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It Rained!

Love a Shifter

Love a shifter and they’ll love you right back!

We had no hope for rain ever, in a million years. I know. Because I looked at the weather report. And it said so. No rain forever and ever and ever. And it rained!!!

So I’m happy.

Have a great Monday!

Terry

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

Connect with Terry Spear:

Website: http://www.terryspear.com

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/421434.Terry_Spear

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TerrySpearParanormalRomantics

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TerrySpear

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A Way to Reach the Fae World & Impressionist Paintings–Photography Style

green fae world

Okay, so some might look at this and say eegads, that’s something I would have deleted from my camera. But wait! This is a really important picture.

You see, it was a totally cool tunnel of trees. We even saw a deer eating alongside the road. I tried to get a shot of it, but too late.  This was in Scotland on the way to our bed and breakfast. Loved it.

But what happened was we were almost sucked into the fae world. It’s true. One minute, we were in the human world, the next, we would have been hurdling into either the seelie or unseelie planes of existence.

So you see, this is not what you might think it is.

It’s beautiful. It transcends our day-to-day world.

 

 

Creek behind the bed and breakfast (640x480) (2)So here is a creek behind our bed and breakfast. It was beautiful. Reminded me of a hobbit home.

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And the lovely rustic wall.

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And this is like an impressionist painting, photography style.

When I saw this, my first impression was it was really interesting, the fall colors, the birches bordering the creek, the way we get a glimpse beyond the foreground trees as to what’s beyond. I loved Scotland. It was awe-inspiring.

So see? Sometimes really clear shots are just boring. When something that’s not quite clear can be quite intriguing, don’t you think?

Okay, so I’ve been really busy setting up the Facebook party!

https://www.facebook.com/events/276934839159040/

Here’s our lineup of authors!

For lovers of everything historical, Celtic, Highland, Scottish, Romance, HEA, this is for you!

Some of the prizes I’ll be giving away are: A Highland teddy bear that I make, 2 The Viking’s Highland Lass T-shirts (Gunnolf had to be part of the party), Highland print books, Highland ebooks!

Special guests will be featured:

6:30 Victoria Roberts
7:00 Nancy Lee Badger
7:30 Vonda Sinclair
8:00 Màiri Norris
8:30 Eliza Knight
9:00 Mary Elizabeth Wine
9:30 Debra Dier
10:00 Brooklyn Ann & Amanda Forester
10:30 Dawn Marie Hamilton
Willa Blair will drop in if she can!

I’m at 26,000 words on Call of the Cougar, so making some good headway.

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I’m working on a navy bear for an order, and just got a blue bear order, not sure on that one. Still looking for fur.

And so, it’s time to get to work!!!

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If it hadn’t been for the hose in the picture, but hey, it tells a story too–hot, hot, hot, and I’m out having to water before we’re on water restrictions, but bunny, sparrow and dove all together at the feeding “trough.” Isn’t that cute?

Okay, really off to write!

Have a great Tuesday!

 

Back to writing!

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

www.terryspear.com

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Hewitt Dog Days of Summer Canine Event, Hewitt Park, Jun 14

Hewitt Public Library is putting on: Hewitt Dog Days of Summer Canine Event, Hewitt Park, 9 am to 1 pm, June 14.

This is a picture of me petting a wolf dog at a wolf reserve south of Houston, Texas. My purse kept slipping off my shoulder when my friend was trying to take a picture. I was afraid it would hit the wolf dog and I’d be in trouble. 🙂

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I no longer have a dog, but bring yours and we can take pictures. I’ll be signing some of my books that feature dogs like The Highlander which has a sheep herding dog that features prominently in the story, and Irish Wolfhounds in my Highland wolf stories.

https://www.facebook.com/HewittPublicLibrary

I’ve had several breeds of dogs over the years, but when my last standard poodle passed away, I decided to travel and it’s really hard for both of us for me to put them in a kennel when I can’t take them on trips.

