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Done!

At least with the proofing of Legend of the White Wolf and the novella.

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New Wolf Man

Evolution? Or just that the other is fantasy and my wolves are real? Yep, that’s it!

Lots of thunder last night. Ominous clouds threatening like a wolf without teeth. And no rain. Again. No break in heat for another 2 weeks, it looks like, unless it changes its mind and is crazy hot for another 2 weeks. *sigh*

Have a super fun day! I’m off to write!!! Red Wolf Christmas and the cold is howling for me to come join them.

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Max sleeping on Tanner’s neck

I’m certain Tanner has eyes. I’ve seen them on occasion, but rarely. Yesterday I pulled his hair back, trying to get a picture of it. And by the way, I do try to brush out his whiskers, but he’s still JAWS when it comes to the brush getting near his nose. The hairs are unruly curls, but that makes Tanner, Tanner.

Okay, I’m BEHIND on word count on She-Wolf, but that’s because I spent ALL day yesterday working on taxes. Really, I need to be better organized. Then my daughter mentioned that if I had energy efficient improvements made to the house–like a new water heater and the windows, (which truly have been great–no ice on the INSIDE of windows), and that means finding all the receipts. In the future, I need to really be better organized.

🙂 <3 Okay, working some on word count, and then back to taxes!

Have a lovely tax-free Sunday!

Terry
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Are You a Multi-Tasker?

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I am. Okay, today, I’ve got to start proofing the final copy of SEAL Wolf Hunting. Don’t you love this cover? Besides the guy, I LOVE the wolf. Since I write about wolves, as  in werewolves, but they’re so human and so wolf-like that it seems sacrilegious to call them werewolves–as in a horror version of them, I love to see a beautiful wolf on the cover taking up center stage too. Why? Because the man is not just a man, but a wolf. I love this time with the book–it’s nearly done–just checking to make sure there are no other mistakes, but there are so few, that it’s a time for me to have that one last read that’s more for pleasure than anything, before you get it!

So that’s one of my number one priorities. I also want to continue to work on bears. I finished two last night. I finished making a 3rd, but still need to embroider the paws. 🙂

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Plum bear with plum faux suede paws, 19″

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Purple Bear with faux suede paws, 10 1/2″

 

And I want to get my word count in on She-Wolf. 2500 words a day. I need to be at 8500 today. I’m at 7200 right now. So moving right along. Usually when I get in edits, I have to quit everything and concentrate on only the edits. Then I’m playing a horrible game of catch up. So I’m trying to work on my blogs, word count, then proofing, then bears so I don’t get behind on anything. 🙂

It’s kind of like playing an RPG, role-playing game. I’m playing Dragon Age: Inquisition for my break time at night once I have all my other stuff done. Yesterday, besides word count, I was critiquing 10 chapters of a critique partner’s book, and while I was playing the game, I was finishing up the bears. Now, I also have to constantly stop to take puppies out, to play with them, cuddle with them, train them, feed them. So I do have other stuff going on. But in the RPG–there’s always a decision to make. Do I concentrate on the Big Boss, the guy with all the strength that is really, really hard to kill, and then work on his minions after he’s dead? Or do I tackle everyone at once? Then once the little guys are dead, I can use all my strength against the big guy?

Well, oftentimes I’ll go after the big guy while the little guys are beating at me too. And when I’m working on my projects, often I’ll tackle the one that needs to be done first–just all day long for every day that it takes to get it done. Then my stack of things to do goes down a little before it goes up a lot again.

So this is kind of a new experiment for me. Working on all things–having a goal for each, and getting each of them done, and not just working on one big project. I think it’s working, so far, because I think when I do just one major thing, I tend to take breaks anyway, and I don’t get as much done. Time will tell.

I want to get half of the proof book done today, and the other half tomorrow. That’s my goal. I need to start sewing up the other bears–4 of them, so another goal. And word count on She-Wolf.

