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When Fans Can’t Put the Book Down…

There is no higher compliment than this for an author:

Michelle Scaff “Per usual, Terry Spear is a line jumper. What sucks is I really need to go to bed and I can’t put Seal Wolf Surrender down! It’s such an easy read but my “let me just finish this chapter” has failed me 3 times because interesting things keep happening. Once I finish this (either tonight or tomorrow) then it’s on to the TBR shelf. Unless I order the next cougar book. “

Lola Faber “Thanks Terry which word to use?
Is ^hard /difficult^?
To put down when you are getting to the action 🤔 but is time to prepare supper…😀 l have an almost 48 years scheduled 6:00pm Supper TIME…
I will let him know he’s on his own.”

That’s what we strive for and while I’m struggling to write the next book, it makes me want to do it again and again.

Thanks to my fans who encourage me to keep on going!

And, that’s what I need to get back to! Have a great weekend!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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A Snuggle in the Woods

If you’re not a cougar, beware!

I’m having all kinds of trouble setting up my important stuff on my laptop–ie, having to change all my passwords. I really don’t have time for all this right now. ugh.

Have a super Saturday…I’m still grinding my teeth over passwords.

Terry

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Trips Equal New Photo Ops!

Bobcat scratching on a branch, cougar, meerkat and friend.

Sometimes I have to take a trip just to get my photo mojo back.  I was trying to write whenever I could too! Reached 30K on Claiming the White Bear.

I was out in the rain and in the dark pulling the rest of the zinnia out. It was looking really ragged, though still had flowers and the bumblebees and honeybees were still collecting pollen. But I have milkweed and other flowers all blooming, so it was time to take down the rest of them. Besides, it was trash day and I really wanted to get it out before they pick up the trash. I still need to do more weeding…but…

I’m off to write!! Have a lovely day! I’m enjoying the rain.

Terry

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Wolves and Snow Leopards

I love both. And I was very fortunate to get beautiful shots of each of these. The 2-year old emergent Arctic wolf alpha at the International Wolf Center, Ely, MN, and the snow leopard, Como Zoo, MN.

I’m working on Cougar Magic now, and I rarely capture good pictures of cougars in captivity, so I don’t have many to show. Of course one of my troubles has been that I didn’t know to change my ISO to capture faster moving critters back then. Most of the ones I saw were on the move. A few were resting so far up in the rocks, it was hard to capture good images. But maybe someday. And we couldn’t see the one at the Como Zoo at all. Exhibit, no cat.

Despite having baby for all day, and then again from 6:45 pm until 10:30 pm, I managed somehow to wrangle another 3,000 words out. I usually can’t. Shows that if I put my mind to it, AND the scenes are coming to me, I can do it. I have to say baby is very needy, wanting attention, or to be held when she’s getting sleepy, that it’s not like she’s at the age where she can sit and draw or something. But she did take 4 hours worth of naps, and I managed to get her to sleep by 8 pm last night, so I had another 2 1/2 hours to write.

Speaking of which, I’m on a forward momentum now, so off to get some more word count down. I’m at 16,000! So I’ve bypassed the number of 15,000 on Claiming the White Bear. I got stuck there, but I’ll do some brainstorming and push through that one too soon. I need to write my next fae book too and I want to finish one of the other YA vampire stories I’ve started. Not sure what my word count is on them, but they’re in the plans. And then I need to figure out what I want to write for the next wolf stories for 2020. It’s neverending, and what fun!

Have a great day!!!!! I’m excited to be running around in the cougar world creating mischief. They are in so much trouble.  Let’s see if they can get out of it on their own…

Terry
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Doggy Daycare, Dragons, and a Cougar Wannabe…

Okay, so no baby this week. I’ve got corgi power instead. Rilo, the black and tan Welsh Pembroke corgi, was my first grandbaby. 🙂  Luna came after that. So I’ve been their grandmama before my dogs came along and before the first grandbaby–human persuasion, came along. Here they are with my dogs chilling out near where I am at my desk. “What, Max??? Don’t tell me you want to go out! Now! When everyone just got settled down.”

Yep, and so it goes. I take three dogs out at a time. Mine don’t usually hassle the next-door dogs, but the corgis will, so I take them out on leash, one at a time, for the most part. I did “lose” Luna as she darted out the door one time, and Rilo another. But I was lucky. The neighbor’s dogs weren’t out. They all go crazy.

Because I write about fae dragon shifters, I had fun with creating the dragons courting in the one picture. You thought they were fighting, didn’t you? I write HEA so they are HEA. 🙂  And I write about cougar shifters. So I thought it was fun that the Abyssinian cat wishes she could be a cougar when she grows up.

I’m off to write. It’s supposed to be stormy, so I’m hoping it won’t be too much of a hassle taking the dogs out in the rain all day. 🙂

Have a fun and hassle-free day!!

