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Telling a Story in Pictures

A wolf wanting to play, but Spirit, the horse, is getting all the attention.

And Daz, the doberman, getting into the candy canes, and do you see the partially eaten cookie? Just when Santa is leaving too. But Daz doesn’t care. The presents are already under the tree.

Back to the book! It’s going to rain all day and we have flood warnings in effect. A good day to stay home and just….write. Have a great day!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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The Behinder I Am….

You know how that goes, right? The behinder you are, the more behind you’re bound to get?

But something happened. I think I went through that magical fairy door and suddenly, I’m two days ahead. Yes! Truly! No magical tale. And I’m still trying to figure out how that happened. But not too hard.

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Wishing you a magical day too!

Terry

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

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SEAL Wolf Hunting and Sea Lions

Love these reviews! They’re starting to come in for SEAL Wolf Hunting!

It’s releasing on July 7, so get ready!

 

If only you made a different choice, moved faster, slower, something, anything to change the outcome of a past event that haunts you with regret; haven’t we all experienced that? Such is the conflict that plagues the novel’s hero, Paul. Once a SEAL, always a SEAL and failure doesn’t sit well with him. The good thing about this story is that the angst doesn’t bog down the story, it just helps a reader understand what motivates the hero to make the choices he does, and why he says the things he says. In the very first chapter, not only does a reader see that, but they get a good dose of the kind of humor and quirky shenanigans Ms. Spear puts her characters through. Their first ‘rescue’ mission occurs when they come home and I found it hilarious.” Long and Short Reviews

http://teaandbook-shauni.blogspot.com/…/seal-wolf-hunting-r… “Terry Spear is back with yet another delightful and delicious read. In her 16th Heart of the Wolf Series Book, Ms. Spear returns to the her Seal Team, to the last of the unmarrieds.” Shaun, Tea and Book Blog

So what do you get when you mix a seal with a wolf?

A hot SEAL Wolf.

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Okay, so a sea lion, not a seal, but close?

Okay, so a sea lion, not a seal, but close? Several were having a great time making their seal lion happy sounds and frolicking in the water.

 

Sea Lion Momma and babies--she was waking up, rolling around, checking to see that her babies were there.

Sea Lion Momma and babies–she was waking up, rolling around, checking to see that her babies were there.

Are you ready for SEAL Wolf Hunting??? 🙂 <3

Terry

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

Connect with Terry Spear:

Website: http://www.terryspear.com

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The Physics of Two Puppies Sharing One Space–My Lap

Max on Top of Tanner

Max on Top of Tanner

Tanner on Top of Max

Tanner on Top of Max

Tanner Being a Photo Hound

Tanner Being a Photo Hound

I have to say that taking these pictures is not easy. I have to raise the camera way above them so that it will focus and take them and I have NO idea what I’m really taking a picture of until I bring the camera down and check. I can’t see in the viewing window at the time I take the picture. It’s amazing that any of them captured what I was trying to show, both puppies curled up on my lap while I’m working on my current story, except while I paused to take a picture…or two. I never know when this phase will end with them because they will be too big. Or possibly in the summer, they would be too hot.

Max and Tanner looking back

Max and Tanner looking back

The towels are there to keep them from slipping off my lap or to the left, from slipping through the arm of the chair when one of them, or both, are sleeping to the side of me. Sometimes, I’ll feel a struggle going on next to me, and see one of them slipping, slipping, slipping…sometimes I’m able to rescue the one falling into deep space, or otherwise, landing on the tile floor. Sometimes not, and then the puppy wants right back up in my lap.  So no trauma there.  Tanner is 4 months and Max 7 months old Havanese. Max weighs 10 lbs and Tanner 5. It looks like Tanner is about as big as Max in these photos, but a lot has to do with his thicker fur and the angle of the camera.

Okay, off to write on the book some more. I’ve written 5500 over word count so far, and still haven’t reached the end. 🙂 And I always wonder why I worry about word count?

Have a glorious Sunday!

Here was my sunset last night.

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Terry
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
Connect with Terry Spear: Website: http://www.terryspear.com
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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:

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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.

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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

Eyes on the Palmer House–the Haunted Hotel in Chicago

Eyes at the Palmer House

I did not add the square lights to the eyes. They were there when I found them. 🙂

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The sculptures and other ornamentation were beautiful in the Palmer House.

Just for the record: We did not see any ghosts.

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Isn’t the hotel beautiful? And it has all kinds of pictures of celebrities who performed here in the early days.

Okay, I’m home from conference and that means I’ve got to get back to work. No more chasing ghosts at opulent hotels or sightseeing other places. No more book signings and margaritas and dinners out. No more just plain fun. Until the next time. 🙂

Have a beautiful Monday!

Terry

www.terryspear.com

Trying to Spread Some Winter Cheer with My Wolves!

In the more northern reaches of the States, my friends have been buried under snow. And they’re tired of it. They sent me pictures, and feeling for them, while I’m planting my new plants and it’s 70 degrees out, I sent my wolves to warm them up.

What else could I do??? That’s what werewolf friends are supposed to do, right? Send in the pack to help?

