Pink and Purple Stormy Clouds and Jaguars!




The skies have really been spectacular lately–beautiful storm clouds, yet, they’re not really producing storms, just an art pallet of color.



Uh, huh. It’s thundering out now. I was out taking pictures of the thunderheads, all blue and white, this morning.

But now it’s back to the book. Waiting on Cougar Undercover notes from one beta reader, and I’ll finish that up. Sent in Night of the Wolf and Flight of the White Wolf.  Still working on Falcon Fae. Okay, so here’s the thing. I’m trying to figure out the end of Falcon Fae and the beginning  of Billionaire Wolf Christmas.

 I keep getting scenes for Falcon Fae, so I’m hoping I can finish that up soon. And I still have 2 blogs to write for SEAL Wolf Undercover’s release in August.

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Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/SEAL-Wolf-Undercover-Terry-Spear/dp/1492645141
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/seal-wolf-undercover-terry-spear/1125022685?ean=9781492645146
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/seal-wolf-undercover/id1203903299?mt=11
Kobo:
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Terry_Spear_SEAL_Wolf_Undercover?id=lnsFDgAAQBAJ
Indigo: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/seal-wolf-undercover/9781492645146


Wolves and Jaguars in one. What could be better?

Oh, I had to do some research on closing a bank account, and I checked online, but I couldn’t find what I was looking for,  so I called my bank.

“What is this for?” he kept asking me.

I told him I could acknowledge him in the book.

“No, thanks, that’s all right. What is your name again?”

I’m sure he had fun telling about that crazy woman who called him about closing a bank account. Forms of ID, how much could you take out? Yes, really, it’s in the story.  Heart of the Wolf’s re-release in January. Night of the Wolf, the new novella in the story.

It’s fiction. She’s a wolf shifter. It’s fantasy. *sigh* No one believes they really exist. But we know better, don’t we!

Off to work! Have a spectacular day!

Terry Spear
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Wilde & Woolly Bears http://www.celticbears

Family Is Everything

Every June, my family hosts a big reunion in upstate New York. Relatives come from all ends of the country: California, Florida, Maine, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. It’s a chance for us to reconnect, catch up on the latest family news, and just spend important time bonding with one another. And this year, we even had special guests from Buenos Aires, Argentina!

There’s a story here…

Readers of this blog will remember that in February 2016, Jenna Ives and I took a girl road trip to South America. Jenna wanted to learn to tango and to see the Rolling Stones (her favorite group) perform there, and I wanted to meet some relatives in South America that my cousin in New York had found on Facebook. (You see, we recently discovered that my great-grandfather re-married after his first wife died, and I had this whole other step-branch of the family who had settled in Buenos Aires that we never knew about.)

So I contacted them.

My gracious great-uncle Ben in Buenos Aires put together a big party so I could meet about two dozen aunts, uncles and cousins. It was very emotional and sweet to be embraced by these people who had never even seen me before (and probably hadn’t known about me, either). They welcomed me with open arms, like, well, one of the family J

So I invited them to come to the New York family reunion. I know it’s a long trip (5500 miles and about 11 hours in the air) but Uncle Ben and his daughter decided to come!

The reunion happened earlier this month, and I’m happy to report it was just as emotional for Uncle Ben as it had been for me. He got to meet his nephew (my dad) and his two nieces (my aunts) in person for the first (and possibly only) time. We threw a party for him with 38 relatives, and let him know about more relatives in New Jersey, with whom he is visiting right now.

They say you can pick your friends but you can’t pick your family. I am very lucky to have a wonderful, loving, supportive family which happily seems to be growing every year!

In September, my hubby and I will be visiting more of this branch of the family in Italy. And who knows? Jenna Ives may come along, too, because I understand the Rolling Stones are playing a show in Lucca, Italy. (Sheesh, she’s so easy!)

Family is everything. Go hug your relatives.

Until next month,

Leigh




Mermaids and the Alligator



I took the photo of the alligator, and his reflection at the Cameron Park Zoo. But what if there had been mermaids in there?

What ifs are the stuff of imagination.

Have a great "what if" day.

Terry Spear
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
Connect with Terry Spear:
Website: http://www.terryspear.com
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Wilde & Woolly Bears http://www.celticbears

Upcoming Releases!


 Cougar Undercover will be ready the end of June.