Terry
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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From Cougars to Butterflies

My camera came back from the shop nice and clean!! I had a “scratch” it looked like on the sensor, but it was just lint or something. Anyway, it’s all set and the lenses are calibrated.

So I’m back to picture taking, around writing.

Do you see the Monarch Butterfly’s Before and After shot? I have some other cool shots, but it’s time to get back to writing. The problem with writing stories is that they won’t get written without me! 🙂 <3

Have a lovely Monday!

Terry

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

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I Planned to do What???

Write!

But other things are filling up my day, so I’m still going to write, but I still have to do all these other things!

Not these things, though I have to take a break, right? The one of the cougar I took as he was walking toward me at the Cameron Park Zoo. I was glad there was glass between us. 🙂

I have to take Tanner in for shots, *sad face*, and after I drop Tanner off at home, I need to ship off books, book marks, some for men and women in uniform Overseas, and a bear for a literacy fundraiser.

Storm clouds are building. It’s mucho hot out already at 7:30 a.m.

When I get home for a second time, I have an interview with a representative of Monmouth University where I earned my MBA.

And then? I HAVE to write. I’m a 1,000 words behind from working on proofing Falcon Fae, so need 3,000 today.

Then my daughter said her friend has a newborn and asked if  I’d take newborn photos. At my house. That meant I had to stop writing last night and clean house. It’s not that bad, but I get behind on dusting and vacuuming.

Soooo, picture taking is later this afternoon.

When I made up my word count goal, I had nothing planned at all. 🙂

But, I’m determined to do it all.

Tomorrow, I take care of baby…so I’ve given myself two days off a week from word count goal–the two days I have her. Then it’s photo days, or teaching and playing days. Cuddling days. I still plan to write some after her momma picks her up though.

So I’m off to finish getting ready to take Tanner in to the vet. It’s already been a whirlwind morning, and now, it just continues–only I’m going to be running out in stormy weather. Hmmm, I might have to ship all that stuff on another day.

It’s pouring! Thundering like crazy.  We needed rain, but….

Have a wonderful day!!!

Terry

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

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Big Cats are Beautiful

Cougar, lioness, tiger, white tiger, cheetah,  jaguar, and snow leopard!

I always have to see the big cats when I visit a zoo. They ‘re beautiful. 🙂

Have a super great day!!

Terry Spear

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

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Taming the Wild Cougar now in Audiobooks!

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Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Terry_Spear_Taming_the_Wild_Cougar?id=9W0lDAAAQBAJ

Cougar shifter, Dr. Kate Parker, is planning her annual camping vacation alone this year. She runs into trouble before she even starts her trip in the form of one wounded, hot cougar undercover cop—or so he says. He’s not going along with just her tender loving care because he came into town as a cougar, and he needs her help to get him back to where he can take up the search to look for an arms dealer, who just happens to be a cougar too.
Leyton Hill slipped into the unlocked, darkened clinic, figuring his luck had just changed. Except he doesn’t plan for the good doctor to be napping in her office. Taking him on her vacation wasn’t in the plan, and taking her hostage, hadn’t been either, but now she’s stuck with him until he can get back to his mission and the chase at hand. It appears the roles have reversed and who’s holding whom hostage now?

***

So, I finished The Bounty Hunter Gets Her Wolf, and I need to start on Billionaire, but haven’t decided on an opening yet, and so I started Cougar Undercover yesterday, and wrote 9,000 words!

Now if I could keep that pace up, I’d have it done in 9 days. Ha! Course it never works that way. The brain gets bogged down. The ideas begin to recede into the gray matter and I have to coax them out. Dig them out. Yank them out. Or leave them alone until they come home, wagging their tails behind them.

Before that happens, I’m off to write more of Sheriff Dan Steinecker’s story. Everyone will finally learn all about his mystery wife and the trouble she is.

Shootouts, near escapes, fighting, you name it–it’s got to be the cougars at it again! No wonder I’m having so much fun in the middle of it!

Have a wonderfully, creatively fun day!

Terry Spear

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

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Taming the Wild Cougar…how did I get the idea?

Years and years and years ago, I read a romance where a cop had taken a nurse hostage because he had seen her give first aid training to a bunch of Boy Scouts, and he was wounded and on the run. The “good” guys are out to take him down, and he’s got to solicit her help to prove his innocence.

So I wanted to have a hero who is undercover, wounded by another cougar, and seeking medical supplies in a clinic that is closed for the night. Except the doctor is napping in her office before she takes off on her camping trip. He didn’t mean to take her hostage. But he doesn’t have much choice. She tries to get away, to warn the sheriff–but inevitably–they are thrown into a situation they’re stuck with until they can find a way out. The story is completely different from the one I read so many years ago.

