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Do You Ever Get Excited…

about the little things in life?

I had to move away from the windows yesterday so I could get some writing done, because I was having way too much fun photographing a new bird to the garden. Blue jays, doves, and cardinals were having no success at chasing him off.

He’s a rose-breasted grosbeak and he’s guarding the seed tray again this morning. From what I read, he’s migrating north to the breeding grounds. So for now, he’s filling up before he’s on his way.  He doesn’t even mind me photographing him.

This morning, two courting blue jays, the red-bellied woodpecker, two courting bluebirds, and mated cardinals were all in the yard, but the grosbeak has managed to keep his place at the table, only leaving briefly, though singing away to us that this is his claimed territory when I took the puppies out to potty.

So eat well, little grosbeak, before you continue your long journey, and I’ll enjoy watching you until then.

Take pleasures in the small things in life and they will snowball into something big. 🙂

Terry

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

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Severe Thunderstorms Are on the Way

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Line of Thunderstorms, Textured Sky

But last time they looked ominous and dissipated into a hot, sunny day. We ended up walking the baby even. Still, I need to walk to the mailbox, plant a plant, and then get to work on the story, secure from the storms, if they truly come.

Have a great one!

Terry

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

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4,400 + Words!

When baby is asleep, I was taking pictures of her, but she’s been  fussy, so instead this week, I’ve been walking her, or letting her sleep on my lap once she’s sound asleep. She had a doctor’s appointment, and that wore her out, so I chanced taking a picture of her while she slept after we got her home. A lovely lady made the quilt for her, so I wanted to get a picture of her on it too, which meant I woke her when we set up the quilt next. But that’s okay, because at this age she needs tummy time, and she’s much more aware of the world around her. And she doesn’t immediately fuss for something to eat when she wakes now.

I didn’t go over quite to my daughter’s place quite so early because they’d had a better night, and actually managed to write all morning! And with walking baby at her house, still had a two and half mile walk. 🙂

I’m still way behind on writing, and I just got first edits on Flight of the White Wolf that I need to work on, but I only have 9,000 words to go on The Bounty Hunter Gets Her Wolf!!! It wasn’t that long ago, really, that I had 80,000 words to write. 🙂 And when I wake in the middle of the night, I begin thinking of Billionaire Wolf Christmas and the trouble I can get the brother in. 🙂 With a woman of course. A wolf. A scientist. I think.

Perseverance is the only way to make it happen. Sometimes, I just couldn’t write–long days with trying to help with baby. Edits that meant cutting out more than I was writing. The edits HAVE to be done, so it’s either early on or later.

So I’m off to start my day, feed the puppies, work on the story, and then run errands, and help with baby.

And we’re going to have our Highland boxset out on May 1st!

Have a lovely purple day!

Terry

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

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From Austere Beginnings to…

Bountiful beauty. And it gets prettier every day.

It’s like writing. It starts out with just a few words and builds and builds and builds until it’s a story.

And life starts out the same way.  With no thoughts of anything except eating and sleeping, and then awareness, dreams, the beginning of the beginning.

Have a day filled with good memories!

Terry

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

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Storms are on the way…

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Here is the blanket flower in all its pretty stages. After planting and just a few days later, it’s covered in tons of buds. 🙂

Don’t you love it when a plant “performs”?  I plant so many plants that do and so many that struggle. The strugglers aren’t welcome in the garden again. I want EASY MAINTENANCE. I have too much other stuff to do. So plant the plants, water them when necessary, and let them do their own thing. AND enjoy.  🙂 Oh, and I have to remind myself that some of the plants that didn’t do anything last year, daylilies that didn’t bloom, marigolds that died, salvia that barely could hold on, have all come into their own. Only one of the coneflowers came back this year, but it’s lovely. The marigolds reseeded themselves, the salvia are just beautiful, full of flowers and the daylilies too.

During the week, I’ve been helping out with grandbaby, which puts me behind on writing. We started walking her from my daughter’s house to my house so I can take my puppies out after lunch, feed them, feed the baby, and walk back. But baby has been so fussy that I end up walking her a lot in the house too, just to get her settled. Yesterday, I managed over five miles. 🙂 Who would have thunk it?

