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Volunteers in the Garden

I was surprised to see the yellow “Sunshine” ligustrum pop up in a new spot. I didn’t think it would volunteer like that. Though I’ve never had one before, so what do I know? I planted it 3 years ago. In the one picture, you can see the yellow leafed shrub near the end of the flowerbed. That’s the mother plant. These are brand new shoots a distance from the original shrub. I never expected that! I kept thinking I needed something taller in the background on some of that flowerbed, and voila, there’s the solution. I thought the shadows and light were cool too.

In these photos, the ivy is native, just popped up. The woodland fern was the same way, part of the original forest. I have wild grape I keep cutting out as it will take over. And in among the coneflowers and marigolds, a crepe myrtle made it’s appearance. that’s one of those areas that everything is growing. The pine tree, rosebush, and now a youpon holly (also a volunteer) and then on the other side of the tree, bare naked soil. I think something has been digging there because I did have mulch there. In the pot with the pine tree sapling I’m growing for my daughter, I also started a crepe myrtle branch and it’s taking hold!

Sometimes volunteers can be a nuisance. Sometimes they make fun giveaways, or planted in the right place, free plants! Usually, they do really well–life will find a way.

Only 15,000 words left to write on SEAL Wolf Surrender!

Off to take care of baby! Have a great Friday!!!

Terry

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Hero of a Highland Wolf, Official Release Day and Facebook Party Day!

August 5: For lovers of the paranormal, you are invited to slip into our world and let the fantastical experience take you away! Times are CST.

Guest authors making appearances:
Heather Graham Pozzessere is traveling but hopes to drop in. 🙂 https://www.facebook.com/heathergrahampozzessere
10 am-Sara Humphreys
11 am- Rebecca Zanetti – Author
12 pm-Vonnie Davis
1 pm-Rebecca York/ Ruth Glick
2 pm-Maggie Shayne
3 pmClaire Ashgrove
4 pm-Lori Handeland
6 pmDeb Cooke /Claire Delacroix
7 pmLaura Kaye
8 pm-Stephanie Julian
9 pm-Suzanne Johnson

And I will be giving away:

clan bear book (392x640)
I make the original teddy bears, and this one I’ll be giving away in honor of Hero of a Highland Wolf’s release at the party. This is a fully jointed, mohair bear, the mohair imported from England. He has tapestry paws.

Hero of a Highland Wolf t-shirt (2) (640x537)

I will be giving away 2 Hero of a Highland Wolf XL T-shirts.

And…

2 sets of the 4 books in the Highland wolf series:

Heart of the Highland Wolf, A Howl for a Highlander, A Highland Werewolf Wedding, and Hero of a Highland Wolf

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And…

2 winners will win a copy of Hero of a Highland Wolf

Plus lots of other gifts from all the other super paranormal authors!

This is all on August 5th!

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HERO OF A HIGHLAND WOLF

Author: Terry Spear

Release Date: August 5, 2014

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Summary:

 

The MacQuarrie werewolf clan has overseen the Playfair family’s Ardmore Castle for three centuries. So when a Playfair granddaughter from abroad inherits the estate, clan chief Grant MacQuarrie has to train her to manage it—and he’s not happy about having her in his way. Until the prim old lady he’s expecting turns out to be a sexy young wolf…

 

 

Colleen Playfair is excited and apprehensive about her new role at the castle, and she has big plans to change the way its run. But the stubborn Grant won’t make things easy, and she’s forced to turn to seduction to get her way…

 

 

Amazon – http://amzn.to/1hxh0mp

Barnes and Noble – http://bit.ly/1il2cxw

iTunes – http://bit.ly/1n64Qsf

Kobo

Really off to work!

Have a super great Wednesday!!!

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
www.terryspear.com
Connect with Terry Spear:
Website:
www.terryspear.com
Goodreads:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/421434.Terry_Spear
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/TerrySpearParanormalRomantics
Twitter:
https://twitter.com/TerrySpear

Sun and Shadows in San Antonio–the Alamo & It’s Nearly Time to Party!!!

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The sun peeking through the wrought iron fences of one of the arches at the Alamo.

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I took a picture of the ivy trailing down the wall, but what I found fascinating when I looked at the picture later was the iron decoration, the beam, and the ivy’s shadows.

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A ray of sunlight on the flowers that made it look like they were ready to beam up, aye, Scottie?

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The lovely vine covered trellis, and the interesting patterns of live oak shadows across the grass.

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Two spots of sun next to the squirrel who decided to turn just as I snapped the shot! He looks a bit contorted, doesn’t he?

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And the slats of the Texas bench.

Okay, back to work, no more goofing off!

Ha!

August 5: For lovers of the paranormal, you are invited to slip into our world and let the fantastical experience take you away! Times are CST.

Guest authors making appearances:
Heather Graham Pozzessere is traveling but hopes to drop in. 🙂 https://www.facebook.com/heathergrahampozzessere
10 am-Sara Humphreys
11 am- Rebecca Zanetti – Author
12 pm-Vonnie Davis
1 pm-Rebecca York/ Ruth Glick
2 pm-Maggie Shayne
3 pmClaire Ashgrove
4 pm-Lori Handeland
6 pmDeb Cooke /Claire Delacroix
7 pmLaura Kaye
8 pm-Stephanie Julian
9 pm-Suzanne Johnson

And I will be giving away:

clan bear book (392x640)
I make the original teddy bears, and this one I’ll be giving away in honor of Hero of a Highland Wolf’s release at the party. This is a fully jointed, mohair bear, the mohair imported from England. He has tapestry paws.

Hero of a Highland Wolf t-shirt (2) (640x537)

I will be giving away 2 Hero of a Highland Wolf XL T-shirts.

And…

2 sets of the 4 books in the Highland wolf series:

Heart of the Highland Wolf, A Howl for a Highlander, A Highland Werewolf Wedding, and Hero of a Highland Wolf

Highland wolf giveaway (640x427)

And…

2 winners will win a copy of Hero of a Highland Wolf

Plus lots of other gifts from all the other super paranormal authors!

This is all on August 5th!

herohighlandwolf-300 (487x800)

 

 

HERO OF A HIGHLAND WOLF

Author: Terry Spear

Release Date: August 5, 2014

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Summary:

 

The MacQuarrie werewolf clan has overseen the Playfair family’s Ardmore Castle for three centuries. So when a Playfair granddaughter from abroad inherits the estate, clan chief Grant MacQuarrie has to train her to manage it—and he’s not happy about having her in his way. Until the prim old lady he’s expecting turns out to be a sexy young wolf…

 

 

Colleen Playfair is excited and apprehensive about her new role at the castle, and she has big plans to change the way its run. But the stubborn Grant won’t make things easy, and she’s forced to turn to seduction to get her way…

 

 

Amazon – http://amzn.to/1hxh0mp

Barnes and Noble – http://bit.ly/1il2cxw

iTunes – http://bit.ly/1n64Qsf

Kobo

Really off to work!

Have a super great Wednesday!!!

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
www.terryspear.com
Connect with Terry Spear:
Website:
www.terryspear.com
Goodreads:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/421434.Terry_Spear
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/TerrySpearParanormalRomantics
Twitter:
https://twitter.com/TerrySpear