Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Guest Blog with Author Terry Spear and Book Giveaway

The Bite of the Wolf
By Terry Spear

Thanks so much, Roxanne, for having me at Fang-tastic Books today!

From when I was a teen, I was drawn to the dark side of the seductive embrace of the vampire, and have written several vampire romances. But werewolves also had their draw—the man who loved a woman, but had this darker side to him. He shapeshifted during the light of the full moon. Vampires can shapeshift also, and in my books, their preferred form is…the wolf.

So what allure does the wolf have? They have bite, too. :) You know—those killer canines that can end the bad guy’s life. I’m definitely not an advocate of werewolves and vampires running around with guns shooting each other. Leave that to the cop shows or westerns. The teeth are what make the man. :)

And just like the vampire’s bite, a werewolf can make a human one of his kind. In my stories, it runs the gamut of mistakes, to fights, to sexy bites. So yep, the bite is all important in the werewolf world also.

In my vampire stories, they also do a little bit of sword play. An extension of their, ahem, masculinity. And on occasion a werewolf uses silver bullets, but this is just not acceptable.

But why werewolves? Mine, which you can read about in my newest release, To Tempt the Wolf, are not monster-like creatures when they shift, but beautiful wolves who have a human’s conscience. I admit, though, that sometimes that wolfish side takes over when they’re on a hunt. Particularly when the prey is a sexy woman they have their sights set on. And when they’re human, they have their wolf senses, but also wolf instincts. It’s been fun creating a world where so many reviewers comment that the world feels so real, that werewolves could very likely live among us.

Just think, that hunk of a car mechanic who gives you a sexy wink when you’re at your wits end because your car isn’t running, again, could be a werewolf in disguise. Not only does he repair cars, but he cooks meals—steaks a little on the rare side—is protective and possessive, but man, when he makes a commitment, it’s forever.

So if you’re looking for a read a little on the wild side, check out my wolf series and see how a hunk of a werewolf can make for a sizzling hot romantic.

Ready for a giveaway?

Readers have the chance to win- 2 sets of 2 books, that means there will be 2 winners!

Each of the two winners will receive a copy of : Heart of the Wolf and To Tempt the Wolf.

US and Canada addresses only. Just leave a comment answering this question-

What do you think? Can a “wolf” of a man capture your heart?

Thanks again, Roxanne, and to all your readers, good luck with the contest!

You can find me here if you want to join me:


Terry Spear
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male.”

To Tempt the Wolf, In stores September 1, 2009

In this third in the series, wildlife photographer Tessa Anderson must prove her brother innocent of murder charges. But when she discovers a gorgeous naked man barely alive on her beach, she's got a new world of troubles to deal with, not least of which is how he affects her with just a look, a touch, or a whispered word.

Hunter Greymore is a lupus garou, a grey werewolf. Hoping to keep a low profile at Tessa's cabin on the coast, he's drawn into her life—and into her bed. His animal instincts war with his human half, but in the end, the only thing he can do about this fascinating, adorable woman is to leave her forever —unless she becomes one of them.

About the Author

A retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, award-winning author Terry Spear has an MBA from Monmouth College. An eclectic writer, she dabbles in the paranormal as well as writing historical and true life stories for both teen and adult audiences. Spear lives in Crawford, Texas. Her 2008 Sourcebooks Casablanca release, Heart of the Wolf was named a Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly. Destiny of the Wolf and To Tempt the Wolf are in stores now, and more are on the way: The Legend of the White Wolf (February 2010) and Seduction of the Wolf (August 2010). For more information please visit www.terryspear.com or http://twitter.com/TerrySpear!


Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

Thanks again for having me, Roxanne! Good to everyone who comments!

Cyd said...

Hello Terry,

I'll let a “wolf” of a man capture my heart any day, because the one in sheep’s clothing is usually creepy, and far more Psychopathic.


Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

Hi Cyd! I so agree!!! :) Thanks for dropping by!I had a black and white cat like the one you have pictured!

Book Junkie said...

A "wolf" of a man? hum.... ah, yes please ;-).....

I agree with Cyd one in sheep's clothing IS creepy!


cait045 said...

I think it is very possible of a "wolf" of a man to steal my heart. Just because he is a little furry I think I could look pass that.


Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

Hi Book Junkie! I so agree!

And Cait, lol!!! Just keep around a good lint brush. :)

Yvette Davis said...

The way Terry describes such a man, yes! At least I'd like to learn more....

Amy said...

Love those wolf men! They are so wild! YUM! Please enter me in the contest because I really want to read these!

elnice said...

Hi, great interview and reviews. I have never read a book with a wolf as the main character. They seem too grisly, but yours seem to be sweet and seductive. I like that they have a human conscience.

Wanda said...

Yes, I think a "wolf" of a man could capture my heart.

flip said...

Reason why I love werewolvs is they are so alpha male.

flip at tetonvalley dot net

Wenona said...

HI Terry

I am pretty sure a wolf of a man could catch my heart...and so much more LOL

Something about the nature of the beast is a turn on, primal, animal, raw hunger and need

Love it.

Can't wait to read your books, they are in my to-read pile. I am trying to collect them all so I can read them back to back. I love to read a series like that so I don't have to wait between books.

Meljprincess said...

Nope. I couldn't deal with all the huge hairballs!! :-)

Mel K.
Meljprincess AT aol DOT com

elaing8 said...

can a wolf of a man capture my heart? Sure why not!!!They're hot and sexy. :)


Fiction Vixen said...

"The teeth are what make the man."--I just shivered. :)

A "wolf" of a man?--Yes please with extra growling. *blush*

Sheila Deeth said...

I love Cyd's comment!
Your wolves come by their instincts honestly, and I love the way you depict them, especially as they change.


I would love to have a wolf man to capture my heart.


etirv said...

Yes, at least what you see is what you get!


chey said...

Yes, definitely!

Jenny N. said...

Of course he can capture my heart anyday.


Donna [Fantasy Dreamer's Ramblings] said...

I love your view on werewolves and vamps!

Yes - most definitely a 'wolf' of a man could capture my heart & soul!

joder said...

I am not a person who judges someone by their looks. So if they sprout hair on occasion then I wouldn't hold it against them. It's the way they treat me that counts. And since I've known some men who were dogs ((in)fidelity-wise), then I'd much rather go for a wolf.

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

Yvette, absolutely, you'd want him!!

Good luck, Amy!

Elnice, absolutely...not a horror wolf story at all. :) Thanks!

Wanda, me too. :)

Flip, yep, alpha in a totally new way. :)

Wenona, I know what you mean! I find authors that I love their voice, and then go back and get all their books. :)

Meljprincess, don't know what else you're missing out on. Besides, wolves don't have hairballs, only cats do. Now loose hair left around, yep. :)

Elaing8, that's the spirit!

LOL, Fiction Vixen! :) Extra growling coming right up!

Thanks so much, Sheila!!! Glad you're enjoying the stories!

Loretta, super!

Etirv, well said!

Chey and Jenny, great!

Thanks, Donna! Me too!!!

Oh wow, Joder, I so agree with your sentiment!!!

Morning Glow said...

Of course a "wolf" of a man could capture my heart! I think that would be quite yummy. I mean.. good, quite good.

Thanks for stopping by the blog, it was great!!

Morning Glow
ohmorningglow AT aol DOT com

Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

You're welcome, Morning Glow! I've enjoyed everyone's comments!

Estella said...

Love the wolfmen. They are so sexy.


angel28140 said...

I would let only a worthy wolf capture my heart.

-Lisa B.

alicia0605 said...

I would deffinatly go for a "wolf" of a man. I get real cold at night. The furry heat would be all I would need!!

Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

Estella, they sure are!

Angel, these wolves are very worthy! :)

LOL, Alicia...just think if you ever had a prowler in the house? No worry absolutely at all.

SharonJM said...

I like the world that you have created. So much of the normal with a touch of the mystery. Your series are going on buy list. Not any less I win them first.

katsrus said...

Sure could! Sounds a great read. Please enter me.


Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

Thanks, Sharon! Good luck!

And Katsrus? In Book 6, the heroine even has a cat...hmmm, wonder how that's going to work out with her new found wolf status. :)

katsrus said...

Got to love cats. LOL. By the way I forgot to say I love the cover. It's really pretty.