So here’s what happened when they arrived. It was time for a photo op.

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The first is in Minnesota. The second is in Chicago area.

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And now I’m back to edits on A Highland Wolf Christmas.

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But not sleeping!

But I’ve been tossing around the idea of working on a shorter book for Bella’s wolf pack in Heart of the Wolf, and one for the lost Arctic wolf pack that is currently homeless. 🙂

Are you interested?

Cougar’s Mate, the first in the series will be coming out soon also!

 

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

 

Pinterest!

I’m on Pinterest because I enjoy sharing my pictures. And it’s pretty cool when other’s share my book covers as books that are their favorites or are on their To Be Read Shelf.

One day, I was invited to share pictures on the Texas Parenting Magazine Texas pictures board. I thought that was REALLY cool.

Well, yesterday, I had another big thrill. One of my all-time favorite authors, Sandra Brown, began following my Pinterest boards, and I learn that she was born in Waco, Texas! Now, I live near there, not from here originally, but wow, had a total fan-girl moment, and believe me, that RARELY happens.

It’s kind of a fun place!  And who knows when you might just get to “meet” someone you really admire a whole lot in a big Texas way. 🙂

 

Wolves–the Shifter Variety

Wolves--the Shifter Variety / I loved reading The Call of the Wild and White Fang when I was young, so when I began to write werewolf romances, I based the wolf half on real wolves, rather than some beastly creature. Just think, the man next door who changed your car's flat tire, or who rescued your cat from the tree, could really be none other than a sexy werewolf at heart. / by Terry Spear

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Award-Winning Wilde & Woolly Bears

Award-Winning Wilde & Woolly Bears / I create award-winning teddy bears that have received Best of Show at the Fort Lauderdale Doll and Teddy Bear Show, 1st place twice for best dressed bears, and 1st place for most unique bear (Pirate Pete with a peg-leg). They've been featured in Teddy Bear Review Magazine, Texas Monthly Magazine, The MacNeill Galley, Texas Co-op Monthly Magazine, and a number of newspapers! They have found homes all over the world, including Australia, Canada, France, Belgium, China, Russia, and Kazakhstan.  / by Terry Spear

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Vampire Romance with Bite

Vampire Romance with Bite / From the time when I was a teen and saw Dracula in a stage play at Brevard Community College, FL, and the Broadway version of it in NYC, I loved him! But I wanted a happily ever after, so mine are hot, sexy, and have a heart! At least the good guys do. / by Terry Spear

23 Pins

 

Jaguars–as in Shifters, That Is

Jaguars--as in Shifters, That Is / by Terry Spear

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Exchanging Grooms

Exchanging Grooms / And they lived...happily...ever...after! / by Terry Spear

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Wild West

Wild West / by Terry Spear

14 Pins

 

Dolls!

Dolls! / My mother and father created doll carriages and other items for doll collectors. They also collected quite a few artists' dolls they used for displaying at the doll shows they attended. / by Terry Spear

12 Pins

 

Historical Fiction–Romance

Historical Fiction--Romance / From an early time of reading "historical" romance--Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty--at least they seemed historical to me when I was a kid, I've loved reading about worlds in the past.  Highland Scottish romance set in Medieval times, and Highland werewolves set in today's times. What could be better? / by Terry Spear

5 Pins

 

Fun Photography

Fun Photography / I love taking photos so here is a board of just plain old fun photos that doesn't fit anywhere else! / by Terry Spear

98 Pins

 

Romantic Suspense

Romantic Suspense / I love suspense but what is suspense without romance! The perfect combination. Some have a bit of paranormal--as in psychic phenomena. Some are straight romantic suspense! / by Terry Spear

8 Pins

 

Shorter Novellas!

Shorter Novellas! / by Terry Spear

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Fantasy

Fantasy / Historical fantasy that encompasses the mythological creatures that populated my world growing up. / by Terry Spear

3 Pins

 

Halloween

Halloween / A fun spot for Halloween! Perfect for foggy, ghostly days, vampires, werewolves and everything else that goes bump in the night! / by Terry Spear

11 Pins

Happy pinning!

Terry

A Crescent Moon on a Texas Winter’s Night

Moon on a Texas Winter's Night

Do you ever just take a moment and look at the stars in the sky? Or at the sunset? The moon? The world around us, day or night? I decided, now that I’ve moved my desk where I can see out the window, I need to have a bird feeder by the window so I can watch the antics of the birds. sunset and clouds (800x573)

My road runner continues to hop around my windowsills when I have the blinds closed. But I only rarely get a picture of him before I scare him off. 🙁 Then again, what if I had bird feed out for the little birds and the road runner wanted to eat them. Meals on wings. Not what I wanted to picture at all.

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I finished tons of deadline projects, which means I have to get caught up with chores, and then, it’s back to working on Jaguar Pride. I have 29,000 done. 51,000 words to go! 🙂

If you put bird feed out for birds, what are you attracting? I’ve had hummingbird feeders before, but the problem is they attract yellow jackets and they’re already a nightmare out here, so can’t have that.

Have a terrific Monday! 🙂

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