A NEW LOOK- WINDS OF BETRAYAL SERIES

It’s done! The new look for Winds of Betrayal. Erin Dameron-Hill did an awesome job!

THE CRY FOR FREEDOM is FREE today! Don’t miss out on your free copy! This series is best read in order. I am having one little problem with getting the right cover up for KISS OF DECEIT! The cover is download on the kindle, but the cover the customer sees is the old Ruse of Love cover. I’m working on it. I wanted to keep the original book up. The content hasn’t changed only the title and cover. Just a little glitch. So here it is—

 

WINDS OF BETRAYAL SERIES

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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.

The Saga continues….

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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 life…her belief in her cause.

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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 sets 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…

Coming 2014
THE HEAVENS SHALL FALL, Book Four Winds of Betrayal

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THE CRY FOR FREEDOM is FREE!

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THE CRY FOR FREEDOM, Book One Winds of Betrayal Series

by Jerri Hines

FREE TODAY THRU FRIDAY!

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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.

The Saga continues….

Embrace of the Enemy, Book Two, Winds of Betrayal
Coming soon!

COMING SOON!

EMBRACE OF THE ENEMY is to be released in the next few days!

 
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 life…her belief in her cause.

KISS OF DECEIT, Book Three, Winds of Betrayal Series
Previously Published as Ruse of Love

 

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…

Coming 2014
THE HEAVENS SHALL FALL, Book Four Winds of Betrayal

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Happy Valentine’s Day! Broken Legacy, Book Two Secret Lives Series

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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BROKEN LEGACY, BOOK TWO SECRET LIVES SERIES

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.

 
Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day! Want a love story to enjoy. Grab a copy of Broken Legacy! Perfect love story for Valentine’s Day! Giving away an ebook copy of Broken Legacy today! Paperback will be ready by next week.
 
Want a copy! Still giving away a copy of Seductive Secrets paperback this week!
 

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                                 Amazon US    Amazon UK  Barnes and Noble

 FREE ebook! Would you like a free paperback?  

 Do you want a chance to win a signed copy of Seductive Secrets? I have some copies I’m giving away for the next few weeks. Not only Seductive Secrets, but a copy more of my books. In the Whispers of a Legend series under my other pen name Carrie James Haynes, Part Four- Time of the Nuxvenom or one of the Tides of Charleston Series, Another Night Falls. It will be your choice. But you have to comment to win!

 You can comment anywhere I’m at socially… here, Colleen Connally BlogCastle in the AirNovel WorksWhispers of a Legend Saga, or on twitter at @jhines340   @carriejhaynes  @colleenconnally or any of my Facebook pages.

Last week, I was hit with Nemo. So I didn’t draw a winner. I will choose a few this week to make up for last week and celebrate Broken Legacy’s release!

Enjoy Broken Legacy!

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A CRY FOR FREEDOM, Book One Winds of Betrayal Series

 

“Let justice be done though the heavens should fall.”

                                              — John Adams, 1777

 

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THE CRY FOR FREEDOM, Book One Winds of Betrayal

Previously the first half of Patriot Secrets

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.

The Saga continues….

Embrace of the Enemy, Book Two, Winds of Betrayal
Coming soon!

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 life…her belief in her cause.

Kiss of Deceit, Book Three, Winds of Betrayal Series
Previously Published as Ruse of Love

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…

Coming 2014
THE HEAVENS SHALL FALL, Book Four Winds of Betrayal

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THE WORLD ACCORDING TO JAYE

My husband always tells me I live in my own world. I do. I like my world. Sometimes, my husband calls it my bubble world. I know what he’s talking about. I look at the world differently than most people. I’ve done it all my life. I can remember time and time again when I have reacted in a different manner than most. My history teacher in 8th grade, Mr. Stewart, told my mother he had never meant a kid like me. He said that when I set my mind on something, it was almost impossible to change it. Okay, so I took it personally when he called Auddie Murphy a B actor.

