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Fantasy and Reality

I was excited to get 6,000 words yesterday on Woodland Fae yesterday. Baby is here, sick with a cold and an ear infection and was asleep in my arms from the start, so trying to get my blog done and maybe a little writing done before she wakes.

Isn’t that the coolest house? It’s for real. I had to get a shot of it.

Okay, off to work before baby wakes. Have a beautiful day!!!

Terry
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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It’s OUT!!! 5 Star Review for A Billionaire Wolf for Christmas

 

 

MY REVIEW:

The two doctors in this charming and daring romance capture hearts and draw readers into their story as search for a cure, defy alphas and brighten up the holidays. These two strong characters are bold with lots of charismatic traits that grab readers’ attentions and ensure that they want to know exactly what happens. Their drive and passion for medicine and for finding a cure for the decline in the werewolves lifespans is only surpassed by the sizzling magnetic chemistry and heated passion of these two characters as they defy a pack leader in order to achieve their objective and their happily ever after.

During this steady to fast paced and smooth flowing plot, thrills and adrenaline pumping suspense keeps readers glued to the pages with a search of a banished wolf, an exciting rescue, pack strife fun and charming bodyguards, loving family and delightful romance and holiday cheer. And in a surprising twist, Holly and Aiden will have pull off a holiday miracle in order to rescue her old pack and escape with all of their lives. Santa Clause, the whole holiday atmosphere adds delight to this story along with the love of family as they come together throughout the story through thick and thin which makes this story one that warms the heart and makes readers smile in pleasure as the author brings it all to brilliant life.

5 STAR Release Week Review! A Billionaire Wolf for Christmas (Billionaire Wolf #2 / Heart of the Wolf #26) Terry Spear!

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

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

Wolf shifter Dr. Aidan Denali has been working day and night to find a cure for werewolves’ alarmingly sudden decline in lifespan. The key to the problem eludes him. But when Aidan grudgingly leaves his work to do some holiday shopping, he meets a remarkable she-wolf whose mysterious pack could bring him one step closer to the answer.

Dr. Holly Gray is thrilled to meet the wolf who’s been working so hard to help others. Now, it’s her turn to help him. But while their attraction is sizzling, the packs are at odds, and the danger is increasing. It’s going to take a holiday miracle for Holly and Aidan to get themselves–and their loved ones–out of this alive…

Billionaire Wolf series:
Billionaire in Wolf’s Clothing (Book 1)
A Billionaire Wolf for Christmas (Book 2)

What People Are Saying About Terry Spear’s Wolf Shifters:
“Packed with adventure… Magnificently entertaining.”–RT Book Reviews TOP PICK for Billionaire in Wolf’s Clothing, 4 1/2 Stars
“Spear has become a master storyteller.”–RT Book Reviews for Alpha Wolf Need Not Apply, 4 Stars
“Nobody does werewolf romances like Terry Spear. The romance sizzles, the mystery intrigues, and the characters shine.”–The Royal Reviews

Buy Links for A Billionaire Wolf for Christmas

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Billionaire-Wolf-Christmas-Terry-Spear/dp/1492655848/

Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-billionaire-wolf-for-christmas-terry-spear/1127704371?ean=9781492655848

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Terry_Spear_A_Billionaire_Wolf_for_Christmas?id=acxdDwAAQBAJ

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/a-billionaire-wolf-for-christmas

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/a-billionaire-wolf-for-christmas/id1391355951?mt=11

BAM: http://www.booksamillion.com/search?id=7079882685730&query=billionaire+wolf+for+christmas&filter=product_type%3Abooks

Okay, off to spread the word! I was busy with working on edits for Cougar Magic, adding another 2,000 words to the novella, Night of the Wolf, and working on The Countess and the Wolf (an older story that I’ve been revising periodically about a Highlander, Saxon countess, and her Norman step-family during the period of William the Conqueror after he took over rule.) But I’ve made it into a historical wolf shifter story, so still working on that. Love the changes so far.

Have a wonderful day!!!! I’m off to howl to the world that a new book is out!!

Terry
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Determination Wins!

