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Wolves and Snow Leopards

I love both. And I was very fortunate to get beautiful shots of each of these. The 2-year old emergent Arctic wolf alpha at the International Wolf Center, Ely, MN, and the snow leopard, Como Zoo, MN.

I’m working on Cougar Magic now, and I rarely capture good pictures of cougars in captivity, so I don’t have many to show. Of course one of my troubles has been that I didn’t know to change my ISO to capture faster moving critters back then. Most of the ones I saw were on the move. A few were resting so far up in the rocks, it was hard to capture good images. But maybe someday. And we couldn’t see the one at the Como Zoo at all. Exhibit, no cat.

Despite having baby for all day, and then again from 6:45 pm until 10:30 pm, I managed somehow to wrangle another 3,000 words out. I usually can’t. Shows that if I put my mind to it, AND the scenes are coming to me, I can do it. I have to say baby is very needy, wanting attention, or to be held when she’s getting sleepy, that it’s not like she’s at the age where she can sit and draw or something. But she did take 4 hours worth of naps, and I managed to get her to sleep by 8 pm last night, so I had another 2 1/2 hours to write.

Speaking of which, I’m on a forward momentum now, so off to get some more word count down. I’m at 16,000! So I’ve bypassed the number of 15,000 on Claiming the White Bear. I got stuck there, but I’ll do some brainstorming and push through that one too soon. I need to write my next fae book too and I want to finish one of the other YA vampire stories I’ve started. Not sure what my word count is on them, but they’re in the plans. And then I need to figure out what I want to write for the next wolf stories for 2020. It’s neverending, and what fun!

Have a great day!!!!! I’m excited to be running around in the cougar world creating mischief. They are in so much trouble.  Let’s see if they can get out of it on their own…

Terry
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Everybody has to Eat Sometime…

So to each his own!

Okay, so I wrote 3,000 to get 1,000 ahead for Wed when I have to take care of baby. Right? And I need to write 3,000 to finish off my word count for Wed. BUT, now I’m have to pick up baby at daycare. *sigh* Sometimes you just have to give in that you’re never going to get ahead.

What? Are you kidding me? NO WAY.  I aim to get my word count for Wed, no matter what. And that’s the key. If my characters can get through any obstacle I throw in their path, so can I!

Oh, and you know how I was trying to keep a murderer out of my Christmas story? It doesn’t work!!! I have to let my story write itself. No matter the constraints I put on my bad guy or the ghosts….they won’t let me.

Okay, off to try and get a handle on MY story. Sheesh. You’d think the characters were writing it! Have a lovely day and remember to let your own voice be heard!

Terry

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Did You See the Beauty?

Or did you pass it by?

In the tunnel that goes from one part of the Dallas zoo to another, there were beautiful paintings of beautiful animals. I took pictures of the leopard and Arctic wolf and wished they had one of a wolf. They could have a home with me.

But now it’s back to reality! I’m finishing up proofing Flight of the White Wolf.

May 1, 2018

Sexy, hot Arctic wolf, private investigator Gavin Summerfield, is on a mission: learn if an heiress’s husband is cheating on her, but he doesn’t expect to meet up with the woman who tased him some years earlier, who is now…an Arctic wolf like him. Her mission: Keep her secrets from the former cop who could be her undoing…but when the wolf instincts take over, watch out!

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Alls-Fair-Love-Wolf-Silver/dp/1492655813

BAM: http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Alls-Fair-Love-Wolf/Terry-Spear/9781492655817?id=7079882685730

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/alls-fair-in-love-and-wolf-terry-spear/1127125943?ean=9781492655817

And I need to finish that and the marketing materials for Billionaire Wolf Christmas today. Picked up baby’s cold and so have been fighting with it through all the wild runnings arounds in Dallas and Fort Worth. She’s still got her cold too. 🙁  Plus I have beta edits coming in so I need to make those changes to Billionaire Wolf Christmas, and turn it in. AND, I have to read a wolf book for an endorsement. All due in just a couple of days.

