Colleen hits the bookstores Head On!

BtO mainstay Colleen Thompson hit the bookstores this week with her latest sexy thriller, Head On, a novel inspired by the tragic story of a collision that took the lives of several teens and by Colleen's sister's career as a traveling hospice nurse.

First, check out the flap copy so we're all on the same page:

Hell On Wheels...

The full moon brings out the crazies; anyone in emergency services knows that. But for hospice nurse Beth Ann Decker, the gruesome murder that rocks Hatcher County is shockingly unexpected. As is the return of the Texas community's most hated prodigal son -- Mark Jessup. Sixteen years before, the town's bad boy was behind the wheel of a pickup that left three cheerleaders dead and Beth Ann so badly injured that people whispered she'd have been better off in the grave with them.

Jessup is all man now -- tough, uncompromising, rich -- and a possible suspect in this new killing. Beth Ann knows he's the last person she should be spending time with, especially when a nighttime intruder makes it clear that she herself is a target. But in Mark's heated gaze, Beth Ann sees something a lot more exciting than pity. No matter how dangerous the road ahead, she's dead set on meeting life, and love...Head On.

I thoroughly enjoyed watching this story unfold ten pages at a time in Midwives last year. Colleen makes some unorthodox (hence incredibly brave) choices in Head On. A heroin who's not physically flawless. A hero who's the single dad of a biracial child. But what makes the book uniquely and deliciously Colleeny is her knack for landscaping. Colleen builds an amazing sense of place into this book with her pitch-perfect dialogue and wryly loving portrayal of the tiny prairie towns that dot North Texas.

Gotta love the buzz:

"Thompson's novel is filled with realistic dialogue, compelling narrative and believable conflict. The multiple viewpoints add dimension to the plot, and the characterizations are very well done." ~ Romantic Times

"Well written with realistic and appealing characters, HEAD ON is a mesmerizing story that keeps readers guessing as the murderer draws closer and secrets are revealed. A compelling tale of romantic suspense, it is a strong, satisfying read." ~ Romance Reviews Today

"Collen Thompson creates some really intriguing plot twists and turns combining the past with the present to begin to curve a great future for the characters. As the reader you have to wonder how they will ever get past all of this upset but the steps along the way are incredible. The characters are all strong in their own right but when combined they become explosive. By the end of HEAD ON the reader will have a lot of words to describe Beth Ann but poor won't be one of them." ~ Once Upon a Romance

"HEAD ON is packed with tension and hard-edge suspense. The story is unforgettable and weaves a rich tapestry of good and evil. Prepare yourself for an all-nighter. HEAD ON really delivers. It's a great read." ~ Fresh Fiction

Go, Colleen, go!

Comments

Thanks so much for the kind words! I'm blushing. :)
Joni Rodgers said…
At the risk of making Colleen blush even more:

"This is a taut thriller of a book with many plot twists and convoluted relationships. It is an outstanding novel with excellent character development and some surprises. It focuses on the guilt, blame, and sadness that comes out of a tragic accident and haunts the victims for a lifetime. A terrific beach book. I want to read more from this author." ~ Romance Readers Connection

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