Good morning from high up in the Colorado Rockies, where fall is in the air. I’m Terry Odell, the author of the Pine Hills Police series, the Blackthorne, Inc. series, and for those who enjoy mysteries, the Mapleton Mystery series.
I’m excited to be here today to share my upcoming release, Windswept Danger, the 6th book in my Blackthorne, Inc. cover ops romantic suspense series. Readers of my series wanted to know when I was going to write about Hotshot, and others wanted to know more about Olivia, so here they are together in the same book.
I had a lot of fun writing it, and I’ll be sharing excerpts throughout the day. These excerpts haven’t been seen by anyone else, yet; you’re the first! I’ve promised a copy of When Danger Calls, the first book in the series to one commenter. However, if The Romance Studio folks don’t mind, I’ll amend that to a download of any one of my e-books. Any book, any series, winner’s choice of format. You can see them all on my website.
Windswept Danger takes place in the Colorado mountains, not far from where I live. In fact, I took pictures for the background of the cover right down the street. I think my cover artist did a great job adapting them into a book cover. (No, the “Hotshot” on the cover doesn’t live in the neighborhood—too bad.)
In addition to Hotshot and Olivia, you’ll get to visit with some familiar Blackthorne, Inc. team members. Ryan, Dalton, and Fozzie are back, as are Horace Blackthorne and his new wife, Grace. Grinch, who ‘retired’ in Danger in Deer Ridge, makes an appearance as well.
The Stepford Wives meet Hotel CaliforniaCan a feisty security agent who hates taking orders and a covert ops specialist who has something to prove, put aside their own differences and their own agendas long enough to uncover the secrets of Windswept Heights?
Blackthorne, Inc. medic Glenn “Hotshot” McCade itches to get away from what he considers milk run assignments after being injured on a previous op. Does the boss think Hotshot can’t pull his weight on a real mission anymore? What are a few nightmares? Nothing he can’t handle. Aches and pains? He’s had worse. When he’s given an “eyes-on” only mission, and paired with a woman—a part-timer who works Security, not Covert Ops—he worries that his future with Blackthorne, Inc. is on the line. Is she there to evaluate his performance? The mission? Simple. Locate a woman, believed to be at a super-private compound for the rich and famous, and report back. Nothing more. His cover? Pretend to be a filthy-rich, arrogant adventurer and infiltrate the compound. But inside the mysterious Windswept Heights, he finds a lot more than his target. Should he stick to the rules, or follow his gut?
Olivia Fairbanks is content with her two part-time jobs. She’s a Physician’s Assistant in an all-female practice, and works Security for Blackthorne, Inc. After growing up forced to believe her only function in life is to be the subservient wife of a rancher or farmer, she’s finally recognized she’s any man’s equal. When Mr. Blackthorne summons her for a new assignment, she’s surprised to find it’s a Covert Ops job, albeit a simple one. Her role is to masquerade as an assistant to one of the Blackthorne Covert Ops team members, but she reminds herself that she’s second-fiddle to him only for the purpose of this assignment. It’s her cover, not her life. Still, old feelings of resentment and inadequacy surface. Before long, their simple mission turns into something far more complex, and with much deadlier consequences. Will she convince Hotshot McCade to accept her as his partner? And can she deal with the romantic feelings springing up between them?
Watch as things heat up in this sixth book in Terry Odell’s popular Blackthorne, Inc. action adventure romance series. Hotshot, the team medic, is paired with Olivia, whom readers might remember from Danger in Deer Ridge. The action will leave you as breathless as the high-altitude Rocky Mountain setting.
Although Windswept Danger won’t be released until October 27th, it’s available for pre-order now at Kobo, iTunes, and Amazon. And, to sweeten the pot, although the price will be $3.99 when it’s released, if you pre-order, you can get it for 99 cents. That’s a $3 savings. Why the low price? Because it’s asking readers to trust that they’re getting something they can’t preview. But, because I don’t think you should have to take a chance, the entire first chapter is on my website.
If you like what you see, you can pre-order Windswept Danger at these three e-stores (they’re the only ones that let indie authors set up pre-orders)
While you’re there, I hope you’ll check out all the books in the series, especially Dangerous Connections, book 5 in the series, which features Jinx, the intel-gatherer. He got yanked away from his computers and was stuck in the field. I’m proud that it’s a finalist in the Aspen Gold contest.
I’ll be back with more throughout the day. But first, I think some coffee is in order. And, when you comment, let me know which book you’d like to win if your name is drawn.