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Hawk Fae Free on Kobo This Week!

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/hawk-fae

I’ve got to run, but just wanted to alert everyone that the Hawk Fae, middle of the series, they wouldn’t let me run the first book for free on the ad, is free this week only! It’s normally $3.99 and I have never reduced the book in price.

by Terry Spear

series The World of Fae #6

Synopsis

Sometimes doing a good deed can prove to be a disaster, Ena, dragon shifter fae, discovers as she must flee her home. But her staff chooses to go with her and deal with the dangers to reach the safety of the hawk fae kingdom, if the king there welcomes them. The human, Brett, promises to help her escape the marriage to the despicable dragon fae prince, rather than return home to his Earth world. And now all the dragon shifter fae are at risk of having to face the dragon fae king’s wrath.

Esmeralda, the hawk fae king’s sister has been imprisoned by the griffin on their island for half of her life and she finally makes her escape, only she gets herself into even more trouble.

Against her wishes, Ena must forsake Brett on the journey, and he finds his world is turned upside down once again and now he has to survive the life or death trials of the phantom fae kingdom.

Okay, off to run a million errands today, wearing mask, then not going anywhere for a couple of weeks.

Have a great safe day!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Look Who’s Come to Dinner!

Cooper or Shin Tailed Hawk

The birds have been flocking in huge amounts to my feeders and there are a pair of hawks that live nearby, so this one decided to drop by for a smorgasbord. He/she swooped in yesterday again, not sure if the hawk caught anyone, but man, if you were a little bird, are they menacing. Otherwise, as a human, they’re beautiful birds.

I love the shadows of the wild, wicked claws on the fence, don’t you?

Still sick, have a viral not bacterial infection, so no antibiotics will work. I couldn’t get anything done on Monday, except went to the doctor to learn that and picked up a sack full of cough syrups and sore throat stuff, and more vitamin C. My brain was on slo-mo and I couldn’t think or concentrate because of lack of sleep.

Yesterday, I managed 4,000 words on Wolf in Need. I have my word count that I was shooting for. Just need to finish the novella.

Hope your day is grand!

Terry

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The Eyes Have It…

If you can focus on anything–aim for the eyes. 🙂 <3

It’s like windows to the soul.

Off to write!!! Have a super great day!

Terry

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New Predator in the Garden!

 

So I left the country to live in a city and I’ve got hawk problems again. Pictures above from top left to right and down: Hawk at the recovery center in Omaha, Nebraska. Hawk on telephone pole overlooking my side yard. Red-tailed hawk at Balboa Park, San Diego. Sharp-shinned hawk on bird feeder in my back yard, waiting for the birds to return to the seed tray. Are you kidding?

Sure surprised me when I was typing away on my book and a hawk flew a dove into the window, stunning it.

The hawk twisted his head around as he flew after the dove, that dropped to the pavement next to the back door, seeing me, flew to the fence, and parked there. I took a ton of pictures, hoping the dove would revive. I’ve had this happen before–minus the hawk, and move the stunned bird to the front yard (out of the puppies’ reach), and place him under a shrub to recover and then fly away.

The hawk kept returning, missed his meal, but he kept waiting for my birds to return. Sharp-shinned hawk. Might be a Cooper, but from the descriptions of the two hawks, it seems this is a sharp-shinned.

So here is the new hawk, waiting for a meal on wings. ugh. I love them. They’re beautiful. But I don’t want to be feeding the birds to make a smorgasbord for a hawk.

Earlier that day, a whole flock of goldfinches had shown up. Cardinals, blue jays, the red-bellied woodpecker, doves, blackbirds, house finches–I had a full house.

Hawk Fae

Hawk Fae

(The World of Fae, Book 6)

Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance » Fantasy

Sometimes doing a good deed can prove to be a disaster, Ena, dragon shifter fae, discovers as she must flee her home. But her staff chooses to go with her and deal with the dangers to reach the safety of the hawk fae kingdom, if the king there welcomes them. The human, Brett, promises to help her escape the marriage to the despicable dragon fae prince, rather than return home to his Earth world. And now all the dragon shifter fae are at risk of having to face the dragon fae king’s wrath.

