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Ever Feel Like You’re Stuck?

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Having fun with taking some pictures of something in a glass ball. I need an extra pair of hands! This was my first picture, but I need to play around with it some more to get it right.

If you use a glass ball to capture an image, the image is upside down, and you can just flip it right side up with 180 degree rotation.

Do you ever feel you’re stuck in a glass ball with no place to go?

Break out of your mold. Do something different. Change your routine. Live a little. Live a lot.

Off to help with the grandbaby. AND work on word count. Sometimes that is impossible. Most times that’s impossible. At 3/4ths of the way done!

Have a great breakaway day!

Terry

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

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Life of a Cornfield

From new baby corn.

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To fully grown corn.

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To golden corn.

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To really dead corn. I took this right before they cut it down yesterday. And I thought it looked perfect for Halloween.

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To all gone corn.

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And I caught a bunny and the sunrise this morning while taking the pictures of the cornfield harvest. Note my yard is littered with corn!

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Dry cornfields can be a fire hazard. And yet, it was kind of nice having my “forest” of cornstalks surrounding the place. Nice and private from my neighbors and the traffic along the road. And though we don’t have a lot of noise out here, what little we do have was also absorbed by the cornstalks. It also provided cover for the wildlife. So now…it’s just earth again. Or it will be when they finish plowing the fields.

And that is the life of a cornstalk field. They don’t plant it often, so it was fun having it for a change. 🙂 <3

Off to write and make bears. Another order! Got my word count on Cougar, but long way to go before it’s actually finished. 🙂

Have a super lovely weekend!

Terry

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Call of the Cougar! Fresh Fiction Review for Her Highland Hero!

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Lovely review at Fresh Fiction!

Her Highland Hero, June 2014
The Highlanders #6
by Terry Spear

Self Published
Featuring: Marcus McEwan; Lady Isobel
230 pages
ISBN: 1633110001
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“Full of heart-stopping action, sexy good guys, and strong women!”

Her Highland Hero
Terry Spear

Reviewed by Miranda Owen
Posted July 6, 2014

There are certain components in HER HIGHLAND HERO that are staples of just about any book by Terry Spear — the good guys are sweet, sexy and can handle a sword; the heroine is no pushover; and the action adds interest and is exciting but it never overbalances the romance. I also love that Isobel and Marcus discuss the dangers they face and make decisions together. There are some things that Isobel is physically unable to do because she was never trained as a warrior, but neither is she immature or a hindrance on the journey to Marcus’s castle. He admires her determination and heartiness and doesn’t talk down to her or patronize her.

Along with the sizzling romance, HER HIGHLAND HERO is full of treachery, conspiracies, and tons of bad guys to choose from. It’s fun trying to guess who the masterminds are and how the puzzle pieces fit into place. It’s nice seeing familiar faces from past books acting as helpers in Marcus and Isobel’s journey. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for familiar characters like Gunnolf and new characters like Sir Travon, and the mysterious Dwyer.

HER HIGHLAND HERO is exactly the kind of highlander book fans have come to expect from Terry Spear — full of heart- stopping action, sexy good guys, and strong women. I look forward to reading more books in this series!

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I set His Wild Highland Lass aside to read later and revise some more. It really is good to let a story go for a while. It’s not due out until Feb. So I have time on it.

So I was tossing ideas around in my head of how to start The Viking’s Highland Lass and Call of the Cougar. One of my beta readers said I probably wouldn’t want to release another Highland novel that soon, so work on Call of the Cougar. In actuality, I will have to stop whatever project I get stared on in a couple of weeks to go to a conference, come home for a week, and off to another conference, at which time I will have to work solely on A Silver Wolf Christmas for a November deadline. So no matter what I work on now, it’s not going to be finished right away. Wrote 2500 of Call of the Cougar yesterday, and will be working more on it today. But if I get stuck, I’ll go back to Viking. 🙂

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I saw a note from someone on a loop who asked, “Is releasing a book in August bad for sales?”

Actually, anytime in summer can be bad because families are vacationing and busy doing other stuff. On the other hand, when I wasn’t juggling little ones, I loved to read on a plane. Or when I was at a cabin or hotel at night, read a book.

The same can be said of August or September. Kids are going back to school, money is tight for buying school supplies, new clothes for the kids, and if you have teen books coming out then, kids are too busy with their studies to read. Although I have just as many adult readers for my teen books. Or…releases are bad in November or December because of the holidays and everyone is buying gifts. Hmmm, books maybe??? I always get books for my kids and kids-in-laws. They ask for them! Then I’ve heard January is the worst for sales because no one has any money. And yet, everyone has new ereaders and gift certificates!  And I’ve heard that sales can be really good. 🙂

What do I do? When the book is ready, I publish it. Whether it sells a lot this month or next month, or three months from now is irrelevant. I’m working on the next book. And when that one comes out, maybe IT will hit the right month. The point is we never really know. And we’re in this for the long term. So if you’re reading my books and are looking forward to the next one, don’t worry about me releasing in only certain months to optimize sales! 🙂

When it’s done, it’s yours.

It’s kind of like submitting to an agent. EVERYONE said, don’t submit during a holiday. No agent will read your work. I found submitting during the holidays, not right on Thanksgiving or Christmas, but the weeks before were great times to submit. You know why? No one else was because EVERYONE said… yep. So everyone else didn’t submit. And mine were seen to right away. 🙂

But every book is special. Every release is special. It might not be well loved this month, or it might even take a year for readers to finally take notice. 🙂 We just have to write the next book. Don’t you agree?

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Oh, and after showing off my Patriotic Patrick on Facebook, I had one order for him, and one for another bear! He is cute, isn’t he? He was featured in Teddy Bear Review Magazine some years back.

