Yum! So I went to the grocery store and it was nice and empty. Yay! I shipped off some books, but didn’t have the address on file like I thought it was for one of them, ugh, so need to go back.
I went to the place to get my safety inspection sticker, yes, the place is open, but it was too wet. It had rained. It wasn’t raining when I went. They have to test the brakes. Okay, so they can’t test the brakes on a wet area?
Uhm, what would they do if it was too wet in Oregon? It’s always wet there. Almost.
For them, it’s always some excuse. Last year they supposedly ran out of safety inspection stickers. They only have a few issued to them. Come back in a couple of weeks. Went the next day, because I don’t like things hanging over my head and wow, they had them. So what gives with a business that is practically empty all the time? They don’t like doing some kind of work? They don’t like doing any kind of work?
You know what they say, the less some have to do, the less they want to do.
Sure, we have don’t have to get them done right away because of the coronavirus, but you know what happens when everyone has to get them? Instead of just the people doing it for that month, everyone for 3 months will have to get them all at once. And what does that mean? Crowds.
And we’re not out of the woods yet by a long shot, though some act like we are. So I would like to get it done now, out of the way, and when there are no crowds and the place isn’t doing a lick of business.
I take tons of pictures at zoos, wildlife reserves, on hikes, at arboretums, and though they are sharp and good (not all of them of course), the backgrounds are boring on some. So I’ve been playing around with texture overlays and texture backgrounds. With the elephant, I added flying dirt particles using a brush to give the sand motion. So much fun. From so-so zoo pictures to something that is really fun to look at.
So I’m back to Red Wolf. Have 50K. Working on turning it into 60K this week. 80K is the minimum and I’ll shoot for around 89K or so.
Modern day werewolf laird Ian MacNeill reluctantly allows a film production company to use his castle, but he knows his secretive clan has a big problem when a beautiful red werewolf female who insists she’s working on the film keeps showing up in the wrong places…and a matter of pleasure.
Julia Wildthorn is not who she says she is—she’s sneaking into Argent Castle to steal an ancient relic for her grandfather and to do research for her next werewolf romance novel. When she catches a glimpse of Ian, she realizes he’s the perfect hero.
Highland Wolf Series: Heart of the Highland Wolf (Book 1) A Howl for a Highlander (Book 2) A Highland Werewolf Wedding (Book 3) Hero of a Highland Wolf (Book 4)
A Howl for a Highlander: A Highlander is never out of his element…
“Highlanders and werewolves. Be still my heart!”—The Good, the Bad, and the Unread
A Highland Wolf on a Mission…
Duncan MacNeill is hell-bent on catching the thief who’s stolen the clan’s fortune and run off to Grand Cayman Island. Duncan has rarely left his homeland and he couldn’t care less about an island paradise. He never expected to find a beautiful distraction who will show him just how appealing paradise can be…
Meets a Dangerous Distraction…
Lone wolf and botanist Shelley Campbell headed to the island to study the old growth forests. She didn’t count on meeting a handsome Highlander who can’t keep his paws off her.
A Highland Werewolf Wedding: He never thought any woman could get him to the altar…
On The Run…
After werewolves Elaine Hawthorn and Cearnach MacNeill almost have a head-on collision on a foggy Highland road, they’re pretty well stuck with each other. It’ll be hours before anyone can get there to pull his car out of the ditch and they both have better places to be.
And Nowhere to Hide From Each Other…
The sexy little American brings out all of Cearnach’s big bag protective instincts. If she thought she was in trouble before, Elaine has no idea what kind of complications a hot Scot can cause…
Delightful, steamy, and devilishly funny, join the hundreds of thousands of readers who already discovered that USA Today bestseller Terry Spear delivers a sizzle worth howling about.
A Hero of a Highland Wolf : How difficult can one Highlander be?
“Spear combines captivating characters, gripping mysteries, and all-consuming love stories.” —Fresh Fiction
She’s ready for change… Colleen Playfair has never been to Scotland, but when she discovers she must spend a year and a day overseas learning to manage her newly inherited estate, she’s ready for the challenge. She even has some ideas for improvements—if she can get past the sexy werewolf who seems convinced he’s the one in charge.
But he’s digging in his claws… Grant MacQuarrie and his clan have been managing Farraige Castle for three centuries. The last thing he wants is a meddling American heiress trying to change the way things have always been done. He’s more than willing to fight the she-wolf every step of the way, using every tool at his disposal. And if that means taking the lass to bed, well…all the better.
