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Cover Art and Teddy Bears

Pink Rainbow Bear with pink ultra suede paws

Pink Rainbow Bear with pink ultra suede paws

Last bear order! Still need to write a Christmas blog but I was working on my next cover for the next book in the Heart of the Cougar series. I wanted something really colorful, spring-like, different from the other covers so no one would mistakenly pick up the same book twice. It has conflict right away, and it will have mystery, suspense, humor, romance, just like all the other books. 🙂  Not sure when I will have time to write it, but it will have to be next year.

Cougar Trouble, Book 4

Cougar Trouble, Book 4

 

I’m back to working on Viking! Have a super great Sunday!!

Terry

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

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Taming the Wild Cougar–and I Mean of the Shifter Variety!

Taming the Wild Cougar  copy

First there was:

Cougars Mate FINAL 11292013 copy

Cougar’s Mate: Instinct told her to run…

Shannon Rafferty learns that hanging out with the bad boys could be a dangerous business, but hooking up with a cop is even worse. Now she’s on the run, trying to avoid being murdered by his cougar shifter brothers and uncle. If that isn’t bad enough, a deputy sheriff hunts her down while she’s running as a cougar and trying to survive in the Colorado wilderness. He vows to protect her no matter what she’s done. With three dead boyfriends to her name, she’s sure she will be the death of Chase Buchanan before either of them can prevent it. No matter how much she knows she has to run again, he soon holds her heart hostage. But will that be enough to keep them both alive?

Chase Buchanan—as wilderness cabin resort owner, former US Army Special Forces, and part time deputy of the small town of Yuma, Colorado that boasts a love of cougars—is tasked to track down a cougar reported to be hunting human prey. Chase soon learns she’s a shifter, not a full-time cougar, and she’s on the run. When he takes her in, he vows to protect her. After losing his wife and baby to the human kind of predator years earlier, he’s not letting Shannon’s hunters kill her, too. But how is he going to hold onto the wild-cat woman, who is unpredictable at every turn, without losing his heart to her, and then losing her as well?

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And then:

Call of the Cougar FINAL WEB

Call of the Cougar: Looking for love can be dangerous…

Special Agent for the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife Services, Tracey Whittington, takes down wildlife traffickers and more, but what she doesn’t expect is to be in a shootout, multiple times, when the business turns deadly. Nor does she suspect she’ll be working with Hal Haverton, who serves as a part-time deputy for Yuma Town, Colorado, and runs his own horse ranch. As long as he doesn’t stop her investigative work—she has been placed on administrative leave due to the last shootout—she’ll be just fine.

Hal Haverton has every intention of keeping the wild cat safe, even if it means helping her to solve the case when every time he turns around, she’s involved in another shootout. When her boss asks their good friend, the sheriff, to have one of his deputies serve as a bodyguard for the cougar shifter, Hal’s all for it. So is the other deputy, but Hal’s got this covered. Even if getting somewhere with the lady means having his gun ready at all times. There are definite perks to getting to know the Special Agent better—if they live long enough to do something about it.

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My books are all stand alone titles, though they are in the same world in the various series,  but they can still be read “out of order” and make sense. 🙂 <3

Why write about cougar shifters? I was writing about wolves that live in the Americas, and jaguars, that are so mysterious and one of the big roaring cats. But I wanted to do one about big cats that live in the States also. The two species of cats have some similarities, but they’re vastly different also. In the parks in Costa Rica, they actually coexist–the jaguars taking down the larger prey, the cougar, the smaller. In many areas, the jaguars would eliminate cougars from their territory that could be eating their food source. So I thought that was interesting.

I’ve got two more books on deadline I have to write and I want to get this one, Taming the Wild Cougar, The Viking’s Highland Lass, and Golden Fae done this year. Tall order. 🙂

Okay, have to get back to work. Have a lovely weekend!! 🙂

Terry

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

Connect with Terry Spear: Website: http://www.terryspear.com

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Woohoo, New Cover Reveal!

SEAL Wolf Hunting

SEAL Wolf Hunting–July 2015

Coming in July, 2015

http://www.amazon.com/SEAL-Wolf-Hunting-Heart/dp/1402293828

I’m soooo excited about this cover. It has lots of energy, don’t you think? Love colors, the wolf, the hero. 🙂 <3

Texas Sunset

Texas Sunset

Have you ever been in a rush, and goofed? Well, I was trying to get a picture of another finished Steampunk Bear for an order and the sun was setting, fast, and I forgot to put her Steampunk watch on. So I have to wait for the sun to rise this morning so I can take her picture, again. So the sun just rose, but it’s still fairly dark out. I’ll show her off tomorrow, maybe with another couple of bears if I have time to finish them.

And more finished bears. I really have been working. 🙂

Mink Bear

Mink Bear

Rainbow Fairiechick Bear

Rainbow Fairiechick Bear

Red Dragon Bear--Sold out!

Red Dragon Bear–Sold out!

 

I finished her and she’s ready to ship, and I finished another bear’s paws, and half of another bear’s paws last night for a 4 bear order. But the one has to have a tutu. I’ve made them before, but I wanted to see if they had some other fun techniques to make them, and voila, I LOVE the Internet. All kinds of sites showing how to make one in a fun way.

I turned in A Silver Wolf Christmas, and I’m now rereading Kiss of the Vampire, YA, since I have to update  the cover as soon as I get the finalized one back from the cover artist.

