Friday, May 3, 2013

Interview & Giveaway with Terry Spear

1. When did you first start writing, and was there something in particular that inspired you?

I have been writing stories since I was a kid. Even in kindergarten, we made up a story using the wide-lined paper and turned it into a book. So forever! My dad would make up stories and tell them to us orally when I was a kid. I loved to read. So the two combined inspired me to write my own stories.

2. What first attracted you to your genre when it comes to writing?

I’ve written everything from straight historical romance, comedy romance, even children’s literature and nonfiction. But when I wrote my first paranormal, I knew that was one of my niches. Historical also, and even so, several have a paranormal side to them. :) I love writing about different worlds within a real world. That werewolves could be your next door neighbor. That the cute guy who changed your tire was an alpha wolf and interested in YOU. How thrilling is that? It’s just fun for me.

3. In regards to your own characters, who is your favorite and why?

Always the ones I’m currently working on. It has to be that way because I’m so focused on their story. I can’t stop to think about Devlyn or Deveron, or Tom, or Jake. I’ve got to think of Cearnach MacNeill and his relationship with the little American she-wolf who just ran him off the road in A Highland Werewolf Wedding. Or with Wade Patterson who gets involved with Maya Anderson in Jaguar Fever. They, whoever they are that I’m working on at the time, are getting all my loving. :)

4. What other genres (besides your own) do you enjoy reading?

I love reading Regencies, though I don’t write them. :) I write some fantasy and read some also. I have enjoyed some futuristic romance, and have written one, but generally I write in either the past or the present.

This is a Scottish castle that Terry used to base the story on--and that's her, all bundled up. It was on the Irish Sea and cold!!!

5. If you could not be a writer, what would you be?

A photographer. Not that I’m really all that good at it, but I love photography. My dad was also big into it and I wish he was still alive so I could share how much I enjoy it with him too.

6. As a reader I know how difficult it can be to name a ‘favorite’ book, would you mind listing your top three? (Past or present authors)

I love My Fierce Highlander, Vonda Sinclair, The Highlander’s Lady, Eliza Knight, and Sara Humphrey’s Untamed.

7. What are some must haves when you sit down to write? 

Green tea—supposed to be good for you, my phone so I can check the caller ID and ignore all the salesmen calls, and of course my computer. And that’s it! Well, I do have my Character Naming Guide handy also, but I only use it when I need a new name and want it to mean something special. :)

8. If you became trapped as a character in a book or series, which would you choose and why? (Any book, any series, new or old) 

A Highland Werewolf Wedding because I’d love to be with Cearnach in the Highlands, joining him in that big castle, playing with the Irish wolfhounds and the standard poodles, enjoying the camaraderie with all those Highland hunks, learning to mock sword fight, ride horses, have fun in the gardens, and then there’s that big curtained bed to share with one hot Highlander…well, I’d be in heaven! :)

Thanks so much, Amy, for having me here today!

A Highland Werewolf Wedding:
Elaine Hawthorn is a gray American werewolf, currently out of work, and on a mission to share in a family treasure. When she arrives in Scotland, she nearly has a head-on collision with one hot, kilt-garbed Highlander, and runs him off the road.

Werewolf laird Cearnach MacNeill isn't happy Elaine ruined his car, but he quickly becomes her protector after a misunderstanding lands her right in the middle of two feuding clans. Now he's out to ensure that this sexy female wolf gets her fair share of her clan's treasure. He knows he should leave well enough alone, but it's too late to leave his heart out of it.

About the Author:
Bestselling and award-winning author Terry Spear has written a couple of dozen paranormal romance novels and two medieval Highland historical romances. Her first werewolf romance, Heart of the Wolf, was named a 2008 Publishers Weekly’s Best Book of the Year, and her subsequent titles have garnered high praise and hit the USA Today bestseller list. A retired officer of the U.S. Army Reserves, Terry lives in Crawford, Texas, where she is working on her next werewolf romance and continuing her new series about shapeshifting jaguars.

Find Terry:
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  2. Thanks for having me here today, Amy!!!

