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Carrots: A Paranormal Women's Fiction Novel (Shelby Nichols Adventure Book 1) Kindle Edition
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- Book 1 of 14 in Shelby Nichols Adventure
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'Carrots' a refreshing, different kind of sleuth story "The dialogue is well written and the story flows along nicely with a good number of twists and surprises. It's a good story, a readable novel and the start of something fine."
~ Sharon Haddock, Deseret News
I adored this book. Colleen Helme knows how to combine humor, mystery, and wit, and serve it up on silver platter! ~ After Dark Rendezvous
Carrots: A Shelby Nichols Adventure is in the same shelf as Stephanie Plum and Betsy Taylor in terms of comedy and hilarity. I love chic-lit plied with mystery and CHelme did not disappoint! Loved it! ~ Braine - Talk Supe: A Pop Fiction Book Blog
What a riveting read! Who would have thought that a story about a suburban mom traveling to the store to get carrots would evolve into such a mystery? I would recommend this book to people who enjoy a nice, light mystery with hilarious drama. I can't wait to read more from this author. ~ Sizzle & Swoon Book Reviews
Original crime fiction with a sublime twist of humour, it doesn't get any better than Carrots: A Shelby Nichols Adventure. ~ Book Viral Reviews
Sometimes, all we need is an enjoyable book that will make us laugh out loud or simply sigh with relief and feel all the good vibes. Carrots, with all its healthy nutrients, definitely is a must read! ~Claire, The Coffeeholic Bookworm~
From the Author
Carrots (Book 1)
Fast Money (Book 2)
Lie or Die (Book 3)
Secrets That Kill (Book 4)
Trapped by Revenge (Book 5)
Deep In Death (Book 6)
Crossing Danger (Book 7)
Devious Minds (Book 8)
Hidden Deception (Book 9)
Laced In Lies (Book 10)
Deadly Escape (Book 11)
Marked for Murder (Book 12)
Ghostly Serenade (Book 13)
Dying Wishes (Book 14)
Devil in a Black Suit (A Ramos Story)
A Midsummer Night's Murder (A Shelby Nichols Novella)
- File Size : 785 KB
- Publication Date : February 23, 2011
- Print Length : 303 pages
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B004PYDGBM
- Publisher : Manetto Books; 2nd Edition (February 23, 2011)
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #4,784 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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There is a little bit of everything going on in the plot of Carrots, with the mafia, police investigations, and more. It’s humorous and silly, but also predictable. And, the covers for all ten books in the series are very appealing and attractive and the blurb for Carrots explains what happens in the story.
I found that the concept of our heroine getting a paranormal ability, of reading minds, to be cool and I liked that she had gumption and wanted to do something useful and legal with her gift, but then by the time I finished I was frustrated and not sure on how I felt about the story.
I had issues with Shelby: I thought I’d relate to her well, since she’s a stay at home mother and in her mid-thirty’s, but I ended up having a love / hate relationship with her. She seams smart, but she’s actually brainless, transpart, and couldn’t keep her mouth shut, which gets her in more trouble then she’s already in. I kept shacking my head at some of the things she did through out the story and was thinking; “really” and “keep your mouth shut”.
Then theirs her relationships: I couldn’t understand them. We have her family, which those where barely scratched on. Then theirs her husband, which it seams like she clearly loves him and he loves her, but we learn some things and this new ability puts strain on their relationship. I was also irritated by her anger at her husband over another women who is clearly trying to steal him even though he didn’t reciprocate those advances. While this was happening Shelby’s being all swoony over a police officer she calls “dimples” and Ramos “the hit man” who clearly will kill her if the head bad guy gives the orders.
Audio Narration: This is my first experience with narrator Wendy Tremont King. I have to say I enjoyed her narration. Liked her voices, though I will say some of the men weren’t different enough and I thought they sounded alike instead of individuals.
To sum things up I’m done with this series and won’t be trying anymore out. I wanted to be swept away on a cozy fun mystery, but ended up feeling perturbed and frustrated.
Rated: 2.5/3 Stars
Shelby Nichols soon heard everyone's thoughts and it's driving her crazy. She saw how her kids see her, she solved mysterious cases and helped the cops, got involved in a mob and learned that her husband's new officemate got a crush on him. Oh wait, it wasn't just a crush. Co-worker Kate was obsessed with her husband and had even wanted her dead. And because of her, Shelby met Uncle Joey. And her life suddenly changed.
