Collette Scott

Biography

Always composing stories in her head, Collette began her first novel at the age of eight. Since then, she has obtained her bachelor’s degree in English literature and master’s degree in education while squeezing in her writing whenever possible. The author is currently hard at work on her best-selling Evans Family Series and recently released book four, Kat's Last Chance. Her previous novels include Hannah's Blessing and the critically acclaimed Forever Sunshine, which was voted #35 in the Heart Press Publishing’s Best Women’s Fiction poll. The New England native now resides in Arizona with her family and multiple family pets.

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Sunshine Rising (The Evans Family, Book Seven)
By Collette Scott
Series: The Evans Family. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 139,700. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2014. Category: Fiction
They delivered on their promise to bring the men who killed Sergeant Nicholson to justice, but the Evans family had no clue that their actions did not go unnoticed. Their brave actions angered men over the border, and they intend to make them pay - cartel style.
Cooper's Choice (The Evans Family, Book Six)
By Collette Scott
Series: The Evans Family. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 97,130. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
They were drawn to each other by passion, but Cooper refused to believe in love until Brianna ran away. When he finally realizes what he lost, Cooper has to make a decision: set her free or fight for the love of his life. Will he make the right choice?
Terri's Gift (The Evans Family, Book Five)
By Collette Scott
Series: The Evans Family. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 98,050. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2013. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
She was frightened of herself and of the man who made her heart flutter. He was intrigued and determined to win. When a tragedy brings Terri and Brian together, they discover the secrets deep in their souls and find the strength to face them. They learn that when they come together, nothing can hold them back.
Kat's Last Chance (The Evans Family, Book Four)
By Collette Scott
Series: The Evans Family. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,020. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2012. Category: Fiction
Kat Woods broke Ian Evans' heart and now she's back. Can he overlook the past to help her during her time of need? When it becomes clear that Kat is involved in Ian's ongoing case, he finds he has no choice and that the hands of fate are proving that true love lasts forever.
Eyes on Tango (The Evans Family, Book Three)
By Collette Scott
Series: The Evans Family. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,520. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2012. Category: Fiction
Escaping a humiliating breakup, Dr. Danielle Ryan packs her bags for the beautiful Mayan Riviera in search of a peaceful vacation. What she finds instead is a dangerous smuggler intent on finding her and a sexy yet mysterious Good Samaritan willing to help her escape. This is one vacation Danielle will never forget - if she makes it out alive.
Through Winter Skies (The Evans Family, Book Two)
By Collette Scott
Series: The Evans Family. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,240. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2012. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Ten years ago, childhood friends Zach and Emery were involved in an incident that marked their lives forever. Now adults, Zach finds out that members of the gang that nearly killed her are searching for her again. Tracking her down, he vows to protect her, and their love blooms while the healing begins. But the danger continues to lurk overhead, and they wonder if their love will have a future.
If We Dare to Dream (The Evans Family, Book One)
By Collette Scott
Series: The Evans Family. Price: Free! Words: 107,130. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2011. Category: Fiction
0.75 star(4.75 from 4 reviews)
A family torn apart by war and misfortune meets a family held together by the bonds of love. Two families entwine after one fateful night changes their lives forever. Andrew Sheehan is accused of murder. Only Jamie Evans can prove his innocence. Determined to do what is right, she vows to help him get his life back on track.
Hannah's Blessing
By Collette Scott
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 99,610. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2011. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
Following her husband's scandalous death, a devastated Diana Somerset makes a promise at his funeral to never trust so easily again. However, she was not prepared to meet his enigmatic step-brother, Devlan Doyle. He was a man accustomed to getting whatever he wanted, and he wanted Diana.
Forever Sunshine
By Collette Scott
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 93,360. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2011. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 11 reviews)
Cherisse Bridwell focused solely on completing college and beginning her career until one evening when her frightened sister, Shelly, arrives looking for help from her abusive husband. Fate delivers police sergeant Brandon Nicholson. With his strength and guidance, Shelly regains her life and Cher falls in love. He teaches them how to face every day with hope even when it seems all hope is gone.

