Thursday, October 06, 2011

Rooted in Danger

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Normally, I eschew promotion on this blog, but one of the perks of being the blog owner is that I can break the rules. And since I'm in marketing mode, I'm still working on garnering 500 followers and 250 likes--and check the Deals & Steals tab for how to get FINDING SARAH & HIDDEN FIRE at half off.

Today, I'm unveiling the cover for my next Blackthorne, Inc. novel, ROOTED IN DANGER. Although the release date isn't until April of 2012, seeing the artwork makes things seem real.

When I wrote WHERE DANGER HIDES, Fozzie (Foster Mayhew) had a slightly larger role than his brief appearance at the end of WHEN DANGER CALLS. I didn't know much about him in that first book, and learned a bit more in the second. I knew he was Aussie, cocky, and circling in a helo, could spot the fleas on a squirrel's balls from five hundred feet. Just as I'd needed to know more about Dalton when I wrote WHERE DANGER HIDES, Fozzie demanded I tell his story. So, I did.

Here's the blurb for the book.

Behind the public fa├žade of Blackthorne, Inc., a high-end private investigation company, lies a band of elite covert operatives, and they’re back doing what they do best.

Foster (Fozzie) Mayhew, Blackthorne’s Intel Specialist, is cocky and arrogant, befitting his Aussie heritage. Put him in a helicopter with his surveillance instruments and he can spot the fleas on a squirrel's balls from five hundred feet. He’s happiest when he’s rescuing hostages, getting them to safety while Uncle Sam is still negotiating. But Fozzie's boss pulls him from the work he loves and sends him to locate Victoria Hamilton, estranged daughter of a rich client.

Torie Stoker, born Victoria Hamilton, is hiding from her father who needs her at home and married. There's no love lost between Torie and her family. They shipped her off to a Swiss boarding school when she was thirteen, and at twenty-nine, she's never looked back. When her best friend, Kathy, dies, Torie settles in Oregon, determined to give meaning to Kathy’s death by continuing the botanist’s quest for rare plants with potential medical applications. When a man shows up with a gun, Torie realizes how badly her father must want her back.

Fozzie wants nothing more than to locate his target, report to his boss, and get back to his real job. When he finds Torie being dragged away at gunpoint, his protective instincts kick in. Soon, they're racing to discover why her father sent armed men after her. Or could it have something to do with Kathy’s pharmaceutical research to cure orphan diseases? The answers threaten to change Torie’s life forever.

Rooted in Danger starts on a tropical island, and things heat up from there.

And if you haven't read the other books in the series, I hope you'll use the time between now and April to find out more about the covert ops team of Blackthorne, Inc.

Tomorrow, we're going a little higher up the mountain to look at some glorious fall colors. Come on back.

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christine warner said...

Awesome cover Terry! Congrats :)

Jerrie Alexander said...

Great cover, Terry! Here's wishing you many sales.

Nike Chillemi said...

Great cover. Luv it.

Best wishes on sales. :)

Gail M Baugniet said...

Terry, the bright sunlight shining through a forest of eerie tree trunks, with a fade to black roots, to the "reader" in me, perfectly illustrates the book's title: Rooted in Danger

Terry Odell said...

Thanks, all. When the publisher creates a cover, it's wonderful when they get one that works with the book.

Lizzie Walker said...

That is a gorgeous cover Terry! I really like it a lot.

Karen C said...

The cover gods were good to you - it's a great cover!

Thanks for your generousity on Finding Sarah and Hidden Fire - got my copies tonight.

Terry Odell said...

Karen - thanks! I hope you'll enjoy meeting Randy & Sarah.