Archive | March 2017

The Fae Made Me Do It!

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And that’s all I have to say! 🙂 ❤

Terry

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

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Spring Storms

We had pea size hail and high winds. I missed getting a picture of the sideways rain. We had a little bit of blue skies and then pouring rain again. They had tornado warnings around us. And with all the thunder and lightning, see where the puppies ended up? This is when I really know I’m the alpha. And of course, I was writing on the book, The Bounty Hunter Gets Her Wolf! 20,000 done, 1/4th of the book done!

But after this traumatic dentist appointment at oh-dark-thirty I’m having, I’ll be getting in the final beta critique for Flight of the White Wolf and I’ll have to make the changes and then turn it in to my publisher. And I need to do final proofing on SEAL Wolf Undercover. Still, I want to keep up with my word count on Bounty. Oh, and the final chapters narrated for Taming the Wild Cougar should be coming any day now.

Hmmm, maybe I should just skip my dental appointment??? Just think of all that I could get done if I don’t go.  Laughing evilly.

I don’t know if they turned out, but I captured some shots of doves gathered on the fence in the rain, and a female cardinal eating at the feeder, shaking off water accumulating on her feathers.

But I’m off to the dentist now. I just hope Jenn doesn’t call in the middle of it to say the baby is coming!

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Have a delightful dentist free day!

Terry

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

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The Beauty of Flowers

The flowerbeds are a work in progress. I moved the rocks to have more room to plant, and I’ll probably move them again next year to expand it on the narrow end. The yellow daylilies will keep  expanding.  The orange marigolds I just planted will get bigger and they will reseed themselves. I had a huge amount come back this year in the top flowerbed where the peach daylily was beginning to flower. I didn’t realize they would because they’re an annual.

So I bought tons more. I love flower gardens that help themselves. And marigolds ward off some pests. I’ve planted coreopsis also because some of those came back this year and butterflies love them. I saw a yellow butterfly land on the yellow daylily yesterday, but no camera with me. *sigh* By the time I got the camera, the butterfly was gone. The daylilies are a perennial.

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The bottom flowerbed had no flowers when I moved in. It was just all mulch. I planted mini boxwood at the back of it. I love year round green. Pittsoporum, that is just holding it’s own. The daylilies never died back, just didn’t flower in the dead of winter. I planted zinnia seeds, so maybe they’ll come out, and there are two zinnia there from flowerpots. Tulips, that are just green leaves. Maybe next year they’ll have flowers.

The peach daylily was a surprise. Well, and so were the marigolds popping back up. I think of all the snapdragons that were in the flowerbed, a couple reseeded themselves, and a few salvia made it. When I’d bought the peach daylily last year, it hadn’t flowered, so I didn’t know how pretty it was. I’ve already planted more flowers and have more to plant. We’re supposed to have severe storms today, so need to get them in the ground early.

Okay, so off to write. I have 2,000 to write to bring word count to 20,000! Also final proofing for SEAL Wolf Undercover to do, and Heart of the Wolf’s new cover has been approved. I have to wait to reveal it though.

Have a flower-filled day!

Terry

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

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Lights, Camera, Action!

Diligently working on Bounty (64,000 to go), but when I saw these lights on the floor, I thought, bokeh!

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In the red-tailed hawk picture, you can see all kinds of beautiful bubbly bokeh.

But see what happens when I try to take a picture of lights shining through the blinds? My havanese want their picture taken. Surely, I meant to do that, right?

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Have a lovely bokeh day. 🙂

Terry

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

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New Predator in the Garden!

 

So I left the country to live in a city and I’ve got hawk problems again. Pictures above from top left to right and down: Hawk at the recovery center in Omaha, Nebraska. Hawk on telephone pole overlooking my side yard. Red-tailed hawk at Balboa Park, San Diego. Sharp-shinned hawk on bird feeder in my back yard, waiting for the birds to return to the seed tray. Are you kidding?

Sure surprised me when I was typing away on my book and a hawk flew a dove into the window, stunning it.

The hawk twisted his head around as he flew after the dove, that dropped to the pavement next to the back door, seeing me, flew to the fence, and parked there. I took a ton of pictures, hoping the dove would revive. I’ve had this happen before–minus the hawk, and move the stunned bird to the front yard (out of the puppies’ reach), and place him under a shrub to recover and then fly away.

The hawk kept returning, missed his meal, but he kept waiting for my birds to return. Sharp-shinned hawk. Might be a Cooper, but from the descriptions of the two hawks, it seems this is a sharp-shinned.

So here is the new hawk, waiting for a meal on wings. ugh. I love them. They’re beautiful. But I don’t want to be feeding the birds to make a smorgasbord for a hawk.

