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Amazon finally matched-price Winds of Betrayal 4-Bk Collection. The ebook is now free everywhere. All four books are under one cover—the entire series. These are the books.

 

This is something I wanted to do. I sincerely hope that anyone that reads historical romance/ historical fiction will enjoy the series. More than that, I hope you can escape the reality of the world around us for a few hours.

I believe it is obvious this wasn’t a business move. Because I won’t be making any money with this offer, I won’t be promoting Winds of Betrayal in my usual manner when I offer a deal on a book. This means the only way to get the word out is word of mouth—sharing on social media. Please do with anyone you know that reads historicals.

Enjoy! Stay safe and take care.

WINDS OF BETRAYAL Four-Book Collection

Winds of Betrayal
The Darkness of Deception
The Heavens Shall Fall
Set Fire to the Rain

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.

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.
The Darkness of Deception, Book Two

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…

THE HEAVENS SHALL FALL, Book Three

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.

Set Fire to the Rain, Book Four

“I say set fire to the rain. Ignite the flames with what is true and just. Torch the blaze with our courage and resolve so when we are done, all men will be free!”
~ General Daniel Morgan, Set Fire to the Rain, Bk 4 Winds of Betrayal

 

 

 

 

 

ROMANTIC PICKS Stressed? Frustrated? Scared? So am I…How About an Escape For a Few Hours—Free!

Never in my wildest imagination did I ever consider what is happening in the world today. Like so many others, I haven’t a clue where this is going. I commend the front-line help in this pandemic from medical care, police, fire-fighters, and the little talked about groups like grocery workers and delivery men and women.

I’ve been thinking of making a complete series free for readers until this corona virus pandemic is over. Usually Indie authors give the first book free so readers will become interested and buy the other books in the series. This won’t be about me making money. I won’t be. I want to give readers an escape for a few hours…an entire series.

This would be my goodwill gesture. I used to be a medical technologist which means if I was working, I would be running the corona virus tests. I was injured at work over three years ago and left me unable to work in a lab anymore. I can’t go run errands for anyone because of my age and asthma. I want to do something.

I decided to give the complete Winds of Betrayal series away free. All four books are included: Winds of Betrayal, The Darkness of Deception, The Heavens Shall Fall (one of my best books) and Set Fire to the Rain.

There has been a little hiccup in my attempt to make Winds of Betrayal free for everyone—Amazon. Its a trying time and I’m going to give them the benefit of the doubt that they are going to address the price match this book. It’s really up to them. I have left the link to Amazon up with this post so anyone that wants it free on Amazon can report the lower price. I have emailed them numerous times (for days), but like I said, business isn’t going on as usual, but I’ll admit I’m disappointed it hasn’t gone free yet. If after reporting it and it still doesn’t go free, email me at jerri.hines@jerrihines.com, I will send you a PDF. It is FREE on Nook, iTunes, and Kobo.

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FREE! FREE! FREE!

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WINDS OF BETRAYAL Four Book Collection

Winds of Betrayal

The Darkness of Deception

The Heavens Shall Fall

Set Fire to the Rain

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.

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.
The Darkness of Deception, Book Two

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…

THE HEAVENS SHALL FALL, Book Three

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.

Set Fire to the Rain, Book Four

“I say set fire to the rain. Ignite the flames with what is true and just. Torch the blaze with our courage and resolve so when we are done, all men will be free!”
~ General Daniel Morgan, Set Fire to the Rain, Bk 4 Winds of Betrayal

I don’t want anyone to go away empty handed if you only read on Amazon. So here are few of recommended FREE ebooks. Note these are single books.

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ROMANTIC PICKS #NEWCOVER REVEAL SOUTHERN LEGACY #RomanceNovels For #RomanceReaders

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BelleofCharleston_2020 (2)Belle of Charleston ~ FREE!

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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 Serial.

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 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?

SHADOWS OF MAGNOLIA            BORN TO BE BROTHERS         THE SUN RISES

ROMANTIC PICK~ Somewhere Between Love and Tomorrow is Forever! #ARomanceForTheAges

I started my Indie career in Amazon’s KDP program. KDP was where I made most of my sales. While I’m grateful for Amazon giving us Indies a chance to sell our books, KDP changed. So, I slowly began to take them out. Southern Legacy Series is my last books to leave. Now, all my books are offered everywhere. This doesn’t mean my books aren’t on Amazon, they are. It only means all all my book are now offered at ITunes, Barnes and Noble and Kobo. Enjoy!

NOW AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE!

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Now the bestselling serial is under one title— SOUTHERN LEGACY, 4-BK COLLECTION!
Including Belle of Charleston, Shadows of Magnolia, Born to Be Brothers and the dramatic conclusion, The Sun Rises!

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.

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?

If you want to read each book individually, they are down below. Know that you will save almost $3.00 by buying Southern Legacy, 4-Bk Collection.

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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 Serial.

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 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?