It will get done. Somehow. 🙂

Okay, off to finish up Flight. I have 75 pages left. Woohoo!

Have a great one!!!

Terry

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Beautiful Creatures

A tabby cat looking to eat my birds.
A snow leopard on the prowl.
An Arctic wolf watching us.

I’ve never used Lightroom before because I didn’t know how to! But here is a great video on how you can use it.

Okay, got to get a promo blog to my publicist!!!! And I’m behind, but catching up on Billionaire.

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This is a picture of Raven, her boyfriend took it of her in a graveyard. I added her to a backdrop I purchased and added a raven I’d taken a picture of in Daytona Beach. I’ll be creating a Raven Fae book featuring her!

Off to write before the day gets even more away from me.

Terry

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

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My New Year’s Goals–Publication Wise

New Year’s Goals: In 2017, hoping to bring you:
Loving the White Bear (January)
Christmas Cougar Heat (Novella, Chet’s story, TBD)
Between a Wolf and a Hard Place (April https://www.amazon.com/Between-Wolf-Hard-Place…/…/B01N0GTMB9)
My Highlander (TBD)
SEAL Wolf Undercover (Aug https://www.amazon.com/SEAL-Wolf-Undercover-Te…/…/1492645141)
Falcon Fae (TBD)
Dreaming of a White Wolf Christmas (October).
And hopefully Dan’s cougar story!
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Four of the books listed are written. I have to write three for 2018, so that’s why I never can tell how many I can actually finish because of edits that pop up, and life sometimes gets in the way!

I have my work cut out for me! I just finished Loving the White Bear, sent it to the first beta reader, and now I’m setting up the first page (after the title page) of Flight of the White Wolf.

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I have 0 word count. It’s a daunting task when I start a book, knowing it has to be at least 80,000 words and filled with romance, wolf shifters, suspense, and humor, but in the beginning, you have to just…begin. And even after you begin, that might not be the real beginning. Who knows where the characters will ever take me?

Have a wonderful day!

Terry Spear

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

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Dreaming of a White Wolf Christmas

arctic-wolf-in-captivity-900Just an update! My editor got back with me last night and asked how Dreaming of a White Wolf Christmas sounded for the title previously called White Wolf Christmas. I love it! So they’ll be making up the cover soon. 🙂 Can’t wait. This book will be out for October of next year. 🙂  Next, I have to work on another white wolf story, not sure of the title yet. I just sent in the synopsis.

This is an Arctic wolf in captivity in New Mexico.

The new series will be called simply: White Wolf and this book will be #1.

Okay, I’m off to get something done. Took down the Halloween decorations, though still need to pack them away. And brought out the Thanksgiving decorations. I don’t have too many of those, but will take pictures of them when I have time. I need to create a light box to do that. 🙂

But for now, need to get back to Cougar!!

Have a fun day!

Terry Spear

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

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Wacky Wednesday Excerpt Day on Friday: Legend of the White Wolf

Legend of the White Wolf

Arctic werewolves in a romantic suspense.

When I wrote Legend of the White Wolf, I was still in the believing stage that I wouldn’t sell any more wolf stories… you know, one was a miracle, then two was nice, but it took the publisher a year to decide it would fly, and the third and fourth book sold as a package deal, but that time just on a pitch. So for the first 4 stories, I wrote them as separate packs. Not connected, except that one wolf kept popping up in all of them. So his story was after that. Readers demanded that. Leidolf was a red wolf with a red wolf pack. All the stories were unique. And that’s what I really wanted to ensure. That with each story, they had to be different.

Billionaire in Wolf’s Clothing makes Book 20 in the series. Can you believe it? And I’ve just finished up the next 3 books in the series and turned them in. And I have 3 more to write now. So that will be 26 in the series. So far. Every one of them has to be unique in some way. I try to base them on real wolves, so in Alpha Wolf Need Not Apply–she is in charge of her own pack. Just like some she-wolves are that have lost their pack mate. But sometimes a persistent male falls head over tail for the she-wolf, and after she quits chasing him off…she falls for him too. (True wolf story)

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Excerpt from:

Legend of the White Wolf

Copyright © 2010 by Terry Spear

All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means including information storage and retrieval systems—except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical articles or reviews—without permission in writing from its publisher, Sourcebooks, Inc.

