Was it a Wolf? Or a Regular Guy?
By Terry Spear
Can you imagine being financially set, and then some swindler takes all of your savings? That you’ve built up for years?
That’s what happens when Guthrie MacNeill has it on good authority to invest some of the clans’ money in a rip-off investor’s scheme. He’s not the only one. The man has ruined many big-time investors.
Not only is he a big crook, he’s a wolf—gray werewolf. And Duncan MacNeill is out to get him and return the money to the pack.
One of the things Scots were known for was hospitality. If someone wanted lodging for the night, their home was open to you. Historically. With the clan being a werewolf pack, the pack isn’t quite that willing to allow outsiders to stay within the castle walls.
You see, in a paranormal world, the rules aren’t always the same as what everyone else lives by. A crook like Silverman would go to prison, if he was only a human. But a werewolf can’t go to prison. Orange jumpsuits don’t work well on wolves.
It’s fun combining a paranormal world with a real one. I took all the excursions on Grand Cayman Island that Duncan and Shelley did. When I visited there, I had no idea someday it would become the playground of a couple of werewolves, or that they would face danger, run as wolves there—I can’t even imagine having run into a couple of wolves on the beach or snorkeling with them!
They did all the normal touristy things like even shop in a boutique.
Yet they don’t see things exactly like we do. The forest is closed at night, but do they care? Why does she want to return at night? To see the moonlight stretched across the fronds of a palm tree. A tree that has special meaning.
Oh, yeah, we might think it’s cool, but to the wolf in her, it means something even more.
Can you imagine if you could smell emotions on someone? We can, we just don’t realize it. But animals recognize it and use these smells to keep them safe or to learn if another is interested in them.
We smell the more pungent odors—the ocean, fish…but the wolves… Now they smell the intrigue, or fear, or anger emanating off another. And this will color their world differently from ours. We have to rely on somebody’s body language, voice. The wolves will too, but they also identify emotions from smell.
We visit an ocean paradise, and we do breathe in these new smells, enjoying them, adding to our experience there. And the wolves do, too. Only they can smell so much more. Like when he smells a whiff of she-wolf at the airport, and he’s instantly looking for her.
Such is the way of wolves…and in this case, hot and sexy werewolves.
So remember, the next time you take a trip somewhere and you think that the couple across from you at the restaurant are just like you…think again. They might just love to run beneath the full moon at night, and howl their contentment.
Have you ever been somewhere that you might have run into a werewolf or two?
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A HOWL FOR A HIGHLANDER BY TERRY SPEAR – IN STORES FEBRUARY 2013
A Highland Wolf on a Mission...
Duncan MacNeill is hell-bent on catching the thief who's stolen the clan's fortune and run off to Grand Cayman Island. Duncan has rarely left his homeland and he couldn't care less about an island paradise. He never expected to find a beautiful distraction who will show him just how appealing paradise can be...
Meets a Dangerous Distraction...
Lone wolf and botanist Shelley Campbell headed to the island to study the old growth forests. She didn't count on meeting a handsome Highlander who can't keep his paws off her.
Praise for Terry Spear:
"Intense and swoon-inducing...The chemistry is steamy."—USA Today Happy Ever After
"Fascinating characters and an exciting, action packed plot."—RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars
"Intriguing...The queen of werewolf drama Terry Spear provides a powerful take of love and war."—Midwest Book Review
"Highlanders and werewolves. Be still my heart!"—The Good, the Bad, and the Unread
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 .
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