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Sometimes You Gotta Just Play

When the baby is here I often can’t get anything done with writing–too many interruptions and I can’t concentrate. With photoshop manipulations, I can add something while she is watching TV or playing and still keep an eye on her.

The cougars in both scenes are from Daz3D, the black wolf is also, the snowmen from pixelsquid, the white squirrel, white wolf, and white havanese from Renderosity, the little tractor by the cabin, etsy, the snow from Pretty Actions, the sun ray, not sure, and the backgrounds from KCC.

So that’s what I did. I just played.

Off to work. I have 4 days of pure writing work to get done, no baby distractions, so I need to hop to it!

Hope you are enjoying your day!!!

Terry

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

I’ve picked up some of the ornaments at wolf reserves or they were gifts.

Spent the day rereading Claiming the  White Bear and added 1,000 words. Not as much as I wanted to, but when proofing, editing, and reading, since I have been working on three other stories and needed to resettle myself in their story, I never add as much as when I’m writing scenes.

Okay, baby is here and I have to run. She’s eating me out of house and home. lol

Have a lovely Wednesday!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Done! Woodland Fae!

It’s raining leaves in the wind, but these are some trees in bloom that I managed to capture before they are bare.

I need to have a couple of beta readers read Woodland Fae, and it’s done! But the story is written and I proofed it all the way through.

In the meantime, I’ve got to get back to Claiming the White Bear. And no, I don’t write a book in a week. lol But I’ve started these quite a while back, not sure on Woodland Fae, but on Claiming the White Bear, before Christmas of last year.

Have a great day!!! I have baby again tomorrow and so today, I’ve got to get hopping. Oh, library day was fun. She was soooo good. Next week is their last program until some time after the new year, but Barnes and Noble has a children’s program, so I’ll take her to those. Off to work!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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The Witch and the Jaguar Video Book Trailer

My computer has been hanging up all morning and I’m trying to entertain a sleepy baby. But I did finish Woodland Fae yesterday. I think. I’m proofreading and over halfway done!!! Next up: Claiming the White Bear.

I changed days so that I have baby when I can take her to library toddler time (first time for me to go to our library here–her too), and to Barnes and Noble toddler time on a different day.  This is all exciting firsts. I have no idea how it will work. She’s very good about sitting still for story time with me and watching videos for a whole movie, but with other kids who are wiggling around, not sure. Plus, I’ll have to find my way to the library. GPS and me are at odds sometimes.

But I’m this will be something fun that she enjoys to do a couple of days a week, as long as the weather is good.

And the print version of The Witch and the Jaguar is now available!

I’m off and running! Have a fun witchy day!!

A full moon on Halloween means magic and mayhem are sure to follow.

Erin Hawkins is a JAG agent with the jaguar shifters police force and she’s all set to attend the shifters’ Halloween party as a sexy witch, the first time she’s not been on a mission in three years. Between the full moon’s appearance and it being Halloween, havoc and magic prevail when she and a musketeer, an off-duty cop with the human police force and jaguar shifter, Bryce Jenkins, helps her thwart a bank robbery in progress. He wins her over with his sword-wielding antics, until she realizes he broke up her brother and his girlfriend’s relationship the previous year.

Bryce has wanted to take out Erin ever since he saw her in jaguar training, but he’s not sure she’d be interested in someone who doesn’t work for the jaguar policing force. Still, he’s determined to show her a good time and give him a chance and to straighten out a matter about him and her brother’s former girlfriend.

From home invasions to bank robberies, have they got what it takes to watch each other’s backs, eliminate the bad guys, and have fun too? They will, if it doesn’t kill them first!
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-witch-and-the-jaguar
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/909871
Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-witch-and-the-jaguar-terry-spear/1129950629?ean=2940161666753
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KYTPYQY
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Terry_Spear_The_Witch_and_the_Jaguar?id=u3d8DwAAQBAJ
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-witch-and-the-jaguar/id1445073235

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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The Witch and the Jaguar Released and Top Pick for Billionaire…

