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When Life is Stormy…

Do you embrace it? Or take cover?

We had a partial clearing, though the thunder was still rumbling when I took the pictures, and it poured again shortly after this–the clouds blocking out the sun and filling in, darkening, the rain coming down in a deluge.

I love cloud formations–the wispy ones, the wind blowing them so hard way up above that they look like cottony softness that would be silky to the touch. And low lying clouds in the form of fog.

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Or those touched by the setting sun, colorful, majestic.

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Or these. blue-gray, contrasted by brilliant sun brightened white against a smattering of blue sky–the clouds filled with water droplets ready to let loose.

Or just a sheet of gray that colors the day gray–dreary, definition-less, wet.

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Storms are filled with conflict. And conflict is filled with storms.

Embrace it? Or run away? 🙂 ❤

Terry

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

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More Storms Headed Our Way

Dark cloud over the house (640x360)The cornfields are still wet, but we have big storms headed our way.  And next week we’re going to get to freezing! Winter is headed our way. Brrrr I might have to wear my warm weather clothes I bought to wear to Scotland!

Havanese Footprints in the snow

Havanese paw prints in the snow

None of this is “scheduled”, but our weather can be unpredictable at times.

Have a super great day!

Terry

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

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Sunrise, Sunset, and the Full Moon

Sunrise Texas

Sunrise Texas

Full Moon this morning at Sunrise Texas

Full Moon this morning at Sunrise Texas

Sunset Texas

Sunset Texas

Sharing super moon tomorrow!

Title:  A Silver Wolf Christmas
Series:  Heart of the Wolf #17
Author:  Terry Spear
Publication Date:  October 6/15 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Length:  384pgs
Genre:  paranormal romance
Shelf:  review
Rating: ★★★★

Back Cover Blurb:

 

Fans of shapeshifter romance will be thrilled to spend Christmas with the Silver Town werewolf pack…
– See more at: http://purejonel.blogspot.ca/2015/09/aSWC.html#sthash.wUfwawiQ.0sErvscS.dpuf

Welcome to Christmas wolf shifter style! Spear creates an exciting and fun story that kept me on my toes while taking me deep into the world of her unforgettable characters. The underlying current of mystery had me trying to puzzle it out while also enjoying my foray into this wolfy world. She uses descriptions to advantage, developing characters you can picture & feel as if you know, and settings that come to life, but leaving room for your imagination to run wild in this fantastic world. Spear develops her concept of wolf shifters well. She really lets readers know what it means to be one, how the pack works, and other cultural details. – See more at: http://purejonel.blogspot.ca/2015/09/aSWC.html

Terry

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

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Eilean Donan Castle in Mist and Rainbows & A Goodreads Giveaway!

Magical Rainbow, mist and reflection of Eilean Donan Castle in loch

Magical Rainbow, mist and reflection of Eilean Donan Castle in loch

I thought how pretty the mist was the morning we left and was happily taking pictures when I realized a misty rainbow arched over the castle. Funny thing was the day before, I’d said how it would be fun to capture a rainbow over a castle.  And we’d never seen Eilean Donan in the mist either, so I thought that was just so pretty, mystical, and fairy-like.

Rainbow over mountains

Rainbow over mountains

We saw another rainbow while we were on a bus, but not sure mine came out. Couldn’t find it. It was amazing that with all the clouds, mist, and sun, we didn’t see more. But I was glad we saw a few. 🙂 ❤

Found it on my phone. We saw this one from the bus in Edinburgh.

rainbow over Scotland off bus window

A rainbow makes everyday a little more magical. 🙂 ❤

And a Goodreads Book Giveaway! A Silver Wolf Christmas release is coming soon!!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

A Silver Wolf Christmas by Terry Spear

A Silver Wolf Christmas

by Terry Spear

Giveaway ends October 05, 2015.

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Terry

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

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Heavy Thunderstorms!