I’ll go back a tad and explain myself. I watched a movie with my dad—To Hell and Back. After watching the movie, I fell in love with Auddie Murphy. It was his story. Auddie Murphy was one of the most highly decorated WWII soldiers. He was short and was told he couldn’t enlist. He finally did enlist in the army, forging papers about his age also. He was only seventeen. I thought he was the bravest man alive…so when Mr. Stewart said Auddie Murphy was a B actor, I took offense.  In my world, Auddie Murphy could do no wrong. In my world, he still can do no wrong. I admired the man.

I’ll let you in on a little secret. My friends and family call me Jaye. I know…I have so many names. Jerri Hines, Carrie James Haynes and Colleen Connally. When I sold my first story, I never wanted to go under Jerri Hines. I always wanted to go under a pen name, Carrie James Haynes. I also never intended to go under another pen name, but I have— Colleen Connally.

In my world, I would never had to go under another pen name, but reality crept into my world. Oh…that dreaded reality. The reality of the publishing world. What is it like behind all the perfect smiles. I can only tell you my experience. For a few years, I so enjoyed going to my local conference until last year. I loved having a couple of days to myself in April with others that shared a common interest. I loved making connections and networking. Everyone was so nice and friendly, so many smiles… I felt part of their world.

In my world, when you’re friends with someone, you do something nice for them. I tried. I offered free promotions to any author. In my years of Novel Works and my new blog, Romance in Books, Romantic Picks Just For You, I don’t think I ever turn anyone away who wanted a mention. Why would I offer free promotions? Because it was my way. I could have charged a fee or at least asked for a donation, but that’s not me. I enjoy feeling like I’m doing something to help others. Did I tell you I’m not a business person?

Last year, I was forced out of my bubble. I was ill-prepared for this publishing world. When I released Daughter of Deceit, I got slammed with negative reviews. I’m not going backwards with the details. Needlessly to say, I was stunned. I never expected it. Moreover, one of the reviewers decided it is her mission in life to save the world from my writing. For almost a year, it has been her mission.

First and foremost, I want to state— I respect everyone’s right to their opinion. I do. I also accept that not everyone is going to like my writing.

This is not a blog about negative reviews. It’s not a blog about right or wrong. It’s about my experience and what I‘ve endured this last year to a certain extent. I’m not going into details. When I got hit by this group, immediately I got emails from ‘friends’ with their thoughts. I have a pretty good idea what I’m going against at this time. I also understand exactly where I stand in this whole mess.

One one side, I have someone I’ve never met that hates me. She has spent almost a year watching my every move. I know she’s not going to stop. I don’t believe she can. This is the first time and only time I’m going to say something to her. Know I’ve known who you are since two weeks after your first review. Please note I have never, ever retaliated against you and for the record I won’t. It’s not me.

On the other side, my ‘friends’ long ago deserted my side. Those ‘friends’ you think are by my side left me long ago. Why? Because they were afraid you would attach yourself to them. I was told it’s not good for business. Well, the exact words were ‘We all build our own business strategies and our brand. I don’t judge you for what you do with yours — please don’t judge me for what I do with mine.’ I can assure getting attacked like I did was not part of my business strategy. This is where I differ from others, because I do care about my ‘friends.’ I have put myself on the line for others. I’ve never considered being  ‘friends’ a business decision. Guess that’s why I’m not the best business person in the world.

I was told when I got hit like I did ‘to leave my writings behind.’ I was informed that because of this person that has attached herself to me I had only one alternative—to walk away from all my years of writing. Drop it and become someone else. I have fought this every step of the way.

I love my writings…good or bad, they are part of me. Doesn’t mean I won’t become anyone else. I know how. It’s just I don’t have any desire to be someone other than myself.

I have a couple of things going on this month. Broken Legacy is going to be released. I’ve poured my heart into this book. I’m also revamping the look to Winds of Betrayal Series. Then, we’ll see where I go.

For now, I’m going back into my bubble world. Did I tell you I like it there? I have decided I can’t worry about things I have no control over. I can only do the best I can. My daddy told me once, “If you can get up in the morning and look yourself in the mirror, you’ve done okay.”

The only thing I have control over is myself. You know what I want to do…write. That’s all. I just want to write.