Okay, so I spent most of the day trying to get Apple sorted out so I could finally publish Cougar Magic, Darkland Elf, and The Witch and the Jaguar on iBooks. My kids always think it’s me. That I “do” something with my computer that makes it such a disaster. But even after working with a senior technician, and she finally asked a software engineer, we finally found the problem.
You know, updates are supposed to improve things. Right? I had to go through this rigmarole last summer too, but since then I’ve had a couple of updates, and it has NOTHING to do with me. And guess what? That was it. So she wrote down the steps I need to take if it happens again. We had done so many different things, starting over, trying new things, that I had no idea how to do the one thing we needed to do. Anyway, it’s fixed. Until the next update.
So then, I’m trying to get the print version ready for The Witch and the Jaguar. I formatted the whole thing. No problem.
Then it comes to the cover. I hate the new system Amazon has for creating book covers. I thought the one for Createspace was much easier. I spent hours at it and it’s still not right for The Witch and the Jaguar. I gave up momentarily to proof the actual book to make sure it’s correct, then I’ll try to get the cover fixed and then I can publish the print version. But baby will be here tomorrow, and everything will have to be put off until she goes home.
But at least the ebook version is ready and everywhere now! A little Halloween, late, but better than never, right? See the trouble jaguar shifters can get into when the bewitching hour is upon them.
The Witch and the Jaguar–a novella
The Witch and the Jaguar cover Final 3000

A full moon on Halloween means magic and mayhem are sure to follow.

Erin Hawkins is a JAG agent with the jaguar shifters police force and she’s all set to attend the shifters’ Halloween party as a sexy witch, the first time she’s not been on a mission in three years. Between the full moon’s appearance and it being Halloween, havoc and magic prevail when she and a musketeer, an off-duty cop with the human police force and jaguar shifter, Bryce Jenkins, helps her thwart a bank robbery in progress. He wins her over with his sword-wielding antics, until she realizes he broke up her brother and his girlfriend’s relationship the previous year.

Bryce has wanted to take out Erin ever since he saw her in jaguar training, but he’s not sure she’d be interested in someone who doesn’t work for the jaguar policing force. Still, he’s determined to show her a good time and give him a chance and to straighten out a matter about him and her brother’s former girlfriend.

From home invasions to bank robberies, have they got what it takes to watch each other’s backs, eliminate the bad guys, and have fun too? They will, if it doesn’t kill them first!

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-witch-and-the-jaguar
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/909871
Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-witch-and-the-jaguar-terry-spear/1129950629?ean=2940161666753
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KYTPYQY
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Terry_Spear_The_Witch_and_the_Jaguar?id=u3d8DwAAQBAJ
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-witch-and-the-jaguar/id1445073235

And yay! Received top pick for:

A Billionaire Wolf for Christmas
Terry Spear

 

Billionaire Wolf #2
Sourcebooks Casablanca
September 2018
On Sale: September 25, 2018
Featuring: Holly Gray; Dr. Aidan Denali
ISBN: 1492655848
EAN: 978149265584
Kindle: B07DD2SYB6
Paperback / e-Book
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Romance Paranormal | Romance Erotica Sensual

When the wolves’ own blood betrays them, they risk their lives to find a miracle.

Other fun news: I have the new cover for the 10th anniversary of Destiny of the Wolf. I love it! In my early books, I had headless guys. The idea was that readers could envision the cool guys on their own. NOT. So now I’m getting the whole guy. Yes! No more headless, wolfish guys.

And, I’ll be writing a novella for the next white wolf book: Legend of the White Wolf 10th anniversary edition for 2020. And that means a new cover!! The original is cute, but it’s cartoonish, when everything else is serious. So it will be good to have a cover that is more uniform.  I have to write 3 novels and a novella.

And of course more!

I think that’s about all the news. I’m off to play with baby! Oh, I got her raking the pine needles in the yard on Wednesday, then carrying stacks of them into the flowerbed. Yep, I’ll make a gardener of her yet.

Have a super fun Friday!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Duck, Pelican, Witch and Jaguar…

Duck that makes a funny chirping sound. I was showing the picture to my granddaughter who wanted to pet the duck at the zoo, so when she saw it on my monitor, she thought it was real. After I asked her what the duck says, quack-quack, she wanted to pet the duck. lol And the brown pelican was eyeing me too while I was capturing the picture of him.

Watching TV is not good for me. I’ve decided. At least in terms of productivity! But after watching baby all day, I needed a break.

