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From the author of a #1 Amazon Historical Romance Kindle Bestseller, BROKEN LEGACY, comes FRAGMENTED, a suspense thriller that you won’t be able to put down!

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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THE BASTARD SON

It’s here—THE BASTARD SON!

If you read only one of my books—read this one!

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Sumner Meador walked in a world of wealth and privilege as part of Charles Town’s elite, but that was years ago. Now he fights in the Southern backwoods driven by the passion he holds for the Patriot cause, shadowed by his past. Reeling from a devastating defeat at the hands of the British, Sumner seeks haven at his farm, only to find an interloper—an unwelcome and unwanted distraction. He has no time for the young woman or the complications she brings with her, but soon discovers he has no option but to give aid to the stubborn, courageous beauty whether she wants it or not.

Jane Kilmer has been violently thrust into the midst of the civil war ensuing in the backwoods. Hiding from one of the most dangerous vigilantes, Jane trusts no one. Suddenly, she has no choice but to put her life in Sumner’s hands. Both desire revenge, but neither wants what happens—to fall completely, undeniably in love with each other. As the war rages around them, their love is put to the ultimate test. The question becomes not whether their love will survive, but will they.

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Be swept back in time! Cathryn Blankenship has been sent to London to escape the war brewing in the colonies, but soon she discovers she isn’t out of harm’s way. The ballrooms of London hold their own danger.

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Sumner Meador walked in a world of wealth and privilege as part of Charles Town’s elite, but that was years ago. Now he fights in the Southern backwoods driven by the passion he holds for the Patriot cause, shadowed by his past. Reeling from a devastating defeat at the hands of the British, Sumner seeks haven at his farm, only to find an interloper—an unwelcome and unwanted distraction. He has no time for the young woman or the complications she brings with her, but soon discovers he has no option but to give aid to the stubborn, courageous beauty whether she wants it or not.

Jane Kilmer has been violently thrust into the midst of the civil war ensuing in the backwoods. Hiding from one of the most dangerous vigilantes, Jane trusts no one. Suddenly, she has no choice but to put her life in Sumner’s hands. Both desire revenge, but neither wants what happens—to fall completely, undeniably in love with each other. As the war rages around them, their love is put to the ultimate test. The question becomes not whether their love will survive, but will they.

 

HAPPY READING—The Governor’s Daughter is Available!

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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.

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I Got My Rights Back From My Series Formerly Titled Tides of Charleston. I’ve Combined The Judas Kiss and The Promise. The Two Books Will Now Be Titled— The Governor’s Daughter!

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Coming Tuesday, June 14

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.

Another Night Falls Is Now— The Bastard Son!

Coming in July!

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Sumner Meador walked in a world of wealth and privilege as part of Charles Town’s elite, but that was years ago. Now he fights in the Southern backwoods driven by the passion he holds for the Patriot cause, shadowed by his past. Reeling from a devastating defeat at the hands of the British, Sumner seeks haven at his farm, only to find an interloper—an unwelcome and unwanted distraction. He has no time for the young woman or the complications she brings with her, but soon discovers he has no option but to give aid to the stubborn, courageous beauty whether she wants it or not.

Jane Kilmer has been violently thrust into the midst of the civil war ensuing in the backwoods. Hiding from one of the most dangerous vigilantes, Jane trusts no one. Suddenly, she has no choice but to put her life in Sumner’s hands. Both desire revenge, but neither wants what happens—to fall completely, undeniably in love with each other. As the war rages around them, their love is put to the ultimate test. The question becomes not whether their love will survive, but will they.

Where Do I Go From Here?

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When I was a child, I never thought about what would happen after I turned 21. I thought 21 was ancient. I assumed my life would be set by that time, which meant to me, married with children. Obviously, I hadn’t a clue about the reality of life. So when I graduated from college, I asked myself—Where do I go from here?

I had gotten a degree in medical technology and still didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life. My dad wanted me to be a doctor. I didn’t. Couldn’t get over dissecting a cadavar. I had let my college advisor talk me into becoming a Med Tech. I went along with it because I didn’t know what else to do. I did my internship in New Orleans at Alton Oschner Medical Foundation. Right before graduation, I did one of the stupidest things I have ever done—turning down the FBI. The FBI came to recruit for their CSI lab. I had no desire to live anywhere except near my home in Northeast Mississippi. If I took the opportunity with the FBI, I would have had to live in Washington D.C. I didn’t want to move. The question becomes— what was I thinking? Because a few years later, I got married to my Yankee and moved to Boston.

After settling down and having a family, the desire to write gnawed at me. I thought my time to learn the craft was behind me. I was almost forty with three children when my husband encouraged me to do what I wanted to do. He said go write.

I couldn’t afford to give up working. So I began to work overnights and write during the hours my children were in school. It meant I didn’t sleep much, but it worked…except I didn’t know how to write. I had all these great ideas in my head only to discover how hard it was to put those ideas down on paper. Eventually, I taught myself…by trial and error. Finally, I got to a point where I was happy with what I was creating. Then I learned a hard lesson—there is a lot more to writing than creating a book.

