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Happy Mother’s Day!

From my son who is having fun in Italy with his wife on their honeymoon.

And for my daughter!

We’re having a Mother’s Day dinner tonight, Mike cooking!

If I can find miniature roses, I’ll start a tradition of giving them to my daughter and to me each year like I did with my mother and I. Only they never lived. But the ones I planted here are doing great, so here’s hoping!

Got distracted and was doing a million things. Okay, I’m off to write before we celebrate Mother’s Day!!

Have a beautiful day!

Terry

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Foggy Day

Having the usual problem with internet connections and a sluggish computer, but we have lovely fog this morning. Those are my red roses and it’s only a week until Christmas.

I’m working on proofing Woodland Fae…on chapter 7. Only got 6 pages done yesterday while baby was here! But 6 chapters done after she left. I also worked on Claiming the White Bear a little. Still trying to figure out how to do a good job with furry edges on beasts that I use in composites. I need more time in the day!!!

Have a great day! I’m off to work.

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In and Out of the Garden

Red petunias in a window flower box, orange devil’s paintbrush, yellow bird’s feet trefoil, blue lupine, pink roses, and wild sunflowers.

The wildflowers and garden flowers are fully in bloom, giving the whole landscape an artist’s painted view.

I wrote a little, but haven’t really had a lot of time. We walked 3.9 miles up and down stairs–176 steps down to the water at Split Rock Lighthouse, but took the long, scenic way around back up.

Off to have more fun! It’s been hot and everyone says I brought the heat here. lol

Hope you’re enjoying your day!

Terry

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Birthday Celebration Time!

We’re celebrating my son-in-law’s and my birthday today–my son sent the flowers, and I was having fun with adding a fairy to the dandelion photo.

I’m off to feed the puppies before they starve to death–that’s what they’re telling me anyway. And back to work on the story before we begin partying.

I have to get this done!!! I worked on about 3 more chapters last night after baby went home.

I’ve been watching I Shouldn’t Have Survived. It’s a really good series, but there’s a reoccurring theme: people don’t let anyone know where they’re going, when they’re returning, they don’t take satellite phones, cell phones, GPS locaters, they don’t take water or food, they go it alone.

Yep. And then they get into trouble and no one even knows about it. Now in a few cases, they had the food and water and lost it in a sunken boat, or avalanche, or while pinned under a vehicle. But the avalanche story and the pinned under the vehicle cases? Both were alone and didn’t tell anyone when they were returning and where they were going.

Another thing was checking the weather. Ignoring it or just not checking. And pushing forward, when they should have stayed put. One got lost in a blizzard and kept pushing to reach the top. He was an amateur hiker, lost all sense of direction, had told people where he was going to be, but he ended up in a different valley, and fell off a cliff. Two different cases got lost in the outback, kept walking. Everyone knew where they were supposed to go, and searched for them there, but they didn’t stay put.

Clothing issues. No one planned to be gone for long. Hour, three hours. Most of the places were hot during the day, and the temperature would drop drastically at night. Hypothermia would set in. They were always wearing light clothing. And most of the time they couldn’t be seen against the vast landscape of desert or snowy mountains or the never-ending sea.

I do have some survival crises in my stories–usually just read tons of similar stories on the internet–avalanche in one book, rip current in another, falling through a snowbridge in another. Since I have to keep my main characters smart, I can’t have them doing dumb things like the survivors did. It has to be a real accident. Nothing they could plan for. Or in the case of an avalanche, that knuckleheads created by running up and down a slope on snowmobiles and the wolves had to rescue them.

But it helps to watch shows like this to get new ideas!

Have a great one! I’ve got to get to work on the story before I can play.

Terry

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Massing Color or….Not & It’s EARTH Day!

Pink gerbera daisy, yellow daffodils, hot pink dianthus, red gerbera daisies, red drift roses, yellow Asiatic lily, yellow coreopsis moonbeam, and more flowers about to bloom

Around the neighborhood when I walk, I see where some neighbors mass their colors–all orange marigolds, or yellow lantana, and it’s showy and pretty. That’s what is often recommended. Same plant, same color for a really spectacular setting.

Me? I tend to have a riot of color. I have been adding a lot of the same kind of flowers–the lilies and daylilies so that it’s not just one here and there. And as they get bigger, spread more, they’ll be more noticeable. I had only one red rose bush, and now have two. I notice that neighbors who have more than one in their front yard appear to be more balanced. I added one of the apricot ones too. I can’t help myself. They’re beautiful. But I think another couple of red roses is in order. The drift are small, lower, you don’t have to do a thing with them. So I think I’ll get a couple more of those to balance things out. I have all purple magic crepe myrtles out front so that I have balance with those. 🙂

I had all blaze red roses out front of my house along a fence when I lived in Oklahoma, and it really was pretty, but the blaze eventually died of fungus. My mom had them too all along her white brick wall in Texas and the same thing happened to hers. Knockout roses seem to be the best for hot humid weather and survive fine through the hard freezes we have.

I had a redbud with the prettiest purple flowers and I had a flowering perennial ground cover that was the exact same color! I did it on purpose, NOT, but boy, was it spectacular when all of them were in bloom. So massing color does work!

It’s EARTH Day! Remember the earth, plant a tree, recycle, save water!

Okay, off to work on the story!! Up to 25,000, 55K to go!

