Because You’re Mine

because-youre-mine-final-195x300Suspense is my favorite genre, and I am thrilled to bring you a novel with the suspense quotient upped. Because You’re Mine releases January 10th, and I can’t wait to hear what you think of it! It was inspired by the Celtic Woman band as well as some events that happened here in Indiana.

Here’s the back cover information:

Alanna has been plagued by tragedy. So it should come as no surprise that in the beauty that surrounds Charleston, all is not as it seems.

When her husband is killed by a car bomb while their band is on tour in Charleston, Alanna doesn’t know where to turn. Her father-in-law is threatening to take custody of the baby she carries, but the one thing she knows for sure is that she can’t lose the last piece of Liam she has left.

Their manager offers her a marriage of convenience to gain her U.S. citizenship and allow her to escape her father-in-law’s control. It seems like the perfect solution . . . but her doubts begin almost as soon as she arrives at Barry’s family home, a decaying mansion surrounded by swamp.

To make matters worse, Liam’s best friend survived the car bomb. She’s never really liked Jesse and now she can’t seem to get away from him. When he takes Liam’s place in their band, it’s almost more than she can bear.

But then things start happening. Things that could easily cost Alanna her life—or the life of her unborn child. Are they merely coincidences? Or is there something much more sinister at work?

img_5813 img_5816 img_5820 celtic-woman3I was thrilled to meet Celtic Woman in December. Tara looks like Alanna just stepped out of the pages of Because You’re Mine!

8 thoughts on “Because You’re Mine

  1. JoElla Horst


    First I want to say that I love your style of writing! I was hooked when I read the Butterfly Palace and have read many more of your books and loved them all. This book was a page turner!! I had it read in 5 days…which is great for me as I don’t have lots of time to read so it usually takes longer…but not with this one! Loved the suspense of it all…you really upped the suspense margin in this one. The only real negative things I have to say are…I was a little confused about Liam looking so much like Jesse…loved the twist with that, but still find it really hard to believe that loved ones couldn’t tell the difference…but not a deal breaker…still loved the outcome. Also, I am a kitty fan and I so loved Alanna’s love for animals…but at end of the book it was noted that she was coming back for the dog…but sadly there was no mention of the kitty:( That being said…I loved this book and would highly recommend it. And PS…I love the Celtic Women too:) PSS Alanna’s birthday is September 4th and so is mine:)

    1. colleen

      I’m glad you are enjoying the books, JoElla! I know it’s hard to believe about the mixup but I first came up with the story idea when something similar happened in Indiana. Rest assured, she took the kitty too. 🙂 My grandson’s birthday is Sept 2, so close to yours!

      1. Jo Horst

        Thanks for responding:) I can’t wait for your new book to be released! Keep up the good work!

  2. Cindi

    I absolutely loved this book! The twist at the end was fantastic! I could completely empathize with Alanna’s love of animals. I only recently discovered the Celtic Women and then read your book, I liked how you tied them into the book. A great way for others to discover an amazing group. I am intrigued by Ena, and was wondering if this is a standalone book, or if we get to visit this group again and find out about the others?

    1. colleen

      Yay! I’m so glad, Cindi! It’s a standalone book, but I love Ena too!

  3. Melissa

    I loved this book. As always, it was difficult to turn off. I’m also from Indiana, and I thought of that true incident when I was about half way through. I’ve gone through most of your series and have enjoyed them all.

    Thank you.

  4. Kathryn Boisvert

    Dear Colleen I just finished anathema. I could hardly put it down. The suspense was amazing w/its the twists and turns. Also the characters seemed real- excellent. I love that you included faith 😊i will definitely read more of your books so thank you for sharing your talent with the world !

    1. colleen

      I’m so glad, Kathryn! Thanks so much for your note!


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