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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.

 

 

The Holidays Are Upon Us!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Be Safe!

 

YOUR FREE BOOK IS WAITING!

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

A Sweeping Historical Romance!

Set against the backdrop of AntebellumCharleston with the martial clash of brother against brother looming on thehorizon–here is an absorbing, tantalizing saga of life during one of ourcountry’s most turbulent times–Southern Legacy Serial.
 
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In a world of pageantry and show, theMontgomery family accepts the way of life that has been antebellum Charlestonfor over a hundred years. Two cousins, the handsome and debonair, WadeMontgomery and the bold and brooding Cullen Smythe, were born to be brothers.Raised as Southern gentlemen, their character could never bequestioned–loyalty, honor, duty to one’s country, God and family. It was thetie that binds until…their bond is threatened, not only by the cry forsecession but by a woman–Josephine Buchanan Wright.

Josephine Buchanan Wright is a dutiful,southern belle. Her future seems fated to the two Montgomerys cousins…until allshe has placed her faith in falls apart. As her life spirals out of control,she tries desperately to cling to the honor and duty that has been instilled inher. But how can she do so when all she has known is no more?

AUTHOR’S NOTE:

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

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SECRET LIVES BUNDLE—Love Beyond the Series

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Secret Lives Series Bundle is NOW Available everywhere!

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SECRET LIVES BUNDLE—Love Beyond the Series
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?

The Romance of Antebellum Charleston

I love Charleston. It is an absolutely gorgeous city. Charleston is a city of romance—cobbled streets, twisted live Virginia oaks, large grand plantation homes and Southern charm!

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Situated between the Ashley and Cooper Rivers, Charleston was established in its present site in 1680 as a port town. A wall was built around the new town to protect the inhabitants from Indians, pirates and assaults from Spain and France. The settlement became a major commercial center, which helped support the development of wealthy merchants and the planter class.  Soon, it became known that there was value in Charleston.

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Charleston was originally called Charles Town, named after the British king, King Charles. After the American Revolution, it was renamed Charleston and Charleston it remains. Charleston flourished…it holds such a rich and deep history.

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When I was doing research on the American Revolution, I discovered the history behind Charleston. I’m not from South Carolina, but I am a Southerner. Even today, the South’s people are instilled with beliefs long-held by their ancestors: loyalty, courage, duty and honor.

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Decisions made over 150 years ago still affect us today. Mistakes were made, only to be corrected by a long and horrendous war. We, Southerners, are a stubborn lot. Looking back in history, there were times when we could have taken a different route. We didn’t. The fact is we can’t ignore what happened in the past. It is part of our history.2014-10-23 14.51.53

I have always maintained that the Civil War was brought about because we didn’t want to be told what to do. Truly, I cannot believe, that the good Southerners I know they were, would not have realized what a dreadful institution slavery was. Perhaps, they choose to believe the propaganda themselves that was spread to justify slavery.

Because of the sensitivity of the subject of slavery, I believe that it has made it hard to write about the time period. I have no desire to offend anyone and I hope I haven’t in this story. It is purely fictionally, but I have tried to keep as true to the era as I can. I have made an effort not to white-wash the history. This—Southern Legacy Saga—is from my heart.

Most people visualize lovely Southerner Belles on large plantations when they think of the Antebellum South. With good reason, it is romantic. I know for a fact that not all ladies were Southerner Belles. My great great-great grandmother, Anne Bolton, lived in a small community in Alabama. Extremely poor. Her father died in the Battle of Shiloh fighting for the South, leaving her mother with four small children to raise. But Anne Bolton lived a wondrous life, one to be greatly admired. One day, I hope to tell you more about her.

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Writing this series has, also, been hard, but it is something I’ve always wanted to write. I wanted to show the romance of the era along with its hardships. The greatest love stories come from the most turbulent of times.

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Coming January 26!

 

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Coming Spring 2015!

 

 

Gone With the Wind has always been and will always be one of my favorite books. Southern Legacy is not Gone With the Wind. Southern Legacy Saga is a love story between two people who are struggling to find happiness in the world around them.

 

 

SOUTHERN LEGACY SAGA:

Belle of Charleston

Shadows of Magnolia ~ Coming January 26!!!

Born To Be Brothers ~ Coming Spring 2015

The Sun Will Rise ~ Coming Late Spring/Early Summer 2015

AUTHOR’S NOTE:

This is a serial! The books in this series 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. Enjoy!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to read the books in order in the Southern Legacy Series. This is a SERIAL! One book ends and the other picks up where it left off. If you don’t like cliffhangers, wait until the release of the whole series. Then all the books will be offered as a box set and will as be released in print at that time.

 

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS! May it be Filled With Happiness and Joy!

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MERRY CHRISTMAS!

My Christmas gift to you…Winds of Betrayal 1 & 2 is free today! Check out other free books over on FREE AND DISCOUNTED KINDLE BOOKS.

I also have another gift... SEDUCTIVE LIES….is only $.99!

Coming Tuesday- September 24,2013

Don’t forget my new release- Belle of Charleston!!

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THE STUFF THAT DREAMS ARE MADE OF!

What do you dream about? What is your secret desire? Meeting the man of your dreams? The perfect vacation? Retiring before the age of 30I missed that boat long ago, but my point is that we all have dreams. Dreams are healthy. I believe we are happiest when we are striving for that dream.

