Be Swept Away in the Winds of Betrayal

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THE CRY FOR FREEDOM, Book One

A rousing family saga for the fight for America’s independence!

The winds of change brews over the colonies. Tension against the crown is mounting daily. In Williamsburg, the rebellion burns strong in the hearts of two siblings, Jonathan and Hannah Corbett. Spirited and headstrong, Hannah finds herself thrust in the middle of a conspiracy when her father receives a strange package from Philadelphia. Jonathan, a physician for the Continental Army, is torn between duty and family. With war looming on the horizon, the siblings soon discover there is a high price to be paid for the cry for freedom.

The Saga continues….

EMBRACE OF THE ENEMY, Book Two

It’s a dangerous game you set to play, Miss Corbett. One that can have far worse than deadly consequences!

In the midst of the struggle of America’s bid for independence, Hannah Corbett makes a fateful decision, descending into a world of deceit. Spurred by revenge, she heads to New York, setting in motion a dangerous game for which there is no return. Searching desperately for the man who betrayed her family, she faces the cold and brutal reality of the life of a spy. Caught in a web of lies, living with betrayal, she is trapped. She has nowhere to turn except to a man it would be treasonous to love, setting duty and desire at war. Her heart is ripped apart when she must choose between the man who risks his career and life to protect her and the only thing that has remained constant in her life…her belief in her cause.

The Legend Continues…WHISPERS OF LEGEND SPECIAL!

Starting today through September 29, Whispers of a Legend…Shadows of the Past, The Path Now Turned, Vision of Destiny and Time of Nuxvenom will all be $.99 each! Don’t miss out.

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Whispers of a Legend saga: Kela Calledwdele was born with a destiny, a Euchoun with only one purpose in life…to protect. Torn between two worlds, Kela soon discovers she is the hope of both. Now she must find the courage to face the destiny fate has dictated to her.

Kela has always known what path in life she would follow. She was born a Euchoun. Half Witheleghean, a passive peaceful race where magic runs freely and the other half, Sordarin, a valiant warrior race of hawkmen who rule the sky, 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 world where she knows not whom to trust. In time her power matures and grows stronger when she bonds with a Sordarin warrior, Cono. She learns well why she holds the power. An evil as no other before, Asmeodai, has emerged but all is not what it seems as a dark cloak encompasses her family. Betrayal, distrust, treachery leaves Kela alone. She is torn by her desire for Cono and the purpose, the path, she has been given to follow. And when another emerges within her world, one who seemly wants only to help her along her path, she is pulled further away from her Sordarin.

Shadows of the Past, Book One of the Whispers of a Legend is the first in nine installments of the saga. It is a journey of a young woman’s battle to embrace her destiny. Whispers of a Legend follows Kela along this conflicting path, where as a young woman unsure of her ability and her confidence in facing the challenges before her to where she emerges as a strong leader who learns to lean upon her own strength, to stand not behind, but side by side with her warrior.

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Having proven her ability during the Payelaga Desert battle, she believes herself ready to follow her destiny beside her warrior. Fate has another path for Kela. When she discovers all she has long believed is not as it seems, the betrayal leaves Kela torn by her desire for Cono and the path she has been given to follow.

The Path Now Turned is the second installment of the Whispers of a Legend saga. Follow Kela’s battle to embrace her destiny. Whispers of a Legend follows Kela along this conflicting path, where as a young woman unsure of her ability and her confidence in facing the challenges before her to where she emerges as a strong leader who learns to lean upon her own strength, to stand not behind, but side by side with her warrior.

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Trained for only one purpose, to protect the innocent from an evil that threatens to destroy her world, Kela has never questioned her destiny. The enemy has never been in doubt and her path laid clear before her. Now all is 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.

Vision of Destiny is the third installment of the Whispers of a Legend saga. Follow Kela’s battle to embrace her destiny. Whispers of a Legend follows Kela along this conflicting path, where as a young woman unsure of her ability and her confidence in facing the challenges before her to where she emerges as a strong leader who learns to lean upon her own strength, to stand not behind, but side by side with her warrior.

