Monday, February 15, 2010

Guest Blog & Giveaway with Terry Spear

Today I'm excited to have Terry Spear at my blog. Legend of the White Wolf was the first book I read by Terry, and I just loved it. This is one series I would definitely recommend.

Welcome Terry!!!

Why Wolves?

Where There’s a Wolf, There’s a Way!

Wolves are described as cunning, clever, curious creatures, and they are. I enjoyed seeing pictures of wolves eating their first pumpkins at Halloween at a wolf reserve and how they played with the unfamiliar fruit, poked with their noses, smelled, and sniffed, then finally began to eat them.

I was reading about wolves during the time of the buffalo when Native Americans hunted the buffalo, and how they observed the way of the wolf on a hunt, and used their techniques as well. The buffalo paid no attention to the wolves lying about in the meadow in amongst the herd. They didn’t worry about the wolf if he was walking through the herd if he kept his head up, ears perked, as if he owned the world. He was just passing through then, not in hunting mode.

But when he went into his hunting stance, he ears would flatten, head lowered, no longer were his ears visible against the horizon. Now the buffalo grew nervous. They watched him. They knew. He was on the hunt. Looking for the young or injured or old.

Why not go after the healthy buffalo? An injured wolf can’t survive long either. So their preference is for the easier targets.

Some of the Native American tribes copied the way of the wolf, and some even wore wolf skins because the buffalo weren’t afraid of the wolves, unless they recognized they were in hunting mode.

In Legend of the White Wolf, I mention the ancient Cree in the Canadian Arctic, who believed that wolves were divine creatures that came down from the aurora borealis. Since Arctic werewolves had moved into the area, the ancient Cree welcomed them, revered them for their hunting prowess, for staying together as a family, just like they had honored wolves.

With werewolves, like wolves, they don’t believe in giving up. Oh, sure, if the prey is too difficult, the wolf will move on and look for something that is easier to catch. Yet if he’s already got his meal, it’s like the proverbial dog with his bone.

With werewolves, they’re just as tenacious, and if he or she is driven to accomplish something, he or she will find a way. So when Cameron MacPherson and Faith O’Malley stumble onto a mystery of murdered bodies and a case of his missing partners, they team up to learn the truth, only the truth in this case will not set them free. Instead, they will be linked forever together in a way neither ever could have imagined.

Have you ever done something that ended up changing your life forever?

Thanks so much for having me, Anna!


LEGEND OF THE WHITE WOLF
IN STORES FEBRUARY 2010
Award-Winning Author introduces the next installment of her paranormal romance series A 2008 Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year Award Winner! Night Owl Romance Reader Choice Award for Best Paranormal 2008

In this fourth in Spear's series, Private Eye Cameron MacPherson and Faith O'Mallery are both on quests that lead them into the world of magical wolves...

Cameron arrives in the Canadian Arctic to search for his partners in his P.I. business who are late returning from a hunting trip. Faith is there to discover what her father had seen in the same area years earlier that had made him lose touch with reality—man-wolves, he called them.

The two tumble into an icy world of enemies bent on destroying the lupus garou kind. As they turn into lupus garou themselves, and bond with the pack that only they can rescue from destruction, Cameron and Faith find their soul mates in each other.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, Terry Spear has an MBA from Monmouth College. As an eclectic writer, she dabbles in the paranormal, historical and true life stories for both teen and adult audiences. She is the author of Winning the Highlander’s Heart and The Vampire in My Dreams (young adult). Spear lives in Crawford, Texas.

You can find Terry at the following places:
http://www.terryspear.com
http://www.wickedlyromantic.blogspot.com/
http://casablancaauthors.blogspot.com
http://fierceromance.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/reqs.php#/home.php?ref=home
http://shapeshifterromance.wordpress.com

You can read my review of Legend of the White Wolf here
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GIVEAWAY

Thanks to Sourcebooks I have 2 copies of Legend of the White Wolf to giveaway. To enter leave a comment along with your email address. Open to U.S. & Canada. The winners will be announced on February 21st

48 comments:

  1. Fabulous post and the book sounds fabulous!

    lilazncutie1215 @ yahoo.com

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  2. I cannot wait to read Terry's latest release...this series is on my Must Buy list.