I had a question: Do I make the bear too? Not just the clothes?

Yes.

Here is a naked bear that I also made and naked bunnies too!

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Happy reading!!!

Terry

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New Audiobooks! Bunnies! Lizards! Sale on Books! Birds! Yellow Jackets! You Name It!

The Winged Fae

(The World of Fae, Book 3)

Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance » Fantasy

Niall, a royal member of the Denkar, aka the dark fae, is visiting South Padre Island when he catches a winged fae painting graffiti on a wall on the island claimed by his people. He is at once fascinated with the lovely girl and intrigued by her audacity, but as one of the Denkar, he must take her to task. Yet she’s armed with a sleeping potion that makes his life intolerable. Between freeing her from his people’s dungeon, her own tower, and fighting a knight in her honor, he wonders if he’s lost his mind over one beautiful winged fae–when she’s betrothed to his cousin!

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Mage of Monrovia

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


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…

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We have storms coming in, so just want to share these shots before I lose my Internet! We had storms yesterday and that did happen. Oh, oh, oh, I finished, well, almost finished Her Highland Hero. It’s done, or nearly done…still trying to figure out that perfect last *sigh* moment and then it’s done. Then I have to edit it and send it to beta readers. So excited!  Next project is the novella for the Kissing the Highlander anthology with four other authors coming out in February.

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He bounded into the courtyard and I grabbed my camera to take pictures. Forget that I was nearing the end of writing Her Highland Hero. A bunny was waiting for me to take a glamor shot!
When I went outside, he crouched down in the jasmine, just watching me.
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Then he got a little bolder, and I got a little bolder.
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He decided it was time to leave, but he paused at the gate and I took another couple of pictures, then went inside to watch him. He stayed there for a while, then took off. I hadn’t seen them in a while, so it was fun seeing him.

Oh, and a bit of wild in the wildlife…

I saw a lizard sitting on top of this post. I often see birds sitting up there and I was thinking he was sitting in a dangerous spot. Wouldn’t a bird be tempted to grab him? Well, I had just grabbed my camera and quickly took a shot right before a bird swooped down from the roof and headed straight for that pillar. The lizard scrambled down the backside of the pillar and the bird dove down anyway. Did the lizard make it? I hope so. 🙂

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Then the other day, I had the bugman spraying for bugs. He said that the yellow jackets were really bad. I usually have a terrible problem with them. But I told him I hadn’t been. He looked at me like I was crazy. Said he found a big nest of them on the back building.  But I really haven’t had a huge problem with them like I usually do.

He knocked down a small nest that they had been building in the corner by one of the windows where I have my computer. But as soon as he left, they began building there again. And I keep seeing birds, sparrows, I think landing in the gutter, where one grabbed a bug, and they have been landing on the waterspout pipe at the bend in it and I really watched what was going on. I am writing on Her Highland Hero, so I was really trying to concentrate. But I got curious. The bird dove for the yellow jacket’s nest. I can’t actually see the nest from this window, but the bird flew toward it, wings flapping, then he ended back up on the drain spout pipe. And within seconds, he went after the nest again. That time, he got the yellow jacket. Later, I checked, and the yellow jackets haven’t returned.

What’s interesting about this is that I didn’t believe that feeding the birds seeds would help me with my insect problem. But what happened is that they have flocked to my yard as a bird haven, and eat the seeds, AND eat the bugs. Every morning, I have a feast of huge beetles on the driveway that are attracted by the security light at night. Everything from the sparrows to the cardinals will feast on the big beetles.

So if you need a natural insect repellant, the birds are great!

And soon, if I don’t keep getting distracted by the world around me, Her Highland Hero will be done! 🙂

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In the Dead of the Night

In the Dead of the Night

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Exchanging Grooms

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Huntress for Hire, A Vampire Romantic Suspense

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Published: Apr 26, 2011
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Word Count: 93,042
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Forbidden Love, A Vampire Romantic Suspense

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Published: Apr 29, 2011
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Bound by Danger

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Word Count: 81,971
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The Dark Fae

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Killing the Bloodlust

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Storms are grumbling, and I’m thrilled. We so needed the rain. And if I didn’t have so many other books to write right now, I’d surely love to work on one of the vampire books in progress. 🙂  Perfect vampire weather.

Have a super great day!

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Terry

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The Easter Bunny Hath Cometh

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I’ve seen at least two bunnies, one that hopped off, and the other that remained under the blooming photinia and the red cedar tree. With the snakes in my house, it was easy to see a pattern and realize the two snakes were not the same. But with bunnies, don’t they all look the same to you? How could you tell them apart?

Mysteries abound at my house–and so I had something that dug into the grass next to my cement drive. There’s a lot of cement underneath the grass there because the brick wall is perpendicular to the driveway. And there are no shrubs there so the rabbits aren’t out there. Plus with the cars driving by on the road, it would make them skittish.

It actually dug through the roots of a crepe myrtle that is growing on the other side of the brick wall.

I thought it might be a neighbor’s big dog, but I’ve never seen one around here. We do have skunks, but I’ve never seen them dig a hole in the yard. At my other house, I did find the skeleton of a wild boar in the creek down the road, but I doubt anything like that would come here. Some suggested an armadillo. I’ve never seen one here, did run into one in Oklahoma when I lived there. Scared me because he came straight at me, which made me think he was rabid. They do carry leprosy, so not interested in having them around.

So what do YOU think? Can you tell if the bunnies are all the same one or different? Can you figure out what was digging in my yard? It’s hard to tell from the pictures, but it was deep.

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Back to writing! 30,000 to go! Piece of cake! If I don’t get stuck! 🙂

Terry

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