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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?





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!

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




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.

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


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.


“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).


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


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!


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!



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



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!

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


Families that Read Together, Stay Together

Under the Cover Blog Reviewer tagged me in the CUTEST ever photo of her daughter and her on a camping trip… reading in a tent. She gave me permission to share this on my blog.

Now first, I want to say that jaguar shifters and werewolves are into camping, big time. They love the jungles/forests. So it just seems appropriate that she would be reading JAGUAR FEVER on the camping trip.


When I was growing up, my parents weren’t much to read. My mother loved books, but she never read them when I was home. My dad didn’t either. But I devoured books. We’d go to garage sales and I’d pick out all the books my mother could afford. I went to the school library all the time and read.

When I went camping with my best girlfriend, Diane Stokes, her parents were big readers. Her older sister was a librarian. We all read at a lake visit one time, Diane and my sister and I also spent a lot of time in the snapping turtle-infested Central Florida lake. And we loved it! That was part of the adventure. Staying on the rafts and hoping that there weren’t any water moccasins or alligators also in the lake. And that the turtles didn’t bite us. Since my mother tangled with a snapping turtle in another lake, we knew they could actually remove a toe with their beak-like mouths–according to a ranger who treated my mother’s bite. So we splashed a lot to keep them away, hoping they didn’t think we were flopping fish and ready to eat!

Both my son and daughter love to read as much as I do. And so do both of their spouses.

So when I go on vacation? I take a book or three with me. I have friends who sit on the beach reading. Not me. I’m walking or swimming. But at night… it’s time to cozy up with a book and drift off to another world.

What about you? Did you read as a family? Or are you the odd one out?

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