Archive | June 2016

Gray Hairstreak Butterfly

gray hairstreak butterfly 033 (1280x853)birds, white butterfly 033 (2)A double butterfly or a double-headed mimic? Note the pretend antennas on the top of the butterfly? The head is down below. How cool is that?

I was watering and unsettled him, but he was persistent, thankfully, and I got my camera and was able to take pictures!

Dog sitting for the next several days. So far made it through Day 1 and on to Day 2. I’m removing 8 characters from my story and adding in three new ones, which means rewriting the book due tomorrow. But it just wasn’t working the way it was, even though I had finished it. *sigh* So the dogs are a big distraction. I’m fixing lunch, and everyone has to stay OUT of the kitchen. 🙂

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Off to walk them again. I have to take them on leashes or they get into my plants. Mine are eating my tomatoes. 🙁 Rilo grabs for everything he can get hold of.  So I take them out on leashes in pairs several times a day.

Have a great day!!!

Terry

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

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Five of the 1st in the Heart of the Wolf and Heart of the Jaguar Series Books Free at Major Book Sites!

Terry Spear Free Promotion

Heart of the Wolf is free for a limited time!!! If you haven’t read the first book in the series, be sure and grab it! It made Publisher’s Weekly’s Best Book of the Year for a mass marketed book, only 5 selected for the year!

Heart of the Wolf

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If you haven’t had a chance to grab a copy of Destiny of the Wolf, first in the series involving the beloved Silver Town Wolf Pack, here it is for free! Feel free to share the freebie! My publisher has never offered any of my books for free before.

Destiny of the Wolf

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Heart of the Highland Wolf

And one of those gorgeous hunks of SEAL wolves, the USA Today Bestselling, A SEAL in Wolf’s Clothing, is also free for a limited time. Please share, write a loving review telling us how much of a hunk of burning wolf love he is, and enjoy! This has the first title with SEAL in it, but the real first book that mentions the SEALs is To Tempt the Wolf. Hunter is the SEAL team leader and you learn about him in that book.

A Seal in Wolf's Clothing

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Last, Savage Hunger is also free, first in the series of the jaguar shifters! Limited time only. No, I don’t get paid anything for free books, but if you haven’t read them, you might want to give them a chance! And who knows? You might be swept away in the jungle heat.

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Okay, enjoy!!!

Terry

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

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FREE! To Shifter Lovin’ Homes!

These are supposed to be on all book selling sites, but right now, they have them on Amazon US.

Heart of the Wolf is free for a limited time!!! If you haven’t read the first book in the series, be sure and grab it! It made Publisher’s Weekly’s Best Book of the Year for a mass marketed book, only 5 selected for the year! https://www.amazon.com/Heart-Wolf-must-fight-d…/…/B007INOJE0 It’s supposed to be free at all the sites, but I’m just seeing it up on Amazon right now.

Heart of the Wolf

Publishers Weekly’s Best Book of the Year

 

If you haven’t had a chance to grab a copy of Destiny of the Wolf, first in the series involving the beloved Silver Town Wolf Pack, here it is for free! Feel free to share the freebie! My publisher has never offered any of my books for free before.  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0038KT3T8

Destiny of the Wolf

His heart holds a secret only she can unlock.

If you haven’t read the first of the Highland wolf series, Heart of the Highland Wolf is also free for a limited time. Be sure and grab yours!!  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004Y5AV1K/

Heart of the Highland Wolf

It’s a matter of a pride…and a matter of pleasure.

And one of those gorgeous hunks of SEAL wolves, the USA Today Bestselling, A SEAL in Wolf’s Clothing, is also free for a limited time. Please share, write a loving review telling us how much of a hunk of burning wolf love he is, and enjoy! This has the first title with SEAL in it, but the real first book that mentions the SEALs is To Tempt the Wolf. Hunter is the SEAL team leader and you learn about him in that book. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006PJ6V26

A Seal in Wolf's Clothing

A Navy SEAL romance–werewolf style

 

Last, Savage Hunger is also free, first in the series of the jaguar shifters! Limited time only. No, I don’t get paid anything for free books, but if you haven’t read them, you might want to give them a chance! And who knows? You might be swept away in the jungle heat.

2194e-savagehunger

https://www.amazon.com/Savage-Hunger-Heart-Jaguar-Book-ebook/dp/B008BWABXU/

My publisher said these would go on sale days ago. Soooo, I kept looking every day, but hadn’t  had a chance today. Need to finish SEAL Wolf Undercover, WHEN a fan posted on Facebook that my books are free!! Well, first in the series. And that’s why I’m posting for a second time today! Enjoy!!!

