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Crazy Bird Shot

I was up on a walkway, looking down at this huge bird and he looked up at me with one eye. Very curious bird.

So my angel of a son-in-law switched out the 3 bad light bulbs in the kitchen after I fixed dinner for us, and my granddaughter put on sunglasses because now the kitchen is too bright. It has 7 recessed ceiling lights, but there are 3 switches for various lights, so I never turn them all on. And with the bright light vs soft light bulbs, I can use fewer and still see better. Ambient light is great when you’re trying to hide stuff.

Which reminds me of watching Game of Thrones and some of the episodes were so dark, I couldn’t see anything. There’s ambience, and then there’s ridiculousness. To me, it’s like they don’t want to show you how bad the actual scenes look, unrealistic characters or fighting or something and make it so dark that all you can get out of it are the clashes of metal against metal and grunts and groans. I end up just hearing the episodes as background noise while I was working on bears or a book.

Okay, so I’m off to work on the story today. I didn’t have any time to yesterday, though I did finish the other bear and shipped them. Rained all day yesterday and we had at least 1.5 inches. We’re not supposed to have any rain today. We need to dry out a bit.

Have a fun day!

Terry

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

I took the photo of the butterfly and used Topaz Studio to simplify it so it had more of a painterly look to match the more painterly appearance of the background texture from Daily Textures.

I didn’t have time for any writing yesterday, though I finished one of the bear orders and I’m halfway done on the other. What with getting groceries and running to Ace Hardware to find the replacement light bulbs for the kitchen (the original light bulbs are mercury which are not easily disposed of, so switching to LED as the bulbs go out) and picking up my granddaughter, feeding her, then doing her words and going to Girl Scouts, I only had time to finish one of the bears.

I hope to write some today. I have lunch with my granddaughter today, picking her up a couple of hours later, and then they’re eating dinner with me tonight so will throw a pot roast in the Crock Pot later. If I can, I’ll finish the other bear this morning and ship them off after lunch. It’s raining. We’ve had an inch so far.

Hope you all have a lovely day!! I’ve got to get mine started!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Sandhill Crane–Ruffled Feathers

I took this photo in Florida and artified it. 🙂

I have baby today. He’s already given me ten books to read to him. He started singing Baby Shark song.q

Somehow I managed to add ears to 2 more bears yesterday and reached 67K on Bear in Mind while he was here taking his nap and after he went home.

I still need to add noses to the 5 bears and ears to one, so I might get that done today. It feels like 31 this morning. I believe it.

We were supposed to have rain all day, but now it’s just this morning and again when I pick up my granddaughter. We’re driving because of the cold and rain and because it’s so hard to manage the baby in this weather. Though I REALLY need to go to the grocery store and I need odd light bulbs for the kitchen. My daughter told me about a woman who sat in the dark because she couldn’t reach her light bulbs to change them. So I always think of that when my light bulbs been going out. I have another out in the bathroom too. lol It’s just that I need to find the light bulbs!

Okay, I’m off to read another book to baby. I’m glad he loves them.

Have a great day!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Christmas Wolf Surprise Review!

Christmas Wolf Surprise

Christmas Wolf Surprise, October 2022
Red Wolf #3
by Terry Spear

Sourcebooks Casablanca
Featuring: Maverick Wilding; Gina Hutton
360 pages
ISBN: 1728246415
EAN: 9781728246413
Kindle: B09NCNLQHP
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Review from Kim Roller at Fresh Fiction!

“An accidental injury leads to a Christmas Wolf Surprise”

Ms. Spear continues her wonderful wolf shifter series with a holiday-themed book that has a happy ever after. CHRISTMAS WOLF SURPRISEis a must-read for Spear fans and brings back some characters you got to know and love and new ones who will tug at your heart. This reader couldn’t put it down and was sad to see the story come to an end.

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We had 10 1/2″ of rain yesterday. I finished the author interview and turned it in. I made 5 partially completed bears. Some need their ears sewn on, all need noses, and two need to have their paws embroidered for an order, but they’re getting there. I wrote a 1,000 words on Bear in Mind. It’s at 66,000. Woohoo! I’m shooting for 70K, but just writing the final scenes and then the fun starts. I edit all along to figure out what details need to be added, etc. But when the book is finally written, the fun part is reading it all the way through to see what needs to be fixed further. But it’s done, a story from beginning to end. And that’s what I love.

Baby will be here today. We’re supposed to get rain from 7-10 this morning, in the evening, and pretty much all day tomorrow and the same for Wednesday.

