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Bronze Sculpture of a Woman Diving off a Building, The Oasis, Austin

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This was a beautiful exhibit at The Oasis–a sculpture in motion. Loved it.

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And here is one that shows the vista. It was a LONG ways down.

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I’m getting ready to send A SEAL Wolf for Sale to the last beta reader and then back to working on Her Highland Hero!

I thought I had a great idea for the anthology novella I was supposed to be working on also, but then I realized the heroine in that would die by book 7, so, hmmm, back to the drawing board. LOL

I’m also at Fresh Fiction today with another giveaway!! http://freshfiction.com/page.php?id=5970

The Facebook party was a success in terms of gaining new followers, gave away 14 ebooks, instead of 3, and had fun. One blogger/reviewer site asked me to participate in a FB party at their site on June 29, and two other blogger/reviewer sites asked to participate in the next blog tour blitz. And I received another interview request.

So it was all good, but the main thing was? I had fun!!! 🙂

Storms over the area and sure hope we get rain. Think I’ll go out and water. 🙂  That will improve our chances.

Okay, back to writing!!

Have a super great Sunday!

Terry

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

www.terryspear.com

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Jaguar Hunt, Blog Tour–Tome Tender, First Giveaways!

I’m here today with a 3 book giveaway, US/Canada only, but for my international fans, I’ll give away an ecopy of Cougar’s Mate!

Just comment on my blog about what my shifter stories mean to you, which is your favorite, what you want to see next, or anything like that! 🙂

Everyone can read the excerpt of Jaguar Hunt also on Tome Tender’s site today!

Just for international readers though, comment here.

For US/Canada readers, you can go to the site and enter for one of three copies of Jaguar Hunt.

http://tometender.blogspot.com/2014/06/jaguar-hunt-by-terry-spear-heart-of.html

Fresh Fiction Review:

“She can’t ditch him so she might as well happily join him.”

Jaguar Hunt
Terry Spear

Reviewed by Annetta Sweetko
Posted May 31, 2014

JAGUAR HUNT drops you in the middle of the action and all you can do is hold on tight. Author Terry Spear brings to life her Jaguar world with a lot of humor, plenty of sizzling sex and of course the spectacular touches of good guy versus bad guy action. I really loved David and Tammy as agents and as a couple, they fit perfectly and once she stopped trying to dump him, they worked well together. He accepts that she is an agent and knows how to handle herself, even if his instinct tells him to protect the little woman, he is smart enough not to. Tammy finds herself opening up to him about a worry she has concerning her family and knows it will go no farther. The twins added a lot of humor to this book and I found myself laughing out loud a couple of times, but when it is necessary those boys and another set of twins that come into play dive into the action without fear. Great book, fun read and I cannot wait to see what Ms. Spear comes up with for the next one.

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Back to listening to the audiobook for The Mage of Monrovia! Decided to work on that first, and then try to get my word count in for Her Highland Hero after that!
Have a super great and fun Sunday and the first of June!!!

Terry

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

www.terryspear.com

Today at Fresh Fiction!

I’ve lost count of my blog tour stops, but I’m at Fresh Fiction today, still working on A SEAL Wolf Christmas, hope to have 20K by this weekend, but I’m a LONG ways from it. I’ve had to do another interview, and guest blog, and those take time! It may look like they’re short and sweet and easy to write, but they’re not. And I had to rewrite my synopsis for A Highland Wolf Christmas for marketing and that took forever. And then I have to constantly drop into the sites where I’m the guest author to comment on commenters’ comments. It’s not enough to just write the blog. It’s important for me to interact with fans and potential fans. That can mean a lot of comments! And a lot of blogs to comment on until the contest runs it’s course at the site. But it’s still important to me. And blog site moderators appreciate it too.

So after I tell the world where I’m at today, I’ve got to get back to writing. A lot of what stops me is research. Is it warm enough to swim in a Montana lake in summer? Well, it’s 74 degrees and it’s getting too hot for their cold weather fish. Did you know that? Huckleberries are great to pick wild up there. We picked blackberries wild in Oregon and currant berries too. How do you make it into berry jam?

