I’m excited to welcome today’s guests John W. Howell and Gwen M. Plano who just released the amazing book: The Contract between heaven and earth. It received my highest five-star review!
The CONTRACT between heaven and earth
By John W. Howell & Gwen M. Plano
Thank you, Denise, for inviting us to join you today. We are so grateful to be featured on your blog and feel at home among your beautiful books. We love your message, “embrace your inner child.”
Available on Kindle and 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 appears to 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 tumble as 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.
Sarah didn’t know what to say. The room flickered with candlelight and the fireplace crackled with its flames, but the tenderness in Brad’s eyes warmed her heart the most. The evening had taken a turn she hadn’t expected but welcomed.
Sarah said, “I guess there’s a lot I don’t know about you, not the least of which is that you appreciate The Prophet. Do you write poetry?”
“My poetry isn’t worth sharing.” Brad shook his head. “I write it, but I keep it locked up in my desk. How about you?” Brad stared at Sarah intently, as if trying to read her soul.
“I, ah, I write very little poetry. You know, I don’t have any formal writing background, and I feel that handicap when I attempt to write poems. It has so many rules to follow, which I don’t know, and that makes me feel hesitant to even try. Sometimes, though, the moment demands a poem, and then I write.” Sarah smiled.
“I like that phrase, sometimes the moment demands a poem. Don’t you think this is one of those moments?” Brad reached across the table and placed his hand on hers. Though a simple act, it awakened a storm of emotions in Sarah. As much as she tried not to, her eyes welled with tears. She didn’t feel sad, not at all, but Brad’s gentleness brought her into her own vulnerable heart.
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 thriller 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.
Available on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/author/johnwhowell
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.
Available on Amazon at https://amzn.to/2wdXsrn
Embrace your inner child by reading an amazing book! D.L. Finn
46 thoughts on “Book Release: The Contract between heaven and earth #RRBC”
It’s so exciting to see two such amazing authors work together. Good luck with your new book John and Gwen! It looks fabulous. Thanks for sharing Denise.
Thank you so much, Lizzie. ♥
Thank you , Lizzie for the lovely compliment. 😀
Thanks Lizzie glad you dropped by:)
Thank you, D.L., for this beautiful introduction of The Contract. And, thank you for including your amazing review. I am overjoyed and humbled by your response and that of others. Blessings! ♥
You are welcome Gwen. I am more than happy to help with your wonderful book:)
I love that this is a collaboration between friends. And it’s a book that will appeal to such a wide audience. Wishing them both all the best.
Thank you, Staci. Your good wishes are appreciated as are you.
Thanks for dropping by Staci:)
Thank you so much, Staci. All the best to you. 🙂
Thank you so much, Staci. Your cheers are so appreciated. All the best to you!
Thank you, Denise for hosting Gwen and Me today. Also, thank you for your lovely review. As you are aware, it is help like you have given that makes this kind of work so worthwhile.
I was more than happy to, John. The help does make it worthwhile I completely agree. Your Johnku said it perfectly today, thanks.
I’m glad it said it well, Denise. 😀
Thank you, Denise.
Thank you for sharing. I shared John’s post earlier. Happy to help out our RRBC peeps!
Thank you for all your support, Mary.
Thanks for dropping by and your support Mary.
Thank you very much, Mary. So kind of you to reblog this intro. All the best to you…
It’s great to see John and Gwen here today, Denise. I had hoped to start The Contract last night but ran out of time, so I have it queued up on my Kindle for tonight. I’m looking forward to discovering the story.
Congrats to the wonderful authors, and thanks for hosting, Denise!
It is exciting to know such a good writer will be reading our book. Thanks, Mae.
Awww! Thanks, John *blush*
You will enjoy it Mae I am sure:) Thanks for dropping by!
Thank you, Mae. I hope you enjoy it. All the best…
John and Gwen, I love the excerpt, and I’ll be reading the book real soon. Wishing you the best on your kickoff tours! Thanks, Denise.
Thank you, Linda. So nice to have you visit and leave such a beautiful comment.
Glad you dropped by Linda:)
Thank you so much, Linda, for all the good wishes and encouragement. Blessings!
On my TBR, thanks.
I’m sort of/in-the-middle-of a collab but my partner is way different from me and it’s challenging. Congrats guys!
Believe it or not besides the obvious, Gwen and I are totally different writers. In the process she exposed me to her style and I learned. I did the same and she learned. It is terrific when the collaborators are so different since each brings a fresh look at what is being written. We also had a rule about checking six-guns at the door. :-D. Thanks for the comment, Lynda
Look forward to your collaboration Lynda:) Thanks for stopping by!
All the best to you, Lynda, as you work with a writing partner. Overall, John and I managed very well. I think we struggled with the cover more than the book content. Over the months, we learned a lot and laughed even more. 🙂
Great to see John and Gwen making their rounds. Thanks for hosting them, Denise!
I was honored to! Thank you for stopping by Jill:)
Thank you, Jill. We are doing rounds for sure. 😀
Thanks for helping spread the word about this awesome book, Denise! I am so stinking proud of John and Gwen!! 🙂
I am one of their biggest fans and happy to! Glad you dropped by:)
Thank you, Jan.You made me smile for sure.
Sounds like a great book. I watched John’s podcast on it–great detail. And so interesting that he collaborated to write this.
I missed the Podcast and will have to check it out! Thanks for dropping by Jacqui:)
Thank you, Jacqui. It was an interesting collaboration and we want to continue doing so.
With a blend of genres, The Contract has something for everyone – thanks for hosting, Denise!