Bumblebees are territorial and they can get mad when you bother them, but I just had to get some pictures of them so I was madly dashing around the garden taking shots of them every chance I could get.
I read where colleges are back in session, students are getting sick, no quarantine in place, just send them home wherever they are from–brilliant!–so they can spread the virus to their families and hometowns. This reminds me of when I was talking to a college student, from a great distance away, who couldn’t wait to go back to College Station, Texas A & M.
“I’m careful around my parents, but when I’m back at college, we’re going to party! We don’t get it. If we did, it wouldn’t make us that sick.”
“But people of all ages have died from it,” I said.
Nope, he didn’t believe it. Not big enough numbers to convince him. He’s immune. His friends are immune. Let’s party! And so now those same students are being sent back to their families–the ones they said they would protect–and…well, you know where it goes from there.
And who is responsible? The colleges that have opened, instead of doing things virtually. Or quarantined in place, so the students could get better on their own and not spread the virus further.
I rest my case.
I knew I shouldn’t read the news. Little one will be here soon. We’re going to feed the turtles if we can get out before it gets too hot. I’m up to 4,000 words on Tangling of the Wolf, need 16K more! That’s what I love about novellas. Short and sweet. Though mine usually end up around 28K.
Garlic in the garden and a HUGE bumblebee. I was trying to take a picture of it without scaring it off. He was on the wrong side of the garlic buds and I didn’t want to move, but he was coming around nicely. Then my son-in-love, love him, wanted to get close to see him too. No, no, no! the photographer in me wanted to shout–silently, hoping the bumblebee wouldn’t fly off. But you know what happened, right?
Vegetables I threw in my spaghetti–peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, onion. I would have had green peppers and I love adding spiral zucchini now too.
Tomatoes in the garden–I have 14 on one plant, the other tomato plants are just little tiny things. I think my daughter gave them to me too late. Hopefully they’ll grow up and give me lots of tomatoes to eat and share. Note: I said to eat first. Yes. Me first. Love tomatoes from the garden.
We played this game for Mother’s Day. It was fun. Like playing Scrabble only with cards. We were playing with a themed card each game and I was lucky enough to get the themed word each time. It’s not easy to do. I can’t find a picture of it that I took, but the other was Paranormal. Now, that is my card, no doubt about it, and from my first hand I had GHOST. Yes! It’s mine, mine, mine! I came up with ALIEN for the SciFi one. But I still didn’t win either game. My Son-in-Law and I weren’t using the right strategy. My daughter won both hands. Then it was time to go in and have brownies as it was getting way too hot out. Little one was playing a game on the couch after we went in and we glanced over at her and she was sound asleep. lol
Incoming Reviews of Night of the Billionaire Wolf!!!
Lovely Review at Fresh Fiction for the upcoming book:
NIGHT OF THE BILLIONAIRE WOLF is the third book in Terry Spear’s “Billionaire Wolf” series. The billionaire in this story is werewolf and mogul Lexi Summerfield, creator of Clair de Lune Cosmetics. This is a tangled tale involving all sorts of assassins and hired goons looking to take out Lexi and her family members.
NIGHT OF THE BILLIONAIRE WOLF is a thrilling tale of fierce werewolves fighting the bad guys for love and family. This book has amusing vignettes that lighten things up a little in between all the shootouts and intrigue. I look forward to hopefully one day reading stories about characters like Kate and Mike in future books.
USA Today bestselling author Terry Spear brings you a shifter world like no other
It’s not easy being a billionaire, a wolf shifter, and a woman…
Lexi Summerfield built her business from the ground up. But with great wealth comes great responsibility, and some drawbacks Lexi could not have anticipated. Lexi never knows who she can trust… Even on vacation, Lexi has a hard time trying to relax. And for good reason—the paparazzi are dogging her, and so is someone else with evil intent.
