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Between a Wolf and a Hard Place–4 Stars, RT Reviews!

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BETWEEN A WOLF AND A HARD PLACE by Terry Spear (4 stars) RT Reviews! Yay!!

The newest addition to the Silver Town Wolf series is dark, sexy and replete with a haunting spin. Readers will get a kick out of the author’s vivid imagination. This steamy tale of love intermingles perfectly with the more thrilling moments, and can easily be read as a stand-alone.

Ellie MacTire and her sisters own the Silver Town hotel. In addition to being a wolf-shifter, Ellie also has the ability to communicate with the dead. She has an inkling that Alpha werewolf Brett Silver has something up his sleeve when he donates a family heirloom to the hotel. He’s had his eyes and heart set on Ellie, and nothing will stand in his way until she’s his. Unfortunately, there are some creepy things occurring around town. Can Ellie keep her family and the town safe? And will she be able to keep her composure around Brett in order to find out who’s behind the mysterious happenings? (SOURCEBOOKS, Apr., 352 pp., $7.99)

Wooing a she-wolf isn’t as easy as it looks in this bold paranormal romance from USA Today bestseller Terry Spear

In Silver Town, the secrets run deep…

Alpha werewolf Brett Silver has an ulterior motive when he donates a prized family heirloom to the Silver Town hotel. Ellie MacTire owns the place with her sisters, and he’s out to get her attention.

Ellie is even more special than Brett knows. She’s a wolf-shifter with a unique ability to commune with the dead. Ellie has been ostracized, so she protects herself and those she loves by revealing nothing—not even when strange and dangerous things begin to happen in Silver Town. And especially not to the devastatingly handsome and generous wolf who’s determined to win her over…

“A master storyteller.” —RT Book Reviews for Alpha Wolf Need Not Apply, 4 Stars

Silver Town Wolf Series:
Destiny of the Wolf (Book 1)
Wolf Fever (Book 2)
Dreaming of the Wolf (Book 3)
Silence of the Wolf (Book 4)
A Silver Wolf Christmas (Book 5)
Alpha Wolf Need Not Apply (Book 6)
Between a Wolf and a Hard Place (Book 7)

Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Another Silver Wolf Novel!
April 4, 2017
Just did an interview on my books, 2 blogs for Casablanca, need to do one for Fierce Romance, and have to: Keep up with my writing on Flight of the White Wolf (5,000 words ahead on it from my new word count goal when I missed my other self-made deadline!); need to finish proofing print for Loving the White Bear and Galaxy Warrior; and the narrator for Taming the Wild Cougar is finally submitting chapters to review. I really like his voice, so if this works out, I could be seeing if he’ll do Covert Cougar Christmas and Double Cougar Trouble. He’s 2 months late on working on the project, so we’ll see.
And I still need to do taxes. Yet, I have to have me time too.
Renee Doiling of Floating Lights Photography shows a video on how to use Photoshop to create oil painting versions of your photos.
It takes a second, and really has some beautiful results. Imagine my surprise to see the “heart” shape reveal itself so well in the photo of the rose. It’s there in the original picture, but it is much more noticeable in this one. Snoopy the cat was at our Writer’s Retreat, such a sweet, poseable model, and the male red cardinal, also at the retreat, and the garlic chives flower blooming in the pot on my back porch. I’ve eaten the chives all year since last spring. They never died back, not even with the hard freeze we had.
And I’ve been gardening. I put out zinnia and salvia seeds, so we shall see if anything comes of them. While I was planting them, I found tons of fire ants too. Ugh. ‘Tis the season.
Okay, I’m off to get to work. I really, really need to whittle down these projects. I feel overwhelmed when I have this many. I need to make another cover, this one for an audiobook for Taming the Wild Cougar. So many things to do, need, want, so little time!
Have a smooth, oil painting kind of 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

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TerrySpear

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

Bears and Birds

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This is a yellow mohair bear and the last I’ll be making for a little while.