Have a wonderful day!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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More Macro: Water Droplets

Macro shots showing water drops and me taking a picture in them, a red rose and rosebuds, chives flowers. And baby sleeping on my lap while I was typing away on the story! I was determined to finish Howard’s story.

So I finished the book!!! Did I take a moment to celebrate? Nope. I have promotional blogs I have to do for All’s Fair in Love and Wolf! It’s coming May 1st. So I did all but one. I worked on it, but need to finish it up today. I have to see the tax accountant this morning, I have a jury duty summons for the first week in April and I need to get started on the next book. This is Brock’s SEAL wolf story, twin brother to Vaughn from SEAL Wolf Undercover.

 

All’s Fair in Love and Wolf

I also received a 4 star review from RT Magazine (they only give 4.5 as a max), so I’m elated for All’s Fair in Love and Wolf! And top pick from Night Owl Romance.

All’s Fair in Love and Wolf by Terry Spear

RT Book Reviews has given All’s Fair in Love and Wolf a fantastic four star review! They only give a max of 4.5, so this is great!

“In the new installment of the Silver Town Wolf series, a suspected would-be felon meets a bounty hunter she-wolf with an attitude. All’s Fair In Love and Wolf is a sweet tale of two individuals on the opposite sides of the law — at least that’s how it seems when they first met. As the story progresses, the characters show real depth and chemistry, making it a great read.” RT Book Reviews

Night Owl Romance– Debra Taylor, Reviewer’s Top Pick!
All’s Fair in Love and Wolf
“This story had a good mystery! It was unexpected and came as a complete surprise. Terry Spear is an amazing storyteller which was clearly illustrated by the true depth of emotion that was woven into the story. The chemistry between Sarandon and Jenna was scorching from the beginning but they were concerned that a mating might pull them in different directions. It seemed to me like the author did a great job of introducing a potential new series arc with some new characters. I’m all in for more books in this still as exciting as ever paranormal romance series.
As always, Terry Spear did a fabulous job on this book. I can’t wait for the next Heart of the Wolf book.

The Silver Town wolf pack has your back

Wolf shifter Sarandon Silver’s in trouble with the law, and bounty hunter she-wolf Jenna St. James is determined to bring him in for trial.

Lucky for Sarandon, the entire Silver Town pack is ready to fight for his innocence. But until the case is solved, Jenna’s sticking to Sarandon like glue…

Silver Town Wolf:
Destiny of the Wolf (Book 1)
Wolf Fever (Book 2)
Dreaming of the Wolf (Book 3)
Silence of the Wolf (Book 4)
A Silver Wolf Christmas (Book 5)
Alpha Wolf Need Not Apply (Book 6)
Between a Wolf and a Hard Place (Book 7)
All’s Fair in Love and Wolf (Book 8)

What People Are Saying:
“Sweet and sexy.”―Fresh Fiction for Between a Wolf and a Hard Place
“Spear has become a master storyteller.”―RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars for Alpha Wolf Need Not Apply
“Magnificently entertaining.”―RT Book Reviews, 4.5 Stars TOP PICK! for Billionaire in Wolf’s Clothing

May 1, 2018

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Alls-Fair-Love-Wolf-Silver/dp/1492655813/

Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/alls-fair-in-love-and-wolf-terry-spear/1127125943?ean=9781492655817#/

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Terry_Spear_All_s_Fair_in_Love_and_Wolf?id=r6ZBDwAAQBAJ

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/alls-fair-in-love-and-wolf/id1321676949?mt=11

BAM: http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Alls-Fair-Love-Wolf/Terry-Spear/9781492655817?id=7079882685730

Have to finish that last promo blog and get back to work writing! Hope you have a lovely day! I finished, I finished, I finished! 🙂 <3

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Red Roses and Christmas Lights!

I was trying to get more of a blurred bokeh effect, but to do that, I would have needed to bring the roses farther away from the tree. And then there would be too much other stuff, walls, particularly, because my tree is narrow and you’d lose the light effect. 🙂

So I used Photoshop to blur the background a bit. I used Gaussian Blur, that way the background is softer and the flowers more noticeable.

I’ve been re-reading and revising older stories and partial stories until I can figure out a plot for the next white bear story!

Have a great one!

Terry

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

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Flowers, Flowers Everywhere!

Flowers were everywhere in San Diego. Aren’t they beautiful?

Off to finish up reviewing Falcon Fae, and then it will be off to beta readers!

Hope you are having a lovely day!! 🙂

Terry Spear

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

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Storms and Flowers

All that grumbling last night, thunder galore. Did it rain? I don’t think so. We had 80-100% chance all day yesterday…but although we had all kinds of thunder, I think my grass is wet because of the sprinklers. The roads are completely dry.

But it is cool this morning, so that’s wonderful!

Pictures above are a rose covered arbor, dianthus,  peach roses, a rosebush trained against a fence and my storm clouds. The rose and dianthus are mine. The arbor and the rose against the fence were at Hope Farms.

Maybe I can plant my plants this morning. Or not. I need to get back to the edits.

Terry Spear

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

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I Am Beautiful

As I emerge into this brave new world.

I am not green–but orange.

I am red.

And then I change.

Into green.

Like the rest of my family.

But when I am born, I am me.

Beautiful.

Me.

Have a beautiful day! 🙂 <3

Terry

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

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