Oh…did I mention that I won the history award that year from Mr. Stewart. He was one of my favorite teachers.

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Jane Austen TURNS 200!

Back on January 28th, 1813, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen was published. So launched one of the most beloved romances! It has become one of the most loved books of all time. Pride and Prejudice captures our imagination and pulls us into the world according to Elizabeth Bennett.

There is so much to love about Pride and Prejudice. I remember reading and rereading it in my youth. I also remember my joy when as an adult I picked the book back up at the library. It felt like I was reading it for the first time. Reading it felt like going home. In a sense, I guess I did. I relate Pride and Prejudice to a happy time and reading it allows me an escape from reality if only for a brief moment.

I was trying to think specifically what I loved the most about Pride and Prejudice. Ms Austen did a magnificent job of capturing the era. I confess my picture of the Regency period is reflective of this book. The storyline has held through out time. Ms Austen weaves a wonderful tale of romance and the rocky road it entails. But I believe that I love the characters the best in Pride and Prejudice.  Elizabeth Bennett has to be one of my all time favorite characters for numerous reason. Mostly, I loved her spirit.

I don’t think I have to analyze Pride and Prejudice. It has been analyzed and discussed many times in its 200 years. What I can do for you if you haven’t read Pride and Prejudice in a while is link you up to the Amazon site for a free download of the book.

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I hope you enjoy the moment as I do. Happy 200th Birthday, Pride and Prejudice!

Don’t forget about my book giveway! Do you want a chance to win a signed copy of Seductive Secrets? I have some copies I’m giving away for the next few weeks. Not only Seductive Secrets, but a copy more of my books. In the Whispers of a Legend series under my other pen name Carrie James Haynes, Part Four- Time of the Nuxvenom or one of the Tides of Charleston Series, Another Night Falls. It will be your choice. But you have to comment to win.

Gave away three books yesterday! Congratulations to Vanessa, Renee, and Jessica! I’ll be giving away books until Broken Legacy is released!

You can comment anywhere I’m at socially… here, Castle in the AirColleen Connally Blog, Novel Works, Whispers of a Legend Saga, or on twitter at @jhines340   @carriejhaynes  @colleenconnally or any of my Facebook pages.

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History’s Legacy

Today’s Martin Luther King’s day.

A great day to reflect. The legacy of Martin Luther King left was one to be admired with his advocacy of the disadvantage and civil rights for everyone… That’s why I love history. You can draw from other’s experience to learn.

My inspiration from my writing comes from history. Makes sense being a historical romance writer, but even in my epic fantasy I draw from history. Human nature hasn’t changed…it never has. Greed, corruption, lust, selfishness, the thirst for power has been the undeniable forces that have led to unimaginable horrors within our history. But even at its worse throughout history there always emerges a light. Martin Luther King was one of those lights.  A light to remind of us of humanity. A light to lead us out of the darkness.

In fiction, it’s easy to come up with a happy ending. I have control. All the conflicts and injustices I have inflicted on my hero and heroine are vindicated by the end of the book if I so choose. Good versus Evil. In my world good always trumps evil.

History fascinates me. Certain people inspire me, but it’s not always the well-known heroes that have intrigued me. Heroes are ordinary people doing the extraordinary in a given situation. Not all the good that one does is immediately recognized. Some may never be recognized. But it is from these sacrifices that humanity survives.

Evil’s face is not always readily perceived as the evil they are. Evil has a way of twisting and turning the facts to justify their means to an end. My daddy always told me that most people can justify their actions to themselves. Excusing their behavior for the ‘betterment’ of others. To us looking back, we would never justify slavery. Yet at one time it was an accepted practice. Do you realize how hard it was to stand up and say that slavery needed to be stopped? In books today, heroes and heroines always do the political correct thing and oppose the practice. It’s easy to look back and say we would have made a stand and demanded slavery be stopped. I would like to think I would have, but it was a different world back then. People were ostracized for standing up and demanding slavery be stopped. It’s a hard thing to do to take a stand that’s not popular. To have society look down on you- telling you how wrong you are-having your life or your love ones lives threatened. Even in the North, abolitionists were frowned upon and shunned. But the adage one voice can make a difference…I think it does. Eventually, the good in people surfaces.

