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Dragons in Art

Sometimes you just have to start off your morning with dragons and then go from there.

Created with Oscraps, DAZ3D dragons and castle, Photoshop magic, Heather the Painter veils.

I managed to get to 19K yesterday on Dawn of the Jaguar, then got request for marketing materials for Billionaire Wolf. It looks like they’re pushing it back to 2023. It was the book I finished July 1st and should have been out next year.

Also, got beta critiques so need to do those edits on Christmas Wolf Surprise. Both the marketing materials and this book are due Oct 1. And I had hoped to get Dawn of the Jaguar done then too. We shall see.

Off to work. Hope you have a dragon of a wonderful day!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Dawn of the Jaguar Preorder

Erin Chambers is leaving the FBI to join her father in his Big Cat Investigative Agency. She loved her job, but she wants to be closer to her father and have more freedom to run as a jaguar shifter when she can. But she knows dealing with her dad’s sole private investigator, Jason Biggerstaff, is going to take some work. He’s a hot jaguar and turns up the heat whenever he’s around her without any effort at all, to her consternation. But he’s not fond of the FBI, and she and he butt heads all the time. He’s been like a son to her father, so she knows he was thinking he could take over the business one day. That’s not happening.

Jason Biggerstaff is busy with investigations, not thrilled that Erin is joining the agency, but all that changes when they are embroiled in missing kids’ cases, their usual run-of-the-mill investigations, and she’s really good at her job. No matter how much he fights the attraction he has for her, it’s a losing battle. What starts out as just them handling their usual cases, turns into something worse—a jaguar shifter in trouble and they must save him without landing themselves in a worse mess than they already are, which includes dealing with this growing need to take their relationship to something they never bargained for. Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09GW5ZN44

Well, you know how the best laid plans go. They don’t. lol

But I’m still on track. I used my day with my granddaughter, after she left, that is a non-word count day to finish editing While the Wolf’s Away and turned it in this morning to my editor, though I had hoped to get more done on Dawn of the Jaguar. Which is what I’m working on next! And all day.

It’s supposed to be 59 this morning, feels like 40 to me! It feels wonderful.

I did manage to set up Dawn of the Jaguar as a preorder on Amazon, and will be doing the same with the other bookseller sites hopefully today.

Okay, I’m off to work on the story, 2,000 word goal, hope to make 3,000.

Have a beautiful day!!!

Terry

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

Erin Chambers is leaving the FBI to join her father in his Big Cat Investigative Agency. She loved her job, but she wants to be closer to her father and have more freedom to run as a jaguar shifter when she can. But she knows dealing with her dad’s sole private investigator, Jason Biggerstaff, is going to take some work. He’s a hot jaguar and turns up the heat whenever he’s around her without any effort at all, to her consternation. But he’s not fond of the FBI, and she and he butt heads all the time. He’s been like a son to her father, so she knows he was thinking he could take over the business one day. That’s not happening.

Jason Biggerstaff is busy with investigations, not thrilled that Erin is joining the agency, but all that changes when they are embroiled in missing kids’ cases, their usual run-of-the-mill investigations, and she’s really good at her job. No matter how much he fights the attraction he has for her, it’s a losing battle. What starts out as just them handling their usual cases, turns into something worse—a jaguar shifter in trouble and they must save him without landing themselves in a worse mess than they already are, which includes dealing with this growing need to take their relationship to something they never bargained for. Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09GW5ZN44

So the novella is coming out November 2. I’m over halfway done on it. I’m still trying to get my 2,000 words per day done, except for granddaughter days, but I received marketing stuff requests I need to work on for Jingle Bell Wolf and I received edits I need to do for the white wolf book: While the Wolf’s Away. I’m 1/3 of the way done on it.

I’ll have preorder links on all the bookselling sites for Dawn of the Jaguar soon. All right, I need to get a little more editing done on the white wolf book before my granddaughter is dropped off! Hope to have it finished tomorrow and back to working on jaguar.

It’s cold this morning! Woohoo, love it!

Have a super lovely day!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Darkland Elf is Updated!

As a motivational inspirer, Eloria’s mission is to convince her friend Persephonice to leave the elf world behind. She knows that if she can’t, she will be stuck in their world herself. But what she finds in the primitive elf world is magic and a connection she never thought possible.

