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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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Wolves R Us

I love how my kids “get” me.  It’s fun when you have a “hobby,” which for me is my writing wolf shifter stories, polar bear, cougar, and jaguar shifter stories. So if I get anything like that, I’m thrilled.

So here’s a goblet of your favorite brew in toast to the upcoming New Year!

Oh, and I hit a button, have no idea which, and my WordPress screen is tiny, tiny. I can still read it, but what did I do now? Ever do that????

Okay, off to write for a while. My goal is to get 10,000 this week on Claiming the White Bear. I have 7400 so far so maybe I’ll reach 12,000.

Have a lovely day!! A museum is on the schedule and a walk to see the town lights. The wolf reserve is closed all week, so we have to do it on Saturday and it will even be colder and snowy. We have minus 8 windchill this morning…..brrrrrr….

Terry

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

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Red Tailed Hawk and Pelican

Beautiful birds! Hawks, as predators, are always watchful. The pelican, ah, he’s got to take care of a biting insect. 🙂 ❤

I managed to reach 9,000 words on My Highlander, so moving right along. Today the grand-baby will be occupying my time, but when she’s sleeping or watching a little TV, I might manage to get a little more writing done. 🙂 Definitely hope to once she goes home.

Off to get ready for the baby. It got hot here again, argh, 86 yesterday. It doesn’t feel like Fall, November!

Have a great one!!!

Terry

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

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Pattern Recognition

Baby giraffe, baby zebra, and then baby…whoops, no baby. Just a beautiful parakeet. I don’t have all my pictures uploaded, so I don’t have a lot of the photos that I can group in the “proper” pattern. But we could use our powers of imagination and envision that’s a baby parrot. 🙂

Have a great one!!!

Terry

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

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Dreaming of a White Wolf Christmas–Book Birthday!

 

 

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Excerpt from Dreaming of a White Wolf Christmas

Owen couldn’t believe his luck. Candice Mayfair was the beautiful white wolf he’d seen that day so long ago. Not that she looked like a wolf right now. He only knew she was the wolf, unequivocally, because he recognized her scent. After the initial shock of seeing an unfamiliar and intriguing Arctic she-wolf, he’d gone after her.

The whole pack had gone on a run that night, but they knew to stay far away from any campsite. He and the other guys had swum across the river to explore a bit. Cameron and his mate had stayed on the other side with the kids. He’d even swum back across the river to find her and discovered her scent had led right to one of the tents. Since she had moved into the tent, he knew she had to be one of their shifter kind. He’d even hung around the next day, waiting to catch a glimpse of her, but there were several women, and he had no idea which one had been her. Two blonds, a couple of brunettes, and a red-haired woman—none of whom looked like the picture he had of Clara Hart, though.

Being a white wolf in summer had made it difficult to blend in, so he’d had to keep well out of sight.

Candice Mayfair was definitely the author of the books on the website, though she didn’t look like the photo her uncle had of her, if she was Clara Hart. She had the same compelling eyes, different color, but they got his attention, grabbed hold, and wouldn’t let go.

He carried her to her couch and set her down, staying close, his hand still on her arm until she seemed to regain her equilibrium.

“The wolf pup was yours,” she accused, jerking her arm away from him.

“Wolf pup?”

“Yeah, wolf pup. Don’t pretend you don’t know about your own wolf pup.”

Then all the pieces began to fall into place. Campers. Campfire. Food. Corey, the wolf pup she had to be referring to, hadn’t just found the food like they’d thought. Candice must not have been a wolf until that night.

“You fed him? Corey? His mom wondered why he smelled of beef jerky that night. We thought he’d found some at the campsite. Don’t tell me…he bit you.”

***

Some days you never know what’s going to happen!

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Tangling with a White Wolf―Best Christmas Ever, or Real Trouble?

Romance writer Candice Mayfair never missed a deadline in her life―until an accidental bite from a werewolf puppy turns her into an Arctic wolf shifter. She’s forced to isolate herself in the wilderness to cope with her unpredictable shifting while she works on her deadlines. After all, for Candice, Christmas is just another day.

Enter private investigator Owen Nottingham, a wolf shifter hired to find Candice so she can collect her inheritance. They have a real problem: she must arrive home in human form, and that’s not happening during the full moon. Besides, Owen has a new mission: to convince the pretty she-wolf her best move is to join his pack in time for Christmas…and to prove he’s the only wolf for her.