Killing the Bloodlust cover new blue swords2 with font 2000

I finally created the cover I love for one of my vampire huntress novels. 🙂

And I finally managed to put my desk chair together, after a struggle. And one piece is a duplicate of another, so it needs a different piece. Emailed them last night and hopefully I’ll get the right one soon–which reminds me of blue octopuses. Oh, and yes, the chair is wonderful. It killed me to sit in that other and I had to write on my laptop on a recliner after a short while of working at my desk. I write for hours, or try to, so I needed a chair that was comfortable.

I put the glider together so I can rock baby to sleep . She will be here tomorrow, so I wanted to get that done. She will be here two days a week starting next week and through until next summer. Which means I have to write and write and write to finish this book soon. Getting there!

So I’m off to write!!! Hope your day exceeds your expectations!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Messing Around with Photoshop

Added a bokeh texture to the dragonfly picture I took. In this one, the background had been just white. In the cougar one, I bought the pictures from stock sites, and then with the model, did a lot of work on her. The Wolf Pack one was a lovely gift to me from Nicole of Rainy Day Artwork. I bought the cover for the book that matches the artwork. Love her work.

I was finally, finally sleeping this morning at 2:45 am when some idiot drunks called seven times. Couldn’t get back to sleep because I started to think about what I needed to do concerning my wolf story, and that was the end of sleep. I wrote some. Then I came in to blog and my dogs think that at 4:50, it’s time to get up. Nope, go back to sleep and appreciate that you can!

Have a great one. I feel a nap coming on…

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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In Fantasy or Fiction…

We create worlds.

In the one picture I took in Scotland, I was on the bus in Edinburgh, and we saw a beautiful rainbow. But the setting wasn’t beautiful, cluttered with buildings and stuff. So I created a fictional world–from a photo I’d taken from a castle on the Isle of Skye. The scenes were both fantastical, as if being dropped into a fairy world, yet both are real. I’m sure the passengers thought my friend and I were nuts as we took as many pictures of the rainbow as we could capture while the bus kept moving along.

In the one I took of the cardinal, he was looking into the water as if peering at his reflection. But, what if–and that’s the start of a story. What if he sees himself as a hawk. Or he wishes he were a bird of prey. Or what if he realizes the hawk is above, his reflection in the water? That’s what makes creating stories from reality into fiction, or fantasy, fun. The cardinal was really at a birding stand at the cabins where we did our writer’s retreat, staring into the water. I edited the book I had to edit while there, but I also took advantage of photographing as much as could. 🙂 <3

The cooper hawk was sitting on my fence. I included an awful picture of a blurred version of the cooper hawk when he was on a different fence section and was getting ready to take off. I wouldn’t have shown it on here, but I posted it on FB to show the wing span, and one of my readers said it was a shifting hawk! There you have it! My shapeshifters shift so fast, they are a blur of forms. I love my readers. 🙂 She turned my poor photo into fantasy, and now, you know what that means? Anyone who sees a creature shifting is in trouble.

I really, really need to run errands today. I hate running them because it messes up my writing routine, then I’m struggling to get it done. If I don’t go early, though, I’ve begun to write, and then…yep, no errands. My car registration came in and I have to get a safety inspection before I can register it, so….no putting it off. That’s the mundane of life. I’d rather be photographing, creating bears, creating composites, gardening, and writing. Oh, and I did get about 60 gals of branches cut and weeds pulled yesterday. Then I moved a rock, it was starting to get too dark to work, and found a snake. Yes, it was a garden snake, but that decided it. No more gardening for the night!

Have a super, lovely day!!

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

 

And a male cardinal with a peanut in the pouring rain. Having issues with my internet in the morning. I need to post my blog the night before because it really works! But I was trying to get my word count and a little more last night. Which I did!

So this is Baby and the Beanstalk. My daughter doesn’t like composites, even if they’re by her favorite artist. That’s not me. I don’t care. I do them for me. And someday, I might put them in a book for baby. I’m sure SHE will love them.

I’m off to write more. Hope to reach 50,000 today! But I will only make that if I work on the story!

The dogs and I are managing great, and today I would normally have baby here, so no writing. This time I get to write! 🙂

Have a great one!!

