Sunday, February 08, 2009

Against All Odds by Irenen Hannon

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Against All Odds

Revell (February 1, 2009)


Irene Hannon


Irene Hannon is an award-winning author who took the publishing world by storm at the tender age of 10 with a sparkling piece of fiction that received national attention.

Okay…maybe that’s a slight exaggeration. But she was one of the honorees in a complete-the-story contest conducted by a national children’s magazine. And she likes to think of that as her “official” fiction-writing debut.

Since then, she has written more than 25 romance and romantic suspense novels that have sold more than 1.5 million copies. Her books have been honored with the coveted RITA award from Romance Writers of America (the “Oscar” of romantic fiction), the HOLT Medallion and a Reviewer’s Choice award from Romantic Times BOOKreviews magazine.

Irene, who holds a B.A. in psychology and an M.A. in journalism, juggled two careers for many years until she gave up her executive corporate communications position with a Fortune 500 company to write full. She is happy to say she has no regrets! As she points out, leaving behind the rush-hour commute, corporate politics and a relentless BlackBerry that never slept was no sacrifice.

In her spare time, Irene enjoys hamming it up in community musical theater productions. A trained vocalist, she has sung the leading role in numerous musicals, including “South Pacific,” “Brigadoon,” “Oklahoma” “The King and I” and “Anything Goes.” She also regularly performs with a six-person musical review troupe and is a cantor at her church (where she does NOT ham it up!).

When not otherwise occupied, Irene loves to cook and garden. She and her husband also enjoy traveling, Saturday mornings at their favorite coffee shop and spending time with family. They make their home in Missouri.


For FBI Hostage Rescue Team member Evan Cooper and his partner, dignitary protection duty should have been a piece of cake. Unfortunately, Monica Callahan isn’t making it easy. Estranged from her diplomat father, who is involved in a sensitive hostage situation in the Middle East, she refuses to be intimidated by a related terrorist threat back in the States…until a chilling warning convinces her that the danger is very real—and escalating. As Coop and his partner do their best to keep her safe, David Callahan continues his work—triggering an abduction that puts his daughter’s life at risk. And with every second that ticks by, Coop knows that the odds of saving the only woman who has ever managed to breach the walls around his heart are dropping. Because terrorists aren’t known for their patience—or their mercy.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Against All Odds, go HERE


4 ½-star, “Top Pick” rating from Romantic Times BOOKreviews!

"Brava! Award winner Hannon debuts the heroes of Quantico series with a wonderful
array of believable characters, action and suspense that will keep readers glued to each page. Hannon’s extraordinary writing, vivid scenes and surprise ending come together for a not-to-be-missed reading experience.”
~Romantic Times BOOKreviews~

“I found someone who writes romantic suspense better than I do. I highly recommend Against All Odds as one of the best books I've had the privilege of reading this year. This is a captivating, fast-paced, well written romantic suspense destined for my keeper shelf. I loved this book, and highly recommend this author."
~Dee Henderson~ Author of the O’Malley Family Series

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Irene can be reached through the Contact link on her Website

Come and visit with some of those posting for this tour:

Amy at My Life
Andie at Radiant Light
April at Projecting A
Barbara at Victoria Hill Farm
Becky at Savvy Mom
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Brittanie at A Book Lover
Caleb at Reviews Plus+
Camille at There is a season
Camy at Camy Tang
Cara at the law, books, and life
CeeCee at Book Splurge
Christa at Fairfield Corner Academy
Christy at My Life in Words…Books…
Courtney at A Mom Speaks
Dave at The Plot Thickens
Dawn at Book Junkie Confessions
Deanna at Deannna's Corner
Deborah at books, movies and chinese food
Debra at Soul Reflections
Deena at A Peek At My Bookshelf
Delia at Gatorskunkz And Mudcats
Edyth at Great Reads by Jasmine
Elizabeth at Count it All Joy
Ernie at Writing: My Adventures In Words
Gretchen at Inspire Me
Heidi at Reviews By Heidi
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Janna at Cornhusker Academy
Jendi at Jendi's Journal
Jennifer at So Many Books…So Little Time
Kara at Ramblings-n-Writings
Kelly at A Disciple's Steps
Kim at Window To My World
Kim at Rainy Day Diamonds
Kris at Nunc Scio quit sit amor
Kristi at Stamped With Grace
Kristinia at Loving Heart Mommy
Leah at Ponderings From My Heart
Leslie at A Little Bit Of Sunlight
Linda at Reading For His Glory
Lisa at Musings
Margaret at Creative Madness
Marjorie at The Writer's Tool
Melissa at LifeWithTwo
Michelle at Edgy Inspirational Author
Michelle at Michelle's Great Blogs
Nicole at Into The Fire
Nora at Finding Hope Through Christian Fiction
Pam at Pam's Private Reflections
Pam at Daysong Reflections
Rulan at Fiction Showcase
Ruth at Booktalk & more...
Ryan at loves to read
Sally at Book Critiques
Stephanie at Olive Tree
Stormi at Mystery, Suspense, And God, Oh My!
Sunny at That Book Addiction
Susan at New Every Morning
Takiela at Beauty 4 Ashes
Tara at Tara's View Of The World
Tiffany at Snapshots Of Life
Vicki at Vicki Tiede
Winter at Rodeo with A Twist Of Suspense


Cara Putman said...

Set to go up in the morning. Loved this book!

Nicole said...

Up at Into the Fire.

Ernie W. said...

My post is up.

Rulan said...

Posted and pinged. :-)

Jenny said...

Posted - heading over to ping now.

Ausjenny said...

posted and about to ping

Rel said...

Character Spotlight posted - Irene gives insight to the creation of her characters. Hope you drop by :)

Smilingsal said...

My review is here:

Courtney said...

post is up

Nora St. Laurent said...

Posted REview to follow

Pam said...

Posted with a and

Deanna said...

Posting tonight. LOVE a book both my huband and I can enjoy.

Deborah said...

mine's up

Christa said...

Mine is posted.

Kim said...

My post, review and interview will be going up in a couple of hours. Stop by and "meet" Irene!!

Window To My World

Winter said...

Mine is up and with review.

Tarasview said...

post is up

CherryBlossomMJ said...


Sunny said...

Mine is scheduled to post Tuesday, with a review.

Jim Thompson said...

Posted and Pinged. MAN! I wish I had more time for reading this stuff. This one looks like it would have been a wonderful read.

Jendi said...

Love, love, Loved this book!
Posted today.

loves to read said...


Brittanie said...

Posted with review.

April Erwin said...

mine's up

KeepItSimple said...

Posted and pinged! My first post went through without the HTML, but it is all fixed now!

Blessings -

Susan Stitch said...

Posted with a review and pinged.

Allie said...

Posted at A Little Bit of Sunlight!

AndieJ said...

Mine is up with review and pinged. Fun book!

Kara S. said...

Up with a review and pinged

Ruth said...


Janna said...

What a great start to a new series!

Margie Vawter said...

Posted with a partial review . . . will post a full review later

stampedwithgrace said...

posted and pinged!

CeeCee said...

review up soon (Wed)

Jasmine said...

Posted! No book!

elizabeth said...

Set to post in a few minutes. :)