Archive | June 2014

Her Highland Hero is Available!

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I’m still waiting for it to show up on B&N, Kobo, and Google Play, but it’s now up at Amazon, All Romance Ebooks, and Smashwords.

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In the meantime, well, after I spent all yesterday finishing edits, adding a cover quote, and then last night and this morning working on publishing it, I WAS working on His Wild Highland Lass, the novella. I have nearly 15000 words done on it, was shooting for 20,000, but it will probably be closer to 23-25. Or longer. We’ve decided to go up to 30K if the stories require a longer story to be told. Isn’t that the way?

So I just wanted to pop in to say the book is done, publishing, oh, and for my print readers, it’s also done, and currently in review, so it should be done in a week or so. It takes longer for the print process to finish.

Now that it’s on Amazon, I can start working to find a narrator for the audiobook format!

Hope you are all having a lovely Monday!

It’s going to be a grueling 97 again today. We rarely get these high temps so early, so not looking forward to a really hot summer. Which means I will be working hard to keep these shrubs alive for the season. Only one from last year made it. Then I found a more drought resistant variety and planted that. But it will still need water to make it through its first season. Particularly with these hot, beastly days.

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Off to get back to work. If I am not working on the current work-in-progress, I feel as though I haven’t been working. 🙂

Have a lovely day.

Did you get your blue light today? That’s the early morning light that you’re supposed to soak up so you feel great!

Terry

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

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Savage Hunger–Rights Sold to Tantor to Produce in Audiobook Format!

Super news for the first book in my Heart of the Jaguar series. Tantor just bought the rights to produce Savage Hunger in audiobook format. It’s my first sale to them, so this is ultra exciting for me.

I also just received this fantastic review on Savage Hunger from Lost in Books by Cassandra, as though it was fate that both would happen on the same day. 🙂

You know I’m teasing, right?  🙂

 

Savage Hunger

Heart of the Jaguar #1

by Terry Spear

 

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My Thoughts – 5 out of 5 Unicorns – I loved it!!!

I love Kat as a character.  She is brave and confident and doesn’t want to just sit around while everyone else does the protecting.  But my favorites are Maya and her twin brother, they are awesome how they stick together and go out on a limb for each other 😉  I’m hoping Maya’s story is next 🙂  There is plenty of action and conflict in this story to keep you hooked. 

 

Terry does an awesome job of building the world because I was never bored reading it.  If I wasn’t watching my sister’s kids (4 of them), I’d have read this in one sitting 🙂

 

I highly recommend this book to my shifter loving friends, jaguar lovers & those who already love Terry Spear!!  Can’t wait to read more and since I have next book with me on vacation it will be soon!!!

 

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And I’m back to working on edits to Her Highland Hero, and writing the novella: His Wild Highland Lass.

I was pondering the novella this morning. I had reached 12,000, but the problem with writing a 20,000-word piece of work is that you have to get to the point pretty quickly. So I was thinking about the opening and I’m going to have to rework it, have the hero see her sooner, not the build up so much, like I can do in a longer novel. But I want also to have her see him first. It means my word count will go down to begin with, but when I add her new scene it, that should bring me back up on word count. In the end, all that matters is the story turns out right. 🙂 I always have to just write away, and then I begin to see who the characters are, what their pasts are, what the problem is. I often can’t figure that out by trying to plot it out first. And  in the end, that works for me!

My beta readers LOVE Her Highland Hero, soooo, it’s on track. 🙂 And I can’t wait to share it soon! Oh, and that’s why I didn’t post yesterday! Juggling 2 books at the same time. Back to juggling!

Have a super, lovely Saturday!!

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Terry

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Sometimes Books Get in the Way

Yep, I’m a writer, and that means sometimes I have to just write–the book.

So Her Highland Hero is done and off to beta readers.

But we’ve had so many bad storms, that I’ve had to get off the computer a couple of times today, and yesterday.  What can you do if you can’t be on the computer? I worked on teddy bears. I couldn’t watch TV either!

But now I’m back to working on the latest project: His Wild Highland Lass, novella, a prequel to the Highland series and it will be featured in the anthology, Kissing the Highlander, coming in Feb.

The “fun” I had with this story is that I had to figure out dates. I thought I had it figured out–she was born in 1080, wait, that would be her sister’s oldest son’s age. Back to the calculator. 🙂 So after much playing around with dates, I finally came up with 1065, the year before William of Normandy conquered England. 🙂

You know what? It’s a lot easier to go forward in time, I figured, then going back in time and matching up dates for everyone else that have already been written about! 🙂

This rolled in yesterday afternoon, and I didn’t do anything with the photo, but shared it just as it looked on the camera. Really ominous. Torrential rains.

bad storms (640x427)Here are some earlier ones for the storm earlier in the day, showing off the sunflowers and cornfields and I caught a bird flying in that one.

bird  flying storms white cloudscloser up sunflowers storms paler blueThe giant sunflowers are towering way over the cornfields and you can see the ominous storms in the background.

