Archive | July 2013

Jaguar Fever Tour Starts Tomorrow!

Jaguar Fever

Jaguar Fever has Arrived!

Jaguar Fever just arrived!

She’s being pursued by everyone, in more ways than one.
Even in an exotic world of humans, jaguars, and tantalizing creatures who shift between the two, Maya Anderson stands out from the crowd. Interest from human suitors is bad enough, but when male shifters give chase, the real trouble starts.
Who’s the hunter and who’s the prey?
Investigating the black marketing trade of exotic animals keeps Wade Patterson more than busy. When he and Maya both get entangled in a steamy jungle mission, it becomes impossible to tell who is being hunted or who the hunters are. Wade is desperate to survive this deadly game of cat and mouse. But it’s Maya’s piercing eyes that keep him awake at night.
To Purchase Jaguar Fever:
Starting tomorrow, I will be at various sites with a free giveaway for commenters all month long. The book will be Savage Hunger. I’ll post the links here when I have them.

Savage Hunger

He’s looking for her with a man’s passion but with a jaguar’s stealth.

But in celebration of receiving the 2nd book in the jaguar shifter series, I’m giving away an autographed copy of Jaguar Fever to two commenters.

Jaguar Fever

Hot and sexy jaguar shifters!

So my question to you?  I love research so I try to add neat tidbits that I didn’t know in the books to share with you. Have you read any of my books where you learned something and wondered if it was true? Or loved learning more?
Orchids, Moody Gardens

Orchids in the Moody Gardens Rainforest

Thanks to everyone for commenting! 🙂
Terry
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy IS reality.”

www.terryspear.com

Copies of Audio Book Titles To Review

I still have some copies of the following audio books for readers to review. The bad part is that if you’ve already reviewed one, you can’t review another. I’ve asked, and they won’t budge on it.
But if you haven’t had a chance to listen to one of my audio books and would like to, just let me know.

The Dark Fae

The World of Fae, Book 1, YA

 

The Dark Fae

(The World of Fae, Book 1)

The Dark Fae Book Trailer Video

Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance » Fantasy

Alicia has planned a vacation at South Padre Island with her girlfriend Cassie in forever. But just as they’re enjoying a day on the beach, here comes a dark fae to spoil their holiday, except only she can see what he truly is. Alicia has no idea how upside down her world can turn with a chance meeting with one of the dark fae from the royal house of the Denkar.

Alicia’s always known she’s different–that she can recognize the mischievous fae when they show up to “play” with the humans. Only now she’s faced with one highly annoyed dark fae and she’s certain he knows the truth about her. She can see him, which means her life is forfeit.

Add to that, his sister arrives, who wants to play, too. And their mother, the queen of the Denkar, will want Alicia’s head, once she learns what Alicia can do.

And all because Alicia was attempting to rescue her friend, Cassie, on their beach excursion at South Padre Island, from the wicked fae. Now, Alicia has really gone and done it–and she’s thinking she should have let the fae have his fun. Her friend’s broken heart would be a lot easier to deal with, than Alicia losing her life.

But it is too late for regrets. As soon as she threw the soda at the dark fae’s chest, she had declared war on the fae. And he is happy to take up the challenge.

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The Dark Fae – Terry Spear

A Ghost of a Chance at Love

Time Travel Ghostly Romance

The past clashes with the present, and one woman finds herself fighting for her own identity in the past so that she can have a future with the man she loves–but with her ancestor’s hold over her–Lisa Welsh and Jack Stanton only have a ghost of a chance at love.
Lisa Welsh only wishes to leave a messy divorce behind for a couple of days stay in Salado, Texas, but wakes to nightmares and a cowboy in her bed, and she has no earthly idea how he got there. But the situation gets worse when she wakes in the morning and learns she’s living in 19th Century Salado. Even more worrisome is the tall dark stranger and everyone else in town believes she’s some woman named Josephine Rogers. Only she’s supposed to be dead.

Jack Stanton can’t believe the clerk gave him an occupied room at the Shady Villa Inn, but worse, he was ready to ravage the woman in that bed—until he realized his mistake. Now the woman he thinks is Josephine, claims to be some other woman—and though he could never abide by Josephine’s fickle ways, this Lisa Welsh intrigues him like no other. Still, everybody in town believes her to be Josephine, and he steps in to help her find her way back home.

Murder, mystery, ties to family roots in the past, embezzlement and murder in the present, and a man she can’t get off her mind no matter what century it is, Lisa has no choice. She must solve the mysteries and face the troubles in her world and Jack’s or they will never be free to share the love that binds them across the ages.

