I will probably do no more than one newsletter a month or fewer than that. It just depends on new releases and noteworthy news. For this month, I’ve written a Christmas poem. I am not a poet by any means, but I think you’ll enjoy it anyway!
You’ve probably already picked up the Christmas release for this year, but I mentioned it in case you missed it and wanted to pick it up for Christmas.
I also will be making an important announcement in the newsletter, so see it there first! 🙂
So join me for Wolfish and other Shifter news and I’ll see you there! Terry
• Red wolf alpha hero’s world is turned upside down by an alluring human woman
• A heart-wrenching decision brings high stakes to the holiday season
• A gorgeous setting in the Pacific Northwest
• The action, steam, and pack dynamics you’ve come to expect from Terry Spear
Red wolf shifter Maverick Wilding is preoccupied with managing the Christmas activities that make the reindeer at his ranch so popular during the holidays, until a run-in with werewolf hunters cause the worst sort of trouble for his kind.
Gina Hutton is out on a Bigfoot adventure in the forest with her brother James when she is suddenly immersed in an adventure far more dangerous and surprising than she ever could have imagined. When she falls head over heels she is torn between the new world of wolves she is discovering and the world she must leave behind.
A hot paranormal shifter romance full of adventure and passion from USA Today bestselling author Terry Spear. Perfect for readers of Christine Feehan, Patricia Briggs, and Nalini Singh.
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!!!
Hawk fae Ariana is a guard for the royal family, a highly coveted position, and one she has worked hard at, but on one trip to the human world to have fun in the sun with her friend, she makes the mistake of saving a couple of children from drowning in the Gulf of Mexico. Now she’s living in a new world with the Angel Corp in the angel realm of existence, and she’s required to save both humans and fae alike. Before she has gotten her feet wet on the easier assignments, she’s stuck with the really dangerous stuff. But she can’t die, can she? She has already done that once. But she wants to return to the fae world—the living fae world—in any way that she can.
Malik was supposed to have been Ariana’s guardian angel but when he saw another human struggling in the riptide, he went to save him, thinking that Ariana was going to be just fine. Now he is her mentor in the Angel Corp, when he’d always wanted to get to know her better while they’d both been of the fae world. This situation of her wanting to return as a fae is a deadly business. But if she manages to do so safely, she’ll leave him behind. Now she’s working on all dangerous missions and he’s afraid he’ll lose her for good. Still, helping her to return to the fae world of the living isn’t in the plans.
I’ve had so much fun writing about the fae so I’m glad to finally have this one ready for everyone who is following the mischievous fae in The World of Fae series. I also finished final print proofreading of Dawn of the Jaguar and so it’s ready for preorders. It’s coming out on Tuesday, November 30th!
Erin Chambers is leaving the FBI to join her father in his Big Cat Investigative Agency. She loved her job, but she wants to be closer to her father and have more freedom to run as a jaguar shifter when she can. But she knows dealing with her dad’s sole private investigator, Jason Biggerstaff, is going to take some work. He’s a hot jaguar and turns up the heat whenever he’s around her without any effort at all, to her consternation. But he’s not fond of the FBI, and she and he butt heads all the time. He’s been like a son to her father, so she knows he was thinking he could take over the business one day. That’s not happening.
Jason Biggerstaff is busy with investigations, not thrilled that Erin is joining the agency, but all that changes when they are embroiled in missing kids’ cases, their usual run-of-the-mill investigations, and she’s really good at her job. No matter how much he fights the attraction he has for her, it’s a losing battle. What starts out as just them handling their usual cases, turns into something worse—a snow leopard shifter in trouble and they must save him without landing themselves in a worse mess than they already are, which includes dealing with this growing need to take their relationship to something they never bargained for.
Today bestselling author Terry Spear brings you the wolf shifters you’ve been wishing of for Christmas in this action-packed paranormal holiday romance!
We are back to the Wolff Brothers of Silver Town!
It’s almost Christmas, and Florida gray wolf shifter and veterinarian Gabrielle Lowe has been talked into going with her friends to a ski resort in Silver Town, Colorado. But when her two jaguar girlfriends are held up on a mission, it not only leaves Gabrielle alone for the holidays, but also out of her element at the snowy resort. Determined to make the best of it, Gabrielle takes a dip in the lodge’s heated pool—after it’s closed, of course…
Gray wolf shifter Landon Wolff is part owner of the ski lodge and he’s got enough on his plate getting ready for the annual influx of Christmas visitors. The last thing he needs is a rebel, indulging in a midnight swim long after the pool is closed. Just as he’s about to throw the rule breaker out of the pool he realizes that Gabby is also a wolf. Suddenly, all the rules change… Maybe Landon will finally find the wolf he’s always wanted to share the holidays with.
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!
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.
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.