The Legend continues…

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The Nuxvenom—the time declared by the Arachindaens for their ascension to power; the time of their rule; the time for the annihilation of all who do not submit to their authority. Over the years, the Sordarins have slept well secure in the knowledge that the Great One guards over them and protects them from this Nuxvenom. Now, though, our world has once more been targeted; Asmeodai’s evil looms on the horizon and fear lives in the hearts of the Sordarins for our very existence is threatened.

I, Kela Calledwdele, have been trained for one purpose—to protect my people from this evil threat of Asmeodai. I did not ask for this, but have embraced my destiny. The path before me has never been easy, nor do I expect my tribulations to lessen as I continue my journey, but I hold to this destiny for I hold to my faith in the Great One.

With the acknowledgement as King Edulf’s granddaughter, Kela is swept into a world strange to her. Moreover, Kela discovers the world she now walks harbors its own dangers. For not only does Kela face the looming threat of the evil Cyaika and Arachindaens, she is forced to confront deception and betrayal from within her own ranks. Never have the stakes been greater—never has her world faced a greater danger—never has more been asked of the Euchoun. The time of the Nuxvenom is now!

 

 

 

 

WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S- LET’S MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

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Please Give if you canit means a lot to my husband and to everyone that has a loved one affected by this awful disease. You can donate here at this link. It would be so much appreciated.

More than 5 million Americans are affected by Alzheimer’s. My husband’s mother, Marilyn, is one of them. From a personal perceptive, Alzheimer’s is an awful disease taking from your love ones their memories. I have watched my husband’s family struggle with this fact. At first, I watched a lovely, warm woman struggle to remember simple facts. Frustration sets in. She wasn’t what she wanted to be. Then after another stage, she became more like a child. Accepting what you told her amiably, instead it was his family who endured the hurt. I have watched my father-in-law stand by his wedding vows, for better or worse, in sickness or health, faithfully. When I write a romance, I write about finding a love to last a life time. It happensI’ve seen it.

So come Sunday, September 28th, my family and I are walking for Marilyn. My hubbie’s team. In a situation where you don’t have a lot of control, he wanted to do something for his mother. If not his, someone’s. Marilyn would have liked that. She was always helping someone.

If you are up here in Boston, you are welcome to join us. If you can’t walk, think about a small donation if you can. Every little bit helps. You can hit donate.

Thanks for letting me share. Thank you for caring….

Before you go, take a minute if you want and read a short story I wrote a couple of years ago…

Where Did She Go?     

 

Time is a relative thing. Isn’t it? I mean the older we get, the faster it ticks away. There are never enough hours in the day.

Running late as usual, I almost passed by my parents’ house. I was tired. Work had been so crazy and I needed to go by the grocery storeNo, I reprimanded myself. I needed to see Mom. I pulled my car in the driveway.

Sliding back the porch’s screen door, I walked in to find Mom sitting in her chair. She smiled up at me, the most beautiful smile. A laugh escaped her, a laugh to die for. The house used to echo with her laughter.

“Oh, it’s you. You have come to visit,” she said.

I smiled back at her. It’s been years since she said my name. I looked over at Dad. It had been one of those days. His tired worn eyes betrayed him, but not his words.

Leaning over and kissing Mom’s cheek, I turned to him. “Why don’t you go out? I’m here for as long as you need me. Aiden is at a dinner for work.”

“Do you mind? I could run down to the Knight’s?” he asked.

“Not a problem,” I answered, reprimanding myself once again. I should come by more often and watch her for him.

Realizing in that moment, I have taken Bree, my older sister, for granted. She had taken on the blunt of the responsiblity for Mom and Dad. Never having married, I had convinced myself Bree had the time to look after them. Forgetting perhaps, the woman in the chair was my mother, also.

I watched Dad leave from the window and turned back to Mom.

“Where did that man go?” 

I sighed. “He’ll be right back.”

“Who?” she asked. She stood up and walked toward the kitchen.

“Are you hungry? Let me fix you something,” I said, while following her.

She leaned down and picked up a tiny, tiny scrap of paper on the floor. I wondered for a moment how could she have seen it. She picked it up and placed it in the palm of her hand.

“Do you want me to take that?”

