Having a new cover is so exciting! Finishing the manuscript! Writing a new one! Editing the manuscript! The final, final read through! But the best is when readers can get their hands on the book. Then the real worry begins! Will readers like it??? Love it????
This is a preview of a review coming in Sept. It’s my first for SAVAGE HUNGER, and I was thrilled!
Night Owl Romance, first review preview!!! Coming Sept 24, 2012
by Terry Spear
Reviewer: Debra Taylor
Score: 5.00 / 5 – Reviewer Top Pick
This is an awesome new series from Terry Spear and a sizzling page turner. Terry Spear is wickedly talented when it comes to characterization. Her characters seem to take on a life of their own…. seeming to step right off the page. Or rather, to jump right out of my Kindle! LOL!!!
As with the wolves in her awesome “Heart of the Wolf” series, the Jaguar shifters take on the actual characteristics of the predators in the wild. Her vivid descriptions of the Amazon jungle pulled me right into the scene along with the characters. The chemistry between Connor & Kat was explosive and you get very sensual love scenes. I was hooked from the opening paragraph. The story kept me riveted throughout the entire book. This book is fast paced with nonstop action. Plus you get snappy & realistic dialogue between the three muskateers (Connor,Kat & Maya).
I am looking forward to reading about the extremely spunky Mayas’ search for her very own Jaguar mate. I recommend this book to any fan of the shifter genre. I enjoyed every minute of this story.
I hope you all love it, too! Right now, I’m off to work on Maya and the twins because she deserves to have fun also!!
Hope your Saturday is great! I overdid it in the heat yesterday and it wasn’t with any of these jaguar hunks either!
It’s amazing how he really blends into the ground, except for the eyes!
Time for some kitty cat loving!
And this is what one female jaguar shifters wears under their clothes!
Have a super wonderful Saturday!
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy IS reality!”
Okay, what do you think? Isn’t he beautiful? And the cat and Kathleen and the jungle and…
Yum. One of my fans said her 80-year old sister would say, “Hmm-hmm-hmm, all that meat and no potatoes!”
Now, what do you think about meeting him in the jungle?
I’m also at Sizzling Hot Books for an interview and giveaways!!!
And I’m participating in a International Time Travel Day because it’s Albert Einstein’s birthday and he’s the originator of the idea of space and time bend.
Theresa Ragan http://www.theresaragan.com
Terry Spear http://terry-spear.blogspot.com
Together, Lisa and Jack must solve the mysteries and face the troubles in their worlds or they will never be free to share the love that binds them across the ages.
If you’re wondering why the bear is included in the Hump Day celebration, the old time teddy bears had a hump on their back like Grizzlies!
I’m here! There! It’s up!!!
I’m giving away a lot of copies of Dreaming of the Wolf, just check out my blog daily for the updates as to where I am.
Today I’m at the following places:
Love Romance Passion –Giveaway!
Off to work! Hope everyone has a super fantastic hump day!
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy IS reality!”
Today, I’m at Fresh Fiction! Talking about recipes. Come by and share your favorite recipe!
And Mary of Bitten by Books gave Heart of the Highland Wolf a 5 star…well, headstones (Bitten by Books, you know!) rating! Woohoo! I couldn’t have been more thrilled!
Julia Wildthorn is willing to do almost anything to get into Argent Castle, stronghold of the MacNeill clan, even hiding her identity and her career as a romance writer to masquerade as a personal assistant on a film crew. Getting into the castle proves more difficult that Julia had first imagined, especially since Laird Ian MacNeill is opposed to the film crew roaming about his property unsupervised, but she is determined to search the entire castle, if necessary, in order to locate the rosewood box that holds the key to her future.
Laird Ian MacNeill takes his responsibilities to his pack very seriously and is definitely regretting that he ever agreed to allow this madness of a film crew onto his property. Intent on protecting his clan and property from harm, he senses Julia’s lupus garou heritage and becomes suspicious when he discovers her in his bedchamber after learning she had broken into the castle through the secret tunnels. As Ian and Julia grow closer, the tangled histories of their families become clearer, and Ian agrees to help Julia in her search for the rosewood box. Even with interference from the Sutherland clan and the unwelcome presence of the film crew, Ian is determined to claim Julia as his mate and defend her honor.
