Monday, July 24, 2017

Amazon Echo Dot Giveaway

Congratulations to Karen M. Winner of the Amazon Echo Dot. For everyone that entered, thank you, but don't dismay! I have another giveaway going July 24-August 22. Enter now for your chance to win an #AmazonEchoDot! Click here to enter!

Enter for your chance to win!


Enter and don't go away empty handed... Today I have three free ebooks...yours...just download!

Good luck in the Giveaway. Have a wonderful day!

FRAGMENTED

THE GOVERNOR'S DAUGHTER
BELLE OF CHARLESTON





Saturday, July 15, 2017

Boston's Crimes of Passion is Now Available Everywhere...and Fragmented is FREE!






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.






Blood makes you related; Murder makes you family!

Riley Ashcroft discovers that being born into one of the most prominent and powerful families in Massachusetts doesn't mean a life of ease. Far from it. Since her father, Jack Ashcroft, took his own life thirteen years ago, she has lived in the shadow of scandal. When her grandmother's personal secretary is brutally murdered, Riley begins to suspect everything she has been told as a child was a lie. Feeling betrayed, she vows to expose her family's darkest secrets.

Josh Kincaid, an investigative reporter, is on the heels of a major story. Thirteen years ago, Harrison Taylor's fate lay in the hands of his lawyer, Jack Ashcroft. In the midst of rumors and scandal, Ashcroft committed suicide and Taylor's fate was decided. Taylor is a convicted killer, but his grandmother has never stopped believing in his innocence. Now, the woman of meager means has offered a reward for any information that will free her grandson. Kincaid's interest is peaked, but it isn't until an anonymous tip suggests that the convicted killer was framed that he takes on the case.

Determined that the sins of the past be revealed, Kincaid and Riley search together for answers to the questions that were silenced by Jack Ashcroft's death. But there is a killer out there that has already proven he will do whatever necessary to keep those secrets buried.

In this tale of deceit and twisted revenge, the two soon realize that no one can be trusted, not even each other...

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Secret Lives ~ Seductive Lies is #FREE


Seductive Lies has never been free...get your copy today.

Seductive Lies is only Free for a limited time... July 11-13th!

Don't miss out...

Also, there is a Giveaway...Enter to win an Amazon Echo Dot!

From the author of a #1 Amazon Historical Romance Kindle Bestseller, BROKEN LEGACY, comes Seductive Lies!
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?
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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.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Amazon's #Kindleunlimited

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Being an Indie author, one has to keep up with the growing trends in online publishing. Keeping up with these trends can be tricky at times. One of the challenges is knowing when to put your books into Kindleunlimited on Amazon and when to leave them on all the other sites.

Personally, I would love to have my books on all the sites at all times. One of my favorite things during Christmas shopping is to sneak into Barnes&Noble, get a cup of Starbucks, and browse through the books.

Not to mention, I think there should be a The Read show like The Voice, where you can download your book from iTunes and watch it go up the charts.

Then there is GooglePlay...Kobo... Basically, I would love to be a New York Times bestselling author and not have to worry about whether or not to have my books exclusively on Amazon in Kindleunlimited.

But the reality of the situation for me is that most of my readers come from Amazon. When I promote, the places where I promote mainly aim at Amazon readers. So, I go where I can find the most readers...which at the moment seems to be Amazon.

For the avid reader, Kindleunlimited is a wonderful program. You can have my books for FREE if your in the program. For an Indie author, Kindleunlimited can be a great tool in growing your readership.

Under my penname, Colleen Connally, I have all my books in Kindleunlimited, but that is going to change soon. I'm going to mix things up in the coming months and take on the challenge of growing my readership. For the time being, Secret Lives Series will continue under Kindleunlimited, but I'm going to be making a few changes.


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In July, my Boston Crimes of Passion Series will be coming out of Kindleunlimited. So, if you're in Kindleunlimited and haven't read my Contemporary Romantic Suspense series, get it now when you can read it for FREE. Fragmented and Framed will still be on Amazon. I'm just pulling them from Kindleunlimited and putting them on the other sites.