Okay, I’m off to get some more work done on His Wild Highland Lass! The good thing is we agreed to about 20-23,000 words and that’s about 100-115,000 words for 5 of us.

And 20K is a piece of cake, right?

Well, maybe. It means writing shorter, writing one main plot and naught else, and so lassies and laddies, you can never tell.

Storms looked to be clearing out until early morning. Which means I have no excuse not to be writing. Have the 1st 1,000 done, 19,000 or so to go!

Have a lovely Wednesday!

Have a super great Tuesday!

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Terry

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The Guardian Bird–His Song

Short clip of the sentinel bird that warns of my approach. I went out to capture the sound of the birds singing, and for a few seconds, I did. But then the other began its warning songs. My video cut off in the middle of it, but here’s a clip of it.

Oh, and this helps for research too! It helps to actually hear the sounds of nature when I’m writing about it!

Off to read Her Highland Hero again and then send it to beta readers!

Have a super great Tuesday!

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Terry

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Standing Guard

This is a sentinel bird. Which means that he sings away on that branch constantly whenever I’m watering or painting the wrought iron. He is their knight, calling out to all the other birds, letting them know that I’m danger. Although I’m not, unless they’re having a bad feather day and don’t want their picture taken.

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I came up with the title for the anthology: His Wild Highland Lass

And I started working on it. 1,000 done, 19,000 or so to go. 🙂

Okay, back to edits on Her Highland Hero. 🙂

Have a super great Tuesday!

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Terry

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

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Moving Models! And Reflections

 

See all that grass, dead and alive?

I went out to pull grass after a thorough rainstorm, well, two, to be exact, and there the bunny  was…again. And so what could I do? But go back in and get my camera.

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He was crouched down when I walked right up to him, gloves ready to start yanking out the grass and I was so surprised. *sigh*

I’ve killed off some of the grass, struggling to keep the jasmine alive and the grass dead and out of there. 

The problem with bunny models, is sometimes they….move.

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I actually stood right near him while he let me take more pictures of him. Cute, isn’t he? Now if only he’d eat all the grass.  🙂 The stuff to the right and upper top corner, that’s the jasmine and the ONLY thing supposed to be in there.

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The bunny is on the pavers to the left. The bird was taking a bath in the lake on my driveway after the second storm to the right. And I thought it was cute that his reflection is showing in the water. He was watching the bunny and didn’t see me at first watching him. I’d hoped I might get a reflection of the bunny in the water too, but not enough water, and too dark over there.

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I have finished Her Highland Hero! Did I mention that already? I will set it aside now while my critique partners review it, then revise, then reread, then send to beta readers. 🙂  But otherwise, I have written THE END.

I love it when that happens.

I am starting the novella soon. I need to come up with a title. I can’t start writing the story without a title. 🙂

The anthology is called Kissing the Highlander.

I had an idea for a story and called it the Highland Imposter, but I changed my mind about the story, so back to the title drawing board!

Hope you all have a delightful Monday!

I’m off to write…something.

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Terry

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New Audiobooks! Bunnies! Lizards! Sale on Books! Birds! Yellow Jackets! You Name It!

The Winged Fae

(The World of Fae, Book 3)

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

Niall, a royal member of the Denkar, aka the dark fae, is visiting South Padre Island when he catches a winged fae painting graffiti on a wall on the island claimed by his people. He is at once fascinated with the lovely girl and intrigued by her audacity, but as one of the Denkar, he must take her to task. Yet she’s armed with a sleeping potion that makes his life intolerable. Between freeing her from his people’s dungeon, her own tower, and fighting a knight in her honor, he wonders if he’s lost his mind over one beautiful winged fae–when she’s betrothed to his cousin!

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Mage of Monrovia

The Magic of Inherian: The Mage of Monrovia, Book 2


An apprentice of the mage they had destroyed earlier, now threatens Inherian once again. But when Mexia arrives at Langdon to become school trained, she learns the school will not permit a woman to attend. But she must destroy the mage’s apprentice, and she cannot do so without the training. She must use the magic she has learned to discover a way to defeat the apprentice before it is too late.

Mexia has already done much more than most school- trained mages when she and her companions had gone in search of the scepter of salvation. But now one of the apprentices of the evil wizard they had destroyed, has stolen his spell book and plans to take up where he had left off, and she has to try and stop him.

Mexia believes the only way for her to defeat the mage is to become school trained like he was with the eventual goal of becoming a high wizard–the first of her kind in Inherian. But the current headmaster denies her entrance because she’s a woman. Though if she can get the former headmaster’s recommendation, she may attend.

And that’s the beginning of the trouble.