Julia and Ian’s romance quickly developed, especially after Ian’s aunt delved into the family histories and legends and discovered the two were fated to be together. I enjoyed Ian’s alpha behavior and his protectiveness and liked that Julia was no longer a lone wolf after being absorbed into Ian’s pack. I really appreciated that the author allowed the storyline to develop without hammering the reader with innumerable wolf references and side comments. This was an interesting story that easily captured my attention, and as always, I look forward to reading more about this lupus garou pack.
And I was excited to get this review of A Ghost of a Chance at Love today from NOR, which made my day also!!!
Night Owl Reviews Book Review of A Ghost of a Chance at Love
Author: Terry Spear
Publisher: Vinspire Publishing
Tags: Paranormal Romance, Time-Travel, Western, Ghosts
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A NIGHT OWL REVIEWS BOOK REVIEW
Reviewed by: Mandy
When Lisa woke up in the year 1870 she thought she was dreaming. As she started to explore and tried to find the place she’d had dinner last night, she discovered it wasn’t there. She still couldn’t believe it wasn’t just a dream, but as things slowly started to fall into place she realized she needed some help. She really did go back in time! Lisa noticed a cowboy watching her and when he realized she needed help, he offered his assistance. If they’d only known what they’d be getting themselves into
A Ghost of a Chance at Love is romantic suspense at its best! This is only the second Terry Spear romance I’ve ever read, but I absolutely loved it! It’s the most unusual time-travel romance I’ve had the pleasure of reading, filled with adventure, mystery, intrigue, and heartwarming romance. You’ll be amazed at how quickly you’ll become involved in the story and how much is going on at any given moment. I adored the characters and you’ll feel the romance right away. Even though it was against Jack’s better judgment to get involved with Lisa, he fell for her right away and wanted to protect her, cherish her, and make her his wife. They just needed to get beyond a few complications. You’re going to love the twists and turns this story takes and it will definitely instill the warm-and-fuzzy feelings any good romance will give you! I highly recommend A Ghost of a Chance at Love!
Dec 07, 2011 | B005LHO9U4
I’m at SOS Aloha! Where it’s much hotter than it is here!
I’m still at Night Owl Romance:
Celebrating the holidays, werewolf style!
And I’m at RomFan Reviews also today!
And I’m at That’s what I’m talking about!
Okay, off to announce all this to the world before I have to work the vampire shift.
Have a super wonderful Thursday!!!
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy IS reality!”
At least baby jaguar is celebrating TGIF! Momma jaguar is a little under the tooth….
But back to wolves…
With the continuation of the Blog Tour for Dreaming of the Wolf, today I’m at:
Literal Addiction (8-10 chat also) Please come because I may be the only one there!!! But then again, I maybe so tired after work, I might not even notice. LOL
Over the Edge
Red Roses for Authors–a lovely review from Anne Herries
Alicia Greiston is a bounty hunter that is determined to bring down a mob family. Because of her career choice she has made sure that she doesn’t have relationships with men for fear of them being killed because they are involved with her. All that changes when she meets Jake Silver. Alicia knows it is a very bad idea to get involved with him but she just can’t seem to help it.
Jake Silver took one look at Alicia and was determined to protect her. Luckily for her Jake is a lot more than he seems and knows how to protect himself and her from whatever threats might come their way. Jake’s instincts are telling him to protect Alicia but when they starting having very real passionate dreams together Jake knows that Alicia is more to him than he first realized and now he will show her how a wolf protects his mate.
With the passion that flairs between Alicia and Jake they are going to have to find a way to take down the bad guys and keep themselves safe while dealing with their attraction for each other. Alicia may not realize at first just how capably Jake is at taking care of them both but she is about to learn just what kind of man Jake truly is.
This is a wonderful continuation to a series that is sure to please reader that love werewolves. The premise of this series really makes it stand out in a genre that has a great many wonderful stories in it. The author has managed to write a series that stays fresh and will keep the reader interested and addicted to the series. This will bring back some characters that readers familiar with this series will recognize and get a chance to visit again. This is one worth reading.