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 Will Rise.

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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.

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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 Montogmery, 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.

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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?

ROMANTIC PICKS #LOVEGREATSTORIES

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I love history. It is the reason I write so many historical novels. I used to sit for hours listening to my grandmothers talk about when they were younger…of their families…of how they lived.

I listened to how my grandparents met. I was even flabbergasted to discover that my grandmother married in a black dress in her father’s living room. Until then I thought everyone married in a flowing white dress in a church. I learned of the hardships faced during the depression…of the hatred of carpetbaggers that still simmered in their hearts long after the civil war…I can recite the tale how my Grandmother’s brother, Troy, saved her during a tornado that destroyed their community. I still see the love emanating from my grandmother’s eyes when she talked of her beloved brother. The first book I ever wrote was a biography of my father (He was an amazing high school basketball coach). I wanted my children to have a piece of my father that they never got to know.

I wanted my children to have a connection to their past.

History helps form our lives. Don’t misunderstand me. History doesn’t make who we are, but our history…our ancestors define our existence. Let me explain with the example of Prince William. If his grandmother wasn’t Queen Elizabeth, would we know who he was? Would he be in line for the throne of England? The same is said for us all. Whatever circumstances we are born into defines who we become.

Growing up, I admired many men and women: George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Audy Murphy (To Hell and Back), Douglas MacArthur, Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, and Clara Barton… What do all these people have in common? I read their autobiographies. Somewhere in history, someone thought them so important that their lives were memorialized by the written word.

Then, as I grew older, I began to comprehend that not all heroes were acknowledged for their sacrifices and deeds. The question becomes—Who was lost in the pages of history…has the keeper of history failed mankind?

The first such omission I realized was Martin Luther King. I truly admire anyone who can stand up for their beliefs and willing risk their life for the betterment of others. When I grew up, I really didn’t realize what Martin Luther King had accomplished. I will openly admit I even heard his name scorned. Now, thankfully, his deeds have been acknowledged.

When I began researching for my series, Southern Legacy, I discovered more figures of the past that deeds had not been acknowledged in the light they should have been. We have all heard of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, and the effect her book had on calling attention to the plight of slaves. I had heard of Harriet Tubman, but never fully understood the extent of her work or her courage. There were others, but one, William Still, stood out to me so much so I included a character loosely based on him in Southern Legacy.

During the turmoil of the past few years concerning race, perhaps we should understand why some African Americans hold so much resentment and frustration. It is easy for most of us to say that slavery was abolished over a hundred and fifty years ago. Why are these African-Americans holding on to something that is no more?

I can’t answer for someone else, but I suspect it comes from being denied their heritage…from being denied the acknowledgement of their past. There is power in the truth.

No one has ever denied that there was slavery. But how slavery was presented, I believe, is the many objection. We, Caucasian Americans, skim over the fact of how horrifically awful the practice was because it does not reflect well upon us. Slavery never does. History went so far as not to emphasize potential heroes and their deeds of those that opposed slavery.

The past cannot be undone. No one living today should be held accountable for the deeds of others in the past. We are not responsible for slavery…BUT we are responsible for acknowledging what was done and that it still has an effect on their descendants today.

We need to hold in admiration those that fought against the practice—back then it was an unpopular stance, not only in the South, but the North as well. We need to acknowledge those that displayed courage and bravery in the face of death. They, too, should stand with other true American heroes.

Harriet Tubb, William Still, Frederick Douglass, The Grimke Sisters

Denying African-American history is denying American history. The reason America is a great country is because it embodies all its citizens. This should never be forgotten. While America is not perfect, America’s Constitution allows for change and to correct wrongs.

I recommend watching Underground, the tv series, for everyone to watch.

Don’t forget those that came before us. Remember the path they took…the sacrifices they made for us all. American heroes are not defined by race. There should not be a division of white heroes and African-American heroes. American heroes are just simply—American.

For America to survive…to thrive…we need to remember ALL who help define our great nation.

 

 

ROMANTIC PICKS #HISTORY #TRAVEL Dumfries Through Time by Allan Devlin and Mary Smith

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Dumfries, a market town in south-west Scotland known as the Queen of the South, is the administrative capital of the Dumfries and Galloway region and has a population of almost 32,000. Dumfries has a turbulent and sometimes bloody history with links to the Roman occupation of Britain, Bonnie Prince Charlie’s failed Jacobite uprising, the colonisation of America and imperialism. Most famously Scotland’s bard, Robert Burns, spent his final years in Dumfries with many places in the town having connections to the poet. Its thriving port trade is now a thing of the past and although once one of the largest tweed producers in the world, it has never been a major industrial centre. The photographs show that much has changed in Dumfries – not always for the better. Some of the photographs in this collection have special poignancy as many historical buildings have been demolished in the name of progress. Doonhamers are proud of their town and its history. Dumfries Through Time hopes to demonstrate the importance of the town’s built heritage and is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of Dumfries.