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The Next Time You’re Reading a Book…

…just imagine all the wonderful tales you can take part in. You see, you could be reading and along comes a shifter wolf, but he didn’t move quick enough and the cougar got the girl.

And so begins my tale.

It’s also a cautionary tale. Whosoever waits can easily lose out. Don’t wait, seize the day.

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Oh, and this is the original picture I used for the composited picture (free from Unsplash). Also a blue misty woods background, the wolf, sun’s rays, and a butterfly. 🙂 ❤ I did a lot of curves manipulation to change the blue misty woods into something more green to match the foreground better. 🙂 ❤

I got my word count, should have the book halfway done by this weekend. 🙂 43,000 words to go.

Oh, and, I’ve been taking courses on compositing at Tara Lasher’s site and she now has a free giveaway of a Macbook, so be sure and enter! http://contest.taralesher.com/ref/k5200871/

Well, it’s time to get back to work. Hope you have a beautiful day!!

Terry Spear

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

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Cougar’s Mate–99 Cents for Limited Time

99 Cents for Limited time!! 🙂 If you haven’t picked up the hot cougar, you know you want him. 🙂

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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?
Cougar’s Mate: Instinct told her to run…
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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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Website: http://www.terryspear.com

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I Said No!

I agreed to give an author a quote who asked me a while back, despite all the deadlines I’m still on. But I look forward to reading her book at the end of the month. It sounds like a lot of fun.

But I said No! to a boxset that an author approached me on because I just can’t keep saying yes. To everything. 🙂  Plus, it’s really important if I’m going to do it, if it’s the same genre. I don’t think any of them write paranormal. Some readers love to read everything. Raising hand here. But some have specific genres they love. So it’s better to be in a specific genre.

I was in one once where we had a futuristic story, and some paranormal readers felt gypped. There were 21 stories in the boxset for only 99 cents! Just one was futuristic. lol

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Is that me, or is someone else looking back at me?–Male cardinal pondering his shadow.

I didn’t meet my word count goal yesterday. 😦 I had lunch with the author who needs a quote and had to pick up more goody bags and stuff for the reader’s convention, then got home and did 1200 words, but needed 2,000. *sigh*

Still puppy sitting, so it’s been trips outside a million times, and hard to concentrate. Just as I get in the zone, I have to stop for more puppy stuff.

Off to the novella! Only 5800 words to go! Must wrap this puppy up!

Have a wonderful day!!!

Terry Spear

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

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Loving the White Bear and Galaxy Warrior are Out!

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Loving the White Bear
Jan 2017
Rob MacMathan and his brother and a friend run the White Bear Wilderness Adventures Tour, White Bear, where polar bear shifters have staked a claim. This is their last tour group of the season, but when photojournalist, Alicia Raycroft, touches Rob and envisions what he sees, though her paranormal abilities deal with psychometry, whereas he’s clairvoyant, they’re both stunned. He witnesses a fight with an enraged grizzly; she sees a polar trying to eat her, which he interprets to mean he’s wearing his polar bear coat and trying to save her. In no way can he reveal the truth to her. Yet, just that connection between them pushes them to go beyond his self-imposed boundaries with both a client and a human.
Alicia is fascinated with Rob, not only because he’s rugged and handsome and just as interested in her, he intrigues her like no other man has ever done when her touching him reveals he has abilities like she has. She envisions a white bear coming for her as snow swirls about her in the Alaskan wilderness, yet she’s determined to take this trek even if it’s her last. She believes fate is predetermined and nothing she will do can change the outcome anyway. Alicia and Rob are already headed down one dangerous path, so why not risk a chance at love too? Only he has more dark secrets he’s unwilling to share

Galaxy Warrior
January 2017

Passionate embraces men and women

He’s a fighter pilot fighting the good fight in the Great Galaxy War, but when his spacecraft’s navigation is sabotaged and he’s stuck on an inhospitable desert planet awaiting repairs to his ship, he believes one woman might make his stay on the planet more than…hospitable. But the woman isn’t like any that Quaid Lassiter has ever met. She has secrets that can get him killed.

Zaira Cole is a shapeshifter, a pacifist, and is helping her scientist brother to turn the desert planet green. Her people must find the scrolls to give the High Council legitimacy and solicit help from Quaid Lassiter to train their pilots to fight in the war headed their way when they’ve always been a neutral planet. But she wants him for more than that. It’s mating season, she’s just turned of age, and she’s selected him for her mate. Now all she has to do is convince the Prince of Orion, he wants the same. And so the battle begins.

I’ll add links as I get them. I’m working on the novella for Heart of the Wolf now, then back to Flight of the White Wolf!
Have a terrific day!

Terry Spear

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

Connect with Terry Spear:

Website: http://www.terryspear.com

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/421434.Terry_Spear

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/TerrySpear

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Vignette or Not to Vignette

 

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Vignettes can help to showcase your subject, the dark or lighter (if you use a lighter vignetting around the subject), draws the eye in to see the subject.

Some photographers like it. Others don’t. Or want a very natural look, so use the natural vignette and darken it just a little. This is the picture as I took it, as far as the vignetting goes. When I sit at my desk, the window frame and wooden box on my desk acted as vignettes. Not sure what caused it from the upper right corner.

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The second photo, I used a center light to brighten the picture a bit.The first, I warmed it up a bit to a peachy tone.

Which is better?

So much of photography, or any kind of art, is a judgement call.

Even writing. Say it this way, or that? Which is better? For one person, the one way. For another, a different way.

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This is the original picture (SOOC), no changes. The scene is much more blue.

