Thursday, February 28, 2013

MERLIN THE SERIES

 Does anyone else have an addiction to Netflix? I do. My problem is that I don't watch TV that much. I'm on the computer all the time. So anything I watch or listen to is connected to the Internet. One of my co-workers mentioned watching the series MERLIN  from BBC on Netflix. I had already watched The Tudors on Netflix. (Sorry I don't have any pictures to put up on Merlin. Copyright issues make me nervous about posting pictures.)

A week ago I finished up an onslaught of releases. BROKEN LEGACY was released on February 14th; followed by releasing one of my back list books, Patriot Secrets in the Winds of Betrayal series. It took me a little time to split Patriot Secrets up into two books. Patriot Secrets was too long for an ebook...almost 120,000 words. So I split it up into two—The Cry For Freedom and Embrace of the Enemy. New covers, formatting, uploading on the different sites...it all took a great deal of time and effort.

The last week has been filled with promoting...and watching a new series—Merlin. In the back of my mind, I think I had heard of the series. Now, I'm hooked. It has definitely got me in the mood for Whispers of a Legend.

With Broken Legacy, I was living in the French Revolution. With Winds of Betrayal, my mind lay in the middle of the American Revolution. A far cry from a fantasy realm filled with magical beings!

I realize that many of you have waited for Kela to leap into Witheleghe...into a world that is filled with magic. The portal will open with Heir of Witheleghe, Part Five of Whispers of a Legend.

It's probably the reason I'm enjoying watching Merlin so much. My imagination takes off. Watching the show allows my creative juices to flow freely and without restraint.

Now the show detours from the classic King Arthur tale that I remember from my youth. I like it. At the moment, I'm in the middle of Season 3 of Merlin. Finding that in this series, Guinevere is a maidservant. Magic is illegal, yet it encompasses the whole of the kingdom. The heroes do what is right no matter the situation. The villains...are interesting. You don't just see them as villains. I mean I liked Mogana and I knew well enough that she would eventually turn evil. King Uther...never have liked that guy. But I absolutely adore Merlin and Arthur! I never would have imagined Merlin to be the same age as Arthur, but it works.

The way the show portrays magic is exactly how see it in my mind. I enjoy the magical creatures and Merlin has them all...dragons, goblins, unicorns, witches, griffins, enchantments, ghosts... The writers had done an excellent job with Arthur and Merlin's interactions.

Still have a ways to go in the series...yet I already don't want it to end.

Though its not long before the Games of Thrones begins it season again...at the end of March I believe. Can't believe I have never seen the series. I'm dying to watch The Game of Thrones...guess I will have to wait until it comes to Netflix...

Have a good one! Keep reading!

Remember the first book of Whispers of a Legend, Shadows of the Past, is FREE!
Whispers of a Legend, Volume I has the first three installments under one cover. The latest in the series, Time of the Nuxvenom, is available also.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Catch Up on the Latest! New Releases, Freebies, And Coming Soon!



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TIME OF THE NUXVENOM

by Carrie James Haynes

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The Nuxvenom—the time declared by the Arachindaens for their ascension to power; the time of their rule; the time for the annihilation of all who do not submit to their authority. Over the years, the Sordarins have slept well secure in the knowledge that the Great One guards over them and protects them from this Nuxvenom. Now, though, our world has once more been targeted; Asmeodai’s evil looms on the horizon and fear lives in the hearts of the Sordarins for our very existence is threatened.
I, Kela Calledwdele, have been trained for one purpose—to protect my people from this evil threat of Asmeodai. I did not ask for this, but have embraced my destiny. The path before me has never been easy, nor do I expect my tribulations to lessen as I continue my journey, but I hold to this destiny for I hold to my faith in the Great One.

With the acknowledgement as King Edulf’s granddaughter, Kela is swept into a world strange to her. Moreover, Kela discovers the world she now walks harbors its own dangers. For not only does Kela face the looming threat of the evil Cyaika and Arachindaens, she is forced to confront deception and betrayal from within her own ranks. Never have the stakes been greater—never has her world faced a greater danger—never has more been asked of the Euchoun. The time of the Nuxvenom is now!
WHISPERS OF A LEGEND, PART ONE-SHADOWS OF THE PAST
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Lord Gerard Lenister needed the ladyafter their meeting, he wanted her. 

For seventeen years Lady Eloise Granville lived in France thinking herself a bastard. Not until her life was threatened did her father cross the English Channel to reclaim her as his legitimate daughter. Now four years later a revolution roars its ugly head in France. Rumors abound of Lady Eloise’s life before her emergence in Englandrumors that link her to the notorious leaders of the French Revolution.

Lord Gerard Lenister knows well the whispered connections Lady Eloise has across the Channel and the disdain that Society holds for the lady. It matters little to him. He could have cared less if she was the incarnation of a she-devil. He would marry Jezebel herself if she helped him on his mission. He is that desperatebut soon he discovers that Lady Eloise is not what she seems.