Other than that, that’s it! 🙂

When you have jobs to tackle, do you go after the tough ones first, or the little ones until you’re ready to tackle the big one? I do that with first line edits. The simple stuff first. Then I tackle the bigger issues. 🙂 When I see a page of issues, I want to reduce the number quickly. Then it doesn’t seem like so much.

Have a terrific Friday and hope all your issues are little ones. The Big Bosses can be a real chore to deal with.

Terry
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
Connect with Terry Spear: Website: http://www.terryspear.com
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Stand Alone Titles vs Series

When I start a book, it’s standalone.  My wolf series started with Heart of the Wolf. I LOVED writing about wolves as shifters based on real wolves, but with romance and adventure, mystery and humor, and all that good stuff. Now, I wrote Heart of the Wolf, loving it, but when we write, trying to get a book published, that’s another story. However, publishers aren’t looking for standalone titles. They can’t build readership that way. And authors need readership. But if we can’t sell the first book in a “series,” why write a series of unsaleable books?

I was determined to sell a wolf book though, because I loved the idea. So I started writing Destiny of the Wolf.  They’re different wolf packs, same world, but don’t meet. So I solved the problem with writing a series that I couldn’t sell, sold Heart of the Wolf, and then added a mystery wolf who is in the first 4 standalone wolf titles. You see, I never knew if my publisher would keep buying the wolf tales.

I like standalone series myself. I like to finish a book and know it’s finished, and I love reading about characters I loved in the other stories who now get stories of their own. The same with my readers. I think I’ll write a story, some will like it, and the book won’t catch on, but I don’t intend to write more of them, even if I love the story. Then I get so many requests for more, I have to write them. And I love it.

In the books featured below, this is a series within a series. Again, who knew it would happen? Not me. But my first book about the Navy SEAL wolves was To Tempt The Wolf. Then A SEAL in Wolf’s Clothing, A SEAL Wolf Christmas, and next year, SEAL Wolf Hunting.

Again, it’s like I had more characters that came to life and needed their own story. I read a blog where an author doesn’t like writing series. Granted, they take more effort. We have to remember details from earlier books, and if you have so many series going at the same time as I do, that can be a real challenge. But I want to write for my readers. And if that means I write about characters that readers have fallen in love with, I’ll do it. Case in point in the SEAL stories. Hunter, in To Tempt the Wolf, has a very annoying sister. But so many of my readers wanted to see her story, I had to write it. And A SEAL in Wolf’s Clothing was born. Everyone wanted to see who could tame his sister. I had a ball, and that was my 9th book and it made USA Today Bestseller.

SEAL Wolf Hunting

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To Tempt the Wolf

To Tempt the Wolf: His love has the power to transform… or destroy…

A SEAL Wolf Christmas

A Christmas paranormal romance with the hot combination of a sexy Navy SEAL hero with werewolves, from USA Today bestselling author Terry Spear.

So I write standalone titles every time. Truly. But sometimes, oftentimes, they turn into series. 🙂 <3

What about you? Do you enjoy reading: Standalone titles? Standalone Series? Cliffhanger Series where you have to read them in order or you’re totally lost?

Have a great Tuesday! I finished writing Phantom Fae and now am working on edits! 🙂

Terry
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Juggling between FB Parties

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Christmas Tree in a Salado shop

On October 10th, it’s an all genre Christmas party and I’m celebrating the release of my new Highland wolf book: A Highland Wolf Christmas.

https://www.facebook.com/events/852374908108006

 

On December 5th, the authors of the Faery Realms Box Set are having a party!

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And I’m up to 78,000 on Call of the Cougar and still finishing it!

Have a super great Sunday!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
www.terryspear.com
Connect with Terry Spear:
Website:
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Twitter:
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Wilde & Woolly Bears

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Tall, Dark and Paranormal–Facebook Page and Party, 825,000 words for 99 Cents!

UPDATED! We have all the links, including Barnes and Noble now!

