Devious Minds - Ebook
Devious Minds
(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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 Character BIO for Shelby Nichols by Colleen Helme

Shelby Nichols has lived in the mid-west all her life and enjoys many outdoor activities such as taking long walks and playing tennis. However, she will admit that her favorite activity is going on a ride on the back of a motorcycle. She is happily married to a successful lawyer, Christopher Nichols, and has two children, Joshua and Savannah.

She is an active member of the PTA in her children’s schools, and enjoys helping out in her church. Her name first appeared in the paper when she was wounded during a robbery in a grocery store. She worked with a police detective to find the culprit, and was later recruited as a consultant for the police department.

Shelby began her own consulting agency after she was instrumental in helping the police solve a theft at the Museum of Fine Arts. Recognized for her help at the Museum Gala, she received an award from the Mayor of the city. The museum curator also honored her with a plaque bearing her name which is prominently displayed in the fine arts section of the museum.

Since beginning her consulting agency, Shelby has successfully solved a number of her own cases, along with many others involving her consultation with the police. These include recovering money from a bank theft, solving a few cold cases involving a serial killer, and she was instrumental in uncovering a violent drug ring with ties to the attorney general.

In her down time, Shelby enjoys a good bubble bath, watching her favorite TV show, CASTLE, and playing poker with friends, where for some reason…she always wins. For more information about Shelby, please visit her blog at

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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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