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