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We’re also having a FB party on Sep 16, day of release, with goodies to give away:

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Only 99 cents! Limited time offer!

10 Thrilling Tales of Sexy Alpha Bad Boys

CRESCENT MOON – From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Lori Handeland

FOREVER FREED by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Laura Kaye

SPELLBOUND by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Opal Carew, writing as Amber Carew

SINS OF THE FLESH by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Caridad Pineiro

SPELL BOUND by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Stephanie Julian

HAUNTING A COWBOY – A Brand New Story from USA Today Bestselling Author Randi Alexander

HUNTRESS FOR HIRE by USA Today Bestselling Author Terry Spear

DEAD SEXY by USA Today Bestselling Author Paige Tyler

ASMODEUS: DEMON OF LUST by Bestselling Author Sara Humphreys

BEAUTY AND THE BEST by Bestselling Author, Judi Fennell

CRESCENT MOON by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Lori Handeland A cryptozoologist travels to New Orleans to investigate whispers of a wolf in the Honey Island Swamp.
SPELLBOUND by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Opal Carew What is Lucinda, a tenth level wizard, to do when Destiny pairs her with a man who is utterly domineering, overwhelmingly masculine, incredibly irresistible and, according to her most trusted friend, extremely dangerous?
FOREVER FREED by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Laura Kaye A reclusive, empathic vampire falls in love with a woman he planned to kill, and must fight his ancient guilt, bloodlust, and an old vampire rival who threatens everything he holds dear.
SINS OF THE FLESH by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Caridad Pineiro Mick Carrera is a mercenary hired to eliminate problems, but the genetically engineered woman with the superhuman powers is nothing like what he expected.
SPELL BOUND by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Stephanie Julian A warrior born to defend. A young witch in need of protection. A dangerous desire neither of them expected.
HAUNTING A COWBOY – A Brand New Story from USA Today Bestselling Author Randi Alexander When a ranch foreman hires a ghost whisperer to handle the spirit that’s haunting him, the attraction between them is…supernatural
HUNTRESS FOR HIRE by USA Today Bestselling Author Terry Spear He’s bound to get her killed, so why does the huntress desire the vampire-turned hunter more than life itself?
DEAD SEXY by USA Today Bestselling Author Paige Tyler Can her love save him from a curse worse than death?
ASMODEUS: DEMON OF LUST by Bestselling Author Sara Humphreys ASMODEUS: When Kai Kelly discovers an unusual ring in the attic it leads to much more than she bargained for. She may not realize what she has in her possession, but the boys in Hell sure got the message.
BEAUTY AND THE BEST by Bestselling Author, Judi Fennell Reclusive artist Todd Best hasn’t produced anything since the death of his wife…until aspiring romance novelist Jolie Gardener enters his life and turns it upside down.

Preorders Available from Amazon Now:

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Kobo:

http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/tall-dark-and-paranormal

Smashwords:

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/471539

ITunes:

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All Romance Ebooks:

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Barnes and Noble:

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Ten full length novels from some of the hottest bestselling authors in paranormal romance–825,000 words–that will immerse you for HOURS in the world of Tall Dark and Paranormal.

 

Tall, Dark and Paranormal–10 Sexy Paranormal Full Length Novels! 825,000 words for 99 cents!!!

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Only 99 cents! Limited time offer!