And I’m going to reread The Vampire…In My Dreams and I’ve been reformatting it so that I can republish it. 🙂 <3

And I’m still working with the last beta reader on Call of the Cougar.

I hope to finish 2-3 bears today, and finish reading Kiss of the Vampire. 🙂

What a great, cold day! Happy TGIF!

Don’t you love the new cover???

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
www.terryspear.com
Connect with Terry Spear:
Website:
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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A NEW Cover!!!!!

One of the most exciting and fun things for us to get when we’re working on our books is a cover. Sometimes I get these way before I’ve written the book and sometimes afterward. This time, I’ve already written the book.  Isn’t he just perfect???

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I think so!

This one will be out Jun 3. 🙂

Okay, today I’ve got to get some stuff done. I finally unpacked my suitcases last night. 🙂

Next cover will be for A SEAL Wolf for Sale!

Have a super great Tuesday!

Terry

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

www.terryspear.com

An Author’s Life Can Be Just Plain Boring

Like everyone else, I had to stop what I was doing and do the laundry, wash the dishes, and all that mundane stuff. Yesterday, I was cutting up PVC with a branch cutter (the pipe was coming out of the outdoor wall and no longer used) but it was banging against the house whenever high winds were coming from a northerly direction. So talk about things going bump in the night!

Then I had to plug up the hole because I can hear buzzing in the walls–hornets. And they keep getting into my bedroom and buzz around my head at night. Okay, so talk about BIG mosquitoes–only they aren’t. And they sound like an airplane when they fly overhead. When you’re trying to sleep.

Then I was out watering in the middle of the night because that’s the only time we’re allowed to water–water restriction 2 nights a week. That’s from 9 pm to 1 am, and guess what? It’s pitch black out there by 8:45 pm. What if I run into a thirsty skunk? I have before. Or what if I run into a thirsty rattlesnake?

Or heck, what if I just walked into one of those giant yellow and black zipper spider’s webs…and he’s in the middle of it???

Yep.

See? Life is just plain boring–until I’m stuck in a cave with Niall MacNeill and we’re trying to find a way out before the bad guys get us. Or I’m sticking him with my pitchfork because he’s slipped into my bed in my croft…when he doesn’t belong! Just a hint here–a shepherdess wielding a pitchfork is no match for a Highlander wielding a big sword. 🙂

That’s why I write. An author’s life can be downright boring. Until we liven it up a bit with those sexy heroes and lots of fantastical conflict.

And here’s the new cover for the first book in The Highlander’s series: Winning the Highlander’s Heart!  I love it. Do you?

Winning the Highlander's Heart

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.

 

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Okay, got to get back to Niall. He needs me!

 

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy IS reality.”
www.terryspear.com

New Cover for The Accidental Highland Hero, Fresh Fiction Review for Jaguar Fever, and Night Owl Romance Guest Blog!

The Accidental Highland HeroThe Accidental Highland Hero–Book 2–it got a new cover!!! Don’t you love it? I loved the romance, the setting, and the movement of the characters. 🙂 Don’t you just wish you were her???

Lady Eilis Dunbarton’s life undergoes a drastic change with the death of her cousin, Agnes. Now she’s faced with the disagreeable prospect of marrying the man who was to be her cousin’s husband. Not by a change of contract, though. Instead, by deceit—pretending to be her cousin. But if her husband-to-be discovers she’s not really Agnes, her life is forfeit. So what choice does Eilis have but to flee?

When Laird James MacNeill’s clan rescues a half-drowned lass from the sea, there is speculation she is of the enemy clan, especially since she doesn’t remember her own name. James is immediately enticed with the lady, but his focus must remain on finding the proper bride. For if he does not wed soon, he must give up his holdings to one of his younger brothers.

Focus slips away with each day Eilis is close, and James finds himself contemplating the thought of taking her to wife without knowing her true identity.

But how dangerous would the end result be?

And what will happen if Eilis’s husband-to-be comes looking for her only to find her in the arms of another man?
http://www.amazon.com/Accidental-Highland-Highlander-Medieval-ebook/dp/B003F76LRQ/ref=tmm_kin_title_0

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-accidental-highland-hero-terry-spear/1021047428?ean=9780981989662

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Fresh Fiction Review!

Jaguar Fever

Hot and sexy jaguar shifters!

Jaguar Fever
Terry Spear

Reviewed by Annetta Sweetko

JAGUAR FEVER has a multilayered, sizzling plot that will have readers unable to put it down. At times the dialogue is funny and others deeply moving especially as Maya comes to terms with what she wants in life. There is enough action and surprises to keep these kick-butt shifters busy and enough steam to have the reader blushing. I hope author Terry Spear has more of these shifters up her sleeve because there are a couple of Wade’s teammates that need a story of their own. If you are looking for sexy shifters, action in both human and shifter form, exotic locations, romance and steamy love scenes JAGUAR FEVER is exactly what you need.

 

I loved Annetta’s review!!

And I’ll be having a giveaway of Savage Hunger at Night Owl Reviews today!!! 🙂

Have a lovely Thursday! I received edits for Silence of the Wolf, so I need to go back to revise it and then the last will be copyedits, the easy ones, but the fun is that I get to fall in love with Tom all over again. Are you ready to also? That’s coming early next year!

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

www.terryspear.com