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It’s a Bug Eat Bug Eat Bug World Out There

Dragonfly Blue

This was one of those times when I took a picture and caught something I didn’t plan to see. I was watering a little and saw the blue or pale green dragonfly. The others I caught before were brown. Except for the really blue, blue butterfly. So I had to get a shot. I ran back in the house, and then began shooting him, took it in the house, and cropped it and here he is preying on the aphids, but see another beneficial bug ready to prey on him?

I hope the dragonfly flew away. They’re both good bugs. I don’t want them eating each other! When I came back to turn off the water, both were gone. So I’m going to assume they both lived happily ever after.

And are still voraciously eating the bad bugs. This is the picture of the praying mantis in Charlotte. I had said I didn’t think I’d ever seen one in my yard before. Well, I still hadn’t, if I hadn’t taken this macro shot of the dragonfly.

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It truly is a very buggy world out here. Although, the population of yellow jackets is very small now. That’s because of THE BIRDS.

5 Wine Glasses!

22615448Title: Her Highland Hero
Author: Terry Spear
Format: ebook
Published: June 30th 2014 by Smashwords Edition
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | ARe
Source: Author
Reviewer: Linda
Rating: 5/5

“Oh, how she loved the braw Highlander, his boldness as he’d regard her with his discerning gaze, and how she wished he’d touch her with his hands in the same places and not with just his eyes.” 

HER HIGHLAND HERO by Terry Spear is an incredible Scottish romance laced with intrigue, suspense and danger with a very satisfying ending that left me positively beaming. I literally could not put this book down once I started it;  I stayed up well past my bedtime finishing it but it was well worth it!  It was PERFECT!  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!  HER HIGHLAND HERO is the sixth book in Terry’s The Highlanders series;  however, as with all of Terry’s books, even though there are interconnected characters, each book can be fully enjoyed as a standalone.   Even though not necessary, I highly recommend reading every book in this series as they are all fantastic.

And here is the latest finished bear: Morrison Clan Bear

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Are you doing anything fun? I’m shipping bears and books and then trying to get caught up on writing. 🙂

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Hero of a Highland Wolf, Official Release Day and Facebook Party Day!

August 5: For lovers of the paranormal, you are invited to slip into our world and let the fantastical experience take you away! Times are CST.

Guest authors making appearances:
Heather Graham Pozzessere is traveling but hopes to drop in. 🙂 https://www.facebook.com/heathergrahampozzessere
10 am-Sara Humphreys
11 am- Rebecca Zanetti – Author
12 pm-Vonnie Davis
1 pm-Rebecca York/ Ruth Glick
2 pm-Maggie Shayne
3 pmClaire Ashgrove
4 pm-Lori Handeland
6 pmDeb Cooke /Claire Delacroix
7 pmLaura Kaye
8 pm-Stephanie Julian
9 pm-Suzanne Johnson

And I will be giving away:

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I make the original teddy bears, and this one I’ll be giving away in honor of Hero of a Highland Wolf’s release at the party. This is a fully jointed, mohair bear, the mohair imported from England. He has tapestry paws.

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I will be giving away 2 Hero of a Highland Wolf XL T-shirts.


2 sets of the 4 books in the Highland wolf series:

Heart of the Highland Wolf, A Howl for a Highlander, A Highland Werewolf Wedding, and Hero of a Highland Wolf

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2 winners will win a copy of Hero of a Highland Wolf

Plus lots of other gifts from all the other super paranormal authors!

This is all on August 5th!

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Author: Terry Spear

Release Date: August 5, 2014

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Genre: Paranormal Romance



The MacQuarrie werewolf clan has overseen the Playfair family’s Ardmore Castle for three centuries. So when a Playfair granddaughter from abroad inherits the estate, clan chief Grant MacQuarrie has to train her to manage it—and he’s not happy about having her in his way. Until the prim old lady he’s expecting turns out to be a sexy young wolf…



Colleen Playfair is excited and apprehensive about her new role at the castle, and she has big plans to change the way its run. But the stubborn Grant won’t make things easy, and she’s forced to turn to seduction to get her way…



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Really off to work!

Have a super great Wednesday!!!

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Top Pick, 5 Star Hero of a Highland Wolf! $2.99 Sale Price on Heart of the Highland Wolf!

I have to get ready for my Sourcebooks signing this morning, but the reviews are coming in for a couple of books and I wanted to share.

SEAL Wolf for Sale is coming out in April! No cover yet.

