Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Guest Blogger: Terry Spear

I'm thrilled to introduce you to Under the Tiki Hut's first guest blogger of the summer. Terry Spear jumped in with little notice and planning time, so I hope you will give her tons of support and comments ... comments for a chance to win a copy of her newest release.

Terry will be checking in a few times during the day, so let's give her lots to respond to. And lots of choices for that sexy jaguar of hers :)



Heart of the Highland Wolf, the 7th book in the werewolf series and the 1st in the Highland wolf series is now out!

Modern day werewolf laird Ian MacNeill reluctantly allows a film production company to use his castle, but he knows his secretive clan has a big problem when a beautiful red werewolf female who insists she's working on the film keeps showing up in the wrong places... and a matter of pleasure...

Julia Wildthorn is not who she says she is-she's sneaking into Argent Castle to steal an ancient relic for her grandfather and to do research for her next werewolf romance novel. When she catches a glimpse of Ian, she realizes he's the perfect hero...

Award-winning author of urban fantasy and medieval historical romantic suspense, Terry Spear's HEART OF THE WOLF was named in Publishers Weekly's BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR, NOR Reader Choice for BEST PARANORMAL ROMANCE.

She currently has written ten books of the werewolf series based on real wolves, six out now with 7 more to come, a jaguar series coming soon, several vampire romances, two Highland medieval romances with a third in the series coming soon, several teen paranormal stories and a western time-travel ghostly romance coming in September.

Now onto my next writing location and adventure:

After I found a lounge chair at the Tiki Hut, fizzy pink rum drink with a hot pink umbrella in hand, I set it down on a bamboo table. Then laptop on my lap, legs crossed at the ankles, warm breeze sweeping across my bare legs, thatched roof protecting me from the bright sunny rays, hmm I reclined on the floral lounge chair, and thought I was going to get some real peace and quiet. Aquamarine waves crashed along the white sugar sand beaches, seagulls singing high above in the bright blue sky, and a tin band played off in some distance lounge up the beach. All were soothing and conducive to writing Heart of the Jaguar, first in the jaguar shifter series, when a shadow infiltrated my peripheral vision.

I turn to look to see what large beastly form has invaded my space when the most incredible golden tanned hunk smiles back at me. His hair is dark and sweeping his shoulders, his eyes a dark mahogany, fathomless as an unlit cave, but it's his smile that promises unbidden passion. He's wearing a leopard print bikini and it takes me a moment to see that it really is a leopard print and not a jaguar--they have spots in the middle of the rosettes. Yep, a leopard bikini that forces me to take yet another lingering look.

"May I?" he seductively purrs, motioning to MY lounger.

Okay, now normally I would tell him that this one was taken. But something about the way he looks at me as if he's teetering on the edge of sharing some really deep secrets with me, and ahem, much more, intrigues me. And I remind myself I'm an author who is writing about jaguar shifters, so what if, just on the off-chance this guy could be one, he could give me some...well, pointers about what it's like to be a jaguar. Yeah, that's what I tell myself.

But then I tell myself that I need to keep writing. Although in my book, research is of the utmost importance. So I move over and let the research begin.

:) Well, what would you do if you were the one sitting on that lounger with the fancy little drink, the laptop, and one sexy looking jaguar god peering down at you?

Tell me your thoughts and you'll have a chance to win a copy of the brand new release of Heart of the Highland Wolf, to US or Canada addresses only.

Thanks so much for Carol having me at her Tiki Hut so I could find the ultimate inspiration for my newest work in progress!

Terry Spear
Heart of the Wolf--Publishers Weekly "Best Books of the Year!"
"Giving new meaning to the term alpha male."

www.terryspear.com 

36 comments:

lbdiamond said...

LOL! I agree, research is ESSENTIAL!

Nice post! Congrats to you success.

Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

Thanks, lbdiamond! I LOVE research!!!

Off to work in just a few minutes, so I'll be back at lunch time and tonight after work to drop by!

Lydia K said...

That was great! All I could think of was, if that guy said that to me, I'd just explode in a fit of giggles.

kimberlyloomis said...

Well, of course I would tell this fashion impaired lothario he needs to find another seat... NOT! In actuality (okay, in my imagination where my social skills are far superior to those I can receive credit for in real life) I would scoot aside, pat the space beside me, and invite him to reveal all. [Strong drink, dontcha know?]

Congratulations on your successes and best of luck to your future ones as well. Love this post, too. Great way to start off this scorcher of a day!

Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

LOl, Lydia, he'd take that as a yes!

Thanks, Kimberly! You'd be perfect as a heroine in one of my novels!

Talli Roland said...

