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You Had Me at Jaguar!

I’m really bad about self-promoting. I want to write. But I know it’s important to also tell the world when a book is out because nobody else will know if I don’t say something. So a good friend of mine told me about a couple of sites to create book mockups and I’ll share those here.

https://covervault.com/

https://diybookcovers.com/3Dmockups/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/theimageapothecary

Yes, perfect! I was having fun creating a couple of pictures for the upcoming new release. This is really neat because I’ve taken the pictures of the jaguars and added it to the mockup, and the composite I created, I added to the laptop. See???? All this picture taking and composites I am making can be useful, not just fun, goofing off time. lol

Okay, I’m back to the book because, yes, without the book, there will be no need to put out the word. Have a super fun day!!! I’m off to try and catch up on word count.

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Onward Edits! And Wolves!

It helps to have pictures when I’m writing about the wolves so I was playing around with some that I took when I went to the International Wolf Center in Minnesota. Aidan is the alpha male and lying on the rock, taking a rest from his alpha duties. Though you see he’s on top of the world, ready to take charge if he needs to. Luna was the alpha female and she has Aidan’s brother, Denali, pinned down in dominant play. Luna and Aidan are now retired and they live with Grizzle, retired before we saw the wolves, and they all live happily together out of view of the visitors.

Denali and the young Arctic wolves and Boltz are still in the public’s view.

Baby’s back today while her mom and dad celebrate their anniversary. But I’m going to start proofreading all of Silver Town Wolves: Home for the Holidays today. This morning. And once she goes home. I’m hoping to have it done by the weekend and get started on the Wolff book. I decided not to go with the idea I had. Which means, I’m looking for another winning idea. *sigh*

I’m off and running! What about you? Have any great plans for today?

Terry

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

I just received the signed contract for 3 more books, due in in 2019 and due out in 2020, but I also have to write the novella for the 10th anniversary release of Legend of the White Wolf!

So these are the books that each will have a new novella, 10th anniversary releases and new covers. The new cover for Destiny of the Wolf is beautiful, but I don’t have the cover to show off yet (book release 2019 fall). And I’m looking forward to a new cover for Legend of the White Wolf since the cartoonish version doesn’t fit with any of the rest of my covers (book release 2020). They haven’t created it yet. The publisher was new in the field of romance when I signed on, so their art department was learning how to make really fantastic covers. Now they have their own model shoots and no more headless guys. Yay!

Now that I have a contract in hand, it means, no more procrastinating. Not that I am, mind you. I’m still trying to finish up Claiming the White Bear and I wrote 3,000 words on it yesterday. Only 14,000 words left to go. I also received the request for promo blogs for my next release: You Had Me at Jaguar, and I’ll be getting edits in for other books that I’ve written for 2019. It’s a Neverending Story, but a good one! I’m excited! I just need to finish up this book that I started last Christmas.

And yet, Christmas is coming shortly! Which means no writing that day. Oh, and instead of babysitting, I’m going to be dog sitting again. And…sigh…I keep thinking I HAVE to write another Highlander story. I LOVE them, have covers for them, but just need time to write my next one.

I’m off to get writing. Oh, have you ever gone to the grocery store and got everything on your list and then come home to realize you forgot more things because they weren’t on your list? I’m fixing a Christmas Eve Irish feast (corned beef, cabbage, carrots and potatoes), and a roast for Christmas. But I went to make a turkey sandwich last night (I get the small turkey breast and roast it and then I can still enjoy my turkey from time to time during the year) and realized, horrors! My mayonnaise jar is still running out, the bread is too, and my milk expired. Huh. When did that happen???

Have a lovely Friday and hope you’re having fun!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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A Billionaire Wolf for Christmas!

I was trying to get some promo blogs written for it today, and finished the marketing materials for Silver Town Wolf Christmas and turned them in. So I made up the picture of the wolves and added it to a video I made also. And I updated my signature line on my emails.