Then Lexi meets bodyguard and gray wolf shifter Ryder Gallagher, who’s also vacationing at Redwood National Park. When the two run into each other on the hiking trails, and then serendipitously rescue two bear cubs, Lexi feels safe for the first time in she can’t remember when. But secrets have a way of surfacing… With the danger around Lexi escalating, Ryder will do whatever it takes to stay by her side…
And a lovely review from Annetta Sweetko of Fresh Fiction also!!!
In NIGHT OF THE BILLIONAIRE WOLF, Lexi Summerfield is a wealthy young woman who has worked hard building her business but with wealth comes troubles. She gets little peace and isn’t sure who to trust, except for her bodyguard and friend and that is why they are hiking in Redwood National Park.
If you have never read anything by author Terry Spears (and why haven’t you?) and you love shifters, action, the romance of both the sweet and steamy kind, then I suggest you grab NIGHT OF THE BILLIONAIRE WOLF and settle back to enjoy.
It’s so fun having a new release coming up! It makes all the hard work of writing and editing them worthwhile!
It will be released on May 26!
I told myself I was going to get started on Highland Wolf edits today. I’m up to 71K on Red Wolf, need 80K to make word count, hate not finishing at least word count, but I need to turn in Highland Wolf earlier. Sooooo, I’m off to play with the Highland wolves again!
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!
A cold bumblebee and two caterpillars eating off the same leaf. “Hey, George, go find your own leaf.”
Baby’s here. How did Friday get here so quickly? The temperature dropped and we’d had lots of rain, so after shipping off SEAL Wolf Surrender, yes, it’s done!, I was working on Woodland Fae for a while, then pulled a ton of weeds out yesterday. Quit coming back!
It’s supposed to be cold and rain all day today, so not sure if we can even take our walk today. But while I was editing the book, I walked 5.3 miles!
Do you ever challenge yourself to do something? To do more? To do better?
I’m on several photography FB pages and so this week, one of the challenges was to use a cell phone to take a macro picture. I tried several things, but the lighting in the house is awful. It was still dark out, but when it got a little lighter, I took the puppies out and started taking pictures of anything, UNTIL I saw a cold, wet bumblebee clinging to a butterfly flower. And that was it. Now, don’t worry, the bumblebee will be off moving about in a little bit, but despite the wind moving the flowers about, I was able to get a couple of good shots. And then I found another on yet another bunch of flowers.
Okay, so now my challenge is to get busy on writing Loving the White Bear. It’s a cooler day, yay! So I should be able to write about snow and polar bears, right??? I’ve got a start! 2,000 words!
Have a super great day!
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
Don’t you feel that way? If you’re at the day job, there are not enough play hours afterwards or before. If you’re at a home job, same thing!
So I finished edits on The Viking Highland Lass and have to proofread it again to make sure I didn’t add new mistakes into it as I was editing. And I was trying to keep up with my word count on Golden Fae because I was ahead 5,000, but then got behind 4,000 (which meant 9,000 words, but I was ahead, you see, so only 4,000 count), and then I caught up, and then I got behind with finishing edits last night and…I think I caught up because I wrote a lot of words before I went to sleep last night, but I can’t be sure because I have to type them up.
Now my critique partner would say that is a run-on sentence. I say it’s creative license. So I’m off to proof the book, type up the notes on the other, and figure out what to do with my vehicle registration. It’s for the wrong county. Ugh. And call the tax people. I dropped it off two weeks ago and haven’t heard a peep. Double ugh.
Oh, yeah, and I was playing around with pictures. I planted some lavender and red roses. I love purple flowers and red and purple look so pretty together. And yes, a bumblebee has claimed the lavender for its own. Max keeps putting his nose up to it and I keep telling him to leave it alone. I was about to take a picture of the bumblebee and there’s Max’s head in the picture. So I had to warn him away before he got stung. I’ve already had a couple of pretty butterflies land on them, but I wasn’t able to photograph them. They just landed for a millisecond and were gone. One was a yellow that looked to have a little red trim on it, and the other a monarch. 🙂
Okay, really time to get started with the day. Wait, have to take trash out…. *sigh*
Afterwards, it’s time to start the work day.
Hope you are having a great one! It’s cold here!!! At least for me!
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”