Hope you all are planning a lovely weekend! I’ve got to WRITE this weekend!
Have a wonderful Friday!
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male.”
If you’re not listed and are supposed to be, email me! If you’re not listed and have a review site and lots of followers and want to be listed, email me!
Otherwise, this is what I’m working on now, in edition to everything else. Blogs. Guest blogs. Interviews. And writing. And editing! Somewhere in there I’ve got to do some Christmas shopping!
Thanks to everyone for hosting me! And ahem, Jake Silver of course, because he’s really the star of the show. And thanks to Sourcebooks and Danielle for setting these up and providing the free books for the contests, and to reviewers who had the opportunity to review the book. It’s going to be a very busy month…before December!
And thanks to fans of the wolf series who have the opportunity to comment and win a book!
So here’s the schedule!
12-2 Over the Edge
12-5 Night Owl Reviews
12-6 Rom Fan Reviews
12-7 SOS Aloha
12-8 Fresh Fiction
12-9 Literary Escapism
12-12 Cindy’s Love of Books
Bitten by Paranormal Romance
USA TODAY’S Review and Interview: Happy Ever After
12-13 Love Romance Passion
12-14 The Long and Short of It
12-16 Debbie’s Book Bag
12-19 Sia McKye’s Thoughts over Coffee
12-20 Thoughts in Progress
12-21 Star-Crossed Romance
12-28 Fang-tastic Books
12-29 Book Lover and Procrastinator
And then, A SEAL in Wolf’s Clothing is coming next!!!
A SEAL in Wolf’s Clothing edits are done!!! Finn’s just too sexy for his own good. Well, so is Jake in Dreaming of the Wolf!
And then there’s Duncan MacNeill in the 2nd of the Highland wolf series–A Highland Wolf Wedding, due out next fall.
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy IS reality.”
Thanks so much to Rhonda Valverde who was interviewed by Woman’s World for mentioning my werewolf books!!!
I loved it: Werewolves for Grown Ups! Yes!!! I couldn’t have been more thrilled, and again, want to thank Rhonda for thinking of my wolfish hunks when she was interviewed!!!
And Romantic Times Magazine gave Dreaming of the Wolf a great review!
by Terry Spear
Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
REVIEW: In the eighth in her Werewolf series, Spear gives us a love-at-first-sight romance with intense and almost immediate lovemaking that really works with her fascinating characters and exciting action-packed crime drama plot. A great fantasy twist and yet another way to interpret the legend of weres.
Sub pack leader Jake Sliver is in Breckenridge, Colo., to drop off of his photography at a gallery when he catches sight of a woman staking out two deadly criminal types. She more than intrigues him, she turns him on.
Alicia Greiston is a bounty hunter, only this hunt is personal. She’s after the mob men who had her mother killed. She’s also attracted the interest of a certain Jake Silver, who offers her his protection, which pleases her as she’s used to taking care of herself. She and Jake enter into a torrid affair which proves to be impossible to escape from, but they’re also on a crash course with disaster in the form of the mob. If they survive, will the feelings they have for each other survive too? (SOURCEBOOKS, Dec., 384 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed By: Debbie Haupt
Also, my wolf books at the B & N in Pensacola, FL are autographed!
Have a super lovely Saturday!!!
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male.”
Coming in December…no fairies, just all wolf!
More booksellers coming soon!
July 8, 2011, 4:01 am
Hottest Kiss is Up! Ian MacNeill needs your vote!!!
The Deadly Fae is up! Book 2 of The World of Fae. The Dark Fae, Book 1 is already available.
The Deadly Fae Ebook By Terry Spear
Lady Sessily is a dark fae, an assassin, and she intends to retire and take up some other occupation so she can have a normal life. Get a boyfriend. Visit the human world to hassle humans like many of her kind do. Attend fae kingdom parties, not as the mystery woman who is scoping out her next intended victim, but just to have fun. Until tall, dark, handsome, and deadly interrupts her plans.
Lady Sessily is on a mission to assassinate a fae lord who is the most evil kind of fae. But when she is thwarted, not once, but twice by another fae lord, she is ready to strangle him. And she’ll do it for free.
