Archive | August 2014

Reflections after the Storm & Rainbow Momma and Baby Bear!

I was getting ready to pick up groceries when I saw the beautiful artwork on my driveway–clouds, the blue sky, the cypress tree and crepe myrtles. I couldn’t paint a scene for anything, but isn’t this scene “painted” pavement beautiful?
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Rainbow Momma Bear and Baby

Rainbow Momma Bear and Baby

This shows the pose-ability of the large bear!

Rainbow Momma Bear Reclining and Baby Bear

Rainbow Momma Bear Reclining and Baby Bear

Momma Bear is sold!

Rainbow Momma Bear and Baby Sitting

Rainbow Momma Bear and Baby Sitting

And I’m off to get my word count today to reach 60,000 words and catch up on student lessons!!

Have a wonderful Sunday!!! Can you believe Monday is the 1st of Sept? Yes!!! High 90’s all week, but maybe a cooler break is coming at night….soon!

Terry

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Tall, Dark and Paranormal–10 Sexy Paranormal Full Length Novels! 825,000 words for 99 cents!!!

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Only 99 cents! Limited time offer!

10 Thrilling Tales of Sexy Alpha Bad Boys

CRESCENT MOON – From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Lori Handeland

FOREVER FREED by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Laura Kaye

SPELLBOUND by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Opal Carew, writing as Amber Carew

SINS OF THE FLESH by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Caridad Pineiro

SPELL BOUND by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Stephanie Julian

HAUNTING A COWBOY – A Brand New Story from USA Today Bestselling Author Randi Alexander

HUNTRESS FOR HIRE by USA Today Bestselling Author Terry Spear

DEAD SEXY by USA Today Bestselling Author Paige Tyler

ASMODEUS: DEMON OF LUST by Bestselling Author Sara Humphreys

BEAUTY AND THE BEST by Bestselling Author, Judi Fennell

CRESCENT MOON by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Lori Handeland A cryptozoologist travels to New Orleans to investigate whispers of a wolf in the Honey Island Swamp.
SPELLBOUND by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Opal Carew What is Lucinda, a tenth level wizard, to do when Destiny pairs her with a man who is utterly domineering, overwhelmingly masculine, incredibly irresistible and, according to her most trusted friend, extremely dangerous?
FOREVER FREED by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Laura Kaye A reclusive, empathic vampire falls in love with a woman he planned to kill, and must fight his ancient guilt, bloodlust, and an old vampire rival who threatens everything he holds dear.
SINS OF THE FLESH by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Caridad Pineiro Mick Carrera is a mercenary hired to eliminate problems, but the genetically engineered woman with the superhuman powers is nothing like what he expected.
SPELL BOUND by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Stephanie Julian A warrior born to defend. A young witch in need of protection. A dangerous desire neither of them expected.
HAUNTING A COWBOY – A Brand New Story from USA Today Bestselling Author Randi Alexander When a ranch foreman hires a ghost whisperer to handle the spirit that’s haunting him, the attraction between them is…supernatural
HUNTRESS FOR HIRE by USA Today Bestselling Author Terry Spear He’s bound to get her killed, so why does the huntress desire the vampire-turned hunter more than life itself?
DEAD SEXY by USA Today Bestselling Author Paige Tyler Can her love save him from a curse worse than death?
ASMODEUS: DEMON OF LUST by Bestselling Author Sara Humphreys ASMODEUS: When Kai Kelly discovers an unusual ring in the attic it leads to much more than she bargained for. She may not realize what she has in her possession, but the boys in Hell sure got the message.
BEAUTY AND THE BEST by Bestselling Author, Judi Fennell Reclusive artist Todd Best hasn’t produced anything since the death of his wife…until aspiring romance novelist Jolie Gardener enters his life and turns it upside down.

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All Romance Ebooks, Google Play, and Barnes and Noble coming.

Ten full length novels from some of the hottest bestselling authors in paranormal romance–825,000 words–that will immerse you for HOURS in the world of Tall Dark and Paranormal.

