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The Reviews are Coming in Fast and Furious! Jaguar Hunt Released Today!

And I missed a blog I was at yesterday. I was on two others, then got all these reviews and so I began sending notices on them, and then remembered I hadn’t written up my newsletter for the new release and….:)

Plus, I was working on A SEAL Wolf for Sale revisions after 3 of my beta readers read it.

So here’s the missed blog. Sure there will be a bunch more today, but got to get back to revising.

http://sosaloha.blogspot.com/2014/06/aloha-to-terry-spear-and-jaguar-hunt.html I did a guest blog for Kim and she had taken a lovely picture of me and Roxanne St Claire, who was a wonderful book signing friend. We had a lovely time! 🙂  Also a giveaway at Kim’s blog!!!!

Terry and Roxanne St. Claire at the Giant Book Fair

 

Reviews:

Jaguar Hunt

I love that this book is set in Belize. It is one of my favorite vacation spots. Ironically enough, I read this book on my anniversary. We went to Belize on our honeymoon so the timing was appropriate. I could easily visualize their hotel and the jungle scenes. One of my favorite things about the country is that it is not overdeveloped, and the rainforest is plentiful; A great place for jaguar shifters. It is a beautiful nation and the perfect setting for this novel.

Jaguar Hunt is an action pact book with a praiseworthy plot. There were a lot of mystery and excitement, and everything was written in a believable manner. I enjoyed all the characters. Terry Spear did a great job with the character development and plot. In addition, her writing style is noteworthy.http://dianes-book.blogspot.com/2014/06/terry-spears-jaguar-hunt-book-blitz.html

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Review: Jaguar Hunt by Terry SpearJaguar Hunt Series: Heart of the Jaguar #3
by Terry Spear
Published by Sourcebooks, Sourcebooks Casablanca on June 2014
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Shape Shifters
Format: eARC
Source: Net Galley
Goodreads
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David and Tammy are such fun characters that I hated that their story had to end! Hopefully, they’ll make guest appearances in future books in the Heart of the Jaguar series as I love their interplay with one another. However, teenagers Alex and Nate almost steal the show entirely with their hilarious antics. I can’t wait to see what kind of JAG agents they make!

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Terry Spear captures every element perfectly in JAGUAR HUNT. From the world building to the character development, JAGUAR HUNT has it all! Terry Spear’s smooth writing style and vivid descriptions are simply breathtaking. I’ve traveled to Belize once before and Terry Spear made me want to return immediately just to once again savor the beauty she so accurately depicts.  JAGUAR HUNT is highly recommended!http://www.ck2skwipsandkritiques.com/2014/05/31/review-jaguar-hunt-by-terry-spear/

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Jaguar Hunt is the third book in the Heart of the Jaguar series. I just loved the plot of this one and had such a difficult time putting it down. While it is possible to read this book as a standalone and totally enjoy it, I would recommend that if you are a fan of contemporary paranormal romance that you should just read this wonderful series. I have and I am so looking forward to the next book! http://paulettespapers.com/?p=7676#comment-18718

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They say it takes a thief to catch a thief, well in this case, it takes a couple of special agent jaguar shapeshifters to catch some naughty teen shifters who might have something to do with a missing jaguar. Agents David Patterson and Tammy Anderson track the pair to Belize but things aren’t quite as simple as they initially seemed.

Both leads have quite a colourful romantic past with past lovers that crop up in their investigation. I guess that since the shifter world is fairly small, it makes sense that there would be some overlap. The romance between Tammy and David worked well with the sexual tension leading to a solid partnership. There was an air of playfulness in many of their interactions as both jaguars and humans which reflected their feline natures nicely. In many romance novels there is one clear villain but here Spear went out of her way to create a pool of likely suspects and difficult to interview. I appreciated this attention to detail as it made the investigation more robust.

I enjoyed this novel and was able to get up to speed pretty quickly even though I hadn’t read the first two – something I’ll be quickly remedying. If you’re in the mood for a flirty and fun PNR, you should definitely give this a shot. http://www.backchattingbooks.com/reviews/jaguar-hunt-by-terry-spear/#comment-16747

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Okay, I’m off to work on revising A SEAL Wolf for Sale some more. I’m behind on writing on Her Highland Hero. *sigh* But only so many hours in a day!