But that kernel of an idea stuck with me over all those years, and Taming the Wild Cougar was born. Every story is different. Sometimes I read a news report, or watch a movie, or think–what if? And a story is born.

It’s not easy. I may make it look easy. But it isn’t. I’m winding down on Bounty Hunter Gets Her Wolf. How to end it? I don’t know. How to make it more conflictive? I don’t know. Sexier? I don’t know. More wolfish as in more wolf scenes? I don’t know. lol

But I’ll get there. I just need to finish the book, then go back in and make it have more of all the elements that will ensure it is so much better. To make it fun. Believable. A book readers don’t want to put down, and then want the next one.

Taming the Wild Cougar

Cougar shifter, Dr. Kate Parker, is planning her annual camping vacation alone this year. She runs into trouble before she even starts her trip in the form of one wounded, hot cougar undercover cop—or so he says. He’s not going along with just her tender loving care because he came into town as a cougar, and he needs her help to get him back to where he can take up the search to look for an arms dealer, who just happens to be a cougar too.
Leyton Hill slipped into the unlocked, darkened clinic, figuring his luck had just changed. Except he doesn’t plan for the good doctor to be napping in her office. Taking him on her vacation wasn’t in the plan, and taking her hostage, hadn’t been either, but now she’s stuck with him until he can get back to his mission and the chase at hand. It appears the roles have reversed and who’s holding whom hostage now?

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/taming-the-wild-cougar-terry-spear/1122410324?ean=2940151043960

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Amazon CA: http://www.amazon.ca/Taming-Wild-Cougar-Heart-Book-ebook/dp/B012PQGRUS/

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Excerpt for Taming the Wild Cougar:

But then Dr. Kate Parker saw what he was looking for. A photo on her desk of her and her cat, Sheba, in her arms. Another with Sheba catching her favorite pink ball mid-air.

She knew in an instant, that’s why he wanted to come to her office. To see if she had a family portrait. He was good. If he was an undercover cop, he had to be good at his job.

“I’ll show you a picture of my husband. Let me have the phone.”

He obliged, but stayed right next to her as she pulled up her photo gallery, his hot piney-woods scent drifting to her. Trying to ignore his close proximity, which was damn hard to do as he breathed down her neck, she quickly searched through the pictures until she came to one and clicked on it. She hoped he’d believe that the deputy sheriff who owned the cabins on Lake Buchanan, Chase Buchanan, was her husband.

“Here’s Chase. My husband.” Best of all, she’d given him a big hug for having taken her to the firing range and teaching her how to fire her 9 mm and his wife had shot the picture of them.

As long as he didn’t see the pictures of Chase and his wife, Shannon, and their adorable babies, Kate thought it looked convincing.

“Nice,” the man said, studying the photo way too long. “May I?” He waited for her to hand the phone to him, but she tried to turn it off. He took it from her and flipped through the pictures. “And this is his sister and her babies?”

“Uh-yeah.”

He flipped through several more photos. “No pictures of her husband. He must be a really close brother.”

“He is.”

He glanced at the walls in her office. Her medical credentials. More pictures of Sheba. Her Black Belt First Degree certificate in ju jitsu. Great.

Then he focused on her desk, and specifically her large desk pad calendar and studied it. “Vacation from now until Monday, returning two weeks. Rockies.” He shifted his gaze to her. “You and who else?”

“My husband, Chase, of course.”

“What happened to your three kids?”

She twisted her mouth in annoyance.

He cast her a small smile. “Why don’t we go to your house?”

“Sure. You can explain to my husband why you’re running around naked, wounded, and forcing me to take you places.”

“I could. Let’s go.”

Quickly, she tried to toss her lab coat onto her chair, just in case anyone might notice the blood and she always hung up her lab coat. But Mr. Undercover Cop looked at it and smiled at her, not in an amused way. More sardonically, like he knew just what she was up to. “Why don’t we take it with you so you can wash it out? Blood can leave permanent stains.”

He caught her glancing at her desk drawer. “Got something in there you need to take with you on your trip?” He still had her phone in his hand, but dropped the trash bag and bunched gown on top of her desk to free his other hand. He reached past her, brushing against her, and pulled the drawer open.

When he grabbed for the gun in her drawer, she saw her chance at escape and made a dash for the door.

***

So you see, you never know what’s going to happen in the cougar-run town of Yuma Town. Never.

I get ideas for things all the time for just everything. Do you ever see something and think what a neat idea that is, and want to do something in your yard, or house, or writing, or photograph something similar?

But no matter what you do, it will be yours. Your voice, your way. And who knows but you might inspire others.

Oh, and Taming the Wild Cougar’s audiobook should be out soon. Just need the narrator to fix four issues and then it goes in for final proofing!

Have a great inspirational day!

Terry

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

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