Tall, dark, handsome and deadly Lord Fairhaven insists she do a job for him. Which she refuses. But the lord is not one to take no for an answer.
The crown prince of the cobra fae doesn’t know what to think when he hires a master assassin who turns out to be a woman–not her father like he’d been led to believe. But can she eliminate one of the most powerful queens of any of the fae kingdoms without getting herself killed?
He soon rethinks his plan as he gets to know the woman he begins to think of as his angel assassin.
Coming to Amazon soon!
A great review for Heart of the Highland Wolf! Over the Edge Reviews…
HEART OF THE HIGHLAND WOLF had so many facets to it. The fact that Ian was poor and not the rich Laird added to this heart-rich story. The fact that he was disgruntled to have to rent his castle and property out nagged at this alpha males senses and sense-abilities. Ms. Spears did a beautiful job showing the closeness in the MacNeill clan. Every age showed how the whole clan…not just the laird ad his brothers…came together like one monumental family that knew they had to do what ever they need to to safe the family. In showing the difference in the MacNeill clan and Julia’s clan which consisted of her, her father and grandfather and their deep love for each other also solidified my deep appreciation for this series.
My favorite part of HEART OF THE HIGHLAND WOLF is fact appreciating and loving ones family was the main theme that ran through this incredibly endearing story. Ms. Spears showed it does not matter what makes-up your family–big or small, conventional or non-conventional- you love and honor the people who care about you.
I appreciate the fact and hope you enjoy HEART OF THE HIGHLAND WEREWOLF where Ms. Spear’s shares with readers a story that has well-drawn characters, a fascinating suspenseful story line that deftly meshed factual and fictional incidents with a fresh approach in Spear’s erotic werewolf world.–Christine
Woohoo, it’s Friday! I get off early today because of working 3 hours on the holiday, so it’s going to be a WONDERFUL Friday!
Have a super day, and remember, pucker up for Ian MacNeill’s kiss!!!
Any plans for the weekend?
I’ll be working on Jaguar all weekend!
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male.”
I’m at Cindy’s Love of Books! Free giveaway and only one person has dropped by and commented so no competition!
Urban Girl Reader is hosting a giveaway, if you have a chance to drop by!
And here are some great reviews of Heart of the Highland Wolf!
HEART OF THE HIGHLAND WOLF by Terry Spear
Heart of the Highland Wolf by Terry Spear
Werewolf, Book 7
Reviewed by Miranda
American werewolf Julia Wildthorn is a romance author; her specialty is werewolf romance novels. Her latest plot involves Argent Castle in the middle of the Scottish Highlands. Julia is hitching a ride on the coattails of a movie being filmed around the castle. She plans to learn as much as possible about Argent Castle and the werewolves that inhabit it. Unfortunately, someone else has other plans for Julia. A wreck and a rescue by a certain Laird turn her plan upside down.
Laird Ian MacNeill hates the thought of a movie production taking place around his family’s castle but his recent money troubles leaves him no choice. Ian is startled when he stumbles across a horrible wreck and two stranded women. The luscious Julia lights his fire like no other but he knows she’s keeping secrets.
Movie production begins and enemies from the past arrive to seize what they believe is theirs. Ian and Julia’s attraction to each other becomes undeniable but can they trust each other? Argent Castle is rife with enemies, ghosts and deadly secrets. Will they all survive the battle headed their way?
Heart of the Highland Wolf is a sweet, sizzling and utterly satisfying. The story starts off with a bang and the hits keep coming keeping the reader immersed in this highland novel. I loved learning the history behind Argent Castle and the families that have lived there. Julia and her many names are mysterious and keep everyone guessing. Ian comes off as a hard-edged no-nonsense werewolf but Julia pushes all of his buttons bringing him plenty of chaos. Ian and Julia spark when they are together. I loved watching them dance around their attraction for each other. There are plenty of suspenseful parts of this novel but it’s the couple that sets these pages on fire. I could read about them over and over again! Heart of the Highland Wolf is a hot highland hit filled with sexy werewolves and dastardly villains. This is the seventh book in Terry Spear’s Werewolf series but it can be read as a stand-alone novel.