I'm with Lydia - I think I'd start giggling, too! :)

Carol Burnside aka Annie Rayburn said...

Whew, Terry!

(fans herself) You're not helping alleviate this early summer heat wave! Let me just drag my lounger a little closer to yours and help you with that 'research'. You don't mind do you?

Oh, Cabana Boy! I'll have another rum punch...

notesfromnadir said...

I'm in awe of anyone who can write a series of 10 books! :)

jessicaaspen.com said...

Definitely more rum punch! And two straws please! Why write when you can research? And I'd love to know, did he make it into the book?

Elspeth Antonelli said...

I agree that research is always essential; but does this type of creature have fleas? Perhaps flea shifters.

Randy said...

SIGH. How come this never happens in real life?? Oh. I guess that's why we all read romance novels. :)

Savannah said...

Yum, yum, yummy! I'm sure my eyes would have to linger longer to verify his bikini was a leopard too ;)

Oh to be sitting there...sigh...thanks for the lovely visuals!

Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

Too funny, Talli! :)

Oh, Carol, I know, we have the same heat here, but I'm all for sharing, especially if we can draw a couple of more of them over! :)

Thanks, notesfromnadir!!! I've already started Book 11, which is Tom's story from Destiny of the Wolf's pack. :)

Jessica, Oh, absolutely he's in the book...I just need to make sure he has one of those leopard bikinis! Compliments of the heroine! :)

No fleas, Elspeth.

Randy, too funny!!! You just aren't under the right Tiki Hut!!!

Savannah, ahem, I didn't want to let everyone know just how long my gaze was lingering, or some might think me awful greedy. But wow! Maybe if I had some shades on, it wouldn't be so...obvious! :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Not entering, because if that were me, the situation would be awkward!
Brave Terry for being the first guest!

Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

Too funny, Alex! Well, truth be told there are female jaguar shifters looking for a mate...too. :) Maybe a a little wild cat in your future still. :)

Marilyn Baron said...

I definitely wouldn't turn him away. I'd move straight to the research phase.

Marilyn Baron

Helen Ginger said...

If he sat next to me I would assume he's looking for directions. But I'd let him sit and have a drink or two or ten.

Carol, you do realize it's not officially summer yet, don't you? I'm wishing we could skip it and go straight to Fall.

Carol Kilgore said...

Helen - Couldn't prove it by me...only by the calendar. We'v been looking at 100-degree afternoons for a while now.

Ann Best said...

Wow! This sounds like a stunning series of books. Six books out and 7 to come!

What would I do? I'd transform myself to a sexy looking jaguar goddess and ride the waves with him!

Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

Yeah, Marilyn, that's what I was thinking!

Helen, and after he's had all those drinks, you'd???

Ann, thanks! I think you know best! :) Love your answer!

Carol Kilgore said...

Terry - Thanks so much for being our guest today at the Tiki Hut. I hope you enjoyed your visit.

diva donna said...

Sit sit sit sit Here. That's all I can say at the Moment.

Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

Carol, I've thoroughly enjoyed myself! Your readers have been lots of fun!

LOL!!! Donna! :) I knew you wouldn't let him get away!

Carol Kilgore said...

We certainly enjoyed having you here, Terry. Much luck with Heart of the Highland Wolf.

LR said...

Wowee, a leopard print bikini... No wonder you couldn't focus on your writing. ;)

Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

Thanks so much, Carol!! It's #20 as a best seller in two fantasy categories of Amazon, so I'm excited!!

Oh, yeah, LR!! I'm only human!

Liz Fichera said...

It's a tough job but someone's got to do it! ;-)

Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

Too funny, Liz! Absolutely!

Carol Kilgore said...

I would just purr.

Thanks for a great guest hosting, Terry.

Clara Gillow Clark said...

Congratulations, Terry Spear/Wilde on the great reviews & success of your 10th book in a series! Bravo! Write on!

Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

Carol, he would feel right at home!

Thanks so much, Clara! I'm definitely writing on!

BECKY said...

Me?....I'd wake up from the nap that began the moment I sat down and listened to the waves! :D

Carol Kilgore said...

Ha! Probably true for most of us :)

Nicole North said...

Sorry I missed your fun and sexy post, Terry! I loved it! I'd also love it if this jaguar god sat down next to me. Whew!!

Carol Kilgore said...

Nicole - I don't know if Terry will pop back and see your post or not. But thanks for visiting the Tiki Hut. Come back any time!

Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

Thanks, ladies, and Nicole, thanks so much!!! :)

I'm sooo excited! Ian MacNeill of Heart of the Highland Wolf finaled as one of the summer's hottest heroes at All Romance eBooks!! 32 finaled and now the voting will soon begin with chances of prizes for voters too!