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Morpho Butterfly Art & Fighting for Word Count

The morpho butterfly has big “eyed” wings to scare off predators, but when it spreads its wings, on top, it has the prettiest blue coloring. They’re very unafraid and one was riding on the back of my sweater, traveling with me throughout the butterfly exhibit.

Okay, using 4thewords, I managed another 5,000 words yesterday on the new novella. So I have 10K now, halfway done–for the minimum word count I shoot for. I usually write between 25K-30K on a novella. I’m hoping to get another 5,000 today and tomorrow. I ended up going to my daughter and SIL’s house yesterday because my granddaughter was missing me. We had pizza and she slept in my arms for 2 hours. She’s such a sweetie.

I was setting up my battle strategy last night for the quest I’m on for today, 700 words in 130 mins, though once I have a scene in mind, I’m done in maybe 20 mins? Not sure. I wrote 1,000 words to battle a different kind of monster yesterday, and I typed as fast as I could, and was done in about that much time.

Before I write, I have to think of where I’m going with the story. then once I have an idea, I click on the fight the monster and the timer is set, and I’m off and racing. I had been fighting one monster for 250 words at a time, which is easy, quick and after 4 times of battles, I have 1,000 words easy. I also was battling one that was only 100 words at a time. It’s great when I’m not sure of what to say and I can get the 100 words quickly, so something done on the mss anyway. It’s especially good if I have to keep running to do other things, battle a monster, let the dogs out, battle a monster, let the dogs in, battle a monster, check the cooking. lol I often just click on him 3 times in succession to fight him though, because I’m on a roll, so end up with 300 words.

One of the quests I want to do today is for 3,000 words. I don’t know how that one works, but if it’s just to get it done for the day, I can, because I’ve been doing 5,000 words a day. I did one where it’s endurance–type as fast as you can for 5 mins. That was awful! I kept at the top of the scale, in the green the whole time, and in 5 mins managed to write 278 words. So it was good as far as getting something done, but it means a lot of mistakes that I had to correct afterwards. However, it forces me to just get the story down and not worry about making the mistakes and it was good story material. Which is the main thing.

When I went to my kids’ house, I ended up bringing back mending projects. My daughter can sew, but since I make teddy bears, my granddaughter believes I’m the only one who can fix her toys or clothes. lol I have her help me, so she’s learning to thread needles and sew. By the time she’s 4, maybe she can really sew. Maybe I can teach her how to embroider, hook rugs, make pot holders. My daughter was never interested in needlework. No one in my family was, so I taught myself and loved it. Which is how I turned a fun hobby of embroidery work into making teddy bears with personalized paws!

Okay, I’ve got some monsters to battle! Have a great day!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Cougar Christmas Calamity is Out!

Cougar Christmas Calamity

Cougar shifter Jessie Whittington plans to work on her psychic romance book before Christmas at the Whispering Pines Resort on the North Shore of Lake Superior, but peace and quiet aren’t exactly what she’s going to get right before Christmas.

Former army ranger Emerson Merriweather has returned home after being ambushed on a Black Ops mission, and now learns his uncle has died. When he meets his only guest at the cabin resort, he’s surprised she’s a cougar too. Before long, a blizzard hits, bear shifters wreak havoc, and he’s helping Jessie decorate for Christmas. Something he never thought he would be doing.

Jessie’s definitely the light in his life but he still has to take care of the man who set him and his team up during the mission. He knows he will be looking for Emerson to finish the job. Mystery and intrigue are the name of the game and things aren’t always as they seem. https://read.amazon.com/kp/card?preview=inline&linkCode=kpd&ref_=k4w_oembed_fWd0RXypjwLAHo&asin=B08QNKNB7D&tag=kpembed-20

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Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/cougar-christmas-calamity-terry-spear/1138471700?ean=2940163055920

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/cougar-christmas-calamity

Ibooks: https://books.apple.com/us/book/cougar-christmas-calamity/id1544982207

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Terry_Spear_Cougar_Christmas_Calamity?id=M_sOEAAAQBAJ

It’s finally up at all the sites!

Currently, I’m working on A Date with a Wolf–5,000 words done. It’s a novella that will come out in Silence of the Wolf’s 10th Anniversary, so I’m shooting for 20K and it will probably be around 25K+. I did use 4thewords to fight monsters to write 5,000 words yesterday. It helps me to stay focused for 250-400 words at a time and then go off and do other chores before I settle down to write another bunch of the story. I hope to continue the trend until my son arrives for Christmas on Saturday evening. I could possibly have this novella mostly written by then if I can keep up the writing. Little one is at home, so that’s helped.

