Winds of Betrayal Series
Author: Jerri Hines
Genre: Historical Fiction/Adult
The Cry For Freedom and Embrace of the Enemy was once Patriot Secrets.
The Cry For Freedom, Book One Winds of Betrayal
Publication Date: February 7, 2013
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
Publication Date: November, 2013
Add to Goodreads
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
Publication Date: August 2012
Add to Goodreads
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 Four Winds of Betrayal Publication Date: May 2014
Excerpt from THE HEAVENS SHALL FALL
In the last few years, Jonathan had faced death a thousand times. He had not feared death, but never had he wanted to live more than he did at this moment. On the battlefield, there was no time to contemplate what he would lose. He had a mission…a purpose that he believed in passionately.
Yet in the stillness of the prison he had been placed, he had too much time to think of what could have been. Now, they had brought him here to the courtyard. He had not expected to see her. But she was there.
Rebekah stood with her back to him surrounded by a swarm of red uniformed soldiers. It mattered little. He hadn’t thought he would have this opportunity…the chance to say goodbye.
She turned. She wore the gown he had last seen her when they had taken him from the courthouse earlier in the day, wrinkled and soiled. She had clearly walked through the filthy streets. The hem of her skirt was caked with dried mud.
For a moment, she stood frozen. Her reddened and swollen eyes fixed on him as was his on her. He saw her bottom lip trembled. In a small, shaking voice, she cried his name. “Jonathan!”
Then she ran. The guards released their hold and he had her in his arms. In front of all around him, he kissed her, long and hard. A kiss to last a lifetime…a last kiss.
He broke from her lips and touched her face. She gripped his hand tightly.
“I can’t do this, Jonathan. I can’t. I don’t understand. You’re a doctor. A physician. Why are they accusing you of this awful crime?”
He shook his head, finding his strength faltering. He couldn’t. She would never survive if he did. He swallowed hard to find the courage he didn’t feel. “It is war, my darling. Nothing makes sense. We both know the enemies I have made over the years. It is a price that will have to be paid. Sacrifice is not new to either of us. As your father and mine before me. Be strong.”
“No, no, I won’t let them,” she whispered against his lips. Her head tilted against his. “I won’t. I won’t lose you, too. I’ll give them my ships if they will pardon you. I’ll call them back into port. I can. I will tell Daniel…”
“Rebekah, don’t. They aren’t going to change their minds. They are fixing to make an example. I will only be part of it. I don’t want you to suffer. Leave. For God’s sake woman, listen to me this time. Get hold of Daniel when the city settles.”
“Jonathan, I won’t leave you.”
A small smile emerged on his face. His stubborn Rebekah. His eyes swelled. He cupped her face in his hands. “Listen, my love. I love you. You have given me a happiness I had never known. Keep me in your heart and I will always be with you. Promise me…promise me you will go to Williamsburg. I will die my death knowing you will be safe in family that will love and care for you. Tell William I love him. Tell him…tell him his father died with honor.”
Rebekah grasped for breath. Her control shattered. “I won’t lose you, Jonathan. I won’t. You don’t understand. You are my life. I have nothing…nothing without you.”
From the corner of his eye, he saw movement. He felt a hand on his shoulder.
“The allotted time is up.” The guard spoke in a soft almost sympathetic voice. “We need to return you to your cell.”
Rebekah’s eyes widened. She gripped hold of his waist coat and refused to let go. “No…no,” she begged. “Five more minutes. Please. Five more minutes.”
Jonathan found himself lost for words. What more could one say when no words could convey the love he held within him for the woman. He felt hands peel his wife from him his side and his heart broke. “I love you, Rebekah, for always.”
Suddenly, the man whose hands held to his wife came into focus. Jonathan forgot everything except the rage flaming within him. Black Rory!
“Get your hands off of my wife!” Jonathan shouted. He fought the restraints against his arms. More guards converged upon him. “Don’t touch her, you bastard!”
Rebekah jerked her arm from Black Rory and raced back towards her husband. She was met with resistance. Physically thrust back through the door, his last vision was of Black Rory grasping hold of Rebekah.
Winds of Betrayal Boxed Set Purchase Links
About the Author
Jerri Hines writes under three pen names: Colleen Connally, Carrie James Haynes and Jerri Hines.
One can find other historical series under her name of Jerri Hines. She has a historical romance series, the Tides of Charleston: The Judas Kiss, the Promise, and Another Night Falls with Whiskey Creek Press. She also has a historical fiction series the Winds of Betrayal: The Cry For Freedom, Embrace of the Enemy, Kiss of Deceit, and coming 2014, The Heavens shall Fall.
Colleen Connally is one of the pen names of Jerri Hines. Under Colleen Connally, she has written a historical romance series, Secret Lives, which is riddled with romantic suspense and a touch of paranormal. The Secret Lives Series consist of Seductive Secrets , Broken Legacy, and now Seductive Lies. Fragmented, Book One Boston's Crimes of Passion, marks Ms Connally's first contemporary suspense thriller.
She began using a pen name, Carrie James Haynes, when she released the fantasy saga, Whispers of a Legend. Shadows of the Past (free ebook) is the first in the series. She is excited about Whispers of a Legend, a sweeping epic fantasy saga filled with adventure and romance. Whispers of a Legend, Part One-Shadows of the Past and Part Two- The Path Now Turned, Part Three- Vision of Destiny, and Part Four-Time of the Nuxvenom has been released. She also has released a paranormal suspense, Dreamscape.
I suppose every writer has their own ritual in their writing process. We all need to call forth our muse to help create our story. With me, I love my music. It inspires me. The music I listen to depends on what scene I’m writing. Some writers like complete silence writing. Not me.
There's a song I love by David Nail called Sound of a Million Dreams. The chorus words say:
So I labor for hours 'cause I know the power
Of a song when when a song hits you right
Pouring my soul into stories of life
Hoping someone'll hear one tonight
Maybe my voice will cut through the noise
And stir up an old memory
And out of these piano keys
Comes the sound, the sound of a million dreams
(More lyrics: http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/d/david_nail/#share)
Music does that for me. It can stir up a memory with only the first few beats. Music stirs emotions. I have to write to music. I get into a zone with the right music. If anyone is around when I'm writing, they may be entertained by the same song over and over again. I do that when I find that right song matching my mood when I'm writing...Music takes me there.
When I hear the song again, it does take me back to where I was when I was writing that particular book. Memories come rushing back. I thought you might enjoy a list of some songs that inspired me while I wrote or am in the processing of writing the book.
Winds of Betrayal 1 & 2
The Ghost of You and I by BBMak
If You’re Gone by Match Box 20
Kiss of Deceit
Kissed You Good Night by Gloiranna
The Heavens Shall Fall
Mind Would Be You by Blake Shelton
Seductive Secrets under my penname Colleen Connally
Secrets by One Republic
Broken Legacy under my penname Colleen Connally
Come Wake Me Up by Rascal Flatts
Winds of Betrayal saga is a riveting, captivating historical series. I invite you to be swept away back into the past. Enjoy!