It was hot and sunny when I took the picture. I’ll have to take another when the lighting is better and with my camera, not my phone. The orange is just like this. Brilliant!
Have you ever seen something and wished you’d gotten it right then and there? Well, I saw these beautiful orange roses at the grocery store yesterday morning. They rarely have them, and they’re the only ones that get them. I’d never seen orange before. I have several other colors. I just adore them and this is the only place I’ve ever had success with growing them. So I picked up the orange ones and planted them and shared them yesterday. EVERYONE loved them. Me too. I decided to go back today to get the other orange one and maybe the hot pink. Pink and orange or purple and orange look great together. But they were all sold out and she didn’t know when they’d get any more in.
Sigh. So if you love something, don’t hesitate. It might not be there the next time you look.
I also picked up some bananas. I rarely eat them though I know they’re good for you. But I told my granddaughter about how I’d have them as a kid. Brown sugar and milk and bananas cutup. She asked me Monday if we could have them, but I didn’t have any bananas. So yesterday, I planned to pick a couple up and forgot. If it’s not on the list, not something I normally buy, I forget. Since I couldn’t find my roses, I grabbed a couple of bananas.
Tomorrow is her graduation from preschool, so we’re celebrating!
Here is the list of my books in the wolf series and connected books in the jaguar series. They are growing and growing just like my roses. Isn’t that neat!
Heart of the Wolf Series Terry Spear
1. Heart of the Wolf
*Night of the Wolf: A Heart of the Wolf novella*
2. Destiny of the Wolf
*Day of the Wolf: A Destiny of the Wolf novella*
3. To Tempt the Wolf
*SEAL Wolf Team to the Rescue: A To Tempt the Wolf novella*
4. Legend of the White Wolf
*White Wolf to the Rescue: A Legend of the White Wolf novella*
5. Seduced by the Wolf
*Hunting the Red Wolf–A Seduced by the Wolf novella*
6. Wolf Fever
*Wolf in Need: A Wolf Fever novella*
7. Heart of the Highland Wolf
8. Dreaming of the Wolf
*Tangling with the Wolf: A Dreaming of the Wolf novella*
9. The SEAL in Wolf’s Clothing
10. A Howl for a Highlander
11. A Highland Werewolf Wedding
12. A SEAL Wolf Christmas
13. Silence of the Wolf
*SEAL Wolf Pursuit: Silence of the Wolf novella
14. Hero of a Highland Wolf
15. A Highland Wolf Christmas
16. SEAL Wolf Hunting
17. A Silver Wolf Christmas
18. SEAL Wolf in Too Deep
19. Alpha Wolf Need Not Apply
20. Billionaire in Wolf’s Clothing
21. Between a Wolf and a Hard Place
A Very Jaguar Christmas – Prelude to “Seal Wolf Undercover”
22. Seal Wolf Undercover
23. Dreaming of a White Wolf Christmas
24. Flight of the White Wolf
25. All’s Fair in Love and Wolf (Silver Town Wolf)
26. A Billionaire Wolf for Christmas You Had Me at Jaguar
27. Seal Wolf Surrender
28. Silver Town Wolf: Home for the Holidays
29. You Had Me at Wolf
30. Night of the Billionaire Wolf
31. Joy to the Wolves
32. The Wolf Wore Plaid
33. Jingle Bell Wolf
34. The Best of Both Wolves
I was out early this morning before it was barely light out trying to move a boxwood that isn’t happy where it’s at. It’s dying, and then sprouting new green leaves and dying, so I hope where I moved it to will be a great new start for it. It’s a section where everything grows well. But it might be too late for the poor little boxwood. It was so far behind plants, I could barely see it to notice the bad shape it was in. Initially, it was the biggest of the boxwoods back there!
No baby yet! I thought with the storms we were supposed to have last night, it might have come then, but we might not have had any storms. It looks like we’re going to get them about the time I have to pick up my granddaughter from daycare instead today.
I was working on more edits yesterday, and I finally found the buffalo plaid ribbon for my grandson’s bear. I also found the chicken wire fences from Hobby Lobby that I had gotten a couple of years back. I love them because they’re easy to move around and they stay put. They keep plants standing upright, or the dogs from peeing on them. That’s why having female dogs is a boon. lol I want to keep them from reaching my chives that are in the ground. The rest are in planters.
I ordered a raised bed planter, though I’ll probably use pavers to raise it up a bit more, to hopefully use for all my herb plants. Maybe even a tomato plant or two. I just hope it’s easy enough to build! It’s long and narrow so I can put it against the fence and hopefully that will be a deterrent for the dogs getting close to the fence and other dogs, but also a neat way to have a garden that’s easier to maintain. Hopefully.
Well, it’s time for me to get to work on writing. Or editing. I still need to finish one more bear. I’ll try to get it done tonight. I ordered some more fun bear fabrics to play with too.
Have a lovely day!! I’m excited about getting mine started!
Roses in bloom during the mild winter we’re having!
Last week, I tried every trick Grandma knows to get little one to take a nap. Nothing worked. This week, Grandma’s sick with a head cold and she has little one allllllll weeeeeekeeeeend long too. So during the week, AND the weekend, she’s got to take a nap or Grandma’s not going to make it.
So Grandma was reading how others get toddlers down for naps when they are fighting sleeping. That’s what Grandma already does. I’m going to try to do something differently. Or I’m sunk. lol Once I realized I had a head cold and not just allergies, and I have little one all weekend, I also realized two of my writing days are shot!
I managed 4,000 words on Vampire Redemption and 2,000 words on Highland Wolf yesterday. Yay!
The two days I have her this week, are my no writing days, so I need to get something done after she leaves because now the weekend really means no writing since I’ll have her at night too. Oh, shoot, I’ll have their corgis also. *sigh*
I finished the novella, but stalled on writing the promo blogs and have to figure out a plot for the next book. I really wanted to get the blogs done today so they’d be out of my way, but…..my brain is on hold.
From my son who is having fun in Italy with his wife on their honeymoon.
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!!
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!!!
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.
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!
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