After the conclusion to Winds of Betrayal series under Jerri Hines, I am moving back to concentrating on my penname— Colleen Connally. My next release will be a romantic suspense thriller...contemporary set on Martha's Vineyard. I can't wait to announce the title of the book and the series. The series will be connected to Boston's Crimes of Passion.

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Have a wonderful day...keep reading!


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Don't Miss Boston's Crimes of Passion Giveaway!

Good Morning! Beautiful day...somewhere I'm sure. It's a rainy day here.

For the last few months, I have been dealing with a hand issue, my right hand. I had surgery the first of April. Finally, I got my cast off...but I have discovered its still going to be a while before my typing is back to normal.

So, I'm just a little slower getting anything done.

With the release of Set Fire to the Rain, Winds of Betrayal comes to a close. I feel it closes a chapter on my life. This series has been a part of my life for fifteen years. I have always had a deep fascination with the American Revolution. I hope my love for this country is reflected in my writings.

Writing historicals is my comfort zone. I love immersing myself in the past...an escape perhaps.

There are a couple of things I realize. I write different than most historical romance writers. It's my voice.

FRAMED


FRAGMENTED

For the last couple of years, I have focused on my writing name, Jerri Hines. Now, I'm turning my attention back to Colleen Connally.

I did release the second book in Boston's Crimes of Passion Series, Framed, last September to little fanfare. My mother was ill last fall.

No excuses...just the reason.

I'm coming back...taking on the challenge of breaking into the world of suspense and thrillers! I'm working a new series...new book under Colleen Connally—Scream for the Camera! Don't have a release date, but will let you know as soon as I do.

I have a giveaway going at the moment...enter to win a $100 Amazon Giveaway... click here!

There is a couple of things you can do to keep up with my books.

Follow me on BookBub and Amazon...sign up for my email...

Colleen Connally

Jerri Hines



For anyone signing up for all three...email me at jerri.hines@jerrihines.com and I will email you the PDF of either Set Fire to the Rain or Framed!

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Monday, April 17, 2017

A killer would do anything to get his heart's desire...


FRAGMENTED

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 share done 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.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Dramatic Conclusion to Winds of Betrayal— SET FIRE TO THE RAIN!






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Set Fire to the Rain has been one of the hardest books I have ever written, but I have finally completed the conclusion of my Winds of Betrayal series. Winds of Betrayal has been my baby for such a long time and has gone through many changes over the years, especially the titles to the books. The first book alone has been titled Patriot Secrets, The Cry For Freedom, Embrace of the Enemy, Winds of Betrayal 1&2 to simply—Winds of Betrayal.

I don’t believe it will be surprising to know that the Culper Spy Ring has been my inspiration for Winds of Betrayal. But my story is purely fiction. The history, though, I have tried my best to stay true to the facts as well as I could. The time line may have been stretched in places to fit my story.

I have spent so much time with these characters. I feel as though they are family. I started writing this series almost fifteen years ago when all that could be found on the internet about the Culper Spy ring was a single page with only a couple of paragraphs dedicated to these brave men and women. In my research, I discovered just how important spying was to General Washington, but, also, how deadly to those that laid their lives on the line if they were caught—on either side. The Americans were not the only ones to spy. The British had their own spies, but I told this story from the American point of view.

When I began this series, I was going to stop at Benedict Arnold’s betrayal. I wanted readers to feel the sting of Arnold’s betrayal. Arnold went from being the beloved American hero at Saratoga to the most hated man in the colonies. Had his treachery been successful, Arnold’s betrayal could have handed victory to the British. But after I finished The Heavens Shall Fall, I realized there was too many loose ends. So, I finished my series with the last major battle at Yorktown. 

I am not a historian, but a lover of history. I feel that the sacrifices of those before us should never be forgotten. The American Revolution has always fascinated me. Our Founding Fathers surely need to be admired for laying the foundation for such a great country. I hope I have done justice to their memories.

Thank you for reading Winds of Betrayal. I truly hope you enjoyed my series.

Sincerely,

Jerri Hines