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A Polar Blast is Heading This Way

Okay, so it’s time to get out some polar bear suits. Young man, put on a sweater, for heaven’s sake.

Baby is coming and I don’t feel like I’m making any headway on my stories. I did write the Walmart blog for You Had Me at Jaguar, yay! But I still haven’t caught up on Wolff brother word count, 1,000 words off, and I still need to start SEAL Wolf Team to the Rescue.

I did figure out a couple of names for characters though. That’s always tough for me. You can’t have names starting with the same first letter, or too similar in sound, or that you’ve used before in the nearly 70 other stories. Uhm, okay. And I don’t care for unisex names, probably because I have one and it confuses everyone. And then I have to have good guy names and bad guy names. And I have to be careful that my good guys who might end up in another story (unplanned, but then readers fall in love with them and they have to have their story) and all of a sudden, that name is not heroic enough, or sexy enough. And meh, I picked the wrong name. Seriously. A lot of gnashing of teeth goes into coming up with names.

And that’s my story! And I’m sticking with it.

Hope you are staying warm if you’re being hit with the polar weather!!! Most of us aren’t used to it, and they’re warning about being out in the really frigid weather and getting frostbite. Next week, unless the weather changes, it’s going to be 77 degrees. Unbelievable.

Have a great day! I’m off to play with baby.

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Claiming the White Bear in Print!

Here is the link for Claiming the White Bear in print.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1633110451

I don’t know what’s going on with WordPress, but all of a sudden, I can’t find the icon to add pictures. I wish they’d leave it alone. lol I finally figure out the new one, and it’s changed again!

I think it’s a test! Or the fae are messing with me again. Okay, found it!

Yesterday, while I was taking care of my grand-daughter, I managed to create some ads for an upcoming sales promotion of 4 of my books, and a header for FB and need to do one for the new release coming up: You Had Me at Jaguar. And I made the video trailer on Animoto.

Canva is free. You can also use Animoto for short videos for free.

https://www.canva.com/

It’s cold out, polar bear weather for me! Hope you are having a great day!!!!

I have to write a blog for Walmart and get my word count. So what am I going to do first? Have another cup of hot tea! Have a great one!

Terry

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

Kobo finally fixed their issues and Claiming the White Bear is now up at Kobo! I also finished proofing the print version and just waiting for it to go through review. So it should be ready in a few days.

We had a wild night of it and we might even have snow flurries! Yes, in the Houston, Texas area! I was up in the middle of the night, putting things away that could fly off the patio. We had 20 mph winds and hard rain, sounded like hail. What had the weatherman predicted? Light rain. So I was awake most of the night and sometime I noticed it was time to get up. Just a few more minutes. The next thing I knew, I have five minutes to get ready before baby got here.

Baby was ten minutes late. Lucky me. lol

So I made progress on Claiming the White Bear, but none on Wolff Brothers. Though in the middle of the night when I couldn’t sleep, I was thinking about the plot again.

Claiming the White Bear

A Romeo-Juliet type family feud, polar bear style, tore them apart; can they find true love again?

It’s nearly Christmas, no tours on the schedule for Edward MacMathan and his brother and so they’re working in their uncle and aunt’s tavern when the love of Edward’s life returns with two young boys in tow, and they look a lot like him when he and Rob were that age. Robyn Conibear is in trouble and she’s fled her deceased mate’s sleuth to keep his parents from taking custody of her and Edward’s sons.

Can she and Edward renew the love they had for each other despite the six years that have passed? Or will her return only cause more grief between her family and his as the hostilities renew?

But Edward is the boys’ true father and she wants to be with him no matter what. Likewise, Edward is determined to protect her and the boys, both from her former mate’s sleuth and her own, and take up where the two of them had left off.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MXPH7NDh

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1130324709?ean=2940161340349

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/claiming-the-white-bear/id1449974562?mt=11

https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Terry_Spear_Claiming_the_White_Bear?id=ET2EDwAAQBAJ&hl=en

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/claiming-the-white-bear

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/918609

Okay, got to pay attention to baby. Have a great day!!!!! It’s freezing here! I think I was transported to my polar bear world.

Terry

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

Since my granddaughter didn’t show up yesterday, holiday, surprise to me since her mom’s job means she often has to work some of the holidays, I managed to get some work done on Claiming the White Bear’s print book. See, a day off does not mean a day off. It means an extra day to work! And I was glad!!

I managed to create the print cover, formatted the book, and halfway proofed it. I wanted to finish it and get ahead on my word count on Wolff Brother, BUT, that was a little too much for one day.

Today, I need to get word count, run errands, yet, what I want to do is finish proofing the book. I’m going to try and do all of it today. Try.

Hope you are having a grand day!! I’m off to proof some more! Oh, and it is going to be 70 degrees today. Weird, weird weather. But enjoying it! Temperatures are dropping again tomorrow.

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Claiming the White Bear is Out!

Christmas background with stars and snowy fir trees

A Romeo-Juliet type family feud, polar bear style, tore them apart; can they find true love again?

It’s nearly Christmas, no tours on the schedule for Edward MacMathan and his brother and so they’re working in their uncle and aunt’s tavern when the love of Edward’s life returns with two young boys in tow, and they look a lot like him when he and Rob were that age. Robyn Conibear is in trouble and she’s fled her deceased mate’s sleuth to keep his parents from taking custody of her and Edward’s sons.