Locked in a battle of wills, caught in an attraction they can’t escape, Colleen and Grant must find a way to work together…or face losing it all.
I’m off to write on Red Wolf again, still need to do promo blogs for Night of the Billionaire Wolf, but with Winning the Highlander’s Heart on sale, and just learned of the Highland boxset on sale, I’ve been busy with doing some promo for them. Also applied for 2 Kobo ads. I never get them, so I won’t hold my breath on that. I’m still watching to see if I broke even on the Bookbub ad! But I’m happy to give some deals to fans when we need the escapism the most!
Lady Anice vows to flee the amorous advances of King Henry I, and return to her home in the Highlands, where she hopes to find a laird to wed, when she learns her staff has vanished. Premonitions of imminent danger warn her of foul play and she is certain she is cursed when it comes to marriage.
The king orders the Highlander Laird Malcolm MacNeill, seeking an English bride, to provide the lass safe escort and learn what has become of her staff. Escorting her home safely proves a dangerous trial in and of itself and keeping his heart out of the matter, when the king wishes her wed to one of his loyal barons instead, complicates issues further. Losing his heart to the lass means Malcolm could very well lose his head.
Some of my mother’s ancestors were from Scotland and the family that inspired me were the MacNeills–Malcolm who ran off with the duke’s daughter, Elizabeth Campbell. Now, trying to find the true information about this is nigh to impossible because the records just don’t exist. But the family’s tale has spread across families none of us have ever met, some of whom still live in Prince Edward Island where Malcolm and Elizabeth ended up.
But their love story inspired me to write the Highland series.
Winning the Highlander’s Heart is regularly $4.99 but for 2 weeks, it’s 99 cents. Get yours while the sale lasts!
Okay, off to get my day started. I actually managed to write 3,000 words yesterday, yay! and shooting for 50K this week. I need to get started on the edits to Highland Wolf, but I don’t want to stop writing on Red Wolf and have to figure out where I’m at in the book again.
My daughter started a bunch of seedlings: tomato plants, bell peppers, sweet baby watermelon, thyme, and basil, so I planted everything also. My tomato plant toppled over in high winds and I had to start tying it up. My daughter had given me the seedling about 6 weeks ago, and it has all kinds of flowers already. Just keep watching to see if any of them became the first tomatoes.
Have a great day!!! Need to get my dogs up, and start the routine again!
The virus is awful, but one good thing has come out of it! It’s been great for the reduction of smog, leaving behind clean, breathable air, and the animals have come out of hiding because of the lack of people everywhere.
My daughter gave me a bunch of plants to plant (tomato plants, peppers, thyme) that she started from seeds, so I’ll plant those today for Earth Day!
Little one and I have had a wild morning of it. We went for a long walk and either someone is clearing something, lots of smoke, or something is burning that shouldn’t be. Ugh. And there were too many people walking. lol I guess everyone’s getting out early to beat the heat.
But otherwise, we saw flowers, a great blue heron, a kitty cat followed us, and we saw turtles in the pond. This is the first chance I have of getting to the blog!
So here Ajax, the Arctic wolf was telling Boltz, the gray timber wolf, that the beaver was all his. Don’t even think about getting close to his meal.
But social distancing? Sure. Keep your distance from my food!
I went to the grocery store yesterday morning when it first opened, no crowds, managed to stay away for 2 weeks and my fridge was bare. Everything, but hand soaps, sanitizers, etc, were stocked. Toilet paper–for those hoarding them, paper towels, Kleenix, all of that was in. Yay!
Then I was trying to stuff all the meat in my freezer along with the frozen vegetables. And I got a lot of fresh vegetables to eat for the week.
Most everyone was wearing a mask. Yay! A few holdouts. I guess they think the rest of us we’re protecting them. I felt like I was a bandit.
I turned in the proofed copy of Joy to the Wolves, couldn’t find the promo stuff I’m supposed to do for Night of the Billionaire Wolf, wrote 200 words on Red Wolf, and that was it. I offered to take care of my granddaughter tomorrow. I need to jump on the story today though. Been trying to reach the halfway point in forever. I should manage it today.
Hope you all are keeping your distance, don’t get too close to a growly wolf who’s acting all alpha, and stay safe!