Archive | April 2016

The Dove and the Cardinals–Wanting What We Can’t Have…

doves and cardinals 007 (640x427)doves and cardinals 015 (640x559)doves and cardinals 016 (640x427)The dove wanted what the cardinals were having. But trying to land on that little feeder was just too hard to do.

doves 002 (640x565)So it’s time to try the basket filled with no melt suet!

doves 003 (640x629)Okay, that works! Sometimes we have to make do with what works for us. Sometimes it’s just as good as the grass on the other side of the fence. 🙂 ❤

It’s pouring, so getting this off, hoping we don’t lose electricity. Have a super great day!


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My Puppy is Dancing a Jig–or Wigged Out and Alpha Wolf Need Not Apply Out Next Tuesday!

Coming May 3!!


An alpha werewolf meets his match in this sizzling paranormal romance from USA Today bestselling author Terry Spear

Wolf shifter and park ranger Eric Silver is committed to his job policing spectacular San Isabel National Forest, and he’s hot on the scent of some mysterious wolves who are up to no good. When Eric’s investigation leads him to cross paths with forester Pepper Grayling, he’s fascinated to learn this she-wolf is her pack’s leader—strong, independent, and definitely not looking for a mate.

With unknown dangers on the prowl, Pepper is tempted to give in to her attraction to Eric and align her pack with his. But Pepper’s been pursued by many an alpha male out to take over her pack and gain her hard-won territory—and Eric is a born leader. How does Eric earn the trust of a she-wolf who’s been betrayed so often in the past?

Alpha Wolf Need Not Apply  (Book 19)
May 3, 2016


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Okay wrong cover, but he’s sexy too. He’ll be coming in October. Billionaire is coming out in July!

To get these shots of Tanner, I had to keep snapping photos. At first, I just watched his antics, thinking he would stop and that was enough. But he didn’t, so I grabbed up my camera and began taking pictures.
Tanner going crazy for  Berry Suet 024 (427x640)Tanner eyeing the suet on his hind legs (426x640) vignetteTanner going crazy (427x640)Tanner is soooo excited about the new book’s release, he was doing a jig!

In truth? I deal in fiction. So that is the truth! For the story. Oh, all right. I put in new suet that has a beefy mixture and Tanner went crazy. He was barking at it, trying to figure out how to climb the poll like a squirrel, jumping to reach it. So which story is more fun?

Both, I think! Have a great day!


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Scuba Diving in Hawaii


My son and his friends found a shark under the reef and so had to take a closer shot, of course.

I didn’t go and get to take the pictures or anything, but I had fun seeing them. 🙂


More of a close up of the shark. They don’t have telephoto lenses, so they couldn’t get really close up shots without being even more adventurous.

Blaine in Hawaii2 cave (640x360)Amazing view from a cave. He said they had to take a considerable hike to get up there to take pictures, but it was worth it.

Blaine in Hawaii, parrot 2 color blurred background improved colorMy son at a luau. I thought the parrot in his arms was stuffed. Nope, unless he just ate lots. 🙂 sea turtle and fish (640x480) and reflectionI was having some fun with this sea turtle and created a reflection of it underwater. Isn’t that cool?

Okay, trying to keep up with everything and still make word count. Have a great day!!


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Tempting the Light, a New Novel by Bonnie Gill

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  • Tempting The Light


    Book One

    Bonnie Gill

    Genre: Humorous Paranormal Romance


    Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing


    Date of Publication:  April 20, 2016


    Word Count: 75,000


    Cover Artist:Fiona Jayde


    Book Description


    Bad luck magnet Abby Fitzpatrick gets fired, catches her boyfriend cheating with a mime, and is cursed by an evil genie who pops out of a tampon box. She’s bound and determined to remove the spell, and as fate would have it, the hottest guy she’s ever met is out to kill her.


    River Stone, a Cryptid hunter for Legends and Myths Police Squad (L.A.M.P.S.), poses as a sheriff for Abby’s hometown of Haber Cove, New Jersey. He’s out to find and capture a man-eating gnome and bag the legendary Jersey Devil monster. Little does he realize, the woman who catches his heart is the same creature that he was sent to destroy.


    Tempting the Light is the first novel in the L.A.M.P.S. series that features hunky secret agents who find true love while hunting and slaying dangerous Cryptids.


    Book One: Legends and Myth Police Squad Series (L.A.M.P.S.)


