Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Boston's Crimes of Passion #Amazongiveaway!

A couple of years ago, I released my first contemporary, Fragmented. Mystery, suspense, and romance. This year I'm going to release the second in the Boston's Crimes of Passion series, Framed.

What I have done for all of you that haven't read Fragmented is an Amazon giveaway. Go to this link for your chance to win a print copy of Fragmented (this link is good until the winners have claimed their prizes)  #AMAZONGIVEAWAY

If you enjoy Fragmented, keep a look out for the next in the series coming later this year. Framed, Boston's Crimes of Passion Book Two will be released May 2!

FRAGMENTED
FRAGMENTED GIVEAWAY

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.
 
Praise for Fragmented~
"Fragmented is a thoroughly engrossing romantic suspense which will have you turning the pages as fast as you can! Author Colleen Connally does a masterful job diving into the demented mind of a serial killer. If you liked Silence of the Lambs, you'll love this story. Highly recommended!" ~ S.G. Rogers
"A gripping, page-turning thriller. You won't be able to stop reading. And you'll sleep with the lights on! Colleen Connally creates evocative words that will send more than chills down your spine. There's also a few scenes that will grip your heart!"~ Elaine Raco Chase
"A fast-paced, sensual romantic suspense with a compelling heroine and a caring, dynamic hero." ~ Lindsay Townsend
"A compelling read that will keep you guessing until the very end. Well done, Ms. Connally!" ~ Mary Campisi
 COMING SOON~ FRAMED





Sunday, January 24, 2016

The Secret Behinds Seductive Secrets

SEDUCTIVE SECRETS
Seductive Secrets is FREE Today through Wednesday (1/24-1/27)

Seductive Secrets was the second book I released as an Indie Author on February 14, 2012. At the time, its title was Daughter of Deceit and under another penname, Carrie James Haynes. The book did amazing for a short period of time. Then overnight the book picked up 25 one-star reviews. Suddenly, I was attacked by a group of trolls. I didn't know what hit me. I'm not going to go through what happened, but in the end, I had to take the book down, change the title and rerelease it. 

Seductive Secrets was released for free in June, 2012 under a new penname, Colleen Connally. Before this troll group discovered what I had done, I had accumulated enough good reviews that their bad ones didn't matter as much. One of the trolls in that troll group became a stalker troll. She followed everything I did. She wrote about me constantly for over a year, even at one time accusing me of being one of the reasons for the CT school shooting. 

Trolls are a different sort of people. I assume that it gives them a sense of power to try to bring another person down. I truly don't understand their motivation.

I write for several reasons. Writing makes me feel good and gives me a sense of accomplishment. I love to create an imaginary world. I write from my heart, which is the reason I write mostly romances.

I believe in love and the power it holds. So, the negativity that surrounded Seductive Secrets surprised me...to a certain extend.

To be honest, I knew when I wrote Seductive Secrets that some people might take offense to the book. Why? There are these rules to follow when you write a traditional historical romance. I broke one of those rules. 

One of the main characters, Charles, is gay. Not only that, but I showed him in a positive light.

My stalker troll wrote in her blog that she thought I created a gay character because I was dealing with an issue in my family...insinuating that someone in my family was gay.

She wasn't wrong about one thing. One of my daughters is gay, but I didn't write Seductive Secrets because I was having issues with that fact. I love all my children and accept them for who they are. I always have and always will. 

The reason I wrote Seductive Secrets:
   My daughter told me that growing up, she didn't have any positive gay role models. I told her I could write one that might help someone else. Charles was written to be a positive role model.

I was willing to take a chance. To be honest, I never dreamed I would have had to endured what I have with the trolls and still do, but I wouldn't change a thing. I am extremely proud I wrote Seductive Secrets.

I believe that Seductive Secrets is a great romance. I believe that Alyce and Julian will satisfy any historical romance lover and on a side note...I believe you will love Charles as well.

For the next few days, Seductive Secrets is FREE once more. Please download it. I sincerely hope you enjoy it...and if you do, leave a review and let me know!

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Coming Soon— Framed, Book Two Boston's Crime of Passion



It's coming. The second book in the Boston's Crimes of Passion series. I was going to call it Mockingbird...but changed it back to Framed. I believe that it will have come out April or May. Will have better details at the end of this month.

I pulled Fragmented, Book One, into KDP. So anyone that has Kindle Unlimited, Fragmented will be free to them.


FRAGMENTED


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.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

SEDUCTIVE SECRETS FREE TODAY AND TOMORROW ONLY!



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 all 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.
Check out the New Facebook Page for Southern Legacy Series for those that want to keep up with the latest information about the serial and giveaways. Don't miss out!
 
Celebrate the dramatic conclusion of Southern Legacy~The Sun Rises
Coming October 19, 2015! Pre-order Now!  
 

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Secret Secret Lives Bundle ~ Love Beyond the Secrets FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY— $0.99

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SECRET LIVES BUNDLE—Love Beyond the Series
Seductive Secrets, Broken Legacy, and Seductive Lies

Now Available All Three Books Under One Cover!
LIMITED TIME ONLY~ $.99!
Historical Romance filled with Love, Intrigue, Betrayal and Mystery!


A former Amazon #1 Historical Romance, one of the most downloaded Historical Romances, and a great Gothic Love story!

SEDUCTIVE SECRETS
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 all 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

Lord Gerard Lenister needed the lady...after their meeting, her 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. 

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? 

Review on SEDUCTIVE SECRETS!
 
