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Gingerbread Houses and More!

Talk about being in a world of fantasy. It was incredible what the Cafeteria Staff of the Spring ISD (Independent School District)–which means all the schools from elementary schools through high schools–came up with–unique, fun, and creative. The theme was to include Ellie, the Borden cow.

I took these with my cell phone. 🙂 <3  And they turned out beautifully.

Changed the backgrounds, added some snow showers, and voila, the perfect little gingerbread town.

More to come, but need to work on My Highlander, proofreading and formatting it now.

Have a sweet and fun-filled day!

Terry

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

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Dreaming of a White Wolf Christmas–Book Birthday!

 

 

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Excerpt from Dreaming of a White Wolf Christmas

Owen couldn’t believe his luck. Candice Mayfair was the beautiful white wolf he’d seen that day so long ago. Not that she looked like a wolf right now. He only knew she was the wolf, unequivocally, because he recognized her scent. After the initial shock of seeing an unfamiliar and intriguing Arctic she-wolf, he’d gone after her.

The whole pack had gone on a run that night, but they knew to stay far away from any campsite. He and the other guys had swum across the river to explore a bit. Cameron and his mate had stayed on the other side with the kids. He’d even swum back across the river to find her and discovered her scent had led right to one of the tents. Since she had moved into the tent, he knew she had to be one of their shifter kind. He’d even hung around the next day, waiting to catch a glimpse of her, but there were several women, and he had no idea which one had been her. Two blonds, a couple of brunettes, and a red-haired woman—none of whom looked like the picture he had of Clara Hart, though.

Being a white wolf in summer had made it difficult to blend in, so he’d had to keep well out of sight.

Candice Mayfair was definitely the author of the books on the website, though she didn’t look like the photo her uncle had of her, if she was Clara Hart. She had the same compelling eyes, different color, but they got his attention, grabbed hold, and wouldn’t let go.

He carried her to her couch and set her down, staying close, his hand still on her arm until she seemed to regain her equilibrium.

“The wolf pup was yours,” she accused, jerking her arm away from him.

“Wolf pup?”

“Yeah, wolf pup. Don’t pretend you don’t know about your own wolf pup.”

Then all the pieces began to fall into place. Campers. Campfire. Food. Corey, the wolf pup she had to be referring to, hadn’t just found the food like they’d thought. Candice must not have been a wolf until that night.

“You fed him? Corey? His mom wondered why he smelled of beef jerky that night. We thought he’d found some at the campsite. Don’t tell me…he bit you.”

***

Some days you never know what’s going to happen!

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Tangling with a White Wolf―Best Christmas Ever, or Real Trouble?

Romance writer Candice Mayfair never missed a deadline in her life―until an accidental bite from a werewolf puppy turns her into an Arctic wolf shifter. She’s forced to isolate herself in the wilderness to cope with her unpredictable shifting while she works on her deadlines. After all, for Candice, Christmas is just another day.

Enter private investigator Owen Nottingham, a wolf shifter hired to find Candice so she can collect her inheritance. They have a real problem: she must arrive home in human form, and that’s not happening during the full moon. Besides, Owen has a new mission: to convince the pretty she-wolf her best move is to join his pack in time for Christmas…and to prove he’s the only wolf for her.

White Wolf series:

Legend of the White Wolf
Dreaming of a White Wolf Christmas (Book 1)
Flight of the White Wolf (Book 2)

Dreaming of a White Wolf Christmas
Oct 3, 2017

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Indigo: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/dreaming-of-a-white-wolf/9781492645177

Okay, off to write on Billionaire Wolf Christmas!

Hope you are having a lovely fall!

Terry

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

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Tomorrow–Happy Book Birthday!

Spent all morning trying to get blogs posted for tomorrow’s book release: Dreaming of the White Wolf.

White Boo Bear has been adopted! The wolves are gathered to check out the fall colors. It’s a composite–my background from St. Croix, MN, the wolf pumpkin I picked up at the wolf reserve in NM. The wolves were a photo from Depositphotos and the scene is snow-filled. 🙂

I need to do one with the Arctic wolves since this is an Arctic wolf Christmas story. 🙂

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Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dreaming-of-a-white-wolf-christmas-terry-spear/1125526072?ean=9781492645184

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Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Terry_Spear_Dreaming_of_a_White_Wolf_Christmas?id=KHwFDgAAQBAJ

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/dreaming-of-a-white-wolf-christmas

Indigo: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/dreaming-of-a-white-wolf/9781492645177

Off to work on Billionaire Wolf Christmas some more! Well, after I write some more posts and feed the puppies. They are looking ravenous. Have a great one! 🙂

Terry

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

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Halloween Bears and a Christmas Wolf

My life is a mixed-up season.

I have resorted to listening to Carol of the Bells, God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman and other instrumental music to get into the Christmas spirit for writing Billionaire Wolf Christmas. When I showed this off yesterday on FB, I realized how much I needed to listen to Christmas music to feel the mood. It doesn’t help when it’s 90+ degrees out. 🙂

Have a super fall day!