I’ve decided I am the “crooked photographer”–only because nearly every thing I capture is tilted. And I don’t even need to have anything to drink to produce them all that way!

It was a dark, dreary day, pouring rain nearly all day long, when the squirrel, a juvenile, was trying to get at the bird feeders. Here, he caught me catching him in a shot!

Okay, so I really am working, and got SEAL Wolf Undercover editing done late last night and sent it in. I need to work on Dreaming of the White Wolf Christmas this weekend, and then get back on track with Flight of the White Wolf. I’ve started reading the Rita books too, ch 3, one book of 6. I want to re-read Loving the White Bear one last time and then put it up for sale. I want to make the changes to Galaxy Warrior, and then re-read one last time and put it up for sale.

I need to write the novella for Heart of the Wolf re-release, going to get a new cover, yay! But I need to re-read Heart of the Wolf to see which 2ndary character I want to use in the story. I actually started one several years ago, so maybe I can use it. Some stories require a full length novel to do them justice though. So not sure. 🙂

The only way to make the deadlines go away is to get on the projects and get them done. Simple! Right!

So off I go on my merry way to save the world–through my heroes and heroines, of course!

Have a heroic day!

Terry Spear

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

Connect with Terry Spear:

Website: http://www.terryspear.com

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/421434.Terry_Spear

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BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/terry-spear  (For Releases and Deals)

Forbidden Love Video Trailer

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Forbidden Love

Ebook By Terry Spear
Category: Fiction » Literature » Fantasy (paranormal)
Huntress Alena MacLeod is given a mission: work undercover to discover a rogue vampire’s secretive work, then terminate him.Ephraim MacNeill, aka Sutton Bastrop, knows Alena is his Elizabeth MacLeod from an earlier time, and he’s determined to return to the past and right all the wrongs to end the curse placed on the love of his life before it’s too late—again.Together, they must risk all to stop a war between a newly formed Brotherhood of rogue vampires, tired of the status quo, and the League of Hunters, who have ruled for centuries over the vampires—both changed during the Black Death—some of the survivors becoming vampires, and others hunters of the same.

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 Audible

I was going to open my files and give an excerpt, but I’m having trouble getting Word to open this morning. Story of my life. I’m going to have to restart my computer.

I had a frozen outside pipe. From 80 degrees, to below freezing. Ugh. I think it’s supposed to warm up next week, but I’ll have to call a plumber too.

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Have a great one!

Terry Spear

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

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Transferring Files to Beta Reader–What a Job!

Sometimes it’s just easier having fun with the sock puppy.

tanner-and-the-sock-900-008Tanner is good. He just carries them to his resting places, doesn’t chew on them. But it’s a game with him. He tried to grab the one I was trying to put on the  other day.

So anyway, I used Jutoh to create an epub for Nook for my beta reader, and for some bizarre reason, chapters were out of order, sooooo, I went to the Mac to use Vellum. Well, my Mac won’t connect with the Internet. So I put the books on an external hard drive and attached it to the Mac. It’s not showing the external hard drive. Finally, after much fussing, it’s showing. Wait, wrong file for Loving the White Bear. This one is an earlier version and not finished. Eject from Mac. Back to the PC. Get right file. Eject from PC. Insert in Mac. External Hard drive isn’t showing on Mac. AND the internet won’t come up on the Mac.

Does this sound like a vicious circle?

It is. I’d rather take pictures of Tanner stealing my socks.

Okay, so finally the hard drive shows up, create the Vellum file, the Nook file, eject hard drive. Insert to PC, send on its way because my internet is working fine on it.

I also was finishing revisions on Galaxy Warrior. I keep calling it Galaxy Quest….that’s a movie. lol. I wrote this way before that came out. Over the years I’ve revised it a million times.

I wrote it as a short story for a contest, and the coordinator said it was a by invitation only contest, even though it said nothing about that on the website.  It was supposed to be about a book/coffee store in the future. This was before I was published and I was writing everything and anything, and trying to get some writing recognition. Okay, so I LOVED the story, the characters, and I decided to create a futuristic world, different planet, romance, she’s a shifter, he’s not.And actually, this was my first shifter story ever. Way before I began to write more realistic ones. It turned into a full length book.

Galaxy WarriorSo this one will be coming out soon too! Like in a couple of weeks or so.

He’s a fighter pilot fighting the good fight in the Great Galaxy War, but when his spacecraft’s navigation is sabotaged and he’s stuck on an inhospitable desert planet awaiting repairs to his ship, he believes one woman might make his stay on the planet more than…hospitable. But the woman isn’t like any that Quaid Lassiter has ever met. She has secrets that can get him killed.

Zaira Cole is a shapeshifter, a pacifist, and is helping her scientist brother to turn the desert planet green. Her people must find the scrolls to give the High Council legitimacy and solicit help from Quaid Lassiter to train their pilots to fight in the war headed their way when they’ve always been a neutral planet. But she wants him for more than that. It’s mating season, she’s just turned of age, and she’s selected him for her mate. Now all she has to do is convince the Prince of Orion, he wants the same. And so the battle begins.

I’m so late today on everything. Nearly didn’t get the garbage out. Was playing the latest Mist game with my daughter last night, loving it, but I get so nauseous when I play with someone else, I took some medicine and then slept too late. 😦

Playing games shouldn’t make you sick! The day has been off to a rough start, but now I’m ready to get going on Flight of the White Wolf. 🙂

Have a super great day!

Terry Spear

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

Connect with Terry Spear:

Website: http://www.terryspear.com

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/421434.Terry_Spear

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/TerrySpear