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Heart of the Wolf–Video Trailer and Icicle Photos

After ten years of wolves–and jaguars along the way–have you found your favorite wolf? Or big cat?

I’ve often been asked that, but in truth, every one of them is my favorite–the ones I’m working on at the time, the most favorite. They have to be, since I’m in their world, fighting the good fight, romancing the wolves (or jaguars), falling in love, righting the wrongs, unraveling the mysteries, enjoying the adventure that every story brings.

What is coming next for the brand new year? Heart of the Wolf and the novella, Night of the Wolf. I’ve already heard from some fans that they want to see more of the wolf pack.

 January 2, 2018

Book 1 in Terry Spear’s Heart of the Wolf series
Their forbidden love may get them both killed.
Bella is a red werewolf, sole survivor of the fire that killed her entire pack.
Devlyn is a beta male werewolf in a pack of grays.
Forced to flee her adopted gray pack when the alpha male becomes a vicious threat, she struggles to live as a lone wolf, until Devlyn, the gray male who rescued her as a pup, comes to bring her home.
When a local red werewolf goes on a killing spree, Bella and Devlyn must flee the murderer, the police and their vengeful pack leader. With the full moon rising, and her heat upon her, Bella can’t resist the pull to her destined mate, even if means Devlyn will have to face the wicked alpha male in a fight to the death…

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Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/heart-of-the-wolf-to-win-her-he-must-fight-to-the-death-1

Flight of the White Wolf and more of the white wolf pack.

March 6, 2018
Sexy, hot Arctic wolf, private investigator Gavin Summerfield, is on a mission: learn if an heiress’s husband is cheating on her, but he doesn’t expect to meet up with the woman who tased him some years earlier, who is now…an Arctic wolf like him. Her mission: Keep her secrets from the former cop who could be her undoing…but when the wolf instincts take over, watch out!
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Flight-White-Wolf-Terry-Spear/dp/1492655783/
BAM: http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Flight-White-Wolf/Terry-Spear/9781492655787?id=7149863383008
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Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Terry_Spear_Flight_of_the_White_Wolf?id=S0o5DwAAQBAJ
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/flight-of-the-white-wolf/id1295142713?mt=11

May 1, 2018

The Silver Town wolf pack has your back
Wolf shifter Sarandon Silver’s in trouble with the law, and bounty hunter she-wolf Jenna St. James is determined to bring him in for trial.
Lucky for Sarandon, the entire Silver Town pack is ready to fight for his innocence. But until the case is solved, Jenna’s sticking to Sarandon like glue…

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Alls-Fair-Love-Wolf-Silver/dp/1492655813/
Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/alls-fair-in-love-and-wolf-terry-spear/1127125943?ean=9781492655817#/
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Terry_Spear_All_s_Fair_in_Love_and_Wolf?id=r6ZBDwAAQBAJ
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/alls-fair-in-love-and-wolf/id1321676949?mt=11
BAM: http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Alls-Fair-Love-Wolf/Terry-Spear/9781492655817?id=7079882685730

 A Billionaire Wolf for Christmas

The cover is beautiful, but not approved for sharing yet…

October, 2018

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Billionaire-Wolf-Christmas-Terry-Spear/dp/1492655848/

And I’ve submitted a proposal for two more wolf stories and another jaguar, these for 2019. So I’m waiting to hear whether they’re accepted or not. If so, that will mean another Silver Town wolf story, this one with Megan MacTire, Howard, the former Enforcer with the jaguars who takes on another Enforcer, who won’t let him get in her way, and another SEAL story–this one Vaughn’s brother, Brock’s story.

Stryker Hill’s cougar shifter book will be out also, another Highland medieval, Woodland Fae, and Claiming the White Bear!

In the meantime, I’m working on A Billionaire Wolf for Christmas’s edits! Just turned in All’s Fair in Love and Wolf!

