Books and other works by William Brinkman

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The Bolingbrook Babbler Stories (Based on the web series but with a different continuity)

The cover of Pathways to Bolingbrook

Pathways to Bolingbrook: A Bolingbrook Babbler Story

Pathways to Bolingbrook: A Bolingbrook Babbler Story

 “Great read!” — Amazon Reviewer

The paths we choose to take define us.

Miriam is alone and is out of options. Years ago, she thought Iowa City could be her new home. Now she’s desperate to escape.

Sara is a reporter for a dying newspaper chain. With Chicago’s suburban politicians granting her exclusive stories, Sara makes the most of her opportunities. Even if it means certain questions are off limits.

When a stranger offers Miriam a way out of Iowa City, she wonders what’s the catch. In her young life, she’s learned everything has a cost. But could his offer be any worse than her current situation?

When Sara discovers a recording of a conversation she doesn’t remember, she needs to know what happened. Her employers warn her about asking the wrong questions. Insubordination means losing her job and possibly her career. Dropping the investigation means losing her integrity. Discovering the truth could endanger her family.

The answers they seek lie in the shadows of Bolingbrook, Illinois, and its local paper, the Babbler. Its unbelievable stories about vampires and secret conspiracies might be true. Will either of them take a pathway to Bolingbrook?

Pathways to Bolingbrook is a Paranormal Urban Fantasy about two women who must choose between their current life or walking a dark path to the truth. Get Pathways to Bolingbrook to find out which path each one takes.

Ebook is available for free at Amazon, Kobo, and other retailers.

A Fire in the Shadows: A Bolingbrook Babbler Story

A Fire in the Shadows: A Bolingbrook Babbler Story

“Action-packed, entertaining, and haunting in its delivery, author William Brinkman’s “A Fire in the Shadows” is a great entry into the Bolingbrook Babbler Story series…” — Author Anthony Avina

“Every new development in the story was thought out and interesting. The plot and story line was very smooth and allowed you to get caught up in reading without feeling like you were reading – but engaged in the story.” — Early access reviewer

“A thrilling ́vampire ́ fantasy packed full of twists, turns—and danger!”—Wishing Shelf

Vampire, intelligence scout, paranormal protector, and emotional liability…

Bolingbrook has long been rumored to be a hub of paranormal and alien activity and Lydia should know—she’s a vampire. But that doesn’t mean she fits in. Not when she’s a target for other vampires and reliant on her blood family’s protection because of her inconvenient inclination to experience feelings.

Except right now, Lydia has bigger things to worry about than her recent rejection by a human or her blood sister Aurora’s relentless teasing. An army of weredeer are gathering near town and they need to gather intelligence fast.

When enforcers from one of Chicago’s vampire kingdoms threaten the Bolingbrook Babbler’s stunning chief editor, Aurora accuses Lydia of having feelings again. But even if Lydia does have a crush on the unsuspecting Sara, she deserves their protection.

Only Lydia hadn’t counted on how powerful their enemies are. Or the sort of unexpected revelations that will come to light if Lydia dares to risk rejection again…

Get a Fire in the Shadows to find out what Lydia will risk.

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The Rift: A Bolingbrook Babbler Story

Cover of The Rift

The Rift: A Bolingbrook Babbler Story

***** “A richly written novel filled with memorable characters. Highly recommended!”— The Wishing Shelf

“A compelling tale where a skeptic blogger must question his views, fantasy becomes reality, and lessons are learned. Just when you think you have it figured out, you’ll never guess what happens next.”— Megan Rahm, author of Free to Roam: Poems from a Heathen Mommy

**** — Reedsy Discovery

Tom Larsen has been in the skeptical movement ever since he was young and eagerly wants to grow his involvement, including in his career, of debunking outlandish stories surrounding UFOs and perplexing monsters lurking in the shadows. The Bolingbrook Babbler tabloid, in particular, has been a source of outlandish stories he enjoys exposing on a regular basis. But when an incident occurs that both shakes him to his core and unmoors the very movement he’s embraced, Tom breaks away on a new path that causes rifts in more ways than one.

Now, with years of bitterness built up against those that spurned him, Tom has a chance to shift the narrative and execute what he sees as well-deserved payback. However, not all is as it seems in Bolingbrook, and Tom learns quickly that the rifts that form go beyond his town’s—and even the galaxy’s—borders. He encounters new alliances with old enemies, new factions with former friends, weredeer, secret societies, and even time travel along the way towards his goal, and each encounter changes his perspective more than the last. The fate of humanity is literally in his hands, and not all is as it seems in Chicagoland.

Can Tom find a way to reconcile his resentful feelings and mend the many rifts around him before it’s too late?

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White Wolf’s World of Darkness

Demon: The Fallen (2002)

Saviors and Destroyers (2003)

Damned and Deceived (2003)