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Let’s Say You are a Hunky Jaguar Shifter….

JaguarPride_041714_BBigfoot isn’t real. Fairies aren’t real. The Loch Ness monster isn’t real. Not unless someone really scientifically proves it, right?????

So jaguar shifters exist. They keep what they are secret from the rest of the world. Which consists of humans. Period. There aren’t that many jaguar shifters. They tend to live in the states bordering Mexico because they go south of the border to let out their jaguar halves in the rain forests were the strictly jaguars live. And jaguars did exist in these states early on.

What if they suddenly encounter a wolf shifter boy??? And learn of their existence.

Would they be considered naive or arrogant not to have believed wolf shifters existed? That’s what my editor said.

I don’t have every paranormal creature in the books. Every once in a while, a ghost shows up. But mostly, if it’s a wolf book, it’s just wolves. And if it’s a jaguar book, it’s just jaguars. Until the newest book I’m working on. A Very Jaguar Christmas, where they discover the existence of wolves.

Why did I do this? My first nine books came out about wolf shifters. No jaguar shifters existed. Another editor wanted me to write something different. So I began writing jaguar shifters also. But I couldn’t just throw them into the wolf world. It’s the same world. Our world. But the shifters live among us without letting us know it. So the jaguars were perfectly content to live their lives believing, as we do, that wolf shifters or any other shifters don’t exist. UNLESS someone proves to us that they do.

Even the shifters don’t know where other shifters exist unless they run across them. Maybe there are some jaguars in Rhode Island. But the Texas jaguars wouldn’t know they were there unless they ran into them at some point. They don’t live in packs. They have families, extended families, but no packs. And like wolf shifters, they don’t advertise what they are. They keep their identity secret so humans don’t learn about them.

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Sure, some might speculate that if jaguar shifters exist, other shifters exist. Just as some may believe in ghosts, reincarnation, psychic abilities, and more. But none of which is verifiable beyond a doubt that would make everyone believe. Right? But then why not believe there are cougar shifters? Bear shifters? Snake shifters? Hawk shifters? Fox shifters? Well, just any kind of shifter??? Wouldn’t it be arrogant or naive to believe that others don’t exist? Maybe dog shifters? Domicile cat shifters?

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Just anything, really. But why believe that if they’ve never seen it for themselves?

As far as you and I know, ONLY jaguar, wolf, cougar, and I hear a bear shifter is going to be revealed in the coming year, but that’s our secret. If any of them knew we knew, it’s a life changer for us.

And that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. 🙂 <3

What say you???

Have a super Saturday! Mine is filled with edits for A Very Jaguar Christmas AND Billionaire in Wolf’s Clothing.  And I have to send in a couple of promo blogs, pack more, get rid of more, clean out more, fill out more paperwork…so why am I still here???

I love being here with you, that’s why!

Oh, almost forgot: A Highland Wolf Christmas is on sale for 99 cents only. USD. It looks like it’s only for Amazon though. But if you haven’t read it and have a kindle, be sure to grab it and spread the word! smile emoticon heart emoticon

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Majestic Pines: These trees were saved from being cut down by builders are from an old forest. How old would you say they are?

Majestic Pines: These trees were saved from being cut down by builders and are from an old forest. How old would you say they are?

Terry

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

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When Shifting Gets out of Control

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I love creating these when I need to take a break from writing. 🙂

These are cougar cubs. They are hard to distinguish from jaguar cubs, which I mention in Jaguar Pride because when they’re little, they look very similar.

I finished Billionaire in Wolf’s Clothing edits and sent it along its merry way!

She-Wolf edits are coming next.

But…today I need to pick up chocolate. I think that’s why I’m stumped on writing Jaguar Christmas. Need chocolate for inspiration! Any excuse, right???

Have a great day!

Terry

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

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Website: http://www.terryspear.com

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Royal Reviews is Giving the Entire Shifter Set Away on Their Site!!!

HOWLING!!! This just came in and I HAVE to alert you!!! Please share!! You could be in WOLF HEAVEN!!! And JAGUAR HEAVEN.

Royal Reviews is giving away my ENTIRE shifter set to one lucky commenter on her site. The WHOLE entire set, and this is worldwide!!! It’s through Hero of a Highland Wolf, that’s 14 wolf books and the autographed copy of Jaguar Hunt. That’s book 3 in the Jaguar series, plus the other two, Savage Hunger and Jaguar Fever.

