone and lonely. By day she helps those who are going through similar situations of violence, by running a shelter for women and children, and by night she dreams of the boy next door who she has loved from afar her entire life. I enjoyed the story very much. It was a sweet love story with a few scenes of hot passion and a very cute ending. The author did a good job of bringing the reader into the lives of these two people and making their emotions come alive. I don't know if this is an earlier edition that I downloaded, but it could use some editing. I found the switch in present tense and past tense disconcerting at times and a few missing words, but overall a good read. A perfect romance for the holidays!