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Colleen new book releases in 2013 - 2014:

The Next Right Thing
By Colleen Collins
  • The Next Right Thing, a romance novel featuring a private eye heroine, Harlequin SuperRomance March 2013.  Available in ebook and print.  To order, click here.

    "Colorful, skillful description and lively, fully fleshed-out characters contribute to this great read." ~RT Book Reviews

    "The story starts out with a bang as private eye Cammie Copello nearly gets caught while attaching a GPS device under a guy's truck, and the pace never lets up! This is a romance, but also a mystery, with twists and turns, bad guys and gals, and a hero to swoon over." ~A. Mark
  • Sleepless in Las Vegas, sequel to The Next Right Thing.  December 2013.  To order,click here.
  • Secrets of a Real-Life Female Private Eye, a nonfiction, no-holes-barred, modern-day story about life in the female PI fast lane.  Release date: August 2013. Available as ebook.  To order, click here.
    SECRETS OF A REAL-LIFE FEMALE PRIVATE EYE is a research must-have.”
    ~Holly Jacobs, award-winning author of Steamed, featuring amateur sleuth Quincy Mac
  • The Ungrateful Dead, prequel to The Zen Man. To order, click here.
  • Hearts in Vegas, to be released July 2014. To pre-order, click here.

Reviews for Colleen's Books


Non-Fiction Books


How To Write a Dick: A Guide for Writing Fictional Sleuths

“If you want authenticity in creating a fictional private investigator for your stories, then this is a must-have reference book. Its authors, Colleen and Shaun, are living breathing PIs with years of actual experience in the PI game.” —R.T. Lawton, 25 years on the street as a federal special agent and author of 4 series in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine

How Do Private Eyes Do That?

“A must have for any writer serious about crafting authentic private eyes. Collins knows her stuff.” - Lori Wilde, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author 


"A brilliant mystery novel...I eagerly await the return of the Zen Man." ~Becky Sherriff, The Kindle Book Review

"Great humor. Great dialogue. [Colleen Collins] did a great job of establishing the relationship between Rick and Laura. It never overshadowed the mystery, but it made the book truly multi-dimensional." 
~New York Times best-selling author Dorien Kelly

"Move over Sam Spade, Nick and Nora; make room for a Denver who-dun-it, Colleen Collins’s The Zen Man. Brilliant and fast-paced writing. I couldn’t put it down." ~ Donnell Ann Bell, Award-Winning Author of The Past Came Hunting

"What I didn't expect were the touches of romantic language, as delicate and erotic as a glance by Humphrey Bogart from under his hat. I also didn't expect the humorous touches in what is essentially one man's life-or-death fight to save his soul, his business and the love of his life." ~Bonnie Ramthun, multi-published mystery and YA author


You’re sure get a kick out of romantic suspense novel, The Next Right Thing, by Colleen Collins. Ms. Collins, who’s written in both the romance and suspense genres, is a master. Her characters are lively and funny, and the story unfolds like a magic carpet, where you’ll be swept away by the romance, but brought back to earth with the plot.
— mystery author Nancy Wood

"Colleen's books never disappoint--they're sizzling, snappy, and very sexy!" — Nancy Warren, USA Today Bestselling Author

"Colleen Collins seduces you with characters you’ll never forget and a story that sizzles from the opening line. Shock Waves is sensual entertainment at its best! -- NYT Bestseller Vicki Lewis Thompson

"I don't normally buy category romances. I do have a few must-buy category authors in my list, including Colleen Collins who writes the best screwball comedy around." ~ Mrs. Giggles

"These two stories (LET IT BREE/CAN'T BUY ME LOUIE) were an absolute joy to read." ~ Kathy Boswell, The Best Reviews

"Colleen Collins' Building a Bad Boy is funny and tender, and decidedly non-traditional hero Nigel is hotter than sin." — RT Book Reviews