The Hidden Series

Lost Girl: Hidden Book One

Molly Brooks is a telepathic vigilante with a few secrets and a mysterious past. Determined to make something of her bizarre powers, she devotes herself to saving those who need her most. One night, she’s followed by a powerful being in a pickup truck, and her world will never be the same. Finding herself thrust into a world full of supernatural beings she could have only imagined, Molly learns how powerful she really is, and how much she stands to lose.

Combining elements of urban fantasy and paranormal romance, Lost Girl is the first book in the Hidden series by author Colleen Vanderlinden.

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Lost Girl (Hidden, #1)



Telepath. Vigilante. Nightmare. The citizens of Detroit tell tales about the Angel. About how she stalks the streets at night, bringing evil to its knees. They pray her name. They whisper about those she’s saved. And those she’s destroyed. If only they knew the whole story. Molly Brooks has earned her reputation: an Angel to the humans she’s saved, a nightmare to the supernatural who cross her. She is the last and only line of defense between the innocents in her city and those who hunt them. She is feared. Loved. A legend in the making. But she’s barely hanging on. She’s lost too much, become something she fears. The things she doesn’t know about her past threaten to destroy her as she tries to learn how to navigate the new world she’s created for herself. Untangling the mysteries of her powers only reveals new dangers, more deadly than anything she could have imagined. Can she protect those she loves, those who have become her friends and family, from the nightmare of what she is? And what will it take to truly break her?

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Broken (Hidden, #2)



Home: Hidden Book Three Cover Vigilante. Telepath. Godslayer. The Angel. Molly Brooks has never been one to shy away from a fight, to hide from what needs to be done to protect the innocent. Even when it ends up costing her everything. Molly was beginning to have the type of life she’d only ever dreamed of: friends, family, rewarding work. Respect. Love. But her actions put her world, and every person she loved, in danger. So she did what she had to do: she protected her world from war. A war she caused, a war fought because of who she is, and what she is capable of. She never could have imagined that in doing so, she would be taken away from everything that mattered most to her. Lost in a hostile world, away from everyone and everything that ever mattered to her, Molly has to find a way to make peace, and then she has to find a way make her way back home. Assuming she can survive that long. When and if she gets there, will the world she loves still be the same? And the bigger question is: will she? Available now at

Home (Hidden, #3)




Strife: Hidden Book Four Cover What do you do when your most dangerous foe is the one living inside you? When Molly Brooks fought her way back to Detroit after her trials in the Nether, she came back changed. The life she thought she had, the one thing that helped keep her sane, was gone. She feels wrong in her own skin, scared. And her powers… well. They’re just not working the way they’re supposed to. She doesn’t have a lot of time to wallow, though. With two angry spirit daemons hell-bent on punishing her and the city she loves for her deeds, as well as war brewing between Detroit’s supernaturals and certain members of the pantheon looking for revenge, Molly has her hands full. But what she’s forced to face is nothing compared to the evil that lurks inside of her. As her world starts to spiral out of control, as war rages, Molly finds comfort in the last place she ever thought she would. And she comes to learn, after a life spent alone, what family really means. And how much she’s willing to risk to protect it.

Strife (Hidden, #4)


Nether: Hidden Book Five Cover

The final installment in the Hidden urban fantasy series!

Molly Brooks has faced every foe thrown at her: power-hungry gods, hateful spirits, plotting demons, and everything in between. She has been betrayed. Lied to. Tortured. Possessed. And she has fought her way back from the brink, time and time again.

It all leads up to this.

Two Titans, formerly imprisoned by Molly’s family, now walk the mortal realm. The vengeful ancient, Nether, finally freed from her prison, longs for revenge against those who decided her fate. And this time, Molly just might not be enough to fight them all, despite having everything to lose.

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Nether (Hidden, #5)


Hidden Series Novellas


Forever-Night-NewCover_300Each death she caused, each life she saved, was its own kind of prayer.

Shanti Williams has been saved by the Angel (as Molly Brooks has been called by the citizens of Detroit) twice in her life: once at sixteen when the Angel rescued her from a life that would have been a living nightmare, and again when Shanti, as a new vampire, came to her begging for death. Instead, Shanti gained a home, a new family, and purpose. With the Angel gone, and no one knowing when she’ll be back, Shanti is adrift again, but this time, she’s determined to make a life for herself. A good one. A life to be proud of.

