Terry Spear Guest Posts...Who Wants Some Werewolves???...*contest closed*

I am so excited to be hosting Terry Spear as my Guest Blogger today...so give her your undivided attention, as I know you all for me!!! Without Further ado....

Terry Spear

Mythical creatures have always captured my imagination, so when I decided to create a werewolf world, I wanted it as realistic as possible—men who shapeshifted into wolves, not beasts. Wolves are pack animals—family oriented, mating for life, playful, hunters, proud, magnificent. They seemed the perfect scenario for a shapeshifting character.

In the beginning, Heart of the Wolf (Book 1) was about a gray werewolf and a red, based on real gray wolves and reds in the wild. In Destiny of the Wolf (Book 2), the hero is also a gray, and the heroine a red, but in this story, the gray pack actually runs the town in Colorado, something very few werewolf packs can claim. In To Tempt the Wolf (Book 3), the hero is a gray and the heroine isn’t a werewolf, although, something isn’t quite right about her either.

As I did research about wolves, and the various kinds, and observed pictures of their species, I also fell in love with Arctic wolves. Now, Arctic wolves are actually a subspecies of the gray wolf. So in Legend of the White Wolf (Book 4), Arctic wolves take their place in the werewolf world. In this winter story of snow and ice in the Maine wilderness, readers will be introduced to yet another stand alone title, although Leidolf, the red wolf, who has made his appearance in the first three stories, also has a part in this one. Leidolf will finally have his own story in Seduced by the Wolf (Book 5), coming in August.

In the first three stories, the setting is Oregon, where I went to college, and Colorado, where I lived for a time as a child, but delighted in skiing in later years. But in Legend of the White Wolf, I enjoyed setting the story in Maine where there are wolves and wilderness and mountains of snow and the hero and his partners are from my father’s hometown of Seattle. Some might say, “But the wolves in Maine are grays, not Arctic wolves.” So true. Which is another difference in this story from the others. This pack lives in the open, not that the local townsfolk realize they’re werewolves, mind you. But they’re companion wolves, or so their “owners” would have everyone believe, and they’re from the Canadian Arctic. What’s different about this story from all the others also, apart from the werewolves being Arctic wolves, is that the hero and heroine are both human.

But they soon learn that not all Arctic wolves are the same. One little bite changes their lives forever.

And in this story, I introduce the concept of werewolf hunters, who have researched the werewolf trials in Europe and believe werewolves truly exist. But also, I touch on some Native American lore in regard to wolves. Researching wolves and other aspects of a story—locale, mythology, and scientific facts, I find enough interesting material to carve out a realistic world of werewolves and man. Hopefully, readers will come away with feeling they’ve visited one of the places I’ve called “home” or felt a little love for wolves too, or learned something about mythology and legends and the true historical past that captures the imagination.

So what do you think? Could you fall for a hunk of an Arctic wolf? Werewolf kind, that is?

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:
Terry Spear's Website  
Wickedly Romantic Blog
Casablanca Authors Blog
Fierce Romance Blog
Facebook
Shifter Romance Blog

The publisher has awesomely donated two copies of Terry Spear's newest book to two of my lucky readers! *Contest Closed*

Monica S.


Copyright The Bibliophilic Book Blog 2009-2010

39 comments:

  1. Would it be best to read the series starting from the beginning or would it be okay to start with this book?

    celestia dot price at gmail dot com

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  2. I would like to read about your werewolf world. I have not read any of your books yet, but I would certainly like to. I enjoy shapeshifter stories.

    seriousreader at live dot com

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  3. Oooh your series looks and sounds fabulous! I've been reading a lot of shifters books and yours is definitely one of my must reads now!

    lilazncutie1215 @ yahoo.com

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  4. I would really love to read one of your books they sound really interesting.
    takyram@gmail.com

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  5. New werewolf book? Yay! Great interview.
    kghobbs@gmail.com

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  6. Wow, everyone got to the party before I've even halfway announced it. LOL!!! Thanks, Monica, for having me!

    Celestia, I could be bad and say, yes, you must read all of them in order, must, must, must lol...but no, the first 4 books are very much stand alone titles, although you'll see cameo appearances of a character or two in the other books. Then Book 5 really should be read after the others. And Book 6 at least after Destiny of the Wolf is read. :)

    Linda-hi! Hope you take a peek and enjoy the series!

    Thanks, Jeanette! I'm excited about having 8 books so far in the series, though 4 are out now, 2 more to come this year, and 2 next year. :)

    Hi, Tweetybrd, only one? You can't eat, I mean, read just one. LOL Hope you pick up a book (or 2) and enjoy!

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  7. I just love shapeshifters. They are just so much fun to read about. Please count me in.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

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  8. It's fun to dive into a different world, isn't it? Just imagining there really out there...*sigh* Good luck, Bethie!

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  9. Wolves are awesome creatures and I would think werewolves are too (in case there's any around). I love the fact that you included Native American lore in this book. So looking forward to reading it.

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  10. This series has been on my wishlist for awhile now.I love werewolf stories.
    to answer terry's Question
    Could I fall for a hunk of an Arctic wolf? Hell yes!!!! :)

    elaing8(at0netscape(dot)net

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  11. I haven't read your books yet, but after this it's a must. Are they in ebooks?




    mtjameson1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  12. I was wondering why wolf? Why not another animal like tiger?

    Thank you. Great post!

    freda.mans[at]sympatico.ca

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  13. This sounds so cool! I was wondering if you were able to see any wolves in person during your research? Probably too dangerous, I'm guessing?

    stephaniet117(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  14. Mason, absolutely! They had real trials about them, so must be real, right. :) Look forward to hearing what you think!

