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Cougar’s Mate–99 Cents for Limited Time

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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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Nice pussy cat, but believe me, he’s eyeing you as a meal. 🙂 ❤

“A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.” – Richard Bach

This could be said about a professional anything. 🙂 ❤

It poured rain here this morning, nothing in the forecast to say we’d have rain! But that’s great. We need it.

Have a great day!

Terry Spear

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

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Cookies for Santa–Cougar Style

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Cookies for Santa

Terry Spear

Trish made the best ever gingerbread cookies this year, just for Santa. Why? She hoped this Christmas, Santa would bring her a daddy. Not just any kind of daddy, but a fun-loving cougar daddy. One who would run with her brother and her through the woods with their mommy, and who would go swimming with them too. Course her twin brother, Jeff, wanted their daddy to ride horses with them when they went to Hal and Tracey Haverton’s horse ranch too.

Mommy said they needed to ask for something other than a daddy because Santa, even a cougar Santa, couldn’t always find the right daddy for a family who needed one.

And Mommy was right. Christmas came and no daddy was sitting under the Christmas tree.

Trish sighed. She wasn’t giving up. So her New Year’s resolution was to be the best little girl ever, and then maybe her mommy would find a daddy for them.

But Mommy said that the year was a very long time. And making a resolution like that might not mean they would get a daddy either.

So Trish decided to be herself. To help her mother, to play with her brother, to do what she was supposed to do, when she wasn’t doing what she wasn’t supposed to be doing, and like Mommy said, there was always next Christmas.

They never even made it to Christmas because something happened in the summer. Something wonderful, and bad, and everything in between and it all started when they took a trip to see their Great Aunt Emily, who was like a grandmother to them.

She was almost like Santa Claus. Yes, Trish thought, she was Santa Claus—a summer Santa Claus.

And this Christmas she was making gingerbread cookies for Aunt Emily.

The End

If you want to know what happened that summer, be sure to read Double Cougar Trouble!

I have a couple of more authors sharing Christmas stories for a few days too so be sure and stay tuned!

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Trouble doesn’t always come in twos.

Jack Barrington still has an army obligation that takes him away from the woman who had enchanted him when they were both in college, but Dottie Hamilton refuses to marry a man in the military because of the problem of raising cougar shifter cubs in foreign lands and the worry he may be killed while overseas like her cousin was, leaving a wife and three little ones behind. When Jack returns home to see his family and Dottie’s only living relative, her aunt, she convinces Dottie to bring her twins home to see her—and to see him. Jack has two-and-a-half weeks to convince Dottie to wait for him while he finishes his last three months on active duty. And learns the truth. Dottie’s twins are his own flesh and blood.

Dottie has made a lot of mistakes in her life, including providing a father for her children by marrying a man, who turns out to be an arms’ dealer. When Jack returns to her after finishing his army obligation, he’s determined to prove he’s the mate she needs in her life, and he has every intention of being the father to his four-year-old twins. Now the criminal deeds of Dottie’s dead ex-husband have come back to haunt her. And she and Jack and their cougar friends will have to band together to stop the arms’ dealers before they destroy what the cougars hold dear.

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And the print version is in process also.🙂

Terry Spear

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

Connect with Terry Spear:

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Finding the Muse in Photography!

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At the Omaha zoo, the cats, both the jaguar and the cougar were so perfectly posing for me. I couldn’t believe how many beautiful close-ups I got. Normally, the cats are moving, or for the cougars, hidden up in rocks, or lying around far from the fence, but these were great.

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Anyway, so I’ve found my muse, and I’m racing along to keep the momentum going. I’m working on Taming the Wild Cougar and have 17,000 words done! 🙂 ❤ Lots and lots and lots more to go, but still, that’s a really great start!

One thing that Leyton Hill hadn’t expected from Dr. Kate Parker was her totally growly she-cat side. Where are her bedside manners? Well, they went out the door when he took her hostage. 🙂 ❤ How does she know he’s REALLY an undercover cop anyway? Taming the Wild Cougar WEB 05082015

How does the muse come to me? For one, sometimes I need to just write what I want to write. No rules. No guidelines. And the scenes begin to form. Sometimes so fast, I can’t keep up with them. I’m nearly a quarter of the way through the book, and really unusual for me, I’m already thinking of the semi-end, and several scenes that I just need to jot down notes for, to say, this is coming up, yet, I want to write the current scene and keep on going, because the conversations are going on and I don’t have time to write them.

