Books by Colleen Collins

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Colleen Collins is an award-winning author of romance, mystery and nonfiction.

RECENT RELEASES

HEARTS IN VEGAS, the third book in her private-eye romance series from Harlequin Superromance (July 2014). SLEEPLESS IN LAS VEGAS (2013), the second book in the private-eye romance series, is a 2014 Award of Merit winner from the Virginia Romance Writers.

THE UNGRATEFUL DEAD (A Humorous Colorado Mystery Book 1), Prequel to THE ZEN MAN (2014)

THE ZEN MAN (A Humorous Colorado Mystery Book 2), a 2013 BookRooster Editors' Pick and semifinalist in the Best Indie Books 2012 (first edition 2011, second edition 2014)

A LAWYER'S PRIMER FOR WRITERS: FROM CRIMES TO COURTROOMS, a nonfiction book co-authored with defense attorney Shaun Kaufman (2014)

Colleen's books have placed first in the Colorado Gold, Romancing the Rockies, and Top of the Peak contests, and placed in the finals for the Holt Medallion, Coeur de Bois Readers Choice, Award of Excellence, More than Magic, and Romance Writers of America RITA contests.

She's a member of the Mystery Writers of America, Private Eye Writers of America, Romance Writers of America and Sisters in Crime.

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Secrets of a Real-Life Female Private Eye
by Colleen Collins
SECRETS OF A REAL-LIFE FEMALE PRIVATE EYE is a part-memoir, part-reference nonfiction book based on the experiences of a professional private investigator and writer. Audiences: researchers, writers, detective-fiction fans, armchair detectives and those curious about the real world of private investigators. The beauty of ebooks is...
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Categories: True Crime
The Ungrateful Dead: Prequel to The Zen Man (A Humorous Colorado Mystery Book 1)
by Colleen Collins
When a dead body shows up at a coroner's conference, Rick Levine -- a former, fallen-from-grace defense attorney and current private eye -- investigates the murder with help from his new girlfriend Laura, making this a date she'll never forget! "I loved The Zen Men and really had fun catching Rick and Laura's first case in the prequel...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
The Zen Man (A Humorous Colorado Mystery Book 2)
by Colleen Collins
It's just another ho-ho-hum defense lawyers' Christmas party...until one of them is murdered. Semifinalist Best Indie Books of 2012, The Kindle Book Reviews BookRooster Reviewers' Pick 2013 "Great humor. Great dialogue." ~New York Times best-selling author Dorien Kelly, co-author with Janet Evanovich "Love in a Nutshell" and "The...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers; All Sex & Erotica; Bestsellers
A Lawyer's Primer for Writers: From Crimes to Courtrooms
by Colleen Collins
A Lawyer's Primer for Writers: From Crimes to Courtrooms is a front row seat inside the big top of justice, where a lawyer presents the world of litigation and lawbreakers. Audiences: Writers crafting legal thrillers, fans of legal movies and TV shows, researchers and armchair legal eagles. Sampling of Book Topics: A History of Trials...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; True Crime
The Next Right Thing
by Colleen Collins
The next right thing is the only choice Cammie Copello gets results—even if it means stretching the rules. That's what makes her a great private investigator. It's also what caused the little breach between her and attorney Marc Hamilton. It's too bad, because they made a great team. And, honestly, her career hasn't been the same...
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Categories: All Romance
Sleepless in Las Vegas (Harlequin Superromance)
by Colleen Collins
This investigation is getting very personal  P.I.-in-training Valerie LeRoy is dying to get into the field. So when a client asks her to spy on someone, the thrill of her own case is too tempting to refuse. Instead of a cheating fiancée, however, Val's actually checking out P.I. Drake Morgan! Worse, she ends up working with the...
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A Scent Of Seduction (Lust Potion #9)
by Colleen Collins
Kathryn Walters may once have been a career-obsessed book editor with a libido that fell asleep in the time-out corner, but no more. Ever since she and Coyote Sullivan—sports editor and Native American hottie—shared a sniff of a supposed lust potion, things have really heated up. So much so that she's abandoned her nightly fantasies...