 

The sale price won’t last! We’re only doing this for a short time!

Okay, off to get caught up on more. I’ll update other sales sites and more information as we have it! So far:

 

He even has embroidered fangs!
Oh, and also, we’re having a big FB party and blog tour: https://www.facebook.com/events/514036032064445

More on the blogs we’ll be at later.

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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It’s Raining! It’s Pouring!

We’ve soooo needed this! So yes!!!

Girlfriends Bear

Girlfriends Bear

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Little Tin Soldier for Christmas Sweater Bear

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Wizard–golden mohair bear

Okay, I’m off to get groceries. My cupboards and fridge are bare! Sometimes I like to eat down all I have so that I can start fresh. Ever do that?

Well, it means I’ve had no taters (potatoes) for 3 days and that’s awful! Must be my Irish blood. LOL

I’m 1,000 words behind on my word count on A Silver Wolf Christmas because of critiquing so many student lessons and finishing up Jaguar Pride copyedits. Sooo, after I run errands, I’ve got to knuckle down. 60,000 is the goal for Sunday. I’m at 50,000. If I reach it, next week is 80,000 and I’m done! At least with the first draft. And that’s the most important thing! I know who done it! 🙂 Then I can edit it to my heart’s content, but at least the story is down on paper/monitor. 🙂

🙂 ❤

It’s a super great day! It’s RAINING!!!

Have a lovely TGIF!

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FLowers of Summer in Hot, Hot Texas

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Because of the heat of summer, it’s difficult to find any flowers other than a few last sunflowers and the crepe myrtles love the heat so they’re in full bloom. But here is a tiny red rose blossom.

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Last of the sunflowers of summer.

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A late bloomer.

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A sunflower among the cornstalks.

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Red crepe myrtle

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pink crepe myrtle

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So see, even with all the heat, the world is still a beautiful place to be.

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Now available in audio book format!

Cougar’s Mate : Heart of the Cougar, Book 1

Cougar’s Mate: Instinct told her to run…

Shannon Rafferty learns that hanging out with the bad boys could be a dangerous business, but hooking up with a cop is even worse. Now she’s on the run, trying to avoid being murdered by his cougar shifter brothers and uncle. If that isn’t bad enough, a deputy sheriff hunts her down while she’s running as a cougar and trying to survive in the Colorado wilderness. He vows to protect her no matter what she’s done. With three dead boyfriends to her name, she’s sure she will be the death of Chase Buchanan before either of them can prevent it. No matter how much she knows she has to run again, he soon holds her heart hostage. But will that be enough to keep them both alive?

Chase Buchanan—as wilderness cabin resort owner, former US Army Special Forces, and part time deputy of the small town of Yuma, Colorado that boasts a love of cougars—is tasked to track down a cougar reported to be hunting human prey. Chase soon learns she’s a shifter, not a full-time cougar, and she’s on the run. When he takes her in, he vows to protect her. After losing his wife and baby to the human kind of predator years earlier, he’s not letting Shannon’s hunters kill her, too. But how is he going to hold onto the wild-cat woman, who is unpredictable at every turn, without losing his heart to her, and then losing her as well?

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Barnes and Noble

Kobo

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Just finished proofing Jaguar Pride copyedits. I’ll have one more proof and that’s it!

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Jaguar Pride (Book 4)

Coming Feb, 2015

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And I have student lessons stacking up again ( calculated it and if I don’t do any additional critiques, which I have already done, I’ll have a total of 204 critiques to do), and I need to make word count on A Silver Wolf Christmas. Getting 3,000 words done a day, and have been fortunate to keep making it. It’s easy to get stuck. Especially when you’re jumping from the snowy Christmas story with wolves to the jungles of Costa Rica and the jaguars. And I just submitted a proposal for 3 more books. So we shall see if my publisher wants any more! 🙂 ❤

Titles will probably change, but: Jaguar Jingle Bells, A SEAL Wolf Diving for Trouble, and She-Wolf (another Silver wolf pack story) If they get picked out, they will be coming in 2016. I’m already “booked” for 2015 with releases in Feb: Jaguar Pride, April: SEAL Wolf for Sale, Oct: A Silver Wolf Christmas

And of course more Highland medievals and fae stories, and more. 🙂 ❤

Oh, yes, and bears. Worked on 3 last night. Not finished, but getting closer….

