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Still Looking for the Princess…

Okay, I’m off and running!

Have a great day!

Terry

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

Working on my last photo problem–I need to still work on the color of her face. Once I have her the right way, I’ll post her. She has gray/white across her face from a fence and usually I can remove it before I work on the face of the subject, but this time I couldn’t. Then I have to have 10 other photos I’ve worked on for the portfolio review. Here are 2 more I’ve done that I will submit for review. And I have done 3 others that have already been reviewed, so working on five more for professional critiques before I do the portfolio review. I’ve done tons of cats, but they don’t count. I need 3 personal, and 2 class lesson ones to pass before I move on.

Okay, little one will be here soon. It’s going to be hot, so I’m taking a walk before she gets here, maybe after she gets here also. She has so much fun being at Grandma’s that sometimes it’s hard to get going.

Have a super lovely day! I’m looking forward to cooler temps next week, but my friend in Minnesota got 8″ of snow last night–I don’t want that much cool. lol I tell her all the time I wish we could mix our temps together and we would have the perfect weather!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Off Early Voting this Morning!

So here are my problem pictures. I had forgotten the last one had long hair, but I liked the shorter hair on her. Hey, we’re told all the time to be artistic!

This is the last before I go on to even tougher assignments, but I’m determined to do this! And I want to learn more.

All right, so I reached 14,000 words yesterday on Cougar Christmas Calamity. You know, I look at a page that only has the chapter heading on it and I wonder how I can write a WHOLE book? But it’s like taking one of these photo challenges. It looks sooo impossible, yet with perseverance and a whole lot of work, it comes together. Since I’ve been writing years and years and years longer than I have been painting figures (six weeks, learning to use a Wacom on top of that), I know I have a LONG way to go. I still have a long way to go on the book too, but it will get done!

I’m signing a contract for 3 more books with Sourcebooks, which I’ll write next year and will come out 2021: White Wolf (David Davis story), Billionaire (she-wolf bodyguard’s story–everyone’s been asking me for hers next), and Red Wolf Christmas (need input from fans on this one!–Maybe Josh’s brother who runs the reindeer ranch.)

I was out weeding and pulling my zinnias that are looking really ragged and the weeds and grass I couldn’t get to without pulling them out, so another major project to work on. But little bit by little bit, it will look great too.

I’m off to write before the day slips by too much more!

Have a great one!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Have to Work on My Bodyless Head Again!

Practice Makes Progress. What do I know about anatomy? Remember? Not even able to draw stick figures? Laughing.

These are my 3 Halloween novellas I have out, so I have a video of that. Looks like I need a bear and a wolf one. So next year, it will be a wolf.

Seduced by the Wolf is coming out next week!

So for Halloween with a 3 year old this year, we’re being as safe as we can. We’ll put candy out for the kids going trick-or-treating, but we’re going to decorate rooms for her in her parents’ house, and I’m going to take care of her for a couple of hours while they do that. I told my daughter she has to have her stick her hand in stuff and try to guess what it is. She’s at the age where I hope she has fun with it.

We always have fun, watch a Halloween movie, have mummy dogs or something, and last year was our first year to trick or treat with her. We were all the Baby Shark family. How things change.

I was feeling frustrated with the painting of bodyless women so I went ahead and painted this photo I had taken at the arboretum in Waco, Texas, Photoshop painted the wall and fountain pots and turned it into photo art with texture from Daily Texture.

Okay, I’m off to finish this problem portrait once again and hopefully get it more right this time. It won’t be perfect, but this is my first portrait drawing of so much of the hair and creating a torso, sooooo…..it’s a learning experience.

Then I’m back to Cougar Christmas Calamity. I’m up to 11K. Only 2K behind after all the work on getting Catch the Cougar out. Hope to catch up in the next two days, which means writing 3,000 words a day. I’m in the middle of a blizzard right now–in the story, of course. Texas? Ha! We’re still getting to 88+ degrees. Yesterday, we had a heat index of 91. But I saw where the north is going to be getting bad winter weather.

Have a great day, and remember, if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. That’s where I’m at on this photo. lol

Have a great day!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Seduced by the Wolf 10th Anniversary Release Coming Oct 27!

Thanks, Lola, for the adorable picture!

The 10th Anniversary release of Seduced by the wolf has a brand new novella, Hunting the Red Wolf.

Seduced by the Wolf was the first one with Leidolf Wildhaven and Cassie Roux. They’re both red wolves. Leidolf is in the first stories–Heart of the Wolf, dealing with Devlyn, a Colorado wolf who was trying to return Bella Wilder to his home. And Leidolf was interested in the red wolf. Then in Destiny of the Wolf, we learn Leidolf is brother to Lelandi, who mated Darien Silver in Silver Town. Leidolf is trying to chase down werewolf hunters in Legend of the White Wolf in Maine, and helps the clueless newly turned Arctic wolves with their dilemma. And then everyone asked to see his story, so he sees Cassie Roux, a wolf biologist giving a lecture and learns she’s a red wolf–he’s determined to not let this one get away!–And there you have Seduced by the Wolf! 🙂❤ Coming October 27th!

