The Holidays Are Upon Us!

I was shopping yesterday. It struck me that Christmas is just around the corner. The shops are filled already with Christmas decorations. Most years, I might have complained. This year, though, I think I appreciate the atmosphere more. I want to feel the joy and happiness that the holidays bring, even if it is before Thanksgiving.

To be honest, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It’s about being thankful. This Thanksgiving, I’m so grateful for so much. My family. My health. Also, for having the precious time with my momma before she passed. The loss of my mother has hit me hard. She fought hard to recover from her stroke last November, but I will hold to the moments we shared during those last few months. She will always be in my heart.

I’m also grateful that I feel my writing again. It has come back.

For the holidays, I hope you enjoy the free books I have to offer you. Belle of Charleston is perma-free everywhere (Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iTunes and Kobo). You can, also, get Shadows of Magnolia free if you sign-up for my newsletter.

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BUT now you can also get WINDS OF BETRAYAL for FREE—ALMOST EVERYWHERE! 

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Which means that Set Fire To the Rain is on the Horizon! I will have a release date in the next couple of weeks.

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Also, Enter my new contest  #HOLIDAY #KINDLEVOYAGE CONTEST for your chance to win a Kindle Voyage…Just in time for Christmas.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Be Safe!

 

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November’s Winds

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I have come to regard November as the older, harder man’s October.

I appreciate the early darkness and cooler temperatures. It puts my mind in a different place than October.

It is a month for a quieter, slightly more subdued celebration of summer’s death as winter tightens its grip. ~Henry Rollins

I can’t believe that November is half-way done. This month has been a blur. I do have a few things going on that might hold your interest. I set The Governor’s Daughter for free and then I didn’t really promote it except on one site. But The Governor’s Daughter is FREE until November 17!

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I’m in the process of taking Winds of Betrayal off of KDP. It will be up soon on all the sites. I believe The Darkness of Deception and The Heavens Shall Fall is offered most everywhere now. Winds of Betrayal is going to take a little longer. I’m going through Smashwords again because its where it has all its reviews. So it will take a little longer to go through. But when it does it will be a perma-free book! I’m also having a devil of a time getting the print covers changed.

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I will have all the links set as soon as everything goes through Barnes and Noble, iTunes and Kobo.

Don’t forget that Belle of Charleston is FREE ~ BUT you can get Shadows of Magnolia FREE as well by signing up for my newsletter.

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It’s Hard to Say Good-by

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Last November, my mother had a stroke. Over the following year, she fought hard to recover. Unfortunately, she lost her battle last Saturday. She was 81.

My mother, Ramona, lived a full life. Reasonably, I know that it was ‘her time.’ I know that I’m old enough to understand that this is life. I have faith in God and his plan he holds for each of us. I take comfort in that knowledge.

But I wasn’t ready to say good-by.

There is nothing…nothing like a mother’s love.

Momma inspired my love for books. She is the reason I write. The picture I will always hold near my heart is her sitting in her chair with a book in her hand.

I am an Indie writer. In the Indie world, writers battle to compete with the big 5 publishers. Readers don’t realize what goes on behind the covers. Nor should they. Readers deserve books that will entertain them and allow them an escape from reality for a short time. I am the one that has to deal with the extremely competitive world of publishing. To get your book in the hands of readers is like finding a needle in the haystack.

Before I began writing, I was not a business woman, but I had to become one to sell my books. I love to write and create stories and am so appreciative of the fans I have. I realize I owe them the conclusion to Winds of Betrayal. I have had emails asking when…when is Set Fire To The Rain coming. I have set dates that I have not met. For that I apologize.

The real reason it isn’t complete is because I write what I feel. The story comes to me while I type. To be honest, I haven’t felt the story since my mother became ill. It’s hard to get into a book and have your attention drawn away. It is not an excuse, but the reason. The fact of the matter is, I’m truly not a very good business woman. My emotions get the better of me.

I do have some funny stories about Momma and my writing, but that will be for another day. Today, I am returning to writing with my momma, once again, as my inspiration.

Momma, you will be missed.