So if you’re in the area, please stop by, bring your dog, pull up a chair, and we’ll get pictures. 🙂

Pets are so good for you. They bring you joy, help with bringing down blood pressure, can aid against the effects of arthritis if you have it in your hands and pet them, make you smile and laugh, great for photo ops, entertain, and they’re great for conversation starters. Think of 101 Dalmatians. You know me, always a romance angle. 🙂

I’m whittling away at the blogs I need to do. Three done this morning, working on the 4th, lots more after that. Finished the idea for the cover for A Silver Wolf Christmas. And then it’s time to get back to Jaguar Pride edits.

Happy Monday!

Back to blogs!

Terry

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

www.terryspear.com

A Sale! Sold! A Silver Wolf Christmas–Oct 2015 Release Date!

Another book sale

I usually pitch three books at a time, but I had 6 books to complete on one contract and was asked to do another, so I had 7 and it took forever to write that many books. So I’m trying to keep it down to 3 books that I have to write at any one time. Though in truth, I’m nearly done with Jaguar Pride. Still, I’ll need to work on edits after I’ve written THE END.

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I had a lovely time at the zoo yesterday, though I wasn’t thinking that it was a holiday, so it was packed. Animals that are usually fairly quiet or sleeping were agitated with all the noise at the zoo. Some of the animals that are usually quite active were worn out. This is a coyote that had crashed. Her mate was nearby but hidden.

Because of goofing off, I only got 1,000 done on my mss instead of 2, which means I will have to write 3,000 today. See how that works? It’s like getting deeper in debt. By huge amounts. If I’d done what I was supposed to have done, I wouldn’t have so much more to do. 🙂

And I really, really want to finish the book by this weekend. That will give me a couple of weeks to keep revising it. That’s the really fun part. 🙂

I still haven’t come up with the end. Okay, I’ll let you in on a secret. My characters often tell me how it ends. And when it’s the right time, they’ll let me know. You might think that’s crazy, but it’s true. I can brainstorm all I want, but I come down to that end, and all of a sudden, I have it! You don’t think I came up with it all on my own, now do you?

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

Ever Have One of Those Days???

IT’S A MONDAY!!!!

I forget that Mondays roll around and well, sometimes, though, it’s not Monday that’s the problem. Sometimes it’s Tuesday, that insists it’s a Monday. Or it’s Wednesday, or Thursday. You get the point, right?

Some days several days can be a Monday.

So today, was totally a Monday. First, computer wouldn’t come on. Finally, finally fixed that, and then Internet wouldn’t work. Did I mention it’s a Monday? And I slept wrong so I have a pain in the neck. You know, the real kind. Not just the pain-in-the-neck Monday where the computer won’t work and my Internet won’t work after that.

Okay, so that’s it for my Monday. The rest of the day is going to be a Saturday. I insist.

What about you? Ever have a Monday that’s all week long? Or on the wrong day? Or heaven forbid, fell on a MONDAY?

I feel like this:

The Trouble with Demons

The good news is I’m at Casablanca’s today with a free giveaway!

http://casablancaauthors.blogspot.com/2013/08/jaguar-fever-and-authors-after-dark.html

Have a super, great Saturday! (Remember, Monday has gone away!)

Terry
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy IS reality.”
www.terryspear.com

 

New Cover for The Accidental Highland Hero, Fresh Fiction Review for Jaguar Fever, and Night Owl Romance Guest Blog!

The Accidental Highland HeroThe Accidental Highland Hero–Book 2–it got a new cover!!! Don’t you love it? I loved the romance, the setting, and the movement of the characters. 🙂 Don’t you just wish you were her???

Lady Eilis Dunbarton’s life undergoes a drastic change with the death of her cousin, Agnes. Now she’s faced with the disagreeable prospect of marrying the man who was to be her cousin’s husband. Not by a change of contract, though. Instead, by deceit—pretending to be her cousin. But if her husband-to-be discovers she’s not really Agnes, her life is forfeit. So what choice does Eilis have but to flee?

When Laird James MacNeill’s clan rescues a half-drowned lass from the sea, there is speculation she is of the enemy clan, especially since she doesn’t remember her own name. James is immediately enticed with the lady, but his focus must remain on finding the proper bride. For if he does not wed soon, he must give up his holdings to one of his younger brothers.

