ANNOUNCING BELLE OF CHARLESTON’S RELEASE!

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AMAZON LINK:Belle of Charleston (Southern Legacy Book 1)

BELLE OF CHARLESTON HAS BEEN RELEASED!

BE SWEPT AWAY WITH ROMANCE!

I’m giving away a $50 Amazon Gift Certificate in celebration of this release! All you have to do is follow Romantic Picks or email me at romanticpicks@aol.com and let me know its okay to sign you up to be on my email list! Thats all.

The other thing I’m offering— Buy and review Belle of Charleston in its first week of release and I will send you the PDF copies of the remaining books of the series before they are released. This is a limited time offer. You will have to show proof of your review by emailing me the link.

BLURB:

Set against the backdrop of Antebellum Charleston with the martial clash of brother against brother looming on the horizon—here is an absorbing, tantalizing saga of life during one of our country’s most turbulent times—Southern Legacy Series.

Belle of Charleston, Book One

In a world of pageantry and show, the Montgomery family accepts the way of life that has been antebellum Charleston for over a hundred years. Two cousins, the handsome and debonair, Wade Montgomery and the bold and brooding Cullen Symthe, were born to be brothers. Raised as Southern gentlemen, their character could never be questioned—loyalty, honor, duty to one’s country, God and family. It was the tie that binds until…their bond is threatened, not only by the cry for secession but by a woman—Josephine Buchanan Wright.

Josephine Buchanan Wright is a dutiful, southern belle. Her future seems fated to the two Montgomerys cousins…until all she has placed her faith in falls apart. As her life spirals out of control, she tries desperately to cling to the honor and duty that has been instilled in her. But how can she do so when all she has known is no more?

I’m so excited with the release of the Southern Legacy series. If you enjoy Winds of Betrayal series and Tides of Charleston, I promise you  won’t be disappointed. It is a serial. I debated back and forth how to handle the release. I wanted to release it like a true serial a little at a time, but Amazon didn’t allow me that option. So, I have to release the books, one at a time. The first two will go, December and January, Belle of Charleston and Shadows of Magnolia. The final two I’m hoping April and May, Born to Be Brothers and The Sun Will Rise.

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COMING JANUARY 26, 2015

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! BE SAFE…BE HAPPY!

BELLE OF CHARLESTON’S RELEASE COMING MONDAY! Stop by for and check out how to win a $50 Amazon gift certificate!

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AMAZON LINK:Belle of Charleston (Southern Legacy Book 1)

BELLE OF CHARLESTON IS TO BE RELEASED ON MONDAY!

BE SWEPT AWAY WITH ROMANCE!

Over on ROMANTIC PICKS I’m giving away a $50 Amazon Gift Certificate in celebration of this release! All you have to do is follow Romantic Picks or email me at romanticpicks@aol.com and let me know its okay to sign you up to be on my email list! Thats all.

The other thing I’m offering— Buy and review Belle of Charleston in its first week of release and I will send you the PDF copies of the remaining books of the series before they are released. This is a limited time offer. You will have to show proof of your review by emailing me the link.

BLURB:

Set against the backdrop of Antebellum Charleston with the martial clash of brother against brother looming on the horizon—here is an absorbing, tantalizing saga of life during one of our country’s most turbulent times—Southern Legacy Series.

Belle of Charleston, Book One

In a world of pageantry and show, the Montgomery family accepts the way of life that has been antebellum Charleston for over a hundred years. Two cousins, the handsome and debonair, Wade Montgomery and the bold and brooding Cullen Symthe, were born to be brothers. Raised as Southern gentlemen, their character could never be questioned—loyalty, honor, duty to one’s country, God and family. It was the tie that binds until…their bond is threatened, not only by the cry for secession but by a woman—Josephine Buchanan Wright.

Josephine Buchanan Wright is a dutiful, southern belle. Her future seems fated to the two Montgomerys cousins…until all she has placed her faith in falls apart. As her life spirals out of control, she tries desperately to cling to the honor and duty that has been instilled in her. But how can she do so when all she has known is no more?

Along with a new release this week, I have a re-release with Whiskey Creek Press. The Judas Kiss, Book One Tides of Charleston, was re-released last month. This month, The Promise, Book Two of the Tides of Charleston, is set to be re-released on December 19th. Pick up your copy of The Judas Kiss and enjoy Tides of Charleston from the beginning.

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I’m so excited for the release of the Southern Legacy series. If you enjoy Winds of Betrayal series and Tides of Charleston, I promise you  won’t be disappointed. It is a serial. I debated back and forth how to handle the release. I wanted to release it like a true serial a little at a time, but Amazon didn’t allow me that option. So, I have to release the books, one at a time. The first two will go, December and January, Belle of Charleston and Shadows of Magnolia. The final two I’m hoping April and May, Born to Be Brothers and The Sun Will Rise.

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COMING JANUARY 26, 2015

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! BE SAFE…BE HAPPY!

A Big Thank You!

The last couple of days I have been busy dealing with an issue. My book, The Cry For Freedom, was plagiarised. The culprit took my book—word for word—cover—inside credits—my whole book and put it up as his own. He went under the name Jay Cute….nothing cute about plagiarism.

 

He had 37 other similar books up. They all are down now…due in large part to so many of you. First to the reader or other author who noticed the strange books, thank you. I was notified by a Facebook message of the peculiar book. I had no knowledge at all. It had been up since November 27. After being alerted, I notified and filed a complaint and infringement with Amazon. Then I notified my Indie groups.

 

There are so many people I need to thank…many I know…many I don’t… for their response to this situation. I want to say I won’t forget anyone’s kindness. It’s not over. I still need to find out who was behind this plagiarism, but at least the books are down.