10 Thrilling Tales of Sexy Alpha Bad Boys

CRESCENT MOON – From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Lori Handeland

FOREVER FREED by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Laura Kaye

SPELLBOUND by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Opal Carew, writing as Amber Carew

SINS OF THE FLESH by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Caridad Pineiro

SPELL BOUND by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Stephanie Julian

HAUNTING A COWBOY – A Brand New Story from USA Today Bestselling Author Randi Alexander

HUNTRESS FOR HIRE by USA Today Bestselling Author Terry Spear

DEAD SEXY by USA Today Bestselling Author Paige Tyler

ASMODEUS: DEMON OF LUST by Bestselling Author Sara Humphreys

BEAUTY AND THE BEST by Bestselling Author, Judi Fennell

CRESCENT MOON by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Lori Handeland A cryptozoologist travels to New Orleans to investigate whispers of a wolf in the Honey Island Swamp.
SPELLBOUND by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Opal Carew What is Lucinda, a tenth level wizard, to do when Destiny pairs her with a man who is utterly domineering, overwhelmingly masculine, incredibly irresistible and, according to her most trusted friend, extremely dangerous?
FOREVER FREED by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Laura Kaye A reclusive, empathic vampire falls in love with a woman he planned to kill, and must fight his ancient guilt, bloodlust, and an old vampire rival who threatens everything he holds dear.
SINS OF THE FLESH by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Caridad Pineiro Mick Carrera is a mercenary hired to eliminate problems, but the genetically engineered woman with the superhuman powers is nothing like what he expected.
SPELL BOUND by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Stephanie Julian A warrior born to defend. A young witch in need of protection. A dangerous desire neither of them expected.
HAUNTING A COWBOY – A Brand New Story from USA Today Bestselling Author Randi Alexander When a ranch foreman hires a ghost whisperer to handle the spirit that’s haunting him, the attraction between them is…supernatural
HUNTRESS FOR HIRE by USA Today Bestselling Author Terry Spear He’s bound to get her killed, so why does the huntress desire the vampire-turned hunter more than life itself?
DEAD SEXY by USA Today Bestselling Author Paige Tyler Can her love save him from a curse worse than death?
ASMODEUS: DEMON OF LUST by Bestselling Author Sara Humphreys ASMODEUS: When Kai Kelly discovers an unusual ring in the attic it leads to much more than she bargained for. She may not realize what she has in her possession, but the boys in Hell sure got the message.
BEAUTY AND THE BEST by Bestselling Author, Judi Fennell Reclusive artist Todd Best hasn’t produced anything since the death of his wife…until aspiring romance novelist Jolie Gardener enters his life and turns it upside down.

Preorders Available from Amazon Now:

http://www.amazon.com/Tall-Dark-Paranormal-Thrilling-Tales-ebook/dp/B00N55HGOA

Kobo:

http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/tall-dark-and-paranormal

Smashwords:

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/471539

 

ITunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/tall-dark-paranormal-10-thrilling/id915571414?mt=11

All Romance Ebooks, Google Play, and Barnes and Noble coming.

Ten full length novels from some of the hottest bestselling authors in paranormal romance–825,000 words–that will immerse you for HOURS in the world of Tall Dark and Paranormal.

 

The sale price won’t last! We’re only doing this for a short time!

Okay, off to get caught up on more. I’ll update other sales sites and more information as we have it! So far:

 

He even has embroidered fangs!
Oh, and also, we’re having a big FB party and blog tour: https://www.facebook.com/events/514036032064445

More on the blogs we’ll be at later.

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
www.terryspear.com
Connect with Terry Spear:
Website:
www.terryspear.com
Goodreads:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/421434.Terry_Spear
Facebook:
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Twitter:
https://twitter.com/TerrySpear

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Werewolves for Grownups and Men with Muscles…

 

 

Thanks so much to Rhonda Valverde  for mentioning my werewolf books–Heart of the Highland Wolf–when she was interviewed by Woman’s World!!! This was a couple of years ago, but I ran across it on another blog and wanted to show it off again, because I don’t think I have on this one anyway, and it relates to my Highland wolf series as this was the first one in the series, I have a new one out, Hero of a Highland Wolf, and the next one coming up in October is A Highland Wolf Christmas.

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

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I loved it: Werewolves for Grown Ups! Yes!!! I couldn’t have been more thrilled, and again, want to thank Rhonda for thinking of my wolfish hunks when she was interviewed!!!