Have a super great Tuesday! It is Tuesday, right???

 

Purchase Link:

 

Terry

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

www.terryspear.com

 

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.

Purchase Link:
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

The Blog Tour Has Begun!!!

First, a fun review for The Deadly Fae!
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Series: The World of Fae #2
Author: Terry Spear
Published: 08-23-13 by Terry Spear
Narrated by: Jeanne Whitehouse
Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Kindle | Audible | B&N
Source: Author
Reviewer: Linda
Rating: 5/5

Thoughts:
I loved it! This is the 2nd book I’ve enjoyed from Terry’s World of Fae series and it’s just as magical a tale as the 1st one! As with the 1st story, this tale would also be perfect for tweens and teens . BUT… it’s not just for the young. I really enjoyed it, too, and I’m in my 60s.

 
The plot was an enchanting and original treasure. Lady Sessily, an ultra-talented dark fae hunter assassin, is on an assignment when she encounters an obstacle to her plan. That obstacle is a tall, dark and handsome cobra fae who believes that he is gallantly protecting a young boy when he interferes with Lady Sessily’s mark. Lady Sessily has to devise a new plan and the same cobra fae is an obstacle again! Then their path cross yet a third time! She can’t seem to stay off his radar! By this time, she doesn’t know whether she wants to kiss him, slap him or kill him! 
I almost died laughing at parts.  It’s all good, clean fun.
“We’ve already slept together and you made no objection.” 
Bottomline: This book is a perfect blend of YA romance, fantasy and unending excitement! It left me amazed, dazed and with a warm fuzzy feeling! Terry’s World of Fae ROCKS!
And then it’s my birthday and my son sent me flowers, so I have to show them off:
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IMG_6089 (427x640)And, then the blog tour first stops:

“We’d like to welcome Terry Spear to TGTBTU today – it’s the first time she’s been featured here. That’s not because we haven’t tried to schedule something for her. She’s that popular with readers. If you’re not quick, you lose out. We finally got lucky!

Her wolf and jaguar shifters are some of the best in romanceland, and if you haven’t read any of her books yet, you need to pick one up soon. They’re that good. Get lost in a world where family is a priority, they take care of each other through everything Ms. Spear throws at them, and love may sometimes come the long away around, but you know it will be worth the wait when it finally hits.

So have some fun with Terry today. Then take a trip to your favorite book store to begin an unexpected journey with sexy heroes and sassy heroines who get growl-y and furry and love to romp through the woods.”

Please drop by and comment, if  you have the chance!

And, on Wicked Scribes: David is here with an exclusive interview never before done and so if you have a chance, please drop by and tell him how hot he is. Then we can get him to do more. Everyone needs a little cheering on, after all!  http://wickedscribes.wordpress.com/2014/05/29/spotlight-on-terry-spears-jaguar-hunt/#comment-18666

Remember all the blogs and interviews I had to write? These are some of them.

Okay, that’s it. This is the LAST day to vote for The Dark Fae, so if you haven’t, and you want to, here is the link one last time. After today, the votes will be tallied.

Back to Her Highland Hero. I need to reach 51,000 today. I was derailed yesterday when my son’s flowers arrived and that meant picture time!!! It doesn’t take much to derail me. 🙂

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Have a lovely Saturday! Next Tuesday is the release of Jaguar Hunt and I’ll be busy all week with blog tour stuff.

Terry

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

www.terryspear.com

 

 

Love this Review for Jaguar Hunt from Bodice Rippers, Femme Fatales, and Fantasy

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David Patterson serves as a top level agent for their Jaguar-shifter species. When he discovers that his case to find and return a missing jaguar connects with Tammy Anderson’s case to find a couple of missing teens, he requests to be teamed with her. Then promptly gets himself thrown in jail. Leaving Tammy to bail him out and making a darned good first impression.

The tryst factor remains an issue throughout the entire book and believe me when I say, I wasn’t sure who to believe until the very end. Well done.