Esmeralda, the hawk fae king’s sister has been imprisoned by the griffin on their island for half of her life and she finally makes her escape, only she gets herself into even more trouble.

Against her wishes, Ena must forsake Brett on the journey, and he finds his world is turned upside down once again and now he has to survive the life or death trials of the phantom fae kingdom.

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And I wrote 3,000 on Bounty yesterday! So 65,000 to go. I’m determined to keep after it, though I know other things will steal my attention, uhm, besides rescuing birds and taking pictures. And the fae slip in there to create all kinds of havoc–just because I haven’t written their next book.  I just got the next narrated chapter of Taming the Wild Cougar, and need to write a blog for Casablanca. The narrator promises the rest of the chapters this week. And my daughter’s baby is due any day now.

That’s it! Off to write another blog, proof the narrated chapter, type the notes I wrote last night on Bounty, and march on forth!

May the birds of prey always find a meal…somewhere else.

Have a great one.

Terry

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

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Best Plans Laid Awry…

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Beautiful injured hawk in recovery.

I had the day to clean, wash dogs, and get the last minute groceries before running to get my son at the airport. Then my SIL’s car was having electrical problems. Okay, so you know how it goes, right?

I was waiting on a delivery I had to sign for yesterday, which meant I couldn’t vacuum, run and get groceries, or wash the dogs. Running the vacuum means I couldn’t hear the doorbell. Washing the dogs, oh what a disaster. Do you think if I ran to get the delivery, two sopping wet dogs would have stayed in the bathtub? Nope. Water and soap everywhere. They constantly shake off the soap and water when I’m washing them as is, but at least while they’re in the bathtub, it’s better. And the delivery could take as long as arriving at 8 pm.

So after the delivery last night, I washed them, but it meant cuddling with them in big towels to help dry them. It’s been warmer, which is why I wanted to wash them too. But it’s still not warm enough for them and they were shivering. They hate the hair dryer, so I just watched the movie about the boy who took the polar bear cub back to Antarctica where the mom was, and figured I’d get some of my Loving the White Bear research in while warming the dogs, rubbing them down with the towels, at least their heads. The towels were soaking up the excess moisture.

Now I need to brush them out, but…I needed to do my blog, get my tea, do some edits, then I’ll run to the mailbox down the street, and oh, yeah, about the car…

I need to take my daughter in to the Vet now, which is way across town, to take her dogs in, which was NOT in the plans. And then we’ll get the groceries and have lunch out, BUT we have to drop the dogs off first. The car? Okay, well she gets out of the car, returns, can’t get in. Electric locks won’t work. Use key, gets in, car won’t start. So she took it in yesterday and she got out of the car to tell them what was going wrong. Then  they told her to move the car. And she couldn’t get in, couldn’t start the car, had to get out, get back in, or something like that. And it worked.

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A Pod of Pelicans–really guys, you don’t need to groom any more for the Holidays. You look fine already.

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A recovering barn owl.

So they had it at the dealership all day and they can’t get it to malfunction. Yep. You know how that goes, right? BUT at least they had seen it do it already once, but maybe not the people who needed to see it do it.

Anyway, so my whole 2 days were planned and now, like the heroine in one of my books, she will get up and run and do everything, but just in a faster way and it’ll all get done anyway. Right?

Maybe.

The key is to do what HAS to be done. My blog. 🙂 Vacuuming. You would not believe how much my puppies drag in—pine needles and grass, constantly. And uhm, dusting. Don’t you hate doing chores that have to be done so often or it looks like you haven’t done a thing? I thought when I was out of the crop fields, I wouldn’t have dust. I think it’s worse here.

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A Scarlet Macaw. I tried to take good pictures of them the last time I was in Omaha, but they didn’t turn out. These did. Beautiful bird!

