Terry Spear | Fresh New Stories in a Long Running Series
May 9, 2013
How do you keep your fiction fresh when writing a long running and popular series?
The characters are the key. They're not all the same. They're human—to an
extent. And wolves. Or jaguar shifters. They have different lives. Different
pasts. Different futures. They have different needs. Different motivations. The
plots are not the same.
I'm working on book 3 in the Heart of the Jaguar series right now, Jaguar
Heat, and I've been asked often in interviews, "Which hero do you like the
best?" It's always the book I'm working on this very instant because my heart
and soul is in the creation of the characters.
In JAGUAR FEVER, book 2, David Patterson, Wade's
brother—who is the hero in Jaguar Fever—tried to steal the show. I
had to fight with him constantly. My editors fell in love with him. He had to
have his story in book 3. And he's a total character. I've had fans help me with
research, and I have to tell you, we were all laughing so hard, it's been
difficult getting serious with him. :)
He is real. Flesh and blood, and funnier and sexier than should be allowed.
But they all are. Really. The heroine brings it out in them. But they're
different too. Different circumstances. So in A HIGHLAND WEREWOLF WEDDING
(in stores this month!) we have Cearnach, middle MacNeill brother, who is a
leader of men, just like his older brother Ian. And he takes charge when he
needs to. But he's different. Whereas Ian is trying to hold a castle's finances
together and his people at the same time in Heart of the Highland Wolf, Cearnach
has promised a lass he will attend her wedding no matter how angry that might
make the groom and his side of the family in A Highland Werewolf Wedding.
And ends up trying to protect a woman he had attempted to safeguard many years
early, only this time he means to do it right. He was always their cousin
Flynn's good friend, and now Flynn intends to help pay the friendship back in
the only way that suits his reputation and character.
In Duncan's story, A HOWL
FOR A HIGHLANDER, he's a warrior at heart and no woman will distract him
from his mission. Never say never. Right?
So the fun in creating unique stories is to have fun and interesting characters
who have different goals, different jobs, and are just truly distinctive in some
way. Ian is the best swordsman of his clan and wolf pack and shows a
swordsmanship instructor for a movie being held at the castle a thing or two
about real fighting while in battle. Even Duncan shows off his swordsman skills
during a fight with pretend pirates on a pirate cruise in the Caribbean in a
much more humorous way. And Cearnach battles for the woman he loves when he's
fighting with a sword. Though he ends up having to switch to his wolf coat for
the final showdown as they usually do.
But the end game is always different, in distinctive places and with different
With Cearnach, he's wearing a kilt in the beginning and end of the book for my
kilt-loving fans. There's just something about a Highlander in a kilt and when
he's all wolf? Hot!
So are you ready for Cearnach? He's so ready for you! And did you know that
there's another hunky Highland werewolf pack on the horizon? Yep, A Hero of a
Highland Wolf coming in Spring 2014, and looks like Mistletoe, Mayhem and
the Highland Wolf will be out in October in time for Christmas next year!
Are you ready???
A HIGHLAND WERWOLF
WEDDING - IN STORES MAY 2013
On The Run...
After werewolves Elaine Hawthorn and Cearnach MacNeill almost have a head-on
collision on a foggy Highland road, they're pretty well stuck with each other.
It'll be hours before anyone can get there to pull his car out of the ditch and
they both have better places to be.
And Nowhere to Hide From Each Other...
The sexy little American brings out all of Cearnach's big bag protective
instincts. If she thought she was in trouble before, Elaine has no idea what
kind of complications a hot Scot can cause...
Delightful, steamy, and devilishly funny, join the hundreds of thousands of
readers who already discovered that USA Today bestseller Terry Spear delivers a
sizzle worth howling about.
"The two protagonists are well matched in intelligence, and their snappy
dialogue will have readers chuckling from the first chapter on." —Booklist
"The hills of Scotland make a dramatic backdrop for this novel, and the
characters are pleasing and well written." —RT Book Reviews
"A Highland Werewolf Wedding is another shining example of exactly why Terry
Spear is the Queen of the shifter romance."—Night Owl Reviews, 5
Stars, Reviewer Top Pick
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Bestselling and award-winning author Terry Spear has
written over fifty paranormal romance novels and four 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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37 comments posted.
Re: Terry Spear | Fresh New Stories in a Long Running Series
WOW!!! Fifty four books and counting. I don't know how you can come up with the ideas for so many books. Great job.
(Kathleen Yohanna 3:23am May 9, 2013)
i am so excited to read this i love the paranormal romance
books and they sound soooo good
(Denise Smith 4:16am May 9, 2013)
I love tough men in kilts! Can't wait to read this one!
(Hyunjin Jeon 5:48am May 9, 2013)
Ah...Highlanders!!! Ya gotta love those sexy men. I do love Highlander books!!
(Betty Hamilton 5:54am May 9, 2013)
Thanks, Kathleen!!! I have soooo much fun with them!
Thanks, Denise! Hope you have a chance to fall in love with them!
Hyunjin, yes!!!! And when they're wolfish at heart, watch out! :)
Betty, me too. I love Highlanders in any story!
