Thursday, August 26, 2010

Guest Blog and Giveaway with Terry Spear

This guest author and giveaway is not part of Michigan month at Fang-tastic Books

Lupus in Love The Mating Behavior of Werewolves

First, I just want everyone to know that werewolves normally get to know each other in their human forms before they mix it up much as wolves.

Here is Cassie Roux’s take on the matter:

“She hated believing they [Leidolf Wildhaven’s pack] thought she was fooling around with a lupus garou as a wolf before she’d even made his acquaintance as a human. Not that she intended to see any of these people again, but… still, she did have some pride.” – From Seduced by the Wolf, Terry Spear © 2010

There are social norms, after all, among werewolves.

I was asked in a Portland newspaper interview if I ever “show” my werewolves making out in their wolf forms. No. This is not to say they don’t. But just that I don’t show that part of their nature. Some things are just more private than others.

Did you know real wolves sometimes go off to a more secluded spot to get more—frisky? Not always. I did see a case where other wolves were watching. You know only one can have a mate in a pack normally. So all the others get to do is watch.

That’s the good thing about being a werewolf. All can have a mate, if they can find one.
Werewolves can have flings with humans, but when they settle down with a werewolf mate, that’s it. No other woman/man will ever make them stray. They’re devoted to their mate. It’s the wolf part of their psyche. One wolf mate per wolf.

But yes, there was a documented case where a wolf had two wolf mates at the same time. He was a wolf bigamist. But normally, no. One wolf mate per wolf. Of course, there always has to be an exception to the rule.

As far as lupus garous in love, they do the usual: go out on dates—dinners, dancing nice and close, play games—the more physical kind, not board games, and swim, when they can.

In Dreaming of the Wolf (Fall 2011), Jake Silver wanted to take Alicia Greiston to the drive-in for a nice movie date. He’s a wolf, what can I say??? And in Wolf Fever (December 2010), Chester Ryan McKinley offers to have a date at his room at the bed and breakfast while he curls up with Carol Wood to watch a movie. But Darien Silver, her pack leader, gives him a wry, knowing smile and suggests a date at the tavern where he and his pack members can keep an eye on him.

In Seduced by the Wolf (in stores now!), Leidolf’s tack is to play with Cassie as a wolf. And being the kind of guy he is, he lets her pin him down in a sexy kind of werewolf game of wrestling, wolf-style. Now for wolves to bare their throat to another is the ultimate in showing trust.

But the courting is tantamount to prompting the mutual agreement between two werewolves that they will love and cherish each other forever. And since they live a long time, it’s important that they are really compatible. Which means there’s a lot of give and take, like there has to be in any relationship. So when Leidolf wants Cassie to agree to mate him, she sets down some perimeters. With an alpha male, no less! But if he wants her…

Well, that’s what’s fun about falling in love with a lupus garou. Working out the details. Except that sometimes the workout makes the two forget what they were disagreeing about in the first place.

Ahh, such is the life of living as a werewolf. Now, some packs still have a gathering—a coming out of the wolf, just like in days of old for humans, and even in many places in the world still today, where women who are of age are now available in the wedding mart. Wolf Fever has such a gathering because Darien wants Carol Wood to have a mate, but that’s another story. Because they live so long, many of their traditions continue to be honored in the packs.

Unfortunately, Jake’s still looking for a drive-in movie close enough to take Alicia to in Dreaming of the Wolf. And Ian MacNeill of Heart of the Highland Wolf (Spring 2011) gets pretty frisky on a hike through his native countryside with romance werewolf author, Julia Wildthorn. While Leidolf of Seduced by the Wolf, enjoys fishing with Cassie. And well, as you can see, werewolves are just like real people. They all have their own ways to be with the one they love.

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

If you perchance were to meet one of these veritable hunks, what would your kind of date be like?

Thanks to everyone who takes the time to drop by and say hi!



His first priority is to protect his pack…

Werewolf pack leader Leidolf Wildhaven has just taken over a demoralized pack. With rogue wolves on the loose causing havoc and the authorities from the zoo suddenly zeroing in on the local wolf population, the last thing he needs in his territory is a do-gooder female, no matter how beautiful and enticing she is…

She’ll do anything to help wolves…

Biologist Cassie Roux has dedicated her life to protecting wolves in the wild. On a desperate mission to help a she-wolf with newborn pups, the last thing Cassie needs right now is a nosy and entirely too attractive werewolf pack leader trying to track her down…

With rogue wolves and hunters threatening at every turn, Cassie and Leidolf may find their attraction the most dangerous force of all…

About the Author

A retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, 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.

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Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

Off to work to move our library some more...argh! I'll drop by later to say hi! Have a super day!

Jessica said...

Don't enter me in the give away..I already own Seduced, it's a great book. I'm just here to support one of my fave authors. Hi Terry!

What would a date with a Werewolf hunk be like? Hummm...a mid-night picnic, under a full moon. Gotta get those hormones a raging! lol

Bethie said...

I think a good date would be dinner and a movie, as long as the moon isn't full!

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writtenwyrdd said...

