Tropical Milkweed Can Be Bad for Monarchs

This is tropical milkweed. The problem? The Monarch caterpillars ONLY eat off milkweed. The problem with tropical milkweed? It lasts and lasts and lasts, sometimes through mild winters, which means the butterflies lay their eggs too late here and don’t fly south early enough.

I know, because I’ve had them emerge when it’s too cold and they don’t survive. But I didn’t know there was another variety.

So I’ve been pulling up all my tropical milkweed, and I need to get a variety that isn’t tropical. Tropical, apparently, have multi-colored flowers like these. The other variety doesn’t. So I’m off on a search for a different milkweed to help sustain the monarchs.

In the meantime, I’ve got to get back to writing. I promised my granddaughter that I’d come and have lunch with her. She wants me to get the clown food, ie, Jack-in-the-Box chicken nuggets, but don’t forget the french fries. She reminded her mom not to pack her lunch for today. Last week was the first week we ate together. I loved it. She loved it.

When my kids went to public school, they didn’t have family visitation like this. It’s really nice.

AND we made some progress on reading!!!! I actually got one of the Dick and Jane books out for her and though the first few stories are super simple, those are words she needs to learn, so she was thrilled to finally be able read them, instead of just flash cards!!!

Okay, really off to work.

Have a super fun day!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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While the Wolf’s Away Has Released!

David Davis and his fellow Arctic wolves are seeking a new life in the wilds of Minnesota, away from the controlling pack leader who exploited them. Elizabeth Simpson helped David escape, but the pack leader won’t let her go. It’ll take everything David and Elizabeth have to get out and make a new home…together.

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/while-the-wolfs-away-terry-spear/1139924895?ean=9781728246352

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Terry_Spear_While_the_Wolf_s_Away?id=SXI9EAAAQBAJ

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Finally, David Davis’s story. I hope that you love it! He is the last of the original white wolf pack that were all turned in Legend of the White Wolf, book 3 in the series.

Wolf to the Rescue

Short on time? This brand-new wolf shifter novella from USA Today bestseller Terry Spear will hit the spot!

  • The intriguing worlds of Terry Spear’s Arctic wolves and gray wolves collide with mystery, action, and thrilling suspense you can rely on!
  • An Arctic wolf FBI agent who won’t stop until he finds his mark
  • The gray wolf FWS officer who stands in his way
  • Undeniable attraction that can only mean these wolves have met their mate

Sparks fly when Arctic wolf and FBI agent Andrew White encounters U.S. Fish and Wildlife officer Stacey Grayson tracking the same criminal he’s after, and the beautiful she-wolf won’t back down. Both are determined to get their target, but when their hearts get in the way, anything can happen. With danger at every turn, they’ll have to work together.

Amazon:https://www.amazon.com/Wolf-Rescue-Paranormal-Shifter-Romance-ebook/dp/B097G4ZW95

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You never know what kind of trouble wolves will get into when they’re just trying to do their job! Hope you enjoy the story!

Wolf Pack: Highland Wolves of Old, Book 1

As wolves, Isobel, her kin, and a Highland slave are on the run from her Icelandic clan and now they must find a way to live in peace in Scotia without anyone discovering they are wolves or Vikings. Wearing traditional Icelandic clothes, sailing a Viking longboat, and speaking Gaelic with a Nordic accent, it won’t be easy.

Alasdair is the wolf pack leader of his Highland clan, in the middle of adding fortifications to his castle when he spies what he thinks is a small Viking longboat—which can mean raiders and a fight. But what he discovers is two adult wolf females, a nearly grown male, and a female and male bairn on their shores. He can’t imagine the family making the treacherous journey to his land all on their own, but he’s captivated by Isobel, the woman who led her people to what she hopes will be safety.

Not everyone in his pack welcomes having Vikings living among them though. And Isobel is a wild and unpredictable woman, which fascinates him all the more.

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I’ve always wanted to write some earlier stories in the wolf sagas, so here is the first novella. Hope you love it and I’ll write more! Terry

A United Shifter Force Christmas (from Shifters and Mistletoe Anthology!)

I just published the novella: A United Shifter Force Christmas that was in the anthology Shifters and Mistletoe. If you already purchased Shifters and Mistletoe, you have this one! Shifters and Mistletoe is no longer available.