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  • A Price Worth Paying on May 31, 2011
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    A nicely written tale of loss and tragedy. The author did a beautiful job of portraying the conflicting emotions of a couple deeply in love but struggling with almost insurmountable problems.
  • Alison on July 14, 2011
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    I downloaded this book last week and stayed up late to finish it. I love a book that really hits you emotionally, and Ms. Smythe really did that. It's a short, quick read, but to develop the characters and their relationship that well requires great skill. I was very impressed.
  • A Price Worth Paying on July 25, 2011
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    I wrote a review on this book back on May 31t (see below), and I just realized that my star rating didn't go through... oops! I apologize for putting in a second comment, but at the same time I felt it important to put the stars in there to validate my previous thoughts.
  • Ties That Bind (A Madison Knight Novel) on Oct. 19, 2011
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    From the first page to the very last, you will be on your toes. For someone not too familiar with the workings of a police homicide investigation, this story will give you a whole new perspective on what goes on in the real world. No easy answers, not always a direct lead, oftentimes our police officials must sift through numerous lies and misleading information in what many of us would not have the patience to tackle. Ties that Bind tells a story in a methodically paced tale that you will find hard to put down, turning page after page as you wait breathlessly for the next twist. It is realistic yet entertaining, an honest look at human nature and individuals from all walks of life. Nothing is as it seems... Carolyn Arnold has written a nitty gritty story of a murderer’s revenge. Through the various twists and turns, you will never be able to figure out whodunit until the shocking end. I’ve always considered myself fairly good at picking out the villain, but I will tell you I was surprised at the ‘ties’ that led up to an arrest. Way to go, Carolyn! A well-written piece with all-too-human characters, I was sucked in from the first page when Madison reached for her chocolate-fix. This was a nicely paced story that was not over the top or unrealistic; in fact, I loved every minute of it. It was entertaining without being too dark or depressing, and I can’t wait to read more, Carolyn. Keep them coming!
  • Dreams Unleashed, Book 1 of The Prophecies Dystopian Trilogy on Oct. 25, 2011
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    With the passing of the Patriot Act in what seems a lifetime ago, I think many Americans thought everything would be okay. However, Linda Hawley presents a different spin on the invasion of government into the private sector. What if the government was monitoring us via microchip inserted in our driver's licenses? What if the government was listening to every word we said at every time? Ms.Hawley has taken that line of thought one step further with the first book in her series, Dreams Unleashed. In this tale, Ann is a normal every day woman with special powers that lives in the not too distant future. She resents the government spying on her and is secretly a member of the GOG, an anti-government rebellion group in her secret life, while maintaining an average daily existence as a technical writer in her public one. Our classy heroine also has another secret, and that is that her dreams are potent and powerful and could be used as a government weapon. So there is where the drama begins... In this first installment we meet Ann: woman, widow, mother of a college student, and hard-worker with a mysterious past. That prior life consists of work in the CIA, where she has been taught remote viewing. With that career long over, she tries to fit into a normal existence, fending off her flirty boss, struggling with the decision to begin an office romance,and making sure her home is safe from government spies. Suddenly she begins having dreams again, and the next thing she knows the government is after her. By the end of Book 1, we are anxiously gripping our seats wondering what is going to happen next. Will she meet the GOG parents? Will the FBI really catchher? Most importantly - is she going to be used as a weapon? This story flashes back from the past, e.g. 2011 to the present 2015, to fill in the gaps of Ann's existence and give credence to her current plight. In a world that is truly a possible future, Ms. Hawley adds a taste of the paranormal into a frightening social concern. A woman with powerful dreams that leaves the reader unsure who really is trustworthy and who is not, you will eagerly turn each page to find the answers. This is a suspense-filled journey into our potential future that leaves you hanging for more and eagerly awaiting book two.
