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Having a Morning and a Half

That’s not good. I finally get a response about the audiobook titles I can transfer, I need to upload them. So I start doing that–need the cover, wait, no permission to open file to use, hate changing up to Windows 10. I mean, some things are good–my raw filter now works on Photoshop again. But other stuff like this is a real pain. I’ve tried to gain access, but I’m just not savvy enough to figure it out. I finally was able to open the file, and there are all the images but I can’t open them. No access. The administrator has to approve access. I. Am. The. Administrator. Let me in or I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll…

All of this takes away from writing and I’m having trouble enough with staying on track and I know more edits will be coming down the pike.

So…I’m trying to make a cover from scratch, but that takes time. So who said this was going to be a piece of cake? Can I give them a piece of my mind?

I’m off to try and get word count and then play with a cover in the meantime.

Have a fun day!!! Mine will be productive and great….I’m determined to make it so.

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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10th Anniversary of Destiny of the Wolf Released Today!

Includes brand new novella!

Destiny of the Wolf: His heart holds a secret only she can unlock…

All she wants is the truth
Lelandi Wildhaven is determined to discover the truth about her beloved sister’s mysterious death. But everyone thinks she’s out to make a bid for her sister’s widowed mate.

He’s a pack leader tormented by memories
Darien Silver blames himself for his mate’s death. When her twin arrives in his town, he finds himself bewitched, and when someone attempts to silence her, he realizes that protecting the beautiful stranger might be the only way to protect his pack—and himself.

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 for Christmas (Book 5)

Book 2 B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/destiny-of-the-wolf-terry-spear/1100202335?ean=9781402216688

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1492694142

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/destiny-of-the-wolf/id365593695
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0038KT3T8 

Amazon Australia: http://www.amazon.com.au/Destiny-Wolf-Heart-Terry-Spear-ebook/dp/B0038KT3T8/

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/destiny-of-the-wolf-1

IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781402216688

Alpha and Brother play fighting with each other

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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A Tribute to Wolves from a Fan

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I loved this work by Jai Pietryka! He loves wolves and he loves my books! That makes him a hero in my book! The coat of arms bears the name of wolves lupus garou, that I created, so that is so cool!

I had to do the marketing materials for Billionaire She-Wolf, get word count on Hunting the Red Wolf (which I didn’t do) and do edits on Billionaire She-Wolf. Well, I sent in the marketing materials. I did MOST of the edits. I have a mix-up at the end of a chapter and beginning of the next–due to moving things around before I sent it to my readers, and one of my beta readers caught it, yay! So my next step is to read through the whole story and make any other changes I need to and then turn the book in. And get back on track with word count on Red Wolf.

But, granddaughter will be here in a few minutes and that means it will all have to happen later!

Have a great day!!!!

Terry

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

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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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