    Happy Valentine's Day
    Anna Shah Hoque
    s7anna@yahoo.ca

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  3. I really enjoyed the first three books in this series and am looking forward to reading this one as well. Thanks for the giveaway!

    pspinney at cox dot net

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  4. Thanks so much for having me Anna!! I'm thrilled to be here! Wish I had off today, but...sigh, I'm off to work in a few.

    Thanks, Jeanette! I hope you check out the book and fall in love with the hunky alpha males!!

    Anna, Happy Valentine's Day to you! :) Thanks so much for wanting Legend of the White Wolf! I'm having a ball writing Taming the Highland Wolf and argh, have to go to work! I want to write!!! Have a super Monday!

    Patti, thanks so much! I'm thrilled you loved the first 3 books! Hoping you'll love this one too. Thanks again!

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  5. I love your books Terry and can't wait to read this latest one. Wolves are fascinating creatures and one of my favorites to read about and study!!!

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  6. I am definitely going to have to put this series on my Wish List! It sounds awesome!

    booknerdd(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. I absolutely Love your books. Destiny of a Wolf is one of my ALL TIME favorite books. Poor thing needs a face lift, it has been worn out because I have reread it so many times.

    ladyrogue@ymail.com

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  9. I am half way through the first book and I am loving it! Specially since I am Native Portland Oregonian! Who knew? USAF & Texas and now Portland, such a small world!
    Good Luck to all and Hope your Valentine's Weekend was Great!
    April

    aprilfunshowers@gmail.com

    sorry had a typo

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  10. I've been following Terry's blog tour, looking forward to reading this latest release.

    jenma76(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  11. I always enjoy your tales and your information about the wolves. :)

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  12. Hello Terry & Anna hope you had a great heart day yesterday.
    I cant wait to get the new release Legend of the White Wolf!.
    so excited about the next one being Scottish my Hearts home....
    Have a good one ladies .
    alba47@gmail.com
    Ann

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  13. I've been hearing alot about this author and her series, sounds good! tWarner419@aol.com

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  14. I love Terry's books this one sounds just as awesome!


    mortalsinn@yahoo.com

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  15. my mom keeps telling great things about your books and i love the wolfe books i would loved to read one!!!!

    jkcorona5209@gmail.com

    kendra nutt

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  16. I love Terry Werewolf series. I cant get enough of my copy of Destiny of the Wolf. I wish Terry luck with her next release.

    Sue
    okibi_insanity[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  17. Great post.please count me in for the giveaway.This series is on my to be read list and I can't wait to start reading it.
    elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

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  18. Sounds like an interesting book. Thanks!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  19. I'm really looking forward to this series. I love wolves.

    forwhlz at gmail dot com

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  20. Please count me in.

    simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

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  21. I'm at work on my lunch break but was excited to see all the comments and wanted to thank everyone for dropping by!

    Thanks so much for loving my books, Kara! I love your icon!!! He's beautiful and looks just like one of my gray werewolves, don't you think?

    Thanks a lot, Stacy! I hope you love the series as much as I love writing them!

    Ah, Lori, love your Lady Rogue name too!!! I'm thrilled you love the series!And you will get to see the characters from Destiny of the Wolf in Wolf Fever, due out in December. That's Carol's story since I had gotten so many requests for her. The 8th book, coming next year, is Jake's story. :)

    Wow, April, how interesting! I'm thrilled you love Heart of the Wolf! I loved Portland while I was there. My grandfather was one of the first doctors in Beaverton, but was originally from Canada. The women all loved his accent. :)

    Thanks, Scorpio! Good luck!

    Thanks so much, Karen! I appreciate the great reviews you've done on them! Thanks!!!

    Ah, Ann, whenever I see your Scottish thistle it makes me think of all things Scottish. Thanks so much for loving the series and hope you enjoy the newest release!

    Thanks, tetewa! Good luck!

    SiNn, thanks for loving the series!!! Hope you enjoy a quick snowy trip to the Maine wilderness!

    Kendra, good luck! Glad you love to read!

    Hi Sue, next one up that is about the Destiny of the Wolf pack is Carol's story, Wolf Fever. I just saw it listed, I think on the Canadian Amazon listing as coming out in Dec. It's not listed anywhere else yet!

    Thanks, elaing! Hope you enjoy!