She doesn’t answer, but I reached over and took it. Throwing it in the garbage, I watched her walk over to the table and rearrange the centerpiece. She turned back to me.

“Where did that man go?”

“He’ll be back in a minute.”

I caught sight of a stack of pictures at the corner of the table. Picking them up, I flipped through them. I held the past in my hand. Pictures of my father fifty years ago. So good looking, smiling in his army uniform. Another of their weddingbaby pictures of us kids.

So long ago. How I missed those days. Engrossed in the pictures, I didn’t noticed at first she had sat down. She held the picture of Dad in her hand. Gently her hand glazed over the face.

“He’s handsome,” she said, not releasing it, but gripping it tighter. She reached for the stack. I relented the pictures and sat back, studying her as she looked through them.

Suddenly, the urge surged through me that I wanted her back. I wanted her to take me in her arms as she had when I was a child. Smooth away the pain. To tell me that everything would be okay.

“In the morning, the world will refresh itself and everything will be better,” she used to tell me.

Instead, she asked, “Where did that man go?”

“He’ll be back in a minute,” I answered once more. She seemed appeased and went back looking through the pictures.

We sat there looking at the past through the pictures in her hand. I answered her patiently when she asked me who it was.

“That’s Liam, your oldest grandson.”

“Are you sure?” she asked.

I nodded. She stared down at it thoughtfully. I saw her mind struggle to remember, searching for something familiar. There had been times in the past when she would break down and cry at this point. Today she went to the next picture.

How desperately I wanted to share with her my memories. Moments in my life I cherish. Would always cherishwouldn’t I?

I wanted to tell her I would never have survived high school without her. It wasn’t until my children got to be in high school that I realized why Mom stayed up and hugged me before I went to bed. Later in life she told me she just wanted to make sure I hadn’t been drinking. Nothing ever got by her. I wanted her to know I have done the same with my children.

I chuckled to myself remembering how much she disliked Aiden when I began dating him. She had never come straight out and told me. No, that wasn’t her way. Subtle remarks here and there. They stopped the day I married. Over the years, surprisingly to me, she formed a special bond with my husband.

Then the vision of her when I was giving birth to Janette flashed before me. Aiden was by my side when the doctor said her heart rate dropped. They needed to perform an emergency Cesarean. Being wheeled down the corridor to the OR, I heard her before I saw her. Running down the hall like a mad woman, she stopped us for a second.

Bending down over me, she whispered, “I love you.”

I heard her as I was being wheeled away. “I couldn’t let them take her in without telling her…”

I looked at her now. Oh, God, what happened to my mother? The woman who never forgot a date in her life, a birthday, an anniversary, dates that I didn’t even know meant anything.

Smiling at me, she asked, “Where’s that man? Suppose he forgot to come back.”

“He’ll be back in a minute.”

She nodded. Her head tilted to the side when she came to the next picture, the picture of a beautiful, young woman, beaming brightly, ever so happyit was Mom on her wedding day.

Her eyes met mine. “Where did she go?”

 

 

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WHAT TO READ AFTER FSOG- THE GEMSTONE COLLECTION- Part Five

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Ssh! Don’t tell Momma! What to Read After FSOG: The Gemstone Collection Part Five!

Join me tomorrow for the release of What To Read After FSOG: The Gemstone Collection Part Five! The collection of books is filled New York Times, USA bestselling, and Amazon bestselling authors!

CATHRYN FOX- Fever

MELINDA DUCHAMP- The Sexperts: The Girl With The Pearl Necklace

KAROLYN JAMES- A Voice to Love

SASHA WHITE-  The Principles of Lust

STEPHANINE QUEEN- Playing the Game

ELAINE RACO CHASE- Rules of the Game

V. J. DEVEREAUX-   Cooking Class

COLLEEN CONNALLY- Fragmented, Book One Boston’s Crimes of Passion

TARA CRESCENT-  Triage

SUMMER DANIELS-  Summer’s Journey

Yesit has erotica romances in the collectionI’m not sure but Fragmented may be the token Suspense/thriller in the bunch. My Momma is going to turn Fifty Shades of RED!!! Sosshdon’t tell her. She loves my books, but she has a hard enough time telling people she knows that I write romances ‘sex books’ as she calls it. No matter that she has a closet full of Romance bookswhere do you think I stole my first romance book I readjust makes a difference that her daughter is writing thembut to be in a collection of books with Erotica Romancesshe just may have a heart attack. So….sshwe just won’t tell her.

