Wednesday, February 3, 2016

BELLE OF CHARLESTON IS FREE TODAY!

Today is the last day for Belle of Charleston to be free. Don't miss out on what Digital Book Today listed as one of the BEST ebooks of 2015!

Belle of Charleston

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.
Belle of Charleston, Book One
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 Symthe, 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 cousinsuntil 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?
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 books in order. 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.
The complete version is offered as Southern Legacy Completed Version. Enjoy!
SOUTHERN LEGACY



Monday, January 25, 2016

In The Works

Southern Legacy is coming to audio. Belle of Charleston should be available on audio in April.

Belle of Charleston

I am finally back writing. I’m working diligently on my next release, Framed under Colleen Connally. It will be the second book in Boston’s Crimes of Passion.contemporary romantic suspense.



I know that some of you will ask why. Don’t I have Winds of Betrayal to finish? I do. It’s next up.

Set Fire To The Rain will probably be one of the hardest book I will ever write. Winds of Betrayal has been my baby for a long time.  Even though, I’ve known from the beginning how it will end, it will be hard to say to characters that have been with me since I began writing.

But I promise it will be a worthy ending and stay true to the series. 

From the beginning of Winds of Betrayal, I wanted to show the bravery, honor and courage demonstrated during the American Revolution. I have always felt that the American Revolution was a unique war.

The split from England formed the United States of America, I feel, the greatest country in the world. Yes, I’m Patriotic. It runs deep in my blood.

But writing Winds of Betrayal, I wanted to project the British in a true light. Honestly, if the British had their hearts behind the war in the beginning, we might not be America today.

In war, it always brings out the best and worst in people on both sides.

Our Founding Fathers created our country through immense sacrifice. The same as writing Southern Legacy broke my heart; Winds of Betrayal made me proud to be an American.

If you're looking for Set Fire To The Rain, it is coming this year. I don't have an exact date,
but there will be no more postponing the inevitable. The end to Winds of Betrayal is coming.


Monday, December 7, 2015

HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY!!

$500 Giveaway
HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY


 Hey, peeps. Here's a chance for you to win a $400 or $500 #Amazon gift card just in time for the Holidays. Just click on the link and enter at the #1 site for reader giveaways--The Kindle Book Review. It's easy & fun. If you love #reading, enter now; giveaway runs Dec 7-21. https://www.thekindlebookreview.net/900-holiday-giveaways/
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Enter to win!!! Celebrate Belle of Charleston is on sale!!!

Belle of Charleston is on SALE  $.99! 

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Congratulations to the Winner of The Sun Rises Giveaway!


Jenny S. is the grand prize winner of The Sun Rises Giveaway. She won a $100 Amazon Gift card and the four books in the Southern Legacy Series— Belle of Charleston, Shadows of Magnolia, Born To Be Brothers, and The Sun Rises!

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

Sunday, October 18, 2015

SOUTHERN LEGACY SERIEAL IS COMING TO A DRAMATIC CONCLUSION!


THE SUN RISES
The Sun Rises marks the dramatic conclusion to Southern Legacy. It is my hope that Southern Legacy is a romance that will sweep you back into the past...to feel the consequences of the conflict that tore brothers apart, the heartbreak the war caused and the struggle to survive the aftermath.
I first wrote Southern Legacy ten years ago under the title of Whispers of a Southern Heart. I never could get a publisher to take my manuscript. I was told simply--it was too long. Too long....at the time it was 180,000 words. Completed today, putting all four books together--it is over 230,000 words. Given that a book is considered a novel at 50,000 words, I can't argue that Southern Legacy is lengthy. In the age of the ebook, most authors try to keep their novels between 50,000-70,000 words to maintain their reader's attention. I considered several options. I wanted to offer it at one price and release it a little at a time--like a true serial. I had to go through Amazon and Amazon refused. After a lot of consideration, I was left with only one choice--releasing Southern Legacy in a series of books. I realized I had a challenge before me on how to release my Southern Legacy.
I was told readers don't like cliffhangers. In turn, I gave warnings that Southern Legacy was a serial...more one than one.  It has never been my intention to misled readers. My purpose has always been to weave a story that will make you feel connected to the characters and the challenges they face. It is my sincere hope I have succeed.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart to have stayed with my Civil War saga. I hope that you will enjoy the journey's end.

Warm Regards,
Jerri Hines
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As promised, Southern Legacy will be released under one cover...all 677 pages....on November 9th! The print version will be offered as well!
Don't miss out on The Sun Rises Giveaway! Enter to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card and the complete set of Southern Legacy Series.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

WINNER OF SEPTEMBER'S SOUTHERN LEGACY GIVEAWAY ANNOUNCED!

Congratulations to Julie Matthews, the winner of Septemeber's Southern Legacy Giveaway!! Thanks everyone for entering. October's Giveaway will begin in the next few days!!!

Monday, September 28, 2015

SOUTHERN LEGACY SERIES



The dramatic conclusion to Southern Legacy, The Sun Rises, will be released October 19th! It has been a long time coming. TheSunRises (1)


I hope that Southern Legacy will sweep you back into the past and make you want to read more… starting with Belle of Charleston.
I first wrote Southern Legacy ten years ago under the title of Whispers of a Southern Heart. I never could get anyone to look at my book. That year at the NECRWA conference, I was talking to an agent. She simply told me it was too long.




Too long….at the time it was 180,000 words. Completed today, putting all four books together—it is over 230,000 words. Given that a book is considered a novel at 50,000 words, I can’t argue that Southern Legacy is lengthy. In the age of the ebook, most authors try to keep their novels between 50,000-70,000 words to maintain their reader’s attention. I considered several options. I wanted to offer it at one price and release it a little at a time—like a true serial. I had to go through Amazon and Amazon refused. After a lot of considerartion, I was left with only one choice—releasing Southern Legacy in a series of books. I realized I had a challenge before me on how to release my Southern Legacy.




Number One—I was told readers don’t like cliffhangers. In turn, I gave warnings that Belle of Charleston was a serial…more one than one. I was prepared for the negative reviews to come…the ones that were angry because it was a cliffhanger despite the warnings given.




Number Two—This one I truly don’t understand, but I realize it upsets some readers—the readers that complain that I wrote the series only to make money. Yes, it is my intention to make money off my writings. I would love to make enough with my books to give up my regular job. BUT it is not my intention, nor has it ever been, to misled readers.




Number Three— It has been my intention to create a story that would hold your attention until the end. It is my sincere hope I have succeed.






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For anyone that wants Southern Legacy under one cover, it is coming. I will be releasing all four books under one cover in time for Christmas. It will go into print at that time also.






DON'T FORGET ABOUT SEPTEMBER'S RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY!!! Only one more day to enter to win at this link— a Rafflecopter giveaway


BUT—there will be an OCTOBER GIVEAWAY!!! Will let you know how to enter soon...