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I Bet YOU Can’t Do This

max-licking-his-nose-groomers-900-064-recovered wolf-tongue-bokeh-background-640x427jaguar-licking-himself-and-tongue-text-800x533tiger-with-bone-tongue-out-text-600x400aviator-max-sticking-tongue-out-900Sometimes doing the impossible is worth it! Sometimes it isn’t!

Okay, so my grass is dying out in patches and I couldn’t figure out why. I have an automatic sprinkler. I kept meaning to check it out, so this morning, I finally remembered, and guess what?

Yep, it was OFF. No wonder my grass is dying in patches. But at least it’s an easy fix. I couldn’t have auto sprinklers anywhere else I’ve lived, so as long as they work, and I’ve turned them on for auto…it’s great!

Maybe it will rain again though. 🙂

Have a wonderful day!

Terry Spear

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

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Playing around with Photoshop & Bound by Danger

macro-shot-of-flowers-and-sabine-and-zoerro-wolvesI learned how to create a signature as a brush. And how to add highlights to the letters, though I hadn’t done anything with this one and it just popped up that way. lol

Do you ever do things you’re clueless about and you have no idea why?

Anyway, these are pictures I took of a macro shot of crepe myrtle, and a regular shot of Zoerro, and Sabine in a compilation. She died, which was so sad, but they had become great friends.

Playing around with covers some more.

bound-by-danger-cover-new-water-900I loved this photographer’s shot, but the water was gray, foaming, waves, but no matter how I tried to colorize it, it wasn’t working. So I added water from two different photos, and I liked it much better.

In this story, I used the location of where I’d worked on active duty at Fort Hood. Two news stories had caught my attention at the time. One of the majors I worked with was being framed for selling arms to the enemy during the war, only he was just the general’s aide, and the general was the one responsible. So the Austin newspaper was following the story to ensure that he didn’t get crucified because he was in the wrong position at the time–and the little guy. Another story had just occurred too, and this one was about an unscrupulous literary agent–a scammer, who was asking for money from eager authors, who believed they would finally publish their baby through him. He was up on charges all over the place, changing his name, and fled to Canada, and had made over a million dollars in the fraudulent scam. He didn’t stop either. But he’d take everyone’s money, pretend he was busy reading their manuscripts, and they’d never hear from him again.

So I combined the two stories and created a fantasy, of sorts. She has future visions, and he’s a federal agent looking into her brother who worked for the literary agent. But they’re on a collision course with disaster as things heat up between them and people want her dead because she just knows way too much…

I actually started these characters in Deidre’s Secret when she was a teen in a YA story. I fell in love with the sister and brother and so then they had their grown-up story.

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Bound by Danger

Army officer Deidre Roux has hidden her psychic abilities until now. But ominous visions plague her and between the martial arts tactics her twin brother taught her and the hand-to-hand combat she learned in the Army—she’s realizing just how important these skills are for her well-being.
When a reporter moves in next door, she’s not sure just what to think. Dave Carter owns a gun—it is Texas—and comes to her rescue when her brother suddenly drops into her life again. From there it’s the normal stuff that women and men tend to do when they’re getting to know each other—boating, swimming, dancing—except for one thing…she’s trying to keep her secret under wraps at all costs, which is difficult to do when she’s under surveillance by the FBI, and people keep wanting her dead.
Could a reporter, who’s not really a reporter, prove he might just have what it takes to keep her safe–for the long run?

Okay, 2,000 more words to go on White Wolf Christmas!! Have a super day!!

Terry Spear

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

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Playing with Pixlr

purple-sun-ray-at-sunset-kaleidoscope-640x427-wolf-caught-up-in-the-rainbow-of-lgihtThe original picture was a Scottish Highland setting, the purple lights caught in the photo, and I added a howling wolf, but I was having fun at Pixlr, a free photo editor and thought their kaleidoscope filter was pretty cool. https://pixlr.com/desktop     #pixlr

purple-sun-ray-at-sunset-640x427This was the original photo I shot. 🙂

Okay finished edits on Between a Wolf and a Hard Place and am back to finishing up White Wolf Christmas!

