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?

ABOUT:

 

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!

CAUTION: READ WARNING LABEL BEFORE CONTINUING

I have come to the conclusion I need a warning label on the books of my Winds of Betrayal Series. Is Winds of Betrayal a series or a serial?

 

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A series by defintion is a group or a number of related or similar things, events, etc., arranged or occurring in temporal, spatial, or other order or succession; sequence. (taken directly from Dictionary.com)

 

A serial by definition is anything published, broadcast, etc., in short installments at regular intervals, as a novel appearing in successive issues of a magazine.(noun) published in installments or successive parts: a serial story. (adjective) (Again taken directly from Dictionary.com).

 

Without question Winds of Betrayal is a series. The question becomes is it also a serial. I had also thought of a serial as short stories if combined together would make a novel. But if you use the word serial as an adjective, then I guess you can say the books are a serial.

 

There are two types of series. A collection of books that can stand-alone. Books you can read without having to read the others to fully understand the book. An example of my one stand-alone series- SECRET LIVES: Seductive Secrets, Broken Legacy, and Seductive Lies. The books are connected by the heroines having to live secret lives at some point.

 

The other series I have written are all connected books. Winds of Betrayal, Tides of Charleston, and Whispers of a Legend. Coming later this year, I will release the Southern Legacy series…it is a serial. I’m taking a book I wrote a few years ago, Whispers of a Southern Heart, and am breaking it down into at least three books, probably four. I’m aiming to have each book be around 50,000 words. Southern Legacy will include: Belle of Charleston, Shadows of Magnolias, Born to Be Brothers and if there is a fourth, The Sun Will Rise.  Southern Legacy will will come with a warning label:

 

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Coming Fall 2015!

THIS IS A SERIAL! THE BOOKS MAY HAVE CLIFFHANGERS AND HOOKS TO MAKE YOU WANT TO CONTINUE TO READ THE SERIES. DO NOT BEGIN IF YOU DON’T WANT TO ADDICTED TO THE CHARACTERS AND STORYLINE! 

 

 

So should Winds of Betrayal carry a warning label of its own? That I can’t answer for everyone. Should readers realize that Winds of Betrayal is NOT a Stand-alone series? I believe there are a few hints that lean to conclusion that it is an ongoing storyline.

 

First line of The Cry For Freedom’s blurb:

 

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

There are four books in the series with the same characters. There will be a fifth to conclude the series and the American Revolution- Set Fire to the Rain has a tentative date of late 2015.

 

Eventually, I will bundle all the books under one cover. At the moment, my bundle only holds the first three books. I have released the fourth, The Heavens Shall Fall, since I bundled the first three together.

 

THE STUFF THAT DREAMS ARE MADE OF!

What do you dream about? What is your secret desire? Meeting the man of your dreams? The perfect vacation? Retiring before the age of 30I missed that boat long ago, but my point is that we all have dreams. Dreams are healthy. I believe we are happiest when we are striving for that dream.

My dream — writing. My desire is to write and to be read. It’s a great feeling to see your book go up the charts.  Maybe you noticed that I didn’t say make the New York Times or USA Best Selling List. I didn’t say sign a huge contract for millions of dollars. No…my dream is to write and create. My dream is for readers to enjoy these works. I love creating worlds to get lost inits that connection. An example is my Winds of Betrayal series. To me…in my worldmy characters come alive for that period of time. It’s the reason my characters for Winds of Betrayal and Tides of Charleston overlap. Because to me, the characters exist at the same time. So it would be natural they would interact if the opportunity arose.  It’s not the only time I have done so, either. Wonder if anyone has caught a character in two different books and series that crosses over besides Winds of Betrayal and Tides of Charleston. Of course, you would have had to read all my books to have caught it. But if anyone does, I’ll gift you a copy of my new release when it’s released. First oneif anyonethat can tell me the character’s name.

Get lost in another time and place…

I have written about the American Revolution in Winds of Betrayal and Tides of Charleston. Did you know I have also written about the French Revolution?

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BROKEN LEGACY, an Amazon #1 Bestselling Historical Romance!

Historical 2014 Readers’ Crown Finalist!

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Lord Gerard Lenister needed the ladyafter their meeting, he 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 Englandrumors 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 desperatebut soon he discovers that Lady Eloise is not what she seems.

