Sunday, June 10, 2018

THE CONTRACT

It is with great pleasure and honor to host John W. Howell and Gwen M. Plano today for their book, "The Contract." I read it prior to publication and am now finished reading it in its completed form. It is an interesting, exciting, and spiritual plot. I gave it 5 stars.

The CONTRACT between heaven and earth
By John W. Howell & Gwen M. Plano

Thank you, Karen, for inviting us to join you today. We are so grateful to be featured on your lovely blog to share a bit about our new book. If you ever need a blog forum to share information about your books, each of us is happy to do so. 



Available on Kindleand Paperback
Kindle priced at $0.99 for the introduction.

The CONTRACT is a different story for writers John W. Howell and Gwen M. Plano. For either of them, it is their first attempt at co-authorship. After a year of Hurricane Harvey and other challenges, they have created, what they have termed, an inspirational thriller that bridges heaven and earth.  

Here is the blurb:
The earth is threatened with a catastrophic political event which could result in international warfare and destroy all life on the planet. In heaven, a divine council decides that extraordinary measures are essential. They call for an intervention that involves two souls returning to earth. The chosen two sign a contract that they will work to avert the disaster. 

Brad Channing, a Navy SEAL, and Sarah O’Brien, a teacher, become heaven’s representatives on earth. The story follows them as they individually and then together face overwhelming obstacles and eventually end up on a strategic Air Force base in California. It is there that they discover a conspiracy to assassinate the President of the United States. The terrorists have a plan for global dominance, and they are determined to complete their mission. Although military leadership appearsto have the President’s best interests at heart, it is not clear who can be trusted and who should be feared. The action is rough and tumbleas Brad and Sarah try to figure out the culprits for the plot that will turn into a worldwide conflagration unless stopped.

If you enjoy thrillers, this is one with enough twists and adventure to keep you riveted and guessing. If you like your thriller along with a good romance, Brad and Sarah’s initial attraction and eventual love will sustain you as they live out their heavenly and earthly desires. 

Here is an excerpt.

            "I'm leading a private froup up Half Dome in a few minutes. I'm the poster boy for getting paid to do what I love to do, and along the way, help harried folks discover what's important in life."
“I wish I could join your group; I’d like to hear what you have to say.”
“I don’t say much; the mountain does the talkin’. When hikers stand on its crest and look out over the wilderness, most become speechless. That’s when they start to wonder about their lives and the choices they make. They see for themselves that everything is interconnected.” 
“I get what you mean, but some things are beyond our control. Look at the earthquake that hit San Diego and collapsed the grammar school. So many little ones died in that tragedy.”
“And you don’t think human choices had anything to do with that calamity? Most folks live without a thought to our environment. But, on top of that, I believe collective anger manifests. I don’t even watch the news anymore; it’s too toxic for me.”  
“Well, I agree with you on that point. And, it makes sense that strong emotions manifest. Now I really want to join your group, but I’ve got to get back on the road, and find a bicycle.” Sarah stood and extended her hand for a shake. 
“Enjoy the experience, Sarah. No matter what hurdles lay ahead, pursue joy; she will guide you to the happiness you seek. Life’s too precious to lose even a moment.”

Author Bio.

John began his writing as a full-time occupation after an extensive business career. His specialty is thriller fiction novels, but John also writes poetry and short stories.  His first book, My GRL, introduces the exciting adventures of the book's central character, John J. Cannon. The second Cannon novel, His Revenge, continues the adventure, while the final book in the trilogy, Our Justice, launched in September 2016. The last Circumstances of Childhood is a family life story and launched October 2017. All books are available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions.
John lives in Port Aransas, Texas with his wife and their spoiled rescue pets.
John's other books.





Author Bio:
Gwen had a lengthy career in higher education, and it was there that she published her first book, Beyond Boundaries, for students interested in volunteer work in developing countries. After she retired, she wrote her award-winning memoir, Letting Go into Perfect Love. 

Gwen lives in Branson, Missouri with her husband.  

Gwen’s books.
Available on Amazon at https://amzn.to/2wdXsrn

19 comments:

  1. Thank you so much, Karen, for your review, endorsement and this lovely post. I am humbled by your kindness and ever so grateful for your friendship. ♥

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    1. Gwen, you are most welcome. It was my honor to host you today.

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  2. Thank you for hosting Gwen and me today, Karen. Thank you too for the lovely review and support of The Contract.

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    1. You are most welcome, John. Your book deserved the review I gave it and certainly any support.

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  3. Nice, Karen, the excerpt very timely and 'too real'! Wishing John and Gwen a tremendous success with "The Contract." ♥♥♥

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    1. Thank you so much, Billy Ray. All the best to you.

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    2. Billy Ray, thank you for stopping by. It is a wonderful book by two talented writers.

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  4. Thanks for joining in the celebration, Karen. I'm thrilled for Gwen and John!

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    1. I am also happy for Gwen and John. They deserve all the accolades.

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  5. Thank you so much, Jill. It is a celebration, and thank you for helping to make it so. ♥

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  6. Another great promo for an amazing story!! Best wishes, Gwen and John!

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    1. Jan, I am glad you stopped by and thank you for your kind words.

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  7. It's great to see Gwen and John here today with The Contract. I've been enjoying following their tour and reading the excerpts. Lovely job of hosting, Karen. Contracts to the authors on all the attention this book is receiving. I'm looking forward to the read!

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    1. The Contract is a wonderful, page-turning book. Thanks for stopping by.

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    2. Thank you so much, Mae. I'm overjoyed by the response to The Contract, and I'm honored to have the book featured here. Thank you again, Karen, for welcoming us to your beautiful blog site.

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  8. Hi Karen! It's great to see John and Gwen make the rounds. The Contract reads fascinating and I'm looking forward to reading it. Thanks for hosting!

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    1. Thank you, Vashti for your comment. The Contract was a great read. I know you will like it.

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  9. Sorry I'm late , but enjoy your tour. Great book and post!

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