    Abby Fitzgerald didn’t expect a surprise birthday party when she got home today. She didn’t expect bold colored daisies or pretty wrapped gifts. But most of all she didn’t expect to find her live-in boyfriend Burt, engaged in a spooge-a-paloosa fest with a chick dressed as a mime. Her crazy old grandmother warned her she would be cursed on her twenty-fifth birthday, but who would have believed it?

    Burt slapped his body up against the mime from behind in a vigorous frenzy on the sleigh styled queen-sized bed. The woman’s hands and painted white face pressed up against an invisible window with his arm wrapped around her waist to keep her vertical.

    Seeing Abby, the mime’s lips parted into an “O” breaking the sex-me-up red heart painted across them. She covered her mouth with her gloved hands.

    Abby stared in horror at Burt with his mouth open and eyes closed, savoring the sheer ecstasy of screwing the mime. Her heart shattered shooting pulmonary shrapnel up her throat. He never looked like that when they were together.

    “You’re freaking cheating on me?”

    Burt’s eyes popped open, before he leaped from the bed. “Son of a . . .”

    Abby dashed into the hallway bathroom, and rummaged in the crowded cabinet under the sink. “Where’s the damn Scrubbing Bubbles? Or better yet, the Borax?” She tossed a mildewed loofa and a half used bottle of honeysuckle hand lotion over her shoulder. They landed not far from Burt’s bare feet.

    “Abby, I’m sorry. I was going to wait until after your birthday to tell you.” He placed his hands on both sides of the bathroom door trim and leaned into the room. “What the hell are you doing?”

    “I’m trying to find something to scour the sick image of you and your mime girlfriend from my eyes. Better yet, I’ll get the melon ball scooper.” Unable to contain herself, she whipped a can of lemon scented shaving cream at his head.

    He ducked but the foaming missile bounced off his hair-sprayed-until-bullet-proof hair. His nostrils flared like an enraged bull. Too bad that was all he had in common with the animal. “You’re acting irrational. Stop it.”

    True. Right now she couldn’t even think straight. “Get away from me.”

    “It doesn’t have to be like this,” he said under his breath.

    She ignored his statement and shoved his skinny five-foot-four-inch unclothed body aside and marched back into the bedroom.

    The mime perched on the edge of the bed with a sheet wrapped around her naked body. She held up both hands in a stop gesture and waved them back and forth.

    “Abby. Please settle down.” Burt trailed behind her.

    “Settle down? Do you know why I came home early?”

    “No.” He glanced at his watch then looked absolutely baffled.

    “Because I got fired today, Burt.”

    He tilted his head to the side and wrinkled his rather large forehead. “Oh. Well, how were you planning to help me pay the rent then?”

    She wished she had a gun to shoot the stupid out of him.

    “Get out of my house.” She jerked on the mime’s cover-up sheet. The mime pulled back. Abby yanked again but then let go, the mime did a back-flip somersault off the bed. Her pasty white face popped up on the other side of the mattress like a demented rodent in a whack-a-mole game.

    “This is my apartment,” Burt raised his voice louder and pointed at the mime. “You don’t have to go anywhere.”

    The mime amplified her smile by pointing to the corners of her lips and twisting her fingers in her imaginary dimples, then she proceeded to skip and do a naked happy dance in circles around Abby.

    Abby gave her a shove out of her way. “What the heck is her problem? Doesn’t she talk?”

    Burt shrugged. “I don’t know. She hasn’t said a word since we met. It’s one of her perks.”

    Abby slammed her fist into the side of her leg to keep from punching the detestable smart-ass smirk that spread across his face. Her fantasy of a blissful marriage and white picket fence shattered in one measly, heinous moment.

    “How long has this been going on? Wait, don’t answer that. I don’t want to know.” She marched over to the closet, grabbed her blue duffle bag, and stuffed a few pairs of her size two jeans into it. She then looked down at his exposed mini-manly parts and raised a questioning brow.

    Burt’s eyes widened to a bug-eyed look and then he scattered to pull on a pair of whity-tighties.

    She stalked over to her dresser, pulled out different colored T-shirts, and a stack of clean underwear to shove in her bag. She hesitated for a moment. “The other day, I saw you in the jewelry store buying something. I—I thought you might.”

    Before she could finish, the mime flashed the back of her hand at Abby. A pink princess cut rock set in a platinum setting adorned the ring finger of her left hand.

    Burt sent a reprimanding scowl in the mime’s direction. “It just happened.”

    Her heart went numb first, before the shredding feeling of a weed-whacker tore through it.

