Friday, May 18, 2012

Sweet Success! Terry Odell

Terry Odell's romantic suspense novel, Where Danger Hides (ISBN 978-1-4328-2512-6, 371 pages, hardcover [will be out in digital soon]), is the winner of the Romantic Suspense category of the Holt Medallion Award.  The Five Star/Gale Cengage title is available from online bookstores and via the author's website.  The author's homepage is at terryodell.com.

Behind the public façade of a private investigation firm–Blackthorne, Incorporated–lies a band of elite covert operatives. Dalton (just Dalton—nobody dares call him Ambrose) is one of Blackthorne’s best. A charming Texan, he prides himself on blending in, and there’s no one he can’t scam. But his obsession with putting a Colombian drug lord out of the picture threatens to endanger his life and the lives of his team. When Dalton nearly blows a simple undercover assignment at a fundraising gala, it convinces his boss to tether him to a dog-and-pony-show case at a halfway house. Instead, Dalton finds death, drugs, and danger. 

Terry Odell was born in Los Angeles, moved to Florida, and now makes her home in Colorado. An avid reader, she always wanted to "fix" stories so the characters did what she wanted. Once she began writing, she found this wasn't always possible, as evidenced when the mystery she intended to write rapidly became a romance. Although her genre is labeled "romantic suspense," Terry prefers to think of her books as "Mysteries With Relationships." Her titles include her Blackthorne, Inc. series and her Pine Hills Police Series as well as other standalone titles.