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This week I have one of my other books, The Cry For Freedom, going free on Amazon. This Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, The Cry For Freedom, will be free. Don't miss out on its free days. The Cry For Freedom is the first book in the Winds of Betrayl Series under my name Jerri Hines. Unlike Secret Lives Series, the Winds of Betrayal books are not stand alone books. So this is an excellent opportunity to get the first book FREE!

Coming up this week...maybe next...depends on how much time I have...Embrace of the Enemy, Book Two Winds of Betrayal Series will be released. The Cry For Freedom and Embrace of the Enemy was previously published as Patriot Secrets. I split the book into two because of it's length. Patriot Secrets was kinda long because both The Cry For Freedom and Embrace of the Enemy are full length books.

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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 for 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.

Don't forget to get your copy of BROKEN LEGACY! Enjoy! Don't forget Seductive Secrets is always a free ebook!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

BROKEN LEGACY IS RELEASED!




Lord Gerard Lenister needed the lady…after their meeting, he wanted her.
 
For seventeen years Lady Eloise Granville lived in France thinking herself a bastard. Not until her life was threatened did her father cross the English Channel to reclaim her as his legitimate daughter. Now four years later a revolution roars its ugly head in France. Rumors abound of Lady Eloise’s life before her emergence in England…rumors that link her to the notorious leaders of the French Revolution.
Lord Gerard Lenister knows well the whispered connections Lady Eloise has across the Channel and the disdain that Society holds for the lady. It matters little to him. He could have cared less if she was the incarnation of a she-devil. He would marry Jezebel herself if she helped him on his mission. He is that desperate…but soon he discovers that Lady Eloise is not what she seems.
 
Have a wonderful Valentine's Day! Want a love story to enjoy. Grab a copy of Broken Legacy! Perfect love story for Valentine's Day! Giving away an ebook copy of Broken Legacy today! Paperback will be ready by next week.
 
Want a copy! Still giving away a copy of Seductive Secrets paperback this week!
 
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Seductive Secrets is a FREE ebook! Would you like a free paperback? 

 Do you want a chance to win a signed copy of Seductive Secrets? I have some copies I’m giving away for the next few weeks. Not only Seductive Secrets, but a copy more of my books. In the Whispers of a Legend series under my other pen name Carrie James Haynes, Part Four- Time of the Nuxvenom or one of the Tides of Charleston Series, Another Night Falls. It will be your choice. But you have to comment to win!
 You can comment anywhere I’m at socially… here, Jerri Hines Romance Author, Colleen Connally Blog,  Novel WorksWhispers of a Legend Saga, or on twitter at @jhines340   @carriejhaynes  @colleenconnally or any of my Facebook pages.

Last week, I was hit with Nemo. So I didn't draw a winner. I will choose a few this week to make up for last week and celebrate Broken Legacy's release!

Enjoy Broken Legacy!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

LITTLE NEMO'S BIG PUNCH

Living along the Atlantic coast line, I thought I had seen my share of storms. Nemo, though, packed a punch I wasn't prepared for. We got slammed. It's the worst I've ever seen it around here. We lost power around 9:00 pm on Friday night. By midnight one of our many trees was lying in our driveway. When we woke up, we had two more trees down in the driveway with two feet of snow. No possible way of getting out.

I have never called in with a storm in all my years working in a hospital. I did yesterday. I couldn't get out. No tree services answered our call. Our insurance company hasn't got back to us. The town hasn't plowed our street. Thank goodness for neighbors!!! Hubbie's chainsaw wouldn't work, but our neighbor came over. He couldn't do much with the tree he has on top of his house, but he helped us. Then a group of hockey kids from our neighborhood came and helped shovel. Our plow guy said he couldn't get over to our side of town. He wouldn't have been able to anyway.

Not that its great. Our driveway is still a mess, but we can get out. Just got back in from driving out with hubbie. It's a mess. Huge trees hang on wires. There are four ways to get to our house. Three are blocked by trees. I thought we were bad but there are well traveled streets that aren't plowed. Electricity...I don't think just looking around that we will be getting it back anytime soon. Don't think we're high priority. It's 12 degrees outside...

Can't really leave because of the doggies. We have two huge dogs. Don't know what we would do with them. Don't think I've ever been so miserable. BUT it could have been a lot worse. Everyone is safe. So I'm not going to complain... but ask me in a couple of days.

I'm not on my computer so there's a lot of things I can't do that I would like to. I have Broken Legacy to release later this week. So far, I'm saying it's a go...hopefully...as long as I get electricity back up by Wednesday.

So I'm out of commission. How about you guys? I hope everyone is safe and...warm! If you are looking for a book to read and dig into during the cold weather Whispers of a Legend series is a great choice. If you haven't started, remember the first book, Shadows of the Past is free!
 Time of the Nuxvenom is the latest... and Broken Legacy is coming. If you haven't read the first book in the series, Seductive Secrets, it's free! Those links are to Amazon.

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Keep reading! Have a good one!