Product Details

Heart of the Highland Wolf (Heart of the Wolf) by Terry Spear (Jun 7, 2011) on sale price right now!

And these came in:

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5 Star Top Pick!!!!! http://www.nightowlreviews.com/v5/Blog/Articles/Hero-Of-A-Highland-Wolf-by-Terry-Spear “Terry Spear does it again with another 5 Star Top Pick! In this case two of our reviewers have given this book 5 stars! (Reviews: Debra Taylor & Evampire)” AND a giveaway!!!

“Now, Grant was warned about those American female wolves and how they seem to shake things up. That was what happened as they inevitably started falling for each other, while a sinister nemesis rears his ugly snout. I liked the suspense and mystery that was thrown in with the romance.

All in all, it was a great book. Fun and exciting to read. It had tight writing, vivid creative descriptions, a smooth flowing plot, and romance aplenty. There were also a few familiar faces as it turned out that Colleen had a good friend living nearby after all.

I can’t wait to see what’s up next from this amazing author!This book was absolutely awesome! It took me on an amazing ride from start to finish. Yet another solid entry in Terry Spear’s paranormal ‘Heart Of The Wolf’ Series. ” Debra Taylor

And from Evampire: “This fast paced and smooth flowing plot keeps readers on their toes with suspense, drama, humor and romance. The author brings the story to life with well written scenes and details which inspire vivid images that capture the imagination and invite the reader to visit the highlands and tension building suspense builds throughout the story as the reader follows the headstrong couple’s stubborn dance and wait to see who wins. The strong compelling characters are easily related to and grab the reader’s attention from the very beginning.

I was completely captivated by this charming story from the very beginning, there was surprising twists and dangerous elements, quite a few chuckles and of course the sexy men in kilts to keep readers entertained and as always I look forward to reading the next fascinating story by Terry Spear.

And that’s it!!! TWO 5 Star Top Picks from Night Owl Reviews! And remember, a giveaway!!!

This one for the audiobook version of The Winged Fae:
12528114Title: The Winged Fae
Series: The World of Fae, #3
Author: Terry Spear
Format: Audio/ebook, 147 pages
Published: September 2nd 2011 by Terry Spear (06-20-14)
ISBN: 0013093517
Narrated by: Jeanne Whitehouse
Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
Format: Unabridged
Links: Goodreads | Kindle | Amazon | Audible | B&N | ARe 
Source: Author
Reviewer: Linda
Rating: 5/5

“Oh, what had she done?”
He’d startled her; that was the problem.  It was all his fault he was lying on the ground, looking rather cherub like, his blond hair curling about his ears, his bright blue eyes closed now, his masculine lips parted slightly as he slept the sleep of the dead.
She studied his masculine lips.  And thought just how much havoc she could wreak if she kissed him.  Served him right for startling her so.
Without analyzing whether she should do it, and just because she could, she pressed her mouth against his and gently kissed his lips, meaning only to give a quick peck and that was it….
His lips curved up under hers and for a second, she thought he was awake, smiling at her kissing him….

Oh my!  One kiss that precipitates so much havoc!  I loved both of these characters!  Serena is an effervescent spirit who seems to have calamity for a middle name.  She certainly gets in more pickles than a deli could ever serve.  Niall is quite beguiled by her intrepidity and her shenanigans and just wants an antidote she has promised him to the sleeping potion.   As they cavort from one misadventure to another, he becomes quite the sweetheart and her protector of sorts attempting with questionable success to keep her out of trouble.  The romance is all sweet as can be and wonderfully entertaining.

Bottomline:  I’m a huge fan of Terry’s books and she has never once disappointed me. THE WINGED FAE is no exception.  If you love to read light-hearted,  FUN tales teeming with whimsy and playfulness, THE WINGED FAE is the book for you!  I can’t wait to see what Terry has in store in the next World of Fae book,  THE ANCIENT FAE.


Okay, got to get ready for the signing! Have a fabulous day!!! 🙂

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Hero of a Highland Wolf–4 Stars! RT Magazine & Goodreads Giveaway!

Everyone needs one, aye?

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Highland hunk. Check

Wolf. Check

Kilt. Check

Highland background. Check

Wait, no castle. That’s okay. We have a Highland hunk. Check

But here’s for the great news!! It’s coming on August 7, and we have a ton of things going on. I’ve been told that we’ll have kilted Highlanders to show off on Facebook, prizes, I’ll be giving away one of my Highland bears that I make, all 4 of my Highland books to one Rafflecopter blog tour blitz winner, a Facebook party, we’ve got a Goodreads giveaway going on now…and more!