I went through a mountain of rejections. I was finally published by a small publisher, Wild Child Publishing, but after a while, I decided to go Indie. Again I didn’t have a clue what I was doing. At times, I feel I still don’t. I have gone through obstacles that in my wildest dreams I didn’t ever think would happen to me. The worst was the troll/stalker I had…still have. I was not prepared for the nastiest I had to face.

I will admit there was a time I thought I was going to give up writing. Then, I got my break. Book Bub picked up my book, Seductive Secrets under my penname Colleen Connally. It turned my writing career around. The hardest part of being an Indie author is putting your book into the hands of readers. Book Bub allowed that to happen.

I now am an Amazon bestselling author under both Jerri Hines and Colleen Connally. For that, I am most sincerely grateful.

Last year, I began the novel I always wanted to write—Southern Legacy. Again, I found myself with a challenge. This time is was on how to release the book. It was too long…way too long. Every option I tried, I got turned down…then I decided to release it as a serial. I was told it would never sell. Readers don’t like cliffhangers…I knew they didn’t, but I didn’t feel I had a choice. I released Belle of Charleston last December, Shadows of Magnolia in January, Born To Be Brothers in May and the conclusion, The Sun Rises in October. Southern Legacy has become a bestselling series on Amazon.

Today, I am happy to say, Southern Legacy has been released under one cover—Southern Legacy Completed Version. This is the novel I always wanted to write. Now the question becomes—where do I go from here?

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Finishing up Southern Legacy, I had to take a small break. It took a lot out of me. When I write, I pour my heart and soul into my books. I had to take a step back. Also, during the last few months, I’ve had several things to contend with (my mother-in-law past away in August, my mother had a stroke and my father-in-law past away a couple of weeks ago)… The fact of the matter is that the reality of life has pushed back my time schedule.

So where do I go from here? I am happy to say I have a couple of projects set for 2016. The first is a collaboration with my son. I am thrilled. We are working on a contemporary suspense for the second book in Boston Crimes of Passion series. Going back and forth on its name. At the moment, it is MockingbirdThen my sole attention will be on Set Fire To The Rain, the much anticipated conclusion to Winds of Betrayal Series. I had wanted to have this book out this year. For that, I have to apologize, but be patient with me—it will be worth the wait.

Have a good one!

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Thanks to everyone for making The Sun Rises release a success! I truly hope everyone enjoys the series!

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BORN TO BE BROTHERS is LIVE! Southern Legacy Continues!

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SOUTHERN LEGACY CONTINUES!

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.

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Each has chosen a different path, Tied by the bond of brothers!

The tie that bound the cousins, Cullen Smythe and Wade Montgomery, together has been strained…stretched to the breaking point and there is nothing Josephine can do. The bond once shared, once so strong, has been lost in the turmoil surrounding their lives…none larger than the war that looms on the horizon. The war will force the brothers to choose sides. Each will defend their beliefs and loyalties with courage and valor, but each will stand against each other. The world that once was will be no more.

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 Rises. Enjoy!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to read the first two books in the Southern Legacy Series, Belle of Charleston and Shadows of Magnolia, before reading Born To Be Brothers. This is a SERIAL! Born To Be Brothers begins where Shadows of Magnolia left off.

IN CELEBRATION—BELLE OF CHARLESTON WILL BE FREE FOR THE NEXT FIVE DAYS AND SHADOWS OF MAGNOLIA  WILL BE DISCOUNTED TO $.99 FOR A WEEK STARTING MAY 27TH!

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COMING SOON ~ The Dramatic Conclusion!

THE SUN RISES

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SHADOWS OF MAGNOLIA IS HERE!

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SHADOWS OF MAGNOLIA IS RELEASED TODAY! BELLE OF CHARLESTON IS FREE TODAY!

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.

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Somewhere between love and tomorrow is forever!

Josephine Buchanan Wright is forced apart from the man she loves. She has chosen the path of honor and duty, denying her heart its desire. Unaware of a growing threat against her, she strives to make her dying father’s wish a reality.

Cullen Smythe returns to Philadelphia and tries to pick up the pieces of his shattered heart…forget her and make a life for himself–alone. But fate has other plans for once more Josephine enters his world.

Can their love be rekindled against the forces against them? Love and betrayal; jealousy and violence–all with a war looming on the horizon, bidding brother against brother.

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 first book in the Southern Legacy Series, Belle of Charleston, before reading Shadows of Magnolia. This is a SERIAL! Shadows of Magnolia begins where Belle of Charleston left off.


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AMAZON LINK: Belle of Charleston (Southern Legacy Book 1)

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 Buchanan Wright is a dutiful, southern belle. Her future seems fated to the two Montgomerys 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?

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