Okay, so I finished the cover for The Witch and the Jaguar and finished proofing it. Hopefully, I’ll have it ready to publish today.

Hope you are having a wonderfully successful day!

Terry

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

The baby was one of the highlights of the zoo trip. Here is momma with baby and baby exploring on his own. And human baby meets orangutan baby.

Speaking of babies…I have the tree decorated and baby should be here soon. I hope everything stays on the tree like it’s supposed to. I’m anticipating disaster. But at least all the decorations on the bottom of the tree are unbreakable.

I didn’t get a whole lot done today, had to redo the whole cover for The Witch and the Jaguar. I thought I had a bigger size of it, but I guess I wasn’t thinking I’d actually be working on a novella for it.

Off to get ready!! Have a wonderful day!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Big Cats, Little Cats

2 cougars, 2 jaguars, 3 ocelots

Love the big cats and little cats. Two cougars were pacing here. The jaguar was growling here, wanting to mate and did. Hey, zoos are supposed to be for education. What can I say? And I was only able to catch a couple of good shots of one of the three ocelots. Everything else was smeared windows or too much fence.

More cats coming up. I was working on Christmas decorations and Woodland Fae and The Witch and the Jaguar! I’ll be finalizing the cover for The Witch and the Jaguar and begin final proofing.

Off to work! Have a super special day!

Terry

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

At the Waco zoo, they had a really cool bird walk-through and the birds were just not afraid of us. The place was empty on Friday after Thanksgiving, so we had the place practically to ourselves for a few hours. Several of the birds were sitting on the fence keeping the wild animals (that’s us) out of their home, so they were right next to the walkway. (The bald eagle was in an enclosure of his own.)

Love the pelicans. They always remind me of a pterodactyl.

I’m up at 1, couldn’t sleep, so thought I’d get some things done, like unpacking my suitcase, blogging, and editing on Woodland Fae.

The temperature dropped thirty degrees from yesterday, so it went from 63 in the morning to 33. Too much of a drop!! But by Thursday it will be 76 again. Weird weather.

Have a great one!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Darkland Elf, 8 Years in the Making!

See? Never give up, never surrender! Believe me, I don’t write THAT fast! I have a lot of books I start and then don’t have the time to finish right away. Even Claiming the White Bear I started last Christmas, but had to stop to write wolf and jaguar stories. Little bit, by little bit, they finally are finished.

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/darkland-elf-terry-spear/1129937838?ean=2940161694879

https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Terry_Spear_Darkland_Elf?id=kVx7DwAAQBAJ

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/darkland-elf

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/908587

As a motivational inspirer, Eloria’s mission is to convince her friend Persephonice to leave the elf world behind. She knows that if she can’t, she will be stuck in their world herself. But what she finds in the primitive elf world is magic and a connection she never thought possible.
Viator is a prince of the darkland elves and captures one of those extraordinary creatures like Persephonice to turn over to his father, but his people worry about the prophecy where a girl from another world would take over their kingdom. He’s not giving her up as he realizes he needs her to help fulfill his mission to make his wings transparent. And she has to see where his dangerous quests will take them both…if they can survive the trials.

I got back from the Thanksgiving trip and am playing catch up all over the place. Got some really great shots at the zoo so will share for the next few days. Put up my Christmas tree last night, some lights out front just a few minutes ago, but still need to finish decorating. Baby loved the ghost out front for Halloween and would talk to it, so I picked up a “crystal” snowman that she can talk to for out front. They don’t talk back. lol So it’s a one-sided conversation.

Despite all that we did, Thanksgiving, the zoo, and signed books at the Barnes and Noble in Waco, I managed to squish in 9000 words for Woodland Fae.

Okay, I’m off and running. I need to make a list so I can keep track of everything I need to do. I had no food in the house either, so had to do some grocery shopping… And I realized I had published Darkland Elf on Thursday morning before we went to Waco for Thanksgiving, but I didn’t have any time to tell the world!

One of my beta readers sent back corrections for the The Witch and the Jaguar, need the other’s still and then need to format the cover for the is book. So it should be coming out soon.

In the meantime? I’m taking a break and  having lunch. I’ll send this bear to keep an eye on you. What beady little eyes and what a long tongue he has!

Have a great day!

Terry

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