Rowdy Sanderson, a special agent for the United Shifter Force, a group of jaguars and wolves who aid shifters in trouble and deal with those who are trouble, isn’t even one of them. But he wants to be a wolf in the worst way. When a special agent needs help at her USF branch in Ely, Minnesota, he volunteers because he’s the only one in Houston without a family for the holidays. Maybe he will still get his Christmas wish—to be a wolf shifter like some of his friends and coworkers so he will have their “superpowers” to do his job.

Justine Winters is grateful the director of the USF is sending a special agent to her branch in Ely to aid her if she gets swamped. He’s really hot, according to the photos the director sent her of Rowdy, but is he a wolf or a jaguar? Preferably a wolf. But then she learns he’s human! No one’s supposed to know that shifters exist. No way will he be able to sniff out shifters and assist her. She reluctantly agrees to accept him—figuring she’ll have to put him on desk duty.

All that changes when she meets the real man—who desperately wants to be a wolf, who grows on her just like the director said he would, who risks his life for shifters, who she defends to others of her kind for working with the USF. But being the one to bite him has consequences and nothing’s turning out the way she planned.

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Amazon:https://www.amazon.com/United-Shifter-Force-Christmas-ebook/dp/B09X97SDBQ

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I just had to write Rowdy’s story. Do you ever feel like a character has been left behind? 🙂 So now he gets his! If you haven’t already ready it, hope you love it! Terry

Emerald Isle of Mists!

In my actual fae series, the fae look just like us, which is why they can get away with so much mischief.

In my elf and other fantasy series, they can be diminutive like this and full of just as much mischief. There are no fairies in the Emerald Isle of Mists, but in an earlier book, they had trouble with them for sure.

The 3rd book in the series is available–Emerald Isle of Mists in The Magic of Inherian. It’s available in print on Amazon and at all the sites today, except Amazon’s releasing the ebook tomorrow. That’s the hazard of putting this in preorder and then deciding to go ahead and publish it when it was ready now instead of a month and half later. So it’s available everywhere else today and on Amazon, it’s available on the 19th. Sorry about that!



Scepter of Salvation

The Magic of Inherian: Scepter of Salvation, Book 1

By Terry Spear
Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy

Princess Talamaya turned 18 in the human kingdom of Damar, just like her twin brother. Only when she comes of age, she must wed the king’s choice. When her brother comes of age, he’s allowed to sit on the council. But everything changes when a wizard pits beast and man against each other in Inherian–all because of the loss of the Scepter of Salvation and she must return it to their kingdom.

Princess Talamaya and her friends, Lady Kersta and Lady Mexia, must retrieve the Scepter of Salvation when her brother is poisoned. Visions plague Talamaya of a world beyond her own, of a destiny she has to fulfill. But the barbarian king is also after the scepter, and the black-hearted wizard who is trying to gain control will do anything to keep them from retrieving it.

She must free a knight from his madness.
Help a female dwarf escape from the dwarven mines.
Aid an Amazon fighting the Dark Elves.
Rescue even the barbarian king.
Save a crusty old dwarf from the wolves of Elan Pass.
And outwit the dark wizard once more.
Above all else, she must always take the path of righteousness.

Which is much easier said than done.

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/scepter-of-salvation-terry-spear/1105168353?ean=2940012305718

Smashwords

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 Audible

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The Magic of Inherian: Mage of Monrovia, Book 2


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An apprentice of the mage they had destroyed earlier, now threatens Inherian once again. But when Mexia arrives at Langdon to become school trained, she learns the school will not permit a woman to attend. But she must destroy the mage’s apprentice, and she cannot do so without the training. She must use the magic she has learned to discover a way to defeat the apprentice before it is too late.

Mexia has already done much more than most school-trained mages when she and her companions had gone in search of the scepter of salvation. But now one of the apprentices of the evil wizard they had destroyed, has stolen his spell book and plans to take up where he had left off, and she has to try and stop him.

Mexia believes the only way for her to defeat the mage is to become school trained like he was with the eventual goal of becoming a high wizard–the first of her kind in Inherian. But the current headmaster denies her entrance because she’s a woman. Though if she can get the former headmaster’s recommendation, she may attend.

And that’s the beginning of the trouble.

