Today’s the official release day for Jodi Henley’s Hot Contract.
by Jodi Henley
When Jen Stalling, chief geologist on a new magma-based power plant known as the Pele Project witnesses the murder of a fellow scientist, Project officials don’t want the negative publicity of a murder investigation. “An accident,” they say. Jen knows better. So does her father, billionaire Art Stalling. But having pushed Jen away years ago, he can’t now reveal his interest without exposing her to danger. He hires DalCon, a Seattle-based security group to watch over her.
Keegan Dalfrey has his own problems. Four days ago, during a routine mission gone wrong, his brother was captured by South Pacific extremists. They want two million in ten days. Keegan can make that in nine days by neutralizing the threat to Jen. It’s an all or nothing gamble with his brother’s life in the balance. He never expected to fall in love.
Read an excerpt or buy it now!
Rose (220 pages) Spicy
PRINT ISBN 1-60154-208-9 Also Available In Print Sep 2008
I’ll be the first to admit I’m biased, but please don’t hold it against her. I bought this ebook yesterday as the links and downloads were available at The Wild Rose Press. I knew a little more than the blurb about the book from reading her blog, so I was excited to see the work as a whole and how the story played out.
You may remember that Jodi’s the author who turned me on to Peter Dunne’s Emotional Structure and several other craft ideas. The evidence that these ideas are solid and are essential to a
good great story runs all through this book. You end up being sucked into this world of DalCon and Stalling Co and even if you’ve only dreamed of vacationing in Hawaii, you become submerged in the story. Not only are the main characters and the secondary characters well-developed and matched, but the tertiary characters come to life on the page as well.
Now, lest you think I’m alone in my rabid fangirl praise:
Jennifer of The Redneck Romance Writer listed this book as one of “Thirteen Books That Should Be Bestsellers But Aren’t….Yet” in November of 2007 well before it’s release.
And I found this review out yesterday, and I gotta say I agree wholeheartedly with it:
Don’t just add this book to your to be read pile or even your must be read pile, place it front and center on your read now pile, you won’t be disappointed. I gave the book Simply Romances highest rating, but it has now become the standard I will judge all books of this type by. Good Job, Ms. Henley!
Read Stephanie’s full review or just go buy it!
I’m so buying the print edition when it comes out in September too! Definitely going on the “keeper” shelf. Don’t even think about askin’ to borrow it.
Oh, and ya know, Jodi, we’re going to be harassing you about finishing the sequel Drop Dead Gorgeous until it comes out.