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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.

 

 

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Seductive Secrets, Broken Legacy, and Seductive Lies
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Historical Romance filled with Love, Intrigue, Betrayal and Mystery!

A former Amazon #1 Historical Romance, one of the most downloaded Historical Romances, and a great Gothic Love story!
SEDUCTIVE SECRETS
Someone wants Alyce Hythe dead… 

Shunned from London society for being the daughter of England’s most notorious spy, Alyce Hythe desires only to clear her father’s name. For years, she has been hidden away from all prying eyes, given a new identity and told to forget who she was. But strange things have been happening causing old rumors to once more be whispered.

Long has Lord Julian Casvelyn lived with guilt brought on when his brother was murdered by England’s most infamous traitor. But one eventful night has changed everything Lord Julian believed about his brother’s death. Never did he suspect the woman he has just saved from certain harm is the daughter of that man. Now Julian is caught in midst of a conspiracy and desire for that woman. Thrown together by fate, the two search for answers long denied them and along the way discover a love that can free them both.
BROKEN LEGACY
 
Lord Gerard Lenister needed the lady…after their meeting, her 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.

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?
Review 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

Review on BROKEN LEGACY~ FORMER #1 HISTORICAL ROMANCE ON AMAZON 

Simply mesmerizing…
Colleen Connally has a gift for weaving love stories filled with conspiracy, sacrifice, deceit, loyalty, hardships and least of all love. I am completely enthralled with her work. Eloise’ s character in this story has experienced so much hardship and difficulties I am humbled with the ease the author was able to make me feel and see the heroines live. Colleen has the ability to transport you in time and place you within the story. The way the characters are introduced and how their relationship begins was brilliant. Eloise’s story was heart breaking. Colleen was able to again merge different worlds from different social standards and had a great supporting cast that enriched the plot of the story full of betrayal and conceit.~ Amazon Review

Review on SEDUCTIVE LIES!

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

If you enjoy Secret Lives Series~Love Beyond the Secrets don’t miss out on Colleen Connally’s latest series under her name Jerri Hines~ Southern Legacy!

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Seductive Secrets, Broken Legacy, and Seductive LiesNow Available All Three Books Under One Cover!
Historical Romance filled with Love, Intrigue, Betrayal and Mystery!

A former Amazon #1 Historical Romance, One of the most downloaded historical romances, and a gothic love story!

SEDUCTIVE SECRETS

Someone wants Alyce Hythe dead… Shunned from London society for being the daughter of England’s most notorious spy, Alyce Hythe desires only to clear her father’s name. For years, she has been hidden away from all prying eyes, given a new identity and told to forget who she was. But strange things have been happening causing old rumors to once more be whispered.

Long has Lord Julian Casvelyn lived with guilt brought on when his brother was murdered by England’s most infamous traitor. But one eventful night has changed everything Lord Julian believed about his brother’s death. Never did he suspect the woman he has just saved from certain harm is the daughter of that man. Now Julian is caught in midst of a conspiracy and desire for that woman. Thrown together by fate, the two search for answers long denied them and along the way discover a love that can free them both.

Broken Legacy
Lord Gerard Lenister needed the lady…after their meeting, her 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.

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?

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SECRET LIVES BUNDLE—Love Beyond the Series
Seductive Secrets, Broken Legacy, and Seductive Lies

Now Available All Three Books Under One Cover!
Historical Romance filled with Love, Intrigue, Betrayal and Mystery!

A former Amazon #1 Historical Romance, One of the most downloaded historical romances, and a Gothic love story!

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Someone wants Alyce Hythe dead…

Shunned from London society for being the daughter of England’s most notorious spy, Alyce Hythe desires only to clear her father’s name. For years, she has been hidden away from all prying eyes, given a new identity and told to forget who she was. But strange things have been happening causing old rumors to once more be whispered. Long has Lord Julian Casvelyn lived with guilt brought on when his brother was murdered by England’s most infamous traitor. But one eventful night has changed everything Lord Julian believed about his brother’s death. Never did he suspect the woman he has just saved from certain harm is the daughter of that man. Now Julian is caught in midst of a conspiracy and desire for that woman. Thrown together by fate, the two search for answers long denied them and along the way discover a love that can free them both.eded the lady…after their meeting, he wanted her.

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Barnes and Noble            iTunes

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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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…

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:

They were destined to be together but fate had other plans…

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 of her knowledge. Haunted by vision of wrongs once done, Harriet fears there will be no escape.

SECRET LIVES SERIES BUNDLE!

 

SECRET LIVES BUNDLE—Love Beyond the Series
Seductive Secrets, Broken Legacy, and Seductive Lies

Now Available All Three Books Under One Cover!
Historical Romance filled with Love, Intrigue, Betrayal and Mystery!

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A former Amazon #1 Historical Romance, One of the most downloaded historical romances, and a Gothic love story! Coming Soon on Amazon.
Someone wants Alyce Hythe dead… Shunned from London society for being the daughter of England’s most notorious spy, Alyce Hythe desires only to clear her father’s name. For years, she has been hidden away from all prying eyes, given a new identity and told to forget who she was. But strange things have been happening causing old rumors to once more be whispered.Long has Lord Julian Casvelyn lived with guilt brought on when his brother was murdered by England’s most infamous traitor. But one eventful night has changed everything Lord Julian believed about his brother’s death. Never did he suspect the woman he has just saved from certain harm is the daughter of that man. Now Julian is caught in midst of a conspiracy and desire for that woman. Thrown together by fate, the two search for answers long denied them and along the way discover a love that can free them both.
Lord Gerard Lenister needed the lady…after their meeting, her 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.
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?

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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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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 come with a warning label:

 

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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.

 

REDEMPTION OF A HERO

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There are certain expectations of heroes in romance novels. The most important is for the reader to imagine herself falling in love with him. Romances are escape from reality. A reader knows when picking up a romance that there will be a Happily Ever After.

 

How the hero and heroine obtain their HEA is up to the imagination of the authorand talent of author. It is my job as the author to create characters you can become attached to in the story. When you read one of my books, one knows I don’t write romantic comedy or light romance. I’ve tried, but no matter what I do, my characters divert my story to where they want to go. I write a few different genre, but my favorite is historical.

My imagination runs wild with historicals for many reasons. The rules that women lived under during these periods make compelling storylines. Tortured, angst and anguish souls.

I have prided myself with fresh and original stories. My characters are flawed. I don’t believe in perfection, but I do believe in love. Redemption is always a key element in my stories.

The question becomes can a hero be redeemed? Should a hero in a romance be allowed to be human for a momentIf they do make a mistake, can they be saved from themselves.

I understand we want a hero to be strong, confident, arrogrant to a certain point. But can’t those same qualities led to issues?

When I wrote Seductive Lies, I wanted the reader to feel the reason Arthur made his decision to deceive Harriet. Afterwards, he discovered there were consequences to his actions. I believe that he paid for his liesand in the end, he found happiness.

I write what I love to read. Growing up I read and re-read my favorite books. I have found these books inspire meinspires my stories. Two of my favorites—Jane Eyre and Rebecca. If you remember in Jane Eyre, Mr. Rochester was already married when he tried to marry Jane. The only reason he didn’t was because the brother of his wife told of the deception in front of Jane. Then Rochester confessed to Jane and she eventually forgave him. In Rebecca, Maxium believed he had murdered his wife.

Soyes, I believe that a hero can be redeemedby loveof course.

Seductive Lies #Freebie For a Limited Time!

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 greatlyhis 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 scandalForbidden loveGhosts 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.