Archive | July 2014

Bears, Bears, and Books, Oh My!!!

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This is one of my bears that just sold to a fan, but I’ll have to change her paws so she has embroidered names on them instead. She’s a mauve mohair bear and she is going to another planet. Or, at least the buyer is making her a contest win for a fan, and the bear will represent the hero and heroine in her scifi romance. Cool, eh?

Wilde & Woolly Bears

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This one is a brand new bear I just made up for a MacNeill Clan order.

So I had 11 orders, down to 10, up to 12, and more coming in. LOL

I have been writing on Call of the Cougar, slow going because I’m revising and when I do that, it means taking out (hate having to do that) and adding in (loving doing that), and started working on A Silver Wolf Christmas. Now you might think I should just finish one project and then get on with the next. But A Silver Wolf Christmas is due Nov 1, so I need to get to writing it.

And I just unpacked, but have to repack again.

Note to self: Do NOT overbook on conferences next year.

I have to keep reminding myself of this. Because I keep getting invited to go to a million different ones, and I can’t say the magic word: No.

But I’m really trying hard to.

And, I’m still trying to come up with a 3 book pitch. I have one for Jaguar Jingle Bells ( working title). But need another Silver wolf book, and another SEAL wolf book. So not sure on those.

And that’s it. Oh, except for the humongous blog tour for A Hero of a Highland Wolf!

I’m at Stomp Vs Romp, and I’m on Team Romp–of course, and I’ll be at the FB party all day, and I’ll be at Casablanca Authors, need to prepost for that day, and I’ll be at conference, and the book will be out that day–August 5th!

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HERO OF A HIGHLAND WOLF

Author: Terry Spear

Release Date: August 5, 2014

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Summary:

 

The MacQuarrie werewolf clan has overseen the Playfair family’s Farriage Castle for three centuries. So when a Playfair granddaughter from abroad inherits the estate, clan chief Grant MacQuarrie has to train her to manage it—and he’s not happy about having her in his way. Until the prim old lady he’s expecting turns out to be a sexy young wolf…

 

 

Colleen Playfair is excited and apprehensive about her new role at the castle, and she has big plans to change the way its run. But the stubborn Grant won’t make things easy, and she’s forced to turn to seduction to get her way…

 

 

Amazon –

Barnes and Noble – http://bit.ly/1il2cxw

iTunes – http://bit.ly/1n64Qsf

Kobo

So you see why I need to really work on this overbooking problem I have.

I wonder if there’s an Overbooking Anonymous.

Have you ever had that problem too?

🙂 ❤

Have a super great day!!!

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
www.terryspear.com
Connect with Terry Spear:
Website:
www.terryspear.com
Goodreads:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/421434.Terry_Spear
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Sun and Shadows in San Antonio–the Alamo & It’s Nearly Time to Party!!!

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The sun peeking through the wrought iron fences of one of the arches at the Alamo.

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I took a picture of the ivy trailing down the wall, but what I found fascinating when I looked at the picture later was the iron decoration, the beam, and the ivy’s shadows.

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A ray of sunlight on the flowers that made it look like they were ready to beam up, aye, Scottie?

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The lovely vine covered trellis, and the interesting patterns of live oak shadows across the grass.

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Two spots of sun next to the squirrel who decided to turn just as I snapped the shot! He looks a bit contorted, doesn’t he?

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And the slats of the Texas bench.

Okay, back to work, no more goofing off!

Ha!

August 5: For lovers of the paranormal, you are invited to slip into our world and let the fantastical experience take you away! Times are CST.

Guest authors making appearances:
Heather Graham Pozzessere is traveling but hopes to drop in. 🙂 https://www.facebook.com/heathergrahampozzessere
10 am-Sara Humphreys
11 am- Rebecca Zanetti – Author
12 pm-Vonnie Davis
1 pm-Rebecca York/ Ruth Glick
2 pm-Maggie Shayne
3 pmClaire Ashgrove
4 pm-Lori Handeland
6 pmDeb Cooke /Claire Delacroix
7 pmLaura Kaye
8 pm-Stephanie Julian
9 pm-Suzanne Johnson

And I will be giving away:

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I make the original teddy bears, and this one I’ll be giving away in honor of Hero of a Highland Wolf’s release at the party. This is a fully jointed, mohair bear, the mohair imported from England. He has tapestry paws.

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I will be giving away 2 Hero of a Highland Wolf XL T-shirts.

And…

2 sets of the 4 books in the Highland wolf series:

Heart of the Highland Wolf, A Howl for a Highlander, A Highland Werewolf Wedding, and Hero of a Highland Wolf

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And…

2 winners will win a copy of Hero of a Highland Wolf

Plus lots of other gifts from all the other super paranormal authors!

This is all on August 5th!

