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Terry Spear--USA Today Bestselling Author of Urban Fantasy Romance, Medieval Highland Romances, and Paranormal Young Adult Romance

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Juggling between FB Parties

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Christmas Tree in a Salado shop
On October 10th, it’s an all genre Christmas party and I’m celebrating the release of my new Highland wolf book: A Highland Wolf Christmas.
https://www.facebook.com/events/852374908108006

On December 5th, the authors of the Faery Realms Box Set are having a party!
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https://www.facebook.com/events/780544045341819/
And I’m up to 78,000 on Call of the Cougar and still finishing it!
Have a super great Sunday!
Terry
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
www.terryspear.com
Connect with Terry Spear:
Website:
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

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Life of a Cornfield

From new baby corn.
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To fully grown corn.
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To golden corn.
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To really dead corn. I took this right before they cut it down yesterday. And I thought it looked perfect for Halloween.
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To all gone corn.
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And I caught a bunny and the sunrise this morning while taking the pictures of the cornfield harvest. Note my yard is littered with corn!
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Dry cornfields can be a fire hazard. And yet, it was kind of nice having my "forest" of cornstalks surrounding the place. Nice and private from my neighbors and the traffic along the road. And though we don't have a lot of noise out here, what little we do have was also absorbed by the cornstalks. It also provided cover for the wildlife. So now...it's just earth again. Or it will be when they finish plowing the fields.

And that is the life of a cornstalk field. They don't plant it often, so it was fun having it for a change.
Off to write and make bears. Another order! Got my word count on Cougar, but long way to go before it's actually finished.

Have a super lovely weekend!

Terry
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
www.terryspear.com
Connect with Terry Spear:
Website:
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

Friday, September 26, 2014

Cardinals Having a Feast!

4 cardinals, 3 males, 1 female
4 cardinals, 3 males, 1 female
Do you see the cardinal in flight? When the one landed on the walk, the other took flight. He flew off so quickly, I didn’t think I’d caught him in the shot at all.
4 cardinals, 2 males, 2 females
4 cardinals, 2 males, 2 females

In another shot, I didn’t realize I’d captured 2 females. I was concentrating on the two males, and saw the 2 females. So it was fun seeing the 5 cardinals at the feeding station nearly, only not all at the same time.

To capture these, I have to move a stool in front of the window and have my camera ready to get above the screen and hedge. When I do this, they often see me and fly off. So I was really fortunate that I was able to capture any of them at all!

I kept thinking I needed a bird blind, but then–I got lucky without one.
Still working away on Call of the Cougar. A 1,000 words away from my word goal, but a long way from the end. Still working on bear orders. Have about 30 in various states of progress. And about that number in orders to finish. 

Remember about the giveaway at ROYAL REVIEWS  if you haven’t had a chance to comment:
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Comment at Royal Reviews for chance to win!   http://theroyalreviews.blogspot.com/2014/09/shifters-galore-let-fun-begin-by-terry.html  This ends on Oct 1!

Do you have cardinals around? I didn’t realize I had so many until two males landed on the feeder at once and I knew another was much brighter red than them. I learned that the two in this picture that aren’t as bright red are the young males and they’ll keep changing until their feathers are all red.

And this was the first time I saw the two females at the same time. I thought maybe the one and the bright red male were Mom and Dad, because one pair of cardinals had two babies.
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Momma on her nest. And both little babies heads were out when I came by the one time, but they ducked back into the nest so by the time I returned with the camera, I couldn’t see them. 

I’m back to working on Cougar, bears, and wishing you a Happy TGIF!!!

Have a great Friday! 

Terry
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
www.terryspear.com
Connect with Terry Spear:
Website:
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

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Butterflies! & Faery Realms Party!

Tawny Emperor Butterfly
Tawny Emperor Butterfly
These butterflies love to eat rotting fruit. I have pears that they are enjoying. And here is the underside of the Tawny Emperor Butterfly!  They say they’re very jumpy, so it’s hard to get close and take pictures, but it was cool out when the one was resting on my brick work. The other above might have been feasting on the fermenting pears and drunk.
Tawny Emperor Butterfly
Tawny Emperor Butterfly and Yellow Jackets eating fermenting pears
Tawny Emperor Butterfly and Yellow Jackets eating fermenting pears
Comma Butterfly
Comma Butterfly
Loved the shadows he created! :)
Comma Butterfly
Comma Butterfly
Swallowtail Butterfly
Swallowtail Butterfly
And here I’m sharing all these butterfly pictures on Facebook, while I’m trying to identify them, and a friend saw this in the news about Monarch butterflies on the weather radar.  Coincidence or something else? Too cool!
http://www.grindtv.com/…/mysterious-cloud-radar…/
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It seems the perfect place for the faeries!
Okay, I’m still working on Call of the Cougar. Have 2,000 words left to reach goal, though I’m a long way from the end. But I need to write a guest blog for the new release for Oct first.
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Only 99 cents! Limited time offer!
Preorders Available from Amazon Now:
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Kobo:
http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/tall-dark-and-paranormal
Smashwords:
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ITunes:
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All Romance Ebooks:
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Barnes and Noble:
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I’m working on setting up a Christmas party for the Faery Realms Box Set–also 10 authors and 99 cents!
Faery Realms Facebook Party
Faery Realms Facebook Party
Young Adult Faery Fun will be had by all! Hosted by the Faery Realms authors who are bringing prizes to add to the fun! Only 10 stories for 99 cents!
Kobo – http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/faery-realms-ten-magical-titles
Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Faery-Realms-Magical-Multi-Author-Novellas-ebook/dp/B00JOP9OC2
Or the short link: http://amzn.com/B00JOP9OC2
Smashwords – https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/428544
B&N – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/faery-realms-anthea-sharp/1119219398

Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Anthea_Sharp_Faery_Realms_Ten_Magical_Titles?id=rAFZAwAAQBAJ

Here’s the schedule so far:
Central Standard Time
9 am
10 am Rachel Morgan
11 am Talia Maya
12 pm
1 pm
2 pm
3 pm
4 pm Anthea Sharp
5 pm Julia Crane
6 pm Dana Julia Burnett
I’ll slip in for the time slot nobody wants. Okay, off to write up what a werewolf would want for Christmas and back to Call of the Cougar!
Oh, can’t remember if I showed her off. Here’s another Steampunk Bear for an order.
Steampunk Bear
Steampunk Bear
And the other day, I was working on hats.
Steampunk Bear Hats
Steampunk Bear Hats
Have a super great Wednesday!
Do you have a lot of butterflies around your place?
Terry
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
www.terryspear.com
Connect with Terry Spear:
Website:
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

Sunday, September 21, 2014

More Colorful Bears! And an Old Cardinal?

More Bears!
Sherbert Bear and Amethyst Bear Ready to Trick-or-Treat!
Sherbert Bear and Amethyst Bear Ready to Trick-or-Treat!
Note the wolf howling? Yes, he’s letting everyone know to come to the party! So yesterday, I made up Sherbert Bear and Feather Bear and worked on more steampunk bear hats. I’ve also been working on some other bears. I have orders for 3 rainbow and 2 sherberts now, so going to finish those up next.
Sherbert Bear
Sherbert Bear
Feather Bear
Feather Bear
This fabric is also very soft and ridiculously different, for that really fun and unique bear.
Award-Winning Wilde & Woolly Bears!
Award-Winning Wilde & Woolly Bears!

I wanted to mention this giveaway at Royal Reviews again, because it’s such a huge prize package and she’s not giving it away until Oct 2, so you have until Oct 1 to enter at her site.
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1 lucky winner will win the ENTIRE set of Terry Spear’s Shifter books published by Sourcebooks Casablanca, including a signed ARC of Jaguar Hunt.
Click on the link below and go to Royal Reviews page to comment for a chance to win!
Giveaway is open worldwide and ends October 1. Winner will be announced on October 2 
I’m just announcing it here to everyone who loves my books to ensure you  have a chance to win at the Royal Review site!
My Banner for Signings!
My Banner for Signings!

Don’t you love it? I need to get it made up so I can have it at my book signings.  Linda Boulanger of Telltale Designs made the cover and she does a beautiful job.  The last three conferences I went to, nearly all the authors had some fancy big banner behind them. The ones I fell in love with had something like this. Not a ton of book covers, which for me is a problem since I have like 50-60 books out, so that would be a mess to look at. Plus, I have so many different genres I write, she was trying to combine them and still make it look great–so wolves, cougars, a Highland castle, the moon, which always gives that paranormal feel, and they’re in between urban fantasy and historical, so I love it. And I love blue, so it works for me.  What do you think?

Next, I was having conversations with myself this morning, not out loud, but I’ve been brainstorming about how I need to finish up the book. Though I’m also working on an article for another site. I have another to do also. Less than 8,000 words to go on Call of the Cougar!

And that’s it!
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Only 99 cents! Limited time offer!
Preorders Available from Amazon Now:
http://www.amazon.com/Tall-Dark-Paranormal-Thrilling-Tales-ebook/dp/B00N55HGOA
Kobo:
http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/tall-dark-and-paranormal
Smashwords:
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/471539
ITunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/tall-dark-paranormal-10-thrilling/id915571414?mt=11
All Romance Ebooks:
https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-talldarkandparanormal10thrillingtalesofsexyalphabadboys-1611082-166.html
Barnes and Noble:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/tall-dark-and-paranormal-opal-carew/1120323237

And I have a question. Is this an OLD cardinal? I have two like this with graying feathers. And then I have a brilliant red one. Is this just different ones, or does this mean the two like this are older? Inquiring minds want to know.  I’ve only seen the bright red one before, so it might be that these other two just found my sunflower seeds. Or it could be that they are the older generation. I had two baby cardinals in a nest this spring, then again, the only cardinal I’d seen before this was the brilliant red on with his mate. And the two in the nest were brown, so I figured they were females. Hmmm, I probably should be thinking more about how to finish Call of the Cougar, but this has become curiouser and curiouser.

