Boston’s Crimes of Passion is Now Available Everywhere…and Fragmented is FREE!



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.




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…


Secret Lives ~ Seductive Lies is #FREE


Seductive Lies has never been free…get your copy today.

Seductive Lies is only Free for a limited time… July 11-13th!

Don’t miss out…

Also, there is a Giveaway…Enter to win an Amazon Echo Dot!

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?


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.



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


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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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! **


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


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…”


After all these years, it is coming—the dramatic conclusion—

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




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.
Belle of Charleston,Book One
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?


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.



BE SWEPT BACK IN TIME! The Governor’s Daughter—FREE for Limited Time!

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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 send her back to her home.

A home far different than the one she left. A war rages. Soon, she discovers her life is in danger and the only one that can save her is the one who left her heartbroken.

Author’s Note: This book was previously published with Whiskey Creek Press as The Judas Kiss and The Promise under the Tides of Charleston Series.

Feeling Patriotic—Let the Winds of Betrayal Sweep You Back in Time

Feeling Patriotic—Let the Winds of Betrayal Sweep You Back in Time!

In the spirit of the 4th of July, Winds of Betrayal 1 & 2 is now free until the 28th. Step back in time: Experience the fight for our freedom! Feel their Passion! Know their Fears! Admire their Courage!



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

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….


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.

The Saga continues with

Kiss of Deceit, Book Three

The Heavens Shall Fall, Book Four


Get a glimpse of what’s to come in my upcoming release (formerly published as Another Night Falls) — The Bastard Son   —Coming July 26, 2016. The Bastard Son has cross-over characters from Winds of Betrayal.


Enjoy! Happy Reading!

#HUGENEWS Belle of Charleston is Now Available #FREE!

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Belle of Charleston was released in December, 2014. Since that time, the bestselling series has been exclusively on Amazon. Today that changes. Belle of Charleston will be offered for the first time on iTunes, Kobo, and Barnes and Noble—FREE!

It has always been my intent to make Belle of Charleston a perma-free book. What does this mean for Amazon? As soon as enough readers report the lower price, Belle of Charleston will also be perma-free on Amazon as well.

The rest of the serial—Shadows of Magnolia, Brother To Be Brothers and The Sun Rises—will be offered on these sites by mid-July!

AUTHOR’S NOTE:–This is a serial! The books have cliffhangers and hooks to make you want to continue tothe next book. Do not begin if you don’t want to become addicted to the series! Southern Legacy will consist of four books– Belle of Charleston, Shadows of Magnolia, Born to Be Brothers and The Sun Will Rise!

DON’T FORGET— THE GOVERNOR’S DAUGHTER will be released on June 14th (at the moment, only on Amazon).


Formerly The Judas Kiss and The Promise



Formerly Another Night Falls





BOOK BUZZ-Best Historical Romance In Ages!

Named one of THE BEST KINDLE BOOKS OF 2015 by Digital Book Today!


Today, Saturday, April 23  through Wednesday, April 27th, Belle of Charleston is FREE! 

Take note that Southern Legacy is a serial, but you won’t be disappointed. Be swept up in a romance for the ages.

More news to celebrate— Shadows of Magnolia  is, also, offered at a discount— $0.99!

(Shadows of Magnolia will be $.99 starting at Noon PST on April 23 through April 27)

Love. Romance. Passion 


Amazon Review—

At first I wasn’t sure if this would be a good story and a great series or if I had wasted my money. Did not waste one penny of it. It didn’t take long to become involved in the story line and was enthralled with it.

I really did like Cullen and Josephine together. They seemed to be the perfect couple. Not to sure about Wade though, he seemed way to wishy washy for me and I didn’t like Clarissa and her friends. Set in the South before the Civil War, it involves my favorite time period, the Civil War and the antebellum South. They way of life, the plantations. A time that will never be again.

Yes, it does end in a cliffhanger, but the next one picks right up where this one left off. The writing puts you right into the story and you can vividly see it all happening as it once did over 100 years ago.

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.

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 Smythe, 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 BuchananWright is a dutiful, southern belle. Her future seems fated to the two Montgomery 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?

AUTHOR’S NOTE:–This is a serial! The books may have cliffhangers and hooks to make you want to continue to the next book. Do not begin if you don’t want to become addicted to the series! Southern Legacy will consist of four books— Belle of Charleston, Shadows of Magnolia, Born to Be Brothers and The Sun Will Rise

Don’t forget to follow me on BookBub and Amazon!


Today and Tomorrow Only! Seductive Secrets is Free! #Historical

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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.

Check out the New Facebook Page for Southern Legacy Series for those that want to keep up with the latest information about the serial and giveaways. Don’t miss out!
Celebrate the dramatic conclusion of Southern Legacy~The Sun Rises
Coming October 19, 2015! Pre-order Now!