When the wolves’ own blood betrays them, they risk their lives to find a miracle.

Wolf shifter Dr. Aidan Denali has been working day and night to find a cure for werewolves’ alarmingly sudden decline in lifespan. The key to the problem eludes him. But when Aidan grudgingly leaves his work to do some holiday shopping, he meets a remarkable she-wolf whose mysterious pack could bring him one step closer to the answer.

Dr. Holly Gray is thrilled to meet the wolf who’s been working so hard to help others. Now, it’s her turn to help him. But while their attraction is sizzling, the packs are at odds, and the danger is increasing. It’s going to take a holiday miracle for Holly and Aidan to get themselves―and their loved ones―out of this alive…

Billionaire Wolf series:
Billionaire in Wolf’s Clothing (Book 1)
A Billionaire Wolf for Christmas (Book 2)

What People Are Saying About Terry Spear’s Wolf Shifters:
“Packed with adventure… Magnificently entertaining.”―RT Book Reviews TOP PICK for Billionaire in Wolf’s Clothing, 4 ½ Stars
“Spear has become a master storyteller.”―RT Book Reviews for Alpha Wolf Need Not Apply, 4 Stars
“Nobody does werewolf romances like Terry Spear. The romance sizzles, the mystery intrigues, and the characters shine.”―The Royal Reviews

But now I need to update my website again. When I post about new releases coming up, some bookseller sites don’t have the links for the book, and I check periodically, nothing, and then? I forget. lol

Anyway, I’m still working on the blogs, cut out 12 bears and Sunflower Bear sold! She’s found a home in Australia. This signature line is tiny on my email, so it looks much clearer than this.

I shipped off bears yesterday, but baby’s here today, so not sure how much I’ll get done. Maybe I’ll just take off the day and play!

Have a super wonderful day!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
Connect with Terry Spear:
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Refunds and Returns

Boltz and Axel Ely, 1000 minnesota 173

I had to send an email concerning the chair because I had two parts that were the same instead of two different parts. I listed the two parts based in the directions, and I got a “we’re confused” message back. So I took pictures and explained the same thing again.

I was told that they had to have their technicians determine the problem and figure out the manufacturer’s part for it. You see, on the directions, they don’t list the manufacturer’s part, so I could only give them the ID they used on the directions. Part C and Part D. Anyway, they’re contacting the manufacturer to send me the replacement part, and I’m hoping I get the RIGHT part, which brings me to the blue octopus.

In earlier accounts, I’ve mentioned the blue octopus that has arrived on my doorstep 3 times instead of the correct teapot I’d ordered. Now, I’d ordered two different ones, one for my daughter for Christmas and one for me. Mine is the one that turned into a blue octopus. I finally got my “refund.” I’ve been shorted $16, and not only was I shorted the money, it was given for the one that wasn’t returned. The other says it has been replaced. Well, yes, three times, and not once had it been right.

And that’s the story of refunds and returns. Juggling baby so I’m off and running! Have a lovely day!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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If You Know Something’s Wrong…

Go with your gut instinct. At least for me, I have to do this with my writing.

I have a lot of ghostly stuff in my story–the heroine and her sisters see ghosts, so it’s part of who she is. Can’t help it. I can’t ignore that’s what she does, and they’ve been in 2 Silver Town stories, so I can’t do away with it. Why would I be concerned about it? My editor doesn’t like ghosts.

I need to work on the romance and show them having fun early on. And I added a wolf beginning to show they were shifters. But…I had to show the crux of the problem right away too… And that means the hero has to do his job–he’s a sheriff. There’s a little bit of secrecy on both characters’ parts, but when you can explain it in a conversation to each other, and everything can be worked out that way–then end of conflict.