First, there’s the wizard.
Then, the immovable headmaster.
And then, the circle of misfortunes.
It all goes downhill from there…

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/mage-of-monrovia-terry-spear/1105168354?ean=2940013380523

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The Magic of Inherian: Emerald Isle of Mists, Book 3

Prince Argon has taken Lady Kersta and her companions hostage because he needs them to help him rescue his sister from captivity and then he must return to his princedom and make his twin brother pay for his crimes. Kersta and her friends have special abilities that he hopes to use. But now they have a new problem. The prince’s sister is being offered to either one of two suitors, and they’re in the fight to the death to keep her. The man who holds the strings is a king who claims she’s his niece, but Argon knows the man is not their uncle!

Kersta can’t believe she and her companions have paid passage on the prince’s ship to take them home and instead he’s taken them to the Emerald Isle of Mists on a rescue mission and all because a soothsayer has predicted this will come to pass. Not only is danger all around them, but Kersta’s whole life is about to be turned upside down.

Amazon:https://www.amazon.com/Emerald-Isle-Mists-Magic-Inherian-ebook/dp/B09PNT21PK

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Hope you enjoy the latest story!

Wordle and White Space in Art

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My Wordle Day. I made it! Last chance! Phew! lol

Another art challenge–to lift a design element from another artist’s work with lots of white space. So for mine, I did the sea and magic/fairies because I love all of them. It’s hard for me to leave a lot of white space, but it’s so pretty when I do.

Okay, I’m now off to feed the birds and make more magic by writing more on the story! I’m up to 57K! Hope to have 67K by Sunday!

Have a magical day!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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The Best of Both Wolves Released Today!!!

Readers of Christine Feehan, Patricia Briggs, and Nalini Singh will love USA Today bestselling author Terry Spear’s thrilling, sexy paranormal shifter romance full of action, adventure, mystery, and passion.

Where there’s a wolf, there’s a way…

Sierra Redding is on her way to her new job as an art teacher for a red wolf pack in Portland, when she thwarts a break-in. She’s just in time to see the would-be thief and sketch him for detective Adam Holmes, earning her a job with the police department as a sketch artist, and bringing her closer to the handsome investigator…

Praise for Terry Spear’s werewolf romances:
“Riveting and entertaining…makes one want to devour all of the rest of Terry Spear’s books.”—Fresh Fiction for Wolf Fever
“Terry Spear weaves paranormal, suspense, and romance together in one nonstop roller coaster of passion and adventure.”—Love Romance Passion for Destiny of the Wolf
“Paranormal romance at its finest.”—Long and Short Reviews for Dreaming of the Wolf

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Best-Both-Wolves-Action-Packed-Shifter-ebook/dp/B0914VX154

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An Excerpt from The Best of Both Wolves:

Copyright © 2022 by Terry Spear:

No one should have been in her room, and now she suspected the key-­card noise she’d heard just minutes earlier had been the real deal. Who the hell had a key to her room? Whoever it was didn’t say a word. The scary part was that even though he had to hear her showering, he ignored it, like he knew he was safe, that she couldn’t harm him. And that made her angry. And even more worried.

She quickly washed the soap out of her hair and off her face and body and left the water running. Her phone was sitting on the bedside table, so she couldn’t reach it to call the police. She didn’t have a weapon… Well, maybe not a gun or knife, but she did have a different kind of weapon. One she was born with. It would have to do.

She called on her wolf, heat rushing through every bone and through every muscle. Confronting a human like this wasn’t something wolves would normally do when they were taught to hide their identity at all costs from humans. But the intruder couldn’t see her shift and she was afraid—­since he was bold enough to remain there when she was taking a shower—­she could be in a world of hurt if she didn’t do something to protect herself.

As soon as she had turned into a big red wolf with big ears, big teeth, and big wolf paws, she pushed the shower curtain aside with her nose, leaped out of the tub, slid on the bath mat, and tore out of the bathroom and into the room. As soon as the man saw movement, turned, and noticed her coming at him, the would-­be thief jumped straight into the air. He cried out with a strangled sound and made a dash for the door.

That was what she liked to see. Him scared to pieces and running for his life. Though her own heart was beating triple time, the adrenaline surging through her blood preparing her to flee or fight. Fighting was more what she had in mind.