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Kiss of the Vampire

(Blood Moon Series, Book 1)

Kiss of the Vampire Book Trailer Video

By Terry Spear
Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance » Fantasy

The motto of the vampires is that humans have to deal with problems on their own. But when Levka and his friends risk all to save human girls, he is injured and so the adventure begins. A cruise. A human girl who is terrified of water. And a vampire who has targeted her for his mate. But she has some secrets of her own.

Forced to take a cruise ship to babysit her foster sister, Caitlin has to face her own demons. But add to that her foster sister’s and her friend’s antics and Caitlin’s inability to use her witch’s magic over water and she has little hope to enjoy this trip. Until she meets a wheelchair-bound teen and wants to make friends with him in the worst way.

Levka and his friends make a hasty retreat from Dallas before the vampire elders stake them for getting involved in human affairs–again. But when he meets Caitlin on the cruise ship, hating that he’s so weak after being injured so severely that he has to use a wheelchair, he finds their troubles have just begun.

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Kiss of the Vampire – Terry Spear

Also, poor Cearnach is soooo far behind in the polls in the fight against the other Highlander, so if you haven’t voted and want to, here is the link for Cearnach MacNeill:

http://www.thewindowseat13.com/2013/07/hero-showdown-round-1group-4.html

Taming the Wild Highlander will be available soon in audio book. It’s just going through a final review process. And I’m about ready to review: The Deadly Fae and Lady Caroline and the Egotistical Earl.

And Relative Danger will be coming out by August 12.

Murder, mayhem, and family secrets abound when some beneficiaries of an insurance magnate’s last will and testament plot to get their money early. During a week of togetherness orchestrated by her not-quite-departed uncle’s will, headstrong heiress McKenna Sutherland has to team up with resort manager Thomas Hampton, the man who stole her heart five years ago, or she’ll lose her inheritance–to him! McKenna and Thomas need to uncover the villain among a cast of colorful characters who have joined them for the week, each of whom has a stake in the ultimate outcome–Uncle Sheldon’s money, and loads of it. Thomas’s job is to keep Sheldon’s faked death a secret, while he makes sure McKenna isn’t next on the killer’s hit list. With everything around them a lie, can Thomas regain McKenna’s love and trust before it’s too late?
He stole her heart once, should she chance it again???
Would you???

Have a super Tuesday! Hope to have lunch with my daughter-in-law who has just come in from a visit to my son in Japan while he’s flying in the AF out there, and then she’s returning to Nebraska and he will also soon. He’s taken up scuba diving and I’m thinking, hmm, I’ll have to pick his brains for a SEAL wolf story in the future. 🙂

Have any of you scuba dived? I love to snorkle! 🙂

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

www.terryspear.com

 

Cearnach MacNeill in A Hero Showdown–Round 1! Needs Your Vote!

In Group 4 we have Gladiators, Sex Demons, Head Honchos, and  Highland Werewolves.  Gladiators is a new theme on the paranormal scene and Sex Demons are just plain fun.  For Head Honchos, we looked at those that take a – usually tortured and rag tag bunch – of immortal men –  and try to keep them in line. And since – for some reason – a lot of Werewolves are Scots, we thought they deserved a category all their own.  A fun round to be sure!

 

http://www.thewindowseat13.com/2013/07/hero-showdown-round-1group-4.html
Highland Werewolves

Cearnach MacNeill – A HIGHLAND WEREWOLF WEDDING (Terry Spear) Cearnach is a Werewolf who champions anyone he feels is being bullied or abused. His favorite female to protect is his mate, Elaine, a would-be pirate. The second oldest of quadruplets, he is second in command of his Clan. As an Alpha, he is able to shift at will and loves to run free in his Wolf form with his mate in the Scottish Highlands.

I was thrilled to be asked to participate in this–so I asked Cearnach and he was all to happy to perform for you!  Just click on the link and it will take you to the voting choices. Have fun!

Just let him know what you think of his performance!

Thanks!

Terry

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

www.terryspear.com

 

Future Librarian and Writer

According to her mother, Elysia is already a huge fan of mine. She has always wanted to be a librarian, but wants to write also. When she learned I’ve done both, her mother said I’ve been Elysia’s hero ever since.

Isn’t that the greatest thing ever? To not be able to leap buildings with a single bound, or stop a ship from plowing into a port city single-handed, but to be able to share stories with girls and boys who someday could very well be sharing their own stories and “moving” readers with their adventurous tales for younger generations to read–to me that is the most wondrous thing of all.

Rhonda's daughter reading The Dark Fae at Groundhouse Coffee

A quote from her mom and Elysia: “She is halfway through [The Dark Fae] and said, “OMG Mom this is getting really good!! I can’t put it down!”

And that is the best compliment an author can ever receive.

What could be better than reading The Dark Fae, drinking hot chocolate at Groundhouse Coffee on a lazy summer Sunday afternoon, while mom’s reading a much different book and drinking coffee?

