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I Meant to Do That

 

I wanted to take some pictures of the pine saplings that have sprouted from seeds in my yard to show their progress. They’re supposed to grow 2 feet a year! If you consider these sprouted from seeds, I believe it! The big ones I have are old forest, so in my small way, I’m adding back to the old forest that they cut down. In the one picture, that shows the old forest reflected in one of the ponds, and just how tall they get. I’ll be potting some for my daughter because they are all over the flowerbeds and some I’ve had to transplant to places where they can be allowed to grow. 🙂 <3 I just have to dig really deep to ensure I don’t cut off their tap root.

But do you see the rainbow captured in the rain drop on the one picture of the loblolly pine? I meant to do that. Right. I couldn’t believe it when I uploaded the picture and saw that the way the sunlight hit the water drop, it created a rainbow in miniature. Now how cool is that?

Baby is sick!! Poor thing. Now she has strep throat so she’s home with her momma and that means I’ll be pulling more weeds out of the grass in the backyard–some of the grass is fine, some of it is more weed than grass, and working on the story. 23,000 done, 57,000 to go!

Save a tree! Plant some more! Give a little bit back to wildlife.

Terry

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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
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Happy New Year!

New Year’s Eve I was flying high! So I took some pictures with my cell phone. Snow-covered ground. Sunset and the full moon and a jet trail. A glimpse of the ground in between the clouds, and the massive storm front ahead. It looked like the ground ahead was covered in snow. Captured a rainbow in the window. 🙂 Oh, and on the snow one, I thought the “contours” on the hills were like art.

Played my new game last night and got myself killed so many times, I stopped to type up the notes I wrote on the plane. I wrote 2,000 words on the trip home, so not too shabby. At 1 am, I called it a night! Once I finish typing the notes, I think I’ll be at 20K on Demon Hunter. It’s the third in the teen Demon Hunter series.

Kids are sick, so no New Year’s Day activities. I’m still typing notes, starting to put away Christmas decorations, and will most likely be playing with more pictures!! And writing!

My goal? Put away my Christmas decorations so I can concentrate on writing, oh, edits. Darn, have to work on those too for All’s Fair in Love and Wolf. lol

Oh, oh, and Heart of the Wolf comes out tomorrow. The re-release!!! That’s the problem with the holidays being on top of everything else. Or maybe, that everything else is on top of the holidays. Yeah, that’s it. 🙂

 

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Are you starting to work on your goals tomorrow? Or today? Or skipping goals all together???

Terry

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Loving Scotland

Love Scotland. This is an ancient building in Scotland, a rainbow, and on the Isle of Skye, a momma and her calf trailing behind at sunset. And of course the best part, a couple of Highlanders to love.

Next up! My Highlander!

The house was hot, but it’s cool out this morning, so windows are open, fans going, cooling off the stuffy house, nature’s way!

I worked on My Highlander last night, 500 words, yay!

But I had to write up the synopsis for Billionaire Wolf Christmas because I’ll soon be asked for marketing materials. It doesn’t take me long to forget the details of a book because I’ll be wrapped up in a new one, and I’ll always be doing edits on another. So that was my priority last night. Still have to do more–this is the fun part–giving some details for the cover! Taking a 107,000 book and turning it into a 50, 250, and 2,000-word synopsis is not easy!!! But they need it for marketing, so it has to be done.

Hope everyone has a fantastic day! I’m done! I’m done! I’m done!!!

Terry

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On Yesterday’s Walk…

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Wild grasses

Sometimes something that might be overlooked can make an interesting picture. I love wild grasses. As long as they’re not growing in my yard. But on a wilderness walk, they add interest to the landscape.

sun-rays-fountain-fall-900-029Sun flare and can you see our fall colors? No? Well, see the three or four orange leaves? That’s it!

great-blue-herron-900-076A great blue heron! I love reflections in the water, and it was especially nice to capture the great blue heron in the water. Now, I had Tanner with me, and he was soooooo good. Whenever I stop to take pictures, he lies down for a rest. Luckily, he didn’t see the herons. Well, and luckily I didn’t scare them off either.

white-and-great-blue-herrons-900-078You can see the white heron in the background.

rainbow-fountain-900-052And I’d taken a number of pictures of the fountain from the other side, but when I was leaving, I figured I’d had enough shots of the fountain and was just going to walk on by. But I glanced at it anyway, and saw the rainbow. I had to take several steps back to capture it, and rainbows move and fade, so I took several shots, hoping to capture it before it faded. These were so much better than the others I had gotten at a different fountain because the backdrop was so much better.

tanner-lying-on-ground-while-im-taking-pictures-900-016Tanner being an angel. When I was taking pictures of the pink fountain grass, he was lying down in the shade. He is really good about this. As soon as I start taking pictures in a spot, he lies down and waits for me to finish. I just step on his leash so he doesn’t wander off or chase something, and then snap away. Both of the dogs will do this together too, but my problem is when someone comes to walk by us if they’ve got another dog. So it’s just easier to deal with one, trying to train them to behave while on a walk.

pink-fountain-grass-and-fountain-900-018I love the pink fountain grasses, and figure they’ll begin to fade, so wanted to get another shot before they’re no longer pretty like this.

