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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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Between a Wolf and a Hard Place–4 Stars, RT Reviews!

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BETWEEN A WOLF AND A HARD PLACE by Terry Spear (4 stars) RT Reviews! Yay!!

The newest addition to the Silver Town Wolf series is dark, sexy and replete with a haunting spin. Readers will get a kick out of the author’s vivid imagination. This steamy tale of love intermingles perfectly with the more thrilling moments, and can easily be read as a stand-alone.

Ellie MacTire and her sisters own the Silver Town hotel. In addition to being a wolf-shifter, Ellie also has the ability to communicate with the dead. She has an inkling that Alpha werewolf Brett Silver has something up his sleeve when he donates a family heirloom to the hotel. He’s had his eyes and heart set on Ellie, and nothing will stand in his way until she’s his. Unfortunately, there are some creepy things occurring around town. Can Ellie keep her family and the town safe? And will she be able to keep her composure around Brett in order to find out who’s behind the mysterious happenings? (SOURCEBOOKS, Apr., 352 pp., $7.99)

Wooing a she-wolf isn’t as easy as it looks in this bold paranormal romance from USA Today bestseller Terry Spear

In Silver Town, the secrets run deep…

Alpha werewolf Brett Silver has an ulterior motive when he donates a prized family heirloom to the Silver Town hotel. Ellie MacTire owns the place with her sisters, and he’s out to get her attention.

Ellie is even more special than Brett knows. She’s a wolf-shifter with a unique ability to commune with the dead. Ellie has been ostracized, so she protects herself and those she loves by revealing nothing—not even when strange and dangerous things begin to happen in Silver Town. And especially not to the devastatingly handsome and generous wolf who’s determined to win her over…

“A master storyteller.” —RT Book Reviews for Alpha Wolf Need Not Apply, 4 Stars

Silver Town Wolf Series:
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)

Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Another Silver Wolf Novel!
April 4, 2017
Just did an interview on my books, 2 blogs for Casablanca, need to do one for Fierce Romance, and have to: Keep up with my writing on Flight of the White Wolf (5,000 words ahead on it from my new word count goal when I missed my other self-made deadline!); need to finish proofing print for Loving the White Bear and Galaxy Warrior; and the narrator for Taming the Wild Cougar is finally submitting chapters to review. I really like his voice, so if this works out, I could be seeing if he’ll do Covert Cougar Christmas and Double Cougar Trouble. He’s 2 months late on working on the project, so we’ll see.
And I still need to do taxes. Yet, I have to have me time too.
Renee Doiling of Floating Lights Photography shows a video on how to use Photoshop to create oil painting versions of your photos.
It takes a second, and really has some beautiful results. Imagine my surprise to see the “heart” shape reveal itself so well in the photo of the rose. It’s there in the original picture, but it is much more noticeable in this one. Snoopy the cat was at our Writer’s Retreat, such a sweet, poseable model, and the male red cardinal, also at the retreat, and the garlic chives flower blooming in the pot on my back porch. I’ve eaten the chives all year since last spring. They never died back, not even with the hard freeze we had.
And I’ve been gardening. I put out zinnia and salvia seeds, so we shall see if anything comes of them. While I was planting them, I found tons of fire ants too. Ugh. ‘Tis the season.
Okay, I’m off to get to work. I really, really need to whittle down these projects. I feel overwhelmed when I have this many. I need to make another cover, this one for an audiobook for Taming the Wild Cougar. So many things to do, need, want, so little time!
Have a smooth, oil painting kind of day. 🙂 <3

Terry Spear

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

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Fall Back, Spring Forward, Fall Back, Spring Forward–I Feel Like a YoYo!

Can’t we be like Arizona and just leave off with all the falling and springing???

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And that’s my story!

Oh, and then it rained.

My computer has crashed twice today, so I’m trying to get this out before it hangs up again. Double Cougar Trouble is out to beta readers and I’m setting up the first page for Loving the White Wolf. Title. Author. Got it! Chapter 1. Title.

But I really did write about 1,000 words last night too, so need to get to typing them up.

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The Northern Light Aurora borealis at Kirkjufell IcelandOkay, so off to get to work. I have a luncheon today, dogs to let out again, dogs to feed, dogs to let out again.

It’s like falling back and springing forward. It just gets repetitive! Or…computer crashes. I think it’s the…fae.

Have a super great day!

Terry Spear

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

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In the Bear Cave

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Bears sleep. It seems weird to go into my bear writing cave to work. Right? But that’s just what I need to do. Proof for A Very Jaguar Christmas came in, having to do promo for Billionaire in Wolf’s Clothing, had issues with the title for Loving the Silver Wolf that was changed without asking me, and I hated the title, and now I like the new one they came up with, and will share it soon.
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And working on SEAL Wolf Undercover. 14,000 words to go!!!

Which is exactly why I’m headed for the bear cave. I want to go out and get bark mulch. I want to get more bricks. I want to keep working on my garden. 🙂 Before it gets too hot.

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But…work calls, and so I’m off to work.

Have a great Saturday!!!!!