Terry

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

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Christmas Fun

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Are you ready for the New Year? Not me! It means more deadlines and I haven’t finished Loving the White Wolf, but it’s impossible to finish a book, I’ve decided, with Christmas going on. We’ve had a blast. We had turkey for Christmas dinner, unwrapped presents, and watched a couple of Christmas movies and played Munchkin. I was so close to winning, until the end. 🙂 That’s the way it goes. You think you’ve got it made (not really…because everyone will turn on you to make you lose levels so you don’t win, and one of those turncoats that I gave nice Christmas presents to wins….hmmm, lol). It’s a fun game and we’re going to play it again later today.

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We had a blast!

My son wants to brave the mall, so we’re going to meet my son-in-law and daughter for lunch after that. We might not find parking and have to go somewhere else. So we shall see.

Hope you have a lovely day.

Terry Spear

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

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Merry Christmas!!

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In the meantime, Merry Christmas! We’re off to search for wild beasties, then start the turkey, then open presents later. 🙂

No big rodent of unusual size, but I photographed a great white heron and a snowy egret…

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Have a wonderful day!

Terry Spear

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

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Being a Bear

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Everyone but me slept in, so now my son and I are off to run errands. It’s raining here, snowing up north, still really mild and supposed to get into the 70’s in the next couple of days. It’s going to feel like a Florida Christmas.

Hope you’re having a great day. 🙂 <3

Terry Spear

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

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For Cold Days, Hot Apple Cider

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Apple Cider Wassail with Sliced Apples
Serves 16
Ingredients:
• 1 gallon apple cider
• 3 TBSP brown sugar
• 2 cinnamon sticks
• cloves
• 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
• 1 teaspoon ground ginger
• 2 thinly sliced oranges
• 6 cored apples cut in 1 inch pieces
Directions:
1. Add cider, apples, and cinnamon sticks to a large pot and bring to a boil over medium heat.
2. Reduce heat and add remaining spices and brown sugar. Stir to dissolve sugar.
3. Simmer 20 minutes.
4. Add orange slices with cloves stuck in the oranges.
5. Simmer 5 more minutes.
6. Serve in Christmas mugs.
I can’t find my original recipe or crockpot cookbook, which has lots of great recipes so this is really similar. I leave mine on low and guests serve themselves, and then refrigerate and just heat up. It makes the house smell so fragrant. :)Some add orange juice, cranberry juice, or pineapple juice. But I like it simpler and it tastes great. 🙂

Every year, I make this at Christmas though. It’s one of our traditions.

fae-christmas-scroll-900Magic pink rhododendron flowers on summer mountain. Dramatic ove

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Hope you find something great about the day!

Terry Spear

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

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The Magic of Being a Child

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Corey wondered if Santa was an Arctic wolf after all. He’d wondered ever since a fake jaguar Santa had come to visit the kids at the jaguar shifter daycare and asked what they wanted for Christmas. He knew that Santa couldn’t have been real because Santa was from the North Pole and weren’t the Arctic wolves from there too? The jaguars he had met had never been in the snow, so it made sense.

And yet here it was Christmas Eve, snowing in Minnesota, and he was home with his family–his mother and father, his brother and sister, and his uncles. He’d asked Santa for one thing for Christmas–to be home with his family. And now he was.

So maybe the Santa in the sleigh flying across the sky, highlighted by the full moon, was truly the jaguar Santa that had asked him just what he had wanted for Christmas.

Maybe there were two of them. A jaguar shifter and a wolf shifter who brought gifts to all the girls and boys, depending on if they were a wolf or a jaguar. But he’d had the most special gift of all.  And this time it was from a jolly old jaguar Santa, who, with a twinkle of merriment in his blue eyes, had said he’d get his wish and more. And he was right.

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Demetria  is feeling blue, but she and Tammy, Everett’s sister, get together for drinks and movies, but when one of the ladies drops a glass on the floor, Everett comes over to ensure the two of them are okay. So much for the start of his vacation. But he’s fine with it, as long as it affords him the chance to see Demetria again. Little does he know, the next morning when he gets a call from his mother at her jaguar daycare, their whole jaguar shifter world will change forever and he and Demetria will be given the assignment that will challenge them to the end in A Very Jaguar Christmas.

A Very Jaguar Christmas (Book 5)
Have a super wonderfully fun day!

Terry Spear

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

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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

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And all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a–

Okay, hold on here, OF COURSE, no mice would be stirring in this house. This is a jaguar shifter house!

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A Very Jaguar Christmas (Book 5)

So I’ve been playing around with video trailers. They’re a fun, different kind of promo.

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For the new release of Double Cougar Trouble, and then I had fun with creating one for Vexing the Highlander. And then my publisher produced one for Winning the Highlander’s Heart! So just grab a bag of popcorn, and a soda, and have fun! For a few minutes. lol

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Have a great day !

Terry Spear

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

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