  3. Thank you for the interview and a chance to win. Can not wait to read A Highland Werewolf Wedding.

  4. Thanks, sin!!!I hope you fall in love with Cearnach! He's barely spent anytime with the heroine and she's already asking him to take off his shirt. :) You know...just like on the cover. Highland heroes should be wearing a kilt and nothing else. :) Except maybe their sword. :)

  5. Hi Terry, I really love your covers.

  6. Thanks for taking the time & sharing the great interview... I am really looking forward to this book ;)

  7. Would love to win this book by Terry Spear. Thanks for the contest/giveaway!

    Lea Ellen {night owl in IL}

  8. Just dropped by to say HI and let you know, Terry, how much I adore your wolves!!! I already have my eBook of A HIGHLAND WRREWOLF WEDDING so I'm not going to enter the Rafflecopter....I'll let someone else have that opportunity!!!

  9. Thanks so much, Danny! Thanks, Beckey, hope you adore Cearnach! Lea Ellen, for being a night owl, Cearnach, or any of the wolves for that matter, are perfect. They like to keep you up at night. :)

    Phyllis, thanks!!!! I'm thrilled you love my wolves. I hope you are having fun with Cearnach!

  10. Thanks for this great interview and the giveaway. =)

  11. Hey, Terry! Loved the interview. Your characters have the coolest names!

  12. Thanks, Binichen. Good luck!

    Thanks, Carolyn! They're based on Gaelic names. Even Argent Castle means silver, which goes along with them being gray wolves. Clever, eh??? LOL Thanks!!!

  13. I loved reading the interview :) And can't wait to dig my teeth into Cearnach's story!

  14. Thanks, Binichen! Good luck!

    Carolyn, thanks so much! I use Gaelic and based their personalities off their name meanings. Even with Argent Castle, Argent in Gaelic means silver, and since they're a gray wolf pack, it was fun! :)

    Vanessa, thanks for loving my stories. Remember, you bite him, he bites back, but only in a good way. :)

  15. Thanks for the wonderful interview and giveaway! I love this seres and am anxious to read this book.

  16. Hmm, my comments aren't sticking!

    Thanks so much, ladies! Now that I'm making this brief, watch it work! :)

  17. Hi Terry and as all the rest I wait for the next chapter in your series either with Cearnach or with the Jaguars I love curling up in my overstuffed chair every night, got my cup of hot tea and my hands start to curl in one of your books as the wolves and jaguars come to life. Thank you for who you are -a woman with a beautiful passion teaching people to enjoy reading doesn't hurt one bit that they might have a kilt on or a thick soft fur .

  18. I love Terry. Your books have gotten me through some tough times. I have read almost everything u have written. I look forward to reading this one. Loved the interview. My favorite thing is how you always take time for ur fans. Thanks again.

  19. *sigh* My posts aren't taking. They show they're published, then vanish. I think it's the fae. They are annoyed I haven't written their next book!!!

    Thanks so much, ladies! You mean everything to me! You're the reason I write!

  20. I love your wolves Terry!! I have seen a lot of 5-star reviews about this book and I cannot wait to read it! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!!

    Beth H.

  21. Hi!I am new to Terri's books, I only have three of them. It would be fun to win her book A Highland Werewolf Wedding! I read beautiful reviews for her books on Goodreads! Thanks for the giveaway!

  22. Discovered Terry through another writer-blog. After reading this interview, I'm definitely going to have to pick up some of her books! They sound like they're right up my alley :)

  23. Terry I love your books~! I I would so love this book!

  24. I cannot wait to start on your books! They look and sound amazing!!

    Jolene A

  25. The Highland Wolves are unbelievably amazing!

  26. Great interview! Your books are amazing :) Thank you for the giveaway!

  27. thank you for having this contest, I am new to your books...

  28. Terry asked me to post this for her.

    "Thanks so much to everyone who has commented. I'm having trouble posting comments. They are there and then they disappear. But I want everyone to know how much your comments mean to me. I'm reading every one of them and love them. You are why I write! Thanks!!!" Terry Spear

  29. This is the first that I've heard about this book. I'm glad I found it, it sounds amazing!!!!!!!! Going on my TBR. :D I still can't believe I've never heard of this until today.

    Thanks for the chance to win it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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