Archive | October 2014

Off Deadline! On Deadline!

I’m getting ready to turn in A Silver Wolf Christmas, just waiting on my final beta reader. It’s due Nov 1. I think someone made a mistake because last time I checked, that’s Saturday. 🙂

Good news is? All the beta readers have loved A Silver Wolf Christmas and Call of the Cougar!

Call of the Cougar 3D 04162014 copy

And I’m off deadline! NOT.

Even when I’m off deadline from contracted books, I set my own deadlines. My readers expect it. Right? So Phantom Fae will be out in December. I just received another beta read for Call of the Cougar, so one beta read left after that and I’ll be able to publish that in another week or so. Those are my other book deadlines.

Phantom Fae

But I also had remodeling deadlines. Trying to get them done before the last readers convention of the year. Trying to get them done before my kids come in to see me for Thanksgiving.

And bear deadlines. Christmas is coming!!! 🙂

Christmas always sneaks up on me. One minute, it’s at the end of the year. The next, it’s in a couple of days. HOW DOES THAT HAPPEN???

Plum Bear with faux suede paws

Plum Bear with faux suede paws

This looks more burgundy from the picture, but it’s more purple/plum purple in color. Really pretty. I have another made for another order also. 🙂

Minky Wizard Bear

Minky Wizard Bear

So yes, lots and lots of bear deadlines. I have a lot…let me count…I have 15 bears made that I need to finish. I will have to set a few days aside just to embroider paws!

And…probably next week, I’ll have NEW deadlines. I just got a note asking what my expected mss deadlines will be for the next 4 books!!! So you see, I had a few minutes reprieve for contracted deadlines. 🙂

I set the first for Mar, because I have two trips in Feb and two in April. The next in May, I think. Anyway…trying to give myself about 11 weeks to write books because of trips in between. And edits. Don’t forget the edits. All those books keeping popping back for first edits, second edits, and final proofing. and final, final proofing. 🙂

Okay, so I’m off to make more changes to Call of the Cougar and work on some more teddy bears! Because I got more orders this morning! And yes, I’m working on Phantom Fae also. Hopefully, the tile guys will be done today! 🙂 ❤

Have a super great day!!! 🙂

Oh, wait, it’s Halloween today!! Happy Halloween!

Sherbert Bear and Amethyst Bear Ready to Trick-or-Treat!

Sherbert Bear and Amethyst Bear Ready to Trick-or-Treat!

pumpkin flower planter (427x640)

Apple Farm and Pumpkin Patch

Apple Farm and Pumpkin Patch

Vampire Bearpumpkin sweater and friends (640)

Happy Halloween! 🙂

Terry

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Brown Teddy Bears, Sunrise, and More Book Reviews!

Grizzly Bear with faux suede paws

Grizzly Bear with faux suede paws

Faux Mink Bear with faux suede paws

Faux Mink Bear with faux suede paws

 

Texas Sunrise

Texas Sunrise

vampireinmydreamsI loved this review too, by Jonathan Thurston!! for: The Vampire…In My Dreams! “The steamy, masculine vampire… the far from confident, pretty young girl… Familiar elements? Not in this thrilling novel. Terry Lee Wilde makes a stunning addition to the realm of young adult vampire literature by incorporating witches into the mix.

Marissa, an average teenage witch, lives in the shadow of her best friend (and often role model) Kate, who believes the tall, dark stranger in town is a vampire. What unfolds when the mysterious stranger falls in love with Marissa sends all three of them into a struggle against knife-wielding human test subjects, vampiric pizza delivery guys, and an ancient vampire who has a claim on our studly hero and wants Marissa dead.

Terry Lee Wilde breaks a lot of tradition with this book by putting vampires back where they belong: in the realm of mystery, seduction, masculinity (as opposed to sparkling), and dare I say a little terror.

And I loved this review by Cassandra Lost in Books: I think this is like Star Trek meets a Fae realm.  It is a really cool idea.  I’m wondering if there will be more of either the Elven World or of the Overseers.  I will admit though as of right now I’d still want to slap the Overseers, but you will have to read or listen to see why.

Persephonice starts out kind of fragile with grief, but she becomes strong, and I really loved her as a character.  She encounters so much trouble and overcomes all the stereotypes that she has been filled with out races who are full of passion.

Dracolin is a fierce warrior, and he is not sure why he is so drawn to Persephonice.  There is lots of adventure and several men who need to be slapped, but it was a very enjoyable story 🙂 http://closkot.blogspot.com/2014/10/audiobook-review-shadow-elf-by-terry.html

How did it get to be Thursday already??? What happened to Wednesday?

Tile men are still here. They’re grouting today. And I’m off to work. Hope you have a lovely Thursday. I’m still wondering where my Wednesday went. Has that ever happened to you???