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HERO OF A HIGHLAND WOLF

Author: Terry Spear

Release Date: August 5, 2014

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Summary:

 

The MacQuarrie werewolf clan has overseen the Playfair family’s Ardmore Castle for three centuries. So when a Playfair granddaughter from abroad inherits the estate, clan chief Grant MacQuarrie has to train her to manage it—and he’s not happy about having her in his way. Until the prim old lady he’s expecting turns out to be a sexy young wolf…

 

 

Colleen Playfair is excited and apprehensive about her new role at the castle, and she has big plans to change the way its run. But the stubborn Grant won’t make things easy, and she’s forced to turn to seduction to get her way…

 

 

Amazon – http://amzn.to/1hxh0mp

Barnes and Noble – http://bit.ly/1il2cxw

iTunes – http://bit.ly/1n64Qsf

Kobo

Really off to work!

Have a super great Wednesday!!!

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

Riverwalk San Antonio

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Riverwalk bridge (640x427)I’m working furiously to get ready for a big blog tour starting in a couple of days and another conference, but I wanted to show off some lovely pictures of the Riverwalk in San Antonio while I was there a couple of days ago. At least my suitcases are unpacked now. 🙂

Riverwalk 2 (2) (640x427)Okay, back to writing!!! 🙂

Have a super great Tuesday!

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

A Romantic Carriage Ride in San Antonio

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This was the horse behind us.
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At our destination.
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And before the ride.

After a lovely meal, we were able to ride in the pink lighted carriages. The horse behind us, pictured, was not pink, but the lights turned him that way.

Talk about a bunch of romance authors having the ❤ royal princess ❤ treatment! Sourcebooks was great!

And we had a great time!

But the fun is over and it’s back to a billion deadlines before the NEXT conference, which is rapidly approaching.

And so is the release of Hero of a Highland Wolf!! Had this lovely review when I got home and started going through my emails! 🙂 ❤

Hero Of A Highland Wolf is the 14th book in the series, and I swear this is one of my favorites so far. I just adored every aspect of the story and I couldn’t put this one down once I started into it. We see some old characters from past books, which was fun and hilarious and made the story seem even more enjoyable…the icing of the cake!!

The characters in the story were lively and engaging. Grant…is your alpha wolf. Commanding, jealous, possessive and way too over protective, and with a hidden passion that will make you weak in the knees. The male who has had his share of women, and never thought of settling down….but Ian proves him wrong. There is such a male commadarie in the story and we see more of their friendship in this story. Colleen is best friends with Julia….a secret they have kept from the men until now. So they have some aces up their sleeves and know how to pull a wringer on their mates…Collen was such a fun and feisty heroine. She fights for what she believes, is passionate, and independent, but accepts love when she sees it.

Overall a wonderful display of wolf shifter romance, with some historical Scottish culture in a modern day setting, a sexy highlander wolf in a kilt (WOWZERS). a one of a kind heroine, sword fighting, pirate playacting, and some amusing scenes to keep you laughing for days!!! A engrossing story to steal your heart!! EXCELLENT!! Renee B. Addicted to Romance

My Grade 
5 Blossoms

Heat Rating 
Steamy

Other Books In Series
Heart of the Wolf
Destiny of the Wolf
Tempting the Wolf
Legend of the White Wolf
Seduced by the Wolf
Wolf Fever
Heart of the Highland Wolf 
Dreaming of the wolf
A Highland Wolf Wedding
A SEAL Wolf Christmas
Silence Of The Wolf
A Highland Wolf Christmas

So off  I go, ignoring the still packed suitcases and start answering the million emails that need attention, which is only a part of the billion things I have to do….

I need a vacation. 🙂 ❤

This was a fun-filled working vacation! 🙂 Do you ever have those and then need a REAL vacation?

 

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

 

The Alamo!

Discovered the Alamo was within walking distance from our hotel, so we walked over there to see it. I saw it years ago way before it had been moved, I’m sure.

More pictures soon!!!
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The River Walk is delightful. Between the wonderful workshops, meeting so many lovely romance writers, and visiting with friends, it’s been just a truly awesome conference! #RWA14

Have  you been to San Antonio and enjoyed the sites down here?

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
www.terryspear.com
Connect with Terry Spear:
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www.terryspear.com
Goodreads:
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Twitter:
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Top Pick, 5 Star Hero of a Highland Wolf! $2.99 Sale Price on Heart of the Highland Wolf!

I have to get ready for my Sourcebooks signing this morning, but the reviews are coming in for a couple of books and I wanted to share.

SEAL Wolf for Sale is coming out in April! No cover yet.

Product Details

Heart of the Highland Wolf (Heart of the Wolf) by Terry Spear (Jun 7, 2011) on sale price right now!

And these came in:

Product Details

5 Star Top Pick!!!!! http://www.nightowlreviews.com/v5/Blog/Articles/Hero-Of-A-Highland-Wolf-by-Terry-Spear “Terry Spear does it again with another 5 Star Top Pick! In this case two of our reviewers have given this book 5 stars! (Reviews: Debra Taylor & Evampire)” AND a giveaway!!!

“Now, Grant was warned about those American female wolves and how they seem to shake things up. That was what happened as they inevitably started falling for each other, while a sinister nemesis rears his ugly snout. I liked the suspense and mystery that was thrown in with the romance.

All in all, it was a great book. Fun and exciting to read. It had tight writing, vivid creative descriptions, a smooth flowing plot, and romance aplenty. There were also a few familiar faces as it turned out that Colleen had a good friend living nearby after all.