White Wolf series:

Legend of the White Wolf
Dreaming of a White Wolf Christmas (Book 1)
Flight of the White Wolf (Book 2)

Dreaming of a White Wolf Christmas
Oct 3, 2017

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Dreaming-White-Christmas-Terry-Spear/dp/1492645176

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dreaming-of-a-white-wolf-christmas-terry-spear/1125526072?ean=9781492645184

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/dreaming-of-a-white-wolf-christmas/id1202348414?mt=11

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Terry_Spear_Dreaming_of_a_White_Wolf_Christmas?id=KHwFDgAAQBAJ

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/dreaming-of-a-white-wolf-christmas

Indigo: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/dreaming-of-a-white-wolf/9781492645177

Okay, off to write on Billionaire Wolf Christmas!

Hope you are having a lovely fall!

Terry

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

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Tomorrow–Happy Book Birthday!

Spent all morning trying to get blogs posted for tomorrow’s book release: Dreaming of the White Wolf.

White Boo Bear has been adopted! The wolves are gathered to check out the fall colors. It’s a composite–my background from St. Croix, MN, the wolf pumpkin I picked up at the wolf reserve in NM. The wolves were a photo from Depositphotos and the scene is snow-filled. 🙂

I need to do one with the Arctic wolves since this is an Arctic wolf Christmas story. 🙂

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Dreaming-White-Christmas-Terry-Spear/dp/1492645176

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dreaming-of-a-white-wolf-christmas-terry-spear/1125526072?ean=9781492645184

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/dreaming-of-a-white-wolf-christmas/id1202348414?mt=11

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Terry_Spear_Dreaming_of_a_White_Wolf_Christmas?id=KHwFDgAAQBAJ

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/dreaming-of-a-white-wolf-christmas

Indigo: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/dreaming-of-a-white-wolf/9781492645177

Off to work on Billionaire Wolf Christmas some more! Well, after I write some more posts and feed the puppies. They are looking ravenous. Have a great one! 🙂

Terry

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

Connect with Terry Spear:

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Realty to Fantasy

I create stories, some based on some realty, and some made up. My world is as real as can be, just add some wolf shifters, jaguar shifters, bear shifters, or cougar shifters in and you’ve got a fantastical world.

But oftentimes those worlds are based on true happenings, lots of research and sometimes just a kernel of an idea from something on the news or in real life.

In Howling for a Highland Wolf, I really was in the Cayman Islands, and really did see all the banks with doors and that was all, the man wearing the dark suit standing in the lobby, a briefcase chained to his wrist.

In another Highland wolf story, I was at the castle ruins that is the heroine’s.

So when I went to drop off dog treats, toys, leashes, flea medicine, and towels at a neighbor’s house so he and his wife could deliver them where they were working at an animal shelter due to Hurricane Harvey, I had the perfect image. Setup: Wife is on the driveway talking on her phone. Cell phones don’t work in the houses very well, so a lot of folks have to go outside to talk on their cell phones. Something in the roofs that protect from the heat of the sun. See? More little tidbits for a story.

I drive up, and she’s looking at me like who are you. And I ask if they’re the ones collecting stuff for the shelter.

“Yes! I’ll get my husband.”

I wasn’t sure why she needed to get her husband. There were two large bags of supplies, and I carried one and then the other to their car. Out comes the husband. In boxer shorts.

Sculpted chest, tall, shoeless, great legs, and a big smile. I mean, I’m a romance author, right? So immediately, I’m thinking of a wolf story.  Boxers and a smile. I told my acquisitions editor. She told me if I think of the story, she’ll publish it. lol

Okay, so it’s been bad in the Houston and surrounding areas. Along our main road, the cleanup continues. All of the businesses on one side of the road are on lower ground and were flooded. On the opposite side, higher ground, so their runoff added to their across-the-road neighbors’ flooding issues. The road was under water also.

Here is what happened to one man when he returned to his flooded home:

Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman’s Office responded to an intruder call at a residence near Lake Houston. Upon arrival, deputies were met by a large alligator who made his way into this flooded home. Constables will soon be delivering the alligator back into his natural habitat.

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The alligator was returned to his home, and now the poor house owner has to start his cleanup.

We were very fortunate. No flooding, except for areas of the yard, and no alligators. That we’ve seen. Yet.

Hope your day goes well.

Terry

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

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