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Claiming the White Bear–Coming Soon!

A Romeo-Juliet type family feud, polar bear style, tore them apart; can they find true love again?

It’s nearly Christmas, no tours on the schedule for Edward MacMathan and his brother and so they’re working in their uncle and aunt’s tavern when the love of Edward’s life returns with two young boys in tow, and they look a lot like him when he and Rob were that age. Robyn Conibear is in trouble and she’s fled her deceased mate’s sleuth to keep his parents from taking custody of her and Edward’s sons.

Can she and Edward renew the love they had for each other despite the six years that have passed? Or will her return only cause more grief between her family and his as the hostilities renew?

But Edward is the boys’ true father and she wants to be with him no matter what. Likewise, Edward is determined to protect her and the boys, both from her former mate’s sleuth and her own, and take up where the two of them had left off.

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So I managed to proof 9 chapters and a prologue yesterday, and I’m working to finish up the book today. Then formatting, and hopefully publishing the ebook by Sunday. The print will take a little longer for the proofing and I still need to make the cover.

But once this is done, I HAVE to start writing on the next Silver Town wolf book. Still trying to come up with an original idea. Each book has to be!

Today for 365 photography days, is circles, so I’ll take a picture of something later today, and tomorrow is hugs. If only I could get the dogs to hug each other. Baby hugs all her stuffed animals, but she won’t be here. So I’ll have to pose some stuffed animals without her.

I’m off and running! Hope you have a terrific day!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Trying to Write My Blog

Be right back. Baby is here.

Yesterday for 365 days of photos, it was hat day. Tanner tells Max to not look so glum because his hat looks much better than Tanner’s. And today was hot drink, so I made a cup of lemon lavender tea in my favorite Scottish cup. You can see the roses are still blooming.

Today we’ve tried having breakfast, coloring, toddler wearing grandma’s big fluffy socks, cleaning windows. And dusting. It’s only 8:48 am. What now?

So yesterday I did my annual physical. You answer a million questions on a notepad. Do you sleep? Do you eat? Are you anxious? (Uhm, when deadlines are hanging over my head and I’m still not there, a little) Do you doze off during work, lunch hour, movie time, stopping at traffic lights? Do you forget where things are? (Come on, like that doesn’t happen to all of us!) Do you forget names and faces? (Does it count when I’ve always been that way??? Or when I spell my characters’ names a myriad of different ways?)

Is it the writer in me that wants to answer these with qualifications?

Okay, back to working with baby. Have a terrific day!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Fans’ Kitty Cats Love My Books!

You know how particular cats are! Thanks to my cat lovers and fans for sending me their adorable cat photos.

I’m off to finish making changes to Claiming the White Bear! I had another thought about Silver Town and had to incorporate it.

Oh, and so I was looking at plot ideas to give me a jump start to write the Wolff brother’s story, and one was: turn one of your dreams into a story. Are you kidding me????? You don’t even want to know about the bizarre dream I was having this morning.

Okay, off to edit!!!

Have a super day, and if anyone gets catty with you, sic one of the BIG cats on them.

Terry

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

Storm clouds are paintings in progress! Ever changing.

Okay, finished the proofing of Silver and then oops, had a thought. With the 10th Anniversary release of Destiny of the Wolf this year, I added two new characters to Silver Town. Since the original book’s release, I’ve written several books set in Silver Town and no mention of these characters, naturally, so this will give me–and readers–an opportunity to see the characters again.

Baby’s on her way. I’ll try to make those changes today on the book sometime today and otherwise, I’m off to play with a toddler.

Have a beautiful day!

Terry

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

https://www.facebook.com/groups/327949204725030/

I love to take photos but it’s fun to get prompts on what to photograph. So I joined this Facebook group to do it. But had to post a bunch of pictures to kind of catch up.

In the meantime, I finished proofreading 100 pages of Silver Town Wolves and need to finish another 140 pages. So off to do that in a minute.

I had taken the first picture at a big cat reserve in Dallas where they take in cat rescues. Though they also had a pack of Arctic wolves and bears. The second version was using Photoshop’s Curves adjustment. I like the original photo, but the Curves adjustment helps to bring the color in line with what it really looked like. Not sure what settings I had my camera on that made it look so golden. And the third picture is an “oil” version with Topaz Studio.

This is from Ashe Designs. It really worked well with some of my animal photos.

Okay, I’m off to work! And back to exercising while I proof! Have a great day!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Onward Edits! And Wolves!

It helps to have pictures when I’m writing about the wolves so I was playing around with some that I took when I went to the International Wolf Center in Minnesota. Aidan is the alpha male and lying on the rock, taking a rest from his alpha duties. Though you see he’s on top of the world, ready to take charge if he needs to. Luna was the alpha female and she has Aidan’s brother, Denali, pinned down in dominant play. Luna and Aidan are now retired and they live with Grizzle, retired before we saw the wolves, and they all live happily together out of view of the visitors.

Denali and the young Arctic wolves and Boltz are still in the public’s view.

Baby’s back today while her mom and dad celebrate their anniversary. But I’m going to start proofreading all of Silver Town Wolves: Home for the Holidays today. This morning. And once she goes home. I’m hoping to have it done by the weekend and get started on the Wolff book. I decided not to go with the idea I had. Which means, I’m looking for another winning idea. *sigh*

I’m off and running! What about you? Have any great plans for today?

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Easter and a Valentine’s Day Bear

I’m still going over issues my editor had with my book, but took a break to play with bears. And shipped the other bear I had for an order. Today, I’ll be continuing to work on the edits. I worked on Claiming the White Bear edits from my first beta reader too.

