All Is Calm: A Lonestar Christmas Novella (Unabridged) – Colleen Coble

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All Is Calm: A Lonestar Christmas Novella (Unabridged)

Colleen Coble

Genre: Romance

Price: $ 9.95

Publish Date: November 18, 2014

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Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: August 7, 2018

Publisher: First Second

Seller: Macmillan


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Ugly Love (Unabridged) – Colleen Hoover

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Ugly Love (Unabridged)

Colleen Hoover

Genre: Romance

Price: $ 15.95

Publish Date: August 5, 2014

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The Inn at Ocean’s Edge – Colleen Coble

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The Inn at Ocean’s Edge

Colleen Coble

Genre: Religious

Publish Date: April 14, 2015

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Seller: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS


USA TODAY Bestseller! “Coble doesn’t disappoint with her custom blend of suspense and romance.” —Publishers Weekly Claire’s visit to a luxury hotel in Maine awakens repressed memories and threatens all she holds dear. In 1989, Claire Dellamare disappeared from her own fourth birthday party at the Hotel Tourmaline on the island of Folly Shoals, Maine. She showed up a year later at the same hotel, with a note pinned to her dress but no explanation. Nobody knows where Claire spent that year—and until now, Claire didn’t even know she had ever been missing. But when Claire returns to the Hotel Tourmaline for a business meeting with her CEO father, disturbing memories begin to surface . . . despite her parents’ best efforts to keep them forgotten. Luke Rocco lost his mother under equally mysterious circumstances—at the same time Claire disappeared. After a chance encounter reveals the unlikely link between them, Claire and Luke set out together to uncover the truth about what happened that fateful year. With flashbacks swimming just beneath her consciousness and a murderer threatening her safety, Claire’s very life depends on unscrambling her past . . . even if her family refuses to acknowledge it. Someone—maybe everyone—is hiding something from Claire Dellamare, and it will cost her everything to drag the truth out into the light. ”Evocative and gripping, The Inn at Ocean’s Edge will keep you flipping pages long into the night.” —Dani Pettrey, bestselling author of the Alaskan Courage series “I burned through The Inn at Ocean’s Edge in one sitting . . . Colleen Coble has done it again with this gripping opening to a new series. I can’t wait to spend more time in Sunset Cove.” —Heather Burch, bestselling author of One Lavender Ribbon “Coble truly shines when she’s penning a mystery, and this tale will really keep the reader guessing . . . Mystery lovers will definitely want to put this book on their purchase list.” —RT Book Reviews

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Colleen Godin Expands Consulting Biz With New Site

Industry vet Colleen Godin is expanding her pleasure industry consulting business with the launch of her new website, ThePleasureConnection.net.
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November 9: A Novel (Unabridged) – Colleen Hoover

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November 9: A Novel (Unabridged)

Colleen Hoover

Genre: Romance

Price: $ 20.95

Publish Date: November 10, 2015

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Sportsheets International has tapped Colleen Godin for the new role of field sales and marketing associate.
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The Rest Falls Away – Colleen Gleason

