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Bird Watching & Human Watching & More Giveaways!

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Baby sparrows have been sitting on my windowsill and they peer in the kitchen window at me when I grab some more green tea. Normally, the sparrows take flight if they see me.  But I had just put out seed, and a bunch of birds were feeding. The cardinal always captures my interest.

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But then all of a sudden, the birds all flew off. I thought I had spooked them, as often I do. But it wasn’t me this time, because the birds all landed on the shrubs, or at least the younger sparrows, and I took pictures.

This was what spooked them.

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And so I was able to take a lot of pictures of the sparrows sitting atop the hedge right outside my window. Even the cardinal drew closer and was sitting atop a chair. But unfortunately, my focus ended up being on something else, and he’s all blurred. Which was a disappointment because he was so close, and watching me.

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And so that’s my moment of getting a cup of green tea while the world around me is alive and well.
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Now, for more prizes in honor of our upcoming release in 4 days!!!!

In the paranormal box set, we have lots of fun reads about everything paranormal under the sun. I have vampires in this one. Have you read any of my vampire books? Deadly Liaisons? Forbidden Love? Huntress for Hire? Killing the Bloodlust? The Collection of Vampire Shorts?

Or a young adult? Kiss of the Vampire? The Vampire…In My Dreams?

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Huntress for Hire

She has her sights set on the worst vampire of them all…

Killing the Bloodlust

What happens when a huntress can’t hunt?

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Huntress for Hire is in the box set.  But I’ll give away an ebook copy of Forbidden Love to a reader who tells me why you love my vamps, or why you just HAVE to read one?

We need 50 reviews, I’m told on the box set. So if everyone that reads it can give us a review on Amazon or Barnes and Nobles, Goodreads, etc, we will be thrilled. Thanks!!!

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Only 99 cents! Limited time offer!

Preorders Available from Amazon Now:

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Kobo:

http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/tall-dark-and-paranormal

Smashwords:

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ITunes:

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All Romance Ebooks:

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Barnes and Noble:

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And a lovely review for Her Highland Hero!

Description:

Lady Isobel is a Norman laird’s daughter, living near the Scots border where her father, Lord Pembroke, is trying to keep the peace. But her mother was a Highlander and the man Isobel loves most of all is Laird Marcus McEwan, who has been bringing news of her mother’s people for years. But now Isobel’s father wishes her wed to an English nobleman, who will carry on his title. Isobel will wed no other man but her heart’s desire—and that is one braw Highlander from her mother’s homeland.
Laird Marcus McEwan has loved the feisty lass forever. For years, Marcus has tried to convince Lord Pembroke to allow him to wed his daughter. But the Norman lord will not allow it. Then ambushes and murders make it too dangerous for Marcus to reach a peaceful resolution.
Nothing goes as planned and keeping the lass for his own is fraught with danger, as they try to determine who was behind the killings. Isobel and Marcus will do everything in their power to ensure they are together as they have always vowed they would be.

My Thoughts:
Marcus and Isobel want to be together, but there are many forces keeping them apart. Isobel’s father wants to marry someone else, Marcus is nearly murdered, and there are dangerous secrets. I enjoyed this story, especially the relationship between Marcus and Isobel. Marcus will do anything to keep his Isobel safe. I recommend this for anyone who likes their romance with a good dose of Highlander.

My Rating: ****
Steam Factor: !!!!

Where to get it:

Amazon • Nook • Kobo • Add to Goodreads

Where to find the author:
Website • Blog • Twitter • Facebook • Goodreads

 

 

I absolutely can’t believe it’s already Friday! How in the world did that happen? Still working on 10 bears. It went up one. and Call of the Cougar. But today, I’m re-reading A Silver Wolf Christmas to see if it’s ready. 🙂

And errands. Hate errands. They take so much of the day. And we had RAIN! And lots of it. We really desperately needed it. More today and the next few days. Yes!

Happy TGIF!!!

Terry

“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

Wilde & Woolly Bears

http://www.celticbears.com

Austin Downtown

austin (640x573)I have a million and one things to do today–not that I’m going to get them all done, but I’m going to work on it, so I wanted to share a couple of pictures of Austin and then I’m off here and working! I realized I just had an audiobook pop up for final approval for the Mage of Monrovia also! So no time to play with pictures. Although I did anyway. 🙂

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At least yesterday, I posted all my last blog blitz tour stuff and I made all the changes to Jaguar Pride that I needed to. Now, I have to reread the whole book and make sure that it all sounds right!