I need to get started on the new wolf book too though. I still need to figure out the characters.

Who are they really? The fun with having a new sub-series, even though it’s still in Silver Town, and that’s an established wolf series, these characters are all new, so it will be fun to start fresh. Blank slates. Babes in the woods.

So what kind of characters should they be? What dark pasts? Secrets? What are their goals? What motivates them toward that goal? What makes it so pressing? Without urgency, there isn’t a story. What conflicts can I throw in their path? The Wolff brothers and sisters run the ski lodge, so they have occupations. But what about the heroine who shows up? What does she do?

With the brothers and sisters, what makes each of them perfectly unique? I might not have the sisters show up right away. Overpopulating stories with characters can make it hard for readers to keep up.

Those are things I keep pondering, until I finally just start writing.

I’m off to work on edits. Have a super great TGIF!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Innocent or Guilty?

Fog Early in the Morning

My daughter, a dietician for one of the school districts, was telling me a story about what happened at her work one day. You have to be let into the building. You can’t just walk in, but they pretty much let anyone in who buzzes because parents have to come in to fill out dietary plans and such for stuff at the school district. And their cafe is open to anyone.

So one day, they let in a possible knife-wielding murderer.

This is how the story goes: Man is buzzed in and he hurries to the men’s room. He’s in there for 40 minutes, and they know something’s not right. They send in the only man in their department to check it out. The guy is shirtless, wet from washing his chest and hands. And when the staff member asked why he was there, he said he was hiding.

Now, they hadn’t heard the news that a police bulletin for a knife-wielding murderer had just gone out, not until after the staff member said he couldn’t stay there. He was thinking the guy was hiding from bad guys, not that he could be hiding from police. But after they learned they were looking for a man who had committed murder, they called the police and gave a statement.

Story idea for fiction from real life?

When I worked at the library, we had a man rush inside and then “hide” between books, pretending to be reading. The police came in right after that and asked if I’d seen a man fitting his description. Luckily, I had, and they arrested him. I don’t know what for, but you just never know when you might find trouble at a job where you never thought you might! And it can make for great fiction!

Okay, so I did get all my promo blogs done, and the bear done, but my editor sent a note that she didn’t like my ghosts in the last book I turned in. She’s lucky she didn’t see it when I had 12 other ghosts in the story, but I took those out before she even saw it. lol

I even had a really neat grizzly shifter in one of my stories, but I figured she might not like it so I took him out. I still loved those scenes. I’ll have to write a book with him in it later.

Little White Bear for a Wedding Gift

I had baby all day, so hadn’t had time to really read my editor’s notes…but one change can mean rewriting the whole book. And I like the way I wrote it. It’s one thing if you write a book that needs to be rewritten because it doesn’t make sense or has major flaws. Another, if someone just doesn’t like something. My editor doesn’t like ghosts or psychics.


So I’m off to look it over and see what needs to be done about it. On my indie books, I don’t have issues like that. My readers love them. Thankfully!

Hope you have a wonderful day!!!! I’m determined to have one too!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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It’s Done!!

Fall colors and waterfalls. See? We do get some fall colors in Texas!

I finished proofreading Claiming the White Bear! Woohoo! I sent it early this morning to my sleeping beta readers. Now I have a million things to do: write up several promo blogs for You Had Me at Jaguar, finish the white teddy bear, work on the cover for Claiming the White Bear some more, properly format the book, purchase an ISBN, copyright it…and start working on the next book. I don’t think I’ll have time for it today. I’m not sure I’ll have time for all this today. But I’m off and running…after I have my 2nd cup of hot lavender tea. Though the puppies are sitting at my feet waiting for me to feed them. I might have to do that first.

Wait. I’m the alpha. My tea comes first.

Hope you do what needs to be done today, and have lots of fun and free time just to goof off too!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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I’m Almost Out of Time

Baby’s back! I have only 8 more chapters to proof on Claiming the White Bear, finished 11 yesterday and the prologue, and I so want to get it done today because I still need to finish up the white bear for a wedding order and I still need to do those promo blogs for You Had Me at Jaguar. Granted, the promo blogs are due early Feb, but I like to get things done early because you never know what’s going to come up and then whoops, no time to do this stuff. Plus, I’ve been thinking about the new Wolff brother’s story in Silver Town. I need to get started! And finished.

I was wracking my brain for a new idea. For weeks, I have been. And then, I had it. And it’s stuck. The Wolff brothers, and their sisters, but they still are back east trying to sell their ski lodge there, are in Silver Town. So we’ll be back to the much beloved Silver Town wolves. Only this time, it will be at the ski lodge. I mention them in the Silver wolf Christmas book coming out in Sept this year, briefly. Anyway, you see two sisters arrive at the ski lodge, and one begins to howl in the room that night. Can you imagine how upsetting that would be for the owners, and of course, the other guests? Yes, the town is run by the Silver wolf pack, but no way do they want the word to get out to humans that they exist. And that’s it! Yes! The beginning of a whole book.

So in the meantime, no extra puppies this week, but baby’s back! Which is fun and work and fun. I’m going to try and take her to the children’s museum on Wednesday for Critter Hour. They’re closed on Mondays, unfortunately. It all depends on how she is. I went to take her to the grocery store one day and she had an absolute fit. I waited until later after she’d had a nap. So I might try to be on a schedule, but sometimes it doesn’t work for her. *sigh*

Okay, she’s nearly here and I have to run. Have a super lovely day!!!

Terry

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