1–What’s the name of your latest release?
Night of the Billionaire Wolf
2–What is it about?
Lexi Summerfield built her business from the ground up. But with great wealth comes great responsibility, and some drawbacks Lexi could not have anticipated. Lexi never knows who she can trust. Even on vacation, Lexi has a hard time relaxing. And for good reason—the paparazzi are dogging her, and so is someone else with evil intent. Then Lexi meets bodyguard and gray wolf shifter Ryder Gallagher, who’s also vacationing at Redwood National Park. When the two run into each other on the hiking trails, and then serendipitously rescue two bear cubs, Lexi feels safe for the first time in she can’t remember when. But secrets have a way of surfacing. With the danger around Lexi escalating, Ryder will do whatever it takes to stay by her side…
3–What word best describes your heroine?
4–What makes your hero irresistible?
Sexy, protective, eager to help.
5–Who are the people your main characters turn to when they need help?
Family and Friends
6–What do you love about the setting of your book?
When I was a kid, I remember the wonder of the redwoods. I’m from California originally and I would love to go back and see the forests. So I wanted to use that as a setting for the story—a treasure hunt in one of the most beautiful places in the world.
7–Are you a plotter (follow an outline) or a pantster (write by the seat of your pants)?
Pantster. I can try to come up with a plot, sit for days thinking about it and come up with nothing. I have to write and when I keep writing, suddenly I’ll learn more about the characters and I have it!
8–What is an ideal writing day for you?
Answering my emails, posting pictures I’ve taken and turned into art, and then getting into the scenes and writing like I’m there and I can’t write fast enough to capture the scenes.
9–Do you listen to music while you write, need total silence, or do you have the TV on?
Silence often, but sometimes I’ll listen to Youtube—like Best Epic Music
10–How do you approach research?
Sometimes I research before I write, but most often, I write and then when I’m at a slow point in the story, I’ll do some research on my setting, the look of a house, a menu for a restaurant, the occupational hazards of a job, the weather, crimes, but I also use actual things that I’ve seen or learned through going to the areas or at wolf reserves, etcetera.
11-What is your publishing journey story?
I began by publishing with a small print company for my Highland romance, and another company picked up a couple of my Young Adult paranormal books. Then Sourcebooks gave my first werewolf book a home. I’ve had 28 wolf books published with more to come, and 6 jaguar books published. And I have a cougar shifter series and polar bear series that are indie, plus YA and Highland romance.
12–Do you have critique partners/writing groups you want to give a shout-out to?
Donna Fournier and Darla Taylor who are my beta readers and a great aid to catching a lot of my bloopers.
13–What’re the most frustrating things about being an author?
Only way I can’t come up with the next scene…
14–What’s your favorite scent?
Jasmine. We had the flowers growing over the trellis at one of my homes in the past and I loved walking out and taking a deep breath of the delightful, sweet aroma.
15–What movie will you watch no matter what if it’s on TV?
I was watching Outerbanks, a series, and it gave me an idea for a story.
16–Do you like breakfast, lunch, or dinner best?
Lunch. That’s my big meal. I skip breakfast most of the time and dinner I try to go for light.
17–What’s one thing you wish you knew more about?
Okay, I know this is really weird but when we write we have to show, right? So if we say something smells like something, we should show what it smells like. In a book coming out this September, Joy to the Wolves, I had where humans can’t smell a certain drug they’ve found in a shipment. It’s odorless to us. But dogs can smell it. Since I have that the wolves could smell it, what does it smell like? No one knows. Lol I want to know, just to give an accurate accounting in the book.
18–What’s the silliest thing you’ve recently done?
Drew chalk drawings on my daughter and son-in-law’s fence during the stay-at-home orders. I can do beautiful art with photography and manipulations and textures, but when it comes to hand drawing? lol
19–What can readers expect from you next?
We have Sep 29, 2020: Joy to the Wolves (Red Wolf Series)
Oct 27, 2020: 10th Anniversary of Seduced by the Wolf (with a new novella)
Nov 24, 2020: 10th Anniversary of Wolf Fever (with a new novella)
20–How can readers reach you?
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USA Today bestselling author Terry Spear brings you a shifter world like no other
It’s not easy being a billionaire, a wolf shifter, and a woman…
Lexi Summerfield built her business from the ground up. But with great wealth comes great responsibility, and some drawbacks Lexi could not have anticipated. Lexi never knows who she can trust… Even on vacation, Lexi has a hard time trying to relax. And for good reason—the paparazzi are dogging her, and so is someone else with evil intent.
Then Lexi meets bodyguard and gray wolf shifter Ryder Gallagher, who’s also vacationing at Redwood National Park. When the two run into each other on the hiking trails, and then serendipitously rescue two bear cubs, Lexi feels safe for the first time in she can’t remember when. But secrets have a way of surfacing… With the danger around Lexi escalating, Ryder will do whatever it takes to stay by her side…
Romance Paranormal [Sourcebooks Casablanca, On Sale: May 26, 2020, Mass Market Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9781492697787 / eISBN: 9781492697794]
About Terry Spear
USA Today bestselling author Terry Spear has written over two dozen paranormal romance novels and medieval Highland historical romances. In 2008 HEART OF THE WOLF was named a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. A retired officer of the U.S. Army Reserves, Terry also creates award-winning teddy bears that have found homes all over the world. She lives in Crawford, Texas.