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Christmas with Santa and the Fairies

fairy-ornament-900You thought I was going to say Santa and the elves, didn’t you? But the fairies create havoc with everything I do, so I figured I’d hedge my bets and mention them instead. I was at a luncheon in Old Spring and it was a gloomy, rainy day, and when I say rain, I mean, icy cold rain all day. But not to be thwarted as I never get down there and I wanted to see if they had anything unique for Christmas gifts, I trudged through the puddles of water in the rain, and every shop was just as cold as I was.

In Salado, also an old Texas town that reminds me a little of Old Spring, the shops would be filled with the fragrance of wassail, Christmas cinnamon spices, or coffee. Not here. The shops would sport a Christmas tree, each having its own beautiful theme.

Salado Christmas 2012 002 (605x800)But not here. When I reached the German Gift House, they had mulled wine and German cookies, and best of all a genuine, beautiful Old Saint Nick. I was wet, cold and my hair was a mess from wearing the hood up on my raincoat for two hours in the rain, and when they asked if I wanted my picture taken with Santa, I said no. Then they talked me into it, and I was so glad they did. My dad’s paternal grandparents were German, Wilde, which means wild. Here we thought he was a wild Irishman, but he was a wild German instead. The Irish and Scottish and French, and the German Cremers/Cramer were on my mother’s side.german-santa-and-me-2-german-shop

I felt that the rain would turn to snow at any second, I was so cold. It was perfect to get me in the mood for writing more on Loving the White Bear.  I’m glad they convinced me to take that shot with the best looking, most realistic Santa I’ve ever met. I’d never had mulled wine before, and it did help to warm me up a bit, and after buying a couple of lovely German ornaments for my daughter and son-in-law’s tree and my son’s, I was off, trudging through the cold rain again.

But I didn’t need to shop any more, looking for that special Christmas gift. I had already found it. A little bit of Christmas, German style, on a cold, rainy day in Texas.

Celebrate the season with these festive holiday reads! Click here to be entered to win!

The winner will receive the following Sourcebooks Casablanca titles:
A Cowboy Firefighter for Christmas by Kim Redford
Mistletoe Between Friends / The Snowflake Inn by Samantha Chase
A Very Jaguar Christmas by Terry Spear
A Cowboy Christmas Miracle by Carolyn Brown
True-Blue Cowboy Christmas by Nicole Helm

December 8, 2016
The Fresh Pick is chosen by a group of readers and is never a purchased advertisement or promotion. We’ve picked this book because it appeals to us and we like to share our diverse tastes in reading and hope you’ll give it a try.

Jaguar Fever!

Have a wonderful day!

Terry Spear

“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

Ever Have One of Those Days???

IT’S A MONDAY!!!!

I forget that Mondays roll around and well, sometimes, though, it’s not Monday that’s the problem. Sometimes it’s Tuesday, that insists it’s a Monday. Or it’s Wednesday, or Thursday. You get the point, right?

Some days several days can be a Monday.

So today, was totally a Monday. First, computer wouldn’t come on. Finally, finally fixed that, and then Internet wouldn’t work. Did I mention it’s a Monday? And I slept wrong so I have a pain in the neck. You know, the real kind. Not just the pain-in-the-neck Monday where the computer won’t work and my Internet won’t work after that.

Okay, so that’s it for my Monday. The rest of the day is going to be a Saturday. I insist.

What about you? Ever have a Monday that’s all week long? Or on the wrong day? Or heaven forbid, fell on a MONDAY?

I feel like this:

The Trouble with Demons

The good news is I’m at Casablanca’s today with a free giveaway!

http://casablancaauthors.blogspot.com/2013/08/jaguar-fever-and-authors-after-dark.html

Have a super, great Saturday! (Remember, Monday has gone away!)

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

 

Scepter of Salvation and The Mage of Monrovia

In Scepter of Salvation, Princess Talamaya’s sole job is to marry, when she’d love to go on some worthy adventures like her twin brother. And in the next story, Lady Mexia wants to be the first school-trained mage, but women are not allowed.

Lady Kersta has her story next. But in the meantime, the ladies do go on adventures, facing dangers they never knew existed, learn they have powers as they come of age, and well, now I’m giving away an ebook copy of one of the books to one commenter!

The Magic of Inherian: Scepter of Salvation, Book 1

Ebook By Terry Spear
Category: Fiction  » Fantasy

Princess Talamaya turned 18 in the human kingdom of Damar, just like her twin brother. Only when she comes of age, she must wed the king’s choice. When her brother comes of age, he’s allowed to sit on the council. But everything changes when a wizard pits beast and man against each other in Inherian–all because of the loss of the Scepter of Salvation and she must return it to their kingdom.