Terry
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Doggy Daycare, Dragons, and a Cougar Wannabe…

Okay, so no baby this week. I’ve got corgi power instead. Rilo, the black and tan Welsh Pembroke corgi, was my first grandbaby. 🙂  Luna came after that. So I’ve been their grandmama before my dogs came along and before the first grandbaby–human persuasion, came along. Here they are with my dogs chilling out near where I am at my desk. “What, Max??? Don’t tell me you want to go out! Now! When everyone just got settled down.”

Yep, and so it goes. I take three dogs out at a time. Mine don’t usually hassle the next-door dogs, but the corgis will, so I take them out on leash, one at a time, for the most part. I did “lose” Luna as she darted out the door one time, and Rilo another. But I was lucky. The neighbor’s dogs weren’t out. They all go crazy.

Because I write about fae dragon shifters, I had fun with creating the dragons courting in the one picture. You thought they were fighting, didn’t you? I write HEA so they are HEA. 🙂  And I write about cougar shifters. So I thought it was fun that the Abyssinian cat wishes she could be a cougar when she grows up.

I’m off to write. It’s supposed to be stormy, so I’m hoping it won’t be too much of a hassle taking the dogs out in the rain all day. 🙂

Have a fun and hassle-free day!!

Terry
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Baby Mermaid and the Head in My Photo

So someone said my mermaid baby wasn’t right as far as the beach went. I redid it so that more of the scene is visible. The rocks and waves and baby are my photos.  I took the picture of the sea lion on the rocks (same area as the rocks I took a picture of in La Jolla, when this guy stuck his head right in my picture. I had to keep it because it was funny. First, he wasn’t there, and then he was. 🙂  This is the coolest place, by the way. You can get really close to the wild sea lions. But they can be dangerous too.

The real baby mermaid is asleep on my lap and we have dense fog today. I’m working on St. Patrick’s Day bears, have two done and will show them off as soon as I can take a picture. I’m working on a third one.

And I reached the halfway point yesterday!!! Oh, and when I was pulling weeds, guess what I found! An honest to goodness four-leaf clover! So naturally, I had to take pictures. I’m uploading them now.

In the meantime, have a super, fun day!!

Terry
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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A Mix of Reality and Fantasy…

Yesterday, I shared a picture of Eilean Donan in a fantasy world. I added cliffs reflecting in the water on the Isle of Skye (just love how glassy the water can be and the beautiful reflections that can be captured in Scotland!)…so that it looks like the fairy mushrooms are now a long distance from the castle, and the castle is no longer floating in the sky. I love both, but this just gives a different story.

Here is a picture of a snow leopard I captured in a shot at the Omaha Zoo. In Loving the White Bear, a polar bear shifter story set in Alaska, three brother snow leopards also live, and this is Simon. He and his brothers are on vacation in a nice fantasy spot. It appears he is grooming himself after he went fishing. Do you think the koi will catch the dragonfly? Nope! He makes a narrow escape. And that’s my story!

I wrote nearly 4,000 words yesterday, rained most of the day, but I also got out in between rain showers and dug up more grass. Yes! Then I remembered my daughter’s corgis are staying with me for a week. Ack! If they run through the plant border, which they’re bound to do, and we keep having rain…what a mess! So I’ll have to cover it with planter boxes until I can get some bark mulch. Even then, I think they’ll end up getting muddy. So I’ll just block it. We’re supposed to have rain again today and tomorrow. Haven’t checked the weather yet, but I hope to run errands…if I don’t melt…

Have a wonderfully, fantastic day!!!

Terry
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Jaguar–Before/After

Setting the jaguar free… I took the picture of the jaguar half-asleep, dreaming of a waterfall in a jungle. He was safe in the Omaha zoo.

Baby time! Hope to run some errands, but we’re supposed to have thunderstorms, so playing it by ear. I can’t imagine running baby in and out of the pouring rain…

Reached 35,000 yesterday, 45,000 to go. That’s just to reach the minimum word count. They’re always longer, but it’s the goal I aim for. Just a few more days and I’ll be at the halfway point! A miracle!

Have a super day!!!

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