Archive | February 2020

Have a Hobby?

I love to garden, create bears, photograph things, create composites, and though it’s my occupation, I LOVE to create stories!

You know, they say to be a writer, you need to be a reader, and I was while growing up. I wrote stories back then too of my own creation, but I loved to read–everything from mysteries to fantasies. Later, I was teaching my kids to read and I was creating stories for them. And then later, I was reading my teen daughter’s young adult fiction, something we didn’t have as kids, fell in love, and began writing that. But I also fell in love in romance. Mostly I read historical fiction romance. Sometimes paranormal or sci-fi romance.

I also loved to do tons of needlework. Some of my favorite gifts at Christmas were needlework projects. I was creating cloth dolls when my dad asked if I could make an old time teddy bear to sit with the doll furniture and carriages they were creating. So I did, and the Wilde & Woolly Bear business was born.

Gardening? That didn’t start until I had my second home in Oklahoma. I was out in the snow planting a thousand pines on the slope of our hilltop home, for erosion control. It was really rocky up there, so I dug rocks up everywhere, but watch out for the scorpions. The loved to hide under the rocks. I laid my shovel down one time, picked it up and was stung by a scorpion that had crawled onto the handle. Here, we have fire ants, but there, the scorpions were awful. I planted a rosebush hedge and the neighbor’s cows pulled them all up in the middle of the night. I planted redbud trees and plox and voila, their flowers matched. Every spring it was a beautiful sight. Sometimes accidents look like a plan in action.

Okay, little one is here. I turned in the marketing materials for Highland Wolf and wrote 3,000 more words on it last night. They’re kind of the final scenes, but still have to go back in and write a couple of scenes earlier.

Have a fun-filled day!!!

Terry

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

My To Do List is getting to be as long as a Santa Claus list.

I was winging away, getting Highland Wolf done, up to 83K when I got the materials request to do. The good news about that is that they create the cover for the book from that. It’s the long synopsis I hate to write. Anyway, I worked until late last night on it and early this morning, so typing it up now. Hope to have that done and shipped off today.

And I got edits for Wolf in Mind, so as soon as I get some of this other stuff done–I had the idea of how to end the book, kind of, while writing the long synopsis so I need to write that before I forget it–I need to do the edits for Wolf in Mind and turn it in. And I need to do my taxes.

And ship books. But enough! I need to whittle this stuff down faster!

Have a super great day!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
Connect with Terry Spear:
Website: http://www.terryspear.com
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/421434.Terry_Spear
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/TerrySpear
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Do Not Disturb!

Right! If you’re reading, writing, or doing the taxes, you need this sign. Correct?

Or if you have edits and material requests coming in for two different books when you’re trying to finish up a book in process! I finally got minimum word count on Highland Wolf but need to finish it. And little one is coming in a few minutes, so forget getting anything done. *sigh*

It was 73 yesterday, 33 this morning. Ugh. No wonder we all get sick. I spent the day digging up ferns that volunteered along my pavers. I moved them against the fence. They’re from the native woods and just popped up in my flower border, and I love ferns!! I’ve never been able to grow them before, so I’m excited to have my own little woodland scene, if they survive the move.

Okay, I’m off to get ready for little one.

Have a super, undisturbed day!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
Connect with Terry Spear:
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You Had Me at Wolf Released!!!!!

We’re back in Silver Town for a whole new adventure! This time, it’s about the Wolf brothers and their sisters who have established the new ski lodge and restaurant for guests in town. Blake Wolff is having one of those days. You know the kind. When your dog runs off and the snowblower isn’t working right and you slip and fall on ice. Yep, it’s just…one…of…those…days. You have to take pity on the wolf and just want to give him a big hug. At least that’s what Nicole Grayson tells herself when she just does that and she doesn’t know the wolf from Adam.

Hope you love the new series! It’s in audio book too! Imagine the fun you could have just listening to the adventure hands free while you’re taking a walk with him, or shoveling snow, or gardening.

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Publisher Description

First in a thrilling new series from USA Today bestseller Terry Spear featuring the hot, powerful Wolff brothers!