But it put me behind on writing. More so than before. *sigh*

The good thing is, I WILL finish the book. It’s due July 1st, so it’s not that I’m late or anything. I just wanted to set my goals so that I’d have time to write other books too this year. Billionaire Wolf needs to be written too. And the other books are on my own schedule.

Okay, I’m off to try and plant the butterfly bushes before it storms. I think it’s light enough out now.

Have a happy low maintenance day!

Terry

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

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Oh, No! Company!

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Are you a neatnik that has a uber-cleaned home all the time?

I try to keep my house picked up, but when I’m working on bears, have another order to do, I have fur out, cutting board, and all the stuff that goes into making the bear out, it gets messy. Yes, I have a sewing room. But it’s for sewing on the machine and storage for the fur and bows and bear-making stuff. It’s not big enough or comfortable enough to make the bears.

Does all that junk from the mail, even if it’s not junk, pile up? Dust bunnies taking over? Your house begins to look like the set of a haunted house series because everything needs to be dusted again, even if you did the dusting just a few days ago?

If you have company, do you make it look more “friendly”? Or do you figure it’s a lived in home, so there. lol

Well, I like my home to look welcoming, not junky. So my daughter and I walked from her home to mine so I could feed the puppies and water the flowers, and then we walked the baby back to her house. I wasn’t expecting company. 🙂 And as we were walking to my house in the beginning I was thinking–how bad does my house look? Well, not too bad, but it could have used some work.

Do you have a lot of stuff out that doesn’t need to be out? I find that to be the case here. I use something, and it stays out. Because, hey, I might need to use it again! Soon. A couple of weeks go by and it’s still sitting out. 🙂 And I haven’t used it again.

So I put everything away, vacuumed, need to plant some more plants, and dusted. It won’t last long. By tomorrow, the puppies will have dragged in enough grass and pine needles to warrant another vacuuming. They don’t shed fur, just grass and pine needles.

And the dust bunnies? I swear they crawl out of the woodwork and then breed like…bunnies.

But at least for today, the house is clean.

Have a perfectly uncluttered day!

Terry

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

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SEAL Wolf Undercover…how did I get the idea?

SEAL Wolf Undercover Available for Preorders Now! Coming August 1st!

No wolf is safe in USA Today bestseller Terry Spear’s new installment of the SEAL Wolf series.

Never be so foolish as to fall for the enemy…
Special wolf agent Jillian Matthews has joined the jaguar-run United Shifter Force to track down a deadly criminal. She’s even willing to work with PI Vaughn Greystroke―until the hot, growly SEAL wolf makes the mistake of getting in her way. Naturally, she shoots him. Who could blame her?

Vaughn Greystroke has always worked alone. But when a string of attempted murders puts him in the crosshairs, teaming up with the Shifter Force begins to sound like a good idea. Even if he has to work with alluring―and potentially treacherous―Jillian Matthews. Vaughn is a trained SEAL, after all. He can surely keep his distance from Jillian…no matter how much she’s getting under his skin.

It all began with SEAL Hunter in To Tempt the Wolf!–Just think: Naked wolf on beach during a storm–beautiful woman who takes him in–what could be better? Except he doesn’t even remember who he is.

SEAL Wolf Series:
A SEAL in Wolf’s Clothing (Book 1)
A SEAL Wolf for Christmas (Book 2)
SEAL Wolf Hunting (Book 3)
SEAL Wolf in Too Deep (Book 4)
SEAL Wolf Undercover (Book 5)

Praise for SEAL Wolf in Too Deep:
“A sexy, smoldering tale… If you enjoy reading about uber-manly, hot-as-heck heroes, this is a must-read!”―RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars
“Another winner… once again [Spear] had me captivated with her storytelling.”―Night Owl Reviews
“A funny, fun, and extremely intriguing read.” ―Fresh Fiction

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Excerpt from SEAL Wolf Undercover by Terry Spear

Jillian couldn’t believe that a lupus garou could be trying to kill her brother. The wolf chasing Miles had to be a shifter. She knew he wasn’t running with Miles for fun. Not with the way her brother had howled, calling to her for help. If the other wolf had been in trouble too, he would have howled along with her brother No, he’d been hell bent on Miles’s trail. Worse, she worried he could be the wolf who had nearly killed Douglas.