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1 lucky winner will win the ENTIRE set of Terry Spear’s Shifter books published by Sourcebooks Casablanca, including a signed ARC of Jaguar Hunt.

Click on the link below and go to Royal Reviews page to comment for a chance to win!

Giveaway is open worldwide and ends October 1. Winner will be announced on October 2 

I’m just announcing it here to everyone who loves my books to ensure you  have a chance to win at the Royal Review site! 🙂 <3

 

 

A SEAL Wolf for Sale is Done!!!

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Besides getting covers, which is totally fun, writing the book is the utmost fun!!! Saying THE END after weeks, months of writing on it, brainstorming, gnashing of teeth–not mine, but the wolves, it’s finished. Not that it’s finished, finished. Like ready to be out there tomorrow for the reading public. But the story has a beginning, a middle, and an end. What more could a writer want???

So it’s off for review and I’ll have edits, but the book is done.

*Big Sigh*

Because when I’m nearing the end of a book, I have to neglect everything else. So I have the big Jaguar Hunt tour coming up for June and have had to put it on hold until I could finish this book. Now, I have a stack of interviews and blogs to do. So the work is not done. Just a different kind of work.

And I’m excited about finishing a bear for an order.

And I cleaned my house. LOL

Storms are rumbling the whole time and I keep thinking how perfectly moody it is for writing on one of my partially written vampire books. But fans are waiting for The Viking’s Highland Lass, so as soon as I catch up on the guest blogs and finish the bear, I’ll be back to the Highlanders. 🙂

Have a super lovely evening!

Time to get back to work…blogs…or the bear. Hmm, if I work on the bear, I can watch a movie…..

What would you do if you were me?

Terry

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

www.terryspear.com

There’s a New Breed of Cougar on the Prowl…

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Linda did a beautiful job on these covers and even made me a heading for FB. Now isn’t it beautiful?

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Cougar’s Mate is the first book in the Heart of the Cougar Series, and I plan to write Call of the Cougar by Christmas.

Cougar’s Mate: Instinct told her to run…

Shannon Rafferty learns that hanging out with the bad boys could be a dangerous business, but hooking up with a cop is even worse. Now she’s on the run, trying to avoid being murdered by his cougar shifter brothers and uncle. If that isn’t bad enough, a deputy sheriff hunts her down while she’s running as a cougar and trying to survive in the Colorado wilderness. He vows to protect her no matter what she’s done. With three dead boyfriends to her name, she’s sure she will be the death of Chase Buchanan before either of them can prevent it. No matter how much she knows she has to run again, he soon holds her heart hostage. But will that be enough to keep them both alive?

Chase Buchanan—as wilderness cabin resort owner, former US Army Special Forces, and part time deputy of the small town of Yuma, Colorado that boasts a love of cougars—is tasked to track down a cougar reported to be hunting human prey. Chase soon learns she’s a shifter, not a full-time cougar, and she’s on the run. When he takes her in, he vows to protect her. After losing his wife and baby to the human kind of predator years earlier, he’s not letting Shannon’s hunters kill her, too. But how is he going to hold onto the wild-cat woman, who is unpredictable at every turn, without losing his heart to her, and then losing her as well?

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I just finished A Hero of a Highland Wolf and returned it so it’s ready to come out in August.

I have 20,000 left to write on A SEAL Wolf for Sale, but then I’ll be revising it. But that’s really the fun part for me. It’s written, and then it needs to be revised.

And then??? Time for A Viking’s Highland Lass. I also am taking part in an anthology with a group of Highland authors. And then I have to write A Silver Wolf Christmas, Call of the Cougar, and Phantom Fae.

But I also have 6 conferences to go to….

I can do it. 🙂

Have a super great Thursday!!!

 

Lots of New Reviews! And Spring Flowers! And a Spring Bunny!

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“Will Elaine and Cearnach find time to fall in love amid treasure hunts and attacks from the enemy?

Terry Spear’s A Highland Werewolf Wedding is sexy fun! Elaine and Cearnach are perfect for each other; both are Alphas and act like it. When they first meet it isn’t under the best of circumstances but it is impossible to miss the attraction between them—with each barb they exchange things get hotter.

