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Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Author Override: Terry Spear

Author Override is the place where authors take the reins and take you on a journey into their world. Some may allow you into their private writing dens. Others may take you along with them on research trips or interviews. Whatever the case may be, sit back, relax and enjoy the ride because here you’ll get an in-depth look into an author’s musings.

A Day with a Jaguar Shifter 
by Terry Spear

Who wants a run of a mill guy? Someone who works his 9-5 job, who comes home, makes a meal or waits for you to make it, and then goes off to play a video game, or watch a movie—with or without you—because all that matters is that HE enjoy his free time after work, or reads a paper or a book. Or goes off to a bar to join the guys. Or to a card game. Or a ball game.

Let’s say you’ve decided to take a trip to the Amazon to see the wild and colorful orchids, or see monkeys swinging from the trees, to splash in a waterfall or go canoeing on the Amazon River. Or swim with the pink dolphins.

Something fun and different. Something that will take you away from your humdrum everyday life.

Let’s say you get horribly lost because your guide has abandoned you, saying he’s going to keep the bad guys from coming after you. You know something of survival, but in the Amazon?

Let’s say you come across Connor who is spending his days enjoying the wilder side of his nature, as a jaguar, and he’s off catching a meal for him and his twin sister, Maya, and he comes across YOU.

First impressions?

He’s a jaguar. What do you think of that? Cat got your tongue? Surprise? Terror? Where’s the closest tree to climb?

But the big cats can climb trees too.

What if you both end up in the tree?

So there you go. First meeting, you go tree climbing. But you’ve injured yourself and a jaguar can’t take you to his secret hideaway deep in the jungle. He leaves his sister to watch over you AND make sure you don’t have any idea of running away where he’d have to go hunt you down. Maya is a jaguar too, so you’re not about to argue with the other big cat and so you stay put.

Connor returns as his human self. He looks a lot safer. And being the kind of heroic guy he is, he’s going to carry you all the way through the jungle to his home away from home because you’re injured. He intends to let you sleep in his bed, while he sleeps on the enclosed deck because that’s the way of heroes. But his sister has other plans. She wants the two of you to get to know one another. Intimately. Not happy about it, Connor takes his sister’s bed, knowing she’s up to no good. How can a jaguar shifter get involved with a human? He can’t.

But already, he’s proven to you that he can help you out in a pinch, and provide you with shelter. Next, food is on the agenda. He hunts for it—ancient catfish, caiman, you name it, he can get it. And he can cook too! Every good hero should be able to cook.

Oh, I know, some women are stuck with husbands who can’t cook anything (but believe me, it’s a ploy). All the men in my life cooked, and my son does, too. So men like to cook and women love them for it. Not that we don’t like to cook also, but when we need a break, they’re there for us.

So where were we? Shelter, food comes with water, and protection.

Every story should be populated with bad stuff. So here come the bad guys. Now, if you had a guy who was a couch potato, would he suit up and get ready to fight off the bad guys? In the jungle? Maybe or maybe not.

Connor’s ready. Kathleen’s not a fraidy cat though. She’s a former Army officer. She might not have big teeth or claws she can draw on, but she knows how to shoot a weapon.

What else. Ah, yes, my favorite, and so I’ve heard from some reviewers, the waterfall scene. Cleanliness is next to…well, the best thing since air conditioning in a hot climate like I live in—Texas.

But the waterfall wouldn’t be half the fun if you didn’t have one hot jaguar shifter helping you to shower. I mean, just think, you standing in said waterfall getting wet. Sure, you’d feel invigorated, loving to get clean, etc. But then envision yourself with Connor as he’s stripping off all your clothes…hmm…I have to go back and reread the scene…

Who would want to go back to the old humdrum life after that???

Forget getting under the covers in a bed surrounded by netting. Although that’s great too. But the waterfall is one really special place to be with one hot sexy jaguar shifter.

Now, I ask you, are you ready to toss caution aside and spend a day with a jaguar as hot as Connor?

HE’S getting ready for you!


USA Today bestselling author Terry Spear has captured hearts worldwide by wrapping the realities of nature into the glorious romance of the wild. Now, she turns her award—winning imagination from the sexy werewolf hunt to the intense sizzle of jaguar shape-shifters.

As a jaguar he is graceful and gorgeous...

Speedy and stealthy...

Fierce, independent, and wild..

As a man he is passionate and powerful...

Willful and wonderful...

And he'll stop at nothing to protect what's his...