I can’t wait to see what’s up next from this amazing author!This book was absolutely awesome! It took me on an amazing ride from start to finish. Yet another solid entry in Terry Spear’s paranormal ‘Heart Of The Wolf’ Series. ” Debra Taylor

And from Evampire: “This fast paced and smooth flowing plot keeps readers on their toes with suspense, drama, humor and romance. The author brings the story to life with well written scenes and details which inspire vivid images that capture the imagination and invite the reader to visit the highlands and tension building suspense builds throughout the story as the reader follows the headstrong couple’s stubborn dance and wait to see who wins. The strong compelling characters are easily related to and grab the reader’s attention from the very beginning.

I was completely captivated by this charming story from the very beginning, there was surprising twists and dangerous elements, quite a few chuckles and of course the sexy men in kilts to keep readers entertained and as always I look forward to reading the next fascinating story by Terry Spear.

And that’s it!!! TWO 5 Star Top Picks from Night Owl Reviews! And remember, a giveaway!!!

This one for the audiobook version of The Winged Fae:
12528114Title: The Winged Fae
Series: The World of Fae, #3
Author: Terry Spear
Format: Audio/ebook, 147 pages
Published: September 2nd 2011 by Terry Spear (06-20-14)
ISBN: 0013093517
Narrated by: Jeanne Whitehouse
Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
Format: Unabridged
Links: Goodreads | Kindle | Amazon | Audible | B&N | ARe 
Source: Author
Reviewer: Linda
Rating: 5/5

“Oh, what had she done?”
He’d startled her; that was the problem.  It was all his fault he was lying on the ground, looking rather cherub like, his blond hair curling about his ears, his bright blue eyes closed now, his masculine lips parted slightly as he slept the sleep of the dead.
She studied his masculine lips.  And thought just how much havoc she could wreak if she kissed him.  Served him right for startling her so.
Without analyzing whether she should do it, and just because she could, she pressed her mouth against his and gently kissed his lips, meaning only to give a quick peck and that was it….
His lips curved up under hers and for a second, she thought he was awake, smiling at her kissing him….

Oh my!  One kiss that precipitates so much havoc!  I loved both of these characters!  Serena is an effervescent spirit who seems to have calamity for a middle name.  She certainly gets in more pickles than a deli could ever serve.  Niall is quite beguiled by her intrepidity and her shenanigans and just wants an antidote she has promised him to the sleeping potion.   As they cavort from one misadventure to another, he becomes quite the sweetheart and her protector of sorts attempting with questionable success to keep her out of trouble.  The romance is all sweet as can be and wonderfully entertaining.

Bottomline:  I’m a huge fan of Terry’s books and she has never once disappointed me. THE WINGED FAE is no exception.  If you love to read light-hearted,  FUN tales teeming with whimsy and playfulness, THE WINGED FAE is the book for you!  I can’t wait to see what Terry has in store in the next World of Fae book,  THE ANCIENT FAE.

 

Okay, got to get ready for the signing! Have a fabulous day!!! 🙂

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
www.terryspear.com
Connect with Terry Spear:
Website:
www.terryspear.com
Goodreads:
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Facebook:
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Twitter:
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#RWA14 = Romance Writers of America Conference 2014!!

I asked if Carolyn would wear her red cowboy boots and she did for our breakfast excursion! She is the sweetest!

And then we had even more of a treat! Sharon Sala sat with us and she shared some wonderful tales that were absolutely fascinating.

Carolyn’s husband, Charles, who was our photographer, and I always love talking to him about everything–this time about cameras. 🙂

Had a really lovely time, ladies, and thanks so much to Carolyn and Charles for buying us breakfast! 🙂

Okay, off to visit some more with whomever I can visit with! Hope you all are having a lovely Wednesday! 🙂

If you are in the San Antonio area, I will be signing here: The RWA 2014 Literacy Autographing will be held on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel in the 3rd floor ballroom. This event is open to the public.

It looks like from the seating plan, I’ll be nearer to the cashier’s checkout, last rows. Have wolf pins and book marks!
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Won’t have him, yet, *sigh*, but ALSO, if you see my Celtic Hearts Balloon–that means I’m a member of the wonderful Celtic RWA chapter–
Fans will get one entry into the drawing for every book they purchase or pick up from a signing. They don’t have to find everyone in order to win. But we have a gorgeous Kilted Muse prize package for the winner. I will also have CHRW buttons. They’re always beautiful. So look for the teal balloons for the Kilted Muse Scavenger Hunt (for the Literacy & Publisher Signings) !!!

Our signing authors will be designated with TEAL HEARTS at the #RWA14 signings this year. If you’re a fan of Highlander Romance and attending any of the signings in San Antonio, please pick up a #KiltedMuse Scavenger Hunt page and be entered to win an amazing bag of Kilted Muse swag. Participating authors will include Eliza Knight, Margaret Mallory, Keira Montclair, Ruth Seitleman, R.L. Syme… and more authors are being added! Find the TEAL HEARTS and you’ll find the CELTIC HEARTS!

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