If you are a regular reader of my blog you will notice that I don’t read/review romance books and that is only because its a genre I never really got into until I read To Tempt The Wolf. I fell in love with the book and the author. Terry’s books are the only romance books I will read and highly recommend.
Heart of the Highland Wolf did not disappoint. I devoured this book within two days and if I could I think I would have stayed up all night to read it. After reading this I had a sudden urge to want to visit Scotland.
What I love about this series is that you really don’t need to read the previous books in order to follow along because each book deals with a different set of characters and yes some characters carry over into other books but its nothing major. Each book is fresh and exciting.
Julia the main character is a romance writer who writes about werewolves. She has developed writers block and thinks that hopping on a plane to Scotland with her friend Maria and the film crew will help her over come this. They are going to Scotland to film a historical movie at Agent Castle. Little does everyone else know but Julia is also going over for another reason. Its sort of like a secret family mission.
Although once they land in Scotland strange things begin to happen to Julia. A strange man at the airport who Julia feels is being a little to possessive in his manner and then a car accident. Are all these things linked or is it just a fluke? Is there more to this then Julia realizes?
In Julia’s eyes she is hoping that Ian (Laird, Ian MacNeill) will become the hero in her book and little does Julia realize that during the course of time he will become that and then some for her in real life.
Ian has given up on ever finding his true love because in the past something has always happened and he was left behind to pick up the pieces but when he sees Julia he knows that she is the one. He knows there is more behind her then she is telling. What will he do when he uncovers the truth?
For me I loved Julia and Ian. There relationship started out light and flirty but quickly heated up. One thing I love about Terry’s books is that she leaves alot to the imagination. There isn’t alot of over the top sex scenes just enough to satisfy the reader.
I am really looking forward to discover more about the MacNeill brothers such as Duncan, Gutherie, and Cearnach in her upcoming highland books.
Summary: Ian MacNeill, hero, is an earl-slash, alpha pack leader-slash, laird; who will lose Argent Castle because of financial reasons if he doesn’t do something quick. The solution? Agree to let Sunset Productions film a Highland movie on his property (in the Highlands of Scotland).
The production crew has agreed to all of Ian’s countless stipulations; so why then, is the assistant to the assistant director trespassing and breaking and entering?
MacNeill isn’t obtuse; he’s cognizant of Julia’s lies. He knows she’s being untruthful about many things: her surname, her occupation, and her motives for creeping around his castle. Another laird would be furious with the lass. Punishing her even. But Ian has his own wolfish ideas to get the lass to behave.
Review: This novel has it all; the suspense, the romance, a malicious antagonist, and a castle with secret tunnels, trap doors and its very own…ghost. I can’t decide which appealed more, the suspense or the mystery. “Give me a minute to think about it.” Let’s go with…suspense. I remember gasping out loud on page 6 and that was just the beginning.
Favorite Character: Flynn, Argent Castle’s very own ghost. He always helps a lady in need! I’m not kidding, I wanted more Flynn! (I’m pouting like Tinker Bell and stomping my little foot.)
Favorite Scene(s): I loved the way Ian welcomes Julia to Scotland. (Welcome me, welcome me!)
Then there’s the hike, which ends at the falls, where Ian pleasures Julia with and without her clothes. Hot doesn’t even begin to describe it. The man has talent! He also whispers sweet nothings in Gaelic.
Cameos: I spied with my little eye a wolf biologist named Cassie, and my favorite pack leader, Leidolf. For new readers, or those reading the series out of order, you can read all about Cassie and Leidolf in Seduced by the Wolf (book 5).
Special Surprises Which Tickled Me Pink: I found two references (pages 165 and 345) regarding LRP’s Get into Bed interviews. (Cute.) (Funny.) Again…tickled pink.
Recommendations: Recommended first and foremost to mystery lovers, then to readers who love romantic suspense, and finally to paranormal romance readers.
Terry Spear once again thrills fans with the latest addition to her award-winning Heart of the Wolf series. Heart of the Highland Wolf takes place in Scotland and has everything from werewolves to castles and film crews. Fans of Spear will fall in love with new Highland characters that will expand the series in a new direction. Spears attention to detail and superb research skills give this book an authentic feel. Readers will love the details of wolf pack dynamics and Scottish clan loyalties. A great new paranormal romance!