At the International Wolf Center–the conflict begins: Denali starting to show his teeth and then full on teeth display and at that point, Grayson looks away to show he’s backing down. This was over a beaver they’d been giving for enrichment. Denali is 10 and Grayson is only 2, but Axel, Grayson’s brother, is becoming the emergent leader. He wouldn’t let anyone get near the beaver until he had his fill. Now Denali is taking his turn. Denali’s brother, Aidan, has always been the leader, but he just slept while the others were establishing hierarchy.

Romantic characters need conflict. Not just an argument between two people who disagree, but something that goes deeper–to the root of that persons’ beliefs. Now, I’ve already given them the deeper roots, and then allowed them to say it was fine with them.

I really have this issue of not liking to have conflict between my romantically-inclined characters. And yet, it could be the perfect issue of conflict between them. So I’m going to just have to toughen up and have them deal with the bone of contention between them. It’s something that is key to the wolves’ beliefs, so not something that is human-related. It helps to make this story different. Both have done something that can jeopardize that–only very much different from each other. So they would be the perfect conflicts. I just have to go back in and rewrite it to make it work. 🙂

So then I had a light bulb go off this morning. I find it’s best if the bad guy has a tie in with the good guys somehow that makes everything a lot more personal. I can’t plot this stuff for the life of me, but all of a sudden, the light bulb literally went on, and I had it. So now the rogue wolf is integral to the story, not just an outsider running through their lives.

Okay, before I forget what I’m supposed to do, I’ve got to write. Hope you have no conflict in your romantically-inclined lives! Have a lovely day!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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It’s Okay if I Don’t Write!

I took off the week from writing, though I managed to get 2500 written this week anyway. But this is a research trip, and I signed books at a Barnes and Noble. I’ll use my travels for a story setting in one of my future books. I’ve been up here before, but more to see the wolves and their behavior, and to enjoy the other sites. Even so, I’ve set one of the white wolf stories in Ely during the winter based on my first trip up here, and I’ll have to do one for some shifter story for the summer after seeing all the flowers in abundance, experiencing the weather–hot, stormy, cool, etc.

Bears and wolves and rain, oh my! It poured so hard, we finally had to pull off the road, but it wasn’t letting up, so after a little wait, we continued on our way, ended up on a gravel road and finally back to civilization.

We’ve been brainstorming the whole time too, and I’ve been taking notes, so that’s important, and we’ve been halfway listening to Silver Wolf Christmas, which helps me to remember some of the character details and setting for Silver Town, since I’m writing the next book in the Silver Town series. So see? I’m not goofing off…too much. 🙂

Okay, were off to see the zoo. Tomorrow it will be the arboretum. It might be iffy on the weather. Hope we’re not rained out on either day! We were going to market last night, but as you can see by the rain we were having, it was a no-go.

Have a super, great day!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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All’s Fair in Love and Wolf Released!!!

Zoerro gray timber wolf at the New Mexico wolf reserve drinking water from a bowl on our cabin porch.

Ladies, and Gents, and Wolves, it’s out!!! All’s Fair in Love and Wolf can be in your hot little hands/paws now!

I have just a couple of minutes before baby arrives and I was thinking, why do my release dates always fall on the day when the baby is here???? You know, it’s one of those thoughts when I’m trying to fall asleep and can’t. And then I remembered–because she’s always here on Tuesdays and that’s release day. *sigh*

I could have done this all last night, but then again, I was working on the other story, and I got the last story back to make minor revisions to! Which always messes up my mojo for the current story. I have to dive back into the last one, while promoting this one that I wrote a year ago, and still type up notes on the new one. Confused yet? And you wonder why I change my hero or heroine’s name midstream to one in another book. Well, maybe you don’t wonder, but my beta reader does. lol

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

May 1, 2018

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Alls-Fair-Love-Wolf-Silver/dp/1492655813/

Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/alls-fair-in-love-and-wolf-terry-spear/1127125943?ean=9781492655817#/

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Terry_Spear_All_s_Fair_in_Love_and_Wolf?id=r6ZBDwAAQBAJ

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/alls-fair-in-love-and-wolf/id1321676949?mt=11

BAM: http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Alls-Fair-Love-Wolf/Terry-Spear/9781492655817?id=7079882685730

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/all-s-fair-in-love-and-wolf

Baby’s nearly here and if I don’t publish this, it will be hours later before I can. Made the halfway point on SEAL Wolf Surrender, yay! And I hear baby.