Cougar Undercover
Jun 2017
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SEAL Wolf Undercover
August 2017


No wolf is safe in USA Today bestseller Terry Spear's new installment of the SEAL Wolf series.
Never be so foolish as to fall for the enemy...
Special wolf agent Jillian Matthews has joined the jaguar-run United Shifter Force to track down a deadly criminal. She's even willing to work with PI Vaughn Greystroke―until the hot, growly SEAL wolf makes the mistake of getting in her way. Naturally, she shoots him. Who could blame her?
Vaughn Greystroke has always worked alone. But when a string of attempted murders puts him in the crosshairs, teaming up with the Shifter Force begins to sound like a good idea. Even if he has to work with alluring―and potentially treacherous―Jillian Matthews. Vaughn is a trained SEAL, after all. He can surely keep his distance from Jillian...no matter how much she's getting under his skin.
SEAL Wolf Series:
A SEAL in Wolf's Clothing (Book 1)
A SEAL Wolf for Christmas (Book 2)
SEAL Wolf Hunting (Book 3)
SEAL Wolf in Too Deep (Book 4)
SEAL Wolf Undercover (Book 5)
Praise for SEAL Wolf in Too Deep:
"A sexy, smoldering tale... If you enjoy reading about uber-manly, hot-as-heck heroes, this is a must-read!"―RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars
"Another winner... once again [Spear] had me captivated with her storytelling."―Night Owl Reviews
"A funny, fun, and extremely intriguing read." ―Fresh Fiction


SEAL Wolf Undercover
August 2017

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/SEAL-Wolf-Undercover-Terry-Spear/dp/1492645141
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/seal-wolf-undercover-terry-spear/1125022685?ean=9781492645146
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/seal-wolf-undercover/id1203903299?mt=11
Kobo:
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Terry_Spear_SEAL_Wolf_Undercover?id=lnsFDgAAQBAJ
Indigo: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/seal-wolf-undercover/9781492645146


Currently, I'm working on edits for Flight of the White Wolf, July 7 deadline, re-reading The Bounty Hunter Gets Her Wolf before I turn it in for the July 1st deadline,  will be working on edits for Cougar Undercover, and finishing up Falcon Fae!


So lots more fun to come! :)

Have a wonderful day!!

Terry Spear
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
Connect with Terry Spear:
Website: http://www.terryspear.com
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/421434.Terry_Spear
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/TerrySpear
Wilde & Woolly Bears http://www.celticbears

I'm a 2017 Passionate Ink "Passionate Plume" contest finalist!

I'm thrilled to announce that my sci-fi romance In The Court Of Love And Loss is a 2017 Passionate Ink "Passionate Plume" contest finalist!



The winner will be announced at the RWA Conference in Orlando in July.

Blurb: 
Kyrie is the Mistress of Justice on Sirene, able to judge a person’s guilt or innocence with a mere touch. She is invaluable to the planet’s dictatorial leader, Galen, but Kyrie is dying. Abandoned as a child by her people, the Ouri, when they mysteriously fled Sirene, she’s grown up among the planet’s “other” race. Now, at age twenty-five, she must find an Ourian to mate with or die.

Proteus is sent back to Sirene to rescue a child accidentally left behind when he and all the Ouri fled the threat of uprising. But through a trick of time, what he finds instead on his return is an Ourian woman he is forbidden by law to mate with, even if it means saving her life. And when Galen forces Proteus to sexually service Kyrie, Proteus uses every trick at his disposal to keep her alive, all while plotting their escape.

Galen and Proteus are desperate to save Kyrie for very different reasons--but they both know the fate of the planet depends on her survival.



If this book sounds interesting to you, it is currently "on sale" at the LooseId website at: http://www.loose-id.com/in-the-court-of-love-and-loss.html?___SID=U  

Writing is hard work and it is often a lonely, solitary pursuit, so when recognition like this comes along, it makes an author's effort seem worthwhile. (Of course, good sales help justify our work, too, LOL.)

I would love to hear what you think of In The Court Of Love And Loss if you've read it!

Best,
Jenna
www.jennaives.com


Hiking in Nature--You Never Know What You Might Find...







Hiking through the woods, first hike with my daughter and her new baby.
You never know what you will find in the woods.

Have a great one!




Terry
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
Connect with Terry Spear:
Website: http://www.terryspear.com
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/421434.Terry_Spear
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/TerrySpear
Wilde & Woolly Bears http://www.celticbears

First Nature Hike for Granddaughter




Took baby on first nature hike. We found the creek where they canoe, a nature center, and I was working on capturing butterflies in a shot. Can you count how many are in the picture with the coral flowers?


Finished proofing Dreaming of a White Wolf Christmas and turned it in. The Bounty Hunter Gets Her Wolf is off to my 2nd beta reader and then must reread. And I wanted to finish up Cougar Undercover by the end of the month, so hopefully I can. I have 5,000 words to go.
Okay, that’s it for now! Have a lovely day. It’s hot and humid here already and instead of writing, guess what I'm doing? Photographing birds!


