Saturday, December 7, 2019

Tis The Season Giveaway!

TIS THE SEASON GIVEAWAY
It only happens once a season — can't miss deals on so many great books and an awesome giveaway! Jump on these deals before it's too late. Don't forget to enter for your chance to win! This Giveaway begins December 3 to December 31. Make sure to enter!


Enter for your chance to win one of two $25 Amazon Shopping Sprees or one of three signed books written by either Jerri Hines or Colleen Connally—the winner's choice.

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Happy Holidays! 








Monday, September 23, 2019

Have You Seen the New Covers for Secret Lives Series?







Someone wants Alyce Hythe dead...

Shunned from London society for being the daughter of England's most notorious spy, Alyce Hythe desires only to clear her father's name. For years, she has been hidden away from prying eyes, given a new identity and told to forget who she was. But strange things have been happening causing old rumors to once more be whispered.

Long has Lord Julian Casvelyn lived with guilt brought on when his brother was murdered by England's most infamous traitor. But one eventful night has changed everything Lord Julian believed about his brother's death. Never did he suspect the woman he has just saved from certain harm is the daughter of that man.

Now Julian is caught in midst of a conspiracy and desire for that woman. Thrown together by fate, the two search for answers long denied them and along the way discover a love that can free them both.



BROKEN LEGACY, an Amazon #1 Bestselling Historical Romance!
Orangeberry 2013 Hall of Fame Best Romance!

Lord Gerard Lenister needed the lady…after their meeting, he wanted her.
For seventeen years Lady Eloise Granville lived in France thinking herself a bastard. Not until her life was threatened did her father cross the English Channel to reclaim her as his legitimate daughter. Now four years later a revolution roars its ugly head in France. Rumors abound of Lady Eloise’s life before her emergence in England…rumors that link her to the notorious leaders of the French Revolution.

Lord Gerard Lenister knows well the whispered connections Lady Eloise has across the Channel and the disdain that Society holds for the lady. It matters little to him. He could have cared less if she was the incarnation of a she-devil. He would marry Jezebel herself if she helped him on his mission. He is that desperate…but soon he discovers that Lady Eloise is not what she seems.


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Only love can heal a heart betrayed...

Harriet Burke has long been haunted by a family scandal. Abandoned by her mother as an infant, she has grown up in the shadows of the events that led up to that scandal. But all changes when she meets the future Viscount of Daneford. The dashing young Lieutenant Arthur Hammett defies his grandfather. Professing his undying love, he proposes to Harriet. Harriet quickly learns that all is not what it seems. Secrets, lies, and betrayal shatters Harriet's life, leaving Harriet little choice. She has to begin life anew…

They were destined to be together but fate had other plans…

Lord Arthur Daneford made a rash decision years ago that cost him greatly...his biggest regret. Now, though, his past has reemerged. Chilling information has been called to his attention that Harriet's life is endangered. He will stop at nothing to ensure her safety, but will she accept his help before it's too late?

ABOUT:

Family scandal...Forbidden love...Ghosts and Curses

Harriet Burke has been cursed or so says her grandfather. In her youth, a gypsy’s blessing gave Harriet the ability to disregard the boundaries of death. Lord Arthur believes it is total nonsense, but he cannot deny there is no explanation for her knowledge. Haunted by visions of wrongs once done, Harriet fears there will be no escape.

AMAZON 





Sunday, September 1, 2019

#BackToSchoolEscape #ReadaRomance

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"A gripping, page-turning thriller. You won't be able to stop reading and you'll sleep with the lights on!" A serial killer thriller! On Sale for the next few days ~ $0.99

From the author of a #1 Amazon Historical Romance Kindle Bestseller, BROKEN LEGACY, comes FRAGMENTED, a suspense thriller that you won't be able to put down!

The first in the Boston's Crimes of Passion Series! A pulse-pounding thriller! Ms Connally's first murder mystery delivers! Suspenseful...shocking...a psychological thriller-- leaving readers on the edge of their seat. Cameron Quinn is caught in a web of deceit. Protecting her brother from being framed for a murder places Cameron in untold danger. When the real killer diverts his attention to her, she has nowhere to turn, especially not to the man she shared one unforgettable night... who now is trying to put her brother in prison. A "must read" for any suspense lover!


She would do anything to protect her family...Cameron Quinn watched her father fall into a world of despair after being falsely accused of causing her mother's death. Now, her brother is a suspect in a crime she knows he's not capable of committing. She'll risk everything to save her brother from the same fate as her father, even destroying evidence that implicates him in a series of murders.


