Terry writes romantic suspense, including her Blackthorne, Inc. series featuring a team of covert ops specialists who go where Uncle Sam can't.
Her newest, Danger in Deer Ridge, is set in her new home in the mountains of Colorado. She couldn't resist using one of her locals as the cover model.
When Danger Calls: "Odell has written a story with nonstop action. There are plenty of surprises, especially when the line that separates the good guys from the bad guys becomes blurred ... Odell's writing will keep readers on their toes." RTBook reviews
Where Danger Hides: Romance fans will drool over Dalton and his fellow camo-clad helicopter-riding commandos as they look for runaways and love. Publishers Weekly
Rooted in Danger (April, 2010) "Odell is a topnotch storyteller. The dialogue is spot on, the characters are well drawn and their journey will leave you breathless!" Bestselling author Debra Webb
Settling into my chaise, I squint into the distance. Are those storm clouds at the horizon? I hope they stay where they are, because I have an opening scene to write. I set my Mai Tai on the small table beside the chaise and decide that the fruit in the drink counts as lunch. I'm staring at the screen, trying to decide what the covert ops team of Blackthorne, Inc. will be up to this time.
Sandpipers scurry back and forth, staying just out of reach of the surf's edge. Moments later, the gentle sounds of the surf are washed out by the whup-whup of a helicopter. I follow the sound up the beach to an area rich in tropical vegetation. The helicopter circles, then hovers, reminding me of the hummingbirds that come to my feeder at home.
What could they be doing? It doesn't appear to be a police helicopter, so I don't worry that they're looking for a fugitive. The clouds move closer. The wind picks up. The palm fronds atop the Tiki Hut rustle. I grab my Mai Tai, drinking the cool liquid in large gulps, still watching the helicopter. I can almost feel the tension as I imagine the pilot struggling to hold it steady. I don't have binoculars with me, but I swear I see a stretcher descending from the belly of the helicopter, swinging in the stiff wind. Is that another rope being lowered? Is there a person climbing down, agile as a monkey? I wait, straining my eyes to see, but the wind has intensified, and the blowing sand obscures my vision.
Before the storm hits with a vengeance, I pack up my laptop and head for my hotel. My day in the sun might be cut short, but I know exactly how my next book, Rooted in Danger, will start.
Thanks so much to Carol for having me. Right now, I'm offering a buy 1 get 1 free special. Buy When Danger Calls for 99 cents and I'll give you a download of Danger in Deer Ridge. More details here: http://terryodell.blogspot.com/p/deals-and-steals.html
To read the first chapter of any of Terry's books, visit her website, Romance With a Twist of Mystery http://www.terryodell.com and follow her blog, Terry's Place, at http://terryodell.blogspot.com