Terry Spear
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
Connect with Terry Spear:
Website: http://www.terryspear.com
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/421434.Terry_Spear
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TerrySpearParanormalRomantics
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TerrySpear
Wilde & Woolly Bears http://www.celticbears

The Secret To Writing A Book In One Easy Step


As if ...


Exactly this ....


 My own (personal, messy, but 11 successful books later) process...



Moral of the story: the secret to writing a book in one easy step is to sit your butt in the computer chair and just do it! 

Happy writing!
Leigh
www.leighcourt.com



Another New Cover- Silken Canvas

If you've been following my posts here, you know that two of my publishers have closed their doors and I've received the right back to all my titles. I'm in the process of getting them ready to re-release and part of that process is getting new covers. And part of THAT process, was learning how to design covers myself.

If you like your romances on the steamy but still emotional side, and you didn't read it while it was available from Samhain, I'd like to recommend Silken Canvas.

Brendan Cole burst onto the art scene in a blaze, creating amazing works of art from beautiful women. Recently, though, reviews suggest that his brilliance is burning out. The tortured artist arranges a meeting with his ex-lover and muse, who’d walked out on him years before. He’s certain that they can once again create the breathtaking images that will silence the critics forever.

When Ashley Mancuso runs into Brendan at an art gallery, their attraction is as hot as ever. Though she swore to never again take second place to his art, she finds herself agreeing to an impromptu photo shoot. Once in front of his lens, five long years of suppressing her kinky side melts away—and shakes her resolve to keep it strictly business.

One spellbinding session after another makes it impossible to resist talking of fantasies and long-buried desires. But when pain and pleasure get all mixed up with reality, the fears and insecurities that drove them apart create a rift wide enough for danger to find its way in…

Here's the new cover:



And the new buy links :
Amazon   Other vendors

I have to admit this is one of my favorite titles (just don't tell my other books - they all think they're my favorite! lol)

Natasha
www.natashamoore.com



Cougar Undercover! Coming the end of June! Taming the Wild Cougar now in Audible!

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I'm nearly halfway there! Hopefully, the book will be published by the end of June!
This is Sheriff Dan Steinacker's story! He's signs on the dotted line until death do us part and it might be sooner than he thinks...

And Taming the Wild Cougar is now in audiobook!! https://www.amazon.com/Taming-Wild-Cougar-Heart-Book/dp/B071NWQ8Q4

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/taming-the-wild-cougar-terry-spear/1122410324?ean=2940151043960
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Taming-Wild-Cougar-Heart-Book-ebook/dp/B012PQGRUS
Amazon UK:http://www.amazon.co.uk/Taming-Wild-Cougar-Heart-Book-ebook/dp/B012PQGRUS
Amazon CA: http://www.amazon.ca/Taming-Wild-Cougar-Heart-Book-ebook/dp/B012PQGRUS/
Amazon AU:http://www.amazon.com.au/Taming-Wild-Cougar-Heart-Book-ebook/dp/B012PQGRUS/
Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/taming-the-wild-cougar
iBook https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/taming-the-wild-cougar/id1035143561
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Terry_Spear_Taming_the_Wild_Cougar?id=9W0lDAAAQBAJ

Cougar shifter, Dr. Kate Parker, is planning her annual camping vacation alone this year. She runs into trouble before she even starts her trip in the form of one wounded, hot cougar undercover cop—or so he says. He’s not going along with just her tender loving care because he came into town as a cougar, and he needs her help to get him back to where he can take up the search to look for an arms dealer, who just happens to be a cougar too.

Leyton Hill slipped into the unlocked, darkened clinic, figuring his luck had just changed. Except he doesn’t plan for the good doctor to be napping in her office. Taking him on her vacation wasn’t in the plan, and taking her hostage, hadn’t been either, but now she’s stuck with him until he can get back to his mission and the chase at hand. It appears the roles have reversed and who’s holding whom hostage now?

Off to write! Have a great one!!!

Terry Spear
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
Connect with Terry Spear:
Website: http://www.terryspear.com
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/421434.Terry_Spear
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TerrySpearParanormalRomantics
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TerrySpear
Wilde & Woolly Bears http://www.celticbears

Happy Mother's Day!!

To new and old and in between, and to expecting mothers whose worlds will be forever changed.

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Have a great one!

Terry Spear
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
Connect with Terry Spear:
Website: http://www.terryspear.com
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/421434.Terry_Spear
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TerrySpearParanormalRomantics
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TerrySpear
Wilde & Woolly Bears http://www.celticbears

Rolling Stones to Tour Europe in Fall 2017

Exciting news!! On Tuesday the Rolling Stones announced a new tour of Europe...