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Categories: All Romance; All Sex & Erotica; Contemporary Fiction
Too Close for Comfort
by Colleen Collins
WHEN IT'S THIS CLOSE… Jeffrey Bradshaw's wellordered life has just taken a detour. Instead of being in L.A. making the pitch of his career, he's stuck in Alaska with a feisty bush pilot. Seductive, independent Cyd Thompson has him so captivated, he's not even thinking about his career. All Jeffrey can focus on is the snow-melting...
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Categories: All Romance; All Sex & Erotica; Contemporary Fiction
One-Click Buy: October Harlequin Blaze: If He Only Knew...\My Front Page Scandal\Flyboy\Shock Waves\Cold Case, Hot...
by Colleen Collins
One-Click Buy: October Harlequin Blaze by Debbi Rawlins,Carrie Alexander,Karen Foley,Colleen Collins,Jule McBride released on Oct 1, 2007 is available now for purchase.
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Bride on the Loose & Married after Breakfast
by Colleen Collins
BRIDE ON THE LOOSE He was one gorgeous complication… In one impulsive act, Dana Vanover dumped her fiancé, jumped overboard and—for good measure—decided to lose her memory. If no one knew who she was, it would be easier to shake her past! Enter Sam Taylor, virile veterinarian and dangerous rescuer. Around him Dana was having...
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Right Chest, Wrong Name
by Colleen Collins
Let's Celebrate! Russell Harrington used to be a mild-mannered English professor. He's always followed the rules—even his engagement to a proper, nice woman was considered appropriate. Until… THE BACHELOR PARTY! He ended up riding off into the night on the back of a motorcycle with the woman of his fantasies. Elizabeth Rose...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; All Romance
Right Chapel, Wrong Couple
by Colleen Collins
Always the best man… As Drake Hogan watched his good friend tie the knot, he was thrilled to be the best man and not the groom. Drake was determinedly happy as a single guy—until beautiful, free-spirited Lulu Lewis burst into his life. Before he knew what had happened he'd married Lulu and was now carting her grandfather, a...
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The Love Police & Rough and Rugged (Duets, 22)
by Colleen Collins
THE LOVE POLICE Stop…in the name of love Tricia "Pudgy Pat" Peterson has returned to her hometown in a blaze of glory! Only now she's not so pudgy and is about to marry a gorgeous, Beverly Hills dentist. It's a dream come true for the duckling-turned-swan. That is, if her best friend's interfering brother doesn't mess things up....
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Categories: All Nonfiction; All Romance
Con toda el alma (Tentación) (Spanish Edition)
by Colleen Collins
CON LA APARICIÓN DE AQUEL HOMBRE, SU AVENTURA SE HABÍA VUELTO MUCHO MÁS INTERESANTE El destino de Daphne Remington parecía estar ligado a la alta sociedad, pero antes de convertirse en una dama con collar de perlas había decidido buscar un poco de diversión. Su aventura estuvo a punto de arruinarse cuando se quedó sin habitación...
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Sweet Talkin' Guy
by Colleen Collins
A honeymoon hotel… Daphne Remington's fate as the perfect socialite is practically sealed. But before giving in to la vie en beige and a matronly string of pearls, she's determined to have one last bit of fun. Only, her fling could be a bust when the hotel she hits has no vacancy…until a guy with charm to spare offers to share...
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Categories: All Romance; All Sex & Erotica; Contemporary Fiction
RIGHT CHAPEL, WRONG COUPLE (Harlequin comics)
by Colleen Collins
“You’re telling me to vow my eternal love to someone whose name I don’t even know?” Louise, a wholesome girl working in the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas, has found herself in a dire situation. She’s on the run from a mafioso after accidentally swallowing a diamond worth millions. If they catch her, it’s off...
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Joyride
by Colleen Collins
SHE'S HAVING THE RIDE OF HER LIFE… Corinne McCourt is starting over…the right way! After discovering her fiance with another woman, she's determined to be more daring, spontaneous…sexy. And what better way to begin than by swiping her fiance's precious Ferrari and hitting the open road…. BUT WHO'D HAVE GUESSED THERE'D BE...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; All Romance; Contemporary Fiction