And yes! I walked in the bitter cold to take pictures of the “ice sculptures” in Houston, Texas area.

Ice on palm fronds, puddle of ice where it fell off the tree, close up of icicles on a pine tree, slanted icicles on another tree, and you can see with the “waterfall” of ice on the one tree, the grass is covered in ice too.

I hope that your New Year is the best ever!!! I’ve got to get back to the book. I’m on ch 5, 31 chapters and an epilogue, so a way to go!

Terry
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Variations on an Old Barn–And Heart of the Wolf–updated version is out!

The one photo is the original, captured at an angle as we were driving past on a bumpy road at 75 mph, bleak sky. I added a sky for mood on one of the shots. Using Topaz Studio, I created a black and white, painted, and HDR version also. The painted could have so many styles. I kind of liked the HDR because it emphasized the clouds hovering above the old barn.  But just adding clouds in the first one, really added to the feel of the picture. And then going from gloomy day to gloomier night…fun!

That’s just like writing too. Starting with a plain scene and giving it mood.

Heart of the Wolf comes out today. The re-release!!!

Barnes and Noble:  https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/heart-of-the-wolf-terry-spear/1100201663?ean=9781402211577#/

 

I’m in limbo, waiting to hear on if the next 3 books were picked up by my publisher and at the same time, I’m working on edits for All’s Fair in Love and Wolf, and I’m working on 4 different stories: Demon Hunter (halfway done, book 3 in the teen Demon Guardian series), Claiming the White Bear (1/7th done, adult books are 20K longer), and two vampire books in the Blood Moon teen series (Kiss of the Vampire, book 1 is out, Blood Moon, book 2 is 3/25ths done, but book 3 is 1/4th of the way finished. Go figure. 🙂 )

But I need to concentrate on Wolf edits today. I put away all my outdoor Christmas decorations, and the indoor ones, except for the Christmas tree. I can’t move it, so I’ll probably remove the decorations and just leave the lights on it for our New Year’s dinner on Saturday and the kids can help me take it down. It’s in three pieces, and I can’t ever get it apart by myself.

And I played some of Divinity Original Sin2, that I received for a Christmas gift, last night, but half the screen is black periodically. I’ve tried other configurations, and nothing is working. Which means I can’t play my game until the kids come over on Saturday and see if they can figure it out. Which is fine. I need to work!

I finally get to pick up the puppies today. They were closed yesterday. 😦 If I’d known my daughter would have picked them up for me on Christmas Eve, I could have just run over and picked them up from her afterwards. If there’s a next time, that’s what we’ll do.

Okay, really off to work! Hope you are staying warm if it’s cold there. It’s cold here. Not like up north, but it’s still cold! Hope you have a great day, moody or otherwise!

Terry

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

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Heart of the Wolf! & Triplet Bear Cubs

I was so busy writing My Highlander, love it when I’m in the zone, when I got the request for promo blogs for Heart of the Wolf, I was like, oh yeah, it’s coming in January!

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Triplet bear cubs–so the Zoo thought that Momma and Daddy were too old to have cubs. What did they know? Where there’s a will….

I kept thinking my next release is Flight of the White Wolf! It’s coming in May, so a little time to do the promo blogs. Then All’s Fair in Love and Wolf (the Silver Town Wolves), cover is done, waiting on approval, and Billionaire Wolf Christmas (Oct), cover not done yet.

And I need to come up with my next 3 titles for Sourcebooks, those for 2018.  I keep forgetting about Heart of the Wolf coming out in January!!!

A new novella, Night of the Wolf, is included in the re-release. I reworked a scene and made some changes throughout in Heart of the Wolf. When I was asked to offer excerpts that were family-oriented, I was having a hard time. It’s sexy, it’s wolfish, and it’s romantic suspense. It’s not a book for kids. 🙂 But I did the blogs and so I’m back to focusing on My Highlander.

My goal is to reach 25,000 today on My Highlander. My puppies are telling me that before I do anything more at the computer, they want to be FED.