Isn’t that what Martin Luther King did? His voice emerged over all the bias and injustice. His sacrifice paved the way for voices to be heard here in America. A legacy to be remembered….

Just my thoughts on this day…

The whole intention of my blog today was to announce that I’m giving away books for a few weeks. Kinda went off topic…here’s what I intended to say.

In the mood for an epic fantasy or haven’t gotten the lastest installment of Whispers of a Legend! Would you like a signed copy of Whispers of a Legend, Part Four- Time of the Nuxvenom! Or how about a copy of Seductive Secrets…or Another Night Falls! Or if you prefer any of my ebooks. It’ll be your choice.

So leave a comment on Castles in the Air….Colleen Connally’s blog…my website, Jerri Hines, Romance Author...Novel WorksWhispers of a Legends Saga on Facebook (new page)
Follow me on twitter make sure you leave me a message telling me you would love a chance for one of my books at @jhines340  @carriejhaynes or @colleenconnally

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GRAND ROMANTIC GESTURES

I love romance. Of course, I do. I write it. But there are some scenes in books and movies that never leave you.

I’m not talking about the typical grand gestures where the hero gives the heroine expensive, eloborate gifts or takes her to the far corner of the world to propose. No…I’m talking of a grand gestures which defines the love between the hero and heroine.

One of my favorite books, Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, has the classic line…in the book it was a tad different…in the movie…Rhett tells Scarlet.

“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.”

Every time I watch Gone With the Wind or read it, I get goosebumps. The moment that defines the story… their romance.

Forgive me, but I’m going to diverge for a moment.  While I was writing, a sudden thought occurred to me. If Margaret Mitchell wrote Gone With the Wind today, would it get published? Seriously…I could just see the letter Ms Mitchell would receive from any romance editor…while I see promise in your work, you do understand romances have to have a happy ending. Having the hero slam the door in the face of the heroine and swear at her doesn’t qualify. Could you edit the ending? And while you editing…having Melanie die is quite sad, could you work on that as well? And….well I don’t want to say anything but…   Just a thought for another day….

Back to defining romantic gestures. I know what you’re thinking—while Gone With the Wind is a great book…a classic…it isn’t one that you would fantasize about the hero.  When women fantasize, it is because we dream of the perfect love. So does perfect love exist? Or is it only in the imagaination of us romance authors?

I believe in romance…I believe in love at first sight…I believe in the power of love. I couldn’t write it if I didn’t believe in it. I do believe in love.

My favorite epic fantasy is the Lord of the Rings triology! While I would never classify J R R Toilkien as a romance writer in any form of the imagination, I would classify one of his characters deeds as the ultimate romantic gesture. Arwen gives up immortal life for Aargorn. She decides that the few years she would have with Aargorn would be more percious to her than an eternity without him. That is a love to fantasize about.

Literature is littered with grand romantic gestures. Romeo and Juliet, Lancelot and Guinevere, Cathy and Heathcliffe are examples of true love taking a tragic turn.

But I have a list of my all time favorites romances gestures.

1) Arwen giving up immortal life.

2) Jane Eyre returning to Thornfield because she hears Rochester calling for her.

3) Love Story. I have never cried harder as I did when Jennifer dies in Oliver arms after he gave up his family’s fortune to be with her.

4) The Notebook. Allie choosing Noah over Lon.

5) Rhett Butler and Scarlett O’Hara. Even without the happy ending…that one gesture defined one of the classic love storys of all time.

What are your favorites? Do you believe in that one special love?

Keep reading!

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New Year…New Books

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A brand new year. A time to reflect on the year that passed and look forward to the future. So many things going on.

Seductive Secrets is out in paperback.  At the same time, the ebook cover got updated a tad because coming in February the second book in the series, Broken Legacy will be released! So excited about the release. Just got the cover for it! Love it. Erin Dameron-Hill did an excellent job!edca0003-300colleenconnally (1)

Wrote a blog post for Southern Writers Magazine. I’ll let you know when it comes out. I’m so honored!