A great book. I feel that with each Jaguar shifter book, I fall more and more in love. Often I find myself comparing Ms. Spear’s jaguars to Christine Feehan’s. There are marked similarities BUT there are huge differences. Ms. Spear’s manages to keep her cats playful even in the most heated of situations. Which is perfect after all, they are cats.
My advice? Check out this book, it reads well as a stand alone, BUT I suggest you read the series, in order. Now there’s a shocker *grins*

Shauni

 

I had to laugh at the part: “Leaving Tammy to bail him out and making a darned good first impression.”

Yep. 🙂  Which just proves to her that she really doesn’t need to be working with him. 🙂 However…that soon changes.

Can you tell I’m back???

I couldn’t share this before because I was mouseless. 🙁 I am going to get 3 just to have when I’m on trips so that I NEVER, EVER have another dead mouse when I’m traveling. 🙂

Okay, really, really off to work on some of my “have to get done or else I’m in trouble” because they are all deadline projects!!!!! That are like soon deadlines. 🙂

Have a totally terrifically great Monday!

Terry

Cougar’s Mate is up for a Vote! Jaguar Reviews!

I totally forgot about this. Cougar’s Mate is up for a vote if you have a moment and the inclination.

 

http://www.longandshortreviews.com/uncategorized/april-mainstream-book-of-the-month-poll/

 

And I got these two great reviews for more big kitty cats!

Jaguar Fever is book two in the Heart of the Jaguar series by Terry Spear.

Connor and Kat have gone back to the jungle for a vacation. And Maya is supposed to follow one day later. Connor has left her alone for one night. So you would think she could stay out of trouble, right? Not Maya! She has discovered a bar that is frequented by shifters like herself. And she wants to meet other eligible male shifters. Also, she has been contacted by two long lost cousins so they are going to meet her there. But she didn’t anticipate the reaction she would get from the single male shifters when a new wild jaguar shifter enters the bar. And, she didn’t anticipate running into Wade Patterson.

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Wade and his brother David are going to the bar on a job. Little did he know that this would be the night Maya Anderson would walk back into his life. Its been five months since they got back from the Amazon jungle. They never really met but they knew each other’s scent. Wade had been under the impression that Maya was romantically involved with Connor, not that they were brother and sister. So once he realizes that Maya is single and available, he knows he wants her.

“I haven’t been in a good catfight in years.” Wade glanced in the rearview mirror at Maya. “But the prize this time was definitely worth fighting for.” Carol, Goodreads Addict

 

Savage Hunger is book one in the Heart of the Jaguar series by Terry Spear. What I love most about Terry Spear’s books is that they grab you right away and keep you invested until the very last page. And that is exactly how I feel about this book.

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Imagine being a Jaguar shifter but not being able to find any others like you. Of there being no hope in sight of finding a mate, someone to share life with, have children with. This is the life Conner Anderson and his sister, Maya have been given. Abandoned by their parents long ago, they are all each other has. They stay under the radar, owning a large gardening business in Texas. But twice a year, they vacation to the Amazon to let their jaguars run free. And this is exactly what they were doing one year ago when Conner first encountered Katherine McKnight.

“He told himself it was fate that had made them cross paths, providence that had brought them together again.”

These three have quite an adventure, both dangerous and comical at times. I love that Terry Spear’s books have everything, humor, sweet romance, and plenty of gripping suspense. I plan to go directly into the next book to see what comes next.

Carol, Goodreads Addict

AND!!! For Jaguar Hunt, releasing Jun 4:

RT Book Reviews: 4 1/2 star review! – http://www.rtbookreviews.com/book-review/jaguar-hunt
– “This ferocious feline novel is a passionate love story gently woven into an action-packed plot that will steal readers’ breaths away.”

Don’t you love it???

I’m back to working on going over the audiobook narration for Scepter of Salvation. 🙂

Have a super great day!

Terry

Jaguar Hunt Goodreads Giveaway!