She ran through the woods to track where the wounded wolf had gone once he’d finally veered from her brother’s path. Wild wolves had been sighted in Oregon, so at first she’d thought it might have claimed the territory and was chasing Miles out of the area, or worse, planned to kill him. When she couldn’t scare him off with the first three rounds she’d fired, she was certain he was a shifter. She found drops of blood collected on vegetation, the light rain already diluting it, and followed them to the river where the trail ended.

In the misty rain, she glanced in the direction the river was flowing, and thought she saw a wolf’s head bobbing up and down in the water. She couldn’t be certain, considering the conditions: the water was dark, the object was far away, and the day was overcast.

She continued to watch until whatever it was disappeared beyond a bend in the river. Her heart pounding, she ran in the direction of her cabin, hoping her brother was there and could tell her what was going on. If she didn’t need to hang onto her rifle and cell phone, she would have shifted and run as a wolf. Much faster that way.

She was glad the wolf was no longer chasing her brother, but she did hate that she’d had to shoot him. With their shifter ability to heal faster than humans, he would be fine in no time.

As soon as the cabin came into view, she hurried to the front door, unlocked it, and called out to her brother. He didn’t respond, and she didn’t hear him in the back bedroom. She stalked back to the room, but he wasn’t there. Why wouldn’t he have come here? Unless he was afraid of bringing the big, bad wolf to their doorstep.

For now, she had other business to take care of. She left a message for her brother, telling him to call her at once, that she was working with some jaguar shifters. And that Douglas was in dire straits after someone attacked him. She would be staying at the red wolf pack’s ranch part of the time. She considered trying to track down her brother as a wolf, but with the other wolf wounded and leaving this area, she figured Miles would be okay for now.
Teaming up with jaguars was something totally new for her. Never in a million years would she have believed she’d be working with a combined force of jaguar shifters and a wolf; and with another, if they could solicit his help. On the way over to her cabin, Leidolf had informed her about a hardcore Navy SEAL, also turned PI —and from what she’d read about his profile, a loner in his investigative work—who was in the area and was also investigating the attack on Douglas. From a photo Leidolf had sent to the team, he was one hot looking specimen of a wolf and single, though she just happened to notice that information by chance. And he looked a hell of a lot like the guy she’d seen at the Kitty Cat Club in San Diego. The good Samaritan. That meant he had been a wolf all along. She should have known.
She quickly packed a bag and left to join the shifters at the cabin nearby to meet up with the SEAL wolf, hoping she’d hear from her brother soon. She also put in a call to Leidolf for an update on Douglas’s condition.

***
Vaughn bobbed up and down in the icy water, thankful his wolf’s double coat protected him from the chilling cold. He had to take care of his wound first, hoping it wasn’t too bad and he would heal quickly enough. He was certain the gray wolf couldn’t have suddenly armed himself with a rifle, so he was still running as a wolf, and that meant Vaughn could try to find his scent again. What if he had an accomplice? Maybe that’s why he howled. To get help from a wolf shifter friend or pack member who would shoot Vaughn instead of coming to his aid as a wolf. The shooter wouldn’t have been some random hunter then. A marksman lying in wait while Vaughn tried to take down the wolf seemed too damned convenient to be mere coincidence.

***

Okay, so how did I come up with this idea? I wanted to include jaguars and wolves in this venture–and a hot SEAL wolf. That was it. At the end of the previous jaguar book, A Very Jaguar Christmas, I had mentioned trouble in Portland, Oregon, where a red wolf pack lives. I hadn’t mentioned them in a long time, so I wanted to set the story there. And I wanted to have jaguars causing trouble for wolves. I wanted an exciting beginning–but I wanted it to be sexy. But it had to include both jaguars and wolves. But it also had to focus on the romance between one couple. And it had to have shifting. And romance. And conflict.

I’d watched a show about treasure hunters stealing from each other in deep sea dives. The wolf series is so long running, that every one of them has to be different from the rest, and I’d never had a treasure hunting story before. So after much writing and rewriting, I finally decided to make treasure hunting at the root of it.

And that’s how I came up with SEAL Wolf Undercover!

Preorders available now!

Have a happy, non-conflict-filled day!!!

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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