Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Are You Ready for the Hobgoblins? @TerrySpear @KMNbooks #flashfictionbash #giveaway

Terry Spear's giveaway has ended! Katrina is the Lucky winner of an Ebook copy of Huntress for Hire!! Congratulations!!

KAREN: Terry Spear is a USA Bestselling author and and has written over fifty paranormal romance novels and four medieval Highland historical romances! Her flash fiction story, Are You Ready for the Hobgoblins?, takes the readers to howling fun Halloween party that is just roaring with wicked delight! 

***GIVEAWAY: Terry is giving away a Free Ebook copy  of Huntress for Hire to one lucky winner. Read on and find out how you can add this treat to your goody bag!

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Are You Ready for the Hobgoblins? by Terry Spear

What if your best friend says she wants you to come over and have fun at her special Halloween party, costumes not necessary? But she’s always been a stickler for them. “If you’re going to party, do it right!” So it’s got you to thinking, what’s she up to this time?

You’re ultra-curious and you’ve been asking her all month long—what’s so special about this party? Who’s going to be there? You’re thinking old boyfriends, and she’s got some idea she wants you to get back together with one of them. You really haven’t a clue. You don’t want to go unprepared.

Ever have a fear of the unknown? Sure, fear of the known can be pretty hard to overcome, too. But let your imagination run wild when you haven’t any idea what’s going to happen, and it can be seriously unfun.

Of course, you could chicken out. But you never chicken out and you’re not about to start now.

So feeling a little strange not to be wearing a costume, you arrive in jeans and a T-shirt featuring an old-time looking jack-o-lantern. You had to wear something! And you feel you’ve entered the Twilight Zone as soon as you walk in the door.

Everyone turns to look at you, men and women dressed in jeans and cotton shirts, no sign of anything Halloween-like, but it’s a veritable jungle in here. Jungle drums and the sounds of the rainforest are playing overhead.

The heater is on full blast. Humidifiers are pouring out wet air. Real plants fill the whole place, every table space, every wall drips with vines, a soft mist is sprayed through the air, making your hair drip and your mouth gape.

“Can she climb a tree?” a man asked, clutching a drink in his hand.

“Does she like to swim?” Another raked her with his golden gaze.

“Does she purr?” a woman asked, purring the words.

“Does she like to bite?” The first man set his empty glass down among a hodgepodge of greenery and took a step toward her.

Vampires, you’re thinking. Although you can’t imagine how your friend got mixed up with those.

Then a sleek golden cat wearing black ringed rosettes moves into view, a jaguar with green eyes studying you, her mouth opening to show a lot of very sharp wicked teeth. It can’t be her. Your best friend.

You have to get out of here, now! Why didn’t she tell you?

Why didn’t you tell her?

Before anyone moves any closer, you lift your chin and howl.

Hisses fill the air as if the room is full of vampires or riled up snakes or… jaguar shifters.

You back up toward the door and escape. You hear the howls in the distance, but you don’t want your new wolf pack mates to fight these cats.

You give one last longing look at your friend standing in the doorway of her house, looking confused. And you wished you’d turned her first.

Then you’re off, racing toward your pack.

Maybe, next year you’ll play it safe and just wear a costume.

What do you think? Ready to play with the big boys with teeth?

The End

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Questions: What's your favorite shifter? Werewolf or Jaguar? Why?
Bestselling and award-winning author Terry Spear has written over fifty paranormal romance novels and four medieval Highland historical romances. Her first werewolf romance, Heart of the Wolf, was named a 2008 Publishers Weekly’s Best Book of the Year, and her subsequent titles have garnered high praise and hit the USA Today bestseller list. A retired officer of the U.S. Army Reserves, Terry lives in Crawford, Texas, where she is working on her next werewolf romance and continuing her new series about shapeshifting jaguars. For more information, please visit, or follow her on Twitter, @TerrySpear. She is also on Facebook at And on Wordpress at:
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sin said... Best Blogger Tips

My favorite shifter? I will have to go with Werewolves. Why? Because I love wolves. Granted I have always been a cat person but there is just something about werewolves that I have always liked.


Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips


Thanks so much for joining the Flash Fiction Bash!

I love shifters! I don't think I can choose between werewolves and a jaguar shifter, but if I had to... I would go with a jaguar shifter. I love those big cats!

Rosemary Gemmell said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great story, Terry - interesting to use the second person too!

Angel's Guilty Pleasures said... Best Blogger Tips

My favorite shifter is the werewolves because I like dogs more the cats.
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JeanMP said... Best Blogger Tips

My favorite shifter is the werewolf. They are so protective of those they love.
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Terry Spear said... Best Blogger Tips


Was writing Guthrie's A Highland Wolf Christmas, but had to stop for Jaguar Hunt, so it's hard for me to say I love one over the other. They're all soooo sexy and loveable. :)

Terry Spear said... Best Blogger Tips

@Karen Michelle Nutt Thanks so much for having me, Karen! I'm love both! Had cats and dogs and am thinking of a new cougar shifter series. :) Only I'd probably call them puma. :) For obvious reasons. :)

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@Rosemary GemmellThanks so much, Rosemary! I had a lot of fun writing it!

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@Angela Caldwell Angela, I love dogs! In the new release, the medieval Highland tale, The Highlander, the heroine's dog is so important to the story. Love them.

Terry Spear said... Best Blogger Tips

@Jean MP Jean, they truly are. :)

Beth Caudill said... Best Blogger Tips

Get story Terry. I love wolves and dragons-shifters. I am definitely a dog person.

Miranda said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm a cat person but I do love the classic werewolf. :) I agree with the other posters - dragons are cool too, I just don't know how you'd do a story set in modern times with one.

Shadow said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi! Wonderful meeting you! :) I love your shifters! Your books are so good! I cant get enough of your characters! :) I cant pick a favorite shifters. I like both. I especially love it when its a wolf paired with a big cat. :D Makes the story really interesting! :D Thank you!!

bn100 said... Best Blogger Tips

Werewolf because they're interesting

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Kelley Heckart said... Best Blogger Tips

I love wolf shifters because I love wolves--loyal, intelligent, beautiful.


Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

I liked your Halloween party story.

My favorite shifter is a Werewolf. I love wolves.

But it doesn't mean I don't like other shifter stories. :)
I haven't checked out your jaguar series yet. It's on my list.

Terry Spear said... Best Blogger Tips

@Beth Caudill Thanks, Beth! Dragon-shifters are interesting. Love dogs....and cats. :)

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@Miranda Miranda, you'd have to have caves. :)

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@Shadow Thanks, Shadow. Now that would be a cat and dog (pardon to my wolves for the expression) fight just waiting to happen. LOL Though that's really quite stereotypical because my cats would sleep with my dogs. :)

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@bn100 BN, yes, they are.

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@Celtic Chickyes, Kelley, I so agree with you and I love their family devotion. :)

Terry Spear said... Best Blogger Tips

@Katrina Gillian Thanks, Katrina! Hope you love the jaguars too! And speaking of which, got to get back to the edits on Jaguar Hunt. The cover is HOT! :)

Cara Marsi said... Best Blogger Tips

This is great. I did not see that coming.

lindalou said... Best Blogger Tips

Well... ever since I started reading your books featuring jaguars, you've opened my mind to loving them too! I like all kinds of shifters but my fav shifters are the ones that I'm reading about at any one moment :-))) Thanks for the giveaway!

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Terry Spear said... Best Blogger Tips

@Cara MarsiLOL, thanks, Cara! I'm so glad!!! :) Totally my intention!

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@lindalouThanks so much, Lindalou! I'm so thrilled you're loving them! More coming!!!!

Emily said... Best Blogger Tips

That's tough. I'm going to go with jaguars because I absolutely love big cats, and wolves are a bit overdone.

Terry Spear said... Best Blogger Tips

Glad you love the big cats, Emily. Wolves can be never overdone. :)

Terry Spear said... Best Blogger Tips

Katrina, you've won! Thanks for liking my Halloween story! :)