Colleen Helme had written a debut novel that is worth anticipating. Shelby Nichols isn't flawless, isn't the usual kick-butt heroine we are hoping as a protagonist, but she definitely is personable, likeable and funny. Her mind-reading ability made her more lovable and realistic, albeit amateurish. I loved how she usually fumbled and got lost in everyone's thoughts.
Sometimes, all we need is an enjoyable book that will make us laugh out loud or simply sigh with relief and feel all the good vibes. Carrots, with all its healthy nutrients, definitely is a must read!
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Wow so glad I did I really enjoyed the story so much that once I have written this review I am off to buy it on audio I enjoyed it that much.
Shelby is an ordinary woman and she is the first that their is nothing special about her, that is until she is shot in the head. It quickly becomes apparent that that was the best part of her week, as her life starts to spiral out of control. Who know being able to read minds would lead to being shot at, nearly being run over and blown up, as if things could get any worse The Mob boss knows her secret and wants her to work for him and the cops questioning her isn't helping to her alive.
I Loved the characters in this book and Shelby's interact between the good guy and the bad guys as well as her home life and will definitely be reading about them again. A great find and an author that is sure to become a favourite of mine.
Fans of Liz Evans will love this - it's funny and silly without becoming ridiculous, and a hapless heroine who is not Superwoman but basically bluffs her way out of trouble. The characters are stereotypes which makes it an easy read, but this book is not about personalities - it's about a fun plot, plenty of action, and despite the unlikely premise, believable and down to earth.
Although I like this book - I don't think I'll be reading many more in the series. When I read the synopses and just saw more of the same, and pretty much being sequels to this book I was a bit put off. My feelings is that no book in a series should rely on a previous book too much and may have been better off developing new characters and new cases, with maybe the original characters having the odd walk on role. That's just my preference though, I'm sure that those that like familiarity and easy read for the beach will love them, and I certainly enjoyed reading this one, and would recommend.
Shelby is an amazing character, she's a fun mix of ditzy and resourceful. At times she's infuriating, getting herself into scrapes without thinking but of course, uses her new gift to wiggle her way out of them.
This is like a less supernatural take on Charlaine Harris' Stackhouse series, with a likable and down to earth woman has the ability to read minds and what a decent human being would do with such an ability. In this case, make chicken enchiladas and help the police in their investigations.
Everyone I've described this book to has been interested: 'housewife is shot in the head by a bankrobber, can now read minds and is forced to help out a mob boss'. What's not to love? That's pretty much what drew me in.
The organised crime part of this book is great fun, Shelby ends up helping the leader of the local mob after repeating something she overheard in someone's thoughts and then admitting everything to save the lives of her family (standard). She's now helping him determine the loyalties of those closest to him and rooting out any traitors.
Obviously, she has to wear a wig to do this. And sunglasses.
These are the things that keep the book light and funny, Shelby is sweet and eccentric and infinitely likable. While she loves her family, she can't help but enjoy her new power and the new purpose and variety it's brought to her life. Not least, meeting the mysterious Ramos, hired hitman and bodyguard who has more than a passing interest in her and her wellbeing. I still doubt anything will happen between the two of them, which is quite frustrating but I guess I shall just have to wait and see....
I'd recommend this book to fans of mysteries, fun paranormal books and light crime novels. If you're anything like me, you'll be follwing the series right to its conclusion!
The writing was fluid and easy to follow. It jumped straight into the story and introduced us to lovable Shelby. I fell in love with her character from the start and read each chapter quicky, enjoying the trouble she caused for herself. I am not going to lie, I would have much prefered for her to have a liason with Ramos....he was lovely.
I didnt realise until I finished this book that there is a series. Very glad that i can continue to read about Shelby.
My usual genre are nitty gritty thrillers, this book is the complete opposite, light hearted, funny and brilliantly written.
The way each character comes to life throughout the book is well done, it's a madcap adventure that all started because the main character had forgotten to get carrots for soup she was making. After entering the store the store gets held up and Shelby has a near miss when a bullet nicks her head and she finds she can hear what people are thinking. I know this sounds far fetched, however, what ensues is an amazingly, well written storyline where Shelby finds herself working for Dimples (a policeman), her husband and the head of a mobster company.
An immensely funny, witty, madcap adventure. Please read, it's hilarious and so well written.