A wolf on a mission needs a partner…even if it’s only for one date… 

The hot, powerful Wolff brothers have moved to the outskirts of Silver Town and opened a ski lodge. They’ve always wanted to live in a wolf-controlled area, and now they have their chance. They’re settling in for a quiet winter, when their lives suddenly become way more exciting than they’d ever planned.

Private Investigator and gray wolf shifter Nicole Grayson is hot on the trail of a dangerous criminal hiding out at the ski lodge when her partner takes ill and must leave her to pursue the mission alone. Blake Wolff steps in—he can’t resist the allure of this brilliant and focused she-wolf whose presence awakens a long dormant yearning in his heart.

As pursuit of their quarry heats up, Blake has a mission of his own…to convince Josie that there’s more to life than work…and that she’s his perfect mate.

Praise for Terry Spear:

“Delicious…a thrilling good time.” —Fresh Fiction for All’s Fair in Love and Wolf

“Loaded with passion, action and mystery… Terry Spear is an amazing storyteller.” —Night Owl Reviews for All’s Fair in Love and Wolf

“Humor, mystery, and romance. …I recommend giving this book a read.” —Harlequin Junkie for Between a Wolf and a Hard Place

“Essential reading for werewolf-romance fans.” —Booklist for Alpha Wolf Need Not Apply

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Wolf shifter and Navy SEAL veteran Brock isn’t looking to date another she-wolf… until protecting beautiful Natalie brings out the animal in him! From a USA Today bestselling author who writes “striking characters and explosive chemistry” (RT Book Reviews).

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For a shifter with no interest in she-wolves…he sure is territorial.

Wolf shifter and former Navy SEAL Brock Greystoke isn’t interested in she-wolves. The last one in his life ambushed him with the intent to kill. So when he’s tasked with helping his cousin’s friend get to a wedding, he has no intention of getting involved with her…

She-wolf Natalie Silverton has inadvertently crossed a group of dangerous criminals, and she’s in dire need of a bodyguard. Good thing Brock is there to protect her. At every turn, their work—and play—brings them closer to catching the criminals and to each other, but Brock will have to get them out of this alive if he has any hope of winning Natalie’s heart.

SEAL Wolf Series:
A SEAL in Wolf’s Clothing (Book 1)
A SEAL Wolf Christmas (Book 2)
SEAL Wolf Hunting (Book 3)
SEAL Wolf In Too Deep (Book 4)
SEAL Wolf Undercover (Book 5)
SEAL Wolf Surrender (Book 6)

What Readers Are Saying About Terry Spear:
“Great paranormal romance with depth and dimension.”—Night Owl Reviews for A Billionaire Wolf for Christmas
“Excitement and suspense that will keep readers hanging on tight.”—RT Book Reviews for Flight of the White Wolf, 4 Stars
“Striking characters and explosive chemistry.”—RT Book Reviews for SEAL Wolf Undercover, 4 Stars

What if you picked up the wrong suitcase at the airport and found something that someone wanted back? Enough to kill for?

Yep, you really have to make sure you check the name tags!   If you haven’t had a chance to get this book, be sure to before the sale price is off! Enjoy!!!!

OH, and one last thing. For those of you who have already purchased the print books for the wolf series, which are now becoming 10th anniversary releases and you still want to read the novellas but not buy the new edition with their new hot covers–my editor said we’d put them in a standalone book after all of them have been released.
For those of you who have the ebook versions, you should be able to download the updated version. I think I have to write Heart of the Highlander’s novella for next year, not sure if there will be any more than that. So stay tuned.

Next up is the 10th Anniversary of Legend of the White Wolf, March 31st, 2020 with new novella.
May 26, 2020 Night of the Billionaire Wolf (Billionaire She-Wolf this time!) –brand new novel
Sep 29, 2020 Joy to the Wolves (Red Wolf Series)–brand new novel
Oct 27, 2020 10th Anniversary of Seduced by the Wolf (new novella)
Nov 24, 2020 10th Anniversary of Wolf Fever (new novella)
I will try and also get Vampire Redemption out this year and a couple of other books!
Hope you are enjoying them!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
Connect with Terry Spear:
Website: http://www.terryspear.com
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/421434.Terry_Spear
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TerrySpearParanormalRomantics
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TerrySpear
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Blue Jay and Blue Dragonfly

I took the picture of the blue dragonfly on the lake walk last summer and the blue jay this spring. He’s wondering, is it edible?

