The Contract Between Heaven and Earth by John W. Howell and Gwen M. Plano #PoliticalThriller #NewRelease @HowellWave @gmplano

The CONTRACT between heaven and earth

By John W. Howell & Gwen M. Plano

 John Howell is a wonderful member of the blogging community and it is my honor to welcome him and Gwen Plano to my blog. They have big news to share, so I’ll let them take it away 😊

Thank you, Jacquie, for inviting us to join you today. We are so grateful to be featured on your blog alongside your Wounded Hearts series. We are super excited to share a bit about our book with you and your readers.


The Contract


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.

Brad and Sarah left the complex and strolled back to their residence. Brad leaned close to Sarah and whispered, “Why do I get the feeling we’re being watched?”

“I’ve had that feeling since we arrived on base. I just assumed it came down to everyone here knowing you.”

“Naw. This feels different. I had this same instinct back in Afghanistan—nothing you can put your finger on but just a knowing feeling.”

“What should we do?”

“Keep our eyes open.”

“I would love to have a pair in the back of my head.”

Sarah’s comment broke the tension,and they both laughed.

Brad said, “We just have to keep aware of who’s around us.”


“I need to tell you some things about this whole situation. It will make you nervous, though. Let’s take a moment and sit here.” Brad pointed at a lone bench that stood beside the pedestrian path.

Bewildered, Sarah sat and looked at Brad, “So something is going on that you haven’t shared with me? I’ve had that strange feeling you described, only it has to do with you and me.”



Authors Bio.

John Howell Head shotGwen's headshot


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


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.

Gwen’s books.

Available on Amazon at

Published by

Jacquie Biggar

JACQUIE BIGGAR  is a USA Today bestselling author of Romance who writes about smart, sassy females and tough, alpha males who learn the true power is love. Free reads, excerpts, author news, and contests can be found on her web site: You can follow her on at, Or email her via her web site. Jacquie lives on Vancouver Island with her husband and loves to hear from readers all over the world!

39 thoughts on “The Contract Between Heaven and Earth by John W. Howell and Gwen M. Plano #PoliticalThriller #NewRelease @HowellWave @gmplano

    1. Gwen, I just wanted to thank you and John for the lovely gift of The Contract. I couldn’t access my emails to find your addy as darling daughter borrowed my computer, but wanted to let you know Amazon, in all their wisdom, decided I wasn’t able to accept from my county-Canada-even though my account is US!
      I was however, allowed to accept a gift card for the same value (go figure) and will buy the book with that. Idiots, lol

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  1. Reblogged this on Fiction Favorites and commented:
    Today Gwen and I are visiting Jacquie Biggar who has graciously offered to help spread the word about The Contract. Jacquie is a gifted award-winning author and very supportive of other indie authors as well. Jacquie is an exceptional writer that everyone should get to know. Thank you for your support, Jacquie.

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  2. I only skimmed the excerpt because I just finished my last read and plan on starting The Contract tonight. I know it’s going to be a fabulous story. Congrats to Gwen and John on their successful tour!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. I’m excited to be a part of John and Gwen’s new release. Sorry I’m late getting back to you, my daughter graduated from uni yesterday and I’m busy playing catch up now, lol
      We love the Sweet and Sassy cover also!

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