Focus slips away with each day Eilis is close, and James finds himself contemplating the thought of taking her to wife without knowing her true identity.

But how dangerous would the end result be?

And what will happen if Eilis’s husband-to-be comes looking for her only to find her in the arms of another man?
http://www.amazon.com/Accidental-Highland-Highlander-Medieval-ebook/dp/B003F76LRQ/ref=tmm_kin_title_0

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-accidental-highland-hero-terry-spear/1021047428?ean=9780981989662

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Fresh Fiction Review!

Jaguar Fever

Hot and sexy jaguar shifters!

Jaguar Fever
Terry Spear

Reviewed by Annetta Sweetko

JAGUAR FEVER has a multilayered, sizzling plot that will have readers unable to put it down. At times the dialogue is funny and others deeply moving especially as Maya comes to terms with what she wants in life. There is enough action and surprises to keep these kick-butt shifters busy and enough steam to have the reader blushing. I hope author Terry Spear has more of these shifters up her sleeve because there are a couple of Wade’s teammates that need a story of their own. If you are looking for sexy shifters, action in both human and shifter form, exotic locations, romance and steamy love scenes JAGUAR FEVER is exactly what you need.

 

I loved Annetta’s review!!

And I’ll be having a giveaway of Savage Hunger at Night Owl Reviews today!!! 🙂

Have a lovely Thursday! I received edits for Silence of the Wolf, so I need to go back to revise it and then the last will be copyedits, the easy ones, but the fun is that I get to fall in love with Tom all over again. Are you ready to also? That’s coming early next year!

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

www.terryspear.com

 

 

Two Big Events! Prizes! 1st All Romance Ebooks and the Second Fresh Fiction!

 

 

 

Another shifter challenge where you can win prizes–Connor Anderson of Savage Hunger needs your votes, if anyone has the time and inclination. I think Cearnach MacNeill never made it. Several said they couldn’t vote for him–the button wasn’t showing up. 🙁 So here’s another shifter who was called on to take on another shifter in a different contest! Thanks so much for backing up the jaguar shifter!!! One random voter will receive a $25.00 gift certificate at the end of each of the 5 Rounds at All Romance ebooks. ARe.

You can vote for every pair of contestants. Connor is at #14, Savage Hunger, Terry Spear.

  https://www.allromanceebooks.com/contest_shifter_challenge.html
He's looking for her with a man's passion but with a jaguar's stealth.

He’s looking for her with a man’s passion but with a jaguar’s stealth.

Round 1: Aug 1 – 6 (32 titles competing) Connor Anderson is at #14 paring.
Round 2: Aug 7 – 12 (16 titles competing)
Round 3: Aug 13 – 18 (8 titles competing)
Round 4: Aug 19 – 24 (4 titles competing)
Round 5: Aug 25 – 30 (2 titles competing)
And we have Jaguar Fever’s Blog Tour and first up is with a chance at winning a copy of Savage Hunger. Be sure and drop by and leave a comment!:
Fresh Fiction
http://freshfiction.com/contest.php?id=5650

JAGUAR FEVER BY TERRY SPEAR – IN STORES AUGUST 6, 2013

She’s being pursued by everyone, in more ways than one.

Even in an exotic world of humans, jaguars, and tantalizing creatures who shift between the two, Maya Anderson stands out from the crowd. Interest from human suitors is bad enough, but when male shifters give chase, the real trouble starts.

Who’s the hunter and who’s the prey?

Investigating the black marketing trade of exotic animals keeps Wade Patterson more than busy. When he and Maya both get entangled in a steamy jungle mission, it becomes impossible to tell who is being hunted or who the hunters are. Wade is desperate to survive this deadly game of cat and mouse. But it’s Maya’s piercing eyes that keep him awake at night.