The characters and events portrayed in this book are fictitious or are used fictitiously. Any similarity to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental and not intended by the author.

Prologue

The black bear was running away a hell of a lot faster than Owen Nottingham and his P.I. partner David Davis thought capable. Their hunting guide, Trevor Hodges, yelled at them to keep up, but at the rate the bear was going, Owen and David would never last. Already Owen had shin splints, and his side was aching something fierce, and damn, here he thought he was in good shape.

They couldn’t use dogs on the bear this late in the year in Maine, but the owner of Back Country Tours, Kintail Silverman got around that by sending his pet wolves on the hunt. Made Owen feel like he was part of a wolf pack, hunting for survival, the sleek white furred creatures diving around snow-laden firs, blending in, exhilarated, hunting together as a cooperative team. Although the experience would be more pleasurable if their other partners were with them, Cameron MacPherson, who wouldn’t hunt for anything other than criminals, and Gavin Summerfield, who’d rather stay in Seattle and work, than fly anywhere. But the four of them were like a wolf pack, solving crimes together as a collective unit and socializing as the best of friends throughout the good times and bad.

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So Owen wished they could share hunting excursions together, too.

He noticed then only snowy woods in front of them, the wolves and bear lost in the forest ahead as the chilly wind howled through the trees. Trevor was still keeping a good pace in the distance. For being a white-haired old guy, he was lean and in incredibly great shape.

David had dropped way behind, but Owen was too busy trying to keep up the chase to wait for David to catch up. One last day before their hunt ended. And hell, they’d tried to bag a bear for the last four years without any luck. The way the bear was outdistancing them in a hurry in the Maine wilderness, Owen was beginning to lose hope they’d make it this time either. But it was the closest they’d come.

When Owen didn’t hear David’s heavy breathing behind him, or his size ten boots trudging through the deep snow, he turned and looked to see how far behind he was. David was holding his thighs, leaning over, gasping for breath.

“David, you all right?” Owen asked, knowing it was a dumb question, when he figured David was trying to catch his second wind and couldn’t answer anyway.

David motioned him on, wheezing, his face red and pinched with pain. “Get the bear! I’m fine. Go. I’ll catch up.”

But it wasn’t like David not to keep up on a hunt and Owen ran back to check on him. “What’s wrong?” Owen asked, grabbing his arm to steady him.

“Go. You’ll…never…forgive…me…if we…” David clutched his chest.

The wolves and Trevor circled back and joined them. The old man shook his head. “Chest pains?”

Through clenched teeth, David growled, “From…running…damn it.”

David was the oldest of the four partners in their private investigator practice, but at thirty-five, David couldn’t be having a heart attack.

With millions of acres of forest land all around them, they were too deep into the wilderness to get help. Cell phones wouldn’t work out here. Owen knew CPR, but…

He helped David to sit. “What are you feeling?” he asked, trying to disguise the anxiety in his voice, although he couldn’t hide a deepening frown, and David noticed.

“Don’t be a…worry…” David clutched his chest even harder, his face sweating in the frigid air.

“We can’t get any help to him way out here,” Trevor said quietly. “If he’s having a heart attack, it’s not a bad way to go. Quick, no lingering illness.”

“No!” Owen snapped. “Do you have any aspirin?” How could he let his friend from childhood and one of the best partners he’d had in law enforcement before they’d left the force die on him? He couldn’t. “I know CPR.”

“It won’t be enough.” Trevor sounded like the voice of reason, but Owen didn’t want to hear it.

The image of David lunging in front of him, taking a bullet in the shoulder two years ago, flashed across Owen’s mind. He wouldn’t let him go. He couldn’t.

