Friday, January 24, 2014

Blog Tour - Interview - Review and Giveaway - Trapped by Revenge by Colleen Helme

Trapped by Revenge by Colleen Helme
A Shelby Nichols Adventure

I'm excited to share this interview with Colleen Helme today!

1.  Tell us something about yourself that's not in your bio.
I am a watercolor artist and my walls are covered with my artwork. I love to laugh and find the humor in life – it helps with all that other stuff!

2.  What do you like to do when you are not writing?
Go out to lunch with friends, ride my bike, go on a hike, play games (like poker and rook), take long baths and read!

3.   Is there any particular author or book that has influenced you or your writing?

I’ve always loved to read so there are a lot of books that have fueled my imagination…so it’s hard to pick just one!

4.  .  If you could have dinner with anyone, past or present, fictional or real, who would it be and why?
Probably C.S. Lewis…his writings have always fascinated me. He seems to know so much about human character and I love so many of his quotes.

5.  What would we find in your refrigerator right now?
 Diet Coke, yogurt, and eggs

6.  If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be?
The Woman With The Crazy Laugh.

More about this book:
With summer over Shelby is looking forward to having some time to herself while the kids are back in school. A phone call from Uncle Joey ruins her plans, but she manages to take it in stride. After lunch with her friend, she promises to meet with the private investigator who was spying on Uncle Joey, but this simple task turns into a disaster. Not only does she find the P.I. dead, but a slip of paper with her name on it under his lifeless hand implicates her for his murder. Desperate to prove her innocence and find the person who killed him, Shelby begins a frantic search. She enlists the aid of the local mob boss, Uncle Joey, his hit-man, Ramos, and her police detective friend, Dimples, but soon finds that nothing can save her from becoming entangled in a sinister plot. With her life on the line and no way out, she finds herself trapped by revenge, and realizes it will take all her skills to escape. Now she must choose where her loyalties lie, and hope she doesn’t trade something bad, for something even worse.

My thoughts:
I havent read the earlier books in this series, but the Author does a great job of explaining more about Shelby, her family and the other characters in this story.
I found Shelby's character very interesting, she is stubborn but loyal.
  When she finds a P.I. dead, she begins to find the killer with the help of Uncle Joey, Ramos and Dimples.  Shelby has a special ability to read minds, and this helps her to solve cases ( but can also land her in trouble sometimes! )  In this case, she really needs to solve the murder before she becomes the prime suspect.  
There is some humor in this book, which I truly enjoyed!
I'm looking forward to reading more books in this series!

More about the Author:

A long career as a wife and mother while juggling several part-time jobs gave Colleen the ambition to dream of being a published author, where she could put her imagination to good use. Now instead of making up stories to tell her children, she writes books they love to read. Hopefully you will too. She is the author of three romantic fantasy novels, Songbird, Flame of Destiny and The Relic. Her Shelby Nichols Adventures include Carrots, Fast Money, Lie or Die, Secrets That Kill, and Trapped by Revenge with more to come.

Follow the tour at the following links:
January 20 – Books-n-Kisses – Review
January 21 – Darla King Series – Review – Guest Post
January 22 –StoreyBook Reviews - Review
January 23 – Queen of All She Reads – Guest Post
January 24 –  My Recent Favorite books– Review – Interview
January 25 – readalot blog – Review
January 25 – Dru’s Book Musings – Guest Post
January 26 – A Blue Million Books – Interview
January 27 – Kelly P’s Blog – Interview
January 28 – Turning the Pages – Review
January 29 – Brooke Blogs – Guest Post
January 30 – Community Bookstop – Review
January 31 – Mommasez… – Guest Post
February 1 – Chloe Gets A Clue – Interview

Sharing at these fun parties!
One person will receive a copy of each book in this series 
5 books 
a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Thanks for the interview and for hosting me!

  2. When you read a lot, you really do have so much information to draw from, and thoughts that could be used as a catalyst for your own writing!! great interview!

  3. I love books with strong female leads. My 'reading for me' has been stunted until the end of 2013 but I am looking to go gangbusters this year. I've TBR'd the series on GoodReads.

  4. I love to read and I'm sure I would enjoy this book!

  5. Melissa, I love this interview. so fun. Thank you for sharing and introducing us to Colleen. Hugs!


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