Friday, March 30, 2012

GUEST AUTHOR POST & GIVEAWAY - Romancing the Wolf by Terry Spear



Romancing the Wolf
By Terry Spear

Wolves don’t need to be romanced. Did you know that? They don’t need to be wined and dined and given Valentine’s Day cards, or taken on honeymoons, or…

At least that’s what Meara says when Finn tells her he’s not a romantic kind of guy. But you see, there’s romance and there’s ROMANCE.

Which would you prefer? A man who takes you out dancing and out to dinners, but when he wrecks the car and breaks your ankle, he leaves you sitting in the hospital waiting to see a doctor, alone, because…he felt so badly about it? True story, my mother’s when she was in her twenties and the guy was her fiancĂ©. End of relationship. What would happen if after they married, she got pregnant, she wondered. He’d run off after dumping her at the hospital because he felt so badly that he caused it and she was in pain again?

So definitely, there’s got to be more to a relationship then just the dating scene. The guy can’t run off and leave the heroine at the first sign of danger.

Shooting starts, Finn tackles Meara to the floor, loses his towel, and his naked body is pressed against her clothed one. Meets criteria of protecting heroine?

Check.

He has to be willing to take risks for the heroine. They’re being tailed, he’s thinking her clothing is bugged, he gives her much more than a once over…searching for the bugs, and she’s thinking he’d better find one or else. Wolfishly heroic?

Check.

She’s hungry, he fixes her a steak on the grill, moonlit night on the beach, but it doesn’t stop there…he makes her s’mores, because she has a love for all that chocolaty marshmallowy graham cracker delight, and he loves to see her enjoy them. It’s not about him and what he’d love, but about her and what she’d love. Sitting in a crowded restaurant isn’t half as romantic as this getaway with him, while danger lurks everywhere. Romantic?

Check.

Wolves are territorial. It doesn’t matter if some other wolf might be trying to help Finn out with protecting Meara. There are wolf rules that need to be honored. You don’t break into a safe house and fix yourself a cup of coffee, but it’s more than that. It’s the fact that Bjornolf (pronounced Bee-your-nulf), might be scoping out your she-wolf, and that’s not going to be allowed. Bjornolf doesn’t even know what hit him, Finn’s so fast to react and set the rules. Some wolves are too stubborn to take a hint though. Protective?

Check.

Finn had arrived to protect both Hunter and Meara from the threat to the SEAL team after having contacted the other members of their team. But Meara’s the only one who’s on her own, and fearing she’ll be targeted to get to her brother, Finn is determined to see her safe. Even though he’s way over qualified for a wolf-sitting job. Loyal?

Check.

Bedtime can be a whole ‘nother experience. Things are getting way too hot between Meara and Finn, when they both know this isn’t a good idea, so she opts to sleep on the couch. He doesn’t want her that far away when he’s supposed to be protecting her. She places pillows between them. There’s not enough room for him on the bed. The pillows go on the floor. Decisive when decisions are important?

Check.

Okay, so alpha wolves are hot and live by different rules in our society, but who wouldn’t want to be romanced by a SEAL like Finn??? Sure, you might not get a Valentine’s Day card, and he might balk about a honeymoon, but the showers you share can make up for it all… SEALs LOVE the water.

Hope you enjoyed a romp with a SEAL-wolf, who, by his own admission, doesn’t have a romantic bone in his body, but his actions tell a whole different story.

Yum.


Terry Spear
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy IS reality.”


ABOUT THE 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/.

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The new exciting addition to Terry's Heart of the Wolf series is A SEAL in Wolf's Clothing
Available NOW!!!!

With the ultimate alpha male hero-werewolf Finn Emerson, Navy SEAL-bestselling author Terry Spear ratchets up the heat in the new installment in her hugely popular paranormal romance series. 

Meara Greymere is in charge of the cabin rentals on the rugged Oregon coastline, so her brother and his mate could take a delayed honeymoon. But while Hunter is away, the she-wolf intends to play—she just has to convince the right alpha male to rent one of the cabins, and she’ll take it from there. But when Finn Emerson arrives with every intention of pretending to be her lover, she's not going to take this lying down. She knows he'll tell her brother what she's up to and put an end to her game.

Finn Emerson is an ex-Navy SEAL, formerly one of Hunter Greymere’s team members, and now he's trying to track down a gray wolf, who's already made an attempt on one of their team member's lives. Finn believes Hunter will be targeted next, only to discover Hunter is off with his mate on a honeymoon, and he fears Hunter’s sister is in grave danger. But the former SEAL soon learns protecting the unpredictable sexy she-wolf is a mission and a half and protecting her isn’t all he wants to do.


Heart of the Wolf Series
Shown in reading order
Printable List of all of Terry's Books





GIVEAWAY!!

We are so excited here at Paranormal Addicts!!  Sourcebooks is offering TWO copies of A SEAL in Wolf's Clothing for this giveaway.  So that means there will be Two lucky winners!!

Paranormal Addicts would like to thank Terry Spear and Sourcebooks for being so generous with their time and prizes.  Please checkout their websites, they both have great books to offer!


To enter:  Answer this question:  How do you like to be romanced?

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12 comments:

  1. Thanks so much, ladies, for having me!!! :)

    I hope you're all prepared to romance a wolf yourself now! :)

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  2. All of your books sound very interesting! Looking forward to reading them.

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  3. Terry, really enjoyed Romancing the Wolf!
    My idea of being romanced is coming home to my man, and a totally empty house, having dinner in front of the fireplace, some wine, getting naked and letting the fires burn!! :)

    Ladies, have a wonderful day, and thank you.
    brandypm (at) optonline (dot) net

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  4. Awesome post! Finn is very romantic whether he wants to be or not. :) We all want a tough but sweet guy protecting us, right?

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  5. Wendi, thanks! Hope you enjoy them!

    Phyllis, Thanks so much! Sounds awfully good! :) Have a super day and night with that wolf of a man!

    Vonda, thanks!!! I soooo agree! He is VERY romantic! I have to agree....even if he doesn't think he is!

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  6. Thanks for ther giveaway.

    Love it when I find a new author.

    My ideal of Romance is a quite dinner at home with the one you love.

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  7. Congrats on the new release!

    I cant really answer the question as I dont feel I have really experienced it yet.

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  8. Thanks, Donna! Ah, well, see, you must make one up then!! :) Or read mine and pretend you are in the crushing arms of one romantic, hunky wolf! :)

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  9. Well...let's start with my man running me a nice hot bubble bath. Then he lights some candles and leaves me to soak a while...before coming back to join me with a couple of glasses of chilled champagne. He then picks up a bar of scented soap and rubs it between his hands to work up a good lather, then... ah, ah, ah, I think I'll let your imagination take it from here ;)

    barbbattaglia @ yahoo.com

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  10. I love to be romanced with a quiet night at home with hubby, alone! Hey, with 4 kids, I'll take what I can get heh heh. Hubby does leave me little love notes all over, and this is after 17 years of marriage. Thanks for the giveaway! I've not read this author but her books look very good. Would be a great way to start the series!
    -Dawn aka dawnmomoffour
    thedoyle6@rogers.com

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  11. Really want to try this series! Finn sounds awesome! I think the nicest thing would to seclude your self at an out of the way table in the bar or take a walk outside away from everyone else so you can just talk, get to know each other and other things ;-) No need for grand meaningless gestures just the full attention and the time of the man you're out with!
    suzi1811 (at) fsmail (dot) net

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