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The Rest Falls Away

Colleen Gleason

Genre: Paranormal

Publish Date: September 19, 2014

Publisher: Avid Press

Seller: Avid Press


The award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Colleen Gleason's International Bestselling Gardella Vampire Hunter Series.   “Sophisticated, sexy, surprising!” — J.R. Ward  “Colleen Gleason’s irresistible…series is deliciously dark and delightfully entertaining.” —Chicago Tribune  “Gleason’s publishing debut turns vampire stories—and romances—on their ear.” —Detroit Free Press  Beneath the glitter of dazzling nineteenth century London Society lurks a bloodthirsty evil… Vampires have always lived among them, quietly attacking unsuspecting debutantes and dandified lords as well as hackney drivers and Bond Street milliners. If not for the vampire slayers of the Gardella family, these immortal creatures would have long ago taken control of the world.  In every generation, a Gardella is called to accept the family legacy, and this time, Victoria Gardella Grantworth is chosen, on the eve of her debut, to carry the stake. But as she moves between the crush of ballrooms and dangerous moonlit streets, Victoria’s heart is torn between London’s most eligible bachelor, the Marquess of Rockley, and her dark, dangerous duty.  And when she comes face-to-face with the most powerful vampire in history, Victoria must ultimately make a choice between duty and love.  This is a five-book series about Victoria Gardella, Vampire Hunter. The series should be read in order to avoid spoilers. The series is:  The Rest Falls Away  Rises the Night  The Bleeding Dusk  When Twilight Burns  As Shadows Fade   All five books are now available.  ______  Praise for The Gardella Vampire Hunters Series   "The Rest Falls Away, Gleason's publishing debut…turns vampire stories–and romances–on their ear with a decidedly dark, decidedly unsentimental Regency heroine who stakes the undead with the best of them." — Detroit Free Press  "The undead rise to great heights through Gleason's phenomenal storytelling. She creates a chilling world with the perfect atmosphere of fear and sexual tension." — Romantic Times  "Gleason keeps upping the ante with each novel, weaving the characters around her readers with each engaging conversation and narrative, every stage set of all the appropriate gothic gloom and melting beauty. — Book Fetish  "…Above all, the writing is what recommends this book most. Gleason's writing is sharp and taut, which makes for excellent action sequences, and a plot that travels quickly from the start. The writing strength alone gives me ample reassurance that this potentially plot-heavy series is in the right hands. I'm definitely looking forward to the next installment. " – Smart Bitches Love Trashy Books  "The undead rise to great heights through Gleason's phenomenal storytelling. She creates a chilling world with the perfect atmosphere of fear and sexual tension." — Romantic Times  "Gleason keeps upping the ante with each novel, weaving the characters around her readers with each engaging conversation and narrative, every stage set of all the appropriate gothic gloom and melting beauty. — Book Fetish

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Maybe Someday (Unabridged) – Colleen Hoover

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Maybe Someday (Unabridged)

Colleen Hoover

Genre: Romance

Price: $ 15.95

Publish Date: March 18, 2014

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Colleen: For The First Time, A Hypnotic Composer Sings

The French musician Colleen has added lyrics to her music after more than 10 years of being strictly instrumental.

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Mark Bridges, Colleen Atwood React To Their Oscar Nods


The costume designers for both ‘Into the Woods’ and ‘Inherent Vice’ dish on their nominations.

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Oscar Winning Costume Designer Colleen Atwood Vies For Yet Another Nomination

You might not know her by name, but costume designer Colleen Atwood’s visual impact on the silver screen has hardly gone unnoticed. A frequent collaborator with heavy hitters Tim Burton, Jonathan Demme and Rob Marshall, Atwood has lent her creative talent to more than 60 feature films, including “Edward Scissorhands,” “Beloved” and “Silence of the Lambs.” She’s picked up three Academy Awards for Best Costume Design (“Chicago,” “Memoirs of a Geisha” and “Alice in Wonderland”), with another seven nominations. And she shows no signs of stopping there.

“I moved to New York in 1980 with $ 800,” she told The Huffington Post. “I sewed labels on for bespoke designers in SoHo.” Her technical skills would quickly improve as she’s become known for inconceivably intricate designs and brilliant, one-of-a-kind pieces. Honored recently at the Middleburg Film Festival, Atwood received the Distinguished Costume Designer award.


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Colleen Atwood, with an Oscar-nominated design for “Snow White and the Huntsman.”

Atwood’s latest project embodies her strengths, creating far more elaborate designs than fans would recognize from a stage production of Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods.” “The trickiest aspect of about ‘Into the Woods,’ and the thing that changed when it became a Disney film, is that Little Red was played by an adult [on Broadway] and in the film she is played by a child,” Atwood explained.

Rob Marshall, director of the ambitious and star-studded adaptation of “Into the Woods,” in theaters Dec. 25, has had the good fortune to join forces with Atwood on numerous occasions.

“Johnny [Depp] was actually very involved in the creation of [his costume],” Marshall told HuffPost, “because he is a creative force, obviously. He was very inspired by the wolf of the cartoons of Tex Avery from the ’40s, where the Wolf is dressed in a zoot suit and a fedora, and it’s like a wolf in sheep’s clothing.”

“In costuming, a lot of actors dread the fitting — a new form of punishment — but once they’re in the room they love it,” Atwood said. “It’s about presenting a point of view. In a fitting, you can see right away whats not working for an actor.”

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The Witch. A sketch by Colleen Atwood for “Into the Woods.”

For “Into the Woods,” Marshall used Atwood’s longstanding relationship with Depp to his advantage. “[Atwood and Depp] have worked together on everything from ‘Edward Scissorhands’ to ‘Alice in Wonderland,’ they’ve done a million movies together and I’ve done a million movies with Colleen. So, we were able to find our stylized version of the Wolf, and let Johnny play it.”