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An agent and a jaguar-shifter chase trouble, and each other, through the jungles of Belize…

Agent Tammy Anderson has a reputation: she prefers to work alone. So when she’s paired up on a mission with jaguar-shifter David Patterson—who’s only recently been released from jail—to say she’s less than thrilled is a understatement. Until she realizes that this sexy agent has what it takes…

Soon, what started as an “easy” mission to locate a missing jaguar takes the pair to Belize, where they’re chasing down two renegade teen shifters who know more than they’re telling. As the action heats up, can they keep their minds on the job and off of each other?

Giveaway dates: Apr 11 – May 16, 2014
15 copies available, 343 people requesting
Countries available: US and CA
Okay, I’m back…. again. I can’t help it if I get such great news and I have to share! 🙂
This is really, really the last time today. Unless something else comes up. Note I’m not working on A SEAL Wolf for Sale.
I’m sick! Not sure if I picked up a bug on the plane or it was from the guys replacing my windows and all the dust and outside allergens. But I barely got any sleep last night and so that means NO WRITING on mss until I’m more with it.
Although, who knows? Maybe I would be really brilliant then?
Right.
Have a super lovely Wednesday and…. hug a wolf. Or wait, jaguar. Got my shifters mixed up.  Blog tour coming in June. Book releases Jun 4, 2014!
Terry

Debbie’s Book Blog Review

5 Apples!!!

Terry Spear takes readers back to Silver Town in the thirteenth book in the Heart of the Wolf series. Readers of the series will love this very original addition to the series featuring a wolf/coyote hybrid. Spear once again entrances readers with her action packed, romantic writing. This paranormal romance has plenty of suspense and willhave readers on the edge of their collective seats, as Tom Silver, youngest of the Silver brothers finally finds a woman he can’t live without. A great addition to this wonderful series.

What I liked:

Thirteen books into this series and it is still just as exciting and memorable as the every first book. That is remarkable! I usually think that a series needs to end somewhere around ten books because at that point the overall story arc’s are starting to lag. Not so, with this series. The Heart of the Wolf series was one of the very first paranormal series’ that I ever read and I have honestly loved every single book. Spear has a bag of tricks that most author’s can’t even guess at. Because of her military background, her wolf books featuring SEAL’s are fantastic, because of her Scottish background her highland wolf books are spectacular, and because of her impeccable research into wolf behavior and dynamics, every single book she writes about werewolves has a ring of authenticity that is hard to deny. Basically, she’s a phenomenal writer. Whether it’s wolves or fae, or jaguars, she has the write stuff!

Tom Silver has been one of my favorites from the very beginning of this series. He is brother to the alpha of his pack and that comes with a lot of responsibility. He is a protector. He looks after Darien’s interests whether it is in pack matters or business and he even takes on the role as an enforcer in some cases. I was so happy to see him finally get his story. Spear has done such a wonderful job of fleshing out her characters in every book they show up in, that readers by this time, really feel like they know Tom and the kind of woman it will take to make him stand up and take notice. Spear does not disappoint with Elizabeth.

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I love this review! One of the things I always really strive for in my books is a uniqueness for each book. They can’t be the same old tired plot, setting, and characters. I’m working on book 16 now!!! So, yes, 14 and 15 have been turned in.

But in each, I have to make them different. When I first started, I would be asked in interviews: What makes this book different from all the rest? And before I write the next book, I do the same with myself to try to make them the most unique story from any other.

Even with the Cougar series, same thing. I wanted something based on what I could envision cougar shifters to be like and worked in their cougar personalities along with their human qualities.

So, I’m having trouble starting A SEAL Wolf for Sale, which is not unusual. Because I have to strive for: the perfect setting, which I had selected and in the computer crash and then having to write Jaguar Pride, I lost my links and the location I had decided on. So I had to go back to the drawing board and find a new location. I have Montana for the story. They have forests, lakes, wolves. 🙂

Now, I have to start with action/adventure/romance/mystery/wolves… all within the first few pages–first meeting, wolf showing early on–to show that wolf shifter part of the equation, but no slow starts. Need conflict.

So I’ve thought of a few different ways to open it, but it’s not working for me. Need something else. Characters have to be heroic. Just all kinds of stuff. 🙂 Once I hit upon the right idea, then I’ll be off and running. But my editor called with edits on A Highland Wolf Christmas. 🙁 And then I got two more bear orders, just got home from a visit to my daughter’s place, so trying to get unpacked.