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Have a super lovely Tuesday!

Terry

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

www.terryspear.com

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Fun with Fans & Their Pictures! Last Day of Blog Tour, 10 hours and Counting!

Terree Nelson Lyman dressed in jaguar print copy

Terree and her friend, Nyola, dressed up in jaguar prints to honor the big cats for the release of Jaguar Hunt. And while they were in the forest, look what they found! A mother and her cub. So they’re doing their best jaguar growls and clawing at the photographer to ensure he doesn’t get near the momma and her cub. Thanks to Terree and Nyola for their service to the jaguars.  🙂

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See what happens when you dive into the jaguar’s world? It’s real! Thanks for sharing your photos with me, Terree!

Under the Cover Blog Reviewer tagged me in the CUTEST ever photo of her daughter and her on a camping trip last year… 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.

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And in another fan picture posting:

According to her mother, Rhonda, 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!!! 🙂

If you are reading my books and want a picture shared on my blog, just send it along and I’ll do so!!!

Bad storms hitting area. Had to shut down.

LAST Chance at Giveaways!

Interview/Giveaway

Snarky Mom Reads – http://www.snarkymomreads.com/?p=5598

Today Snarky Mom is hostessing TERRY SPEAR, author of JAGUAR HUNT, the third in her Jaguar Shifters series!  I’ve read the first two and am currently in the process of reading the third, and they are GGRRRRREAT!   (Oh wait – that was a tiger voice, not a jaguar voice.  Oops.)   While she brought me a hostess gift, it’s not for me – it’s for YOU!  She’s giving away the first three books in this series, in PRINT, to one lucky Snarky Mom Reads reader/commenter!  Check the bottom of the post for a Rafflecopter… and enjoy this talk with Terry! 

Review

For the Love of Bookends – http://loveofbookends.blogspot.com/2014/06/jaguar-hunt-by-terry-spear.html

Already a fan of Ms. Spear’s wolves, I have to say that her jaguars are slowly edging them out for equal time in my heart. I love the steamy environment of the jungle, and definitely want to visit it for myself. Tammy and David were meant for each other, even if they’re partners and really shouldn’t hook up. I found myself laughing and smiling the whole time while reading this book.

 

The mystery and action in this story kept propelling the story forward and the relationship between Tammy and David was so easy that it builds naturally and easily. I will highly recommend this book, and it’s my new favorite in the Jaguar series.

Blitz Stops

Love Bites and Silk Ties
http://www.lovebitessilkties.co.uk/2014/06/who-is-hunter-jaguar-hunt-by-terryspear.html?zx=5165fc88985e16bc

Wendy Dawn’s Wicked World
http://wendydawnswickedworld.blogspot.com/2014/06/tour-giveaway-jaguar-hunt.html

Book Nerd
http://booknerdloleotodo.blogspot.com/2014/06/the-jaguar-hunt-by-terry-spear.html

Carrie Reads A Lot
http://carriereadsalot.blogspot.com/2014/06/terry-spear-blitz.html

Marygay Leah Justice
http://margayleahjustice.blogspot.com/2014/06/release-week-blitz-and-giveaway-jaguar.html

Silly Melody
http://sillymelody.blogspot.com/2014/06/book-blast-excerpt-giveaway-jaguar-hunt.html

Caitlinallyce’s Mum
http://sjparkes30.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/jaguar-hunt-by-terry-spear/

I am a good fan of shifter stories and I will say that Terry Spear has written a well thought out story here, it kept me guessing till the end – who the bad guys where.  The hero is a sexy Jaguar shifter and the heroine, also a Jaguar shifter, is a woman who prefers to work alone so she tries to ditch him at the first chance. These characters are very likeable and end up working well together. I give this book 5 stars as it flowed through out the whole story.

Book-a-holic Anon
http://bookaholicanon.com/2014/06/09/release-week-blitz-jaguar-hunt-by-terry-spear-sponsored-contest/

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Okay, that’s it!!! While I was off the computer due to wild storms, I had water in the house from all the torrential rains. But, when I got back on the computer, I had: an email from my editor about changes to Jaguar Pride, an email about final copyediting of A Highland Wolf Christmas, an email from my publicist about all the last links for the blog tour, and an email for another guest blog post.

What does that mean?????

