Lashell Collins


Lashell Collins spent the last twenty years of her life working in Veterinary Hospitals and Garden Centers. But whether she was surrounded by the adorable puppies and kittens she helped to care for, or by the beautiful flowers, trees and shrubs, she constantly pursued her favorite pastime – reading romance novels and imagining herself as the heroine in each and every one of them!

After losing a few people who were important in her life, she began writing in her grief and found it to be very cathartic. She started several stories in various genres, but none of them seemed to click for her, and they remained unfinished. Finally, a light bulb went on over her head! Since she really enjoyed reading romance novels, perhaps she would enjoy writing them too! Her first attempt was an epic love story, chronicling the rise and fall of a major rock star. It was full of sex, scandal and intrigue. And it was complete and utter crap. She closed her laptop and hung her head in shame.

Then one day, after she had finished rereading one of her favorite romance novels for about the hundredth time, she opened up her laptop and tried again. And she hasn’t stopped writing since! All of Lashell’s stories are full of heart and romance, with smart dialogue and spicy sex scenes. She still loves writing about sexy rock stars. But she also loves writing about hot cops and hunky business men as well!

When she’s not writing, Lashell enjoys reading, shopping, eating Chinese food, and riding on the back of her husband’s Harley-Davidson. She loves watching General Hospital and Grimm. She is a huge music fan and is completely obsessed with Slash. Lashell is a member of the Romance Writers of America. Drop her a line; she loves to hear from readers.

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
I am definitely a plotter. I get a story in my head and I can see it from start to finish. But before I actually sit down to write it, I have to make an outline. Sort of like a road map. I know where the story begins and where I want it to go, but I have to map out how I'm going to get it there. But that's not to say that sometimes the characters don't lead me down a detour or insist on taking the scenic route, because that happens a lot!
What do you read for pleasure?
The same thing I write. Romance! I've been reading romance novels for many, many years. It's a passion I share with my mother, one that began by me just randomly picking up one of her Danielle Steele books one day. And at the height of my obsession, my mom, my grandma and I would each buy a different romance novel and then after we each read our purchase, we would trade. So we would each read three books a month that way, and when we were done, we'd go to the store and we'd do it all over again! That was our little book club for several years. My grandma's gone now and I miss that.
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Where to find Lashell Collins online