I’m caught up on Highland Wolf, 6,000 to go to make word count, but it will be longer, and it’s pouring rain out. Love it!

Hope you have a pretty blue day like this picture. I’m off to get started on mine!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
Connect with Terry Spear:
Website: http://www.terryspear.com
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/421434.Terry_Spear
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/TerrySpear
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I Love My Readers!

Jan Nakutis: “When I was 40 I had this tattoo done on my ankle with the plan that when I was old and in my rocking chair I could look down and still feel like I could howl at the moon. Well, I’m 71 now, not anywhere near a rocking chair and I’m still howling at the moon 🌕.

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All your books help keep me that way. “

Lizzy LaBare: “I honestly can’t tell you which series I enjoyed more… I am leaning towards the werewolves. Thank you so much for sharing them with us. I am still trying to get over the fact that my dream man/wolf lives in another woman’s head…lol”

I asked my readers if I could share their quotes on my blog today. It’s all about readers. They make my day!

Thanks to my blog readers and my book readers for making my year!

I am only 600 words behind today after being 11,000 words behind, so hope to finish that up along with my 2,000 words, and more, if I can come up with some ideas. I had thoughts last night when I was trying to sleep at 3 a.m. Now, if I could only remember them!

Have a wonderful, magical day and believe in your dreams!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
Connect with Terry Spear:
Website: http://www.terryspear.com
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/421434.Terry_Spear
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TerrySpearParanormalRomantics
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TerrySpear
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Feeling Like Spring

With it’s volatile weather. One minute its 78 degrees and the next, 33. It’s at the low end today. I want to garden. Well, when I’m 100% well. But I need to concentrate on writing. I only have 13K words to write to get minimum word count. Yay!

I have only 3,000 words to write to catch up, still need my 2,000 words today though too. But that’s down from 11K so doing good!

I wanted to feel like spring, so created the picture above, but now it’s back to the Highlands!

Annetta Sweetko Reviewed for Fresh Fiction! Love your review, Annetta! YOU HAD ME AT WOLF is the first book in Terry Spear’s “Wolff Brothers” series set in her wolf shifter-run Silver Town. For me, YOU HAD ME AT WOLF is evocative of some of my favorite books, films, and TV shows of the 1950s and 1960s like Agatha Christies book THE PALE HORSE, the film CAST A DARK SHADOW, and the classic British spy series The Avengers. With private investigator and wolf shifter Nicole Grayson, Terry Spear has created a heroine like The Avengers’ Emma Peel who is cool, competent, and kickass.


YOU HAD ME AT WOLF is a winter wonderland of adventure and plenty of wolf-on-wolf wooing. I loved the supporting characters in YOU HAD ME AT WOLF and I’m eager to read more about them in future books especially Nate and Kayla. I look forward to Terry Spear’s next paranormal romance.

Have a beautiful day!! If I get my word count in and another 1,000 or 2, it will make my day!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
Connect with Terry Spear:
Website: http://www.terryspear.com
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/421434.Terry_Spear
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TerrySpearParanormalRomantics
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TerrySpear
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Cardinal with a Mohawk

Love the cardinals and on a wet, rainy day I managed to get some halfway decent shots of the female.

Today is a free day so I’m hoping to get a little more caught up on Highland Wolf. I turned in Wolf in Need–beta reader didn’t like the title so changed it to Wolf in Mind and sent in the Letter to Reader. That’s for the 10th Anniversary Edition of Wolf Fever coming in November. It’s done! Yay!

I am 7,000 behind on Highland Wolf so hope to get 2-3,000 today. But I also need to start working on the dreaded taxes. ugh.

Have a wonderful day!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
Connect with Terry Spear:
Website: http://www.terryspear.com
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/421434.Terry_Spear
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TerrySpearParanormalRomantics
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TerrySpear
Wilde & Woolly Bears: http://www.celticbears.com
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$1.99 SEAL Wolf Surrender! And You Had Me at Wolf in Audio Book!

For a limited time!

Wolf shifter and Navy SEAL veteran Brock isn’t looking to date another she-wolf… until protecting beautiful Natalie brings out the animal in him! From a USA Today bestselling author who writes “striking characters and explosive chemistry” (RT Book Reviews).

