Monday, March 26, 2012

Guest - Terry Spear

Good morning all! Today we have a short interview with Terry Spear, author of those fantastic wolf shapeshifter stories. Her publisher, Sourcebooks, is sponsoring a giveaway of 2 copies of A SEAL in Wolf's Clothing (US & Canada only). Check out the Lynda Again section to see how to enter the drawing.

1.       What one thing would you want your readers to remember from your book?
TS: That deep down, though we think we know ourselves, or maybe we know ourselves better than we want to let on, that sometimes accepting our frailties and dealing with them, can help us to overcome our obstacles and find our dream.

2.       What themes do you like to write?
TS: Forbidden love! I find it sort of reoccurs in several of my stories. Also, that women can do anything they put their minds to if they give themselves half the chance. That people can change, even if they believe they are the way they are and have been this way too long to change…they can. Half the battle is recognizing that a transformation needs to be made.

3.       Your book is being made into a movie, regardless of cost, where should it be filmed?
TS: Oregon. A SEAL in Wolf’s Clothing is set on the Oregon coast, and it’s a beautiful place to visit. It seemed perfect for a SEAL also!

4.       In the movie form of your book, who plays the hero? Or the heroine? And why?
TS: Unknowns. I love the underdog, so I would like to see a new actor and actress on the scene. Sometimes the actor seems to be the same person whether he’s a police investigator, knight, family man, or assassin. Different costume, same character. So I would love to have unknowns in the leading roles. I know, it wouldn’t make for a blockbuster movie…but I still love the underdogs. What can I say?

5.       What is the ONE novel you think everyone should read?
TS: The one that appeals to them the most! I’m an eclectic reader and so I read a variety of different books all the time. I couldn’t say what others might like. I work at a library and have to recommend books, and so what I do is look up an author on Amazon, and find out what readers are buying besides that one author’s works to find similar reads, especially when it’s a genre I don’t read. So what should anyone read? Whatever appeals to them the most!

6.       Who is your favorite character in ALL the books you've written? Why?
TS: I can’t say because my favorite characters are the ones I’m working on right that moment. I get so involved in their lives that they are real. Each and every one of them. Their weaknesses, their strengths, who they are as a person. They’re not just flat characters written in ink, but real people who deserve real love. :) So right now, I’m concentrating on Tom in his story, one of the Silver brothers from Destiny of the Wolf. And Cearnach and his story from Heart of the Highland Wolf, The Highland Wolf Wedding.

7.       Who is your favorite character in ALL the books you've read? Why?
TS: Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind. She was so awful! I wanted her so to love Rhett Butler and give up that lame Ashley! But her characterization was so memorable that it’s always stuck with me. I always think of her standard: I’ll just think about it tomorrow and how so unlike her I am! But how sometimes I’d like to just say that—I’ll just think about it tomorrow and for today, not worry about anything I don’t wish to concern myself with for the rest of the day!


Her instincts tell her he's dangerous...
While her overprotective brother's away, Meara Greymere's planning to play—and it wouldn't hurt to find herself a mate in the process. The last thing she needs is one of his SEAL buddies spoiling her fun, even if the guy is the hottest one she's ever seen...

His powers of persuasion are impossible to resist...
Finn Emerson is a battle-hardened Navy SEAL and alpha wolf. He's a little overqualified for baby-sitting, but feisty Meara is attracting trouble like a magnet...

As the only responsible alpha male in the vicinity, Finn is going to have to protect this intriguing woman from a horde of questionable men, and definitely from himself...

Experience the sensual, action-packed, critically acclaimed world of Terry Spear, author of a Publisher's Weekly Best Book of the Year…
Terry Spear has written 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

-- Lynda Again
   As I said above, Sourcebooks is offering a giveaway of A SEAL in Wolf's Clothing to two lucky Star-Crossed Romance readers. Here's how to enter the drawing. 
1) Leave a comment here AND leave a comment on the review
2) Make sure you include your email addy with your comments
3) On Friday, I'll have my alien kitten, Wookie, pick a winner.

Good luck and have a Blessed Day!


DawnM said...

Great interview, the book sounds good Terri. I like the idea of a wolf as a Seal.



Linda Andrews said...

I love your books Cindy. This sounds like another keeper. How many books do you plan for the series?

Linda@lindaandrews dot net

Pauline Baird Jones said...

Fun questions and answers! Thanks for taking the time!

Trisha said...

Thanks for the interview, too, Lynda and Terry!

tgail.2 (at) gmail (dot) com

Terry Spear said...

Thanks so much for having me once again at Star Crossed Romance, Lynda!

Thanks, Dawn, he's definitely a hot SEAL...wolf!

Not sure, Linda. I've had several requests for some of the 2ndary characters from A SEAL in Wolf's Clothing. :) Right now I have 13 wolf books either published, finished and ready for publication, or contracted. :)

Thanks, Pauline! It was fun doing it!

Thanks, Trisha!

leann said...

I totally love this series. Ms. Terry's books have a way of drawing you into the stories. I feel I know the characters.

Phyllis M said...

Oh my....two of my fave authors together on one page!!! :) Thank you Lynda for having Terry and Terry, as always it is such a pleasure. I love your wolves and I am sure that Finn will be just as amazing as the others. :) Terry, hope you get the internet back at work soon! Glad your daughter and hubby are home safe and sound from their Honeymoon!!! Have an inspiring day, ladies
brandypm (at)optonline (dot) net

Victoria said...

I love the SEAL wolf combination. I also agree a film would be best made in OR. It's so lush and beautiful there.
Thank you.


Amber said...

i would love to own a copy of a seal in wolfs clothing. please place me in the drawing.

Terry Spear said...

Thanks so much, Leann! I'm so glad you're enjoying the story and feeling as though you're part of the pack! That's what I really aim for! :)

Thanks, Phyllis! They loved their honeymoon, and the only disappointment was that I couldn't go along with them to...well, you know, take pictures or something useful. LOL I'm thrilled you're loving the wolves!

Yes, I so agree, Victoria. I loved hiking in the woods there. It was a like a fairy wonderland. :)

Amber, good luck.

Tamara Hoffa said...


Terry Spear said...

Thanks, Tamara! I get it from my dad. He would always be telling us something he would say to his coworkers and the first thing we would ask, "Did they laugh?"

Na said...

I like the setting for your book. I've never been to Oregon but I've been near it and what I have seen of it seems fitting for a SEAL wolf to call home. Very scenic and large areas of open place.