Terry

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

Connect with Terry Spear:

Website: http://www.terryspear.com

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/421434.Terry_Spear

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Wilde & Woolly Bears http://www.celticbears.com

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!

DSC_5365 (640x427)Did you know you can take roses from a bouquet and plant them to try and have a special keepsake rosebush from some special occasion? I haven’t ever tried it, but if you google it, they show how.

roses mothers day blaine (640x427)I still don’t have a working computer, and can’t access Facebook on my computer or laptop, but I did manage to write 3,000 words yesterday, and am working on my word count before I go off to lunch with my daughter and SIL.

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The beautiful flowers are from my son.

Hope you all have a wonderful day!!

Terry

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

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After the Storms…

lavender, spaghetti 003 (640x433)I’ve decided to call my dogs bird dogs. Not because they chase them, though they do like to chase the doves, but because they think they’re a couple of birds, looking to eat the bird seed the squirrel knocked out of the bunny feeder. Yep. Forget the birds. Between squirrels and puppies….the birds lose out.

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Happy TGIF!

Terry

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

Connect with Terry Spear:

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Roses at the Castle Gate…

Hey, I write fiction, so to me, this is my castle and it looks like the roses could be at a castle gate, so…that’s what it is. roses at the castle gate (640x427) copy Everything is in bloom. The Everblooming roses, pictured here in hot pink, macro shot, wind blowing them around, but still got a pretty good shot. And shrubs I didn’t realize bloom are in bloom. I’m working on She-Wolf, only 500 words to go to get word count, though I’ll still need to write a lot more to finish it. And I’m working on Huntress for Hire proofing for the audiobook, which is 9 hours plus long, and I’ve gotten through 2 hours of it. And that’s it! Except for constantly taking the furry ones out, researching about marijuana, not for me, for the story, and, well, yes, stopping to take pictures, can’t help myself, I’m trying to remain focused on She-Wolf. Oh, have 8 bear orders to do also. Okay, back to work! Happy Saturday!

Everything’s Coming Up Roses

A few days ago, I posted about the yellow roses that have appeared.
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But a couple of days ago, my Knock-out roses began to bloom.

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We have heat, humidity, drought, drenching rains, heavy black clay soil, so not the perfect climate for a lot of plants. My mother had Blaze red roses that were beautiful against the white brick, but they were subject to black mildew and black spot and so my dad finally removed them all. It was sad, but they put in a lot of crepe myrtles that blossom all summer and are mildew and black spot resistant.

Then I found the roses at one of the home supply and garden centers that were purportedly resistant to all the stuff that plagued the Blaze. So a couple of years ago, I planted the one and it was so successful, the flowers blooming nearly every month of the year without any hassle, no fungacide, no bug spray, no special fertilizers, that I was won over. They’re Knock-out roses, beautiful, and at least for now, seem perfect for here. I even over-water a bit because two of them are by a cypress tree and lots of jasmine cover, so I need to water some during our awful droughts. But they don’t seem to mind.

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It’s good to keep a color scheme that is more uniform, which makes it more showy. And red really stand out. But when I went to get some red, they were sold out. The pink were beautiful, so I picked up one of those that first year, then the next year planted another pink in that same area and a red in another area.
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So for my mom and dad, they are a memorial to their hard work at trying to make the roses viable.

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This was a frozen rose that had been blooming through winter.

Back to working on A SEAL Wolf for Sale!

Ever been to a Honey-Do Auction? Bachelor Auction?

Some of those paying are really high rollers!

Have a great Saturday!

Terry

www.terryspear.com

Some Days are Meant to be Orange

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I don’t grow these, though they are beautiful and I wish I did! This was a Mother’s Day bouquet of roses, and every time I see this picture, the flowers long gone, I’m reminded of these beautiful flowers and how important it is to capture the memories and keep them close to our hearts forever.

Okay, okay, so I’m a romance author. What do you expect?

Orange means warmth that chases away the gray days (we have another today), and so I wanted to share another warmly orange picture of a gorgeous Texas sunset.

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And that famous shot I took, not that it was famous, but for me, it was, of the supermoon while I was flying home from a conference in Colorado. This is over Texas. Again, whether it’s the moon or the sun, it’s basking in a warm orange glow. Oh, I know, scientists have all kinds of scientific terms for stuff like this, but all I care about is the warm glow. 🙂 It’s a blog about orange, after all.

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Some might say this is a red bear, but she really is orange.

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And well, yes, the Highlands basking in an orange wolf sort of warmth. Orange is associated with warmth and creativity, sexuality, passion, and harmony.  If you wear a lot of orange, it shows you’re outgoing, busy, bright, courageous. Ironically, not really reading up on what the color meant, I have a character in Deadly Fortunes, who wears bright orange and she’s outgoing, vivacious, and lots of fun.

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It’s a matter of a pride…and a matter of pleasure.

Some colors are us. Orange isn’t mine. But I still love it for fall and for Halloween. Orange is a season–a change from hot, hot, hot here in Texas, to cooler weather. So though it’s a warm color, it signals cooler weather.

How do you feel about the color orange?

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Happy TGIF! 37,000 words to go on Jaguar Pride! 🙂

Terry
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male!”
www.terryspear.com