This is a red mohair bear, suede paws, one of a kind. Only made one small one like this. 🙂  I will give this away at the FB party.  $55 bear!

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Goodreads Giveaway

Romantic Times, 4 Star! HOT

When it comes to paranormal romance, readers can always depend on Spear to deliver. This 14th entry in the acclaimed Heart of the Wolf series will not lee down those rabid fans of the hairy guys who howl at the moon. Hero of a Highland Wolf is guaranteed to excite, tantalize and stimulate all of your senses. And there’s kilts! Jaime A. Geraldi

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Call of the Cougar! Fresh Fiction Review for Her Highland Hero!

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Lovely review at Fresh Fiction!

Her Highland Hero, June 2014
The Highlanders #6
by Terry Spear

Self Published
Featuring: Marcus McEwan; Lady Isobel
230 pages
ISBN: 1633110001
EAN: 9781633110007
Kindle: B00LENEGHU
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“Full of heart-stopping action, sexy good guys, and strong women!”

Her Highland Hero
Terry Spear

Reviewed by Miranda Owen
Posted July 6, 2014

There are certain components in HER HIGHLAND HERO that are staples of just about any book by Terry Spear — the good guys are sweet, sexy and can handle a sword; the heroine is no pushover; and the action adds interest and is exciting but it never overbalances the romance. I also love that Isobel and Marcus discuss the dangers they face and make decisions together. There are some things that Isobel is physically unable to do because she was never trained as a warrior, but neither is she immature or a hindrance on the journey to Marcus’s castle. He admires her determination and heartiness and doesn’t talk down to her or patronize her.

Along with the sizzling romance, HER HIGHLAND HERO is full of treachery, conspiracies, and tons of bad guys to choose from. It’s fun trying to guess who the masterminds are and how the puzzle pieces fit into place. It’s nice seeing familiar faces from past books acting as helpers in Marcus and Isobel’s journey. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for familiar characters like Gunnolf and new characters like Sir Travon, and the mysterious Dwyer.

HER HIGHLAND HERO is exactly the kind of highlander book fans have come to expect from Terry Spear — full of heart- stopping action, sexy good guys, and strong women. I look forward to reading more books in this series!


I set His Wild Highland Lass aside to read later and revise some more. It really is good to let a story go for a while. It’s not due out until Feb. So I have time on it.

So I was tossing ideas around in my head of how to start The Viking’s Highland Lass and Call of the Cougar. One of my beta readers said I probably wouldn’t want to release another Highland novel that soon, so work on Call of the Cougar. In actuality, I will have to stop whatever project I get stared on in a couple of weeks to go to a conference, come home for a week, and off to another conference, at which time I will have to work solely on A Silver Wolf Christmas for a November deadline. So no matter what I work on now, it’s not going to be finished right away. Wrote 2500 of Call of the Cougar yesterday, and will be working more on it today. But if I get stuck, I’ll go back to Viking. 🙂

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I saw a note from someone on a loop who asked, “Is releasing a book in August bad for sales?”

Actually, anytime in summer can be bad because families are vacationing and busy doing other stuff. On the other hand, when I wasn’t juggling little ones, I loved to read on a plane. Or when I was at a cabin or hotel at night, read a book.

The same can be said of August or September. Kids are going back to school, money is tight for buying school supplies, new clothes for the kids, and if you have teen books coming out then, kids are too busy with their studies to read. Although I have just as many adult readers for my teen books. Or…releases are bad in November or December because of the holidays and everyone is buying gifts. Hmmm, books maybe??? I always get books for my kids and kids-in-laws. They ask for them! Then I’ve heard January is the worst for sales because no one has any money. And yet, everyone has new ereaders and gift certificates!  And I’ve heard that sales can be really good. 🙂

What do I do? When the book is ready, I publish it. Whether it sells a lot this month or next month, or three months from now is irrelevant. I’m working on the next book. And when that one comes out, maybe IT will hit the right month. The point is we never really know. And we’re in this for the long term. So if you’re reading my books and are looking forward to the next one, don’t worry about me releasing in only certain months to optimize sales! 🙂

When it’s done, it’s yours.

It’s kind of like submitting to an agent. EVERYONE said, don’t submit during a holiday. No agent will read your work. I found submitting during the holidays, not right on Thanksgiving or Christmas, but the weeks before were great times to submit. You know why? No one else was because EVERYONE said… yep. So everyone else didn’t submit. And mine were seen to right away. 🙂

But every book is special. Every release is special. It might not be well loved this month, or it might even take a year for readers to finally take notice. 🙂 We just have to write the next book. Don’t you agree?