Princess Talamaya and her friends, Lady Kersta and Lady Mexia, must retrieve the Scepter of Salvation when her brother is poisoned.Visions plague Talamaya of a world beyond her own, of a destiny she has to fulfill.

But the barbarian king is also after the scepter, and the black-hearted wizard who is trying to gain control will do anything to keep them from retrieving it.

She must free a knight from his madness.
Help a female dwarf escape from the dwarven mines.
Aid an Amazon fighting the Dark Elves.
Rescue even the barbarian king.
Save a crusty old dwarf from the wolves of Elan Pass.
And outwit the dark wizard once more.
Above all else, she must always take the path of righteousness.

Which is much easier said than done.
Ebook:

B&N

Scepter of Salvation

She must retrieve the scepter or the kingdom is lost…

The Magic of Inherian: The Mage of Monrovia, Book 2

Ebook By Terry Spear
Category: Fiction »  Fantasy » Romance – Fantasy


An apprentice of the mage they had destroyed earlier, now threatens Inherian once again. But when Mexia arrives at Langdon to become school trained, she learns the school will not permit a woman to attend. But she must destroy the mage’s apprentice, and she cannot do so without the training. She must use the magic she has learned to discover a way to defeat the apprentice before it is too late.

Mexia has already done much more than most school- trained mages when she and her companions had gone in search of the scepter of salvation. But now one of the apprentices of the evil wizard they had destroyed, has stolen his spell book and plans to take up where he had left off, and she has to try and stop him.

Mexia believes the only way for her to defeat the mage is to become school trained like he was with the eventual goal of becoming a high wizard–the first of her kind in Inherian. But the current headmaster denies her entrance because she’s a woman. Though if she can get the former headmaster’s recommendation, she may attend.

And that’s the beginning of the trouble.

First, there’s the wizard.
Then, the immovable headmaster.
And then, the circle of misfortunes.
It all goes downhill from there… 

Ebook:

B&N

Kobo

Mage of Monrovia

She wanted to be a school trained mage…but everything stands in her way.

Have you ever applied for a job or tried to do something that others didn’t feel you should do–play games–like Rudolph the Reindeer, or whatever because you didn’t fit whatever they believed should be the criteria?

When I was applying for jobs after earning an MBA and had been an Army officer, I applied at a university where the good old boys were shocked that the Army officer was not a man. That happened more than once to me, even while on active duty, which was the basis for having written these stories. Anyone can do any job if they have the proper skills and determination. 🙂

Have a super great Thursday!

I’ll be at Vampire Romance Books today! With SIX (6) signed copies!!! 🙂

And seven days until this contest is over: http://overtheedgebookreviews.blogspot.com/2013/08/guest-blogger-usa-todays-bestselling.html

Good luck!!!

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

Jaguar Fever is Out Today!

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I’ve been inundated with links today, where I’m at, so I’m going to list them here. I may end up updating them again later. 🙂 I have reheated my water for my tea twice, and still haven’t had a sip! LOL It’s going to be a wild romp through the jaguar jungle!

Jessie’s Review on USA TODAY

“I love cat shifters, so Jaguar Fever was a fun read, and although I didn’t read the first book, Savage Hunger, I understood the storyline, though I will be going back to read the first. Wade (hero) is also hot, very alpha and has a laser focus when it comes to Maya. As with all of Terry’s books, the love scenes are hot and blush-worthy. Her Heart of the Wolf series is also steamy.”

And Sara and I are at USA TODAY also here!

Sara Humphreys vs. Terry Spear: Vampire/shifter Smackdown

Virginia Campbell has this to say on her review of Jaguar Fever:

USA Today bestselling author Terry Spear has captured hearts worldwide by wrapping the realities of nature into the glorious romance of the wild. Now, she turns her award-winning imagination from the sexy werewolf hunt to the intense sizzle of jaguar shape-shifters.

And I have a contest going at Literal Addiction today.

On the @AmazonKindle Daily Post is a Q&A with paranormal romance author @TerrySpear Find out what inspires her shapeshifter novels!

http://www.kindlepost.com/2013/08/qa-with-terry-spear-on-writing-shapeshifter-romance-and-more.html

 

And I think that’s all for the minute! 🙂

Happy Release Day to Maya and Wade!!! And am waiting to hear how you love them!

