Boston’s Crimes of Passion, Fragmented #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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FRAGMENTED GIVEAWAY

The first in the Boston’s Crimes of Passion Series! A pulse-pounding thriller! Ms Connally’s first murder mystery delivers! Suspensefulshockinga 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 barsalong 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

Secrets To Share

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Over the next few days you will see a deal you can’t pass up 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

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.

Coming Soon~ Framed, Book Two Boston’s Crimes of Passion

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If you haven’t read, Fragmented, Book One, Boston Crimes of Passion…Don’t miss it.

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Boston’s Crimes of Passion

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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

Fragmented is now on KDP. If you have Kindle Unlimited, you can get it for FREE!

Coming this Spring— FRAMED, Boston Crimes of Passion, Book Two

Belle of Charleston Named One of the Best Kindle Books of 2015!

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Belle of Charleston has been named one of the BEST KINDLE BOOKS of 2015 by Digital Book Today!!!

I’m so excited. I don’t enter contests or even press for my books to be nominated. So when I got word today that Belle of Charleston was considered by Digital Book Today to be one of the Best Kindle Books of the years, I was deeply honored.

I poured my heart and soul into the Southern Legacy series. I am deeply appreciative that readers have enjoyed the sweeping Civil War romance.

Have a wonderful day!!!

The Logic of Reviews

It’s two days before Christmas. Unlike a lot of authors, I have scaled down my promotions for December. I wanted to spend my time with my family, but I have to take a moment and post one of my frustrations with my writing. Reviews.

I’m not going to lament about troll reviews. I have learned to live with them. I know their routine. As soon as one of my books goes free, the troll reviews begin to appear. This is because they will have the Amazon Verified purchase on their review. They usually tell everyone how awful an author I am. I can’t spell, much less write. I guess I’m lucky to know my own name. According to these reviewers, English is my second language and haven’t a clue what an editor is. I am used to these reviews. Even though I totally disagree with them, there isn’t a thing I can do. Amazon turns a blind eye— even though some of them totally go against their guidelines. Amazon is quite subjective about their guidelines…I mean according to Amazon’s guidelines these are reasons to take down a review:

Objectionable material:
• Obscene or distasteful content
• Profanity or spiteful remarks
• Promotion of illegal or immoral conduct

But when I pointed out a review on Broken Legacy where I was called an illiterate somehow that isn’t consider distasteful or spiteful. Read the review. Here’s the link and tell me what you think.

But I’m not the only one that has to deal with trolls. Here is an article that reflects some of the issues that Amazon has with its review system.  AMAZON REVIEWS HIJACKED BY CAUSES, CONSPIRACIES, RAGE 

I could write a book on my frustration with the way Amazon handles troll reviews, but today my frustration is directed at another issue I have with reviews.

I realized when I released Southern Legacy as a serial that some readers don’t like cliffhangers. So I gave warnings in the blurb and also in the Author’s note. It was never my intention to mislead any readers. Southern Legacy consists of four books. All together,  all four books go well over 230,000 words. I released Southern Legacy in the only way I could. If you enjoy historical romance and romantic suspense, I believe you will truly enjoy Southern Legacy. When you pour your heart and soul into a book, it is so frustrating to read a review complaining that Belle of Charleston is a cliffhanger.

Indie writers live and die on their reviews. I honestly don’t feel leaving a bad review on Belle of Charleston because it has a cliffhanger is fair to me. I completely support everyone’s right to their opinion and believe everyone has a right to express that opinion. But if you are leaving a bad review because it is a cliffhanger when there are clear warnings before you began reading, then I feel that is just wrong.

You know I would completely understand if I was reading a book and it just ended abruptly…without warning…but not only did I give warnings about it being a cliffhanger…it all in the reviews. I have 56 negative reviews on Belle of Charleston…I would guess out of those 56 negative reviews, 95% of them are mad…furious Belle of Charleston is a cliffhanger.

Truly, I’m upset. I truly feel Southern Legacy is one of my best books. Am I wrong to feel this way? When you’re an author, the success of your book depends on getting good reviews. I truly didn’t see another way to release Southern Legacy…

Please let me know what you think…

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