Detroit’s supernatural community is at a crossroads, chaotic after the departure of the Angel. Amid the chaos, a few vampires are determined to do their part to keep the world safe. And they want Shanti to help. Torn between loyalty to her current team and the desire to learn more about herself, Shanti has to decide how best to use her talents. And her life only gets more complicated the night she saves a gorgeous mortal from certain death at the hands of a vampire. A mortal she can’t get out of her mind, no matter how hard she tries. If only she could use all of her renowned courage to let herself take a chance on happiness.

FOREVER NIGHT is a paranormal romance novella set in the HIDDEN world. It takes place after the events of Home: Hidden Book Three.

Forever Night: A Hidden Novella (Hidden, 3.5)



Earth Bound: A Hidden Novella CoverHephaestus. God of fire. God of blacksmiths. Reviled son of Zeus and former husband of the goddess of love. He’s found his place in the mortal realm, working with his friend Molly and her team of supernaturals. And he’s fine. He’s good. There isn’t a single thing he needs. Until the day a witchy waitress walks into his life. Can he get over a lifetime of rejection and the dangers of his own past and finally give happiness a chance? Or is he destined to spend his long life alone? This is a novella set in the Hidden world. It takes place after the events of Strife, Hidden Book Four. Available now at

Earth Bound (Hidden, #4.5)



GuardianNewCover_225The Hidden Saga Continues

Eunomia. Right hand of the Angel. The last of her kind, is now Death’s hunter. For thousands of years, the Guardians collected the souls of the dead, bringing them before the God of Death for their final judgment.

It all ended when Eunomia’s sisters, the other twelve Guardians, betrayed the God of Death and his daughter. In the blink of an eye, Eunomia’s reason for existing ceased to be. Now, she has no idea what to do with the rest of eternity.
But all of that changes the day her best friend, the new Goddess of Death, comes to her with a problem only Eunomia, last of the Guardians, can solve.

But what at first appears to be nothing more than a simple soul collecting job turns into an around-the-world journey that challenges Eunomia at every turn. All she has to do is find twenty-seven lost souls, keep her friend sane, and solve a mystery… all while trying not to lose herself in the arms of a man thousands of years of experience tells her she should avoid.

Combining elements of urban fantasy and paranormal romance, Guardian is the first book in the Hidden: Soulhunter series by author Colleen Vanderlinden.

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BetrayerNewCover_225The Hunt Continues

A betrayer hides among the immortals of Detroit, a threat that could very well send not just the immortals, but the rest of the mortal realm into chaos. Violent souls have escaped their prison in the Nether, and the appearance of the undead, created by a rite long forgotten by most beings, only adds to the imminent danger.

Eunomia, created for the sole purpose of hunting the souls of the dead, searches ceaselessly for those who have escaped her Queen, as well as those new creations, the undead, which only she and her New Guardians can capture.

An old nemesis appears, and Eunomia’s trust is tested by those she once considered allies. When something precious is stolen, it sends the immortals into a turmoil unlike any they have ever experienced.

A Guardian Learns to Live

Amid all of it, Eunomia fights beside the man she knows she is coming to treasure more than anything else in her long existence. She begins to understand how much she risks in letting herself love, and she can only hope she is strong enough to keep him and everyone else she cares for safe.

Each betrayal, each lost soul, drives her Queen closer to insanity, and the safety of the mortal world hangs in the balance.

Somehow, Eunomia will have to be enough to keep it all from falling apart.

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What Readers and Reviewers are Saying

“Lost Girl is smart urban fantasy with the perfect balance of humor and emotion. Vanderlinden combines witty dialogue and an original premise, using the crumbling urban landscape of Detroit as a backdrop for heart pumping action with just the right balance of romance. A great debut effort, and a series I’m eager to follow.”
– Elizabeth Hunter, best selling author of the Elemental Mysteries, Elemental World, and Irin Chronicles series

“Strong characters, interesting mythology, humor, romance, and a believable struggle for a worthy hero to find her identity and protect the people she cares about. Hidden starts out strong, and it’s only getting better.” 

“[Hidden]…marries urban legends and Greek mythology, along with a bit of superhero swagger.” 

“…an emotional rollercoaster…”

“Humor. Romance. Violence. Memorable characters. Good and evil and a hell of a lot in between. There’s a lot of good stuff in here.”

“What a great book! Totally pulled me in…”

“…marries urban legends and Greek mythology, along with a bit of superhero swagger.” “Excellent story, excellent characters!”

“This is a compelling read – fast paced and witty – with a main character who is so right in today’s climate where women are as far removed from a damsel in distress as a vampire is from tofu. Molly is a character I liked immediately – quirky but lovable…”

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