Guest Author: Jerri Hines & Giveaway!!

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I’m very pleased to welcome back Jerri Hines, writing as Colleen Connally.  Jerri has a brand new and pulse-pounding romantic suspense just hitting the shelves this week, and she’s here to tell us about it.

                                  The Allure of Romantic Suspense

What’s your favorite genre to read?  When you read romance you enter into a world of fantasy where you know there will be a happy ending. Usually it means a few hours of escape from the real world around us. But what happens when you add a bit of mystery and suspense?

Doesn’t a good mystery make you want to cuddle up under a blanket? Who doesn’t like the suspense of a whodunit? Adding a bit of suspense keeps the reader entertained until the end. From a young age, we strive to figure out the mysteries surrounding us. From a young age, we are presented with puzzles to solve. We are teased with information that makes us such for answers. Think about when you struggle to figure out how to make the pieces fit to your puzzle or even doing a crossword puzzle. Our minds love to be engaged and challenged. That’s what a good mystery does. It captures our imagination.

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Fragmented delivers— a challenging mystery, intrigue, danger and romance. Fragmented holds an enthralling storyline that will grip you from the beginning and doesn’t let you go until the end. What would you do to protect the ones you love? What extremes would you go to?

Blurb:

The first in the Boston’s Crimes of Passion Series!

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 her 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.

Sounds great, doesn’t it?  You can find Fragmented at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Amazon UK.  And check out Jerri’s website for details of her other books and also do the same at her Colleen Connally blog!

And have a peek at Fragmented’s upcoming facebook party on Dec. 9.  Jerri will be giving away some amazing gifts, so you should definitely check it out!


Last Stop on the Lost in a Royal Kiss Blog Tour!

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I’m rolling into the final station today with my Lost in a Royal Kiss excerpt blog tour–today’s visit is with the lovely ladies at The Romance Dish.  Read a new excerpt and enter my contest for a chance to win an ARC of Secrets for Seducing a Royal Bodyguard, my January release.  Just click here to join the fun!

But the fun and the giveaways aren’t over yet!  This Thursday, Dec. 5th, I’ll be hosting a facebook party to celebrate the release of Lost in a Royal Kiss.  Several fabulous guest authors will be stopping by, including Theresa Romain and Darcy Burke.  There will be giveaways all throughout the party, culminating in a grand prize at the end of the evening.  So please join me on the 5th from 7:30 to 9:30, on my facebook page.  Just click on the graphic below to RSVP.

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Just a few more giveaways to tell you about, including the cute tee shirt contest I’m holding with my pal, Theresa Romain.  We’re each giving away one of these Wallflowers Gone Wild shirts on our facebook pages.  Just click on the tee shirt below for the easy peasy instructions to enter the contest.

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And finally, please drop by Diana Cosby’s post on my blog yesterday, for a great interview about her new book.  She’s also giving away a copy of one of her books in the bestselling MacGruder Series.

See you around the blogosphere!

 


Lost in a Royal Kiss Facebook Party!!

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Have you signed up for my fabulous facebook event to celebrate the release of Lost in a Royal Kiss, the introductory novella to my new series?  On Dec. 5th, from 7:30 to 9:30, I’ll be hosting an on-line party which will include visits from authors like Theresa Romain and Monica Burns, giveaways, and one lovely grand prize.  You’ll be able to chat with these talented ladies and find out more about my new series, The Renegade Royals.

Grand Prize:  $25 Amazon gift card, a rare print copy of Sex And The Single Earl, an ARC of Secrets for Seducing a Royal Bodyguard, and 3 Shana Galen books:  True Spies, When you Give a Duke a Diamond, and If You Give a Rake a Ruby.

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Pretty cool, eh?  My guests will also be giving away books, and I’ll be awarding other fun gifts throughout the party.

How do you  get in on all this fun?  You simply click on my special events link on facebook and RSVP.  How’s that for easy?

See you on the 5th!

 


Lost in a Royal Kiss Blog Tour Rolls On!

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Here’s where I’ll be today:

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And one of my favorite places in the blogosphere, The Romance Bandits.

Please join me at all three stops to read new excerpts from Lost, and to win books!

And have you seen the tee shirt contest I’m running with historical romance author Theresa Romain?

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To win one of these fun tee shirts, visit me on facebook and just follow the easy instructions!

For those of you who are traveling to holiday destinations today, please stay safe!


Lethal Confessions Now Available!!

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Most of my readers know that I write contemporary romance with my husband as VK Sykes.  We also love writing romantic suspense, and I’m thrilled to announce that our first book in this genre is now available.  And for you fans of our sports romance series, The Philadelphia Patriots, you might be interested to note that Lethal Confessions is set against the backdrop of pro baseball.

Here’s the blurb:

The brutal murder of her twin sister drove Amy Robitaille into a career as a homicide detective for Palm Beach County. When a serial killer targets the wives of local baseball players, Amy has more than just a professional interest at stake—her only surviving sister fits the profile of the other victims. Amy’s hell-bent on catching the killer, not only to protect her sister but to destroy the demons haunting her since the death of her twin.

Baseball star and former soldier Luke Beckett has just retired from the game and is looking to move on with his life. When he’s asked to consult on the serial killer case for the local police, he finds the challenge he needs—despite the objections of lead detective Amy Robitaille. But Luke has no intention of backing away from the job and every intention of getting to know the intriguing detective.

Amy has no time to babysit a celebrity consultant while trying to catch a serial killer. But Luke is not the man she assumed him to be and he threatens to become a powerful distraction. That’s the last thing she needs, especially when the killer starts closing in on her family. But without Luke’s help, Amy stands to lose everything.

The book is available in both print and digital on Amazon.

And to celebrate the release of Lethal Confessions, hubby and I are hosting a party on facebook, tomorrow from 7 – 9 pm.  We’ll be joined by a bunch of great authors who will be giving away copies of ARCs and books.  Here are the details:

When: Wed. the 11th, from 7 – 9 pm

Where:  Facebook!

RSVP:  You can register for the event here.

Visiting authors:  Pamela Clare, Margo Maguire, Mia Marlowe, Juliana Stone, Kris Kennedy, Bella Love, Norah Wilson, Erin Kellison, Laurie London, Monica Burns, Lila DiPasqua, Jennifer Apodaca, and Cynthia Eden!

Giveaways:  An ARC of Pamela Clare’s upcoming I-Team novel, Striking Distance, an ARC of Mia Marlowe’s upcoming Christmas historical, Plaid Tidings, ARCS of Lila DiPasqua’s upcoming historical romance, The Duke’s Match Girl, and lots more!

Grand Prize Gift Basket: includes a $25 Amazon gift card; reader’s choice of a print or digital copy of Lethal Confessions; an ARC of my upcoming historical romance, Secrets for Seducing a Royal Bodyguard; copies of my last two books, My Favorite Countess & His Mistletoe Bride; a beautiful box of Godiva chocolates.

Again, to RSVP visit my facebook page and sign up!

And I almost forgot!  I’m on a rolling excerpts blog tour all this week–each day, one blogger is posting an excerpt from Lethal Confessions and doing a giveaway of two of my books.  For the schedule and links, please visit LitConnect.  Today, I’m visiting with Stella Ex Libris.

See you around the blogosphere!

 


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