Monday, November 26, 2012

Book Buzz: The Zen Man – A Semifinalist for the Best Indie Books of 2012 – Free on 11/26/2012!

The Zen Man“Readers of mystery are going to love Colleen Collins’s novel The Zen Man. It is a fast paced who-done-it that will keep you turning pages and guessing to the very end. ~ Mrs. Mommy Booknerd’s Book Reviews

Hello Digital Book Today readers. The Book Buzz segment today features The Zen Man by award-winning author Colleen Collins (see all of her books). This mystery was a Semifinalist for the Best Indie Books of 2012 on The Kindle Book Review. This is a brilliant mystery novel with fast-pasted writing that will keep you turning pages until the very end of the book. The Zen Man is a murder mystery involving private eyes and written by a real-life Private Investigator. Fans of the mystery genre will surely be pleased with this fun mystery. The Zen Man will not disappoint the reader who enjoys an entertaining “whodunit”. BONUS: The Zen Man is FREE on 11/26/2012.

“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, Mystery and YA author

“A brilliant mystery novel…I eagerly await the return of The Zen Man.” ~ Becky Sherrif, The Kindle Book Review

Book Description: Just as washed-up criminal defense attorney, life-long Deadhead (nickname “The Zen Man”), and current PI Rick Levine decides to get relicensed as a lawyer, he’s charged with killing one and ends up in the slammer with a half-mil bail.
Released on bond, Rick and his girlfriend Laura have 30 days to find the real killer. In the course of their investigations, they dig for dirt among Denver’s shady legal backrooms to its tony corporate centers. Dodging bullets, a kidnapping, trumped-up charges and the FBI’s unwanted intervention, Rick and Laura continue tracking key suspects who have motive…eventually learning that true redemption begins at home.… Read more on Amazon.

About the Author: Colleen Collins is an award-winning author who’s written 21 novels and anthologies for Harlequin and Dorchester. She has also indie-published a mystery novel (“The Zen Man”) and two nonfiction books on private investigations (“How Do Private Eyes Do That?” and “How to Write a Dick: A Guide for Writing Fictional Sleuths from a Couple of Real-Life Sleuths”). Her books have placed first in the Colorado Gold, Romancing the Rockies, and Top of the Peak contests, and placed in the finals for the Holt Medallion, Coeur de Bois Readers Choice, Award of Excellence, More than Magic, and Romance Writers of America RITA contests.

Colleen graduated with honors from the University of California Santa Barbara and completed graduate work in telecommunications. She has worked as a film production assistant, improv comic, telecommunications manager, technical writer/editor, speech writer, and private investigator. All these experiences play into her writing.

She’s a member of the Mystery Writers of America, Private Eye Writers of America and Sisters in Crime.
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“As a fan of murder mystery suspense thrillers, The Zen Man was an entertaining whodunit that kept me entertained. From Rick’s comedic personality, to the zen quotes and Deadhead references, to the intriguing clues and twists and turns, to the lighthearted romance, this story was simply a fun read!” ~ Jersey Girl Book Reviews, Amazon Reviews
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