And the brainstorming for SEAL continues.

Plus, I’ve been contacting reviewers to review Cougar’s Mate. 🙂

And I’ve just put The Dark Fae on sale for 99 cents! It will take a while for it to start showing up at the sale price.

 

Ever wonder why body parts mysteriously fall asleep? Where you put those pesky keys? Why you stumble over nothing in your path? Welcome to the world of fae…

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The Dark Fae

(The World of Fae, Book 1)

Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance » Fantasy
Alicia has planned a vacation at South Padre Island with her girlfriend Cassie in forever. But just as they’re enjoying a day on the beach, here comes a dark fae to spoil their holiday, except only she can see what he truly is. Alicia has no idea how upside down her world can turn with a chance meeting with one of the dark fae from the royal house of the Denkar.
Alicia’s always known she’s different–that she can recognize the mischievous fae when they show up to “play” with the humans. Only now she’s faced with one highly annoyed dark fae and she’s certain he knows the truth about her. She can see him, which means her life is forfeit.Add to that, his sister arrives, who wants to play, too. And their mother, the queen of the Denkar, will want Alicia’s head, once she learns what Alicia can do.And all because Alicia was attempting to rescue her friend, Cassie, on their beach excursion at South Padre Island, from the wicked fae. Now, Alicia has really gone and done it–and she’s thinking she should have let the fae have his fun. Her friend’s broken heart would be a lot easier to deal with, than Alicia losing her life.But it is too late for regrets. As soon as she threw the soda at the dark fae’s chest, she had declared war on the fae. And he is happy to take up the challenge.
Audiobook:
 

 

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This was a lacy leaf of some sort. I should have written it down. But I loved the colors and the texture. 🙂

Spring, Texas Botanical Gardens

I’m off to call my editor and see what she wants. 🙂

I need to grocery shop. I have no food again. How did that happen???

Do you ever find you are having so much fun at other things, your cupboards are again bare???

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

Visit to Spring, Texas Arboretum, More Blog Tour Stops, and Video Book Trailers!

Aren’t they pretty? I didn’t think the flowers would be in bloom much. Some weren’t, but many were.   
Plus, the bees were out and my daughter’s deathly afraid of them, having been stung ten times by them when we were on a Girl Scout trip to a zoo once and it made her ill.    
To my surprise, we also saw two snakes, though they had signs all over, warning about them.
And a cardinal also.
Off to a book signing and shopping today. But I wanted to share the links of the places I’m at for the blog tour also!
Okay, off to get ready!!!




SILENCE OF THE WOLF BY TERRY SPEAR – IN STORES MARCH 2014

Life For the Silver Pack Just Got Wilder…
Elizabeth Wildwood has been a longer all her life, ostracized because of her “mixed” half-wolf, half-coyote blood. When she ventures into gray wolf territory on a dangerous quest of her own and his thrown together with the sexiest shifter she’s ever met she begins to wish for the first time that she could be part of a family.
When this unusual shifter female comes into his pack’s territory, it’s Tom Silver’s job to protect her—if only she would let him.
Praise for Silence of the Wolf:
“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.” —RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars

Hawk Fae already out.
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Jaguar Hunt coming in June.
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A Hero of a Highland Wolf coming in August.
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Happy hump day!

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

2nd Blog Stop on Tour for Silence of the Wolf! Final Proofing for Jaguar Hunt!

Today I’m at: Book Hounds

Drop by there to comment for a chance to win!




