Monday, June 20, 2011

Guest Blog & Giveaway with Terry Spear

It's an honor and pleasure to welcome Terry Spear back to the blog!

Thank you all for having me here today! I thought I’d chat about some of the other werewolves out there—the ones that I enjoy reading… which may or may not surprise you! :)

I’ve read a couple of teen werewolf books—The Wereling and Blood and Chocolate that I really enjoyed, and three adult werewolf books for contests, so I don’t want to give away their titles. And that’s it. I’m not a werewolf reader unless they happen to be in a package of books I’m judging for a contest.

The reason isn’t that I don’t love other authors’ werewolves, but that I want to continue writing my unique werewolf worlds, and if an author reads other authors’ books in the same genre, there’s a possibility that the author will pick up some of the other writers’ worlds when writing their own. I will say that I did enjoy one of the author’s werewolf romance books in one of the contests that showed the old way of viewing werewolves and the romance involved, except the hero didn’t have to die. So that was refreshing. But when I wrote Heart of the Highland Wolf, I hadn’t read any adult romance wolf stories at that point, and was glad, too. Instead, I was influenced by old werewolf lore like the wolf man! I don’t remember the exact story, except that the wolf was running through swamps in an old black and white movie. I was also influenced by Jack London’s wolf tales—Call of the Wild and White Fang. These books encouraged me to write a new werewolf creature that was a man and a wolf, not separate, not a beast, but the good in both.

I love reading time travels, and I read every book that I can get hold of that has a time-travel theme. But my own time travel romance that comes out in September, A Ghost of a Chance at Love, isn’t anything like any of the others. I really had thought that since most everyone writes such different stories about going back in time or going forward in time in vastly different time periods or locations with really different ways of getting there, that no one would have a problem with copying anyone else’s storylines.

Still, I saw reviews on one author’s books on Amazon from several fans who said that the author appeared to love another author’s time travel style because they were nearly the same stories.

And that’s the crux of the matter—being careful that our own works are our own works. So I don’t read other authors’ werewolf stories. The same with a new jaguar shifter series I’m currently working on. I have read one jaguar shifter story and the opening few pages of another, but both are very different from what I’m doing with my own series. Like with my werewolves, the jaguar shifter world will only contain jaguar shifters, no vampires or gargoyles or anything else. At least in the beginning, although there are references to werewolves not being real… So you never know where that might lead to in future books. :) And like with my werewolves that are based on real wolves, I’m doing the same with my jaguars. It’s fun learning all there is about them as I create the new series.

So if you’re looking for toothy werewolves who believe it’s more honorable to fight wolf to wolf, come and check out my newest release, Heart of the Highland Wolf. But I have to warn you, they fight with swords while wearing kilts, too. And so what does every red-blooded woman want to know? What does a wolf wear under HIS kilt?

Thanks again, Anna, for having me here today!



Each holds a secret they can’t possibly overcome alone…
Julia Wildthorn is sneaking into Argent Castle to steal an ancient relic, but reluctant laird Ian MacNeill may be the key to unlocking the one answer she really wants discovered…

From brilliant storyteller Terry Spear, modern day werewolves meet the rugged Highlands of Scotland, where instinct meets tradition, and clan loyalties give a whole new meaning to danger…

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A retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, Terry Spear has an MBA from Monmouth College. An eclectic writer with a PW Best Book of 2008 (Heart of the Wolf), she writes paranormal romance as well as historical and true life stories for both teen and adult audiences. Spear lives in Crawford, Texas. For more information, please visit:!/terry.spear!/TerrySpear

Thanks to Sourcebooks I have (2) copies of Heart of the Highland Wolf to giveaway. To enter leave a comment along with your email address. This giveaway is open to U.S. & Canada. Winners will be announced on June 25th. Good Luck!


  1. Sounds great :) Please count me in


  2. Great post! I enjoyed learning more about Terry and her viewpoint about other werewolves. I would love to win a copy of Heart of the Highland Wolf. Thanks for the chance!


  3. :) Brittany

    Thanks, Becky! I'm glad you're loving the series. Thanks!

