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Taming the Wild Cougar now in Audiobooks!

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Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Terry_Spear_Taming_the_Wild_Cougar?id=9W0lDAAAQBAJ

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 finished The Bounty Hunter Gets Her Wolf, and I need to start on Billionaire, but haven’t decided on an opening yet, and so I started Cougar Undercover yesterday, and wrote 9,000 words!

Now if I could keep that pace up, I’d have it done in 9 days. Ha! Course it never works that way. The brain gets bogged down. The ideas begin to recede into the gray matter and I have to coax them out. Dig them out. Yank them out. Or leave them alone until they come home, wagging their tails behind them.

Before that happens, I’m off to write more of Sheriff Dan Steinecker’s story. Everyone will finally learn all about his mystery wife and the trouble she is.

Shootouts, near escapes, fighting, you name it–it’s got to be the cougars at it again! No wonder I’m having so much fun in the middle of it!

Have a wonderfully, creatively fun day!

Terry Spear

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

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Taming the Wild Cougar…how did I get the idea?

Years and years and years ago, I read a romance where a cop had taken a nurse hostage because he had seen her give first aid training to a bunch of Boy Scouts, and he was wounded and on the run. The “good” guys are out to take him down, and he’s got to solicit her help to prove his innocence.

So I wanted to have a hero who is undercover, wounded by another cougar, and seeking medical supplies in a clinic that is closed for the night. Except the doctor is napping in her office before she takes off on her camping trip. He didn’t mean to take her hostage. But he doesn’t have much choice. She tries to get away, to warn the sheriff–but inevitably–they are thrown into a situation they’re stuck with until they can find a way out. The story is completely different from the one I read so many years ago.

But that kernel of an idea stuck with me over all those years, and Taming the Wild Cougar was born. Every story is different. Sometimes I read a news report, or watch a movie, or think–what if? And a story is born.

It’s not easy. I may make it look easy. But it isn’t. I’m winding down on Bounty Hunter Gets Her Wolf. How to end it? I don’t know. How to make it more conflictive? I don’t know. Sexier? I don’t know. More wolfish as in more wolf scenes? I don’t know. lol

But I’ll get there. I just need to finish the book, then go back in and make it have more of all the elements that will ensure it is so much better. To make it fun. Believable. A book readers don’t want to put down, and then want the next one.

Taming the Wild Cougar

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?

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/taming-the-wild-cougar-terry-spear/1122410324?ean=2940151043960

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

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

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Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Terry_Spear_Taming_the_Wild_Cougar?id=9W0lDAAAQBAJ

Excerpt for Taming the Wild Cougar:

But then Dr. Kate Parker saw what he was looking for. A photo on her desk of her and her cat, Sheba, in her arms. Another with Sheba catching her favorite pink ball mid-air.

She knew in an instant, that’s why he wanted to come to her office. To see if she had a family portrait. He was good. If he was an undercover cop, he had to be good at his job.

“I’ll show you a picture of my husband. Let me have the phone.”

He obliged, but stayed right next to her as she pulled up her photo gallery, his hot piney-woods scent drifting to her. Trying to ignore his close proximity, which was damn hard to do as he breathed down her neck, she quickly searched through the pictures until she came to one and clicked on it. She hoped he’d believe that the deputy sheriff who owned the cabins on Lake Buchanan, Chase Buchanan, was her husband.

“Here’s Chase. My husband.” Best of all, she’d given him a big hug for having taken her to the firing range and teaching her how to fire her 9 mm and his wife had shot the picture of them.

As long as he didn’t see the pictures of Chase and his wife, Shannon, and their adorable babies, Kate thought it looked convincing.

“Nice,” the man said, studying the photo way too long. “May I?” He waited for her to hand the phone to him, but she tried to turn it off. He took it from her and flipped through the pictures. “And this is his sister and her babies?”

“Uh-yeah.”

He flipped through several more photos. “No pictures of her husband. He must be a really close brother.”

“He is.”

He glanced at the walls in her office. Her medical credentials. More pictures of Sheba. Her Black Belt First Degree certificate in ju jitsu. Great.

Then he focused on her desk, and specifically her large desk pad calendar and studied it. “Vacation from now until Monday, returning two weeks. Rockies.” He shifted his gaze to her. “You and who else?”

“My husband, Chase, of course.”

“What happened to your three kids?”

She twisted her mouth in annoyance.

He cast her a small smile. “Why don’t we go to your house?”

“Sure. You can explain to my husband why you’re running around naked, wounded, and forcing me to take you places.”

“I could. Let’s go.”

Quickly, she tried to toss her lab coat onto her chair, just in case anyone might notice the blood and she always hung up her lab coat. But Mr. Undercover Cop looked at it and smiled at her, not in an amused way. More sardonically, like he knew just what she was up to. “Why don’t we take it with you so you can wash it out? Blood can leave permanent stains.”

He caught her glancing at her desk drawer. “Got something in there you need to take with you on your trip?” He still had her phone in his hand, but dropped the trash bag and bunched gown on top of her desk to free his other hand. He reached past her, brushing against her, and pulled the drawer open.

When he grabbed for the gun in her drawer, she saw her chance at escape and made a dash for the door.

***

So you see, you never know what’s going to happen in the cougar-run town of Yuma Town. Never.

