From USA Today bestselling author Terry Spear comes a collection of sexy, dramatic, action-packed stories, together for the first time in print! The grey wolves of Silver Town, red wolf shifters, SEAL wolves―they’re all here in these thrilling paranormal romance novellas.
Wild romance and enthralling action
Fierce, independent heroines
Heroes that will make you howl
Terry Spear’s trademark wolf pack shifter dynamics
Includes: Night of the Wolf: Red wolf shifter Serena Wilder returns to the ruins of her childhood home in Colorado, finding much more than she bargained for when her quest leads her and grey wolf Tanner Greystoke all the way to Grand Cayman Island.
Tangling with the Wolf: Trouble seems to follow investigative reporter Hanna Bridgeman all the way to Silver Town, where she teams with Phoenix Wildhaven to stop a dangerous motorcycle gang from tearing up the town.
Day of the Wolf: Former-military red wolf Carmela Wildhaven teams with former Special Services grey wolf Michael Hoffman to capture three criminals out for revenge.
SEAL Wolf Pursuit: When retired Navy SEAL Max Browning comes to town and teams up with local she-wolf Becky Woolworth to investigate an heiress’s mysterious dealings, they uncover a plot that could put the entire pack at risk.
I was up at o-dark thirty again this morning. Too many irons in the fire, so trying to get a couple of them done so I can do the others. I finished uploading the updated version of Darkland Elf, just finished creating the print cover. It can take a few days for the uploads to show up, but, I’m thrilled that’s done.
Next on my list: A United Shifted Force, need to format it for the anthology, write blurb, etc.
I also am working on: Bear in Mind (needs another 50K), Angel Fae (needs another 30K), Dawn of the Jaguar (novella, needs another 17K), Bite of the Vampire (needs another 30K), Night of the Vampire (needs another 40K) , Warrior Elf (needs another 40K). All of these have covers, so I’m off the hook on that.
So if I look at it that way, I should finish up the jaguar novella. None of these are on deadline, and the thing of it is I need to write the book that is calling to me. So first I have to read what I’ve written and then if one of them is screaming, “I have another scene, write me!” I’ll start there.
If none of them do, I might pull out one of my finished books and get back to revising. They’ve never been published, but hopefully, they will one of these days. And that’s how I take my break!
Tomorrow we’re supposed to have cooler weather. I can’t wait!
So when a lovely fan and friend of mine sent me an article about a rare white cougar, I knew that I had to write the cougar’s story. And since I’ve been writing a Halloween shifter story each year, this is the one for this year! Maybe next year I can write a wolf’s Halloween story.
Saving the White Cougar–September 1, 2021
Stella White never believed that going on a cougar run would be such a dangerous excursion, painful, punishing, and pleasurable in the end. She realized that sometimes she just needed to get through the bad stuff to get to the good stuff and that meant meeting Ted Weekum, ranch foreman, and the kind of cowboy she’d only dreamed of.
Ted Weekum was visiting with his brother at the ranch when he thought he saw a white flash of fur, but it wasn’t until hunters started shooting up the place, claiming they’d shot a white cougar did the notion sink in that the cougar could be one of their own shifter kind. But a white cougar? Unheard of. And yet when he went to save her life—that’s exactly what he found. A rare white cougar. Unclaimed. Unmated. The right age. The stars had aligned right that night.
But the hunters aren’t through with hunting down the wounded white cougar, or Stella White.
Well, I wrote 2500 words on United Shifter Force Christmas, yay! But then remember all those false starts? Well, I used one to add to the story and worked it in, and then I added another. I have another to add in today, so see? They weren’t a waste of time after all. They just needed to be told later in the story. So I ended up with 5,000 words yesterday. Yay! Minimum word count for a novella for me is 20K, but I normally get anywhere from 23-30K. Once I begin adding Christmas elements–right now it’s all about mystery, murder, and issues between them–it will begin to add up. Setting details usually come later for me. I just jump in with action and dialogue at first. So that means I have about 15K at minimum left to write. That sounds really doable. If I could just work and not have any interruptions (going to IKEA with my daughter today–we haven’t gone in 2 years and it’s kind of our special once a year fun thing to do), just think? If I could keep on with the story and write 5,000 a day (I know, pipe dream), but I could have it done by the end of the week, and then I could get started on the red wolf Christmas story which is due Oct 1.