I LOVE when this happens. It RARELY happens.

So I’m back to writing. Only 500 more words and I will have reached the quarter way mark!

Okay, back to my muse before she fails me. Have a terrific TGIF!!! 🙂

Terry

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

Connect with Terry Spear:

Website: http://www.terryspear.com

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/TerrySpear

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Ready for More Cougars? & A Giveaway!

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Many know I write wolf and jaguar shifters, but I wasn’t sure how well cougars would be received. Like with the exotic big cats, jaguars, and the wolves, with cougars, I do a ton of research to make the big cat shifters as realistic as possible based on their other animal half.

Cougar’s Mate has been well loved and so Call of the Cougar will be out by December. Earlier, if I can manage. I’m trying to finish up A Silver Wolf Christmas revisions today, then tomorrow start working on the end of Call of the Cougar. It’s nearly done! Just needs another 15,000 words and an ending. That helps, you know. 🙂 ❤

And, I have one of the new Steampunk Bears completed–this one with a suede vest. All the ones I’m making now are sold. 🙂 ❤ But this shows the faux leather hat I created for this bear also, and I’m making more of the same hat for the rest.

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Steampunk Bear with Suede Vest

But after I complete orders, I’ll be making a new one that will be for sale.

So, to continue my giveaways to lead up to our release on Tuesday–if you’ve read my jaguar and cougar shifters, what do you like about the differences? If you haven’t read them, what do you think would be the advantage of loving one big cat shifter over the other? And who’s in favor of a bear shifter? One winner will receive an ebook copy of Cougar’s Mate.

If I do that, it will be a long time in the future! Swamped with other book writing have-to’s, but I love hearing what everyone wants to read. I wasn’t sure how well the jaguars would go over, because so many love the wolves. But they’ve been highly successful. Since cougars are so different, I wasn’t sure how they would manage. And they’re doing great! Bears are so lumbering, it’s hard to see them as hunky shifters, but I’m sure it could work somehow. 🙂

Off to work on A Silver Wolf Christmas and then turn it over to the next phase of the process.

And only 2 more days and Tall, Dark and Paranormal will be in your hot little hands! 🙂

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Have a super great Sunday!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
www.terryspear.com
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Cougars and Jaguars and Other Such Beasts of Prey

cougars sleeping (640x427)The cougars are normally pacing, sometimes though, one will be up in the rocks. I’ve never seen them cuddled together so I thought this was a nice shot. 🙂  But the real question is, are they real cougars or shapeshifters?

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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?

I just approved the first 15 minutes of the narration on Cougar’s Mate, so that’s being made into an audiobook as we speak.

The audiobook for Forbidden Love was approved a LONG time ago, but when I checked on it last week, I received an email saying they’d dropped the ball and would expedite its release.

I caught one of the jaguars drinking, which turned out really nice. My friend was yelling for me to come over and get a shot and I was fortunate to get two before the male had his fill and moved off.

 

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And I just approved Jaguar Hunt’s cover.

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Coming in June!

And here one of the tiger cubs was upset because his sibling was locked away inside. So lots of interesting happenings at the zoo. 🙂 I’m just lucky my friend doesn’t mind that I stop to take pictures all the time!
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And that’s it. We’re off to see the arboretum later today so have to get some work done before that!

I’ve taken lots of pictures of the cats in the last couple of years, but these are really special. Why? They tell a story.

Have a super great April Fool’s Day! I’m absolutely not going to tell you I’m quitting!  I had too many fans worry that I was retiring from writing when I did that last year. LOL 🙂

I can’t. I have too many stories to tell!

Hope no one pulls your leg and gets away with it. Years ago, we put one of those floating plastic ice cubes in my dad’s glass of water and it had a fly inside it. Made it look like the fly was floating in his drink. 🙂 Poor dad.

Oh–have you heard about the one in Italy where someone got the public thinking that a spaghetti weevil was destroying the crops?

Have a fun day!

Terry

Quiet Cougars

2 cougars grooming (800x592)At my zoo, the cougars are really active. But these two were lazing around, grooming themselves. They have a lovely exhibit, but from the original picture before I cut it down to focus on the cougars, it was really hard to see them.

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Can you imagine coming across them in some canyon somewhere? Jaguars are not known to attack humans, but when it comes to tigers, lions and cougars, all bets are off.

Terry
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy IS reality.”
www.terryspear.com