Highland laird, Ian MacNeil finds himself and his clan up to their ears in debt and taxes after a bad investment scheme has left them nearly bankrupt. The clans ancestral home in the Caledonian Forest, Argent Castle is the perfect place to hide the fact that the clan is actually a gray werewolf pack until a movie production company comes calling. Ian realizes that this may be his only chance to save his home by allowing them to film a movie in the castle, but he doesn’t have to like it. Julia Wildthorn, American red werewolf and romance writer has journeyed to Scotland with her friend Maria, a part of the movie crew. She has two motives for coming along for the ride. With deadlines looming she needs new inspiration for her next werewolf romance novel and her grandfather has charged her with finding and returning a family relic that remains hidden in Argent Castle. But when she and Ian collide there worlds will never be the same. How are they tied together by the past? What’s in the mysterious box?
Author Terry Spear once again gives readers what they want. Her highly successful Heart of the Wolf series has proven that shape-shifters are characters that readers want to read about, especially werewolves. Spear uses her in depth research into wolf and pack behavior to create an authentic feel to the book that readers will pick up on immediately. She understands the need for readers to believe that this sort of thing is possible and to be able to identify with the characters she has created. I really enjoy the way that Spear injects the pack mentality into everything her werewolf characters do. Another thing I find particularly interesting is the fact that Spear’s werewolves can be born or made. She takes a werewolf myth and expands and changes it somewhat, and to me at least, makes it a lot more appealing than most werewolf novels.
In this addition to the series, Spear takes on the Highland clans. Being of Scottish descent myself, I was very happy to see the way this book was going. Apparently Spear has Highland ancestry as well and it comes across in her writing. I found her writing about the inner workings of a clan just as interesting as her writing about pack dynamics. The seemed to intertwine very well in her writing and she was able to give readers a sense of history and wistfulness. It was a very good marrying of two groups. The Laird of the clan being much like the Alpha male in a wolf pack. I always look to see how a writer interprets Highland customs and traditions and the overall attitude of the Scottish people and in my opinion Spear pulls it off with flying colors.
Ian and Julia make a very good couple. He is the strong lead character that is necessary with a werewolf novel. He is the epitome of heroes. Strong and courageous and not afraid to admit when he is wrong. She on the other hand is creative and determined and full of tenacity and grit. Quite a pair. The love scenes are steamy and frequent and readers who enjoy the romance of a book, will swoon a bit over this one. Spear has a real knack for writing steamy love scenes. It adds a lot of spice to the book and the chemistry between them just sizzles off the pages. Very hot!
The whole idea of family secrets and boxes from the past and finding relics is important to the story, but not essential in my opinion. It provided some interesting circumstances in which to find the main characters and gives Julia a one plausible excuse to stow away with the production crew, but I liked the romance writer angle a little better. I love it when a writer makes one of her or his characters a novelist as well. But, that’s somewhat difficult to pull off. Readers who are familiar with Spear’s other books in the series will remember Julia from previous books and it seems only natural that she gets her own story with this one.
Spear has written each book in the series to function on its own as a stand alone and that makes all the difference with a big series like this one. Readers can just pick up anywhere within the series and not be a big disadvantage, though I think they miss out on some of the nuances of the story if they haven’t read them all.
I would recommend this one to paranormal romance fans, werewolf and wolf enthusiasts alike and to anyone who loves a good steamy romance. There is a lot to offer the reader in this book and in the entire series. It certainly not one you want to miss!
Heart of the Highland Wolf is available NOW from your favorite bookseller.
This one definitely gets 5 out of 5 apples from my book bag! One of my favorite book series’ that I’ve ever read.
OKAY, so I’m off to write on 3 stories–the jaguar one, The Deadly Fae, and The Gypsy and the Millionaire. I’m not sure on the title. Still thinking on it. And still working on the cover.
Now, also, I”m about ready to post the newsletter. I’m sharing The Devil’s Messenger, a True Tale about my dad. He truly had nine lives.
Have a super great Saturday! I have my work cut out for me today!!!
So what am I doing goofing off again???
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male.”