Okay, I’m off to work on something before the baby arrives. Did all my chores, so hoping to get a little reading in and then maybe work on the bears or the story when he takes his nap.

Have a fufilling day!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Wolf Takes the Lead–Discount on Preorder–Barnes and Noble

USA Today bestselling author Terry Spear combines billionaire and shifter romance in a sexy, action-packed paranormal love story with a dash of fake dating.

Billionaire wolf Derek Spencer may have a rocky history with she-wolves, but there’s no one better to take as his date to the latest gala than the wolf he’s had his eye on ever since she applied to be his bodyguard—the remarkable Kate Hanover. Kate checks all the boxes for his perfect mate: she’s smart, sexy, and business savvy, not to mention one of the best bodyguards around.

But ever since Derek gave his bodyguard position to another wolf, Kate has been avoiding him. It’s only when she reluctantly agrees to be his date to the gala that she realizes why: the attraction between the two alpha wolves is undeniable, but Kate doesn’t want to end up as one of the billionaire’s many flings. The more time Kate and Derek spend together, the more they are in danger…of falling deeply in love.

Praise for the Billionaire Wolf series:

“Heart racing action [and] plenty of love and steamy moments.” —Fresh Fiction for Billionaire in Wolf’s Clothing

“A satisfying shape-shifter romantic adventure.” —Kirkus Reviews for A Billionaire Wolf for Christmas

“Spear delivers a layered suspense story.” —Library Journal for Night of the Billionaire Wolf

Barnes and Noble:https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/wolf-takes-the-lead-terry-spear/1141398295?ean=9781728246383

Will the wave reach them? Or not?

I’m working on an author interview, so off to finish it up. I reached 62k on Bear in Mind yesterday.

It’s very cold today–36 degrees for us. Flowers are beginning to bloom!

I’m off to get my work done. Still fighting this cold after 2 1/2 weeks. Ugh.

Hope you all have a delightful day!

Terry

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

The pictures were a little blurry. I was trying to juggle an umbrella and keep the baby and my granddaughter moving through the rain to the car. We had nearly 8″ of rain, but by the time I picked her up, it was no longer thundering and lightning. The water was all the way up to the sidewalks we use.

We were under tornado watch until 6 pm, but down south, they actually had a tornado. We were lucky. We don’t have any more rain until Saturday and we’ll have rain until Thursday, but that’s just speculation.

No baby today, no rain, so I’m going to get busy on the story! Have a super fun day!!!

Terry

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

I thought I’d feel better today, but no. At least I picked up cough syrup yesterday, so took it at 4:30 this morning. So congested. I’m working on the story. Up to 51K. Should have 52K today. But that’s too slow!

Okay, I’m off to work. Hope your day is grand!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Pigeon at Daytona Beach

I always wonder when it’s too late to blog because I didn’t do it first thing in the morning???? Do I skip it, or get to it?

I’ve been busy cleaning out my dishes. I need to really clean out a lot of stuff I don’t use. Do you have clothes hanging in your closet you never ever wear???? The same thing with the dishes.

And it feels good to give them to someone who can use them.

Okay, so I’m off to work on Bear in Mind. I wrote a scene last night and nearly am to 46K.

I know. It should be done by now. But I was brainstorming with a good friend again and I might have a direction to go in! Maybe! I never know until I start writing the scenes.

Hope you all have a fun-filled day! 🙂

Terry

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

They had such neat displays at the Houston Zoo Christmas show of lights and one of my favorites was the colorful “floating” umbrellas. This was the original photo, then artified. 🙂 My new favorite word. The giraffe was another picture I had taken.

I had both grandkids yesterday. Their dad thought he’d keep my granddaughter because she can occupy herself while he’s working. But she wanted to stay with her baby brother and me, so we took two walks, fed the turtles, did chalk drawings outside, and when he took a nap, she was drawing and coloring, then coming to help me reorganize my bear room. When I have a lot of orders at once, it looks like a tornado hit it as I’m looking for different furs, etc.

So she was organizing all my ribbons for bows and she loved it. Plus, she gave me the incentive to really get the room back in order for more bear orders!

She’s back to school today, so I’ll be picking her up and we’ll be doing our regular walk. Still working on Bear in Mind. Taking out, adding to it, taking out, adding to it!

Have a super fun, colorful day!

Terry

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

I took the original photo at a zoo and “artified” it with the water, log, and fish.

I’ve got the baby today, so not getting much done!

I did work on Bear in Mind and lots more trimming yesterday between rainstorms. Great day!

Hope yours is great!

Terry

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