Take Your Own SEAL Wolf Home Today!

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/seal-wolf-surrender-terry-spear/1129309843?ean=9781492677307

https://books.apple.com/us/book/seal-wolf-surrender/id1447278682

For a shifter with no interest in she-wolves…he sure is territorial.

Wolf shifter and former Navy SEAL Brock Greystoke isn’t interested in she-wolves. The last one in his life ambushed him with the intent to kill. So when he’s tasked with helping his cousin’s friend get to a wedding, he has no intention of getting involved with her…

She-wolf Natalie Silverton has inadvertently crossed a group of dangerous criminals, and she’s in dire need of a bodyguard. Good thing Brock is there to protect her. At every turn, their work—and play—brings them closer to catching the criminals and to each other, but Brock will have to get them out of this alive if he has any hope of winning Natalie’s heart.

SEAL Wolf Series:
A SEAL in Wolf’s Clothing (Book 1)
A SEAL Wolf Christmas (Book 2)
SEAL Wolf Hunting (Book 3)
SEAL Wolf In Too Deep (Book 4)
SEAL Wolf Undercover (Book 5)
SEAL Wolf Surrender (Book 6)

What Readers Are Saying About Terry Spear:
“Great paranormal romance with depth and dimension.”—Night Owl Reviews for A Billionaire Wolf for Christmas
“Excitement and suspense that will keep readers hanging on tight.”—RT Book Reviews for Flight of the White Wolf, 4 Stars
“Striking characters and explosive chemistry.”—RT Book Reviews for SEAL Wolf Undercover, 4 Stars

What if you picked up the wrong suitcase at the airport and found something that someone wanted back? Enough to kill for?

Yep, you really have to make sure you check the name tags!

You Had Me at Wolf (Wolff Brothers Book 1) by [Spear, Terry]

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/you-had-me-at-wolf-terry-spear/1131593153?ean=9781492697756

https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Terry_Spear_You_Had_Me_at_Wolf?id=09awDwAAQBAJ&hl=en-US&gl=us

YOU Had ME at WOLF

Loved these reviews!

YOU HAD ME AT WOLF did just that – it had me. I am a fan of author Terry Spear and haven’t read anything from her that is a downer. Her stories are always upbeat, family-oriented (the family might be a pack of shifters but it’s family), with a romance that will leave you sighing and fanning yourself. ~Annetta Sweetko, Fresh Fiction Reviews

A review from Amber on BookBub!


You Had Me at Wolf is a fun and entertaining paranormal cozy mystery. I thoroughly enjoyed the wonderfully layered plot that left me completely captivated and utterly enthralled. There was never a dull moment, and I loved the non-stop action and mystery. I also enjoyed the personal growth and action between our memorable characters. They kept things warmed up and constantly on edge as their relationship deepened and the story unfolded. What exciting fun!

I finished edits on the novella last night. I’m down from 11,000 to 8,000 being behind on Highland Wolf. I want to get my word count today and then re-read the novella and turn it in. So I won’t be able to whittle down my word count on Highland Wolf. Had to do another promotional blog for You Had Me at Wolf.

I remember a time a decade ago, when I would be so eagerly awaiting a release because it was all I had on my plate. Now, I feel, hasn’t that been published already??? Like a year ago, when I wrote it? Sometimes, I feel like I live in a time warp. When I have to do a promotional blog, I’m like, wait a minute, about which book? I’ll be getting Joy to the Wolves back for edits soon, and with working on two more books, and then doing the new release stuff for yet another book, no wonder it gets confusing. Which heroine/hero was in which book?

Have a super day. I’ve got to get going!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
Connect with Terry Spear:
Website: http://www.terryspear.com
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/421434.Terry_Spear
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TerrySpearParanormalRomantics
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TerrySpear
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Forget Being a Princess

Frogs in Love

In search of a prince in frog’s clothing! Be a frog and meet your match!

Have a lovely day no matter what shape you’re in!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
Connect with Terry Spear:
Website: http://www.terryspear.com
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/421434.Terry_Spear
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TerrySpearParanormalRomantics
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TerrySpear
Wilde & Woolly Bears: http://www.celticbears.com
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