Terry

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

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One Watermelon on its Way!

watermelon 005 (1280x853)From my 5 watermelons, I now only see this one. Tanner, yes, who else???, took off with one of the vines, yanked it off and raced across the yard. At that point, it was my largest melon. This one was tiny, but it turned into the alpha of the pack. The others? I can’t see any more. 🙁

Okay, off to finish edits on SEAL Wolf Undercover. Sixty pages to go. My daughter’s dogs are coming to stay tomorrow for a few days, so need to get this done BEFORE that happens. It’s chaotic enough with just my two. 🙂

Have a super great day!!! Oh, and when is a watermelon ready to eat??? These are sugar babies so don’t get real big. 🙂

Terry

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

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Ending One Book, Starting Another

It’s never really the end. It’s always the beginning of a new journey. New job, new setting, new people. Hmmm, like life.

Last night someone was shooting off fireworks in our neighborhood. It’s not that I don’t like fireworks, but not THAT close. It sounded like someone had taken a sledgehammer to my windows, just about the time we thought it was going to end and then starting up again. The puppies were terrified. I took them to bed until whoever it was quit playing with their noisemakers. Then I put the puppies back to THEIR beds. They were reluctant. They were sure that the fireworks would go off again. Luckily they didn’t. I didn’t think it was legal to shoot off fireworks in a home development.

Anyway, the worst part is, it’s not even the 4th of July yet!!! I used to sweat it out when my neighbors at the last house would shoot off fireworks when I had dried corn in the fields. I could just see those catching fire and the whole place going up in smoke.

bell peppers (2) (1280x853)blue jays 007 (1280x1260)My bell pepper plants are going to town! Maybe I can share them with my son when he comes to visit. Can you see how many there are?

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It looks like these kaleidoscope butterfly bush flowers might be all purple. Really pretty.

Max and the gate (2) (1139x1280)Max peeking out to see what I’m doing outside the gate.

tanner on the patio (1280x672)Tanner trotting along the patio as I’m taking pictures.

blue jays dove feeding (1280x853)Bluejay and dove feeding on hot pepper suet that’s dropped onto the pavers. There’s enough for everyone, but we have a bunch of new baby birds, mockingbirds and bluejays, and they’re all fighting over the suet. I haven’t seen baby doves, but they’re also fighting over it.

blue jay eyeing dove (1280x853)Bluejay doing the stare down, an attempt at intimidation.

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So the stare down didn’t work, let me try my super bird big wings attempt at intimidation. Be afraid. Be very afraid. And then, just fly off so I can eat MY breakfast in peace. Okay?

Off to work on revising SEAL some more so I can get it ready to turn in.

Have a super day!

 

Terry

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

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Mockingbird, What Are You Doing?

mockingbird with wings outstretched (640x427)The mockingbird was lifting his wings, pulling them close to his body, lifting his wings, and I realized he was probably showing off to a female. The things we do in the name of love.

But I did think the shadow he made when his wings were outstretched were pretty cool too. 🙂

Have a great day!!!

Terry

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

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They All Look Alike–Not

blue dasher baby dragonfly 012 (1280x853) (1280x853)baby blue dasher dragonfly (544x640)Can you see the difference between these two baby blue male dasher dragonflies? One’s bigger, right?

Grandmother and great aunt in basket 3And these twin babies? They’re my grandmother and great aunt, and my grandmother is the one with the rounder figure. She always said she was the fat one of the two.

Their father was a Frenchman, Charles Roux from Selencourt, France where generations of the family were watch and clock makers, their mother of Scottish descent, remember the MacNeills? And this is a picture of them in their home in Portage-la-Prarie in Canada. Charles was a butcher, like his father who had settled in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

In SEAL Wolf Undercover, our hero, a wolf, sees a jaguar, and when the jaguar shifters ask what the cat looked like, he responds, “A jaguar.”

Hey, to a wolf, jaguars all look the same. But in fact, their rosettes are like a fingerprint, all different from one cat to the next. To the untrained eye, or when you don’t have time to really study the spots, they could all look the same. Which is true of wolves, too. And people. Witnesses say that they were sure they saw a man enter a woman’s house who looked like the picture they were shown.

Yet eye-witness accounts are often completely skewed. Ten different people can see ten different things.

So do you really see the differences? Or does everything look the same to you?

Or…do you even care?

Okay, back to work!

Have a wonderful, wait, is this really Friday? The time is going by way too quickly! Have a great one!