Have a lovely day…I’m off to tackle more Highlanders, AFTER I feed the puppies.

Terry

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

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Fairy Mushrooms–Night and Day

Actually, the first one was taken in the early morning hours when it was really dark out, and the second, midday when it was pouring out.  See what a difference it makes when the lighting is different? From autumn moodiness to spring brightness.

That was supposed to be curly parsley that the fairies were tending to, but it looks like they started a mushroom garden instead. You know how the fae are.

I just got the final proofing for Heart of the Wolf for re-release in January. I didn’t know that I could make any changes to the actual book–I’d been working on the final changes to the novella I added–but they’re giving me the opportunity to make changes to the decade-old book. That’s like a redo button. Yay! What did I say ten years ago???? I have no idea.

Okay, behind on Billionaire still, and planned to catch up, but then….the proofing came and I always have like 2 weeks, and that’s it.

Off to work. Think we have more rain and it’s been flooding in some areas, so this is a great time to stay home and write/edit!

Have a lovely day!!

Terry

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

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Heart of the Wolf–In the Beginning…

skipper-brown-butterfly-purple-days-purple-wolf-fall-in-love-024I was writing everything from fantasy and historical to romantic suspense and finally the paranormal, adult romance to children’s stories and young adult at a time when Indie publishing didn’t exist, and ebooks didn’t exist (am I dating myself or what?) Heck, personal computers didn’t exist! The Internet didn’t exist!!!! That meant typing my stories initially. Do you know how hard it is to type stories on a typewriter and cut and paste scenes?  I cut out scenes and taped them together to make the changes, then retyped them.  And you can’t make any mistakes.

Then there’s a problem with submission. Back then, you could submit without an agent, BUT, you had to learn who the new agents were by name, what they were interested in, no such thing as looking them up on the Internet! Books published listing agents were outdated by a year by the time they hit the stands!

When it came time to write my first adult novel, we had personal computers, yay! And the Internet had finally come to my small town in Oklahoma. And that was really the birth of writing for me.

But no Indie publishing for years, and ebooks, when they came into being–didn’t help much because very few readers had ereaders. Small publishers popped up all over the place to publish ebooks only, but until readers had devices to read on, they didn’t sell well. It’s like having a phone before anyone else does. No one to call, right?

So I finally landed some contracts with a couple of bigger publishers, which meant getting advances. With the little ones, no advances. Hope your books stick and sell. But one of the publishers dumped the young adult line a month before my first release came out. And then I sold Heart of the Wolf. It was my big break.

Fifteen years of writing.

Werewolves rule.

Heart of the Wolf
Heart of the Wolf: To win her, he must fight to the death…

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Publishers Weekly’s *Best Books of the Year* (Mass Market)

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Heart

of the Wolf

Terry Spear

 

Copyright © 2008 by Terry Spear

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Spear, Terry.

Heart of the wolf / Terry Spear.

  1. cm.

ISBN-13: 978-1-4022-1157-7

ISBN-10: 1-4022-1157-0

  1. Title.

PS3619.P373H43 2008

813′.6–dc22

2007048865

Printed and bound in the United States of America OPM   10   9   8   7   6   5   4   3   2   1

To my mother, daughter, and son with all my love for their support in my writing endeavors

 

Excerpt from Heart of the Wolf:

Another crack.  Another stab of pain.  This time her right flank.  She stumbled when her back legs gave out.  What had they shot her with?  She panted, her heart racing as she tried to keep her wits.

The men crashed through the brush toward her.  The boots impacting with the earth radiated outward and the tremor centered in her pads.  She struggled to run.  Her heart rate slowed.

“Man, oh, man, I told you, didn’t I, Thompson?  He’s beautiful,” a tall man said, wearing camouflaged gear, his dark hair chopped short, the bill of a camouflaged baseball cap shading his eyes.  He approached her using caution.

