Collin Kelley 2012 Sampler

Mystery & Thrillers

By Collin Kelley

Publisher : Vanilla Heart Publishing

ABOUT Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley
Collin Kelley is the author of the novel, Conquering Venus (2009, Vanilla Heart Publishing), and three poetry collections, After the Poison, Slow To Burn and Better To Travel. His spoken word album, HalfLife Crisis, is available at CD Baby and iTunes. Kelley, a Georgia Author of the More...



Read free excerpts of Collin Kelley's acclaimed mystery/suspense novels. Conquering Venus was an an Amazon bestseller and Remain In Light was a finalist for the prestigious 2012 Townsend Prize for Fiction. Both books are available as eBooks or in trade paperback at Amazon, B&N and wherever books are sold.

Conquering Venus and Remain In Light are the first two books in The Venus Trilogy. In 1968, Irène Laureux's husband was murdered during the Paris student and worker riots. Thirty years later, she is still on the hunt for the man who knows how and why Jean-Louis died – his secret lover, Frederick Dubois. Aiding in her search is American expat Martin Paige, a writer still reeling from a love affair gone wrong with a student, David McLaren. Martin meets a young poet, Christian, and the two fall in love, but their happiness is shaken when Martin's friend, Diane Jacobs, arrives in Paris with news that David has gone missing. Diane discovers that David's disappearance is more than just a missing person case with connections to drugs, stolen identities, long-hidden government secrets and a shocking connection to Irène's past. This literary mystery takes readers from America to London and into the dark underworld of the fabled City of Light.

Conquering Venus is a stunning debut novel—a poetic page-turner, a wonderful mystery, and a compelling story of self-realization. - OutSmart Magazine

Kelley does an excellent job of taking us seamlessly into the paranormal scenes and back to reality, neither missing the proverbial beat or losing one bit of his hold on the reader. - New Southerner

Remain In Light is a first class suspense novel. - Grant Jerkins, author of A Very Simple Crime and At the End of the Road.

Filled with what-will-they-say-next characters, a suspenseful pace, and intertwining plots Remain in Light is a wickedly fun read. - Lambda Literary Review