Hope you are having a great Thursday!!

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Morning Glories and the Butterfly

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Do you see it? With the golden cornstalks behind the ligustrum, the purple morning glories and the butterfly sipping from the flower?

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Drawing closer.

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A surreal picture of the butterfly, wings spread. Isn’t it cool? Oh, yeah, some would say it’s just a blurry butterfly. But to me, it’s beautiful.

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Do you see the beauty in the center of the golden cornstalks?

Okay, I’m off to work on more student lessons! And then it’s off to work on A Silver Wolf Christmas. I was ahead yesterday, which I’ll use today because of having to critique so many lessons. I had to water, which is the reason I saw the butterfly, then had to get the camera, and take pictures, and yes, any excuse, right??? And I haven’t started on proofing Jaguar Pride yet, but that’s next too. AND I’d love to work on more bears. I need more hours in a day! 🙂 ❤

Do you ever feel that way?

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

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

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I’ve been so busy with writing books, deadlines, making bears, taking pictures, 🙂 that I haven’t been teaching too many full-class online workshops, except on an individual basis. A publisher signed up seventeen of her authors to take my conflict course, so I’m happily critiquing student exercises.

Not all writers can teach. Not all teachers can teach. But ever since I was a kid, I wanted to teach. When I was in 6th grade, I was in Teachers of Tomorrow, and taught a class on artwork to 2nd graders and to 3rd graders later. It was a fun experience, and I always thought I’d be a teacher.

My dad discouraged it because there was no money in teaching, he said. So after getting a masters in business and accounting, working as a personnel officer, and doing so many different things, I started teaching writers how to hone their writing.

And I love it. But I’d kind of gotten away from it because I’ve been so busy with writing.

One of the things that I love about teaching, is it reminds me how to edit my own work as I’m critiquing. Wow, am I doing all the things I tell others to do???

🙂  ❤

So I’m off to critique some more lessons, loving it, and still trying to get my word count in for A Silver Wolf Christmas! I reached 40,000 words last night, which means I’m halfway done, and worked on 3 bears!!!

Suzie, Too, Poodle Skirt Bear dressed for the 50s

Suzie, Too, Poodle Skirt Bear dressed for the 50s

New poodle skirt bear for that fun-loving 1950’s era!

Off to catch up on student lessons than word count.

Have a great Monday!!

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Baby Cupid Loves Bears, Too

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Okay, having fun with photos, and spent a lot of time working on bears yesterday, but it’s time to get back to work–

I’ve got another party to go to!!! I never was invited to so many parties in my life! Isn’t this fun! I’ll be there from 4:30-4:45 EST! Just a real quick drop in. Hopefully I won’t miss my time! But you can drop in anytime to win prizes all day long!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1516482095234948/permalink/1527123264170831/

I’m also at one on Tuesday, and I’ll post that then.

Need to catch up on word count. Have to write 5,324 words to make my goal today of 40,000 and I will be halfway done with the book!

And water.

Sooo looking forward to a break in the heat.

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Not that it’s coming anytime soon, but I’m writing about making snowman in A Silver Wolf Christmas, then have to go out and water in the 100+ heat. That shows how much of an imagination you have to have to be a writer when you’re writing about seasonal books out of season!

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Have a super Sunday!! I’m sure I have something important to do on Monday, but I have no idea what. Ever do that???  Oh, yeah, starting to teach my online Conflict! Conflict! Conflict! workshop.

LOL

Have a super great day!!

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Wilde & Woolly Bears

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