Oh, and after showing off my Patriotic Patrick on Facebook, I had one order for him, and one for another bear! He is cute, isn’t he? He was featured in Teddy Bear Review Magazine some years back.

I had a question: Do I make the bear too? Not just the clothes?


Here is a naked bear that I also made and naked bunnies too!

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Happy reading!!!


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Tons of Giveaways for Jaguar Hunt Release, and Want Everyone to Have a Chance at Them!


Book Obsessed Chicks – Interview (with giveaway)


Fangs Wands and Fairy Dust – Guest Post (with giveaway)



Raven Night Book Review (with giveaway)


It’s A Reading Thing (with giveaway)


Wolf Majick (and Review) (with giveaway)


Diane’s Book Blog (with giveaway)


Buffy’s Ramblings (with giveaway)


Casablanca (with giveaway)


SOS Aloha (with giveaway)


Tome Tender (with giveaway)



Teaser from Jaguar Hunt:

He meant to go lightly, cautiously, sweetly. First kiss, first date. But she curled her fingers in his hair, pressed her hot little body against his, and kissed him back as if they had been dating for a good long while! As if he wanted him like he wanted her.
Now this was more like it.
~ JAGUAR HUNT by Terry Spear
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Barnes and Noble – http://bit.ly/QuCsmn
iTunes – http://bit.ly/1rjnVVY

And if anyone wants to share a Twitter Teaser:
He’s handsome w/a wicked sense of humor…and he shifts into a jaguar. Meet David, @TerrySpear’s hero in JAGUAR HUNT http://amzn.to/1i5DVu2

The Reviews are Coming in Fast and Furious! Jaguar Hunt Released Today!

And I missed a blog I was at yesterday. I was on two others, then got all these reviews and so I began sending notices on them, and then remembered I hadn’t written up my newsletter for the new release and….:)

Plus, I was working on A SEAL Wolf for Sale revisions after 3 of my beta readers read it.

So here’s the missed blog. Sure there will be a bunch more today, but got to get back to revising.

http://sosaloha.blogspot.com/2014/06/aloha-to-terry-spear-and-jaguar-hunt.html I did a guest blog for Kim and she had taken a lovely picture of me and Roxanne St Claire, who was a wonderful book signing friend. We had a lovely time! 🙂  Also a giveaway at Kim’s blog!!!!

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Jaguar Hunt

I love that this book is set in Belize. It is one of my favorite vacation spots. Ironically enough, I read this book on my anniversary. We went to Belize on our honeymoon so the timing was appropriate. I could easily visualize their hotel and the jungle scenes. One of my favorite things about the country is that it is not overdeveloped, and the rainforest is plentiful; A great place for jaguar shifters. It is a beautiful nation and the perfect setting for this novel.

Jaguar Hunt is an action pact book with a praiseworthy plot. There were a lot of mystery and excitement, and everything was written in a believable manner. I enjoyed all the characters. Terry Spear did a great job with the character development and plot. In addition, her writing style is noteworthy.http://dianes-book.blogspot.com/2014/06/terry-spears-jaguar-hunt-book-blitz.html


Review: Jaguar Hunt by Terry SpearJaguar Hunt Series: Heart of the Jaguar #3
by Terry Spear
Published by Sourcebooks, Sourcebooks Casablanca on June 2014
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Shape Shifters
Format: eARC
Source: Net Galley

David and Tammy are such fun characters that I hated that their story had to end! Hopefully, they’ll make guest appearances in future books in the Heart of the Jaguar series as I love their interplay with one another. However, teenagers Alex and Nate almost steal the show entirely with their hilarious antics. I can’t wait to see what kind of JAG agents they make!


Terry Spear captures every element perfectly in JAGUAR HUNT. From the world building to the character development, JAGUAR HUNT has it all! Terry Spear’s smooth writing style and vivid descriptions are simply breathtaking. I’ve traveled to Belize once before and Terry Spear made me want to return immediately just to once again savor the beauty she so accurately depicts.  JAGUAR HUNT is highly recommended!http://www.ck2skwipsandkritiques.com/2014/05/31/review-jaguar-hunt-by-terry-spear/


Jaguar Hunt is the third book in the Heart of the Jaguar series. I just loved the plot of this one and had such a difficult time putting it down. While it is possible to read this book as a standalone and totally enjoy it, I would recommend that if you are a fan of contemporary paranormal romance that you should just read this wonderful series. I have and I am so looking forward to the next book! http://paulettespapers.com/?p=7676#comment-18718


They say it takes a thief to catch a thief, well in this case, it takes a couple of special agent jaguar shapeshifters to catch some naughty teen shifters who might have something to do with a missing jaguar. Agents David Patterson and Tammy Anderson track the pair to Belize but things aren’t quite as simple as they initially seemed.