First, there’s the wizard.
Then, the immovable headmaster.
And then, the circle of misfortunes.
It all goes downhill from there…

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The Magic of Inherian: The Mage of Monrovia,<br />                                     Book 2 - Terry Spear

We have storms coming in, so just want to share these shots before I lose my Internet! We had storms yesterday and that did happen. Oh, oh, oh, I finished, well, almost finished Her Highland Hero. It’s done, or nearly done…still trying to figure out that perfect last *sigh* moment and then it’s done. Then I have to edit it and send it to beta readers. So excited!  Next project is the novella for the Kissing the Highlander anthology with four other authors coming out in February.

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He bounded into the courtyard and I grabbed my camera to take pictures. Forget that I was nearing the end of writing Her Highland Hero. A bunny was waiting for me to take a glamor shot!
When I went outside, he crouched down in the jasmine, just watching me.
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Then he got a little bolder, and I got a little bolder.
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He decided it was time to leave, but he paused at the gate and I took another couple of pictures, then went inside to watch him. He stayed there for a while, then took off. I hadn’t seen them in a while, so it was fun seeing him.

Oh, and a bit of wild in the wildlife…

I saw a lizard sitting on top of this post. I often see birds sitting up there and I was thinking he was sitting in a dangerous spot. Wouldn’t a bird be tempted to grab him? Well, I had just grabbed my camera and quickly took a shot right before a bird swooped down from the roof and headed straight for that pillar. The lizard scrambled down the backside of the pillar and the bird dove down anyway. Did the lizard make it? I hope so. 🙂

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Then the other day, I had the bugman spraying for bugs. He said that the yellow jackets were really bad. I usually have a terrible problem with them. But I told him I hadn’t been. He looked at me like I was crazy. Said he found a big nest of them on the back building.  But I really haven’t had a huge problem with them like I usually do.

He knocked down a small nest that they had been building in the corner by one of the windows where I have my computer. But as soon as he left, they began building there again. And I keep seeing birds, sparrows, I think landing in the gutter, where one grabbed a bug, and they have been landing on the waterspout pipe at the bend in it and I really watched what was going on. I am writing on Her Highland Hero, so I was really trying to concentrate. But I got curious. The bird dove for the yellow jacket’s nest. I can’t actually see the nest from this window, but the bird flew toward it, wings flapping, then he ended back up on the drain spout pipe. And within seconds, he went after the nest again. That time, he got the yellow jacket. Later, I checked, and the yellow jackets haven’t returned.

What’s interesting about this is that I didn’t believe that feeding the birds seeds would help me with my insect problem. But what happened is that they have flocked to my yard as a bird haven, and eat the seeds, AND eat the bugs. Every morning, I have a feast of huge beetles on the driveway that are attracted by the security light at night. Everything from the sparrows to the cardinals will feast on the big beetles.

So if you need a natural insect repellant, the birds are great!

And soon, if I don’t keep getting distracted by the world around me, Her Highland Hero will be done! 🙂

Also running a sale on these titles at ARe Books:

In the Dead of the Night

In the Dead of the Night

By: Terry Spear | Other books by Terry Spear
Published By: Terry Spear
Published: May 07, 2011
ISBN # 9781458035486
Word Count: 79,596
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By: Terry Spear | Other books by Terry Spear
Published By: Terry Spear
Published: May 07, 2011
ISBN # 9781458035486
Word Count: 79,596
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Exchanging Grooms

By: Terry Spear | Other books by Terry Spear
Published By: Terry Spear
Published: May 30, 2011
ISBN # 9781458151155
Word Count: 49,275
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Huntress for Hire, A Vampire Romantic Suspense

By: Terry Spear | Other books by Terry Spear
Published By: Terry Spear
Published: Apr 26, 2011
ISBN # 9781458043160
Word Count: 93,042
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Forbidden Love, A Vampire Romantic Suspense

By: Terry Spear | Other books by Terry Spear
Published By: Terry Spear
Published: Apr 29, 2011
ISBN # 9781458101891
Word Count: 88,208
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Bound by Danger

By: Terry Spear | Other books by Terry Spear
Published By: Terry Spear
Published: Jan 19, 2013
ISBN # 9781301238378
Word Count: 81,971
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Categories: Romance>Paranormal/Horror Romance>Contemporary

The Dark Fae

Series: The World of Fae , Book 1.0
By: Terry Spear | Other books by Terry Spear
Published By: Terry Spear
Published: May 14, 2011
ISBN # 9781458151605
Word Count: 41,270
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Categories: Romance>Fantasy Romance>Young Adult

Killing the Bloodlust

By: Terry Spear | Other books by Terry Spear
Published By: Terry Spear
Published: Apr 26, 2011
ISBN # 9781458006721
Word Count: 83,083
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Categories: Romance>Vampires Romance>Contemporary

 

Storms are grumbling, and I’m thrilled. We so needed the rain. And if I didn’t have so many other books to write right now, I’d surely love to work on one of the vampire books in progress. 🙂  Perfect vampire weather.

Have a super great day!

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Terry

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

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