My dream — writing. My desire is to write and to be read. It’s a great feeling to see your book go up the charts.  Maybe you noticed that I didn’t say make the New York Times or USA Best Selling List. I didn’t say sign a huge contract for millions of dollars. No…my dream is to write and create. My dream is for readers to enjoy these works. I love creating worlds to get lost inits that connection. An example is my Winds of Betrayal series. To me…in my worldmy characters come alive for that period of time. It’s the reason my characters for Winds of Betrayal and Tides of Charleston overlap. Because to me, the characters exist at the same time. So it would be natural they would interact if the opportunity arose.  It’s not the only time I have done so, either. Wonder if anyone has caught a character in two different books and series that crosses over besides Winds of Betrayal and Tides of Charleston. Of course, you would have had to read all my books to have caught it. But if anyone does, I’ll gift you a copy of my new release when it’s released. First oneif anyonethat can tell me the character’s name.

Get lost in another time and place…

I have written about the American Revolution in Winds of Betrayal and Tides of Charleston. Did you know I have also written about the French Revolution?

Broken Legacy under Colleen Connally has been a #1 Historical Romance on Amazon. Find out why…

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BROKEN LEGACY, an Amazon #1 Bestselling Historical Romance!

Historical 2014 Readers’ Crown Finalist!

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Lord Gerard Lenister needed the ladyafter 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 Englandrumors 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 desperatebut soon he discovers that Lady Eloise is not what she seems.

ABOUT

Intrigue, Secrets, Romance…

Thrown into the midst of
the Reign of Terror that the French Revolution has become, Lady Eloise has long
struggled with the questions arising from her birth. Forced into a marriage she
neither wanted or desired, she finds herself drawn to the man who is now her
husband.

Lord Gerard puts into place a plan to save his children. Marrying Lady Eloise
gives him the leverage he needs. Soon, he realizes the woman he married is
nothing like the woman she has been portrayed. Never did he consider she would
risk her life for him nor did he consider that Eloise would evoke
feelings within him he did not know existed.

Thrown into a terror few escape, Gerard and Eloise discover a connection that
will bind their lives forever–love. That is if they survive.

Orangeberry 2013 Hall of Fame Best Romance! 

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Be swept up within the Winds of Betrayal saga! Captivating!
Spies and Traitors; Love and Betrayal!

The world of spies and traitors-love and betrayal converge on the path to the ultimate betrayal–the treachery of the American’s most infamous turncoat, General Benedict Arnold!

The cry for Freedom is at its darkest hour! 

After the devastating loss at Saratoga, the British respond with a vengeance, aiming at taking a strategic hold on the South. In New York, the American spy network is in turmoil, leaving Rupert Arnett to pick up the pieces. Never has it been more dangerous, but never has the stakes been higher.

Under siege by the RedCoats, Charles Town collapses, giving the Americans their most humiliating and worse defeat of the war. When Dr. Jonathan Corbett is taken prisoner, Rebekah faces her greatest personal challengefor the only way to save her husband’s life is to betray his trust. She turns to the one man Jonathan despises the most, General Marcus Durham.

On the return of Major John Andre to New York, Rupert recognizes something is amiss. The British intelligence seems to know Washington’s every move. Pressure mounts on him to discover what the British have planned. Amid untold dangers, Rupert turns to his one operative that can uncover the truth.

Now, time is of the essence. The crucial hour of the revolution is upon the Americans. There is a traitor in their midst. Can the network determine who the traitor is before all is lost? At what cost? Who one will pay the ultimate price for the cry of freedom?

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.

Then Next in Line- Broken Legacy in Audio!

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AVAILABLE NOW IN AUDIO!

BROKEN LEGACY, an Amazon #1 Bestselling Historical Romance!
Orangeberry 2013 Hall of Fame Best Romance!

Lord Gerard Lenister needed the ladyafter 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 Englandrumors 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 desperatebut soon he discovers that Lady Eloise is not what she seems.

ABOUT

Intrigue, Secrets, Romance—Broken Legacy, Book Two of Secret Lives Series!

Thrown into the midst of the Reign of Terror that the French Revolution has become, Lady Eloise has long struggled with the questions arising from her birth. Forced into a marriage she neither wanted or desired, she finds herself drawn to the man who is now her husband.

Lord Gerard puts into place a plan to save his children. Marrying Lady Eloise gives him the leverage he needs. Soon, he realizes the woman he married is nothing like the woman she has been portrayed. Never did he consider she would risk her life for him nor did he consider that Eloise would evoke feelings within him he did not know existed.

Thrown into a terror few escape, Gerard and Eloise discover a connection that will bind their lives forever—love. That is if they survive.

Secret Lives series:
Seductive Secrets, Book One
Broken Legacy, Book Two
Seductive Lies, Book Three

Boston’s Crimes of Passion series:
Fragmented, Book One

IF YOU WOULD LIKE A COPY OF SEDUCTIVE SECRETS ON AUDIO, COMMENT AND I’LL SEE IF I HAVE ANY FREE COPIES LEFT!

Let Your Imagination Take Flight

Let Your Imagination Take Flight

New England Chapter of Romance Writers of America is holding their conference April 26-27 in Burlington, Massachusetts.

If you are going to be in the Boston area on Saturday, April 27, join me for my first book signing! I won’t be alone…Julia Quinn, Caroline Linden, Donna Alward, Hannah Howell, Marie Force…are only a few that are attending.  

I will be signing Seductive Secrets and Broken Legacy. Excited! This is the first time I’m doing a book signing. I’ve given away signed books, but I’ve always been too shy to do a book signing on my own. I have greatly enjoyed attending these romance conferences. I thought this would be a great way to start getting out and meeting readers instead of meeting readers only behind my  computer.  

So if you are around, please join me. Would love the support! Click here for the whole list of authors and who will benefit from the book signings.  

 2013 Annual Book Fair for Literacy –Open to the Public

3:30‐5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27, 2013

Burlington Marriot, Burlington, MA

 Sponsored by NEC RWA in partnership with The BookOasisin Stoneham, MA. A portion of all proceeds are donated to the Massachusetts Literacy Foundation. For more information, go to: http://www.necrwa.org/

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