We have a river flood warning today, no wonder. It rained sometime during the night as I found standing water in a few areas. And it was sprinkling when I took the puppies out, but also looking extremely ominous, lightning, thunder, dark clouds.

Now it’s pouring.

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And that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. No rain, or very low the rest of the week!

Have a super great Saturday! I only wrote 400 words yesterday. Had to run a ton of errands, and then I worked on 4 Celtic bears. So I’ve got to make up for it today, if I can.

So off to write unless I have to shut down. *sigh*

Terry

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

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It’s Raining, It’s Pouring, the Puppies AREN’T Snoring!

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Storms the other day. Yes, they were that black, and the strange puffs of clouds below the big storm clouds? I had never seen anything like it so took pictures of them.

Yesterday, it poured at 3 separate times and the last, the puppies were shook up over the thunder, so we moved to the couch where they were fine. Here they are after the storms passed.

Couch Potato Puppies

Couch Potato Puppies

So our newest deal for potty breaks is the puppies are good about telling me they want to go out. BUT, as soon as they get on the wet grass, bugs start hopping about. And then two furry puppies start hopping about trying to catch happy meals. Ugh. Which means, they totally forgot why they wanted to go out in the first place.

And that meant at 3 am this morning, Max HAD to go. Guess what? It was pouring, again. I hadn’t expected that, hadn’t heard the rain, so I was standing out in the rain without a jacket while they FINALLY did their thing.

Now, I’d been checking the weather all day yesterday, and every time it poured, it said we had around 20% chance of rain. Oh, and it was like 90, or at least felt that way and 99% humidity. I felt I was in Florida right after a beautiful storm because it would cool down and heat up right away and then it was like a steamy jungle.

Oh, and, I had a breakthrough on my writing, so in two days, I wrote 10,000 words! Now, if only I could keep up the momentum, but I always get stuck. Even now, I’m like, I could write the end. No, it’s too soon. What do I do next???

🙂  But I’m having fun and that’s the important part!

When the puppies got me up at 3, I couldn’t get back to sleep, so for about 2 hours I clock watched, hate it when I do that, and tried to come up with the next scene in my head. I think I fell asleep, and then my daughter called me on her way to work in south Houston. Roads were clear to drive on. But there went my sleep, which is overrated. I’d rather talk to my daughter.

So today? My word count might not be quite as good! I was checking the weather to see what we are in for today. Only 20% chance of rain. 80% tomorrow. Uh-huh, uh-huh…..

Have a super great terrific TGIF!!!

Terry

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

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Loved the Architecture in Charlotte, North Carolina!

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I love old buildings, but it was really fun to see all these beautiful new buildings–the glass, the designs, really different.
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I loved seeing the reflection of clouds in the blue glass windows. Or other buildings that were just as interesting in design.
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I had to show that the wolves were howling with delight as they enjoyed the city just as much as I did.

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 More pictures to come!

But for now, I’ve got to get back to work! I just finished proofing The Ancient Fae audiobook and approved it, and I’m halfway done with proofing Cougar’s Mate and will send changes to the narrator. That’s 3 1/2 more hours to review. And then, it’s time to get back to A Silver Wolf Christmas.

I’ve started it two different ways. I’m not sure I like either way. The beginning is never the beginning, by the way. Oh, sure, sometimes it can be. But often I will write the beginning and decide it’s not hooky enough. That it needs more of a dramatic beginning. And so the beginning becomes the next scene. Because it’s conflictive, and good, but it just shouldn’t be that opening scene. So I need to get past the business of trying to make the best opening and just write the book.

This will make like book 61 or so, because I have others waiting in the wings that I’ve already written, and yet–sometimes, oftentimes I do the same thing each time. 🙂 ❤

If you find yourself doing this also, take heart!!! It happens!

Okay, back to listening to Cougar’s Mate. Love it! And can’t wait to share it in audiobook form!

Hope to have 3 more bears finished this week and ship off the other contest prizes on Friday.

Have a super great Tuesday!!

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