I took this photo of an old Ford truck in Salado, Texas, an old stagecoach town. I added a new background, a texture layer over it, glowing headlights, and removed the tree that was all over the original truck.

I’m off to send my new release newsletter and then fight more monsters for word count. Have a great day!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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The 10th Anniversary Release of Wolf Fever is Out!

Old Wolf Fever–Cats Are Not Sure What to Make of It!

Book 2 in Terry Spear’s Silver Town Wolf Series

She may be his destiny, but she’s not his first choice

Hospital nurse and newly turned red werewolf Carol Woods is being pressured by her pack leader to find a mate, but he’s the only guy in the pack who remotely attracts her.

Why is he playing so hard to get?

The fate of the pack rests on his shoulders

Gray pack leader Ryan McKinley doesn’t want anything to do with Carol unless she’s willing to embrace her wolf nature-no matter how beautiful she is.

But when a virus infects the local lupus garou pack, Ryan realizes just how wrong he’s been not to seize the moment with the woman he’s come to love. And now, it may be too late…

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)

Praise for Terry Spear’s To Tempt the Wolf :
“Ms. Spear’s has spun a web of drama that pulled me in… Get it; read it; you’ll love it!” –Romance Reader at Heart
“A paranormal romp that sizzles! Action-packed romance and suspense-filled plot add up to pure magic. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. Terry Spear is a great addition to the paranormal genre!” –Armchair Interviews

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Amazon Australia: http://www.amazon.com.au/Wolf-Fever-Heart-Terry-Spear-ebook/dp/B004DCB33Y

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/wolf-fever/id406234143

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/wolf-fever

We’re getting ready for Thanksgiving, but keeping it to just the small family–since we have been together through this whole pandemic.

I hope you and yours stay healthy and safe in our uncertain times.

Joy to the Wolves–Out Today!

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If you’ve been seduced by the shifters of the Red Wolf pack, USA Today bestseller Terry Spear has a new series you’re going to love!

Red wolf shifter Brooke Cerise inherits an antique shop in Portland, Oregon, just in time to open for Christmas. But when a missing reindeer calf turns up on her property, she becomes a suspect in a kidnapping case and encounters another red wolf shifter in Detective Josh Wilding. These red wolves are on the hunt for love, but there’s a mystery to solve before they can enjoy their holiday happy-ever-after.

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It’s time for some red wolf romance and Christmas and reindeer, don’t you think?

Spend every Christmas with an unforgettable shifter hero from USA Today bestseller Terry Spear:
“An enchanting tale of kismet―werewolf style!”―Fresh Fiction for Dreaming of a White Wolf Christmas
“The best of holiday romances…a howling good time.”―Long and Short Reviews for A Silver Wolf Christmas
“A holiday treat―romance that sizzles and entertains.”―Fresh Fiction for A Highland Wolf Christmas
“Sensuous, heartwarming romance, enhanced by an adorable wolf pup and winter-time fun.”―Library Journal for A Very Jaguar Christmas
“Delectable…a ‘Recommended Read’ for Christmas and all year long!”―Romance Junkies for A SEAL Wolf Christmas

The Wolf Wore Plaid

Are you ready for some more Highland wolf loving? This one comes out next year. 🙂❤ Make some room for him because you’re going to want him, guaranteed. 🙂 April 27, 2021!! 🙂❤https://www.amazon.com/Wolf-Wore-Plaid-Highland-Book-ebook/dp/B08BVSZSDN

It’s coming, yay! I had to run to the grocery store first thing, and I was weeding, now back to edits on Wolff Brothers 2. I’m on chapter 10, long ways to go. I need to add a couple of things and just looking for anything else I need to change before I turn it in.

I saw a BEAUTIFUL rainbow yesterday, nearly burned my grilled cheese sandwich when I saw it because food went out the window, and I was trying to capture the rainbow instead. We rarely see them here.

It has to be a good luck rainbow, with unicorns and such. Of course!

I’ll try and share it and some of the hummingbird pictures if any turned out later. I need to download them to my computer first.

Have a great day!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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10th Anniversary of Legend of the White Wolf Available Now!

Legend of the White Wolf 10th anniversary

Book 3 in Terry Spear’s Heart of the Wolf Series

A Family Mystery Leads Her into an Unimaginable World…And a Danger They Must Face Together

Faith O’Malley travels to the frozen wilderness of Maine determined to discover what her father saw in that same region ten years ago. But her quest attracts the attention of two very different men, one private detective with his own mystery to solve, and the other a werewolf pack leader who holds secrets for them both.

Private Detective Cameron MacPherson’s search for his lost partners leads him down the same path as Faith’s-and soon the two of them are thrust into the wilds of a forbidden, icy world.