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Intrigue, Secrets, Romance…

Thrown into the midst of
the Reign of Terror that the French Revolution has become, Lady Eloise has long
struggled with the questions arising from her birth. Forced into a marriage she
neither wanted or desired, she finds herself drawn to the man who is now her
husband.

Lord Gerard puts into place a plan to save his children. Marrying Lady Eloise
gives him the leverage he needs. Soon, he realizes the woman he married is
nothing like the woman she has been portrayed. Never did he consider she would
risk her life for him nor did he consider that Eloise would evoke
feelings within him he did not know existed.

Thrown into a terror few escape, Gerard and Eloise discover a connection that
will bind their lives forever–love. That is if they survive.

Orangeberry 2013 Hall of Fame Best Romance! 

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Be swept up within the Winds of Betrayal saga! Captivating!
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 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.

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?

INTEGRATING HISTORICAL CHARACTERS INTO HISTORICAL FICTION

I have written different genres over the years: historical romance and fiction, fantasy, and contemporary suspense. I am drawn to historical fiction. I’ve always had a fascination with the past. I used to sit for hours and listen to my grandmother tell me stories of her youth. It connected me to my ancestors, understanding where they came from and the obstacles they had to overcome.

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Interesting stories that I hope are never lost. My maternal grandfather’s grandmother was a full bloodied Cherokee. Today, I take pride in that fact, but back then interracial marriages were frown upon. My paternal grandfather’s grandmother had a child out of wedlock. It embarrassed my grandfather to the day he died. He refused to talk of his grandmother. So no one really knows the whole story about her, but we do know some of the tale.

 

The story goes my great-great grandmother moved down from Nashville while she was expecting. It was rumored she had had an affair with a married man, a wealthy married man from all accounts. She bought a large farm in the foothills of Mississippi.  She never married, raising her son on her own. Her life became her son and farm.

 

Her farm became quite successful, but the community shunned her. Can you imagine how bad it must have been for her? Her grandson was still ashamed of her long after she had died.

 

As a romance writer, I would rewrite the ending to her story. Her lover would follow her, refusing to let her go. Also, I would have to change the fact he was married. Couldn’t have that…not if you want the happy ever after ending.  

 

As a historical fiction writer, I would leave the story alone, emphasizing my grandmother’s hardships. Moreover, she survived despite the odds against her.

Romance is a fantasy, an escape. Historical fiction is supposed to realistically depict times as they were. For me, I enjoy writing and reading both historical romance and historical fiction.

 

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Winds of Betrayal saga is a riveting, captivating historical series. I invite you to be swept away back into the past. Enjoy!

 

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The Cry For Freedom

A 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

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

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 Saga continues….

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COMING 2015-

Set Fire to the Rain, Book Five Winds of Betrayal

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH…COLORADO

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Back in June I attended RomCon. I had a wonderful time. It was the first time I have been to Denver. It is a wonderful city. I never shared a lot of what I did at that time, but I have to mention a few highlights. At RomCon I meet some wonderful authors and readers, including Jerrie Alexander, Cherry Adair, and one of my favorite authorsI’m a huge fan….Heather Graham.

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Afterwards, we headed for Estes Park. A lovely area…we went for a hike around Bear Lake in the Rocky Mountains.

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Of course, we had to go by the Stanley Hotel where Stephen King stayed while writing the Shining. Loved the book and the movie. Turns out that Stephen King wasn’t happy with the movie. The movie wasn’t shot at the hotel, but the miniseries was…as well as a couple of scenes from Dumb and Dumber. We even went on a ghost tour…I wanted to see a ghost… Unfortunately, I didn’t, but we had a great time. Highly recommend stopping there if you are in the area.

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I have an awful fear of heights. Thank goodness my husband doesn’t. We drove up to the highest point in the Rockies Mountains in this area. I don’t know if there is a higher point…I think I had my first panic attack driving up, stopping at every lookout point…There were cliffs. I made it to the tundra and it was breathtaking. I loved it…because it wasn’t on a cliff. On  the way down, I closed my eyes!

Got back home…a little different scenery. Good to be home, but loved seeing another part of the country.

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I did get some writing done while I was gone. Have a lot of things going on…revising The Judas Kiss and working on Belle of Charleston. Until they come out make sure you, read Winds of Betrayal Series!

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