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Words

Words

Terry Odell

Romance / Mystery & Thrillers / Suspense

What does it take for a man to say, "I love you" out loud? Certainly the woman he loves can tell from his actions. And if she can tell, why must he initiate those words? Words explores new love first from his point of view, then hers. A sensual read, guaranteed to make you seek out that special someone in your life."A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens, is part of a computerised reading program devised by journalist/author Dave McKay. The program, which paraphrases classic novels, primarily targets people who are learning English as a second language. It enables older students to quickly read classic novels despite having a very limited reading vocabulary. Each book has a number on the cover, showing how many different English words were used in McKay's translation of teh book.When reading them in the proper order, readers will find that no book includes more than 100 new words (i.e. word not already learned from reading the previous titles). "A Tale of two Cities: uses 1700 different easy English words, and should follow on after completing "Huckleberry Finn", which uses an English vocabulary list of 1600 words.Other titles include: The King's New Clothes (400 words), Jungle Book (500 words), Robinson Crusoe (700 words), The Invisible Man (900 words), Uncle Tom's Cabin (1050 words) Julius Caesar (1200 words), Merchant of Venice (1300 words).This reading program has been used extensively in Kenya and India.
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Remaking Morgan

Remaking Morgan

Terry Odell

Romance / Mystery & Thrillers / Suspense

There's no escaping your past, no matter how deep you try to bury it.Morgan Tate has spent over a decade trying to bury her past, hiding behind self-imposed barriers. When she inherits a house in Pine Hills, Oregon, she decides it's the perfect time to pack up and start a new life. She arrives to discover her new home is a dilapidated structure, filled with mysteries and secrets, and she's not sure she'll be able to live in it as required by the terms of the trust. A threat painted on one of the bedroom walls sends her to the police, where she enlists the help of Cole Patton, a local officer. Working together, her barriers threaten to crumble. Can she reveal who she really is and let Cole into her life? But only as a friend. The last thing she's looking for is romance.Cole Patton changed his life's direction to become a cop after losing his childhood sweetheart to violence, but he's afraid he made the wrong decision. He fears that someday, even in...
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Second Chance Rose and Other Stories

Second Chance Rose and Other Stories

Terry Odell

Romance / Mystery & Thrillers / Suspense

Hurricane Breeze, Romancing the Geek, Relationships, Out of Sight, and Second Chance Rose. Whether it's first love, love confirmed, or love revisited, there's a story in this collection of novelette-length works to warm your heart.Whether it's first love, or love revisited, there's a story in this collection of short works to warm your heart.Hurricane BreezeCarter Worthington the fourth is the kind of man whose schedule is laid out in fifteen minute increments, while Tiffany wouldn’t know what to do with a day planner if she owned one.When a hurricane blows Tiffany Breeze into Carter's sheltered universe, he must decide if he's willing to leave the emotional safety of his orderly existence to experience the highs, knowing he'll also have to face the lows.Romancing the GeekStephanie's lifelong dream is to design toys—sweet, cuddly toys. Instead, she's hired as a glorified typist, forced to share an office with Brad, a geek, who's happy programming computer games full of explosions.Ignoring each other is their solution to co-existence. But when Brad has girlfriend troubles, he swallows his pride and asks Stephanie if she'll teach him how to talk to women. She agrees, but he's having trouble passing her exams.RelationshipsAmy’s ready for a weekend of solitude and pampering, but her plans turn to thoughts of a no-strings fling when she meets Greg.Out of SightSometimes being invisible is a good thing. Or is it? Alone with a captivating colleague, San¬dra deals with the reality of her marriage and herself.Second Chance RoseRose has had her chance at her one true love. Widowed, her home destroyed by a hurricane, she relocates across the country and discovers the special garden of the bedtime stories her mother told her as a child. When she meets Richard there, friendship blooms. But can there be second chances for true love?***With minor modifications, these stories were previously published as stand-alone shorts by The Wild Rose Press
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Terry Odell - Mapleton 03 - Deadly Puzzles

Terry Odell - Mapleton 03 - Deadly Puzzles

Terry Odell

Romance / Mystery & Thrillers / Suspense

When Police Chief Gordon Hepler’s doctor orders him to cut down on the stress in his life or risk losing his vision, Gordon books a winter retreat at a remote Bed and Breakfast. Hours away from Mapleton, where nobody knows he’s a cop, he plans to relax and try to forget about his eyes.However, traveling “incognito” doesn’t mean he’s left his cop instincts behind. His curiosity is piqued when one of the other guests at the B&B doesn’t appear to be who she claims. Before he can explore the puzzle she presents, a man shows up, pleading for help. His car’s gone off the road, and his wife is inside.Although a blizzard is approaching, Gordon can’t refuse the frantic man’s request and agrees to help him search. Fighting the storm, Gordon and the man struggle down a ravine to the car. What they find turns out to be one more puzzle, and it’s not the last Gordon faces.Are they unrelated coincidences? Or part of one bigger mystery? Or is he seeing a crime where none exists? Well outside his jurisdiction, with his health at stake, Gordon wonders whether he should follow his cop impulses, or remember he’s on vacation and let the locals handle it. When it becomes personal, Gordon has no choice.
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What's in a Name?

What's in a Name?

Terry Odell

Romance / Mystery & Thrillers / Suspense

Running for the wrong reason can still get you killed. Kelli Carpenter changed her life to avoid being connected to a crime she committed in self defense. She thinks she has nothing to fear, until Blake Windsor shows up. Keep your friends close but your enemies closer is her philosophy. Blake and Kelli try to keep one step ahead of whoever is following them--while trying to figure out why.
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Terry Odell - Mapleton 02 - Deadly Bones

Terry Odell - Mapleton 02 - Deadly Bones

Terry Odell

Romance / Mystery & Thrillers / Suspense

Mapleton Police Chief Gordon Hepler and the mayor can’t agree about what being a cop means. To Gordon, it’s keeping his citizens safe. To the mayor, it’s generating revenue by issuing speeding and parking tickets.When two runaway dogs waylay Gordon on the way to what he hopes will be an uneventful afternoon at a backyard barbeque, more than his afternoon is interrupted. As dogs will do, these have uncovered a bone. Trouble is, it turns out to be human. When it leads to the discovery of more human remains, Gordon needs to find out why they’re on the property, when they got there, and who they belonged to. After all, somebody needs to care.
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Terry Odell - Mapleton 01 - Deadly Secrets

Terry Odell - Mapleton 01 - Deadly Secrets

Terry Odell

Romance / Mystery & Thrillers / Suspense

Mapleton, Colorado’s police chief, Gordon Hepler, would rather be on the streets than behind a desk, but he promised his late mentor he’d accept the position. And to Gordon, a promise is a promise, even if the person you made it to isn’t around anymore. However, doubts creep in, and he wonders if he was shoved into the job because his mentor thought he couldn’t cut it on the streets.Everything changes when a fatal traffic accident well outside Mapleton seems connected to the elderly Rose and Sam Kretzer, two of Mapleton’s most beloved citizens. When Gordon ties the car accident to a grisly murder in Mapleton—the first anyone in town can remember—he’s afraid he’s into more than he bargained for.The arrival of Megan, the Kretzers' grown godchild, and Justin, their grandson, add to Gordon’s troubles when Megan is mugged and someone breaks in and ransacks the Kretzers' home. Gordon’s fears that he’s in over his head are realized when his investigation seems to link the Kretzers to a Nazi war criminal. Can he work with the big-city detective brought in to assist? Will he be able to solve the crime without revealing the secrets of his citizens?
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