(Terry Spear 7:04am May 9, 2013)
Highlanders in kilts + protectove shifters + laughter = perfect book! Sounds like a winner to me.
(Annetta Sweetko 8:08am May 9, 2013)
Sorry meant protective shifters ... too early for me. LOL
(Annetta Sweetko 8:08am May 9, 2013)
Sounds like an awesome book. A winner!
(Allyson Becker 8:45am May 9, 2013)
I love Highlanders! I'm excited to see a new pack of 'em. :-
(Karin Anderson 8:48am May 9, 2013)
The thought of Highlanders and paranormal romance sounds interesting. I'd love to read it. Thanks so much.
(Bonnie Capuano 9:00am May 9, 2013)
I love highlander books & paranormals. To get both of them in
the same book is a treat. Can't wait to read this one.
(Tina Meissinger 9:36am May 9, 2013)
Love Highlanders and paranormals too! :) What a treat!
(May Pau 10:43am May 9, 2013)
Wow, over 54 books and still a great success with the great
and howling good highlander books. I would love to win this
one for sure. Congrats on all the fantastic reads. Thanks,
(Cecilia Dunbar Hernandez 10:44am May 9, 2013)
all sound great
(Kent Cook 10:55am May 9, 2013)
I have never read a shifter romance before, but from the reviews I've read, and the wonderful posting you made, it's peaked my curiousity!! Since you are the Queen of Shifter Romance, who better to get my feet wet with by reading my first book with?? Congratulations with your latest book, and I hope this is my first of many books to read of yours!!
(Peggy Roberson 10:56am May 9, 2013)
Wow. That is a lot of writing. I can't imagine writing one book much less 54 Congrats.
(Pam Howell 11:00am May 9, 2013)
Being Scottish, I love reading books about Scottish hunks. Congrats on 54 books.
(Aimee Robison 11:28am May 9, 2013)
Highlander + Wolf + Swordfights = SEXY!! Congrats!
(Carla Carlson 12:40pm May 9, 2013)
Always wonderful to see another one of your wolves come to share their story with us... congrats on your newest release and all of your books!
(Colleen Conklin 12:58pm May 9, 2013)
Awe....he had to have his own book....Poor Me....LOL
I mean really it going just kill me to have to read it...and
lord help me when the next one comes...OMG...*Laughing*
It was so hard typing that with a straight face :)
I so look forward to each of your books....!!!!!
Just so enjoyable!!!!!
(Bj Gaskill 1:20pm May 9, 2013)
nice cover pic, book sounds good
(Debbi Shaw 2:39pm May 9, 2013)
This looks like a good one!
(Callie Stuck 4:41pm May 9, 2013)
Wow! So many books and I'm so ashamed I have yet to read any
of them! I need to fix this asap, they all sound amazing!!!
(Jolene Allcock 4:50pm May 9, 2013)
I am just beginning to get into this genre of books and was happy to find such a prolific writer. Can't wait to get a few of your books and start reading.
(Cynthia Blain 5:10pm May 9, 2013)
Anyone looking for werewolf books can sure get there fix here with such a selection from just one author! I can't imagine how you come up with so many good ideas for your stories to keep writing such a huge variety in this genre and do such a fabulous job. Your covers are always absolutely beautiful too. Love paranormal romance and werewolf books. I will be sure to read these new ones!!
(Linda Luinstra 5:43pm May 9, 2013)
(Beatriz Quintela 6:00pm May 9, 2013)
there's nothing better than a highlander romance..... oh wait- werewolf highlander romance AWESOME!!!!!
(Rachael Constant 6:20pm May 9, 2013)
i would really love to win one of her books, never read one yet....
(Kimberly Hoefs 6:32pm May 9, 2013)
Book sounds like a fun read. It may make me a fan of paranormal romance.
(Sheila True 6:53pm May 9, 2013)
These books sound great..haven't read any of them yet. Terry Spear sounds like a terrific author from the number of books she's written and having bestsellers!
(Rich Cook 7:09pm May 9, 2013)
'Delightful, steamy, and devilishly funny' - sounds like my
kind of book!
(Diane Sallans 9:12pm May 9, 2013)
Just Say "Yes" to the Kilt! Yummy!
(Molly Wilsbacher 10:42pm May 9, 2013)
I love a Highlander, especially when he's a were or a vampire. Your books sound great, and I'm looking forward to reading them.
(Janie McGaugh 11:31pm May 9, 2013)
I love your books!!!
keep them coming!!
your one of my favs!!!
thanks jennifer beck
(Jennifer Beck 11:37pm May 9, 2013)
Sounds very awesome! I am ready!
(Lazydrag0n Puff 11:32am May 10, 2013)
i love your shifter novels and think your prolific writing
genres make you wanting the more interesting authors in the
paranormal romance circles. I love the character dynamics in
your novels and will continue to be a reader for years to
(Sandy Lion 5:01pm May 10, 2013)
Sounds like an intriguing set of ideas and characters. Going off to secondary characters is a good way to keep it fresh.
(Clare O'Beara 9:30am May 12, 2013)
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