    Elaing8, that's the spirit!!! If one's available, he'll know you're the one for him!!! :)

    Mari-Lyn, thanks! Yes, they're in ebooks. The later releases aren't right away, but the earlier releases are. :)

    Fredamans-I actually talked to my editor about this, but we agreed that what makes the series so special is that I try to make it as realistic as possible. Some might mistake a wolf for a dog, or think it's a pet wolf if they came across one in civilization. But a tiger? :) Or panther? They're gorgeous creatures, though!

    Steph the bookworm, Great question! I don't live where we have wolf preserves, but if I ever have the opportunity, I definitely want to visit one. I have seen them in zoos, though again, we don't have them here at the local zoo. But a wolf preserve would be even better. In Minnesota, they even do one where you can participate in howl-ins. I'd love to go to it, and I've mentioned it in Seduced by the Wolf, coming in August!

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  15. Werewolves and PIs, ooooh. Sounds like my type of book. I am looking forward to reading some books by Terry.

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  16. You have an awsome past and have accomplished alot and continuing to add to your accomplishments. I have not read your books but I am adding to my to buy list.
    Do you know Former Pres. Ford? LOL couldn't resist asking..
    Thanks for the giveaway. Would love to win as that would mean 1 less book to buy. LOL Thanks

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

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  17. I have not read your series but after reading your post, I'm ready to buy them now.

    Thanks,
    Tracey D
    booklover0226 AT gmail DOT com

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  18. I love your writing Terry! I would love to win!!

    kaylajohnson3969@sbcglobal.net

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  19. Marianna, I hope you enjoy the book!! It's been fun writing the series, different packs, different plots, unique characters with lots of mystery and twists! :)

    Thanks, Miss Kallie! Pres Ford? LOL No, can't say that I have!! Yes, you can't have just one...really! :) At least I hope you won't be satisfied with just one! :)

    Hi Tracy D! I'm thrilled I said something that intrigued you enough to look into the series! Thanks!

    Thanks so much, Kayla!! I really appreciated your saying so!!! Good luck!!!

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  20. justpeachy36@yahoo.com

    Please enter me in the giveaway.

    I love werewolves, vampires, faeries, fallen angels... anything of the sort really.

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  21. Hi Terry :)
    I haven't been to Maine in years (and never during winter) but I remember loving the wilderness, the trees, the endless forests, the lakes and, of course, the wild animals. I'll cross fingers and hope I win so I can revive those beautiful memories I have of that wonderful state.

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  22. Oops! Here's my addy:

    chrissy - dot - morin - at - gmail - dot - com

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  23. I could totally fall for an Arctic Wolf. I love the white color and hey lots of fur.

    I can't wait to hear about your wolf hunters (even if they are the bad guys)

    Beth
    beth@bethcaudill.net

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  24. Justpeachy, me too!

    Christine M, I love the beauty of the Northeastern states. The fall colors, the winters, the seasons! :) Here it's usually hot, hot, hot, and hotter. Although we're in the deep chill for a few days! :) But fall colors are nearly non-existent! Good luck!

    Thanks, Beth! I love the majestic look of the Arctic wolf! Hope you enjoy the book! :)

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  25. I like that you do research into real wolves to base your werewolves on. And I'm always a fan of reading new to me series with werewolves and a bit of mystery/action.

    hacarleton (at) gmail (dot) com

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  26. Wonderful review, I really enjoyed it. Arctic werewolves sound yummy, and Legend of the White Wolf is going on my wish list, along with the rest of your series. I love the idea of werewolves who are wolf shapeshifters and not beasts that aren't in control of themselves.

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  27. I forgot to leave my email :o)

    Barbed1951(at)aol(dot)com

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  28. Hi Heather, yes, it's fun. I'm always learning something new and love to include it in the latest story! :) Thanks!

    Barbara E, I so agree. When I saw that Wolfman was coming out, I was shaking my head. Here goes the idea that a werewolf can be a hunk. LOL!

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  29. Please enter me. walkerd@primus.ca

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  30. Count me in.

    dsandyboy@gmail.com

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  31. Wolves are my favorite!

    ki mi ka io @yahoo.com (no spaces)

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  32. I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.
    wandanamgreb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. I admire a writer who can take one little idea & turn it into an entire series. This series of books look interesting - I got into werewolves because of the Harry Potter series.
    Thanks ~ megalon22 at yahoo dot com

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  34. Hi Megalon, I had forgotten the werewolves in Harry Potter! Poor werewolves. Always getting such a bad rep. LOL :) Hope you check out my series. :)

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  35. Oh yes I could deffinately fall for a wolf or even a werewolf. I can't wait to get my hands on your werewolf stories and read about the new world you wrote for them. I was born with the last name of WOLF and have always been proud of it, I have also had a soft spot for them and even support the wild ones. I can't wait to get ahold of this series. This is so cool.

    bkwolf.whitaker@gmail.com

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  36. Woohoo, thanks, Belinda, and I love that your name is Wolf! Every time I see someone with the name Wolf it makes me wish I had that name! LOL My maiden name is Wilde, which was German for wild...so we make a pair, right? Enjoy the series!

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  37. oooohhhhh! I absolutely adore werewolves! Thank you for sharing and introducing me to the next item on my wish list!

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  38. Hey, YzhaBella (aka Kate!) Bella is the name of my heroine in Heart of the Wolf! Hope you love the series! :)

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