Soooo, I’m thrilled to be getting somewhere with this!
And I bought another book cover that I need to do something with.
I. Have. An. Addiction.
Book cover buying. lol
My problem is I see one I really love and at a great price and I have to get it. The bad thing is I don’t have a story in mind. Why am I even looking for covers then? If I don’t look, I won’t be tempted. Exactly! And I haven’t looked in months. BUT, I have stories I’m writing that I DO need covers for. *sigh* I have a couple I won’t mind replacing that are really generic also or don’t suit the story either.
But I can’t find any that I need. So I end up making my own. I’d be very happy to have a cover artist do them instead and just keep writing. I love making them, but still, I feel some artists way exceed my ability. Some don’t though! And they still charge a lot. When I’ve had custom covers made, I haven’t liked the models, so I would just rather see the models in a premade cover and if the other elements work, buy it.
The real problem is that many of the artists’ work that I love are doing high epic fantasy. Women in fantasy outfits–urban fantasy–not like anything real people wear, or long flowing gowns, then if they feature shifter animals, they have glowing eyes. Glowing eyes? What’s up with that? Or the women are carrying swords (which is okay for my vampire series), but then they cover them with magical glowing light, or shooting magic out of their fingertips. I need normal, but paranormal. My shifters blend in with the world. Their wild halves are just like the ones in the wild–the cougars, jaguars, bears, and wolves. Their human halves blend in too, everyday wear, just like the rest of us.
My fae can wear whatever they want and have magic and such, but that is a YA series, and most of the women look like sexpots, and not teens. Which is fine for adult romance but…
I have had more success with finding some great covers for the YA series. I have a couple of covers I’d like to replace that I had done too, which was another reason I was looking, but of course I couldn’t find anything that would work.
Okay, I’m off to write before I have to leave with my daughter to have fun!
Have a super, non-addictive day, unless it’s just for fun.
Master baker Ava Lamar has one mission in mind after baking tons of treats for the Fourth of July celebration in Yuma Town—swimming at Lake Buchanan on this hot summer’s day. What she doesn’t expect is to be saddled with running the fortune telling booth—using her real psychic abilities—and giving a hot, bachelor cougar a place to stay for the whole weekend.
Cougar Shifter Force Special Agent Chet Kensington has just finished a tough mission, been chewed up a bit by rogue cougars, and he’s taking a break to be with his old team, but he has no place to stay, everything being booked up in Yuma Town for the big cougar celebration. When Ava reluctantly allows him to stay with her, he finds himself drawn to her the whole celebration long.
But back home in Wyoming, things are getting out of hand. A serial killer is murdering female cougars and he and some of his old team have to find him, pronto. The problem is all the trouble leads right back to Ava—and now he has to do his best to keep her safe before the killer adds her to his list of victims.
I’m up to chapter 16 on You Had Me at Cougar. I had to make a lot of changes throughout because the story changes as I develop it. Five more chapters to go!
We’re going swimming this morning, daughter and baby and me. I usually swim for an hour before my daughter gets there and then she comes and I watch the baby while I write and she swims. Perfect for both of us. As long as we don’t have any storms. They’re supposed to be coming. But they’re always supposed to be coming.
Hope you have a lovely day. I’m nearly done with You Had Me at Cougar! Woohoo, then on to the next deadline book.
To Tempt the Wolf: His love has the power to transform… or destroy…
A SEAL Wolf to the Rescue is included in the new book. If you have the ebook already, you should be able to just redownload it for the updated version. This is the first story where we learn about a Navy SEAL wolf, so in the novella, I wanted to show the SEAL team at work before you get the rest of their stories that follow.
