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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?

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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.

 

 

Belle of Charleston’s Legacy

 

Belle of Charleston, the first book in Southern Legacy serial, is a sweeping American historical romance. Belle of Charleston is a perma-free book, written from my heart.

 
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Southern Legacy is my best selling series. Matter of fact, Belle of Charleston was named one of the best books of 2015 by Digital Book Today…and Belle of Charleston is free!
Being a Southerner, I grew up believing that the war was because of state’s rights and not about slavery. As an adult, I discovered how differently others saw the South. When my children came home one day talking about the movie Mississippi Burning, I found myself trying to defend my home state. That is not the Mississippi I know, but I can’t dispute facts. Although those weren’t the actions of the people I know and love, there is no justifying the indefensible.
My purpose behind the Southern Legacy serial was to depict how all sides felt during the war: Southern, Northern, slaves, and abolitionists. I wanted to capture the romance of the antebellum South, but also portray slavery as it was—horrific.
Readers may not realize my intent. As I stated, this is a sweeping romance, but within the series I wrote about the Underground Railroad, including leaders I wasn’t aware of until my research, like William Still.
This is what one reviewer of the whole series, Southern Legacy, 4-Bk Collection, said.


I NEVER write reviews! On this series I have too. I read 100’s of books and have to say, this has been the most pleasant surprise. I urge everyone to buy this series. The characters are many and you will hate and love everyone of them from one moment to the next. The History is not so much captured in the Civil War itself but the feeling is captured. You can FEEL how each of these characters felt, whether they were from North or South, slave, or freedmen. Thank you to the Author for such a wonderful experience that kept me on edge, and awake at all times of the night. It was well worth it.

 
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Being an Indie bestselling author, I have had to overcome several obstacles. One of them was deciding how to release Southern Legacy. I have gotten hit hard with one-star reviews with readers upset this is a serial—despite the warnings that there are cliffhangers. I have no desire to get into an agrument with anyone, but the warnings have been up since the beginning.
Unlike some other bestselling authors, I can’t get bad reviews taken down…I have one-star reviews up that have nothing to do with my book—one was mad at Amazon about how its kindle was downloading, another lambasting about things that weren’t even in my book, and others that leave one and two star reviews for all the books they review. As you can guess, Amazon and I don’t see eye to eye. Little things that make a difference, like a reader being greeted by negative reviews when they look at my books. A couple of examples— The Governor’s Daughter, the first review you see is a one-star liked by only 2 people, yet there are 5 and 4 star reviews liked by 29 and 11 readers below it. Another, The Bastard Son. The first review is a one-star liked by 8, but there are other 5 star liked by 10 that you can’t even see when you look at the book. I have numerous emails from readers complaining that their reviews never went up. There is absolutely nothing I can do about it. Amazon has control.
I mention this because at conferences I attend and online with other authors, there are a group of authors that never let a negative review stay up, especially on a new release. They talked about making a simple phone call. I am not one of those authors.
Amazon and I butt heads all the time. Last year, they threatened to take my one of my books down, Fragmented. They froze my book and readied to take it down. Their reason—they said that Fragmented wasn’t mine—despite the fact I had the copy-right and proved it was mine. They told me there was nothing I could do. I finally got through to someone that would listen, but not before losing two weeks of sales.
In April, Amazon again went at me. They placed a warning on Winds of Betrayal. They said there was something wrong with the formatting. This was on a book that had been up for years.

This was the error they gave me—

 “Formatting-Forced_background_color; Kindle Location: 5601; Comments: The background color for some texts appears to be forced in your book, because of which the text in the book is highlighted. This especially affects readers who prefer reading on black, sepia and green background. Please remove the forced background color. You can see this issue at location 5550 and 5564.”

First— this was the last page of the book where I listed my other published books. Nothing to do with the book itself. Second—Despite not understanding what the issue was with the formatting, I deleted the page and republished immediately. The warning stayed up for more than two weeks. This came when I just released the conclusion, Set Fire to the Rain, to the series and was doing promotions. I wrote to Amazon several times. I didn’t understand the warning, but more importantly why the warning hadn’t come down. During a vital time for my series, Winds of Betrayal couldn’t be downloaded and had a warning on it. Finally, I got ‘we’re sorry.’ They gave me no explanation on why it took so long to take the warning down— only sorry. Really…sorry? I got the line that nobody has anything against me. They just followed procedure, but it was a series of mistakes on their end on why the warning didn’t come down. They promised me they want to see me succeed. But to be honest…it certainly doesn’t feel that way.

I’m sure I’m not the only one that deals with these issues with Amazon, but I don’t know of another author that does. One of my best author friends got an email about the formatting on their new release. There was a formatting-forced in the middle of their book. Did she get a warning on her book? No.

So, it seems that Amazon’s rules are subjective…and there is nothing I can do about it. Amazon can do what they want. Let me say that Amazon is the reason I make money being an author. No matter the obstacles I have to overcome, I still owe Amazon. Could they make my life easier? Sure, but in the grand scheme of things, I’m just a little fish in their sea of publishing.

I wish thing were different…better…between Amazon and my books. Hopefully, one day it will be. I do have several of my books in Kindleunlimited. I certainly don’t hold anything against Amazon. I shop there all the time and am a Prime member. Like I said, to Amazon, I’m a small fish. Just another obstacle for me to overcome…because more than anything, I want to get my books in your handss .

 

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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.

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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Be Safe!

 

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.

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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.”
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A Wonderful Series for History Buffs and Romance Lovers of the American Revolution — Jerri Hines is quite the writer
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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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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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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!

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THE CRY FOR FREEDOM, Book One

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….

EMBRACE OF THE ENEMY, Book Two

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

SET FIRE TO THE RAIN— COMING DECEMBER, 2016!!!

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.

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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).

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FOLLOWED BY — THE BASTARD SON   JULY 26!

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