The scenes between Cearnach’s mother and Elaine are great. The MacNeill’s bring tons of light humor to the story. It’s great to catch up with the family. A Highland Werewolf Wedding will leave the reader blissfully satisfied.: Reviewed by Miranda http://sulia.com/channel/romance-novels/f/f2de4304-2f5b-48ac-83e6-6ec500f112ff/?action=prop&source=tw&form_factor=desktop

 

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“A SEAL Wolf Christmas starts off fast and furious in the Amazon jungle. Things heat up quickly as it’s impossible for Anna and Bjornolf to ignore the budding feelings between them. I found A SEAL Wolf Christmas to be a fun and sexy read. Ms. Spear gives us a good mystery, a heartwarming holiday tale and some serious sexy times with the couple.” Reviewed by Miranda http://sulia.com/channel/romance-novels/f/f2f0d500-c9fc-4ecc-b1aa-852009455aff/?action=prop&source=tw&form_factor=desktop

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“Cougar’s Mate is a shapeshifter romance with a twist even I didn’t expect – Shannon is the cougar shift gone feral in an attempt to save her life while Chase is the cougar who shoots her. A rather humorous mixture of escapes, protectiveness and heated moments follow as Yuma Town (cougar town) join forces to try and convince Shannon that staying is in her best interests. I loved this book! Just like all the ‘wolf books that Terry Spear has written, Cougar’s Mate includes the best parts of the feral beasts these people shift into. I’m definitely looking forward to reading book two and getting to know more of the large-hearted cougar shifters!” Review by: Dominique Goodall on April 08, 2014 : star star star star star https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/413454

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My daughter said I had a bird sanctuary. With the bunny coming around, I feel like Beatrix Potter. 🙂

Have a lovely middle of the week day. I’m over the hump on A SEAL Wolf for Sale, and working toward making 50,000 by the weekend.

Terry

www.terryspear.com

 

 

Cougars and Jaguars and Other Such Beasts of Prey

cougars sleeping (640x427)The cougars are normally pacing, sometimes though, one will be up in the rocks. I’ve never seen them cuddled together so I thought this was a nice shot. 🙂  But the real question is, are they real cougars or shapeshifters?

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Instinct told her to run…

Shannon Rafferty learns that hanging out with the bad boys could be a dangerous business, but hooking up with a cop is even worse. Now she’s on the run, trying to avoid being murdered by his cougar shifter brothers and uncle. If that isn’t bad enough, a deputy sheriff hunts her down while she’s running as a cougar and trying to survive in the Colorado wilderness. He vows to protect her no matter what she’s done. With three dead boyfriends to her name, she’s sure she will be the death of Chase Buchanan before either of them can prevent it. No matter how much she knows she has to run again, he soon holds her heart hostage. But will that be enough to keep them both alive?

Chase Buchanan—as wilderness cabin resort owner, former US Army Special Forces, and part time deputy of the small town of Yuma, Colorado that boasts a love of cougars—is tasked to track down a cougar reported to be hunting human prey. Chase soon learns she’s a shifter, not a full-time cougar, and she’s on the run. When he takes her in, he vows to protect her. After losing his wife and baby to the human kind of predator years earlier, he’s not letting Shannon’s hunters kill her, too. But how is he going to hold onto the wild-cat woman, who is unpredictable at every turn, without losing his heart to her, and then losing her as well?

I just approved the first 15 minutes of the narration on Cougar’s Mate, so that’s being made into an audiobook as we speak.

The audiobook for Forbidden Love was approved a LONG time ago, but when I checked on it last week, I received an email saying they’d dropped the ball and would expedite its release.

I caught one of the jaguars drinking, which turned out really nice. My friend was yelling for me to come over and get a shot and I was fortunate to get two before the male had his fill and moved off.

 

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And I just approved Jaguar Hunt’s cover.

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Coming in June!

And here one of the tiger cubs was upset because his sibling was locked away inside. So lots of interesting happenings at the zoo. 🙂 I’m just lucky my friend doesn’t mind that I stop to take pictures all the time!
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And that’s it. We’re off to see the arboretum later today so have to get some work done before that!

I’ve taken lots of pictures of the cats in the last couple of years, but these are really special. Why? They tell a story.