Have a fun day!!

Terry

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

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Cover Reveal! Alpha Wolf Need Not Apply!! May 3

Alpha Wolf Need Not Apply (487x800)

http://www.amazon.com/She-Wolf-Leader-Pack-Heart-Wolf/dp/1492621862

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Male cardinal watching for predators. I saw the hawk again.

Need to clean my window, but it’s right next to shrubs and spiders like to build their nests in there. 😦  So I’ll wait until it’s colder to get in between them and the window and clean. 🙂

Okay, having one of those mornings. Computer hung up on the mss I’m writing. Then I tried to close it, wouldn’t. Tried to restart, and computer said, “No! Updating.”

Okay, updating. Took the garbage out. Updating. Okay, went through my clothes to do some weeding. Updating. Okay, it’s been an hour. Enough already. I need to write on this book 24/7 until it’s finished. I don’t have time to update forever and ever and ever.

Shut off my computer, turn it back on. Processing all the updates. And then Updating Settings. And….updating. And updating. And updating. Is it just me or is the computer devil trying to give me grief this morning?

Okay, okay, so after 2 hours of waiting for my computer to be functional, my external hard drive isn’t “connecting.” It’s been doing this for a while. Just ordered a new one today because I have the sneaking suspicion it’s going to quit connecting forever and and ever and ever, and I’m going to be up the creek…

Anyway, my Seagate one won’t work on this computer now, still working on my laptop. This is a Passport, but it worked for much longer. And yes, I’m saving to a cloud and in emails, but still…. I’ve lost books before. Whole books and I don’t want to do that ever again.

Since everything’s working for the moment, I’m back to writing. But don’t you LOVE the new cover??? The old title is She-Wolf Leader of the Pack. They wanted something different so I came up with Alpha Wolf Need Not Apply. In the wild, some packs are run by a she-wolf that doesn’t have a mate. She’s lost him oftentimes and so I based this on that premise.

Before anything else quits working, I’m off and running!

Have a great day!

Terry

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

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Wolf Awareness Week: Saint Francis Wolf Sanctuary, Texas

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Saint Francis Wolf Sanctuary, Texas

Wolf Dog--escape extraordiinaire

Wolf Dog–escape artist extraordinaire

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She was the sweetest wolf dog, but her family couldn’t keep her at home because she was such an escape artist. She leaped from her den over a high fence at the wolf sanctuary, but they resolved the problem and she’s fine now.

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Arctic Wolves from a sanctuary closed down in Oregon

Arctic Wolves from a sanctuary closed down in Oregon due to owner dying and wife unable to manage because of own health issues–the companions were able to stay together when they were moved to the Texas sanctuary

The poor wolves had to get used to the heat of Texas, but it’s very treed there at least, and they take good care of them.

Wolf Dog Grieving (798x800)Wolf dog grieving–this male lost his mate and for three weeks, he had been grieving. When we were at the fence, he came up and checked us out, the first time, he’d initiated any response like that, and then he howled, setting off all the other wolves.

Arctic Wolf on a Walk

Arctic Wolf on a Walk–they pair up all the wolves and wolf dogs because they are pack animals, except fo this beta wolf. They had tried several different pairings and she wouldn’t accept them.

She adored the handler who walked her though.

Arctic Wolf Scent Rolling

Arctic Wolf Scent Rolling

Here she is scent rolling. They only had a few they could take out and walk on leash. She loved to walk, found some freedom, and could smell all the new smells, and scent rolled to take them back with her before she returned to her pen.

More Wolf Dogs

More Wolf Dogs

Most of these wolf dogs were raised with families and end up in a wolf sanctuary like this because they aren’t dogs! They are partly wild wolves, and they can’t be raised like the family dog.