Have a super wonderful day!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Wolf and Baby with Texture Backgrounds and 4 Stars RT Reviews! SOLD!!!

Baby was just telling me why the hair bow was a no go. When I showed her the picture later, she was laughing. But fake laughing. Like practicing. It was the funniest thing ever. Had me laughing so hard. I used overhead lights, sunlight from window, and one softbox light on the left of her.

The other photo is of the alpha wolf (darker), play fighting with his brother at The International Wolf Center, Ely. I’ll be going back there and hope I’ll be able to take some good pictures of them again!

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SOLD! Sold the next 3 books in the wolf/jaguar series!! One will be the jaguar, Howard’s story, the next Brock’s SEAL wolf story, and then another Silver Wolf Town Christmas!

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4 Star RT Review!!”…excitement and suspense that will keep readers hanging on tight”.~~Romantic Times Review Magazine

March 6, 2018

Sexy, hot Arctic wolf, private investigator Gavin Summerfield, is on a mission: learn if an heiress’s husband is cheating on her, but he doesn’t expect to meet up with the woman who tased him some years earlier, who is now…an Arctic wolf like him. Her mission: Keep her secrets from the former cop who could be her undoing…but when the wolf instincts take over, watch out!

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Flight-White-Wolf-Terry-Spear/dp/1492655783/

BAM: http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Flight-White-Wolf/Terry-Spear/9781492655787?id=7149863383008

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/flight-of-the-white-wolf-terry-spear/1126633209?ean=9781492655787#/

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Terry_Spear_Flight_of_the_White_Wolf?id=S0o5DwAAQBAJ

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/flight-of-the-white-wolf/id1295142713?mt=11

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Feeling better and then do a bunch of stuff and I’m wiped out again. And my teeth feel like they all need to be pulled this morning…again. Ugh. But at least I’m getting more stuff done. I spent all day yesterday taking care of baby and managing to get the teen demon trilogy formatted the day before, and the covers and books uploaded yesterday. They came back for final proofing today, so will be working on that next.

I’m still trying to come up with the opening for the new jaguar shifter book/Howard’s story. So I’ve been mulling that over. I know what her mission is and his mission is, but I have to figure out how they meet up and the conflict begins. 🙂

Okay, off to get to proofing. Have a terrific day!!!

Terry
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Tomorrow–Happy Book Birthday!

Spent all morning trying to get blogs posted for tomorrow’s book release: Dreaming of the White Wolf.

White Boo Bear has been adopted! The wolves are gathered to check out the fall colors. It’s a composite–my background from St. Croix, MN, the wolf pumpkin I picked up at the wolf reserve in NM. The wolves were a photo from Depositphotos and the scene is snow-filled. 🙂

I need to do one with the Arctic wolves since this is an Arctic wolf Christmas story. 🙂

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Dreaming-White-Christmas-Terry-Spear/dp/1492645176

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dreaming-of-a-white-wolf-christmas-terry-spear/1125526072?ean=9781492645184

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/dreaming-of-a-white-wolf-christmas/id1202348414?mt=11

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Terry_Spear_Dreaming_of_a_White_Wolf_Christmas?id=KHwFDgAAQBAJ

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/dreaming-of-a-white-wolf-christmas

Indigo: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/dreaming-of-a-white-wolf/9781492645177

Off to work on Billionaire Wolf Christmas some more! Well, after I write some more posts and feed the puppies. They are looking ravenous. Have a great one! 🙂

Terry

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

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