Monday, July 11, 2011

Guest Author Today is the Award Winning Terry Spear!!

Terry Spear currently has written ten books of the werewolf series based on real wolves, a vampire romance, two Highland medieval romances and a western time-travel ghostly romance coming in December.

She also writes true stories for adult and young adult audiences. She’s a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves and has an MBA from Monmouth University and a Bachelors in Business and Distinguished Military Graduate of West Texas A & M. She also creates award-winning teddy bears, Wilde & Woolly Bears, to include personalized bears designed to commemorate authors’ books. When she’s not writing or making bears, she’s teaching online writing courses.

Let's give her a warm welcome. Contest info is at the end of the post. :)

Kissing a Highland Wolf

(AKA Heart of the Highland Wolf)


Terry Spear

First, thanks to Karen for having me on her blog today. Mondays are really awful at work, so I’ll stop in during the morning beforehand, and after work and say hi!

Who would ever have thought that going to the Highlands could be such a wolfish experience! The experience is one to cherish in any respect if you can make a trip to a Scottish castle, but what if the residents were all wolf? Hmm-hmm.

Excerpt from Heart of the Highland Wolf by Terry Spear

Julia Wildthorn and her friend have had a car accident, tromped through the wilderness in the pouring rain to reach a pub in the Highlands, fearing that Ian MacNeill, who has been tracking them, might be someone dangerous.

So here’s the excerpt:

“They’re staying at Baird Cottage. They wanted to know how far it was from here,” the waitress said to Ian, then turned her attention to the women and smiled.

They gave her tense smiles back, as if they were trying to make a show of it, but they still looked apprehensive.

Ian took a short draught of whisky and caught the redhead’s eye. She challenged him right back, her gaze intense. Without his consent, his mouth quirked into a bit of a smile. A blush extended from her face all the way down her naked neck as she looked away. His gaze drew lower to her breasts again. Hell, if he’d had a dry shirt, he’d have offered it to her. He noted the other men were looking her way, too. That really irked him.

She glanced at him again. Something about her lowered lashes, the way her gaze fetched his, made him consciously aware of her interest in him, as though she was reconsidering her initial thoughts about him. His smile broadened. But she pulled her gaze away from him almost dismissively. He’d never been interested in a woman who fawned over him. Something about a lass who challenged him appealed so much more.

In this case, he wasn’t about to fall into that quagmire. Not as much as he hated the idea of having the film production anywhere on his grounds. In his view, anyone participating in the venture was the enemy. But Ian and his pack desperately needed the money—they were in a financial mess.

The dark-haired woman glanced over her shoulder at Ian, raised her brows, and then spoke softly to the redhead. “He’s the one who followed us, Julia.”

Julia’s voice also was hushed. “But was he trying to help us, or was he after us?”


Okay, so what do you think? Is Ian MacNeill planning to help the ladies out or is he after them???

Hmm, he’s a gray wolf, Julia’s a red wolf, Maria is an Iberian wolf…how could he let a couple of female wolves get away?

And that’s his dilemma. They’re with the film crew. He doesn’t want to have anything to do with them as much as he can help it. But Julia—she’s not like any other wolf he’s ever known. And he’s pretty sure she’s the one who was running through his woods as a wolf too. He’d like no better than to track her down—except the film crew is on site, and he couldn’t allow anyone to see that he’s a wolf either.

So what’s a Highland laird to do? He comes up with some interesting notions. After all, he truly is all wolf.

Because of my Scottish heritage, I’d always wanted to write a Highland wolf story, so this is the first about four brothers who run the pack and Argent Castle. In Gaelic, argent means silver, so it seemed appropriate.

The youngest brother has his story next in the Highland series. He’s trying to track down the thief who stole their money in The Highland Wolf in Paradise (title to change).

But not only do we have wolf woes galore, jaguar shifters are coming on the scene. What do they think about werewolves? They don’t exist. Of course werewolves don’t believe in jaguar shifters either. Cats and dog fights come to mind. But don’t ever let a werewolf hear you say that. They are canines, not dogs. Dogs have the morals of an alley cat.

Which can present a problem with any of the big cats. They don’t take a mate for life. Although jaguar shifters are a different story.

So if you have a yearning for a Highland kiss, please drop by at the contest at ARe Books and vote for Ian MacNeill. He’s puckered up just for you!

When you vote, you also have a chance to win $25 from ARe Books.

****Contest: But also, comment here on what you would do if you saw Ian in the pub smiling at you, for a chance at a free book, any that you so choose.

One winner either from the US or Canada.

Thanks again to Karen for having me here today!

Terry Spear

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male.”


Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said... Best Blogger Tips

Please, if you have a moment and haven't already done so, Ian MacNeill desperately needs votes! So if you can spare the time, drop by and vote, chance at $25!

