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Werewolves and Bigfoot and Hunters, Oh My! With Terry Spear

In this fourth in Spear’s series, Private Eye Cameron MacPherson and Faith O’Mallery are both on quests that lead them into the world of magical wolves…

Cameron arrives in the Canadian Arctic to search for his partners in his P.I. business who are late returning from a hunting trip. Faith is there to discover what her father had seen in the same area years earlier that had made him lose touch with reality—man-wolves, he called them.

The two tumble into an icy world of enemies bent on destroying the lupus garou kind. As they turn into lupus garou themselves, and bond with the pack that only they can rescue from destruction, Cameron and Faith find their soul mates in each other.

Werewolves and Bigfoot and Hunters, Oh My!

What would you do if you were swept up into the world of werewolves and found yourself hunted by those who were looking for the legendary Bigfoot, and decided you were a werewolf, and came after YOU instead?

Life tends to throw little obstacles in our path, creating havoc anyway. The other day I got off work at night and in the 16-degree weather, had a dead battery. One of my co-workers had cables, but alas, we couldn’t locate her battery. A hero stepped into help us. He couldn’t locate her battery either, so moved his truck next to mine, and we jumped the car. The next morning, after cleaning the rods with soda water and charging the battery with a charger all night, I went in to town and got a new battery (the other was 5 years old) and voila, can’t get into work. The lock at the library was frozen. I was in charge, no way to get in.

So yep, life can be full of stumbling blocks and that’s just what happened to Faith O’Mallery as she went into the wintry wilderness in Maine looking for the man who stole her father’s research. Secretive research.

But it didn’t begin there. Well, the theft did, but after that, it was the fact someone seemed to be stalking her, the hotel clerk giving her the key to the wrong room—an occupied room—and not occupied by a family or a single woman either, but a hunk of a hero type.

Yep, so the stumbling block there wasn’t exactly all that bad, at least at first. Until she left her jacket in his room, and locked her key in her own room, and…

Well some will say: stop! This isn’t realistic. But it is! I swear it! Just think back to my car battery going dead, not being able to find my co-worker’s battery, and then the next morning, coming to work and not being able to get in. It went on from there—the electric heat wasn’t working in the library, the water pipe in the men’s bathroom began to leak, three computers locked up without anyone’s express permission, and did I mention I was in charge that day?

So yes…it’s realistic. Have you ever had anyone walk into your hotel room when you were in it? Waving hand here! Twice, I’ve had that happen to me. One time I was in bed, and hadn’t remembered to use the “emergency” lock. The other time, I had, so they couldn’t open the door very far. One time the clerk gave me a key to someone else’s room and they were away for the day. So realistic? Yep!

Now, finding a single hunk in the hotel room, *smile*, that’s a fantasy dream come true. And when he’s going the same direction as Faith into the unknown wilderness to solve his own mysteries—his private investigator partners went on a hunt and never came back—we start the adventure that will change their lives forever.

So if you want to find a wolf that will warm your heart, maybe a werewolf will be the right one for you in Book 4, Legend of the White Wolf! What do you think? Do you believe in werewolves?

Thanks so much for having me, Greta! Hope everyone is staying warm in this wintry time of year!

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A World of Wolves with Terry Spear

ToTemptWolf

Thanks so much, Greta, for having me again! I love the title of your blog, “I Do Not Want to Wait, I Want the Book Now!”

I’m like that, too, enjoying reading an author’s voice, the way she puts words together, the worlds she creates, the way her characters interact, the way she draws me in with conflict and adventure and romance. And once that happens, I do not want to wait! I want the next book now! 🙂

So Greta wanted to know what kind of research I do for my books. You might be surprised! Not only do I read a lot of books about wolves and their behaviors, pack dynamics, individual wolf nuances, but I also research the vegetation in the area, the temperatures for the time of year it is, the topographical maps to learn elevations and where streams, rivers and lakes are. I research websites that talk about particular aspects of the areas I’m writing about, even though I’ve lived in these places, or was a frequent visitor. Why? I don’t remember everything about them, so I need a refresher course. 🙂

Take for instance, I was researching Maine for LEGEND OF THE WHITE WOLF to see if cell phone reception was available in parts of the area I didn’t want to have cell phone reception. Yep, just what I suspected. You go into the woods, leave your Internet cravings behind. No cell phones, no Internet. Perfect for my story. 🙂

When I began working on SEDUCED BY THE WOLF, I envisioned spring and warmer temperatures. This was purposefully set in spring because of the rebirth of flowers and trees, and wild creatures having their offspring. Here in Texas, spring is warm. But in Oregon, I forgot how nippy the weather could be. 🙂 Some of the lakeside areas I thought to set the opening in were still covered in snow! One of the areas was not, although it was still not open until later, around the month of May. So perfect for my hero and heroine to meet.

So doing a little research can change the story!

In DESTINY OF THE WOLF, I wanted a silver mining town that was my very own. I had visited several, and one, Telluride, I had a ball skiing at. In fact, it was the only ski resort I ever skied at that I actually got hot and started stripping out of warm weather gear. Hmm, maybe that’s where I get some of my wolf ideas of stripping in the snow…

While working on a scene for SEDUCED BY THE WOLF, I wanted to know where the wolves’ exhibit is at the Oregon Zoo. They have two gray wolves there. The zoo is backed up on Forest Park. But where is the wolves’ exhibit? Inquiring minds had to know. A map of the zoo is available on a website, but what surrounds the zoo? Google Earth gave me the answer. 🙂

In TO TEMPT THE WOLF, I had to learn about cabins on the Oregon coast, what was allowed. I read about a winter storm where the winds were hurricane strength. I studied the pictures and the road conditions from blogs. Tessa’s brother is incarcerated and I had to learn where he might be in prison. They needed to go to a hospital and I had to know how far away medical services were. The works are fiction, so the places are not absolutely real, although they can be based on real places. In HEART OF THE WOLF, the ranch where the bad alpha leader lives was based on a real ranch for sale in the area. Now, Leidolf of SEDUCED BY THE WOLF lives there. 🙂

Research can add credibility to the incredible world.

Greta also asked if where I live, wolves are abundant. They used to be. In fact, they used to live everywhere. But alas, the closest to where I live are in Louisiana.

Now for the good news! Just for commenting on Greta’s fun blog, you’ll have a chance to win TO TEMPT THE WOLF, or if you prefer, one of the earlier books if you already have this one.

And if you are interested, you can find me at these places:

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Thanks again, Greta, for having me, and thanks to everyone for dropping by and commenting!

Terry Spear

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male.”