Going to have a great time tomorrow! Join me! Lots of prizes to give away!!! And don’t forget to get your copy tomorrow!!!

WINDS OF BETRAYAL BOXED SET NOW INCLUDES— The Heavens Shall Fall!

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WINDS OF BETRAYAL BOX SET
Book One- The Cry For Freedom
Book Two- Embrace of the Enemy
Book Three- Kiss of Deceit
Book Four- The Heavens Shall FallA rousing family saga for the fight for America’s independence! Follow Hannah and Jonathan Corbett path to Freedom!

The winds of change brews over the colonies. Tension against the crown is mounting daily. In Williamsburg, the rebellion burns strong in the hearts of two siblings, Jonathan and Hannah Corbett. Spirited and headstrong, Hannah finds herself thrust in the middle of a conspiracy when her father receives a strange package from Philadelphia. Jonathan, a physician for the Continental Army, is torn between duty and family. With war looming on the horizon, the siblings soon discover there is a high price to be paid for the cry for freedom.

Embrace of the Enemy, Book Two, Winds of Betrayal

It’s a dangerous game you set to play, Miss Corbett. One that can have far worse than deadly consequences!

In the midst of the struggle of America’s bid for independence, Hannah Corbett makes a fateful decision, descending into a world of deceit. Spurred by revenge, she heads to New York, setting in motion a dangerous game for which there is no return. Searching desperately for the man who betrayed her family, she faces the cold and brutal reality of the life of a spy. Caught in a web of lies, living with betrayal, she is trapped. She has nowhere to turn except to a man it would be treasonous to love, setting duty and desire at war. Her heart is ripped apart when she must choose between the man who risks his career and life to protect her and the only thing that has remained constant in her lifeher belief in her cause.

Kiss of Deceit, Book Three, Winds of Betrayal Series

The tides of war have shifted. When all eyes turn south, Doctor Jonathan Corbett finds himself once more thrust into the war’s turmoil. On assignment from General Washington, the dashing doctor discovers his mission has taken him straight into a conflict where the British are not the only ones to be feared.Rebekah Morse has no time to contemplate the exploding war around her. Caught up as a pawn in a deadly conspiracy, she finds her only hope lies with her old friend, but things have changed since they last saw each other.

Yet destiny has not intervened in their lives without cause. Rebekah’s strength, courage, and breathtaking sensuality set within Jonathan a desire he swore never to feel again. When Rebekah’s life is threatened, Jonathan is determined to save the stubborn woman whether she wants to be saved or not. Now Jonathan and Rebekah must face the perilous threat together—only to discover a passion they never imagined…

THE HEAVENS SHALL FALL, Book Four Winds of Betrayal

The cry for Freedom is at its darkest hour!

After the devastating loss at Saratoga, the British respond with a vengeance, aiming at taking a strategic hold on the South. In New York, the American spy network is in turmoil, leaving Rupert Arnett to pick up the pieces. Never has it been more dangerous, but never has the stakes been higher.

Under siege by the RedCoats, Charles Town collapses, giving the Americans their most humiliating and worse defeat of the war. When Dr. Jonathan Corbett is taken prisoner, Rebekah faces her greatest personal challengefor the only way to save her husband’s life is to betray his trust. She turns to the one man Jonathan despises the most, General Marcus Durham.

On the return of Major John Andre to New York, Rupert recognizes something is amiss. The British intelligence seems to know Washington’s every move. Pressure mounts on him to discover what the British have planned. Amid untold dangers, Rupert turns to his one operative that can uncover the truth.

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REVIEW:

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

 

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.

 

WARNING LABEL:

CAUTION! Be warned if you are looking for perfection in your characters— this is not the book for you! Seductive Lies has flawed, human characters! Every hero needs love to be redeemed!

 

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Enjoy! Have a wonderful day!