Hunting the Red Wolf is the novella with this one!

An excerpt: “CHAPTER 1

Janice Langtry was searching for herself in a world of shadows and darkness, hearing her heartbeat and another, yet the heartbeat was in sync with hers, as if they were one and the same, and yet…not. Someone was out there with a connection to her. Or was it her, looking for her real self? She didn’t know, felt cut off from the other, cut off from the world. She wasn’t the same as anyone else, stripping off her clothes, feeling the heat invade her body, the wind in her fur, running as a wolf. She longed to howl, to reach out to someone like her, but especially to the one in the shadows—the one with the same heartbeat. The one like her.

Janice woke with a start and glanced at the clock, vaguely recalling her dream. It was always the same— the same one she’d shared with her parents, who had dismissed her silly dreams, and the one she’d shared with a fortune teller once, who had told her she had a twin.”

And here is a book trailer of Joy to the Wolves, the new book about the red wolves also released a couple of weeks ago.

I finally was able to make up some book trailer videos for the new releases and upcoming release of Seduced by the Wolf. Because my computer is working great, yay! And I got my word count in for yesterday and I’m reworking the body-less head that I need to add a body to. I really like the new version of the portrait, but I’m still working on the background (hate the backgrounds in this class), and the hair. And I worked on the 5th photo again. Not sure on that one.

I’m off to get to work!

Have a great day and with the increasing COVID cases, stay safe!

Terry

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

It’s not perfect but for someone who can’t draw stick figures, not too bad.

So my son-in-law worked on my computer last night and it’s soooo much faster. Still uploading stuff so I can work on it, but I just love it!

I’m off to work on Cougar Christmas Calamity. I’ve been sidetracked with all this stuff going on.

Cougar shifter Vanessa Vanderbilt is Yuma Town’s veterinarian, and though she’s attracted to sexy William Rugel, family physician, he’s on her least favorite list of doctors in town. After all, why wouldn’t he be when he thinks veterinarians aren’t smart enough to make it in medical school? Top that off with the issue of her being stood up twice at the altar, and by different grooms, no less!—so taking up with another cougar isn’t in the plans.

William Rugel has no idea why Vanessa, who he is extremely attracted to, won’t give him the time of day. But everyone in Yuma Town is determined to get the two of them together and he’ll do whatever it takes to prove to her he’s one of the good guys. Even take in a puppy because he knows she adores animals. So does he, but he hadn’t planned to get a dog to get a date!

It’s time for another cougar Halloween party—and since Vanessa had met her last two fiancés at Halloween parties, who knows what will come of this one!

https://books.apple.com/us/book/catch-the-cougar/id1536064207

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1048931

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/catch-the-cougar

https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Terry_Spear_Catch_a_Cougar?id=Tj0DEAAAQBAJ&hl=en-US&gl=us

It’s now up in print but I’m still waiting on Barnes and Noble.

I’m excited about finishing up my final problem portrait to turn in and then I can get the portfolio reviewed and hopefully move forward to the next stage to more fun stuff.

It feels cool out, it’s cloudy, love it. Need to feed the dogs. I’ve spent the morning trying to figure out where my stories were, the external hard drive wasn’t plugged in, the sound wasn’t plugged in, had to download Wacom again, Photoshop, and all that stuff so I can be super productive. No more slow loads, crashing computer, hangups, yay! It had been a nightmare.

Have a great day!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
Connect with Terry Spear:
Website: http://www.terryspear.com
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/421434.Terry_Spear
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TerrySpearParanormalRomantics
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TerrySpear
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Another Review and Catch the Cougar Ebook Released!

Fresh Fiction Review by Kim Roller!

https://freshfiction.com/review.php?id=72039

The first of the Red Wolf Brothers books delivers danger and suspense and a little bit of humor. JOY TO THE WOLVES is a delightful story for the holidays that will keep you on the edge of your seat. A book that I couldn’t seem to put down and was very sad to come to an end. A great holiday read. Can’t wait for the sequel!

I’m so glad everyone seems to really be enjoying it!

It was such a fun story to write!

I haven’t had time to write much on Cougar Christmas Calamity, finally managed 1,000 yesterday. I was working on getting Catch the Cougar: A Halloween Novella, published. I still need to make the print cover and get it ready.

It’s a soft release in that Barnes and Noble had a breach and so I couldn’t upload the book to their site and other sites are not showing the links yet.

I hand-painted the cover on this one–Photoshop digital oil painting.

