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Recreating Covers

I wanted to redo some covers, or buy some artists’ covers if I could find any that would suit a couple of my stories that are already written, but I couldn’t find one I liked for The Shadow Elf, so yesterday I worked on a new one of my own. I had made the first one 11 years ago and I’ve learned a lot about Photoshop and compositing since then!

Now I’ll have to see what else I have that I need to rework! But I’m still trying to finish up USF Christmas. The cover for that one is still a work in progress, but nearly done. I’m hoping I’ll have the United Shifter Force Christmas novella for the anthology finished by Sunday night and can start editing it! Over halfway done! 🙂❤ Coming December 7th, 2021

I managed to get 2500 words yesterday on United Shifter Force Christmas so I’m up to 13,500.

At 5:30 this morning, it’s supposed to be 80 degrees and 7% chance of rain. The weatherman needs to wake up and change the forecast. It is POURING. Yay! Love it when it rains.

So I have my granddaughter for the next two days. She’s been missing me since I haven’t had her since last Thursday. Even though I pick her up from school every afternoon, it’s not the same as staying the day with grandma. Her mom made the mistake of teasing her about staying the night with grandma and she had a fit when she couldn’t. lol Grandma was still trying to get word count on the book last night. Today, and Friday I probably won’t get much done at all.

Okay, well I’m up early, so need to get some stuff done before she gets here!

Have a beautiful day! Mine started out fun with a great storm that, according to the weather service, isn’t happening.

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Still Trying to Come up with a Christmas Wolf Story!


I may be saying this for days. lol But sometimes I need a little break between stories to finally figure out where I’m going with the next one.

More nightly storms. Have a super day!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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You Had Me at Cougar Released!

Master baker Ava Lamar has one mission in mind after baking tons of treats for the Fourth of July celebration in Yuma Town—swimming at Lake Buchanan on this hot summer’s day. What she doesn’t expect is to be saddled with running the fortune telling booth—using her real psychic abilities—and giving a hot, bachelor cougar a place to stay for the whole weekend.

Cougar Shifter Force Special Agent Chet Kensington has just finished a tough mission, been chewed up a bit by rogue cougars, and he’s taking a break to be with his old team, but he has no place to stay, everything being booked up in Yuma Town for the big cougar celebration. When Ava reluctantly allows him to stay with her, he finds himself drawn to her the whole celebration long.

But back home in Wyoming, things are getting out of hand. A serial killer is murdering female cougars and he and some of his old team have to find him, pronto. The problem is all the trouble leads right back to Ava—and now he has to do his best to keep her safe before the killer adds her to his list of victims.

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/you-had-me-at-cougar

Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/you-had-me-at-cougar-terry-spear/1139850912?ean=2940162258971

Apple: https://books.apple.com/us/book/you-had-me-at-cougar/id1576595445

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1094356

I was going to write this earlier, but then I realized it looked too summery, so I went with Cougar Christmas Calamity earlier and then this was my summer cougar book. But I thought I’d write Saving the White Cougar as a Halloween novella and so I thought I’ll jump on that quickly between wolf deadline books. But Saving the White Cougar kept growing and growing and growing. lol

So it turned into a full-length novel, which is fine, but I still needed it to come AFTER You Had Me at Cougar. 🙂 You Had Me at Cougar print cover will be worked on Monday, so I’m hoping I can have it up by Friday of next week.

Saving the White Cougar is ready for preorders with a release date of September 1st.

We had violent storms last night and this morning, but I think things are supposed to chill out after that.

Now if I could only come up with some ideas for the Christmas stories!

I have to start thinking WOLF again.

Have a great day!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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My Cat is Not Spoiled…

It’s going to be a wild day today is all I can say. I was out pulling up spent sunflowers and got the trash out. I have a million things to do.

When I took Tanner in for his shots, the vet recommends I brush my dogs’ teeth. Well, that’s easier said than done!!! Yes, he eats hard food. Yes, he chews on bones. Yes, he crunches on hard biscuits. It doesn’t matter!

So there’s something I can add to the water that I’m going to try that’s supposed to help with the tartar build up. And he has one ear with too much hair in it. Tanner is a hairy dog. What can I say? His black fur is so thick it’s wonderful, but it’s also a job to comb through all the way to the roots, though I spend a couple of hours on him every day. I looked at his ear, but I couldn’t see what she was talking about. He’ll go to the groomers this weekend and I’ll ask them to do it. At least with trying to brush his teeth, he likes the baking soda toothpaste. And when Max came up to get his brushing–he has to do everything that Tanner does, Tanner was right back up there wanting me to brush his teeth again. Well, maybe not brush them, but give him some more of that toothpaste. Silly dog.

Little one will be here any second, so I need to wrap this up. I have to go to the grocery store this morning or we won’t have anything for lunch or dinner.

