Guest Blogger Terry Odell

It’s Thursday and the incomprable Terry Odell has come to join us on the RJ blog today. So come on and help us welcome her and learn a little but more about Terry and her romantic suspense novels. 

Terry currently has 3 novels with Cerridwen Press and a contract pending on a 4th.  Along with that she has a new book coming out in Dec. 2008 from Five Star Expressions, and numerous short stories with The Wild Rose Press.

Her current release is the novel STARTING OVER and is an emotional tale of one womans struggle to rebuild her life. Here’s a peek at this stellar offering as wel as a glimpse at it’s RJ review.

Starting Over by Terry Odell 


The trouble with running away is that you take yourself with you. After police officer Colleen McDonald is injured and her partner dies, she leaves her job and friends for a fresh start as a civilian in Orlando. When a deputy sheriff comes to her door investigating a possible missing person, she’s determined to get him out of her life by beating him at his own game.

Jeffrey Walters is missing — or is he? His stepdaughter insists he is. His aunt claims he’s simply out of town on business. His former business partner knows nothing. There’s a stranger living in his guesthouse.

To Deputy Sheriff Graham Harrigan, finding Jeffrey might be his ticket to a permanent slot in the Criminal Investigations Division. He’s determined to prove he’s worthy of the promotion despite an unearned reputation passed down by an unsavory training partner. The attractive woman living in Jeffrey’s guesthouse complicates matters. Their rivalry becomes a partnership that stretches the boundaries of a professional relationship.

Click here for an excerpt.

…beneath the intrigue and suspense is a love story so heart-warming yet painful that I found myself in tears at times. Expertly intertwined with the missing persons case, the slow build of love and trust between Graham and Colleen was believable and never felt forced or contrived. STARTING OVER is a fabulous example of the Romantic Suspense genre and Ms. Odell proves that she is a force to be reckoned with. STARTING OVER is a must-have for fans of this genre and a definite keeper.  

By Romance Junkies Reviewer: Jenn L

You can learn more about Terry and her work by looking her up on the web.

3 Responses to Guest Blogger Terry Odell

  1. Terry Odell

    I don’t think I can set a book in South Africa after such a short time there, but I can certainly use the character fodder I picked up, and maybe have a character FROM South Africa so I can show off a little of what I did manage to learn!


  2. Jacqueline Seewald

    Hi, Terry,

    I feel like I know you from Five Star emails. You seem like an adventurous person. Will you write your next book about Africa?

    Jacqueline Seewald
    THE INFERNO COLLECTION, a novel of romantic suspense and mystery
    Five Star/Gale 2007

  3. Terry Odell

    Hi there! I thought I’d mention I’ll give a download of Starting Over to one lucky person who leaves a comment on my blog entry (not here–my post)

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