7 Days of Sourcebooks Giveaways!

7 of us hot authors, uhm, hot romance authors, hmmm… 7 of us who write hot romance novels through Sourcebooks will be having a giveaway for 7 days. What do you need to do to enter? First, sign up for my newsletter, and then when I send out the newsletter on Dec 10th, make sure you click on the link to enter the contest! That’s it!
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My newsletter is going out today. Right now, I’m rereading Hero of Highland Wolf to recall the characters in that story that I wrote years ago so I can write Grant’s triplet’s brother’s story next. I finished edits on Joy to the Wolves and will turn it after I look over it one more time.

Have a howling great day!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Do Not Touch

Coral at the aquarium in Omaha

Simply touching corals to see what they feel like can cause the death of an entire colony. Oils from your skin can disturb the delicate mucous membranes that protect the coral.

Fairy sculpture

In Greece, they told us that people touched the statues so much, they wore off body parts. I don’t have any pictures that I took there. Just think if millions of people touched the fairy’s fine, detailed features how they could be worn off to a smooth nothingnesss.

So look, don’t touch, like I tell my granddaughter all the time as we find all the beautiful little monarch caterpillars and their cocoons. Enjoy the beauty with our eyes.

I’ve got 8 more chapters to edit on Joy to the Wolves, 22 chapters done. Yay! Off to finish it today!

Have a great day!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Having to Cut Down on a Manuscript

Sigh. I hate it when I have to take out a bunch of words, though I’m sure some will improve the pacing. But some….maybe not. One of the things an editor changed was my comment about some people being shorter in an earlier century–referring to an antique Napoleon bed in the story. It was one that I’d seen in a showcase home and it definitely was for someone smaller. So the editor changed it to all people–well, not all people were shorter back then. My Scots and German ancestors were tall. And when I looked it up, I found an article about how the Scots were averaging 6-7 feet much earlier on in height and were shrinking in size now! My daughter-in-law had a mother who was Korean, so shorter, but her father was from the Netherlands and he and his ancestors were taller. She has his genes and has a taller stature.

So I changed the statement back to the one I’d made. Another bone of contention was a drug bust. I had too many criminals (3), and too many agents (not really specified–just one named who is a wolf and part of their wolf pack). It was a quick scene, no one really mentioned except the officer giving them their rights and another field testing the drugs, and the wolf. If you have millions worth of cocaine that the criminals are trying to retrieve, how many guys do you send? One? How many law enforcement officers? One?

It’s a work of fiction. My editor always says it must be realistic. (I write about werewolves, just for those who don’t read my books. *smiling*) To me, writing that only 1 or 2 bad guys come to pick up the cocaine is unrealistic. And law enforcement would not send a cop or two to grab them and the drugs. I watch all kinds of true crime scenarios, news reports of local drug busts and this works. Cutting back the number of people, who are not really mentioned in any detail, would be unrealistic.

My next big issue is the value of a couple of antique vases. No. Not creditable. But I researched all this when I wrote the story, so I just added 7 links of the sale of these period pieces and the amount they sold for. Some were nearly twice what I’d “sold” mine for! I priced them too low!

So I’m back to trimming. Wish me luck!

And have a super fun day!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Flowers and Monarch Caterpillars!

Beautiful perennials blooming again!

It’s been in the 40’s and then in the mid 70’s during the day–very nice. The monarch butterflies had been laying eggs all over the milkweed, much of which is blooming still, and now the little caterpillars are eating and making cocoons. I love seeing them, but I always worry about them coming so late in the year because a freeze could kill them.

Okay, little one is here and I’m working on Joy to the Wolves edits if I can. We’re also going for a long walk today since it’s supposed to be warm.

Have a beautiful day!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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7 Day Sourcebooks Paranormal Romance Giveaway!

Be sure to sign up for my newsletter to get the sign up link for a chance to win! My newsletter will be going out on December 10th.

Also, Cougar Halloween Mischief is now in print!

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1633110559

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I’m off like a herd of turtles this morning….which means I’m not moving very fast.

Have a great day!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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The Stare Down

I loved the pose, the expression…

So I finished the print version of Cougar Halloween Mischief and it should be available soon. I have to take little one to the doctor this morning, and we’re going to have all our fun decorating. I bought some Christmas bells for her to jingle. Hope to take pictures of her adding ornaments to the tree. We’re going to make chocolate chip cookies, and take a long walk so I can pay my home owner dues, and just plain have fun.

And one of my dogs has kennel cough. Hopefully he doesn’t give it to my other dog. They both had shots for it, but this has happened before where they are immunized for kennel cough and both got it anyway.

I’m off to get ready before little one comes!

