Monday, July 11, 2016

From my beginning...Seductive Secrets

SEDUCTIVE SECRETS

From the start of my writing career, Seductive Secrets has always had a special place in my heart. Now for the next a few days, it's on special—$.99!
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.
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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Classic Romance— SEDUCTIVE SECRETS

SEDUCTIVE SECRETS
Four years ago this month, Seductive Secrets was published. 

Today it has almost 400 5-Star Reviews!

Love romance!... Suspense! 

Escape for a few hours with Seductive Secrets!

OVER 300 5-STAR REVIEWS
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

RISQUE REVIEWS -Top Choice Award-
This story kept me on the edge of my seat as Alyce goes through the days trying to learn the truth. The suspense kept my heart racing as Alyce meets someone that knows something about her father. It turns out to be an attempt on her life. I literally held my breath until I knew she was alright.
Later in the story, Haynes takes Alyce through a journey of sensual feelings for Lord Julian. Alyce discovers that she is falling in love. And through the description Haynes uses throughout her story, I experience the same feelings Alyce felt. Haynes was able to make me place myself in this story to feel as if all the action that took place happened to me. I especially like when I read a book and can feel that way.
There is one scene toward the end of the book that made me not able to put the story down--when Alyce is led to old ruins at Colonel Tolworthy’s estate by someone trying to cause her harm. I stayed up late reading the last section of the book because I simply could not quit reading until I knew the outcome.
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.
Don't stop there— check out the new releases under Colleen's other published name
Jerri Hines!
COMING JUNE 14th!
THE GOVERNOR'S DAUGHTER

COMING JULY 26TH!

THE BASTARD SON



Monday, March 14, 2016

Lucky Leprechaun Four Leaf Clover Giveaway!

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This week I will posting the books of the authors included in the giveaway including Jackie WegerAmy VansantNicholas RossisR.P. Dahlke, Carmen DeSousaColleen Connally and Donna Fasano. Please take a moment and follow these authors on Amazon!!

Welcome to the Lucky Leprechaun Four Leaf Clover Giveaway!

Free Booksy/Red Feather Romance has partnered with eNovel Authors at Work to bring you a week long celebration with great books, great book deals, and let's not forget the great giveaways!
Check out the featured authors and books by clicking the links below, then head on over to the event page and enter to win some awesome prizes, including a

$200 Gift Card and a Kindle Paperwhite!

Be sure to check out the featured books - many are specially priced for the event!
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*Note: Link will go live on the date indicated for each author

FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 14-20, FRAGMENTED IS ON SALE FOR $.99!



Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Romantic Picks March Giveaway



Enter to win a either $50 Amazon Gift Certificate—a Rafflecopter giveaway!
Starting March 1st to March 31th!
A Print Copy of Fragmented by Colleen Connally
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A Print Copy of Southern Legacy by Jerri Hines
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Sunday, February 21, 2016

Seductive Secrets Amazon Giveaway!

I like Amazon Giveaways! This week I'm doing Seductive Secrets. Enter for your chance to win a print copy of Seductive Secrets!

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See this #AmazonGiveaway for a chance to win: Seductive Secrets: Secret Lives Series, Book I.  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Ends the earlier of Feb 28, 2016 11:59 PM PST, or when all prizes are claimed. See Official Rules http://amzn.to/GArules.

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
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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!

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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!