  • Guardian of Time, Book 2 of The Prophecies Dystopian Trilogy on Oct. 28, 2011
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    Where Dreams Unleashed set the tone for an action packed adventure, Guardian of Time does not disappoint. From the very first page I was caught up in the story. Not only does it pick up right where Dreams Unleashed left off, but it picks up the action from page one. I was hooked from the very beginning, unable to set it down. Literally, I carried my Kindle into the kitchen and read while I prepared my lunch and ate it. It was THAT GOOD. I read this book in one sitting. The pacing is very fast, the dialogue crisp. Ms. Hawley also elaborates a little more on Ann’s special abilities as she is sucked deeper into the web of rebellion against our controlling government. Convinced shewill fight the good fight, Ann is soon swept away from America and into foreign countries in a whirlwind of travel and danger. Most important, Ann is ready. Asher purpose comes to life, so do those of the immediate people around her. Shocked by betrayal on one hand and acts of intense loyalty on the other, Ann finds who she can trust in this story. But will they all give their lives to protect her and her amazing gifts? Will she be able to save the world? I guess that’s what we’ll learn in Book Three…
  • Fall Leaves and the Black Dragon on Dec. 03, 2011
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    In the vein of Stephen King’s Stand by Me, Erik Gustafson tells a coming of age tale that is sure to tug on your heart strings as it's sending a chill down your spine. When little Willy was six-years-old, he was caught in a fire with his friend and neighbor while playing with matches. That was the first time he had a vision. From that moment on, Willy’s life was never the same. As he grows, he is tortured by visions both during the day and at night. He has nowhere to turn and no one to help him understand. He does have support, though, in his best friend Kenny. Oh, what a loyal friend he was! Together, the two boys decide to try to put an end to the haunting once and for all. They take a road trip that ends with such a dramatic climax that you are sure to be stunned, frightened, and a bit on edge. A beautiful tale, one that made me pity poor Willy, especially when he tried to explain to his parents. There was just the right amount of suspense to turn the pages, enough tension to keep you on the edge of your seat, and just enough creepiness in there that you will never look at toy soldiers the same way again. Definitely a worthwhile read!
  • Monica on Jan. 04, 2012
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    In this second installment, Monica is a woman torn. Facing the desire for one man and the love of another, she is lost and confused. To add to the mix, she must face both men on a daily basis. During this inner turmoil she faces several life changing incidents that threaten to throw her over the edge. Instead, Monica fights back. She finds the strength to keep going and make the right decisions and learn from her mistakes. A far cry from the selfish and manipulative wife of Troy, this Monica is a woman learning that her past actions do come with a price - at times very high. Monica is the second in a series. It's a well-written tale of a woman's growth, almost a coming of age. All the characters in this series are very realistic and honest, and the pace of the novel is fast enough to keep you turning page after page. Monica is a tough and independent character with a big heart and sassy demeanor that you can't help but like this time around. As she comes to terms with her losses, some heartwrenching, you feel her inner turmoil and sadness, and there is also the regret that makes you want to shake some sense into her. But through it all, Monica's charm is that she does realize what is the most important and wise thing to do, and she accepts these life-changing decisions with a mixture of graciousness and appreciation that warms you to the end. Mr. Tripp continues to grow with this interesting storyline, and I'm really looking forward to the next installment!
  • Chasing the Texas Wind on Jan. 14, 2012
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    Taking a closer view of a much overlooked part of American history, Ms. Findley has woven a story of history, hope, salvation and love with so much suspense and tension that you can’t wait to turn each page to find out what happens next. It begins with a false marriage, a marriage of convenience between two people, one a beautiful singer and the other a drunkard. However, both carry deep secrets and neither is who they appear to be. As the two carry about their mysterious work, tensions with Mexico are rising, and it falls our lead characters to find love, find God and triumph over the evil antagonist, Chaco. Ms. Findley provided a very well-written book with the right amount of history to keep you intrigued. Her characters were well-developed, and I was particularly taken with Ham. As a wounded warrior, he was charming, humble and very loyal and dedicated despite his injuries. I liked that he did not let them wear him down. Maeve was so mysteriously beautiful but wrapped up in activities I could not help but dislike, and I was counting on Ham to rescue her the whole way through. As they both redeemed themselves, I gave a cheer for a happily ever after. With the help of the devout Duvall family, these sins are forgiven, and they manage to triumph over their past to look forward to a wholesome future together. Despite all the difficulties, there is hope. A very nice, fast-paced, informative and touching read that I truly enjoyed.