Can you hunt in the summer for elk or bear or deer or… no. How warm does it get in the summer? Eighty-two degrees. Hmmm, when it’s 105 here, I think I’ll go up there. It has one of the largest grizzly populations though. And they have several wolf packs. Which is why I picked it for my location. Lots of forests, lakes, rivers, perfect for a werewolf pack.

What do you do to protect yourself from a grizzly attack? What are signs one is in the area? Can you have a cabin on the lake? Some don’t allow homes on lakes, like at some Oklahoma lakes. So I always have to make sure it will work. I have that one of the cabins is in the mountains. Are their mountains that close? Yes. 🙂

I write something, and then have to stop and check to see if it works! 🙂 And I’ll look up homes on the lakes that are for sale and use the pictures to describe the real places in my book. Also, like the scenery from the cabin decks–the sunset, the way the water looks. Scuba diving, the way the water looks beneath the surface. All of it is important to me.

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They have black bears and grizzlies up there. This is a black bear at the wildlife reserve in Omaha. They can be difficult to tell apart sometimes from grizzlies and some hunters kill the grizzlies, thinking they are the black bear, that can be just as brown as the grizzly and if the grizzly is younger, can be mistaken for the smaller bear.

They had a bear hunting season in Arkansas. We lived in eastern Oklahoma near the Arkansas border where it was more mountainous and we had a lot of bear sightings. No hunting for bear in Oklahoma so they got smart and began to move into our state. 🙂

Do you have an animal guide? I’ve added that in this story. What draws you to a particular animal? If you visit a zoo or wildlife reserve, what is the animal you most want to see? Do you have a particular animal you admire most? Have you had a sign that indicates that animal is your guide? So if you have an animal guide, what does this indicate? I had to discover this as well. 🙂

I love the research though because it often gives me ideas of where to go with the story. Like about the grizzlies in the area, or the pitchforks in the lake. Or the wolf poachers. Or an old story I read about wolves that led to another pack’s demise, which I will incorporate into this story. That story has bothered me since I read it a couple of years ago in my research, so I decided I would use it in the telling of this story.  I have used several real wolf tales in my werewolf stories.

 

I can’t remember what this was at the Spring, Texas Botanical Gardens, but I loved the lacy flower like leaves and took a picture of them, and they’re so dramatic.

Hope to get somewhere today on my writing. I have 7,000 words left to go to make my goal.

Isn’t that a beautiful picture? Don’t you wish I knew what it was? I think it was an oak, something. 🙂 You’d think I’d research it and find out…. 🙂  

Terry
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male!”
www.terryspear.com

Silence of the Wolf & Cougar’s Mate Reviews



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Also by Terry Spear:

Jaguar Hunt, June 2014
Paperback
Silence Of The Wolf, March 2014
Paperback

Cougar’s Mate, February 2014
The Highlander, October 2013
e-Book
The Dark Fae, October 2013
Paperback
A Seal Wolf Christmas, October 2013
Paperback
The Highlander, October 2013
e-Book
Jaguar Fever, August 2013
Paperback
A Highland Werewolf Wedding, May 2013
Paperback
Taming the Wild Highlander, March 2013
Paperback
A Howl For A Highlander, February 2013
Paperback
Bound by Danger, January 2013
e-Book
Highland Rake, November 2012
Paperback
Savage Hunger, October 2012
Paperback
The Shadow Elf, October 2012
e-Book
Dragon Fae, September 2012
e-Book
The Winged Fae, May 2012
Paperback
A Seal In Wolf’s Clothing, March 2012
Paperback
Dreaming Of The Wolf, December 2011
Paperback
The Deadly Fae, December 2011
e-Book
The Ancient Fae, December 2011
e-Book
Heart of the Highland Wolf, June 2011
Paperback
In the Dead of the Night, May 2011
e-Book
The Siren’s Lure, February 2011
e-Book
Wolf Fever, December 2010
Paperback
Seduced by the Wolf, August 2010
Mass Market Paperback
The Accidental Highland Hero, April 2010
Paperback
Legend Of The White Wolf, February 2010
Mass Market Paperback
Deadly Liaisons, January 2010
Paperback
To Tempt The Wolf, September 2009
Paperback
Destiny Of The Wolf, March 2009
Paperback
Heart of the Wolf, April 2008
Mass Market Paperback
Winning the Highlander’s Heart, September 2006
Paperback