Praise for Savage Hunger:
“Dark, sultry, and primal romance…will leave readers breathless.”
—Fresh Fiction
“Humor, tenderness, and pure hot loving…an awesome and exciting new world.”
—Long and Short Reviews, 5 stars
“A sizzling page-turner, Terry Spear is wickedly talented.”
—Night Owl Reviews Reviewer Top Pick, 5 Stars
“Spear paints a colorful, vivid portrait of the lush jungle and deadly beauty…of jaguars.”
—Publishers Weekly
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
USA Today bestselling author Terry Spear has written over fifty paranormal romance novels and medieval Highland historical romances. In 2008 Heart of the Wolf was named a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. A retired officer of the U.S. Army Reserves, Terry also creates award-winning teddy bears that have found homes all over the world. She lives in Crawford, Texas. For more information, please visit www.TerrySpear.com, follow her on Twitter, @TerrySpear, and like her on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/terry.spear.
To Purchase Jaguar Fever:

Okay, off to really do something, like…. finally get that first cup of tea! LOL 🙂 Have a super day!

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

 

Jaguar Fever Releases Tomorrow! & Amazon Interview!

Though most stores already have them in stock!

And the post is up with the Q/A from Amazon’s interview of me at RWA Nationals if you’d like to check it out!

http://www.kindlepost.com/2013/08/qa-with-terry-spear-on-writing-shapeshifter-romance-and-more.html

Also was working on a new cover for Goddess in Training. It’s a short novella, but I wanted to show more what it’s about, so I changed covers for the story. What do you think? I’m also working on a new one for the Genie’s Wish. Hopefully, that one will be just as beautiful. 🙂

What do you think? This is only 99 cents at B&N and Amazon, Kobo, Smashwords, etc. so if you want a fun, quirky, sexy read… it’s yours for under a dollar! Cheaper than that Starbucks coffee fix!

In a game of the gods, librarian Lisandra, who has never been loved, is chosen to be the goddess of fertility. The demi-god of pleasure, Assarian is ordered by Zeus to train her in the hallowed halls of Mount Olympus to prove to his wife, Hera, goddess of marriage, mortals and immortals alike only need be physically satisfied to find fulfillment, to which Hera disagrees—all creatures must have love to be whole. ~~~I loved Greek Mythology when I was growing up, but just like with werewolves and vampires, I wanted to see a happily ever after between the Greek Gods and Goddesses and the mortals they toyed with. 
Goddess in Training

A novella

Goddess in Training Old Cover

Old Cover for Novella

And this one for $1.99: Seducing the Huntress

The vampire Sarzoven and his sister are bored with life so a death-defying game of seducing the huntress is an attempt at eliminating boredom. But Miranda isn’t about to be seduced by the vampire no matter how sexy he is, not when he’s on her terminal list. Sarzoven soon realizes she’s a dark huntress, who doesn’t eliminate a rogue vampire until she’s sure he or she is truly a renegade.

So why is he on her list? Now he must convince her to remove him from her elimination schedule before she decides he really is a rogue. Miranda knows she can’t permit the vampire from swaying her from her mission, but soon she finds she’s on someone else’s list. But who’s behind this twisted game that’s bound to stir up vampire and hunter hatred alike? And can the huntress and vampire overcome their age old distrust of one another before it’s too late?

Seducing the Huntress

A novella

Seducing the Huntress, old cover

A novella

Amazon

B&N Nook

And I continued to work on The Highlander!

And I started on Guthrie’s story. But I had to stop because a red hornet was attacking me. See why I like to write about adventure and suspense? I have it in my own house! 🙂

I’ll be shipping off some contest wins later this afternoon! And approved two more audio books, so they’ll be going into final review now: The Deadly Fae and The Accidental Highland Hero. Taming of the Wild Highlander should be out soon.

Have a lovely Monday!!!

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

Winners for Last Week & What’s Coming Next!

I have over 12,000 written for The Highlander! Just had to get that out of the way. Excited. Need to begin writing A Highland Wolf Christmas also.

The Highlander

She’s the one he’s looking for, but she denies it.

Can’t wait to show off the cover for A Highland Wolf Christmas also. And A Hero of a Highland Wolf! They’re working on them and they’re GORGEOUS.

I’ll be going to the readers’ conference, Authors After Dark, soon in Savannah, Georgia. I’ll be doing a variety of things–taking a steamboat ride, going on a ghost hunter’s tour–using paranormal equipment, attending a vampire’s ball, an elemental ball, and I just learned we have to dress up for a formal event. And I’ll be speaking of 4 panels about historical stuff, paranormal stuff, military stuff and other stuff.

I’ll probably wear something like this for the formal like I wore at the Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal Southern Gothic Ball in Atlanta at Nationals.

You know, the usual stuff! For a paranormal author who is attending a readers’ conference for paranormal types.

Isn’t that fun???

The problem always is–what do you wear???