About the Author

Bestselling and award-winning author Terry Spear has written a couple of dozen paranormal romance novels and two medieval Highland historical romances. Her first werewolf romance, Heart of the Wolf, was named a 2008 Publishers Weekly’s Best Book of the Year, and her subsequent titles have garnered high praise and hit the USA Today bestseller list. A retired officer of the U.S. Army Reserves, Terry lives in Crawford, Texas, where she is working on her next werewolf romance and continuing her new series about shapeshifting jaguars.
For more information, please visit www.terryspear.com, or follow her on Twitter, @TerrySpear. She is also on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/terry.spear . To purchase Savage Hunger, please visit Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and all other major booksellers.

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Cheryl S. said...

Terry Spear is an amazing author! Thank you so much for this giveaway :)

cutiephinphin said...

I've not read any of Terry's books but I'm sure intrigued by this one. There's not many cat shifters so I'm definitely checking this out.

Terry Spear said...

Thanks so much, Cheryl!! I hope you love Savage Hunger and the start of the jaguar series!

Cutiephinphin, thanks so much! Hope you check it out and fall in love!

Lady D said...

Zomg. I want to read this. NOW. xD

Terry Spear said...

LOL, Lady D, hope you love him when you get him!

JeanMP said...

Haven't read any books by Terry, but after reading about this book, going to start.
skpetal at hotmail dot com

Terry Spear said...

I hope you enjoy them when you get them, Jean! Thanks so much!

Rebe said...

I enjoy Terry's books - I'm excited to see this new series!

Terry Spear said...

Ah, thanks so much, Rebe!!! I hope you love the jaguars!!!

erin said...

Thanks for a great post and congrats to Terry on the new release! I'm dying to read her series :)

Beckey said...

Congrats on one book, Terry. I am sure it'll be good as the others I have read and enjoyed (This title is going my TBR pile).
Thanks for sharing :)

pc said...

Will add this to my wishlist...your "Seal" shifter book and love it!
Thanks for the excerpt!

Maria D. said...

Congratulations to Terry on the new series! I am a huge fan of her work and already have this book so I'm not entering the giveaway:) Just wishing her lots of luck and good sales!

Terry Spear said...

Thanks so much, Erin! I hope you love the jaguars! Jaguar Fever, second book in the series is coming out in August. :)

Thanks, Beckey! I'm thrilled you're loving the books! Four out next year!!! I'm really excited about it! Two more Highland wolf stories, and another SEAL, but this time with Bjornolf and Anna in A SEAL Wolf Christmas! That'll be my first Christmas wolf story.

PC, thanks! Did you read To Tempt the Wolf? That was the first of the Oregon Coast wolf pack. A SEAL Wolf Christmas will bring many of the characters back next Oct!

Terry Spear said...

Ah, thanks so much, Maria!!! I'm so delighted you're loving the books!!! Four next year! I couldn't be more excited!!!

SheriV said...

I'm looking forward to getting to Terry's jaguars, I love her wolves.

smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

Terry Spear said...

Thanks, Sheri, for loving the wolves! I hope you find the jaguars just as hot and sexy! Thanks!

Joanne said...

Congrats on the new series. Can't wait to read it. It sounds fantastic.

elaing8 said...

I'm looking forward to reading this book.It sounds so good.Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Martha Lawson said...

This one sounds great!! Can't wait to read it. Thanks for the chance.

Carin said...

I love big cat shifters! Yummy :O) Thanks Carin

powerse said...

oooo I'll definitely be reading this!!

Unknown said...

Thanks for the giveaway; this looks like a very sexy read and the cover is STUNNING.

faefever25 at hotmail dot com

Terry Spear said...

Thanks, Joanne, I'm having fun writing it! Next up, Jaguar Fever!

Elaing, thanks and you're so welcome!

Thanks, Martha! I hope you get the chance to read it!

Carin, they are yummy, aren't they! Sleek, protective, sexy, and in this case, loyal to the core!

Thanks, powerse! Hope you enjoy it!

Thanks, Karen! The cover is gorgeous! It's the only one I have where they have both the heroine and hero on the cover. :)

June M. said...

Great post! If we can get wifi, sign me up to go live in the jungle with a hot shifter ;)

Terry Spear said...

LOL, June, I know the feeling! I'd still want to write my stories! :)

books4me said...

Wow...ready to read the book!

Terry Spear said...

Thanks, books4me! Hope you get the opportunity!

Sherry said...

I love Terry's other books and think this will be a great read.

Terry Spear said...

Hi, Sherry, thanks so much for loving my books! Hope you love the jaguars just as much!!!

Christiane Cardinal said...

Love the cover and the books sounds awesome, Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Sounds amazing! Thank you for the giveaway! :)

Texas Book Lover said...

This series sound fantastic! Looking forward to starting it soon!