Have a super great April Fool’s Day! I’m absolutely not going to tell you I’m quitting!  I had too many fans worry that I was retiring from writing when I did that last year. LOL 🙂

I can’t. I have too many stories to tell!

Hope no one pulls your leg and gets away with it. Years ago, we put one of those floating plastic ice cubes in my dad’s glass of water and it had a fly inside it. Made it look like the fly was floating in his drink. 🙂 Poor dad.

Oh–have you heard about the one in Italy where someone got the public thinking that a spaghetti weevil was destroying the crops?

Have a fun day!

Terry

Trying to Spread Some Winter Cheer with My Wolves!

In the more northern reaches of the States, my friends have been buried under snow. And they’re tired of it. They sent me pictures, and feeling for them, while I’m planting my new plants and it’s 70 degrees out, I sent my wolves to warm them up.

What else could I do??? That’s what werewolf friends are supposed to do, right? Send in the pack to help?

So here’s what happened when they arrived. It was time for a photo op.

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The first is in Minnesota. The second is in Chicago area.

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And now I’m back to edits on A Highland Wolf Christmas.

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But not sleeping!

But I’ve been tossing around the idea of working on a shorter book for Bella’s wolf pack in Heart of the Wolf, and one for the lost Arctic wolf pack that is currently homeless. 🙂

Are you interested?

Cougar’s Mate, the first in the series will be coming out soon also!

 

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

 

The Dangers of Yard Work

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Do you see the elusive cardinal?

Okay, so yesterday was a glorious summery day, wind blowing, warm, beautiful, and I went out to rake. I startled a bunny from the jasmine ground cover as I raked the leaves from it and I swear it looked like a jack rabbit. But it moved so quickly before I had even spied it tear off, that it probably was only a bunny. Jack rabbits have really long ears and legs, and this one looked like one, but I would have had to have really seen more of it to be sure. However, with a road runner here too, it could have been.

So with the eau de skunk permeating the air, I was out raking. The one rake fell apart in my hands. The second worked, but it wasn’t broad enough for me as many leaves as I had to move, and so I went to the third rake, and it blistered my hand.

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There you have it. I can fight mountain lions, battle snakes, fight for my life in the jungle, or against Highland warriors of old. But go rake some leaves and I’m wounded.

Now, if you read Jaguar Fever, I have where we have a wounded hero and the heroine has to get him some bandages, but all she has are animal bandages. You think I make all this stuff up, right?

So here I am looking for a bandage and what do I find? Toothy shark bandages as they’re ready to take a bite. LOL

Yep, so I now have a blue shark bandage on my hand as I type away. Where I got them from or when, I haven’t a clue.

And that’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.

What are the most fun bandages you’ve ever had? Or do you get those sheer ones so that no one knows you have a boo-boo?

If you want to know if I’m for hire for raking leaves? No. I’ve decided I have a princess’s delicate skin and photography is more my style. Oh, and writing about all this stuff. 🙂

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

Eau de… Skunk

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With the coming of spring, so too come the skunks. In my shifter series, my jaguars, cougars, and wolves have a better sense of smell than humans do. But there’s one thing that humans can smell very well without the enhanced abilities of their wilder halves and that is–skunk. And this morning, I woke to its overwhelming fragrance.

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I think of Pepe Le Pew: “Ah! This leetle one wishes to commit suicide to prove her love for me. What a sweet gesture. Never-the-less, I must prevent eet!”

And I admit, I hated that he was so in love and they were the typical star crossed lovers. I always wanted him to find a REAL skunk to fall in love with.

 I ran into one in the side yard one time at night when I went to turn off my water, and it immediately hid behind a sheet of plywood my dad had leaning against the house, have no idea why, but I had to wait until the next morning to turn off the water, AND move that piece of plywood to get rid of the “cute” little skunk’s hiding place.

When my parents were a newly married couple, they had to get the first prerequisite child–a boxer puppy, and once when they were boating on a Texas lake when she was about a year old, the dog got skunked while they were on shore, so rather than let her in the boat for a while, they made her swim after the boat. Suffice it to say, the dog was still wearing eau de skunk until they could scrub her down later.

So when we think of spring flowers and the new green leaves appearing on the trees, we also have the reminder that Pepe Le Pew is on his way looking for that purrrrfect mate. So… get out of his way!

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Has Pepe Le Pew visited you, too???

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