Earlier that day, a whole flock of goldfinches had shown up. Cardinals, blue jays, the red-bellied woodpecker, doves, blackbirds, house finches–I had a full house.

Hawk Fae

Hawk Fae

(The World of Fae, Book 6)

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

Sometimes doing a good deed can prove to be a disaster, Ena, dragon shifter fae, discovers as she must flee her home. But her staff chooses to go with her and deal with the dangers to reach the safety of the hawk fae kingdom, if the king there welcomes them. The human, Brett, promises to help her escape the marriage to the despicable dragon fae prince, rather than return home to his Earth world. And now all the dragon shifter fae are at risk of having to face the dragon fae king’s wrath.

Esmeralda, the hawk fae king’s sister has been imprisoned by the griffin on their island for half of her life and she finally makes her escape, only she gets herself into even more trouble.

Against her wishes, Ena must forsake Brett on the journey, and he finds his world is turned upside down once again and now he has to survive the life or death trials of the phantom fae kingdom.

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And I wrote 3,000 on Bounty yesterday! So 65,000 to go. I’m determined to keep after it, though I know other things will steal my attention, uhm, besides rescuing birds and taking pictures. And the fae slip in there to create all kinds of havoc–just because I haven’t written their next book.  I just got the next narrated chapter of Taming the Wild Cougar, and need to write a blog for Casablanca. The narrator promises the rest of the chapters this week. And my daughter’s baby is due any day now.

That’s it! Off to write another blog, proof the narrated chapter, type the notes I wrote last night on Bounty, and march on forth!

May the birds of prey always find a meal…somewhere else.

Have a great one.

Terry

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

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Welcoming Garden Guests

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Last year these annual pentas grew huge and the butterflies and hummingbirds loved them. I planted them between holly, figuring they would give some color while the holly were filling in. But the flowers filled in nicely and they attracted butterflies and hummingbirds, an added attraction. So I wasn’t sure if I could plant them this year because the holly are bigger now. But then I figured, sure, why not? I planted them in front and behind, instead of in between and in one corner where I have non-flowering tulips, and one bearded iris is beginning to show up.

Max, my white Havanese pulled up one of the irises, and I had to chase him down to  plant it back in the ground. They like to pull up grass and chew on pieces, so to him, it was just a dead piece of grass. NOT. 🙂

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And Exchanging Grooms is now available in print!

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Lisa Robbins has one mission in mind–sell back her UNUSED wedding dress to the wedding shop, but when she has no success, maybe she’s going about this all wrong.

Peter Crawford is intrigued by the woman who has somehow hooked Dallas’s most eligible confirmed bachelor, Pembrooke Hastings, Peter’s staunchest enemy. Not only had she gotten a commitment from him, but she left HIM standing at the altar. Dating the vivacious woman certainly appeals and Peter wants to know just how she hooked Pembrooke, but also why she didn’t marry him.

Lisa Robbins is not dating and not marrying anyone, so she assures herself, her family, and her boss. But when Peter takes an interest in her, she’s wondering just what to do about Dallas’s most eligible confirmed bachelor number two, when he just won’t take no for an answer.

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/exchanging-grooms-terry-spear/1102680378?ean=2940012920652

 

In audiobook too: https://www.amazon.com/Exchanging-Grooms/dp/B00GLM594I/

Now you can understand why a bridal shop wouldn’t take back a “used” wedding gown, but really, if it hasn’t been altered or worn???

Have a fun day!

Terry

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

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Fairy Houses & the Fae

The fairies were trying to distract me yesterday. Really, they were. But I persisted and finished the edits on Flight of the White Wolf, sent it to my 2nd beta reader, got the word count on Bounty Hunter Gets Her Wolf and planted the boxwood.

Wait, you say, BUT you said you were going to get the proofing done on Exchanging Grooms too.

Did I say that? Okay, didn’t quite make it on that, but I did finish proofing over half of it, will finish it and make changes to the manuscript and send it in again for review by the print company before lunch time.

And, work on my word count for Bounty today. 10,000 words, 70,000 to go. At 2,000 words a day, it’s doable!

It’s pouring out!! Lightning, thundering. It’s the same as in the storms I wrote about in Flight. That’s some of why I wanted to get the plants in the ground yesterday before the rains started later in the day. Today is going to be a rain day. A vampire day….

Have a great day, even if the fairies come out to “play” with you. That’s never a good thing, by the way. Missing keys. Things stop working. Believe me, I know.

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See? What did I tell you? One of the fae slipped away.

The Ancient Fae

 

Terry

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

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