Terry

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

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Onward and Upward!–Purple Flowers in the Garden!

kaleidoscope butterfly bush purple 012 (640x640)I’ve been waiting soooo patiently–NOT–to see what colors the beautiful kaleidoscope butterfly plant turned out to be. And yesterday, I discovered it has some purple flowers! I LOVE purple.

kaleidoscope butterfly bush purple 006 (640x427)In the picture at the bulb company, they showed a mixture of colors, so we shall see. Remember how they said a mixed columbine and I only have one color on all three plants, but that’s okay. It’s a double pink and really pretty.

ahrub with growth spurt (324x640)On my skypencil holly, some of the branches are racing to the finish line on this “slow” growing shrub.

Purple Magic Crepe Myrtle 002 (640x427)And I had to take a couple of more shots of the Purple Magic Crepe Myrtle before the blooms fade too much. The bright lavender is the true color, and then the bluish purple is when it begins to fade, but is just as beautiful.

Purple Magic Crepe Myrtle 003 (640x577)Purple Magic Crepe Myrtle 001 (640x427)I have three of them, but only this one is flowering.

sunrise 001 (640x583)sunrise 004 (640x436)It’s going to be another scorcher today, but the sunrise was beautiful!

Between a Wolf and a Hard Place is turned in! Working on edits to SEAL Wolf Undercover before I turn it in. And setting up the novella for Enchanting the Highlander. My story is Highlander’s Desire, and will be part of the anthology. 🙂

Highlander's Desire (2)This will be the cover for the individual Highlander story when it comes out. But for now, it will be part of Enchanting the Highlander. 🙂

Okay, got to get back to work. I was thinking about leaving the wild grapes growing where they are. It’s nice to grow something that doesn’t struggle because it’s native. But, it might take over.

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Off to work! 🙂

Have a super wonderful day!

Terry

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

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Female Cardinal Watching Me

watermelon 034 (476x640)female cardinal profile outside535x640)female cardinal (605x640)I usually capture the birds while I’m inside the house looking out. But I sat down yesterday while the puppies played in the yard, despite how hot it was, and had my camera with me, intending to get shots of them, when a female cardinal landed on the fence and modeled for me. 🙂

puppies playing 001 (640x504)At least Tanner and Max were playing until Tanner caught me trying to take pictures. 🙂

puppies playing 002 (640x441)“What?” Max says to Tanner. “Oh, Mom’s out here with the camera again!”

I have 50 pages to go on Between a Wolf and a Hard Place, then I can turn it in and back to SEAL Wolf Undercover edits. 🙂

Have a super wonderful, wacky Wednesday!!!

Terry

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

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Sugar Baby Watermelons!

watermelon 005 (640x427)watermelon 001 (427x640)watermelon 002 (640x427)watermelon 007 (640x427) watermelon 008 (640x427)Five of them! Have you ever been looking for something–constantly, and never see it right in front of your eyes? I’ve been checking the watermelon plant over constantly, and I only just saw the 5 watermelons on the plant, when they had to have been growing there for a few days. Aren’t they the cutest, hairiest little things? I’ve never grown them before–can you tell?–which is why I didn’t know exactly what would happen. I thought the flower would produce the watermelon like with tomato plants or bell pepper plants, but instead, the watermelon is behind the flower and then the flower dies off.

The same thing happened with my other bell pepper plants. All of a sudden, they are filled with peppers!

bell peppers (2) (640x495)bell peppers (640x427)And the tomato plants keep producing.

tomatoes (640x427) (2)I’m still eagerly awaiting the kaleidoscope butterfly plant to burst into bloom.

kaleidoscope butterfly bush (640x427) (2)It’s supposed to be all different colors. And I wait, and I watch, and I wait, and I watch….

And of course if I’m taking pictures of something, Max has to check it out too. Must be something really important.

max and the butterfly bush (640x427)And I was excited to capture a shot of my first butterfly–a black swallowtail. Now, it wasn’t easy. He was flying so fast and not sitting still on anything and I was whipping my camera around, trying to focus on him. So first shot out of four (the other three, he was gone), and I caught a blurry one of him. But still cool because I could identify him. Maybe he’ll land sometime and I can get a better shot. There are a couple of others I’ve seen. One looks like a Monarch, and the other, not sure. It was all orange, probably had some markings, but moved too fast.

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I’m off to revise more on Between a Wolf and a Hard Place. 65 pages done, 140 to go. So making progress. 🙂

Have a super wonderfully magnificent day!!!

Terry

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

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