Friday, December 18, 2015

Meet Colleen Collins--Author of MISTLETOE AND MURDER IN LAS VEGAS, a #Christmas #Romantic-#Mystery

Hello everyone,

I'm delighted to be a guest on Karen Rose Smith's blog. Like Karen, I'm a big cat lover (two are sleeping next to me as I write this) and I enjoy writing romantic mysteries with strong family themes. All of which describe my new book, "Mistletoe and Murder in Las Vegas," a story about a down-on-her-luck lawyer, a special agent visited by the past, and an arson dog named Maggie who join forces to rescue the holiday spirit. Because it is, after all, the most wonderful time of the year.

To celebrate the release, I'm giving away a $50 Amazon gift card via Tasty Tours (Visit The book will also be on sale for 99 cents through December 18 on Amazon.

Wishing you all the joys and happiness of the holiday season.  


MISTLETOE AND MURDER (Affairs To Remember, Book One) by Colleen Collins

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. Just when her life is starting to feel like the Nightmare Before Christmas, she receives an unexpected gift that offers hope that this holiday season could be the most wonderful time of the year...




USA TODAY Bestselling Author Karen Rose Smith is an only child who delved into books at an early age. She learned about kindred spirits from Anne of Green Gables, solved mysteries with Nancy Drew and wished she could have been the rider on The Black Stallion. Yet even though she escaped often into story worlds, she had many aunts, uncles and cousins around her on weekends. Her sense of family and relationships began there. Maybe that's why families are a strong theme in her novels, whether mysteries or romances. Her 91st novel will be released in 2016.

Readers often ask her about her pastimes. She has herb, flowers and vegetable gardens that help her relax. In the winter, she cooks rather than gardens.  And year round she spends most of her time with her husband, as well as her four rescued cats who are her constant companions. They chase rainbows from sun catchers, reminding her life isn't all about work, awards and bestseller lists. Everyone needs that rainbow to chase.

Karen looks forward to interacting with readers. They can find her at the links below. 




Linda Herold said...

I love cats too. I have 2 living with me right now! I'd love to win this. Thanks so much for the chance and happy holidays!!

ptclayton said...

This is a new author I haven't read and the book sounds so good I will have to follow up and read. Thank you Karen for featuring her! I sure hope it comes in print.