Award-Winning Author introduces the next installment of her paranormal romance series
• A 2008 Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year Award Winner! • Night Owl Romance Reader Choice Award for Best Paranormal 2008
In this third in the series, wildlife photographer Tessa Anderson must prove her brother innocent of murder charges. But when she discovers a gorgeous naked man barely alive on her beach, she’s got a new world of troubles to deal with, not least of which is how he affects her with just a look, a touch, or a whispered word.
Hunter Greymore is a lupus garou, a grey werewolf. Hoping to keep a low profile at Tessa’s cabin on the coast, he’s drawn into her life—and into her bed. His animal instincts war with his human half, but in the end, the only thing he can do about this fascinating, adorable woman is to leave her forever —unless she becomes one of them.
Ricky Jones is looking forward to his first day on the job as a deputy sheriff in the cougar-run town of Yuma Town, but he doesn’t expect to run into his former girlfriend while he’s wearing his cougar coat. Now he wants her back in the worst way, but he’s sure she’s going to be even madder at him for dumping her three years back.
Mandy Richards is on her way to an interview at a hospital north of Yuma Town for the position of a Licensed Practical Nurse when she hits a cougar in the thick foggy night, a full moon silhouetted in the gloom on Friday, the thirteenth. Checking on the wounded cougar changes her world forever.
But her most recent ex-boyfriend isn’t going along with Ricky’s plans to renew his relationship and things are bound to turn deadly.
Ricky Jones had been an informant in an earlier Yuma Town cougar shifter story and I hadn’t really planned for him to live. The previous informant, who had gone by the name of Honey, had been killed. But Ricky was such a kid, 18, endearing, and I fell in love with him. So this is his novella now that he’s turning 21. Ricky, you’re always in such messes. I’m not surprised you’re in another! Watch your back, young man. Trouble seems to go where you do.
Sexy, hot Arctic wolf, private investigator Gavin Summerfield, is on a mission: learn if an heiress’s husband is cheating on her, but he doesn’t expect to meet up with the woman who tased him some years earlier, who is now…an Arctic wolf like him. Her mission: Keep her secrets from the former cop who could be her undoing…but when the wolf instincts take over, watch out!
Prince Owen is tasked with the mission of encouraging Sigrid—a magic user, a falcon fae like him, and the granddaughter of the traitor who tried to take over Owen’s grandfather’s kingdom—to return with him to the falcon fae kingdom to fight their enemy. Only, as far as Sigrid is concerned, Owen and his royal family are her enemies.
She is their last hope to fight a powerful mage, but she’s not buying it. Not until The Dark Fae queen advises her to do what her grandfather had tried to before she was born—take over the kingdom!
Trouble doesn’t always come in twos.
Jack Barrington still has an army obligation that takes him away from the woman who had enchanted him when they were both in college, but Dottie Hamilton refuses to marry a man in the military because of the problem of raising cougar shifter cubs in foreign lands and the worry he may be killed while overseas like her cousin was, leaving a wife and three little ones behind. When Jack returns home to see his family and Dottie’s only living relative, her aunt, she convinces Dottie to bring her twins home to see her—and to see him. Jack has two-and-a-half weeks to convince Dottie to wait for him while he finishes his last three months on active duty. And learns the truth. Dottie’s twins are his own flesh and blood.
Dottie has made a lot of mistakes in her life, including providing a father for her children by marrying a man, who turns out to be an arms’ dealer. When Jack returns to her after finishing his army obligation, he’s determined to prove he’s the mate she needs in her life, and he has every intention of being the father to his four-year-old twins. Now the criminal deeds of Dottie’s dead ex-husband have come back to haunt her. And she and Jack and their cougar friends will have to band together to stop the arms’ dealers before they destroy what the cougars hold dear.