Imagine him thinking he was robbing a defenseless human but suddenly was faced with a snarling wolf!

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Time to howl! Or, just read the book.

I’m off to feed the dogs and the birds and work on the current story. 31,000 words and counting. Hope to get to 33K today on the next in the Wolff Sisters’ first book–Kayla’s story.

Have a super wonderful day!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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SEAL Wolf Pursuit and Silence of the Wolf 10th Anniversary Release

SEAL Wolf Pursuit

Looking for an action-packed quickie?USA Today bestselling author Terry Spear brings her trademark action, romance, and wolf pack dynamics in this brand-new thrilling SEAL Wolf novella!An alpha wolf with a talent for sniffing out troubleAn assistant with a secret wolf identityFated mates risking it all for each otherEnough action, mystery, suspense, and sexy romance to keep you enthralled

Gray wolf Becky Woolworth’s busy job as an heiress’s personal assistant leaves her with little time to date, but she can’t say no to her boss’s set-up without fear of losing her job. Becky just hopes her human employer isn’t getting into the business of matchmaking…

Retired Navy SEAL Max Browning is a private investigator and a member of the Green Valley wolf pack. His mission? To go on a blind date. His pack leader insists. He never thought his connection with the fascinating she-wolf would be so strong, or that she’d be pulled into his investigation.

But the heiress knows more than she should about the danger on the horizon, and Max and Becky will need to work quickly to save the wolf pack.

Amazon:https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08Y3VH54B/

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Praise for Terry Spear:
“Spear takes readers on a pulse-pounding ride.”—Publishers Weekly for SEAL Wolf Christmas
“Plenty of action and romantic chemistry.”—BookPage for A Very Jaguar Christmas
“Essential reading for werewolf-romance fans.”—Booklist for Alpha Wolf Need Not Apply

Book 4 in the Silver Town Wolf Series

Life For the Silver Pack Just Got Wilder…

Elizabeth Wildwood has been a loner all her life, ostracized because of her “mixed” half-wolf, half-coyote blood. When she ventures into gray wolf territory on a dangerous quest of her own and his thrown together with the sexiest shifter she’s ever met she begins to wish for the first time that she could be part of a family.

When this unusual shifter female comes into his pack’s territory, it’s Tom Silver’s job to protect her—if only she would let him.

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)

Amazon:https://www.amazon.com/Silence-Wolf-Silver-Town-Book-ebook/dp/B00GM43GN6

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Turn up the heat with Terry Spear’s paranormal romance:
“Dark, sultry, and primal…The chemistry is blazing hot and will leave readers breathless.”—Fresh Fiction on Savage Hunger
“A sizzling page turner. Terry Spear is wickedly talented.”—Night Owl Reviews Top Pick, 5 Stars on Savage Hunger
“Intense and swoon-inducing…The chemistry is steamy and hot.”—USA Today Happy Ever After on Dreaming of the Wolf

Shifters and Mistletoe is Out! New Book Giveaway!

NEW RELEASE GIVEAWAY!
Celebrate the SHIFTERS AND MISTLETOE book birthday with this awesome giveaway! Multiple ways to qualify for the GRAND PRIZE and 20 Runner-Up Prizes! Ends Dec. 9!
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We’ve teamed up with New York Times bestselling, USA Today bestselling, and award-winning paranormal romance authors Asa Maria Bradley, Carrie Ann Ryan, Cecy Robson, Kait Ballenger, Kate SeRine, LE Wilson Author, Maria Vale, and Terry Spear. Join us for hunts across moonlit snow with wolf shifters who bare their bodies, their hearts–and their teeth! #ShiftersAndMistletoe#PNR

Shifters and Mistletoe: A Wolf Shifter Novella Collection

Release Date: December 7, 2021

ASIN: B09HBNF55Y

Heat up your holidays with eight sexy wolf shifter romances!

This novella anthology brings you brand new, never-before-seen stories of strong males brought to the brink by fierce females. 

Join New York Times bestselling, USA Today bestselling, and award-winning paranormal romance authors Asa Maria Bradley, Carrie Ann Ryan, Cecy Robson, Kait Ballenger, Kate SeRine, L.E. Wilson, Maria Vale, Terry Spear for hunts across moonlit snow with wolf shifters who bare their bodies, their hearts–and their teeth.

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