It’s not your usual–it’s going to be hot out, dress cool and comfortable type of event for a summer visit to a southern state.

Unfortunately, my clothes for one won’t do for another. *sigh*

Unless I was a real vampire and just wore my vampire black evening wear to the formal ball. If anyone wanted to take me to task for wearing the same formal attire, I’d just bare my very real fangs.

Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal Conference, New Orleans. Who says you can’t catch the image of a vampire??? Complements of Bonnie and her special effects camera. Who, by the way, is off to another ghostly adventure. Last time she and I got together, we witnessed the bouncing truck in front of one haunted building in New Orleans.

 

My elemental costume isn’t dressy enough, or vampirish enough to wear to the formal and none of them are dressed down enough to wear on the steamboat ride or the ghoulish walk through the cemetery looking for ghostly spirits.

And that means–I’m still trying to figure out my wardrobe, hoping I haven’t forgotten everything I’m supposed to bring for other events and such!

In the meantime, I’m back to the blog tour tomorrow and more giveaways to come!

But before that, I wished to announce some winners for this week:

Samantha Corr won an ebook copy of Highland Rake–she was the only one who commented yesterday! Need email.

Denise Van Plew &
Stephanie F  won a copy of a signed Jaguar Fever, need home addresses to send them to.

lisaguertin can have a copy of an audiobook, your choice, need email.

Winner of the ebook copy of The Dark Fae:
Judi S, need email

Winner of a signed copy of Savage Hunger: heathercm2001, need home address to send it to

So keep dropping by and commenting, and you can have a chance to win also!

If you’ve won prizes and need to contact me send an email to: terryspear (at) ymail (dot) com

Have a super great Sunday!

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

Another Giveaway!–Brooklyn Ann’s Blog

Waterfall at Galveston’s Moody Gardens

Tuesday Jaguar Fever releases!!! If you’ve read Savage Hunger and you see a waterfall, what does it remind you of? Well, no waterfall scenes like that in Jaguar Fever, but the cats still love to play in water. And in Jaguar Hunt, there is a waterfall scene!  But much, much different from Savage Hunger’s. But I’m not telling…

I’m here today at Brooklyn Ann’s site talking about researching big cats with a free giveaway–signed copy of Savage Hunger!

So be sure and drop by and comment!

I just finished the 2nd round of edits on Silence of the Wolf–*sigh* Tom…

And I’m off to a new adventure. Hmm, I keep thinking of Highlanders of old, of hawk fae, and of Guthrie MacNeill and Calla Stewart and how they’re going to first start out their story.

Which means even though I finished A Hero of a Highland Wolf, which is with readers now, I’m totally back to the beginning.

Starting the books. 🙂

Have a super Saturday!! And be sure to drop by and comment on Brooklyn’s blog for a chance at a signed copy of Savage Hunger!

And for everyone who comments on my blog here today, a chance at winning an ebook copy of Highland Rake!

So my question to you, if you’ve been reading the Highland Medieval stories, The Highlander is about the MacNeill’s cousin, and he needs to find the love of his life. Course, he only is thinking of adventure, fighting, a guy thing. Marrying a sweet lassie is the farthermost thing from his mind. What do you think will help change his mind?

If you’re reading the wolf stories, Guthrie is attending one of Calla’s parties she gets paid to coordinate–acting as her bodyguard along with a couple of other of his clansmen. This is in Scotland, so what kind of party should it be?

If you’re reading the YA fae series, who do you think the dragon fae should end up with?

And that’s it! I’m off to spread the word about the giveaways, start a story, and hope you all have a lovely Saturday!

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

www.terryspear.com

 

 

Two Big Events! Prizes! 1st All Romance Ebooks and the Second Fresh Fiction!

 

 

 

Another shifter challenge where you can win prizes–Connor Anderson of Savage Hunger needs your votes, if anyone has the time and inclination. I think Cearnach MacNeill never made it. Several said they couldn’t vote for him–the button wasn’t showing up. 🙁 So here’s another shifter who was called on to take on another shifter in a different contest! Thanks so much for backing up the jaguar shifter!!! One random voter will receive a $25.00 gift certificate at the end of each of the 5 Rounds at All Romance ebooks. ARe.

You can vote for every pair of contestants. Connor is at #14, Savage Hunger, Terry Spear.

  https://www.allromanceebooks.com/contest_shifter_challenge.html
He's looking for her with a man's passion but with a jaguar's stealth.

He’s looking for her with a man’s passion but with a jaguar’s stealth.

