Fragmented, Boston’s Crimes of Passion Series

Back when I released Fragmented, I committed to donating a percentage of my royalties to The One Fund, a Boston based charity for the Boston Marathon Victims. Back in December, I made my last donation to The One Fund. Not because I decided not to give, but because it is closed to donations. This is the message that was left.

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We are truly grateful for your interest in donating to the One Fund Boston to support those most affected by the tragic Marathon bombings. As of December 15, 2014, the One Fund Boston is no longer accepting donations. However, we invite you to consider donating to other charitable programs and organizations supporting the survivor community.

I believe in giving back to the community and now have decided that my writing will commit to donating to The Home For Little Wanderers in Boston. For more than 200 years, The Home For Little Wanderers has built a reputation for changing and enhancing lives of children and families living in at-risk circumstances.

I bring this up because my attention is turning back to my Colleen Connally writings for a moment. Fragmented is my only contemporary suspense book that I have written to date. I do plan on continuing the series. I hope to have the next book in Boston’s Crimes of Passion out next year. I hope you have a chance to read Fragmented. I do not think it will disappoint.

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FRAGMENTED

BOOK ONE, CRIMES OF BOSTON SERIES

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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! 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


HOPE CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN

A friend of mine, Howard Blankman, recently released a new children’ts book,  Hope Can Make It Happen.

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Now why would a historical romance author be mentioning a children’s book? Because I love all books. As a child, I have fond memories of my mother reading to me. Snuggling close beside her so I wouldn’t miss a word. I hope that I have passed it down to my children. I’m sure that I’m not alone when I say that some books were so well-read that I memorized them and my children had heard them so much they would be ready to turn the page as I read.

 

Books expand the imagination. Lessons are learned. There are a mulitude of reasons why its important for a child to devolop a love of reading. I found a great list on My Little Bookcase that explains why you should make time to read to a child.

 

One of the reasons that My Little Bookcase mentioned is

  • Books provides inspiration, thought and reflection

I believe that is what Mr. Blankman’s book, Hope Can Make It Happen, offers to a child. He also has come up with a great concept Learn-A-Word. Check out his website and then buy his book. It would makes for a wonderful holiday story.

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Although it takes place at Christmastime, Hope Can Make It Happen is not necessarily a Christmas story. It is loosely based on a real-life incident that happened almost 100 years ago. It is an uplifting tale about three people — father, Jake; mother, Rose; and their six-year-old daughter, Hope — who, while facing adversity, find that special something deep inside each of us that says no to defeat.Hope Can Make It Happen is an inspiring parable — for readers, young and old — telling us that a family, whose love for each other is strong enough and true enough, can survive even in the worst of times.And it is the story of a little girl whose determination to have a happy Christmas morning brings results that surprise even her. What Hope sees on Christmas morning, her parents see. They are sharing the magic that can happen when we see with our hearts.

 

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Wednesday 3/11
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Jackie Weger
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6:30 PM – 7:00 PM Jenny Harper
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4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Amy Vansant
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6:00 PM – 6:30 PM Mimi Barbour
6:30 PM – 7:00 PM Mary Smith
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Donna Fasano
8:00 PM – 8:30 PM Laurie Boris
8:30 PM – 9:00 PM Traci E Hall
9:00 PM – 10:00 PM Larry Kelter
Friday 3/13
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Ellie Campbell
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Pete Barber
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM David Wind
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Lois Lewandowski
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM Dale Furse
9:00 PM – 10:00 PM Jerri Hines
I will be giving away ebook copies of Belle of Charleston and Shadows of Magnolia!!!
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Born To Be Brothers on Pre-Order!

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Born To Be Brothers, Book Three

 

Each has chosen a different path, Tied by the bond of brothers!

The tie that bound the cousins, Cullen and Wade, together has been strained and stretched to the breaking point…and there is nothing Josephine can do. The bond once shared, once so strong, has been lost in the turmoil surrounding their lives…none larger than the war that looms on the horizon. The war will force the brothers to choose sides. Each will defend their beliefs and loyalties with courage and valor, but each will stand against each other. The world that once was will be no more.

 

It’s Coming May 26th!

BORN TO BE BROTHERS is up for PRE-ORDER!

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 first two books in the Southern Legacy Series, Belle of Charleston and Shadows of Magnolia, before reading Born To Be Brothers. This is a SERIAL! Born To Be Brothers begins where Shadows of Magnolia left off.

 

I pushed back the release to May 26th…but the date is set and the pre-order is up!

 

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WANT TO GET A FREE SAMPLE OF MY WRITING—WINDS OF BETRAYAL 1&2 will be FREE March 5-March 9th! Begin Winds of Betrayal Saga….

 

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The Cry For Freedom and Embrace of the Enemy!

 

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Watch for the conclusion to Winds of Betrayal— SET FIRE TO THE RAIN, Book 5 — Coming late 2015!

The Biting Chill of February!

“Announced by all the trumpets of the sky,
Arrives the snow, and, driving o’er the fields,
Seems nowhere to alight: the withered air
Hides hills and woods, the river, and the heaven,
And veils the farm-house at the garden’s end.
The sled and traveler stopped, the courier’s feet
Delayed, all friends shut out, and housemates sit
Around the radiant fireplace, enclosed
In a tumultuous privacy of storm.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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February has been memorable. I have never seen so much snow. Snow…Snow…and more Snow! Cold…so bitterly cold. I don’t even want to think of my heating bills, but I have to admit this February hasn’t been all that bad. I became a grandmother for the first time. Jordan Robert. He’s the most adorable baby…I’m not the least bit bias…well, maybe a little bit.

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I also received notice that Publisher’s Weekly is doing a review on Belle of Charleston. I’m in the middle of the third book in the Southern Legacy Saga, Born to Be Brothers. I’ve set the release date: May 12th. It’s my mother’s 80th birthday.

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This winter has been brutal, but it hasn’t been all bad. I look at the face on my grandson and realize how truly blessed I have been for it warms my heart.

One more thing, I have had to change the charity where I’m donating a potion of my royalties on Fragmented. The One Fund has closed. There are other wonderful places to donate, though. I have made up my mind. I will be supporting The Home For Little Wanderers in Boston.

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For more than 200 years, The Home For Little Wanderers has built a reputation for changing and enhancing lives of children and families living in at-risk circumstances. With your support, we can make a positive impact on even more lives and bring hope for the future to the children and young adults in our care.

 

Stay warm…have a great day!

 

 

THE HEAVENS SHALL FALL #BARGAIN #HISTORICAL

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Spies and Traitors; Love and Betrayal!
The world of spies and traitors-love and betrayal converge on the path to the ultimate betrayal–the treachery of the American’s most infamous turncoat, General Benedict Arnold!

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 challenge…for 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.

Now, time is of the essence. The crucial hour of the revolution is upon the Americans. There is a traitor in their midst. Can the network determine who the traitor is before all is lost? At what cost? Who one will pay the ultimate price for the cry of freedom?

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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…