And that’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

Have a lovely day. I’m off to do something before I have to run and get my daughter and her dogs. NOT in the plans. lol But we’ll have fun anyway. We always do. And…I’ll take my notebook and write.

🙂

Terry Spear

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Birds at the Old Place, and New Place

bluebird closeupblue birds 039 (640x427)These pictures show the difference between capturing birds in shots here, compared to at my old house.

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cardinals 019 (640x427) (2)blue jays in love (640x462)I couldn’t find the blue jay photo at the other house, but believe me, it wasn’t good. He was in the shrubs and between the window screens, branch and twig clutter and a bird on the move, they were a lot harder to capture. I think in all the years I was there, I only saw one once.

Now what I don’t have here are these kinds of photos.

roadrunner two 002 (640x556) croppedroad runner on barn 005hawk closeup on electric poleThey have hawks here, but thankfully not near my feeders. 🙂 They might have roadrunners, but I’ve never seen one here.

And one of these days I’m going to capture a snowy egret. They fly overhead here, but I never have my camera with me when they do. I had hummingbirds at the other house, but didn’t have my camera with me the couple of times I saw her around the flowers.

hummingbird 014 (3)With clear windows, no screens, up-close feeders, and a perfect “window seat” to capture them as I write away on my books and have my camera next to the keyboard, it’s perfect. AC, no bugs,  fill the feeders, and I’m good to go. At the other house, I also had to climb a kitchen stool to get up high enough to capture the birds on the back patio, which meant half the time they’d fly away.

Okay, so I’m back to work, finished SEAL Wolf Undercover and it’s off to the beta reader and promo blogs are done, and now I’m ready to do the rewrites on Between a Wolf and a Hard Place.

It’s a little cooler this morning because of storms last night so I was going to walk the puppies, but no insect repellent. I was sure I had tons of it. 🙁

Have a great day!

Terry

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

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Puppy Alert! Hawk is Back!

hawk closeup facing me

Hawk Facing Us

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Hawk looking to the side, but still watching us

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Hawk’s head swiveled around looking for prey–do you see the shadow cast by one of his talons?

The birds saw him before he flew onto the electric pole.

Unfortunately, the puppies scared the birds out of their hiding place in the shrubs, but the hawk just stayed put so I could throw them back into the house (really, they run, I don’t throw them–author license), and grab my camera.

Then I took several shots of the hawk. He is sitting on my neighbor’s pole. But he’s been sitting in my bird seed dish before. And he got hold of something and was eating it in one of my shrubs one day. He actually crawled through my shrubs trying to get to baby sparrows. I ran out with my camera to try to take a picture of him, wondering what he was exactly.

 

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Hawk in my privet in backyard

Sharp Shinned Hawk

Sharp Shinned Hawk

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Hawk in my privet with dinner in his talons

Back to writing! 🙂  Have a fantastic Monday!

Terry

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

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Spring Rains…

Rain Soaked Puppies

Pear Blossoms Falling

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Rain-Soaked Puppies

Sharp Shinned Hawk

Sharp Shinned Hawk

A hawk hit my window, trying to catch a sparrow trying to catch a yellow jacket building a nest in the eaves while I was writing.

Unfortunately, the rain-soaked puppies were all curled up on my lap in towels and I couldn’t unload them fast enough to get my camera and get a shot of the hawk. He sat up on the roof for a moment as I looked at him and he looked at me. He appeared to be a different hawk than the one that was after my birds at the feeders last year, golden wings underneath, more golden outer feathers.

The one pictured was the one that I had last year. It might be the same hawk.

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But the one I witnessed last night just looked lighter colored to me in the few glimpses I had of him than this one.

This is an interesting corner to observe wildlife. Doves court on the windowsill and my roadrunner would often sit there. I just never expected a hawk to come visiting in the front like that.