Sep 09 Hamburg DE
Sep 12 München DE
Sep 16 Spielberg AT
Sep 20 Zürich CH
Sep 23 Lucca IT
Sep 27 Barcelona ES
Sep 30 Amsterdam NL
Oct 03 København DK
Oct 09 Düsseldorf  DE
Oct 12 Stockholm SE
Oct 15 Arnhem NL
Oct 19 Paris FR
Oct 22 Paris FR

I feel a possible trip coming on... maybe to Italy in September?  Wonder if I can drag Leigh Court along...

How about you? Is there one musical group you'd follow anywhere? The Stones was the first band I ever saw in concert (my parents took me to see them when I was twelve years old) and since then I've been obsessed, er, I mean infatuated with them, travelling to different cities and countries to see them play :) 

Hmm. Better check to make sure my passport is up-to-date... Ciao!

Until next month,
Jenna
www.jennaives.com 



Naked Chest Pop-Up Sale! Act Now

Show me the Muscle! This pop-up sale features only books that have a naked male chest on the cover. What's not to love about that? But hurry. The sale only lasts through May 12.

Most books are sale prices at 99 cents (but not all). Some are on Kindle Unlimited. Even if you don't do anything but ogle at the gorgeous chests, what have you got to lose?


This is my book that's on sale. Seduced by the Billionaire (which is known as Eclipse of the Heart on ibooks).
 
Blurb: Pretty woman in reverse? To save her sister, Amanda takes a high-paying job with a hot billionaire, but he thinks he's hired a new mistress.



Excerpt: 
"I’m not attracted to you!" Amanda's breath strangled in her throat as she fought a moan. She'd known it was a mistake to allow her new boss, Logan Winter, to book them into the same hotel room, even if it was a two-bedroom suite. 

"Are you sure about that?" Logan asked.

His tongue licked her lips and her mouth fell open, without any decision on her part. He swept in, and this time he kissed her hard. So hard she had to kiss him back. So hard that their tongues couldn't avoid tangling. So hard that it was only natural for his arms to sweep around her and crush her to him.

She tasted whiskey on his tongue, smelled heat on his skin, and heard murmurs of approval in his throat.

No, she wasn’t sure about anything. Except the fact that she couldn’t do this. She couldn’t be thinking about twining her legs around his waist, or falling back on the plush sofa and turning it into a bed.
 His mouth moved down her neck as he pressed kisses both hard and tender to her. He bit her where her neck met her shoulder, just as his roaming hands feathered over her breasts. Her purse fell to the floor, and the thump registered a wake-up call.

 "Logan," she said, struggling to repeat the words. Lie or not, she had to say them to stop this dangerous madness. "I’m not attracted to you."
 
 He released her just enough to look down at her. "So why are your nipples hard?"

"Because you’ve been manhandling them!"

His half smile showed, though his face looked a little strained. "Yeah, technically I suppose they have been handled by a man. With great pleasure."

"I've had a long day." If she didn't get out of this room, she might grab him. "I'd like to retire to my room. Will you need me tonight for work?"

He raised his brows. "Yes, I will need you," he said firmly. "Perhaps you’d like to change into something more comfortable?" He glanced at his watch. "Shall we say half-an-hour?"

"Fine." She suppressed a sigh. He had told her this would be her first night on the job. "Though I don’t need to change," she added. "What will you want me to do?"

His gaze, which had been lingering on her breasts, snapped to her face.

"Amanda, you’re a sharp woman. Right from the beginning I liked that about you."

She took a step back. "Your point is?"

"Look, unless you’re wearing a plaid skirt and knee socks, the ingénue approach isn’t my thing."

"The ingénue approach?" He’d reduced her to a parrot.
 
"The dumb, innocent act. Even in the right outfit, it wouldn’t be my first choice."

"I …" She opened and closed her mouth. Words failed her. Had she taken a job with a pervert? Damn! It had seemed so perfect! "What are you talking about?"

"Are you new at this?" he demanded, his eyes narrowing as he looked down at her. "Because I’ve told the agency I want only experienced women. And no games."

"You know exactly what my experience is. And if you don’t like to play games, then stop speaking in riddles. Just tell me plainly what you want."

"Fine." He jerked his hand toward her. "Get undressed."


Readers say:
"Wonderful read - fast paced, intense, funny, witty and filled with heart wrenching consequences that make Logan who he is. For a fun but heart tugging romp, give this novel a try!"

Show Me the Muscle Sale!!