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Momma’s Eightieth Birthday Celebration

 

 

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AWESOME BOOK NEWS from jerri

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WINDS OF BETRAYAL— New Look…Same Great Books!

[November 1-November 4— Winds of Betrayal is FREE!]
Last time exclusively on Amazon for FREE!

Spies and Traitors; Love and Betrayal!

Inspired by the notorious Culper Spy Ring of the American Revolution. Winds of Betrayal is a rousing family saga for the fight for America’s independence!

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

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THE DARKNESS OF DECEPTION! Previously titled The Kiss of Deceit.

“The Darkness of Deception weaves together a fine tapestry of romance and history. With intense emotion and passion the characters come alive on the page and engage you from the opening chapters. Author Jerri Hines has cleverly crafted her story around the war torn south with such rich detail it makes you feel as though you are right there in the midst of the American Revolution.”
–Cynthia Vespia

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THE HEAVENS SHALL FALL
A Wonderful Series for History Buffs and Romance Lovers of the American Revolution — Jerri Hines is quite the writer
“This book was no less spectacular than thethree preceding ones. It carries us further through the events of the AmericanRevolution introducing new characters and more intrigue. As characters wereintroduced I’d check the internet to know if these military officers existed ornot. Ms. Hines builds such a convincing story that you have to remind yourselfthat it is fiction, albeit the historical characters were real and the eventsof the war were, too…”
~Eileen Dandashi- BOOKTALK WITH EILEEN

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After all these years, it is coming—the dramatic conclusion—
SET FIRE TO THE RAIN!

I will have a release date…soon!!! Coming Soon!

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#KINDLEPAPERWHITE CONTEST

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FALL INTO ROMANCE OCTOBER!

Start the Fall with your chance to win a Kindle Paperwhite Contest! Easy to do. Click this link !

Have you subscribed to my YouTube Channel yet. I have seven ebooks, The Bastard Son, to give away to the next seven readers to subscribe! After you subscribe, email me at jerri.hines@jerrihines.com and I’ll send you a copy!

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Lastly, I have an #Amazongiveaway going on FRAMED! For your chance for a copy of my latest release…enter!

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Celebrating Framed’s Release—FRAGMENTED IS FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY!

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FREE TODAY AND TOMORROW ONLY!

From the author of a #1 Amazon Historical Romance Kindle Bestseller, BROKEN LEGACY, comes FRAGMENTED, a suspense thriller that you won’t be able to put down!

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 share done 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 er 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.

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FRAMED IS NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON!

You can also enter to win a free copy of FRAMED!

Blood makes you related; Murder makes you family!

Riley Ashcroft discovers that being born into one of the most prominent and powerful families in Massachusetts doesn’t mean a life of ease. Far from it. Since her father, Jack Ashcroft, took his own life thirteen years ago, she has lived in the shadow of scandal. When her grandmother’s personal secretary is brutally murdered, Riley begins to suspect everything she has been told as a child was a lie. Feeling betrayed, she vows to expose her family’s darkest secrets.

Josh Kincaid, an investigative reporter, is on the heels of a major story. Thirteen years ago, Harrison Taylor’s fate lay in the hands of his lawyer, Jack Ashcroft. In the midst of rumors and scandal, Ashcroft committed suicide and Taylor’s fate was decided. Taylor is a convicted killer, but his grandmother has never stopped believing in his innocence. Now, the woman of meager means has offered a reward for any information that will free her grandson. Kincaid’s interest is peaked, but it isn’t until an anonymous tip suggests that the convicted killer was framed that he takes on the case.

Determined that the sins of the past be revealed, Kincaid and Riley search together for answers to the questions that were silenced by Jack Ashcroft’s death. But there is a killer out there that has already proven he will do whatever necessary to keep those secrets buried.

In this tale of deceit and twisted revenge, the two soon realize that no one can be trusted, not even each other…

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FRAMED, BOOK 2 OF BOSTON’S CRIMES OF PASSION IS NOW AVAILABLE!

 

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FRAMED IS NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON!

You can also enter to win a free copy of FRAMED!

Blood makes you related; Murder makes you family!

