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Second Chance Rose by Terry Odell I’m thrilled to be able to offer my five contemporary romance shorts in a single volume. Each of these stories was previously published individually by The Wild Rose Press, but now, you can have them all at once in a new book (novella length), called Second Chance Rose and Other Stories.

Whether it’s first love, or love revisited, there’s a story in this collection of short works to warm your heart.

Hurricane Breeze
Carter 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 Geek
Stephanie’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.

Amy’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 Sight
Sometimes being invisible is a good thing. Or is it? Alone with a captivating colleague, San­dra deals with the reality of her marriage and herself.

I’ve released the book with minimal hoopla, no big fanfare. You’re among the first to find out about it. It’s available at the following e-tailers.


I’d love for you to help spread the word about Second Chance Rose. And, since these are short stories easily enjoyed over a cup of coffee, I have a $10 Starbucks gift card for one contest winner from the Rafflecopter contest. And to thank you for being visitors at Booklover’s Bench, I’ll give away a second gift card to one commenter here. Please help spread the word.

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MS logoAnd, if it’ll encourage you to give this book a try, I’ll donate half my royalties between now and April 1st to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Some of you know my daughter was diagnosed with this disease last May, and there’s no cure … yet. So, if you buy the book, you’ll get to escape with five romance stories, and you’ll be pitching in to help a good cause as well. If you’d like to donate to Nicole’s fundraising page on your own, you can read more about her story and donate here. She’ll be biking more than 150 miles over 2 days for Bike MS.