I get ideas for things all the time for just everything. Do you ever see something and think what a neat idea that is, and want to do something in your yard, or house, or writing, or photograph something similar?

But no matter what you do, it will be yours. Your voice, your way. And who knows but you might inspire others.

Oh, and Taming the Wild Cougar’s audiobook should be out soon. Just need the narrator to fix four issues and then it goes in for final proofing!

Have a great inspirational day!

Terry

“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

Wilde & Woolly Bears http://www.celticbears

Halloween Flash Fiction at Books Make Me Happy

From Oct 25 – 31, Books Make Me Happy and Coastal Magic Convention are hosting the 2nd Annual Halloween Flash Fiction Blog Event.http://booksmakemehappyreviews.com/2015/10/

I’ve contributed a story, along with a handful of my fellow ‪#‎CMCon16‬ Featured Authors. Some of our stories are fun and festive, some are a bit creepy… even downright scary! There are two brand new stories each day, inspired by images from some talented creators at DeviantArt (and there are giveaways each day, too!!) Check out the details, including the full list of authors and post dates. http://wp.me/p5lsir-1ei I can’t wait to hear what you think of my story!

Mark of the Vampire, coming Oct 28, but be sure and drop by starting today to read everyone else’s fab stories and get a chance to win prizes!

I think Donna said, “OMG!” When I sent it to her to read. Good? Bad?

Then, “Where’s the rest of the story?” So you tell me–do I need to turn it into a novel? lol

Have a great day! It’s soggy and yes, still raining and raining and raining.
My story will be posted on Oct 28 at this link. It’s not up yet. I’ll try to remember to post it again on the day it goes live. http://wp.me/p5lsir-1eZBMMHHalloweenFlashFictionSquare1

In the meantime,

deep flooded culverts

deep flooded culverts

deep dry culverts before the storm hit

deep dry culverts before the storm hit

lake in side yard and fields

lake in side yard and fields

flooding in front yard

flooding in front yard–I never have flooding there

Same little tree before the storms in the distance hit us

Same little tree before the storms in the distance hit us

So, besides taking the puppies out in the rain all day yesterday, I worked on the print formatting for Taming the Wild Cougar. It’s back to proof this morning, so will be proofreading it and then I still have Billionaire edits to work on and 2 promo blogs. I was going to work on them yesterday, but needed a break. 🙂 ❤

I’m off to proof. I think I saw some webs growing between my toes. Not on the puppies though. I think that’s what they’re afraid of–step in the wet grass and turn into a…duck. Or snail. Or toad.

If I ever had notions of moving back to the great Pacific Northwest, I would have a real time with my dry weather puppies.

Getting wet is really wearing

Getting wet is really wearing

Off to proof! 🙂 Have a great Sunday!!!

Terry

“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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Wilde & Woolly Bears http://www.celticbears.com

Taming the Wild Cougar Released!!

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Cougar listening, Omaha, Nebraska

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Cougar Turning, Omaha, Nebraska, not a shifter

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Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/taming-the-wild-cougar-terry-spear/1122410324?ean=2940151043960

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

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

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

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

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/taming-the-wild-cougar

iBook https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/taming-the-wild-cougar/id1035143561
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?

Terry

“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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TerrySpearParanormalRomantics

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TerrySpear

Wilde & Woolly Bears http://www.celticbears.com

Taming the Wild Cougar Video Trailer

Okay, got to get to writing, and worked on the book tons last night. Chasing after Tanner who tried to throw up on couch, caught him, but then he ran over to a throw rug. Didn’t catch him. And then he ran to another larger rug, caught him. Why is it that dogs and cats prefer throwing up on soft stuff????? Not on the expansive, easy-to-clean-up tile floor?????

Back to writing. I edited a lot, wrote a lot, but somehow I’m still 12,000 behind. Hmmmm….

And a book trailer for Taming the Wild Cougar, also only 99 cents, which is only until release, Oct 20. Only 11 more days!

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Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/taming-the-wild-cougar-terry-spear/1122410324?ean=2940152058949

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

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

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

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

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/taming-the-wild-cougar

iBook https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/taming-the-wild-cougar/id1035143561

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?

Terry

“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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TerrySpearParanormalRomantics

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TerrySpear

Wilde & Woolly Bears http://www.celticbears.com

Having Fun with Photos–Do Not Disturb

Okay, so I’ve got appointments for one thing or another all day, so my word count is suffering. But I have a release next week and another 2 weeks later, so I made up a couple of signs for my readers:

A Silver Wolf Christmas Do Not Disturb sign

The picture in the background was of a Scottish loch, the mist heavy and the sunrise shining on it, turning it golden.

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Scottish mountains, the sun’s rays reflecting in a rainbow of colors.

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Background picture, a Scottish loch, sun shining on the water, clouds overhead.

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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

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

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

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

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/taming-the-wild-cougar

iBook https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/taming-the-wild-cougar/id1035143561
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?

 

I’m 7,000 words behind, but I was 18,000 words behind, so catching up!

Terry

“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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TerrySpearParanormalRomantics

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TerrySpear

Wilde & Woolly Bears http://www.celticbears.com

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

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/taming-the-wild-cougar

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.”

Connect with Terry Spear:

Website: http://www.terryspear.com

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TerrySpearParanormalRomantics

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TerrySpear

Wilde & Woolly Bears http://www.celticbears.com