Atwood reiterated Depp’s influence in the design process: “Johnny has a certain intuitive sense of style and character that is definitely something he owns,” she said. “I’ve known Johnny for 20 years, so I’ve seen Johnny become Johnny, in a way. In designing for him, I try to give him little magical things: for instance, when I did ‘Alice,’ thimbles for his fingers and a pin cushion ring I found on eBay.”

These “magical things” foster the talent’s eccentricities, Atwood explained, offering something more prominent costume pieces do not. “I don’t particularly like films where I have to go shopping and go through 25 people to decide which white blouse is the right white blouse,” she said. “That’s not for me.”

She’s managed to avoid being pigeonholed throughout her decades-long career, designing costumes for everything from ballets to commercials. But Atwood admits her most remarkable creations have appeared in Burton’s films, and that she’s turned him down just once. “The only time I’ve ever said no to Tim was ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,’ for personal reasons, but initially I was supposed to do it,” Atwood explained. “It was very tough, but its strange, because at the same time, right after I said no, which was heartbreaking because I really wanted to do it, they called me to do ‘Memoirs of a Geisha,’ which was a blessing in a different way,” she said. (Atwood’s work on “Memoirs of a Geisha” was recognized with an Oscar for Best Achievement in Costume Design — her second.) “In my career I’ve been extremely lucky.”

Not every film Atwood has worked on earned an Oscar nod, but that’s not what drives her work. “The Martian Girl dress [for Burton’s ‘Mars Attacks’] went through many evolutions. But it was the most awesome kind of costume, because it was so low tech,” she said. Known for fantastic, hand-made designs, Atwood proves that sometimes all it takes a little glitter and glue to pull off a showstopper. “People just didn’t get [‘Mars Attacks’] at the time and it’s such a cool movie. I remember the premiere was very industry. It’s a shame that the reaction wasn’t more positive — like one finger clapping — and I was really bummed for time. We went across the street to the party and Jack [Nicholson] and he looks and me and says, ‘Who cares! It’s a great movie,’ and I think he’s right and I’m really glad I did it.”

Though often months of planning goes into a single design, a somewhat abbreviated conceptualization has produced exceptional results at least once for the designer.

“I did that mask [worn by Hannibal Lecter in ‘Silence of the Lambs’] and it was loosely based on a hockey mask — and originally it was going have a different surface, but a sample came in to try on Anthony [Hopkins] and it was in raw fiberglass, which looked like skin, and I said, ‘Well, I think it’s done.’ It was so creepy that way that it worked,” Atwood explained. “We had no idea it would be so creepy.”


Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) in “Silence of the Lambs,” wearing Colleen Atwood’s now-iconic mask.

The impeccable severity of the costumes for “Gattaca,” 1997’s absorbing sci-fi flick starring Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman, were a testament to the designer’s resourcefulness. “‘Gattaca’ had a really low budget, but I found a lot of really beautiful ’30s men’s suits, and I recut some ’80s suits with modern fabric to make it work,” she said. “I could dress that way myself in that it’s urban timelessness, almost like a uniform.”

Amused by the notion that she’d ever imagine herself in, say, seductress Velma Kelly’s shoes, however, Atwood described her design philosophy as it relates to the dazzling pieces she created for “Chicago,” Marshall’s 2002 musical adaptation that racked up six Oscars of 12 nominations (including Atwood’s for the costumes). “When I design costumes, it’s an external thing,” she said, “not something that I see myself in. It’s a vision that I have of other things. My wardrobe, I tend to keep it rather simple.” In her own closet, Atwood reaches for Saint Laurent, and “usually something black.”

To emerging costume designers with aspirations to work in Hollywood, Atwood offers sound advice: “It’s different now, but it’s not different. If you get a job on a film, even if not in the department you want to be in, take it. If you’re good at your job and you work hard, people will notice — It’s a foot in the door … At the end of the day, I’m proud to say that I experience continual joy in what I do,” Atwood said, racking up Oscar nominations along the way.
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Without a Trace – Colleen Coble

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Without a Trace

The Rock Harbor Series

Colleen Coble

Genre: Suspense

Publish Date: October 2, 2003

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Seller: HarperCollins


When a plane carrying Bree Nicholls' husband and son disappears, her life changes forever. Her relentless determination to find them starts an investigation that links their disappearance to a violent crime threatening to tear the peaceful town of Rock Harbor apart. Mystery fans will love this exciting new series from best-selling author Colleen Coble. Set in the untamed beauty of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, the Rock Harbor Series is full of suspense and romance, drawing you into the life and operation of a canine search-and-rescue team as it unravels the secrets of an enchanting wilderness.

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