I’m feeling overwhelmed, of course!!!! So I have to go into hibernation for a while once I get out the blog posts to let everyone know about the end of the blog tour.

Have a super great Monday!

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Terry

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

www.terryspear.com

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The Reviews are Coming in Fast and Furious! Jaguar Hunt Released Today!

And I missed a blog I was at yesterday. I was on two others, then got all these reviews and so I began sending notices on them, and then remembered I hadn’t written up my newsletter for the new release and….:)

Plus, I was working on A SEAL Wolf for Sale revisions after 3 of my beta readers read it.

So here’s the missed blog. Sure there will be a bunch more today, but got to get back to revising.

http://sosaloha.blogspot.com/2014/06/aloha-to-terry-spear-and-jaguar-hunt.html I did a guest blog for Kim and she had taken a lovely picture of me and Roxanne St Claire, who was a wonderful book signing friend. We had a lovely time! 🙂  Also a giveaway at Kim’s blog!!!!

Terry and Roxanne St. Claire at the Giant Book Fair

 

Reviews:

Jaguar Hunt

I love that this book is set in Belize. It is one of my favorite vacation spots. Ironically enough, I read this book on my anniversary. We went to Belize on our honeymoon so the timing was appropriate. I could easily visualize their hotel and the jungle scenes. One of my favorite things about the country is that it is not overdeveloped, and the rainforest is plentiful; A great place for jaguar shifters. It is a beautiful nation and the perfect setting for this novel.

Jaguar Hunt is an action pact book with a praiseworthy plot. There were a lot of mystery and excitement, and everything was written in a believable manner. I enjoyed all the characters. Terry Spear did a great job with the character development and plot. In addition, her writing style is noteworthy.http://dianes-book.blogspot.com/2014/06/terry-spears-jaguar-hunt-book-blitz.html

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Review: Jaguar Hunt by Terry SpearJaguar Hunt Series: Heart of the Jaguar #3
by Terry Spear
Published by Sourcebooks, Sourcebooks Casablanca on June 2014
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Shape Shifters
Format: eARC
Source: Net Galley
Goodreads
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David and Tammy are such fun characters that I hated that their story had to end! Hopefully, they’ll make guest appearances in future books in the Heart of the Jaguar series as I love their interplay with one another. However, teenagers Alex and Nate almost steal the show entirely with their hilarious antics. I can’t wait to see what kind of JAG agents they make!

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Terry Spear captures every element perfectly in JAGUAR HUNT. From the world building to the character development, JAGUAR HUNT has it all! Terry Spear’s smooth writing style and vivid descriptions are simply breathtaking. I’ve traveled to Belize once before and Terry Spear made me want to return immediately just to once again savor the beauty she so accurately depicts.  JAGUAR HUNT is highly recommended!http://www.ck2skwipsandkritiques.com/2014/05/31/review-jaguar-hunt-by-terry-spear/

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Jaguar Hunt is the third book in the Heart of the Jaguar series. I just loved the plot of this one and had such a difficult time putting it down. While it is possible to read this book as a standalone and totally enjoy it, I would recommend that if you are a fan of contemporary paranormal romance that you should just read this wonderful series. I have and I am so looking forward to the next book! http://paulettespapers.com/?p=7676#comment-18718

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They say it takes a thief to catch a thief, well in this case, it takes a couple of special agent jaguar shapeshifters to catch some naughty teen shifters who might have something to do with a missing jaguar. Agents David Patterson and Tammy Anderson track the pair to Belize but things aren’t quite as simple as they initially seemed.

Both leads have quite a colourful romantic past with past lovers that crop up in their investigation. I guess that since the shifter world is fairly small, it makes sense that there would be some overlap. The romance between Tammy and David worked well with the sexual tension leading to a solid partnership. There was an air of playfulness in many of their interactions as both jaguars and humans which reflected their feline natures nicely. In many romance novels there is one clear villain but here Spear went out of her way to create a pool of likely suspects and difficult to interview. I appreciated this attention to detail as it made the investigation more robust.

I enjoyed this novel and was able to get up to speed pretty quickly even though I hadn’t read the first two – something I’ll be quickly remedying. If you’re in the mood for a flirty and fun PNR, you should definitely give this a shot. http://www.backchattingbooks.com/reviews/jaguar-hunt-by-terry-spear/#comment-16747

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Okay, I’m off to work on revising A SEAL Wolf for Sale some more. I’m behind on writing on Her Highland Hero. *sigh* But only so many hours in a day!