Hope you all have a wonderfully exciting day too!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Eye of the Dragon-Easy Projects for Little Ones

This was one of our 4 year old projects, though it takes days, so we should have started it on Thursday when she was here all day. We started it on Friday, Saturday it had begun cracking out of his shell. And Saturday evening when I was taking care of baby, we saw the eye of the dragon. My granddaughter is fascinated with it and kept checking it constantly. First thing when she woke up, she had to check on the dragon’s egg and was so excited to see it had cracked. lol When I pick her up from school, I’ll have to drop by the house first to show her the dragon’s eye before I take her home.

She also did this suncatcher. The first one, just starting out, the 2nd when it was still wet, and the third one when it was dry. It’s really cute. We have 12 of them to do, so we can play with them once a week. It helps with coordination and she did it all by herself, though I took a q-tip to remove some of the paint off the black lines on the balloon. I might not have needed to, not sure.

But it was easy for a 4 year old to do.

We also created rice cake treats with cereal faces. The ones they showed in the magazine were bigger. These were a little too small. But she had fun, added peanut butter and then the decorations. They showed a mix of fruit and cereal, but ours just weren’t big enough.

I’m over halfway done on proofing Saving the White Cougar, and edits are coming in for You Had Me at Cougar, so for the next few days I’ll be concentrating on getting those done, then back to trying to figure out the Christmas stories!

It’s supposed to be 94 here, which, with heat index, will be about 104. So good day to stay home and work on the books!

Have a lovely day!

Terry

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

Doing More Fun Challenges with Oscraps

I finished You Had Me at Cougar! It’s turned over to my wonderful beta readers and I’m trying to come up with a story idea for the United Shifter Force Christmas novella first. I have a semi-idea for Red Wolf Christmas, the novel.

It always takes me a bit of thinking to figure out how to start it, what’s at stake, how they meet, etc. I also need to pull up the print version of Saving the White Cougar to make sure it’s ready for publication. One final proofing.

I have a long night tonight. My son-in-law is working really late and so I’m having dinner with them and helping with the baby while my daughter gets my granddaughter off to bed. The baby gets really super fussy about that time. That’s okay. Grandma walks him and exercises then. lol

Have a super fun day today!!

Terry
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Birdhouses in an Art Challenge

Created Birdhouses for another Challenge–the one in the center is my own photo of a birdhouse I own.

I’m up to chapter 16 on You Had Me at Cougar. I had to make a lot of changes throughout because the story changes as I develop it. Five more chapters to go!

We’re going swimming this morning, daughter and baby and me. I usually swim for an hour before my daughter gets there and then she comes and I watch the baby while I write and she swims. Perfect for both of us. As long as we don’t have any storms. They’re supposed to be coming. But they’re always supposed to be coming.

Hope you have a lovely day. I’m nearly done with You Had Me at Cougar! Woohoo, then on to the next deadline book.

Terry

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Hope you all had a great 4th! We had fun! And I’m nearly at the halfway point on You Had Me at Cougar!

Did I mention I won two Oscraps art challenges? So much fun! I’ve never done them before.

Have a great day! I’m getting busy working on reading and editing the remaining chapters!

Terry
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Happy Fourth!

I think I finished it! You Had Me at Cougar is almost done. I’ve written it and edited it, but now I need to re-read it all the way through and see if I’ve forgotten anything or need to correct stuff.

Happy Fourth, everyone! We’re supposed to have a rainy day, so we’ll see how things go! I’m off to read and edit!

Terry
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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My Updated Book List

A fan was asking about my updated book list. I realized it was about 2 years out of date and I just got the schedule for the upcoming book releases, so I’ve spent all morning updating lists. So here it is!

The Highlanders Series:

His Wild Highland Lass (novella)

Vexing the Highlander (novella)

Winning the Highlander’s Heart

The Accidental Highland Hero

Highland Rake

Taming the Wild Highlander

The Highlander

Her Highland Hero

The Viking’s Highland Lass

My Highlander

Other historical romances:

Lady Caroline & the Egotistical Earl

A Ghost of a Chance at Love

Heart of the Wolf Series:

Heart of the Wolf (10th Anniversary Release)

Destiny of the Wolf (10th Anniversary Release)

To Tempt the Wolf (10th Anniversary Release)

Legend of the White Wolf (10th Anniversary Release)