Lies of Lunar Falls
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,830. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2015. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Carly Tipton thought she had uncovered all the secrets Lunar Falls was hiding. Secrets that shook the very foundation of her own family tree. But what she’s about to learn is that the secrets of Lunar Falls are only the tip of the iceberg, and that the lies it tells actually go much deeper than she or Gabe ever imagined.
The Kelly Family Novella Collection
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 105,270. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Get all five Kelly Family novellas in one volume! Chasing down bad guys, life or death situations, and close calls. Sometimes, to serve and protect can become a pretty risky business. And when you throw love and sex into the mix, the stakes only get that much higher. The Kellys are a family who've dedicated their lives to police work, and their hearts to finding true, lasting love.
Payne: A Kelly Family Novella
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,860. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Payne Kelly's life is one of discipline and control and that's the way he likes it. But when he goes looking for a sub to settle down with, his orderly world is turned upside down by the beautiful but troubled Phoebe White. Phoebe is afraid to hope. Heartbroken over the death of her beloved former Dom, she's doubtful anyone else could ever measure up. Not even the sexy and confident Payne Kelly.
Secrets of Lunar Falls
Series: Lunar Falls, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 102,260. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Veterinarian Dr. Carly Tipton takes a new job in the mysterious little town of Lunar Falls, only to find that the place holds secrets that could change everything she thinks she knows about herself and where she comes from. All Sheriff Gabe Masters knows is that this woman is his mate, human or not, and now he must find way to make their bond complete without sparking a civil war among his people.
The Essential Jagged Ivory (Jagged Ivory Boxed Set)
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 342,410. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Sneaking around with the manager’s daughter. Hollywood marriage bust-ups. Drug addiction and rehab. Secrets and lies, and sex tapes. And that’s just scratching the surface of what goes down when the world’s biggest rock band goes on tour for the summer! Join Jagged Ivory on their summer world tour and get all five books in this rockstar series, The Essential Jagged Ivory!
Where There's Smoke: A Kelly Family Novel
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,150. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
After years of dealing with his cheating ex-girlfriend's betrayal, Detective Levi Hawks has found love again with Marina Kelly, something he never truly believed would happen for him. And when an unexpected foe rises from the past and begins to threaten her entire family, Levi will do anything to find the culprits and bring them to justice. But what happens when his own past comes calling?
Ethan: A Kelly Family Novella
Series: The Kelly Family, Book 1 of Kelly Family. Price: Free! Words: 20,550. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Officer Ethan Kelly is a nice guy. That’s what all the girls say, right before they toss him aside for one of those bad boys. But when he meets rookie officer, Heather Moss, Ethan is determined to show her that a nice guy knows how to treat a real woman.
Frankie: A Kelly Family Novella
Series: The Kelly Family, Book 3 of Kelly Family. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,590. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Frankie Kelly has fought her whole life to prove that she's just as capable as the men in her testosterone-driven family. Now her hard work and dedication to the police K-9 program is finally paying off. But when her secret, sexy romance with her sergeant culminates in a marriage proposal, Frankie is thrown for a loop wondering if she’s ready to go public with their clandestine relationship.
Marina: A Kelly Family Novella
Series: The Kelly Family, Book 4 of Kelly Family. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 22,540. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Marina Kelly is sick to death of cops! That’s all she’s known her entire life - her father is a cop, her uncle was a cop. All of her cousins are cops. Even her two brothers and her big sister … all cops. So Marina decided early on that her life would take a much different path, taking her as far away from that lifestyle as she could get. And dating a cop? Well, that is totally out of the question!
Storm: A Kelly Family Novella
Series: The Kelly Family, Book 2 of Kelly Family. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 22,590. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Bad boy cop Storm Kelly is on the prowl for some action. And the way he’s feeling, he doesn’t much care if it comes in the form of a bar fight or a smart, sassy woman. So when he gets off his Harley and walks into a biker bar, he’s in his element when he finds both. And with any luck, the sexy damsel in distress might just turn out to be the perfect sub he's been searching for.
Jagged Surrender
Series: Jagged Ivory, Book 5 of the series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 84,460. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Jagged Ivory frontman, Otis Ivory, is a player. Devilishly sexy and notorious for his womanizing ways, Otis sees nothing wrong with his rock and roll lifestyle. But when a sex scandal suddenly rocks his world, Otis finds himself questioning his behavior with women. And when the sexiest woman he's ever laid eyes on crashes into his life out of nowhere, Otis is left wondering what just hit him!
Jagged Secrets
Series: Jagged Ivory, Book 4 of series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,240. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
What happens when the love of your life, who walked out on you eight years ago, suddenly resurfaces? Buzzy West, drummer for rock group Jagged Ivory, is about to find out. When Janie pushed him away she broke his heart with no explanation. But when he goes looking for closure he finds that Janie's been keeping secrets. If you like rock star romances, you will love the boys of Jagged Ivory!
Pierced By Christmas (A Holiday Novella)
Series: The Pierced Trilogy, Trilogy novella. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 46,240. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
In this holiday novella is the fourth and final installment of Samantha Colby and Joshua Pierce’s love story, and the happily ever after that they both so richly deserve.
Pierced (A Boxed Set)
Series: The Pierced Trilogy, The entire trilogy. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 355,990. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Enjoy the entire Pierced Trilogy, plus a holiday novella, all in one volume!
Jagged Addiction
Series: Jagged Ivory, Book 3 of series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,630. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When Jagged Ivory's bassist, Benji Staffon, decides to get clean and rid his life of the the drugs, he quickly learns it's not easy. And when he falls in love with his bass tech, Fae Miller, during that process, he's terrified of making one wrong move. Can he figure out how to break free of his demons and keep Fae close, or is he just fooling himself? This is book 3 of the Jagged Ivory Series.
Pierced By Danger
Series: The Pierced Trilogy, Book 1 of trilogy. Price: Free! Words: 86,080. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When drilling heiress, Samantha Colby is mugged one night, her misfortune leads to an encounter with the handsome and mysterious Detective Joshua Pierce. The reluctant celebutante is immediately taken by his rugged good looks, his take-charge attitude and his quiet concern for her safety. And Detective Pierce finds himself strangely captivated by her beauty, her innocence and her charm.

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