The First True Dogs – Leptocyon, the first true canine, Eucyon, his descendant,  and the Dire Wolf, that competed with the saber-tooth tiger for prey–after 40 million years of evolution, the first modern dog was born. Estimates of 15,000-30,000 years ago, the first gray wolf was domesticated. http://dinosaurs.about.com/od/otherprehistoriclife/a/Prehistoric-Dogs-The-Story-Of-Dog-Evolution.htm

But try to fit a wolf into most people’s lifestyle, doesn’t work! They can love a family, be protective, but still have the need to run.

A family raised a wolf dog, mostly wolf, but like many wolf-dogs or wolves, they couldn’t manage him any longer. The caretaker at the sanctuary, not this one,  was trying to settle the wolf down before the now older boy was allowed to see his “family” pet. The wolf was so excited, but the caretaker was confining him, and the wolf believing he couldn’t see his pack mate from former times, bit the caretaker. A wolf’s bite is dangerous! And the caretaker had to be rushed to the hospital for care.

The wolf was reacting like a wolf, not a home-raised pet. He loved the boy and wanted to reconnect with him. The wolf is fine, the boy did return another day to see his “pet” wolf, and the caretaker still runs the sanctuary and understands the wolves well enough to know the dynamics being played out, but his main concern had been for the safety of the boy and the wolf.

The moral of the story is leave the wolves in the wild. Find a home-raised dog and love it unconditionally. And love the wolves in the wild where they’re meant to be.

Okay, I’m off to write on the jaguar story!!! And the same thing goes here. Don’t take home jaguar cubs to raise as your own. They have an even more powerful bite, and those claws are just as dangerous, not to mention a powerful swipe of their paw can paralyze or kill. 🙂 ❤ Just saying…

Terry

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

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Capturing Sun Rays

The ray to the right was nearly touching the camera.

The ray to the right was nearly touching the camera. Taken Near Eilean Donan Castle where a heavy mist had cloaked the whole area.

Sun Rays off the mountains in Scotland

Sun Rays off the mountains in Scotland and a meandering creek

 

Sun rays off a mountain

Sun rays off a mountain

 

sun rays over a glenn and yellow wildflowers

Sun rays over a glen and yellow wildflowers–the rays were actually purple and green!

Sun rays hitting the water at sunset

Sun rays hitting the water at sunset

Purple Sun Ray at Sunset, Scotland

Purple Sun Ray at Sunset, Scotland–looked like a bubble of color!

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May the sun’s rays always bring you sunshine in your life.

A Silver Wolf Christmas, October 2015
Silver Town Wolf #5
by Terry Spear

Sourcebooks
Featuring: Laurel MacTire; CJ Silver
352 pages
ISBN: 1492609501
EAN: 9781492609506
Kindle: B00XWMC63W
Paperback / e-Book

Fresh Fiction Review of A Silver Wolf Christmas by Annetta Sweetko:

http://freshfiction.com/review.php?id=56459

A SILVER WOLF CHRISTMAS is a rollercoaster romance with the perfect amount of suspense and humor. I laughed out loud when CJ had mispronounced Laurel’s last name (it is McTire but pronounced McTier) because I had actually done that myself. They are a good couple and I enjoyed watching as he brought out the playful side of the serious she-wolf. The number of mysteries and troubles that need to be solved in A SILVER WOLF CHRISTMAS just kept adding up. You have the ghost-busters crew, the “C” on the wall that paint didn’t cover, a ghost wolf, and of course the disappearance of the girls’ aunt and the past owners of the hotel. These mysteries all merge together seamlessly in this well-crafted story and it is all lightened up with the Christmas theme as they prepare for the holidays in the midst of the drama. I have read a number of books by author Terry Spear and this one is a winner that will be on my TRA shelf and I await her next offering.

Back to writing!!!

🙂 ❤

Terry

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

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It Rained!

Love a Shifter

Love a shifter and they’ll love you right back!

We had no hope for rain ever, in a million years. I know. Because I looked at the weather report. And it said so. No rain forever and ever and ever. And it rained!!!

So I’m happy.

Have a great Monday!

Terry

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

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