On Facebook, several thought they might be moulting! That's it! Looked it up, and that's what it is. So instead of one bright red male cardinal, I have 2 moulting and 1 that's still bright red. I would never have known I had three if it hadn't been that they were moulting! And came down to feed at the same time.

Cardinal
Cardinal

Off to finish my article and then I’m off to write on Call of the Cougar while I’m working on steampunk hats.

Terry
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
www.terryspear.com
Connect with Terry Spear:
Website:
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

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Huge Giveaway--Royal Reviews--17 of My Shifter Books!!!

Horde of arctic wolves in a zoo 
Also, I'll be hosting a Christmas party on FB for some of us who are having new Christmas releases!
It's an all day, all genre Christmas party of new Christmas book releases!

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https://www.facebook.com/events/852374908108006/
http://www.amazon.com/Highland-Wolf-Christmas-Terry-Spear/dp/1402293763

I will be giving away A SEAL Wolf Christmas and a teddy bear! One of my Christmas Elf bears made of alpaca wool, with suede paws! They have tapestry vests and velvet hats with purple glitter. Just come to the party and comment on my post for a chance to win.

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HOWLING!!! This just came in and I HAVE to alert you!!! Please share!! You could be in WOLF HEAVEN!!! And JAGUAR HEAVEN.

Royal Reviews is giving away my ENTIRE shifter set to one lucky commenter on her site. The WHOLE entire set, and this is worldwide!!! I’m not sure if that means through Hero of a Highland Wolf, but if so, that’s 14 wolf books and the autographed copy of Jaguar Hunt. That’s book 3 in the Jaguar series, plus the other two, Savage Hunger and Jaguar Fever.

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1 lucky winner will win the ENTIRE set of Terry Spear’s Shifter books published by Sourcebooks Casablanca, including a signed ARC of Jaguar Hunt.
Go here to comment for a chance to win!
Giveaway is open worldwide and ends October 1. Winner will be announced on October 2 



Oh, some of us are in the box set for TALL, DARK and Paranormal! 825,000 words of paranormal hot alpha bad boy hunkiness for ONLY 99 cents. They're all full length novels! And an excerpt war with a $100 gift card giveaway and 10 free ebooks! https://www.facebook.com/TallDarkandParanormal

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Only 99 cents! Limited time offer!
Preorders Available from Amazon Now:
http://www.amazon.com/Tall-Dark-Paranormal-Thrilling-Tales-ebook/dp/B00N55HGOA
Kobo:
http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/tall-dark-and-paranormal
Smashwords:
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/471539
ITunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/tall-dark-paranormal-10-thrilling/id915571414?mt=11
All Romance Ebooks:
https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-talldarkandparanormal10thrillingtalesofsexyalphabadboys-1611082-166.html
Barnes and Noble:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/tall-dark-and-paranormal-opal-carew/1120323237

Have a great Saturday!!

Terry
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
www.terryspear.com
Connect with Terry Spear:
Website:
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

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Exerpt Wars for Tall, Dark and Paranormal!

Visit our FB page for excerpt wars!
https://www.facebook.com/TallDarkandParanormal
excerpt wars

We want you to get some peeks into our super sexy box set and we're hoping you'll share these snippets with your friends. In fact, we're so excited about it and you guys have been so supportive of us...we want to give away more prizes!

To enter EXCERPT WARS, simply SHARE and COMMENT on the author's excerpts every day from 9/18-9/20. Posts will be from Laura Kaye, Caridad Pineiro, Opal Carew, Randi Alexander, Stephanie Julian, Sara Humphreys, Terry Spear, Lori Handeland, Paige Tyler, and Judi Fennell.
Each time you share the excerpts and comment on them, it increases your odds of winning. You'll be entered to win the grand prize-- a $100 Gift Card! Not only that, we've got 10 eBooks up for grabs too. (Winners announced on Sunday 9/21/14)

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Thank you so much everyone for your support! This big box set is still only ‪#‎99cents‬
for all 10 books. Offer ends soon.
Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/o8fd266
B&N: http://bit.ly/1xJ7zP1
iBooks: http://tinyurl.com/lx5covt
Kobo : http://bit.ly/KOBOTDP
Smashwords: http://bit.ly/SWTDP
Goodreads: http://bit.ly/GdReadTDP

We are trying to make a list--USA Today Bestseller/NY Times Bestseller. Believe me, it isn't easy. You have to really work at it, like you do at anything else.

I spent all day either at the FB party or promoting, and today, we've started Excerpt Wars and we're talking to some other successful box set list authors to dual promote.

So IF we make a list, it wasn't by waving a magic wand.

I did manage to finish these bears to ship today, and I do have to run errands, have lunch out and see a movie with a friend because she's leaving.
Tinsel Bear Momma and Baby
Tinsel Bear Momma and Baby
Christmas Tinsel Bear
Christmas Tinsel Bear
 And that's it for now! Have to get this posted and back to the war!!!

Have a lovely Thursday! It's stormy and beautiful out. Just perfect for vampires in Huntress for Hire to be out and about!

Terry
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
www.terryspear.com
Connect with Terry Spear:
Website:
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