COFFEE TIME ROMANCE & MORE CTRR Award- 
I positively enjoyed Seductive Secrets. Colleen Connally spins a tale that scoops up the reader and transports them into action, romance and intrigue. There is so much more that makes this story spectacular. It is filled with deception, treachery, romance, intense drama, and detailed characters that pull in the reader from the beginning until the end. The secondary players add great finesse to the storyline. I have to admit it was completely hard to put this book down. Ms. Connally creates an enthralling read that surrounds with anticipation that continues to build, leaving this reader spellbound. - Cherokee

Review on BROKEN LEGACY~ FORMER #1 HISTORICAL ROMANCE ON AMAZON 
 
Simply mesmerizing...
Colleen Connally has a gift for weaving love stories filled with conspiracy, sacrifice, deceit, loyalty, hardships and least of all love. I am completely enthralled with her work. Eloise' s character in this story has experienced so much hardship and difficulties I am humbled with the ease the author was able to make me feel and see the heroines live. Colleen has the ability to transport you in time and place you within the story. The way the characters are introduced and how their relationship begins was brilliant. Eloise's story was heart breaking. Colleen was able to again merge different worlds from different social standards and had a great supporting cast that enriched the plot of the story full of betrayal and conceit.~ Amazon Review
 
 
Review on SEDUCTIVE LIES!
 
Every ingredient needed for an historical romance you won't forget is in this book. The level of deceit and treachery will astound you. You can tell this book was a labor of love. Ms. Connelly gives us a book that could easily become a series. The writing is amazing and the characters relatable. Your heart strings will be pulled and you'll feel the anger and rage- it's that well written. You must get this book, but be warned, it will leave you breathlessly waiting for the next one.--Have You Heard My Book Review, Reviewed by Melanie

If you enjoy Secret Lives Series~Love Beyond the Secrets don't miss out on Colleen Connally's latest series under her name Jerri Hines~ Southern Legacy!




Tuesday, January 20, 2015

A Name Is A Name...Is A Name!

A name is a name...is a name. I have three. Jerri Hines, Colleen Connally, and Carrie James Haynes. Three names...one write. I have a new series, Southern Legacy, that if you enjoy the Secret Lives Series, I'm certain you will enjoy this serial. I debated back and forth on which name to use, Jerri Hines or Colleen Connally. Colleen Connally tends to lean more into the romance; Jerri Hines, historical fiction. I decide to use Jerri Hines for the Southern Legacy Saga, even though the series is a sweeping romance. No matter the name I use, all my books hold everything one has come to expect from my romances—love, betrayal, intrigue and mystery! 
Today, the first book in Southern Legacy, Belle of Charleston, is FREE! Get your copy and be swept back in time!

FREE TODAY- JANUARY 20TH ON AMAZON

 Set against the backdrop of Antebellum Charleston with the martial clash of brother against brother looming on the horizon—here is an absorbing, tantalizing saga of life during one of our country's most turbulent times—Southern Legacy Series.
Belle of Charleston, Book One
In a world of pageantry and show, the Montgomery family accepts the way of life that has been antebellum Charleston for over a hundred years. Two cousins, the handsome and debonair, Wade Montgomery and the bold and brooding Cullen Symthe, were born to be brothers. Raised as Southern gentlemen, their character could never be questioned—loyalty, honor, duty to one’s country, God and family. It was the tie that binds until...their bond is threatened, not only by the cry for secession but by a woman—Josephine Buchanan Wright.
Josephine Buchanan Wright is a dutiful, southern belle. Her future seems fated to the two Montgomerys cousins…until all she has placed her faith in falls apart. As her life spirals out of control, she tries desperately to cling to the honor and duty that has been instilled in her. But how can she do so when all she has known is no more?
COMING JANUARY 26! PREORDER AVAILABLE


Somewhere between love and tomorrow is forever!
Josephine Buchanan Wright is forced apart from the man she loves. She has chosen the path of honor and duty, denying her heart its desire. Unaware of a growing threat against her, she strives to make her dying father’s wish a reality.
Cullen Smythe returns to Philadelphia and tries to pick up the pieces of his shattered heart…forget her and make a life for himself—alone. But fate has other plans for once more Josephine enters his world.
Can their love be rekindled against the forces against them? Love and betrayal; jealousy and violence—all with a war looming on the horizon, bidding brother against brother.
COMING EARLY SPRING 2015!

BORN TO BE BROTHERS
Book Three

THE SUN WILL RISE, Book Four ~ Coming Late Spring/ Early Summer 2015!
AUTHOR'S NOTE:
This is a serial! The books in this series may have cliffhangers and hooks to make you want to continue to the next book. Do not begin if you don't want to become addicted to the series! Southern Legacy will consist of four books-- Belle of Charleston, Shadows of Magnolia, Born to Be Brothers and The Sun Will Rise. Enjoy!
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to read the books in order. This is a SERIAL! One book ends and the other picks up where it left off. If you don't like cliffhangers, wait until the release of the whole series. Then all the books will be offered as a box set and will as be released in print at that time.


Monday, December 15, 2014

SEDUCTIVE SECRETS! Get Lost Within the Secret Lives Romance!



SEDUCTIVE SECRETS IS FREE...AGAIN FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY!

Find out why so many readers have fallen in love with Seductive Secrets!

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 all 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 the 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.

ENJOY SEDUCTIVE SECRETS —then get the latest release from Colleen Connally under her name, Jerri Hines, Belle of Charleston!

LOVE, BETRAYAL, INTRIGUE AND MYSTERY!

A SWEEPING ROMANCE YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO PUT DOWN!



Warning: Southern Legacy Series is a serial! 
There will be a total of four books.