Round 1: Aug 1 – 6 (32 titles competing) Connor Anderson is at #14 paring.
Round 2: Aug 7 – 12 (16 titles competing)
Round 3: Aug 13 – 18 (8 titles competing)
Round 4: Aug 19 – 24 (4 titles competing)
Round 5: Aug 25 – 30 (2 titles competing)
And we have Jaguar Fever’s Blog Tour and first up is with a chance at winning a copy of Savage Hunger. Be sure and drop by and leave a comment!:
Fresh Fiction
http://freshfiction.com/contest.php?id=5650

JAGUAR FEVER BY TERRY SPEAR – IN STORES AUGUST 6, 2013

She’s being pursued by everyone, in more ways than one.

Even in an exotic world of humans, jaguars, and tantalizing creatures who shift between the two, Maya Anderson stands out from the crowd. Interest from human suitors is bad enough, but when male shifters give chase, the real trouble starts.

Who’s the hunter and who’s the prey?

Investigating the black marketing trade of exotic animals keeps Wade Patterson more than busy. When he and Maya both get entangled in a steamy jungle mission, it becomes impossible to tell who is being hunted or who the hunters are. Wade is desperate to survive this deadly game of cat and mouse. But it’s Maya’s piercing eyes that keep him awake at night.

Praise for SAVAGE HUNGER:

“Dark, sultry, and primal romance…will leave readers breathless.”
—Fresh Fiction

“Humor, tenderness, and pure hot loving…an awesome and exciting new world.”
—Long and Short Reviews, 5 stars

“A sizzling page-turner, Terry Spear is wickedly talented.”
—Night Owl Reviews Reviewer Top Pick, 5 Stars

“Spear paints a colorful, vivid portrait of the lush jungle and deadly beauty…of jaguars.”
—Publishers Weekly

ABOUT THE AUTHOR USA Today bestselling author Terry Spear has written over fifty paranormal romance novels and medieval Highland historical romances. In 2008 Heart of the Wolf was named a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. A retired officer of the U.S. Army Reserves, Terry also creates award-winning teddy bears that have found homes all over the world. She lives in Crawford, Texas. For more information, please visit www.TerrySpear.com, follow her on Twitter, @TerrySpear, and like her on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/terry.spear.

To Purchase JAGUAR FEVER: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Books-a-Million | Indigo/Chapters | IndieBound | Discover a New Love | Sourcebooks

One commenter will win a copy of SAVAGE HUNGER (Book 1 in the Heart of the Jaguar series, directly preceding JAGUAR FEVER, where readers first meet Maya).

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

www.terryspear.com

Get ‘Em While They’re Hot!

Okay, this is totally a misnomer. My shape-shifting wolves and jaguars are ALWAYS hot.

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JAGUAR FEVER

She’s being pursued by everyone, in more ways than one.
Even in an exotic world of humans, jaguars, and tantalizing creatures who shift between the two, Maya Anderson stands out from the crowd. Interest from human suitors is bad enough, but when male shifters give chase, the real trouble starts.
Who’s the hunter and who’s the prey?
Investigating the black marketing trade of exotic animals keeps Wade Patterson more than busy. When he and Maya both get entangled in a steamy jungle mission, it becomes impossible to tell who is being hunted or who the hunters are. Wade is desperate to survive this deadly game of cat and mouse. But it’s Maya’s piercing eyes that keep him awake at night.

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Praise for Savage Hunger:
“Dark, sultry, and primal romance…will leave readers breathless.”
—Fresh Fiction
“Humor, tenderness, and pure hot loving…an awesome and exciting new world.”
—Long and Short Reviews, 5 stars
“A sizzling page-turner, Terry Spear is wickedly talented.”
—Night Owl Reviews Reviewer Top Pick, 5 Stars
“Spear paints a colorful, vivid portrait of the lush jungle and deadly beauty…of jaguars.”
—Publishers Weekly
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
USA Today bestselling author Terry Spear has written over fifty paranormal romance novels and medieval Highland historical romances. In 2008 Heart of the Wolf was named a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. A retired officer of the U.S. Army Reserves, Terry also creates award-winning teddy bears that have found homes all over the world. She lives in Crawford, Texas. For more information, please visit www.TerrySpear.com, follow her on Twitter, @TerrySpear, and like her on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/terry.spear.
 
To Purchase Jaguar Fever:

And right now, I’m getting ready to promote Jaguar Fever, book 2, in the Heart of the Jaguar series, which is the reason for all my fun jaguar promo decorations!

So in light of that, I’m giving away an autographed copy of Savage Hunger to a US or Canada household.

My question to you is, if you read my books, which is your favorite and why? It can be anything, my shifters, Highland Medieval romances, vampire romances, contemporary wedding romance, romantic suspense, young adult books–just any of them! Thanks!

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

www.terryspear.com

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