Okay, back to the business of writing. Still way behind on She-Wolf. Now remember, it’s due Jun 1, and hopefully today I’ll catch up and I’ll be halfway done with the book. My word count deadlines are meant to be WAY earlier than my actual deadlines. That’s because things happen, like having to stop to do edits on another book, taxes, life gets in the way. So my goal is it will be done in April before conferences intrude. 🙂

I’m already thinking of the next book too. I start doing that and so it’s sort of at the back of my mind, just trying to come up with scenarios for the book. With this one, I had NO synopsis. My editor just suggested the title, The Billionaire in Wolf’s Clothing, and that’s it. Sold it, and what’s neat about that, is I can really just come up with a brand new story without any constraints. I love it.

That’s why I had so much fun with Hero of a Highland Wolf, just had an idea for a new wolf pack, and then tied it in with an “old” wolf pack, so I had some continuity.

Have a super great Thursday! Max gets his second group training tonight!

Terry
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What Kind of Hawk is This?

I had so much fun at my daughter and son-in-laws and seeing the Texas Renaissance Festival and having a couple of fun Italian meals out.

This was one of the gowns they had for sale at the fair. The gowns and such are beautiful. Expensive, but beautiful.

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I got home at about 8:30 am and first thing, after unpacking the car, was getting a cup of hot tea so I could get to work on Jaguar Pride to finish final proofing it and get it turned in today.

Now, I have a wildlife sanctuary out back. One day, I saw this huge bird, I thought was a hawk, crawling through my hedge to get baby sparrows. I went outside with my camera and it flew out of the hedge and I couldn’t capture it on the camera. But I was certain it was a hawk. It had a curved beak, yellow eyes, spotted on the side (he caught me looking at him and turned sideways to look at me and then quickly moved away from the window), and did I mention he was huge?

Anyway, so I’m looking out the window as I’m waiting for the water to heat up, and I’m noticing no birds, no birdseed, and figuring I’ll need to feed them, and there goes this huge bird flying under the canopy of the trees in the backyard, then he settles in the variegated privet, a tall hedge about ten feet tall and begins eating whatever he caught. OMG. It’s him! Or her! So I ran to get my still packed camera, figuring he’d have flown off. But nope. He sees me moving in front of the window, climbing my footstool to get above the kitchen screen on the window and eats his prey.

And here he is:

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This picture shows him in perspective, just how big he is.

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So it’s Texas, and the question is, what kind of hawk is it? He looks like he is getting plenty of meals!

I turned in Jaguar Pride, have 2 special blogs I’ve got to do and then it’s off to finishing up on edits on A Silver Wolf Christmas! I also worked on 4 small blond bears for orders and a medium blond bear for another. 🙂 <3  And I got more fur and I have to cut them all out. You know why? Because before long, Christmas will be here!!!

Have a super great Tuesday! Can’t believe it’s already Tuesday!

Terry

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Is Your World Upside Down?

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It was a gorgeous day outside and so I sat out on the patio and wrote some, hoping to catch a picture of the birds, but the only one that came close was the female cardinal, usually the most skittish of birds and she sat in a shrub right next to me, but the pictures still didn’t turn out. A big bird, not Big Bird, but some big bird, I figured was a predatory kind, landed in the leafless maple tree. I saw its white breast feathers, that it was big, and then it moved somewhere too high that I couldn’t see it through the trellis, though he continued to yell at me. I was dying to get a shot of it, to see what it was.

The cardinal was on the shrub next to me, watching him, and watching me. She was in between us. But I think she was more worried about the big bird. It was probably a hawk. I see them a lot, but I hadn’t see one in the tree before, just on our electric wires sometimes. Usually they’re quiet. Unless they’re flying around. So I’m still curious.

Here’s the picture that did not turn out of the cardinal. 🙁

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The top picture is of my upside down world. While I was waiting for a bird to come around so I could take a picture, which of course they wouldn’t, I looked around to see what else I could get a shot of that looked interesting. A reflection of the bird feeders and side of the barn in a puddle of water. It’s like looking into another dimension. Too cool for words, right?

And I’m back to writing on Cougar’s Mate.  I’m at 48,000 and that means only 32,000 to go! See how easy that was? 🙂

Terry