  4. Whoops, I meant to thank Anna for having me here today! I'll be at work for part of the day, so I'll drop in when I can!

  5. Terry! I am so excited for this book to come out. I always look forward to more of your work. *hugs*


  6. Thanks, Tori! I hope you enjoy a romp with the Highland wolves!!!

  7. Sounds good! Count me in too!
    buckfamily at

  8. Heart of the Highland Wolf sounds great. I love the cover. Please count me in the giveaway.


  9. I love your Highlander wolf series! I've already got your next one Dreaming of the Wolf on my wishlist.
    dsadler53 at yahoo dot ca

  10. I love that you specifically aren't reading other authors to keep things fresh.

    And, yes, what's under the kilt??!!

  11. Sounds good! Thanks for the giveaway.

    erinberry12 at charter dot net

  12. Thanks, ladies!

    Isn't Jake just dreamy in that cover, Dreaming of the Wolf, Diane???

    Jenn, you must not have read my disclaimer on another blog. I won't discuss what is under a Highland's kilt, unless...I had too much fun with my disclaimers. LOL Anyway, yes, I figure that's the fun of writing, creating your own worlds! Thanks!

  13. Hi Terry,

    Thanks for stopping by to chat with us. :) Blood and Chocolate is one of my faves. I also enjoyed Jack London's books when I read them for school.

  14. Love the Highland Wolf series!

    kissinoak at frontier dot com

  15. Looks fantastic! I am collecting Terry's books :)

    robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

  16. I love the idea of the book and for me it's so unique. I naturally love time-travels books, but do not read much about werevolves. At least not werevolves wwho are leading heroes, that role seems to go vampires. Now, I'm both intrigued and excited to read Heart of the Highland Wolf.


  17. Thanks for the chance to win.
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

  18. Heart of the Highland Wolf sounds like a fabulous story. Werewolves in the Highlands, what could be better?

    Barbed1951 at aol dot com

  19. I have been following this book around and it sounds great. Thank you for the awesome opportunity to win a copy.


  20. Great interview. I would love to read this book. It sounds very good.

  21. Hi, Anna, Thanks for having me!! I'm working too many hours at work or I'd drop by more often!

    Estella, thanks so much! I'm thrilled you're loving them!

    Ah, thanks so much, Robin! I think you'll love Jake's story up next in Dreaming of the Wolf. My editor called today about edits on The SEAL in Wolf Clothing and loved the book! What's not to love but a story about SEALs who are also wolves???

    Na, I'm with you. I LOVE time travels. So this is as close as my werewolves get--they're long lived so they have lived many years ago during more historical times, still hold clan grudges, and keep with the honing of their skills with their swordsmanship. Best of both worlds, modern conveniences, with the old ways.

    Barbara, nothing could be better!

    Thanks, Denise and Tore!

  22. Fantastic post. I really love this series and I can't wait to read this book. Thanks so much for the giveaway!!


  23. Thanks, Danni! I'm thrilled you're enjoying the series! Ready for a jaguar or two?

  24. Oh this sounds like a book for me! Weres and smexy highlanders? Yum!
    books (Dot) things (at) yahoo (dot) com

  25. cky15: I have enjoyed all of her books. I really enjoued the interview.
    I have always marked my calendar when her next book is coming out. I also enjoy receiving her newsletter which is great.
    I always purchase extra copies of her new books when they come out so that I can share with my frieds that like her.
    Very happy read of her books.
    thanks for the spotlight on her.

  26. How could I not be seduced by a book about wolf shifters who are highlanders?

    little lamb lst at yahoo dot com

  27. Terry is always at the top of my TBB list - love her wolves but jaguars - oh, yes please! I love shifters with wolves my favorite but big cats and dragons are next on the list! annhonATaolDOTcom

  28. Absolutely, Melissa, that's what I say! See, great minds think alike. :)

    Thanks, cky15!!! I'm thrilled you're loving all my stories!! I love writing them too! Thanks so much!

    I so agree, Lil!

    Thanks, Cybercliper! I'm working hard on the jaguar story! :) It's almost done! Woohoo! :) Thanks again for loving my wolves!

  29. Great post! THanks for the giveaway.



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