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)
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! http://www.allromanceebooks.com/contest.html#
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!
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male.”