A Howl for a Highlander

He’ll do anything to protect the she-wolf.

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Now: About MEN with MUSCLES

Someone had posted a comedian’s blurb about how his mother had told him that women didn’t really care about muscles as much as if a guy had a sense of humor. He soon discovered mothers lie.
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But just think, if you truly had to live with someone who was dour and sour, humorless but had the most beautiful muscles known to man, or someone who made you smile or laugh on the worst of days, who looked better with his shirt on…be honest! Which would you prefer?
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My dad was the world’s biggest tease, which is where I get my inclination from naturally, and when my mom, who could be just as much of a character, asked him why he didn’t have six-pack abs like some guy on TV, he had a funny retort.

My dad did have muscles–which he showed off in his Adonis pose, muscles flexed, but he was leaner and more wiry. And he had the strongest hands in the world. He could unscrew any cap on any jar that was practically unscrewable by human hands–without the use of a wrench or can opener.

So to my mother’s taunts about the six-pack abs?

“They’ll all turn to flab.”

And then he’d push out his belly to indicate what he meant. We’d all grimace and say, “Ewww,” then he’d take a deep breath and suck it all in. And he was dad again. We told him to hold it that way. 🙂

Now, a man with a sense of humor is definitely more desirable to me than a man who has none but is blessed or works at only having a beautiful bod, because when you’re down in the dumps, who can be more uplifting? I don’t mean, physically!

Oh, I know some of you will want both. Why can’t you have both? So in my books, I give readers both, but…in the real world…

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Well, of course Highlanders are going to have gorgeous muscles from swinging the sword to fight their enemies and carrying off the lovely lass–that’s you.

And wolves are going to have beautiful muscles as they exercise on their runs and workouts with the fairer sex–that’s you.

But still…a guy with a sense of humor definitely trumps one without. 🙂

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Now it’s your turn–what do you think?

I can’t leave the guys out of this one. So if you’re a guy, you have a say too. Would you prefer a muscled girl or one with a sense of humor?

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

 

It’s Tuesday–Only 3 More Tuesdays to Go!

Before it’s Christmas!!! Early! With Bjornolf and Anna and Hunter and the gang! Even Leidolf makes an appearance and some of his wolf pack! Everything’s turning up mistletoe, and a few dead bodies. But hey, a SEAL and an undercover operative wouldn’t feel at home if they weren’t solving a mystery!

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Only 3 more Tuesdays to go, and he can be all yours!!

Okay, so my question is–do you like to shop for Christmas?

I usually avoid the crowds and pick up things when I’m in different places that hopefully will mean something to the ones I gift them to. But last year, I went with a coworker friend to Salado and shopped while everything was decorated in Christmas fashion and I had a really good time. So often, I shop online. Much easier to ship!

What about you?

I have to tell you that Anna does not like to shop. At Christmas or any other time. And you know what that means, don’t you?

Terry

 

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy IS reality.”
www.terryspear.com

The Living and the Dead in Savannah, Georgia

In the old Savannah Cemetery, it’s sad to see so many had died due to a yellow fever epidemic after a hurricane hit the area. But here are some of the creatures who live in the cemetery among the dead.

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There were two red hawks flying overhead, resting in the trees, calling out to each other.

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And two baby doves who wanted to take off when I was trying to take a picture of them and not disturb them too much.

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And a squirrel who was in a hurry to reach the safety of one of the huge trees dripping in Spanish moss.Squirrel in Cemetery AAD Conference, 2013, Savannah 177 (800x398) (2)

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And here was a bird’s nest among the green leaves and the Spanish moss, perfect place for a home for the baby birds.

The cemetery was ghostly looking and feeling because of all the Spanish moss, and the story behind the deaths of those entombed there. The ghost meters were going off like crazy, of course. But that’s to be expected because the “ghost” app on the phone is meant to do that. 🙂

More on the cemetery tomorrow!

Terry
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy IS reality.”
www.terryspear.com