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Took Time to Play

A pelican doing a dance. A walk on the boardwalk at the zoo.

I took my grand-daughter to the reading program they had at the Woodlands Mall Barnes and Noble, but most of the kids were about 4 years old and she’s only 20 mos. Needless to say, she sat still for 2 books and by the third, she was ready to get into the coloring pages. So we left. The lady had to read three more books and that wasn’t going to work for us. lol

We had lunch, I signed books, and I showed her all the cool stuff at the mall. She actually showed me the sculpture of the bird each time we passed through that way and I finally took a picture of it. It’s huge. But that was her favorite sculpture.

And she fell asleep on the way over there and on the way back, so good day! Plus, she helped me to put pine needles on the flowerbed while I raked.

But, I didn’t get any writing done. Some days are just a time to play.

Hope your day is going great!

Terry

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

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I always do research for my stories and when I introduced dragon shifter fae in Dragon Fae, Hawk Fae, Phantom Fae, and now the latest I’m working on in Golden Fae, I wanted to learn the meaning of the color of their scales. This helped me to add personality to fit their character pertaining to the symbolism associated with their color.

Now, sure you’ve probably heard of red dragons, brown, green, just a variety of colors. Brown, for instance, may sound dull, but mine has shiny gold edging his scales and he is earth tones, which relate to fertility. Since it’s YA, I handled it this way:

Excerpt from Dragon Fae by Terry Spear

Then he saw a dragon flying overhead. Olaf, a brown dragon, his scales edged in gold making them shimmer in the moon or sun’s light, and though he was only brown, he had such a way with the women, it didn’t seem to matter much. Not that Alton and their friends still didn’t give him a hard time. His coloration signified the earth and fertility and he should have been earthbound. Seeing him here now really irritated him. What was he even doing here?

He landed on the cobblestone next to Alton and shifted. He was wearing more standard fae fare, a brown suede tunic, britches, and boots. Well, for him it was standard. Other fae wore different colors, but Olaf liked to be brown—as if when he wasn’t wearing his dragon scales, he was still wearing them—in the form of fae clothes.

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Now in Golden Fae, I’m having some fun. Well, I’m always having fun.

One of the dragons is changing colors when he shouldn’t be. Just all of a sudden. So I wondered, could he turn into a violet-colored dragon? There is NO such thing in their world.

He has no control over the shifting of the color of his scales. And the dragon games are coming up. All dragons participate to best each other, to win a pile of gold, and to entertain the dragon fae who are not shifters. But no way does he want to show up in violet-colored scales. And he desperately wants his scales to settle to one color, no other. He looks like some kind of freak!

Art project: beautiful woman with golden make-up. Jewelry, make-up. Fashion. Over black background.

Could be up to a foot of rain this week, flooding, hail, severe thunderstorms, tornadoes so staying home. So far just on and off rains.

Finished sewing up the bunnies, now just need to embroider them all. My problem is the house is so dark, really high ceilings, and new fan lights restrict using anything more than 40 watt bulbs, ugh, so it’s really dark. I ordered a swing arm table lamp that takes a 150 watt bulb, so I hope that helps when it comes in. I was used to having lower ceilings and lots of lights at the other house.

Back to the story!

Have a super golden day!

Terry

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

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Scepter of Salvation and The Mage of Monrovia

In Scepter of Salvation, Princess Talamaya’s sole job is to marry, when she’d love to go on some worthy adventures like her twin brother. And in the next story, Lady Mexia wants to be the first school-trained mage, but women are not allowed.

Lady Kersta has her story next. But in the meantime, the ladies do go on adventures, facing dangers they never knew existed, learn they have powers as they come of age, and well, now I’m giving away an ebook copy of one of the books to one commenter!

The Magic of Inherian: Scepter of Salvation, Book 1

Ebook By Terry Spear
Category: Fiction  » Fantasy

Princess Talamaya turned 18 in the human kingdom of Damar, just like her twin brother. Only when she comes of age, she must wed the king’s choice. When her brother comes of age, he’s allowed to sit on the council. But everything changes when a wizard pits beast and man against each other in Inherian–all because of the loss of the Scepter of Salvation and she must return it to their kingdom.

Princess Talamaya and her friends, Lady Kersta and Lady Mexia, must retrieve the Scepter of Salvation when her brother is poisoned.Visions plague Talamaya of a world beyond her own, of a destiny she has to fulfill.

But the barbarian king is also after the scepter, and the black-hearted wizard who is trying to gain control will do anything to keep them from retrieving it.

She must free a knight from his madness.
Help a female dwarf escape from the dwarven mines.
Aid an Amazon fighting the Dark Elves.
Rescue even the barbarian king.
Save a crusty old dwarf from the wolves of Elan Pass.
And outwit the dark wizard once more.
Above all else, she must always take the path of righteousness.

Which is much easier said than done.
Ebook:

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Scepter of Salvation

She must retrieve the scepter or the kingdom is lost…

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

Ebook By Terry Spear
Category: Fiction »  Fantasy » Romance – Fantasy


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… 

Ebook:

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Mage of Monrovia

She wanted to be a school trained mage…but everything stands in her way.

Have you ever applied for a job or tried to do something that others didn’t feel you should do–play games–like Rudolph the Reindeer, or whatever because you didn’t fit whatever they believed should be the criteria?

When I was applying for jobs after earning an MBA and had been an Army officer, I applied at a university where the good old boys were shocked that the Army officer was not a man. That happened more than once to me, even while on active duty, which was the basis for having written these stories. Anyone can do any job if they have the proper skills and determination. 🙂

Have a super great Thursday!

I’ll be at Vampire Romance Books today! With SIX (6) signed copies!!! 🙂

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Good luck!!!

Terry
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy IS reality.”
www.terryspear.com