Have a beautiful day!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Wild Week and a Half!

Usually when I’m visiting my son and his wife for Thanksgiving, my daughter and son-in-law don’t also come. So with all of us, playing games, me taking pictures of little one in the snow, yes, it snowed, or playing with her, I wasn’t able to do much but the last of the proofing on the print book for Falling for the Cougar, which is now in print! Which means no blogging, only catching up on 300 emails a day and keeping up with FB. lol

It’s a 15-hour drive, so didn’t get home until after 9, after sleeping 3 hours the night before, didn’t get to bed until midnight and was up at 4 am. Had to pick up the dogs from the kennel and it was time to begin really decorating for Christmas! I was putting out more outdoor lights at 5 this morning, decorating the tree, and on Wednesday, I’ll have my 2 1/2 year old granddaughter put the unbreakable decorations on the bottom of the tree.

I have one more 500 light string to put out and other than finishing decorating the tree on Wed, I’m finished. I’ll get the other light strand out this morning, and then I’m working on the print cover for Cougar Halloween Mischief and once that’s done and works, I’ll begin proofing the novella. Then I have to do edits on Joy to the Wolves, and I’m afraid that will end my free reign to do what I want on writing and I’ll be back to working on the next contracted books. A Highland wolf book first off!

Love the zoo in Omaha! Very cold and it snowed on us! That was fun.

Okay, off to finish up the cover for Cougar Halloween Mischief. I was working on it before I had to leave for Omaha!

Have a super lovely day!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Falling for the Cougar Has Released!

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Falling for the Cougar

Army Captain Nicole Welsh’s premonitions of danger warn her more trouble is headed her way after her parents died in an unexplained car accident. Is it just her imagination that someone bad is out to get her? Her vacation to Galveston Island is meant to be a break from her awful job, breaking up with an unfaithful boyfriend, and getting over her parents’ deaths. But her best friend skips out on her, now a tropical storm wreaks havoc, she’s certain someone is stalking her, and she runs into a fellow cougar who might just be her salvation. Unless, he’s one of the bad guys.

Scott Weekum is a finance officer at Fort Hood, Texas, having every intention of having a good time at Galveston Island, and rescuing a mermaid from the Gulf, who he envisions is in trouble. Supposedly, the tropical storm is moving out of the area, so he should be fine. What he doesn’t expect to find is that the mermaid is also an officer from Fort Hood, she has premonitions like he has, she’s a cougar, and she believes she’s in danger. Since he’d just broken up with a she-cat who had transferred to another post and he’s all alone, and she’s all alone, he’s determined to spend the time with Nicole. Except she seems to think someone’s stalking her, and her paranoia is beginning to rub off on him. Is she in danger? He’s not sure what to think, but has every intention of protecting her, whether she needs his protection or not.

https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Terry_Spear_Falling_for_the_Cougar

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/falling-for-the-cougar-terry-spear/1135088087?ean=2940163105144

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/992373

Okay, it’s still processing at Kobo and iBooks. Print version available in about two weeks! I’m also working on the print version for Cougar Halloween Mischief. I’ll be working on Joy to the Wolves soon though too.

Have a great day!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Spots and Dots…

So I’m looking over my granddaughter’s picture and wondering what she had eaten that left little black specks on her face in three places. I remove them, only they’re still there.

I see punctuation marks on my manuscript that shouldn’t be there and really aren’t there.

Hmm, it’s time to clean the monitor.

Have a great day!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Expiring on the Spot

Fall Colors on Baby and My 2.5 Mile Walk!

Aren’t you glad the government doesn’t have an expiration date for you? Of course, it helps to make sure that you don’t have really bad food sitting there waiting for you, but… *sigh* If we lived in an apocalyptic world, any food probably would be edible no matter how expired.

So yesterday, I poured a dressing on my salad, and realized it had expired Jan 2018. I only ate a bite of it before I thought it tasted a little soury and didn’t look quite right and checked the expiration date. But no green mold growing in it. That’s my usual way of knowing something is past eating. So the salad went into the trash. I figured I didn’t want to chance getting sick.

Have you checked your over the counter medicines lately? I rarely take them and when I need to, they’re usually way over-expired. Since that’s all I have, I take them anyway. Maybe the potency isn’t there. But the next time I think of it, I get another new bottle, toss the old one, and then the new one sits their expiring every day while I don’t use it, until it meets it’s expiration date.

Rather than get some new salad dressing (it’s the refridgeratable kind so it does expire earlier), I’ll just boil up the fresh spinach and fry up the mushrooms and eat them that way! Solution found!

Hope your day is filled with freshness with no expiration date in sight!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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