Viator is a prince of the darkland elves and captures one of those extraordinary creatures like Persephonice to turn over to his father, but his people worry about the prophecy where a girl from another world would take over their kingdom. He’s not giving her up as he realizes he needs her to help fulfill his mission to make his wings transparent. And she has to see where his dangerous quests will take them both…if they can survive the trials.

Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/darkland-elf-terry-spear/1129937838?ean=2940161694879

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Terry_Spear_Darkland_Elf?id=kVx7DwAAQBAJ

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/darkland-elf

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/908587

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/darkland-elf/id1445074823

I finally finished the updates, including the cover art, and now I’m working on Dawn of the Jaguar! It’s a novella and it’s the closest book to completion that I have. I began working on it again yesterday. Halfway done! Hopefully, I’ll have it ready by November 1st.

So I’m back to my daily 2,000 word count. Have a great day!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Owwwoool! A Christmas Wolf Surprise is off to Beta Readers!

Today, I’m finishing up proofing Darkland Elf and making the new cover for it.

I’m late posting a blog–think my granddaughter is going through a growth spurt. I have to keep making her more to eat. lol My dogs think that means they get to eat too. Both are waiting for her underneath the table to catch scraps.

Okay, back to Darkland Elf!

Have a beautiful day!!!!

Terry

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

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It’s always so satisfying to finish a book and get to the final editing stage. I’m over halfway done on it and will finish it up today and send it to my beta readers. So excited because it’s due Oct 1 and I’ll make my deadline. I’m thrilled because I can now finish some other works-in-progress–once this is done!

I’m off to edit! Have a wonderful day!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Speaking of Reindeer…

I’ve been working on Christmas Wolf Surprise, another red wolf and reindeer story, so I’m enrolled in Tara Lashers art classes and she had one for a dog, so I took one of my penguin photos to add his antlers and nose and lights.

Did you know reindeer can have red noses? And if the light shines on them just right…okay, maybe not the glowing part, but to keep their noses warm, they can have so many blood vessels, they make the nose appear red. I learned so much that I didn’t know about reindeer while I was writing the book. Like Santa’s reindeer had to all be females. lol The males drop their antlers in November or early December. The females get to keep theirs.

I finally made minimum word count on the book and it’s up to 81,000. I’m doing some edits this morning, but after that, I think I’ve written all my scenes and need to go back through and re-read the whole thing. I also reformatted the Darkland Elf, and want to reread it one last time to republish it since I didn’t have a print version, and need to do that also. I might do a new cover for it.

And I need to proof my novella for the anthology one last time. And then I’m working on Angel Fae and hope to finish that. So lots and lots of fun projects to do!!

Have a great day!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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How Many Hugs Can I Get from an Octopus?

I took the picture of the octopus at the Omaha zoo. Normally, he hides in a hole, but he was really active so it was fun getting some shots of him. You can actually even see his eye in the middle of that mass of legs. Added some bubbles and a splash in the next picture, thinking it needed a little something more.

I managed 4,000 words yesterday. If I can get 2,000 today, I’ll have word count, so that’s what I’m shooting for and more. Yay!

Have a great day!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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The Polar Bear and the Arctic Wolf

Yesterday, I was without internet for part of the morning and went and got some groceries and my flu shot. I hate taking shots, by the way. I have to suck it up and hope it helps protect me from some of the viral stuff floating around.

I have polar bear shifters in Alaska, and they do have Arctic wolf friends. I need to write another.

But for now, I’m still working on Christmas Wolf Surprise. I managed 2,000 words yesterday, still a 1,000 behind from word goal, but hope to catch up today. I realized, as I’m editing, I had some unfinished scenes, so I’m working on those too. Yay! That will give me some more word count. Need 6,000 words for word count minimum for the book.

Okay, I’m off to write. Cooler today, no rain.

Have a super day!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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This is My Day Today

lol….I only made 1,000 on word count yesterday, needed 2,000, wanted 3,000. ugh. I just didn’t know what to write, so I’m still short by 8,000 words for minimum word count. I went back to the beginning and began editing. Editing means cutting and adding, so it won’t add much to word count I’m afraid.

Cooler today, yay! Weeded some. Have to cut the zinnia down with a big lopper one handed, getting creative.

Okay, off to write more today. It’s been 5 weeks on my broken wrist and it’s still swollen. *sigh*

Have a super day!

Terry

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