Riley Ashcroft discovers that being born into one of the most prominent and powerful families in Massachusetts doesn’t mean a life of ease. Far from it. Since her father, Jack Ashcroft, took his own life thirteen years ago, she has lived in the shadow of scandal. When her grandmother’s personal secretary is brutally murdered, Riley begins to suspect everything she has been told as a child was a lie. Feeling betrayed, she vows to expose her family’s darkest secrets.

Josh Kincaid, an investigative reporter, is on the heels of a major story. Thirteen years ago, Harrison Taylor’s fate lay in the hands of his lawyer, Jack Ashcroft. In the midst of rumors and scandal, Ashcroft committed suicide and Taylor’s fate was decided. Taylor is a convicted killer, but his grandmother has never stopped believing in his innocence. Now, the woman of meager means has offered a reward for any information that will free her grandson. Kincaid’s interest is peaked, but it isn’t until an anonymous tip suggests that the convicted killer was framed that he takes on the case.

Determined that the sins of the past be revealed, Kincaid and Riley search together for answers to the questions that were silenced by Jack Ashcroft’s death. But there is a killer out there that has already proven he will do whatever necessary to keep those secrets buried.

In this tale of deceit and twisted revenge, the two soon realize that no one can be trusted, not even each other…

Also check out YOUTUBE!

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DON’T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE GIVEAWAY—LAST THREE DAYS—TO ENTER TO WIN one of two Amazon Fire Tablet!

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YOUR FREE BOOK IS WAITING!

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Belle of Charleston is FREE, but now you can get Book 2 of Southern Legacy, Shadows of Magnolia for FREE ALSO— check it out here!

A Sweeping Historical Romance!

Set against the backdrop of AntebellumCharleston with the martial clash of brother against brother looming on thehorizon–here is an absorbing, tantalizing saga of life during one of ourcountry’s most turbulent times–Southern Legacy Serial.
 
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In a world of pageantry and show, theMontgomery family accepts the way of life that has been antebellum Charlestonfor over a hundred years. Two cousins, the handsome and debonair, WadeMontgomery and the bold and brooding Cullen Smythe, were born to be brothers.Raised as Southern gentlemen, their character could never bequestioned–loyalty, honor, duty to one’s country, God and family. It was thetie that binds until…their bond is threatened, not only by the cry forsecession 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 allshe 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 inher. But how can she do so when all she has known is no more?

AUTHOR’S NOTE:

This is a serial! The books may havecliffhangers and hooks to make you want to continue to the next book. Do notbegin if you don’t want to become addicted to the series! Southern Legacy willconsist of four books– Belle of Charleston, Shadows of Magnolia, Born to BeBrothers and The Sun Will Rise.

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PAPA BOB AND JORDAN PROMOTE MY NEXT RELEASE!

Today I thought you might enjoy a little promo my husband and grandson put together for me just for fun. I loved it…hope you do too…

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My new release is coming September 27! I haven’t released a book under Colleen Connally for two years!!! Framed is the second book in Boston’s Crime of Passion Series.

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Pre-Order Now! 

My thanks to Papa Bob and Jordan for their absolutely adorable promotion!

Don’t Forget to enter my GIVEAWAY— a Rafflecopter giveaway !

Congratulations to Steve and Mary who have already won copies of Fragmented!

SIGNUP FOR MY NEWSLETTER. DON’T MISS OUT OF FREE AND BARGAIN PROMOTIONS…ONLY ONCE A MONTH EMAIL!

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Check Out My #YouTube Channel!

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ROMANTIC PICKS IS NOW ON YOUTUBE!

DON’T MISS OUT ON THE GIVEAWAY— a Rafflecopter giveaway !

I’m giving away TWO Fire 7″ Tablets along with random ebooks throughout the month! If the YOUTUBE subscriber list hits a 1000, I will add the Amazon Echo as a prize!!! So SUBSCRIBE! SUBSCRIBE! SUBSCRIBE!

The Youtube channel will be an extension of my blog, but with added features. Want to go behind the computer and discover little tid-bits of what an author thinks and feels, what inspires them, why they choose a certain setting.  Check it out!

The first book promo will go out on Tuesday, August 29!

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