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Dove trying to chase off cowbirds (blackbirds). The cowbirds lay their eggs in other birds’ nests so that the other birds will take care of the cowbirds’ and not their own.

So I was glad the dove won out.

Back to the book. Doing edits this morning, which means not really adding a lot. Take out, add some, take out….etc, etc, etc. But it’s necessary!

Have a lovely 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

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TerrySpear

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

I Am in Charge…

Right.

I’m trying to do my taxes, make bears, and write a book. Which means, the taxes are a necessary evil, and if I were in charge, I wouldn’t be doing them.

Making bears, yes, they’re fun. Writing the book, it’s on deadline, so again, I’m not in charge. The deadline is. Not to mention my characters are presenting scenes to me while I’m trying to do other things…like sleep…and so guess who else is in charge???

Minky Bear is a faux mink bear. The one with the suede paws is a little easier to see, and Ivory is a champagne mohair bear.

Then the puppies. Aww, my adorable puppies. I’m supposed to be the alpha, but until I feed them this morning, they will keep hounding me, which means I finally gave in, so, you can see who is in charge.

I am over halfway done on Flight of the White Wolf, yay! And I sewed up a lilac bear for a Mother’s Day bear, which is just the beginning, and finished a golden mohair last night. But it is pouring this morning and still too dark to take a decent outdoor picture.

Off to the book! It’s pouring, the temperature dropped from when I first got up at 5 am, but the thunder seems to have moved off. Uhm, as the sky lightens up with lightning and it immediately thunders after that, my mistake.

Have a wonderful day. I love rain. So it’s a great vampire day. Even if I’m writing about Arctic wolves.

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

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TerrySpear

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

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.”

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

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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http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/cougars-mate-te…/1118770087…
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https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=xAXxAgAAQBAJ

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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.”

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

 

On a Stormy Day…

Max and Tanner had to help me write. The thunder was right overhead, so they joined me on my lap, but I still had to write. 🙂 ❤  I managed 3,000 words even at that!

Shipping St. Patrick’s Day bear and some books to fans today, and just generally running around trying to get things done. It’s time to spring clean.

I went through my closet, and though I’m getting rid of some stuff, I need to get rid of TONS more stuff that I NEVER wear. 🙂

Same with anything else in the house that I don’t use. I need to pare down.

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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

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TerrySpear

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

Herb Gardening

I’ve never done herb gardening before, but these did well, lasted through the great freeze, and now the garlic chives are starting to flower. I’ve actually been using the chives on my baked or boiled potatoes since I planted them last spring. The curly parsley too.

The biggest problem I’ve had is over- or under-watering, so if I don’t do that, they’re fine.

I had a bay leaves plant also, but it looks like it bit the dust. It’s actually a large shrub, but half of it died, and now it looks like the rest did also. Still, it might come back.

Several plants died back that normally wouldn’t, but I’ve noticed growth at the base of the plants, so I’ll wait and see. You don’t want to pull them up and start over, if their roots have become established. They’ll do better if you just leave them and let them come back.

Plumbers had “destroyed” a crepe myrtle once, but within a week, it was back up and growing strong. So I have to force myself not to remove plants that are “dead” in the event they really aren’t.

This year, I’m going to try flower seeds. I’ve been pulling weeds and grass out of the planters already, but that’s my problem with growing seeds. Everything looks like weeds to me. 🙂

My daughter planted zinnia from seeds and they were beautiful. Zinnias are annuals, so I picked up some salvia and a butterfly plant seed that are both perennials. Snapdragons are also annuals but I find they often reseed themselves. And some flower the builders planted did also. So I just need to leave things alone and who knows but I might have a garden of flowers already!

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Zinnia from seed in my daughter’s garden.

Have a great one!! It turned cold here, I finished the St. Patrick’s Day bear, still need to get a picture, and I’m back to the book. 50,000 words to go!

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

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TerrySpear

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