Lightning Strikes (Harlequin Temptation)
by Colleen Collins
THE RIGHT BED The first time Blaine Saunders spies the antique brass bed, she has to have it. Practical in every other way, she's suddenly discovered a weakness for sensuous beds where dreams come true. THE WRONG ADDRESS But the chances of her beautiful bed being delivered to the wrong address twice are about the same as...
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Building a Bad Boy
by Colleen Collins
Her own custom-made bad boy When Kimberly Logan makes men over to find their mates, she knows the type of guy women want. However, Nigel Durand, an all-around beautiful hunk of man, might be her toughest client yet. He's got the droolworthy look, but his nice-guy personality and sweet ways make him too available. Looks as if she's...
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Tongue-Tied
by Colleen Collins
WHEN IT'S THIS HOT… Robin Lee is a woman of few words so she lets her actions stand for themselves. And when Johnny Dayton—her bad-boy crush from childhood—appears in her life, she shows him how happy she is to see him. But Johnny's hiding something from her. Suddenly she wishes she knew how to ask him what that is before...
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Categories: All Romance; All Sex & Erotica; Contemporary Fiction
Al otro lado del camino (Julia) (Spanish Edition)
by Colleen Collins
Iba a ser una huida difícil… De repente, Kirk Dunmore se vio envuelto en serios problemas. Cuando se detuvo para ayudar a Bree Brown, acabó siendo perseguido por unos tipos que iban detrás de la mascota de Bree... ¡un toro! Y mientras intentaban escapar, Kirk acabó enamorándose de Bree. Ahora tenía que encontrar las palabras...
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Categories: All Romance; All Women's Fiction; Contemporary Fiction
El precio del amor (Julia) (Spanish Edition)
by Colleen Collins
¿Hasta dónde se podía llegar con el dinero? Louie Ragazzi era un antiguo delincuente, sexy y un poco peligroso…. Y Alicia Hansen estaba enamorada de él. Estaba decidida a ayudarlo a superar su turbulento pasado, y para ello lo tenía todo, incluido el dinero. Louie se negaba a dejarse comprar por nadie, pero tras pasar unos días...
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Categories: All Romance; All Women's Fiction; Contemporary Fiction
Mistletoe and Murder in Las Vegas (Affairs to Remember Book 1)
by Colleen Collins
*** Finalist 2016 I Heart Indie Contest! *** Book Blurb All 31-year-old, Las Vegas criminal lawyer Joanne Galvin wants for Christmas is a client—or three—so she can make ends meet. Instead she’s roped into defending the notorious Timepiece Arsonist; tracked by a hunky special agent and his arson dog; and chased by a serial killer....
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How Do Private Eyes Do That?: Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged
by Colleen Collins
"Real-life private investigator Colleen Collins spills the beans." ~The Thrilling Detective This second edition of "How Do Private Eyes Do That?" is a compilation of new and updated articles written by a real-life PI. Although some topics are specific to legalities in the United States, other topics are useful worldwide, such as the...
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How to Write a Dick: A Guide for Writing Fictional Sleuths from a Couple of Real-Life Sleuths
by Colleen Collins
Note from authors: As our investigations business only operates within the United States, this book is more helpful to those writing U.S. private eye characters. However, there are other topics that are universally applied and useful worldwide, such as the history of the PIs, equipping a PI business, finding people, conducting trash...
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Hearts in Vegas (Harlequin Superromance)
by Colleen Collins
"You're not going into this alone."   P.I. Frances Jefferies is the perfect person to slip into Las Vegas's underworld to recover a priceless necklace. With her elite investigative skills, not to mention her jewel-thief past, she knows she can get the job done. That is, until a sexy stranger gets in her way.  Braxton Morgan's...
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Categories: All Romance
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