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Happy Halloween!

I’m off to write before little one lands in on me!

Be safe this Halloween! My neighbors already have their Halloween music going. They’re so much fun. I set out a table for treats, but I’ll put the treats out later. At least it’s nice weather, cold this morning, but will get to 74, perfect weather. No rain, not so hot all the chocolate will melt!

When I was a kid, I loved houses where they gave chocolate! I’m a chocoholic. So all that other stuff I never bothered with. I always get chocolate for the kids. It has a mixture, so Skittles too, but mainly CHOCOLATE. I love apples, apples were expensive back when I was growing up, and pennies were always great! I suspect kids today don’t even know what pennies are!

I’ve seen some more ants, but it’s in the 1-3 ants numbers instead of massive trails of 4 or 5 in a row of a hundred or so. They’re really tiny, but massed together, they were really noticeable. So the ant poison is working!

I’m off to write! I have 32K, and had scheduled to 32K today, so I still intend to write 2,000 if I can think of more story!

Have a great day!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Alice in Wonderland Halloween

My daughter adores Alice in Wonderland–but it’s hard to find Alice stuff that isn’t Disney. When I can, I try to get it for her. She talked her daughter into being Alice in Wonderland for Halloween this year. Because my daughter loves the story so much, I have always gotten my granddaughter Alice outfits over the years and taken photos of her. I’m working on a composite of her for the one this year, if I can ever get it done.

I’ve moved on to the next practice image in the art class and I’ve got to get word count, wish I knew where I was going with the story. When I have an idea, I can really write. So far I’m a 1,000 words ahead, and hope I don’t get 1,000 words behind tomorrow what with Halloween. lol I will be taking care of little one for 3 hours, then we’ll go over to mom and dad’s house to trick-or-treat in the house and have dinner and watch a movie.

Also, I know another book is coming to me for edits soon and that will throw off my schedule. I should be at 31K today.

And the ant killer looks to have worked. I had a thick trail of tiny sugar ants hauling the poison back to the nest for two days. I had bought it on Tuesday morning and set it out about 10 a.m. The line of ants had thinned out quite a bit for the third day, yesterday evening. I kept thinking: it’s working! It’s not working! Because there was still a trail of ants.

The fourth day, this morning, I checked and there are no ants. Not one. So fingers crossed, it worked! But I will keep checking throughout the day.

Okay, enough goofing off. Time to write!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Garden Fairy and Her Fairy Veggies

I picked the midget tomatoes and the little bell peppers from the garden and the zinnias are getting to be miniatures too now with the onset of cooler weather, so I thought it would be cute to have the fairy in the garden reading a book after picking the vegetables for dinner.

Everything has a story, you know. But if she takes too long, she will be in trouble while she’s lost in the book, another world, another reality.

Have a great day!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Ghost out Trick-or-Treating!

It’s cold and rainy today–feels like 46, yay!!! High is only 55 for today. The rain is probably from the hurricane in the Gulf. It doesn’t look like we’re going to get anything much more from it. Fingers crossed.

Little one will be here shortly. I managed to catch up on my word count yesterday. I can’t “see” the dark hair of the girl on my monitor at all, which is why I’m having such a time with seeing that the pixels aren’t painted. The reviewer said to use levels to brighten it, but you have to turn it off, paint, turn it on to see the mixed pixels, turn it off, paint. So there’s a calibration tool, she recommended. I need to ask my son-in-law about it first.

All right, so I’m off to do edits before little one gets here. I’m trying to teach her to pronounce the “sn” sounds. She drops the “s” on snake, snacks, squirrel even. And I’m trying to teach her to trace dash and dotted lines without “falling into the lava,” a TV show we watched and so she’s getting much better at it. Also, to color within lines. It helps for eye-hand coordination. She knows all her colors, letters, numbers. Now it’s learning words and some counting and writing.

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Seduced by the Wolf is Out!

The Red Wolves are Back!

My mission this morning was to get ant killer. Nothing else mattered. Then I saw a note on FB that my book was out. Wait, what? I know they’re coming, I remind everything, and then the day of release, totally forget about it. Laughing at self.

It’s out today!!!

USA Today bestselling author Terry Spear brings you wolf shifter romances like no one else! Enter the Heart of the Wolf series and be seduced by the alpha…
Cassie Roux is a red werewolf who lost her pack and was raised by real wolves. She has dedicated her life to the wolf population and proving to the world that wolves are not evil. When she discovers a female wolf and her pups in real danger, Cassie does everything she can to protect them. Until she runs into one stubborn alpha pack leader―of the werewolf kind―who has other plans.
Leidolf Wildhaven is a red lupus garou pack leader of Portland, Oregon, and has more troubles than he ever thought possible―what with running a pack, a ranch and other businesses, dealing with a couple of cantankerous new lupus garous, and myriad other problems―when a new red wolf is spotted in his territory. She’d be perfect as his mate, if she agreed. Only the headstrong woman has other priorities, and he’ll have to do whatever it takes to fight for his wolf…
Includes a brand-new bonus novella!
Praise for Terry Spear’s paranormal romance:”This action-packed story crackles with mystery, adventure, violence, and passion; a worthy addition to Spear’s beautifully imagined werewolf world.”―Library Journal”Very interesting, extremely exciting, and an entertaining read.”―Fresh Fiction”A gripping and entertaining tale with a rich plot, dynamic characters, and a love story sure to please.”―The Long and Short of It”You will find yourself lusting after the sexy alpha hero and cheering for the heroine when she finds a family to love.”―Night Owl Romance

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/seduced-by-the-wolf-terry-spear/1100202527?ean=9781728223094

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/seduced-by-the-wolf-2

https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Terry_Spear_Seduced_by_the_Wolf?id=ZImpTdLMrboC&hl=en-US&gl=us

https://books.apple.com/us/book/seduced-by-the-wolf/id382079348

Ant bait in place, Seduced by the Wolf 10th Anniversary Edition is out, and I’m off to write!