Patriot Secrets is now officially down. I’m hoping to get it back up by the end of the month. Ruse of Love is still available. But I am going to be revamping the look. I’m also trying to figure out exactly what to do with Patriot Secrets. It’s a long book…hate to break it up. Have to think about it…

So looking ahead…after Broken Legacy, I have another book I want to finish under Colleen Connally. I’m not certain of its title. At first I intended to call it Seductive Lies. We’ll see, but its in the works.

Then…I have to work on the next installment of Whispers of a Legend. I plan on having Heir of Witheleghe out by the end of 2013.

Just want to remind everyone that Seductive Secrets (ebook) is FREE as well as Whispers of a Legend, Part One- Shadows of the Past.

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AMAZON   BARNES AND NOBLE

Busy, busy, busy… I’m happy that way.  Keep reading!

So for the preview of BROKEN LEGACY’S cover—

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THE TALE OF TWO REVOLUTIONS

I’m a history buff. The American Revolution fascinates me for several reasons. As in most revolutions, the colonies revolted with violence against the oppression they felt the British held over us.  The sequence of events spelled revolution. Basically, King George made a series of bad decisions. I say this because unlike most revolutions, the leaders of the American Revolution had an idea of what they wanted their colonies to become. When the tides began to turn toward breaking from the mother country, there were several points in the sequence that could have slowed the progress toward independence. King George responded with what would be the downfall of the British—conceit and arrogance. The colonists expected to be treated as the other British subjects, but their perceived concept of themselves and King George’s differed greatly. Everyone knows the basis for our independence—life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all men. Everyone knows that in the end, the colonies broke from England and the United States was formed. The whole of the revolution was so much more complex, but comparing it to the French Revolution…there is so much to be admired from the American Revolution.

Most Revolutions end with a tyrannical government of some sort. I contend that the American Revolution represents everything right a revolution can bring. The French Revolution represents what most revolutions bring—instead of the freedom they desire, their fates are once more placed in another form of what they rebelled against, another form of oppression.

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There is an irony that can’t be overlooked when you study both revolutions. We Americans needed the French’s support to win our revolution. With the French support, we were victorious, but because of their support, conditions in their own country deteriorated and help lead the people of France to revolt against their King. The conditions in France were also much different than the colonies.  Famine, poverty, rights of the common people…compared to the colonies…there was no comparison. I do not contend that I’m an expert on the French Revolution, but when one class can imprison a person without cause…there is a problem that will escalate when the needs of the people aren’t met.

I can imagine that the French people looked to the United States. Is it wrong to dream of equality? It was suppose to be the age of Enlightenment. I do not believe looking back on the events before the French Revolution that I’m surprised it happened. What was surprising and shocking was the extent of violence that occurred.

I have two series I’ve written that are set in the American Revolution. Winds of Betrayal Series follows siblings as they answer the call for the independence and the price it will cost. The first two books, Patriot Secrets and Ruse of Love, leads to the dramatic conclusion in Winds of Betrayal. Winds of Betrayal series deals with spies and intrigue…historical fiction scattered with romance.

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Tides of Charleston deals with the circumstances the war forces on a family. I absolutely loved writing about the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution.  The Tides of Charleston series is historical romance. Another Night Falls focuses on one of my favorite characters, Sumner Meador…

Under my pen name, Colleen Connally, I cross the Atlantic to write Regency…Pre-Regency romances. Seductive Secrets is the first book in the Secret Lives series…romantic suspense. Next year, I am planning on releasing two more books under Colleen Connally. The first, Broken Legacy, finds Lady Eloise D’Arcy Granville caught up in the turmoil of the French Revolution. I began this book years ago. I had to put it down, emotionally draining…the research was so intense. Do you realize how many people went to the  guillotine? But I have found a connection to the French Revolution that I have found fascinating. I hope that I capture that essence in Broken Legacy along with a love that develops between two strangers.  

There is a connection between the two revolutions…peoples lives changed dramatically. Life was never the same after either.

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