Friday, September 4, 2015

September Giveaway Celebrating the Upcoming Release of The Sun Rises!



THE SUN RISES
Celebrate the Dramatic Conclusion to SOUTHERN LEGACY ~ THE SUN RISES!

THE SEPTEMBER GIVEAWAY — SEPTEMBER 4 to SEPTEMBER 30
Enter here for your chance to win an Amazon Fire HD 6' Tablet and Southern Legacy's first three ebooks.  Click on this link: a Rafflecopter giveaway

You can also enter by visiting Southern Legacy's Fanpage.


Also this month, I'm celebrating the upcoming release of Another Night Falls!
Coming September 22!
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WHAT YOU COULD WIN IN SEPTEMBER!
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I'm also going to try to do a couple of things different with the September Giveaway by giving away prizes sporadically throughout the month! Enter to win and join me in celebrating The Sun Rises dramatic conclusion!!





Sunday, August 23, 2015

Belle of Charleston is Free For Limited Time!

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.
SOUTHERN LEGACY is coming to a dramatic conclusion!
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THE SUN RISES will be released October 19!
To celebrate I have a few things going on. First if my August Rafflecopter Giveaway—A $100 Amazon Giftcard and a copy of Belle of Charleston, Shadows of Magnolia and Born to Be Brothers!
Second— FOR AUGUST 23 & 24 ONLY!
 SOUTHERN LEGACY SERIAL IS ON SALE!
Third—I’m having another giveaway in September, followed by a month of Giveaways over on Romantic Picks Blog—OCTOBER BOOKBLAST which will include not only some wonderful books, but the October Rafflecopter Giveaway for The Sun Rises!
Join me over on Southern Legacy Facebook Page! Enter to win the Rafflecopter Giveaway!
AUTHOR'S NOTE:
This is a serial! The books 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.
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 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 Montgomery 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?

Shadows of Magnolia, Book Two
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.
 Born To Be Brothers, Book Three 

  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.
 The Sun Rises, Book Four — Coming October 19th!

From the ashes of war, can an ember of love still burn?
The final chapter of this sweeping tale finds Josephine Wright Montgomery reeling from the devastation and loss around her. Stunned, she has never felt so helpless and alone. The life she has known is gone forever. Through her courage and strength, she is determined to hold onto Magnolia Bluff, but there is more working against her than the war raging.

US Navy Lieutenant Cullen Smythe has distinguished himself with his bravery and valor in the hard fought campaigns at New Orleans and Mobile. Time and battles have done little to expunge the demons that haunt him. Nevertheless when he receives news he has long feared, he has no choice. He follows his heart back to Josephine...but will it be too late?

Sunday, May 17, 2015

SOUTHERN LEGACY SERIAL ~ COMING MAY 26TH ~ BORN TO BE BROTHERS!

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COMING MAY 26, 2015
Each has chosen a different path, Tied by the bond of brothers!
The tie that bound the cousins together has been strained and 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 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.


Monday, February 9, 2015

WINDS OF BETRAYAL ON SPECIAL THIS WEEK!

FEBRUARY 9 AND 10TH FREE!

THE CRY FOR FREEDOM, Book One
A rousing family saga for the fight for America's independence!
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
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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KISS OF DECEIT, Book Three, Winds of Betrayal Series
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.


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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 challenge...for 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?

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Belle of Charleston ~ Free For Limited Time!

A name is a name...is a name. I have three. Jerri Hines, Colleen Connally, and Carrie James Haynes. Three names...one write. I have a new series, Southern Legacy, that if you enjoy the Secret Lives Series, I'm certain you will enjoy this serial. I debated back and forth on which name to use, Jerri Hines or Colleen Connally. Colleen Connally tends to lean more into the romance; Jerri Hines, historical fiction. I decide to use Jerri Hines for the Southern Legacy Saga, even though the series is a sweeping romance. No matter the name I use, all my books hold everything one has come to expect from my romances—love, betrayal, intrigue and mystery! 
Today, the first book in Southern Legacy, Belle of Charleston, is FREE! Get your copy and be swept back in time!
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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 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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COMING JANUARY 26! PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE
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.
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COMING SPRING 2015!
THE SUN WILL RISE, Book Four ~ 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. 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.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Romance of 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! 
Vacation Summer 2011 Charleston and trip 146 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. 
2014-10-23 14.51.53Decisions 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.
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.






SOUTHERN LEGACY SAGA:
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.

Monday, December 15, 2014

BELLE OF CHARLESTON, BOOK ONE OF SOUTHERN LEGACY

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BELLE OF CHARLESTON HAS BEEN RELEASED!

BE SWEPT AWAY WITH ROMANCE!

I'm giving away a $50 Amazon Gift Certificate in celebration of this release! All you have to do is follow Romantic Picks or email me at romanticpicks@aol.com and let me know its okay to sign you up to be on my email list! Thats all.
The other thing I'm offering— Buy and review Belle of Charleston in its first week of release and I will send you the PDF copies of the remaining books of the series before they are released. This is a limited time offer. You will have to show proof of your review by emailing me the link.

BLURB:

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 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?
I'm so excited with the release of the Southern Legacy series. If you enjoy Winds of Betrayal series and Tides of Charleston, I promise you  won't be disappointed. It is a serial. I debated back and forth how to handle the release. I wanted to release it like a true serial a little at a time, but Amazon didn't allow me that option. So, I have to release the books, one at a time. The first two will go, December and January, Belle of Charleston and Shadows of Magnolia. The final two I'm hoping April and May, Born to Be Brothers and The Sun Will Rise.

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COMING JANUARY 26, 2015
HAPPY HOLIDAYS! BE SAFE...BE HAPPY!