I love spreading around awesome authors and am SO incredibly fortunate to get to communicate with so many of them! Enter P.J. O’Dwyer…
Born in Washington, D.C., and the oldest of five children, P.J. O’Dwyer was labeled the storyteller of the family and often accused of embellishing the truth. Her excuse? It made for a more interesting story. The proof was the laughter she received following her version of events.
After graduating high school in the suburbs of Maryland, the faint urgings of her imaginative voice that said “you should write” were ignored. She opted to travel the world instead. Landing a job in the affluent business district of Bethesda, Maryland, as a travel counselor, she traveled frequently to such places as Hawaii, Bahamas, Paris, New Orleans, the Alaskan Inland Passsage, and the Caribbean Islands.
Today, P.J. lives in western Howard County, Maryland, with her partner Mark, teenage daughter Katie, and their cat Scoot and German Shepherd FeFe in a farmhouse they built in 1998.
P.J.’s learning it takes a village to create a writer and relieved to know she’s not in this alone. She’s an active member of Romance Writers of America. Also participates in a critique group, which has been an invaluable experience with many friendships made and an abundance of helpful praise, and, yes, criticism. But it’s all good. Improving her craft is an ongoing process.
Writing is a passion that runs a close second to her family. When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, fits in her daily run with her partner Mark, and tries heroically to keep up with her daughter Katie’s social life. Who knew how demanding the life of a teenager could be, especially for Mom?
When asked where she gets her ideas for her stories, she laughs ruefully and says, “It helps being married to a cop.” Actually, she admits, “Every day I find a wealth of possible stories and plots in the most unsuspecting place—my daily life.”
Why is she “Relentless” (yes it was an attempt at a pun, more like punishment I guess)? The real questions should be what is her book Relentless about?
Headstrong horse rescue director Bren Ryan has been a red-headed streak of trouble for more than one man in Clear Spring. She’s grown up needling local “kill buyer” Wes Connelly, and since the sheriff ruled her partner’s sudden death an accident, Bren’s been investigating things herself. She’s certain Tom was murdered, and she’s hell-bent on cornering his killer the only way she knows how—by tempting him to do it again. And she’s the bait.
Rafe Langston came to Maryland looking for land and a fresh start. Or so he says. The sexy cowboy isn’t generous with details, but Bren couldn’t care less—until he buys half her farm at auction and moves into her childhood home. Suddenly, the last man she should befriend becomes her only ally in solving her partner’s murder.
Soon their cozy stakeouts sizzle with unexpected desire neither one can ignore, threatening his mysterious plans and her promise to never fall in love again—especially with a handsome stranger whose secrets could shatter what family she has left.
What do the cool peeps (besides me of course) have to saw about this intriguing novel?
“O’Dwyer is a master at putting emotion to paper and making it convincing. Relentless is high intensity at its best.”
—All Books Review
“An absorbing tale of murder, romance, and horses…. O’Dwyer creatively expresses the redemptive powers of love and one woman’s devotion to saving ill fated horses. This gripping novel unfolds in surprising ways and its twists and turns will have readers on the edge of their seats until the very end. This entertaining story provides satisfaction for mystery devotees, romance readers and horse lovers all in one well written book.”
secretary, Alaska Equine Rescue State of Alaska
“RELENTLESS is a skillful mix of romance and suspense. O’Dwyer spins a believable tale where no one is what they seem.”
president, South Carolina Awareness and Rescue for Equines State of South Carolina
“A sexy cowboy, murder and mayhem, and the power of love makes RELENTLESS a galloping good read. Bren Ryan’s near-manic devotion to saving horses is no exaggeration. Neither are the cloak and dagger mysteries that seem to follow her everywhere she goes. This entertaining and believable story of the underbelly of horse rescue will keep you breathless right to the end.”
founder and director, Hope For Horses State of Washington
“RELENTLESS will captivate you from beginning to end. The absolute plight of horse rescue -splendidly infused with romance and mystery will keep you in utter suspense. A truly amazing read!”
Reaching Hands Ranch Horse Rescue State of Wyoming
Why am I sharing on this right now?
She has a cool contest that’s just launching! You can read all about her giveaway via facebook.com/AuthorPJODwyer and likewise stick around the blog in the coming week or two for a HorseGirlTV® featured giveaway of a few autographed copies as well!
To learn more about PJ and Relentless, point your browser to her website at pjodwyer.com and tell her you heard she was a relentless author here first! Haha!