Have a super great Tuesday! It is Tuesday, right???

 

Purchase Link:

 

Terry

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

www.terryspear.com

 

English Iris and Book Reviews for Cougar’s Mate

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The English Iris, isn’t it lovely? Love purple flowers!

Okay, still haven’t started on the edits, not procrastinating, but still trying to get my word count on SEAL for the week. Well, procrastinating a little.

But I also got some more reviews in that I wasn’t expecting:

Fresh Fiction Reviews

Cougar’s Mate, March 2014
Heart of the Cougar #1
by Terry Spear

Self Published
Featuring: Shannon Rafferty; Chase Buchanan
254 pages
ISBN: 1496138775
EAN: 9781496138774
Kindle: B00IP492CU
Trade Size / e-Book
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“Exciting paranormal romance with sweet hero and strong heroine!”

Cougar’s Mate
Terry Spear

Reviewed by Miranda Owen
Posted April 10, 2014

Paranormal Romance

COUGAR’S MATE is Book 1 in Terry Spear’s Heart of the Cougar series. As a longtime fan of Terry Spear, I was very excited to hear about this new series about cougar shifters. Happily for me, I really enjoyed this book. There is a lot of action in COUGAR’S MATE, but it doesn’t obscure the romance.

At the beginning of the story, Shannon Rafferty is a woman in crisis.Chase Buchanan is the sexy, incredibly sweet lawman she runs into. Chase is a dream.

Chase’s buddies — Hal, Dan, and Stryker — are all great guys and I look forward to reading stories about them in future books. They are all tough, former military types, but they all have a wonderful caring side. I love the way the entire town took Shannon in and supported her like one of their own. The town and the feeling of community and family it provides Shannon are almost equally as seductive as Chase’s charms. COUGAR’S MATE is an exciting paranormal romance with a strong heroine and a sweet, sexy hero!

Learn more about Cougar’s Mate

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Carol [Goodreads addict]‘s review

Apr 10, 14
Read from April 08 to 10, 2014

 

RATING: 4.5 Stars

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There is absolutely nothing I didn’t love about Cougar’s Mate by Terry Spear. This is one of those books that grabs you right from the first page and doesn’t let go until the last.

“She’d never felt she was cursed, but what if she was? With three dead boyfriends to her name?”

“Hell, he loved her for all her vulnerability, her sassiness, her caring, everything that made her the she-cat that she was. Somehow, he would save her.”

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This book has humor and romance and lots of heart pounding action. I loved every page of it. If you enjoy shifter books, then you will love this book. This was my first book by Terry Spear and most definitely will not be my last.

Long and Short Reviews

MATE
Cougar’s Mate by Terry Spear
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Full Length (173 pgs)
Heat Level: Spicy
Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewed by Stephantois

Instinct told her to run…

 

Cougar’s Mate pulled me into the story from page one and kept me reading until the last word.

What’s especially enjoyable is Ms. Spears’, slow build up to the physical relationship between Shannon and Chase. It’s not rushed which makes it feel natural. Just when you think things are going Shannon and Chase’s way, trouble rear its head.

During the last part of the story I didn’t want to put the book down so I could continuing reading and see what happened to this pair.

Cougar’s Mate is the first of a new series by Ms. Spears and I can’t wait for book two.

 

Woohoo!!! Okay, enough dancing around the room, or skipping outside to take pictures. Time to ship books and then get back to the business of writing.

Any plans for the weekend???

Terry

www.terryspear.com

Happy St Patrick’s Day! And 7th Blog Stop, and Review for Silence of the Wolf

For spring, had to show the baby shifters. happy st patricks day babies

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Giveaway here:

http://www.thereadingcafe.com/silence-of-the-wolf-by-terry-spear-review-guest-post-and-giveaway/#comment-33441

Silence of the Wolf by Terry Spear-Review, Guest Post and Giveaway

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“Terry Spear pulls the reader into a Rocky Mountain adventure through the snow covered forests and the backwoods of Silver Town, USA. There is action and suspense; hatred and love; betrayal and forgiveness. If you like a storyline with a little romance, a little sex, a little suspense and a whole lotta shifters, SILENCE OF THE WOLF and the Heart of the Wolf series by Terry Spear is a welcome addition to any personal library.” Reviewed by Sandy

Happy St. Paddy’s Day! May the luck of the Irish be with you always!

Terry

www.terryspear.com