I'll be dropping in to comment here also when I'm off of work! Thanks again to Karen for having me!

Anita Clenney said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Terry, I already voted for Ian! Go Ian!!!!

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips


I'm so glad you could join us today. I just love your books! :)

Ann H said... Best Blogger Tips

I've already voted for Ian in this round!

Working on finishing Legend of the White Wolf before I read this new book.

Thanks for the excerpt!

diva donna said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the book, even if it gave me interesting scary nightmares. And I love Ian and his brothers and admire Julia's spunk and determination to get to the bottom of that Castle and That wolf Ian's Kilt. And Oh yes, I voted for IAN's smacker too.

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Autumn Shelley said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Terry!
What do we need to do to convince you to stop working and just write FULL time????
Keep up the good work, we love you!
Shelly Zarr
w/a Autumn Shelley

Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks so much, Anita!!! Poor Ian is behind! :) So I much appreciate your vote!

Hi Karen, thanks so much for inviting me here today! If you're up for it, I'd be happy to offer a copy of Dreaming of the Wolf in December!

Hi, Ann, glad you are enjoying Legend of the White Wolf!!! I had fun making both the hero and heroine non-wolves to begin with. :) And thanks so much for voting for Ian!

LOL, Donna! Nah, you couldn't have really had nightmares. Must have been something you ate. LOL!!! Thanks for giving Ian a kiss. He much appreciated it!!! And thanks for loving the Highland hunks!

Hotcha12, that was Destiny of the Wolf, book 2. I've written about one of the brothers, Jake, in the upcoming release in Dec, Dreaming of the Wolf. :) The link for the voting is in white and right after "He's puckered up just for you." Thanks for voting if you have a chance!

Thanks so much, Shelly!!! I kept hoping I'd sell enough that I could write full time. I'm working on the jaguar story right now. :) He's hot! :) Thanks again, Shelly! You're the greatest!

Sarah J. McNeal said... Best Blogger Tips

First, I want to thank you for your service to your country, Terry.
Your book Highland Wolf sounds positively intriguing.
I wish you every success in your writing career.

Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks so much, Sarah!! I loved writing this book and the cover is like artwork! Thanks again!

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

Voted, Terry. Good Luck!

Cathy said... Best Blogger Tips

I haven't read your series, but it looks like you have quite a few books. Do you need to read them in order?

Ian has me intrigued-- Scottish Highlander. Does he wear a kilt?

If good looking Scotsman turned his wolfish grin on me, I'd probably wouldn't be able to speak. lol

cnickol at verizon dot com

Mariposa Cruz said... Best Blogger Tips

Ian sounds divine.Great excerpt Terry!

Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks, Karen!!! He was about 30 behind yesterday. *sigh*

Hey, Cathy! They're stand alone titles. Especially with like Heart of the Highland Wolf, although there has been some talk about Julia Wildthorn in previous books because werewolf women like to read her books. :) But otherwise, everyone in the story, including Julia, are new to readers. The first 4 books are stand alone, new packs. But Leidolf who has his own book, Seduced by the Wolf, Book 5, is in the first 4 books. And the pack in Destiny of the Wolf, Book 2, has some sequels: Wolf Fever, Book 6, Dreaming of the Wolf, Book 8, Tom's story coming later.

To Tempt the Wolf, book 3, has a sequel, The SEAL in Wolf's Clothing, coming out next spring. :) Most of these were prompted from fan requests. :)

Does Ian wear a kilt? Absolutely! I had to work that into the story, though it's contemporary. He gets rooked into playing a role in the historical movie being filmed at his castle. Mostly, to protect his clansmen when an opposing clan's people sign up to be extras. So he definitely wears his kilt, in battle and afterward!

Mariposa, thanks! He is. Just the kind of roguish protective hero every girl would want. Really. LOL :)

Cate Masters said... Best Blogger Tips

Yum, Terry - a wolf who's also a Highlander? What a great combination! Loved the excerpt too.
Such a winning smile might be too tempting to pass up in a Scottish pub, lol.
I must've arrived too late to vote - the link didn't work. But I hope Ian won!

Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh absolutely, Cate, he would warm your heart with that smile!!! No problem on the voting. I'm sure he didn't make it, but he's got what it takes to be a hero in our hearts anyway!!! And that's all that really matters! Be sure and vote the rest of the month though for a chance to win $25 on the heroes who are left! :) Thanks so much!!!

Sandra Koehler said... Best Blogger Tips

Love your wolf series and your writing, Terry!

Sandy writing as Alison Chambers

Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks so much, Sandra! I'm thrilled you're loving the series!! Thanks for dropping by and commenting!