Howling good read for #Supernatural Thursday
March 13, 2014

A hunky werewolf and a beautiful stranger collide in this hot new paranormal shape-shifting romance

Gray werewolf Tom Silver is determined to find the wolves who have been attacking local livestock. While tracking the pack through the Rockies, a blizzard forces him into a remote cabin where he hears a plane crash nearby. When he discovers the sole survivor is a beautiful female werewolf/ coyote shifter mix, bound as a prisoner, he knows it’s his duty to hide her.

Now, they are both at risk as a search ensues for the missing prisoner. Will Tom be able to protect this beautiful stranger while tracking down the wolves responsible for terrorizing the local livestock?

Romantic Times Magazine Review of Silence of the Wolf by Terry Spear

4 Stars

Review: The outstanding and gripping plot of Spear’s latest installment in the Heart of the Wolf series will appeal to paranormal fans, and romance junkies will take delight in the red-hot love story embedded within. Several dizzying twists and turns will keep one gasping for air, and the hero’s raw emotion is swoon-worthy. The characters’ connections are strong and secured through honest dialogue. An all-around great read from beginning to end!

Summary: Half-breed Elizabeth Wildwood never had a family to call her own. Her unusual mix of part wolf and part coyote does sit well with others and leads her into a dangerous situation. Tom Silver is determined to find who or what has been harming the livestock in his gray wolf pack’s territory, but his search is cut short when a blizzard leads him to a cabin in the Rockies to take shelter. He meets Elizabeth, who just survived a plane crash, and learns she has been taken prisoner. Now Elizabeth must avoid her captors, from whom she’s been separated—and who are still searching for her. Tom still needs to track down the assailants of Silver Town, and they both have to deal with the feelings of love they have begun to develop. Jaime A. Geraldi

Caught the moon between the US and Texas flags and thought it was just too cool. 🙂

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Autographed books at Barnes and Noble, Woodlands, Texas!

Romance Junkies Review of Cougar’s Mate!

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An action-packed tale, COUGAR’S MATE, the first book in author Terry Spear’s HEART OF THE COUGAR series, is an exciting, suspense-filled contemporary romantic suspense that will keep you captivated right up to the end. The chemistry between Shannon and Chase is off the charts and the adrenaline is at an all-time high. I loved the small town dynamics with everyone pitching in to help keep Shannon safe as they try to find out who is after her and find ways to deal with her problem. Rife with suspense, action, passion, danger and romance, this story is a page-turner and is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. I enjoyed it immensely and cannot wait to read the next addition to this electrifying series.

 

Dottie, RomanceJunkies.com

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Raffle Baskets for Readers!

These are three of the four raffle baskets I’ve prepared for the upcoming readers’ conference I’m attending! 🙂 In the first, these are all my young adult books, and the mohair bear is one of my creations.

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In the second one, these are all Highland romance books, and one lovely Irish western romance, donated by: Vonda Sinclair, Victoria Roberts, CH Admirand, and me! Victoria also donated a lovely t-shirt for the winner of the raffle basket! And the bear is one of my Celtic bear creations.

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In the third basket, we have historical romance books from Christy English, Brooklyn Ann, Samantha Grace, Mia Marlowe, Shana Galen, and me! And a artist-created porcelain doll!

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I may have to divide the rest of the contemporary books into two baskets. I had a wonderful response from Sourcebooks authors. All the books are autographed! 🙂

Highland Rake on sale for two more days for 99 cents, regularly $4.99!

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