Video book trailer for A SEAL Wolf Christmas:
A SEAL Wolf Christmas, Oct 2013 release
They start out in the Amazon on a mission with hot SEAL Bjornolf ghosting the mission. When they return, Hunter’s got another for them–all to do with Christmas–something Anna’s not keen on celebrating.
A holiday paranormal romance with the hot combination of a sexy Navy SEAL hero with werewolves, from USA Today bestselling author Terry Spear. SEAL Bjornolf Jorgenson and undercover operative Anna Johnson get off to a rocky start when they’re tasked to play newlyweds preparing for the holidays while investigating a SEAL’s murder at a Christmas tree farm. Anna and Bjornolf are both dreading the season, and are happy to work instead of celebrate.
On The Run…
After werewolves Elaine Hawthorn and Cearnach MacNeill almost have a head-on collision on a foggy Highland road, they’re pretty well stuck with each other. It’ll be hours before anyone can get there to pull his car out of the ditch and they both have better places to be.
And Nowhere to Hide From Each Other…
The sexy little American brings out all of Cearnach’s big bag protective instincts. If she thought she was in trouble before, Elaine has no idea what kind of complications a hot Scot can cause…
And an earlier book:
Destiny of the Wolf, first of the Silver brother’s stories
All she wants is the truth…. Lelandi Wildhaven is determined to discover the truth about her beloved sister’s mysterious death.But everyone thinks she’s out to make a bid for her sister’s widowed mate…. He’s a pack leader tormented by memories… Darien Silver blames himself for his mate’s death. When her twin arrives in his town, he finds himself bewitched, and when someone attempts to silence her, he realizes that protecting the beautiful stranger might be the only way to protect his pack…and himself….
Have a super great Saturday! Off to have lunch with a fan! Which we could have a pizza party!!!
Have a super great Saturday! Off to have lunch with a fan to celebrate the newest release for A Highland Werewolf Wedding! Wish we could have a pizza party!!!
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy IS reality!”
I was meeting with my critique group last week, and I wanted some help with an incident in the plot of my next Berkley book. But first I needed to fill them in on the story.
I started off by explaining that my hero is a shape-shifting man/dragon. They more or less took that in stride. Then I told them his main food is blood.
“Let me get this straight,” one of my friends said. “He’s a shape-shifting vampire dragon?”
“Isn’t that a little much?”
“I don’t think so, and I already established his background in DRAGON MOON. So I can’t change it.”
I went on with the plot. “The heroine gets wounded. And his blood has healing powers. So he cuts himself and smears some of his blood on her cut.”
“Okay–so he’s a shape-shifting vampire dragon who is also a natural healer?” the same person asks.
“Um, I guess that’s right. I wasn’t thinking about it quite that way. I was just plotting the book and thought that cutting himself to heal her would make a nice scene. Then I thought–and hey, his blood also has aphrodisiac properties. So after he heals her, they are both really turned on, and they make love. That will also be a really good scene.”
By this time, questioner is taking notes. “So he’s a shape-shifting vampire dragon healer incubus?”
“No! He’s not an incubus. His blood just has aphrodisiac powers.”
“Anything else we should know about him?”
“Yeah, he’s not from earth. He’s a space alien.”
“Does he have to be a space alien?”
“Yes. I already explained, it’s established in DRAGON MOON.”
The original questioner asks, “Can I read DRAGON MOON?”
“No. I just turned it in to Berkley.”
“Okay, let me know as soon as it’s available.”
At that point, someone else says, “Rebecca, I’d like to be inside your mind for fifteen minutes.”
I’m not sure whether that’s a compliment or a complaint. Do my fantasies seem weird to you? Or am I just your normal paranormal romantic suspense author?
Rebecca York (aka Ruth Glick) ** http://www.rebeccayork.com
ETERNAL MOON, Berkley Sensation, 4/09
MORE THAN A MAN, Harlequin Intrigue, 8/09
MAMMOTH BOOK OF VAMPIRE ROMANCE, Running Press, 8/08
As happens to many authors, I enjoy challenging myself by writing something new.
I was thrilled to be bought by Harlequin Intrigue in the first year of publication. My initial Intrigues were romantic mysteries, then suspense-thrillers. Eventually, I tried my hand at paranormal romantic suspense (my first stab at crossover fiction) and found that I loved being able to add that extra element to my stories.
Since I teach Writing Popular Fiction and Suspense-Thriller Writing in the Fiction Department of Columbia College Chicago, I had to expand my own reading to include new authors and genres. I began reading what was known then as Dark Fantasy, but which has morphed into what we now call Urban Fantasy. I found I loved the new genre. Or should I say two distinct subgenres. The stories that are primarily romances set in an urban fantasy world are found in the romance section of bookstores, while the stories that are stronger in fantasy and usually have a romantic subplot are found in the fantasy section.
I love writing both.
WOLF MOON, winner of the Romantic Times BOOKreviews Reviewers Choice Awards for Best Intrigue of 2007, is a werewolf story. I’ve always loved the idea of werewolves. Not the old 1940s movie “man in a wolf costume” werewolf, but the BLOOD and CHOCOLATE werewolf in which people actually turn into sleek, beautiful wolves. I know a lot about wolves and am fascinated by them as I am by most animals. I’ve written a couple other novels with wolves at the center. My research included taking a weekend wolf ecology workshop in Stevens Point, Wisconsin some years ago.
When I decided I wanted to write a werewolf story, I of course wanted it to be a little different. Every author should have her own version of a popular legend, complete with rules that remain unbreakable. My biggest change in the legend is that, in addition to a werewolf villain, I created a werehuman hero. Rhys started life as a wolf. He was attacked, his family killed, by a werewolf. Jens Lindgren brought him home to take care of him, only to see the wolf turn into a teenage boy. So now, when the “wolf” killings start, Rhys worries that he might be responsible. The story is very romantic, one of destined love. As a wolf, he saved Aileen McKenna’s life when she was eleven, only to be attacked by the werewolf and almost die. Now Aileen will have to save his life in return.
I also love writing Urban Fantasy with a romance subplot.
When my writing partner Marc Paoletti first asked me if I would like to write a book together (a big action-thriller), I said no. But much later, I thought about something I would like to try that I hadn’t done–a story in which each of us would be responsible for writing different characters. I would write the scenes from the points of view of the heroine and villainess and he would write the hero and villain. Since Marc wrote horror and I wrote paranormal romantic suspense, we agreed to write a thriller with a strong romance set in a dark fantasy world. The result was The Last Vampire, coming June 24 from Del Rey, and The Dark Agent, a sequel, coming in January.
I always love to hear what readers like in their stories. What kind of shapeshifter intrigues you? Are there any “rules” an author follows that you find particularly fun? Are you someone who sticks to shapeshifters or do you like all types of paranormal elements?
Whatever you like…good reading.