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!
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
LEGEND OF THE WHITE WOLF
IN STORES FEBRUARY 2010
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.
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