Colleen Helme

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***USA Today Bestselling Author***Colleen Helme is the author of the bestselling Shelby Nichols Adventure Series, a wildly entertaining and highly humorous series about Shelby Nichols, a woman with the ability to read minds. She is also the author of the Sand and Shadow Series, a spin-off from the Shelby Nichols Series featuring Ella St. John, a woman with a special ‘healing’ touch. Between writing about these two friends, Colleen has her hands full, but is enjoying every minute of it, especially when they appear in books together. When not writing, Colleen spends most of her time thinking about new ways to get her characters in and out of trouble. She loves to connect with readers and admits that fans of her books keep her writing.

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Colleen Helme Thanks Sally!! I'm so happy you are enjoying them! I am hard at work on #11, but I don't have a release date yet! It won't be for a few months as I am…moreThanks Sally!! I'm so happy you are enjoying them! I am hard at work on #11, but I don't have a release date yet! It won't be for a few months as I am just getting started. Thanks for reading! You keep me going! For monthly updates, sign up for my newsletter at! Shelby also has her own blog at if you want to keep up with her everyday life! Enjoy! Best, Colleen (less)
Colleen Helme Since DEEP IN DEATH is number six in the Shelby Nichols Series, I wanted to try something different. I thought it would be a nice change to have Uncle…moreSince DEEP IN DEATH is number six in the Shelby Nichols Series, I wanted to try something different. I thought it would be a nice change to have Uncle Joey and Ramos in trouble instead of Shelby. Of course that was where I started...but what actually happened once I got writing the story wasn't that cut and dry. I am a discovery writer, so I never know exactly where the story will take me, but that's what I love about writing. It's also what makes it hard, because it seems easy to get Shelby into trouble, but getting her out of it can be a challenge!(less)
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Angel Falls: Sand and Shadows Book 1 is now available in kindle & paperback, and free on KU. It will also be coming soon to Audible!

I hope you love it!
Angel Falls: Sand and Shadows Book 1
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Carrots Fast Money Lie or Die Secrets That Kill Trapped by Revenge Deep In Death Crossing Danger
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Flame of Destiny The Relic
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Magic in the Journey (Nonfiction)
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Colleen Helme is now friends with Evan
Angel Falls by Colleen Helme
"Excellent read!

I am completely taken with Colleen Helme!
So far, I've read EVERYTHING she's written.... And now, patiently waiting for more!!!!"
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" Carolyn wrote: "liked the new beginning one series liked that you had sh;eby and group included can't wait for books to follow. thank you for good rea ...more "
Seasoned Magic by Lucia Ashta
"I grabbed Seasoned Magic because Colleen Helme is one of the authors and naturally I started with her contribution. I got just what I wanted; License to Steal is an excellent addition to the Shelby Nichols series and I LOVE that series. I am still re" Read more of this review »
Seasoned Magic by Lucia Ashta
"In License To Steal (A Shelby Nichols Novella) by Colleen Helme, Shelby’s on the case to find a stolen figurine, and with Ramos and Uncle Joey’s help, she can’t fail to solve this mystery. It’s another intriguing adventure that you won’t want to miss" Read more of this review »
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The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
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Colleen Helme answered Julie's question: Colleen Helme
Julie - YES!! I'm so excited about her story and can't wait to share it. I'm happy that it's a story you want to read. Thanks for asking!!
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“There are times when a satisfying lie is better than the awful truth.”
Colleen Helme, Carrots

“Of course, the way Ramos had acted probably made it seem like I was his girlfriend, but did they have to think I wasn’t his type? At all?”
Colleen Helme, Lie or Die

“A stray thought that maybe I should run away to South America started to sound like a good idea. I could change my name to Nikki Shelverstien and dye my hair a rich dark brunette. I could be a maid at a high-class hotel and pretend I didn’t speak Spanish or English so everyone would leave me alone.”
Colleen Helme, Trapped by Revenge

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Cheryl Landmark Colleen wrote: "Cheryl wrote: "Thanks for switching editions, Colleen. I hope you enjoy the book."

Hey - Just wondering - is it out on kindle? If not do you have any plans to do so?

Yes, there is a Kindle edition. If you go to my profile and click on the "Wind and Fire" image, you'll see the Kindle edition under Other Editions and the url link to it on Amazon.

Colleen Helme Cheryl wrote: "Thanks for switching editions, Colleen. I hope you enjoy the book."

Hey - Just wondering - is it out on kindle? If not do you have any plans to do so?

Cheryl Landmark Thanks for switching editions, Colleen. I hope you enjoy the book.

Cheryl Landmark Hi, Colleen. I noticed that you have my book "Wind and Fire" on your to-read list. First of all, thank you very much for adding it!

I just wanted to let you know that the edition you have marked is no longer in print. If you go to my author profile, you'll see another version there with two hands holding fire on the cover. This is the most current edition. If you could change your edition to this one instead of the other one, that would be great. Thanks.

Colleen Helme I'm glad you liked the artwork. I will send you a PDF copy to your email address listed on your blogspot. I hope you will enjoy it. There is also some artwork for Flame of Destiny on my website - hope you'll take a look!
Happy Reading! :)

Cheryl Landmark The Lord of Wind and Fire series you just marked to read sounds very intriguing, too. Groan!! My TBR pile just keeps getting bigger and bigger, so, as much as I would love to read these books, I'd better hold off for awhile. :) But, they're definitely going to end up there later.

Colleen Helme Wow - Thanks Cheryl. I hope you like it. I will definitely check out yours too. I love to find new authors and goodreads is a great forum for that.
Happy Reading!

Cheryl Landmark Thanks for accepting my friend request, Colleen. Just wanted you to know that I ordered your book "Songbird" and added it to my TBR pile. It sounds like it's right up my alley for young adult fantasy.

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