    “Wonderful.” She stormed out of the room and into the kitchen, pulling worthless knick-knacks from their displayed posts and cramming them in her bag. A satisfied smile lifted her cheeks when she held up Burt’s prized Fifty States Commemorative Quarter collection for him to see.

    “You wouldn’t dare. Put that back.” He swiped at the coins but missed.

    “Yes, I would and I’m leaving you.” She jammed the cardboard display in the duffle, and swung her bag of belongings over her shoulder.  “I hope you have many ugly clown babies.” She slammed the apartment door behind her.

    While trudging to her car the whooshing blood of each heart beat thumped like sonic booms in Abby’s ears. She tossed her bag into the trunk and marched over to Burt’s yellow Volkswagen Beetle. She pulled back her foot and gave it a hard kick in the tire. I wonder how many girlfriends he can cram into that thing at one time?

    She sat behind her steering wheel in silence. Too bad she couldn’t pull a do-over for the day. Her grandmother must have been psychic.

    About the Author:


    Bonnie Gill grew up in the suburbs right outside Chicago. As a child she loved making up ghost stories at night to scare her sisters and friends.


    She writes Paranormal Romance with a twist of humor. When she isn’t writing you can find her on a haunted tour, volunteering at pet rescues, or digging around in her fairy garden waiting for fairies to show. She’s a member of Romance Writers of America, the Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal chapter and the Windy City chapter.


    She lives in Northern Illinois with her four rescue dogs, a big fat cat, and her ever patient boyfriend who laughs at all her goofy jokes.


    She loves to hear from her readers.






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And the REAL Bonnie. I caught her at a reader’s convention in action.

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Dougald MacNeill takes Lady Alana Cameron to his laird brother James’s Craigly Castle when he finds her roaming the heather on the MacNeill lands. But who has sent her there and why? Her uncle, laird of the Cameron clan, and warring with the MacNeill for years, has made a marriage arrangement with another clan and now that is even at stake.
Having witnessed her father’s death, and even believing he had returned her home when all along he had been dead, Alana discovers she has the gift, or curse, of seeing the newly departed and sometimes those who should have long ago passed over. Her own deceased brother continues to plague her, the rake, and now another, who is very much of the flesh, Dougald MacNeill, has her thinking marrying a rake might just have its benefits. Dougald’s sister, who is one fiesty ghost, has offered to help Alana keep Dougald in line if he thinks of even straying.
But who sent Alana on a fool’s errand in the first place to remove her from the Cameron’s lands and set her squarely in Dougald’s care, and who really killed her father and her brother, and what has it all to do with Alana? Will she and Dougald learn the truth before it is too late?
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My electricity kept going out, ugh, and I just had bought more groceries after a week of holding off. And it’s not even supposed to be stormy today!

close up under the bridge (640x427)Love reflections, and this was lots of fun, not only in the bridge reflection in the water, but the boulder’s reflection also.

Have a super wonderful day!


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Mama and Papa Cardinal

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Mom and Pop Cardinal

I’m sure they have a nest nearby. They were at the feeder constantly today all day long. They only stopped eating for a little bit while a blue jay ate there and a red-bellied woodpecker.

red bellied woodpecker tossing seeds (640x427)The red-bellied woodpecker is tossing seeds, like a finicky eater. Instead of just digging for what he wants, he throws the other seeds out of the tray. I think this one’s smaller than the other I had.

purple party bear (608x640)I finished up a Purple Party Bear that’s ready to ship along with 2 other bears, and another that belongs next door. 🙂

While I was working on the bear, the puppies were totally worn out.

Max and Tanner tired (640x427)What a life, eh?

And!!! I kept up with my word count. 🙂 ❤

Have a great day!


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blue jay wings spread on feeder (640x506)The blue jay was trying to keep his balance here. Everything had gotten moldy because of all the rain we had. So I had to clean all the feeders jay beak full (640x325) blue jay 026 (640x427)This is the only one I have back up since it is easiest to clean and the others are still drying. The birds were very happy. A chickadee came, the blue jay, a loving couple of cardinals, and bluebirds.

The feeder isn’t really designed for birds as big as the blue jay. But that doesn’t keep him from getting a meal. Which I’m happy for. He’s very entertaining. And I’d rather he ate some of the seed than have to throw it all out. He looks like the woodpecker when he feeds off this feeder.

Okay, I’m back to working on SEAL Wolf Hunting. 76,000 words to go!!! And I finished another bear last night. I have 2 others I’ve finished and need to get them ready to ship, and another to finish. So why am I goofing off again??? 🙂

Have a great day!


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