Please welcome Colleen Helme to Enchantress of Books!!
DEVIOUS MINDS is the eighth book in the Shelby Nichols Adventure Series, and I can’t tell you how exciting it is to make it to this point. When I began writing the first book, CARROTS, I never imagined that it would turn into a series with this many books. But with each book, Shelby has grown as a character, and it’s been so fun to see her growth and the direction the books have taken.
I am a ‘discovery’ writer and, as such, I don’t have an outline or a plan when I begin a book, let alone a series. So with each book, I take an idea and run with it. Since I’m not a fan of cliff-hanger endings and unresolved issues, I make sure that each book is complete with the major elements of the mystery resolved. Within that context, I try to leave little hints of what might be coming up for Shelby in the next book. But it might surprise you to know that when I do this, I never know how that hint will play out until I start writing the book, so I’m as much in the dark as the reader!
Because I had always wanted to visit Paris, I planted the hint for Shelby to travel there in book seven, CROSSING DANGER. That way, I had to take a trip to Paris, right? When I finished writing CROSSING DANGER, I still had no idea what would happen in Paris, but I was excited to figure it out. Even better, I could use some of my own experiences from my visit there, what could be better than that?
Now that DEVIOUS MINDS is done, I am looking forward to writing the next book. I left a couple of hints for what’s coming up, but I don’t know exactly where they will take Shelby. It could be anywhere from Washington D.C. to Las Vegas, Nevada, or somewhere in-between. All I know for sure is... it will certainly be an adventure!
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(A Shelby Nichols Adventure Series #8)
by Colleen Helme
It’s been almost a year since a near-fatal gunshot wound left Shelby Nichols with the ability to read minds. In that time she’s faced one problem after another. She’s been shot at, framed for murder, and targeted by a serial killer, just to name a few. Now she’s trying to help her lawyer husband win a murder trial that will enable him to become a partner in his law firm. Sounds easy, right? But nothing ever goes as planned when it comes to Shelby Nichols.
When special agent, Blake Beauchaine, shows up to collect a debt from Shelby, things get even more complicated, and Shelby is soon on her way to Paris. A routine meeting with a rogue agent reveals a sinister plot, putting Shelby into the cross-hairs of a known terrorist. Even worse, she doesn’t speak French, so it seems her mind-reading abilities won’t help her this time.
Things go from bad to downright dangerous for Shelby, especially since her usual guardians, Uncle Joey, and his hit-man, Ramos, are back in the states. Lost and on her own in the streets of Paris, can Shelby escape the cold-blooded killer in time to stop his devious plans, or will this be the end of the line for Shelby Nichols?
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The Shelby Nichols Adventure Series
About The Author
As the author of the Shelby Nichols Adventure Series, Colleen is often asked if Shelby Nichols is her alter-ego. “Definitely,” she says. “Shelby is the epitome of everything I wish I dared to be.” Known for her laugh since she was a kid, Colleen has always tried to find the humor in every situation and continues to enjoy writing about Shelby’s adventures. “I love getting Shelby into trouble… I just don’t always know how to get her out of it!” Colleen lives in the Rocky Mountains with her family. Besides writing, she loves a good book, biking, hiking, and playing board and card games with family and friends. She loves to connect with readers and admits that fans of the series keep her writing.
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