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The Woods…

The original woods and then the fun versions using Topaz Labs. I had the baby over and sometimes while she’s sleeping, I can play with photos, but trying to do much of anything else is hard. We do a lot together and have fun though.

If I were writing about the woods, looking at the different pictures, it would evoke different moods for the story. Everything is a picture to me. I wrote 1,000 words last night after baby went home, and when I went to bed, I was thinking of another scene. I could see the Highlanders being angry with the encroaching clan, swords drawn, words spoken.  I was too tired to write it down, and that usually means I forget it by the time I wake up. But, thankfully, I still remember it, so will start with it first thing this morning.

I’m really at the end of the story, so I need to finish it up.

Oh, and so far, it looks like I don’t have a rat problem any longer. Max killed one of them. He’s the white one and so fast. Both Havanese are. They shoot out of the house like bullets, so I have to warn birds before I allow the dogs to leave the house. They’ve caught 3 birds, but that was before I started making them sit before I allow them to leave. They didn’t kill them, but caught them, and I made them release them, then I carried them out front so they could recover and they flew off.

The rats only come out at night, so last night and this morning in the dark, they would be on the feeders. I turn on the porch light and release the dogs. Last night there were none. And none this morning. So I might have found a natural deterrent. 🙂

Off to write!!! Have a wonderful day!

Terry

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

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Playing around with Photoshop

The composite is made of a cemetery in Edinburgh–beautiful angel statue, the dog gravestones, Edinburgh Castle, a Texas moon. The fog and wolf were overlays.

Deer reflected in the water where there was none.

Time for grandbaby to come over. Which means no writing. I have kept up and I’m only 16,000 words from word count. Though a long way from finishing the story. Off to get ready!!

Have a lovely day!

Terry

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

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Sometimes No Matter How Hard You Try…

It just doesn’t come out quite like you planned!

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Move just a little to the right….

Off to help with baby. And get word count.

Taming of the Wild Cougar’s audio is done, now waiting for it to be released!

Hope you have the perfect day!

Terry

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

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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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