From the bottom of my heart, I thank you, Elysia, for loving my stories. And to her mom, who loves my adult stories, too!!! 🙂

One of my favorite YA authors is Amelia Atwater Rhodes. She wrote as a young girl and how I wished when I was penning stories at her age, I had been published, too. That’s what I love about creating stories. We can do it at any age, and share them with our friends and family and someday even the world.

What was the first book you read that you couldn’t get enough of? And had to read more of what the author wrote?

Thanks for dropping by and sharing your comments with me.

The Dark Fae

The World of Fae, Book 1, YA

One lucky winner will receive an ebook copy of The Dark Fae, international giveaway.

Thanks again to Elysia and her mom who shared this with me. And good luck, Elysia! All your dreams will come true with perseverance and determination!

Have a super great Monday! And if you have a moment, pass along your joy of reading to others!

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

www.terryspear.com

Families that Read Together, Stay Together

Under the Cover Blog Reviewer tagged me in the CUTEST ever photo of her daughter and her on a camping trip… reading in a tent. She gave me permission to share this on my blog.

Now first, I want to say that jaguar shifters and werewolves are into camping, big time. They love the jungles/forests. So it just seems appropriate that she would be reading JAGUAR FEVER on the camping trip.

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When I was growing up, my parents weren’t much to read. My mother loved books, but she never read them when I was home. My dad didn’t either. But I devoured books. We’d go to garage sales and I’d pick out all the books my mother could afford. I went to the school library all the time and read.

When I went camping with my best girlfriend, Diane Stokes, her parents were big readers. Her older sister was a librarian. We all read at a lake visit one time, Diane and my sister and I also spent a lot of time in the snapping turtle-infested Central Florida lake. And we loved it! That was part of the adventure. Staying on the rafts and hoping that there weren’t any water moccasins or alligators also in the lake. And that the turtles didn’t bite us. Since my mother tangled with a snapping turtle in another lake, we knew they could actually remove a toe with their beak-like mouths–according to a ranger who treated my mother’s bite. So we splashed a lot to keep them away, hoping they didn’t think we were flopping fish and ready to eat!

Both my son and daughter love to read as much as I do. And so do both of their spouses.

So when I go on vacation? I take a book or three with me. I have friends who sit on the beach reading. Not me. I’m walking or swimming. But at night… it’s time to cozy up with a book and drift off to another world.

What about you? Did you read as a family? Or are you the odd one out?

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

www.terryspear.com

Get ‘Em While They’re Hot!

Okay, this is totally a misnomer. My shape-shifting wolves and jaguars are ALWAYS hot.

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JAGUAR FEVER

She’s being pursued by everyone, in more ways than one.
Even in an exotic world of humans, jaguars, and tantalizing creatures who shift between the two, Maya Anderson stands out from the crowd. Interest from human suitors is bad enough, but when male shifters give chase, the real trouble starts.
Who’s the hunter and who’s the prey?
Investigating the black marketing trade of exotic animals keeps Wade Patterson more than busy. When he and Maya both get entangled in a steamy jungle mission, it becomes impossible to tell who is being hunted or who the hunters are. Wade is desperate to survive this deadly game of cat and mouse. But it’s Maya’s piercing eyes that keep him awake at night.

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Praise for Savage Hunger:
“Dark, sultry, and primal romance…will leave readers breathless.”
—Fresh Fiction
“Humor, tenderness, and pure hot loving…an awesome and exciting new world.”
—Long and Short Reviews, 5 stars
“A sizzling page-turner, Terry Spear is wickedly talented.”
—Night Owl Reviews Reviewer Top Pick, 5 Stars
“Spear paints a colorful, vivid portrait of the lush jungle and deadly beauty…of jaguars.”
—Publishers Weekly
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
USA Today bestselling author Terry Spear has written over fifty paranormal romance novels and medieval Highland historical romances. In 2008 Heart of the Wolf was named a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. A retired officer of the U.S. Army Reserves, Terry also creates award-winning teddy bears that have found homes all over the world. She lives in Crawford, Texas. For more information, please visit www.TerrySpear.com, follow her on Twitter, @TerrySpear, and like her on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/terry.spear.
 
To Purchase Jaguar Fever:

And right now, I’m getting ready to promote Jaguar Fever, book 2, in the Heart of the Jaguar series, which is the reason for all my fun jaguar promo decorations!

So in light of that, I’m giving away an autographed copy of Savage Hunger to a US or Canada household.

My question to you is, if you read my books, which is your favorite and why? It can be anything, my shifters, Highland Medieval romances, vampire romances, contemporary wedding romance, romantic suspense, young adult books–just any of them! Thanks!

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

www.terryspear.com

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