Another red wolf Christmas coming in in 2022

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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I’m Getting Behind

Two of the ghosts hanging around the neighborhood.

Just opened up NaNoMo writers and joined a new region. They finally have one set up for mine. I want to finish writing Cougar Christmas Calamity. I have 24,000 words.

I have to redo a portrait again, just haven’t had time what with little one being here yesterday and trying to catch up on writing. I checked my calendar and I’m 2,700 words behind when I thought I was only 700 words behind. How did that happen? And then I realized that my kid days were switched and yesterday I wasn’t supposed to write 2,000, yay! So I’m back to 700 words behind. Whew! I have to write 2700 today to keep up. Then I remembered that Saturday is Halloween and that means 2 hours of taking care of little one, and movie night and dinner and …sigh, I really need to write in the morning and get this done.

I NEED to go to the grocery store and pick up ant poison. The sugar ants are awful no matter how much I get rid of them. I need something that they take back to the nest.

It is 60 this morning. Love it! It was 75 yesterday morning, though I managed to go out and do more yard work with little one. She watched. I worked. lol

One of the skeletons hanging around the area.

Okay, I’m off to write before the grocery store opens. I just need to figure out where I’m going with this!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Running out of Halloween Time!

My friend’s cat is in the upper right hand corner of the first picture, and the 2nd one is a photo I took of a ghost floating around the neighborhood.

Never fear, I will keep readers stocked with shifters and vampires, fae, and other fun characters that are on the paranormal side, even though they would never think of themselves in that way. They are the new normal.

Oh, and TOMORROW Seduced by the Wolf’s 10th anniversary release will be out!

It was so cool out yesterday, my daughter and granddaughter dropped by with donuts and peppermint mocha in the morning, I pulled weeds and took down vines for hours, didn’t make my word count, so must try and get some in today. Though little one will be here any minute.

It is warm today, ugh. But it’s supposed to drop down to freezing for us! Well, I said, for us. That’s 47 degrees tomorrow, I think. Yes, 32 is freezing, but….considering we’re still getting into the 80s….

My wireless mouse isn’t working for whatever reason, changed out batteries and mouse is still not working, so I got a wired mouse. I had a little one for travel and it worked, but I keep it for travel. So I ordered a regular sized one, and went for broke, okay, so it was $7.99, and it had colorful lights that change colors. Woohoo, it is the coolest. My son-in-law and his colorful lights influenced me. lol Forget plain black, I’m all in for futuristic!

Have a fantastic day!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Jack-O’-Lanterns!

Alice in Wonderland
Traditional Pumpkin
Mad Hatter
Gir

My daughter and granddaughter dropped over with donuts and peppermint mocha this morning. So I got wonderfully sidetracked.

My jack-o’-lantern didn’t quite turn out to be a cougar. *sigh*

Next year!

Have a great day! It’s misty and foggy and Halloweenish!

Terry

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

Going over to the kids for pumpkin carving for lunch and it turned cold–for us! It feels wonderful! I’m going to walk to their place and back!

I will have to show off our pumpkins later. Taking camera!

Okay, got to run because I’ve been trying to do some problem photos earlier for oil painting class and they’re not working. So off to work on the story.

Have a great day!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Where Oh Where Have All My Files Gone?

I made a cool jaguar Halloween one but can’t remember where I saved it. I had a system, but with all the files changing places with the new hard drive, I can’t find anything yet.

I was fixing hash brown potatoes and ham for us this morning, and then my granddaughter saw sugar ants–that’s what we always called them because they’re attracted to sugar, but grease too–and they’re getting in the house from somewhere. Anyway. so I was spraying my baseboards with vinegar and water and then forgot all about the potatoes. They were on the dark side. lol

Teaches me not to watch my cooking. So I gave little one all the good ones and she said, “What’s that smell?” She was holding her nose. lol

I turned on the fan and asked her, “Doesn’t your momma ever burn food and smoke up the house?” I know she does. I rarely do, but we get busy with other stuff sometimes, and it happens.

“No,” she said. “She never does that.”

Smiling. It’s amazing the stories she tells. No, she didn’t go to daycare the day before. She went trick-or-treating. Only one boy went to daycare. Not her. lol

Parents can’t go inside any longer so they can’t see who all ended up at daycare or not. It was taken over by another because of all the closures due to Covid-19 and they couldn’t keep up. Sad state of affairs.

I’ve got to get off here and look for more ants. At least they’re not fire ants, so if one gets on you, it doesn’t bite.

Have a great day!

Terry

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