Can she and Edward renew the love they had for each other despite the six years that have passed? Or will her return only cause more grief between her family and his as the hostilities renew?

But Edward is the boys’ true father and she wants to be with him no matter what. Likewise, Edward is determined to protect her and the boys, both from her former mate’s sleuth and her own, and take up where the two of them had left off.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MXPH7ND

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1130324709?ean=2940161340349

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/claiming-the-white-bear/id1449974562?mt=11

https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Terry_Spear_Claiming_the_White_Bear?id=ET2EDwAAQBAJ&hl=en

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/918609

Kobo isn’t up yet. They’re having issues on their site with uploading new covers. As soon as it’s resolved, I’ll be uploading it. I’m working on the formatting for print and have to create the cover for print, but I also had to get started on the Wolff Brother story, 2,000 words a day, or I won’t meet my deadline.

And we had a violent storm last night, high winds, still having high winds this morning, and the neighbor behind me had tree limbs split off from his tree that were tossed through the wind onto my patio, knocking over one of my plants, breaking one of my favorite garden fairies (my mother had given me) and so at 4 this morning I was rescuing my pot of chives. It’s still a mess. I’ll have to try and sweep off the dirt when it’s light out and ask my neighbor to help cut up the tree limbs. It was 62 this morning, but the temp is dropping 20 degrees and I can feel the change already just within the hour. Okay, I’m off to write and then format.

Hoping the storms that are hitting all over don’t affect you adversely! I know up north a lot of schools are out.

Have a super weekend!!! I’ll be back!

Terry

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

Circles are the building blocks of life. Yep. Think of it. Cells.

That’s my deep, deep thinking for today. I need to concentrate on my Wolff book thinking. I was brainstorming with one of my beta readers yesterday–I had an idea! And as we brainstormed and brainstormed and brainstormed, we were going around in circles. Trying to make it work was becoming a nightmare. I still love the concept. Maybe for another book.

So back to the drawing board. But, I’ve finished Claiming the White Bear and will work on formatting today for publication.

Onward and upward! Yesterday’s photography challenge was circles. Today’s photography challenge is hugs. Usually I can take one of baby hugging a soft, cuddly thing. So I’ll have to get creative since she’s not here today.

Is it Friday already??? The time is just flying! Have a wonderful day!!

Terry

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It’s Done!!

Fall colors and waterfalls. See? We do get some fall colors in Texas!

I finished proofreading Claiming the White Bear! Woohoo! I sent it early this morning to my sleeping beta readers. Now I have a million things to do: write up several promo blogs for You Had Me at Jaguar, finish the white teddy bear, work on the cover for Claiming the White Bear some more, properly format the book, purchase an ISBN, copyright it…and start working on the next book. I don’t think I’ll have time for it today. I’m not sure I’ll have time for all this today. But I’m off and running…after I have my 2nd cup of hot lavender tea. Though the puppies are sitting at my feet waiting for me to feed them. I might have to do that first.

Wait. I’m the alpha. My tea comes first.

Hope you do what needs to be done today, and have lots of fun and free time just to goof off too!!

Terry

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


I feel like I’m flying backwards as I take a meaningful step back and revise Claiming the White Bear yet again, and again, and again. What is the issue this time? Too much narration in the first chapter. So I moved the narration to another chapter and turned it into dialogue. She doesn’t tell the hero about something he should know earlier on either. So I move that to earlier in the story and argh, the two changes will make for a lot of ripples in the beginning of the story. But it doesn’t matter. It’s all good. It makes the story so much better. So I printed out the first 4 chapters last night again and was editing them until 1:30 am and finally gave up before I read chapter 4. I’m sure after I make the changes, I will have to reread and revise again. But, at least it’s a start. And the good thing is that I think it was by chapter 5 that she had told him the news, so it won’t affect the rest of the book once I make the revisions to these chapters.

So tomorrow is Christmas Eve and I’m having more of a traditional Irish dish–corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, and carrots at my daughter’s request. I ended up buying a bigger crock pot because mine is only 2.5 quarts and when I go to make corned beef or brisket or pot roast, it’s just not big enough. This one is another of the original Crock Pot, not the fancy stuff with all the electronic gizmos. I like the ceramic “bowl” that the food is cooked in. It seems indestructible, plus reviews on the fancier stuff had good and bad reviews. I was glad they still sell the original. The only thing I hated was with the original, I had the best cookbook I used for recipes and in my move, I lost the book. This one has a few measly pages included with the directions, about the size of your hand. Blah. And yes, you can look up the stuff I’m sure on the internet, but I like to have my book sitting there to use when cooking.

I’m off to write! I only got about 500 words written yesterday, the rest was all moving content, and editing. *sigh* But! I’m excited about the changes and I’m off to make more.

Oh, and about the blurry birds in flight, I’m getting better about capturing some things in flight that aren’t blurry. My granddaughter for one, who is on the move constantly. And the butterfly that looks like it was still? It wasn’t. It’s a yellow swallowtail and they move constantly. But the blurry ones are kind of fun too because they show the birds’ movement. Did you know you can blur things to create movement? lol So that’s what I did. On purpose. Did I mention I tell tales???

Hope you all have a super day!!

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