Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Werewolf in a Kilt Guest Blog and Giveaway with Terry Spear

Werewolf in a Kilt

(AKA: Heart of the Highland Wolf)

What makes a Scottish hero so special? He’s protective, a warrior, sexy—I mean, not all guys in kilts look great, but when they do, they look GREAT, and at least as far as I like my men, they have a sense of humor.

So what makes him different if he’s a werewolf? How does the Scottish hero change?

Well, there’s this whole shape-shifting issue going on. A Scottish hero might pull his claymore out to fight his enemy. A werewolf in a kilt might just toss the kilt aside and shift into the wolf so he can fight the enemy clan wolf to wolf.

Although in Heart of the Highland Wolf, there’s quite a bit of swordplay going on, too. It all has to do with male testosterone, and the need to possess and protect. There is also the issue of old time clan grudges, which for werewolves who live long lives, it’s really, really personal.

I think blending the past with the present is a neat way to reconnect with the ways of the Highlanders of old yet still bring them up-to-date in modern society. I enjoyed seeing the Scotsman dressed in kilts while I visited some of the castles in Scotland—those who worked at the castles, and one who was taking pictures of a castle and just a tourist like us. Any of them could have been werewolves in disguise. In truth, they might have been.

Werewolves don’t reveal their true side to just anyone.

The biggest difficulty in making a Scottish werewolf is that wolves were long ago eliminated from Scotland. So whereas in the States where we still have them, or wolf dogs even, they don’t have wolves running wild in Scotland. Which makes it hard on werewolves. They have the same difficulty as werewolves living anywhere. If they get caught, they have to eliminate the future threat to them. But at least if someone saw a wolf running wild, if it was in the States, they could assume it was a real wolf someone had at one time owned. In Scotland? That’s a lot harder to explain.

But since wolves did exist in Scotland in days gone by, and werewolves are legend all over the world, it seemed only right that some Scots have a few secrets of their own.

I found Scotland truly magical when I visited, from the haunted ghostly castles (of which I found none) and the fields of green grass by a river where long-haired cattle grazed, and I heard Celtic music playing on the breeze. I thought how it was like a movie scene with an orchestra playing softly in the background as the viewer observed the scene, not really intruding, but adding to the already special atmosphere. Yet when I approached the fence to take a closer picture of the Highland cows, the music stopped. I was disappointed, but after we finished taking pictures, I excitedly asked my companions what they thought of the music. How neat it was to be serenaded like that.

They heard no music. There had been no music. I didn’t need to find ghosts in a much-sighted ghost-filled castle…just next to a field with a few woolly cows, where there were no homes or people for miles around—to feel the magic of Scotland.

So what do you think? Do you still feel that Highlanders are hero enough just like they are? Or would a Scottish hero be just as hot and sexy if he wore a wolf coat under his kilt?

Terry Spear






Each holds a secret they can’t possibly overcome alone…

Julia Wildthorn is sneaking into Argent Castle to steal an ancient relic, but reluctant laird Ian MacNeill may be the key to unlocking the one answer she really wants discovered…

From brilliant storyteller Terry Spear, modern day werewolves meet the rugged Highlands of Scotland, where instinct meets tradition, and clan loyalties give a whole new meaning to danger…


A retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, Terry Spear has an MBA from Monmouth College. An eclectic writer with a PW Best Book of 2008 (Heart of the Wolf), she writes paranormal romance as well as historical and true life stories for both teen and adult audiences. Spear lives in Crawford, Texas. For more information, please visit www.terryspear.com.

Giveaway Time!

Sourcebooks has generously offered to giveaway

2 copies of Heart of the Highland Wolf

2 winners, US and Canada only

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Winners TBA Next Wednesday


lindsey hutchison said...

i love terry spear and i love her wolfs! she is amazing and wonderful author. i want to read this book bad


Mariee said...

Great post! I haven't read any of Terry Spear books before, but they sounds really great. A scottish hero who's also a werewolf? Yum!

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iamthehmic said...

Love, Love,Love this series!!! Scotsmen/shapeshifter wolf! Can't go wrong there. Thanks Miss Terry Spear for the series and Fangtastic Books for the giveaway!

June M. said...

Highlanders, kilts, and shifters?...Sign me up...LOL. This book sounds great and I would love to win a copy. Thanks so much for the blog and the giveaway.
GFC follower: June M.
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Becky said...

I love this series of Terry's. I love the Scottish hero being a werewolf. Thanks for the chance of winning this book.


cait045 said...

I like your title change...very funny! Two of my favorite things: werewolfs and sexy highlanders!


Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

Woohoo, ladies! I just learned you all are here and I haven't even sent out the word that the party had begun! LOL

Thanks for dropping by! Lindsey, you are an angel! I'm thrilled you are loving the series! Hope you will try the jaguar shifter stories when they come out and put some purr in your life too! :)

Mariee, oh, yes, what can be better than a Highland wolf? Truly yummy!

Jeanette, woohoo, thanks so much, lady!! I had been dying to write about Highlanders and wolves, my two favorite kind of men. Join them at the hip, and what have you got? Werewolves in a kilt. Yep, can't get any sexier than that!!!

Thanks, June, I hope you love the book!

Thanks so much, Becky! I'm thrilled you're loving the series and hope you will enjoy the Highlanders as wolves!! Or, the wolves as Highlanders. I need another cup of green tea! The morning started way to early!

Cait, yeah, I think that should be a title for one of my future books!!! Thanks so much! :)

Dawn Marie Hamilton said...

Hi, Terry. As the others have pointed out--

Werewolf. Highlander. How can you go wrong?

dawn at dawnmariehamilton dot com

Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

Oh absolutely, Dawn!! I so agree!