He would do anything to win a case...ADA Darren Kennedy is known as 'the bulldog.' He doesn't lose. When a killer emerges on the streets of Boston, he's dead-set on putting that killer behind bars...along with anyone that stands in his way.
A killer would do anything to get his heart's desire...Cameron soon discovers that the police aren't the only ones who suspect her of covering for her brother. The murderer is still out there and he isn't happy his plans have been disrupted. Now, the twisted psychopath has turned his attention towards Cameron and will stop at nothing until he has her in his control.


A killer would do anything to get his heart's desire...Cameron soon discovers that the police aren't the only ones who suspect her of covering for her brother. The murderer is still out there and he isn't happy his plans have been disrupted. Now, the twisted psychopath has turned his attention towards Cameron and will stop at nothing until he has her in his control.



Friday, July 12, 2019

Happy Publication Day to Vision of Destiny! #NewRelease #FantasyAdventure


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The Third Book in the fantasy fiction series, THE THREE REALMS, has been released!

For a Limited Time at $0.99!

THE THREE REALMS SERIES! 
An evil like no other! A destiny to follow! Torn between two worlds, Kela soon discovers she is the hope of both!

For the next week, Vision of Destiny will be discounted at $0.99 as well as Past of Shadows, Book One of The Three Realms, will be FREE! After that time, the books will revert to their normal price.

I'm so excited for today! I love the feeling of knowing the book is out there for everyone to read! When I first began this series, I thought writing fantasy would be freeing with no constraints with the rules that a historical presents. But I discovered there is a distinct challenge in creating a fantasy world where your imgaination could know no limits. I love challenges.

I encourage you to get your copy because next week it will go to its normal price. The series will never be cheaper than today! Don't miss out!

Torn between two worlds, Kela soon discovers she is the hope of both.

Kela has always known what path in life she would follow. She was born a Euchoun. She knows well her parents gave the ultimate sacrifice to give her a chance to live. Yet, in so doing, they have left Kela unprepared to face the dangers that await her. Her instincts are to protect and in this she does, but in so doing, it leads her into a dangerous world, where she doesn’t know whom to trust. In time, she bonds with a Sordarin warrior, Cono. Together, they prepare to face an evil as no other before, Asmeodai, but betrayal and treachery leaves Kela alone. She is torn by her desire for Cono and the purpose, the path, she has been given to follow. 

Now, Kela questions her destiny. The path that once was so clear before her has blurred. Left with only one choice, she escapes from Yucca in search of the one known as Seilda the Tvopac, the Guardian of the Past…but Kela learns quickly the Past holds its own dangers.










Thursday, July 4, 2019

Happy 4th of July! God Bless America!

This morning I read a headline that said that Patriotism plummets ahead of Independence Day. Over the last few years, it has fallen below 60% of Americans that feel proud to be an American. That fact is a shame, but I'm one American who is still proud to live here in this great country.

I love history. It is the reason I have written two series about the American Revolution and one about the Civil War. The American Revolution totally fascinates me. The brillance of how our forefathers set up the United States of America is truly astounding.

As I write this, I am totally aware that some of these great men owned slaves. Yes, it would have been far better if slavery never happened. Slavery was a terrible instituion...horrible. At the time, the sad fact was that it was an accepted practice. I certainly don't give our forefathers a pass because of its acceptance. The writer of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson was publically against slavery, yet owned over 600 slaves. He called it "moral depravity." So, slavery is certainly a black mark on our country and one that we will never live down. That is not in question.



Back in 1776, the United States became the land of the free! I know...I know that was for white men. But this is the difference than any other country at the time, the United States government gave the power to the people. We still have that today. Our forefathers set up a series of checks and balances that has allowed for change—and we have evolved.

When the South seceeded from the Union, the Union fought under our red, white and blue to not only free the slaves, but maintain the United States. 

So, this is my status on the flag. Fly it high and proud!

 This is a great country. We just need to let our voices be heard! (We need to vote in the next election that's for sure.)

I believe that all Americans have a right to protest, no matter if its kneeling for the flag...if its done for the right reason. If someone is calling attention to a issue that needs to be addressed, that is the right they have. A peaceful protest is one our rights as an American. I'm from Mississippi and would love if they took the Confederate flag off our state flag. (I have wrote on that before) I understand completely with the people that have issue with the Confederate flag...but not the American flag.

Men and women have fought under Old Glory to give us the freedoms we have today. As I respect the right to protest, we ALL should respect the symbol of America that gives us this right.

I do worry. I feel that there is a movement to take us backwards. 

