A true gift to the age of healing

Rated 5.0 out of 5
April 10, 2024

The author has generously shared her vulnerable heart whilst reflecting on life’s events.

Words roll beautifully off the pages casting light on inner shadows, the words like gold alchemize the painful lessons from moments of heartache and depths of despair, offering renewed hope and courage.

Whether one reads this book occasionally off the coffee table, daily for inspiration and motivation, or use it alongside meditation and shadow work, this book is an absolute gem, especially for anyone seeking wholeness again.

Highly recommend !!

Karin Jean

Provides feelings of empowerment .

Rated 5.0 out of 5
February 19, 2024

Quite often I feel like a phoenix rising from the ashes.

Today I feel like the ashes are wet and they are weighing me down.

I don’t feel like anything weighs me down permanently. Sometimes I’m just resting and breathing and meditating so that I can go at everything with renewed vigor.. When I think about your poetry and how close reading makes me feel , I note the poems often center around feminine figure being strong and rising above hardship, (It works for me as well . I think of your beautiful book. Battle Angel , nothing but nothing delights me more than two see how beautiful it is when women feel empowered over hardship,—- rather than defeated by it and feeling broken. Nothing makes me hurt more than the things that men do to women. I am constantly embarrassed by the insane actions of my gender anyway – if the book that you wrote , empowers women to spit in the eye of mistreatment then so be it and let that happen.I can think of countries that, through custom, mistreat women. Women in those countries desperately need any empowerment they can get?

Jim Young

Brilliant writing

Rated 5.0 out of 5
January 9, 2024

Superb reading

Colleen has captured in words the deep rawness of life and what it can bring

Simply stunning work

Anthea Cook

Wow I’m Impressed

Rated 5.0 out of 5
October 31, 2023

Battle Angel is an impressive volume of work that succeeds at empowering woman. This book of beautiful strong words needs to be on the shelf of every woman alive, to be used to find and build their inner strength.

Girl power reigns.

Sandra McIntosh

Awesome Writing

Rated 5.0 out of 5
October 6, 2023

I am in awe of the strength in the words of this book. I read it and felt my own Battle Angel cheering in support.

This is a book that’ll I’ll pick up every time I’m feeling a need to be reminded of the strong woman I am.

Amanda Hallbert

Finally, she listened!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
September 23, 2023

I have been telling my Little Sis for 40 odd years that she should publish, her poems are inspiring and have the ability to bring tears to my eyes, leave me covered in goosebumps and totally in awe of her! I am super proud to be the reason she put herself out there and her #1 Fan. As for her book, Battle Angel, It is powerful and something a lot of women and some men I hear, are leaning on in their time of need. It doesn’t get better than that!

Marie Sazanov

A pleasure to read

Rated 5.0 out of 5
September 23, 2023

It’s a story of love, romance, pain and suffering, but in such away that it’s a continuation of a life over decades. Absolutely beautifully written and a pleasure to read.

Michael Woods

The Strength, The Inspiration and The Power

Rated 5.0 out of 5
July 21, 2023

This book of poetry is a well written reminder of the beauty, the power and the strength all woman hold, buried deep within her soul.

I will forever give this book pride of place on my bookshelf and every time I forget my power, my strength, I will rifle through the pages until I remember once more.

Samantha Glasful

Every Female's Bible

Rated 5.0 out of 5
July 15, 2023

This collection of poems are extremely powerful! It’s so emotional and raw. It portrays all the ways a woman can be broken. But it doesn’t stop there. These poems also teach how to cultivate our inner strength and rise up stronger than before. It’s just so inspirational!

Dharrsheena Raja Segarran

My Sister the poet

Rated 5.0 out of 5
June 11, 2023

I was bought to tears several time while reading Battle Angel the poems are true to our lives and very well written. I’m so proud of my little sister. My friends have read some and said it’s awesome.

Wendy Bidmead

Battle Angel

Rated 5.0 out of 5
April 11, 2023

Overcome your demons to uncover your inner goddess. A collection of poems to inspire female strength and resilience.

Sorrow, heartache, and battling relentless demons can, unfortunately, tear a woman down. She can feel bogged down by the adversity that seems to come at her in all directions. But she must raise her fists and summon her inner strength to rise above and overcome her plight. This compelling collection of soul-stirring, empowering poems have been written to inspire you and pull you out of your proverbial rut. In moments of pure agony, do the most loving thing possible and wrap yourself in love, straighten your crown, and let these poems unleash the goddess


“Battle Angel” by Colleen Millsteed is an engaging collection of poems written with women in mind. Despite its dark imagery with mentions of the underworld, the poems are brimming with positive affirmations and profound metaphors acting as beacons of light when you fumble in the darkness. I didn’t know what to expect when I saw the cover, but as soon as I began delving into the content, I knew Colleen’s words would resonate with me.

Some of the poems brought me to tears as I was easily transported into the anguish that the author obviously felt while writing. However, other poems like “Broken, Imperfect, and Strong” lifted my spirits and celebrated resilience. The poem made me cheer, and a feeling of inner strength stirred me. While the writing emphasizes the importance of relying on yourself, Colleen highlights the value of having a tribe of support. She writes, “Her head snaps to the left as the sound of drumbeats roll, it’s the rest of her pack, joining her in celebration,” which I interpreted as surrounding herself with a like-minded squad—perhaps a best friend, sister, or female mentor.

Accompanying the exceptional writing, the pages are adorned with images of fierce and beautiful goddesses posed in empowering positions with weapons to show their fortitude in the face of strife. These goddesses stand tall, with sturdy legs and defiant faces, ready to take on whatever the world throws at them. I loved that the women commanded my attention and weren’t portrayed as weak damsel in distresses.

This book should be shared with all the women in your life. So often, women feel alone—wallowing in self-loathing, heartbreak, and feeling defeated. These poems create a sense of solidarity. What could be better than a collection of poems to ignite your soul and fill you with hope? This book may be what you need to get started. Read this five-star-worthy book and prepare to be inspired.

Stephanie Elizabeth Long

Great addition to my poetry collection

Rated 5.0 out of 5
April 2, 2023

When I was going thru my divorce , the insight in this book of poetry could have given me the will to fight and not settle.

I wish I had this symbolic inspiration back than.

Joan Young


Rated 5.0 out of 5
March 22, 2023

This may be aimed at women and finding their inner strength but I’m a man and I found that also. We all want to be successful when we fail we use inner strength to bounce back and continue fighting for everything we are due in this life. The book speaks to your strong inner spirit. I love the book so much I bought another one for a dear family member. An added perk is that the book just feels good in your hands, like leather.

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