Cat said...

Can't wait to read! Your books are all fantastic and don't think this one will disappoint either!
Haven't read her books? Do yourself a favor and pick one (or two or all of them!) Find a favorite spot and indulge in what will become a new fav author!

Cat cmatkovic@sbcglobal.net

cheryl c said...

I love Highlander stories, and I am absolutely intrigued by the thought of a Highlander werewolf!

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Robin K said...

I am stalking Miss Terry just about everywhere now, LOL. I would love to win this!

robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

Woohoo, Cat, thanks so much!!! And you know that I'm thinking of you while I write my jaguar story and the heroine, Kathleen, goes by Kat, right??? :) I'm thrilled you're loving the series!

Cheryl, you really can't go wrong with a wolfish Highlander!! Really. And though I've mentioned about disclaimers and not telling the secret about what's under the kilt, don't believe that. In the story, I reveal all!!!

Robin, when I saw my email notification that you had dropped by to comment, I was thinking, I need to say--I have a stalker! But you beat me to it! And what a lovely stalker to have too!!! Good luck to winning on one of the blogs!!!

Barb P said...

Hi Terry! Gotta love a HOT Scottish werewolf. Love the series and can't wait to read the new one. bpatrick64113@sbcglobal.net

Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

Hi, Barb! I'm delighted you're loving the series, and I'm sure you'll enjoy the Highlander's story!

And if I didn't mention it, Ian MacNeill finaled in the All Romance eBooks as one of the summer's hottest heroes!!! So if anyone wants to vote, drop by! I'll be posting the link on my blog on Jul 1, when the first round voting begins. $25 from ARe for a lucky voter too!

Anne said...

I like my highlanders all human, as I haven't read any highlander shifter books. I'd certainly like to give this book a read since I like shifter books.

That last question had me picturing a wolf in a kilt.


shadow_kohler said...

her books sound awesome! i love the cover. scotish man + wolf = hottie! yum! lol :) thank you for the giveaway!

Martha Lawson said...

I would love to be entered to win this one. Looks fantastic.

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nikki @ for the love of books said...

i'd love to win this!


Estella said...

Highlanders and kilts! Enough said.

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jfort357 said...

WOW!!! A Scottish werewolf?!?! Sounds very intriguing!!! I really want to read this book!! Hope to win!!! Thanks for the great giveaway!!! :-)


Barbara E. said...

I enjoy werewolves and the Highlands, so Heart of the Highland Wolf sounds fantastic.

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Sherry said...

I look forward to reading this book. I love all of Terry's books that I've read.


Tore said...

I really want to read this book. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

Jen B. said...

The first time I saw this cover, I fell a little in love. Then I saw the blurb and I knew I had to have it. I am so excited about this giveaway!

wanda f said...

Terry is a fantastic author I love her books .Heart Of The Highland Wolf is a must read for me .The cover for this book is just beautiful.Thank you for the chance to win .

sasluvbooks said...

Love Shifters and Love Scotland winning Combo!
Sounds Great!

Gabriella Hewitt said...

Gorgeous cover! The blurb has me intrigued. I definitely want to find out more. I mean men in kilts, werewolves...I am so there! LOL!

gabriellahewitt at hotmail dot com

Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

Sherry and Wanda, thanks so much for loving my books!

I agree about the cover, ladies. It's the best one ever!

Violent storms last night hit our area so I've had no electricity and am work 2 hours early. argh.

angie lilly said...

The cover is HOT! LOL I would love to win this! I have never read a romance with werewolves before! Thanks so much for the chance!
14earth at gmail dot com

Johanna R Jochum said...

I'm sure any hot Scot would look awesome in a kilt wether he was a bit wolfie or not! LOL! Thanks for sharing today!


Tanya1224 said...

I definitely think Highlanders are a hero just as they are. I love men in kilts and the accent is to die for. I told my husband I'd love to visit the castles in Ireland and he just gave me the look...he knows I love scottish men..lol Just to look at ;) Terry thanks so much for your service..my husband is 8 yrs from retirement in the Army and we're also in TX at the moment =) Thanks so much for the contest and I'd love to read your book.

Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

Angie, hope you enjoy!

I agree, Johanna!

Ah, Tanya, thanks so much! Good luck to you and your husband with the military--it's hard on families too! You're not at Fort Hood, are you? That was my first assignment!

As to your husband, see, military guys are just as hot, he just needs to wear a kilt for you...to satisfy another dream!!! :)

And I totally agree about the brogue! I love it!

Beverly said...

I love Terry Spear too! Please enter me. Old follower

Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

Thanks so much, Beverly! You made my day! :)

latishajean said...

This sounds so good can't wait to read it! What a great giveaway thank you so much!
tishajean@ charter.net

Tanya1224 said...

Terry...thanks for the reply. Yes we are at Ft. Hood. We just crossed over from AF to Army so this is our first assignment in the army. I so wished my husband would put on a kilt but he said absolutely not =) He's got the hard body to from all the exercise but he's to manly for the skirt. So I just have to read about it =)

Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

Thanks, Latisha!

Tanya, hope you like the area. When I was there, they didn't even have a mall, so we had to go to Temple or Austin to shop! Hmm, about the kilt...just tell him it's like wearing shorts, except...cooler. :)

Cybercliper said...

I have been a fan from the very first book and really look forward to shifter hotties in kilts - er, Scotland - I mean Scotland! annhonATaolDOTcom

Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

Thanks, Cybercliper and I so know what you mean, lol!

Anonymous said...

A Scottish werewolf - love it. Can't wait to read the book!

Edi Ojeda (ediojeda@comcast.net)

Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

Thanks, Edi!! :)