Okay, got to write. I had a million things going on yesterday, including the two-mile walk (beautiful, cool weather), and so need to get focused on figuring out the plot for the next White Wolf Book, did a lot of brainstorming yesterday on it, and keep up with the word count on Cougar Trouble.

Have a super, fun day!!!

Terry Spear

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Massive Storms Still Hanging Around, but…

Rain shower in the distance

Rain shower in the distance

After all the flooding.

Storms returned and it poured right after I went inside

Storms returned and it poured right after I went inside

Building up quickly again and we had another torrential downpour.

Storms south

Storms south

Breaking up again.

Rainbow I took with my phone

Rainbow I took with my phone

Caught a rainbow.

Rainbow taken with camera but by that time it was fading. Used color enhancement and it appears there were two rainbows.

Rainbow taken with camera but by that time it was fading. Used color enhancement and it appears there were two rainbows.

Love the rainbows.

Sunset turned the clouds a pretty pink.

Sunset turned the clouds a pretty pink.

The lower layer of clouds had all turned pink, but as you can see, we still have a lot of massive storm clouds in the area.

Massive cloud system still in the area when the sun began to set and turned them pink.

Massive cloud system still in the area when the sun began to set and turned them pink.

We have heavy thunderstorms for the middle of the night and some tomorrow.

But I’m fine with it as long as the houses don’t get flooded. I know that it will eventually stop raining and we’ll be wishing we had some again!

Have a terrific Thursday!

Oh, and here is Max–I told him not to go outside while I was taking a video of the rain. Just like a little kid.

Terry

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A Rainbow in New Orleans?

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I’m not sure how I ended up with a rainbow in the picture, but I did. 🙂

Working on A SEAL Wolf for Sale now!

Oh, and I found a poor injured man in the elevator. Which shifter do you think took a swipe at him? Don’t think it would have been a wolf. But a jaguar, easily. Or maybe a cougar. 🙂

Yes, in the elevators in our hotel, we had interesting posters. 🙂

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Can you tell I was having fun at the conference?

More Fun Reviews of Jaguar Hunt:

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Jaguar Hunt by Terry Spear
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Full Length (350 pgs)
Heat Level: Spicy
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Xeranthemum

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?

The basic theme of Ms. Spear’s latest adventure is best described by using Urban English: ‘when good guys go bad is when the real good guys are baddest’.

Think about it. If the good guy was never a good guy but knows all the good guy tricks, it’s going to take a better good guy with serious skills to take him down, right? The trick is to rope in the heroic type into committing himself or herself towards the cause. What would generate the dogged determination and relentless pursuit of the criminal besides basic duty? In this case, a serious dose of lust and sensual intrigue tosses out the fishing line but the hook is set when the threat gets personal, and the pursuit of justice takes on a life of its own. In Jaguar Hunt it’s a solid plot conflict with quite a few surprises in store for readers making it a real page flipper.

Tammy and David spark off of each other early on in the novel. A reader sees them testing each other, feeling out as to what kind of personality each of them has. It’s comical at times, always interesting and it fit in with the movement of the plot. Little things happen, dialogue is exchanged and clues are dropped here and there throughout the story until a reader can finally start guessing who the villain is. I really thought I had it figured out. The joke was on me. I was caught by surprise by a couple of revelations and I loved that.

http://www.longandshortreviews.com/book-reviews/jaguar-hunt-by-terry-spear/

Jaguar Hunt, A Review


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.

Tammy and David’s search leads them into the jungle of Belize where they are forced to work as a team and live as a couple. Finding the missing teens is going to be child’s play compared to dealing with the chemistry between the two of them. And finding the missing teens is anything but easy. Of course teen boys are teen boys no matter the species and these two are rather creative in their desire to stay lost. 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 advise? 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 http://bodicerippers-shauni.blogspot.com/2014/05/jaguar-hunt-review-terryspear.html

 

 

Once again Terry Spear takes us from the concrete jungles of home to the wild jungles of Belize. There is plenty of danger and she keeps us in suspense until the last minute trying to figure out who are the good guys and who are the bad guys.
And of course, there is plenty of steamy shifter sexiness. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/922740118?book_show_action=false
Carol [Goodreads addict]’s review
May 18, 14

 

Terry

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