(Q&A) With Terry Spear

Today I am extremely happy to have the author of one of my favorite series, The Wolf Series stop by to do a Q&A with me. I am always excited when I can get a guest post or Q&A with Terry Spear. I have been fortunated enough to read and review almost all of her Wolf series books and to have her roughly a handful of times either guest posting or answering any questions I might have.

Terry is out and about promoting her newest book:

Her instincts tell her he’s dangerous…
While her overprotective brother’s away, Meara Greymere’s planning to play—and it wouldn’t hurt to find herself a mate in the process. The last thing she needs is one of his SEAL buddies spoiling her fun, even if the guy is the hottest one she’s ever seen…

His powers of persuasion are impossible to resist…
Finn Emerson is a battle-hardened Navy SEAL and alpha wolf. He’s a little overqualified for baby-sitting, but feisty Meara is attracting trouble like a magnet…

As the only responsible alpha male in the vicinity, Finn is going to have to protect this intriguing woman from a horde of questionable men, and definitely from himself…

If you read my review yesterday for A SEAL In Wolf’s Clothing then you already know how much I LOVED the book. I highly recommend all the books in the series because they are just that good.

So please help me welcome Terry Spear once again to Cindy’s Love of Books.

Cindy: If you could pick a favorite character from any of your books who would it be and why?

It’s really hard for me to pick a favorite. Whoever I’m working on is usually my favorite at the time because I have to put my heart and soul into each story and the characters and so while I’m working on those characters, I can’t think about those in earlier stories, unless they’re in the same pack I’m writing about. But I do have to say that when I was writing about Bjornolf (pronounced: “byorn-olf) in A SEAL in Wolf’s Clothing, he surprised me, and that’s all I’ll say about it! LOL Sometimes characters will do that to me! I have other plans for them than they have for themselves.

Taken from Terry Spear’s site. This is Bjornolf.

Cindy: You have a new book coming out in the fall from Sourcebooks called A Savage Hunger, will this be a new series?

A Savage Hunger is about jaguar shifters and we’re calling it “Heart of the Jaguar” as a series name. It was a lot of fun doing research about jaguars and incorporating that into the world of jaguar shifters. In the first story, we have Connor and his twin sister, Maya Anderson, who meet up with a human, Kathleen McKnight. Wounded during an Army mission gone wrong, Kathleen sees her knight in shining armor, bare chest, bare feet, wearing only a pair of khakis as he attempts to save her life. When she returns to the jungle a year later, she seeks to thank him for saving her, but here she thought her life was turned upside down the first time she saw him! Boy was she ever wrong!!!

Cindy: You have written quite a few books in the wolf series, how do you come up with inspiration for each book to make it different?

Sometimes setting can make a real difference, definitely plot, and then adding new characters can help to make the story different. In each one, I’ve tried to come up with something really unique. In Heart of the Wolf, the whole concept of red wolves and gray that are based on real wolves. In Destiny of the Wolf, a town run by wolves. In To Tempt the Wolf, that some humans are not what they seem, and it was the first story where humans were changed. In Legend of the White Wolf, the introduction of Arctic wolves, and a hero and heroine who begin as humans who have no support system when they’re turned. In Seduced by the Wolf, I based the story on a real wolf romance! In Wolf Fever, we had a heroine who was turned in a previous book, the first story where readers asked to see her get her happily ever after and she’s the first psychic wolf and it was based on the WHO issuing warnings at that time about a major flu epidemic. In Heart of the Highland Wolf, it’s the first Highland story, first poor werewolf story (because one of my coworkers challenged me to write about a poor werewolf!), and was based on the Madoff scandal. In Dreaming of the Wolf, again, by fan requests, I wrote the next oldest of the Silver brother’s story, but set him in a new location away from the pack where he gets tied up with a human female and the Mob. And now A SEAL in Wolf’s Clothing, back to Hunter’s pack and his sister, again, by readers’ requests. I just finished A Howl for the Highlander, which was the 2nd in the Highland wolf series, dealing with unfinished business—the stolen money in the first book, and what happens when the dark warrior, Duncan MacNeill, allows himself to be majorly distracted by a female wolf in an island paradise.

Cindy: When you’re not writing, what do you like to do for fun?

I make award-winning bears, love to garden, hike, swim, and tour castles. Since we don’t have any around here, that means I have to go elsewhere!!! Like to Scotland!

Cindy: How long did it take you to write A SEAL in Wolf’s Clothing?

That’s been a long time ago! LOL. Since I wrote that one, I also wrote A Savage Hunger and A Howl for the Highlander. I think it was 4 months for A SEAL in Wolf’s Clothing.

Cindy: In A SEAL in Wolf’s Clothing, what would the reader be surprised to discover about the book?

Now see, if I told readers this, it wouldn’t be a surprise!!!

Cindy: If you were stranded on a desert island, what would be your top three things you would want to have with you?

A SEAL!!! They’re trained for any eventuality. That’s all I would really need. One hunky, hot SEAL.

Cindy: If you were to pick a favorite kind of wolf what would it be and why?

A SEAL-wolf. Have you seen those abs?

Thanks so much Terry for answering my questions. I love having you on my blog and reading your books. You are the best.

Thanks so much for having me here today, Cindy! As always, I enjoy visiting with you!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

USA Today bestselling author, Terry Spear has written over a dozen paranormal romance novels and two medieval Highland historical romances. An award-winning author, Terry’s Heart of the Wolf was named a Publishers Weekly’s Best Book of the Year in 2008. A retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, Terry Spear is a librarian by day and spends every spare moment writing paranormal romance as well as historical and true life stories for both teen and adult audiences. Spear lives in Crawford, Texas, where she is working on new paranormal romances! For more information, please visit http://www.terryspear.com/.

Ways to connect with Terry:
www.facebook.com/terry.spear
www.terryspear.com
www.myspace.com/terryspear
http://terry-spear.blogspot.com/
http://twitter.com/#!/TerrySpear

The Books in the Wolf Series:

  1. Heart of the Wolf
  2. Destiny of the Wolf
  3. To Tempt a Wolf
  4. Legend of the White Wolf
  5. Seduced by the Wolf
  6. Wolf  Fever
  7. Heard of the Highland Wolf
  8. Dreaming of the Wolf
  9. A SEAL in Wolf’s Clothing

Upcoming books:

  • Savage Hunger-October 2012
  • A Howl for the Highlander (book 10 in the wolf series) 2013
  • A Highland Wolf Wedding (book 11 in the wolf series) 2013
  • 2nd book in the Jaguar series – 2013
  • Silence of the Wolf (book 12 in the wolf series) 2013

I just want to say thanks again to Terry Spear for taking the time out of her busy schedule to do this Q&A with me and for Danielle from Sourcebooks for allowing me to be a part of the tour and for arranging this Q&A, I truly appreciate you both for what you do.

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Comments

  1. Thanks so much for having me, Cindy! Bad storms prevented me from posting until now…so off to tell the world!

  2. Hi Cindy/Terry – Great interview, but how could it be anything else, right! I adore the Wolf books. The characters always capture you and the storyline keeps the adrenaline pumping! Oh…the men**sigh**…..:). Now I’m all excited for the books lined up to come out, but what a bummer that we have to wait! The insight into your writing, Terry, is really good to have because it brings us into the ‘why’ of a character. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful day, ladies!
    brandypm@optonline.net

  3. Thanks, Phyllis! I so agree. I wish the books could come out sooner. I can’t wait to see what the new Highland cover will look like! Maybe I’ll get to show that off soon to appease us somewhat!! 🙂

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