It is our responsibily to not let that happen. The power is in the people. Let our voices be heard! We can make a difference! (No, I'm not running for political office.)

Let's respect those that have differing opinions and listen. The key, I believe, is listening. America is made up of all sorts of different people with different skin colors and different religions. Let's us find common ground for the betterment of all that live in this great country.

Okay, said my little piece. Have a great 4th!!! Enjoy the day...and be safe.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

VISION OF DESTINY, Bk 3, The Three Realms is Coming!


COMING FRIDAY, JULY 12TH!

LIMITED TIME ONLY ~ $0.99!

NOT ONLY THAT, BUT FOR THIS LIMITED TIME~ 

Want to escape from the world around you? May I recommend— The Three Realms.
The fantasy fiction has everything you're looking for if you love adventure, romance and magic! Enter into the fantasy world where you feel you walk among the vivid characters. Let your imagination take you away!


Torn between two worlds, Kela soon discovers she is the hope of both.

Kela has always known what path in life she would follow. She was born a Euchoun. She knows well her parents gave the ultimate sacrifice to give her a chance to live. Yet, in so doing, they have left Kela unprepared to face the dangers that await her. Her instincts are to protect and in this she does, but in so doing, it leads her into a dangerous world, where she doesn’t know whom to trust. In time, she bonds with a Sordarin warrior, Cono. Together, they prepare to face an evil as no other before, Asmeodai, but betrayal and treachery leaves Kela alone. She is torn by her desire for Cono and the purpose, the path, she has been given to follow. 

Now, Kela questions her destiny. The path that once was so clear before her has blurred. Left with only one choice, she escapes from Yucca in search of the one known as Seilda the Tvopac, the Guardian of the Past…but Kela learns quickly the Past holds its own dangers.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

#Blindsidedbyhomosexuality A problem with a #GayCharacter...Really? Review of Past of Shadows

I woke up this morning to a lovely review. A one-star review. Now, I'm not a stranger to one star reviews. When I first came out as an Indie Author, I got slammed by a group of trolls that eventually became known as the GoodRead Trolls. They went after my book, Seductive Secrets.

I mention this because there is a similiarity. Seductive Secrets is a historical romance, romantic suspense book, but the main secondary character is gay. I don't write gay romances. I write romances with vivid characters, which includes having a gay character if the storyline takes me there. Charles is one of my favorite character I've written. I wrote Charles because my daughter, who is gay, told me that growing up, she never read a book with a positive gay role model.


The original title was Daughter of Deceit. I changed it to Seductive Secrets and my penname to Colleen Connally. I had to...I was running from the trolls. To this day, I swear I was attacked because of my character Charles.

Now, I just got a nasty review on my series, The Three Realms, Past of Shadows. Reviews are hard to come by now adays for me. My writing has slowed down due to an injury three years ago that has left me in constant pain. I took to revising an old fantasy series I had written. My next release is in just over a week. So, the timing of this review, in of itself, is questionable.

So, this morning, I was excited to see that I got another review on the first book, Past of Shadows, until I looked at it.


July 1, 2019
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
I read 3/4 of an otherwise interesting book when the author decided to interject homosexuality. If I wanted to read about homosexuals, I’d look for a book in that genre. So disgusted by authors who trick people into reading this trash and I won’t read this author again. Just be honest and people will trust you, I certainly don’t now. Bye.

Yes, some of my books have gay characters. This character, Johannes, is one of a dozen side characters in the book...but I'm not going to apologize for writing about a gay character. You would think by the review that the character went on an orgy. (He didn't even have sex. It was just acknowledge that he was gay.) I'm not going to apologize for writing likable, smart, intelligent gay characters. I'm not.

Saying that, the sad fact is that it does hurt sales because I don't write to the gay community. My historical romances are traditional romances where boy meets girl. Not all my books have gay charcaters, but when I feel the need, I include them. What author gets slammed for writing a gay character in her book?

I feel for the reviewer. I do...and I will pray for her. Yes, I consider myself a Christian and go to church on Sundays. But I understand the struggle of being gay. My daughter didn't get up one morning and decide to be gay. This is who she is and always has been. She is the sweetest, most caring person I know. I'm so proud of her.

So weighing my options as an Indie writer, would it be best not to include gay characters? Honestly, the answer is yes. I have been told the smart thing to do is to write to the wants of your readers if you want to succeed. But I have never written for the money. I write the story inside of me.

I'm not going to lie. It hurts to read a nasty review. I'm only human. But this review just makes me sad that someone has so much anger in her. There is too much anger in the world, way too much.