When Faith and Cameron encounter a mythical creature, they must decide to face their enemies together, or perish on their own.

Heart of the Wolf Series:
Heart of the Wolf (Book 1)
To Tempt the Wolf (Book 2)
Legend of the White Wolf (Book 3)
Seduced by the Wolf (Book 4)

Praise for USA Today bestseller Terry Spear:
“Action-packed romance and suspense-filled plot add up to pure magic. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. Terry Spear is a great addition to the paranormal genre!”-Armchair Interviews“Terry Spear weaves paranormal, suspense, and romance together in one non-stop coaster of passion and adventure.”-Love Romance Passion
“I love Ms. Spear’s lupus garou society. She creates a world that makes you believe werewolves live among us.”-Paranormal Romance Reviews

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/legend-of-the-white-wolf-terry-spear/1100202414?ean=9781492697848

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/legend-of-the-white-wolf-1

https://books.apple.com/us/book/legend-of-the-white-wolf/id379262698

If you already have the ebook, you should be able to download the book to get the updated version and the new novella!

If you already have the print book, you should be able to get the new novella in a collection once the next few books are released.

If you haven’t read Legend of the White Wolf yet, it’s all about a group of humans who run into problems with an Arctic wolf pack and that’s when the adventure begins!

SEAL Wolf Surrender $1.99!

For a limited time!

Wolf shifter and Navy SEAL veteran Brock isn’t looking to date another she-wolf… until protecting beautiful Natalie brings out the animal in him! From a USA Today bestselling author who writes “striking characters and explosive chemistry” (RT Book Reviews).

Take Your Own SEAL Wolf Home Today!

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For a shifter with no interest in she-wolves…he sure is territorial.

Wolf shifter and former Navy SEAL Brock Greystoke isn’t interested in she-wolves. The last one in his life ambushed him with the intent to kill. So when he’s tasked with helping his cousin’s friend get to a wedding, he has no intention of getting involved with her…

She-wolf Natalie Silverton has inadvertently crossed a group of dangerous criminals, and she’s in dire need of a bodyguard. Good thing Brock is there to protect her. At every turn, their work—and play—brings them closer to catching the criminals and to each other, but Brock will have to get them out of this alive if he has any hope of winning Natalie’s heart.

SEAL Wolf Series:
A SEAL in Wolf’s Clothing (Book 1)
A SEAL Wolf Christmas (Book 2)
SEAL Wolf Hunting (Book 3)
SEAL Wolf In Too Deep (Book 4)
SEAL Wolf Undercover (Book 5)
SEAL Wolf Surrender (Book 6)

What Readers Are Saying About Terry Spear:
“Great paranormal romance with depth and dimension.”—Night Owl Reviews for A Billionaire Wolf for Christmas
“Excitement and suspense that will keep readers hanging on tight.”—RT Book Reviews for Flight of the White Wolf, 4 Stars
“Striking characters and explosive chemistry.”—RT Book Reviews for SEAL Wolf Undercover, 4 Stars

What if you picked up the wrong suitcase at the airport and found something that someone wanted back? Enough to kill for?

Yep, you really have to make sure you check the name tags!

Ready for Cooler Weather!

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So it came! Yay! We have a tropical storm off the coast and so we’re getting pelted with days of rain and cooler weather.

I added another 2,000 words to my story. The neverending story.

Toddler’s on her way, got to run. Have a great one!

It’s wet and spooky and lovely today.

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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10th Anniversary Release of Destiny of the Wolf!

Aidan and Denali play fighting 1000 Wolf Center 355 adjust oil royal drama10th Anniversary Edition of the book that launched Terry Spear’s immensely popular Silver Town Wolf series, with brand new bonus content including a novella–Day of the Wolf,  and research notes from the author.

This Red Wolf needs answers, and she won’t let anyone stand in her way…

Fleeing from her red werewolf pack, Lelandi Wildhaven arrives in Silver Town to find out what happened to her sister. But some of the Silver Wolves don’t believe her or her motives―instead insisting she’s there to make a bid for the gray alpha leader’s heart―and they’ll do whatever it takes to protect their home.

Pack leader Darien Silver can’t help feeling the pain of the past, especially when Lelandi shows up, like a ghost from his memories. When someone tries to silence her, he must accept that things aren’t all they seem under his watch―and that this enchanting red wolf might have a place here after all…

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)
Silver Wolf Christmas (Book 5)
Alpha Wolf Need Not Apply (Book 6)
Between a Wolf and a Hard Place (Book 7)
All’s Fair in Love and Wolf (Book 8)

Silver Town Wolf: Home for the Holidays