Both leads have quite a colourful romantic past with past lovers that crop up in their investigation. I guess that since the shifter world is fairly small, it makes sense that there would be some overlap. The romance between Tammy and David worked well with the sexual tension leading to a solid partnership. There was an air of playfulness in many of their interactions as both jaguars and humans which reflected their feline natures nicely. In many romance novels there is one clear villain but here Spear went out of her way to create a pool of likely suspects and difficult to interview. I appreciated this attention to detail as it made the investigation more robust.

I enjoyed this novel and was able to get up to speed pretty quickly even though I hadn’t read the first two – something I’ll be quickly remedying. If you’re in the mood for a flirty and fun PNR, you should definitely give this a shot. http://www.backchattingbooks.com/reviews/jaguar-hunt-by-terry-spear/#comment-16747


Okay, I’m off to work on revising A SEAL Wolf for Sale some more. I’m behind on writing on Her Highland Hero. *sigh* But only so many hours in a day!

Have a super great Tuesday! It is Tuesday, right???


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Pizza Party!!!!

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One of the things we did at the convention was invited 15 readers to the room and had a pizza party. Sara Humphries, Ashlyn Chase, CH Admirand, and Terry Spear had books, cupcakes, pizzas and drinks, bags of goodies and and other things to give away for readers, reviewers and bloggers. Jennilinh Dinh coordinated the party and gave away Mary Kay products. We all had fun. Just a different way to connect with readers, reviewers, and bloggers and have fun.

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This was at the Romantic Times Readers Convention, New Orleans.

The cupcakes were yummy!!!


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Mouse Handicapped

Do you know what that means? It means you have to have a mouse to work well on a computer.

That’s me. Mine just went out. Argh. I can type 10 times faster, get things done 10 times faster when I have a mouse.

When I have to use the touchpad, it’s awful. I’ll be typing away and all of a sudden I’ve slipped to a different place in the manuscript entirely. The WRONG place. Yes, it’s nice having it in a pinch, but I’m soooo Mouse handicapped.

What about you???

Dunnottar Castle, window to the sea, rocky death for prisoners trying to escape, copyrightOkay, off to struggle without a mouse.

Have a lovely Tuesday!!! 🙂


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Request for Another Bear, and a Review!

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Another Confetti Bear. Better picture. The sun was setting when I took the one before this. It was getting dark when I took this one, but bear shows up as more of it’s natural white color and all its lovely confetti colors.

Still had a guest blog to do, but when I got another bear order, and another chance to watch a movie???? After working on 6 guest blogs yesterday?

You guessed it! I was ready to take a break.


I also got a great review this morning for Silence of the Wolf:

5 Ribbons!

An action-packed paranormal romantic suspense, SILENCE OF THE WOLF, the thirteenth novel in award winning author Terry Spear’s HEART OF THE WOLF series, will sweep you up into the storyline right from the very first page. Tom and Elizabeth are both alphas and there is an undeniable connection between them. Before long, they are heating up the pages as danger pursues Elizabeth. Not only is her family in the area, there is also the question of four brothers who were once part of the pack until Darien killed their father. Are they the ones behind the missing livestock, or is it her uncle and half-brother? Are the brothers back for retribution, or for some other reason?

With non-stop action, thrilling suspense, danger, a beautiful setting, well-drawn characters, this story will keep readers guessing right up to the very satisfying ending. The secondary plot of the four brothers also provides additional depth and appeal to the story. Although this is the thirteenth novel in this series, it can easily be read as a standalone. Since the first time I picked up one of Ms. Spear’s books, I have been a fan. She never disappoints and keeps the adrenaline steadily climbing with each book. If you are looking for a terrific story with plenty of the paranormal, mystery, romance, humor and heat, look no further than SILENCE OF THE WOLF. A wonderfully entertaining novel! By Romance Junkies Reviewer: Dottie

Reviews like this make me want to jump back into my writing! 🙂

But first, *sigh*, I have to do another guest blog.

Have a lovely Saturday!!!


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