Secret Lives ~ Seductive Lies is #FREE

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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?

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.

 

 

Remembering By Giving Back

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FRAGMENTED is now available everywhere…Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iTunes! It has come out of KDP Select.

For the month of April, my main focus will be Fragmented. The anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombing is coming up.  I have pledge not to forget. By remembering, I will be giving back—half of my royalties from Fragmented are being donated to The One Fund in Boston.

If you are looking for a suspense-filled mustread, look no further.  Fragmented, Book One Boston’s Crimes of Passion is just the book for you!

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!

Praise for Fragmented~

Fragmented is a thoroughly engrossing romantic suspense which will have you turning the pages as fast as you can! Author Colleen Connally does a masterful job diving into the demented mind of a serial killer. If you liked Silence of the Lambs, you’ll love this story. Highly recommended!” ~ S.G. Rogers

“A gripping, page-turning thriller. You won’t be able to stop reading. And you’ll sleep with the lights on! Colleen Connally creates evocative words that will send more than chills down your spine. There’s also a few scenes that will grip your heart!”~ Elaine Raco Chase

“A fast-paced, sensual romantic suspense with a compelling heroine and a caring, dynamic hero.” ~ Lindsay Townsend

“A compelling read that will keep you guessing until the very end. Well done, Ms. Connally!” ~ Mary Campisi

 

The Next Installment of Secret Lives Series…

The next installment of Secret Lives Series can be pre-ordered-

Seductive Lies, Book Three Secret Lives Series is set to be released on September 24, 2013. You can order your copy at Smashwords. It should be set for pre-order on Kobo, iTunes, and Sony soon.

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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 has 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 vision of wrongs once done, Harriet fears there will be no escape.

Touring With Broken Legacy

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Broken Legacy is on a book tour. I’ve never done a book tour before this one with Orangeberry Book Tours. Interesting. They are so organized. I’m envious.  I love the way Broken Legacy is out on a new venure every day. It is even in a contest. I don’t usually enter contest. Occasionally. This one is a little one…a fun one. If you have a moment, click on this link and you can vote for Broken Legacy if you like.

Orangeberry Hall of Fame Best Romance

Promoting is part of writing now, especially for an Indie. It’s nice when you find something that can help you promote. Frees up your time.

Although, I’ll admit. I like to promote. I enjoy Facebook, except for the last month I’ve been so busy trying to get Seductive Lies set I haven’t had the time. It’s almost set and I can breath again!

I’m going to be giving some books away this month! More details to come.

 

The Difference Between Historical Fiction and Historical Romance

I got an email the other day from a reader. She had a good point. While she greatly enjoyed my Winds of Betrayal Series to this point, she felt that Winds of Betrayal is more historical fiction than pure romance. I believe the Romance Writers of America have a category where the story is plot driven with strong romantic elements. I believe that is the best way to categorize Winds of Betrayal.

Winds of Betrayal Series is plot driven without question. It does not follow the standard romance formula—boy meets girl, boy gets girl. Winds of Betrayal revolves around the turmoils of the American Revolution, which includes the dangers and uneasiness of living during war. I believe Winds of Betrayal captures the essence of the times. When I was in Williamsburg last month, I stopped at the Raleigh Tavern which is mentioned in The Cry For Freedom. There was a young man dressed up like a colonist who would explain the historical significance of the buildings. Quite insightful even including the fact that while debating the issues of the day was the talk of every gentleman as a lady I would not be allowed to discuss politics. It would have been deemed inappropiate—think I had that one down (If you have read the opening of The Cry For Freedom, you will understand.)

I found a great blog post about the differences between Historical Fiction and Historical Romance. It also brooches the subject about historical books written with American Revolution don’t sell as well. Check it out. History Hodens: Historical Fiction vs Historical Romance.

I understand the confusion. When I pick up a romance, I expect the happy ending. I expect the love story to play before my eyes. I like the fact I know what to expect. 

I can say the same about when I read historical fiction. I want the story to challenge me, intrigue me, to keep me on my edge not knowing what will happen. I like to be immersed in a period of history that is not my own, surrounded by fascinating people.

I write both historical romance and historical fiction. The Tides of Charleston Series is historical romance. Yet, the characters from Another Night Falls and Kiss of Deceit intertwine.  

Don’t know if Winds of Betrayal interest you—well, The Cry For Freedom is free. Doesn’t cost you anything but your time to begin the series.

HISTORICAL FICTION

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It’s the good thing about giving away a free sample of your writing. I also have a free sample for my historical romance and fantasy romance.

HISTORICAL ROMANCE

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FANTASY ROMANCE

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Enjoy!

The Cry For Freedom- Free…

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The Cry For Freedom is up on Barnes and Noble! Although there is no blurb-it is up. (Have to go back to Smashwords and see what happened this time.) So hopefully it will be free on Amazon soon!

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It’s Memorial Day Weekend! Everyone have a wonderful…safe…time!

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

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 Titled 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

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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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

Happy Valentine’s Day! Broken Legacy, Book Two Secret Lives Series

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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BROKEN LEGACY, BOOK TWO SECRET LIVES SERIES

Lord Gerard Lenister needed the lady…after 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 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.

 
Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day! Want a love story to enjoy. Grab a copy of Broken Legacy! Perfect love story for Valentine’s Day! Giving away an ebook copy of Broken Legacy today! Paperback will be ready by next week.
 
Want a copy! Still giving away a copy of Seductive Secrets paperback this week!
 

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                                 Amazon US    Amazon UK  Barnes and Noble

 FREE ebook! Would you like a free paperback?  

 Do you want a chance to win a signed copy of Seductive Secrets? I have some copies I’m giving away for the next few weeks. Not only Seductive Secrets, but a copy more of my books. In the Whispers of a Legend series under my other pen name Carrie James Haynes, Part Four- Time of the Nuxvenom or one of the Tides of Charleston Series, Another Night Falls. It will be your choice. But you have to comment to win!

 You can comment anywhere I’m at socially… here, Colleen Connally BlogCastle in the AirNovel WorksWhispers of a Legend Saga, or on twitter at @jhines340   @carriejhaynes  @colleenconnally or any of my Facebook pages.

Last week, I was hit with Nemo. So I didn’t draw a winner. I will choose a few this week to make up for last week and celebrate Broken Legacy’s release!

Enjoy Broken Legacy!

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