For a date with a were anything I'd probably want to talk a lot and hang out. Probably go to a coffee shop and listen to folk music. If he can handle that, I would know he's willing to compromise. :)

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cait045 said...

I would love a very fun active date like paintballing or rock climbing with a hot guy who I could get sweaty with.


debbie said...

I would go out to dinner, share a nice rare steak, and then go for a nice walk in the moonlight.

Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

Thanks, Jessica!!! :)

Wow, everyone has such different date ideas with a werewolf. The good thing is there are so many different werewolves, everybody's desires can be accomodated!!! :)

And Bethie, they can change even when the moon isn't full. But they're a lot of fun in their wolf coats too!

Paranormal Haven said...

I'd like to go on a date with Luc from the Demonica series or one of Moira Rogers' weres. Love those alpha males.

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*yadkny* said...

I love the cover of this book and I've seen the rest and they are all fantastic!! As far as a date with a werewolf... it would be great to do a picnic under the stars and moon and then a midnight skinny dipping. We'll just let nature takes its course after that:)

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Tina Folsom said...

A great date with a werewolf? Go out for a bite or two? Just joking. I think a walk in the woods sounds just fine ...

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Robin K said...

I am not picky. Any kind of date would work, a walk through the woods, all you can eat buffet perhaps some moon gazing :)

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Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

yadkny, just what I had in mind!!

LOL, Tina, yes a bite to eat...hmm

Robin, I snapped a shot of a blood red moon the other morning--and thought how romantic it would have been to be on a nice wolf run with a mate early.

elaing8 said...

A date...maybe a night time concert in the park under the moon and stars with a picnic dinner and wine.And talking to get to know one another.

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marian said...

i think a nice night out eating dinner w/ a werewolf would be a good date as long as it isn't a full moon out lol

Sherry said...

I think a good date would be going out to dinner and then going for a walk. I love your books and I've been hooked on them since I read the first one.

Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

Thanks for the nice date ideas, ladies!

And, Sherry, thanks so much! I'm thrilled you're enjoying the series. If you ever need autographed book plates, just send me an SASE. :)

booklover0226 said...

As long as the date didn't include chasing down humans and chewing on them, I would be gamed for anything!

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Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

My werewolves are much more interested in their dates then chasing down humans to chew on! Heavens! :) LOL

Estella said...

I love this series!
Dinner and a walk in the moonlight would be a perfect date.

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Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

Thanks, Estella! If you're ready, I can hook you up with one! :)

Andrea I said...

I just wanted to say how much I enjoy Terry's books. I won one and was hooked after that.

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Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

Ah, thanks so much, Andrea! I never know if these contests are worth it! :) Thanks for sharing!

Alicia0605 said...
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Alicia0605 said...

I think a good date would have to be dinner and dancing followed by a nice walk thru the woods on a full moon!!


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TheBookishSnob said...

I'd love a date where we'd walk along the beach at night and as we lay in the sand, stare up at the stars talking. Sighhhh

Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

Dancing can be really nice...and hot, Alicia! Yep, that would work.

Bookishsnob, that's what Meara was thinking--a trip to the beach under the light of the moon and a sprinkling of stars..only she's got a assassin and a pesky Navy SEAL who are putting a crimp in her date plans. :)

Meredith said...

I think my date would involve a night in with lots of heavy petting and some panting. :)

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Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

Meredith, you definitely have the right idea when it comes to wolfish kinds of dates. They love petting and panting. LOL :)

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Martha Lawson said...

I would love to win this one. It sounds really good!

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Linda Henderson said...

I'd go for the dinner and movie, I'd make sure and check the moon position though.

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stacey said...

If I was on a Date With a werewolf it Would be a wild one.So I would say a Movie at my Place
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CrystalGB said...

Terry's book sounds great. I love wolves. :)
I think a great date with a werewolf would be hiking, followed by a picnic under the stars.

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Lori said...

I think it would be fun to spend the day at a festival or day event,something...with BBQ, shows, games booths, perhaps a fair of sorts...

JenM said...

I'd love to go trail running with a werewolf. He could be in human or wolf form, but we'd end up at a lake so we could jump in and cool off.

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Beth said...

Would love to win this book.

Date with a werewolf--An evening picnic on the nearby beach and a slow walk home through the woods between here and there. Maybe a little warmth sharing as the coastal area I live in can get very cool at night.
Hey with a werewolf around I could actually go outside at night without worrying about the bear that is roaming our neighborhood.

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Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

Hey, Linda, I have to warn you! Some of my werewolves are not bound by the moon! :)

Stacey, what kind of movie would put you in a wolfish mood?

Crystal GB, thanks!

Lori, sounds like fun. :)

JennM, I'd like that!

Hmm, Beth, in Heart of the Wolf, they had to tangle with a bear...dicey business that! :)

Lisa R/alterlisa said...

The first part of our date would consist of a meal, at a steak house where we would both enjoy our steaks rare to med-rare. This would be followed by a frisky sport event.

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Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

Hmm, Lisa, the steaks sound great. And the frisky business? Well, my imagination's running amok! :)

katsrus said...

A Date with A Werewolf~I think we would go find some nature areas and take long walks. Find beautiful things like waterfalls.
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Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

Thanks so much, katsrus!