 

I had so many things pressing this week. My father-in-law illness has already diverted my attention. I also have a new release, Belle of Charleston, coming next week, a re-release, The Promise, with Whiskey Creek Press, promotions to arrange, my promotion blog to maintain with a giveaway going, besides writing the next sequel to the Southern Legacy Series. I had so much more to do than handle this plagiarism…but so did everyone else that helped me. This is one of our the busiest months.

 

I don’t know what to say except— From the bottom of my heart—thank you.

Happy Holidays!

A Name is a Name…is a Name

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.”

~Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet

 A name is a name…is a name. I have three. Jerri Hines, Colleen Connally and Carrie James Haynes. Three names…one writer.

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Coming December 15, I’m releasing my next book, Belle of Charleston. It’s the first book in the Southern Legacy Series. I debated back and forth on which name to use, Jerri Hines or Colleen Connally.  Colleen Connally tends to lean more into the romance; Jerri Hines, historical.

I decided to use Jerri Hines, even though Southern Legacy Series is a sweeping romance.

Warning: Southern Legacy is a serial. I’m planning on releasing the books back to back to back. The saga is too long to put into one ebook. But I don’t think you will be disappointed.

The series holds everything one can want from a romance—love, betrayal, intrigue, and mystery. I’m excited because this is a book from my soul. It is something I wanted to do for such a long time. History fascinates me. I love doing research.  I’ve learned so much with this book, especially about the Underground Railroad. Fascinating…totally fascinating along with our nation’s navy history. Of course, all of this is mixed with an unforgivable romance.

While I’m writing this blog, I’m listening to Whitney Houston sing. What a lovely voice she had. The Greatest Love of All is playing. Have you ever had lyrics touch you in a personal way.? These are talking to me…

I decided long ago, never to walk in anyone’s shadows
If I fail, if I succeed at least I’ll live as I believe
No matter what they take from me
They can’t take away my dignity

Read more: Whitney Houston – Greatest Love Of All Lyrics | MetroLyrics

They are telling me to write what I feel, what is in my heart…it is what I will do. It is who I am no matter what name I use.

BROKEN LEGACY BARGAIN OFFER!

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 AMAZON LINK Broken Legacy (Secret Lives Book 2)

Bargain for $.99! Limited Time Only!

BROKEN LEGACY, an Amazon #1 Bestselling Historical Romance!
Orangeberry 2013 Hall of Fame Best Romance!

Lord Gerard Lenister needed the lady…after 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 England…rumors 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 desperate…but soon he discovers that Lady Eloise is not what she seems.

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Intrigue, Secrets, Romance—Broken Legacy, Book Two of Secret Lives Series!

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.

Secret Lives series:
Seductive Secrets, Book One
Broken Legacy, Book Two
Seductive Lies, Book Three

Boston’s Crimes of Passion series:
Fragmented, Book One

 

Book Partners In Crime Blog Tour

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WOMEN OF MURDER, MYSTERY AND MAYHEM

This week I’m participating in a blog tour along with Mimi Barbour, Lorrie Farrell, L A Lewandowski, and Julie Frayn. I’m excited about being a part of the tour with these ladies. Check out of their books on sale.

Mimi Barbour-  Special Agent Francesca- Amazon LINK: Special Agent Francesca (Undercover FBI Book 1)

Lorrie Farrelly- The Guardian’s Angel- AMAZON LINK: The Guardian’s Angel

Julie Frayn- It Isn’t Cheating If He’s Dead – AMAZON LINK:It Isn’t Cheating if He’s Dead

L A Lewandowski: Born To Die- AMAZON LINK: Born to Die: The Montauk Murders

I have two books in the tour myself. FRAGMENTED was an obvious choice. It is on Sale at the moment for only $.99!

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AMAZON LINK:Fragmented (Boston’s Crimes of Passion Book 1)

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.

I choose to include The Heavens Shall Fall. The book is set in the middle of mayhem…the American Revolution. All my books are romantic suspense! It is also on sale…

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AMAZON LINK: The Heavens Shall Fall (Winds of Betrayal Book 4)

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 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?

CHARLESTON

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Charleston holds a fascination for me.  I’m Southern, born and raised in Northeast Mississippi. I had never even been to Charleston until I had already wrote my first book set in the city. Researching its history, it called to me. Its rich characters, intensity, and it’s absolutely a lovely city.

I just returned from Charleston a couple of weeks ago. I went down to do some research on my Southern Legacy series.

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This a picture of Drayton Hall. It is my inspiration for most of my plantations I write about.

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Down on The Battery; At Magnolia Plantation; Slave Cabins

Today, I’m excited to announce that The Judas Kiss, Book One of the Tides of Charleston Series has been revised and re-released!

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 AMAZON LINK: The Judas Kiss

Cathryn Blankenship has no desire for a season in London! Why on earth would her father want her to leave her home in Charles Town? Upon Cathryn’s steadfast refusal, Governor Blankenship is forced to assign a young lieutenant to watch over Cathryn on the journey and ensure his daughter’s appearance in London. Cathryn finds Lieutenant Jake Pennington the most aggravating, maddening man she has ever met…a man Cathryn soon admits she is in no hurry to see leave. But fate has other plans for her in a world she is ill prepared to enter. She descends into a place where love and betrayal go hand and hand, where greed and treachery are second nature, but moreover the threat her father believes he has sent her is awaiting her arrival. When fate tears her apart from her Lieutenant, Cathryn finds herself desolate and alone. Soon Cathryn makes fateful decisions that will eventually send her back to her home where she will have to fight for her life. And the only one that can save her is the one she believes deserted her.

THE PROMISE WILL BE RE-RELEASE DECEMBER 19TH!