Seduced by the Wolf (10th Anniversary Release)—Oct 27, 2020

Wolf Fever (10th Anniversary Release) Nov 24, 2020

Heart of the Highland Wolf

Dreaming of the Wolf (10th Anniversary Release)—June 29, 2021

A SEAL in Wolf’s Clothing

A Howl for a Highlander

A Highland Werewolf Wedding

A SEAL Wolf Christmas

Silence of the Wolf (10th Anniversary Release)—Dec 28, 2021

Hero of a Highland Wolf

A Highland Wolf Christmas

SEAL Wolf Hunting

A Silver Wolf Christmas

SEAL Wolf in Too Deep

Alpha Wolf Need Not Apply

Billionaire in Wolf’s Clothing

Between a Wolf and a Hard Place

SEAL Wolf Undercover

Dreaming of a White Wolf Christmas

Flight of the White Wolf

All’s Fair in Love and War

Billionaire Wolf Christmas

SEAL Wolf Surrender

Home for the Holidays: Silver Town Wolf

You Had Me at Wolf

Night of the Billionaire Wolf

Joy to the Wolves

The Wolf Wore Plaid (Apr 27, 2021)

The Best of Both Wolves (Oct 26, 2021)—Red Wolf Series

Wolff Bros 2 (Not titled yet—Jan 25, 2022)

List of Wolves Broken Down By Series

SEAL Wolves:

To Tempt the Wolf

A SEAL in Wolf’s Clothing

A SEAL Wolf Christmas

SEAL Wolf Hunting

A SEAL Wolf in Too Deep

SEAL Wolf Undercover

SEAL Wolf Surrender

Silver Town Wolves:

Destiny of the Wolf (10th Anniversary Release)

Wolf Fever (10th Anniversary Release)

Dreaming of the Wolf (10th Anniversary Release)

Silence of the Wolf (10th Anniversary Release)

A Silver Wolf Christmas

Alpha Wolf Need Not Apply

Between a Wolf and a Hard Place

All’s Fair in Love and War

Home for the Holidays: Silver Town Wolf

Wolff Brother Series

You Had Me at Wolf

The Best of Both Wolves

Highland Wolves:

Heart of the Highland Wolf

A Howl for a Highlander

A Highland Werewolf Wedding

Hero of a Highland Wolf

A Highland Wolf Christmas

The Wolf Wore Plaid (Apr 27, 2021)

Billionaire Wolf Series:

A Billionaire in Wolf’s Clothing

A Billionaire Wolf Christmas

Night of the Billionaire Wolf

White Wolf Series:

Legend of the White Wolf

Dreaming of a White Wolf Christmas

Flight of the White Wolf

Red Wolf Series

Seduced by the Wolf (10th Anniversary Release)—Oct 27, 2020

Joy to the Wolves

The Best of Both Wolves (Oct 26, 2021)

Heart of the Jaguar Series:

Savage Hunger

Jaguar Fever

Jaguar Hunt

Jaguar Pride

A Very Jaguar Christmas

You Had Me at Jaguar

Jaguar (novella coming TBA)

Heart of the Cougar Series:

Cougar’s Mate

Call of the Cougar

Taming the Wild Cougar

Covert Cougar Christmas (novella)

Double Cougar Trouble

Cougar Undercover

Cougar Magic

Cougar Halloween Mischief (novella)

Cougar Halloween Trouble (novella)

Cougar Title in Dec 2020

Heart of the Bear Series:

Loving the White Bear

Claiming the White Bear

Heart of the Huntress Series: (Vampire romances)

Killing the Bloodlust

Deadly Liaisons

Forbidden Love

Huntress for Hire

Seducing the Huntress (Novella)

The Siren’s Lure (novella)

Vampiric Calling (Novella)

Vampire Redemption

Science Fiction:

Galaxy Warrior

Romantic Suspense:

Deadly Fortunes

In the Dead of the Night

Relative Danger

Bound by Danger

Romantic Comedy:

Exchanging Grooms

Marriage, Las Vegas Style

The World of Fae:

The Dark Fae

The Deadly Fae

The Winged Fae

The Ancient Fae

Dragon Fae

Hawk Fae

Phantom Fae

Golden Fae

Falcon Fae

Golden Fae

Woodland Fae

The World of Elf:

The Shadow Elf

The Darkland Elf

Blood Moon Series:

Kiss of the Vampire

Bite of the Vampire (TBA)

Vampire Chronicles Series:

The Vampire in the dreams

Demon Guardian Series:

The Trouble with Demons

Demon Trouble, Too

Demon Hunter

Non-Series for Now:

Ghostly Liaisons

The Beast Within

Courtly Masquerade

Deidre’s Secret

The Magic of Inherian:

The Scepter of Salvation

The Mage of Monrovia

Emerald Isle of Mists (TBA)

And of course, more to come!! I’m trying to figure out how to update my printable list with a pdf file, and on my Website, Word Press has changed things so I can’t upload photos. ugh. So I’m trying to figure out why.

After that, it’s time to write on Halloween Cougar Trouble!

Hope you have a fantastic day!

Terry

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