Terry

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Renovating, Wildflowers, a Red Dragon Bear, and a Sunset

I made up this bear for an order and have enough fabric to make one more, but it’s also sold now. 🙂

Sunset over Texas

Red Dragon Bear

Lovely Texas Sunset last night.

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Wildflowers and Roses still blooming.

A rose

A rose

Purple Wildflowers

Purple Wildflowers

Old Kitchen, Stove went out

Old Kitchen, Stove went out

This shows the old tile in the kitchen.

tile in kitchen before grout

tile in kitchen before grout

old window in kitchen

old window in kitchen

Kitchen window, ice on inside

Kitchen window, ice on inside

This was why I had to change out the window. Besides the wind blowing straight through it and feeling the cold air seeping through the single pane window, I had ice built up on the inside of the window last winter!

new kitchen with the new tile and window

new kitchen with the new tile and window–still needs grout.

All these renovations have taken place over the years. But it sure is nice getting them done.

Off to work on stuff.  I’m way behind on Phantom Fae. Too much distraction with the workmen here.  That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. 🙂

I think the kitchen has a much warmer appeal than it had before.  What do you think?

Have a super lovely Tuesday!!!

Terry

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Paddle Wheel Trip at Taylors Falls on the St Croix

 

 

Tile men are here so excited to see their progress. In the meantime, I’m working on Rainbow Bear for an order, and Phantom Fae, and just created this video of Taylors Falls Paddle Wheeler trip on the St Croix. Beautiful fall colors and it was fun seeing the canoeists, the other paddle wheeler, Canada geese, and rock climbers, but we had a special treat with the firemen doing practice rescues across the St Croix. When we returned, they were doing another.

Have a super great day!!!

Terry

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Split Rock Lighthouse Tour

Back to work! Missed getting my word count yesterday with all the work going on in the house. But did work on 3 bears. 🙂 Okay, off to get word count on Phantom Fae!

Enjoy the trip to the Split Rock Lighthouse!

Terry

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More Bears and House Fixings!

I spent some of yesterday working on bear orders and moving furniture. They’re ripping up the old carpeting and breaking up the old tile and then replacing everything with new tile. So it’s a mess. 🙂

purple, black tipped, gold, black tipped, baby bear 006 (640x614)

Blondie, black tipped fur bear

purple, black tipped, gold, black tipped, baby bear 002 (635x640)

Plum, black tipped fur bear

Cutting out more bears for orders and here is a new one too

Sweatpea pastel rainbow bear

Sweatpea pastel rainbow bear

This carpeting is such a mess! 35 years of stains.

And beneath it? 35 years of dust.  🙂

Will show After pictures later. 🙂

Okay before they get to jackhammering the old tile, I’m off to try to get word count on Phantom Fae. 🙂

Have a super great day!!!

Terry

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Fairy Tale World

Fairy Painting

Fairy Painting

At the Renaissance Fair, certain things caught my eye–anything Scottish, and anything fairy. 🙂 ❤

Faeries and Swamp

Faeries and Swamp

Fairy Doors

Fairy Doors

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Fairy House

Fairy House

fae book marks (640x444) beautiful fairy (640x427)

And there you have it~! Fairies!

I finished another bear and shipped her off with her Sherbert sister!

Blondie with tips, large bear

Blondie with tips, large bear

Sherbert bear on fur

Sherbert bear on fur

And I’m working on finishing up the MacDonald Clan bears (3), MacLean Clan Bears (2), Scott Clan Bear and Douglas Clan Bear. And a US Navy bear (Part of the MacLean Clan Bear order). 🙂

And I’m working on Phantom Fae, the next in the Fae series

Phantom Fae

And I’m moving furniture out of several rooms so men can tile them on Monday.

And I was looking for a cool new cover for my vampire teen The Vampire…In My Dreams, but couldn’t find one. However, I ended up finding this instead. *sigh* I fell in love and picked up 2 other covers and will have a new series out, but not until next year. I have to write Gunnolf’s story next for The Viking’s Highland Lass after I finish Phantom Fae and I have 4 more books to write for Sourcebooks also. 🙂  The title might change on this. The cover artist is working on them to give them a series look.

Fairy Tale Chronicles

Fairy Tale Chronicles

And…I think that’s it. 🙂

Hope you all have a…

wait!!

Yes, I’m doing a giveaway here with a fun Wolf Tale for Halloween at Books Make Me Happy Reviews. Be sure and read my story and tell me what you think on her blog site! http://booksmakemehappyreviews.com/2014/10/24/halloween-flash-fiction-event-terry-spear/

Happy TGIF!!!

 

Terry

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