Praise for SAVAGE HUNGER:

“Dark, sultry, and primal romance…will leave readers breathless.”
—Fresh Fiction

“Humor, tenderness, and pure hot loving…an awesome and exciting new world.”
—Long and Short Reviews, 5 stars

“A sizzling page-turner, Terry Spear is wickedly talented.”
—Night Owl Reviews Reviewer Top Pick, 5 Stars

“Spear paints a colorful, vivid portrait of the lush jungle and deadly beauty…of jaguars.”
—Publishers Weekly

ABOUT THE AUTHOR USA Today bestselling author Terry Spear has written over fifty paranormal romance novels and medieval Highland historical romances. In 2008 Heart of the Wolf was named a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. A retired officer of the U.S. Army Reserves, Terry also creates award-winning teddy bears that have found homes all over the world. She lives in Crawford, Texas. For more information, please visit www.TerrySpear.com, follow her on Twitter, @TerrySpear, and like her on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/terry.spear.

To Purchase JAGUAR FEVER: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Books-a-Million | Indigo/Chapters | IndieBound | Discover a New Love | Sourcebooks

One commenter will win a copy of SAVAGE HUNGER (Book 1 in the Heart of the Jaguar series, directly preceding JAGUAR FEVER, where readers first meet Maya).

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May the winning begin!!!
Terry 
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy IS reality.”

www.terryspear.com

Cearnach MacNeill in A Hero Showdown–Round 1! Needs Your Vote!

In Group 4 we have Gladiators, Sex Demons, Head Honchos, and  Highland Werewolves.  Gladiators is a new theme on the paranormal scene and Sex Demons are just plain fun.  For Head Honchos, we looked at those that take a – usually tortured and rag tag bunch – of immortal men –  and try to keep them in line. And since – for some reason – a lot of Werewolves are Scots, we thought they deserved a category all their own.  A fun round to be sure!

 

http://www.thewindowseat13.com/2013/07/hero-showdown-round-1group-4.html
Highland Werewolves

Cearnach MacNeill – A HIGHLAND WEREWOLF WEDDING (Terry Spear) Cearnach is a Werewolf who champions anyone he feels is being bullied or abused. His favorite female to protect is his mate, Elaine, a would-be pirate. The second oldest of quadruplets, he is second in command of his Clan. As an Alpha, he is able to shift at will and loves to run free in his Wolf form with his mate in the Scottish Highlands.

I was thrilled to be asked to participate in this–so I asked Cearnach and he was all to happy to perform for you!  Just click on the link and it will take you to the voting choices. Have fun!

Just let him know what you think of his performance!

Thanks!

Terry

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

www.terryspear.com

 

Future Librarian and Writer

According to her mother, Elysia is already a huge fan of mine. She has always wanted to be a librarian, but wants to write also. When she learned I’ve done both, her mother said I’ve been Elysia’s hero ever since.

Isn’t that the greatest thing ever? To not be able to leap buildings with a single bound, or stop a ship from plowing into a port city single-handed, but to be able to share stories with girls and boys who someday could very well be sharing their own stories and “moving” readers with their adventurous tales for younger generations to read–to me that is the most wondrous thing of all.

Rhonda's daughter reading The Dark Fae at Groundhouse Coffee

A quote from her mom and Elysia: “She is halfway through [The Dark Fae] and said, “OMG Mom this is getting really good!! I can’t put it down!”

And that is the best compliment an author can ever receive.

What could be better than reading The Dark Fae, drinking hot chocolate at Groundhouse Coffee on a lazy summer Sunday afternoon, while mom’s reading a much different book and drinking coffee?

From the bottom of my heart, I thank you, Elysia, for loving my stories. And to her mom, who loves my adult stories, too!!! 🙂

One of my favorite YA authors is Amelia Atwater Rhodes. She wrote as a young girl and how I wished when I was penning stories at her age, I had been published, too. That’s what I love about creating stories. We can do it at any age, and share them with our friends and family and someday even the world.

What was the first book you read that you couldn’t get enough of? And had to read more of what the author wrote?

Thanks for dropping by and sharing your comments with me.

The Dark Fae

The World of Fae, Book 1, YA

One lucky winner will receive an ebook copy of The Dark Fae, international giveaway.

Thanks again to Elysia and her mom who shared this with me. And good luck, Elysia! All your dreams will come true with perseverance and determination!

Have a super great Monday! And if you have a moment, pass along your joy of reading to others!

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

www.terryspear.com