Cougar shifter Vanessa Vanderbilt is Yuma Town’s veterinarian, and though she’s attracted to sexy William Rugel, family physician, he’s on her least favorite list of doctors in town. After all, why wouldn’t he be when he thinks veterinarians aren’t smart enough to make it in medical school? Top that off with the issue of her being stood up twice at the altar, and by different grooms, no less!—so taking up with another cougar isn’t in the plans.

William Rugel has no idea why Vanessa, who he is extremely attracted to, won’t give him the time of day. But everyone in Yuma Town is determined to get the two of them together and he’ll do whatever it takes to prove to her he’s one of the good guys. Even take in a puppy because he knows she adores animals. So does he, but he hadn’t planned to get a dog to get a date!

It’s time for another cougar Halloween party—and since Vanessa had met her last two fiancés at Halloween parties, who knows what will come of this one!

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1048931

It’s on Google Play, but I can’t find a link. Barnes and Noble has site issues so I’ll try uploading it later. It’s not up on Kobo yet. And it’s not on Apple yet. But it will be coming shortly to all these sites. I think the fae are messing with me!

And I’ll be working on the print cover when I can today. I have little one here so that means not getting a whole lot of work done.

Have a super day!!! I’m off to feed the piranhas, otherwise known as dogs. And then I’ll feed little one who is going through a growing spurt, I think. lol

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
Connect with Terry Spear:
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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/421434.Terry_Spear
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/TerrySpear
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Is Your Computer Allergic to You?

A photo I took at the arboretum in Waco, Texas.

I have so many problems with my computer, or WordPress–this morning it wouldn’t let me do anything– computer hanging up, whatever, I think it’s allergic to me.

My dad use to say, “If I can quote myself–“

We always got the biggest kick out of him.

Then I had a Giga Alert this morning with some of MY quotable quotes from books I’ve written and that are published. So see, Dad? I can quote myself too!

“She caught his eye, her gaze instantly sweeping over him. That made him stand a little taller, like a wolf who wanted to impress her with his build. What was there about her that made him want to both please and tease her in a fun-loving way?”

— Terry Spear

“She is beautiful, soft hair nearly midnight in color, large eyes nearly as dark, and ivory skin like the petals of the lily, and she wore a fragrance of jasmine. But ’tis her willfulness that I enjoyed the most. And her resourcefulness.”

— Terry Spear

“She turned off all the lights in the duplex and peered out the windows, moving from one room to the next to see if she could catch sight of the black sedan. Security lights and streetlights in her complex cast a strange orange glow on the misty snow. It looked like the perfect night for a murder.”

— Terry Spear

“What did he call them? Lupus garous? Fancy name for a horror-flick creature.”

— Terry Spear

“She took her leave and he wondered what that discussion had really been about. He knew he could live another hundred years and still not understand the workings of a woman’s mind.”

— Terry Spear

“To the hottest wolf in a kilt, fighting or not, with the sexiest legs a lassie ever set eyes on.”

— Terry Spear

Okay, I’m off to try and publish some more quotable quotes. Have a super lovely day!!! It’s supposed to be cold tomorrow for us, yay!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Problem Photos into Art

I look at other artists’ after-pictures and think, oh, that looks easy, and then I begin to work on the original photo myself and realize how messy the hair is, the shirt, I have to get rid of the arm, remove all the stray hairs over the mouth and eye. It’s a challenge like writing is. And it’s fun. Two more to go and these ladies are even in worse shape for painting, but I’ll show them when I’ve finished them. They’re both in progress. And then I move on to the next stage, hopefully.

I typed up my notes for Angel Fae and it is 1,000 words long now. Bear in Mind is 14K now. I finished the final read on Tangling with the Wolf, so I didn’t manage to get any work done on Cougar Christmas. Little one is here today. I did start working on formatting Catch the Cougar, Halloween novella and hope to get it published in a couple of days.

Okay, I’m off to feed the dogs before my granddaughter arrives!

Have a beautiful day!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Turning Photos into Photo Art

I just turned the 2nd girl in that is a problem photo. I started working on the 3rd and 4th and last before I move forward to the next stage. I’ll try to finish up the 3rd one today.

I finished edits to Tangling with the Wolf last night, need to read it over again and turn it in. I had started a cougar story with a bear, found it, and then I had a psychic romantic suspense I just love, but my shifters do so well, I decided to combine it with the cougar/bear story and so we’ll have Bear in Mind one of these days. I’m at 13K on it. And 6K on Cougar Christmas Calamity. And I had started Angel Fae, so when I’m stuck on the other two stories, I’ll work on that. I just have handwritten notes on it, so I need to type those up today. I probably only have about a 1,000 words on it, if that.

But for now, I’m trying to just get the blog done. lol

Have a beautiful day!!!

Terry

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