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Sunflowers in the Garden

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Sunny and cheerful whenever they show their faces in the garden.

Off to write! On something! 🙂 ❤

Make the most of your day! Do something fun!

Terry Spear

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

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I Am Summer…

Come early!

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I’m due in Summer.

But I’m ready now.

Like You?

Early?

Or Late?

Or Right on Time?

Who says what is right?

Anyway?

I’m here.

When I should be.

Have a Summery Day in Spring.

Terry

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

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Do You See What I See?

regular sunflower 004 (900x600)The sunflower is getting ready to burst forth!!! I need to have my camera ready before Tanner tries to eat it too!

Macro tomato and crepe myrtle 010 (900x600)AND!  I planted this volunteer crepe myrtle in the tomato planter box after they were all done. And look what shot up in the middle of it!!! A tomato plant! And two more, but this one has gone to town. I’ve looked at this growing crepe myrtle daily, trying to figure out where to plant it, so I swear the tomato plant suddenly appeared out of nowhere today when I went to take a picture of the crepe myrtle.

Okay, really, really late. I had to ship bears, and I’m losing my day faster than I can allow!

Have a great day!!!

Terry

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

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The End! And Last Sunflowers of the Season

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Taming the Wild Cougar is done! And with beta readers. 🙂 I always love it when that happens! Normally, I’d want to publish it soon. But this time I have it on preorder. I also need to work on the print copy.

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1122410324?ean=2940152058949

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Taming-Wild-Cougar-Heart-Book-ebook/dp/B012PQGRUS

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Cougar shifter, Dr. Kate Parker, is planning her annual camping vacation alone this year. She runs into trouble before she even starts her trip in the form of one wounded, hot cougar undercover cop—or so he says. He’s not going along with just her tender loving care because he came into town as a cougar, and he needs her help to get him back to where he can take up the search to look for an arms dealer, who just happens to be a cougar too.

Leyton Hill slipped into the unlocked, darkened clinic, figuring his luck had just changed. Except he doesn’t plan for the good doctor to be napping in her office. Taking him on her vacation wasn’t in the plan, and taking her hostage, hadn’t been either, but now she’s stuck with him until he can get back to his mission and the chase at hand. It appears the roles have reversed and who’s holding whom hostage now?

So I’ve been working on 4 bear orders for the last two days and working on them. 🙂 Still have a long ways to go. And I’ve got to jump on Covert Cougar Christmas next. It’s a novella, started it last night, didn’t like the idea and so starting over. It’s part of an anthology Alpha’s Unwrapped and my character didn’t sound alpha enough, so need to rethink how I begin it.

Covert Cougar Christmas

Available Oct 20, 2015, but get your reduced price of 99 cents now. It will be $4.99 the week after release. I’ll post more links here once they have the preorder links available. 🙂 ❤

I can’t get my laptop to work as far as the Internet goes. Not sure what the trouble is, but it’s frustrating. So I can’t continue to upload anything to iBooks.

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Sunflowers at the end of the season. Crops cut down. Heat wave in the area. 106 today, 105 tomorrow and then it’s dropping down to 102 for a while. Heat warnings every day. No rain in sight forever. It’s time for a trip somewhere…like to Alaska! I went north to see my son and it was 93 there! When it was 93 down here. Something isn’t right! In Minnesota, they’ve been having our low of 76. I’m on my way!

Have a super great day!!

Terry

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

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A Conversation Between Sparrows & Morning Sunrise with the Sunflowers

birds, what do you think (640x427)See how they have a pleasant conversation before they chow down?

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And then there’s no time to talk.

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Now it’s time to start the day.

I nearly missed this. Every morning, no beautiful sunrise, and this morning it was even more brilliant than this. Ran the puppies inside and ran back out with the camera, but the sunrise was already fading. Still, it was interesting with the sunflowers looking on, don’t you think?

Have a great one!

81% done on Taming the Wild Cougar!!!

Terry

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

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The Sunflower and the Bumblebee–Fun with Macro Lenses

Bumblebees are aggressively territorial. At my other home about a mile from here, I couldn’t step out my front door without one dive bombing me in the summer months. They’re big, and even though I’m a lot bigger, that’s still unnerving.

So here I was, trying to capture some macro shots of the sunflowers before the season is over, and I get really, really close to the flower, too close, look to see what I was capturing, ack, the bumblebee is back. Sooo, I quickly stepped back a bit, and took several shots.

Fading sun last night, telephoto lenses.

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Sunflower with Bumblebee

With Macro Lenses today brighter time of day.

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Sunflower and the Bumblebee, macro shot

The sun behind the flower makes it appear almost translucent, the shadow of a stem showing right through it.

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The sunlight was behind the flower, so it made the bumblebee and flower dark. I had to lighten them to show the details. It’s better to take the pictures in overcast or lower light, but bumblebees don’t appear on schedule, so, I took my chances and it gives it a different look anyway, and that’s fun too.

Terry

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

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FLowers of Summer in Hot, Hot Texas

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Because of the heat of summer, it’s difficult to find any flowers other than a few last sunflowers and the crepe myrtles love the heat so they’re in full bloom. But here is a tiny red rose blossom.

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Last of the sunflowers of summer.

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A late bloomer.

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A sunflower among the cornstalks.

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Red crepe myrtle

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So see, even with all the heat, the world is still a beautiful place to be.

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Now available in audio book format!

Cougar’s Mate : Heart of the Cougar, Book 1

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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Just finished proofing Jaguar Pride copyedits. I’ll have one more proof and that’s it!

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Jaguar Pride (Book 4)

Coming Feb, 2015

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And I have student lessons stacking up again ( calculated it and if I don’t do any additional critiques, which I have already done, I’ll have a total of 204 critiques to do), and I need to make word count on A Silver Wolf Christmas. Getting 3,000 words done a day, and have been fortunate to keep making it. It’s easy to get stuck. Especially when you’re jumping from the snowy Christmas story with wolves to the jungles of Costa Rica and the jaguars. And I just submitted a proposal for 3 more books. So we shall see if my publisher wants any more! 🙂 ❤

Titles will probably change, but: Jaguar Jingle Bells, A SEAL Wolf Diving for Trouble, and She-Wolf (another Silver wolf pack story) If they get picked out, they will be coming in 2016. I’m already “booked” for 2015 with releases in Feb: Jaguar Pride, April: SEAL Wolf for Sale, Oct: A Silver Wolf Christmas

And of course more Highland medievals and fae stories, and more. 🙂 ❤

Oh, yes, and bears. Worked on 3 last night. Not finished, but getting closer….

Hope you are having a great Thursday!!

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