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

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

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

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

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.

Welcome to a World filled with Romance!

Welcome! Thanks for stopping by. I’ve made a few changes over the last year. There are a few more to come, but this one was overdue. I shut down my old website and started this one. I wanted to have a little more control and also have a place for all my books. I write under three names now. It was never my intention, but it kinda just happened.

So now I have my American historical romances under Jerri Hines—my epic fantasy series under Carrie James Haynes—I cross the ocean and become Colleen Connally with my Secret Lives series.

I am all three…Jerri Hines, Carrie James Haynes and Colleen Connally. Depends on the mood I’m in. I have so much going on. Excited about it all. I’ve just released the fourth part of my epic fantasy series- Time of the Nuxvenom. Back in October, Whiskey Creek Press released Another Night Falls, the third book in the Tides of Charleston series. Also, I’m in the midst of preparing two releases under Colleen Connally to follow up Seductive Secrets.

Hope you enjoy them all!

Love to connect with everyone. You can find me

Twitter   @jhines340

@carriejhaynes

@colleenconnally

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Castle in the Air

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Roses of Prose

Thanks for dropping by! Enjoy!