SILENCE OF THE WOLF BY TERRY SPEAR – IN STORES MARCH 2014

Life For the Silver Pack Just Got Wilder…
Elizabeth Wildwood has been a longer all her life, ostracized because of her “mixed” half-wolf, half-coyote blood. When she ventures into gray wolf territory on a dangerous quest of her own and his thrown together with the sexiest shifter she’s ever met she begins to wish for the first time that she could be part of a family.
When this unusual shifter female comes into his pack’s territory, it’s Tom Silver’s job to protect her—if only she would let him.
Praise for Silence of the Wolf:
“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.” —RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars
Winners for yesterday’s copies of the autographed ARC of Jaguar Hunt at the Casablanca blog are:
Mason Canyon
Marg Breece
When you turn the book in, that’s only the beginning. Then there are first edits, second edits, copyedits, and final proofing. Then when the book is released, you have to get the word out. Why? Because you put all that work into it! That’s why!  🙂 And if you don’t do the promotion, no one else will. Only the really, really big time authors get all kinds of promotion, when they don’t need it.
That’s the way of the world.
So, after it comes out, we have to spend lots and lots and lots of time promoting it.
But wait, edits are coming in on the other 4 books I turned in since then.
And I have a deadline looming for another book.
But I also finished proofing Cougar’s Mate for print yesterday, and listened to auditions for 8 more books that will be narrated for audiobooks by 4 different narrators and offered contracts and was accepted for:
Hawk Fae, Dragon Fae, The Ancient Fae, The Winged Fae
Scepter of Salvation and Mage of Monrovia
Cougar’s Mate
Killing the Bloodlust
So what am I doing on here goofing off… again???
🙂
I autographed books at the local Barnes and Noble and Hastings Wednesday, and I’m off to final proof Jaguar Hunt. This is the last time for that book. It comes out in June! 🙂
Have a super great Friday!
Terry
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male!”
www.terryspear.com

Green is the Life-Giver

Think of it. It’s cool, the trees of the rainforests of the world, giving us so much of the oxygen we breathe and the plants we use for medicines, even cancer medicines. In the rainforests or jungles, you can find every shade of green from lightest to darkest, from yellows to emeralds to grays. Emerald, my birthstone, my favorite gemstone. Oh, sure, diamonds are a girl’s best friend (besides Highland hunks, cannot forget them), but emeralds are grand.

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The cover artist who did this cover reflected the green of the jungle to give the whole picture a green look–as he’s in the rainforest of Belize, just like where some of our last wild jaguars roam freely.

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She wanted to be a school trained mage…but everything stands in her way.

Green has a soothing effect as in this cover. It ties us to the earth, reminds us of rebirth, the new spring leaves, the new green grasses. Freshly mowed grass smells green, doesn’t it? Many of our vegetables are green, the darker the green, the better for us.

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Raindrops dripping from a juniper in the arboretum after a rainstorm.

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New moss growing on my brick pavers.

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Green rainforest at Moody Gardens.

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Though I usually think of parrots in colors other than green feathers, here are a couple at Moody Gardens displaying their many shades of green feathers from yellow to neon green.

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Green under the sea.

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A green eel that can zap you and ruin your swim.

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A touch of green storm. Have you ever seen a green sky? Beware! Hail is on its way!

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And of course Christmas means red and green.

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She’s not supposed to be abandoned on the elves’ planet.

If I could, I would turn all the deserts of the world green.

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Pictured Above: Campbell Clan BearAll bears’ paws are embroidered with the clan name in the colors of the clan.

Pictured Below: MacLeod Clan Bear Gathering!!!

Macleod Clan

Armstrong Scottish Clan Bear

And here are some of the clan bears I’ve made. Note: many Scottish clans have green and blue, as the significant colors in their tartan.

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Even with the fall colors, Scotland was green.

And there you have it. Green is calming, makes a building feel tethered to the land when surrounded by green. It gives shade in the hot, hot sun. It gives us oxygen and breaks up the blandness of a cement city, but green has it’s darker side too. Stormy green skies, beware. Don’t eat food that has green stuff growing on it! Green at the gills means you’re sick. Green with envy, well, you’re envious. Green means money.

But mostly for me, it’s a serene color that provides a tranquility–like walking through a green forest on a hot summer’s day. Or playing in the grass with a puppy. Or counting all those green dollars in your wallet. 🙂

Have a lovely green day–well, in the spring. 🙂  Do you like green?

Also, I’m here today talking about: My Year is Booked!

http://casablancaauthors.blogspot.com/2014/01/my-year-is-booked.html

Terry

www.terryspear.com