    Thanks, Ruby, Sandy and Stacie!

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  22. I have the other books in the series and am looking forward to this one.

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  23. Great interview. Terry's book sounds great.

    Crystal816[at]hotmail[dot}com

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  24. Forgot my email.

    kissinoak at verizon dot net

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  25. Hi :)
    Thank you for the excellent post Terry! I love wolves & werewolves as well. I left Toronto to come back to a small town for my girlfriend (whom I married later) but during the move back I lost a 4.5 million dollar winning Lotto ticket. I look at my children as more than making up for that because if I hadn't lost the ticket we would have married sooner and my children would be different as they would have been born much earlier.
    :)
    All the best,
    RKCharron

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  26. Wolves combine the rogue and the faithful companion. I love your wolves Terry.

    Sdeeth at msn dot com

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  27. Thanks for the post and the giveaway.....yahooo.

    dorcontest at gmail dot com

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  28. Wolves are my first loved wild animals and this book would be a wonderful edition to my bookshelves and a first time read for me of any of Terry's work. Thanks Anna and Terry both for this lovely chance to win this beautiful book and such a fabulous post too!!!

    I changed my life forever the day I said yes and married the most wonderful person to spend that life with 6 months later! (now going on 29 years later)

    jackie b central texas
    jacabur2008(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. Great post!! I love your books Terry and I can't wait to read this latest book!!! :)

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  30. Now I have to track down Terry's other books. What a great interview! Thanks for the chance to win a copy. Off to Amazon I go....


    rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

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  31. I'm so glad you've enjoyed the rest of the books in the series, Estella! I wish I could write faster so you'd have them sooner! :) Hope you enjoy Cameron and Faith's tale!

    Thanks, CrystalGB!

    RKCharron, yikes, a 4.5 Million Dollar winning lottery ticket? That's awful! But I'm glad you married and have lovely children to make nothing else matter!

    I'm thrilled you love my roguish wolves, Sheila! Thanks for reading all the stories!

    Dor, good luck!

    Jacabur1, oh wow, you are truly blessed to have a mate who is as committed as any wolf or good werewolf. Bad werewolves can't be trusted. :)

    Woohoo, thanks so much, Blanche!! I'm thrilled you love the series, enjoy the winter wilderness as a wolf! :)

    Rubymoon, hope you find the books okay. Some of the B&N have reordered the earlier copies to go with the new releases, or you can ask them to order them at the stores. Amazon has them. Borders and Books-a-Million too. :) Thanks for trying them out!

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  32. I would love to be included. Thanks!!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  33. Sounds good..count me in!

    kalynnick AT yahoo DOT com

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  35. Thanks, ladies! Hope you enjoy the series! :)

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  36. I love Private Investigators and werewolves, so I'll defintely enjoy these books!

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  37. I would love to win a copy~ I can't resist mystery and fantasy combined! It's irresistible to me.

    patronus89013 at yahoo dot com

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  38. Enjoyed the post. Would love to read this book. Please enter me in the drawing. Thank you!

    cherierj(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  39. Looking forward to reading Terry's novel!

    delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  40. Legend of the White Wolf sounds wonderful. I love werewolf books.

    You asked if I had ever done something that ended up changing my life forever. I would have to answer yes. I went out on a date and I knew on that first date that I had met my soul mate and that we would get married. We will celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary this year and we've been together for 37 years.

    TOPSAIL246(at)aol(dot)com

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  41. Annalisa, all I've got to say is you got yourself the perfect wolfish guy! :) Congratulations to both of you!!!

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  42. I have yet to read an adult novel about wolves!

    faked_sugartone at hotmailt

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  43. justpeachy36@yahoo.com

    Please enter me in the giveaway.

    What a great interview! I just love this series, it's one of my fav's.

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  44. No time like the present, Diana! :)

    Thanks, JustPeachy, hope you love Legend of the White Wolf! :)

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  45. Hi Terry,

    I'm slowly catching up an all my comments. But I just wanted to thank you again for stopping by to chat. :)

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  46. I've had fun, Anna! Had a super weekend! :) Off to write some more on Taming the Highland Wolf! :)

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  47. I would like to read this. :) Thanks for the giveaway.

    misusedinnocence@aol.com

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