Terry Spear | A Glimpse into the Making of a Favorite Scene
February 4, 2016
What is your favorite scene is from SEAL Wolf In Too Deep and why?
I have lots of favorite scenes in every book because they have to be
entertaining for me or I have to rewrite them until they are. I havenít written
a story where a main character is turned in a while so I was having fun showing
what would happen if the hero had to take control of a newly turned wolf in SEAL WOLF IN TOO DEEP.
Another enjoyable aspect of this one is a character that popped into the story
that I hadnít expected. He reminds me of Darren McGavin as Kolchak: The Night
Stalker, a reporter who knows vampires were running amuck, but no one believes
him. In my story, the man is a homicide detective, and he is certain the
skullduggery in the area all has to do with werewolves. But in his case, he
knows not to try to convince anyone that werewolves exist. So the scenes with
him were amusing too.
This was just a really enjoyable story to write. Iíve owned dogs and cats, and
so a lot that I write about is based on their behavior, which makes the scenes
so perfectly realistic. Only instead of a cat or dog, you have wolves. At the
end of last year, I brought home a Havanese puppy. I hadnít had a new puppy in a
while, so I used some of his antics in the story.
I immerse myself in the characterís point of view (POV). What does my hero see,
how does he feel, what are his reactions to whatís going on? Then I show my
heroineís POV. How she feels about the whole situation, and how she reacts to
him. I truly envision how the whole scene plays out and I hope you enjoy it too.
In another one of my favorite scenes, Allan is trying to decide how to take a
newly turned wolf to his home. Leash? Crate? What do you do with a new puppy if
you don't have anyone who can hold onto her and comfort her? But what if the
puppy is a hostile wolf instead? These are the kinds of questions I have to
think about when writing my books!
Here's a great question - how should Allan bring in a newly turned wolf? How
would you? One commenter will win a copy of SEAL WOLF IN TOO DEEP.
USA Today bestselling author Terry Spear has written over
fifty paranormal 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 and is raising two Havanese puppies. She lives in
Love spells danger for an alpha SEAL wolf and the woman who steals his
heart in this steamy shifter romance from USA Today bestselling author Terry
His love is dangerous
As a Navy SEAL and police
diver, alpha wolf shifter Allan Rappaport knows how to handle tough situations,
but the arrival of a human diving partner-especially one as attractive as Debbie
Renaud-is a whole new challenge. Getting involved is dangerous, but Debbie's
offers are hard to resist. As the heat between them rises and a murder plot
thickens, Allan is on the brink of exposing his biggest secret.
she's diving in headfirst
For Debbie, working with another top-notch
diver like Allan is too good to be true, and their mutual attraction is hotter
than she could have dreamed. Debbie suspects he's hiding something, though, and
she's set on figuring it out-one off-duty rendezvous at a time. But when Debbie
gets between a werewolf hunter and his intended victim, suddenly she is plunged
straight into the heart of Allan's world-a world she never knew existed.
23 comments posted.
Re: Terry Spear | A Glimpse into the Making of a Favorite Scene
I would have to say that you have to use a leash or something because the
wolf might not be trained and can be dangerous. Atleast until you can assess
the wolfs mindset.
(Lily Shah 9:50am February 4, 2016)
It might seem radical but maybe a tranquilizer dart.
(Linda Henderson 10:43am February 4, 2016)
I don't like the tranquiller dart...
(Bonnie Capuano 11:59am February 4, 2016)
Hmmm, would he be able to get a leash or muzzle on the wolf in the first place... interesting, not sure... maybe just talk to the wolf!?
(Colleen Conklin 12:23pm February 4, 2016)
It would depend on the mood of the wolf! If she's hostile, as
you mention, and I couldn't calm her down first, then it would
have to be the crate or a tranquilizer. Otherwise, I'd just
let her crawl in the back seat and get comfortable.
(Janie McGaugh 2:05pm February 4, 2016)
Well I guess I'd try what I do with stray rescue animals I've come across,
which is have food as a lure, use a gent long voice, and a crate to put them
But since it's a werewolf the food would be a steak instead of kibble? And
the gentle words would be as no condescending as possible 😂
(Bella Franco 4:49pm February 4, 2016)
I think most effective and safe would be by medicated dart
to knock out for enough time to get the wolf safely to the
(G. Bisbjerg 10:17pm February 4, 2016)
I would use the medicated dart also , that seems like the best way without doing any harm .
(Joan Thrasher 11:21am February 5, 2016)
if she is hostile then I would set up a trap and I don't think I could use a dart.
(Jennifer Beck 4:08pm February 5, 2016)
I guess a trap..or tranquilizer..
(Gwenn Ostman 7:08pm February 5, 2016)
Only thing that comes to my mind is Put a muzzle on it and
carry it so he won't get turned too. I don't believe in
physical harm in animals. The best way is to avoid hurting a
wolf is to not to use anything to hurt it. Like drugging,
weapons or traps can hurt them.
(Megan Glass 8:11pm February 5, 2016)
I don't like the tranquilizer dart
(Bonnie Capuano 9:29am February 6, 2016)
I read this book and must say, Allan was very brave in his attempts to help the new wolf. I laughed through a lot of it. Guess all you need is love after all.
(Annetta Sweetko 8:51pm February 6, 2016)
a tranquilizer would be the safest idea.
(Stacey Smith 9:02pm February 6, 2016)
A tranquilizer dart.
(Angela Daffern 12:44pm February 7, 2016)
I think I would try bribing with food first because I would
hate to cause any harm. If the food didn't work I would try
a leash next but if the wolf got too panicky then I would
use a tranquilizer.
(Crystal Cox 1:48am February 7, 2016)
I think the tranquilizer dart.
(Blanche Nixon 4:45pm February 7, 2016)
I don't like the tranquilizer dart they use!
(Bonnie Capuano 8:40pm February 8, 2016)
I think Allan should bring the wolf with a sort of loving
caution if that makes sense. Animals respond to many
postive emotions. I feel it would help the wolf trust
Allan...I would try to do something similar ^^
(Hylla Jackson 9:31pm February 8, 2016)
It all depends on where you're starting from and how human the wolf is. But
I vote cage.
(Laura Gullickson 4:03pm February 9, 2016)
slowly & carefully, with food & kindness
(Diane Sallans 8:07pm February 9, 2016)
I'm all for a tranquilizer. Reduces stress for everybody and less likely to get
(Melinda Stephens 9:39pm February 9, 2016)
A newly trained wolf could be dangerous.
(Bonnie Capuano 10:20pm February 9, 2016)
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