The wolves watched silently, almost sympathetically as if one of their pack members was in trouble, their ears perked, their tongues hanging out, panting after the long run.

His hand clutching David’s shoulder, Owen clenched his teeth to bite back the overwhelming feeling of hopelessness. “Can’t we do something? Anything?”

“Possibly,” Trevor said, “but it will change his life and yours, forever.”

“I’d do anything to save my friend’s life,” Owen said, figuring Trevor was thinking in terms of if he had enough money, they could air evac him out somewhere, maybe in a clearing where the loggers had been.

Trevor put a hand on Owen’s shoulder. “You sure?”

“Anything, damn it. However much it costs, it’s worth it.”

Trevor looked back at the wolves. The biggest one bowed its head slightly, then bared his teeth and lunged.

Before Owen could fathom what was happening, the wolf bit David in the arm. He cried out in pain.

Owen swung his rifle to his shoulder to shoot the beast, when he caught a blur of white fur in his peripheral vision, right before one of the other wolves pounced on him.

***

You get what you ask for, sometimes, right?

Have a super wonderful TGIF! 🙂 <3

Terry Spear

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

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A Kiss from a Wolf

No cover yet, but I’m excited to see that SEAL Wolf Diving for Trouble is a preorder now for Feb, 2016. It always makes the book more real! 🙂 <3

http://www.amazon.com/SEAL-Wolf-Diving-Trouble-Heart/dp/1492621838

Here, Zoerro is giving Rory a kiss. Sabine tried to lick me, but I wasn’t ready for that. My puppies do too, but experts say that dog kisses are bacteria laden, so if your dog is licking your open wounds, you might see infections. Although I’ve read if they lick their own wounds, they can heal faster.

🙂

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Zoerro giving Rory a Kiss

Working on guest posts for blog tour for July for SEAL Wolf Hunting!

Have a super great Thursday!

Terry

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

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Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary–New Mexico

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According to Rory Zoerb and the director, Leyton Cougar (who should be in one of my cougar books for certain with a name like that!), Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary is  a non-profit organization and they’re always looking for ways to get more help to take care of their rescues: wolves, wolf-dogs, New Guinea Singing Dogs, Australian Dingoes and a little red fox. They have all kinds of wolf encounter experiences there at the sanctuary; hikes with wolves, cabin visits, photography tours, meet-n-greets, and more.

They  have four Ambassadors that have been socialized to humans and are able to participate in a variety of situations with the human they have bonded with. They do photo shoots on location too. Zoerro has been in a fair amount of film projects and photo shoots.

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This is Zoerro with Rory. Don’t you love him?

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This Leyton with Sabine, an Arctic wolf. She is Zoerro’s new girlfriend and they believe she will be going out and doing things with Zoerro in no time.

I haven’t had an Arctic find a gray wolf mate  in any of my books, but what do you think??? And then have Zoerro and Sabine at the book signing?

They have a two-story cabin that they rent out for only $85 a night (currently) so people can come and stay at their 90-acre sanctuary and get the full wolf experience. They have custom encounter packages
based on the desires of their guests. And the wolves get enrichment by going out and doing fun things with their human and their guests.

So who’s ready to go with me?

http://www.wildspiritwolfsanctuary.org/ambassadors.php

More pictures of the wolves coming up.

I’ve been to the one in Texas, the one near Omaha, NE twice, missed seeing the one near Colorado Springs while I was up there, and am going to see The International Wolf Center in Ely, MN in the fall.

But this one sounds perfect for a visit!

I’ve had several queries if I’d write another follow up to Legend of the White Wolf’s Arctic pack, and yes, I will. Also for Heart of the Wolf’s original pack as well. Just need more hours in the day to write! 🙂

 

Legend of the White Wolf

Arctic werewolves in a romantic suspense.

I’m back to working on A SEAL Wolf for Sale. I only have 20,000 words to write, then lots of editing to do before I turn it in.

Have a super great TGIF with Wolves!

Terry

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