She gave him a feral look that meant danger and dragged her back legs.  Work, damn you!  Work!  But no matter how much she willed her legs to push her forward, she couldn’t manage.  She sat, panic driving her to run, but unable to oblige as a strange numbness slipped through her body.  No longer able to sit up, she rolled over onto her side.  And watched the hunters approach with murder in her eyes.

“Damn!  He’s the biggest red wolf I’ve ever seen, Joe,” Thompson said as both drew closer, cautiously, the smell of fear cloaking them.  He was dressed like the other, only she could see his blue eyes wide with excitement.

She lifted her head, snarled, and snapped her teeth, but the futile effort cost her precious energy.  Exhausted, she dropped her head back to the forest floor, the bed of pine needles tickling her nose.

Joe crouched at her back, then pulled something from her hip.  A dart, not bullets.  Damn.  Her heart beat so slowly she thought she’d die.

“You sure as hell were right that a red wolf prowled these parts.  But they’ve been extinct for years.  How in the hell did he get here?  I mean, he couldn’t have traveled all the way from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.”  Joe smelled of sweat and sex and a musky deodorant that wasn’t holding up under the pressure, nor was his flowery cologne hiding the body odor.

Thompson, a blond-haired, bearded man smelled just as sweaty and virile, but he wore no artificial sweeteners to attract the female variety.  She could hear his heart hammering against his ribs when he raised her back leg.

Unable to lift her head, she snarled, but the sound, muffled in sleep, didn’t have the threat she intended.

“He’s a she.  Damn.  How’d a female ever get this big?”

She growled, priding herself in being a red wolf, and small.  Sure for a real wolf she appeared big, but as a lupus garou

He ran his hand over her hind leg.  If she hadn’t seen him do it, she’d never have realized it, as numb as her leg was.  “Long legs, best looking red pelt I’ve ever seen on a feral wolf.”  He looked over at the dark-haired man.  “She’s in heat, Joe.  We’ll have to have her mated.”

Mate?  Great.  If they locked her in a room with a real red wolf…ohmigod, they couldn’t be planning on taking her to a zoo.

“That’d be the ticket.”  Joe lifted a cell phone to his ear.  “Hey, we got her!  Yeah, the wolf’s a she, not a he as I’d assumed.  No shit!  I told you I’d seen her running through here last weekend.”

Why hadn’t she seen these men?  Smelled their pungent odors?  Heard them?

She had let down her guard, and now she would pay.

“Yeah, she’s a big one.”  Joe nodded.  “Figured we’d get her with one dart…took two.”  He ran his hand over her side.  She attempted her most terrifying growl, but it sounded more like a sickly, low moan.  “Maybe 110 pounds, more the size of a gray.”  He chuckled.  “I know, I know, I told you she’s big.  No, not fat.  Lean as they come, just longer legged and longer bodied, and she has the prettiest red pelt you ever did see.”

He ran his hand over her back.  “Okay, we’ll pack her out of here.  Be there in about three hours.  Longer if she comes to.  The tranquilizers each were set for a 40-pound wolf, not one as big as she is.  But we didn’t want to overdo it.  And let ‘em know Big Red can have a mate now.  No need to get a loaner from the Melbourne, Florida zoo.  Unless she’s been mating with coyotes, she’s about due for a hunk of a red wolf.”

He laughed, undoubtedly amused at the response to his comment on the other end of the line.

She groaned inwardly.

“All right, out here.”  He turned to the blond.  “Seems a shame if she’s doing so well in these woods that we have to put her into captivity, Thompson.”

“Hey, like you said, she won’t find any of her kind around here.  We’re doing her a favor.”

Inwardly, she fumed, and if she hadn’t been so doped up, she’d have bitten both of them.

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And that’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

Have a wonderfully, fun day!

Back to proofing White Wolf Christmas. Five more chapters to go!

Terry Spear

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

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